Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night

Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night

A bar's trivia night has to be insanely clever to grab my attention, and I think this is the best I've seen.

Harrigan's Pub is hosting a TGIF trivia night, calling on all of the very best of the best in early '90s sitcoms.We're talking Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step and even Dinosaurs. ("Not the Mama!") The games start at 7:30 p.m., and participants must give $5. All proceeds to towards funding Project 891 Theater Company's third season.

And since I really want an excuse to look up TGIF trivia, here's a few factoids to help you out:

"Step by Step's" Cody Lambert and Frank Lambert both starred in the television show "Dallas."

"Full House" was originally going to be about three stand up comedians living together and called "House of Comics," but the network decided on "Full House" to make it more family-orientated.

In the first season of "Full House," Jesse's last name was Cochran, but in the second season it was changed to Katsopolis because of John Stamos' Greek heritage.

The theme song for the first five episodes of "Family Matters" was "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. The series' more familiar theme, "As Days Go By," was first used in episode six.

Jaleel White has played Steve Urkel on three ABC shows: Family Matters, Full House and Step by Step.

"Family Matters" was spun off from "Perfect Strangers." Harriet Winslow and later her husband Carl appeared on the show.

In "Boy Meets World," Cory is actually short for Cornelius.

Several times throughout "Boy Meets World" they mention how Cory and Topanga first met, but it's never the same story. Their "first" meeting happened at several different ages and places.

Most of the characters from "Dinosaurs" are names of petroleum corporations (Sinclair, Hess, BP, Phillips).

Jim Belushi wanting to pursue a film career, turned down the role of Earl Sinclair in "Dinosaurs."

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