Who are these celebrities on the cover of TV Guide in 1989?

They were the A-list thirty years ago.

What can you get for 75¢ these days? Not much. Three decades ago, a few quarters would buy you the entire world of television. 

TV Guide was a must-have for TV viewers. Almost literally. How else could you find out what was going to be on every night? "But you can pull up the listings on your screen now," young people might be saying. Sure, but can you put that into your pocket?

Right, your phones, okay. But the TV Guide had more than listings! The weekly magazine interviewed celebrities, too! And put them on the cover! And if you dropped it in water, well, it was a lot less traumatic. Remember, it only cost 65¢.

See if you can I.D. these stars who graced the cover of TV Guide Magazine in 1989.

  1. Try to hit the bullseye. She played which Cheers character?
  2. Which sitcom dad is this?
  3. Hey, Doog! Who played this boy doctor?
  4. These two sitcom stars married in 1989. Name their two shows.
  5. In 1988, she won acclaim for her role in which hit comedy film?
  6. You know the man with the 'stache. He previously played this character on television.
  7. You know her best for playing a girl named…
  8. Who is hugging Elizabeth Taylor? (Hint: He was the second guy ever chosen as People's "Sexiest Man Alive.")
  9. Who is this news figure?
  10. These two women (the adults, not the babies) could be found on which two sitcoms?

Who are these celebrities on the cover of TV Guide in 1989?

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Allison 2 days ago
9/10 didn't know the Burt Reynolds character
Runeshaper 4 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
Which '80s show was your favorite? I don't think I can choose 1 80s favorite, but I loved Alf & Taxi!
Mobius 5 days ago
You got 8 out of 10. I do miss TV Guide.
Wiseguy 6 days ago
R.I.P. TV Guide 1953-2005.
If it died, it didn't stay dead.
Kelle 6 days ago
Ironically, Julia Duffy was the reason I quit watching Newhart (not the lady herself, but her character). Stephanie the stuck-up stupid bimbo walked through the door and common sense went out the window.
MrBill 7 days ago
9/10; missed the last one - I do not know those two actresses that well and never watched the shows they were on.
Utzaake 7 days ago
9/10. #6.
4. Deadwood's George Hearst.
DarrylHeine 7 days ago
No 1989 TV Guide cover of Oprah Winfrey on Ann Margaret's body?
Muleskinner 7 days ago
10/10. I had to guess on a couple of them.
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