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The 1980s Sitcoms Quiz
by Staff
You could say that the 1980s were the heyday of sitcoms. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the families, workplaces and catchphrases of '80s sitcoms.

This '80s sitcom inspired the phrase "jump the shark."

  • "Happy Days"
  • "Diff'rent Strokes"
  • "Gimme a Break!"

Name the '80s sitcom by workplace: the Stratford Inn.

  • "Silver Spoons"
  • "Kate & Allie"
  • "Newhart"

Name the '80s sitcom by workplace: Sugarbaker & Associates.

  • "Designing Women"
  • "Bosom Buddies"
  • "Webster"

Name the '80s sitcom by workplace: "FYI" TV newsmagazine.

  • "Murphy Brown"
  • "Barney Miller"
  • "One Day at a Time"

Name the '80s sitcom by workplace: Blue Moon Detective Agency.

  • "Mr. Belvedere"
  • "Too Close for Comfort"
  • "Moonlighting"

Name the '80s sitcom by workplace: Jack's Bistro.

  • "Three's A Crowd"
  • "Growing Pains"
  • "227"

What was the nickname of Rudy's friend Kenny on "The Cosby Show"?

  • Bud
  • Red
  • Mike

Bud on "Married … With Children" created this alter ego to help his luck with the ladies.

  • Lance DeGroove
  • Chester Love
  • Grandmaster B

Tony Danza starred on this sitcom before making the leap to "Who's the Boss?"

  • "Benson"
  • "Soap"
  • "Taxi"

The sister of this famous actor played Scott Baio's mom in both "Happy Days" and "Charles in Charge."

  • John Lithgow
  • John Travolta
  • Nicolas Cage

What was the name of Norm's never-seen wife on "Cheers"?

  • Suzanne
  • Vera
  • Eileen

Which football team did "Coach" coach?

  • the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles
  • the Central Illinois Bobcats
  • the Western Washington Titans

"Head of the Class" starred this actor from "WKRP in Cincinnati."

  • Tim Reid
  • Loni Anderson
  • Howard Hesseman

What was Punky Brewster's real name?

  • Isabelle
  • Anne Marie
  • Penelope

On "Night Court," Harry is a major fan of this singer.

  • Sonny Bono
  • Mel Torme
  • Dean Martin

Where was Balki from on "Perfect Strangers"?

  • Mypos
  • Fidakia
  • Lefkada

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "Golden Girls."

  • "Mama's Family"
  • "Empty Nest"
  • "Benson"

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "The Cosby Show."

  • "Family Matters"
  • "Amen"
  • "A Different World"

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "Growing Pains."

  • "Just the Ten of Us"
  • "Too Close for Comfort"
  • "Who's the Boss?"

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "Diff'rent Strokes."

  • "Designing Women"
  • "The Jeffersons"
  • "The Facts of Life"

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "Perfect Strangers."

  • "Family Matters"
  • "Who's the Boss?"
  • "Gimme a Break!"

Name the spinoff of the '80s sitcom: "Happy Days."

  • "Silver Spoons"
  • "What's Happening Now!"
  • "Mork & Mindy"

Name the show with this family: Jamie, Sarah and Adam Powell.

  • "Charles in Charge"
  • "One Day at a Time"
  • "Too Close for Comfort"

Name the show with this family: Heather and Wesley Owens.

  • "Mr. Belvedere"
  • "Silver Spoons"
  • "227"

Name the show with this family: Samantha Micelli and Jonathan Bower.

  • "Bosom Buddies"
  • "Benson"
  • "Who's the Boss?"

Name the show with this family: Lynn and Brian Tanner.

  • "Small Wonder"
  • "ALF"
  • "Gimme a Break!"

Name the show with this family: D.J., Stephanie and Michelle Tanner.

  • "Mama's Family"
  • "Married … With Children"
  • "Full House"

Name the show with this family: Karen, Wayne and Kevin Arnold.

  • "Barney Miller"
  • "The Wonder Years"
  • "Benson"

Name the show with this family: Becky, Darlene, D.J. and Jerry Garcia Conner.

  • "Family Matters"
  • "Roseanne"
  • "Gimme a Break!"

Name the show with this family: Alex, Mallory, Jennifer and Andrew Keaton.

  • "Family Ties"
  • "Coach"
  • "Webster"