QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Classic Television?

Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, television shows were a weekly event. Families used to gather around the television set to watch their favorite shows together, and if they missed an episode they couldn’t rewind or watch it again on demand. If you remember when sitcoms about genies, angels and spooky families ran the airwaves, you’ll have no trouble acing this quiz!

Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, television shows were a weekly event. Families used to gather around the television set to watch their favorite shows together, and if they missed an episode they couldn’t rewind or watch it again on demand. If you remember when sitcoms about genies, angels and spooky families ran the airwaves, you’ll have no trouble acing this quiz!

Which show featured an anthology of spooky stories that would chill viewers to the bone?

  • Perry Mason
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Green Acres

“The Twilight Zone” aired on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. The series had 156 episodes, which all featured an introduction from writer and presenter of the show, Rod Serling.

“The Twilight Zone” aired on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. The series had 156 episodes, which all featured an introduction from writer and presenter of the show, Rod Serling.

Which show starred a genie that was let out of her bottle to grant wishes?

  • Bewitched
  • Dobie Gillis
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • My Favorite Martian

“I Dream of Jeannie” aired on NBC for five seasons from 1965 to 1970. The series had 139 episodes, 109 of which were in color, and featured actors Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke.

“I Dream of Jeannie” aired on NBC for five seasons from 1965 to 1970. The series had 139 episodes, 109 of which were in color, and featured actors Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke.

Which show followed the lives of a spooky family including a daughter named Wednesday?

  • The Munsters
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Father Knows Best
  • The Addams Family

“The Addams Family” aired on ABC for two seasons from 1964 to 1966. The series had 64 episodes and featured actors Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan and Ted Cassidy.

“The Addams Family” aired on ABC for two seasons from 1964 to 1966. The series had 64 episodes and featured actors Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan and Ted Cassidy.

Which show featured an actress (who was also an Academy Award winner) who played a housewife?

  • Leave it to Beaver
  • The Donna Reed Show
  • I Love Lucy
  • My Little Margie

“The Donna Reed Show” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1958 to 1966. The series had 275 episodes and featured actors Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen.

“The Donna Reed Show” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1958 to 1966. The series had 275 episodes and featured actors Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen.

Which show was a spin-off of the series “Happy Days” and centered around the lives of two women in 1950s Wisconsin?

  • Alice
  • Here’s Lucy
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • The Love Boat

“Laverne & Shirley” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1976 to 1983. The series had 178 episodes and featured actors Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean and David Lander.

“Laverne & Shirley” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1976 to 1983. The series had 178 episodes and featured actors Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean and David Lander.

Which show followed the lives of a family of performing musicians?

  • Eight is Enough
  • Happy Days
  • Family Affair
  • The Partridge Family

“The Partridge Family” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1970 to 1974. The series had 96 episodes and featured actors Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce and David Cassidy.

“The Partridge Family” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1970 to 1974. The series had 96 episodes and featured actors Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce and David Cassidy.

Which series starred Gabe Kaplan as a high school teacher whose students included John Travolta?

  • Welcome Back, Kotter
  • Good Times
  • Silver Spoons
  • WKRP in Cincinnati

“Welcome Back, Kotter” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1975 to 1979. The show had 95 episodes and featured actors John Sylvester White, John Travolta and Ron Palillo.

“Welcome Back, Kotter” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1975 to 1979. The show had 95 episodes and featured actors John Sylvester White, John Travolta and Ron Palillo.

Which show centered around a junk dealer and his son living in Los Angeles, California?

  • Family Ties
  • What’s Happening
  • Sanford and Son
  • The Jeffersons

“Sanford and Son” aired on NBC for six seasons from 1972 to 1977. The series had 136 episodes and featured actors Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

“Sanford and Son” aired on NBC for six seasons from 1972 to 1977. The series had 136 episodes and featured actors Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson.

Which show centered its plot around the Korean War and featured a cast of comedic actors?

  • Cheers
  • Hogan’s Heroes
  • Match Game
  • M*A*S*H

“M*A*S*H” aired on CBS for eleven seasons from 1972 to 1983. The series had 256 episodes and featured actors Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Jamie Farr and William Christopher.

“M*A*S*H” aired on CBS for eleven seasons from 1972 to 1983. The series had 256 episodes and featured actors Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Jamie Farr and William Christopher.

