Love: As seen on TV?

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Love: As seen on TV?
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Our favorite TV couples keep us tuning in week after week, but the twists and turns of their relationships don't always bear much resemblance to real life. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of love as seen on TV!
In the seventh season of "Seinfeld," George Costanza's fiancée Susan dies as a result of George's decision to save money on what?
smoke alarms
wedding invitations
health insurance
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True to character, George insists on purchasing the cheapest wedding invitations possible. Susan collapses after licking the toxic glue on the envelopes.

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Which soap opera super couple got its start soon after he kidnapped her from the church moments before her planned wedding to another man?
Bo Brady and Hope Williams, "Days of Our Lives"
Steve "Patch" Johnson and Kayla Brady, "Days of Our Lives"
Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, "General Hospital"
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Bo Brady prevented Hope Williams from marrying shady politician Larry Welch when he kidnapped her on his motorcycle in 1984. More than 25 years later, they're still the show's main super couple.

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Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" were nearly unanimous in rejecting the romantic reunion of Izzie Stevens and Denny Duquette in the show's fifth season. Why?
Denny died during season 2.
Denny was a married man who would only hurt Izzie.
Izzie was pregnant with another character's child.
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The ghost of Denny returns to the show just as Izzie and Alex Karev seem to be working things out. We eventually learn that Denny is a hallucination caused by Izzie's brain tumor, but not before he shares a few unintentionally creepy make out scenes with Izzie.

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Monica and Chandler nearly get married on a trip to Vegas at the end of the fifth season of "Friends." What prevents them from going through with their plans?
Chandler gets cold feet.
Monica admits that she wants a big, formal wedding after all.
Ross and Rachel beat them to it.
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A drunken Ross and Rachel stumble out of the chapel just as Monica and Chandler are waiting to go in. While Monica and Chandler are too stunned to go through with their plans, Ross and Rachel remember nothing about their ceremony the next day and soon dissolve the marriage.

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Sam and Diane's tumultuous relationship on "Cheers" hits another snag when Diane became involved with Dr. Frasier Crane. How do Diane and Frasier meet?
Frasier was a regular customer of Diane's at Cheers.
Frasier was a psychiatrist at the hospital where Diane was treated for depression.
Diane was the college roommate of Frasier's first wife, Nanette Guzman.
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Diane met Frasier while hospitalized for extreme depression after a breakup with Sam. She ultimately leaves Frasier at the altar, returning to Sam once again.

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In the first episode of "True Blood," Sookie and Bill become allies after Sookie protects him from Mack and Denise Rattray. What were they planning to do to Bill?
Douse him with holy water.
Stab him through the heart with a sharpened stake.
Drain his blood to sell it on the black market.
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Thanks to Sookie's telepathic powers, she figures out the Rattrays' plans to drain the blood from Bill's body and stops them in the act. (Vampire blood, which goes by the street name "V" on "True Blood," is sold on the black market as a narcotic.)

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"General Hospital's" Luke and Laura Spencer, the original soap opera super couple, divorced after 20 years, then remarried 25 years to the day after their original wedding. What did Laura later discover that threatened to tear the couple apart once again?
Luke was married to someone else.
The man she thought was Luke was actually Luke's evil twin.
Luke had remarried her only for her money.
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During the time between Luke and Laura's divorce and their remarriage (while Laura was hospitalized in a catatonic state), Luke married Tracy Quartermaine to get access to her vast fortune. He neglected to tell Laura that he was married at the time of his and Laura's renewed vows.

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What secret does Penny fear that Leonard will learn about her during the first season of "The Big Bang Theory?"
She has lied about graduating from community college.
She has secretly been dating Leonard's roommate Sheldon.
She is not a natural blonde.
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Intimidated by Leonard's intelligence and advanced degrees, Penny exaggerates her own educational background, claiming to have graduated from community college, when in fact she has no college degree.

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In a memorable episode of "King of Queens," Doug Heffernan becomes convinced that his dentist is intentionally causing him extreme pain. What is Doug's reason for thinking the dentist is out to get him?
Doug once dated the dentist's wife.
Doug has unintentionally ruined a surprise for the dentist by delivering a package intended for someone else.
The dentist once had a crush on Doug's wife, Carrie.
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Doug becomes paranoid, with good reason, as it turns out, when he learns that his dentist not only knows Carrie, but developed a crush on her back when she used to babysit him.

