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How Many Vintage TV Characters Can You Name?

Vintage TV fans don't need old TV guides to know that TV was simply better back then. If you agree, this quiz is for you, and if you grew up in the 50s, 60s, or 70s, this quiz will bring back fond memories. If you remember when sitcoms about genies, angels, and spooky families ruled the airwaves, you'll breeze through this quiz! Feeling confident? Take this classic TV quiz that's designed to stump even the biggest fan. Only the most tuned-in viewers over TV history can get a perfect score. Good luck!

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In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Wally Cleaver?

Leave it to Beaver

The Outer Limits

Man in a Suitcase

The Red Skelton Show

Leave it to Beaver
Wallace “Wally” Cleaver is a fictional character in the iconic American television sitcom Leave It to Beaver. Wally is the thirteen-year-old son of archetypal 1950s suburban parents, Ward and June Cleaver, and the older brother of the seven-year-old (“almost eight”) title character, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver. The characters grew older along with the actors.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Archie Bunker?

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Diff’rent Strokes

The Carol Burnett Show

All in the Family

All in the Family
Archibald “Archie” Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place, played by Carroll O’Connor. Bunker, the main character of the series, is a World War II veteran, blue-collar worker, and family man.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Jody Davis?

The $64,000 Question

Family Affair

The Odd Couple

The Dean Martin Show

Family Affair
Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966, to March 4, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do engineer and bachelor Bill Davis (Brian Keith) as he attempted to raise his brother’s orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment. Davis’s traditional English gentleman’s gentleman.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Maxwell Smart “Agent 86”?

That Girl

The Outer Limits

Get Smart

The Rat Patrol

Get Smart
Max has never done anything other than spy, as CONTROL recruited him right out of college as a “bonus baby spy.” He joined CONTROL to “fight the forces of evil and serve on the side of niceness.” Besides, he needed the money He wasn’t a big success at spy school, failing Torture for three straight years. He also flunked out of Spy Music School.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Paladin?

Zorro

Have Gun – Will Travel

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Sherlock Holmes

Have Gun – Will Travel
Paladin prefers to settle without violence the difficulties brought his way by clients when possible, but this almost never happens. When forced, he excels in fisticuffs. Under his real name, which is never revealed, he was a dueling champion of some renown. Paladin is a former Union cavalry officer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a veteran of the American Civil War.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Joan Blondell?

Here Come the Brides

Hullabaloo

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Three Stooges

Here Come the Brides
Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western series from Screen Gems that aired on the ABC television network from September 25, 1968, to April 3, 1970. Local saloon owner Lottie (Joan Blondell) takes the women under her wing and becomes a mother figure to them.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Della Street?

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Jeffersons

Perry Mason

Candid Camera

Perry Mason
Della Street is revealed to have come from a wealthy, or at least well-to-do, family that was wiped out by the stock market crash of 1929. Della was forced to get a job as a secretary. By the time of the TV series in the 1950s and 1960s, this would have not fit well with the age of the characters as then portrayed.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Ensign Charles Parker?

CHiPs

My Little Margie

The Rat Patrol

McHale’s Navy

McHale’s Navy
Ensign Charles Beaumont Parker (Tim Conway) — McHale’s likable, but goofy second-in-command, he is referred to by McHale as “Chuck” and by the crew as “Mister Parker” (in the U.S. Navy, officers ranking from warrant officer to lieutenant commander who are not in command are often referred to as “Mister”).

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Mr. Green Jeans?

Captain Kangaroo

The Rockford Files

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

M Squad

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo is an American children’s television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS for 29 years, from 1955 to 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day. In 1986, the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston).

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Barney Fife?

WKRP in Cincinnati

The Andy Griffith Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Julia

The Andy Griffith Show
Bernard “Barney” Fife is a fictional character in the American television program The Andy Griffith Show, portrayed by comic actor Don Knotts. Barney Fife is a deputy sheriff in the slow-paced, sleepy southern community of Mayberry, North Carolina. He appeared in the first five seasons (1960–65) as the main character, and, after leaving the show towards the end of season five.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Fonzie Fonzarelli?

CHiPs

Happy Days

Sky High

Maude

Happy Days
Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, better known as “Fonzie” or “The Fonz”, is a fictional character played by Henry Winkler in the American sitcom Happy Days (1974–1984). He was originally a secondary character but was soon positioned as a lead character when he began surpassing the other characters in popularity.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Ricky Ricardo?

