Do You Remember Television from the 1960s?

Can you correctly identify these 50 classic 1960s television shows?

Introduction

The 1960s was a tumultuous decade with shifting cultural values and packed with notable events like the Civil Rights Movement and Space Race. Television programming also helped make this decade one to remember. Greater use of color and other technological advancements made shows from this time visually stunning to watch. The content of these shows was varied: some had deeper political messages and provided social commentary, like Star Trek, while others were purely entertaining, like Get Smart. Some were comedies, like Gilligan's Island, and others more serious, like The Twilight Zone. This wide range of shows meant that almost everyone had a program that they could enjoy watching.

It's hard to believe now, but television wasn't always a common household item. This fact started to change in the 1950s, when many families began gradually adding a television set to their living room; by the next decade, televisions were incredibly common in the United States. The increase in television sets in this decade was met with an increase in both the quality and quantity of television programs. Walter Cronkite, who later became "the most trusted man in America" for his reporting, started anchoring for CBS Evening News in 1962. Classics like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! aired for the first time in 1969, introducing a lovable set of characters that are still popular even today.

How well do you remember classic series from the 60s? Will you prosper and correctly identify which show features the crew of the USS Enterprise? Or will you miss it by that much and confuse those meddling kids with seven stranded castaways? There's only one way to find out. This quiz contains 50 multiple-choice questions. Correctly identify the show and you will be rewarded with a fun fact! Click "Let's Play" to begin.

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The 1960s was a tumultuous decade with shifting cultural values and packed with notable events like the Civil Rights Movement and Space Race. Television programming also helped make this decade one to remember. Greater use of color and other technological advancements made shows from this time visually stunning to watch. The content of these shows was varied: some had deeper political messages and provided social commentary, like Star Trek, while others were purely entertaining, like Get Smart. Some were comedies, like Gilligan's Island, and others more serious, like The Twilight Zone. This wide range of shows meant that almost everyone had a program that they could enjoy watching.

It's hard to believe now, but television wasn't always a common household item. This fact started to change in the 1950s, when many families began gradually adding a television set to their living room; by the next decade, televisions were incredibly common in the United States. The increase in television sets in this decade was met with an increase in both the quality and quantity of television programs. Walter Cronkite, who later became "the most trusted man in America" for his reporting, started anchoring for CBS Evening News in 1962. Classics like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! aired for the first time in 1969, introducing a lovable set of characters that are still popular even today.

How well do you remember classic series from the 60s? Will you prosper and correctly identify which show features the crew of the USS Enterprise? Or will you miss it by that much and confuse those meddling kids with seven stranded castaways? There's only one way to find out. This quiz contains 50 multiple-choice questions. Correctly identify the show and you will be rewarded with a fun fact! Click "Let's Play" to begin.

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Will you prosper and correctly identify which show features the crew that explored the final frontier, space? Or will you miss it by that much and confuse those meddling kids with seven stranded castaways? There's only one way to find out.


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Let's Play!

1. This show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. Which 60s show is this?


1. This show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. Which 60s show is this?

1. Star Wars

2. Star Trek

3. M*A*S*H

4. The Twilight Zone

The correct answer is Star Trek. Did you know Spock's skin was supposed to be red? A make-up mistake left him greenish and it was decided that they would keep him this color.



2. Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) twitches her nose to cast a spell in which 60s show?


2. Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery) twitches her nose to cast a spell in which 60s show?

1. I Dream of Jeannie

2. Bewitched

3. The Simpsons

4. The Addams Family

The correct answer is Bewitched. Fun fact: Most of the supporting actors wore their own clothes onscreen.



3. Which Flintstones character is nicknamed "Twinkle toes"?


3. Which <em>Flintstones</em> character is nicknamed "Twinkle toes"?

1. Fred Flintstone

2. Barney Rubble

3. George Jetson

4. Pebble Flintstone

The correct answer is Fred Flintstone. Did you know the show was set to be called The Flagstones, but was briefly changed to The Gladstones to avoid confusion with a comic of a similar name? (Image: Hanna-Barbera)



4. Which 60s show stars Max Baer Jr. as Jethro Bodine?


4. Which 60s show stars Max Baer Jr. as Jethro Bodine?

1. The Addams Family

2. The Andy Griffith Show

3. The Beverly Hillbillies

4. The Golden Girls

The correct answer is The Beverly Hillbillies. While viewers couldn't get enough of this show, original critics declared the show "unfunny." (They're wrong, by the way).



