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Quiz about Who What or Where on Classic TV  Part III
Quiz about Who What or Where on Classic TV  Part III

Who, What, or Where on Classic TV - Part III Quiz


The third quiz in the series might be easier ... but maybe not. How well do you remember some of really trivial facts about TV shows of the past?

A multiple-choice quiz by MaceoMack. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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MaceoMack
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
328,394
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. In a 1963 action/drama series, Gary Lockwood starred in "The Lieutenant", which aired 29 episodes during its only season on NBC. In what organization did Lockwood hold this rank? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1984, "The Cosby Show" premiered, and went on to become one of the most popular series in the history of television. In what state did the Huxtable family reside? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In the pilot episode of the 1985 action series "Knight Rider", undercover police detective lieutenant Michael Long was shot and critically wounded while in the line of duty. Which police agency was Michael Long a member of? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The 1972 award winning series "M*A*S*H" starred Alan Alda as army surgeon Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce. Through the series, "Hawkeye" made numerous references about his home. In what state was Hawkeye Pierce born and raised? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In a dramatic 1961 series, Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, and Byron Morrow starred as members of an elite squad belonging to a big city police force. What was the name of this police action series? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1970, Broaderick Crawford starred as Dr. Peter Goldstone on the medical drama series "The Interns". What was the name of the hospital where Dr. Goldstone supervised the training of his group of young future doctors? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Actor Mark Harmon is possible best known for his character Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the popular 2003 series, "N.C.I.S." Harmon's resume also includes starring on other series as Sam Breen, Dwayne Thibodeaux, and Robert Caldwell. What series did not feature Harmon in a leading or co-starring role? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A highlight on the 1966 "Batman" series came when the Dynamic Duo scaled one of the Gotham City skyscrapers via their bat ropes, to gain entry to an upper floor. A recurring routine was to have a "celebrity" open a window, discover the protagonist, and conduct a brief conversation with them. Who was not among the celebrities to make a cameo appearance? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The law firm of Donnell, Young, Dole and Frutt practiced law there, ADA Richard Bay was machine-gunned to death there, and ADA Helen Gamble represented the Commonwealth there. Where did the stories of the 1997 series "The Practice" take place? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Las Vegas was the location and Dan Tana was the man. Private Investigator Dan Tana was often seen driving in his sporty car as he handled his cases. What type of automobile was Dan Tana known to drive? Hint



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1. In a 1963 action/drama series, Gary Lockwood starred in "The Lieutenant", which aired 29 episodes during its only season on NBC. In what organization did Lockwood hold this rank?

Answer: United States Marine Corps.

In the series, Lockwood starred as Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice, a newly commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Rice served as both a Rifle Team leader and training instructor for new Marine recruits at Camp Pendleton, California. Stories on the series follow the daily activities of both the enlisted men and officers assigned to the military installation.
Starring with Lockwood were Robert Vaughn as Captain William Rambridge, Henry Beckman as Major Al Barker, and Richard Anderson as Lt. Col. Steve Hiland.

The series was the first to be created by Gene Roddenberry, who would gain greater fame as the creator of the series "Star Trek" (1966).
2. In 1984, "The Cosby Show" premiered, and went on to become one of the most popular series in the history of television. In what state did the Huxtable family reside?

Answer: New York

The Huxtable family lived in a fashionable up-scaled brownstone, located at
10 Stigwood, in the Brooklyn Heights section New York City, in the state of New York. The stories covered the family activities and exploits of Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable (Bill Cosby), a successful physician, his wife Clair (Phylicia Rashad), a prominent attorney, and their kids and family members. "The Cosby Show" covered storyline ranging from the comedic side of a family life to many of the serious and controversial issues of the day.
The series was almost an immediate hit, achieving the rare accomplishment of ending the season as the number one rated television series for five consecutive seasons (1985-1999).

Over it successful eight season run, "The Cosby Show" aired a total of 197 original episodes on the NBC network.
3. In the pilot episode of the 1985 action series "Knight Rider", undercover police detective lieutenant Michael Long was shot and critically wounded while in the line of duty. Which police agency was Michael Long a member of?

Answer: Los Angeles Police Department

Det. Lt. Michael Long (Larry Anderson) was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. While on a "special loan" undercover assignment to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Long was double-crossed by one of his informants, resulting in him being shot point-blank in the face, and left for dead in the desert. Long's life was saved when a metal plate implanted in his head (as the result of injury previously sustained in the military) deflected the bullet. Near death and with his face destroyed, long was rescued by Wilton Knight (Richard Basehart), a reclusive billionaire philanthropist.who tended to Long's injuries and financed the costly reconstructive surgeries that gave long a new face.

