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Variety Shows and Specials

written by: Gilligan
Television in the 1970s was littered with one variety show after another, and celebrity specials were a dime a dozen. Those days are long gone, but if you remember "Sonny & Cher" or "The Captain & Tennille Show" you may want to give this nostalgic quiz a try!

Question 1:

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Which Brady did NOT participate in the "The Brady Bunch Hour"?
Eve Plumb
Robert Reed
Christopher Knight
Florence Henderson

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Question 2:

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Which song played at the introduction of every episode of "The Captain and Tenniell Show"?
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
"My Eyes Adored You"
"Witchita Lineman"
"Laughter in the Rain"

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Question 3:

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One of the most bizarre specials in the history of television had to be "The Paul Lynde Halloween Special". Which of the following is NOT true of Paul Lynde?
He was often the center square on "Hollywood Squares".
He was in the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie"
He played Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched"
He played Bob's neighbor on "The Bob Newhart Show"

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The coolest guy in the history of mankind has to be Dean Martin. His variety show was a popular program in the late 1960s, and featured these female performers each week.
The Hotsteppers
The Pink Martinis
The Golddiggers
The Solid Gold Dancers

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"Free To Be You And Me" remains one of the most remembered specials of the 1970s. Which actress was the host of this beloved special?
Vickie Lawrence
Marlo Thomas
Barbara Bach
Linda Lavin

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Question 6:

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Shields & Yarnell had their own variety show in the 1970s. What were they famous for?
they were gospel singers
they were Olympic athletes
they were mimes
they were tap dancers

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Question 7:

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What variety show featured a band famous for the song "Afternoon Delight"?
The Starland Vocal Band Show
Sunday Night with the 5th Dimension
The Donnie & Marie Show
The Manhattan Transfer Variety Hour

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Question 8:

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Variety shows were famous for featuring numerous special guests. The special guests in the image provided (from the "Brady Bunch Hour") include Anne B. Davis, Redd Foxx and this flamboyant comedian.
Charles Nelson Riley
Rip Taylor
Gavin McCloud
Chuck Barris

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"The Gong Show" was a variety show that took the concept to new heights (or lows, depending on your perspective). Who was the host of this hilariously ribald program?
Chuck Barris
Bob Eubanks
Vic Damone
Steve Lawrence

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Before starring in their first variety show in 1970, Sonny and Cher had a number one hit with this song in 1965.
"I Got You Babe"
"MacArthur Park"
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"

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