Monday, October 20, 2008

Totally Awesome!

by Beth

I admit it, as a child of the 80's, I watched way too much television. Other than curling up with a good book, TV was my favorite past-time. Okay, so it was my favorite past-time until I reached my mid teens when hanging out with my friends became priority number one. :-)

But I digress (as I often do). Last week, a few things happened that made me think of some of my old favorite shows. The ones I watched week after week (the only show I watch faithfully now-a-days is Supernatural, but that's a whole 'nother blog about scary things that go bump in the night, awesome dialogue, heartbreaking emotion, the bond between brothers and two very good-looking actors who drive around in a super cool car *g*).

Ahem. Now, where was I? Oh, yes, old favorite shows. Today, I'm going to share with you my Top Ten Favorite TV Shows of the 1980's (in no particular order):

1. Family Ties - I still think this was a great show and I still remember how happy I was when Alex kissed Ellen (his real life wife Tracy Pollan) on one of the episodes.

2. Quantam Leap - this show was about Dr. Sam Beckett who is trapped 'Leaping' into a new body in a different time period (but only within his own lifetime) each week, righting wrongs with the help of Al, his only contact from hom. Even though this show didn't come out until 1989, I'm still counting it. *g*

3. Kate and Allie - a show about two divorced best friends (easy-going, sexy Susan St James and an uptight worrywort, Jane Curtin) who move in together (with their children). I honestly don't remember much about this show but I remember I HAD to watch it every week and my favorite character was Kate's daughter. Wonder if it's out on DVD?

4. Who's the Boss? - (I'm seeing a theme here about family oriented comedy shows. *g*) Come on, don't tell me I'm the only one who wanted Tony and Angela to end up together!

5. The Greatest American Hero - Slightly nerdy teacher Ralph gets a super suit and is turned into a superhero and fun was had by all!

6. The Facts of Life - (now I have this theme song stuck in my head - aurgh!!) My favorite was Jo, the cute tomboy who drove a motorcycle and put snotty Blair in her place :-)

7. Roseanne - only the first few seasons but I remember being mesmerized by the Conner family. And I still think the character of Jackie is one of the funniest ever.

8. Growing Pains - remember when Kirk Cameron was a teen idol??

9. The Cosby Show - the cute kids, Bill Cosby's contorted facial expressions and those LOUD sweaters he wore all. the. time. Man, I loved that show.

10. Doogie Howser - another show I don't remember much about except that Doogie finally got together with his very pretty friend (Wanda?) and he had a wise-cracking friend named Vinnie. Okay, I just looked this show up on IMDB and it lists Steven Bochco (of NYPD Blue and Hillstreet Blues fame) and David E Kelley (The Practice and Boston Legal) as Doogie's creators. Who would've guessed it?

So that's it! Okay, there are more but really, wasn't that list long enough? I'd rather turn it over to you all and hear what you have to say. What 80's TV shows were your favorites? Any you'd forgotten about until now? Were you a fan of ALF, Highway to Heaven or maybe Cagney and Lacey?

I also thought it'd be fun to do a little TV trivia. What I'm going to do is ask a few questions throughout the day. The first one to answer correctly will win! Only one win per person please. *g*

The First TV Trivia Question is:

What academy award winning actor played Alex's favorite uncle on Family Ties? (I started off with an easy one. *g*)

The first person to comment with the correct answer will win a signed copy of Tawny's September Blaze, Risque Business!


Elyssa Papa said...

Is it mine?

flchen1 said...

Excellent grab, Elyssa! Congrats!

And '80s TV, Beth! Awesome! :) I really liked Family Ties! And Facts of Life and Growing Pains. (Yep, I had a huge crush on Kirk Cameron at one point ;))

And for late '80s, I was kind of a sucker for The Wonder Years...

Elyssa Papa said...


