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TV TRIVIA

1) Who played Chandler's father on "Friends"?


Kathleen Turner played Chandler's father, Charles Bing, in several episodes of "Friends", including "The One with Chandler's Dad" which aired on May 10, 2001.

2) In Bewitched, what part of her body does Samantha twitch to practice magic?


Samantha's very first nose twitch occurs about five minutes into the pilot episode of Bewitched, which premiered on ABC on September 17, 1964.

3) Every episode of "Seinfeld" contains an image or reference to what superhero?


There is an image of or reference to Superman somewhere in every episode of "Seinfeld".

4) What TV series showed the first interracial kiss on American network television?


The first interracial kiss on American network television was in the "Star Trek" episode entitled "Plato's Stepchildren," which aired on November 22, 1968, when Captain Kirk (William Shatner) kissed Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). Some stations in the South (U.S.) originally refused to air the episode.

5) What is the phrase on the UFO poster in Fox Mulder's office in "X-Files"?


The famous "I Want to Believe" UFO poster from Fox Mulder's office in the "X-Files" continually had to be replaced as copies kept disappearing from the set. The poster on display at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in Los Angeles is reportedly one of the last available copies of the original set-used posters.

6) What television series was the first to air the sound of a toilet being flushed?


In 1971, All in the Family -- starring Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton -- became the first series to be videotaped in front of a live studio audience, as well as the first to air the sound of a toilet being flushed.

7) Who shot J.R.?


In the final scene of the 1979-80 season of Dallas, J.R. Ewing hears a noise outside his office, walks out to the corridor to look, and is shot twice by an unseen assailant. The episode, titled "A House Divided", was broadcast on March 21, 1980, and viewers would have to wait until the November episode "Who Done It" to learn that the shooter was Kristin Shepard, J.R.'s mistress and his wife's sister.

8) What color was Jeannie's harem costume in I Dream of Jeannie?


Jeannie's costume was pink. Jeannie's sister (also named Jeannie and also portrayed by Barbara Eden) wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons.

9) In what TV show did Sheriff Andy Taylor first appear?


The Andy Griffith Show is actually a spin off! Sheriff Andy Taylor first appeared on an episode of The Danny Thomas Show in which Danny is arrested by Sheriff Taylor for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign in the town of Mayberry. The character was such a hit that Andy soon got his own show.

10) What sort of business did George Jefferson own on The Jeffersons?


By 1975, Jefferson's fledging dry-cleaning business, Jefferson Cleaners, had successfully grown into a small chain; his newfound wealth led to moving his family to a "deluxe apartment in the sky" in Manhattan.


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