Which show centered around the life of a psychologist who got into funny situations with his wife, patients and colleagues?

  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • Barney Miller
  • Taxi
  • The Joey Bishop Show

“The Bob Newhart Show” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1972 to 1978. The series had 142 episodes and featured actors Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily and Marcia Wallace.

“The Bob Newhart Show” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1972 to 1978. The series had 142 episodes and featured actors Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily and Marcia Wallace.

Which show featured a red-headed star who got her husband and friends into some funny situations?

  • Father Knows Best
  • I Love Lucy
  • I Married Joan
  • All in the Family

“I Love Lucy” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1951 to 1957. The series had 180 episodes and featured actors Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley.

“I Love Lucy” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1951 to 1957. The series had 180 episodes and featured actors Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley.

Which show followed a New York City bus driver and his wife and friends as they got involved in various schemes?

  • The Life of Riley
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Honeymooners
  • I Married Joan

“The Honeymooners aired on CBS for one season from 1955 to 1956. The series had 39 episodes and featured actors Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph.

“The Honeymooners aired on CBS for one season from 1955 to 1956. The series had 39 episodes and featured actors Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph.

Which show featured performances by great performers, including one who got her big break by singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”?

  • The Judy Garland Show
  • The Joey Bishop Show
  • The Dorothy Gale Show
  • The Elizabeth Taylor Show

“The Judy Garland Show” aired on CBS for one season from 1963 to 1964. The series had 26 episodes and featured guests like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand.

“The Judy Garland Show” aired on CBS for one season from 1963 to 1964. The series had 26 episodes and featured guests like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand.

Which group of animated kids include Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Marcie and their dog Snoopy?

  • The Far Side
  • Garfield
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • The Peanuts

“Peanuts” is a syndicated comic strip that ran from 1950 to 2000 and continues today in reruns. They have been adapted into 45 animated television specials, a feature film and a stage musical.

“Peanuts” is a syndicated comic strip that ran from 1950 to 2000 and continues today in reruns. They have been adapted into 45 animated television specials, a feature film and a stage musical.

Which show featured a funny cast of characters and situations that happened in a bar where everybody knows your name?

  • Frasier
  • Night Court
  • Cheers
  • Taxi

“Cheers” aired on NBC for eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993. The series had 275 episodes and featured actors Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt and Woody Harrelson.

“Cheers” aired on NBC for eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993. The series had 275 episodes and featured actors Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt and Woody Harrelson.

Which show centered around a woman who becomes a news producer after a breakup?

  • That Girl
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • My Mother the Car
  • Good Times

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1970 to 1977. The series ran for 168 episodes and featured actors Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Edward Asner and Cloris Leachman.

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1970 to 1977. The series ran for 168 episodes and featured actors Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Edward Asner and Cloris Leachman.

Which series was about a witch who marries a mortal and starts her life as a typical housewife?

  • Bewitched
  • Gidget
  • The Nanny
  • Get Smart

“Bewitched” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1964 to 1972. The series ran for 254 episodes, 180 of which were in color and featured actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent and Agnes Moorehead.

“Bewitched” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1964 to 1972. The series ran for 254 episodes, 180 of which were in color and featured actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent and Agnes Moorehead.

This series was produced by Norman Lear and it tackled social issues through the eyes of lead character Archie Bunker.

  • Happy Days
  • The Jeffersons
  • One Day at a Time
  • All in the Family

“All in the Family” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1971 to 1979. The series ran for 205 episodes and featured actors Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, Rob Reiner and Danielle Brisebois.

“All in the Family” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1971 to 1979. The series ran for 205 episodes and featured actors Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, Rob Reiner and Danielle Brisebois.

Which show featured four older women who loved to eat cheesecake?

  • Facts of Life
  • The Golden Girls
  • Designing Women
  • Mama’s Family

“The Golden Girls” aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992. The series ran for 180 episodes and featured actresses Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

“The Golden Girls” aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992. The series ran for 180 episodes and featured actresses Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

This series centered around a sheriff in a small town and his deputy, who was played by Don Knotts.

  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Green Acres
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Little House on the Prairie

“The Andy Griffith Show” aired on CBS for eight seasons from 1960 to 1968. The series ran for 249 episodes and featured actors Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier.

