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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #17

Hello, and welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! Can you believe we’re already at our 17th quiz show? Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular contestant, we’re thrilled to have you join us as we take another deep dive into the sparkling pool of yesteryear’s television memories.

In this week’s episode, we’re spicing things up with a brand-new round titled “American Cousins.” It’s a salute to those iconic UK TV shows that crossed the pond and found a new home in the US during the 1970s. We’ll explore these transatlantic transformations and see if you can trace the American hits back to their British origins. So get ready for a bit of a cultural exchange in our quiz lineup!

Now, let’s gear up, grab that pen and paper, and step into our television time machine. It’s quiz time!

Round One – American Cousins

  1. What was the original UK show that became “Sanford and Son” in the US?
  2. “All in the Family” was an adaptation of which British series?
  3. Can you name the UK counterpart to “Three’s Company”?
  4. Which UK show inspired the US version called “Reggie”?
  5. “The Ropers” in the US shares its roots with which UK show?

Round Two – Marathon or Fil Rouge

  1. From our Wacky Races feature: Who drove car number three, and what was it called?
  2. Recall the two old hecklers from The Muppet Show we discussed. What were their names?
  3. A summer holiday show had this line: “You’ve got to fight for what you want, for all that you believe.” Name the show.
  4. Who was the actor in “Sam on Boff’s Island” who later became famous?
  5. In our episode about Pipkins: What sort of animal was Topov?

Round Three – Name That Tune
You are going to have to tune in to the podcast for this round!!

Round Four – TV Times

  1. Who voiced the enigmatic Charlie in “Charlie’s Angels”?
  2. “Yakety Sax” is synonymous with which TV show?
  3. Who was the first headteacher in Grange Hill, mostly seen as a name on a notice board?
  4. What sport’s world championships did the BBC first broadcast on 6th February 1978?
  5. Who were the regular hosts of the BBC’s lunchtime show from 1972 to 1996?

Bonus Question
Fred Dineage, host of “How!” and presenter on Southern Television, was also a relief presenter on which Saturday show?

Remember, whether you’re a quiz whizz or a casual guesser, it’s all in good fun!

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