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1980 Fall Season TV

written by: Gilligan
 
We'll start on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET and take a tour through a week in network television circa 1980. Hope this quiz takes you back!

Question 1:

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Sunday 8:00 ET on ABC
This would be the last season of "Charlie's Angels". Who is the only original Angel who was still with the show in its final season?
Jaclyn Smith
Cheryl Ladd
Kate Jackson
Farrah Fawcett


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Sunday 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Almost everyone knows Erik Estrada played "Ponch" Poncherello, but perhaps less well known is the actor who played his strait-laced partner. Name the actor who played Officer Jon Baker.
Tom Skerritt
Lance Bass
Tom Wopat
Larry Wilcox


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Question 3:

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Sunday 8:30 ET on CBS
"One Day at a Time" starred Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli as daughters of single mother Ann Romano, played by this actress.
Linda Lavin
Bonnie Franklin
Penny Marshall
Shelley Fabares


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Sunday 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Which actress on the show "Alice", who also had a role in the movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974), played "Belle", a waitress at Mel's Diner?
Shelley Winters
Dinah Shore
Martha Raye
Diane Ladd


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Question 5:

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Monday 8:00 PM ET on ABC
This show featured hosts Fran Tarkenton, John Davidson, and Cathy Lee Crosby who presented stories often involving "amazing" stunts and bizarre events.
Real People
Those Amazing Animals
That's Incredible!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!


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Question 6:

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Monday 8:00 ET on CBS
After four seasons on "Alice", one of Mel's waitresses finally got her own show. What is the name of this spin-off which lasted 27 episodes?
Castleberry's Kitchen
The Yellow Rose
Vera's Place
Flo


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Question 7:

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Monday 8:00 PM ET on NBC
On the show "Little House on the Prairie", which child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls went blind due to scarlet fever?
Albert Ingalls
Laura Ingalls
Mary Ingalls
Carrie Ingalls


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Question 8:

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Monday 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Who replaced Major Frank Burns on the TV show "M*A*S*H" in its sixth season?
Henry Blake
Charles Emerson Winchester III
B. J. Hunnicutt
"Trapper" John


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Question 9:

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Tuesday 8:00 PM ET on ABC
On December 2nd, we have the first appearance of Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips, Howard and Marion Cunningham's nephew on "Happy Days". What was his job on the show?
new manager of Al's Restaurant
new auto mechanic at Fonzie's shop
new teacher at Jefferson High
new manager at Howard Cunningham's hardware store


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Question 10:

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Tuesday 9:00 PM ET on NBC
"B.J. and the Bear" starred Greg Evigan as B. J. McKay, a trucker and his pet chimpanzee. Name the sheriff who harasses poor B.J. and eventually spun-off onto his own television show which aired an hour before B.J.
Buford T. Justice
Boss Hogg
Lobo
Perkins


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Question 11:

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Tuesday 8:30 PM ET on ABC
In 1980 all the characters on "Laverne & Shirley" moved from Milwaukee to what location?
Burbank, California
Miami, Florida
Seattle, Washington
New York, New York


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Question 12:

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Tuesday 9:00 PM ET on ABC
Chrissie Snow had left the show "Three's Company", and her clumsy cousin Cindy filled in as her roommate in 1980. Soon after in 1981, she was essentially written off the show and replaced by this non-ditzy, intelligent blonde nurse.
Terri
Lana
Gwynn
Samone


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Question 13:

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Tuesday 9:30 PM ET on ABC
Name the show which debuted in the 1980 season and featured Ted Knight as a cartoonist with two daughters Jackie and Sara.
Hello, Larry!
Too Close for Comfort
Keep it in the Family
Father Knows Best


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Question 14:

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Tuesday 10:00 PM ET on ABC
Robert Wagner starred as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as his wife Jennifer on the show "Hart to Hart". What was the name of their loyal chauffeur, who also acted as butler, cook, and caretaker?
Claude
Gavin
Geeves
Max


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Question 15:

