Can You Name the TV Couple From a One-Sentence Summary?

Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

How easily can you identify love and TV's most popular couples? You'd be hard pressed to find a show on TV without a couple bringing in all the romance. While drama and comedy are great, they're enhanced when there's a couple supporting the scenes. From all the greatest couples in TV's past and present, can you name each couple from just one sentence?

While the first TV show aired in 1928, the rise of TV began in the early 1950s. The decade brought in shows like I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Leave It to Beaver and The Honeymooners. At the center of these shows, you could usually find a couple that left you with tons of drama and laughs. Lucy and Ricky were perfect for laughs, while June and Ward Cleaver were role model parents. As time progressed and TV changed, you were introduced to even more dynamic couples of the '90s. Cory and Topanga were the go-to couple for the coming-of-age millennials, while everyone else was tuning in to the on-again, off-again relationship of Ross and Rachel from Friends. There are a ton of couples who have lit up the primetime screen. While it might be easy to spot them, can you name them from a simple description? Let's find out!

Two 20-somethings living with their friends in New York City, they could never agree whether or not they were on a break.

"Friends" premiered on NBC in 1994. The series followed around six friends who where trying to sort through their personal and professional lives. Jennifer Aniston starred as Rachel Green, while David Schwimmer starred as Ross Gellar.

This couple was “moving on up to the East Side” with their dry-cleaning business.

"The Jeffersons" premiered on CBS in 1975 and would air for eleven seasons before ending in 1985. The series was a spin-off of "All in the Family" and showed the Jeffersons moving to the Upper East Side and running their dry-cleaning business.

In a drab paper company, these two co-workers fell in love in the midst of pranking their office mate.

Jim and Pam Halpert are two characters from the NBC sitcom "The Office." Played by John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, the characters are two employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

With tons of comedy happening in their apartment, this couple often has explaining to do!

"I Love Lucy" first premiered in 1951 on CBS. The series starred real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. The series ended after 6 seasons in 1957.

These young teens were growing up and falling in love during their "wonder years."

Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper are two characters from the late '80s/early '90s sitcom "The Wonder Years." The characters were played by Ben Savage as the lead and Danica McKellar as his love interest.

This couple first met in high school, as a freshman "nerd" and awkward sophomore.

"Beverly Hills 90210" is the was the popular 1990 FOX series about a group of teens growing up in Beverly Hills. Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling starred as couple David and Donna, who met in high school.

A Broadway producer hires a fashionista nanny to watch his children and falls in love.

Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy star as Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield in the popular '90s sitcom "The Nanny." The series aired for six years, from 1993-1999.

These surgeons fell in love while working at the drama-filled Seattle Grace.

A popular Shonda Rhimes series, "Grey's Anatomy" premiered on ABC in 2005. The series follows a hospital staff at a Seattle Hospital. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey starred as Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd.

As she was learning about sex in the Big Apple, she met a smooth-talking financier.

Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big are two characters from "Sex and the City." Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth, the series premiered on HBO in 1998 and ended in 2004.

Honeymooning in the 1950s, this series followed a bus driver and his wife living in NYC.

"The Honeymooners" premiered in 1955, and although it only lasted until 1956, the series was extremely popular. It starred Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason as Alice and Ralph Cramden.

Living life in a cartoon world, this couple is raising their children in Springfield.

Marge and Homer Simpson are the heads of household of one of the most popular shows on TV - "The Simpsons." The show premiered on FOX in 1989 and is still airing in 2018.

This couple probably had a few kisses that were "saved by the bell."

"Saved by the Bell" premiered in 1989, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen starred as his love interest, Kelly Kapowski.

This old-school couple featured a working-class bigot and a "dingbat" wife.

"All in the Family" premiered on CBS in 1971. The series starred Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as Archie and Edith Bunker. The series sparked numerous spin-offs, including "Maude," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times."

You could say "cheers" to this couple that fell in love in a Boston bar.

"Cheers" first premiered in 1982. Ted Danson and Shelley Long starred as Sam Malone and Diane Chambers.

In an extremely complicated relationship, this couple was made up of a vampire and a vampire slayer.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was the 1996 TV show that premiered years after the film. It starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as the title character, as well as David Boreanaz as Angel.

A mild-mannered, bubbly couple become dads by adopting their daughter from Vietnam.

"Modern Family" premiered on ABC in 2009. The series is still running presently. Mitch and Cam are portrayed by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.

A mafia boss runs the streets of New Jersey and returns home to his rational, homemaker wife.

