Quiz: Can You Guess These Iconic TV Shows From The 50s And 60s?
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Can You Guess These Iconic TV Shows From The 50s And 60s?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Whether or not you grew up in the 50s and 60s, you've more than likely seen most of these iconic TV shows. Unsurprisingly, a couple of them may rank among your all-time favorites. But do you think you can recall the names of these shows from a single image? Because the genres were somewhat limited at the time, some shows may seem eerily similar to one another. Consider the most popular genre of the time--Westerns. There were literally dozens of different programs with a Western theme during these two decades. Would you be able to tell the difference between "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," or "Have Gun - Will Travel?"  Do you think you can identify Oliver Douglas or Jed Clampett? Just a hint, one is on "Green Acres" and the other is on "The Beverly Hillbillies."

"I Love Lucy" and "The Honeymooners" took on the comedic side of home life in the 50s. You've likely seen them both, but could tell them apart with only a single photo?

From wholesome to mysterious, the 50s and 60s produced some of the most dramatic and iconic television shows of all time. They transcend generations and have helped to shape the world. Let's take a little time away from "Nick at Night" to take this quiz and see if your tenure as a couch potato has paid off!


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Which TV show, starring Desi Arnaz, is shown here?
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Which Western, which debuted in 1955, is shown here?
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Which show featured Robert Young as the father?
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Which show had a detective called Friday?
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Which show's main character had an animal nickname?
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Comedian Jackie Gleason starred in which show from the 1950s?
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Which Western aired from 1957 to 1965, sometimes on NBC and sometimes on ABC?
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Which TV show starred the world's most famous collie?
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It's a bird; it's a plane; it's what famous TV show?
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Which Western starred Lorne Greene and Michael Landon?
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Which scary show was created and hosted by Rod Serling?
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Which supposedly solitary title character actually had a Native American companion?
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What is the name of this Western which had four leading actors over the course of the series?
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Which TV show centered on a housewife named Donna Stone?
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Which 1950s TV show was about a masked swordsman?
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Which TV show featured a character modeled after real-life American Prohibition agent, Eliot Ness?
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Which 50s TV show featured a space hero?
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Which cartoon show depicted the caveman lifestyle?
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Which TV cartoon showed a family's space-age lifestyle?
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Which TV show is named for an actor who famously played a dancing chimney sweep in "Mary Poppins?"
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Which 60s sitcom is set at the Shady Rest Hotel?
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Which 60s medical drama starred Richard Chamberlain?
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Which TV show is named for the actress who played identical cousins?
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Which TV show features people who were stranded on a beach for years?
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Which funny and scary show starred Yvonne De Carlo and Fred Gwynne?
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Which TV show starred Jim Nabors and his crazy accent?
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Which show centered on a woman whose husband didn't appreciate her magic power?
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Which 60s show introduced a baby-faced Ron Howard to the world?
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Which TV show from the 60s starred David Janssen and Angie Dickinson?
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Which TV show featured a masked crimefighter and his younger sidekick?
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Which TV show managed to create comedy in a German WWII POW camp?
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Which TV show has secret agents, a shoe phone and a cone of silence?
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Which TV show included characters named Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin?
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Which TV show featured a glamorous Gabor sister who didn't appreciate farm living?
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Which TV show had young twins who were cared for by Mr. French?
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Which TV show starred Peter Graves as James Phelps?
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Which TV show, named for its comedian star, began as a radio comedy?
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Which TV show about African American men in Harlem starred white men during its original radio run?
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Which courtroom drama starred E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father and son?
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