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Who, What, or Where on Classic TV? Quiz


For the TV fanatics, the habitual couch potatoes, and keepers or useless TV trivial facts, here is a quiz to challenge your memories and knowledge about the who, what, and where of old time television.

A multiple-choice quiz by MaceoMack. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
MaceoMack
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
325,702
Updated
Dec 18 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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Last 3 plays: Guest 64 (7/10), Guest 99 (8/10), Guest 207 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Viewers of a 1967 popular police drama series watched as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown assisted his boss in solving crimes in a major city. Which police department were Sgt. Brown and his boss a part of? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Porter Ricks was featured in a 1967 series that also featured the adventures of his two sons, Bud and Sandy, and the family pet. What was the job that was performed by Porter Ricks? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Montgomery Scott performed numerous critical function while performing his job. What was Montgomery Scott's primary job? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Colt Seavers was a man of many talents and skills. He split his time between two professions, but what was his primary profession? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Officers Bobby Hill and Andy Renko patrolled one of the toughest sections in a big city police precinct, in a marked police vehicles. In addition to their keen observations, they responded to radio calls. What radio call ID did they respond to? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In a popular 1965's comedy series, Anthony Nelson was promoted from the rank of Captain to the rank of Major during the first season of the series. Which branch of the military was Nelson a member of? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A true pillar in his community, Galen Adams is known as a sometimes gruff but always compassionate physician, specializing in both family and emergency medicine.
Where did Dr. Adams hang his professional shingle?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Chip Saunders appears as a straight forward, and no non-sense professional completely focused on his job duties. He earned the trust and respect of his co-workers, even through truly difficult times. Who was his employer? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Through his hard work and sweat, Benjamin Cartwright create a virtual empire for his sons. What state would you travel to visit the sprawling Ponderosa ranch? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Stewart McMillan made a name for himself as a competent professional, capable of resolving problems as they occurred often with the assistance of his attractive, perky wife. What was the profession of Stewart McMillan in this 1971 series? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Viewers of a 1967 popular police drama series watched as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown assisted his boss in solving crimes in a major city. Which police department were Sgt. Brown and his boss a part of?

Answer: San Francisco Police Department

For eight seasons (1967-1975), Don Galloway was featured as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown, assisting his boss, former Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside, serving as members of the San Francisco Police Department.
Chief Ironside, who was forced into retirement after being wounded by a sniper, worked as a "special consultant" to the police department, appointed by his friend, Police Commissioner Dennis Randall (Gene Lyons).
"Ironside" starred Raymond Burr in the title role. Completing Ironside's staff were his assistant and body guard, Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell) and Officer Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson) who was later replaced by Office Fran Belding (Elizabeth Baur).

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
During the final years of his acting career, Don Galloway became an actual sworn California peace officer.
Galloway became a reserve deputy on the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. Galloway's assignments included uniform patrol duties, crime suppression activities. and the apprehension of criminal suspects. As a sworn peace officer, Galloway carried a firearm and was granted the full "powers of arrest" afforded to all peace officers.
2. Porter Ricks was featured in a 1967 series that also featured the adventures of his two sons, Bud and Sandy, and the family pet. What was the job that was performed by Porter Ricks?

Answer: Game Preserve Warden

For the 1964 series "Flipper", Brian Kelly starred as Porter Ricks, the chief warden of the Coral Key Park and Marine Reserve in Florida.
The series centered around Ricks, his sons, Sandy (Luke Halpin) and Bud (Tommy Norden), and the family pet, a Bottlenose Dolphin who served as the title character, and had a knack for assisting his human friends in solving crimes and tracking down the bad guys in the everglades.
"Flipper" ran for three seasons, from 1964-1967.

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
In the pilot film for the series, Porter Ricks was played by TV veteran Chuck Connors of "The Rifleman" (1958) fame.
In a 1996 remake movie, Porter Ricks was played by Paul Hogan, known better for his role as Crocodile Dundee in three movies released in 1986, 1988, and 2001.
3. Montgomery Scott performed numerous critical function while performing his job. What was Montgomery Scott's primary job?

