Only True ’60s Television Fans Can Ace This Character Quiz

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Television became wildly popular in the 1960s, with a TV set in almost every American household. The form of entertainment became a way to relax after work, to bring the family together, and to introduce people to fictional worlds. And with those worlds came some unforgettable characters.

From the Brady kids to the crew on the Starship Enterprise, the ’60s introduced some of television’s best characters. But how well do you remember retro roles and the shows they’re from? There’s only one way to find out; by taking this ’60s TV characters quiz. Good luck!

What is the name of the human-Vulcan in Star Trek?

What is the name of the Vulcan in Star Trek?
Retry Correct Incorrect The name of the human-Vulcan in the original Star Trek series is Spock. Played by actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock is known for being one of the leaders on the Starship Enterprise, along with Captain Kirk.
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NBC

What is the name of the human-Vulcan in Star Trek?

  • Captain Kirk
  • Scotty
  • Bones McCoy
  • Spock
0%

What is the name of the family sent to space to colonize a new planet in Lost in Space?

What is the name of the family sent to space to colonize a new planet in Lost in Space?
Retry Correct Incorrect The Robinson family, made up of John, Maureen, Judy, Penny, and Will, is a pioneering space family sent to explore a new planet to colonize. Unfortunately, their travels aren’t easy, and the family faces multiple challenges in the show Lost in Space.
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CBS

What is the name of the family sent to space to colonize a new planet in Lost in Space?

  • Smith
  • Strong
  • Baratte
  • Robinson
3%

These characters are shipwrecked on which show?

These characters became shipwrecked on which island?
Retry Correct Incorrect These three ladies, Ginger, “Lovey,” and Mary Ann, were shipwrecked on Gilligan’s Island. The show ran on CBS for three seasons and grew in popularity during its syndication period in the ’70s and ’80s.
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CBS

These characters are shipwrecked on which show?

  • Lost
  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Bewitched
  • I Dream of Jeannie
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Who is this character?

Who is this character?
Retry Correct Incorrect This is Jeannie, a 2,000-year-old genie from the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Starring Barbara Eden as Jeannie, the show ran from 1965 until 1970, for a total of five seasons.
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NBC

Who is this character?

  • Charlotte
  • Jan
  • Jeannie
  • Wendy
8%

Burt Ward played which superhero’s sidekick in 1966?

Burt Ward played which superhero's sidekick?
Retry Correct Incorrect In the 1966 television series Batman, Burt Ward took on the character of Robin, the sidekick to the masked vigilante known as Batman. Ward played the role for three seasons before hanging up his mask.
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ABC

Burt Ward played which superhero’s sidekick in 1966?

  • Spiderman
  • Deadpool
  • Batman
  • Wolverine
10%

Herman is the head of which crazy family?

Herman is head of which crazy family?
Retry Correct Incorrect Herman is the Frankenstein-esque head of the Munsters, a family of monsters in the sitcom of the same name. The series is satirical, as it makes fun of the monster movie genre.
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CBS

Herman is the head of which crazy family?

  • Brady
  • Munster
  • Monster
  • Addams
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What is the name of the Barkley family matriarch in The Big Valley?

What is the name of the Barkley family matriarch in The Big Valley?
Retry Correct Incorrect Victoria Barkley is the matriarch of the Barkley family in the series The Big Valley. The series follows the Barleys, the wealthiest family in Stockton, California, as they tend to their ranch in the mid to late 1800s.
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ABC

What is the name of the Barkley family matriarch in The Big Valley?

  • Victoria
  • Elizabeth
  • Beverly
  • Joann
15%

What’s the name of the nose-twitching witch in Bewitched?

What's the name of the nose-twitching witch in Bewitched?
Retry Correct Incorrect Samantha Stephens is the nose-twitching witch from the popular sitcom Bewitched. The show follows the life of Samantha as she marries a mortal man and tries to live the life of a housewife without the use of her powers.
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ABC

What’s the name of the nose-twitching witch in Bewitched?

  • Salem Spellman
  • Sabrina Spellman
  • Viola Smith
  • Samantha Stephens
18%

What is the name of the head of the Addams family?

What is the name of the head of the Addams family?
Retry Correct Incorrect Gomez Addams is the head of the Addams Family, along with his wife, Morticia. Following the lives of a close-knit extended family, The Addams Family was a wildly popular sitcom in the ’60s that paved the way for multiple remakes.
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ABC

What is the name of the head of the Addams family?

  • Gomez
  • Bill
  • Howard
  • Stan
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What is the actual name of Agent 86 in the series Get Smart?

