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


Here we go again. If you have a ton of obscure TV trivia knowledge and a good memory, this quiz is for you.

A multiple-choice quiz by MaceoMack. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
MaceoMack
Time
6 mins
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Multiple Choice
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326,577
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. Through past television series, the characters Colleen McMurphy, Dixie McCall, Gloria Brancusi, and Jackie Payton have shared the same occupation. WHERE could you find them as the practiced their chosen trade? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In a 1966 Western series, Benjamin Calhoun, a dapper gambler, won a poker game that changes his life. WHAT did Calhoun win in that high stakes game? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Despite the fact that Roy Hinckley, Jonas Grumby, and Eunice Howell came from different backgrounds, they all shared a common bond. WHAT term best describes how they could be described? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. According to their boss, Jordan Tate, Lani McKenzie, Casey J. Parker, and April Giminski had the privilege of working in the "greatest office in world".
WHERE could you find them while on the job?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. As the opening theme song of this 1966 comedy series stated, "The Pruitts of _____ lived like the richest folks, but what the folks don't know is that the Pruitts are flat broke". Where did the Pruitts live? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. WHAT series starred an actress who shared her actual first name with that of her TV character? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. TV series characters Jim Conrad, Harley Random, and Lowell Mather could often be found at their place of employment in their respective series. WHERE would you most likely find them during their working hours? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In a 1961 action drama series, Constable Lincoln Vail carried the responsibility for providing police service over a large area in the United States. In WHAT state could you find Lincoln Vail patrolling his beat? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. TV series characters Mark Craig, Wayne Fiscus, Philip Chandler, and George Alonza Gates all shared the same title. What was that title? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Television series history would reveal that the characters Spike Ryerson, Joe Rorchek, and Captain Durfee could all be found on the job is the same type of structure. They starred in three different series, but where did they work? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Through past television series, the characters Colleen McMurphy, Dixie McCall, Gloria Brancusi, and Jackie Payton have shared the same occupation. WHERE could you find them as the practiced their chosen trade?

Answer: hospital

All were registered nurses and could be found in a hospital or medical environment.
Dana Delany played nurse Colleen McMurphy on the 1988 series "China Beach". McMurphy was the lead nurse for a Vietnam era army field base.

Dixie McCall was the head emergency room nurse at Rampart General Hospital on the 1972 action series, "Emergency!". Nurse McCall was played by songstress Julie London.

Blonde actress Christopher Norris played the role of nurse Gloria "Ripples" Brancusi for seven seasons on the 1979 medical drama series "Trapper John, M.D." and could be found in the halls of San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Veteran actor Pernell Roberts starred in the title role.

Edie Falco starred in the title role on the Showtime Network 2009 series "Nurse Jackie". The series revolves around the slightly flawed working and personal life of Jackie Peyton, an experienced, dedicated emergency room nurse at All Saints Hospital in New York City. Jackie is challenged by balancing her personal addiction with her family and extramarital relationships and her group of interesting co workers.

Trivia Note
Before her television career, Julie London (nurse Dixie McCall on "Emergency!" was an established movie actress and popular jazz songstress with over recorded 32 albums to her credit. She starred on "Emergency!" alongside her real life husband, Bobby Troupe, who played emergency room doctor Joe Early.
The couple were hired for their roles by series creator and executive producer Jack Webb, who was married to London from 1947 until 1952. London and Troupe were man and wife from 1959 until his death in 1999.
2. In a 1966 Western series, Benjamin Calhoun, a dapper gambler, won a poker game that changes his life. WHAT did Calhoun win in that high stakes game?

