Saturday, February 4, 2023

TV Banter Quiz #30


Are you ready for the latest TV Banter television quiz?  Get ready and good luck!  There are ten questions.

1.  In which city did Eight is Enough take place?

A.  Los Angeles, California

B.  Boston, Massachusetts

C.  Cleveland, Ohio

D.  Sacramento, California

E.  Seattle, Washington

2.  On The Beverly Hillbillies, Jane Hathaway, secretary to Milburn Drysdale, the Clampett family's banker, had a hobby.  What was Miss Hathaway's hobby?

A. playing Cribbage

B.  bird watching

C. stamp collecting

D.  coin collecting

E.  playing badminton

3.  Tom Selleck is best known for his starring roles in Magnum, PI (1980-1988) and Blue Bloods    (2010 -).  Earlier in his career, Tom played the role of Jed Andrews on a daytime soap opera.  What is the name of that soap?

Tom Selleck

A.  The Young and the Restless

B.  All My Children

C.  Days of our Lives

D.  As the World Turns

E.  General Hospital

4.  On Friends, what was the name of Ross's capuchin monkey?

A.  Marty

B.  Morgan

C.  Mitch

D.  Marcel

E.  Marv

5.  On Marcus Welby, M.D., what vehicle did Dr. Steven Kiley (James Brolin) drive to work?

A.  Chevy Corvette

B.  Volkswagen Bug

C.  Motorcycle

D.  Bicycle

E.   Ford Mustang

6.  On Frasier, what breed of dog was Eddie?

A.  Boston Terrier

B.  Basenji

C.   Rat Terrier

D.  Mutt

E.  Jack Russell Terrier

7.  On Seinfeld, what was the first name of George's father?

A.  Frank Costanza

B.  Joe Costanza

C,  Tony Costanza

D.  Al Costanza

E.  George Costanza Sr.

8.  On Family Ties, Michael J. Fox portrayed a young, conservative Republican.  What did the "P." in the name of Alex P. Keaton's stand for?

Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton

A.  Peter

B.  Percival

C.  Peace

D.  Prescott

E. Patrick

9.  On The Waltons, where was Walton's Mountain located?

A.  West Virginia

B.  Virginia

C.  Oklahoma

D.  North Dakota

E.  South Dakota

10.   Which French actor appeared in an episode of  I Love Lucy during Lucy and Ricky's visit to Paris?

A.  Maurice Chevalier

B.  Yves Montand

C.  Charles Boyer

D.  Jean-Louis Trintgnant

E.  Jean-Paul Belmondo


1.  D.  

Sacramento, California

Eight is Enough was set in Sacramento, California, where the patriarch of the Bradford family, Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten), worked as a newspaper columnist for the fictional Sacramento Register.

2.  B.

Bird watching

Jane Hathaway (Nancy Kulp), Mr. Drysdale's secretary, was a member of a zany bird watcher club.  She wore hiking clothes and used binoculars.

Nancy Kulp also played the bird-loving Pamela Livingstone on The Bob Cummings show in the 1950s

3.  A

The Young and the Restless

From 1974 to 1975, Tom Selleck portrayed Jed Andrews on The Young and the Restless.

Below is a photo of Tom during his Young and Restless days.

4.  D


Ross (David Schwimmer) with Marcel

In the tenth episode of the fourth season of Friends, Ross Geller, adopts a monkey to keep him company after his divorce.  The episode, entitled "The One with the Monkey," was first broadcast on December 15, 1994.  The pet monkey, Marcel, was actually a female capuchin named Katie.

5.  C


Dr. Steven Kiley, played by James Brolin, drove a motorcycle to work.

6.  E

Jack Russell Terrier

Frasier's father, Martin Crane, owned a Jack Russell named Eddie.  Eddie was portrayed by a dog named Moose for the first seven seasons of Frasier, and by Moose's son, Enzo, for the remaining four.  Eddie was capable of understanding many commands, and human language to a degree.  He would run away when someone spelled out B-A-T-H.  He generally listened only to Martin.

7.  A   

Frank Costanza

John Randolph (left) and Jerry Stiller

The first actor to portray Frank Costanza on Seinfeld was John Randolph.  Randolph originated the role in a Season 4.episode entitled "The Handicap Spot," in which George borrows his father's car.  Frank didn't reappear until the Season 5, Episode 2 of the series. entitled "The Puffy Shirt."  The character was recast and John Randolph was replaced with comedian Jerry Stiller.  Stiller became much more popular with viewers and was more suited to the role.

8.  C


Alex's parents, Elyse and Steven Keaton (Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross),were hippies during the 1960s.  That's why they chose "Peace" as their son's middle name.  There was an episode of Family Ties where there was a flashback to when Alex was a baby, and it was revealed how he got his second name.  According to the episode, entitled "A Christmas Story" (Season 1, Episode 11, Air Date: December 15, 1982), Alex was born in 1965, while his parents were on assignment in Africa, having been influenced by John F. Kennedy to join the Peace Corps.

During his audition for the role of Alex, Michael J. Fox, who played Elyse and Steven's conservative Republican son, suggested that the initial "P." should be added to Alex's name.  The writers liked the idea.

9.  B


The Waltons was set in the fictional mountain community in the fictitious Jefferson County, Virginia.  Located near Charlottesville, Virginia.  The small hamlet was actually the hometown of Earl Hamner, whose writings formed the basis of the TV series.  Hamner outlined his settings based on his childhood home in  Schyuyler, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There is a Walton's Mountain Museum in a corner of the mountains.

The "Walton's Mountain" shown on the TV show was actually a hill in the Hollywood Hills.

10. C.

Charles Boyer

Lucy with Charles Boyer in  I Love Lucy 

Charles Boyer appeared in a 1956 episode of I Love Lucy entitled "Lucy Meets Charles Boyer" (Season 5, Episode 19, Air Date: March 5, 1956).  

- Joanne

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