Answer: Spacecraft Chief Engineer

James Doohan brought the character Montgomery "Scotty" Scott to life as the very knowledgeable Chief Engineer aboard the Starship USS Enterprise on the series "Star Trek" for three seasons.
Mr. Scott, or "Scotty" as he was often referred to my the ship's captain, James T. Kirk (William Shatner) held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in Star Fleet Command, and in the absence of Captain Kirk and the ships first officer, Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) was in command of the Enterprise. Scotty was often seen behind the controls of the ships "Energisers", beaming personnel to and from the Starship Enterprise.
Doohan recreated his role as the sometimes stubborn and arrogant Star Fleet officer in 7 full length "Star Trek" motion pictures, on one episode of the series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), and on an animated cartoon series on 1985.
The original series "Star Trek" was part of the primetime television schedule on NBC from 1965-1968, and then became one of the most popular series to be broadcast in syndication.

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
According to the official biography of Mr. Scott, in the year 2265, Scotty served as the Chief Engineer aboard the Enterprise. In 2269, Mr. Scott was promoted from the rank of Lieutenant Commander to Commander, and in 2285, was promoted to the rank of Captain and served as Captain of Engineering aboard the USS Starship "Excelsior."
4. Colt Seavers was a man of many talents and skills. He split his time between two professions, but what was his primary profession?

Answer: movie and television stunt performer

Colt Seavers (Lee Majors) was a TV/movie stuntman who occasionally moonlighted as a bounty hunter, tracking down fugitives from the law.
The series "The Fall Guy" aired for five season (1981-1986), and was a creative mixture of dramatic and comedy, featuring a peak on how movie stunts were done and the less glamorous side of movie making.
Colt was aided in both of his careers by his cousin, Howie Munson (Douglas Barr) and his attractive female assistant, Jody Banks (Heather Thomas).

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
In 1985, series star Lee Major released a version of the series theme song, "The Unknown Stuntman", which received considerable radio air play, and was dubbed as a "one hit wonder" for Majors.
5. Officers Bobby Hill and Andy Renko patrolled one of the toughest sections in a big city police precinct, in a marked police vehicles. In addition to their keen observations, they responded to radio calls. What radio call ID did they respond to?

Answer: "2202"

"Hill Street Blues" was the highly acclaimed series, featuring an ensemble cast of talented performers, that ran for seven seasons (1981-1987).
The series centered around the on duty and personal lives of a group of police offices working in a busy big city police precinct. Two of the patrol officers, Bobby Hill (Michael Warren) and Andrew "Andy" Renko (Charles Haid), patrolled their district in the police cruiser identified as unit "2202".
In the original storyline, the plot called for Hill and Renko to be killed in the first episode, but because it was determined that the regular appearance of uniformed police officers would be essential in preserving the continuity and integrity of the show, the producers re-considered the original plan and wrote the characters into the series as regulars performers.
The talented series ensemble cast included Daniel J. Travanti as the precinct captain Frank Furillo, Veronica Hamel as public defender (and Furillo's love interest) Joyce Davenport, Barbara Bossom as Faye Furillo, Franks ex-wife, Michael Conrad as the fatherly watch commander Phil Esterhaus, who always ended his daily briefing to his officers with, "Let's be careful out there", Bruce Weitz as Mick Belker, a slightly off-centered undercover officer, and James B. Sikking as Lt. Howard Hunter, the leader of the precincts Emergency Action (SWAT) Team.

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
"Zebra Three" was the radio identification used by Bay City Police Detectives Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson in the 1975 series "Starsky & Hutch" starring Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul in the title roles. "Car 54" was the designation of the police unit operated by NYPD patrol offices Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) and Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne) in the 1961 comedy series "Car 54, Where Are You", and "1 K 80" was the identification of the detective unit most often manned by Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) on the 1970 series, "Dragnet".
6. In a popular 1965's comedy series, Anthony Nelson was promoted from the rank of Captain to the rank of Major during the first season of the series. Which branch of the military was Nelson a member of?

Answer: U.S. Air Force

Astronaut Anthony "Tony" Nelson (Larry Hagman) was a member of the U.S. Air Force. His best friend and fellow astronaut, Roger Healy (Bill Daily) was a member of the U.S. Army. Throughout the series, the difference in the uniforms of the characters (Air Force blue vs. Army green) was apparent. The majority of the military figures is the series participating in the NASA space program were identified as Air Force personnel.
During the first year of the series, both Nelson and Healy were promoted to the rank of Major.
"I Dream of Jeannie" starred Barbara Eden in the title role and aired for five seasons starting in 1965.
The series chronicled the exploits and mis-adventures of Astronaut Tony Nelson after finding a bottle (containing Jeannie) on the beach following his aborted space mission. His beautiful Jeannie possessed magic powers, and was able to grant his wishes bet more often raised havoc in his life. Throughout most of the series run, Jeannie resided in her bottle on a shelf in Tony's library.

