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Trivia Quiz - Famous Television & Movie Drunks


In the early days of television, drunks were considered to be funny. In later years, alcoholism received much more serious treatment on both the large and small screen. These ten questions are about drunks from TV and the movies.

Quiz Number: 3005
Date Submitted: December 27, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, Movies
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 63.8 percent
Times Taken: 225 times
Taken by Registered Users: 18

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1. Perhaps TV's most favorite drunk was Otis Campbell. On what TV show was he a recurring character?
  A.   "Father Knows Best"
  B.   "The Andy Griffith Show"
  C.   "I Love Lucy"
  D.   "Gunsmoke"

2. This member of the rat pack frequently appeared with a drink on his television show and appeared to be drunk. Who was he?
  A.   Sammy Davis Jr.
  B.   Frank Sinatra
  C.   Dean Martin
  D.   Joey Bishop

3. Nicolas Cage won his first Oscar portraying an alcoholic writer who consciously drinks himself to death in what 1995 movie?
  A.   "Eight Millimeter"
  B.   "Leaving Las Vegas"
  C.   "Honeymoon in Vegas"
  D.   "3000 Miles to Graceland"

4. Gordie Tapp portrayed a hung over hillbilly who frequently argued with his wife in a recurring sketch on what variety show?
  A.   "Rowan & Martin's Laugh In"
  B.   "The Flip Wilson Show"
  C.   "Hee Haw"
  D.   "The Jackie Gleason Show"

5. What two characters on "Hill Street Blues" were alcoholics?
  A.   Frank Furillo & Norman Buntz
  B.   Frank Furillo & J.D. LaRue
  C.   J.D. LaRue & Henry Goldblum
  D.   Henry Goldblum & Ray Calletano

6. Who portrayed alcoholic Joe Clay in the 1962 film "Days of Wine & Roses"?
  A.   Jack Klugman
  B.   Martin Landau
  C.   Walter Matthau
  D.   Jack Lemmon

7. What actor won an Emmy for his portrayal of Bill W., founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the 1989 television movie "My Name is Bill W"?
  A.   James Garner
  B.   Peter Falk
  C.   James Woods
  D.   Mickey Rooney

8. In what 1945 film did Ray Milland play binge drinker Don Birnam?
  A.   "The Lost Weekend"
  B.   "The Best Years of Our Lives"
  C.   "A Weekend to Forget"
  D.   "I Led Two Lives"

9. What long running TV series' first episode was about its lead character's first day back on the job following alcoholism treatment?
  A.   "Murphy Brown"
  B.   "Judging Amy"
  C.   "St. Elsewhere"
  D.   "Northern Exposure"

10. Which "Cheers" character was a recovering alcoholic who fell off the wagon at least once during the run of the series?
  A.   Carla Tortelli
  B.   Frasier Crane
  C.   Sam Malone
  D.   Woody Boyd


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