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May 8th, 2012 at 05:19 GMT
@Dru This was AWESOME and made me think. My only suggestion might be that for me there was no way I could recognize Tracey from that picture.
May 8th, 2012 at 06:54 GMT
Ah yes, 1996. The year the "jumping the shark" bar was lowered from five years to five episodes.
May 8th, 2012 at 15:11 GMT
"Doug" didn't start in 1996; the terrible Disney version did, but the show itself began in 1991. And it's "Sabrina, THE Teenage Witch". Otherwise, great quiz (of course). Also, Sprout, Tracey was one of the first pictures I knew!
May 8th, 2012 at 18:06 GMT
Ah, I see. I've swapped out Doug. The problem with every Tracey Takes On picture I can find is that she's equally unrecognizable in all of them.
May 9th, 2012 at 23:00 GMT
Her unrecognizableness (unrecognizability?) made me recognize her...but I couldn't think of another show she was in, and I knew it wasn't the Tracy Ullman Show. Also I don't understand how Millennium is so low; presumably anyone who watched the X-Files either watched Millennium or was aware of it...*shrug*
May 14th, 2012 at 20:25 GMT
@pete: Probably because most people can't spell Millennium correctly - 2 Ls, 2 Ns.
Jul 18th, 2012 at 20:51 GMT
Judge Judy I thought was much earlier, I feel like that show was on all through the 90s.
Jul 20th, 2012 at 05:34 GMT
No Spin City?, because that debuted in '96 as well.
Game published: Sep 30th, 2012 at 15:00 GMT
Sep 30th, 2012 at 15:11 GMT
Ah, Pacific Blue: It's like Baywatch, but with bicycles. And fewer boobs.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 15:35 GMT
Not a whole lot of good shows debuting in 1996, were there?
Sep 30th, 2012 at 16:05 GMT
On the contrary, Mario Lopez is one of the biggest boobs out there.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 17:23 GMT
Good times! I used to love "Early Edition" but had since forgotten about its existence until now!
Sep 30th, 2012 at 17:48 GMT
I'm absolutely floored that "Millennium" is the least gotten, even lower than "Tracy Takes On". I watched every episode of "Millennium" and it was a spin off of a fantastically famous show ("X-Files") and had a known sci-fi actor as its star.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 17:57 GMT
I miss Nash Bridges and Suddenly Susan. They don't play reruns anymore.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 18:06 GMT
"That's Dana Carvey, but what show was he in?" No point guessing anything.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 20:23 GMT
I'm stunned and saddened that only 6% of people got Millennium right.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 20:46 GMT
I am absolutely floored that I hadn't realized Kyle Chandler was the star of Early Edition even though I watched it a lot as a child.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 20:57 GMT
Millennium was a great show, but ultimately too dark for network TV. It could have flourished a decade later on cable!
Sep 30th, 2012 at 20:59 GMT
Accepting "Dexter" for "Dexter's Laboratory" seems wrong somehow...
Sep 30th, 2012 at 22:06 GMT
I got Millennium, but not much else. I remember those pre-Jon Stewart Daily Show days.
Sep 30th, 2012 at 23:52 GMT
sabrina teenage witch great show that had a great run.
Oct 1st, 2012 at 05:15 GMT
Does anyone else think Billy Bush from Access Hollywood looks like Simon Baker? I typed in The Mentalist and then couldn't think of anything else Baker had been in.
Oct 1st, 2012 at 16:52 GMT
Seems like a lot of these didn't last long. Had a lot of them continued into the 2000s, they would probably be more frequently guessed.
Oct 1st, 2012 at 19:11 GMT
Ah, "The Pretender"-I loved that show. At least I did until it jumped the shark, and then circled back around to jump it again. And again. Still- that show made me one happy teenage girl for awhile there.
Oct 2nd, 2012 at 17:36 GMT
You accepted "Dexter" for "Dexter's Laboratory" but not "Tracy Takes On" for "Tracey Takes On"? Didn't even think of adding the "e" to her first name, but I had the show right.
Nov 4th, 2012 at 14:22 GMT
The problem with MILLENNIUM is that second "N"! If only more people (myself included) knew how to SPELL it right!
Dec 14th, 2012 at 05:25 GMT
I regularly watched 5 of these... and only remembered the names of 4.
Mar 6th, 2013 at 08:23 GMT
Kind of lame that you accept "Craig Kilborn" for "The Daily Show." I typed his name on the chance he had an eponymous show and yet I get credit for the show I forgot he hosted and wouldn't have guessed... Also, accept 'pac blue' for 'Pacific Blue,' that's what it's generally referred to as.
Mar 6th, 2013 at 14:12 GMT
7th Heaven- Best show out there, still!
Apr 3rd, 2013 at 11:45 GMT
Good quiz, druhutch. Question. Have you thought about quizzes on the TV debuts of shows from 2009 and later?
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