Daily Trivia – 9/13/11

Question: What morphing toy brand was Tonka’s answer to Transformers?

Last Question: Who swore off sitcoms after a short, unhappy stint as Frankie on Benson, until he got his own show nine years later?

Answer: Jerry Seinfeld

Before Seinfeld hit it big, he had a small recurring role on Benson as “Frankie”, a mail delivery boy who had comedy routines that no one wanted to hear. According to the New York Times, Seinfeld and the show’s producers clashed over the character’s direction, and he was fired after only four episodes.

But, not long after – in May 1981, Seinfeld appeared on The Tonight Show, and impressed Johnny Carson. The rest is history.

Here is a scene from Benson:

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