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Two's Company Trivia Quiz

Pick the actor/actress who matches up with two of their TV roles.

A matching quiz by nyirene330. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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13 / 15
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: krajack99 (13/15), Guest 99 (15/15), Guest 157 (11/15).
(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. Alexander Scott and Hilton Lucas  
  Bill Cosby
2. Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Smith  
  Kate Jackson
3. Ellen Jackson and Rose Nyland  
  Bea Arthur
4. Dick Preston and Mark Sloan  
  William Shatner
5. John Becker and D.B. Russell  
  Carroll O'Connor
6. Jessica Tate and Mona Robinson  
  Heather Locklear
7. Ernest Frye and B.J. Richfield  
  Ted Danson
8. Denny Crane and T.J. Hooker  
  Tom Selleck
9. Ralph Furley and Les Calhoun  
  Betty White
10. Sammy Jo Carrington and Amanda Woodward  
  Michael Landon
11. Maude Findlay and Amanda Cartwright  
  Sherman Hemsley
12. Jesse Stone and Frank Reagan  
  Don Knotts
13. Jill Danko and Sabrina Duncan  
  Katherine Helmond
14. Heath Barkley and Colt Seavers  
  Dick Van Dyke
15. Bill Gillespie and Gus Stemple  
  Lee Majors

Select each answer

1. Alexander Scott and Hilton Lucas
2. Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Smith
3. Ellen Jackson and Rose Nyland
4. Dick Preston and Mark Sloan
5. John Becker and D.B. Russell
6. Jessica Tate and Mona Robinson
7. Ernest Frye and B.J. Richfield
8. Denny Crane and T.J. Hooker
9. Ralph Furley and Les Calhoun
10. Sammy Jo Carrington and Amanda Woodward
11. Maude Findlay and Amanda Cartwright
12. Jesse Stone and Frank Reagan
13. Jill Danko and Sabrina Duncan
14. Heath Barkley and Colt Seavers
15. Bill Gillespie and Gus Stemple

Most Recent Scores
May 16 2024 : krajack99: 13/15
May 09 2024 : Guest 99: 15/15
May 09 2024 : Guest 157: 11/15
May 06 2024 : Guest 107: 15/15
May 04 2024 : Guest 104: 15/15
May 02 2024 : Guest 96: 15/15
Apr 28 2024 : Guest 24: 15/15
Apr 25 2024 : Guest 97: 15/15
Apr 25 2024 : Guest 66: 11/15

Score Distribution

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Alexander Scott and Hilton Lucas

Answer: Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby played tennis pro Alexander Scott on "I Spy" from 1965 to 1968, opposite Robert Culp; but it was a cover-up for their real jobs as spies for the Pentagon. This was the first TV show which featured a black actor in a lead role.
After "The Cosby Show" and Cliff Huxtable, did you know there was another show called "Cosby"? The sitcom ran from 1996 to 2000 and featured Bill Cosby as Hilton Lucas. He was a retired airline executive who was forced by his boss to retire. He winds up staying at home and annoying his wife played by...Phylicia Rashad. Deja vu, anyone?
2. Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Smith

Answer: Michael Landon

Without Charles Ingalls there would be no Laura Ingalls Wilder and no books or shows about life in the "Little House on the Prairie" (1974-1983). Michael Landon grew up, after Little Joe, to become the loving Pa to Laura and her siblings.

After playing Pa Ingalls, Landon went on to an ever 'higher' role. He was Jonathan Smith on "Highway to Heaven" (1984-1989). Jonathan Smith was a probationary angel sent back to Earth to help people in trouble.
3. Ellen Jackson and Rose Nyland

Answer: Betty White

Vicki Lawrence (from "The Carol Burnett Show") went on to play Thelma Harper on "Mama's Family" from 1983 to 1990. So what does this have to do with the wonderful Betty White? Well, it seems Thelma had two daughters, i.e., ornery Eunice (Carol Burnett) and her snobbish sister Ellen Jackson played by Betty White. BTW, Thelma had a sister played by...Rue McClanahan.

A nice segue into Betty White as Rose Nyland, don't you think? Rose was the somewhat "less than bright bulb" from St. Olaf on "The Golden Girls" (1985-1992).
4. Dick Preston and Mark Sloan

Answer: Dick Van Dyke

Were you aware the Dick Van Dyke had another show? It was named "The New Dick Van Dyke Show"; it ran from 1971 to 1974. This time Rob went in front of the camera and became Dick Preston, the host of an Arizona talk show who wound up moving to California. The creator of the show was Carl Reiner.

Yes, there was another Dr. Mark Sloan - this was NOT the one from "Grey's Anatomy" (Eric Dane as McSteamy). This Dr. Mark Sloan was from "Diagnosis: Murder" (1993-2002). Dick Van Dyke played the Chief of Internal Medicine (at Community General Hospital) who wound up solving crimes in his spare time.
5. John Becker and D.B. Russell

Answer: Ted Danson

Did you want to see Sam Malone? Well, that bar is closed! Ted Danson moved on and, apparently, was able to get his medical degree to become John Becker, a talented, curmudgeonly doctor in the Bronx, New York. The show was (appropriately enough) called "Becker" and ran from 1998 to 2004.

