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Quiz about American TV Shows Vol 20
Quiz about American TV Shows Vol 20

American TV Shows Vol. 20 Trivia Quiz

Match the character/host to the American television show that first aired between 1980 and 1981.

A matching quiz by wwe84. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
13 / 15
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (8/15), Guest 69 (15/15), Guest 99 (12/15).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. John McIntyre  
  It's a Living
2. Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond  
3. Jan Hoffmeyer Gray and Dot Higgins  
  Magnum, P.I.
4. Theodore "TC" Calvin and Higgins  
  Harper Valley PTA
5. Ted Koppel  
  Falcon Crest
6. Blake Carrington  
  Hill Street Blues
7. Mary Hart  
  Private Benjamin
8. Angela Channing  
  Gimme a Break!
9. Colt Seavers  
  The Greatest American Hero
10. Nellie Ruth Harper  
  The People's Court
11. Ralph Hinkley  
12. Stella Johnson  
  Trapper John, M.D.
13. Captain Frank Furillo and Joyce Davenport  
  The Fall Guy
14. Joseph Wapner and Marilyn Milian  
  Entertainment Tonight
15. Captain Doreen Lewis  
  Bosom Buddies

Select each answer

1. John McIntyre
2. Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond
3. Jan Hoffmeyer Gray and Dot Higgins
4. Theodore "TC" Calvin and Higgins
5. Ted Koppel
6. Blake Carrington
7. Mary Hart
8. Angela Channing
9. Colt Seavers
10. Nellie Ruth Harper
11. Ralph Hinkley
12. Stella Johnson
13. Captain Frank Furillo and Joyce Davenport
14. Joseph Wapner and Marilyn Milian
15. Captain Doreen Lewis

Most Recent Scores
Oct 01 2023 : Guest 99: 8/15
Sep 29 2023 : Guest 69: 15/15
Sep 29 2023 : Guest 99: 12/15
Sep 27 2023 : Guest 124: 15/15
Sep 26 2023 : Ampelos: 15/15
Sep 26 2023 : Guest 37: 13/15
Sep 25 2023 : Guest 107: 13/15
Sep 25 2023 : Guest 67: 15/15
Sep 24 2023 : Guest 98: 13/15

Score Distribution

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. John McIntyre

Answer: Trapper John, M.D.

"Trapper John, M.D." aired from 1979 to 1986 on CBS.

"Trapper John, M.D." alumni included Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Charles Siebert, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christopher Norris, Jessica Walter, Madge Sinclair, Timothy Busfield and Lorna Luft.

"Trapper John, M.D." was a spin-off from the 1970 motion picture "MASH".
2. Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond

Answer: Bosom Buddies

"Bosom Buddies" aired from 1980 to 1982 on ABC America.

"Bosom Buddies" alumni included Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Wendie Jo Sperber, Holland Taylor, Donna Dixon and Telma Hopkins.
3. Jan Hoffmeyer Gray and Dot Higgins

Answer: It's a Living

"It's a Living" aired from 1980 to 1982 on ABC America and 1985 to 1989 in syndication.

"It's a Living" alumni included Barrie Youngfellow, Gail Edwards, Marian Mercer, Paul Kreppell, Ann Jillan, Susan Sullivan, Louise Lasser and Sheryl Lee Ralph.
4. Theodore "TC" Calvin and Higgins

Answer: Magnum, P.I.

"Magnum, P.I." aired from 1980 to 1988 on CBS.

"Magnum, P.I." alumni included Tom Selleck, Roger E Mosley, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, Kwan Hi Lim, Kathleen Lloyd, Jeff MacKay and Lance LeGault.

In 1984, Tom Selleck won a Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
5. Ted Koppel

Answer: Nightline

"Nightline" first aired in 1980 on ABC America.

