Can You Identify These '60s and '70s TV Show Characters From an Image?

By: Bambi Turner
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Can you tell Jed Clampett from the Skipper? Or, Samantha Stephens from Carol Brady by just a single image? Think you know the difference between the Fonz and Richie Cunningham, or Jack Tripper and J.J. Evans? Prove your '60s and '70s TV character IQ with this quiz!

Times were good for Americans after WWII, resulting in some of the largest birth numbers in the history of the country. This generation, born between the late '40s and early '60s, has been privy to advantages and technologies not seen in other generations. Not only did the Baby Boomers grow up during a time of economic strength, they were also the first American generation to grow up with TV as a regular part of life. 

When the first Boomers were still in diapers in 1950, TV was relatively rare -- with just 9 percent of American homes having a set. By 1960, TV was everywhere, with 90 percent of American homes with at least one. As the demand for programming grew, producers responded with strong family shows like "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Brady Bunch," rural throwbacks like "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction," and feel-good comedies like "Happy Days" and "Gilligan's Island."

Do you think you can tell one '60s or '70s TV show from another? Take our quiz to find out!

That's Sheriff Andy Taylor from "The Andy Griffith Show." With help from his loyal Deputy, Barney Fife, Andy kept the town of Mayberry safe from trouble in the classic '60s TV series.

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ... of one very dedicated first mate! Gilligan served the Skipper and his passengers for much longer than a simple three-hour tour on the '60s series "Gilligan's Island."

Dr. John Robinson was an astrophysicist and family man on '60s TV series "Lost in Space." His attempts to colonize outer space in the far-off year 1997 resulted in he and his family being lost among the stars for years on board a spaceship.

With just a twitch of her nose, Samantha Stephens made magic happen on '60s TV series "Bewitched." Of course, her witchy ways and those of her mother Endora didn't make things easy for her hubby -- a mortal named Darrin.

Actor Robert Vaughn starred as CIA Agent Napoleon Solo in "The Man from UNCLE." Thanks to the Cold War, Solo is forced to partner with KGB Agent Illya Kuryakin to save the world from destruction on the classic '60s TV series.

Bob Crane played Colonel Robert Hogan on the 1965 to 1971 series "Hogan's Heroes." On the show, Hogan was the head of a unit of Allied prisoners trapped in a German POW camp during WWII.

Dan Blocker played middle son Eric "Hoss" Cartwright on the '60s series "Bonanza." Hoss was the heart and soul of the three brothers, who lived on the Ponderosa Ranch in Nevada.

Rod Serling not only hosted every episode of "The Twilight Zone," but also created the series and wrote more than half of the 150 or so episodes. The series ran from 1959 to 1964, introducing viewers to a whole new dimension of television.

On '60s series "Get Smart," Barbara Feldon played Agent 99, who spent much of her time keeping her partner Agent 86 on track. The pair joined forces to prevent the evil KAOS group from taking over the world.

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed Clampett, who struck oil and went from poor to rich overnight in the '60s series "The Beverly Hillbillies." As Jed and the family try to adjust to life among the 1%, their bank manager Mr. Drysdale tries to keep them from going broke.

What would you do if a spaceship crash landed in front of you and a Martian stepped out? If you're reporter Tim O'Hara, you take the alien home and call him your uncle. Ray Walston starred as Martin the Martian in the '60s series "My Favorite Martin."

It's hard to believe that "Star Trek" has been around since the '60s, when Commander Spock showed us the way of the Vulcan. It was Leonard Nimoy who played the pointy-eared Spock in the series, which ran from 1966 to 1969.

Everyone knows that it was Dick Van Dyke who played TV show writer Rob Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show," but did you know that it was Mary Tyler Moore who starred as his wife Laura? Just a few years after the series ended, Moore went on to play a very different character in her very own series.

When the Douglas family moved from Park Ave. to a rural farm on "Green Acres," the hardest adjustment was getting used to the Ziffel's son Arnold, who was a pig -- not a kid. Everyone in town simply spoke to him like a child, but poor Oliver Douglas could never get used to speaking with a swine.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Of course, Marcia got picked instead of Jan or one of the other kids to star in this "Brady Bunch" question. As the eldest daughter of a blended family, Marcia often got perks her younger siblings didn't on the series, which ran from 1969 to 1974.

"Petticoat Junction" blended in perfectly with other rural comedy shows of the '60s, including "Green Acres" and "The Beverly Hillbillies." On "Petticoat Junction" Kate Bradley ran a hotel along the train tracks, and spent most of her time trying to keep her beautiful daughters out of the local water tower.

In "I Dream of Jeannie," actress Barbara Eden stars as a 2,000-year-old genie. After astronaut Tony Nelson crash lands, she saves his life and he becomes her master -- and later husband.

Jim Nabors starred as Gomer Pyle in both "The Andy Griffith Show," and the spin-off "Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.," which ran from 1964 to 1969. Poor Gomer is lovable to viewers despite constantly making steam pour out of Gunnery Sergeant Carter's ears as he struggles to adjust to life in the Marines.

"The Addams Family" ran from 1964 to 1966 -- coincidentally, the same two years as the very similar series "The Munsters." On "The Addams Family," Morticia was the family matriarch, raising Wednesday and Pugsley with the help of husband Gomez and his brother Fester.

Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale led his men through four seasons of "McHale's Navy" from 1962 to 1966. Played by Ernest Borgnine, McHale commanded PT-73, a crew of sailors stationed in the Pacific during WWII.

