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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/28/21

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Question: The series finale of the original One Day at a Time aired on this date 37 years ago – May 28, 1984. It began in 1975, ran 9 seasons for 209 episodes.
In which city did the show take place?


Last Question: What actress played Blake Carrington’s long-lost illegitimate half-sister Dominique on Dynasty?

Answer: Diahann Carroll

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/27/21

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Question: What actress played Blake Carrington’s long-lost illegitimate half-sister Dominique on Dynasty?


Last Question: What pro wrestler played the grizzled commando in Predator armed with a hand-held helicopter minigun he called “Old Painless”?

Answer: Jesse Ventura

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 5/26/21

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Question: What pro wrestler played the grizzled commando in Predator armed with a hand-held helicopter minigun he called “Old Painless”?


Last Question: What series featured Stephen Baldwin and Josh Brolin as young Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok?

Answer: The Young Riders

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/23/21

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Question: In Light of Day, who played siblings and band mates Joe and Patti Rasnick?


Last Question: What future talk-show host helped pen the theme song for The Facts of Life?

Answer: Alan Thicke

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/22/21

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Question: What future talk-show host helped pen the theme song for The Facts of Life?


Last Question: After hearing the 1982 Prince song “Little Red Corvette” on the radio, Stevie Nicks was inspired to collaborate with Prince to write and record a song based on the melody of the Prince song. Which 1983 Stevie Nicks song was created by this collaboration with Prince?

Answer: Stand Back


The following is from Wikipedia, but you can hear the story from Stevie Nicks herself below:

Nicks has often told the story of how she wrote “Stand Back”. She wrote it on the day of her marriage to Kim Anderson on January 29, 1983. The newlyweds were driving up to San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara when Prince’s song “Little Red Corvette” came on the radio. Nicks started humming along to the melody, especially inspired by the lush synthesizers on the song, and “Stand Back” was born. The couple stopped and got a tape recorder and Nicks recorded the demo in the honeymoon suite that night. Later, when Nicks went into the studio to record the song, she called Prince and told him the story of how she wrote the song to his melody. Prince came to the studio that night (on 8 February 1983 at Studio 55, Los Angeles) and played synthesizers on it, although his contribution is uncredited on the album. He and Nicks did agree however to split the publishing royalties on the song 50-50. Then, she says, “he just got up and left as if the whole thing happened in a dream.”

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/19/21

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Question: Pete, Ray, Egon and Winston run a unique service known as what?


Last Question: In Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, in what year did NASA launch the last of America’s deep space probes?

A. 1985
B. 1987
C. 2001
D. 1994

Answer: B. 1987

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