Do you know what the initials of these classic TV characters stand for?

There’s BJ, DJ, AJ, JJ, AC, CC, and don’t forget JR!

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A character’s name can say a lot about them. Are they named after a place? A family member? Do they shorten their name to just initials? There are multiple reasons why someone might answer yes to that last question. Their first name could be two names put together, they may not like their given name or they're just too cool for full names. 

Here are 10 TV characters known by just two letters. Can you guess what those letters stand for?

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  1. B.J. Hunnicutt from M*A*S*H
  2. A.J. Simon from Simon & Simon
  3. D.J. Tanner from Full House
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  4. J.R. Ewing from Dallas
  5. J.J. Evans from Good Times
  6. G.W. Haines from The Waltons
  7. B.A. Baracus from The A-Team (other than "Bad Attitude")
  8. C.C. Babcock from The Nanny
  9. A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell
  10. C.J. Parker from Baywatch

Do you know what the initials of these classic TV characters stand for?

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Morgan21 4 months ago
Missed 2.... Which I shouldn't known... Well did know but had forgotten.
#6 & #10
Steve2021 5 months ago
Mr T, I was standing in line at Chicago Mikey D's. He is short about 5'8".
7/10 .............
Coldnorth 5 months ago
On Roseanne, the son always went by D.J. They rarely called him by his name
Morgan21 Coldnorth 4 months ago
Yup rarely was he ever called David Jacob
TheSentinel 5 months ago
9/10 - Missed only CC Babcock from The Nanny (but then, I never did like CC anyway).
Dayna 5 months ago
6/10. I was doing good until they threw in shows I never watched before.
Bob Dayna 5 months ago
Same score. Same reason.
hrcopter 5 months ago
Oh I’m not even going to try this one. 😬
Sachelle hrcopter 5 months ago
I don't blame me.
Moverfan 5 months ago
Eight out of ten. Missed #8 and #9. I watched The Nanny and I don't remember anybody ever mentioning what Miss Babcock's initials stood for--I plead ignorance on #9 because I've never seen an episode of Saved By The Bell. Of course, I've never watched Full House or Baywatch either and I got those right...and just when did they ever mention BA's middle name on The A-Team? The only thing his mama said about it was that she used to call him Scooter!
TheFanFromUNCLE Moverfan 5 months ago
The final episode of The Nanny was the only time they mentioned what C.C. stands for.
BuckeyeBeth7 Moverfan 5 months ago
I didn’t know B.A.’s middle name but I remember him being called Bosco once or twice. Maybe it was the episode where he went to help his mom.
I also remember A.C. Slater being mocked by Zack (Morris is trash) about being a Albert. I think a good rule of thumb is to assume anyone with initials on television will have the most unique or goofy name behind them. I forgot that rule when it came to DJ Tanner.
Coldnorth BuckeyeBeth7 5 months ago
I loved it when B.A.’s mother called him Scooter
Moverfan Coldnorth 5 months ago
And then Murdock started calling him Scooter (once or twice, as I recall...or maybe it was his invisible dog Billy...)
LynCarceo 5 months ago
6/10; never watched some shows so I didn't know.
Kenner 5 months ago
Oh look, Mabel..Yet another METV reference to Full House. Egad!
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