"Leave It To Beaver" ran from 1957 to 1963. The all-American Cleaver family consisted of parents Ward and June, oldest son Wally and younger son Beaver, played by Jerry Mathers.

The TV series "Flipper" ran from 1964 to 1967. The title star was a bottlenosed dolphin who hung out with Porter Ricks and his sons at a Florida marine park.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course -- and no one can talk to a horse, of course. Unless he's Mr. Ed, the equine star of the '60s TV series. Owner Wilbur Post ran into constant trouble thanks to his talking horse -- who would only talk to his master, but not anyone else.

Patty Duke played identical cousins on the '60s series "The Patty Duke Show." As Patty, she played a girl who had never left Brooklyn Heights, while cousin Cathy had traveled all around the world before settling down in NYC.

"Happy Days" was a '70s series set in '50s Milwaukee. It told the story of the straight-laced Cunningham family and their interactions with The Fonz -- a biker with a heart of gold.

Carroll O'Connor starred as the bigoted Archie Bunker in "All in the Family." On this classic '70s series, poor Archie was stuck with a lovable but dim-witted wife and a son-in-law he referred to as Meathead.

"MASH" was set at an Army hospital during the Korean War. While the '70s TV series had plenty of memorable characters, Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, played by Loretta Swit, was one of the few who stayed for the entire series.

Dyno-mite! As the eldest son of the Evans family, J.J. did his best to survive in the projects of Chicago.

"Charlie's Angels" ran from 1976 to 1981, and featured a trio of gorgeous detectives working for a mysterious man named Charlie. While several different actresses took part in the show, Jacyln Smith -- who played Kelly Garrett - was the only one to stay for all five seasons.

Penny Marshall played the tough Laverne Defazio -- recognizable by the "L" sewn onto her sweater -- on "Laverne and Shirley." The "Happy Days" spin-off also starred Cindy Williams as Shirley.

"Three's Company" ran from 1977 to 1984, and starred John Ritter as Jack Tripper. In order to afford the high-priced So-Cal real estate, Jack pretends to be gay so he can live with a pair of female roommates.

George Jefferson was a dry cleaning king on "The Jeffersons." He transformed a simple store into a successful business that helped him and his wife Louise move on up to the East Side, and even hire a sassy maid named Florence.

Who can turn the world on with her smile? It's Mary Tyler Moore, who starred as single girl Mary Richards in the '70s series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." As she reached the big 3-0, Mary moved to Milwaukee and took a job as a producer on the local news -- setting a news precedent for career women everywhere.

Robin Williams played the alien Mork, from the planet Ork, on the '70s TV series "Mork and Mindy." After landing on Earth, Mork moved in with a human named Mindy in this "Happy Days" spinoff.

Gavin MacLeod starred as Captain Merrill Stubing on "The Love Boat," in which passengers found romance out at sea. MacLeod appeared in every episode of the series, which ran from 1977 to 1986.

Redd Foxx starred as Fred Sanford on the '70s classic "Sanford and Son." As a junk dealer, Sanford spent plenty of time giving his son Lamont a hard time and fending off deadly heart attacks.

"Adam-12" was a realistic police procedural in the same line as "Dragnet." The series starred Martin Milner as Officer Pete Malloy, who was partnered with Officer Jim Reed as the two worked cases for the LAPD.

When an astronaut crashes to Earth, the government spends $6 million to rebuild him, allowing him to become a secret agent. Lee Majors starred as the title character, also known as Colonel Steve Austin, in the '70s TV series.

De plane! De plane! Herve Villechaize played Tattoo on the '70s favorite "Fantasy island," where Mr. Roarke could make all your dreams come true -- for a price, of course.

Larry Hagman played J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," which ran from 1978 to 1991. His mysterious cliff-hanger shooting was one of the most-watched moments in TV history.

"Maude" was an "All in the Family" spinoff starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. The series, which ran from 1972 to 1978, chronicles Maude's life as a suburban housewife married to her fourth husband, Walter.

Movie legend John Travolta starred as Vinnie Barbarino on "Welcome Back Kotter." Vinnie was the leader of the Sweathogs on the series, which ran from 1975 to 1979.

James Garner starred as Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files." This '70s series turned the detective show on his head -- Jim was not only an ex-con who had served time at San Quentin, but also lived in a run-down trailer in LA.

Bo and Luke spent plenty of time running from Boss Hogg on '70s series "The Dukes of Hazzard." John Schneider played Bo Duke, with Tom Wopat in the role of brother Luke.

On '70s series "Alice," Linda Lavin plays a single mom named Alice Hyatt. On a trip out west, her car breaks down, leaving her stranded in Phoenix and working as a waitress in a roadside diner.

Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees! The Monkees were not only a musical group, but also starred in a '60s TV series. Davy, Micky, Peter and Mike lived in a beach house, drove around in the Monkeemobile and jammed to their hit songs.

"WKRP in Cincinnati" ran from 1978 to 1982. Loni Anderson starred as station receptionist Jennifer Marlowe, who was the highest-paid person at the station, but refused to type or make coffee.

Good night John-Boy! Beloved series "The Waltons" ran from 1972 to 1981. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, it focused on oldest son John-Boy, who made it to college and went on to become a writer.

I think I love you. "The Partridge Family" told the story of a fictional singing family, but the cast went on to become a real band of sorts. Shirley Jones played mom Shirley Partridge, who took her kids on the road in a psychedelic bus.

The characters on "The Munsters" were just like a normal family -- except that father Herman was a Frankenstein-lookalike, mom Lily was a vampire and little Eddie was a werewolf. Only niece Marilyn was "normal" on the spooky '60s TV series.

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