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They Said It In The 80s
"This is the second in a series of quizzes on television programs that added words and phrases to everyday American language."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
1980: The top rated show for this year often ended with one of the series regulars voicing a complaint that began with: "Did you ever wonder...". Which show was this?
The Cosby Show
Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell
1981: Which television journalist ended the CBS Evening News with his signature phrase "and that's the way it is" for the last time on March 6, 1981?
1982: Though not a popular saying, this Eddie Murphy character on Saturday Night Live taught us a new way to pronounce the name of a Lionel Richie hit. Which Murphy character gave the world the song "Unce, Tice, Fee Tines a Mady"?
Little Richard Simmons
1983: Which sitcom, the Emmy winner for best comedy of 1983, featured one of characters saying in every episode: "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl"?
WKRP in Cincinnati
1984: The cop show classic "Hill Street Blues" won its fourth consecutive Emmy for best drama this year. Which character uttered the enduring phrase from the show, "Let's be careful out there"?
Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
Lieutenant Howard Hunter
Captain Frank Furillo
Officer Norman Buntz
1985: On which show, which ended its run in 1985, did the main characters live in a "dee-luxe apartment in the sky"?
1986: The last episode of this action show aired in December, 1986 after contributing the phrase "I pity the fool" to the vernacular. Which was it?
Cagney and Lacey
1987: Which Top 10 show from this year had one of the characters begin stories (which usually involved her youth in Sicily) with the words "Picture this"?
Murder, She Wrote
The Golden Girls
1988: During the presidential race of 1988 one of the candidates turned to his opponent during a nationally televised debate and uttered a phrase that is now a part of the political vocabulary to imply someone thinks too highly of themselves. Who said the famous words "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"?
George HW Bush
1989: Which character from the Emmy winner for best comedy of the '89-90 season was famous for witty responses when asked how he/she was doing, such as: "It's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear"?
Roseanne Connor from "Roseanne"
Norm from "Cheers"
Heathcliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show"
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