Quiz: Can You Guess These 1980s Sitcoms From an Image?
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Can You Guess These 1980s Sitcoms From an Image?
By: Olivia Cantor
Image: ABC via youtube

About This Quiz

Do you know what a sitcom is? A sitcom is a genre exclusive to the television industry. That's because it's short for "situation comedy," wherein the jokes need preparation and build-up to elicit laughs. This kind of comedy category is different from the earliest kind of comedy we saw on film and later on TV as well, which is called the "sight gag."

Sight gags were big during the silent film era, since the performers didn't need any sound to elicit laughter. This comedy genre involved being physical, contorting the face for reactions and performing pratfalls or similar antics. A person slipping on a banana peel is an early example of this kind of comedy.

But the advent of sound, and later of television, changed the landscape of comedy. These days, we are very used to having comedy set up for us, via short anecdotes delivered by stand-up comedians for instance, or carefully calculated narrative plot points that reach a comedic climax. So the sitcom derives humor from specific situations that are set up for laughs. 

The '80s are full of these great sitcoms with great set-ups. Thank the writers, actors and everyone else who made these sitcoms possible, because it's the hardest job in the world - to make people laugh! So, can you name these '80s sitcom gems? Give it a whirl and laugh your heart out reminiscing. Happy quiz-taking!

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Can you guess this pivotal and legendary sitcom?
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Can you guess this sitcom that made Michael J. Fox a star?
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What’s this sitcom, set in a bar?
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Female senior citizens ruled this show! What’s the title?
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This show “legitimized” the concept of the dysfunctional family. What’s it called?
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This teen-oriented sitcom is called what?
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This TV-themed sitcom was called what?
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This stand-up lady had a sitcom named after herself. What’s the title?
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What is this gender role-reversal sitcom?
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What’s this sitcom about a lovable girl?
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This “fish out of water” sitcom is called what?
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This mixed-race comedy is called what?
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Scott Baio headlined this one. What’s this show?
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This college-set sitcom is known as what?
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A puppet is the star of this show! What’s the title?
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This legal sitcom is known as what?
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This dorm-focused sitcom is named what?
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This sitcom made Kirk Cameron a star. What’s the title?
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There’s a comedy about a war and some doctors. What’s the title?
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This animated primetime sitcom was something new and novel back then. What’s the title?
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John Ritter was a hit here. What’s the title?
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A bunch of public transportation drivers deliver the laughs in which sitcom?
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There are dads and there are kids, but no moms. What do you have?
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This radio-themed TV sitcom is called what?
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This growing-up-themed sitcom is called what?
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This comedy about a couple in a "deluxe apartment" is called what?
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This high school sitcom is known as what?
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This family-oriented sitcom is known as what?
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What’s this working class women-focused sitcom called?
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These talented ladies ran the show! What’s the title?
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What’s this family-oriented sitcom called?
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This sitcom continued well into the ‘80s. What’s it called?
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Many sitcoms had one-word titles, like this one. Can you guess it?
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This military-set sitcom came from a movie. Which one is it?
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Robin Williams popularized a few buzzwords in this sitcom. What's the title?
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What's the title of this spin-off sitcom?
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Sitcoms featuring character names in the title were very hip back then. Can you guess which one this is?
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