Can you name these silly, short-lived sitcoms from the 1980s?

What do you get when you mix talking apes, aerobics, fairy tales and a Corey?

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Sixties sitcoms gave us flying nuns, talking horses, talking cars, inept spies, genies, Martians and witches. It was delightfully kooky stuff. But when it comes to outlandish comedy concepts, the 1980s took things to another level.

In the Eighties, you could laugh along with furry aliens, android daughters, Jonathan Winters as an alien or Burt Reynolds as an alien. Yeah, there were a lot of aliens. 

But there was more than sci-fi on offer when it came to quirky sitcoms. Below, you will find 11 obscure and totally real images from 1980s television. Yes, they are all real, and they all aired on network television. 

We'll show you the promotional photo and give you the set-up. See if you can correctly name the show.
  1. A movie star is run over by an ice cream truck. Twenty years later, her ghost haunts a teenage boy now living in her home. You could watch it on…?
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  2. An orangutan named Cha Cha is given super intelligence, allowing him to talk and become a political advisor. Chuckle along when you watch…?
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  3. Columbo? More like "Columbozo"! Tim Conway is a bumbling detective in…?
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  4. Disney delivers old fashioned swashbuckling action in…?
  5. Joe Pesci is a former New York cop working security in Beverly Hills. Bubba Smith, Dick Butkus and Dean Martin also star in…?
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  6. Teen heartthrob Corey Haim and Burt Young of 'Rocky' are an unlikely college pair in…?
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  7. A 16-year-old working in a movie theater — alongside Penelope Ann Miller and Faith Ford — fantasizes of a film career in…?
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  8. Snow White and Prince Charming are just another married couple trying to get by in suburban Los Angeles in…?
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  9. Leslie Nielsen runs a health club during the height of the aerobics craze in…?
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  10. Peter Scoleri is a young husband heading a family with new twins in…?
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  11. Former Max Headroom star Matt Frewer is a zany man of medicine in…?
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Can you name these silly, short-lived sitcoms from the 1980s?

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bubbasmith 10 months ago
You would think a page dedicated to classic TV would be able to spell Peter SCOLARI's name properly
RedSamRackham 28 months ago
I did watch 1 of them but will not tell which. ☺
EllisClevenger 30 months ago
You got 8 out of 11
What supreme intelligence you have! You didn't monkey around.
Missed numbers 5, 7 and 10.
How did I get so many right? I only watched #1. Heck, I've only heard of #1.
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