Ready to test your television trivia knowledge? Perfect for all levels, this quiz contains questions that range in difficulty from easy to difficult. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity during a long drive, something to pass the time on a rainy day, or you simply want to see how much your friends know about these fan-favorite TV shows, this quiz is sure to provide some entertainment.
This list of trivia questions covers some of the most popular television series’, and also includes a bunch of questions suitable for both kids and adults. With lots of fun facts to read along the way, by the end of this quiz you might just have learned a thing or two about your favorite shows.
So, if you’re ready to dive right in and see who in your party is the biggest TV show buff, check out these trivia questions. Don’t worry, the answers are included if you get stuck.
Easy TV Shows Trivia
Which TV show character “lives in a pineapple under the sea?”
Answer: Spongebob Squarepants.
“Spongebob Squarepants” first aired on May 1st, 1999.
What is the name of the television series that features a mystery-solving dog and four friends?
“Scooby-Doo” was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.
Whose catchphrase is “yabba dabba doo”?
Answer: Fred Flintstone.
Fred Flintstone was the protagonist of “The Flintstones” series.
Which actress played the role of Lizzie McGuire?
Answer: Hilary Duff.
Hilary Duff was just thirteen years old when “Lizzie McGuire” aired.
Which language was “Squid Game” originally made in?
There were 456 players in the Squid Game.
In which city do the characters in “Friends” live?
“Friends” first aired in 1994.
What type of company do the characters in “The Office (US)” work at?
Answer: A paper company.
The largest paper company in the world is International Paper.
What is the name of the host and judge of “America’s Next Top Model”?
Answer: Tyra Banks.
Tyra Banks is a famous supermodel.
In the Netflix series “Stranger Things”, what is Eleven’s favorite food?
Answer: Eggo waffles.
Eggo waffles are distributed by Kellogg’s.
What is the name of the teacher in the show “The Magic School Bus”?
Answer: Ms. Frizzle.
“The Magic School Bus” has four seasons.
What are the names of the detectives in “X-Files”?
Answer: Mulder and Scully.
Mulder was played by David Duchovny, while Scully was played by Gillian Anderson.
Which reality TV show has contestants vote each other out at “tribal council”?
There have been 42 seasons of “Survivor”.
Who was the host of “American Idol”?
Answer: Ryan Seacrest.
Ryan Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974.
Which kid’s show has a character named Big Bird?
Answer: Sesame Street.
Other famous characters from “Sesame Street” include Elmo and Cookie Monster.
What city does Gossip Girl take place in?
Answer: New York City.
The “Gossip Girl” TV series was based on a series of novels by Cecily von Ziegesar.
Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are all members of which group?
Answer: The Powerpuff Girls.
“The Powerpuff Girls” was created by Craig McCracken and Hanna-Barbera.
Which Netflix show portrays the story of the British royal family?
Answer: The Crown.
Representatives of the royal family have requested that the fictional nature of this show be emphasized.
What’s the name of Sabrina’s cat in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”?
Salem is the name of a town in Massechusetts.
In the reality TV programs “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” what is given to successful contestants each episode?
Answer: A rose.
Roses are known to symbolize love and romance.
Howie Mandel was the host of which game show?
Answer: Deal Or No Deal.
Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, TV personality, actor, and producer.
The Office (US)’ TV Show Trivia
What is the name of the company that ‘The Office’ employees work for?
Answer: Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is a fictional company based in New York.
How many episodes of “The Office” are there in total?
There were 9 seasons of “The Office”.
Which actor plays the character of Jim Halpert?
Answer: John Krasinski.
John Krasinski was initially asked to audition for the role of Dwight Schrute.
Which character said the quote, “If I were buying my coffin, I would get one with thicker walls so you couldn’t hear the other dead people?”
Answer: Dwight Schrute.
Dwight is played by American actor Rainn Wilson.
What does Michael Scott like waking up to the smell of?
70% of all bacon in the United States is consumed at breakfast time.
