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Play It Again Sam ... This Time With Gusto! Quiz


Welcome to the second installment of "Play It Again Sam". Once again, this quiz will test your knowledge of television series remakes, sequels, and spin-offs. Good luck.

A multiple-choice quiz by MaceoMack. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
MaceoMack
Time
5 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
371,693
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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Question 1 of 10
1. During the twenty years that "Law & Order" originally aired (1990-2010), how many spin-off series were generated for American television? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Gunsmoke", one of the longest-running drama series, never produced a spin-off series.


Question 3 of 10
3. In the 1988 remake of the 1964 comedy series "The Munsters", who played the role of Lily Munster? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" ranked among the longest-running daytime talk shows with 25 seasons and over 4,560 episodes. How many spin-off series got their start from the show? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Bravo Network launched the reality series "The Real Housewives of ..." in 2006. Which location was the first to be featured on the series? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Trapper John, M.D.", which aired from 1979 through 1986, was a spin-off series from the award-winning television series "M*A*S*H".


Question 7 of 10
7. "Star Trek" spun four sequel series during the first 45 years after the original series left the air (1966-1969). Three of spin-offs ran for seven seasons. Which of the spin-off series aired the most original episodes? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "A Man Called Hawk" was a 1988 spin-off from what series? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which character from the 1987 series "21 Jump Street" was featured in their own 1989 spin-off series? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The 1999 series "Sons of Thunder" was a spin-off from which series? Hint



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1. During the twenty years that "Law & Order" originally aired (1990-2010), how many spin-off series were generated for American television?

Answer: seven

The long running series "Law & Order" generated a total of 11 spin-off series, of which seven were aired on American television.

"Law & Order" aired for 20 seasons (1990-2010), with 456 episodes.

The American broadcast spin-offs were "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), "Deadline" (2000-2001), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001-2011), "Law & Order: Crime and Punishment (2004-2006), "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005-2006), "Conviction" (2006), and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (2010-2011).

Four spin-off series were produced, filmed, and shown outside of the United States.
They included a version of "Law & Order: Paris" (2007-2008), versions of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in Russia in 2007, and "Law & Order: UK" (United Kingdom) in 2009.
2. "Gunsmoke", one of the longest-running drama series, never produced a spin-off series.

Answer: false

"Dirty Sally" was a 1974 spin-off series from "Gunsmoke". The character, Sally Fergus, was first introduced on a 1971 two part episode of "Gunsmoke" titled "Pike".

In the spin-off series, Sally, a 72 year old, cantankerous woman, known to swear, chew tobacco, and over indulged in the consumption of alcohol, encounters a number of situations she feels need her help to resolve. She is on a trip across country to California. She views her traveling companion, Cyrus Perry, as the son she never had.

Jeanette Nolan starred as Sally and Dack Rambo co-starred as Cyrus.

The series aired for one season with 13 episodes.
3. In the 1988 remake of the 1964 comedy series "The Munsters", who played the role of Lily Munster?

Answer: Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether starred as the family matriarch in the 1988 remake of "The Munsters".

Meriwether was joined in the cast by John Shuck, who played Herman, Howard Morton who played Grandpa, Hilary Van Dyke who played Marilyn, and Jason Marsden as Eddie Munster.

The series, "The Munsters Today" was also known as "The New Munsters". In first-run syndication, the series aired for three seasons with 72 episodes. The spin-off series aired longer and with more episodes than the original series, which aired 70 episodes over two seasons.

In the series plot, Grandpa invents a time machine that puts the family into a 30 year sleep. Fast forward 20 years when the family is found asleep in Grandpa's basement laboratory and awakened accidently by buyers seeking to purchase the Munster's house. The family had not changed or aged during their 20 year slumber. Stories revolved around the family trying to cope with their new lives and surroundings.

The original series starred Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Pat Priest, and Butch Patrick as "The Munsters".
4. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" ranked among the longest-running daytime talk shows with 25 seasons and over 4,560 episodes. How many spin-off series got their start from the show?

Answer: five

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" is responsible for five spin-off series. In most instance, the new series starred one of the popular guest who had a recurring segment on the talk show.

Spin-off series were "Dr. Phil" (2002), "Oprah After The Show" (2003-2006), "Rachael Ray" (2006), "The Dr. Oz Show" (2009), and "The Nate Berkus Show" (2010-2012).
5. The Bravo Network launched the reality series "The Real Housewives of ..." in 2006. Which location was the first to be featured on the series?

Answer: Orange County

The first installment of the series in 2006 was "The Real Housewives of Orange County".

2008 saw the addition of "The Real Housewives of New York City" and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta".

2009s entry was "The Real Housewives of New Jersey".

In 2010, viewers met "The Real Housewives of D.C." and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

In 2011, "The Real Housewives of Athens", "The Real Housewives of Miami" and "The Real Housewives of Vancouver" were added to the American viewing mix.

In addition to Athens and Vancouver, additional international installments included "Me'usharot" (2011), an Israeli version, "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" (2014), "The Real Housewives of Cheshire" (2015) and "The Real Housewives of Johannesburg" (2015).

Each series documented the trials, tribulations, and relationships of affluent housewives throughout various cities throughout the world.
6. "Trapper John, M.D.", which aired from 1979 through 1986, was a spin-off series from the award-winning television series "M*A*S*H".

Answer: false

The series "Trapper John, M.D." was legally determined to be a spin-off of the movie "MASH", and not the television series "M*A*S*H".

