Classic TV Quiz

0%

The ______ Griffith Show (Fill in the blank)

Correct! Wrong!

The concept for The Andy Griffith Show originated from a February 1960 episode of The Danny Thomas Show, called “Danny Meets Andy Griffith,” which set the whole show in motion. A few months later, Griffith had his own show.

June Cleaver is the main character on which 1950s television classic?

Correct! Wrong!

One common observation of Leave It to Beaver is that June Cleaver always vacuumed and washed dishes wearing high heels. However, actress Barbara Billingsley actually wore flats during the first season of the show; she started wearing heels once her TV "sons" experienced growth spurts. Producers wanted June to tower above her boys if at all possible.

In the popular western Bonanza the producers consistently tried to cut costs on the show.  How?

Correct! Wrong!

"Bonanza" to this day still ranks as one of the most expensive television shows of all time. So you can’t blame the producers for trying to minimize expense. The best way they did it was to have the four Cartwrights wear the exact same outfits in each episode. This made it that much easier to reuse all sorts of stock footage for action sequences and scenes requiring stunt doubles.

What 1960s television program took place in the town of Mayberry?

Correct! Wrong!

Mayberry, North Carolina is a fictitious community that was the setting for two popular American television sitcoms, The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. Mayberry is said to be based on Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Mount Airy is also known as Mayberry and called by both names by its residents.

What's the longest continuously running game show in television history?

Correct! Wrong!

Strange fact? The shows ratings improved when long-time host Bob Barker went gray. In 1987, Barker had to get approval from the head of daytime programming to stop dyeing his hair, becoming one of the few TV hosts with gray hair. “I was prematurely gray,” Barkers told the Los Angeles Times. “I began to gray at my temples, and I guess it didn’t look good. It looked like I had no hair at my temples, so they suggested I tint it.” Barker went on vacation and stopped tinting, and people complimented his gray locks so he decided to keep the look. “We taped ahead. So let’s say on the Wednesday show I had dark hair, but when we taped the next show I had gray hair, and that show aired on Thursday. I got a letter from a fellow who said, ‘Bob, you must have had one hell of a night.’”

Car ___, Where Are You?

Correct! Wrong!

New York City police cruisers of the era were dark green with black side panels and white tops. However, the Plymouth Savoys seen on screen were painted candy red. The show was shot in black & white, and the red made for a more appropriate shade of gray on film.

Which famous musician of the time was known to be a huge Bonanza fan?

Correct! Wrong!

"Bonanza" ran for such a long time that it still ranks up there with all-time iconic American shows, hence why many A-listers and celebrities often tuned in – or even starred in episodes. Even The King, Elvis, was known to tune in religiously!

Classic TV Trivia
Ouch! Low Score

Ooph! Tough one. Was it too hard? Looks like you didn't score well.

So that you don't walk away with nothing, we'd like to offer you a chance to get a $100 Fandango Gift Card. Use it to take a break, relax and go enjoy some movies anywhere Fandago is accepted (which is pretty much everywhere!).

Simply enter your email here to get started, then come back and play again!

Freshen up, try again later. We believe in you!

When you're ready - click here to play again!

Doing Pretty Good

You're doing pretty good!

Hooray! You're warming up to our better players. Even though they're still beating you... we believe you can take on the trivia challenge!

So that you don't walk away with nothing, we'd like to offer you a chance to get a $100 Fandango Gift Card. Use it to take a break, relax and go enjoy some movies anywhere Fandago is accepted (which is pretty much everywhere!).

Simply enter your email here to get started, then come back and play again!

When you're ready - click here to play again!

Ah-mazing!

You're doing pretty good!

Wow! You're amazing! Congratulations on being one of our top players!

As a reward, we'd like to offer you a chance to get a $100 Fandango Gift Card. Use it to take a break, relax and go enjoy some movies anywhere Fandago is accepted (which is pretty much everywhere!).

Simply enter your email here to get started, then come back and play again!

If you want to have someone else play to see their score, or challenge yourself another round - click here to play again!

Share your Results:

Readers are entering their emails for a chance to get a $1,000 Visa card! Why not click here to give it a try?