By Bambi Turner on March 11, 2018
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!