80s Trivia Answers
Here are the answers to the 80s quiz questions, find out how many of the 1980s trivia questions you got right!
1. Alex Owens—she desperately wanted to get into a prestigious dance school throughout the movie. She was a welder by day and a dancer by night.
2. Don Johnson—the title track ‘Heartbeat’ even made it to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
3. Sarah Jessica Parker—she went on to have a successful career in both movies and television.
4. Carl Lewis—Los Angeles hosted the games, and the events were the 100 m, the long jump, the 200 m, and finally the 4 x 100 m relay, which he anchored.
5. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello—they lived in the sewer with Splinter the rat as their sensei and notorious bad-guy Shredder was their nemesis.
6. Wendy’s—the commercial was poking fun at the very big fluffy buns and miniscule patties served at the competing burger joints.
7. Reece’s Pieces—this also made for great advertising, especially at theaters’ concession stands.
8. The General Lee—a souped-up Dodge Charger that had the doors welded shut; the Duke brothers had to go in and out through the windows. If you were a child of the 80s, you probably tried it, too.
9. Gargamel and Azrael—they both hate Smurfs and are determined to catch them all—when they find them.
10. Pinky, Blinky, Inky, and Clyde—in Ms. Pac Man, however, Clyde was replaced by Sue.
11. Rose—Betty White, Blanche—Rue McClanahan, Dorothy—Bea Arthur, and Sophia— Estelle Getty.
12. Denise, Theo, Vanessa, Sondra, and Rudy—most of them stayed in the business, at least for a little while.
13. Madison—she chose this name herself when she saw a street sign for Madison Ave. in New York City.
14. Baby Ruth— Sloth loves this candy bar so much, he rips his chains right out of the wall to get it after Chunk hits him in the head with it and it lands just out of his reach.
15. All I wanted to do was give him a great day…—Ferris wanted to give his uptight and stressed out best friend, Cameron, a fun day to unwind.
16. The People’s Court and Jeopardy—Raymond would count down the minutes to these shows. Ten minutes to Wapner…three minutes to Wapner.
17. Video Killed the Radio Star was by the Buggles—MTV launched on August 1, 1981.
18. Falkor is a Luckdragon—though he is sometimes mistaken for a dog.
19. The Tracey Ullman Show—April 19, 1987 was when America got its first glimpse of The Simpsons. It debuted on Fox on December 17, 1989.
20. Kristin Shepard—J.R.’s sister-in-law, and pregnant mistress, shot him in a fit of rage.
21. 1983—Madonna was her first album and the beginning of a superstar career.
22. Madonna Louise Ciccone
23. KITT—it was an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand.
24. Melmac—it was a fictional, of course.
25. Grayskull—only when Prince Adam holds the Power Sword up and says “By the power of Grayskull!” does he become He-Man.
26. Angela Bower—he was her live-in housekeeper.
27. Swatch—you were extra cool if you wore more than one at a time.
28. Leg warmers—they kept calves warm, even in the summer—and sometimes with high heels.
29. A single glove—with sequins and worn on his right hand.
30. Pepsi—he was shooting a commercial when some pyrotechnics went astray.
31. Mypos—it was a fictional island in the Mediterranean where he was a shepherd. He came to live with Cousin Larry in America…the “land of his dreams and home of the Whopper”— and had everyone doing the Dance of Joy.