"The Sopranos" premiered on HBO in 1999. The popular series starred the late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as his wife, Carmela. The series ended in 2007.

One of the most powerful couples in the fictional world, one was the president of the U.S. and the other was the fixer of all crises.

Written by Shonda Rhimes, "Scandal" premiered on ABC in 2012. The series starred Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a fixer and mistress to the president of the United States, played by Tony Goldwyn.

Having known each other since they were kids, two teens fall in love in a "creek."

"Dawson's Creek" premiered on The WB in 1998. Ending after six seasons in 2003, the series starred James Van Der Beek, while Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes played Pacey and Joey.

One jokester and one "unnerving" girl fall in love in an Indiana parks department.

"Parks and Recreation" premiered on NBC in 2009 and aired until 2015. The series starred Amy Poehler as a Parks Director in Pawnee, Indiana. Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza starred as Andy and April.

This big-talking radio host might tell his advertising exec wife, "You go girl!"

"Martin" premiered on Fox in 1992. The series followed a budding radio host and his friends. Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin starred as Martin and Gina, respectively.

A basketball player and un-preppy cheerleader fall in love in a small basketball town.

"One Tree Hill" premiered on The WB in 2003 before ending its nine-year run in 2012 on The CW. The series starred Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton as Lucas and Peyton.

A PR director and movie maker get married and live as newlyweds.

"Mad About You" aired on NBC in 1992. The series starred Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser as Jamie and Paul, respectively. The series ended in 1999 after seven seasons.

HAVE MERCY on this beautiful couple - a rock star and talk show host.

"Full House" is the popular late '80s/early '90s sitcom about a widowed father raising his three daughters. John Stamos and Lori Loughlin star in the series as Jesse and Becky from 1987-1995.

After the crash of their plane, she stitches up her partner's back before they fall in love throughout the season.

"Lost" first premiered on ABC in 2004. The series followed a group of characters who were forced to survive after living through an airplane crash. Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly starred as Jack Shephard and Kate Austen.

A couples raises their three children in 1970s Chicago.

"Good Times" first premiered in 1974 on CBS. The series starred Esther Rolle and John Amos and ran for six seasons, until 1979.

While originally at odds, these two doctors fall in love with each other.

"The Mindy Project" premiered on Fox in 2012. The series starred Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina as Mindy and Danny, respectively. In 2015 the series was moved to Hulu, then ended after six seasons in 2017.

A power couple, this college professor and judge helped raise their nephew in Bel-Air, California.

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" premiered on NBC in 1990. The series starred Will Smith as a young teen who is sent to live with his rich family after getting into trouble. James Avery starred as Philip Banks, while Janet Hubert-Whitten starred as Vivian Banks for the first three seasons before being replaced with Daphne Maxwell Reid.

While the wife worked at a lawyer's office, the husband drove a delivery truck as the king of an NYC borough.

"The King of Queens" originally premiered on CBS in 1998. Starring Kevin James and Leah Remini as Doug and Carrie, the series followed their lives in Queens, New York. The series ended in 2007.

A surgeon and nurse fall in love in the emergency room.

"ER" first premiered in 1994 on NBC. The series follows a hospital staff at a Chicago County Hospital. George Clooney and Julianna Margulies starred as Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway.

In this coming-of-age show, these two teens fell in love under the guidance of their parents and Mr. Feeny.

"Boy Meets World" is the popular '90s sitcom starring Ben Savage and Daneille Fishel as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence. The series aired on ABC from 1993 to 2000.

After the sun set, these two private detectives were falling in love.

"Moonlighting" is the 1985 ABC show starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis. They starred as Maddie Hayes and David Addison, two private detectives who eventually fall in love. The series ended in 1989.

On the last day of the work week, this man and his wife would gear up for a game of football.

"Friday Night Lights" is the high school football TV show based on the novel by H. G. Bissinger. The series follows a coach and a group of football players in a small town. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton starred as Coach Taylor and Tami.

While they could be considered enemies, a Queen B and professional player fall in love amidst the NYC gossip.

"Gossip Girl" first premiered on The CW in 2007. The series followed a group of privileged teens living in New York City. It starred Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen, as well as Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick, who played Blair and Chuck.

A coffee-lover falls in love with a diner owner in her small town of Stars Hollow.

"Gilmore Girls" premiered on The WB in 2000. The series followed mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Lauren Graham starred as Lorelai, while Scott Patterson starred as her love interest, Luke.

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