Quiz: Can You Name these 80s TV Shows from a single sentence summary?
Can You Name these 80s TV Shows from a single sentence summary?
By: J.P. Naomi

About This Quiz

"Come and knock on our door!" Rather than answering the door, answer the questions in this quiz! The 1980s as a decade that was big on sitcoms. From Cheers to The Wonder Years, can you name these '80s TV shows from a single sentence summary?

The 1980s was a big decade for the family sitcom. Viewers everywhere were settling down to watch Family Ties, Growing Pains, and The Cosby Show. When you weren't settling down for the Keaton or Seaver family, you might've been watching a group of friends in Cheers or Three's Company. The decade also included the popular medical drama M*A*S*H and the Tom Selleck crime drama of Magnum, P.I. Not only were these some of the most iconic shows of the decade, but they're still remembered thirty years later. How well do you remember them?

After Captain Kirk, can you remember the new series that showed the continuation of a space odyssey? What about the popular TV show turned film about two cops who go undercover as high school students? Do you remember the late 1980s newcomer about six students attending Bayside High School in California? If you can remember all of these '80s TV shows, you're in luck! From the star-studded cast of Full House to the wit and laughs behind The Golden Girls, let's see if you can name these 80s TV shows from a single sentence summary.

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Set in a Boston bar where everybody knows your name, regulars talk about their lives while drinking and working.
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This show featured a Hawaii-based private investigator with a mustache.
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with an Earth family after crashing into their garage.
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After Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of officers sets off on their own mission.
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This is the story of four older women living together in Miami.
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A lone crime-fighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially-intelligent super car.
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A teenager deals with everyday teenage problems, except that he's a licensed physician.
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Young-looking police officers specializing in youth crime go undercover as high school students.
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This was a comedy about an English housekeeper working for an American family.
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A scientist trapped in time uses the bodies of different people to travel to different time periods.
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A probationary angel is sent back to earth and teams up with an ex-cop to help people.
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Jessica Fletcher uses her smarts and charm to uncover the truth behind every crime she encounters.
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Corky has Down syndrome and attends an ordinary school.
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A laid back teacher provides guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.
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This show focused on the cases and adventures of the police department in Sparta, Mississippi.
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In search of his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.
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A girl and her dog are adopted by a man named Henry Warnimont.
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A man's cousin comes to America to live with him.
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This was a show about six students at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.
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A college student works as a live-in housekeeper for a family.
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Two undercover detectives make their way through the streets of Miami with music, fashion and good vibes.
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This show featured the Keatons - Steven, Elyse, Alex, Mallory and Jennifer.
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This show followed the adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.
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A group of students at a black university struggle to make it through college.
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This show was set in the 60s and featured a family with two growing sons.
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.
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A retired baseball player becomes the housekeeper of a New York advertising executive.
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Harry Weston is a widowed pediatrician with two daughters.
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Based on a Robert Parker novel series, this show featured a private investigator in Boston who tried to solve murder mysteries.
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A desk-bound cop fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.
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This show portrayed the adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.
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Ted Lawson creates a robot who lives with his family.
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This show focused on an elite special missions force that fought against the terrorist forces of Cobra.
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This show featured a family whose father owned a home-based business and a mother who was a journalist.
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An ex-cop is hired by the US office of a large Japanese company to investigate suspicious insurance claims.
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