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Is That a Cow on Television? Trivia Quiz


While cows don't show up as frequently on TV as in movies, bovines do appear from time to time. Here's a look at some prominent incidents of cows on the small screen.

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
372,436
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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428
Last 3 plays: Guest 50 (7/10), Guest 66 (4/10), Guest 12 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What was the name of the cow owned by Oliver Douglas on "Green Acres" (1965-1971)? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What guest host on the "Muppet Show" brought a real live pet cow along with her? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What British comedian came up with the bizarre idea for a situation comedy involving actors in cow suits, appropriately titled "Cows", which even had a pilot in 1997?
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Question 4 of 10
4. What was the name of villain who was constantly harassing "Cow and Chicken" on their Cartoon Network show?
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Question 5 of 10
5. In which episode of "The X-Files" is Fox Mulder nearly killed by a cow falling through the ceiling of his hotel room?
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Question 6 of 10
6. What BBC children's program featured a segment where a "Blue Cow" would go on adventures?
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Question 7 of 10
7. What animated television show features a school where the mascot is a cow? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Who starred in the Disney Channel comedy "Cow Belles" (2006) about sisters working in a dairy?
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Question 9 of 10
9. What unusual television series featured a cow named Gene as a recurring character?
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Question 10 of 10
10. What short-lived reality show featured cows named Betsy, Honey and Ca$h? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What was the name of the cow owned by Oliver Douglas on "Green Acres" (1965-1971)?

Answer: Eleanor

Eleanor was the cow on "Green Acres". She appears prominently in "Music to Milk by" (episode 62), where Eleanor eats a transistor radio, and "A Husband for Eleanor" (episode 99) in which the cow runs out of milk.
"Green Acres" aired on CBS from September 1965 to April 1971, with 170 episodes. It centered on Oliver Douglas and his wife Lisa, who moved to the countryside from New York City. The comedy comes from the interactions between city dwellers and the rural folks of Hooterville.
2. What guest host on the "Muppet Show" brought a real live pet cow along with her?

Answer: Julie Andrews

While there have been many Muppet cows on "The Muppet Show" over the years, the only time a real cow was on set was during the Julie Andrews show, episode 217, which was made in November 1977. Both Scooter and Gonzo attempt to ask the cow out on a date. Kermit has to save the cow from the Swedish Chef, who has covered it in chalk marks to prepare it for butchering. At the end of the episode, Julie asks Kermit if anybody has seen her pet cow. The cow was a Brown Swiss.
Guests stars who have had MUPPET cows appear with them include Twiggy (Episode 121), Dom DeLuise (episode 211), Cloris Leachman (episode 224), Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (Episode 322), Arlo Guthrie (Episode 408), Christopher Reeve (Episode 418). In episode 512, a cow falls onto The Newsman.
"The Muppet Show" aired from September 1976 to March 1981, with 120 episodes. Lynn Redgrave did episode 72 in May 1979, and Shirley Bassey did episode 97 in September 1980.
3. What British comedian came up with the bizarre idea for a situation comedy involving actors in cow suits, appropriately titled "Cows", which even had a pilot in 1997?

Answer: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard and Nick Whitby dreamed up the idea, and actually pitched it to Channel 4 in England. There was a pilot, starring actors Pam Ferris and James Fleet, but the BBC decided not to run with the show. Ferris may be best known as the evil Miss Trunchbowl from the 1997 film "Matilda". Fleet played Hugo Horton on "The Vicar of Dibley" (1994-1999).
Izzard got his start performing stand up comedy in the late 1990s. Since 1994, he has been acting, appearing on stage as well as television and motion pictures.
4. What was the name of villain who was constantly harassing "Cow and Chicken" on their Cartoon Network show?

Answer: The Red Guy

The Red Guy would show up disguised as different people, and was always attempting to harm Cow and Chicken. All three characters were voiced by Charlie Adler. Cow has a super-hero alter ego, naturally called Super Cow -- she speaks Spanish and can fly.
"Cow and Chicken" aired on the Cartoon Network from July 1997 to July 1999. It won several Annie Awards from the International Animated Film Association, and was nominated twice for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Animated Program.
5. In which episode of "The X-Files" is Fox Mulder nearly killed by a cow falling through the ceiling of his hotel room?

Answer: The Rain King

"The Rain King" (1999) is from the sixth season of "The X-Files" (1993-2002). Mulder and Scully travel to central Kansas where a community is experiencing a drought, and confront a con man who claims he can control the weather.
In "Bad Blood" Mulder and Scully traveled to Texas to investigate mysterious cattle exsanguinations (draining a body of blood). In "Red Museum" they visit Wisconsin and talk with several dairy farmers who are concerned about growth hormones. And in "D.P.O." a young man who can control lightning zaps a cow. Cows had a rough time of it on "The X-Files".
"The X-Files" was about a pair of FBI agents investigating supernatural phenomenon, especially extra-terrestrials. It began in September 1993 and ended in May 2002 after 202 episodes.
6. What BBC children's program featured a segment where a "Blue Cow" would go on adventures?

Answer: The Story Makers

"The Story Makers" aired on CBeebies, the BBC digital network aimed at small children. "Blue Cow" was an animated segment on the show where the title character would imagine going somewhere, and then actually visit that place on a double decker bus. The Blue Cow would then report back to the other cows about her adventures.

The animated segments were created by Blue Zoo, a British animation firm. "The Story Makers" aired from 2002 to 2007. "Big Barn Farm" is another CBeebies program. "Blue Peter" is the longest running children's program in history.

It began on the BBC in 1958, and has aired over 4800 episodes. "Zing Zillas" is a program featuring puppets which look like primates.
7. What animated television show features a school where the mascot is a cow?

Answer: South Park

Yes, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman go to a school where the mascot is a cow. In a 2004 episode, protesters from PETA forced the school to change its mascot, leading to a very bizarre school election. I cannot list the name of the episode (it violates Funtrivia standards) but it was season 8, episode 8.
8. Who starred in the Disney Channel comedy "Cow Belles" (2006) about sisters working in a dairy?

Answer: Alyson and Amanda Michalka

Alyson played Taylor Callum, and her real life sister Amanda (AJ) played Courtney Callum. They were the daughters of the owner of a struggling dairy plant, who is convinced the girls are irresponsible. To teach them the value of work, he has them work at the factory, where they ultimately learn valuable life lessons.
"Cow Belles" aired on the Disney Channel in March 2006 and was watched by 5.8 million viewers.
9. What unusual television series featured a cow named Gene as a recurring character?

Answer: Fringe

"Fringe" aired on Fox from September 2008 to January 2013. It centered on an FBI task force which explored supernatural phenomenon and worked with a "mad scientist" named Walter Bishop. The cow belonged to Doctor Bishop, and the scientist would sometimes discuss modifying the cow or her milk.
In the pilot, one of the experiments being done by Bishop required milk fresh from the cow, so Gene was brought in. The cow simply remained as part of the strange decor of Walter's laboratory.
10. What short-lived reality show featured cows named Betsy, Honey and Ca$h?

Answer: Utopia

"Utopia" began on Fox on September 7, 2014 and was off the air by November, after ratings that dropped on a weekly basis. The show filmed a group of 24/7 as they attempted to create a new society. While the show was posed as an "experiment in democracy", most critics described it as a freak show. The cows were there to provide milk.
The cows fared better than the show did. They were went to an animal sanctuary in California called Farm Sanctuary. Ca$h is now called Meredith.
Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie did encounter cows on "The Simple Life".
"Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive" was about the children of celebrities working on a cattle ranch in Colorado. It aired on E! in 2006.
Source: Author parrotman2006

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