Classic TV Trivia

100+ Best Classic TV Trivia Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: July 13th, 2023

Think you know your classic TV shows? Dive into the nostalgic world of the '90s and beyond with over 75 trivia questions about iconic sitcoms, dramas, and cartoons that will transport you back to your favorite TV moments.

General Classic TV Trivia

Question: Which TV show followed the adventures of the Griffin family?

Answer: Family Guy

Question: Mr. Eugene H. Krabs is a character from which hit TV show?

Answer: SpongeBob SquarePants

Question: In 1999, the first episode of which kids show launched, winning an Emmy the following year?

Answer: SpongeBob SquarePants

Question: In the TV detective series 'Bergerac', who played Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac?

Answer: John Nettles

Question: In which fictional place did Buffy the Vampire Slayer live?

Answer: Sunnydale

Question: South Park was created by Matt Stone and who?

Answer: Trey Parker

Question: Twin Peaks first aired in which year?

Answer: 1990

Question: Sex and the City's Carrie had a bad photo taken for which magazine's cover story?

Answer: New York Magazine

Question: In what year did the Late Show with David Letterman first air?

Answer: 1993

Question: In the sitcom Roseanne, what was her surname?

Answer: Conners

Question: Where was the Fresh Prince 'born and raised'?

Answer: West Philadelphia

Question: Which show a starred Tim Allen and first aired in 1991?

Answer: Home Improvements

Question: Heartbreak High was set in which major city?

Answer: Sydney

Question: The Golden Girls finished its run in which year?

Answer: 1992

Question: Which show follows the exploits of Phillip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy?

Answer: Futurama

Question: Who played 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' in the hit TV series?

Answer: Sarah-Michelle Gellar

Classic Sitcoms Trivia

Question: Before 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' which of these iconic '90s sitcoms did Larry David co-create?

Answer: Seinfeld

Question: Cory Mathews is the lead character in which US sitcom?

Answer: Boy Meets World

Question: Which series ran for 11 seasons and featured a dysfunctional family from Chicago?

Answer: Married... with Children

Question: Bailey, Charlie, Julia, and Claudia were the Salinger family in which '90s TV series?

Answer: Party Of Five

Question: What is the missing word in this '90s TV show? 'The Fresh _____ of Bel-Air'

Answer: Prince

Question: The Drew Carey Show proved a hit when it was first aired in which year?

Answer: 1995

Question: Mayim Bialik played the central character for 5 seasons in which of these sitcoms?

Answer: Blossom

Question: Tiffani Amber Thiessen played which character in Saved by the Bell?

Answer: Kelly Kapowski Morris

Question: Who played the title role in the show Moesha?

Answer: Brandy Norwood

Question: The sitcom Frasier was set in which US city?

Answer: Seattle

Question: What is Leonard's Password for everything in Big Bang?

Answer: Kal-El

Question: This '90s TV show has had a recent revamp of its famous zip code?

Answer: 90210

Question: Which character in 'Friends' inspired a 1990s trend for women's hairstyles?

Answer: Rachel

Question: What was the name of the cab firm in the series Taxi?

Answer: Sunshine Cab Co.

Question: The TV show 'Nip/Tuck' revolves around which occupation?

Answer: Plastic Surgeon

Question: Who played 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' in the hit show?

Answer: Sarah-Michelle Gellar

Question: How many series of Roseanne were there?

Answer: 9

Question: Melissa Joan Hart played the lead role in which kids show?

Answer: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Question: The TV show Ellen was originally called by a different name, what was it?

Answer: These Friends of Mine

TV Dramas Trivia

Question: Created by JJ Abrams, which of these was a '90s TV drama featuring Keri Russell?

Answer: Felicity

Question: Produced by Sam Raimi, and set in the fictional town of Trinity, which of these was a '90s TV horror series?

Answer: American Gothic

Question: Ex-FBI agent Frank Black, played by Lance Henriksen, was the central character in which of these '90s TV shows?

Answer: Millennium

Question: The team behind the hit TV show Thirtysomething also produced which of these family-centered dramas?

Answer: Once and Again

Question: Oliver Stone produced which of these Twin Peaks inspired '90s TV mini-series?

Answer: Wild Palms

Question: Dr. Joel Fleischman was sent to practice medicine in which US state in the '90s TV series Northern Exposure?

Answer: Alaska

Question: Claire Danes played an angst-ridden teenager in which of these '90s TV series?

Answer: My So Called Life

Question: Which successful cartoon was originally a segment in Animaniacs?

Answer: Pinky & The Brain

Police & Crime TV Trivia

Question: NYPD Blue was a hit police show about which fictional precinct in Manhattan?

Answer: 15th

Question: Which of these shows was a series about a group of travelers using 'wormholes' to slide between parallel universes?

Answer: Sliders

Question: Which of these shows centered around the Baltimore Police Department?

Answer: Homicide: Life On The Street

Question: Jerry Springer was the former Mayor of where before TV fame?

Answer: Cincinnati

Question: Roseanne was broadcast on which channel in the US?

Answer: ABC

Question: The TV show 'Neighbors' was set in which country?

Answer: Australia

Action Shows Trivia

Question: What was the secret entrance to the man from UNCLE?

Answer: Del Floria's Tailor shop

Question: Which agent was played by Jaclyn Smith in Charlies Angels?

Answer: Kelly Garrett

Question: Fox and Scully were the main characters in which U.S. TV series?

Answer: The X-Files

Question: The X-Files first aired in which year?

Answer: 1993

Question: What was special about the man from Atlantis?

Answer: Half Man Half Fish

Miscellaneous Classic TV Trivia

Question: When did the '90s show Ally McBeale first broadcast?

Answer: 1997

Question: In what year was The A-Team first broadcast?

Answer: 1983

Question: Katherine Heigl starred in which '90s sci-fi TV series?

Answer: Roswell

Question: Roseanne was set in which US state?

Answer: Illinois

Question: Which hit kids program is usually set in Tommy's house?

Answer: Rugrats

Question: Kiefer Sutherland had a day to save the world?

Answer: 24

Question: How many episodes are there in each series of '24'?

Answer: 24

Question: Which actress starred alongside Dean Cain in '90s series The New Adventures of Superman?

Answer: Teri Hatcher

Question: Which of these composers scored David Lynch's '90s TV drama Twin Peaks?

Answer: Angelo Badalamenti

Question: Party of Five was set in which city?

Answer: San Francisco

Question: In what year was Miami Vice first broadcast?

Answer: 1984

Question: What color swimming costumes did the cast of Baywatch wear?

Answer: Red

Question: Angela Chase, from the show My So-called Life, is a 15-year-old at which school?

Answer: Liberty High School

Question: Which Miss USA 1972 starred as Wonder Women?

Answer: Linda Carter

Question: Which 1970s TV star had two number one hits with 'Don't Give Up On Us' and 'Silver Lady'?

Answer: David Soul

Question: How many series of Party of Five were there?

Answer: 9

Question: Complete the name of this former chat show host. Rikki ______.

Answer: Lake

Question: Party of Five first aired in which year?

Answer: 1994

Question: Silvio Dante owned a strip club called what in The Sopranos?

Answer: Bada Bing

Question: Who is the primary tattoo artist in L.A. Ink?

Answer: Kat Von D

Question: What was the name of Gomez Addams' Pet Octopus?

Answer: Aristotle