Can You Name These '60s and '70s TV Shows From an Image?

By: J. Scott Wilson

Can You Name These '60s and '70s TV Shows From an Image?
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About This Quiz

From zany to contemporary issues, the shows of the ‘60s and ‘70s had to straddle the tastes of a generation that was changing the world while placating the generation that wanted good old wholesome fare. Don’t forget the kids were watching with the adults, so the show was better if it incorporated slapstick or one-liners. Just think about the diversity within the mere 4 or 5 channels available back then. From “Get Smart” to “All in the Family” from the silly to discussions of modern-day dilemmas, these TV shows covered the spectrum of entertainment. Were you a viewer of these shows? Which ones did you like best? See if you can recall them all by taking the quiz now. 


Which shows were you watching after dinner every night? Did you love to laugh watching the “Carol Burnett Show”? Or enjoy the ethical morals touted in “Bonanza”? How about some silly entertainment like “Bewitched” or the “Flying Nun”? Are you starting to smile remembering them all? You are bound to do better than the 94% of people who can't name these '60s and '70s TV shows from an image. Show us your smarts. Start the quiz now!

Bewitched Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
I Dream of Jeannie
All in the Family
Bewitched
Bewitched was at its heart a zany family sitcom. However, the addition of witchcraft made for much broader comic possibilities, especially with Agnes Moorhead (and Shirley MacLaine) playing the mischievous mother-in-law!
The Brady Bunch

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The Flying Nun Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Flying Nun
We really, really liked Sally Field as Sister Bertrille, who was able to fly thanks to her huge starched cornette and slight build. The show ran for three seasons, but never cracked the top 30 in the Nielsen ratings.
My Mother the Car
The Brady Bunch
Father Knows Best

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Bonanza Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Rifleman
Have Gun, Will Travel
Rawhide
Bonanza
This stupendously popular Western, led by Lorne Greene, managed to comment on a lot of modern-day social issues while delivering wholesome aw-shucks plotlines. Over its run, it dealt with racism in various forms, government overreach, women's rights and many other topics.

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The Brady Bunch Quiz Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Green Acres
The Brady Bunch
Divorce was just becoming to not be a taboo subject when "The Brady Bunch" premiered, bringing not just divorce but a blended family into the full spotlight. From footballs to the nose to driving lessons, the show tackled just about every hilarious aspect of bringing up kids and family life.
All in the Family
Happy Days

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The Jeffersons 1 Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
All in the Family
Good Times
The Jeffersons
Norman Lear continued chronicling American life in a sitcom mold with "The Jeffersons." The couple, introduced as Archie Bunker's neighbors, went on to years of TV success.
Maude

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Captain Kangaroo Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Captain Kangaroo
Bob Keeshan's "Captain Kangaroo" was the king of live-action kid's TV for nearly three decades. Keeshan put on the Captain's suit more than 9,000 times over the show's run!
Buffalo Bob
Sesame Street
Howdy Doody

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Beverly Hillbillies Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Bonanza
Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
The Beverly Hillbillies
One thing that's missing from most of today's shows is a catchy theme song. "The Beverly Hillbillies'" song is still one of the most-recognized theme songs every written!

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hee haw Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Laugh-In
Hee Haw
"Hee Haw" was a variety show for the burgeoning population of country-music fans. With an in-house cast including the legendary Roy Clark, recurring humor bits that got quoted the next day and everyone who was anyone in country music guest-starring, it was like "Saturday Night Live" with banjos.
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Grand Old Opry

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mork and mindy Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mork and Mindy
Robin Williams burst into the public consciousness with this sitcom, which barely contained his manic energy. Things got even wackier when Jonathan Winters joined as Mork and Mindy's son.
Happy Days
Joanie Loves Chachi
Three's Company

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I Dream of Jeannie Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Hogan's Heroes
Bewitched
Happy Days
I Dream of Jeannie
Years before Larry Hagman chewed scenery as J.R. Ewing in "Dallas," he was married to Jeannie. Between managing her fish-out-of-water foibles and keeping her hidden, he rarely had a moment's peace.

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Sanford & Son Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Good Times
Sanford and Son
Redd Foxx was already a legendary (and bawdy) standup comedian when this show premiered. With a mix of urban sensibility and slapstick, it ran for five seasons on NBC.
Welcome Back, Kotter
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Get Smart Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Get Smart
The spy genre was huge in the '60s and '70s, with Cold War tensions fueling the story fires. It was ripe for parody, and Don Adams' Maxwell Smart was just the laugh generator needed.
Mission: Impossible
The Fugitive
The Avengers

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Dean Martin Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Laugh-In
The Carol Burnett Show
The Dean Martin Show
Unlike the highly polished talk and variety shows of today, "The Dean Martin Show" did everything in one take, with Martin adopting his usual slightly boozy, freewheeling persona. However, the highball glass in his hand was frequently filled with apple juice, not liquor.
The Tonight Show

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Keeping Up Appearances
Benny Hill
Doctor Who
Monty Python's Flying Circus
"Monty Python's Flying Circus" might be the best collection of comedy talent in TV history, and it became even more popular on this side of the Atlantic than back home in Great Britain. The show, an inspired blend of slapstick, political humor and social commentary, spawned a series of movies.