5. Which 60s show focuses on marooned characters, including the Skipper and Mary Ann?


5. Which 60s show focuses on marooned characters, including the Skipper and Mary Ann?

1. Gilligan's Island

2. Hawaii Five-O

3. The Jetsons

4. The Flintstones

The correct answer is Gilligan's Island. Did you know that Sherwood Schwartz created this show after a college professor asked his speech class what they'd bring on a deserted island?



6. Which 60s show is centered around futurism and features a robot named Rosie?


6. Which 60s show is centered around futurism and features a robot named Rosie?

1. The Flintstones

2. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

3. The Twilight Zone

4. The Jetsons

The correct answer is The Jetsons. Did you know that IGN listed this show in their top 50 TV series?



7. Which 60s show features Barney Fyfe and Aunt Bee?


7. Which 60s show features Barney Fyfe and Aunt Bee?

1. The Jetsons

2. The Flintstones

3. The Twilight Zone

4. The Andy Griffith Show

The correct answer is The Andy Griffith Show. The rock Opie throws during the opening sequence actually wasn't actor Ron Howard, but a production assistant hiding behind a bush.



8. Which 60s show features a 2000-year-old genie and an astronaut?


8. Which 60s show features a 2000-year-old genie and an astronaut?

1. I Dream of Jeannie

2. Bewitched

3. Aladdin

4. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

The correct answer is I Dream of Jeannie. Barbara Eden played a genie, but this wasn't her only role: She was also an on-set lion whisperer!



9. Which 60s show features two crime-fighting superheroes defending Gotham?


9. Which 60s show features two crime-fighting superheroes defending Gotham?

1. Superman

2. Batman

3. Spider-Man

4. Captain Planet

The correct answer is Batman. Quarterback Mike Henry almost played Batman, but decided to take a role as Tarzan after CBS dragged their feet.



10. Which 60s show ran at the same time as The Munsters and has a similar theme?


10. Which 60s show ran at the same time as <em>The Munsters</em> and has a similar theme?

1. The Addams Family

2. The Judds

3. Frankenstein

4. Dracula

The correct answer is The Addams Family. The Munsters was created by the same team that did Leave It to Beaver.



11. Which 60s show covers the work and home life of Rob Petrie?


11. Which 60s show covers the work and home life of Rob Petrie?

1. The Twilight Zone

2. The Munsters

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show

4. The Andy Griffith Show

The correct answer is The Dick Van Dyke Show. Did you know that Johnny Carson was orginally supposed to play the lead in this show?



12. The Cartwright family lives on a ranch called Ponderosa and has a cook named Pop Sing. Which 60s show is this?


12. The Cartwright family lives on a ranch called Ponderosa and has a cook named Pop Sing. Which 60s show is this?

1. Bonanza

2. The Andy Griffith Show

3. The Beverly Hillbillies

4. The Addams Family

The correct answer is Bonanza. Fun fact: The Cartwrights and Mark Twain could have been neighbors as Ponderosa was just south of Virginia City, where Samuel Clemens (Twain) became a reporter.



13. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor move from city to farm life in which 60s show?


13. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor move from city to farm life in which 60s show?

1. Mister Ed

2. Bonanza

3. Green Acres

4. The Beverly Hillbillies

The correct answer is Green Acres. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower were big fans of the show, even naming their valet's pet pig Arnold.



14. Which 60s show is set in a German POW camp in WWII?


14. Which 60s show is set in a German POW camp in WWII?

1. Hogan's Heroes

2. The Twilight Zone

3. Gunsmoke

4. Leave It to Beaver

The correct answer is Hogan's Heroes. Did you know that Bob Crane (Colonel Robert E. Hogan) plays the beginning snare drums in the intro song?



15. Which show features a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer?


15. Which show features a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer?

1. Sherlock Holmes

2. Law and Order

3. Angela Lansbury

4. Perry Mason

The correct answer is Perry Mason. Over the course of the show, the titular character only lost 3 criminal cases.



