US TV comedy: 10 questions

  1. In which sitcom, which ran from 1978 to 1982, did Robin Williams obtain his first major TV role, playing an alien?
  2. Neil Flynn, who played the role of the father in The Middle, also played the antagonistic janitor in which hospital-based sitcom?
  3. Which sitcom’s characters are, with one exception, fond of a horse called Li’l Sebastian?
  4. Which character in South Park dies every episode?
  5. Which superhero is referred to in almost every episode of Seinfeld?
  6. What is the name of the manager at Central Perk in Friends?
  7. Which radio station does Frasier Crane work for?
  8. Which institute do the main characters of The Big Bang Theory attend?
  9. Which sitcom is named after the jurisdiction of the police station at which the main characters work?
  10. Which actor, commemorated in the REM song “The Man on the Moon”, played the mechanic Latka Gravas in the series Taxi, which ran from 1978 to 1983?

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  1. In which sitcom, which ran from 1978 to 1982, did Robin Williams obtain his first major TV role, playing an alien?
    A: Mork and Mindy
  2. Neil Flynn, who played the role of the father in The Middle, also played the antagonistic janitor in which hospital-based sitcom?
    A: Scrubs
  3. Which sitcom’s characters are, with one exception, fond of a horse called Li’l Sebastian?
    A: Parks and Recreation
  4. Which character in South Park dies every episode?
    A: Kenny
  5. Which superhero is referred to in almost every episode of Seinfeld?
    A: Superman
  6. What is the name of the manager at Central Perk in Friends?
    A: Gunther
  7. Which radio station does Frasier Crane work for?
    A: KACL
  8. Which institute do the main characters of The Big Bang Theory attend?
    A: Caltech
  9. Which sitcom is named after the jurisdiction of the police station at which the main characters work?
    A: Brooklyn 99
  10. Which actor, commemorated in the REM song “The Man on the Moon”, played the mechanic Latka Gravas in the series Taxi, which ran from 1978 to 1983?
    A: Andy Kaufman

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