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On "How I Met Your Mother," Ted decided to help Barney win Robin's affections, despite having once been involved with Robin himself. How does Ted go about helping Barney?
Ted helps Barney compose sensitive text messages to send Robin.
Ted teaches Barney a class on dating Robin.
Ted pretends to be Barney on the telephone.
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Unaccustomed to long-term relationships, Barney turns to Ted for tips on salvaging his relationship with Robin. The plan nearly backfires when Robin discovers that Ted has been giving Barney very specific dating tips in the one-person class, "Robin 101: How to date Robin Scherbatsky."

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Fans cheered when Buffy and Angel consummated their relationship on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but there was a price to pay for their happiness. What was it?
Angel turned back into the soulless Angelus.
Angel lost his supernatural powers.
Buffy turned into a vampire herself.
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A gypsy curse placed on Angel in 1898 is lifted when he experiences a pure moment of happiness with Buffy. As a result, Angel loses his conscience and becomes the inhuman Angelus.

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In the series "Big Love," Bill's first wife Barb takes an extreme measure to sabotage his political campaign. What does she do?
Exposes him as a polygamist
Releases paternity tests that prove his extramarital affair
Accuses him of tax evasion
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Barb releases paternity tests to prove that Bill has had an extramarital affair with Ana, but he is still elected to the Utah State Senate, where he hopes to advance the cause of plural marriage.

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On season 3 of "Friends," Phoebe's friends try to discourage her from dating a stalker. Why does she finally decide to take their advice?
She discovers that the stalker is stalking her twin sister, Ursula.
She becomes insulted when the stalker loses interest.
The stalker is critical of her singing and guitar playing.
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Phoebe meets her stalker when he accidentally stalks Phoebe instead of her twin sister, Ursula. At Rachel's urging, she stalks him back, only to discover that he is now stalking the real Ursula, too.

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On the TV series "Ed," what impulse buy does the title character make upon returning to his hometown and learning that his high school sweetheart, Carol, is still single?
a dozen red roses
a bowling alley
a diamond ring
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Ed, formerly a successful New York lawyer, buys Stuckeybowl in an effort to build a life in Stuckeyville and convince Carol that he is back in town to stay.

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On "Modern Family," when Mitchell and Cameron bump into Mitchell's old girlfriend Tracy, they soon begin to fear that Mitchell may have fathered a child with her in their sole encounter nine years previously. What leads them to this conclusion?
Tracy's son points to Mitchell and yells, "Daddy!"
Tracy confides that she has a secret she has never had the courage to tell Mitchell.
Tracy is accompanied by someone who appears to be an 8-year-old boy with Mitchell's hair color.
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Mitchell and Cameron are relieved to find that Mitchell has not fathered a child with the only woman he ever slept with, but humiliated when it turns out that the short-statured person they mistook for a small child is actually Tracy's husband.

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In one episode of "Seinfeld," Elaine seems to be smitten with her new boyfriend Brett, but she soon finds that he becomes hypnotized when he hears a certain song. What is the song that has this effect on him?
"Witchy Woman"
"Stairway to Heaven"
"Desperado"
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Brett falls into a trance at the sound of "Desperado." Elaine tries to counteract the effect by proposing that they adopt "Witchy Woman" as their song, but it doesn't work out.

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At least for a little while, it appears that "30 Rock's" Liz Lemon has found love with a handsome airline pilot played by Matt Damon. What is the name of Damon's character on the show?
Lewis Carroll
Carol Burnett
Caroll Spinney
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We meet Liz's boyfriend Carol at the end of season 4, but it's not until late in season 5 that we find out he shares his full name with entertainer Carol Burnett.

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Late in season 1, "Mad Men" character Peggy Olson goes to the hospital with stomach pains and is shocked to discover that she is in labor with whose child?
Pete Campbell
Don Draper
Roger Sterling
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Peggy and Pete's brief affair was over long before the surprise delivery. Peggy kept the secret from him for more than two years.

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As participants on "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have learned, finding true love in the course of six weeks while surrounded by camera crews, producers and other contestants is even harder than it sounds. Which of the couples below boasts the longest surviving relationship in the history of the franchise?
Jen and Andrew
Trista and Ryan
Jason and Melissa
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Married since 2003, Trista and Ryan have defied the reality-TV odds by thriving as a real-life couple.

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On "Sex and the City," Charlotte finally finds true love with the unlikely Harry Goldenblatt. What habit of his upsets Charlotte after he moves in with her?
his smoking
his tendency to sit naked on all of her furniture
his loud snoring
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Charlotte is mortified to find Harry sitting in the buff on her pricey furnishings, but all is saved when he agrees to always sit on a towel.

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