Television Trivia

30 questions and answers surrounding classic American television

Q1: What was Mickey Mouse’s name before it was changed to Mickey?

A: Mortimer

Q2: In Schitt’s Creek, what fictional characters are played by Dan, Eugene, and Sarah Levy?

A: David, John, and Twyla

Q3: In an episode titled “Job Switching,” Lucy and Ethel, who are working on a factory conveyor belt that moves a little too quickly, end up shoving what in their mouths?

A: Chocolates (candy is also an acceptable answer)

Q4: In the third season finale of Lost, Charlie warns Desmond about the freighter by writing what three infamous words on his hand?

A: Not Penny’s Boat

Q5: In The Big Bang Theory, how old was Sheldon Cooper when he earned his PhD?

A: 16 years old

Q6: What object of Dwight’s did Jim put in Jello-O on The Office?

A: Stapler

Q7: The Soup Nazi was an infmaous character on what sitcom?

A: Seinfeld

Q8: On what network does the television show in which Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg play a father-son duo run?

A: Blue Bloods runs on CBS.

Q9: What old school situation comedy featured Tom Hanks dressed up as a woman?

A: Bosom Buddies

Q10: In what fictional Rhode Island town, named for a type of clam, do the Griffins live in Family Guy?

A: Quahog

Q11: The actress who played the mother of Christina Applegate in a 1980’s/90’s sitcom also played the role of fictional character Jax Teller’s mother in what California-based drama?

A: Sons of Anarchy

Q12: Who ended his final 60 Minutes segment by saying “if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner”?

A: Andy Rooney

Q13: Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner recently gave birth to the daughter of Joe, who belongs to what millennial boy band?

A: The Jonas Brothers

Q14: Actor Matt LeBlanc was a star on what hit television show?

A: Friends

Q15: What is the nickname of the TV show Jersey Shore star Nicole Polizzi?

A: Snooki

Q16: There is a tunnel on highway 101 between San Francisco and the Marin Headlands named after the actor who played fictional character Mork on what television series?

A: Mork & Mindy

Q17: What recording artist, who is famous for using autotune, was the winner of the first season of The Masked Singer?

A: T-Pain

Q18: In the show Breaking Bad, where in his home does Walter White hide his money?

A: Heating Duct

Q19: What is the name of the fictional character who said “I like my money where I can see it–hanging in my closet?”

A: Carrie Bradshaw

Q20: On Lost, what were Hurley’s winning lottery numbers?

A: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42

Q21: What breed is the dog Snoopy from the popular TV show/cartoon The Peanuts?

A: Beagle

Q22: People in the audience of what show love to hear their name followed by the phrase “come on down?” 

A: The Price Is Right

Q23: What is the name of the Flintstones’ pet dinosaur?

A: Dino

Q24: In what state does the 90’s TV series Twin Peaks take place?

A: Washington state 

Q25: The HBO series Sharp Objects is based on a best-selling novel by what author?

A: Gillian Flynn

Q26: Everybody Hates Chris was based on the teenage experience of what comedian?

A: Chris Rock

Q27: In a 1960’s show based in Mayberry, North Carolina what redheaded (now slightly bald-headed) actor/director was well known for playing Opie Taylor?

A: Ron Howard 

Q28: Who was the head “jackass” on the show of the same name?

A: Johnny Knoxville

Q29: Angus T. Jones is alluded to as being half a man in the title of what sitcom?

A: Two and a Half Men

Q30: Who were the three original judges on the first several seasons of American Idol?

A: Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul