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Classic TV Show Trivia Questions and Answers

Which family featured in the 50s sitcom Father Knows Best?
A: Andersons.

What was the first name of the person the Fugitive was accused of killing?
A: Helen.

What was the name of the LA-based radio show which transferred to TV with Lucille Ball?
A: My Favorite Husband.

Which classic TV series had the catchphrase "Kookie, Kookie lend me your comb?"
A: 77 Sunset Strip.

Who played The Siren in the original /Batman TV series?
A: Joan Collins.

In the 1940s, on what night of the week was the Milton Berle show?
A: Tuesday.


Who was creator / producer of The Beverly Hillbillies?
A: Paul Henning.

Which Gunsmoke actor was a veteran of the Anzio campaign of World War II?
A: James Arness.

In which New York nightclub in I Love Lucy was Ricky Ricardo bandleader and emcee?
A: Tropicana Club.

How as the Ed Sullivan show known when it was premiered on CBS in 1948?
A: Toast of the Town.

On which talent show did Bobby Rydell first find fame?
A: Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club.

Which 90s rerun of a 60s series had the promotion line" It's not stupid... it's surrealism?"
A: Green Acres.


Who was the producer creator of Gilligan's Island?
A: Sherwood Schwartz.

Ed Sullivan was Broadway gossip columnist on which newspaper?
A: New York Daily News.

Which 1968 cop show was the brain child of Aaron Spelling?
A: The Mod Squad.

Which series was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin?
A: The Six Million Dollar Man.

Who hosted The Match Game on its original run on NBC?
A: Gene Rayburn

What actor played the part of Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke?
A: James Arness


Who first asked contestants to "come on down" on The Price Is Right?
A: Johnny Olden.

Who played the theme music on The Dating Game?
A: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

What was Desi Arnaz's real first name?
A: Desiderio.

Who hosted The Texaco Star Theater in the 1940s?
A: Milton Berle.

What was the name of the cook in Bonanza?
A: Hop Sing.

Which comedy show was originally called You'll Never Get Rich?
A: The Phil Silvers Show.


What was Hanna and Barbera's first TV show?
A: Ruff and Ready.

The central character in Gunsmoke is whom?
A: Lawman Marshal Matt Dillon

Who played Matt Dillon on radio?
A: William Conrad.

On "My Three Sons", what actor played the part of Steve Douglas from 1960 to 1972?
A: Fred MacMurray.

How many episodes where produced?
A: 380 episodes were produced.

When did "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" launch?
A: October 8, 1944 on CBS.


In 1962, it became the first prime-time scripted series on American television to reach what?
A: The 10-year milestone.

What actor played Wally Plumstead on Ozzie and Harriet?
A: Skip Young.

When did "Father Knows Best" make its debut?
A: In October 1954 on CBS.

Set in the Midwest, it starred Robert Young as whom?
A: The General Insurance agent Jim Anderson.

His wife Margaret was first portrayed by whom?
A: June Whitley.

My Three Sons ended its primetime run in the spring of 1972 after how long?
A: 12 years on the air.

On "Gunsmoke" Kitty was played by whom?
A: Georgia Ellis on radio, and by Amanda Blake on TV.

James Arness and Milburn Stone portrayed their Gunsmoke characters for how many consecutive years?
A: 20.


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