Okay, some of my favorite 80s show include:

1. Full House
2. Saved by the Bell
3. Growing Pains
4. Who's the Boss?
5. Family Ties
6. Designing Women
7. Cheers
8. Rosanne
9. The Cosby Show
10. Alf

As to the trivia question... was the uncle on Family Ties played by Tom Hanks?

Trish Milburn said...

Dang! I thought I had the rooster. Oh well, congrats Elyssa.

I watched several of those shows too, Beth. I remember one of my favorites, however, was The Young Riders. It started in 1989 and went until 1992, so it barely counts. I loved Little House on the Prairie, The Dukes of Hazard, Miami Vice, 21 Jump Street (early Johnny Depp!). Also enjoyed B.J. and the Bear, CHiPs, The Waltons, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and China Beach. I didn't watch it during the '80s, rather recently on DVD, but a show from that area I also enjoyed was Road to Avonlea.

Trish Milburn said...

Uh, that should have been "era" and not "area." Methinks I need to go to bed.

Jane said...

I loved "China Beach," too. Dana Delany was awesome. Some of my favorites include "Diffrent Strokes," "Fact of Life," "Head of the Class," "Mr. Belvedere," "Three's Company" and "Perfect Strangers."

Beth said...

Congrats on nabbing the GR, Elyssa! And yes, you're right. Tom Hanks played the uncle on Family Ties!! You won a copy of Risque Business *g* Just send your info to me at: and I'll get your book out to you asap :-)

I hope everyone will keep an eye out for more trivia questions!

Does anybody remember Bosom Buddies, the TV show Tom Hanks starred in? He and his best friend needed a place to live so they had to pretend to be women (I can't remember why) to live in a certain apartment building. Fun show!

Beth said...

Fedora, I never watched The Wonder Years although I've heard it was a fabulous show. And I had a crush on Kirk as well. He was a cutie and one of those 'bad boys' who weren't really all that bad :-)

Beth said...

Elyssa, my kids watched reruns of Saved By The Bell. I love watching that show because of the fashion!

And I also watched the star of that show, Mark Paul Gosselaar in NYPD Blue. I loved seeing him break out of his Zack mold *g*

Beth said...

Trish, I'd forgotten about BJ and the Bear! I loved that show *g* And Miami Vice too!

The Young Riders sounds good. Wonder how I missed ever seeing that one?

I also watched Knight Rider :-) Haven't seen the new one yet though.

Beth said...

Hi, Jane! Head of the Class was great! And since Howard Hesseman was the teacher, I have to mention another of my favorite shows - WKRP in Cincinnati. How I loved Dr Fever, Andy, Les and all the people at that radio station :-)

Natalie Hatch said...

I loved Greatest American Hero. William Katt was soo funny.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Congrats on the GR, Ely!

Keep him busy and out of the chocolate. ;-)

Cute post, Beth, but I must confess that I didn't watch TV much even back then. Was Hill Street Blues in the 80s? I watched that. And Dukes of Hazzard was my son's favorite show (I think he was all of 4 and laughed uproariously whenever the car flew through the air). He was a bit older but I distinctly remember him calling Growing Pains, Groin Pains. :-P

I think I might have watched two whole episodes of Miami Vice and my BFF LURVED The Cosby Show so I probably sat through a couple of those at her house. Other than that, I'm afraid I'm a big ole ZERO on what programs were on and who was in them.


Helen said...

Congrats Elyssa enjoy your day with him

Great post Beth there have been some great TV shows mentioned but gee the 80's were a bit of a blur for me my children were born in 80,82,84 and 86 so most of my TV watching was kids shows, but some of my favourites were
Murder She Wrote
Quantam Leap
Hart To Hart
McMillan And Wife
The Cosby Show
Ellery Queen
Some of these were probably from the 70's but they were my favourites

Have Fun

Minna said...

Well here are some of my favorites from the 80s:
Bottle Boys
Dempsey and Makepeace
Robin of Sherwood
Kate and Allie
Family Ties
Auf Wiedessehen, Pet!
'Allo, 'Allo!
Last of the Summer Wine

Tawny said...