What is the actual name of Agent 86 in the series Get Smart?
Retry Correct Incorrect The name of Agent 86 in the television series Get Smart is Maxwell Smart. The sitcom follows Maxwell’s adventures with the intelligence agency he works for, CONTROL. The only thing is, he’s not exactly tech-savvy, and he has more than one problem using the equipment he’s given for his missions!
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NBC

What is the actual name of Agent 86 in the series Get Smart?

  • Harry Smart
  • Ozzie Smart
  • Brian Smart
  • Maxwell Smart
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What is the name of the news reporter who takes in the martian in My Favorite Martian?

What is the name of the news reporter who takes in the martian in My Favorite Martian?
Retry Correct Incorrect Tim O’Hara is the name of the young newspaper reporter who takes in the martian in My Favorite Martian when he crash-lands on Earth. The series revolves around the adventures the two have together, with the martian disguised as Tim’s uncle.
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CBS

What is the name of the news reporter who takes in the martian in My Favorite Martian?

  • Paul Stephens
  • Stan Addams
  • Brady Johnson
  • Tim O’Hara
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What sport does Gidget enjoy?

What sport does Gidget enjoy?
Retry Correct Incorrect Gidget is a 1965 sitcom that revolves around a 15-year-old of the same name. One of Gidget’s favorite pastimes is surfing in her Southern California town. The final episode of the show aired on April 21, 1966.
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ABC

What sport does Gidget enjoy?

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Surfing
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Whose life is turned upside down when his nieces and nephew show up on his doorstep in Family Affairs?

Whose life is turned upside down when his nieces and nephew show up on his doorstep in Family Affairs?
Retry Correct Incorrect In the sitcom Family Affairs, Bill Davis is thrown for a loop when his bachelor lifestyle is interrupted by the arrival of his newly orphaned nieces and nephew, Buffy, Jody, and Cissy.
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CBS

Whose life is turned upside down when his nieces and nephew show up on his doorstep in Family Affairs?

  • Paul Stephens
  • Tim Johnson
  • Bill Davis
  • Roy Hault
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What is the name of this little menace?

What is the name of this little menace?
Retry Correct Incorrect This little boy is Dennis from the sitcom Dennis the Menace. Based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip, the show follows the life of the Mitchell family, which includes their trouble-prone son Dennis.
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CBS

What is the name of this little menace?

  • Dennis
  • Davy
  • Drew
  • David
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What is the name of the patriarch in Bonanza?

What is the name of the patriarch in Bonanza?
Retry Correct Incorrect Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male ranch, consisting of his three sons, in Nevada after the Civil War. Bonanza was a very popular Western show, running for 14 seasons.
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NBC

What is the name of the patriarch in Bonanza?

  • Paul Hicks
  • Brady Carstairs
  • Ben Cartwright
  • Lu Fillmore
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Barnabas Collins is a vampire on what ’60s show?

Barnabas Collins is a vampire on what 60s show?
Retry Correct Incorrect The show Dark Shadows became wildly popular when the character of Barnabas Collins, a vampire, joined the cast after its ten-month run. The show follows the Collins family as they live day to day life in Collinsport, Maine, a town with more than one supernatural occurrence.
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ABC

Barnabas Collins is a vampire on what ’60s show?

  • The Addams Family
  • The Munsters
  • Bewitched
  • Dark Shadows
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What is the name of Napoleon Solo’s partner in The Man From U.N.C.L.E?

What is the name of Napoleon Solo's partner in The Man From U.N.C.L.E?
Retry Correct Incorrect The name of Napoleon Solo’s partner in The Man From U.N.C.L.E is Illya Kuryakin. The series is based around the two partners are they are sent on missions to defeat the evil international syndicate THRUSH.
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NBC

What is the name of Napoleon Solo’s partner in The Man From U.N.C.L.E?

  • Humphry Jokavitch
  • Bart Banner
  • Illya Kuryakin
  • Nathanial Romanov
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Who do Andy and Opie stay with on The Andy Griffith Show?

Who do Andy and Opie stay with on The Andy Griffith Show?
Retry Correct Incorrect On The Andy Griffith Show, Andy Taylor and his son Opie stay with his Aunt Bee. The series ran for eight seasons and is now considered to be one of the best series in American television history.
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CBS

Who do Andy and Opie stay with on The Andy Griffith Show?

  • Grandma Lu
  • Aunt Jo
  • Grandma Mary-Ann
  • Aunt Bee
43%

What is the name of the poor backwoods family in The Beverly Hillbillies?