“The Andy Griffith Show” aired on CBS for eight seasons from 1960 to 1968. The series ran for 249 episodes and featured actors Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier.

This series followed members of the special state police task force in Hawaii.

  • McCloud
  • Magnum P.I.
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • S.W.A.T.

“Hawaii Five-0” aired on CBS for twelve seasons from 1968 to 1980. The series had 279 original episodes and featured actors Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong and Gilbert Lani Kauhi.

“Hawaii Five-0” aired on CBS for twelve seasons from 1968 to 1980. The series had 279 original episodes and featured actors Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong and Gilbert Lani Kauhi.

This series followed the lives of a handful of New York City taxi drivers.

  • Cheers
  • Taxi
  • Wings
  • Becker

“Taxi” aired on ABC and NBC for five seasons between 1978 and 1983. The series had 114 episodes and featured actors Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner and Tony Danza.

“Taxi” aired on ABC and NBC for five seasons between 1978 and 1983. The series had 114 episodes and featured actors Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner and Tony Danza.

This series followed the lives of an American family with a psychiatrist as a father and a reporter as a mother.

  • Family Ties
  • Growing Pains
  • Step by Step
  • Blossom

“Growing Pains” aired on ABC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992. The series had 166 episodes and featured actors Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron and Tracey Gold.

“Growing Pains” aired on ABC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992. The series had 166 episodes and featured actors Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron and Tracey Gold.

This series followed the adventures of a group of girls who attended a boarding school together.

  • Full House
  • Alf
  • Saved by the Bell
  • The Facts of Life

“The Facts of Life” aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1979 to 1988. The series had 201 episodes and featured actresses Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon.

“The Facts of Life” aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1979 to 1988. The series had 201 episodes and featured actresses Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon.

This series was about a former Major League Baseball player who becomes a live-in housekeeper.

  • Perfect Strangers
  • Who’s the Boss
  • Boy Meets World
  • A Different World

“Who’s the Boss” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The series had 196 episodes and featured actors Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and Danny Pintauro.

“Who’s the Boss” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The series had 196 episodes and featured actors Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and Danny Pintauro.

This series was about two boys who were adopted by a rich businessman in Park Avenue.

  • 227
  • Family Matters
  • Diff’rent Strokes
  • Good Times

“Diff’rent Strokes” aired on NBC for eight seasons from 1978 to 1986. The series had 189 episodes and featured actors Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dana Plato.

“Diff’rent Strokes” aired on NBC for eight seasons from 1978 to 1986. The series had 189 episodes and featured actors Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dana Plato.

This series was about former members of a fictional United States Army Special Forces unit.

  • MacGyver
  • Airwolf
  • The Fall Guy
  • The A Team

“The A Team” aired on NBC for five seasons from 1983 to 1987. The series had 98 episodes and featured actors George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz and Mr. T.

“The A Team” aired on NBC for five seasons from 1983 to 1987. The series had 98 episodes and featured actors George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz and Mr. T.

This series centered around the events that happen in a courthouse during the night shift.

  • Night Court
  • Coach
  • L.A. Law
  • Head of the Class

“Night Court” aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992. The series ran for 193 episodes and featured actors Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll and Selma Diamond.

“Night Court” aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1984 to 1992. The series ran for 193 episodes and featured actors Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll and Selma Diamond.

This series starred Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert as a rich couple who move from New York City to a country farm.

  • Green Acres
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Home Improvement
  • Big Little Lies

“Green Acres” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1965 to 1971. The series lasted for 170 episodes and featured actors Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Pat Buttram and Tom Lester.

“Green Acres” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1965 to 1971. The series lasted for 170 episodes and featured actors Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Pat Buttram and Tom Lester.

This series was the second sitcom for Lucille Ball, following the success of the infamous “I Love Lucy” show.

  • Silver Spoons
  • Family Affair
  • Here’s Lucy
  • Make Room for Daddy

“Here’s Lucy” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1968 to 1974. The series lasted for 144 episodes and featured actors Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr.

“Here’s Lucy” aired on CBS for six seasons from 1968 to 1974. The series lasted for 144 episodes and featured actors Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr.

This series featured many misunderstandings about the relationship between three roommates.