Oooooh, 80's TV. The only thing I loved more was 80's Music :-D Great blog, Beth.

The Cosby Show (loved the sweaters)
Cheers (Norm!)
Star Trek:TGN (Space... The Final Frontier)
MTV *g* sorry, I know its not a show, but I loved Hedonism Weekends.
21 Jump Street (hellooooo Johnny)
Family Ties (loved Mallory's outfits)
But for the life of me I can't remember Alex's favorite uncle. I can almost picture the episode, but I can't quite bring it into focus. I'm sure as soon as someone shares the answer I'll smack my forehad. I guess thats okay though... I've already read the book *g*

Elyssa - super huge congrats on the GR! Treat him nicely ;-)

Marisa O'Neill said...

You've brought back some good memories - and a real sense of how much television has changed. I wasn't a sitcom kind of gal - I have always preferred the one hour dramas. Having said that one of my all time favorite shows was a sitcom - Designing Women - I loved that show.

But the shows I had weekly appointments with were:

L.A. Law - uhm... Jimmy Smits - need I say more?

Cagney and Lacey ... Tyne Daley and Sharon Gless -2 fabulous actresses.

Caren Crane said...

Oh, Elyssa, congrats on the GR! Is he facing a day of TV Land? *g*

Beth, I don't remember watching much TV in the 80s. First I was busy with high school, then college, then partying, then college again. But there was definitely time logged watching General Hospital and All My Children between classes!

Joan said...

Congrats on the GR, Elyssa. Hope the Bailey's breath doesn't knock you down.

I'm groggily sitting here thinking "The 80's?" So I'm gonna let all you awake BB's list some then I'll chime in (Lazy, I know

The Cosby Show especially the first few years. I've been watching on TVLand. Loved the dynamics between Bill and the kids.

Little House on the Praire. Again, the earlier ones. Now really, who didn't have a Nellie Olsen in their life?

WKRP. Man, that show made me laugh!!! Johnny Fever and Les were my favorite ones. And Gordon Jump.

"As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly"


Speaking of laughting, off to work

Cheryl Brooks said...

I absolutely LOVED Quantum Leap! Sam was the inspiration for my very first hero!
I haven't thought about him in ages. Thanks for the reminder. Must go to Google images and find some good pics!

Romance Novel TV said...

I'm with Marisa - definitely a drama type of girl. Lots of Drama. Who could forget DALLAS. I hear the theme song in my head. Da, dum, da, dum, da da da da dum....

Deb Marlowe said...

Great post, Beth!

Joan, I remember that episode of WKRP every single Thanksgiving. They don't even show it, but just the description of all those birds plummeting from a helicopter makes me shudder!

Speaking of helicopter.. As Posh and I recently discussed, Airwolf was my 80s TV show of choice. Ah, Stringfellowe Hawk, how I adored him! :-)

Terry Odell said...

Gee -- I am hopeless at attaching dates to television shows. I do recognize all the ones listed here, but I'm more likely to have special spots in my heart for shows like The Dick Van Dyke show (went into labor from laughing so hard) or Leave it to Beaver and the George Reeves Superman. Or Roy Rogers (we had to go to bed after "Happy Trails.")

terrio said...

Great topic, Beth. Reading this blog makes me realize you probably couldn't find that many sitcoms on the tele today. Everything is reality shows!

My two favorites were Moonlighting and Remington Steele. My parents bowled every Tuesday night and that was the only night I was allowed to stay up late to watch those two shows. You were not going to prevent me from watching Bruce or Pierce!

And I'm sure I've seen just about every show mentioned. LOL! TV ruled in my house. And I'm with Tawny on the MTV thing. MTV was like my lifeline in the 80s. Too bad they don't play videos anymore.

Trish Milburn said...