When recovered, Long with a new face, was offered a position with Knight's "special" project, The Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG) as an independent operative with the full resources of the Foundation behind him.
After some consideration, Long accepted the offer of his mystery benefactor, who himself was dying. With Michael Long officially listed as being dead, Long took on the last name of Wilton Knight, assuming the new identity of Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and started his duties for FLAG.
To assist him in his efforts, Knight was presented with a highly sophisticated prototype vehicle, a 1982 Pontiac Firebird known as the Knight Industry Two Thousand, or "KITT" for short. The car possessed a computer, was able to drive itself, was armed with hidden weapons, was equipped with a turbo-thrust feature which could rapidly accelerate the speed of the vehicle, and could talk and hold conversations with its driver. The voice of KITT was supplied by William Daniels. Working as a team, Michael and KITT traveled the confronting and eliminating the criminal activities throughout the country. In close support of KITT was a mysterious black 18 wheeler truck, contained equipment and technicians to tend to the needs of the futuristic automobile.

"Knight Rider" aired 90 episodes during its four season run (1982-1982), and was reprised with most of the original cast for the TV movie "Knight Rider 2000" in 1991. An updated version of the series with a new cast and new vehicles, "Team Knight Rider" was released in 1997.
4. The 1972 award winning series "M*A*S*H" starred Alan Alda as army surgeon Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce. Through the series, "Hawkeye" made numerous references about his home. In what state was Hawkeye Pierce born and raised?

Answer: Maine

The award winning series "M*A*S*H" explored the dichotomy of life in a field Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. Between the constant slap-stick humor and the horrors of war, Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Alan Alda), known to everyone in the camp as "Hawkeye", would often speak of a much kinder time as he grew up in the quiet community of Crabapple Cove in Maine. The very successful Emmy Award winning series enjoyed an eleven season run, with its final episode, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", attracting an estimated viewing audience of 106 million viewers, making the the episode the most viewed in the history of U.S. television history. That record was held for 27 years before being broken by the broadcast of the Super "Bowl XLIV" game on February 7, 2010.

Two spin-off series, "AfterMASH" and "W*A*L*T*E*R" were planned to air following the original series, both featuring the lives and experience of the Korean War veterans. "AfterMASH" featured Harry Morgan (Col. Potter), Klinger (Jamie Farr) and William Christopher (Father Mulcahy) as they worked together at the General Pershing Veterans General Hospital in River Bend, Missouri. The hospital was known as "General General" by the members of the staff.
"AfterMASH" aired for two seasons, generating 30 episodes. "W*A*L*T*E*R" was a series that was to follow the post-war experiences of former company clerk Walter "Radar" O'Reilly Gary Burghoff) after becoming a police officer. The pilot episode was not sold as part of the series, and was aired only once in July of 1984. Most West Coast viewers did not see the episode. The 30 minute program was aired in the East and Central Time Zone, but the broadcast was preempted on the West Coast due to coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

A related series, "Trapper John, MD", which followed the post war work of former "M*A*S*H" surgeon "Trapper John" McIntyre, was ruled (following a legal case) to be a spin-off of the original movie "M*A*S*H".
5. In a dramatic 1961 series, Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, and Byron Morrow starred as members of an elite squad belonging to a big city police force. What was the name of this police action series?

Answer: The New Breed

"The New Breed" followed the cases of "Hot Shot" squad of the Metro Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Led by Lt. Price Adams (Leslie Nielsen) the officers in his squad were all college educated and familiar with the state-of-the-art techniques in law enforcement. When the police department encountered difficulty in solving crimes through conventional procedures, the cases were turned over to Lt. Adams and his unit. The squad utilized advanced technologies in identification through fingerprints, surveillance, and psychological profiling, that were considered new and relatively unknown within the law enforcement community.

Assisting Lt. Adams were Sergeant Joe Cavelli (John Beradino), and Patrolmen Joe Huddleston (John Clark) and Greg Roman (Peter Garcia). The elite squad reported to Captain Keith Gregory (Byron Morrow. Much of the program was narrated by Art Gilmore, whose voice was familiar to other police-oriented programs including "Highway Patrol" (1959)

"The New Breed" aired 36 episodes during the 1963-1964 television season, and was the first of the series to be produced by Quinn Martin company.
Known for a number of comedic roles, series star Leslie Nielsen was cast in a serious, dramatic role.
6. In 1970, Broaderick Crawford starred as Dr. Peter Goldstone on the medical drama series "The Interns". What was the name of the hospital where Dr. Goldstone supervised the training of his group of young future doctors?

Answer: New North Hospital

The group of medical professionals were on the staff of the fictional New North Hospital. Broaderick Crawford, who starred as the gruff, no nonsense Dan Mathews on the police series "Highway Patrol" (1955) brought his demeanor as a gruff no nonsense administrator to "The Interns". As Dr. Peter Goldstone, he was charged with turning the five interns into doctors, which he accomplished with strict compliance to rules and procedures, tempered with his special touch of fatherly compassion. The series focused on both the profession and personal lives of the young doctors, who struggled with personal conflicts including feelings of racism experienced by a black intern, ethical issues by two bachelor interns, required family adjustments for a newlywed intern, and a female intern's struggle to fit in with her male counterparts.

