TV Trivia Thursday #14
"And except for one television network, we have found intelligent life everywhere in the galaxy."
- John Belushi as Captain James T. Kirk
Hello and welcome back to TV Trivia Thursday after a much too long hiatus! First, the answer to Tuesday's preview question:
This classic show of the 1960s was nominated for fourteen Emmys, but never won any - though ironically, a parody of the same show did win an Emmy several years later.TRN had a good guess, but the correct answer is the original Star Trek, which ran from 1966-1969, and notwithstanding its ultimate achievement of cult status, was unsuccessful at winning an Emmy despite 14 nominations. This wrong was righted, to a small degree, during the initial season of Saturday Night Live, which garnered a 1976 Best Performance Emmy for their brilliant Star Trek parody, "The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise".
Now for today's questions:
1) This show, running from 1959 to 1973, was the first network television series to film all of its episodes in color.
2) Which mother and son appeared on the very first cover of TV Guide, April 3 1953?
3) Whose unmatched longevity record of over fifty continuous years on television ended just over a year ago with his well-earned retirement?
4) What 1950s show is credited with literally doubling US sales of television sets?
5) This actor's role as a TV cop was so revered that when he died in 1982, the Los Angeles police department actually retired his character's badge number.
6) He was the highest paid actor on television during this show's late 1970s run, despite never appearing on screen and pre-taping all of his lines off set! Name the actor and series.
7) As discussed in one of the early TTTs, the producers of "I Love Lucy", fearful of offending public sensibilities, handled the title actress's on-screen pregnancy with extreme care, avoiding even using the word "pregnant". But there was another adjective that no characters were allowed to utter during the full run of the show, for an entirely different reason. What mundane, seemingly innocuous five-letter word did the Lucy cast need to avoid, and why?