Can You Name These ’80s TV Couples?

By: Jane Andrews
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
#1 Homer and Marge This one's easy — who are these animated love birds?
Peter and Lois
Hank and Peggy
Homer and Marge
When the TV breaks down during a second-season episode of "The Simpsons," Marge tells Bart and Lisa the story of how she and Homer met — it was during a detention period when they were in high school.
Stan and Francine

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#2 Remington and Laura Can you name this mystery-solving duo?
Remington and Laura
"Remington Steele" debuted in 1982 and ran until 1987. Each episode title in the series had the word "Steele" in it, from the pilot ("License to Steele") to the two final episodes ("Steeled With a Kiss" parts one and two).
Marge and Homer
Steve and Kayla
Bo and Hope

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#3 Luke and Laura Do you remember this beloved soap opera couple?
Mason and Julie
Steve and Kayla
Bo and Hope
Luke and Laura
When Luke and Laura of "General Hospital" tied the knot in a two-part episode in 1981, they made soap opera history. More than 30 million fans tuned in to watch the highly anticipated episode, which still holds the record for the highest-rated show in daytime TV history.

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#4 Sam and Diane This celebrated sitcom couple was on-again, off-again for five years.
Peter and Lois
Sam and Diane
Sam and Diane's tumultuous relationship on "Cheers" came to an end after the fifth season, when Shelley Long decided to leave the show to pursue her movie career. The couple reunited briefly six years later during the series finale, but ultimately decided they were not meant to be.
Jesse and Becky
Angela and Tony

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#5 Lee and Amanda She was a divorced housewife, he was a top secret agent. Can you name this unlikely couple?
Bobby and Pam
Harry and Christine
Lee and Amanda
"Scarecrow and Mrs. King" aired on CBS for four seasons, from 1983 to 1987. It followed the exciting spy exploits and romantic adventures of secret agent Lee Stetson (codenamed "Scarecrow") and Amanda King (a.k.a. Mrs. King).
John and Marlena

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#6 Winne and Kevin What were the names of these teenage sweethearts?
Winne and Kevin
"The Wonder Years" chronicled the love story of two late '60s suburban teens, Winnie and Kevin. The show ran on ABC for six seasons, from 1988 until 1993, but took place during the years 1968 to 1973.
Zack and Kelly
Cory and Topanga
Pacey and Joey

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#7 George and Louise This '80s couple moved on up to the east side after four years as the Bunkers' neighbors on "All in the Family." Who were they?
George and Louise
Though "The Jeffersons" first aired in 1975, the show ran for 11 seasons, making George and his wife Louise (a.k.a.) "Weezy" one of the most celebrated sitcom couples of the early '80s.
Steven and Elyse
Elliot and Nancy
Norm and Vera

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#8 Bobby and Pam Can you name this popular primetime soap opera couple, who were briefly torn apart by a very bad dream?
Laura and Richard
Blake and Krystle
Bobby and Pam
When Patrick Duffy, who played Pam's husband Bobby, announced he was leaving "Dallas" in 1985, his character was killed off in a car wreck. One year later, when the actor flip-flopped and decided to return to the show, the writers famously revealed that his death was just Pam's dream.
Chase and Maggie

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#9 Angela and Tony Do you recognize this classic sitcom couple?
Sam and Rebecca
Angela and Tony
When "Who's the Boss?" debuted on ABC in 1984, the relationship between Tony and Angela was strictly platonic. In fact, the duo didn't get together until the show's the final season, which wrapped in 1992.
Harry and Christine
Roseanne and Dan

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#10 Steve and Kayla This bad boy/good girl couple became one of the most celebrated soap parings of the '80s. Who were they?
Victor and Nikki
Sonny and Brenda
Steve and Kayla
"Days of Our Lives" created a number of epic soap opera super-couples during the 1980s. In addition to Steve and Kayla, fans also shipped hard for Bo and Hope, John and Marlena, Roman and Marlena, and Shane and Kimberly.
Josh and Reva

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#11 Joanie and Chachi Can you name these young lovebirds, who had their own short-lived spin-off?
Joanie and Chachi
"Joanie Loves Chachi" aired for two abbreviated seasons, from 1982 to 1983. A spin-off of "Happy Days," it followed the young lovers (played by Scott Baio and Erin Moran) as they moved to Chicago to launch a music career. While it took place in the '60s, the role made Baio one of the '80s hottest TV hunks.
Winnie and Kevin
Corey and Topanga
Zack and Kelly

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#12 Maddie and David Unfortunately, once this TV couple got together, the show's ratings started to tank. Do you know them?
Winnie and Kevin
Maddie and David
"Moonlighting" was on the air from 1985 to 1989. In addition to the main characters' getting together, the show went into decline during its last two seasons due to creative differences behind the scenes, as well as a writer's strike.
Sam and Diane
Elliot and Nancy

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#13 Harry and Christine Do you remember the name of this sitcom judge and public defender?
Harry and Christine
Markie Post joined the "Night Court" cast as Christine Sullivan during the third season of the show. The romantic attraction between her and Judge Harry Stone was teased throughout the rest of the series, though the couple ultimately did not end up together in the finale (to the dismay of many fans).
Rose and Miles
Jennie and Jeff
Robin and Rebecca