If the other hospital choice sound vaguely familiar, Blair General Hospital was the setting for the 1961 series "Dr. Kildare"; the David Craig Institute of New Medicine was the facility used in the series "The Bold Ones: The New Doctors" (1969); Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital was the backdrop for the 2004 series, "House, MD".
7. Actor Mark Harmon is possible best known for his character Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the popular 2003 series, "N.C.I.S." Harmon's resume also includes starring on other series as Sam Breen, Dwayne Thibodeaux, and Robert Caldwell. What series did not feature Harmon in a leading or co-starring role?

Answer: Hill Street Blues

Frequently cast in TV roles as either a doctor or a cop, the talented Mark Harmon was never a part of the award winning ensemble cast of "Hill Street Blues". Harmon starred as Officer Mike Breen, the human part of a big city crime fighting team in the 1978 police drama "Sam". The title character was a yellow Labrador police dog, who had the uncanny ability to sniff out narcotics, explosives, and bad guys. "Sam" was a true-to-life police drama created and produced by Jack Webb.

In 1979, Harmon returned as Deputy Dewayne Thibodaux, a paramedic/police officer assigned to an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in the series "240-Robert". Harmon co-starred in the series with John Bennett Perry. The two performed police and rescue duties as members of the LASD Emergency Services Bureau, primarily patrolling the beach communities in Northern Los Angeles County.

Harmon was a regular cast member for three seasons, playing the part of Doctor Robert Caldwell, on the highly acclaimed series "St. Elsewhere". Harmon's character became the first recurring character on U.S. television to be diagnosed with the HIV virus. In the final episode of the fourth season of the series, it was mention that Dr. Caldwell had lost his fight with the deadly AIDS virus.
8. A highlight on the 1966 "Batman" series came when the Dynamic Duo scaled one of the Gotham City skyscrapers via their bat ropes, to gain entry to an upper floor. A recurring routine was to have a "celebrity" open a window, discover the protagonist, and conduct a brief conversation with them. Who was not among the celebrities to make a cameo appearance?

Answer: Dean Martin

The Bat Climb up a building was a popular feature during the first two seasons, because viewers never knew who would be opening the window and greeting Batman and Robin. Dean Martin was not among those celebrities. The routine is used 12 times during seasons one and two of the series. Celebrity cameos were made by Ted Cassidy (in the character of Lurch from "The Addams Family", Bill Dana (in the character of Jose Jimenez), Sammy Davis, Jr., Andy Devine (in the character of Santa Clause), Howard Duff, Don Ho, Werner Klemperer (in the character of Col. Klink from "Hogan's Heroes"), Jerry Lewis, Art Linkletter, Edward G. Robinson, and Van Williams with Bruce Lee in their characters of The Green Hornet and Kato.
9. The law firm of Donnell, Young, Dole and Frutt practiced law there, ADA Richard Bay was machine-gunned to death there, and ADA Helen Gamble represented the Commonwealth there. Where did the stories of the 1997 series "The Practice" take place?

Answer: Boston

Boston was the setting for "The Practice" (1997), which aired for eight seasons followed the actions of a struggling law firms members both in and out of count. The firm, which often represented drug dealers and murders, was known for their tactic called "Plan B", which was to throw the suspicion of a crime on another person (usually an innocent party) to create "reasonable doubt" in the minds of the jurors. "The Practice" starred Dylan McDermott (Bobby Donnell), Steve Harris (Eugene Young), Keli Williams (Lindsay Dole)Camryn Manheim (Ellenore Frutt), Jason Kravits (Richard Bay) and Lara Flynn Boyle (Helen Gamble).

Boston served as a popular backdrop for a number of primetime television series, including "Ally McBeal", "Cheers", "St. Elsewhere", "Crossing Jordan", and "Boston Legal".
10. Las Vegas was the location and Dan Tana was the man. Private Investigator Dan Tana was often seen driving in his sporty car as he handled his cases. What type of automobile was Dan Tana known to drive?

Answer: Ford Thunderbird

Dan lived in a converted warehouse on the grounds of the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino Resort, and parked his treasured car in the living room of his residence. Robert Urich played the role of Dan Tanna, a young, handsome private investigator, primarily on retainer to the Desert Inn, but often freelanced cases. The exciting backdrop of the bright lights of Las Vegas added to the popularity of the series "Vega$" (1978).

During the three-season run of the series, two identical red 1957 Thunderbirds were used. One car, which displayed a brighter shine was used primarily for the close up shots, while the second vehicle, which was modified for performance, was used for most of the action driving sequences. The cars carried the familiar personalized license plates "TANNA" as if anyone in Las Vegas didn't recognize Dan's trademark car.
Source: Author MaceoMack

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