I Love Lucy

Mork & Mindy

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Mister Roberts

I Love Lucy
Ricky is a character very similar to Arnaz himself; he is a Cuban-American bandleader whose trademark song is “Babalu”. Red-haired Lucy is his wife, who always gets into trouble and is usually caught at it by Ricky. They have a son Ricky Ricardo Jr., also called “Little Ricky”, portrayed by child actor Richard Keith.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Endora?

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Medical Center

Highway Patrol

Bewitched

Bewitched
Endora (Bewitched), is the magical mother-in-law portrayed by Agnes Moorehead on the TV sitcom Bewitched.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Daisy May “Granny” Moses?

What’s My Line?

The High Chaparral

The Ropers

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies
Called “Granny” by all, relatives or not, shotgun-toting Daisy Moses, Jed’s mother-in-law, is a true daughter of Dixie. Paul Henning, the show’s creator/producer quickly disposed of the idea of Granny being Jed’s mother, which would have changed the show’s dynamics, making Granny the matriarch and Jed subordinate to her.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Tonto?

The Lone Ranger

The Three Stooges

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

The F.B.I.

The Lone Ranger
Tonto is a fictional character; he is the Native American (either Comanche or Potawatomi) companion of the Lone Ranger, a popular American Western character created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. Tonto has appeared in radio and television series and other presentations of the characters’ adventures in righting wrongs in 19th century western the United States.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Walter Radar O’Reilly?

Columbo

Car 54, Where Are You?

Peyton Place

M*A*S*H

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Henry Mitchell?

Dennis the Menace

The Jack Benny Program

Phyllis

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Dennis the Menace
Dennis’ father is a workaday aerospace engineer. Henry seems to understand Dennis more than his wife does, especially in affairs of the heart. One example was when a furious Dennis stormed in, saying, “Wimmin can say some of the stupidest things!”; Henry knowingly said to Alice, “Margaret.”

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Michael “Meathead” Stivic?

Man in a Suitcase

Soap

All in the Family

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Ear

All in the Family
Michael Casimir’s “Mike” Stivic is a fictional character played by Rob Reiner on the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family. He is the live-in son-in-law of the series’ lead character, Archie Bunker, who frequently calls him “Meathead”.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Captain James Kirk?

The Doris Day Show

Then Came Bronson

The Mickey Rooney Show

Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series
James Tiberius “Jim” Kirk was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the 23rd century. Kirk was arguably one of the most famous and highly decorated starship captains in the history of Starfleet. As the commanding officer of the Constitution-class starships USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, Kirk served the United Federation of Planet’s interests as an explorer, soldier, diplomat, and time traveler.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Matt Dillon?

Gunsmoke

Battlestar Galactica

Zorro

It Takes a Thief

Gunsmoke
Matt Dillon is a fictional character featured on both the radio and television versions of Gunsmoke. He serves as the U.S. Marshal of Dodge City, Kansas, who works to preserve law and order in the western frontier of the 1870s. The character was created by writer John Meston, who envisioned him as a man “…whose hair is probably red if he’s got any left.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Jane Hathaway?

The Public Defender

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Defenders

Tales of Wells Fargo

The Beverly Hillbillies
Jane Hathaway (portrayed by Nancy Kulp in 246 episodes), whom the Clampetts address as “Miss Jane”, is Drysdale’s loyal, highly educated, and efficient secretary. Though she reluctantly carries out his wishes, she is genuinely fond of the family and tries to shield them from her boss’s greed.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Mike Nelson?

Sea Hunt

Gidget

Eight Is Enough

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Louie De Palma?

Taxi

Lou Grant

How the West Was Won

The Rockford Files

Taxi
Louie is the main antagonist of the sitcom. The head dispatcher of the Sunshine Cab Company, Louie spends his time holding court inside the caged-in dispatch office at the garage, arguing with, belittling, and bullying the drivers.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Grandpa Amos?

Highway Patrol

Barney Miller

Make Room for Daddy

The Real McCoys

The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys revolves around the lives of a family from the Appalachian Mountains who originally hailed from fictional Smokey Corners, West Virginia. The McCoys moved to California to live and work on a farm they inherited from a relative.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Paramedic John Gage?

Medical Center

Emergency!

Police Story

Sanford and Son

Emergency!
Emergency! is an American television series that combines medical drama and action-adventure genres. Firefighter-paramedic John Roderick “Johnny” Gage (Randolph Mantooth), is a young, immature man who is always unlucky in love.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find James “Jim” Anderson?

Mannix

Amos ‘n’ Andy

Father Knows Best

The Saint

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin. The character of Jim differs from the later television character. On the radio, Jim is far more sarcastic and shows he rules over his family.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Ralph Kramden?