The medical drama series follows the career of Dr. John "Trapper" McIntyre, 28 years after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, where he served as a surgeon at the 4077 M.A.S.H. in Korea. In the series, McIntyre (played by Pernell Roberts) is Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital.
The series aired 151 episodes during its seven year (1979-1986) run.

In a court case regarding royalties paid for the show, it was determined by the courts that the series was a spin-off from the movie, and not the television show.
7. "Star Trek" spun four sequel series during the first 45 years after the original series left the air (1966-1969). Three of spin-offs ran for seven seasons. Which of the spin-off series aired the most original episodes?

Answer: Star Trek: The Next Generation

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" edged out the other spin-off series with 178 episodes over its seven season run.

The series, which aired from 1987 through 1994, holds the distinction of being the first television series released in first-run syndication, to receive an Emmy Award Nomination. During the course of the series, it won a total of 18 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The series starred Patrick Stewart as the USS Enterprise's dashing commanding officer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Picard was aided by his first officer, Commander William Riker. LeVar Burton was featured as Helmsman/Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge. Brent Spiner appeared as the android ship's operations officer, Lieutenant Commander Data.
The series was initially set in the year 2364.

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", aired 176 episodes during its seven season run.
The series, set in the years between 2369 and 2379, starred Avery Brooks as Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko. Nina Visitor co-starred as Sisko's First Officer and second in command, Major Kira Nerys. Rene Auberjonis was featured as Chief of Security, Constable Odo.
Unlike the other series in the franchise, the majority of action and activities took place on a Federation Space Station. As needed, the space station crew had access to the USS Defiant (NX-74205) which was stationed at Deep Space Nine.

"Star Trek: Voyager" produced 172 episodes over seven seasons.
The story was set in the 2370s, and was the only show in the series that featured a female commander as the main character.

Kate Mulgrew starred as Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship USS Voyager.
Robert Beltran co-starred as First Officer Lieutenant Commander Chakoray and Tim Russ as Lieutenant Commander Tuvoic, a Security and Technical Officer.

"Star Trek: Enterprise", the final spin-off, aired 98 episodes over four seasons.
The series was actually a prequel to the original series, set during the year of 2150, 110 years before the "five year mission" of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in the original series.
The series starred Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer, commander of the USS Enterprise (NX-01). Archer was aided by his second in command, a Vulcan Science Officer, SubCommander T'Pol, played by Jolene Blalock. The ship's Chief Engineer, Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker, was played by Connor Trinneer. Dominic Keating played Chief of Security Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, and John Billingsley was featured in the role of Dr. Phlox, the Chief Medical Officer.

With the exception of the short lived "Star Trek: The Animated Series", which ran 22 episodes over two seasons (1973-1974), the original "Star Trek" series produced fewer original episodes (79 over 3 seasons) than any of the spin-offs.
8. "A Man Called Hawk" was a 1988 spin-off from what series?

Answer: Spenser: For Hire

Hawk was a street wise. well dressed "enforcer for hire". Hawk, a an imposing looking Black man with a clean shaven head, was always seen wearing sunglasses, both during the night and the day. Hawk usually worked on the side of the law, and aided his friend, Spenser.

The character of Hawk was first introduced in the episode "Promised Land" on the series "Spenser: For Hire".

Avery Brooks starred in the title role.

"A Man Called Hawk" ran for one season with 13 episodes.

"Spenser: For Hire" starred Robert Urich in the title role as a Boston based private detective.
"Spenser: For Hire" aired 66 episodes over its three season (1985-1988) run.

Trivia:
During the first three seasons of the series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), Avery Brooks, who starred in the series, chose to shave his goatee and wear a full head of hair for the role of Captain Benjamin Sisko. Brooks did this to help distinguish the two character he played, Hawk and Sisko.
9. Which character from the 1987 series "21 Jump Street" was featured in their own 1989 spin-off series?

Answer: Detective Dennis Booker

On September 24, 1989, the spin-off crime drama series "Booker", starring Richard Grieco premiered. The character Dennis Booker appeared on "21 Jump Street" (1987) in the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

In the series, former police detective Dennis Booker is hired by a large Japanese company with offices in the United States, to investigate fraudulent and suspicious insurance claims.
Booker occasionally used his skills to help friends with problems needing investigative work.

"Booker" aired on the FOX Network for one season with 22 episodes.

The series theme song, "Hot in the City" was performed by Billy Idol.
10. The 1999 series "Sons of Thunder" was a spin-off from which series?

Answer: Walker, Texas Ranger

"Walker, Texas Ranger" aired from 1993 through 2001, with 203 episodes and made-for-TV movies, over 8 seasons.

During season six of the run, the characters Trent Malloy and Carlos Sandoval were introduced into the storylines. Malloy (Jimmy Wlcek) and Sandoval (Marco Sanchez) appeared in 13 and 16 episodes, respectively, assisting Walker with some of his cases, Malloy as a martial arts student of Walker and owner of a martial arts dojo, and Sandoval as a Dallas police officer.

In 1999, the spin-off series "Sons of Thunder" was launched starring Wlcek and Sanchez.
In the series, Carlos Sandoval resigns from the police department to join his friend Trent Malloy to start a private detective/protection agency. They specialize in helping those who were reluctant or unable to seek help from the authorities. They frequently assisted Ranger Cordell Walker with his cases and matters that did not come under the jurisdiction of the Texas Rangers.

"Sons of Thunder" aired only six episodes in March and April of 1999.

The series name refers to the deceased father of Trent Malloy, who was the community preacher, Thunder Malloy who was victim of a heart attack.
Source: Author MaceoMack

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