If you are ready to break the fourth wall, see if you can laugh your way through this Rocky and Bullwinkle quiz!
"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" aired originally on ABC and NBC from 1959-1964. This iconic cartoon was a unique cartoon, one of the first ever made with both the humor and tastes of kids and adults in mind. Wry, dry and relevant to its day, this show about a moose named Bullwinkle and a flying squirrel named Rocky was a huge part of many people's childhoods all over the country.
There were dozens episodes of this cartoon variety show, stretched across 5 seasons. It has influenced and inspired the creators of numerous cartoons for decades and has even been made into several films in recent years. "Rocky and Bullwinkle" is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most important TV cartoons of all time.
The show used self-referential humor, puns and topical humor to make audiences think and laugh and scratch their heads. While the animation was limited even for its day, the writing was top notch. If you think you are Badenov, see if you can squirrel away a perfect score on this "Rocky and Bullwinkle" quiz!
Natasha Fatale is a spy and one of the show's main villains. She serves as an assistant to the show's villain, despite being more intelligent than him.
Rocky is a flying squirrel. His full name is Rocket J. Squirrel.
Bullwinkle would say this. His tricks often had unpredictable results.
Boris Badenov is the main antagonist of the show. He is bumbling and his plans often fail.
Boris has a famously bad temper. He would often yell this at Natasha after his schemes failed.
"Rocky and Bullwinkle" initially aired in 1959 on ABC. It initially aired in black and white.
Boris has asked Natasha to marry him many times. Every time he asks for her hand, she refuses to part with it because, "He can get his own."
There were several different segments in the show. These included "The Adventures of Dudley Doright" and "Fractured Fairytales."
Pottsylvania is a fictional country in "Rocky and Bullwinkle." It's a parody of Cold War Era Eastern Europe, and characters from there often have Russian-ish accents and use German words.
Rocky and Bullwinkle live in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. It was based on the real city of International Falls, Minnesota.
Fearless leader is the ruthless dictator of Pottsylvania. He is a parody of a cold and paranoid WW2-era Nazi.
Bullwinkle was one strong moose. His "mighty moose muscle" served him and Rocky well on their adventures.
Bullwinkle is a talking moose. His full name is Bullwinkle J. Moose.
Fearless Leader can be found mostly in his subterranean hideout called Central Control. From there he issues orders and yells at his henchmen.
Mr. Big gives orders to the dictator of Pottsylvania. Despite being insect-sized, he would use light to project a big shadow on whatever wall was handy and intimidate whoever he came across.
Rocky the Squirrel can fly, and often comes out on top due to Boris Badenov's incompetence. His catchphrase is "Holy Smoke!"
Natasha Fatale was a former Miss Transylvania. She is thought to possibly be the love child of Axis Sally and Count Dracula.
Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are sent on various nefarious missions, which usually go wrong due to their involvement with Bullwinkle and Rocky. In one episode Boris even admits that it's fine if the duo get away because it's not his show.
Bullwinkle is originally from and the governor of Mooselyvania. It's a small island that both the US and Canada claim belongs to the other country.
"Rocky and Bullwinkle" was influential and inspired a number of cartoon creators. The "J." in Homer J. Simpson is an homage to Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel.
These little green moon men become stranded on earth after their ship crashes. They both can teleport.
Captain Peter Wrongway Peachfuzz was the only captain in the Navy to always be wrong. The crew of his ship even once installed a fake wheel to trick him out of steering them nowhere.
Boris Badenov has a famously explosive temper. He yells "Raskolnikov!" when he's angry. This is the last name of the main character of the Dostoyevsky novel "Crime and Punishment."
Dictator and parody of a Nazi, Fearless Leader had a facial scar. It is believed to have been modeled off the face scar of real-life German SS officer Otto Skorzeny.
Bullwinkle is famously dumb. However, he is also the show's source of many of its self-referential jokes.
Rocky is a flying squirrel. He can glide and carry objects through the air.
Natasha Fatale often deals with Boris Badenov's frustration when their schemes fail. She is a take on the classic femme fatale and has a thick imitation Russian accent.
These little aliens have advanced technology at their disposal. They can freeze anyone temporarily with their "scrooch" freeze rays.
Chauncey and Edgar are a pair of old men who observe and comment on the strange happenings of their town. Often one would say to the other “That’s something you don’t see every day."
Gidney and Cloyd first appear as extraterrestrial enemies after crash landing on earth. They quickly become friends with Rocky and Bullwinkle.
The narrator of the show offered jokes, plot summary and charming confusion in a snap. He often seemed just as bewildered by the ridiculous events of the show as the audience.
Fearless Leader often sends Boris and Natasha on dastardly assignments, which they mess up. He yells this at Boris often.
Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are spies for the country of Pottsylvania. They often thwart their own schemes.
Bullwinkle is known for being dumb, but had some special abilities. As well as super strength, he could remember everything he ever ate.
Animation on the show was outsourced to save money. This caused numerous production problems and led to animation that was very limited, even for the time.