Answer: a railroad

A winning poker hand, and Benjamin Calhoun became the new owner of the fledgling, nearly completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance (BPS&D)railroad line.
Calhoun's attentions shifted to the successful operation of his new acquisition.
Assisting Calhoun in building his railroad were Dave Tarrant (Gary Collins), Barnabas Rogers (Bob Random), and Roger Torrey (Nils Torvash) who served as members of his crew. Veteran TV actor Dale Robertson played the starring role.
The 1880's era Western series "The Iron Horse" (1966) aired for two seasons and broadcast 47 hour long episodes.
3. Despite the fact that Roy Hinckley, Jonas Grumby, and Eunice Howell came from different backgrounds, they all shared a common bond. WHAT term best describes how they could be described?

Answer: stranded castaways

The group represented three of the seven stranded castaways on "Gilligan's Island" (1963). Roy Hinckley (Russell Johnson) was a high school science teacher who throughout the series was known as "the professor". The fearless captain of the ill-fated SS Minnow was an experienced seaman named Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale, Jr.), who was known to all as "Skipper". Socialite Eunice Wentworth Howell (Natalie Schafer) took the voyage with her husband, millionaire Thurston Howell II (Jim Backus). Mrs. Howell was referred to as "Lovey" by her doting husband,
The full names of the castaways was given during the first episode of the series as the castaways listened to a radio report of their disappearance at sea.

Trivia Note:
Throughout the series, it was never mentioned whether the name or the first mate, Gilligan (Bob Denver), was a first or last name.
In an interview with the series creator, Sherwood Schwartz following the three season run of the series, Schwartz revealed that the never used first name of the character was Willy.
4. According to their boss, Jordan Tate, Lani McKenzie, Casey J. Parker, and April Giminski had the privilege of working in the "greatest office in world". WHERE could you find them while on the job?

Answer: on the beach

All four characters were members of the cast of "Baywatch", one of the most viewed television series of the 1990's. Jordan Tate (Traci Bingham), Lani McKenzie (Carmen Electra), Casey Jean "C.J." Parker (Pamela Anderson), and April Giminski (Kelly Packard) were all at some point during the 11 season run of the series, one of the attractive, red bathing suit clad, lifeguards who worked on the Southern California Beach.

They worked under the tutelage of their immediate supervisor, Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff), who throughout the series, referred to the beach environment as being the "greatest office in the world".
5. As the opening theme song of this 1966 comedy series stated, "The Pruitts of _____ lived like the richest folks, but what the folks don't know is that the Pruitts are flat broke". Where did the Pruitts live?

Answer: Southampton

Phyllis Diller starred in the 1970 comedy series, "The Pruitts of Southampton" (1966).
The Pruitt family lived in the lap or luxury until the day that it was revealed that the family fortune had been lost, and that they were in arrears to the Internal Revenue Service for back taxes in the amount of ten million dollars.
Not wanting to chance a stock market scare by announcing that one of America's richest families was bankrupt, the IRS made the unusual decision to allowed the Pruitts to remain in their mansion and continue their wealthy "appearance" to their neighbors. The catch was that the entire family would have to resides in only 8 rooms of their 60 room mansion. They would have to fire their large staff of servants (with the exception of one butler) and live the lives of regular people, performing their own daily chores and duties which including cooking, cleaning, and maintenance of the property.
Joining Diller in the series were Reginald Gardiner, who played Phyllis' uncle Ned, and Pam Freeman who played Phyllis' daughter Stephanie. The family was rounded out by their only remaining servant, the loyal butler named Sturgess (Grady Sutton). Also in the cast were Gypsy Rose Lee who played the suspicious and inquisitive neighbor, Regina Wentworth and Charles Lane as the straight laced Internal Revenue Agent.
Because of low ratings by mid season, the series was revamped, and renamed "The Phyllis Diller Show". The Pruitts continued to live in their mansion and addition characters to the cast as boarders in the mansion. New cast members included roles played by John Astin, Marty Ingels, and Paul Lynde.
The series aired for only a single season, broadcasting a total of 30 half hour episodes, 17 under the title of "The Pruitts of Southampton" and 13 under the title "The Phyllis Diller Show".

