Can you answer some of the hardest TV trivia in the history of Jeopardy!?

These questions stumped contestants. Can you answer them?

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If you play enough quizzes on MeTV, you're going to learn a lot of TV trivia. We would argue that you'll become enough of an expert to win big on
Jeopardy!

We looked through the game show's history for tough questions about television. These were the highest dollar values in their categories — or perhaps everybody got it wrong.

Let's see if you can pass the test. If you can get 11 or more, pat yourself on the back! Pay close attention to the categories!
  1. Thorkelson is the real last name of this man who played the dopey bass player of the Monkees on TV.
  2. In the original series, Mr. Spock suggests this race, the bad guys in the 2009 movie, is an offshoot of his Vulcan race.
  3. A model of adult humor, this series had one episode about a thumbless alien and 1,700 pounds of walnuts.
  4. It was the second anthology series hosted by Rod Serling.
  5. Ann Guilbert, who played Millie on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' now (in 1998) plays a grandma on this sitcom.
  6. Two Stone Age movie heartthrobs were Stoney Curtis and this suave star, perhaps born Archiboulder Leach.
  7. '77 Sunset Strip' actor who now manages wife Ann-Margret's career.
  8. In the old poem "Wednesday's child is full of" this; that's how Wednesday Addams got her name.
  9. Carol Burnett got her big break on this show when Martha Raye got sick and she replaced her.
  10. Sharing its name with a Virginia settlement, this New York city, Lucy's hometown, hosts two festivals yearly in her honor.
  11. Miss Kitty was the proprietor of this saloon on 'Gunsmoke' for 19 seasons.
  12. Long-running CBS series mentioned in this song — "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers (1965).
  13. He played Artie in the movie 'Sunset Blvd.,' then played a TV sergeant who patrolled Sunset Blvd.
  14. Irwin Allen created and produced this '60s show about time-traveling scientists led by James Darren.
  15. A Depression-era family live on their own mountain in Jefferson County, Virginia on this show.
  16. In 1952, he moved his 'House Party' from radio to TV, where it remained for another 17 years.
  17. Bill's 2008 autobiography begins, "Call me... Captain James T. Kirk, or Sergeant T.J. Hooker, or…" this guy.
  18. On "I Love Lucy", it was Lucy Ricardo's maiden name.
Can you answer some of the hardest TV trivia in the history of Jeopardy!?

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elf_wand MargaretBLeonard 2 months ago
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ETristanBooth 2 months ago
16/18. Missed #5 & #11 because I never watched those shows, but many of these were pretty easy.
MrBill 2 months ago
11/18; not too bad a score on a very tough quiz.
TVJunkie 3 months ago
12 out of 18. Not so great. I saw this quiz and went back and forth with myself wondering whether I should do it or not. It was tough. Even though 11 would be considered OK, I think that may be a little low. A tip of the dunce cap (mine) to whoever does at least 15.
JeffTanner 3 months ago
''You got 15 out of 18'' --------------You won! You won! Jump up and down!
SalIanni 3 months ago
If you want to be technical about it, everyone who took this quiz really got 0/19 because, as all Jeopardy fans know, every answer has to be in the form of a question!
It's not us the takers of the quiz who are at fault. It's METV. They didn't provide with that. All they had to do was write "Who/What is {fill in the blank,} then we click on the answers. Which means the quiz would have been above board and all legal like.
garykevinware SalIanni 2 months ago
If you want to be technical, there were 18 questions, not 19.
MrsP58 3 months ago
#17: WRONG! William Shatner may have been Jeff Cable on Barbary Coast, but he WAS ALSO The Big Giant Head on 3rd Rock from the Sun!
UnicornPrincess MrsP58 3 months ago
Yes, but the question was finishing a quote from his book.
In the quote, I guess he didn't mention the Big Head Guy.
But sometimes MeTV does get their stuff wrong; probably just typos.
TVJunkie MrsP58 3 months ago
Hey! That's right! I was robbed.
cperrynaples TVJunkie 3 months ago
No, the question was "which character did he say in that sentence"? He was on all 3 shows, but even Shatner knew no one remembers Barbary Coast and that 3rd Rock was a guest spot! For most of us Shatheads, it's Kirk, Hooker and Crane! Bonus question: what was his name on the show I will have to call "Shat My Dad Says"[we all know what the first word is, but MeTV won't allow it...LOL!!]
Allison 3 months ago
14/18 better than I thought I did
UnicornPrincess 3 months ago
13/18! Not too bad! Some of these were rather easy to me - wonder why Jeopardy players had a hard time?
RichardPniewski 3 months ago
Denny Crane?
Kevin RichardPniewski 3 months ago
Boston Legal.
cperrynaples Kevin 3 months ago
BTW, Big Giant Head is 3rd Rock,and Jeff Cable is Barbary Coast!
Boston Legal was one of the best TV shows of all time. They gave Shatner an Emmy or two for his role as Denny Crane, which of course was long overdue, since he should have won an Emmy each year Star Trek was on. So William Shatner was a main character in two of the five best TV shows of all time.
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