TV Trivia Thursday #18
Hello and welcome to today's edition of TV Trivia Thursday. I will try to keep these going every week or two, thought there will definitely be some interruption over the Jewish holidays. A partial theme of this edition is shows of the 50s:
1) Although the character of Little Ricky was famously born the same day as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's real-life son Desi Jr., Little Ricky's character was portrayed by child actor Keith Thibodeaux rather than by his real-life counterpart. But did Desi Jr. himself ever appear on the show, and if so, when?
2) What I Love Lucy supporting character was, as the show wound down in 1960, targeted to star in two other series, but neither lead role ended up panning out?
3) Which sitcom held the record for most Emmy awards won by a series - 29 in all - for nearly a quarter of a century, and what other show took over that record by earning its 30th a few years ago?
4) And speaking of Emmys, what was the first animated show to win one, way back in pre-Flintstones 1959?
5) On The Honeymooners, where did the Kramdens live, and why was that particular address used?
6) Which of the following classic shows of the 50s was not a spinoff of an earlier radio program?
a) I Love Lucy
b) The Honeymooners
c) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
7) What event prompted the beginnings of ABC's late-night news program Nightline?
8) Which of the following phrases was not habitually used by a major network journalist to close his newscasts?
a) "That's part of our world tonight"
b) "And that's the way it is"
c) "Good night and good news"
d) "Good night and good luck"