Can You Name These '80s Sitcom Couples?


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"Love and marriage, love and marriage..." If you're a fan of '80s TV shows, you would know that love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. While your favorite '80s sitcoms might've been filled with married couples, who could forget about the divorcees, crushes, and even friends with benefits? From all the lovely couples lighting up the '80s sitcom screen, can you pair off the couples?

The 1980s was a popular decade in TV. Many of the sitcoms focused on the family, but who could forget the love that was constantly blossoming on screen? Shows like Growing Pains, Roseanne, and Married... with Children featured popular married couples while viewers witnessed love bloom in Full House. Fred Savage in The Wonder Years showed us how love can grow from a simple crush to one that lasts a lifetime. From first loves to divorced pairs, can you name these sitcom couples?

In The Cosby Show, Heathcliff Huxtable was married to what successful lawyer? Jesse Katsopolis found love with which character in Full House? Golden Girls often showed divorcee, Dorothy Zbornak and her ex-husband who went by what name? Love was blooming or ending numerous times in these hit '80s sitcoms. Can you remember the romance and name all these '80s couples? Let's find out!

Homer and _____ raised children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, on "The Simpsons."

The character of Marge Simpson was (and is) voiced by Julie Kavner. Kavner earns $300,000 per episode.


Dr. Cliff Huxtable was lucky to have which character as his wife on "The Cosby Show"?

Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable was Cliff's better half. Bonus points if you remember Cliff's full name - Heathcliff.


Danny Tanner lost his wife, __________, as part of the back story of the show "Full House."

Danny's wife's name is a little-known fact, even to fans of the show. She was killed when her car was hit by a drunk driver before the show began.


Roseanne Conner was lucky enough to count which man as her one and only on "Roseanne"?

The role of Dan Conner was played by John Goodman. Goodman won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the character.


Al Bundy was married to what unusual housewife?

Peg Bundy was married to Al. Peg was short for Margaret. She sure didn't seem like a Margaret.


Roseanne's oldest daughter, Becky, married which character?

Mark Healy was Becky's bad-boy biker. Becky married him when she was 17.


Will Smith was engaged to ________ on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

The character of Lisa Wilkes was played by actress Nia Long. Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith's real-life spouse, auditioned for the part but was turned down.


Sam's on-again, off-again relationship on "Cheers" was with which character?

Diane Chambers entered the "Cheers" stage because she was abandoned by her fiance and needed a job. She eventually left the bar for a career as a writer.


Angela Bower develops feelings for what character on "Who's the Boss"?

Anthony Micelli became Angela's housekeeper after an injury sidelined him from baseball. Angela's feelings for Tony were mutual, but the two never married on the show.


Darlene, the complex younger daughter of Roseanne and Dan Conner, married what character on the show?

David Healy was the younger brother of Becky's husband, Mark. David gets Darlene pregnant, and they get married.


Marcy Rhoades-D'Arcy called which character "hubby" on "Married with Children"?

Marcy was married to Steve for the first few seasons of the show. Steve was replaced with Jefferson in the fifth season.


On "M*A*S*H," "Hot Lips" Houlihan paired off with what ferret-faced character?

Frank Burns was played by Larry Linville. The "ferret" reference is the show's, not ours.


On "Golden Girls," Dorothy Zbornak was divorced from _______.

Dorothy got divorced from Stan when he ran off with a stewardess. The character of Dorothy was played by Bea Arthur.


Kevin Arnold spent his "Wonder Years" pining after which character?

Winnie Cooper would always be Kevin's first love. Sadly, they do not end up married.


Sondra Huxtable married what chauvinist character on "The Cosby Show"?

Elvin Tibideaux was not exactly a favorite of his in-laws. Elvin and Sondra met during school at Princeton University.


George Jefferson gave his wife, ______, a hard time on "The Jeffersons."

Louse Jefferson was played by Isabel Sanford. If you said the answer was Weezy, we would have accepted that, too.


Uncle Philip Banks called which character his wife on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"?

The character of Vivian Banks was played by two different actresses: Janet Hubert-Whitten and Daphne Maxwell Reid.


"Cheers" waitress, Carla Tortelli, finally broke the bonds of her ex, Nick, and married who?

Carla married hockey player Eddie LeBec. Eddie was killed off later in the show.


Lionel, George and Louise Jefferson's son, married what character on "The Jeffersons"?

Lionel and Jenny had a daughter, Jessica. The couple later divorced on the show.


Frasier Crane formed a permanent bond with which "Cheers" character?

After a failed relationship with Diane, Frasier married Lilith Sternin. Frasier was the lead in the "Cheers" spinoff, "Frasier."


Adorable Webster's adoptive parents were George and __________ Papadopolis.

The character of George Papadopolis was played by Alex Karras, a former pro football player. He was a first-round draft pick in 1958.


Dr. Jason Seaver's wife, ______, worked as a reporter on "Growing Pains."

The character of Maggie Seaver was played by Joanna Kerns. Kerns had bit parts on "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat" and other shows of the era.


Steven Keaton was married to his soulmate, _________, on "Family Ties."

Steven and Elyse Keaton were played by Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter, respectively. The show also starred Michael J. Fox.


David Addison and _______ Hayes develop feelings for one another in "Moonlighting."

Maddie's full name was Madelyn. Maddie and David were played by Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis, respectively.


Jesse Katsopolis was lucky enough to have which "Full House" character by his side?

Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis stole Jesse's heart on the show. They married in season four.


George and Louise Jefferson socialized with Tom and _____ Willis on "The Jeffersons."

Tom and Helen Willis' daughter, Jenny, married Lionel Jefferson, George and Louise's son. Maybe this show should have been called "All in the Family."


Zack and Slater were both enamored with what character on "Saved by the Bell"?

Kelly Kapowski was played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Thiessen also starred on "Beverly Hills, 90210."


Carla, the sassy waitress on "Cheers," couldn't resist the strange charms of which character?

Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, held a certain power over her. Rhea Perlman played the character of Carla.


On "ALF," Willie Tanner was married to ________.

The role of Kate Tanner was played by Anne Schedeen. The character of Willie was played by Max Wright.


"Family Ties" older daughter, Mallory, pairs off with which character?

Mallory and Nick Moore were quite the pair. Nick was played by Scott Valentine, who was quite the heartthrob.


Dick and _______ Loudon of "Newhart" were innkeepers.

Dick and Joanna Loudon ran an inn in Vermont. The show starred Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as Dick and Joanna.


Henry and _______ Rush own a duplex in "Too Close for Comfort."

The characters of Henry and Muriel Rush were played by Ted Knight and Nancy Dussault, respectively. Knight was a "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" alum. Henry frequently wore college sweatshirts on the show that were sent to Ted Knight by his fans.


Alex Keaton lucked out when he paired with which character on "Family Ties"?

Ellen Reed was played by Tracy Pollan, who is married to Michael J. Fox in real life.


Julia Sugarbaker mourned the loss of her spouse, ______, on "Designing Women."

The character of Hayden McElroy was part of the back story of the show. He passed away of a heart attack a year before the show began.


Murphy Brown's ex-husband's name was _______.

The character of Jake Lowenstein was played by Robin Thomas. A brief reunion between the two resulted in a child in season three.


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