Tawny, I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation too. I can't wait for the new Star Trek movie next summer. There was a big feature on it in EW recently.

Trish Milburn said...

Anyone remember Friday Night Videos? For those of us who lived in no-cable land (and thus didn't have MTV), Friday Night Videos was it.

Beth said...

Natalie, I agree. That show cracked me up and I thought Connie Sellecca was great too *g*

Now I have that theme song stuck in my head. It's almost better than The Facts of Life's theme song though :-)

Beth said...

LOL on your son calling Growing Pains Groin Pains *g* Too funny!

Hill Street Blues was on during the 80's, AC! My older brother loved that show.

Another popular show I missed out on was St Elsewhere. That show had some pretty big names on it :-)

Beth said...

Helen, your 80's sounds like my
90's minus one kid *g* I think all I watched during the 90's was PBS and Nickelodeon.

I forgot about Hart to Hart! I loved that show. I also remember watching Quincy ME. Great shows :-)

Beth said...

Minna, I remember Soap - although I was too young to get most of the jokes *g* I remember Billy Crystal was on it and Angela's mom from Who's The Boss :-)

Thanks for sharing your favorites!

Beth said...

Tawny, what would life in the 80's have been like without MTV? I think I was almost 16 when we FINALLY got MTV. Up until then, I'd had to get video fix on Friday night videos or some such late night program *g*

Now I won't even allow my younger kids to watch MTV and my 17 year old has no desire to watch it.

Wasn't Mallory the cutest thing on Family Ties? She and Alex were my favorite part of that show!

Beth said...

Marisa, my tastes have changed in that I now prefer the hour long dramas *g* I didn't watch LA Law very often but I loved Jimmy Smits on NYPD Blue.

And while I didn't watch Cagney and Lacey when it first ran, I caught reruns of it when I was a bit older. It was a fabulous show and you're so right about Tyne Daley and Sharon Gless - they're wonderful :-)

Beth said...

Caren, I was a Guiding Light fan myself *g*

While you were off getting an education you missed a lot of classic TV shows such as The A Team, Fall Guy, Full House, Magnum PI (great show!) and TJ Hooker :-)

Beth said...

"As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly"

LOL, Joan! That is such a classic episode :-)

Every now and then I'll catch an episode of the Cosby Show while I'm on the treadmill. Like WKRP, that show still makes me laugh *g* Another show I could watch over and over again is MASH. Some shows just stand the test of time.

Beth said...

Cheryl, that is so cool that Sam was your inspiration for your first hero! I really loved that show. The relationship between Sam and Al was so great, especially since poor Sam had only Al to rely on.

Hope you found some good pictures of Scott Bakula!

Beth said...

Before I respond to more comments, let's take a break and have:


We'll do another Family Ties one since I'm on a Family Ties kick *g*

What actress played Alex's girlfriend Lauren Miller. Hint, she starred in a popular 90's sitcom.

First person to answer correctly will win a copy of Not Without Her Family :-)

Jeannie Ruesch said...

The Loooooooooooove Boat... exciting and new. Come aboooooooarrrddd....we're expecting you!

The Love Boat was a must-see for me. I begged my parents to let me stay up to watch Hotel. LOVED that show.

Friday nights were an event in my house: Dallas and Falcon Crest. Every week. Not to mention Dynasty and Knots Landing. Yes, I love soapy goodness.

Moonlighting was an all time favorite...Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard had some of the best chemistry I've ever seen.

But I think the comedies were tops in the 80s- Three's Company, Happy Days, The Cosby's, One Day At A Time, Growing Pains, Kate & Allie, Cheers, The Golden much to love on TV then. :)

Trish Milburn said...

Does anyone remember Tales of the Gold Monkey with Stephen Collins? I remember liking that show. I almost mentioned The Love Boat too but didn't. My list was getting long. Hmm, some things never change. :)

tetewa said...

Trivia question 2 Is the answer Justine Bateman?