What nickname does Andy give to Jim?
Answer: Big Tuna.
Later on in the series Andy calls Jim “Big Haircut”.
In which year did the first season air?
The show’s first season is one of the most poorly rated.
What year was it when the last season aired?
The original network of “The Office” was NBC.
Which character did Michael Scott move in with?
Answer: Holly Flax.
The full name of Holly Flax was Hollis Partridge Flax.
Which one of Angela’s cats did Dwight kill?
During the Fun Run Dwight confessed that he put Sprinkles in the freezer.
Who was Pam engaged to before Jim?
Roy was fired from Dunder Mifflin in the third season of the show.
In which season did Steve Carell leave the show?
Answer: The 7th season.
Steve Carell stated that he left the show because he wanted to spend more time with his children.
What does Meredith have a Ph.D. in?
Answer: School Psychology.
Meredith Palmer is played by Kate Flannery.
What is Dwight’s favorite movie ever?
Answer: The Crow.
The Crow was released in 1994.
Which restaurant did Pam and Jim have their first kiss?
There are 1,227 Chili’s locations in the United States.
What was Ryan heating up when he accidentally started a fire at the office?
Answer: A cheese pita.
Ryan was convicted of fraud for misleading shareholders in the show.
What does Michael say was Phyllis’ nickname in highschool?
Answer: Easy Rider.
Easy Rider is the name of a 1969 drama film about drugs and spiritual growth.
Where does Michael Scott move to when he’s starting his new life?
Answer: Boulder, Colorado.
The most popular tourist attractions in Boulder, Colorado are the Flatirons, Pearl Street Mall, and Chautaugua Park.
How many Dunder Mifflin parties were there in total?
The address of the Scantron Dunder Mifflin was 1725 Slough Ave Suit 200.
When Dwight thinks he’s going to replace Michael, what color does he paint his office?
Dwight paints the office place in Season 3 Episodes 24 and 25.
“Friends” TV Shows Trivia
How many seasons of “Friends” are there?
Answer: Ten seasons.
The last season of “Friends” aired in 2004.
How many categories of towels does Monica have?
Monica is played by actress Courtney Cox.
Which character says the last line in the entire series?
Chandler was played by Matthew Perry.
What is the name of Phoebe’s twin sister?
Ursula is also the name of the villain in “The Little Mermaid”.
What color is Monica’s apartment painted?
Though most carrots are orange, they used to be purple.
Which of the friends is the youngest?
Rachel was 23-25 years old in “Friends”.
At what age did Monica learn to tell the time?
Monica was often called the nickname Mon on the show.
Which holiday does Chandler despise?
Thanksgiving is celebrated on a different day depending on where you live in the world.
What job did Rachel’s fiance, Barry Farber, have?
It can take 10 to 11 years of training to become an orthodontist.
Which object started a fire in Rachel and Phoebe’s apartment?
Answer: Rachel’s hair straightener.
Hair straighteners can heat up to 235 degrees celsius.
What does Joey refuse to share?
In the show, Joey claims that his life revolves around food.
Which language does Phoebe try to teach Joey?
French is considered one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to learn.
What dessert does Rachel try to make on Thanksgiving, but fails?
Answer: A trifle.
A trifle is usually made using sponge cake, brandy, custard, fruit, and whipped cream.
Why did Joey and Janine end their relationship?
Answer: Janine didn’t like Monica and Chandler.
Janine was played by Elle Macpherson, an Australian supermodel.
How doe Monica eat Tic Tacs?
Answer: In even numbers.
October 10th is National Tic Tac Day.
How many sisters does Joey have?
The average person has 2 siblings.
What occupation does Ross have?
A palaeontoligist studies fossilized animals and plants.
What does Ross by for himself to kickstart his 1999 New Year’s Resolutions?
Answer: Leather pants.
Leather pants are not water resistant.
What happens to Joanna, Rachel’s boss, right before she’s about to get promoted?
Answer: She gets hit by a taxi.
