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Behind the Sitcom Scenes: The Ultimate TV Family Quiz
by Staff
Fancy yourself a sitcom trivia master? Take our quiz to test your knowledge about who were original cast members, who hated who and other obscure tidbits about everyone's favorite fictional families.

Which sassy actress was unceremoniously dumped from her show's cast thanks to differences with the lead actor?

  • Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner on "Roseanne")
  • Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air")
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh on "Beverly Hills, 90210")

Which TV sitcom so completely axed a character from existence that a term was coined specifically describing the phenomenon?

  • "Happy Days"
  • "Family Matters"
  • "That '70s Show"

What were the original occupations of Cliff and Claire Huxtable, of "The Cosby Show" fame?

  • accountant and dentist
  • doctor and lawyer
  • limousine driver and union plumber

Whatever happened to Carol and Mike Brady's first spouses?

  • One died, and the other was never explained.
  • Both died.
  • One died, and one divorced.

What was the name of the child temporarily adopted by Al and Peg Bundy on "Married… With Children"?

  • Buck
  • Seven
  • Steve

Which television star, ironically known for playing a not-so-bright character, is actually a genius in real life?

  • Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy on "Modern Family")
  • Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy on "Married… With Children")
  • Joey Lawrence (Joey Russo on "Blossom")

Which "Friends" actress was originally favored to play the part of Ray Romano's wife on "Everybody Loves Raymond"?

  • Courteney Cox (Monica)
  • Jane Sibbett (Carol)
  • Christine Taylor (Bonnie)

Which actor was cast as Rudy Huxtable, only to have the role ripped away from his tiny, little clutches?

  • Gary Coleman ("Diff'rent Strokes")
  • Jaleel White ("Family Matters")
  • Emmanuel Lewis ("Webster")

Which long-running television family found out they'd been canceled at the same time as the rest of the world?

  • The Arnolds
  • The Jeffersons
  • The Winslows

Which comic actress completely revamped the roles of her onscreen parents after uncovering repressed memories of abuse by her own parents?

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Courteney Cox
  • Roseanne