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
To insure compliance with federal regulations regarding the use of military uniforms by non military personnel, the actors in the series wore uniforms that were slightly different from authentic military garb. The federal guidelines were later revised and allowed the use of authentic military uniforms for theatrical productions (stage and screen) as long as the uniformed character did nothing that might portray the armed services in a negative manner.
7. A true pillar in his community, Galen Adams is known as a sometimes gruff but always compassionate physician, specializing in both family and emergency medicine. Where did Dr. Adams hang his professional shingle?

Answer: Dodge City, Kansas

Old Doc Adams took care of the medical needs for the residents of Dodge City, Kansas during the full 20 season run of the highly popular Western series "Gunsmoke".
The 1956 series starred James Arness and the dedicated U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon. Milburn Stone played the kindly and wise physician who did everything from bringing the newest citizens of Dodge City into the world to removing bullets from numerous shooting victims, including Matt Dillon.
"Gunsmoke" was one of the longest running TV series, remaining on the air for 20 seasons.

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
The characters Matt Dillon and Doc Galen Adams were the only two character to remain on the series for the full run of the series.
8. Chip Saunders appears as a straight forward, and no non-sense professional completely focused on his job duties. He earned the trust and respect of his co-workers, even through truly difficult times. Who was his employer?

Answer: United States Army

Vic Morrow played the hardened field sergeant Chip Saunders on the 1962 military war series "Combat!". For five seasons (1962-1967), Sgt. Saunders and his squad of foot soldiers roamed the countryside of France during World War II, seeking and engaging the enemy forces in combat. Saunders reported immediately to Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley, his company commander, played by Rick Jason.
Other members of "King Company" squad included PFC Paul Lemay (Pierre Jalbert) who was known as "Caje", PFC William Kirby (Jack Hogan), PFC Littlejohn (Dick Peabody), and the squads medical corpsman known as "Doc" (Conlan Carter).

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
Throughout the series, Lt. Hadley was identified by the radio designation "White Rook" while Sgt. Saunders and his squad were known as "Checkmate King Two".
In one of those "TV anomalies, the series about the American involvement in World War II actually ran one year longer than the actual military conflict that occurred between 1941 and 1945.
9. Through his hard work and sweat, Benjamin Cartwright create a virtual empire for his sons. What state would you travel to visit the sprawling Ponderosa ranch?

Answer: Nevada

The Ponderosa, home of the Cartwright family, was supposedly a 600,000 acre ranch located in Nevada. The Southern border of the ranch reached the shores of Lake Tahoe, with Virginia City being the nearest town to the ranch house.
The popular series "Bonanza" aired for 14 seasons (1959-1973) and was one of the top rated television series during its run.
Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) was the strong patriarch of the family and worked the huge ranch with his three sons, Adam (Pernell Robert), Eric (Dan Blocker) who was usually referred to as "Hoss", and Joseph, the youngest member of the clan who was known as "Little Joe".

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
When actor Dan Blocker unexpectedly dies prior to the start of "Bonanza" final season, the writer chose to "kill off" the Hoss Cartwright character on the series, an approach rarely used at the time. The 14th season on "Bonanza" explained how Hoss had been killed in a ranch accident
10. Stewart McMillan made a name for himself as a competent professional, capable of resolving problems as they occurred often with the assistance of his attractive, perky wife. What was the profession of Stewart McMillan in this 1971 series?

Answer: Police Commissioner

Stewart McMillan (Rock Hudson), was a successful San Francisco attorney when he was selected to become the new Police Commissioner. In the 1971 series, "McMillan and Wife" Stewart was joined by his wife Sally (Susan Saint James), an amateur sleuth, who lent her sometimes wacky assistance in helping her husband solve crimes. Sergeant Charles Enright (John Schuck) was the good-hearted but naive assistant to Commissioner McMillan.
The series, one of the few 90 minute drama series debuted in September of 1971 and aired for six seasons. During the fifth season of the series, actress Susan Saint James left the show following a salary dispute with the shows producers. Her departure was explained by having Sally killed in a fatal plane crash. The series was later revamped, and aired in the final season under the title "McMillan"

TV Trivia Fanatic Note:
"McMillan and Wife" originally aired as one of three rotating series of the "NBC Mystery Movie" series, which also featured (on alternate weeks) "McCloud" starring Dennis Weaver and "Columbo" starring Peter Falk.
Source: Author MaceoMack

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