The chance of being hit by a taxi in New York City is less than 0.4% over 10 years.
What do Rachel and Monica do to get their apartment back from Chandler and Joey?
Answer: They kiss for 1 minute.
Kissing burns around 2 to 3 calories per minute.
Which Stephen King book did Joey hide in the freezer?
Answer: The Shining.
The Shining novel came out in 1977.
What is Chandler’s middle name?
Muriel means sparkling or shining sea. It’s an Irish name.
What is the first wedding gift that Monica unwraps?
Answer: A small salt shaker.
Traditional wedding gifts are household goods.
Which retail store does Phoebe hate?
Answer: Pottery Barn.
Pottery Barn is a home decor and furniture retailer.
How many times did Ross get divorced in total?
The divorce rate in the United States is 50%.
What was the name of the band Ross and Chandler were in during college?
Answer: Way, No Way.
They had a song called “Emotional Knapsack.”
What item does Monica leave at the hotel that Joey takes as a sign that her and Chandler are dating?
Answer: Her eyelash curler.
Most eyelash curlers range in price from $3 to $25.
What gift does Ross buy Rachel in the season finale of the series?
Answer: An antique pin.
Antique pins and brooches are highly collectable.
What was the expensive gift that Ross gave to Carol when he fell for her?
Answer: A crystal duck.
In Asia, ducks commonly symbolize marital happiness and fidelity.
What does Chandler have to do to earn Joey’s forgiveness after he kisses Cathy?
Answer: Lie down in a wooden box for six hours.
The fear of being buried alive is called taphophobia.
“Stranger Things” TV Shows Trivia
Which board game is featured in the first season of “Stranger Things”?
Answer: Dungeons and Dragons.
Dungeons and Dragons was first published in 1974.
Which decade of the 20th century is show set in?
Answer: The 1980s.
The 1980s saw the release fo “Pac-Man”, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and Chernobyl.
What is the name of the Hawkins Police Department chief?
Answer: Jim Hopper.
Jim Hopper is played by David Arbour.
In which year did the first season of “Stranger Things” get released?
“Stranger Things” has a 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Which famous actress plays the role of Will Byers’ mother?
Answer: Winona Ryder.
Winona Ryder is known for her roles in “Girl Interupted” and “Heathers”.
What brand of soda does Eleven crush a can of with her mind?
In 2021, the CocaCola company made $23.298B in gross profit.
What is the name of the actress who plays Eleven?
Answer: Millie Bobby Brown.
Millie Bobby Brown was born on February 19th, 2004.
What is the name of the clown that gave Bob nightmares?
Answer: Mr. Baldo.
The fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.
During which season of the show does Eleven lose her powers?
Answer: Season 3.
Season 3 came out in 2019.
In which US state is “Stranger Things” set in?
Indiana’s state food is sugar cream pie.
What is the name of the duo credited as the creators of the show?
Answer: The Duffer brothers.
The Duffer brothers are twins born in 1984.
Where did the creature who initially abducted Will Byers come from?
Answer: The Upside Down.
The creature is known as a demogorgon.
Chief Hopper famously said that mornings were for which two things?
Answer: Coffee and contemplation.
Three quarters of Americans drink coffee.
What is the name of the newspaper where Nancy and Jonathan work?
Answer: The Hawkins Post.
Roughly 25 million print and digital U.S. daily newspapers are circulated each year.
Which Californian town do the Byers and Eleven move to?
Answer: Lenora Hills.
Lenora Hills is a fictional town.
What is the date when Will goes missing?
Answer: November 6th, 1983.
Will is 12 years old in Season 1.
What type of camp does Dustin go to in Season 3?
Answer: Science camp.
Dustin is played by actor Gaten Matarazzo.
Which character has a turtle named Yertle?
The average pet turtle can live for 15 to 35 years.
What’s Barb’s last name?
Barb is a Latin name that means “stranger.”
What superpower does Eleven have?
Telekinesis is the ability to move objects with the mind.