Jane said...

I think it was Courteney Cox.

Beth said...

Trivia question 2 Is the answer Justine Bateman?

tetewa, you were so close! Justine Bateman played Alex's sister, Mallory. But you'll have a chance to try again because I'll be doing more TV Trivia throughout the day :-)

Thanks for playing!

Beth said...

I think it was Courteney Cox.

Yay! We have a winner! Congrats, Jane! I clearly remember Courtney Cox on Family Ties. I think it was right after she'd been cast in Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark video *g* Anyone else remember when he pulls her up on stage?

Jane, just send me your info to: and I'll get your book out to you asap :-)

Thanks for playing!

tetewa said...

I am so stupid, yes I think it was Courtney Cox.

Beth said...

Maria, I remember when JR was shot - it was my first real TV cliff hanger! And I had to wait all summer to find out who shot him. Torture *g*

I also watched Knots Landing because I loved Gary and Val :-)

Beth said...

Deb, just thinking about Les in that helicopter cracks me up! Although I'm sure no real turkeys were injured in the making of that episode :-)

I don't remember Airwolf. Sounds like I missed a good one. Thank goodness for Netflix *g*

Beth said...

Hey, Terry! I've seen The Dick Van Dyke show as reruns and it's very funny. I think Dick Van Dyke is wonderful and Mary Tyler Moore was so gorgeous. Loved the witty comebacks on that show :-)

Beth said...

terrio, TV ruled in my house too *g* I don't think we even had rules about what we could or couldn't watch which probably explains why I watched Dallas :-)

And you're right about the sitcoms. I remember even when my kids were little there were plenty of sitcoms to watch but reality TV has taken over.

Moonlighting and Remington Steele were both great! I waited so long for Maddie and David to get together on Moonlighting and then they did and I wished they hadn't :-P

I guess that's one of those "Be careful what you wish for" moments *g*

Beth said...

Anyone remember Friday Night Videos?

Me! LOL, I'm glad I remembered the name, Trish. Yes, that's all we had for many years until we finally got cable.

Once we had MTV my friends and I would stay up for the Headbanger's Ball (I think that's what it was called) Some of that music would seem tame now *g*

Minna said...

Married with Children -yes, I admit, I watched it.
Love Boat
Paul Hogan Show
Kenny Everet Show
Sir David Attenborough's nature documentaries
And cartoons: Doctor Snugles

One interesting tid bit about Dempsey and Makepeace: Michael Brandon (Dempsey) and Glynis Barber ( Makepeace) fell in love while making this series and as far as I know, they are still married.

Beth said...

Yes, I love soapy goodness.

LOL, you're not alone, Jeannie! I love soapish shows as well *g* And of course I watched The Love Boat! They had every star imaginable on that ship :-)

Oh, I just realized one we haven't mentioned: Murphy Brown! I loved Murphy and her wacky coworkers *g*

Suzanne Welsh said...

Okay, I was a mother of three babies in the 80's but here's my list:

1.Cosby...ya just gotta love the Huxtable clan.
2. The Muppets...hehehe, used the babies as an excuse to watch that one!
3. Remington Steele.....sigh, I love Pierce before he was Bond.
4. FAME! I'm gonna live forever, FAME! people will remember my name!
5. MacGyver. Mmmmmmmmmm
6. Cheers...NORM! The early years with Shelly Long. Still funny in reruns.
7. Quantum Leap...sigh, Sam Beckett was the bomb.
8. Happy Days...secretly had a crush on Richie!
9. Law & Order....okay, it was debuted in 1990, but the 80's were a blurr for me.
10. WKRP was a must watch for me too!

Beth said...

Does anyone remember Tales of the Gold Monkey with Stephen Collins?

Trish, I don't think I've ever heard of this one. Is this the same Stephen Collins who was on 7th Heaven?

And I could add to my list as well. It was a long decade after all :-)

Minna said...