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Green Acres (1965–1971) Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Green Acres
For six seasons, Eddy Albert, Eva Gabor and Arnold the Pig milked the "fish out of water" school of comedy for country-flavored laughs. It was still drawing good ratings when it was canceled, but CBS was under a lot of pressure to have more "urban" programs, so a lot of country-themed programs were canceled.
Bonanza
The Rifleman
Father Knows Best

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Mannix Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mannix
Mike Connors and his chiseled jaw played the title character in this cop drama. It ran for an amazing eight seasons, and opened the door for a host of other cop shows.
The Rockford Files
Hawaii Five-O
McCloud

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Benny Hill Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Carol Burnett Show
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Benny Hill Show
Benny Hill was everyone's lewd old uncle, but he got a TV show. Every episode was a mix of sex, slapstick, sexy slapstick and a bit of political humor thrown in for good measure.
Fawlty Towers

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Jack Tripper (Three's Company) Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Alice
WKRP in Cincinnati
One Day at a Time
Three's Company
This show was one long comedy of morals and propriety. It embraced the essence of the '70s, with an aging landlord determined to get the dirt on what he was convinced was an apartment full of swingers.

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Barney Miller Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
WKRP in Cincinnati
The Rockford Files
Barney Miller
This show did for cop shows what "Get Smart" did for spy shows. Over an eight-season run, it introduced us to unforgettable characters like Det. Fish (Abe Vigoda), who is now one of the most beloved internet memes.
All in the Family

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Steven Douglas-My Three Sons Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
My Three Sons
Premiering in 1960, "My Three Sons" was still steeped in the "wholesome" values of '50s TV. Over a 12-year run, it evolved considerably, dealing with shifting social issues as the three sons grew up.
Family Affair
Leave it to Beaver
Green Acres

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Charlie's Angels Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Rockford Files
Three's Company
Charlie's Angels
"Charlie's Angels" was a ratings bombshell with a bombshell cast. Rotating cast members (especially the early departure of Farrah Fawcett) drove fans away, though, and it didn't last long.
Hawaii Five-O

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Mayberry R.F.D. Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mayberry R.F.D.
When Andy Griffith decided to leave his eponymous show, the supporting characters stuck around to create this spinoff. Andy made occasional guest appearances, but the show only lasted three seasons.
The Waltons
The Andy Griffith Show
Green Acres

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Hogans Heroes Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
M*A*S*H
McHale's Navy
F Troop
Hogan's Heroes
"Hogan's Heroes" made Nazis funny over its multi-season run. Endless escape attempts and a clueless camp commandant made for a rich comic landscape.

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Six Million Dollar Man Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Six Million Dollar Man
If you walked on any elementary school playground in the mid-'70s, you'd see boys running in slow motion making a weird "doo-doo-doo" noise. They weren't weird, they were just being the Six Million Dollar Man!
The Bionic Woman
Battlestar Galactica
Star Trek

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Kate Bradley -- Petticoat Junction Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Green Acres
The Rifleman
Wagon Train
Petticoat Junction
It should come as no surprise that the same man was responsible for this show, as well as "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres." The entire genre disappeared in the mid-'70s, with a skew toward more "urban" shows.

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Laverne and Shirley
n/a
Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Laverne and Shirley
"Laverne and Shirley" spun off from "Happy Days" and went on to years of success. Penny Marshall (Laverne) is now one of the most highly regarded directors in Hollywood.
Happy Days
Mork and Mindy
Three's Company

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Here's Lucy Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
That Girl
Petticoat Junction
Here's Lucy
After the success of her show with Ricky, Lucy struck out on her own in this sitcom. It ran for six seasons, but never quite captured the ratings or fan base of her original.
Green Acres

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Mr. Kotter-Welcome Back, Kotter Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Welcome Back, Kotter
Before he caught "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta was just another one of Mr. Kotter's Sweathogs on this classic show. The theme song, "Welcome Back," has had a second life in numerous small NYC-set films.
Head of the Class
Good Times
Sanford and Son

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Adam 12 2 Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Emergency!
Dragnet
Mannix
Adam-12
"Dragnet" creator, Jack Webb, was also responsible for this cop show, which followed the two officers assigned to the titular police unit. It was pretty much a straight-ahead police drama, without much personal drama or outside plots.

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Taxi Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Taxi
The concentration of talent on this show was amazing, like a sitcom version of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players." Christopher Lloyd, who played mechanic Reverend Jim, went on to star in the "Back to the Future" movies, as well as playing a great Klingon in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."
WKRP in Cincinnati
The Odd Couple
Newhart

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Steve McGarrett-Hawaii Five-O Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mannix
The Rockford Files
Hawaii Five-O
The original version of the show ran for 12 seasons, and introduced the phrase "Book 'em, Danno" into the popular lexicon. The theme song, an infectious Hawaiian-tinged tune, is one of the top TV theme songs of all time.
Police Story

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The Jetsons Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Flintstones
Futurama
Great Grape Ape
The Jetsons
Given its impact on pop culture, it might be hard to imagine that the original run of this show was only two seasons. Fun fact: Renowned voice actor and voice of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc, voiced Cosmo Spacely, George's boss.