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#14 Dwayne and Whitley This '80s sitcom couple proved that opposites really do attract.
Cliff and Claire
Dwayne and Whitley
When "A Different World" first aired in 1987, the goofy Dwayne Wayne only had eyes for Denise Huxtable. But by season three, he'd fallen hard for Whitley Gilbert. The couple got married and announced the arrival of their first baby in the series finale.
Jan and Michael
Carol and Mike

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#15 Blake and Krystle Can you name this filthy rich primetime soap couple?
Blake and Alexis
Blake and Krystle
This iconic "Dynasty" couple was so popular that there was even a his-and-hers line of fragrances named for the two characters — "Forever Krystle" for women and "Carrington" for men.
Jeff and Fallon
Sonny and Josh

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#16 Zack and Kelly Who were these late '80s high school love birds?
Shane and Spike
Winne and Kevin
Zack and Kelly
"Saved by the Bell" followed the high school hijinks of a group of teens — Zac, Kelly, Slater, Jesse, Lisa (a.k.a. "Turtle) and Screech. While both Zack and Slater vied for Kelly's affections, Slater ended up with Jesse when Zack and Kelly got together.
Corey and Topanga

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#17 Peggy and Al This husband and wife were not what you would call relationship goals. What were their names?
Peggy and Al
"Married...with Children" debuted on the then-new Fox network in 1987. It aired for 11 seasons, until 1997, and still holds the record for the longest-running live-action sitcom on Fox.
Carol and Mike
Steven and Elyse
Jason and Maggie

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#18 Michael and Hope Do you recognize this yuppie couple?
Michael and Hope
Michael and Hope Steadman were the central couple on the '80s drama "Thirtysomething." Throughout the series' four-season run, their interfaith status (Michael was Jewish and Hope was Christian) often created conflict.
Nancy and Elliot
Ed and Kate
Bob and Beth

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#19 Bo and Hope This pair is considered to be one of he most iconic soap opera couples of all time. What are their names?
Justin and Adrienne
Jack and Jennifer
Bo and Hope
Like "General Hospital's" Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope's 1985 wedding on "Days of Our Lives" was a spectacular affair. They married on a royal ship in London and even escaped an assassination plot before sailing off into the sunset.
Lucas and Sami

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#20 Maggie and Jason Can you name this happy couple, parents to Mike, Carol, Ben and Chrissy?
Maggie and Jason
"Growing Pains" aired on ABC for seven seasons, from 1985 to 1992. The cast reunited in 2000 for a made-for-TV film called "The Growing Pains Movie," which was followed by "Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers" in 2004.
Carl and Harriette
Carol and Frank
Jess and Becky

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#21 Mork and Mindy Do you recognize this out-of-this world couple?
Mork and Mindy
"Mork and Mindy" aired for four seasons on CBS, from 1978 to 1982. A spin-off of "Happy Days," which featured the alien Mork from Ork in a highly rated episode, the series launched the career superstar Robin Williams.
Dick and Sally
Willie and Kate
Max and Liz

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#22 Stephanie and Michael This couple spent lots of time at a small inn in Vermont. What were their names?
Susan and Tom
Stephanie and Michael
Played by Peter Scolari and Julia Duffy, Michael and Stephanie were the bratty, self-obsessed (yet oddly endearing) young couple on the TV show "Newhart." They eventually married in season six.
Julia and Peter
Jen and Mike

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#23 Steven and Elyse These former hippies lived in an Ohio suburb and raised four kids. Who were they?
Steven and Elyse
"Family Ties" ran for seven seasons on NBC, from 1982 to 1989. Much of the show's humor revolved around the differences between the liberal Steven and Elyse Keaton and their Republican son, Alex (played by Michael J. Fox).
Bob and Julie
Mike and Carol
Johnny and Moira

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#24 Jesse and Becky Can you name this saccharine-sweet '80s couple?
Mike and Kate
Pam and Jim
Jesse and Becky
After falling in love and getting married in the fourth season of the hit sitcom "Full House," Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky were relationship goals for the rest of the series run, which ended in 1995. The couple also appeared in the first four seasons of the Netflix revival "Fuller House."
Mike and Carol

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#25 John and Marlena This soap opera super couple is still going strong after more than 30 years of on-and-off romance.
Bo and Nora
Tom and Margo
Roman and Marlena
John and Marlena
If you choose Roman and Marlena, you were partially right — when John was first introduced on "Days of Our Lives" in 1986, the character was an amnesiac who was led to believe (along with the audience) that he was Marlena's lost husband, Roman. This was later revealed not to be true, but it did nothing to put out the spark between John and Marlena, who are still on the show today.