Oh, I forgot about the Muppets. Loved them.

Beth said...

Minna, Married...with Children was one show I never got into. But I know a lot of people loved it *g*

That's so cool about the stars falling in love on the set of the show!

And MacGyver was a cool show. It was nice to see a hero use his brains to get out tough situations :-)

terrio said...

The mention of Love Boat makes me think of Fantasy Island. "Da Plane! Da Plane!" LOL!

What about Nightcourt?! That may be one of the funniest shows EVAH!

Anna Campbell said...

Ely, good catch on the rooster!

Beth, what a great post. Actually I must admit I didn't watch most of the shows you mentioned, although I did occasionally pop into Family Ties. I think it was because the family were big ABC (our public broadcaster) watchers so I grew up with a lot of British TV. I loved the serials of the classic novels like Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina. I loved Man About the House (that was remade in the US as Three's Company, I think) and Robin of Sherwood (like Minna!) and Doctor Who and, my fave, Blake's Seven. Blake's Seven had this superb sexy anti-hero called Avon who used to make my heart beat much faster when I was a wee gel.

But I must admit I was addicted to Jimmy Smits on L.A. Law, Marisa! And that's the only time I really got hooked on NYPD too - that ep where he died had me in floods of tears. Actually and speaking of hot men, what about Pierce in Remington Steele? Good choice, Terri! And I had a huge crush on Fonzie in Happy Days although I was at boarding school in its hey day and missed a lot of the shows. HD was a real institution down here!

Oh, and someone mentioned the Love Boat. I don't know why but I LOVED that show!

Actually I just realised why I missed out on so much '80s TV - I lived in England without a TV for two years!

Beth said...

Suz, that is a great list! The Muppets were great! And they had so many fabulous guests. Remember the first Muppet Movie? Great fun *g*

Fame was another good one. I loved watching Debbie Allen and Gene Anthony Ray (Leroy) dance!

Baby, remember my name. Remember. Remember. Remember. Remember.

Minna said...

One more I remembered:
Mission: Impossible

Deb Marlowe said...

Oh, Trish--I loved Tales of the Gold Monkey! Stephen Collins was so adorable. First with the helicopter, then again, with the airplane!

It's a miracle I didn't marry a pilot!

Deb Marlowe said...

Beth, Airwolf starred Jan Michael Vincent. He was a helicopter pilot who stole this super attack helicopter and used it in various missions for a secret govt agency in exchange for them trying to find and release his POW brother.

He was the first TV hero for me who was into art and classical music, along with his fabulous, masculine air attack abilities, of course.

I'm sure it doesn't stand the test of time, but I was a big fan back in the day! :-)

Beth said...

Oh, Terrio, we can't forget Fantasy Island!

And I loved Night Court. Harry Anderson was so great as was John Larroquette (who was just on one of my current tv faves, Chuck *g*)

Thanks for the reminders!

Beth said...

Anna, Happy Days was a staple at my house! Was there anyone cooler than Fonzie? If so, please don't tell me - I'd rather keep my delusions on that score *g*

I'm sure you were way to busy to even notice you didn't have a TV. I could probably live without one now but back in the 80's it was a necessity to me :-)

Beth said...

He was the first TV hero for me who was into art and classical music, along with his fabulous, masculine air attack abilities, of course.

LOL! Of course we can't forget his masculine air attack abilities, Deb ;-)

Sounds fabulous! And yes, it is surprising you didn't marry a pilot. Or become one yourself!

Minna said...

Clannad, Robin (The hooded man):

Beth said...

I have about a half an hour until I have to leave for my daughter's basketball game so let's do another question, shall we?

TV Trivia Question #3

What was the name of Gargamel's cat in The Smurfs?

I thought I'd throw in one about a show how we haven't mentioned yet :-) How I loved The Smurfs! I think I even have the figurines hidden in my closet *g*

The first person to post the correct answer will win copies of both Risque Business and Not Without Her Family!

