Don't Touch That Remote! A Quiz Deck on 1970s and 1980s TV Sitcoms

Don't Touch That Remote! A Quiz Deck on 1970s and 1980s TV Sitcoms
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Don't Touch That Remote! A Quiz Deck on 1970s and 1980s TV Sitcoms
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Jeff Burkhart.

ISBN 9780764951695

Product Description

Lolling on couches,  American families of the 1970s and '80s surfed from ABC to CBS and NBC as the private networks served a banquet of half-hour shows filmed in front of live audiences. Black and Latino characters became commonplace (name the shows that featured the taglines "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" and "Dy-no-mite!"), and women's lib was a favorite theme (even "Dingbat" saw the light).

From Alice to Welcome Back, Kotter, this 48-card deck takes you back to the pre-cable days when Norman Lear and Garry Marshall ruled the airwaves. Schedule a reunion of your boob-tube buddies and test each other's knowledge of the heyday of the sitcom. (And look for this deck's predecessor, Don't Touch That Dial! A Quiz Deck on 1960s TV Sitcoms.)


Sample Card Text

This show, based on the British TV series Till Death Us Do Part, was number one in the Nielsen ratings for five of its first six years on CBS. What was it?

Answer All in the Family was almost an exact copy of the British version, substituting American stereotypical characters for their British counterparts. Producer Norman Lear later relied on a British predecessor in developing Sanford and Son. All in the Family dealt with issues considered taboo by television. The comic interplay between the bigoted father Archie (Carroll O’Connor), his liberal son-in-law Mike (Rob Reiner), and their wives Edith (Jean Stapleton) and Gloria (Sally Struthers), included frank discussions of racism, homosexuality, the women’s liberation movement, and other hot-button topics never before treated in an American prime-time series.

All four actors won Emmys. Loved by critics and Middle America, All in the Family was one of the most popular TV series ever despite appearing on four different nights in its first six years. It spawned five direct spin-offs and two spin-offs of spin-offs during its nine-season run (1971–1979) on CBS.