Can you name all these sketch comedy shows by looking at the casts?

Let's get down to funny business.

We are not here to debate what is the greatest sketch comedy show in television history. (Feel free to do so in the comments.) That being said, The Carol Burnett Show is certainly in the argument, on the basis of the Curtain Dress and "The Dentist" alone. 

Carol Burnett pioneered the art of comedy skits on TV. Everyone on this list owes a debt to her or her show in some way.

The big question is — do you know who everyone is? See if you can recognize these TV comedy troupes from the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s!

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  1. Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Jo Anne Worley and Goldie Hawn created a buzz with this "in" show.
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  2. You probably recognize these Brits, but what was their TV show officially called?
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  3. Lulu Roman was on this "corny" show from 1969–1992.
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  4. Both David Letterman and Michael Keaton joined a sitcom star in this briefly lived 1978 series.
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  5. 'Seinfeld' guys Michael Richards (upper right) and Larry David (lower left) were part of this cast in 1980.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Robert Downey Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall were part of this show's cast in 1985.
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  7. Perhaps it helps if you know the two on the left as Marge and Homer?
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  8. Jim Carrey joined the Wayans Brothers on this 1990 hit.
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  9. Remember the Chicken Lady and Buddy?
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  10. Cast members from this cable show continue to write, direct and star in comedies.
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Can you name all these sketch comedy shows by looking at the casts?

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Lacey 11 days ago
9/10 I missed the last one. I thought I knew the name, but I was wrong.
Joe 12 days ago
"In Living COLOUR". Was that on the BBC?
Lacey Joe 11 days ago
Fox. One of their early hits.
boogerdogger 19 days ago
Only 5/10
Laugh In, Hee Haw, Monty Python, In Living Color, Tracy Ullman.
Lacey 24 days ago
9/10 Never heard of the last one but watched all the others.
Gad, I really need to get out more.
jholton30062 24 days ago
You got 8 out of 10; should have been 9 out of 10, but my click finger got excited...
MrBill 24 days ago
8/10; missed #6 and #10. I never heard of #10 and stopped watching SNL after the original cast left.
Dale 24 days ago
Got 8 out of 10. I never heard of The State or Fridays. I think I would have remembered Larry David (or George Costanza as he'd later be known) looking that goofy with that wild hair. I LOVED In Living Color and Mad TV and always thought they were better than SNL except maybe in their heyday.
RobCertSDSCascap Dale 24 days ago
Jason Alexander was George Costanza; The Frogger King!
He was not on Fridays.
Rickey 26 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke!
Kevin 26 days ago
Wow, I do not remember that cast of SNL at all.
Barry22 Kevin 25 days ago
That was the 85-86 season, the first one under lorne Michael's return after 5 years. It is considered along with the 80-81 season (the one after lorne left) the two worst seasons of SNL. Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, and I think Dennis Miller were the only ones who were asked back the following year. Along with that 85-86 cast was a feature player by the name of Damon Wayans.
RobCertSDSCascap Kevin 24 days ago
Not much worth remembering.
The late Danitra Vance was their first black female cast member.
Runeshaper 26 days ago
You got 6 out of 10
*Gulp*

I honestly didn't know many of these shows :)
6/10...me neither 😆
Barry22 27 days ago
9/10, missed the last one. Glad you included 'Fridays'.
KellyShort 27 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke! Missed #4 & 10
JManSGV 27 days ago
The show was "In Living COLOR," never "In Living COLOUR."
Kevin JManSGV 26 days ago
"In Living Colour" was the British version.
RobCertSDSCascap Kevin 26 days ago
Living Colour?
I heard that!
SalIanni 27 days ago
Shame on Me-TV for not including "SCTV" which I have always felt was better than "Saturday Night Live".
Barry22 SalIanni 27 days ago
Good point.
MrsPhilHarris SalIanni 26 days ago
I was thinking about the dueling pianos with Elton John & Liberace. Priceless.
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