The Honeymooners

Casey, Crime Photographer

The Millionaire

Dick Tracy

The Honeymooners
Working-class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who’s always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Alice Nelson?

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

Your Show of Shows

The Brady Bunch

Life with Elizabeth

The Brady Bunch
Alice Nelson (center), best known to television viewers as simply Alice, is the housekeeper to the Brady family. She was portrayed by Ann B. Davis. grew up in the same neighborhood as the Bradys, graduating from Westdale High School, the school Greg and Marcia attended in the series.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Paul Drake?

The Untouchables

The $64,000 Question

The Partridge Family

Perry Mason

Perry Mason
Paul Drake is a fictional private detective in the Perry Mason series of murder mystery novels by Erle Stanley Gardner. Drake is described as tall and slouching, nondescript (as suits his profession), and frequently wearing an expression of droll humor. He is a friend and right-hand man to Mason, a highly successful criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Cricket Blake?

Hawaiian Eye

The Facts of Life

Peter Gunn

The Time Tunnel

Hawaiian Eye
The partners investigate mysteries and protect clients with the sometimes help of photographer Cricket Blake (Connie Stevens), who also sings at the hotel’s Shell Bar, and a ukulele-playing cab driver Kim Quisado (Poncie Ponce), who has “relatives” throughout the islands.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Captain Wally Binghamton?

McHale’s Navy

Daniel Boone

Mister Ed

The Streets of San Francisco

McHale’s Navy
From 1962 to 1966, Flynn played the irascible Captain Wallace “Wally” Burton Binghamton (also known as “Old Leadbottom”) on ABC’s McHale’s Navy, in which he became known for his exasperated catchphrases “What is it, What, WHAT, WHAT!?”, “What is the name of: the Blue Pacific/Halsey/Nimitz”, and “I could just scream!” He also starred in two 1964 theatrical films spun off from the series, McHale’s Navy and McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Dr. David Banner?

Wagon Train

The F.B.I.

Rhoda

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk
Dr. David Bruce Banner is the lead character in The Incredible Hulk TV series (1978–82) and was played by Bill Bixby.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Hoss Cartwright?

Bonanza

What’s My Line?

Benson

Schoolhouse Rock!

Bonanza
Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright was a character from the television series Bonanza. He was portrayed by Dan Blocker. Born in 1836, Hoss was the son of Ben Cartwright and his second wife Inger, and the half-brother of Ben’s other sons Adam and Joseph Cartwright.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Clark Kent?

Soa

Adventures of Superman

Laramie

Our Miss Brooks

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created in 1938. George Reeves as Superman/Clark Kent, a being from the planet Krypton, is rocketed to Earth in his infancy. Sent by his parents, Jor-El and Lara from the dying planet, Krypton, he lands near Smallville on April 10, 1926.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find John-Boy

Hullabaloo

Laramie

The Waltons

The Jeffersons

The Waltons
As the eldest son of the Walton family John-Boy carries much of the responsibility of helping his parents around the home and with looking after his younger siblings which at times he can be a bit resentful of.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Buffy Davis?

Tales of Wells Fargo

Peter Gunn

Diff’rent Stroke

Family Affair

Family Affair
This show gave us a look into the lives of the Davis household, as the man about town who was in and out due to business all of a sudden has to change his lifestyle. When Bill Davis takes in his young niece at his New York apartment door.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Dwayne Nelson?

What’s Happening!!

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Lou Grant

Fawlty Towers

What’s Happening!!
What’s Happening!! is an American sitcom television series that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976, to April 28, 1979, premiering as a summer series. Dwayne Clemens Nelson (Haywood Nelson) is the youngest member of the trio. Dwayne has an unassuming, good-natured demeanor, and suffers from debilitating shyness and acute fear of the dark.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Sgt. Joe Friday

The Public Defender

Cheyenne

Dragnet

The Jack Benny Program

Dragnet
Joe Friday is a fictional character created (and portrayed) by Jack Webb as the lead for his series Dragnet. Friday is portrayed as a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department. The character first appeared on June 3, 1949, in the premiere of the NBC radio drama that launched the series.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Harold Baxter?

Hazel

Fury

Gidget

The Millionaire

Hazel
Robert Willard “Bobby” Buntrock was an American child actor. Buntrock is best known for playing the character of Harold “Sport” Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel.

In Which Classic TV Show Can You Find Frank Cannon?

Amos ‘n’ Andy

Then Came Bronson

Cannon

Barney Miller

Cannon
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976 on CBS. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, a husky ex-cop and culinary enthusiast, who solves tough cases as a private investigator.

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