Well Give You Three Minor Characters, You Name the 80s Sitcom!

By: Heather Cahill
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About This Quiz

They're the characters that support the star, but they still play important roles! You'll find them where the main character goes, doing things that the main character is doing, and even in their own homes.

Minor characters are used all the time in television. Many will show up briefly, and then disappear, sometimes forever. However, they are still important to the show! Which minor sitcom character is the most memorable to you?

Do you know which sitcom Neal Tanner is from? What about Skip Hollings or Angie McDaniel? Maybe you can name the sitcom that Prudence Goddard was in? These characters had different personalities and roles that impacted the shows that they were in. Some may have had larger roles than others, but they always had a reason for being there.

Do you know which sitcom you would find Buck in? What about the sitcom that Lucky is in? Some characters weren't even human! Many of them had pets that made minor appearances throughout the series, adding to the story. 

The '80s were a time of some of the best sitcoms ever made. So, if you think you're an expert on '80s sitcoms, this quiz is the perfect way to test how much you truly know. Take the quiz and see if you can get a high score!

Which sitcom are Diane Wilmington, Billy and Nick Milano from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Who's the Boss?" The show first aired in 1984 and ran for 8 years until it suffered a period of low ratings that led to the ultimate decision to bring the show to an end.

Which sitcom are Lilith Sterlin, Kelly Gaines-Boyd and Paul Krapence from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Cheers", that ran for 11 seasons. After the end of the iconic sitcom, there was a spin-off called "Frasier."

Which sitcom are Lieutenant Martin Kendell, Dr. Elvin Tibideaux and Pam Tucker from?

These characters are from "The Cosby Show." The show had over 200 episodes and eventually had a spin-off called "A Different World."

Which sitcom are Kate MacDonald, Irma Seaver and Stinky Sullivan from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Growing Pains" and the show aired for seven years until its cancellation. Stars such as Kirk Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio were part of the cast.

Which sitcom are Claire Lowell, Ted Bartelo and Professor Sloan from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Kate & Allie." The show made its debut in 1984 and had over six seasons. Stars such as William H. Macy and Ben Stiller made guest appearances on the show, as well.

Which sitcom are Larry Dallas, Lana Shields and Helen Roper from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Three's Company" which ran for 7 years. The show had a few spin-offs called "The Ropers" and "Three's a Crowd."

Which sitcom are Clayton Hollingsworth, Miles Webber and Stanley Zbornak from?

These characters are from "The Golden Girls." The show ran for seven years and lead to a spin-off called "The Golden Palace." Did you know that Estelle Getty suffered from stage fright?

Which sitcom are Charlene DuPrey, Lisa Hayes and Dudley Johnson from?

These characters are from the show "Diff'rent Strokes." The show ran for eight years until it was canceled in 1986 after a series of low ratings. The theme song for the show was written by Alan Thicke.

Which sitcom are the characters Gary, Buck and Lucky from?

These characters are from "Married... With Children." The show ran for 10 years and starred Katey Sagal and Christina Applegate. The show had two spin-offs called "Top of the Heap" and "Vinnie & Bobby."

Which sitcom are Harry Burns, Harriette Winslow and Mr. Wainwright from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Perfect Strangers." The theme song for the show was called "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" and it was first released in 1986.

Which show are Neal Tanner, Dr. Larry Dykstra and Jake Ochmonek from?

These characters are from the sitcom "ALF." The show followed a family who was visited by an alien that they took in and cared for after he crashed his ship.

Which sitcom are Jessica Jefferson, Ralph Hart and Allan Willis from?

These characters are from the sitcom "The Jeffersons." The show ran for 10 years, ending in 1985. Did you know that Marla Gibbs was working another job while playing the role of Florence on the show?

Which sitcom Quinton Shively, Dash Goff and Reese Watson from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Designing Women." The show produced over 100 episodes and won countless awards throughout the '80s and early '90s.

Which sitcom are Eugene Belvin, Marsha Simms and Leopold Phillips from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Happy Days" which produced over 200 episodes over a span of 10 years. The show had multiple spin-offs such as "Laverne & Shirley."

Which sitcom are Lila Pembroke, Sarah Powell and Douglas Pembroke from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Charles in Charge." The show starred Scott Baio as Charles and there were a total of five seasons. Scott Baio later had a role in "Joanie Loves Chachi."