"Nightline" hosts included Ted Koppel (1980-2005), Martin Bashir (2005-2010), Terry Moran (2005-2013), Bill Weir (2010-2013), Cynthia McFadden (2005-2014), Dan Abrams (2013-2014), Byron Pitts (began in 2014), Dan Harris (began in 2013) and Juju Chang (began in 2014).
6. Blake Carrington

Answer: Dynasty

"Dynasty" aired from 1981 to 1989 on ABC America.

"Dynasty" alumni included John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Pamela Sue Martin, Emma Samms, John James, Heather Locklear, Gordon Thomson, Diahann Carroll, Catherine Oxenberg, Al Corley and Jack Coleman.

In 1984, "Dynasty" won a Golden Globe award for Best TV Drama Series.
7. Mary Hart

Answer: Entertainment Tonight

"Entertainment Tonight" first aired in 1981 in syndication.

"Entertainment Tonight" presenters included Mary Hart, Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier, Thea Andrews, Chris Booker, Jann Carl, Marcia Clark, Steven Cojocaru, Leeza Gibbons, Bob Goen, Samantha Harris, Leonard Maltin, Maria Menounos, Vanessa Minnillo, Julie Moran, Carlos Ponce, Mark Steines and John Tesh.

In 2014, 2015 and 2017, "Entertainment Tonight" won the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program.
8. Angela Channing

Answer: Falcon Crest

"Falcon Crest" aired from 1981 to 1990 on CBS.

"Falcon Crest" alumni included Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, Lorenzo Lamas, William R Moses, Jamie Rose, Abby Dalton, Susan Sullivan, David Selby and Kristian Alfonso.
9. Colt Seavers

Answer: The Fall Guy

"The Fall Guy" aired from 1981 to 1986 on ABC America.

"The Fall Guy" alumni included Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Jo Ann Pflug and Markie Post.
10. Nellie Ruth Harper

Answer: Gimme a Break!

"Gimme a Break!" aired from 1981 to 1987 on NBC.

"Gimme a Break!" alumni included Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler, Lara Jill Miller, Joey Lawrence, Howard Morton, Jonathan Silverman, Paul Sand and Rosie O'Donnell.

In 1982 and 1983, Nell Carter was nominated for a Emmy award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
11. Ralph Hinkley

Answer: The Greatest American Hero

"The Greatest American Hero" aired from 1981 to 1983 on ABC America.

"The Greatest American Hero" alumni included William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Faye Grant, Michael Pare, Jesse D Goins and William Bogert.
12. Stella Johnson

Answer: Harper Valley PTA

"Harper Valley PTA" aired from 1981 to 1982 on NBC.

"Harper Valley PTA" alumni included Barbara Eden, Jenn Thompson, George Gobel, Fannie Flagg, Anne Francine and Bridget Hanley.

"Harper Valley PTA" was based on the 1978 film that starred Barbara Eden.
13. Captain Frank Furillo and Joyce Davenport

Answer: Hill Street Blues

"Hill Street Blues" aired from 1981 to 1987 on NBC.

"Hill Street Blues" alumni included Daniel J Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Michael Conrad, Bruce Weitz, Joe Spano, Michael Warren, Betty Thomas, Robert Prosky, Ken Olin, Dennis Franz, Jeffrey Tambor and Jennifer Tilly.

"Hill Street Blues" won four Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series from 1981 to 1984.
14. Joseph Wapner and Marilyn Milian

Answer: The People's Court

"The People's Court" aired from 1981 to 1993 and from 1997 in syndication.

"The People's Court" judges were Joseph Wapner (1981-1993), Ed Koch (1997-1999), Jerry Sheindlin (1999-2001) and Marilyn Milian (began in 2001).

In 2014 and 2015, "The People's Court" won the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.
15. Captain Doreen Lewis

Answer: Private Benjamin

"Private Benjamin" aired from 1981 to 1983 on CBS.

"Private Benjamin" alumni Lorna Patterson, Eileen Brennan, Joyce Little, Robert Mandan, Wendie Jo Sperber and Hal Williams.

The "Private Benjamin" television series was based on the 1980 comedy film that starred Goldie Hawn.
Source: Author wwe84

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