Are You An ’80s TV Show Expert? Take This Quiz!

We will always hold these TV shows from the ’80s close to our hearts. The characters entranced us, the storylines had us glued to our couches, it was television as it should be. While many of these shows luckily went on for many seasons, there’s a finite amount of episodes to watch now. That doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce! Take this quiz and see how well you remember your favorite TV shows from the ’80s/.

This show was nearly canceled in its first season.

Retry Correct Incorrect Of course, we know that Cheers wasn’t canceled in its first season. Premiering on September 30, 1982, the show went on for 275 episodes, and eleven seasons. After the first season, they were ranked in the top 10 TV shows and earned a record 117 Prime Time Emmy nominations.

This show was nearly canceled in its first season.

  • Cheers
  • Seinfeld
  • Wings
  • Newhart
0%

What beloved sitcom does this photo come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Starring Bill Cosby, The Cosby Show followed the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York for eight seasons. It was one of the biggest hit TV shows of the 1980s. The show won numerous People’s Choice and Emmy Awards.

What beloved sitcom does this photo come from?

  • A Different World
  • The Cosby Show
  • Family Ties
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
3%

Can you name what show this photo comes from?

Retry Correct Incorrect The TV show Alf stars a friendly extraterrestrial named ALF (Alien Life Form) who crash lands on earth and befriends the Tanner family. The TV series ran from 1986-1990 for 102 episodes.

Can you name what show this photo comes from?

  • Mork and Mindy
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Hogan Family
  • Alf
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What show does this loveable trio of kids come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect The coming-of-age TV series aired on ABC from 1988 until 1993. It starred Kevin Arnold navigating life in American middle-class suburbs. The show was highly relatable and loved by many.

What show does this loveable trio of kids come from?

  • The Wonder Years
  • Doogie Howser M.D.
  • Boy Meets World
  • Growing Pains
8%

What iconic ‘80s sitcom does this stylish shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect ’80s TV show Miami Vice followed police department detectives James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs” as they worked undercover in Miami, Florida. The series ran for five seasons.

What iconic ‘80s sitcom does this stylish shot come from?

  • Miami Vice
  • Crime Story
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Nash Bridges
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This show was known for its dry comedy.

Retry Correct Incorrect This still shot comes from the silly courtroom drama Night Court. Set in a night shift of a Manhattan municipal court, fans loved the goofy portrayal of America’s court system.

This show was known for its dry comedy.

  • Cheers
  • Night Court
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Cosby Show
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What sad season finale does this screen shot come?

Retry Correct Incorrect Goodbye, Farewell and Amen. This shot comes from the season finale of the classic military hit show M.A.S.H. 125 million viewers tuned in to watch the season finale, which lasted 2.5 hours long.

What sad season finale does this screen shot come?

  • Happy Days
  • Trapper John M.D.
  • All In The Family
  • M.A.S.H
15%

This show followed a character working for the United States government…

Retry Correct Incorrect Angus “Mac” MacGyver works as a secret agent who stops at nothing to solve problems. He believed in non-violence and refused to carry a gun. Instead, he was known for his resourcefulness.

This show followed a character working for the United States government…

  • MacGyver
  • Air Wolf
  • The A-Team
  • Mission: Impossible
18%

Where does this attitude-laden shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect This shot is from the amazing classic The Golden Girls, which starred four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida. The hilarious comedy of Betty White, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty kept audiences laughing.

Where does this attitude-laden shot come from?

  • Who’s The Boss
  • Designing Women
  • The Golden Girls
  • Empty Nest
20%

Where does this mean-muggin’ shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Did Mr. T give it away? This shot comes from The A-Team! The action-adventure series aired from 1983 to 1987 and followed characters who were said to be retired army soldiers.

Where does this mean-muggin’ shot come from?

  • Dallas
  • The A-Team
  • MacGyver
  • CHIPS
23%

What glamorous and dramatic series did this still shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Greed. Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. This dramatic shot came from one of the many fights that happened during Dynasty. The prime-time television soap opera focused on the wealthy Carrington family living in Denver, Colorado.

What glamorous and dramatic series did this still shot come from?

  • Dynasty
  • Dallas
  • Falcon Crest
  • Melrose Place
25%

What family sitcom does this memorable shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect It’s Growing Pains! Brad Pitt happened to guest star in this episode at the very beginning of his career. Other actors included Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke, Tracey Gold and Leonardo DiCaprio.

What family sitcom does this memorable shot come from?

  • Hogan Family
  • Growing Pains
  • Full House
  • Who’s The Boss
28%

What memorable 1980s series does this photo come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Yep, Scott Baio was pretty much at the top of his game in the 1980s. This one comes from Charles in Charge! Baio starred in the sitcom that lasted for 126 episodes over five seasons.

