Special Sub-Topic: TV Children
|Who is the grandmother of Ally, Geoffery, and Michael?|
Marie Barone. Ally, Geoffery, and Michael are the children of Ray Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond." But as Ray says, "It's not about the kids..." Donna Stone was the mother on "The Donna Reed Show" and Margaret Anderson was the mother on "Father Knows Best," two TV oldies.
|Who played the mother of Judge Amy Gray?|
Tyne Daly. The great Tyne Daly played the mother on "Judging Amy," where she also had two sons, Peter and Vincent. Earlier, Tyne had played Mary Beth Lacey on the hit TV show "Cagney and Lacey" which also starred Sharon Gless.
|Who played the mother of Bud, Betty, and Kitten?|
Jane Wyatt. Jane Wyatt played the wise mother on "Father Knows Best." Sada Thompson played the mother on "Family." Sally Field starred in two early TV series, "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun," before going on to an Oscar-winning career in movies.
|Which show's children were played by real-life siblings?|
Everybody Loves Raymond. Ally, Geoffery, and Michael were played by the Sweeten children: Madylin, Sawyer, and Sullivan. Twins Sawyer and Sullivan were born in 1995, and older sister Madylin was born in 1991. They also have a younger sister, Maysa.
|Who played the biological uncle of D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle?|
John Stamos. All four answer choices were on "Full House." Scott Weinger was D.J.'s boyfriend, and he went on to be the voice of "Aladdin" in the animated movie. Bob Saget, who played the father, continued his comedy career in clubs, movies, and games shows.
|Which kids are Waltons?|
Elizabeth, Mary Ellen, and Ben. The rest of the children on "The Waltons" were John Boy, Jim Bob, Jason, and Erin. The TV show was based on the books "Spencer's Mountain" and "The Homecoming" written by Earl Hamner, JR., who fictionalized his family life. Both books became TV movies starring Richard Thomas and the same children who continued to play their roles on the TV show.
|Which kids were Huxtables?|
Rudy, Vanessa, and Denise. The children on "The Cosby Show" were Sondra, Denise, Vanessa, Theo, and Rudy. Elvin was Sondra's husband, Peter was a neighbor, and Olivia was Denise's stepdaughter. Denise's characater was spun off into the TV show "A Different World," which depicted her life away at college.
|Which couple had no children?|
Bob and Emily Hartley. Bob and Emily Hartley of "Newhart" had no children. He was a psychologist and she was a teacher, later a vice-principal. The writers thought it would make them more interesting to keep them childless.
|Which couple had the most children?|
Tom and Joan Bradford. The Bradfords of "Eight is Enough" had eight children. The Waltons had seven, the Huxtables had five, and the Connors had four.
|Who played the first mother on the "Lassie" show?|
Jan Clayton. Jan Clayton was the first mother on "Lassie" from 1954 to 1957, playing Ellen Miller, owner of the famous dog and mom to son Jeff, played by Tommy Rettig. Cloris Leachman and June Lockhart each played Ruth Martin in later years, new owner of Lassie and mother to Timmy Martin, played by the adorable Jon Provost. (see TV.com)
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