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TV Show Trivia Questions and Answers

What Seinfeld character takes off his shirt during visits to the toilet?
A: George Costanza.

What was the only TV show of the 1970s to have its theme top Billboard's Hot 100?
A: Welcome Back, Kotter.

What sitcom features a deadpan pooch named Eddie, played by a dog named Moose?
A: Frasier.

What did Walter Lantz create after a bird hammered nonstop on the roof of his honeymoon cottage?
A: Woody Woodpecker.

Who was still alive, but unable to keep his engagement at the London Palladium on his hundredth birthday?
A: George Burns.

What man wore a dress while hosting a TV talk show on transvestites in 1988?
A: Phil Donahue.

 

What does Jay Leno fine-tune with Jimmy Brogan for six to seven hours daily?
A: His monologue.

What gabber celebrated his 10th year on CNN in 1995?
A: Larry King.

What Ryan's Hope star became the first woman to captain a Star Trek TV series?
A: Kate Mulgrew.

What was the first U.S. sitcom to be exported to Britain?
A: I Love Lucy.

What Latino sitcom character hated that his mother-in-law always called him "Mickey"?
A: Ricky Ricardo.

What variety host ended a show with: "Next week, the Beatles and the Pieta"?
A: Ed Sullivan.

 

What does MTV call its interpretation of The Dating Game?
A: Singled Out.

Who's Murphy Brown's favorite soul singer?
A: Aretha Franklin.

Whose bill from the Happy hour Bar arrived at the WJM-TV newsroom on the 15th of the month?
A: Lou Grant's.

What dreadlocked Muppet musician followed Kermit's lead as host of 1996's The Muppets Tonight?
A: Clifford.

What TV cartoon character wrote on his school chalkboard. "I will not aim at the head" and "My name is not Dr. Death"?
A: Bart Simpson.

What's Fran's last name on The Nanny?
A: Fine.

 

What Melrose Place principal divorced a Motley Crue drummer and married a Bon Jovi guitarist?
A: Heather Locklear.

What animated character often uttered: "Get moose and squirrel"?
A:  Boris Badenov.

What Saturday Night Live star said he learned how to fall playing soccer in college?
A: Chevy Chase.

What did Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson wear to her Cancun wedding?
A: A bikini.

What 1980s Steven Bochco show won 26 Emmy Awards?
A: Hill Street Blues.

Who does Speedy Gonzales frustrate in the cartoon Moby Duck?
A: Daffy Duck.

 

Who was the first male correspondent on 60 minutes to wear an earring on the air?
A: Ed Bradley.

What 60 minutes correspondent was asked on The Howard Stern Show: "How could a man your age still have pimples"?
A: Mike Wallace.

What's the maximum number of answers on a single Jeopardy! show?
A: Sixty-one.

What TV game show hit it big the third time around in 1984?
A: Jeopardy!

What cat and mouse launched a cartooning career for William Hanna and Joseph Barbera?
A: Tom and Jerry.

What sitcom centers around a team of Screaming Eagles?
A: Coach.

 

What reformed con artist shared a detective agency with Laura Holt?
A: Remington Steele.

What are women contestants called on the game show Studs?
A: Studettes.

What was “Father Knows Best”?
A: Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin.

When did the series first begin on radio?
A: In 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes.

When did the series debut on CBS?
A: In October 1954.

The series was picked up by NBC, where it remained for how many seasons?
A: Three seasons.

 

After a second cancellation in 1958, the series was picked up yet again, by whom?
A: By CBS, where it aired until May 1960.

Who created it?
A: It was created by Ed James.

Father Knows Best followed the lives of whom?
A: The Andersons, a middle-class family living in the Midwestern town of Springfield.

Game shows often reward players with prizes such as what?
A: Cash, trips and goods and services provided by the show's sponsor prize suppliers.

What was the very first television game show?
A: Spelling Bee.

When was it broadcast?
A: In 1938.

 

What was the first game show to air on commercially licensed television?
A: Truth or Consequences.

Its first episode aired in what year as an experimental broadcast?
A: 1941.

During the late 1950s, high-stakes games such as Twenty-One and The $64,000 Question began a what?
A: A rapid rise in popularity.

Daytime game shows would be played for lower stakes to target whom?
A: Stay-at-home moms.

In 1959, what was discovered about many of the higher stakes game shows?
A: They were Rigged.

When did Let's Make a Deal begin?
A: In 1963.

 

The 1960s also marked the debut of what other game shows?
A: Hollywood Squares, Password, The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game.

When did CBS give up on daytime game shows?
A: In 1968, the other networks did not follow suit.

What is Chopped?
A: Chopped is an American reality-based cooking television game show series.

Who created it?
A: It was created by Executive Producer Linda Lea, along with Dave Noll and Michael Krupat.

Who hosts the show?
A: The show is hosted by Ted Allen.

The series pits four chefs against each other as they do what?
A: Compete for a chance to win $10,000.

 

New episodes air when?
A: Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on the Food Network.

When are some preliminary tasks, such as preheating ovens and bringing water to a boil done?
A: In advance of each round.

How old do chefs have to be to appear on the regular show?
A: 19 years or older.

Starting July 22, 2012, and continuing for four additional episodes, what did Food Network air?
A: The "Chopped Grill Masters" Tournament.

How many “pro" grillers competed?
A: Sixteen.

The winners of the first four episodes competed against each other in the "Grand Finale" for how much prize money?
A: $50,000.

 

At what location were the "Grill Masters" episodes taped?
A: Outdoors at Old Tucson Studios near Tucson, AZ.

Who was the winner of the competition?
A: The winner was Ernest Servantes, Executive Chef at Texas Lutheran University and Pit Boss at Burnt Bean Company.

In the summer of 2015, a second "Grill Masters" Tournament occurred, and was sponsored by whom?
A: Lea & Perrins.

Like the previous "Grill Masters" Tournament, it was filmed on location and how many "pro" grillers competed?
A: 16.

Who was the winner this time?
A: The winner was Angie Mar.