What memorable 1980s series does this photo come from?

  • Charles In Charge
  • Webster
  • Happy Days
  • Who’s The Boss?
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This image reeks of the ’80s – name that show.

Retry Correct Incorrect Check out those scrunchies! This photo comes from the classic show, Who’s The Boss. This still features both Alyssa Milano and Leah Remini. The show went on the become one of the most popular sitcoms of the ’80s.

This image reeks of the ’80s – name that show.

  • Growing Pains
  • The Golden Girls
  • Who’s The Boss
  • Living Dolls
33%

What amazing 1980s police-based show does this photo come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Let’s be careful out there! This shot comes from the classic Hill Street Blues primetime show that aired from 1981 to 1987. The show won an incredible eight Emmy Awards in its debut season.

What amazing 1980s police-based show does this photo come from?

  • L.A. Law
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • TJ Hooker
  • Hill Street Blues
35%

What classic 80s family show does this still shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Have mercy! This one is Full House. While this one seems like a ‘90s show, it actually got its start in 1987 running until 1995. Although it never earned much critical acclaim, it was a fan favorite.

What classic 80s family show does this still shot come from?

  • Family Matters
  • Step By Step
  • Home Improvement
  • Full House
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What classic show does this great shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Magnum P.I. is the correct answer. The mustachioed Tom Selleck starred in this classic about a private investigator. The show was ranked in the top 20 TV programs during the first five years it aired in the U.S.

What classic show does this great shot come from?

  • Knight Rider
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Simon and Simon
  • Magnum P.I.
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What classic show (with a recent film remake) does this still shot come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Too cool for school! This one is 21 Jump Street, one of Johnny Depp’s early roles. The show premiered in 1987 and focused on young undercover police officers posing as students in high schools and colleges.

What classic show (with a recent film remake) does this still shot come from?

  • Booker
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Wise Guy
  • Hill Street Blues
43%

What 1980’s show do these iconic characters show up in?

Retry Correct Incorrect That’s Al and Peg Bundy! Who could forget these two characters and their classic show, Married With Children? Al Bundy was once a star football player in high school. Now he’s a father to kids who show no respect.

What 1980’s show do these iconic characters show up in?

  • Roseanne
  • Married With Children
  • Seinfeld
  • Who’s The Boss?
45%

What classic 1980s show does this still come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect A lone crusader in a dangerous world! David Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight in the television series Knight Rider. The action-crime show aired on NBC from 1982 until 1986 for four seasons.

What classic 1980s show does this still come from?

  • The A-Team
  • Magnum P.I.
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Knight Rider
48%

Where did these two cousins come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect It was always a good time with Bo, Luke, and Daisy! The Dukes of Hazzard action-comedy followed the adventures of “The Duke Boys” and their family living on a farm in Georgia.

Where did these two cousins come from?

  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Dukes
  • Blue Skies
50%

Which ’80s doctor show was this?

Retry Correct Incorrect The medical drama show had a loyal following of viewers who tuned into the realistic, gritty drama that won 13 Emmy Awards during the six seasons it aired from 1982 until 1988.

Which ’80s doctor show was this?

  • ER
  • St. Elsewhere
  • Chicago Story
  • Doogie Hoswer, M.D.
53%

In which cop show did this scene take place?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jack Lord starred in this hit show. Hawaii Five-0 barely made it into the ’80s (ending in 1980) but we’ll never forget this police drama series! The show has since been revived.

In which cop show did this scene take place?

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • N.C.I.S.
55%

Can you recognize what show this might be from?

Retry Correct Incorrect This screenshot is from the detective tv series Simon & Simon. Following two brothers running a San Diego private detective agency, the show ran for eight seasons, from 1981 to 1989.

Can you recognize what show this might be from?

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Simon & Simon
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • The A-Team
58%

This vacation scene is from what show?

Retry Correct Incorrect Angela Lansbury made a visit to the set of Magnum, P.I. We’re throwing extra points to Tom Selleck for his classy island outfit, while they filmed on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu.

This vacation scene is from what show?

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Lace
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Hawaii Five-0
60%

What other show did Tom Selleck and Angela Lansbury do together?

Retry Correct Incorrect Tom Selleck appeared as Magnum on Murder, She Wrote. Hopefully, you weren’t led astray from the last question! This crime-drama TV series aired from 1984 until 1996. Lansbury was nominated for 10 Golden Globes and 12 Emmy’s for her performance.

What other show did Tom Selleck and Angela Lansbury do together?

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Miami Vice
  • Sweeny Todd
63%

Does anyone in this scene tip you off to what show this is?

Retry Correct Incorrect The TV show Laverne & Shirley was one of the many spin-offs of Happy Days, following the two friends as they lived together and worked at a Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Does anyone in this scene tip you off to what show this is?

