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.
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  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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Jon 18 months ago
10/10, though I guessed on the last 2. Also, being an American program, IN LIVING COLOR was not known as IN LIVING COLOUR.
BorisK Jon 18 months ago
You're right. But as usual, history is changed to fit whatever narrative.
Debbie 23 months ago
9/10. I new most of them and had lucky guesses on a few. I missed #10. Never heard of The State.
DerekBird 35 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke!
Missed #10 because I never heard of it.
VaughnBaskin 35 months ago
Hey! Don't forget about MAD TV, RoundHouse, All That, and of course You Can't Do That On Television!
Joe 35 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke!
John111911Smith 38 months ago
Missed #5. (Fridays) I realize he was younger, but Michael Richards really looked different.
frances3agape 44 months ago
8 or 10
missed...2) Monty Python orig name - thought I knew and 10) had NO IDEA and guessed wrong
Tonyv9 50 months ago
9/10 missed the last one.... Monty python was awesome growing up. How many of you remember " the young ones " in the mid 80's ?
ETristanBooth Tony9veto 48 months ago
I remember The Young Ones, but MPFC was far better.
Tashastar38 53 months ago
In Living COLOR, not Colour! The show was made here in America, not Canada, UK or other countries that spell words with a "u"!
DerekBird Tashastar38 35 months ago
The band was called Living Colour with a "u" and they were American.
Lacey 54 months ago
9/10 I missed the last one. I thought I knew the name, but I was wrong.
Joe 54 months ago
"In Living COLOUR". Was that on the BBC?
Lacey Joe 54 months ago
Fox. One of their early hits.
Tony Lacey 52 months ago
He is commenting on the superflous "u" that MeTV included.
DawnGraham 54 months ago
8/10, Never heard of #5 or10
boogerdogger 54 months ago
Only 5/10
Laugh In, Hee Haw, Monty Python, In Living Color, Tracy Ullman.
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