TV Trivia Thursday #5
Happy Chanukah, and welcome to this week's TV Trivia Thursday! So far I've been able to keep these going on a weekly basis, except for a holiday break for Thanksgiving. It may move to bi-weekly at some point, since as of this edition I've exhausted my backlog, but we'll see.
1) What were the three rotating feature shows of the "The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie" during its entire 1971-1977 run?
1a) What fourth rotating feature did it include from 1972-74?
2) "A Priest, a Minister, and a Rabbi..." sounds like the opening line of a joke - but this trio of clergymen were once actually hired by the producers of a sitcom to assuage network worries about an ongoing plotline. What were the show and situation?
3) Which two actors - one dramatic, one comedic - jointly hold the record for the longest time playing a single character on prime-time American television?
4) And speaking of those two categories, what is (AFAIK) the only case of a comedy show having a drama for a spinoff?
5) Who miserably failed his audition to join the original Saturday Night Live "Not Ready for Prime Time Players", only to emerge as a breakout star on another network's prime-time sitcom three years later?
6) Solomon found a woman of valor to be of great value, and as the respective titles of this show and its spinoff confirm, men do have their fixed worth, while women, indeed, are... priceless.
7) What TV theme song, voted #1 of all time by a wide margin in a TV Guide/TV Land poll, was reportedly first drafted in about 15 minutes by the show's producer, right before a pitch session?
8) Find the actor family ties between each pair (and one trio) of shows, starting with... "Family Ties" itself!
a) Family Ties / Arrested Development
b) Coach / Diagnosis: Murder
c) Cheers / Taxi
d) Days of Our Lives / Friends
e) Full House / Growing Pains
f) The Patty Duke Show / The Addams Family
g) Family / Sex and the City
h) Your Show of Shows / All In the Family / Laverne and Shirley
---Add some of your own!