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Wednesday 8:00 PM ET on NBC
This show was an early reality TV show with hosts Skip Stephenson, Byron Allen, and Sarah Purcell. Segments on a man who ate dirt, a man who went through life walking backward, and a disco class for senior citizens were standard fare for this show.
That's Incredible!
Real People
PM Magazine
NBC Magazine


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Question 16:

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Wednesday 9:00 PM ET on NBC
Finish the lyric to the theme song for the show "Diff'rent Strokes":
"Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you, may not be right for some
A man is born, he's a man of means. Then along come two, they got nothing but their ________".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 17:

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Wednesday 9:30 PM ET on NBC
Pictured are the lead characters of "The Facts of Life" : Mrs. Garrett, Tootie Ramsey, Natalie Green, Jo Polniaczek, and ________ Warner, the spoiled rich girl.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 18:

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Wednesday 10:00 PM ET on ABC
On the show "Vega$" Robert Urich played detective Dan Tanna who was often called by the various clubs and casinos for help. This veteran actor played "Slick", one of his chief clients.
Dean Martin
Tony Curtis
Sal Mineo
Robert Loggia


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Question 19:

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Thursday 800 PM ET on ABC
At the end of each episode of "Mork & Mindy", Mork must report back to this character, who is his supervisor on the planet Ork and explain what he has learned about earth.
Exidor
Xevious
Orson
Manfred


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Question 20:

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Thursday 8:30 PM ET on ABC
On the show "Bosom Buddies", Peter Scolari plays Henry Desmond and "Hildegarde" when in drag. Tom Hanks plays this character and "Buffy" when in drag.
Kip Wilson
Andy Travis
Chic Young
Will Arnette


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Question 21:

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Thursday 9:00 PM ET on CBS
On "Magnum P.I.", Thomas Magnum stays at the house of millionaire Robin Masters in exchange for his abilities in security. The location is also managed by this Englishman, an ex-British Army Sergeant Major.
Godfrey
Winchester
Benson
Higgins


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Question 22:

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Thursday 9:30 PM ET on ABC
This sitcom starred Ann Jillian and Crystal Bernard (who joined the cast in 1985) as waitresses working at a posh Los Angeles restaurant called "Above the Top" located atop a hi-rise hotel.
Sky's the Limit
It's a Living
Working Girls
Walking Tall


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Question 23:

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Friday 8:00 PM ET on CBS
The actor Bill Bixby plays this character who has a tendency to turn into the Hulk when angered.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Oscar Madison
Peter Parker
Steve Austin
David Banner


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Question 24:

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Friday 9:00 PM ET on CBS
Who played "Daisy", the waitress at the Boar's Nest, on the show "The Dukes of Hazzard" which ran from 1979-1985?
Barbi Benton
Heather Thomas
Catherine Bach
Tonya Roberts


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Question 25:

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Friday 10:00 PM ET on CBS
The summer of 1980 was all abuzz with a new national obsession known as "Who shot J.R.?". Finally, during this season (1980-81) of "Dallas" we learn the person behind the trigger. Who shot J.R.?
Sue Ellen Ewing
Cliff Barnes
Pamela Ewing
Kristin Shepard


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Question 26:

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Saturday 8:00 PM ET on CBS
On "WKRP in Cincinnati" was the character Bailey Quarters a burnt-out veteran disc jockey who came to WKRP after being fired from a Los Angeles radio station?
No
Yes


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Question 27:

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Saturday 9:00 PM ET on ABC
What is the name of the cruise ship which is the setting for the show "The Love Boat"?
MS Caribbean Princess
Coral Princess
Crown Princess
Pacific Princess


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Question 28:

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Saturday 10:00 PM ET on ABC
What is the name of the character played by HervĂ© Villechaize on the show "Fantasy Island" noted for his catch phrase "De plane! De plane!"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 29:

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Saturday 10:00 PM ET on NBC
What actor played Lt. Norman Buntz on the police drama "Hill Street Blues"?
Daniel J. Travanti
Dennis Franz
Michael Conrad
Robert Hirschfeld


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