Minna said...


flchen1 said...

OMG! I completely forgot about the Smurfs! Azrael is the cat in question... we had Chinese school on Saturday mornings and always had to leave before the end of the Smurfs... *sigh*

Minna said...

Dempsey and Makepeace Theme - Season 1:

Minna said...

The things you find in Youtube: Street Hawk:

Beth said...


Correct! Congrats, Minna! Please send your info to me at: and I'll get your books out to you asap :-)

Thanks for playing!

Beth said...

Azrael is the cat in question

You're right, Fedora, but Minna beat you to the punch by seconds! I hope you'll try again later *g*

I'll post another TV Trivia question this evening.

And thanks for playing :-)

Trish Milburn said...

Deb, glad to find a fellow Tales of the Gold Monkey fan. Must check if it's on Netflix.

Yes, Beth, it was the same Stephen Collins from 7th Heaven, only much younger since the show was on in 1982-1983. He played a air cargo pilot in the South Pacific in the 1930s.

Minna said...

I recall there was also this series based on Harriet Vane-Peter Wimsey books. And Sherlock Holmes series. And Miss Marple.

Minna said...

auf wiedersehen pet: thats living alright:

Keira Soleore said...
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Minna said...

'Allo, 'Allo!:

Keira Soleore said...

80's TV! Awesomesauce.

Law & Order
Doogie Howser
Three's Company
Family Ties
Growing Pains
The Cosby Show

What was the name of the three men with those two girls and a baby girl?

Jane said...
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Beth said...

Trish, I'll have to look up Tales of the Gold Monkey! Sounds like a cool show *g* I love TV shows set in different time periods. I've only caught a few episodes of Mad Men which is set in the 1960's but it's fabulous :-)

Beth said...

What was the name of the three men with those two girls and a baby girl?

Hey, Keira! Are you thinking of Full House? I think that was pretty popular in the 80's. They still run reruns of it and when my youngest is home from school, she watches it :-)

Keira Soleore said...

Yes, Full House it is.

Beth said...

Since things are winding down around here, let's see if we can get anyone to play one last round of TV Trivia *g*

TV Trivia Question #4

Let's switch things up and ask a question about a commercial.

What product was Michael Jackson shooting a commercial for when he was almost killed?

The first person to post the correct answer will win copies of Risque Business, Not Without Her Family and Does She Dare, another fabulous Harlequin Blaze by Tawny :-)

Joan said...
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flchen1 said...

I thought Joan said it was a Pepsi commercial... but maybe I was hallucinating...

Beth said...

I thought Joan said it was a Pepsi commercial... but maybe I was hallucinating...

I must've missed this. Joan? Did you get the answer to TV Trivia Question #4? *g*

Fedora, since you have the right answer and I can't find Joan's comment, you win! If you already have Tawny's books, I'd be happy to send you something else. Why don't you email me at: and we'll get you a prize?

And Joan, since you had the right answer first, I could find you a prize as well ;-)

Thanks so much for playing!

Joan said...

Well, I took myself out cause I've already read your and Tawny's fabulous books and it didn't seem fair...

But I can't RESIST a trivia questions :-)

So Fedora, you weren't hallucinating.

And Michael only got a hair singe which led him down the path to plastic surgery and...well..the rest as they say, is history.

flchen1 said...

Oy, and what a path that's been, eh? :) Thanks, Joan! I want you on my team if I'm ever playing a trivia game! You and Google ;)

Beth said...

I love trivia questions too, Joan, so I don't blame you for popping in with the answer *g*

I admit, I've been so busy finishing my book, I took the questions off of a trivia website. Well, except the first one since I love the Family Ties episodes with Tom Hanks as the uncle *g*

Michael's hair caught on fire but I don't remember it being life threatening. I wonder if it was supposed to be a trick question?


Beth said...

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your favorite 80's TV shows and playing TV Trivia :-)