Daily Trivia – 7/14/11

Question: When it hit #1 with “We Built This City” in 1985, this group was on the third version of its name. What are the three names?

Last Question: On My Two Dads, who played the two dads?

Answer: Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan

My Two Dads aired on NBC from 1987-1990. Here is the show synopsis from Wikipedia:

The show begins when Marcy Bradford (Emma Samms), the mother of Nicole Bradford (Staci Keanan), dies. The two men who had competed for the woman’s affections before Nicole was born — Michael Taylor (Paul Reiser) and Joey Harris (Greg Evigan) — are awarded joint custody of Nicole. The mix-ups of two single men raising a teenage daughter provided the story each week. Judge Margaret W. Wilbur (Florence Stanley), a family court judge, would frequently visit the new family and served as Nicole’s mentor.

Nicole’s actual paternity was never revealed on the show. However, in the episode “Pop, the Question”, Michael and Joey — after they had a falling out — had a DNA test run to determine which of them was Nicole’s biological father. However, the test was conducted against Nicole’s wishes, so she destroyed the results before opening them since she was happier not knowing who the father was. Michael and Joey later resolve their differences and reconcile. Judge Wilbur looks at the results, but throws them away without revealing them to the audience.

Paul Reiser previously played a goofy detective in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, and was in Aliens. After My Two Dads, Reiser had the role he is most known for – Paul Buchman on Mad About You. He tried to make a comeback to television in April this year with a new show – The Paul Reiser Show. Unfortunately for him, the show only lasted 2 episodes before it was cancelled.

In addition to My Two Dads, Greg Evigan was best known as as Billie Joe ‘BJ’ McKay from the television show B.J. and the Bear (1979-1981). He has not had any major roles since My Two Dads, but has appeared in guest spots on many television shows and movies over the years.

After My Two Dads, Staci Keanan was in another successful show – Step by Step (1991–1998), starring Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy. She hasn’t had any major roles since then.

4 thoughts on “Daily Trivia – 7/14/11”

  1. Answer: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship.

    Man, what timing! That song is up next on my 30-Day Song Challenge. It was between that and another song, but now it appears that “We Built This City” was destined to be chosen. Eagerly awaiting your next installment.

    Don’t think I ever saw My Two Dads. And after seeing that video, I know I never saw My Two Dads. Then again, if a show kills off Emma Samms right at the beginning, is it worth watching after that?


    1. Cool! I’m pretty sure I used to watch that show. I’ve at least seen some episodes. Paul Reiser’s whining voice annoys the crap out of me. I couldn’t stand Mad About You because of him.

      Looking forward to your next post!


        1. I did like Ira. And I liked Jamie’s sister too. There were 2 classic episodes that I loved. There was a Thanksgiving one where they had to keep going to the store to buy stuff. And then the dog ate the turkey, and they each snuck out to buy a turkey. I think one got stolen, and then one got thrown out a window. Then there was an episode when Jamie was going to her first day of classes, and Paul forgot to mail in her registration. So the gang had to register her for each class without her knowing. They each went to a department head, and pretended that they were Jamie.


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