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Are You In On the Joke?

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page Y07

Or are you hopelessly out of the loop? Discover the extent of your insider TV knowledge with this quiz. Once you've made your guesses, check your answers below.

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1. What famous actor does Marissa say doesn't do anything for her on "The O.C."?

2. And speaking of "The O.C.": Who is the owner of the Bait Shop, the place where the gang hangs out, and why is that significant?

3. Who did Ryan O'Neal (left) play on "Desperate Housewives," and why is that name significant?

4. What did Mac (Catherine Bell, left) tell Clayton she would never become on "JAG"?

5. In a flashback on "Lost," Charlie (Dominic Monaghan, below) dates a woman whose father is buying what kind of corporation?

6. On "NCIS," what character did Gibbs say Ducky favored when he was young?

7. What song played at Nadia's birthday party on "Alias"?

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1. Russell Crowe. During the first season of "The O.C." nearly every story about the show referenced how much star Benjamin McKenzie looked liked a younger Russell Crowe. Do you see a resemblance?

2. Nat. That's also the name of the beloved owner of the Peach Pit, where the gang gathered on "Beverly Hills, 90210."

3. Rodney, the same name of O'Neal's character in "Peyton Place," the "Desperate Housewives" of its day. (Rodney's wife on "Housewives" is Allison, the same name as Mia Farrow's character on "Peyton Place.")

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