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Quiz: Television Couples

posted by Nell Minow

Another Valentine’s Day quiz about some of the all-time favorite television couples. How many do you recognize?
1. The very first issue of TV Guide featured the real-life baby of this sit-com pair whose on-screen race to the hospital to give birth was one of the most watched episodes of its era.
2. Perhaps inspired by the glamorous and elegant occupants of the White House, this sit-com couple, a writer and a former dancer, lived with their son in New Rochelle, New York.
3. She grew up on one of the top shows of the 70’s and then had a spin-off series of her own about her life with her cute boyfriend.
4. This loving couple broke some barriers by having the first inter-racial marriage on prime-time television.
5. Sparring detectives generated a lot of romantic chemistry in this glossy romantic mystery series.
6. The viewership for the wedding of this soap opera duo broke records and even ended up on a magazine covers.
7. This couple did things a bit out of order — they had a relationship, they were on a break, they got married, got divorced, had a baby, and then ended up together.
8. This couple on a popular new series just adopted a daughter from Vietnam.
9. One of the most loving marriages in television history was between this doctor and lawyer, parents of five children, who loved to dance with each other.
10. A journalist and an aspiring actress became engaged in the last season of this popular series.

  • Karen

    1. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
    2. Rob and Laura Petri (The Dick VanDyke show)
    3. Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham – Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi)
    4. Helen and Tom Willis (The Jeffersons)
    5. Maddie Hayes and David Addison (Moonlighting)
    6. Luke and Laura Spencer (General Hospital)
    7. Ross and Rachel (Friends)?
    8. dk
    9. Cliff and Claire Huxtable (Cosby)
    10. Clark Kent and Lois Lane (Lois and Clark)?

  • Nell Minow

    Wow, Karen! All but one correct! #10 was a good guess, but Lois is not an aspiring actress. This is an older show, set in NYC.

  • monkie

    #10 That Girl (?)

  • monkie

    Oh, I was supposed to name the couple… not sure on the name of the title character (Anne?) but she was played by Marlo Thomas, and the perpetually exasperated boyfriend’s name was Donald.

  • Nell Minow

    You got it, Monkie! Anne Marie (Marlo Thomas) and Don Hollinger (Ted Bessell). Very good!

  • Wendy

    #8: Mitchell and Cameron on Modern Family.

  • Nell Minow

    That’s right, Wendy! I love that show!

  • Lynn

    #1 Lucy and Desi?
    #2 Laura and Rob Petrie
    #5 Cybill Shepherd & Bruce Willis on “Moonlighting”; can’t remember the names of their characters.
    #6 Luke and Laura (no, I did not watch the wedding)
    #9 Claire and Cliff Huxtable

  • Nell Minow

    Right, Lynn!

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