TV Trivia Questions

TV Trivia

Friday Oct 20
Q: Young Rob Reiner pinched Mary Tyler Moore on the set of what sitcom?

A: Rob Reiner pinched MTM while on the set of the Dick Van Dyke Show. The show was directed by his father, Carl Reiner.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Thursday Oct 19
Q: What TV character was played by two different actors, both named Dick?

A: On Bewitched, Darrin Stephens was initially played by Dick York, and was later replaced by Dick Sargent.

Darrin Stephenses

Wednesday Oct 18
Q: What catch-phrase did "Tricky Dick" Nixon utter on 60's variety show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"?

A: Said as only Nixon could: "Sock it to me?"

Tuesday Oct 17
Q: How many Dick Van Pattens does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Eight is Enough

Monday Oct 16
Q: The Simpsons made their television debut as a short in what FOX variety show?

A: The Simpsons got their start on The Tracey Ullman show.


Friday Oct 13
Q: In honor of today's date, I'll ask a logic puzzle which I've thinly veiled as a TV related question:

"Professor! Professor!"
"What is it, Gilligan?"
"On average, how often does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th?"
"Why Gilligan, the answer is elementary..."

What would The Professor's answer be?

A: "Why Gilligan, Halloween always falls on the 31st, and never on the 13th"
(I've asked this one before, and you'd be amazed at how many people go through complex calculations, taking leap year into account, etc. This time, though, everyone got it right!)

Thursday Oct 12
Q: It's never easy having two dates for the same night, and for Marcia Brady it's no different. When she finds she's made plans with a nerd and a jock, sitcom rules require her to dump the former. As we all know, though, comedy is a vengeful mistress, who soon rewards Marcia's dishonesty with a football-induced swollen nose.

What feeble excuse does she give to break her date with poor, sweet Charlie? For extra points, what was the name of the dreamy jock who later dumps her using the same excuse?

A: Marcia used the excuse "something suddenly came up" so she could go out with dreamboat Doug Simpson.

Tuesday Oct 11
Q: Before hocking contact lenses, actress Lynda Carter fought crime as what comic book heroine?

A: La Mujer de la Maravilla, or, in Engish: Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman

Monday Oct 10
Q: What fine Hormel product was immortalized by Monty Python's Flying circus?

A: Monty Python turned a nearly edible product into a cult favorite by performing a wonderful skit entitled Spam.