right, LT80s readers. This eighties quiz is totally wild. Put on your
thinking caps and, like, turn them up to eleven, because you’re about to
get challenged with some serious 80s trivia. Pets, pests, and guardian
gators: how much do you remember about animals on TV and in the movies?
1. “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979-1985) showed us how those hot Duke boys
managed to evade Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. What was the name of the
sheriff’s lazy basset hound?
2. Stephen King’s 1982 novel, “Cujo”,
was made into a movie with the same name in 1983. Cujo was a good puppy
that contracted an especially virulent strain of rabies, and all sorts
of horrific mayhem ensued. What kind of dog was Cujo?
B. German shepherd
C. Pit bull
D. St. Bernard
3. “ALF” (1986-1990) was about the adventures of a wise-cracking Alien
Life Form who lived with the Tanner family. On ALF’s home planet of
Melmac, certain pet animals were viewed as particularly delicious. What
4. So number 3 was easy, huh? All right, smarty-pants. What was the name
of the particular Tanner pet that ALF repeatedly tried to eat?
5. The cute, sassy main character of “Punky Brewster” (1984-1986) remained
upbeat after a tough early childhood, thanks at least in part to her
loving golden retriever. Thankfully, her grumpy adoptive father, Henry,
allowed her to bring her dog home. What was Punky’s dog’s name?
6. Miami Vice (1984-1989) was a stylish cop show that encouraged dudes to
skip socks with their loafers and to wear more pastels. Because he was a
badass, Sonny Crockett had a pet watch-gator to guard his boat. The
drug-sniffing alligator even got separation anxiety and would go on
crunching rampages if Sonny left him alone for too long. What was the
sweet little reptile’s name?
7. “Oh Heavenly Dog!” was a 1980 movie starring the dog Benjean, billed as
Benji (and daughter of Higgins, the original Benji). Omar Sharif was the
bad guy in the comedy about a dude who returns to earth as a dog, and
Jane Seymour was the love interest. Who played the ghostly private
investigator who inhabits Benji’s body?
A. Chevy Chase
B. Bill Murray
C. Dustin Hoffman
D. James Belushi
8. 1989 brought us “Turner and Hooch,” a movie where cop and canine
partner to fight crime. Beasley the French Mastiff played Hooch, but who
A. Jeff Bridges
B. Robert Downey, Jr.
C. Tom Hanks
D. Warren Beatty
9. “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988) is about a jewel heist gone wrong—and
included some graphic goldfish abuse at the hands of the crazed Otto
(Kevin Kline). (pssst – don’t worry, no goldfish were harmed in the
filming of the movie.) What horrible fate did all of Ken’s goldfish
(except for Wanda) share?
B. They’re flushed.
C. They’re made into fish burgers.
D. They’re microwaved.
10. 1986’s “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” was the live action tale of a
tabby cat and a pug that leave their pleasant farm for the wild
outdoors. The animals don’t talk, but a famous narrator does. Who
narrated the movie?
B. Ben Kingsley
C. Morgan Freeman
D. Dudley Moore
11. In “Back to the Future,” it was Doc Emmet Brown’s dog that got the
honor of being the first time traveler. With Doc Brown controlling the
DeLorean via remote control, the oblivious pooch went forward a whole
minute in time, then hopped unharmed into Doc’s truck. What was the name
of the adventurous doggie?