We'll Give You Three Characters, You Give Us The '60s TV Show

By: Susan McDonald

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Were you a fan of "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Gilligan's Island" and "The Beverly Hillbillies"? Or did you prefer something more futuristic, like "Star Trek" and "The Jetsons"? Whatever your preference, '60s television had some of the best shows in the history of the medium. Not only did many of them pave the way for some of the shows on air today, they also produced some standout actors and actresses. 

Many of the shows went on for years after the 1960s passed, and many of the characters went on to have spin-off shows. Some of them, like "Hawaii Five-O," "The Twilight Zone" and "Mission: Impossible," have been rebooted or have made their way onto the big screen.

Were you alive during the '60s? If not, are you a fan of one of the best decades of television? If we give you three popular characters, will you be able to guess which television series they came from? The only way to find out is by taking this quiz. If you get stumped, you can always use a hint to get you through. Let's see how well you remember these compelling characters.

What show featured Eb, Lisa, and Oliver?

Successful Manhattan attorney Oliver Wendell Douglas decides to give up the city rat race and buy a worn down farm in the weird town of Hooterville. His wife, Lisa, is less than pleased, but she stuck it out for the entire six-season run of "Green Acres."


What show featured Robbie, Ernie, and Chip?

"My Three Sons" debuted in 1960 and ran until 1972. It featured a widower who was bringing up his three boys with a little help from Uncle Charlie.


What show featured Maynard, Herbert, and Dobie?

All Dobie Gillis wants is to find true love, and heaven knows he looks hard enough for it. He is aided and abetted by his bongo-playing friend, Maynard G. Krebs, and his doting mother, but his father isn't quite as sure of Dobie's abilities.


What show featured Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley?

"The Addams Family" starred John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as his wife, Morticia. The series featured a family whose interests veered toward the macabre, to say the least, and they were helped along by Uncle Fester and a giant butler named Lurch.


What show featured Klink, Schultz, and LeBeau?

If all of the Germans had been this clueless, World War II would have ended a lot sooner. In "Hogan's Heroes," Col. Hogan and his fellow POWs match wits with Col. Klink and his fellow officers, but it's not much of a contest.


What show featured Darrin, Tabitha, and Endora?

The main character on Bewitched was Samantha Stephens, but she was supported by her husband Darrin, daughter Tabitha, and mother Endora. A few crazy neighbors and Darrin's boss rounded out the ensemble.


What show featured Fred, Dino, and Barney?

Welcome to Bedrock, home of the 1960 animated series, "The Flintstones." While Barney and Fred sweat it out at the rock quarry, Wilma and Betty are stay-at-home moms enjoying all the newest technology, like a woolly mammoth that serves as a shower and a camera that contains a bird that taps out the photo with its beak.


What show featured Wilbur, Carol, and Ed?

You wouldn't think you could milk a show about a talking horse for six seasons, but "Mister Ed" managed to do it. Wilbur Post is the only person to whom his horse, Mister Ed, will talk, but he manages to stir up trouble for a much wider range of people.


What show featured McCoy, Uhura, and Sulu?

"Star Trek" was a huge science fiction hit when it began airing in 1966. The crew of the Starship Enterprise became household names and the franchise continues to crank out movies.


What show featured Julie, Pete, and Linc?

Pete, Linc, and Julie were young people in trouble with the law. Instead of punishing them, Captain Greer recruits them as undercover agents who can blend in with people their own age, and they become the Mod Squad.


Which show featured Herman, Lily, and Marilyn?

Vampires, werewolves, and monsters galore. Poor Marilyn, the only non-monster family member, was considered the black sheep. "The Munsters" only aired 72 episodes, but left a lasting impression.


What show featured Laura, Rob, and Ritchie?

Rob and Laura Petrie came into our living rooms in 1961, bringing along their son, Ritchie, and neighbors Jerry and Millie. We also got to know the comedy writers who worked with Rob on the Alan Brady Show.


What show featured Opie, Barney, and Floyd?

Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor was a fixture on our TV sets during the 1960s. There never was a child cuter than Opie, a friend more loyal than Barney, or a small town so filled with strange but lovable characters.


What show featured Max, the Chief, and someone with just a number for a name?

On "Get Smart," Don Adams played Maxwell Smart, a bumbling spy charged with saving the world. Fortunately, he had the help of Agent 99, who was as smart as she was beautiful, thankfully.


What show featured Joe, Betty Jo, and Bobbie Jo?

Billie Jo, Betty Jo, and Bobbie Jo Bradley are the most beautiful residents of Hooterville on "Petticoat Junction," which debuted in 1963. They work at the family-owned Shady Rest Hotel with their mother, Kate, and their eccentric Uncle Joe.


What show featured Jed, Jethro, and Elly May?

The Beverly Hillbillies ran from 1962 until 1971. It focused on the newly-rich Clampetts, who relocate to live the good life in Beverly Hills.


What show featured Doc, Kitty, and Festus?

At 20 seasons, "Gunsmoke" is one of the longest-running series on network television. It took place in Dodge City, where Marshal Matt Dillon dealt with gunfights and cattle rustling in the Wild West.


What show featured Jarrod, Audra, and Heath?

The Big Valley starred Barbara Stanwyck as single mom Victoria Barkley. She runs a large ranch in the San Joaquin Valley while also riding herd on her adult children, including one who is the illegitimate son of her late husband.


What show featured Martin, Tim, and Lorelei?

"My Favorite Martian" starred Ray Walston as a space traveler who gets stranded on Earth in Southern California. When Tim O'Hara rescues him, he can't very well tell people he's harboring a real live Martian, so he says he's his Uncle Martin. All is well unless Martin's antennae inadvertently go up.


What show features Tony, Roger, and Alfred?

Before he was J.R. Ewing on Dallas, Larry Hagman played astronaut Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie." When he finds and releases a genie named Jeannie, he finds he can't get rid of her and she complicates his life enormously, but in delightful ways.


What show featured Napoleon, Alexander, and Illya?

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin were agents for the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, better known as U.N.C.L.E. For four seasons, they fought criminal elements from the evil THRUSH organization.


What show featured Ward, Eddie, and Theodore?

"Leave It to Beaver" debuted in 1963 and ran for six seasons. During that time, Wally made it through high school, Beaver got countless lectures from his father, and Eddie Haskell grew less sincere by the day.


What show features Dick, Bruce, and Alfred?

A DC comic book hero came to life in 1966 when "Batman" began its three-season run. The show was good campy fun as Batman and Robin kept Gotham City safe from all manner of criminal elements, employing a series of gizmos and the ongoing support of Alfred the butler.


What show featured Toody, Muldoon, and Schnauser?

"Car 54, Where Are You?" starred Fred Gwynne and Joe Ross as a couple of cops working a beat together in the Bronx. One was short and loud, the other was tall and smart, and they shared misadventures from 1961 until 1963.


What show featured Ann, Lew, and Donald?

Marlo Thomas starred as Ann Marie, a struggling actress trying to make it in New York City. She also has a writer boyfriend and a set of parents who worry about their little girl's safety in the big, bad city.


What show featured Mary Ann, Thurston, and Ginger?

The hapless Gilligan was the star of "Gilligan's Island," but the supporting characters were fun as well. Who could forget the Skipper, Thurston and Lovey Howell, the professor, and the lovely Ginger and Mary Ann?


What show featured Henry, George, and Martha?

The beloved comic strip Dennis the Menace became a live action series starring Jay North as Dennis. Today he'd probably qualify for Ritalin, but in the '60s, he wore out his parents, George and Alice Mitchell, when he wasn't pestering next-door-neighbor Mr. Wilson.


What show featured Tinker, Charles, and Quinton?

"McHale's Navy" starred Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale, who commanded the crew of PT-73 in the South Pacific. The men are good at their jobs, but sometimes need to go rogue and blow off steam, much to the dismay of Ensign Parker, who's a by-the-book guy.


What show featured Lucas, Micah, and Mark?

After his wife dies, Lucas McCain takes his son, Mark, to start over at a ranch in New Mexico, where uses his good sense and a quick trigger finger to help the local marshal keep the bad guys at bay. Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford were the lead actors.


What show featured Barnabas, Quentin, and Angelique?

In the late 1960s, teenage girls all over the country raced home from school in order to watch "Dark Shadows." The campy horror/soap opera centers on the wealthy Collins family, whose estate is soon populated by witches, werewolves, vampires, and cheap scenery that routinely fell down during the episode.


What show featured Hoss, Joe, and Adam?

"Bonanza" aired for a whopping 14 seasons, finally calling it quits in 1973. The show followed the lives of rancher Ben Cartwright and his sons on the Ponderosa ranch.


What show featured Penny, Judy, and Will?

"Lost in Space" took place far, far into the future -- 1997, to be exact -- as the Robinson family struggle to find their way back to Earth after an interplanetary mission goes awry. The show only ran from 1965 to 1968, but it has become something of a cult classic.


What show featured Jason, Jeremy, and Joshua?

Jason, Jeremy, and Joshua Bolt are brothers running a lumber business in 1860s Seattle. When they have trouble keeping a crew together because the men are lonely, they bring in 100 young women who hope to find husbands on the new frontier in "Here Come the Brides."


Which show featured Tom, Tracy, and Cricket?

"Hawaiian Eye," which ran for four seasons on ABC, followed the professional and personal lives of private investigators Tracy Steele and Tom Lopaka, owners of a Honolulu detective agency. Connie Stevens co-starred as photographer and lounge singer Cricket Blake.


Which show featured Marcia, Peter, and Alice?

Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. She brings her three daughters and he brings his three sons. Laughter ensues.


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