87% of people can't name these '80s and '90s TV shows from an image. Can you?

By: J. Scott Wilson

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The '80s and '90s were all about family and friend sitcoms. At the same time, they revitalized the nature of crime dramas focusing both on detective investigations and forensics. How many of these '80s and '90s TV shows can you name from an image?

Alf was the cat-devouring (he wished) alien who took up residence with a normal suburban family. He served as the id for the family, saying the things that most polite people wouldn't.

Howard Hesseman went from being Dr. Johnny Fever to being a teacher at a high school for gifted kids in this sitcom. In its final season, Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly took over the class.

This spin-off of Growing Pains centered on a large Catholic family in California. It landed a spot as part of ABC's TGIF lineup for two seasons, but didn't last.

This show was a very different sort of sitcom, following the life of Kevin Arnold in the late '60s. This made it relatable for its target audience, and garnered it all manner of Emmy love.

Murphy Brown started out as a fairly generic media-centered sitcom, but star Candice Bergen took it far beyond that. The show won 18 Emmy awards over its 10-year run, and frequently made the news for political commentary.

If you like "Suits" and other modern lawyer shows, thank this show. From high-pressure law to corporate bonding retreats (most memorably involving paintball), this show set the tone.

This show was a launchpad for a lot of 21st century talent. Before she heated up "90210," Tiffany Thiessen starred with Mark Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez.

Longtime actress Angela Lansbury headlined this tremendously popular show about a mystery writer who seems to end up in the middle of crime scenes. It was a bit like a distaff Perry Mason, but with far better wardrobe.

Burt Reynolds, in an amusing bit of casting, played the alien father of a teen girl in this show. The main character was his half-alien daughter, who developed various otherworldly powers as the show continued.

This long-running sitcom had one of the most engaging sets of characters in TV history. Norm, Cliff, Frasier and Carla were all supporting players, but they all had their own fervent fan bases.

Pee-wee's Playhouse was one of those shows that a certain subset of adults loved just as much as their kids. It was zany, with a rotating cast of characters that seemed to drop in and out at will, all fueled by Paul Reubens' manic Pee-wee glee.

British comedian Tracey Ullman's show was a prime-time variety offering in an era where those shows generally didn't do well. It lasted four seasons, and spawned the comedy juggernaut known as "The Simpsons," which originally appeared as crudely drawn shorts on her show.

This cornerstone of the TGIF lineup made stars out of just about its entire cast. Bob Saget made headlines a few years after the show ended when he started doing a standup routine that mentioned the show and went into hilariously obscene riffs.

Here's the answer to the trivia question, "What sitcom starred Bob Uecker?" Christopher Hewett played the title character, a British butler observing a typical American family to gather material for a book.

What began as a public-access show in Minnesota became a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Lampooning bad movies with a mix of slapstick, puns and obscure cultural references, the MST3K crew spawned a genre that's still going strong.

Reginald VelJohnson, known to movie fans as the doughnut-loving cop from "Die Hard," played the patriarch of this family. The real star was Jaleel White, whose Urkel was a fountain of catchphrases and silliness.

Designing Women hit its niche squarely, and had a successful seven-season run. Delta Burke and Dixie Carter, as the Sugarbaker sisters, anchored a stellar comic cast.

And here we have the show that's primarily known for introducing the world to one Mr. Will Smith. He rapped, danced and smooth-talked his way into a stellar movie career courtesy of the show.

At the time this show debuted, there had never been a major-network show centered on a black suburban family. With two working parents and kids who were "real" kids, it blazed a new trail in diversity programming.

This hip, youth-fueled cop drama helped launch the fledgling Fox network. It also introduced the world to Johnny Depp, whom you might have heard of.

Very few shows have captured the popular imagination at the teenage level more than 90210. It spawned a spinoff, and many of its actors went on to bigger and better things.

Tony Danza starred as a retired baseball player who somehow ended up as the housekeeper for a suburban New York mother and her two kids. It's still one of the most beloved (and most re-run) of the '80s sitcoms.

Audiences already knew Marla Gibbs as the tart-tongued Florence, the maid from "The Jeffersons." She led the cast on this ensemble show, based on a play originally set in 1950s Chicago but updated to the present day for TV.

From mysterious neighbor, Wilson, to the endless testosterone-fueled home improvement disasters, this show had a little something for everyone. It made Tim Allen a megastar, and gave his sidekick, Richard Karn, years of employment hawking various real home improvement products.

"The Golden Girls" is still one of the most popular shows in syndication, years after its final episode aired. It featured four retired women living together, and the hilarious misadventures that resulted.

