TV Trivia Thursday #7
Happy new year, and welcome to the first TV Trivia Thursday of 2008! Special thanks to Elder of Ziyon for submitting one for me last week. He'll be a hard act to follow, but here goes:
1) A sitcom staple, from the archetypal Ed Norton through Seinfeld's Kramer, has been the dimwitted, annoying, or just downright batty next-door neighbor. For each of the following characters - in both senses of the word - name the actor(s) and the show on which he/she/they appeared:
a) Howard Borden
b) Lorelei Brown
d) Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon
e) Leonard Kosnowski and Andrew Squiggmann
f) Harry Bentley
g) Gladys Kravitz
2) This series was based on a set of characters that had existed, in another medium, for nearly three decades, but who actually had no names until their television debut.
3) Which two shows, aired a generation apart, both featured recurring characters who never spoke until the very last episode of their respective series?
4) Conversely, which other two shows, airing consecutively if not quite concurrently in the 70s and early 80s, each featured a regular supporting character who was only "seen" through his voice, but never appeared on-screen?
5) This sitcom, with a famously ludicrous title and premise, ironically received commendations from several Roman Catholic orders. Name the series and the reason for its pious praise.
6) This Englishman's regular roles on US television included a Hero, a perfect Match, and a gently sarcastic, but still invariably kissable host. Name the actor and the three shows.
7) What 60s cartoon hero had a sidekick who always repeated the last few words of every sentence, of every sentence?
8) A recurring guest star on Happy Days was reportedly the subject of the debut single by Creedence Clearwater Revival nearly 10 years earlier. Name the actress and character as well as the song title.