Trivia Note:
While the series was short lived and somewhat forgettable, the catchy opening theme song remained as one of the most remembered aspects of the show. The theme song was written by composer Vic Mizzy, who also penned the themes for other TV series including "The Addams Family" (1964), "Captain Nice" (1967) and "Green Acres" (1965). The theme was performed by the three key characters, and featured Phyllis Diller prancing through her mansion, singing to her family members. The lyrics of the song was preceded by Diller's trademark laugh.

"The Pruitts of Southampton" by Vic Mizzy
Performed by Phyllis Diller (PD), Reginald Gardner (RG) and Pam Freeman (PF)

(PD) "Howcha do, howcha do, howcha do my dear
______What a lovely surprise, nice to see you dear"
(RG) "All the bills have been long overdue my dear".
(PD) "File them under I.O.U."
_____"Howcha do, howcha do, well hello it's you
______Like my dress, like my beads, aren't they marvy-pooh"
(PF) "they belong to the Internal Revenue"
(PD) "And they've got us eating stew"
* "The Pruitts of Southampton, live like the richest folk,
___but what the folk don't know is that the Pruitts are flat broke"
(PD) "Howcha do, howcha do, howcha do my dear"
(RG) "We are out of champagne and I'm stuck my dear"
(PD) "Ask the butler to lend you a buck my dear,
______Howcha do, howcha do, howcha do"
6. WHAT series starred an actress who shared her actual first name with that of her TV character?

Answer: Kate Loves a Mystery

Kate Mulgrew starred in the 1979 series about a part time newspaper reporter for the "Valley Advocate" who would happen on mysteries while investigating her news stories.
In the original format of the series, the producers of the show tried to capitalized on the success of their long running series "Columbo" by introducing Kate as the often mentioned but never seen wife of their lead character, Lt. Columbo, originally titling the new series "Mrs. Columbo". Due to poor reception by viewer, the producer retooled the show, first renaming it "Kate Columbo", and later "Kate the Detective". In the final version of the show, producers decided to sever all ties and references to the "Columbo" series, change the lead character last name from Columbo to Callahan, and aired the series as "Kate Loves a Mystery". A total of 13 episodes were aired under the various series title over a two season period.

"Kate McShane" (1975) starred Anne Meara as a feisty criminal attorney in an one hour drama series which lasted for one season.

"Kate Brashear" (2001) starred Mary Stuart Masterson as the struggling single mother of a pair of high school age sons. Her quest to obtain legal services for a labor matter resulted in her becoming employed as a case worker for the agency that she sought assistance from. The series ran for a single season.

Susan Saint James starred as Katherine "Kate" McArdle opposite Jane Curtin as Allison "Allie" Lowell in the long running comedy series, "Kate and Allie" (1984). The series aired for six seasons and centered around the lives of two divorced women living together as an extended family unit, with their young children.
7. TV series characters Jim Conrad, Harley Random, and Lowell Mather could often be found at their place of employment in their respective series. WHERE would you most likely find them during their working hours?

Answer: at an airport

All three characters were employed as airport workers.

Lloyd Bridges starred as airport manager Jim Conrad on the 1970 drama series "San Francisco International Airport". With the assistance of airport chief of security Bob Hatten (Clu Gulager) all problems in the busy international airport were addressed and resolved by the two dedicated professionals. The series aired seven episodes during its one season run.

Lowell Mather was the friendly and somewhat eccentric airport mechanic and handyman at the Tom Nevers Field, the small airport on Nantucket Island in the 1990 comedy series, "Wings". Thomas Haden Church played the role of the willing be sometimes inept airport employee. "Wings" starred Tim Daly and Steven Weber as Joe and Brian Hackett, owners and operators of a one plane airline service called Sandpiper Air.

Harley Random (Heather Locklear), an energetic airport runway chief, worked with her counterpart, airport terminal boss Roger De Souza (Blair Underwood) on the short lived 2004 series, "LAX". Working together, the one time rivals ran the busy Los Angeles International Airport as a team..
8. In a 1961 action drama series, Constable Lincoln Vail carried the responsibility for providing police service over a large area in the United States. In WHAT state could you find Lincoln Vail patrolling his beat?

