Tonight on HBO by Egantx7

Champion(s):

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Runner(s)-Up:

Neil


Quiz Description

Answer the following about original HBO series that have appeared on HBO (and possibly alter in syndication on local channels across the country).

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Questions:

Inside the NFL started in 1977, and ran on HBO until 2008 at which point it moved to Showtime, and is still in production, making it the longest running (in terms of seasons) TV show in US cable history. During its heyday, the show was hosted by two former NFL players who became closely associated with the show. Name either of these hosts who hosted the show between 1980 and 2001, one was a former quarterback who was also the MVP of Super Bowl IV, the other an Italian-American linebacker for the Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII Miami Dolphins.

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Len Dawson or Nick Buonicotti

For the first few years, HBO's original television work was almost exclusively sports or variety show related. This series was the first episodic series produced for HBO. The Doozers in this series don't mind their buildings being devoured by the title race, noting that "architecture is to be enjoyed". Identify this 96 episode long series which ran originally on HBO from January 1983 through 1987 which had as some of its main characters: Gobo, Mokey, and Red.

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Fraggle Rock

Perhaps HBO's most ironic series was The THIS MAN'S Theater, which was an anthology series which ran from 1985-92 (ironic, because one of this guy's best known works was an admonishment of television). One of the episodes of this series was an adaptation of "A Sound of Thunder". The pilot episode of this series saw Leslie Nielsen play Fantoccini, who offers to replace a weary workman with a robotic duplicate. Identify the author whose name was included in the title of this science-fiction anthology series.

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Ray Bradbury

This series, produced by Lorne Michaels, aired simultaneously on HBO and CBC betwen 1988 and 1995. Identify the sketch comedy show featuring Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson, a series that spawned a feature film subtitled Brain Candy.

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The Kids in the Hall

The wheelchair-bound Augustus Hill is the narrator of this series which ran from 1997-2003. Ernie Hudson played Leo Glynn, the warden of "Em City". The Homeboys and Wiseguys are two groups of inmates in this series. Identify this series which was set at the fictional Oswald State Correctional Facility.

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Oz

One of the more infamous episodes of this series is one in which the title character thinks David Duchovny has feeling for him, something confirmed when he can readily catch a view of Duchovny's genitals during a meeting. Jeffrey Tambor played sidekick Hank Kingsley and Rip Torn won an Emmy for playing Atie, the fictional show producer. Identify this sitcom featuring Garry Shandling which shared its name with the fictional show that was the subject of the real show.

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The Larry Sanders Show

Which award-winning series which ran on HBO from 2010-14 featured characters such as Nelson Van Alden (aka George Mueller), Albert White, and Nucky Thompson? The pilot episode of the series was directed by Martin Scorsese.

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Boardwalk Empire

spoiler alert: Before he took on the role of Odin in the series American Gods, Ian McShane played Al Swearengen in this series. Identify this series that ran for only 36 episodes from 2004-2006, which featured Timothy Olyphant as hardware store owner Seth Bullock, who also served as sheriff of the title town.

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Deadwood

This series was born when its creator, Armando Iannucci, unsuccessfully attempted to remake his British sitcom, The Thick of Itfor US audiences, and instead turned to this series. Sam Richardson plays Richard Splett, who donated sperm so that the central character's lesbian daughter could conceive. Identify this series which has seen its lead actress win six consecutive Emmy Awards.

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Veep

Only two episodes of this series' first season ("The Adversary" and "The Well-Tempered Clavier") were rated below 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, and this series' first season was the most watched premiere season in HBO history. Robert Ford and Arnold Weber, played by Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright are the co-founders of this title place. Identify this series based on a work by Michael Crichton.

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Westworld

Five years before the film Major League, this series, HBO's first adult sitcom, premiered, running for 80 episodes between 1984 and 1990. Delta Burke played the owner of the team central to this series in season one. Vince Ferragamo, Lawrence Taylor, and Marcus Allen all appeared in this show, but this show's syndication was hurt when one of its main stars went on trial for killing his former wife and Ron Goldman. Identify this show, named for an American football phrase, that followed the exploits of the fictional California Bulls.

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1st & Ten

Between 1994 and 2002, this guy hosted 215 episodes of an eponymous live show on HBO. The second part of this guy's opening monologue was generally a rant which ended with the line "that's just my opinion, I could be wrong". After meeting his guest and hosting a call-in segment, this guy's show would end with a segment where he would tell some comedy with with some current events appearing on a TV monitor, harking back to his days of hosting the "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live. Identify this comedian whose career went off the rails after he tried to co-host Monday Night Football, and wasn't helped when his politics turned sharply to the right in the era after 9-11.

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Dennis Miller