Which sitcom are Tim Donovan, Hamilton Storm and Angie McDaniel from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Gimme A Break!" The show had 6 seasons and over 100 episodes. The show ran for 6 years from 1981 until 1987.

Which sitcom are Bonnie Brindle, Warren Enright and Reggie Williams from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Small Wonder" which was about a robot in the form of a little girl. The show had a reunion in 2009, 20 years after it ended.

Which sitcom are David Healy, Leon Carp and Beverly Harris from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Roseanne." The show ran for 9 years and it is expected to make a comeback in 2018 with an 8-episode season.

Which sitcom are Brad Langford, Harry Summers and Derek Taylor from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Silver Spoons." The show aired for 5 years and the theme song was called "Together." Ricky lived in his father's mansion. His dad ran a toy company.

Which sitcom are Dr. Winthrop Dingleman, Ms. Alison Loomis and Mr. John Michael Spacek from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Square Pegs." The show only had one season and 20 episodes. Sarah Jessica Parker starred alongside Amy Linker in the show.

Which sitcom are Nick Moore, Lauren Miller and Skippy from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Family Ties." The show is about a family who is divided in their beliefs. The Keatons had four children, three of whom were more conservative than their parents.

Which sitcom are Zena Sherman, Greta Gravas and Jeff Bennett from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Taxi." The show starred actors and actresses such as Tony Danza, Danny DeVito and Carol Kane, and it ran for five seasons.

Which sitcom are Harriette Winslow, Waldo Geraldo Faldo and Myra Monkhouse from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Family Matters." The show was a spin-off of "Perfect Strangers" and it had nine seasons. The theme song was called "As Days Go By."

Which sitcom are Skip Hollings, Wendy and Miles Knobster from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Mr. Belvedere," which ran for six seasons. Did you know that the sitcom was based on a novel called "Belvedere?"

Which sitcom are Rose Cassidy, Denise Florence Stevens Downey and Marcy Hill from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Benson." The show was produced for seven years with over 150 episodes. Robert Guillaume starred as Benson DuBois.

Which sitcom are Mr. Hildebrand, Rosie Greenbaum and Norman Hughes from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley." The show had over 150 episodes that spanned over eight seasons. The show also had an animated spin-off called "Laverne & Shirley in the Army."

Which sitcom are Mrs. Morton, Allen Anderson and Margaux Kramer from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Punky Brewster." The show lasted for four years and it also had the same amount of seasons. Did you know that the name "Punky" was inspired by a real person?

Which sitcom are Lena James, Vernon Gaines and Gina Deveaux from?

These characters are from the sitcom "A Different World." The show was a spin-off of "The Cosby Show," and Denise Huxtable appeared in a few seasons. There were over 100 episodes of the show over six seasons.

Which sitcom are Prudence Goddard, Cindy Parker-Devane and Chester Wanamaker from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Newhart." The very last episode of the sitcom is highly regarded as one of the best finales in history. The finale ended the sitcom's eighth season.

Which sitcom are Ginger Gladstone, Claire Tanner and Gia Mahan from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Full House." The show started in 1987 and ended in 1995, but in 2016, it received a spin-off called "Fuller House".

Which sitcom are Officer Daley, Lisa Ellerblub and Fletcher Majoy from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Sledge Hammer!" The show was short-lived, with only two seasons and 41 episodes being produced. Stars such as Norman Fell and Davy Jones were both guests on the show.

Which sitcom are Molly Parker, Beverly Ann Stickle and Sue Ann Weaver from?

These characters are from the sitcom "The Facts of Life." The show ran for 9 years and the same amount of seasons and featured actors and actresses such as George Clooney and Jenny O'Hara.

Which sitcom are Ray, Eva Rawley and Tiffany Holloway from?

These characters are from the sitcom "227." The show took place at 227 Lexington Place, which was an apartment building where many of the characters lived.

Which sitcom are Lilly Sinclair, Byron Fitzsimmons and Father Michaelson from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Bosom Buddies." Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari starred in the show, and often had to dress as women so that they could live in their apartment.

Which sitcom are Roselle Huplander, Officer Sneed and Carl Harper from?

These characters are from the sitcom "Mama's Family." The show had only four seasons, and Vicki Lawrence starred as Mama Thelma Harper.

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