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Trivia Quiz - Weird Television Shows

The golden age of television has given us some TV shows that were great, some that were not so great, and some that were bizarre. See how much you know about some of the stranger shows to make it to the small screen.

Quiz Number: 3509
Date Submitted: October 27, 2010
Quiz Categories: TV Sitcoms, TV Dramas
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 39.2 percent
Times Taken: 48 times
Taken by Registered Users: 10

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1. This 1968 ABC series was about a man who was reunited with his son and grandson (who looked just like him) after being found frozen alive in an avalanche in Alaska 100 years after his disappearance. What was the name of the show?
  A.   Home for Dinner
  B.   On Ice
  C.   The Second Hundred Years
  D.   Frozen Alive

2. The 1978 NBC series "Quark" featured actor Richard Benjamin in what role?
  A.   Janitor of a rest stop in outer space
  B.   Owner of an intergalactic bar
  C.   An intergalactic garbage man
  D.   Leader of an intergalactic criminal gang

3. A short lived 2007 ABC series called "The Knights of Prosperity" featured the exploits of a group of ne'er do wells to attempted to rob real life celebrities. Who was their first "victim"?
  A.   Tom Cruise
  B.   George Clooney
  C.   Mick Jagger
  D.   Sandra Bullock

4. This ABC sitcom, which aired in 1976, featured a police detective paired with an android. What was the name of this show?
  A.   Holmes and Yo-Yo
  B.   I'm Fenster, He's Dickens
  C.   Two for Justice
  D.   Freebie and the Bean

5. The premise of this 1966 NBC show was about an executive of a baby food company who pays a single girl who lives upstairs from him to portray his wife so he can get a promotion. What was the name of this show?
  A.   Occasional Wife
  B.   Wife for Hire
  C.   Marry Me
  D.   For Better, For Worse, For Promotion

6. What 1968-69 ABC comedy featured Peter Kastner as an American man who pretended to be a female fashion model so he could go to London to be near the girl of his dreams?
  A.   London Calling
  B.   The Ugliest Girl in Town
  C.   Model Behavior
  D.   Carnaby Street

7. This 1977 CBS offering featured Paul Shaffer and Greg Evigan as a pair of struggling musicians who sign a contract with the devil in exchange for a year of success as pop stars:
  A.   The Devil Made Me Do It
  B.   Deal With the Devil
  C.   Hit Parade to Hell
  D.   A Year at the Top

8. The 1979 ABC series "Salvage One" featured what well-known television actor as the head of a salvage company who builds his own space ship from a cement mixer, tanker truck, and other salvage items?
  A.   John Forsythe
  B.   Hugh Beaumont
  C.   Andy Griffith
  D.   Lorne Greene

9. This 1979 CBS series, which tried to capitalize on the success of the movie "Animal House" by portraying the hijinks of a college sorrority, was cancelled after only one episode. What was the name of this show?
  A.   Co-Ed Fever
  B.   Sweethearts of Sigma Chi
  C.   Sorrority Days
  D.   College Cuties

10. This 1961 CBS game show hosted by Jackie Gleason featured celebrities sticking their heads into holes in a picture or scene and trying to guess what the scene or picture was. It was yanked after only one episode. What was the name of the show?
  A.   Where Am I?
  B.   You're in the Picture
  C.   Celebrity Portrait
  D.   What's the Scene?®   

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