These days, a show featuring a child with two dads would probably be centered on a same-sex relationship. In the '80s, it meant two guys who were ex-boyfriends of a woman who died and left her daughter in their keeping.

Created by John Kricfalusi, this wild and weird series contained recurring characters like Powdered Toast Man and came up with some very catchy songs. Unfortunately, the best of them aren't suitable for repeating in a family quiz.

Alan Thicke (who also made millions writing commercial jingles) led the cast of this family sitcom. It was your basic mom, dad and several kids show, featuring all the misadventures of family life.

Scott Baio plays a college student who is a live-in housekeeper.

"Frasier" was one of the most critically successful spin-offs ever. Over its 11-season run, it took in a hoard of Emmys and Golden Globes.

The Bundy clan provided Fox Network with its first bona fide hit in the sitcom realm that didn't star Bart Simpson. Star Katey Sagal has gone on to huge success in the cable drama "Sons of Anarchy," and several other shows.

The first "Star Trek" series not starring William Shatner got off to a bit of a rocky start. Wooden acting and stiff dialogue didn't thrill the fanatical fan base, but things were fixed and it became a huge success.

Sabrina brought witchcraft to prime time years before "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" made it cool. One of the true stars of the show was Salem, Sabrina's cat, who provided comic relief and acerbic observations throughout the episodes.

This is the show that made a star out of Bronson Pinchot, at least for a little while. He played Cousin Balki, who comes to Minnesota to live with his long-lost cousin.

This spinoff of "The Cosby Show" originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Cosby daughter). When Lisa Bonet's personal issues caused her to leave the show after the first season, Jasmine Guy starred, playing a VERY Southern young lady named Whitney.

Mayim Bialik, who played the title character, has, of course, gone on to be one of the stars of "The Big Bang Theory." And in her spare time, she got a doctorate in neuroscience at UCLA!

Roseanne Barr took her "domestic goddess" standup routine and turned it into one of the most successful sitcoms in TV history. John Goodman, who played her husband, Dan, parlayed his role into a long, successful movie career.

Quantum Leap was essentially an anthology show, since the main character lived through a different story each week. Star Scott Bakula, with able assistance from sidekick Dean Stockwell, embodied dozens of different people over the years.

Fran Drescher, sporting the thickest Bronx accent this side of the Hudson River, played the title character on this sitcom. It ran for six seasons, with Drescher's character and her employer eventually falling in love.

Drawn by San Francisco underground cartoonist Matt Groening, Bart and the family first appeared as short films during "The Tracey Ullmann Show." It's now the longest-running animated show ever, and entire books have been written about its cultural impact.

The show that made Neal Patrick Harris a household name actually only ran for four seasons. The only Emmys it ever won were two for outstanding sound mixing.

This odd legal show was a huge hit for Fox. With unisex bathrooms, oddball lawyers, a hallucinatory dancing baby and a partner named Fish, it was an acquired taste for some.

Donald Duck goes off to join the Navy, so the intro to the series goes, and leaves his nephews in the care of Scrooge McDuck, their uncle. He's a fine feathered capitalist who tours the globe looking for new ways to make money.

Miami Vice inspired fashion trends, music genres and tons of unwise purchases of flashy sports cars during its run. The theme song, by Harold Faltermeyer, was one of the only instrumentals to ever make it into the Billboard Top 10.

"Party of Five" had a unique premise: Five siblings left to fend for themselves after their parents were killed by a drunken driver. Older brother Matthew Fox went on to cult stardom as one of the stars of "Lost."

Harry Anderson played the judge in this hilarious sitcom focused on the bizarre goings-on in an after-hours criminal court. John Larroquette, who played a sleazy attorney, won a best supporting actor Emmy four years running for the show.

Growing out of Vicki Lawrence's work on "The Carol Burnett Show," "Mama's Family" was sort of a country version of "Roseanne." Lawrence, as Thelma Harper, was a fountain of quotable one-liners, most notably "Kiss my grits!"

Martin Lawrence, hilarious as a standup comic, joined the '80s and '90s trend of successful comics launching their own sitcoms. His did better than most, running for five seasons.

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most "New York" of the NYC standup comics, and his kvetching style made this show a hit. Jason Alexander stole many episodes, most famously while working for Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who never actually appeared in the show.

Every week on MacGyver, part of the fun was in seeing what kind of weapon or tool he'd make out of random objects. Over the years, he cooked up an explosive using mattress buttons and patched a leaky radiator by cracking eggs into the hot water.

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