Can You Match the '70s TV Character to Their Show?

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Can You Match the '70s TV Character to Their Show?
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About This Quiz

Do you remember the name of the pig on "Green Acres"? Know who the "Dukes of Hazzard" were, or which Brady girl was the youngest? Prove your '70s TV character mastery with our quiz!

The '70s was a true turning point in TV. Sure, there were still plenty of silly comedies and fish-out-of-water series, but there were also plenty of shows that pushed social boundaries, reflecting sweeping cultural changes that came about during the decade. Shows like "All in the Family," "Good Times" and "Sanford and Son" boldly dove into once-forbidden TV topics like poverty, rape and racism. "The Brady Bunch" took a lighthearted look at divorce and blended families, while "Mary Tyler Moore" proved that an independent working woman could get by just fine without a husband.

Of course, not all '70s shows were necessarily pushing the limits. Action series also ruled the decade, thanks to "Charlie's Angels." Viewers enjoyed a down-home look at the Waltons and the Ingalls families, and the rural TV obsession -- featuring the Clampetts, the Douglases and the Cartwrights -- was winding down by the early part of the decade. 

Think you can match each of these '70s TV characters to the correct series? Take our quiz to find out!

Shirley Partridge - The Partridge Family
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Shirley Partridge?
The Partridge Family
"The Partridge Family" premiered on September 25, 1970, and ran for four seasons until March 23, 1974. Its theme song for seasons 2 - 4 was the memorable "C'mon, Get Happy."
Griff
Paris 7000
Petticoat Junction

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Jack Ewing - Dallas
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Jock Ewing?
Getting Together
Dallas
"Dallas" premiered on April 2, 1978, on CBS. It ran for 14 seasons until May 3, 1991. It was created by television writer David Jacobs, who is also known for his work on "Knots Landing."
Good Heavens
Gunsmoke

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Benjamin Franklin Pierce - M*A*S*H
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Benjamin Franklin Pierce?
Persuaders
Quincy, M.E.
M*A*S*H
"M*A*S*H" ran for a total of 11 seasons from 1972 - 1983. Each of the 251 episodes was about 30 minutes long, includingcommercials.
Odd Couple

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Archie Bunker
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Archie Bunker?
Happy Days
Adam 12
All in the Family
"All in the Family" was developed by Norman Lear and starred Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner. It ran on CBS from 1971 - 1979.
Barney Miller

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Edna Garrett - The Facts of Life
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In which '70s TV show can you find Edna Garrett?
Paper Chase
Here's Lucy
Oregon Trail
The Facts of Life
"The Facts of Life" was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon. It ran on NBC from 1979 - 1988 with a total of 209 episodes.

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Sergeant Dennis Becker - The Rockford Files
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Sergeant Dennis Becker?
The Rockford Files
"The Rockford Files" aired on NBC from 1974 - 1980 for six seasons for a total of 122 episodes. Sergeant Dennis Becker was portrayed by actor Joe Santos.
One Day at a Time
People
Battlestar Galactica

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Arthur Fonzarelli - Happy Days
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Arthur Fonzarelli?
Happy Days
"Happy Days" premiered on January 15, 1974, on ABC. It ran for a total of 11 seasons with 255 episodes until September 24, 1984.
Good Times
Andy Williams Show
Bad News Bears

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Roger "Raj" Thomas - What's Happening!!
n/a
In which '70s TV show can you find Roger "Raj" Thomas?
The Brady Bunch
Carlucci's Department
What's Happening!!
"What's Happening!! " was created by Eric Monte and based on Cooley High School. It premiered on August 5, 1976, and ran for three seasons until April 28, 1979.
Sanford and Son

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Mary Richards - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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In which '70s TV show can you find Mary Richards?
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was a sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. Its opening theme was "Love is All Around." It aired on CBS from 1970 - 1977.
Lassie
Streets of San Francisco
Love Story

