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Try to guess the titles of these obscure sitcoms from the 1970s

A chimp, a singing mayor, space garbage and more!

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What you are about to see is entirely real. These were actual sitcoms broadcast by the big networks in the Seventies. We have the promotional photos to prove it.

The Sixties gave us quirky fantasy sitcoms left and right, while the Eighties delivered everything from aliens to androids in family comedies, but the decade in between had its own outlandish concepts.

We'll show you a picture and give you the pitch. See if you can come up with the title. Even if you never saw these obscurities, you know how TV tends to name things, right? Good luck!
  1. A Russian hotel waiter lives with his family and a Cuban exchange student in a cramped Moscow apartment. What was the name of this CBS sitcom?
  2. Sally Field is a newlywed with psychic powers. NBC aired this fantasy sitcom in 1973–74.
  3. Chicago mobsters run a speakeasy in Prohibition-era Chicago. But for laughs!
  4. A dentist and his family lives with a chimp named Buttons. Also, Buttons used to be in the space program. It aired in 1972, honestly.
  5. An interstellar garbage man collects trash in outer space with his quirky crew. What was the name of this sci-fi spoof on NBC?
  6. It's a sitcom set in a cell block of the Alomesa Minimum Security prison. What was this comedy that aired after 'Barney Miller'?
  7. Carl Reiner is a man from heaven who comes to earth to grant wishes. It all happened on…?
  8. Night school students study how to be private investigators, and get wrapped up in real cases. Randolph Mantooth starred in…?
  9. A widowed mayor constantly breaks out into song. It's a blend of politics, humor and musical numbers on…?
  10. Norman Fell stars as a women's clothing manufacturer in New York garment district. This NBC comedy was called?
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