Quiz: How Well Do You Remember These ’60s Shows?

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Three weeks after they aired their series premiere, "The Beverly Hillbillies" became the number one show to watch in the US. Many equate this quick rise in popularity to society's hope to move past the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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What was the last name of the family on "The Beverly Hillbillies?"

  • Clampett
  • Hathaway
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Uncle Martin's spaceship on "My Favorite Martian" was modeled after the 1961 Jaguar E-Type sports car. In December of 2018, it was auctioned off at Prop House's TV Treasures Auction. The 9-foot long spaceship was purchased by magician David Copperfield for $100,000.
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What show is this?

  • Lost in Space
  • My Favorite Martian
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Serena was Samantha's cousin. Elizabeth was not credited for playing this role as it seemed too obvious. Instead, the credit went to fictitious actress Pandora Spocks. Many fans didn't catch onto this and sent Pandora fan mail.
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Besides playing the role of Samantha on "Bewitched," Elizabeth Montgomery played which other character?

  • Serena
  • Stacey
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Howard Morris voiced the character of Jet Screamer on "The Jetsons." He also voiced Henry Orbit and Montague Jetson on the same show. However, he's probably best known for playing Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show."
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What is the name of the rock star that Judy wins a date with on "The Jetsons?"

  • Jet Screamer
  • Buddy Blastoff
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Frank Gorshin played the Riddler in all episodes of the "Batman" TV series, except for two. During those episodes, John Astin, who played Gomez on "The Addams Family," stepped in to play the villain.
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Who was the first villain to appear on the "Batman" TV series?

  • The Riddler
  • The Joker
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Sid and Marty Kroft were puppeteers who also worked as the set and costume designers on the show. If the vibe of the TV series seems familiar, this duo later went on to create the TV series, "H.R. Pufnstuf."
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What is the name of this character from the "Banana Splits?"

  • Bingo
  • Fleegle
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The town of Mayberry was based on Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. The real-life town has an annual 3-day festival to celebrate the show. Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou, loves the town so much that she moved there.
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"The Andy Griffith Show" takes place in Mayberry. In which state is the town of Mayberry located?

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
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The character of Pugsley was originally named Pubert. However, the network felt that Pubert was too suggestive and sexual, so Pugsley was chosen instead. This was referenced in the film "Addams Family Values" when Gomez and Morticia name their third child, Pubert.
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Finish the lyrics: "Their house is a _________________ where people come to see 'em. They really are a scream. The Addams Family."

  • museum
  • mausoleum
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The lagoon on "Gilligan's Island" was built at CBS Studio Center. The show attempted to film two episodes in Malibu, however fog created a lot of problems. The lagoon was removed in 1995 to make room for a parking lot.
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What is the name of the boat from "Gilligan's Island?"

  • The S. S. Minnow
  • The S. S. Meadow
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The theme song for "That Girl" was composed by Earle Hagen, who did the theme song for "The Andy Griffith Show." However, lyrics were not added to the theme song of "That Girl" until it's fifth and final season.
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Who played the main character, Ann Marie, on "That Girl?"

  • Bonnie Scott
  • Marlo Thomas
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In the pilot episode, Herman Munster was married to Phoebe, played by Joan Marshall. Phoebe was scrapped from the pilot for appearing too much like Morticia Addams. Yvonne De Carlo took over the role, using Donna Reed as her inspiration.
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Who is the only character to not appear in the pilot episode of "The Munsters?"

  • Lily Munster
  • Grandpa Munster
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When the production was casting the role of Rob Petrie, the actors they were considering were Dick Van Dyke and Johnny Carson. Dick won the role after his successful run on Broadway in "Bye, Bye Birdie," which made him a household name.
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What was the middle name of Rob and Laurie's only son, Richie, on "The Dick Van Dyke Show?"

