Quiz: Can You Name These 1960s TV Shows From a Character Name?
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Can You Name These 1960s TV Shows From a Character Name?
By: Olivia Cantor
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About This Quiz

The 1960s were a time when TV shows tried hard to have a sense of fun, even if the whole world was in a so-called “Cold War.” Some were fantastic and escapist, and some did try to address the social issues of the time. Many of the characters from these shows have become legends. Can you name the TV shows just from hearing their characters' names? Let's see if you can do this!

With so many of these wonderful shows being rediscovered by newer generations today, it's such a trip down memory lane to recall all of them. There were many groundbreaking shows during that era, in terms of what they presented. You can look at the content and see how they tackled certain social and civic themes back then. You can also see how they keep on reinventing and improving the structures and narratives, as well as the manner of presentation. The production values may not be that smooth or polished in some of these shows, but they definitely contain characters that have etched their way into the pop culture consciousness of the world.

So, are you ready to name these characters? Grab a TV dinner, switch channels and see!


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Magic-using Samantha Stephens was the lead character of this fantasy-comedy show. What was the show’s name?
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Captain Jonas Grumby was called “the Skipper” in this comedy show in an exotic location. Which TV show was this?
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Major Tony Nelson was an astronaut who found out that wishes do come true. What was the name of this TV show?
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Which TV show had backwoods family man Jed Clampett moving with his relatives to a posh urban community?
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Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter was the hapless drill instructor who had to deal with an aw-shucks country-boy soldier. What was the name of the TV show?
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Colonel Klink was the commandant of a POW camp in this TV show where the prisoners conducted espionage and sabotage operations. What was the name of the show?
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When Max, also known as Agent 86, is sent into action, what TV show are you watching?
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What’s the name of the TV show that featured John Steed, a special agent who had a love for bowler hats and umbrellas?
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In this campy 1960s show, Police Commissioner Gordon had a special phone to call in reinforcements. What’s the name of this iconic show?
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Head comedy writer Rob Petrie was the lead character in a comedy TV show. What was the name of this actor-centric show?
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When Herman, the father of this TV family, goes “Darn, darn, darn,” you know that the situation is about to get funnily worse. Which TV show is this?
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Lt. Uhura was one of the most influential black characters on TV, thanks to this TV show. What was the name of this groundbreaking series?
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Which TV show had architect Wilbur Post talking to his rather large pet?
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Uncle Martin was pretty much a normal guy, but he had antennae that could grow out of his head. What was the name of the sci-fi comedy TV show this character was in?
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Lurch was the butler in this comedy series about an unusual family. Which TV show was this?
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Will Robinson always seemed to be in danger in this science-fiction series. Which TV show was this?
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Captain Binghamton was the poor, besieged officer in charge of a whole group of misfits. What was the name of this TV show?
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Which TV show had Rowdy Yates as one of its lead cowboy characters?
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The one-armed man was sometimes known as Fred Johnson. Which TV show had him as the villain?
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Napoleon Solo was a special agent from a global law enforcement agency. Which TV show was this character featured in?
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In this TV show, Mr. Slate was the boss of the lead character, who worked in a gravel pit. What’s the name of the TV show?
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Which TV show had the brothers Sandy and Bud Ricks going on adventures with their unusual pet?
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Number Six was stuck in a mysterious village in this spy-fiction TV show. What was its name?
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Dr. Gillespie was a doctor who worked alongside the lead character in this TV show. Which show was this?
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Admiral Harriman Nelson was the designer of a unique submarine in this science-fiction TV show. What was the name of the show?
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Barnabas Collins was a late addition to the family in this TV show, but he proved to be the ratings saver. Which TV show was this?
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Kato was the undisputed master of Kung Fu in this heroic TV show. What was the name of the show?
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Dr. Douglas Phillips was the director of the secret government effort known as Project Tic-Toc. Which TV show featured him?
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Which TV show featured Cosmo Spacely, owner of Spacely Space Sprockets?
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James West was a cowboy secret agent in this action-packed TV show. What was the name of the show?
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Sergeant “Chip” Saunders was one of the lead characters in this period war TV show. What was the show?
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Virgil Tracy was the pilot of the main transport vehicle in this animatronic TV show. Which show was this?
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What TV show featured Simon Templar, man of mystery and secretly a good guy?
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Alexander Scott was a hip secret agent in this groundbreaking secret-agent TV show. Which TV show was this?
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Sister Bertrille was a member of a religious order, and she had some unique qualities. What was the name of the TV show that featured this buoyant woman?
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