16. Which 60s show features the spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale?


16. Which 60s show features the spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale?

1. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

2. Popeye the Sailor

3. The Jetsons

4. The Flintstones

The correct answer is The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Did you know that male members of the Simpsons (The Simpsons) have middle names that start with J. as a tribute to the shared middle initial (J.) of Rocky and Bullwinkle? (Image: Jay Ward Productions)



17. Two households become one family and hire a maid, Alice, in which 60s show?


17. Two households become one family and hire a maid, Alice, in which 60s show?

1. Romeo and Juliet

2. Bonanza

3. The Brady Bunch

4. The Andy Griffith Show

The correct answer is The Brady Bunch. Did you know that the series was created by Sherwood Schwartz, the same man who created Gilligan's Island? (Image: ABC)



18. A bottlenose dolphin is the companion animal to Porter Ricks in which 60s show?


18. A bottlenose dolphin is the companion animal to Porter Ricks in which 60s show?

1. Willy

2. Flipper

3. Flapper

4. Walter

The correct answer is Flipper. The titular dolphin was played by five female dolphins!



19. Which 60s show features a talking horse?


19. Which 60s show features a talking horse?

1. Captain Kangaroo

2. Mister Ed

3. Flipper

4. Benji

The correct answer is Mister Ed. The horse who played Ed was named Bamboo Harvester.



20. Which show was created based on the success of the Beverly Hillbillies and had a spin-off called Green Acres?


20. Which show was created based on the success of the <em>Beverly Hillbillies</em> and had a spin-off called <em>Green Acres</em>?

1. Petticoat Junction

2. I Dream of Jeannie

3. Bewitched

4. Anne of Green Gables

The correct answer is Petticoat Junction. Did you know the same train featured in this show is found in Back to the Future III?



21. Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma are all characters in which 60s cartoon?


21. Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma are all characters in which 60s cartoon?

1. The Jetsons

2. The Flintstones

3. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

4. Garfield

The correct answer is Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. Fun Fact: Scooby-Doo's name is from the Frank Sinatra song "Strangers in the Night."



22. Which 60s children's show said it "brought grandparents and kids together"?


22. Which 60s children

1. Annie

2. The Munsters

3. The Jetsons

4. Captain Kangaroo

The correct answer is Captain Kangaroo. Did you know that Bob Keeshan's (Captain Kangaroo) grandson, Britton, became the youngest person (22) to climb the Seven Summits? He buried a picture of his late grandfather there.



23. Robert Young is best known for his starring roles in Father Knows Best and which other show? (Hint: It premiered in 1969).


23. Robert Young is best known for his starring roles in <em>Father Knows Best</em> and which other show? (Hint: It premiered in 1969).

1. Marcus Welby, M.D.

2. Perry Mason

3. The Fugitive

4. Get Smart

The correct answer is Marcus Welby, M.D.. Did you know that show scripts were reviewed by medical professionals to ensure accuracy?



24. Which 60s music-performance show did Dick Clark host?


24. Which 60s music-performance show did Dick Clark host?

1. Let's Make A Deal

2. Name that Tune

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show

4. American Bandstand

The correct answer is American Bandstand. Fun fact: No dancer was paid to be on the show, though regulars were offered commericals.



25. Which show that debuted in 1969 features Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch?


25. Which show that debuted in 1969 features Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch?

1. The Jetsons

2. The Flintstones

3. Sesame Street

4. Captain Kangaroo

The correct answer is Sesame Street. Did you know that Oscar the Grouch was orange in the show's first season?



26. Which 60s show stars Barbara Stanwyck, the widow of a wealthy California rancher in the nineteenth century?


26. Which 60s show stars Barbara Stanwyck, the widow of a wealthy California rancher in the nineteenth century?

1. The Big Valley

2. Green Acres

3. Bonanza

4. M*A*S*H

The correct answer is The Big Valley. This show is notable for the main character being a strong woman.



27. Which is Rod Sterling's sci-fi anthology series, notable for plot twists?


27. Which is Rod Sterling

1. The Twilight Zone

2. The Outer Limits

3. Lost in Space

4. Wild Kingdom

The correct answer is The Twilight Zone, originally titled Please Stand By. The name was changed so viewers wouldn't potentially think there was an emergency.