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#26 Ellen and Alex The actors who played this adorable couple ended up getting married in real life. What were the names of their characters?
Ellen and Alex
While the characters of Alex and Ellen were together for just one season on "Family Ties," Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollen have been married in real life since 1988. They have four children.
Scott and Justine
Mallory and Nick
Mike and Tracy

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#27 Edward and Kate Can you name this cute sitcom couple?
Ricky and Lucy
Edward and Kate
Edward Stratton III was dad to Ricky on "Silver Spoons," which aired for five seasons (four on NBC, one on CBS). After two years of romantic tension, Edward married his personal assistant Kate Summers in the third season of the show.
Tom and Nancy
Stephanie and Michael

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#28 Jonathan and Jennifer Do you know the names of these married detectives?
James and Jane
Jim and Jean
Julie and JJ
Jonathan and Jennifer
"Hart to Hart" aired from 1979 to 1984 on ABC. The hour-long mystery series was about Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple whose glamorous, jet-set lifestyle leads them to become amateur detectives.

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#29 Phillip and Beth Do you recognize this '80s super-couple from the soap opera "Guiding Light"?
James and Susan
Phillip and Beth
Like most soap opera couples, Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines faced a number of obstacles before finally tying the knot, including infidelity, temporary blindness, kidnapping and amnesia.
Brady and Belle
Jack and Jennifer

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#30 Willie and Kate This suburban couple hid an alien in their basement. What were their names?
John and Lois
Willie and Kate
Willie and Kate Tanner, along with their kids Lynn and Brian, helped protect the wise-cracking ALF from being discovered by the Alien Task Force. "ALF" ran for four seasons on NBC, from 1986 to 1990.
Roger and Susan
George and Rebecca

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#31 Josh and Reva Do you recognize this iconic soap opera super couple?
Josh and Reva
Played by Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer, Josh and Reva were one of the most popular couples on "Guiding Light." The pair had been childhood sweethearts before reconnecting years later in the soap's central location of Springfield.
Quint and Nola
Roger and Holly
Susan and Matt

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#32 Val and Gary This primetime couple first appeared as characters on "Dallas." Who were they?
Bobby and Pam
Sammy Jo and Steven
Val and Gary
"Knots Landing" aired for 14 seasons on CBS, from 1979 to 1993. Gary and Valene Ewing continued to make appearances on "Dallas" during the series run, and also appeared in the "Dallas" revival series, which aired from 2012 to 2014.
Roger and Holly

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#33 Vincent and Catherine Can you name this popular '80s fantasy couple?
Kevin and Jean
Vincent and Catherine
"Beauty and the Beast" aired for three seasons on CBS, from 1987 until 1990. Set in New York City, the show adapted the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale into a modern 1980s love story.
John and Shelly
Ron and Linda

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#34 Nick and Mallory Do you recognize this slightly dim-witted duo?
Justine and Scott
Alex and Ellen
Nick and Mallory
Nick Moore made his first appearance as Mallory's dopey yet artistic boyfriend on the fourth season of "Family Ties." The character was played by actor Scott Valentine, who achieved hunky '80s actor status as a result of the role.
Jen and Josh

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#35 Jack and Vicki Can you name this sitcom couple, who went on to star in a short-lived spin-off?
Glen and Maggie
Jack and Vicki
Jack Tripper met Vicki Bradford near the end of the eight-season run of "Three's Company," which went off the air in 1984. One week after the finale aired, the spin-off about the couple, "Three's a Crowd," premiered. It was not as popular as its parent show and lasted just one season.
Jack and Chrissy
George and Martha

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#36 George and Katherine This couple became instant parents when they adopted a little boy named Webster. Do you know their names?
Alex and Susan
John and Joan
George and Beth
George and Katherine
George and Katherine Papadopolis were played by real-life couple Alex Karras and Susan Clark. "Webster" aired from 1983 to 1987 on ABC and in first-run syndication from 1987 to 1989.

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#37 Kate and Allie Though not romantically involved, this couple lived and raised their kids together after each went through a divorce. Who were they?
Kate and Allie
"Kate & Allie" aired for six seasons on CBS, from 1984 to 1989. One of the most popular sitcoms of the '80s, it earned numerous Emmy Award nominations and wins, and consistently earned high Nielsen ratings until its final season.
Abbi and Ilana
Cagney and Lacey
Laverne and Shirley

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#38 Larry and Balki Another popular platonic duo from the '80s, these long-lost cousins were roomies in a Chicago apartment. What were their names?
Norm and Cliff
George and Harry
Larry and Balki
Starring Mark Linn-Baker as Larry Appleton and Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous, Larry's distant cousin from the fictional Mediterranean island of Mypos, "Perfect Strangers" aired on ABC from 1986 to 1993.
Rick and Morty

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#39 Cagney and Lacey Do you remember this crime-fighting couple?
Suzanne and Sue
Anne and Anita
Cagney and Lacey
"Cagney & Lacey" followed the adventures of two tough New York City police detectives. Starring Sharon Gless as Christine Cagney and Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey, the show debuted in 1982 and ran for seven seasons on CBS.
Christine and Chrisst

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#40 Kip and Henry These best friends disguised themselves as women so that they could live in an affordable all-female hotel. What were their names?
Kip and Henry
Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari, who were unknown actors at the time, starred as Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond in the ABC sitcom "Bosom Buddies." The show lasted for two seasons, from 1980 to 1982.
Tom and Peter
Joe and Jake
Jim and James

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