What is the name of the poor backwoods family in The Beverly Hillbillies?
Retry Correct Incorrect The Beverly Billbillies follows the story of the Clampett family, a poor country family that moves from the Ozark Mountains to the posh streets of Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their backwoods land.
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CBS

What is the name of the poor backwoods family in The Beverly Hillbillies?

  • Do-gooder
  • Clampett
  • Johnson
  • Bernstein
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What is the name of the aspiring actress in That Girl?

What is the name of the aspiring actress in That Girl?
Retry Correct Incorrect Ann Marie is an aspiring actress on the show That Girl. After moving to New York, viewers watch as Ann Marie works a series of odd jobs while she waits to make it big in show business.
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ABC

What is the name of the aspiring actress in That Girl?

  • Ann Marie
  • Samantha Roberts
  • Lucy Starborn
  • Jo Levit
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He made his breakthrough as a comedian.

Dean Martin
Retry Correct Incorrect Beginning in 1965, Dean Martin established himself as the host of the television program The Dean Martin Show, and from 1974 to 1984 was roastmaster on the classic Dean Martin Celebrity Roast.
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Henry Gris/FPG/Getty Images

He made his breakthrough as a comedian.

  • Dean Martin
  • Rod Taylor
  • Rod Steiger
  • Alec Guinness
  • Paul Newman
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What Lost In Space character was played by Guy Williams?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Guy Williams starred as Professor John Robinson in Lost in Space from 1965 to 1968. The 2018 version stars Toby Stephens as the character, Molly Parkins as Maureen, and Maxwell Jenkins as young Will.
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20th Century Fox

What Lost In Space character was played by Guy Williams?

  • Dr. Zachary Smith
  • Professor John Robinson
  • Will Robinson
  • Major Don West
53%

This soap opera is the longest-running in ABC television history?

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Retry Correct Incorrect General Hospital came out back in 1963, and it’s since had a whopping 58 seasons! It holds the record for being the longest-running ABC series and for having the most Emmys.
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ABC

This soap opera is the longest-running in ABC television history?

  • General Hospital
  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Days of our Lives
  • The Young and the Restless
55%

What is the surname of this couple from Days of our Lives?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Days of our Lives couple pictured here is Alice and Tom Horton, portrayed by Francis Reid and Macdonald Carey. The characters stayed in the series until 1994 and 2007.
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NBC

What is the surname of this couple from Days of our Lives?

  • Bailey
  • Mills
  • Horton
  • Smith
58%

What did the “Five-O” In Hawaii Five-O Refer To?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Five-O is the name of the special state police task force that Hawaii Five-O centers on. Protagonist Steve McGarrett was the leader of the group and a former Navy officer.
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CBS

What did the “Five-O” In Hawaii Five-O Refer To?

  • the police force
  • the islands
  • the zip code
  • the police car model
60%

What was the name of this husband in the show Bewitched?

bewitched
Retry Correct Incorrect Darrin Stephens was the husband in Bewitched who didn’t approve of his wife’s magical tendencies. The character was portrayed by Dick York from 1964 until 1969, though the show didn’t end until 1972.
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ABC

What was the name of this husband in the show Bewitched?

  • Mark
  • Michael
  • Darrin
  • Frank
63%

Where did Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes live before the war?

Hogan's Heroes
Retry Correct Incorrect Actor Bob Crane portrayed Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes, a man born in Ohio at the turn of the century. The character lived in various Midwest cities before becoming the Senior POW officer of Stalag 13.
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Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Where did Hogan of Hogan’s Heroes live before the war?

  • the Midwest
  • the South
  • the East Coast
  • the West Coast
65%

Who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Burt Ward portrayed the lovable Robin in the 1960s Batman series. Adam West was Batman, and Yvonne Craig was Batgirl. The series lasted three seasons, running from 1966 until 1968.
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ABC

Who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series?

  • Adam West
  • Blake Hamilton
  • Burt Ward
  • Lewis Price
68%

What was Gilligan’s nickname on Gilligan’s Island?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Gilligan, played by Bob Denver, was called “little buddy” by The Skipper, portrayed by Alan Hale Jr., on the show Gilligan’s Island. It was a kind nickname given how dimwitted the character could be.
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CBS

What was Gilligan’s nickname on Gilligan’s Island?

  • Big eyes
  • Dopey
  • Little buddy
  • Butters
70%

What decade was The Wild Wild West set in?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Though The Wild Wild West came out in 1965, the show was set during the time that Ulysses Grant was president, from 1869 until 1877. A 1999 film adaptation based on the series starred Will Smith and Kevin Kline as the lead agents.
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CBS

What decade was The Wild Wild West set in?

  • 1850s
  • 1810s
  • 1890s
  • 1870s
73%

Who was the oldest sibling in The Brady Bunch?