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Little House on the Prairie Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Petticoat Junction
Little House on the Prairie
Based on the book series, this series was a slice of wholesome frontier life. Star Michael Landon was like a surrogate father to the kids on the set, and the show still thrives in reruns.
Green Acres
Wagon Train

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Columbo Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mannix
The Rockford Files
Mitchell
Columbo
With his ever-present cigarette, battered fedora and bedgraggled raincoat, Peter Falk's Columbo was the antithesis of the clean-cut TV detective. His "Just one more question" never meant good things for the object of the questioning.

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WKRP in Cincinnati Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Happy Days
WKRP in Cincinnati
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." That's just one of the many classic lines from this show, which brought Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap to the fictional airwaves.
Taxi
Welcome Back, Kotter

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Happy Days 2 Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Happy Days
Before it became the show that gave us "jumped the shark" as a metaphor for sitcom failure, this show ruled the '70s. A simple tale of a high school boy with a super-cool housemate and goofy friends who hung out at the local burger joint won Emmys and made stars of a lot of its young cast.
The Andy Griffith Show
Laverne and Shirley
All in the Family

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Mr. Roarke - Fantasy Island Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Love Boat
Battlestar Galactica
Fantasy Island
Ricardo Montalban brought an eerie smoothness to the role of island head honcho, Mr. Roarke. A reboot in the 2000s brought Malcolm McDowell to the role, but didn't quite catch on.
Charlie's Angels

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The Mod Squad Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Mod Squad
This naked grab at '60s coolness put together a multiracial, gender-equal squad of "hippie cops" to fight crime. It won a Golden Globe and ran for five seasons.
The Rookies
It Takes A Thief
Emergency!

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MASH Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
F Troop
Hogan's Heroes
M*A*S*H
Setting a comedy in a military field hospital might seem like a silly idea, but it worked first for a movie, then for the long-running series. The series finale is still the highest-rated non-sports show of all time.
McHale's Navy

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family affair Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
My Three Sons
Father Knows Best
Family Affair
There have been a lot of famous sitcom butlers through the years, but Mr. French might be the best of all of them. In the show, he and swinging bachelor Bill end up caring for three kids, with hilarious results.
The Partridge Family

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mission impossible Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Mission: Impossible
The tape might have self-destructed in a few seconds, but the show had legs. It evolved into a billions-earning movie series starring Tom "I do all my own stunts" Cruise.
The Mod Squad
Get Smart
The Defenders

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All in the Family Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Jeffersons
Laverne and Shirley
All in the Family
This Emmy-hoarding comedy broke boundaries, tweaked stereotypes and infuriated bigots of all stripes. Carroll O'Connor made us love and hate Archie Bunker all at the same time, and made us look at our own prejudices.
Maude

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Bark your way into the classic Lassie quiz 1 Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Lassie
This show lasted 17 seasons, and made the transition from black and white to color. Over the course of its run, six different dogs played the title role.
Rin-Tin-Tin
Daktari
Flipper

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The Carol Burnett Show Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Laugh-In
The Red Skelton Show
The Carol Burnett Show
Before "Saturday Night Live," there was Carol Burnett, with a cast packed with comedy superstars and hoarding more than two dozen Emmys. At the end of every episode, she would pull her earlobe. That was a sign to her grandmother that all was well and she was fine.
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

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The Red Skelton Show Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
The Red Skelton Show
Red Skelton made one of the most successful transitions from radio to TV with his variety show. It ran for two decades, mostly on CBS, although it began and ended its run on NBC.
The Smothers Brothers
Laugh-In
The Carol Burnett Show

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JJ Evans -- Good Times Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Good Times
Good Times broke new TV ground by showing a working-class black family dealing with everyday trials and tribulations. It wasn't a "black" show, but rather a family sitcom where the cast happened to be mostly African-American.
The Jeffersons
The Flip Wilson Show
Sanford and Son

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Big Bird - Sesame Street Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Sesame Street
Here's a fun fact for you: Oscar the Grouch was originally orange, not green! If you look up clips online, you can see his first performance of "I Love Trash" in vibrant orange.
The Electric Company
Howdy Doody
H.R. Pufnstuf

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Days of Our Lives Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Days of Our Lives
The opening of this show, narrated by the legendary Macdonald Carey, is not the only enduring thing about it. Not long ago, it celebrated its 12,000th episode!
One Life to Live
General Hospital
Search for Tomorrow

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Gunsmoke Which '60s or '70s TV show corresponds with this image?
Have Gun, Will Travel
Gunsmoke
For an astonishing 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, "Gunsmoke" ruled the TV Western roost. It won a boatload of Emmys, and is still played very frequently in syndication.
Wagon Train
The Rifleman

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