  • Who’s the Boss
  • Alice
  • Three’s Company
  • Good Times

“Three’s Company” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1977 to 1984. The series lasted for 172 episodes and starred actors John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers and Don Knotts.

“Three’s Company” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1977 to 1984. The series lasted for 172 episodes and starred actors John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers and Don Knotts.

Which series followed the lives of two divorced men who share an apartment?

  • Family Matters
  • The Odd Couple
  • Head of the Class
  • Good Life

“The Odd Couple” aired on ABC for five seasons from 1970 to 1975. The series ran for 114 episodes and starred actors Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in roles that were based on characters from the play of the same name.

“The Odd Couple” aired on ABC for five seasons from 1970 to 1975. The series ran for 114 episodes and starred actors Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in roles that were based on characters from the play of the same name.

Which series starred Lynda Carter as Diana Prince, a woman with some strange abilities?

  • Wonder Woman
  • The Love Boat
  • Designing Women
  • That Girl

“Wonder Woman” aired on ABC and CBS for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. The series ran for 59 episodes and an extended movie and starred actors Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner and Beatrice Colen.

“Wonder Woman” aired on ABC and CBS for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. The series ran for 59 episodes and an extended movie and starred actors Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner and Beatrice Colen.

This television drama was about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression.

  • The Waltons
  • It’s a Living
  • Petticoat Junction
  • The Brady Bunch

“The Waltons” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1972 to 1981. The series ran for 221 episodes and starred actors Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite and Michael Learned.

“The Waltons” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1972 to 1981. The series ran for 221 episodes and starred actors Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite and Michael Learned.

This crime series followed the work of two motorcycle officers who worked for the California Highway Patrol.

  • Get Smart
  • 227
  • CHiPs
  • Family Towers

“CHiPs” aired on NBC for six seasons from 1977 to 1983. The series ran for 139 episodes and one TV movie and featured actors Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine and Tim Reilly.

“CHiPs” aired on NBC for six seasons from 1977 to 1983. The series ran for 139 episodes and one TV movie and featured actors Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine and Tim Reilly.

This series featured a team of women who worked in a private detective agency in Los Angeles.

  • Hogan’s Heroes
  • The Facts of Life
  • Archie Bunker’s Place
  • Charlie’s Angels

“Charlie’s Angels” aired on ABC for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. The series ran for 115 episodes and starred actresses Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith.

“Charlie’s Angels” aired on ABC for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. The series ran for 115 episodes and starred actresses Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith.

This action series featured two Southern California police detectives who solved crimes in different ways.

  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Will & Grace
  • Dad’s Army
  • The Jetsons

“Starsky & Hutch” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1975 to 1979. The series ran for 93 episodes and starred actors David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas and Bernie Hamilton.

“Starsky & Hutch” aired on ABC for four seasons from 1975 to 1979. The series ran for 93 episodes and starred actors David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas and Bernie Hamilton.

This series starred Peter Falk as a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

  • Murphy Brown
  • Barney Miller
  • Columbo
  • Webster

“Columbo” aired on NBC and ABC for ten seasons from 1968 to 1978, with additional episodes airing from 1989 to 2003. The series had 69 episodes and featured guest stars such as Vera Miles, Leonard Nimoy and Matthew Rhys.

“Columbo” aired on NBC and ABC for ten seasons from 1968 to 1978, with additional episodes airing from 1989 to 2003. The series had 69 episodes and featured guest stars such as Vera Miles, Leonard Nimoy and Matthew Rhys.

This series was about a high-tech crime fighter who was assisted by his artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car.

  • Knight Rider
  • Bionic Woman
  • Street Hawk
  • Miami Vice

“Knight Rider” aired on NBC for four seasons from 1982 to 1986. The series ran for 90 episodes and featured actors David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson and Rebecca Holden.

“Knight Rider” aired on NBC for four seasons from 1982 to 1986. The series ran for 90 episodes and featured actors David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson and Rebecca Holden.

This series was about a pair of cousins who live in rural Georgia and their adventures.

  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Hee Haw
  • Green Acres
  • The Six Million Dollar Man

“The Dukes of Hazzard” aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1979 to 1985. The series ran for 147 episodes and featured actors Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach.

“The Dukes of Hazzard” aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1979 to 1985. The series ran for 147 episodes and featured actors Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach.

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