Photo of Brady Bunch
Retry Correct Incorrect The Brady Bunch featured six children, three boys, and three girls, the oldest of whom was Greg. Eventually, Greg, played by Barry Williams, gets his own room in the attic.
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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Who was the oldest sibling in The Brady Bunch?

  • Bobby
  • Greg
  • Marcia
  • Jan
75%

What was the name of this Beverly Hillbillies’ daughter?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The name of this character from The Beverly Hillbillies is J.D. Clampett, and his daughter is named Elly May. The family also includes J.D.’s mother-in-law Granny and his nephew Jethro.
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CBS

What was the name of this Beverly Hillbillies’ daughter?

  • Nancy Jo
  • Sally Ann
  • Elly May
  • Martha Jane
78%

What was The Virginian renamed in its final season?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Virginian was a western series that became The Men of Shiloh in its final year. The show was based on a 1902 novel by Owen Wister called The Virginian: Horseman of the Plains.

What was The Virginian renamed in its final season?

  • Giddy Up
  • The Men of Shiloh
  • Horseman of the Plains
  • Country Train
80%

What was the day of the week name of one of the Addams family children?

The Addams Family
Retry Correct Incorrect One of the most recognizable parts of The Addams Family is the little girl with long, black braids named Wednesday. Lisa Loring portrayed this character in the ’60s version of the show.
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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What was the day of the week name of one of the Addams family children?

  • Tuesday
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
83%

In what year did Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood come out?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood came out in 1968 and lasted all the way until 2001. Fred Rogers was the preschool show’s creator, producer, composer, head writer, showrunner, and host from the start to the end.
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NET

In what year did Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood come out?

  • 1965
  • 1960
  • 1962
  • 1968
85%

Who replaced William Frawley in My Three Sons?

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Retry Correct Incorrect William Frawley played the maternal grandfather of the show’s three boys, but had to retire from the series due to an illness. The writers then wrote in the grandfather’s brother, played by William Demarest, as a replacement.
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CBS

Who replaced William Frawley in My Three Sons?

  • Mark Ivory
  • William Demarest
  • Charles Lang
  • Levy O’neil
88%

What was the name of the detective series starring Mike Connors?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Mannix was a detective series starring Mike Connors as the lead role of Joe Mannix, a private investigator. The show was almost called Intertect after the name of the agency where Joe works.
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Desilu Productions

What was the name of the detective series starring Mike Connors?

  • Mannix
  • Blues Clues
  • Columbo
  • Inspector Gadget
90%

The character Viki Lord is in what Soap Opera?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Victoria “Viki” Lord is one of the prominent characters in One Life to Live. The soap opera’s final episode was in 2012 after running on ABC for more than four decades.
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ABC

The character Viki Lord is in what Soap Opera?

  • As the World Turns
  • All My Children
  • Days of our Lives
  • One Life to Live
93%

What was the name of the fictitious show in The Dick Van Dyke Show?

The Dick Van Dyke Show
Retry Correct Incorrect The Dick Van Dyke Show was a sitcom centered on Dick’s character Rob Petrie. Rob is the writer of a Manhattan variety show called The Alan Brady Show, so viewers were watching a series within a series.
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Earl Theisen/Getty Images

What was the name of the fictitious show in The Dick Van Dyke Show?

  • The Life of Arnold
  • The Alan Brady Show
  • The Spinning Lads
  • Here We Are Again
95%

Uncle Joe Carson was in what series?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Petticoat Junction centered around a Shady Rest Hotel, which was run by character Kate Bradley and her Uncle Joe Carson. The show was such a success that it lead to the spinoff series Green Acres.
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CBS

Uncle Joe Carson was in what series?

  • Petticoat Junction
  • Wild Town
  • On the Prairie
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
98%

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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Better Luck Next Time These results tell us that you’re not really in tune with your ’60s television. Honestly, that’s fine! If this was a 2000s character quiz, we’d bet you’d knock it right out of the park! Close, But Not Close Enough These results tell us that you might have watched an episode or two of a ’60s show when you were much younger. Which means you probably don’t remember most of the plot, let alone the character names! Almost Perfect! These results tell us that when it comes to ’60s television and characters, you know your stuff! You’re one of those people who goes straight to the oldies channels to watch reruns on Saturday morning instead of cartoons. ’60s Television Character Genius! These results tell us that you don’t watch anything on TV unless it is from the ’60s. We’d bet you eat sleep and breathe Bewitched and have even journeyed to Hawaii just to feel like you were part of the Gilligan’s Island cast. Well done!
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