Can you name these popular '80s sitcoms?


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Feeling a bit nostalgic for classic '80s sitcoms? So are we. Get ready for a blast from the past - test your memory to see if you can remember all these great shows!

This warm and fuzzy '80s sitcom featured a wisecracking alien that looked a bit like an anteater.

"ALF," short for Alien Life Form was a popular show in the 1980s. Fun Fact: "ALF" has the honor of being the first TV show to be broadcast in Dolby Surround.

Hannibal led a team of crack ex-military operatives in this popular '80s show.

"The A-Team" was a surprise hit and boasts a cult following, even today. The team was made up of four crime-solving Vietnam vets.

What 1980s sitcom made Michael J. Fox a household name?

The show was a unique take on Alex P. Keaton's conservative viewpoints, compared to his hippie parents.

KITT the talking car was the sidekick on which popular '80s sitcom?

KITT was everyone's dream car. This Pontiac Trans Am could move at up to 300 MPH. KITT and David Hasselhoff made quite a pair.

Character Sam Malone was the bartender in this show that fostered several spin-offs.

"Frasier" was a long-lived spinoff of "Cheers" and featured Frasier Crane, friendly neighborhood psychiatrist.

This coming-of-age sitcom featured Kevin Arnold.

Fred Savage, the actor who portrayed Kevin Arnold, also played The Grandson in the movie, "The Princess Bride."

'80s sitcoms weren't necessarily for kids. What was the sitcom that featured four retired female roommates?

Betty White, who played the character of Rose Nylund, was born January 17, 1922.

What popular '80s sitcom, set in Florida, was made into a movie in 2006?

The show starred Don Johnson as James Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo Tubbs. Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith are the parents of Dakota Johnson, who stars in the "Fifty Shades" movies.

This military sitcom ended its run in 1983, but remains one of the most popular shows of all time.

"M*A*S*H" was based on a 1968 novel by Richard Hooker. The show was set during the Korean War.

Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney were roomates in this popular show.

"Laverne & Shirley" ran from 1976 to 1983 and remains popular on late-night television. An old Yiddish song was revived in the show - “Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!”

Tom Hanks became a household name by dressing up as a woman in this sitcom.

Tom Hanks dressed in drag to get cheap rent in this series. A modern reboot with the same actors would be hilarious.

This sitcom, based in Cincinnati Ohio, focused on a radio station crew.

"WKRP in Cincinnati" only ran for four years, from 1978-1982. A classic episode involved the fact that turkeys can't fly.

What 1980s show featured Alan Thicke as dad, Dr. Jason Seaver?

Kirk Cameron, who played Mike Seaver, is the brother of Candace Cameron Bure, who starred in "Full House."

What sitcom was rebooted on Netflix in 2016?

The original popular sitcom was not well received by critics, but remained popular with viewers until it was canceled in 1995.

What show focuses on the lives and loves of New York City cabbies?

"Taxi" won 18 Emmys! The outstanding cast included Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd, and many more comedic greats.

Ricky Schroder got his start as a tyke in this 1980s sitcom.

Series star Ricky Schroder went on to star in several movies and television shows. These days, he prefers to go by "Rick."

The actors in what show were "movin' on up"?

"The Jeffersons" was a spinoff of "All in the Family." Another spinoff from the show was "Maude," which in turn spun off "Good Times."

Soleil Moon Frye played the title character in this '80s show.

The lead character was abandoned by her mother at a shopping center! The show ran for four seasons and 88 episodes.

Nell Carter played a character named "Nell" in what popular sitcom?

Nell Carter began her career on Broadway in 1971. "Gimme a Break!" ran from 1981 to 1987.

Jaleel White got his start on what family show?

Jaleel White played the beloved Urkel. Head of household Carl Winslow, played by Reginald VelJohnson, was a police officer in this show.

What '80s sitcom was set in the offices of Sugarbaker and Associates?

Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart and Annie Potts made up an all-star cast.

Bo and Luke Duke were good old boys in what 1980s show?

Hazzard County Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane chased Bo and Luke down the roads of the county. The car in this show, the General Lee, may have been more popular than the show itself.

What self-titled sitcom starred Robert Guillaume?

Benson was a popular character on the successful sitcom, "Soap," before spinning off into his own popular show.

One of the most-loved shows of all time, this sitcom followed the lives of Richie, Potsie, Ralph and Fonzie.

"Happy Days" ran from 1974 to 1984 on ABC. This was the first show to "jump the shark," when Fonzie did so - literally.

What legal sitcom featured Judge Harry T. Stone?

"Night Court" featured actor Harry Anderson, who is also a magician.

This 1980s show featured Dick and Joanna Loudon as owners of a small-town inn.

The theme song for "Newhart" was composed by Henry Mancini, winner of 20 Grammy Awards. Mancini also wrote the theme for "Pink Panther."

Comedian Paul Reiser and heartthrob Greg Evigan starred in what sitcom about two men raising one daughter?

Paul Reiser is considered one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.

Vicki Lawrence wore support hose in what spinoff of "The Carol Burnett Show"?

Vicki Lawrence recorded the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" in 1973. She rose to great fame playing opposite comedian Carol Burnett.

Larry Appleton and Balki Bartokomous were roommates in what "Odd Couple"-type sitcom?

Bronson Pinchot, who played Balki, also starred in several movies, including "Risky Business" and "Beverly Hills Cop."

What 1980s sitcom starred Saturday Night alum, Jane Curtin?

The show starred Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James. Jane Curtin began her career on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975.

The Huxtables were at the center of which '80s comedy?

"The Cosby Show" was, for five full seasons, the highest rated show. Bill Cosby originally wanted his character to be a plumber, rather than an obstetrician.

This live-action sitcom ran for a decade and featured the wisecracking quips of Al Bundy.

Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal led the show on the newly founded network, Fox. O'Neill went on to star in "Modern Family," while Sagal voiced a one-eyed beauty in "Futurama."

Three is not a crowd in what 1980s sitcom?

John Ritter, who played Jack Tripper, also performed roles on Broadway. Oh, and don't forget about "Clifford the Big Red Dog."

Bruce Willis got his start on what '80s show about private detectives?

Cybill Shepherd was actually billed as the star of "Moonlighting." The chemistry between Shepherd and Willis made great TV.

Exceptionally gifted students were the focus of what teen-driven sitcom?

"Head of the Class" ran from 1986 to 1991. Howard Hesseman, also of "WKRP" fame, starred as a substitute teacher.

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