Disney Channel TV Shows Trivia
Alex Russo is the main protagonist of which Disney Channel series?
Answer: Wizards of Waverly Place.
Alex Russo is played by Selena Gomez.
In “Phineas and Ferb”, what kind of animal is Perry?
Answer: A platypus.
A platypus is a marsupial.
What are the names of Raven’s two best friends on “That’s So Raven”?
Answer: Eddie and Chelsea.
“That’s So Raven” aired starting in 2003.
Which Disney TV show did Demi Lovato star in as the main actress?
Answer: Sonny With a Chance.
This sitcom had two seasons.
Who is Miley’s godmother in “Hannah Montana”?
Answer: Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ real-life godmother.
Which Disney Channel series focuses on a family named the Duncans?
Answer: Good Luck Charlie.
The star of this stcom is actress Bridgit Mendler.
What is the name of the Disney show about four children and their nanny?
Jessie is played by Debby Ryan.
Which real-life boy band had their own Disney Channel show?
Answer: The Jonas Brothers.
This show was called “JONAS”.
What type of animal does Ron own in “Kim Possible”?
Answer: A naked mole-rat.
Naked mole-rats live underground in the drier areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya.
Which animated show is about a group fish friends and their school lives?
Answer: Fish Hooks.
“Fish Hooks” was created by Noah Z. Jones.
In which Disney show did actress Hilary Duff play a girl navigating middle school?
Answer: Lizzie McGuire.
“Lizzie McGuire” had 2 seasons and a movie.
Which Disney show followed the antics of two twin brothers in a hotel?
Answer: Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
This show had a spin-off series called “Suite Life on Deck”.
Which Disney Channel character has psychic abilities?
Raven was portrayed by actress Raven-Symone.
What is the name of the manager in “Austin & Ally”?
Austin was played by Ross Lynch in “Austin & Ally”.
What is the name of Perry’s arch enemy’s name in “Phineas and Ferb”?
Answer: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
In the show, Doofenshmirtz was 46 years old.
Which Disney Channel series starred Shia LaBeouf?
Answer: Even Stevens.
Even Stevens aired from the year 2000 to 2003.
What are the names of Miley’s best friends in “Hannah Montana”?
Answer: Lily and Oliver.
Emily Osment was the actress that played Lily Truscott.
What is Phineas and Ferb’s sister named?
The meaning of the name Candace is “sparkling”.
Which animated show was about Penny and her family?
Answer: The Proud Family.
“The Proud Family” was created by Bruce W. Smith.
Which character did Ashley Tisdale play in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”?
Answer: Maddie Fitzpatrick.
Maddie’s job in the series is to run the candy-counter.
Netflix TV Shows Trivia
Which Netflix show stars a man by the name of Joe Exotic?
Answer: Tiger King.
“Tiger King” is a true crime documentary.
What was the first original TV show produced by Netflix?
Answer: House of Cards.
This show is based on the novel of the same name.
Which Netflix original show stars Jenna Ortega?
Wednesday Addams was originally portrayed by Lisa Loring.
What is the name of the most watched kid’s show on Netflix?
Answer: Paw Patrol.
The main character in this series is a boy named Ryder.
Which Netflix sitcom follow the life of a girl after she escapes from a cult?
Answer: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
This show was created by comedian Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
In the series “Money Heist”, what are the main characters named after?
“Money Heist” is one of the most successful Spanish-language shows ever.
What is the name of the virtual helper in the show “Too Hot to Handle”?
“Too Hot to Handle” is a reality show where contestants have to practice abstinence.
What type of company does Emily work for in “Emily in Paris”?
Answer: A marketing company.
Emily is played by Lily Collins.
Which “Gossip Girl” actor starts in the Netflix series “You”?
Answer: Penn Badgley.
Penn Badgley is an American actor and musician.
Which famous drug lord is featured in “Narcos”?
Answer: Pablo Escobar.
Pabloc Escobar was the founder of the Medellin Cartel.