D.B. Russell (not to be confused with DB Cooper), i.e., Diebenkorn Russell, was brought in to the Las Vegas Crime Lab on "C.S.I." on its 12th season, and he remained until after the crime lab turned "Cyber" (2011-2016).
6. Jessica Tate and Mona Robinson

Answer: Katherine Helmond

If you can remember back that far, you will be rewarded by your memories of the ground-breaking sitcom "Soap", which aired from 1977 to 1981. The comedy revolved around the affluent Tates and the not so well-to-do Campbells. Katherine Helmond played Jessica Tate; Cathryn Damon was her sister, Mary Campbell. "Benson" got his start here and so did Billy Crystal.

Helmond went on to play Mona Robinson, Angela Bower's oversexed mother, on "Who's the Boss" (1984-1992). "Soap" was in Dunn's River, CT; "Who's the Boss" was set in Fairfield, CT.
7. Ernest Frye and B.J. Richfield

Answer: Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley seems to have been "movin' on up" from his "deluxe apartment in the sky" in order to play Ernest Frye, a lawyer and a deacon of the First Community Church of Philadelphia on "Amen" (1986-1991).

Hemsley also appeared in the form of muppet B.J. Richfield, a tyrannical triceratops, and the boss of Earl Sinclair on the Jim Henson created series "Dinosaurs", from 1991 to 1994. ("Not The Mama"!)
8. Denny Crane and T.J. Hooker

Answer: William Shatner

Only 'inner space' roles here; Shatner was... Denny Crane, a founding partner of the law firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt on "Boston Legal" (2004-2008). He was a bloated, self-important civil attorney who claimed to have won every case he ever tried.

Before getting his law degree, Shatner played T.J. Hooker, a 15 year veteran police sergeant on "Hooker" who demotes himself to street patrol after being in charge of training police rookies (1982-1986).

(Uh, that something out on the wing of that spaceship?)
9. Ralph Furley and Les Calhoun

Answer: Don Knotts

After Barney Fife retired... Don Knotts was Ralph Furley, the homophobic landlord of the Santa Monica apartment building on "Three's Company" in season four, after the Ropers left. He played the role from 1979 to 1984.

Well, Don must have missed his friend Andy because we once again find him next door to Andy Griffith. This time Knotts was Les Calhoun, the new neighbor of attorney Ben Matlock on "Matlock" from 1988 to 1992.
10. Sammy Jo Carrington and Amanda Woodward

Answer: Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear moved on from playing Officer Stacey Sheridan on "TJ Hooker" to being Sammy Jo Dean Carrington. She was the niece of Crystal Carrington (Linda Evans) on "Dynasty" beginning in 1981, and Sammy Jo married and had a son (Danny) with Steven Carrington (Al Corley/Jack Coleman).

On to the pièce de résistance, i.e., Amanda Woodward-Burns, the manipulative bitch brought on the the show "Melrose Place" in 1993 specifically to boost ratings - it worked! Amanda was included on "TV Guide's" 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.
11. Maude Findlay and Amanda Cartwright

Answer: Bea Arthur

"...and then there's "Maude." Maude Findlay's character was spun off from "All in the Family" where Maude was Edith Bunker's liberal cousin. Bea Arthur played the very outspoken Maude from 1972 to 1978. The Norman Lear sitcom focused on serious ground-breaking topics, e.g., abortion.

In 1983 Bea (figuratively) left Tuckahoe, NY to become owner of a small hotel, i.e., Amanda's By the Sea, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. She had a brief stay as Amanda Cartwright (no relation to Ben) on the short-lived sitcom "Amanda's", before heading back east to Miami.
12. Jesse Stone and Frank Reagan

Answer: Tom Selleck

"Jesse Stone" was the lead character, i.e., police chief from Paradise, Massachusetts, based on the novels of Robert B. Parker (remember "Spencer: For Hire"?). Tom Selleck began playing the character in his post-Magnum days, beginning in 2005.

Tom Selleck went from playing a police chief to playing Frank Reagan, the Police Commissioner of New York City - a big promotion! Frank is the patriarch of the legal-centric Regan family on "Blue Bloods", which first aired in 2010.
13. Jill Danko and Sabrina Duncan

Answer: Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson played Nurse Jill Danko, the wife of Officer Mike Danko on the crime drama "The Rookies". The show was set in Southern California and ran from 1972 to 1976. (No scarecrows there)

Sabrina Duncan, the 'smart angel', was portrayed by Jackson as one of the original three "Charlie's Angels" (1976-1981), as she moved from being married to a crime-fighter to becoming one herself. You go, girl!
14. Heath Barkley and Colt Seavers

Answer: Lee Majors

Lee Majors was Heath Barkley, the illegitimate son of Victoria Barkley's late husband, Tom on "The Big Valley". Victoria (played by the wonderful Barbara Stanwyck) was matriarch of the Barkley Ranch in Stockton, California. Heath had to literally fight his way on to the Barkley Ranch. The show ran from 1965 to 1969.

Majors also played Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stunt man and bounty hunter (in his spare time) on "The Fall Guy" (1981-1986). I guess Majors enjoyed the California climate.
15. Bill Gillespie and Gus Stemple

Answer: Carroll O'Connor

"Stifle yourself!" There was no way I was going to give you Archie Bunker; I think much too highly of you for that. Carroll O'Connor was Sparta, Mississippi's Police Chief Bill Gillespie on the TV show "In the Heat of the Night" from 1988 to 1995 (at least for a while). The role was originally played by Rod Steiger in the 1967 film.

You may or may not remember O'Connor as Gus Stemple, a successful butcher of 34 years, and the father of Jaimie Stemple Buchman (Helen Hunt) on "Mad About You" (1992-1999).
Source: Author nyirene330

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