1980s TV Spin-Offs: How Well Do You Know Them?


Take a trip down memory lane and challenge yourself with our quiz on classic 1980s TV spin-offs. From the iconic Family Matters, which brought the Winslow family and the unforgettable Steve Urkel into our living rooms, to the beloved Joanie Loves Chachi, test your knowledge and see how many of these memorable shows you can recall. Can you identify the original series that inspired these popular spin-offs? Put your 1980s TV knowledge to the test and see if you can remember all the classic spin-offs from this nostalgic era, where every night was a new adventure in front of the tube.

“Family Matters” was a spin-off of which 1980s sitcom?

Perfect Strangers

Full House

The Cosby Show

Growing Pains

“The Facts of Life” is a spin-off of which popular show?

Cast of the 80s TV show "The Facts of Life" posing together

Happy Days

Different Strokes

The Jeffersons

All in the Family

“Just the Ten of Us” was a spin-off from which high school-themed sitcom?

Cast of "Just the Ten of Us" posing on a porch.

Head of the Class

Square Pegs

The Facts of Life

Growing Pains

“Knots Landing” is a spin-off of which prime time soap opera?

Cast of the TV show "Knots Landing" posing together in stylish 80s attire.



Falcon Crest

Flamingo Road

“Mork & Mindy,” a sitcom about an alien from the planet Ork, is a spin-off of which show?

Robin Williams and Pam Dawber in a scene from "Mork & Mindy."

Happy Days

Laverne & Shirley


The Odd Couple

“Trapper John, M.D.” is a spin-off of which famous TV series?

Cast of "Trapper John, M.D." posing together in a hospital setting.


St. Elsewhere


Quincy, M.E.

“Joanie Loves Chachi” is a spin-off from which classic sitcom?

Main cast of "Joanie Loves Chachi" smiling together.

Laverne & Shirley

Happy Days

Mork & Mindy


The main cast of "The Jeffersons" posing together in a living room setting.

Good Times

Sanford and Son

All in the Family


“Three’s a Crowd” continued the story of which 1980s sitcom?

Main cast of "Three's a Crowd" posing with flowers, featuring John Ritter.

Who’s the Boss?

Three’s Company


Night Court

“Out of the Blue,” a short-lived fantasy sitcom, was a spin-off of which popular show?

Cast members from "Out of the Blue" in a family setting.

Happy Days

Laverne & Shirley

Mork & Mindy



Looks like you were too busy breakdancing to watch TV! Time to trade those leg warmers for some 80s reruns.

Not bad!

You’re starting to get the hang of it. Maybe you were watching TV with the rabbit ears misaligned

Almost halfway!

You’ve got one foot in the 80s, but it looks like the other is still stuck in the 70s. Keep watching!

Pretty good!

You’ve got some serious 80s knowledge. You’re almost ready for a guest spot on an 80s trivia show.


You’re an 80s TV spin-off superstar. Just a bit more and you’ll be giving Doc Brown a run for his money!


You’re so close to perfect, you probably remember the commercials too. Just a smidge more for TV mastery!

Perfect score!

You know 80s TV spin-offs better than the original cast members. Time to write your own spin-off series!

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