"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.
One of the longest running TV shows of the 80s, "Cheers" ran for 271 episodes, from 1982 - 1993. Each episode was 22 minutes long.
Premiering in 1980, "Magnum, P.I." ran for 158 episodes until 1988. The show starred actor Tom Selleck as Magnum, P.I.
ALF ran for 103 episodes, from 1986 - 1990. It was created by Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" premiered in 1987 and ran for 176 episodes until 1994. It was created by Gene Roddenberry.
"The Golden Girls" was a 30-minute comedy that aired for 177 episodes from 1985 - 1992. The four women were all previously married, but now single.
Featuring David Hasselhoff, "Knight Rider" premiered in 1982. It was created by Glen Larson.
Doogie Howser was portrayed by actor Neil Patrick Harris. The show aired from 1989 - 1993.
"21 Jump Street" premiered in 1987 and ran 102 episodes through 1991. It was created by Stephen Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh.
"Mr. Belvedere" aired for 117 episodes from 1985 - 1990. It was created by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein.
"Quantum Leap" premiered in 1989 and ran 97 episodes until 1993. It was created by Donald Bellisario and featured Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett.
"Highway to Heaven" aired from 1984 - 1989. It starred Michael Landon, Victor French and James Troesh.
"Murder, She Wrote" aired from 1984 - 1996 for 264 episodes! Angela Lansbury played the lead role of Jessica Fletcher.
"Life Goes On" was an hour-long television show which premiered in 1989. It was created by Michael Braverman.
Created by Michael Elias and Rich Eustis, "Head of the Class" aired for 114 episodes from 1986 - 1990. Each episode was 30 minutes long.
Created by James Lee Barrett, "In the Heat of the Night" ran for 146 episodes, from 1988 - 1995!
"Airwolf "was an hour-long television show that ran for 55 episodes from 1984 - 1986. It featured Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord and Ernest Borgnine.
"Punky Brewster" aired from 1984 - 1988. Punky was abandoned by her mother in a supermarket.
"Perfect Strangers" featured Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker. The show, which ran from 1986 - 1993, was created by Dale McRaven.
Created by Sam Bobrick, "Saved by the Bell" aired from 1989 - 1992. Each of the 86 episodes was 30 minutes long.
Charles was portrayed by actor Scott Baio. The show ran from 1984 - 1990.
"Miami Vice" aired from 1984 - 1990. Each episode was 48 minutes long and featured Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
From 1982 - 1989, Michael J. Fox starred in "Family Ties." The show was created by Gary David Goldberg.
"MacGyver" ran from 1985 - 1992 with 139 episodes. The title role was played by actor Richard Dean Anderson.
"A Different World" premiered on September 24, 1987. It was filmed at Universal Studios in California.
"The Wonder Years" was a popular show from 1988 - 1993. It was created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens and featured Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold.
The "A-Team" ran from 1983 - 1987. It was created by Stephen Cannell and Frank Lupo.
"Who's the Boss?" aired from 1984 - 1992. With 196 episodes in total, the show starred Tony Danza as Tony Micelli.
Featuring Richard Mulligan, "Empty Nest" aired from 1988 - 1995. It ran for 170 episodes.
Starring Robert Urich and Avery Brooks, "Spenser: For Hire" was based on the "Spenser" novels written by Robert Parker. The show lasted 65 episodes, from 1985 - 1988.
Starring Rex Smith, "Street Hawk" was popular in 1985 but lasted only 13 episodes. It was an hour-long television show.
"Fraggle Rock" was created by Jim Henson and featured many of the Muppet characters. It aired from 1983 - 1987.
"Small Wonder" aired from 1985 - 1989. It was created by Howard Leeds.
"G.I. Joe" premiered in 1985. It produced 85 episodes over the course of two years.
"Growing Pains" aired from 1985 - 1992 over the course of 167 episodes. It was created by Neal Marlens and featured Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns.
"Booker" premiered on September 24, 1989. Actor Richard Grieco starred as lead character, Dennis Booker.