Answer: Florida

Lincoln Vail was referred to as "the man on patrol in the Everglades" as he brought law and order to Everglades National Park in Florida.
"Everglades" (1961) starred Ron Hayes as the dedicated lawman who covered the vastness of his assigned territory in an airboat. Whether it was criminals, poachers, or a lost victim, Lincoln Vail was able to meet the challenge.
Constable Vail primarily worked alone in the Florida swampland, however his boss, Chief Anderson (Gordon Cosell) was occasionally seen on the show.
"Everglades aired 38 original episodes from October of 1961 through June of 1962.

Trivia Note:
One of the most memorable parts of the series was the upbeat and catchy theme song, written by Harlan Morris for the series. It was one of those tunes that stuck in your minds.

"The Everglades"
In the Everglades there's a way of life,
It's a way of peace without stress or strife,
There's a fellow there who protects these right,
Lincoln Vail of the Everglades,
The man on patrol in the Everglades.

But they'll fight for rights and the homes they made
Simple grass root people of the Everglades,
There's a natural danger, and a man to face,
Lincoln Vail of the Everglades,
The man on patrol in the Everglades.

Movin', ever movin' through the Everglades,
Movin', ever movin' through the Everglades,
Movin', ever movin'
Movin', ever movin' through the Everglades.
9. TV series characters Mark Craig, Wayne Fiscus, Philip Chandler, and George Alonza Gates all shared the same title. What was that title?

Answer: doctor

The characters all played doctors in large city hospitals.
Dr. Mark Craig (William Daniels), Dr. Wayne Fiscus (Howie Mandel) and Dr. Philip Chandler (Denzel Washington) all starred as doctors on the staff of St. Eligius Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in the Emmy Award winning series "St. Elsewhere" (1982) Never a ratings leader, the series was highly acclaimed, earning a total of 60 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, and winning 12 Emmy Awards during its six season run.

Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates (Gregory Harrison) could be found both inside and outside of San Francisco Memorial Hospital on the 1979 series, "Trapper John, M.D.". Dr Gates, a young ambitious doctor, worked under the direction of his supervisor and mentor, Dr. John Francis Xavier McIntyre, known as "Trapper John". During his non work hours, Dr. Gates could often be found in the hospital parking lot. Dr. Gates resided in a large mobile home in the hospitals parking lot. Gates named his home "Titanic".
"Trapper John , M.D." aired for seven seasons, during which the series gathered six Prime Time Emmy Award nominations.
10. Television series history would reveal that the characters Spike Ryerson, Joe Rorchek, and Captain Durfee could all be found on the job is the same type of structure. They starred in three different series, but where did they work?

Answer: in a fire station

Spike Ryerson (James Drury), Joe Rorchek (Lorne Greene), and Captain Durfee (Richard Roundtree) were all key character in TV series about the Fire Service, and could often be found in a fire station based throughout Los Angeles County in California.

The 1974 series "Firehouse" starred Drury as the commanding captain of Engine Company 23 of the L.A. County Fire Department. Stories on the series ran the gambit from fighting fires to performing risky rescue operations.

Following his successful role as pioneer Ben Cartwright on the series "Bonanza", Lorne Greene returned to series television as Joe Rorchek, a veteran Battalion Chief with the Los Angeles City Fire Department in the 1981 series "Code Red". For Chief Rorchek, firefighting was a family matter as he worked and supervised his two sons, Ted (Andrew Stevens) who worked as part of the engine crew and Chris (Sam L. Jones) who supported the fire fighting efforts as a pilot of a fire department helicopter.

1999 brought an updated version of fire fighting and rescue work performed by L.A. first responders on "Rescue 77". The emergency personnel worked under the direction of Captain Durfee, a veteran fireman played by Richard Rountree.
"Rescue 77" aired 8 episodes during its only season.
Source: Author MaceoMack

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