  • Wolfgang
  • Rosebud
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Though "I Dream of Jeannie" was set in Florida, it was filmed in Southern California. When the audience saw Barbara Eden inside the genie bottle, it took a lot of work. Barbara had to climb up an 8-foot ladder to get inside the set.
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What color was the genie bottle on "I Dream Of Jeannie?"

  • Pink
  • Purple
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Originally Pebbles was going to be a boy. However, Barbera was approached by Ideal Toy Company about making a doll. If the Flinstones were having a girl, they would be in business. So it was changed. A few months later, they sold 3 million dolls.
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What was the name of Fred and Wilma's child on "The Flintstones?"

  • Bamm-Bamm
  • Pebbles
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"Get Smart" was first pitched to ABC. The network had wanted Tom Poston in the leading role, and asked for the show to be more family-friendly. However, due to creative differences, the project was eventually picked up by NBC.
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Who was the comedic genius behind the TV series "Get Smart?"

  • Gene Wilder
  • Mel Brooks
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Leonard Nimoy stated in an interview that the Vulcan salute has a Jewish origin. The inspiration came from a Jewish service he witnessed as a child. A Priest was saluting with both hands, representing the Hebrew letter, Shin. So, the Vulcan salute is a blessing.
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What is the registry number for the Starship Enterprise on "Star Trek: The Original Series?"

  • NCC-1701
  • NCC-0514
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Melody was only 15 years old when she had auditioned for the role of Wrangler Jane. By the time they started filming, she had turned 16. When the TV series ended in 1967, she was 18 years old.
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True or False: Melody Patterson, who played Wrangler Jane, was only 19 years old when she auditioned for "F-Troop?"

  • True
  • False
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Vic Mizzy was a veteran TV and film composer. His credits include the hit song "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" performed by Doris Day. Although today he's more popularly known for writing the theme songs for "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family."
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Who wrote the theme song for "Green Acres?"

  • George Wyle
  • Vic Mizzy
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"Here's Lucy" and "I Love Lucy" were both on the air for six seasons. Originally, "Here's Lucy" was supposed to end after season five. However, the head of CBS convinced Lucy to do one more season.
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True or False: "Here's Lucy" was on the air for the same amount of years as "I Love Lucy?"

  • False
  • True
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Bandit looks more like a cartoon character in comparison to the other characters on the show. This was the result of Bandit being created by Richard Bickenbach and not Doug Wildey. Bandit is supposed to be a bulldog, though looks more like a mutt.
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What is the name of Jonny's pet dog on "Jonny Quest?"

  • Bandit
  • Charlie
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The show ran from 1966 to 1967. However, this helped the band gain extreme popularity in the United States. So much so that in 1967, The Monkees outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in number of records sold.
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How many seasons did "The Monkees" TV series last?

  • 2
  • 3
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When "Dark Shadows" first aired, it was not popular. It wasn't until Barnabas joined the cast on episode 211 that ratings began to rise. He was supposed to be a temporary character, but people loved him so much that he stayed on.
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What was the name of the vampire, played by Jonathan Frid, on the TV series "Dark Shadows?"

  • Archibald Rogers
  • Barnabas Collins
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"Surfside 6" was a spin-off series of "Bourbon Street Beat." The show lasted one season before being canceled. To solve their pre-mature end, Van Williams reprised the role of his character Kenny Madison on "Surfside 6."
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Where did "Surfside 6" take place?

  • Miami, Florida
  • Malibu, California
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Richard Dawson could not pull off a convincing American dialect, so his character had to be British. He attempted a Liverpudlian dialect, but the network said that no one would be able to understand him, so he had to switch to Cockney.
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Who played Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes?"

  • Richard Dawson
  • Robert Clary
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Joe Hamilton, Carol Burnett's husband, had the idea to do the Q & A at the beginning of each show. He felt it would serve as a great ice-breaker. The most asked question was if Carol would do her Tarzan yell.
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Who would constantly go off-script on "The Carol Burnett Show?"

  • Lyle Waggoner
  • Tim Conway
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