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1990s U.S. Television by Picture

Can you identify these television shows from the the 1990s based on a screencap from the show?
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Last updated: November 25, 2022
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First submittedNovember 25, 2022
Times taken10,136
Average score62.5%
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Level 83
Nov 26, 2022
Best quiz ever
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2022
Volume 2, please
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Level 71
Nov 26, 2022
13 out of 16, I have never heard of the three I missed so they must not have made it across the pond. Happy with that score, misspent youth.
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Level 84
Nov 29, 2022
honestly? I can't say anything on this site anymore. Yeah, let's encourage the lazy bigots and career complainers who want to poo-poo literally every quiz on the site with any American stuff on it...
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Level 28
Nov 30, 2022
You must be replying to a comment no longer showing. If not, wow...
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Level 84
Dec 1, 2022
yes, I am. Or rather replying to the deletion of another, better, previous comment. wow, indeed.
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2022
Hit me right in the childhood.
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Level 82
Nov 26, 2022
Already hyped for the 80s version... MacGyver, A-Team, Knight Rider... happy days :)
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Level 86
Nov 26, 2022
Agreed! Cheers, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, Night Court, etc...
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2022
Why is Beverly Hills not accepted?
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2022
"Beverly Hills 90210" is accepted. "90210" is accepted. No one called the show "Beverly Hills".
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Level 77
Nov 28, 2022
I did...
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Level 69
Nov 28, 2022
I was saying Booo-urns
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2022
I think the only reason that "In Living Color" is at the bottom is the "In".
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2022
Living Color will work now. Let's see if your theory pans out.
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Level 64
Nov 29, 2022
Homey don't play that
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2022
Never heard of In Living Color. Perhaps it did not screen outside the US, which would explain why it is not widely known on Jet Punk. I knew all the others.
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Level 87
Nov 27, 2022
And to think I made it through the entire 1990s without having TV. Whether I should have been heckled by canned laughter everywhere I went is up for debate.
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Level 83
Nov 28, 2022
I definitely remember watching some of these shows during a specific age range, and that was during the last few years of the 80s. I'm not complaining - most of them lasted well into the 90s and had their heyday in the 90s. I was just confused at first! Like I KNOW I watched that show in 1988!
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Level 43
Nov 28, 2022
Missed Blossom and Murphy Brown, I def have heard the names before but never any clips or episodes ever.

I couldn't figure out the 90210 as kept guessing other teen dramas like 7th Heaven.

The rest got first try except ER second try.

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Level 69
Nov 28, 2022
Murphy Brown made headlines thanks to Vice President Dan "Mr. Potatoe” Quayle excoriating the show for positively portraying a pregnant, career-minded woman having a baby out of wedlock.
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2022
Never seen Punky Brewster or Blossom or Melrose place or Beverly Hills 90210. It's hard not to know Murphy Brown from her controversies, even if I only seen one show.
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2022
Wow. And I thought British TV was bad.
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Level 73
Nov 29, 2022
So… you’re saying you weren’t aware of these shows and now that you’ve seen screenshots they seem worse than British TV shows?
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2022
British TV *is* bad. This is not an either/or situation.
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Level 49
Nov 29, 2022
I'm lucky if I get 10% of the periodic table, but felt elite getting 16/16 on this lol.

Seriously though, a series of these would be awesome. The 90s sitcoms alone -- Martin, Step by Step, Family Matters, Mad About You, Dinosaurs -- would be at least a good 2-3 quizzes worth of material.

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Level 65
Dec 4, 2022
Ah Dinosaurs... I had completely forgotten about that until you brought it up.
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Level 51
Nov 29, 2022
Can anyone get a sense of Jetpunk user age demographics from this?

I'd guess more people 25-35, than 35-45?

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Level 64
Nov 30, 2022
I think you're right about the demo. The drop-off between the 4th and 5th most guessed answer is interesting and telling.

I'm 45 and got them all.

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Level 57
Dec 1, 2022
I'm 44 and spent about a second identifying each and got them all. As someone who was a teenager/preteen when In Living Color was on, I can say without reservation that it was extremely popular in the US among people in my demo, when it was on.
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Level 75
Nov 29, 2022
Needs more Star Trek
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2022
Too American again
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Level 84
Nov 29, 2022
Poe's Law at work again
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2022
Kalbahamut overly touchy again
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Level 84
Dec 1, 2022
If you're having trouble following the conversation you're not required to jump in. There's literally zero reason to interpret what I said as being touchy. Look at the title of the quiz. Look at Gozz's comment. Look up what Poe's Law is. Look at all 3 a few more times. Caught up now? I'm willing to give Gozz the benefit of the doubt (something else worth looking into) and assume he's being sarcastic.
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2022
Never heard of Quantum Leap. Never seen In Living Color, but I think I could have gotten in with a picture of more of the cast.
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Level 84
Nov 29, 2022
Homey the Clown was probably they most recognizable character from that show, if not Fire Marshall Bill.

Quantum Leap was about Scott Bakula jumping from body-to-body through time and space, randomly inhabiting different people facing some sort of crisis that he needed to fix before he could jump to the next body. Science fiction.

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Level 49
Dec 3, 2022
Homey don't play that!
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2022
There is a reboot of Quantum Leap on this Fall. Don't know if it will make a second season. I watched the original but was unimpressed with the one recent episode I saw.
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Level 49
Dec 3, 2022
Very easy, got them all.