  • Laverne & Shirley
  • Happy Days
  • Carol Burnett & Company
  • Mork & Mindy
65%

Which drama did this scene come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Kelly Ripa met her husband, Mark Consuelos, when they were both on All My Children. The soap opera was a huge hit, airing for an incredible 41 years on ABC. It eventually went off the air due to low ratings.

Which drama did this scene come from?

  • The City
  • All My Children
  • Guiding Light
  • One Life to Live
68%

The people in this scene should give away the answer…

Retry Correct Incorrect Of course, that’s Peter Falk! Falk played Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department as he smoked cigars and solved crime. The show went on for 10 seasons.

The people in this scene should give away the answer…

  • Columbo
  • Moonlighting
  • Remington Steele
  • Murder, She Wrote
70%

Who is this father figure from?

Retry Correct Incorrect Conrad Bain was Phillip Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes. The show was loved by many, and became known for the tough social issues they tackled, like racism, kidnapping, and drug use.

Who is this father figure from?

  • The Love Boat
  • Diff’rent Strokes
  • Three’s Company
  • The Facts of Life
73%

This house was on the opening credits of which show?

Retry Correct Incorrect This was the house of the Winslow family on Family Matters. The series ran from 1989-1998, following the middle-class African American family living in Chicago, Illinois. And who can forget their neighbor Steve Urkel?

This house was on the opening credits of which show?

  • Facts of Life
  • Family Matters
  • All In The Family
  • The Jeffersons
75%

Which show is this messy scene from?

Retry Correct Incorrect You know you remember these Ingalls kids! Little House on the Prairi starred Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson living on a farm in Minnesota in the 1870s and 1880s.

Which show is this messy scene from?

  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
78%

Do you recognize this forgotten show?

Retry Correct Incorrect Robin Williams played an alien on this show. Mork and Mindy was a spin-off of Happy Days and aired from 1978 until 1982. It was the start of Williams’ career, who a producer called, “The only alien who auditioned for the role.”

Do you recognize this forgotten show?

  • Mork & Mindy
  • Saturday Night Live
  • My Sister Sam
  • Happy Days
80%

You will never guess where this scene is from…

Retry Correct Incorrect Bob Denver and the rest of the castaways guest starred in this episode of Roseanne. The TV show was a hit for 10 seasons and was embroiled in controversy just before it was set to air once again.

You will never guess where this scene is from…

  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Love, American Style
  • The Love Boat
  • Roseanne
83%

Which sitcom does this show look like?

Retry Correct Incorrect This is from the pilot episode of Silver Spoons. The storyline follows a son (Ricky Stratton) who moves in with his rich father (Edward Stratton III) who acts like a child himself.
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Which sitcom does this show look like?

  • Silver Spoons
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Diff’rent Strokes
  • Growing Pains
85%

This doctor show was a favorite among many.

Retry Correct Incorrect Neil Patrick Harris has come a long way since his Doogie Howser days! Harris had the starring role as a genius teenager working as a physician. The show ran for four seasons, from 1989 until 1993.

This doctor show was a favorite among many.

  • Guiding Light
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • St. Elsewhere
  • E.R.
88%

This scene reminds you of the good times from which show?

Retry Correct Incorrect Yup, Joanie Cunningham got her own spin-off show after Happy Days. She co-starred in Joanie Loves Chachi which received high ratings for the first few episodes. It was named #17 on the list of 25 Biggest TV Blunders.

This scene reminds you of the good times from which show?

  • Joanie Loves Chachi
  • Love, American Style
  • Happy Days
  • Laverne & Shirley
90%

Which show was this scene from?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Jeffersons is a spin-off of All in the Family and is one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time. It was also the first TV series to prominently feature a married interracial couple.

Which show was this scene from?

  • Good Times
  • All in the Family
  • The Love Boat
  • The Jeffersons
93%

What show is this living room on?

Retry Correct Incorrect Three’s Company. After Suzanne Somers left, she was replaced by Jennilee Harrison and Priscilla Barnes. The story revolving around three single roommates was widely popular and still referenced in culture today.

What show is this living room on?

  • Three’s A Crowd
  • Robin’s Nest
  • Love Thy Neighbor
  • Three’s Company
95%

This wedding happened on what show?

Retry Correct Incorrect This was from your favorite female spy show! Charlie’s Angels was a crime drama TV series that originally starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith. It had a couple of successful years before the ratings fell off.

This wedding happened on what show?

  • Charlie’s Angels
  • All My Children
  • Carol Burnett & Company
  • Guiding Light
98%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry No Way Jose! You might need to brush up on your ‘80s TV show knowledge! Cut It Out! You might want to give this quiz another shot! Have Mercy! Now we’re talking, getting closer to a perfect score! You Got It Dude! Great job, you obviously known your ‘80s television!
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