So You Think You Know 80s Shows?

By: Elizabeth Wilson

Can You Beat "Cliff"?

Here’s Your Chance To Test Yourself On 1980s TV Shows

So you walk into a bar. The television is on. A local patron keeps talking about the show that's on. He says lines before the characters say them. Then, he tells you the plot. Then, he tells you details about his favorite comedy, favorite detective show, and on and on. Yes, Cliff Clavin of the 1980s TV show “Cheers” is a patron of the bar you go to, or at least that’s what everyone calls the guy who is emulating the trivia expert character played by John Ratzenberger. Like the folks on “Cheers,” you want to shut “Cliff” up. The best way to do this is to show that YOU know more television trivia than he does. The Trivia Boss game “So You Think You Know 80s Shows?” gives you a chance to learn about 1980s TV shows AND have fun. You can play by yourself or play with a friend or play against “Cliff.” The game shows dozens of photos from 1980s TV shows. Can you identify them? Did you get the first one right? Keep going. I bet you have a better chance of scoring 100 percent than “Cliff.” Playing the game also gives you a chance to learn details about shows like “Taxi,” “Lou Grant,” “Barney Miller,” “Hill Street Blues,” “The Cosby Show,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “The Golden Girls,” “L.A. Law,” “The Wonder Years,” “thirtysomething” (yes, we spelled that right), and, of course, “Cheers.” We just listed all the shows that won Emmys for Best Comedy and Best Drama in the 1980s. You can even tell “Cliff” which “Cheers” actors won Emmys. Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, and John Cleese (a “guest” actor) all won. “Cliff” did not.