TV Trivia Thursday #15
Hello and welcome to this week's late-night edition of TV Trivia Thursday. I'll try to keep these coming weekly for the most part, at least until I exhaust the good nuggets from my new book.
1) What classic TV series' writers included such luminaries as Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Woody Allen?
2) And speaking of Mr. Allen, name the 1994 made-for-TV movie which represents his only television appearance to date - and for extra credit, why he chose this particular movie for his debut.
3) What famous radio and newspaper commentator narrated the 60s crime series "The Untouchables"?
4) Over a decade before Sinead O'Connor's controvertial Saturday Night Live performance, this SNL player also got on the Pope's bad side when he was arrested at the Vatican for impersonating a priest. Name the actor and character involved in this rather bizarre misunderstanding.
5) He developed classic game shows such as "The Newlywed Game" and "The Dating Game" in the mid 60s, but didn't choose to star in one of his own creations until a decade later. Name this producer and his first on-screen vehicle, and for extra credit, at least two celebrities who shared that show with him.
6) What famous movie actress voiced the first - and so far only - word to be uttered by baby Maggie on the Simpsons TV show?
7) In what way are all three of the following women connected with Bob Newhart?
a) Mary Frann
b) Suzanne Pleshette
c) Virginia Quinn
8) Way before the days of Tootsie and Mrs. Doubtfire, what female title character was actually played by a succession of nine different males during the two-decade span of this television series, beginnning in 1954?