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They Said It In the 70s
"These television programs from the 1970s each lent lasting phrases to the American lexicon. How many can you remember?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
1970: This variety show debuted on NBC in the fall of 1970 and quickly became a hit with phrases that were widely copied such as "The devil made me do it" and "What you see is what you get." Name the show.
Saturday Night Live
Rowan and Martin's Laugh In
The Flip Wilson Show
1971: The top rated show of the '71-72 season often featured the lead character telling his wife, whom he lovingly called a dingbat, to "stifle yourself." Which television classic is this?
All in the Family
Marcus Welby, MD
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
1972: What show began its long run during the '72-73 season and featured the phrase "God will getcha for that, Walter"?
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1973: Which popular cop show that ranked #5 for the '73-74 season featured the memorable closing words "Book 'em, Danno"?
1974: The second-rated show of the '74-75 season often had the lead character clutching his chest as if having a heart attack and shouting to his dead wife "You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!" when he wasn't getting his way. Which program was it?
The Rockford Files
Chico and the Man
Sanford and Son
1975: "Up your nose with a rubber hose!" was one of many sayings that made this show popular, especially with teen-agers, when it debuted in the fall of 1975. Name it.
Welcome Back Kotter
Joanie Loves Chachi
1976: What was the #2 ranked show of this season that opened with the words "Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated"?
The Partridge Family
Laverne and Shirley
One Day at a Time
1977: For the five seasons this show aired, the lead character always received the same greeting whenever she called down to her drunk-sounding doorman
(who was heard but never seen): "Hello, this is Carlton, your doorman." Name this spin-off of another tv classic.
Mary Tyler Moore Show
1978: Four words from this Top 20 show of 1978 say it all: "Ze plane! Ze plane!"
The Love Boat
The Bob Newhart Show
1979: This sitcom ran on CBS from 1976-1984 but peaked in the ratings at #4 during the '79-80 season with signature lines like "Kiss my grits!" Which is it?
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
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