28. Which 60s show was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy?


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1. Lucy-Fer

2. I Love Lucille

3. Lucy and Charlies

4. The Lucy Show

The correct answer is The Lucy Show. Did you know it was filmed in front of a live studio audience? This was uncommon for sitcoms at the time.



29. Which 60s American sitcom featured an alien anthropologist coming to Earth?


29. Which 60s American sitcom featured an alien anthropologist coming to Earth?

1. My Favorite Martian

2. Mork & Mindy

3. Space Jam

4. The Wild Wild Space

The correct answer is My Favorite Martian. The show ran for three seasons, but only the final one was shot in color.



30. Which American show created and produced by Irwin Allen focuses on a family of space colonists?


30. Which American show created and produced by Irwin Allen focuses on a family of space colonists?

1. Lost in Space

2. E.T.

3. Star Trek

4. The Twilight Zone

The correct answer is Lost in Space. Lost in Space and Star Trek were competitors for a few seasons.



31. What was the first holiday Peanuts special?


31. What was the first holiday <em>Peanuts</em> special?

1. It's a Christmas Tree, Charlie Brown

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas

3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

4. What's a Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

The correct answer is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Did you know this special has won both an Emmy and Peabody Award?



32. Which 60s show features four young men trying to become famous rock-and-roll singers?


32. Which 60s show features four young men trying to become famous rock-and-roll singers?

1. The Beatles

2. My Four Sons

3. The Monkees

4. Jackson 5

The correct answer is The Monkees. Did you know that both Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith auditioned for Fonzie on Happy Days?



33. Which 60s comedy shows a psychologist having to deal with his patients and coworkers?


33. Which 60s comedy shows a psychologist having to deal with his patients and coworkers?

1. The Bob Newhart Show

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Dean Martin Show

4. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The correct answer is The Bob Newhart Show. Did you know that Newhart's real name is George?



34. Which 60s variety-comedy series includes the theme song "Everybody Loves Somebody"?


34. Which 60s variety-comedy series includes the theme song "Everybody Loves Somebody"?

1. The Bob Newhart Show

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Dean Martin Show

4. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The correct answer is The Dean Martin Show. Fun fact: Martin's first language is Italian, specifically the Abruzzese dialect.



35. Which 60s anthology series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries?


35. Which 60s anthology series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries?

1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

4. The Carol Burnett Show

The correct answer is Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Did you know that the caricature of Hitchcock in the title sequence was drawn by Hitchcock himself? (Image: Jack Mitchell)



36. Which 60s sketch comedy stars Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggone?


36. Which 60s sketch comedy stars Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggone?

1. The Bob Newhart Show

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

4. The Carol Burnett Show

The correct answer is The Carol Burnett Show. Carol Burnett's signature ear tug was a message for her grandmother. After each show, she would tug her ear to remind her grandmother that she loved her; she did this even after her grandmother's passing.



37. Which 60s show portrays secret agents who work for a secret international espionage and law enforcement agency?


37. Which 60s show portrays secret agents who work for a secret international espionage and law enforcement agency?

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

2. The M.A.S.H Men

3. The U.C.L.A.Law

4. Men U.N.D.E.R Pressure

The correct answer is The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. While writers originally wanted U.N.C.L.E. to be undefined, they gave it the meaning "United Network Command for Law and Enforcement."



38. Which 60s television show features wildlife and nature?


38. Which 60s television show features wildlife and nature?

1. Mutual of Omaha's Animal Kingdom

2. Wild Kingdom

3. Animal Kingdom

4. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

The correct answer is Wild Kingdom. Fun Fact: In 1960, Marlin Perkins debunked a Yeti sighting. He went to the Himalayan mountains and deduced that the large foot prints were just those of smaller animals that merged together as the sun melted the snow.



39. Which 60s show is a police procedural drama?


39. Which 60s show is a police procedural drama?

1. Hawaii Five-O

2. Mission: Impossible

3. The Fugitive

4. Hogan's Heroes

The correct answer is Hawaii Five-O. Did you know that the term "Five-O" actually came from this television show?



