Monday, April 28, 2014

The Comfort TV Trivia Quiz: The Answers Revealed

Well, how did everyone do? Let’s find out:

1. Henry Bemis

The bespectacled character played by Burgess Meredith in the classic Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last.” 

2. Frances Lawrence

You may know her better as Gidget, played by Sally Field.

3. Grady Byrd

One of the lawmen who substituted for Rosco P. Coltrane during actor James Best’s brief boycott of The Dukes of Hazzard. Grady was portrayed by TV stalwart Dick Sargent.

4. Cyndi Grecco

Sang the theme song to Laverne & Shirley, “Making Our Dreams Come True.” The song peaked at #25 in 1976. 

5. Willie Armitage

The muscle of the IM Force for all 7 seasons of Mission: Impossible, played by Peter Lupus. 

6. Sonia Manzano

The actress who has portrayed Maria on Sesame Street for what seems like forever. 

7. Wilbur Post

The owner of Mr. Ed (played by Alan Young)

8. Victoria Winters

The quintessential gothic heroine of Dark Shadows, played by Alexandra Moltke. 

9. Lance White

Dashing but incompetent detective, played by Tom Selleck on several episodes of The Rockford Files. 

10. Jerrica Benton

The civilian identity of cartoon rock star Jem (soon to be a major motion picture)

11. Roswell Rogers

Prolific television writer who penned more than 100 episodes of Father Knows Best.

12. Dorothy Ramsey

You probably know her as Tootie (Kim Fields) on The Facts of Life. 

13. Miguelito Loveless

The diminutive but brilliant arch-enemy of James West and Artemus Gordon on The Wild, Wild West. He was played by Michael Dunn.

14. Gertrude Berg

Television pioneer who wrote, produced and starred in The Goldbergs, one of television’s first situation comedies.

15. Roy Hinkley

On Gilligan’s Island, they just called him The Professor. He was played by Russell Johnson. 

16. Lonnie Burr

One of the most popular of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club.

17. Gloria Brancusi

The nurse played by Christopher Norris on Trapper John, MD, who had one of TV’s more memorable nicknames – “Ripples.” 

18. Frank Nelson

Comedic character actor who was constantly befuddling Jack Benny on Benny’s weekly variety show. Best known for his exaggerated “Yeeeeeeesssss?” 

19. Carol Merrill

The prize presenter behind all those boxes and curtains on the original Let’s Make a Deal.

20. Noodles Romanoff

The enemy of Roger Ramjet on the classic cartoon series.

21. Janet Louise Johnson

The actress who replaced Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew on the last few episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. 

22. Charles Lane

Veteran character actor who specialized in crotchety old men, most notably as Homer Bedloe on Petticoat Junction. 

23. Vicki Lawson

The name of the little girl robot on Small Wonder.

24. Don Fedderson

The creator of such television classics as Family Affair and My Three Sons.

25. Arnold Ziffel

The pig on Green Acres.

26. Tara King

She took over as John Steed’s new partner on The Avengers, after the departure of Emma Peel (Diana Rigg). She was played by Linda Thorson. 

27. Earl J. Waggedorn

Precocious kid who befriended Julia’s son Corey on the groundbreaking Diahann Carroll series. Played by Michael Link, he was always referred to by his full name, even by his mother.

28. Fran Allison

She was the Fran in Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

29. Cliff Murdock

Played by Tom Poston and better known as “The Peeper,” he was an old friend of Bob Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show.

30. Vic Mizzy

He wrote the memorable theme songs to The Addams Family and Green Acres, among others. 

31. Whitney Blake

Several answers were acceptable here- she was the costar of the sitcom Hazel, she co-created the series One Day at a Time, and she was the mother of TV star Meredith Baxter.

32. Harvey Klinger

The insect-loving first crush of Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch.

33. Edith Keeler

The woman who stole Captain Kirk’s heart in the classic Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever.” She was played by Joan Colllins.

34. Norville Rogers

AKA Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, Where are You?

35. Noel Neill

Played Lois Lane on The Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves. 

36. Byron Glick

Over-eager hotel house detective played by Don Adams on The Bill Dana Show. The character was the inspiration for Adams’ creation of Maxwell Smart on Get Smart. 

37. Pandora Spocks

This was how Elizabeth Montgomery was billed in the closing credits of Bewitched when she played Samantha’s cousin, Serena.

38. Mike Fink

Rival of The King of the Wild Frontier, Davy Crockett, on the classic Walt Disney series starring Fess Parker.

39. Sarah Purcell

Cohost of Real People, one of the first forays into reality television (1979-1984)

40. Sol Saks

The creator of Bewitched.

41. Andrea Thomas

High school science teacher, played by JoAnna Cameron, whose mystic amulet transformed her into the mighty Isis. 

42. Dick Tufeld

He performed the voice for the robot on Lost in Space.

43. Agnes Nixon

The soap opera pioneer who created both All My Children and One Life to Live.

44. Roosevelt Franklin

One of the original Sesame Street muppets, and an early victim of political correctness (after he was deemed “too ethnic”).

45. Alexandra Cabot

Skunk-haired nemesis of Josie James and her band on Josie and the Pussycats.

46. Bruno Martelli

The brilliant pianist played by Lee Curreri on Fame.

47. Bess Myerson

A one-time Miss America and a staple of 1950s panel games shows, most notably I’ve Got a Secret.

48. John Drake

The spy played by Patrick McGoohan on Danger Man. Some fans believe he continued to play Drake on his next series, The Prisoner.

49. April Dancer

She was The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., played by Stefanie Powers, later of Hart to Hart fame. 

50. Lucas McCain

The name of Chuck Connors’ fast-shooting character on The Rifleman. 

1 comment:

  1. Christopher Norris also played Laura Asher on "Santa Barbara." I saw Sarah Purcell in the 1981 TV movie "Terror Among Us."