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Alex Reiger -Taxi
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Alex Reiger?
Lou Grant
Columbo
Taxi
"Taxi" premiered on September 12, 1978, and ran for five seasons, with a total of 114 episodes, until June 15, 1983. Actor Judd Hirsch played the role of Alex Reiger.
Dallas

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Walter Findlay - Maude
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Walter Findlay?
Executive Suite
Maude
Walter Findlay was portrayed by actor Can you match the '70s TV character to their show?. Macy was born in Revere, Massachusetts, in 1922 and had a long career as a television, film and stage actor.
Facts of Life
WKRP in Cincinnati

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Felix Unger - The Odd Couple
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Felix Unger?
What's Happening!!
Mission: Impossible
The Odd Couple
"The Odd Couple" premiered on September 24, 1970, on ABC. It aired for five seasons with a total of 114 episodes until 1975. "The Odd Couple" starred actors Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Detective Stan Wojciehowicz - Barney Miller
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Detective Stan Wojciehowicz?
Firehouse
Flying Nun
Barney Miller
Detective Stan Wojciehowicz was nicknamed "Wojo." He was portrayed by actor Max Gail and appeared in all eight seasons of the show from 1975 - 1982.
Night Gallery

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Arthur Carlson - WKRP in Cincinnati
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Arthur Carlson?
Name Of The Game
Mac Davis Show
WKRP in Cincinnati
"WKRP in Cincinnati" featured a cast of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner. Arthur Carlson was portrayed by Gordon Jump.
Swiss Family Robinson

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John Walton - The Waltons
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find John Walton?
Joe & Valerie
The Jeffersons
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
The Waltons
"The Waltons" aired on CBS from 1972 - 1981. There were a total of 221 episodes, each of which were 45-48 minutes long, plus commercials.

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Jack Tripper - Three's Company
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Jack Tripper?
Busting Loose
Carlucci's Department
Salvage I
Three's Company
"Three's Company" was based on the story of three single roommates. They were: Janet Wood, portrayed by Joyce DeWitt, Chrissy Snow, portrayed by Suzanne Somers, and Jack Tripper, portrayed by John Ritter.

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Mike Brady - The Brady Bunch
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Mike Brady?
Saturday Night Live
Shirley's World
The Brady Bunch
"The Brady Bunch" aired for five seasons from 1969 - 1974. Created by Sherwood Schwartz, there were a total of 117 episodes.
Kate Loves a Mystery

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Fred G. Sanford - Sanford and Son
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Fred Sanford?
Kung Fu
Sanford and Son
"Sanford and Son" premiered on January 14, 1972, and aired on NBC until March 25, 1977. Fred Sanford was portrayed by actor Redd Foxx.
Chicago Teddy Bears
Charlie's Angels

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Captain Merril Stubing - The Love Boat
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Captain Merrill Stubing?
I Dream of Jeannie
Here's Lucy
The Love Boat
"The Love Boat" aired on ABC from 1977 - 1986. Captain Merrill Stubing was portrayed by actor Gavin MacLeod.
Here Comes The Brides

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Detective Steve McGarrett - Hawaii Five-O
n/a
In which '70s TV show can you find Detective Steve McGarrett?
Jigsaw John
Hawaii Five-O
"Hawaii Five-O" aired on CBS from 1968 - 1980. Detective Steve McGarrett was portrayed by actor Jack Lord. He was a main character for all 12 seasons.
Bonanza
Shaft

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Colonel Steve Austin - The Six Million Dollar Man
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Colonel Steve Austin?
Bewitched
Beverly Hillbillies
Bionic Woman
The Six Million Dollar Man
"The Six Million Dollar Man" premiered on March 7, 1973, and aired for five seasons until March 6, 1978. It was based on Cyborg by Martin Caidin.

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Mr. Roarke - Fantasy Island
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Mr. Roarke?
Rosetti and Ryan
Rockford Files
Fantasy Island
"Fantasy Island" was created by Gene Levitt and aired on ABC from 1977 - 1984. Mr. Roarke was portrayed by actor Ricardo Montalb√°n.
Rhoda

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Kelly Garrett - Charlie's Angels
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Kelly Garrett?
James at 15
In Search Of
Charlie's Angels
"Charlie's Angels" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1981. The show starred actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Jaclyn Smith.
S.W.A.T.

