Saturday, September 22, 2012

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: 80s TV

Making it to the podium is rarely easy. However, it was even more difficult this week because there were some very strong scores that just missed the cut. Here are the names of the Illustrious Three for the week:

1st place-  Rich: 52 pts... a perfect score, plus those 2 bonus pts for being the early bird... wicked job!!
2nd place- David B.: 50 pts... righteous!
 3rd place- Michelle: 48 pts... fresh!
Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.

1. 2 pts- The A-Team The mohawked character in the photo had a fear of what?  3 bonus pts- flying or as David B. said, 'fraid to fly, fool!
2. 2 pts- Dynasty
3. 2 pts- Moonlighting
4. 2 pts- Pee Wee's Playhouse
5. 2 pts- Magnum, P.I.


6. 3 pts- Solid Gold (pictured are hosts Marilyn McCoo and Andy Gibb)
7. 2 pts- Fraggle Rock If these characters touch their heads together before falling asleep, what happens? 3 bonus pts- They share the same dream
8. 2 pts- Remington Steele
9. 2 pts-  You Can't Do That on Television (getting slimed in the top photo and all cleaned up in the bottom one is a young Alanis Morissette)
10. 4 pts- Falcon Crest
11. 3 pts- Out of This World. This fantasy sitcom ran in first-run syndication from 1987-1991. It starred Maureen Flannigan as a teen who discovers she's half-alien and as a result, is gifted with supernatural powers. What actor provided the voice for this character's father? 4 bonus pts- Burt Reynolds
12. 4 pts- Riptide. This detective series ran on NBC from 1984-1986 and starred Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray.
13. 2 pts- Who's the Boss
14. 2 pts- Punky Brewster
15. 6 pts- Filthy Rich. This sitcom spoof of nighttime soaps ran on CBS from 1982-1983 and starred Dixie Carter and Delta Burke, who reunited a few years later for the hit series Designing Women

I am impressed at the number of you who got #15 correct! I felt like a pitcher who thinks he throwing heat, only to be "taken yard" by the batter at the plate.

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