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On the TV sitcom "The Honeymooners", what was the name of
Ralph's bowling team?
a. The Alley Cats
b. The Hurricanes
c. The Gladiators
The Hurricanes - Despite its initial popularity, the show only ran for 39 episodes.
Who played Walter Denton in "Our Miss Brooks"?
a. Richard Todd
b. Charles Farrell
c. Steve McQueen
d. Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna - Our Miss Brooks was an American sitcom that starred Eve Arden as a high school English
What was Joe Friday's badge number on the crime drama TV series
714 - The original series ran for eight from 1951 to 1959.
Who was the host of the original TV game show "Concentration"?
a. David Frost
b. Alan Ludden
c. Hugh Downs
d. Pat Sajak
Hugh Downs - Concentration was based on the children's memory game of the same name.
Airing for 203 episodes, what TV show featured Robert Young as
Tim Warren, head of the Warren Family?
a. Leave It to Beaver
b. Amos 'n' Andy
d. Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best - The show ran from October 3, 1954 to May 23, 1960.
Who played the title role in "Man Against Crime"?
a. Robert Montgomery
b. Roscoe Kearns
c. Richard Crenna
d. Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy - The show ran from October 7, 1949 to August 26, 1956.
What is the name of the actor who portrayed little Ricky on the
TV comedy series "I Love Lucy"?
a. Richard Keith
b. Keith Richardson
c. William Frawley
d. Keith Black
Richard Keith - Starring Lucille Ball, I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States for
four of its six seasons.
Who hosted the first version and then co-hosted the American
quiz show "You Bet Your Life"?
a. Harvey Korman
b. George Fenneman
c. Groucho Marx
d. Merv Griffin
George Fenneman - Most of the episodes are now in the public domain.
When did the "Today" show first premiere on NBC?
a. January 14, 1955
b. January 14, 1952
c. January 14, 1950
d. January 14, 1948
January 14, 1952 - The Today Show is the fifth-longest running American television series (2013).
Who was the host of the American newsmagazine and documentary
series "See it Now"?
a. Lowell Thomas
b. Art Linkletter
c. Edward R. Murrow
d. Arthur Godfrey
Edward R. Murrow - See It Now won four Emmy Awards.
Who was the announcer on the "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" television
a. Hugh Downs
b. James Earl Jones
c. Mike Wallace
d. Ronald Reagan
Hugh Downs - The show featured puppets and did not have a script. It was entirely ad-libbed.
On the TV show "Leave It to Beaver", what were the names of
Beaver Cleaver's pigeons?
a. Sparky and Speedy
b. Jack and Jill
c. Miss Landers and Miss Rayburn
d. Miss Canfield and Miss Landers
Miss Canfield and Miss Landers - Beaver Cleaver was originally played by Jerry Mathers.
What is the actor's name who played the "Lone Ranger"?
a. John Reid
b. Fred Penner
c. Clayton Moore
d. Charlie Brown
Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger ran for five seasons.
Which of the following TV series aired during the fifties?
a. The Dick Van Dyke Show
b. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
d. Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman - Airing from 1952 to 1958, the show was the first ever TV series to feature
Who was John Russell's deputy (Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay) on
the western TV series "Lawman"?
a. Ty Hardin
b. Johnny Yuma
c. Ed Byrnes
d. Peter Brown
Peter Brown - Played by John Russell, Dan Troop is the town marshal of Laramie.
Who was the first host of the "Tonight Show"?
a. Steve Allen
b. Dave Galloway
c. Jack Parr
d. Johnny Carson
Steve Allen - The Tonight Show is the longest running entertainment show in the US (2013).
On "The Honeymooners", what was the name of the fraternal order
to which Ralph and Ed belonged?
a. The Raccoons
b. The Proud Warriors
c. Royal Order of Elks
d. The Water Buffalos
The Raccoons - The Honeymooners starred Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph.
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