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Dr Asten
n/a
In which '70s TV show can you find Dr. Asten?
How the West Was Won
Joe's World
Quincy, M.E.
"Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC for seven seasons with a total of 148 episodes from 1976 - 1983. Dr. Asten was portrayed by actor John S. Ragin.
Scarlet Letter

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Mindy McConnell - Mork & Mindy
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Mindy McConnell?
Odd Couple
Get Smart
Gunsmoke
Mork & Mindy
"Mork & Mindy" premiered in 1978 and ran for four seasons until 1982. Mindy was portrayed by actress Pamela Dawber.

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Vinnie Babarino - Welcome Back, Kotter
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Vinnie Babarino?
Welcome Back, Kotter
"Welcome Back, Kotter" aired for four seasons on ABC from 1975 - 1979. John Travolta portrayed Vinnie Babarino, a role marked Travolta's television debut.
A Year at the Top
Governor & JJ
Hardy Boys Mysteries

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David Banner - The Incredible Hulk
n/a
In which '70s TV show can you find David Banner?
Arnie
Green Acres
Hart to Hart
The Incredible Hulk
Actor Bill Bixby played the role of David Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk." The show aired on CBS from 1977 - 1982.

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Tom Bradford - Eight Is Enough
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Tom Bradford?
Barbary Coast
Bob Newhart Show
Eight Is Enough
"Eight Is Enough" aired for five seasons on ABC from 1977 - 1981. Character Tom Bradford was portrayed by actor Dick Van Patten. He died on June 23, 2015, at the age of 86.
Rhoda

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Big Bird - Sesame Street
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Big Bird?
Sesame Street
"Sesame Street" has aired for an astounding 47 seasons. It was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.
Rookies
Rich Little Show
Kojak

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Ann Romano - One Day at a Time
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Ann Romano?
Chopper One
One Day at a Time
"One Day at a Time" was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings. It aired for nine seasons with a total of 209 episodes from 1975 - 1984. Ann Romano was portrayed by actress Bonnie Franklin.
Charlie's Angels
CHiPs

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Shirley Feeney - Lavern & Shirley
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Shirley Feeney?
That Girl
Lassie
Taxi
Lavern & Shirley
"Lavern & Shirley" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1983. Laverne DeFazio was portrayed by actress Penny Marshall and Shirley Feeney was portrayed by actress Cindy Williams.

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Lionel Jefferson - The Jeffersons
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Lionel Jefferson?
Three's Company
The Jeffersons
"The Jeffersons" aired on CBS from 1975 - 1985 for a total of 253 episodes over 11 seasons. Lionel Jefferson was portrayed by actors Mike Evans and Damon Evans (no relation.)
The Waltons
Mayberry R.F.D.

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Matt Dillon - Gunsmoke
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Matt Dillon?
Doc
Gunsmoke
"Gunsmoke" aired on CBS from 1955 - 1975. Character Matt Dillon was portrayed by actor James Arness. He died in 2011 at the age of 88.
Eight is Enough
Feather and Father Gang

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David Michael Starsky - Starsky and Hutch
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find David Michael Starsky?
New People
Starsky and Hutch
"Starsky and Hutch" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1979 for a total of four seasons with 93 episodes. It was created by William Blinn.
Night Gallery
From a Bird's Eye View

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Charles Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Charles Ingalls?
Escape
Little House on the Prairie
Charles Ingalls was portrayed by actor Michael Landon. Landon was born in 1936 and died of pancreatic cancer in 1991 at the age of 54.
Dukes of Hazzard
Doctors' Hospital

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Brenda Morgenstern - Rhoda
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Brenda Morgenstern?
Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
Lassie
Rhoda
Starring Valerie Harper, "Rhoda" aired on CBS from 1974 - 1978. Brenda Morgenstern was portrayed by actress Julie Kavner.
Kung Fu

