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TV Diary Column

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 8:35 am

In this hilarious remake of Alfred Hitchcock's “Strangers on a Train,” a student offers to kill his professor's ex-wife in exchange for the professor killing the student's mother.

I'm talking about “Throw Momma from the Train,” and it airs at 8 p.m. on WGN America.

Danny DeVito, who also directed the 1987 film, stars as the student, while Billy Crystal stars as the professor.

These funny guys are upstaged all the way by Momma, played by the late Anne Ramsey.

Here is a quiz on DeVito's, Crystal's and Ramsey's careers.

1. Who played Jodie Dallas on “Soap”?

2. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” is one of this star's earliest starring credits.

3. This actor appeared on “Scrooged.”

4. Who appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and often said, “To look good is to feel good”?

5. Who provided one of the voices on “My Little Pony: The Movie”?

6. Who provided the voice for John Adams on “Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776”?

7. Who played a killer on “Laverne & Shirley”?

8. Who played the dispatcher on “Taxi”?

9. This actor appeared with Clint Eastwood in “Any Which Way You Can.”

10. This actor became obsessed with Christmas decorations on “Deck the Halls.”

Answers: 1. Crystal. 2. DeVito. 3. Ramsey. 4. Crystal. 5. DeVito. 6. Crystal. 7. Ramsey. 8. DeVito. 9. Ramsey. 10. DeVito.