40. Which 60 series originated from the hour-long drama Seven Against the Sea?


40. Which 60 series originated from the hour-long drama <em>Seven Against the Sea</em>?

1. McHale's Navy

2. M*A*S*H

3. The Fugitive

4. Gunsmoke

The correct answer is McHale's Navy. Tim Conway (Ensign Parker) really did grow up in Chagrin Falls.



41. Which 60s show follows life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas as he raises his kids?


41. Which 60s show follows life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas as he raises his kids?

1. Three Men and a Baby

2. Three Men and a Little Lady

3. My Three Sons

4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The correct answer is My Three Sons. Fun Fact: ABC refused to finance the show due to costs of making it in color, so the show ended up moving to the CBS network station.



42. Which 60s anthology shows Walt Disney seeking Disneyland funding with his brother, Roy?


42. Which 60s anthology shows Walt Disney seeking Disneyland funding with his brother, Roy?

1. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

2. Walt and Roy's Colorful Adventure

3. Walt and Roy's Excellent Adventure

4. Walt Disney's: In Living Color

The correct answer is Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. It ran from 1961-1969, although Walt passed in 1966.



43. Which of the following is a 1960s British "spy-fi"?


43. Which of the following is a 1960s British "spy-fi"?

1. Fugitives

2. The Avengers

3. Gunsmoke

4. The Twilight Zone

The correct answer is The Avengers. The show inspired several comic books and novels, as well as an unsuccessful 1998 feature film.



44. Which show follows Secret Service agents trying to protect President Ulysses Grant?


44. Which show follows Secret Service agents trying to protect President Ulysses Grant?

1. F Troop

2. Pocahontas

3. Bonanza

4. The Wild Wild West

The correct answer is The Wild Wild West. Fun fact: Robert Conrad was almost the star of I Dream of Jeannie and The A-Team.



45. Which show portrays the struggles of physician Richard Kimble after being falsely accused and convicted for his wife's murder?


45. Which show portrays the struggles of physician Richard Kimble after being falsely accused and convicted for his wife

1. McHale's Navy

2. M*A*S*H

3. The Fugitive

4. Gunsmoke

The correct answer is The Fugitive. Did you know that only the series' fourth and final season was shot in color?



46. Which 60s talk show was based at Thirty Rockefeller Plaza, New York City?


46. Which 60s talk show was based at Thirty Rockefeller Plaza, New York City?

1. The Bob Newhart Show

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Dean Martin Show

4. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The correct answer is The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Did you know that Johnny Carson was an avid fan of astronomy and owned many telescopes?



47. Which hippie-themed sketch comedy replaced The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?


47. Which hippie-themed sketch comedy replaced <em>The Man from U.N.C.L.E.</em>?

1. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

2. The Dick Van Dyke Show

3. The Dean Martin Show

4. The Carol Burnett Show

The correct answer is Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Notable guest appearances include Tiny Tim, Bob Hope, and Richard Nixon.



48. Which 60s American comedy features inquisitive and often naive boy named Theodore and his adventures?


48. Which 60s American comedy features inquisitive and often naive boy named Theodore and his adventures?

1. Hogan's Heroes

2. The Twilight Zone

3. Gunsmoke

4. Leave It to Beaver

The correct answer is Leave It to Beaver. Fun fact: Jerry Mathers played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy before he played the Beaver. (Image: ABC television)



49. Which series follows the exploits of the IMF, a small team of secret agents that fights dictators, evil organizations, and crime lords?


49. Which series follows the exploits of the IMF, a small team of secret agents that fights dictators, evil organizations, and crime lords?

1. Hawaii Five-O

2. Mission: Impossible

3. The Fugitive

4. Hogan's Heroes

The correct answer is Mission: Impossible. Did you know this series was inspired by the movie Topkapi and was originally called Briggs' Squad? (Image: CBS)



50. Which American comedy is a secret agent genre satire, featuring Agents 86 and 99?


50. Which American comedy is a secret agent genre satire, featuring Agents 86 and 99?

1. The Avengers

2. Get Smart

3. Mission: Impossible

4. The Impossibles

The correct answer is Get Smart. Agent 86 isn't the only famous detective that actor Don Adams has played. He also provided the voice for Inspector Gadget in the original television series of the same name.




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