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May 6th, 2012 at 04:10 GMT
Make sure to accept the show's actual title "Diff'rent' Strokes."
May 6th, 2012 at 04:20 GMT
So much hair in some of these pictures... Nice Quiz!
May 6th, 2012 at 18:18 GMT
I have to admit, even I had forgotten the sitcom that is currently well down in last place. If anyone has an idea for a replacement for that image, please feel free to suggest it.
May 6th, 2012 at 20:26 GMT
We Got It Made ...don't even remember that one
May 7th, 2012 at 00:27 GMT
I initially included We Got it Made because the list of 80s sitcoms I was working off of said it ran from 1983-1988. In fact, it ran for only two seasons and then was in syndication in '87-88. I have replaced it with a show that ran from the late 80s into the early 90s.
May 7th, 2012 at 17:29 GMT
You should not accept Cosby for The Cosby Show. Cosby was a completely different show that ran on CBS from 1996-2000. IMO, this is like accepting The Lucy Show for I Love Lucy. I know you are trying to be as lenient as you can to make the quiz enjoyable, but in this case accuracy should be adhered to.
May 8th, 2012 at 13:11 GMT
@Troy94- I hear what you're saying, and have the same problem with any quiz that accepts any of Bob Newhart's shows. Unfortunately, The Cosby Show was nearly universally referred to as "Cosby" (I can't go bowling tonight, Cosby is on!) during its run and so it seems ridiculous not to accept it.
May 8th, 2012 at 14:03 GMT
I know you can find these shows on here and there, but there should really be a channel that specifically plays these shows- AND ONLY THESE SHOWS- on a constant loop 24/7. I might not watch anything else ever again. Great quiz
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May 9th, 2012 at 18:11 GMT
You should get 5 globes for the quiz and 5 globes for the URL. Uh-mazing.
May 9th, 2012 at 18:18 GMT
I am an uncultured buffoon: skipped right over the Shakespeare quiz and went right for the comedies, which I darn near aced. (Stupid "Dear John"...grrrr)
May 9th, 2012 at 18:40 GMT
Got em all except Benson- never heard of it. Must not have been on any Canadian Channels. (No cable growing up... rough childhood)
May 9th, 2012 at 18:47 GMT
Does every sitcom cast have to pose like that? Where'd they get the pictures taken, Sears Portrait Studio?
May 9th, 2012 at 18:58 GMT
Radical!!! @King_of_Macomb: Could be. My guess is all these shows made a TV Guide cover at some point. I've noticed they still sell TV Guide. I don't think I want to know who buys it.
May 9th, 2012 at 19:01 GMT
I must have watched a different Charles in Charge growing up, I thought the family had two daughters, one being Nicole Eggert. Not two boys and what looks to be Screech from Saved by the Bell...
May 9th, 2012 at 19:03 GMT
Does anyone else have sporcle-related partial blindness? On quizzes like this, I inevitably overlook one REALLY obvious clue (in this case Golden Girls) and then facepalm as soon as I hit "Give up".
May 9th, 2012 at 19:06 GMT
Oh, Punky...You have a dog named Brandon.
May 9th, 2012 at 19:14 GMT
@jholls: Yeah, me too. Who ARE those people??? I didn't even notice because I just saw Scott Baio and entered the answer. Maybe they had two casts over the years?
May 9th, 2012 at 19:20 GMT
@Jholls_00 & @Lyn_Marie: According to IMDB, the first season was a different cast.
May 9th, 2012 at 19:22 GMT
The cast of Charles in Charge did indeed change. The photo included here is the Season 1 cast photo and includes the Pembrooke family who were in the cast in 1984 and 1985 when the show ran on CBS. It was then cancelled due to low ratings. When it was revived in syndication from 1987-1990, Scott Baio and Willie Aames were back, but now with the completely new Powell family.
May 9th, 2012 at 19:24 GMT
Peter Scolari was hilarious in Bosom Buddies, but whatever happened to that other guy?
May 9th, 2012 at 19:35 GMT
It was the facepalm heard 'round the internet. I missed (didn't see, but still) ALF.
May 9th, 2012 at 19:46 GMT
I have never had to spell out "Bosom" before. Kinda awkward yelling out "Honey,how do you spell bosom?"
May 9th, 2012 at 19:55 GMT
Is that Khrystyne Haje on the home page? Five globes!
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May 9th, 2012 at 20:20 GMT
I know you didn't write the blurb on the home page, but ALF is still hilarious. HA! I kill me.
May 9th, 2012 at 20:37 GMT
No Small Wonder? =(
May 9th, 2012 at 20:42 GMT
Ahhh, all that wonderful hair
May 9th, 2012 at 20:47 GMT
@Rockgolf, there are times I wish Tom Hanks stayed with comedies, especially on TV. His timing, reactions and facial expressions are amazing. His guest spots on Family Ties alone were incredible. Also up there is his appearance on the Taxi episode where Jim first tires the magic brownies.
May 9th, 2012 at 20:49 GMT
Also, the way Newhart ended its run HAS to be the best way any show has gone out. Not only does one of the Daryls speak, but he wakes up next to Suzanne Pleshette as Dr. Bob Hartley!!
May 9th, 2012 at 20:52 GMT
been waiting for this quiz for a long time! kudos
May 9th, 2012 at 20:57 GMT
Streaks on the China. never mattered before. Who cared? When I dropped kick my jacket as I came through the door, no one glared. Good luck getting that out of your head. Thanks Sporcle.
May 9th, 2012 at 21:26 GMT
I now have a hankering to park it on the couch for hours just watching all these shows again.
May 9th, 2012 at 21:31 GMT
Whenever I think of "Gimme a Break" (which is rarely), all I can picture is that goldfish disappearing into the vacuum cleaner in the opening credit sequence. Does anyone else remember that? I didn't dream it, did I?
May 9th, 2012 at 21:44 GMT
I thought the Seavers had three kids, two boys and a girl? Oh wow, I looked up the show on IMDB. I thought the one with glasses was a boy. It's Tracey Gold though.
May 9th, 2012 at 22:14 GMT
13 isn't bad considering I only know these shows through pop culture osmosis. (The only one of these I ever seen a complete episode of is Cheers.)
May 9th, 2012 at 23:01 GMT
Monroe! Ted Knight is totally underrated.
May 9th, 2012 at 23:44 GMT
Perfect Strangers was the best sitcom of all time! I wish they would bring it back! I would love to see what Larry and Balki are up to nowadays!
May 9th, 2012 at 23:49 GMT
1. I missed Punky Brewster because I didn't notice it was her. You'd think she'd have been more central in that shot. 2. Won't lie, I was a little disappointed "Brocktoon" didn't work for Mr. Belvedere. 3. "My Two Dads" would be the title for a very different show these days.
May 10th, 2012 at 00:13 GMT
@monstro -- you didn't dream it...it really was part of the opening sequence. But I have to admit, I forgot about it until I saw your comment.
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