Do you remember which TV series opened with a tale about a man from "West Philadelphia, born and raised," or which series revealed that "the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups?" Know which show opened with a narration about a man named Jed, or a man named David Banner? Any idea which took viewers into "the dangerous world of a man who does not exist?" If you remember the opening narrations to classic TV series, test your knowledge with this quiz!
Viewers have been tuning into their favorite shows week after week since the 1940s. Of course, back then they were switching on the radio, not the TV. With no visual to let fans know their favorite series was on, radio shows turned to opening narrations that served as a cue that a program was starting. Even as radio shows became a thing of the past and TV took over, the use of narration has continued on many programs.
This opening narration not only lets regular viewers know the program is beginning, but also clues new fans into what the series is all about, allowing them to better follow along with the episode. With many popular series running for years or even a decade or more, hearing the same narrated opening hundreds of times can ingrain it into memory as well as any theme song.
Think you can match the narration to the show? Take this quiz to find out!