How Much Do You Remember About Rocky and Bullwinkle?


By: Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

Image: NBC, ABC

About This Quiz

If you are ready to break the fourth wall, see if you can laugh your way through this Rocky and Bullwinkle quiz! 

"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" aired originally on ABC and NBC from 1959-1964. This iconic cartoon was a unique cartoon, one of the first ever made with both the humor and tastes of kids and adults in mind. Wry, dry and relevant to its day, this show about a moose named Bullwinkle and a flying squirrel named Rocky was a huge part of many people's childhoods all over the country.   

There were dozens episodes of this cartoon variety show, stretched across 5 seasons. It has influenced and inspired the creators of numerous cartoons for decades and has even been made into several films in recent years. "Rocky and Bullwinkle" is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most important TV cartoons of all time.   

The show used self-referential humor, puns and topical humor to make audiences think and laugh and scratch their heads. While the animation was limited even for its day, the writing was top notch. If you think you are Badenov, see if you can squirrel away a perfect score on this "Rocky and Bullwinkle" quiz! 

Which of these was the show's main female villain?

Natasha Fatale is a spy and one of the show's main villains. She serves as an assistant to the show's villain, despite being more intelligent than him.


What kind of animal is Rocky?

Rocky is a flying squirrel. His full name is Rocket J. Squirrel.


Whose catchphrase is "Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat"?

Bullwinkle would say this. His tricks often had unpredictable results.


Finish the character name: Boris _______.

Boris Badenov is the main antagonist of the show. He is bumbling and his plans often fail.


Which character often says "Sharrup you mouth!"?

Boris has a famously bad temper. He would often yell this at Natasha after his schemes failed.


During which of these decades did the show initially air?

"Rocky and Bullwinkle" initially aired in 1959 on ABC. It initially aired in black and white.


Are Natasha and Boris married?

Boris has asked Natasha to marry him many times. Every time he asks for her hand, she refuses to part with it because, "He can get his own."


"Rocky And Bullwinkle" aired alongside other segments. True or False?

There were several different segments in the show. These included "The Adventures of Dudley Doright" and "Fractured Fairytales."


Where were the show's main villains from?

Pottsylvania is a fictional country in "Rocky and Bullwinkle." It's a parody of Cold War Era Eastern Europe, and characters from there often have Russian-ish accents and use German words.


Where do Rocky and Bullwinkle live?

Rocky and Bullwinkle live in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. It was based on the real city of International Falls, Minnesota.


Who do Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale answer to?

Fearless leader is the ruthless dictator of Pottsylvania. He is a parody of a cold and paranoid WW2-era Nazi.


What ability served Bullwinkle well during their adventures?

Bullwinkle was one strong moose. His "mighty moose muscle" served him and Rocky well on their adventures.


What kind of animal is Bullwinkle?

Bullwinkle is a talking moose. His full name is Bullwinkle J. Moose.


Where can Fearless Leader usually be found?

Fearless Leader can be found mostly in his subterranean hideout called Central Control. From there he issues orders and yells at his henchmen.


Which small character casts a long shadow?

Mr. Big gives orders to the dictator of Pottsylvania. Despite being insect-sized, he would use light to project a big shadow on whatever wall was handy and intimidate whoever he came across.


Which character says "Holy Smoke!"

Rocky the Squirrel can fly, and often comes out on top due to Boris Badenov's incompetence. His catchphrase is "Holy Smoke!"


This character is the child of Count Dracula:

Natasha Fatale was a former Miss Transylvania. She is thought to possibly be the love child of Axis Sally and Count Dracula.


Which character often says "Must capture moose and squirrel"?

Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are sent on various nefarious missions, which usually go wrong due to their involvement with Bullwinkle and Rocky. In one episode Boris even admits that it's fine if the duo get away because it's not his show.


Where is Bullwinkle from?

Bullwinkle is originally from and the governor of Mooselyvania. It's a small island that both the US and Canada claim belongs to the other country.


The creators of "The Simpsons" were influenced by "Rocky and Bullwinkle:" True or False?

"Rocky and Bullwinkle" was influential and inspired a number of cartoon creators. The "J." in Homer J. Simpson is an homage to Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel.


Where are Gidney and Cloyd from?

These little green moon men become stranded on earth after their ship crashes. They both can teleport.


Who is the owner and captain of the S.S. Guppy?

Captain Peter Wrongway Peachfuzz was the only captain in the Navy to always be wrong. The crew of his ship even once installed a fake wheel to trick him out of steering them nowhere.


Which character often yells "Raskolnikov!"?

Boris Badenov has a famously explosive temper. He yells "Raskolnikov!" when he's angry. This is the last name of the main character of the Dostoyevsky novel "Crime and Punishment."


What physical feature did Fearless Leader have?

Dictator and parody of a Nazi, Fearless Leader had a facial scar. It is believed to have been modeled off the face scar of real-life German SS officer Otto Skorzeny.


Is Rocky or Bullwinkle smarter?

Bullwinkle is famously dumb. However, he is also the show's source of many of its self-referential jokes.


Which of these skills served Rocky well on their adventures?

Rocky is a flying squirrel. He can glide and carry objects through the air.


Which character says "Hello Dollink"?

Natasha Fatale often deals with Boris Badenov's frustration when their schemes fail. She is a take on the classic femme fatale and has a thick imitation Russian accent.


Gidney and Cloyd have ______ rays.

These little aliens have advanced technology at their disposal. They can freeze anyone temporarily with their "scrooch" freeze rays.


Which of these characters observes the strange happenings in Frostbite Falls?

Chauncey and Edgar are a pair of old men who observe and comment on the strange happenings of their town. Often one would say to the other “That’s something you don’t see every day."


Which character first appeared as an enemy but later became a friend to Rocky and Bullwinkle?

Gidney and Cloyd first appear as extraterrestrial enemies after crash landing on earth. They quickly become friends with Rocky and Bullwinkle.


This character talks very quickly:

The narrator of the show offered jokes, plot summary and charming confusion in a snap. He often seemed just as bewildered by the ridiculous events of the show as the audience.


Which character says "Badenov, you numbskull!"?

Fearless Leader often sends Boris and Natasha on dastardly assignments, which they mess up. He yells this at Boris often.


Boris and Natasha are __________.

Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are spies for the country of Pottsylvania. They often thwart their own schemes.


Bullwinkle could remember everything he ever:

Bullwinkle is known for being dumb, but had some special abilities. As well as super strength, he could remember everything he ever ate.


The show's animation was advanced for its time: True or False?

Animation on the show was outsourced to save money. This caused numerous production problems and led to animation that was very limited, even for the time.


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