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Miss Piggy - The Muppet Show
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Miss Piggy?
Snoop Sisters
The Muppet Show
"The Muppet Show" premiered on September 13, 1976. Its final episode was on March 15, 1981. The show was created by the legendary Jim Henson.
Six Million Dollar Man
Columbo

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Kwai Chang Caine - Kung Fu
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Kwai Chang Caine?
That's My Mama
Kung Fu
"Kung Fu" aired on ABC from 1972 - 1975 for a total of 63 episodes over three seasons. Kwai Chang Caine was portrayed by David Carradine as an adult, Keith Carradine as a teenager, and Radames Pera as a young boy.
Diff'rent Strokes
Ed Sullivan Show

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Mel Sharples - Alice
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Mel Sharples?
Love Boat
Makin' It
Alice
Character Mel Sharples was portrayed by actor Vic Tayback. "Alice" ran from 1976 - 1985 on CBS.
Maude

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Jim Reed - Adam-12
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Jim Reed?
Starsky and Hutch
Adam-12
"Adam-12" aired on NBC from 1968 - 1975. It was created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb and starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord.
Laverne & Shirley
Cop & the Kid

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Rod Serling - Night Gallery
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Rod Serling?
Donny and Marie
Night Gallery
"Night Gallery" was created and presented by Rod Serling. The show aired on NBC from 1969 - 1973.
Eight is Enough
Mork & Mindy

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David Toma - Baretta
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find David Toma?
Working Stiffs
When Things Were Rotten
Baretta
Created by Stephen J. Cannell, "Baretta" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1978. New Jersey Police Officer David Toma was portrayed by actor Tony Musante.
Young Rebels

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Florida Evans - Good Times
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Florida Evans?
Good Times
"Good Times" was a sitcom created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. It aired on CBS from 1974 - 1979. Florida Evans was portrayed by actress Esther Rolle.
Young Maverick
Flying Nun
Funny Side

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Adam Cartwright - Bonanza
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Adam Cartwright?
Night Gallery
Bonanza
"Bonanza" aired on NBC from 1959 - 1973. There were a total of 431 episodes over 14 seasons. Adam Cartwright was portrayed by actor Pernell Roberts.
Manhunter
Maude

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Officer Jon Baker - CHiPs
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Officer Jon Baker?
That Girl
CHiPs
Officer Jon Baker was portrayed by actor Larry Dee Wilcox. He was born on August 8, 1947, in San Diego, California and is also a decorated Marine veteran.
Taxi
Diff'rent Strokes

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Luke Duke
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Luke Duke?
Kung Fu
Kodiak
Kojak
The Dukes of Hazzard
"The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on CBS from 1979 - 1985. Luke Duke was portrayed by actor Tom Wopat.

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Jaime Sommers - The Bionic Woman
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Jaime Sommers?
Charlie's Angels
The Bionic Woman
"The Bionic Woman" was created by Kenneth Johnson. It aired from 1976 - 1978 for a total of 58 episodes. Lindsay Wagner plays the role of Jaime Sommers.
Police Woman
The Partridge Family

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Captain Frank McNeil
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Captain Frank McNeil?
Getting Together
Good Times
Out of the Blue
Kojak
"Kojak" appeared on CBS from 1973 - 1978 for a total of 118 episodes. Captain Francis "Frank" McNeil was portrayed by actor Dan Frazer.

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Willis Jackson - Diff'rent Strokes
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Willis Jackson?
Petticoat Junction
Adam 12
Arnie
Diff'rent Strokes
"Diff'rent Strokes" aired from 1978 - 1986 for a total of eight seasons with 189 episodes. It was created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.

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Eugene X. Gatling - Benson
YouTube
In which '70s TV show can you find Eugene X. Gatling?
Odd Couple
Benson
"Benson" aired on ABC from 1979 - 1986. Eugene X. Gatling was portrayed by actor James Noble who died in 2016 at the age of 94 after a long acting career.
Bionic Woman
Here's Lucy

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