Can You Match the '70s TV Character to Their Show?

By: J.P. Naomi

Can You Match the '70s TV Character to Their Show?
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About This Quiz

Do you remember the name of the pig on "Green Acres"? Do you know who the "Dukes of Hazzard" was or which Brady girl was the youngest? Prove your 70s TV character mastery with our quiz!

The 70s was a true turning point in TV. Sure, there were still plenty of silly comedies and fish-out-of-water series, but there were also plenty of shows that pushed social boundaries, reflecting sweeping cultural changes that came about during the decade. Shows like "All in the Family," "Good Times" and "Sanford and Son" boldly dove into once-forbidden TV topics like poverty, rape and racism. "The Brady Bunch" took a lighthearted look at divorce and blended families, while "Mary Tyler Moore" proved that an independent working woman could get by just fine without a husband.

Of course, not all 70s shows were necessarily pushing the limits. Action series also ruled the decade, thanks to "Charlie's Angels." Viewers enjoyed a down-home look at the Waltons and the Ingalls families, and the rural TV obsession, featuring the Clampetts, the Douglases and the Cartwrights, was winding down by the early part of the decade. 

Think you can match each of these 70s TV characters to the correct series? Take our quiz to find out!

Arthur Fonzarelli - Happy Days In which 70s TV show can you find Arthur Fonzarelli?
"Happy Days"
"Happy Days" premiered on January 15, 1974, on ABC. It ran for a total of 11 seasons with 255 episodes until September 24, 1984. Henry Winkler, who played Fonzie, became a big star because of the show.
"Good Times"
"Andy Williams Show"
"Bad News Bears"

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Mary Richards - The Mary Tyler Moore Show In which 70s TV show can you find Mary Richards?
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was a sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. Its opening theme was "Love is All Around." It aired on CBS from 1970 - 1977.
"Lassie"
"Streets of San Francisco"
"Love Story"

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Benjamin Franklin Pierce - M*A*S*H In which 70s TV show can you find Benjamin Franklin Pierce?
"Persuaders"
"Quincy, M.E."
"M*A*S*H"
"M*A*S*H" ran for a total of 11 seasons from 1972 - 1983. The series was based on the 1970 film of the same name.
"The Odd Couple"

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Sergeant Dennis Becker - The Rockford Files In which 70s TV show can you find Sergeant Dennis Becker?
"The Rockford Files"
"The Rockford Files," a detective show, aired on NBC from 1974 - 1980 for six seasons and a total of 122 episodes. Sergeant Dennis Becker was portrayed by actor Joe Santos.
"One Day at a Time"
"People"
"Battlestar Galactica"

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Edna Garrett - The Facts of Life In which 70s TV show can you find Edna Garrett?
"Paper Chase"
"Here's Lucy"
"Oregon Trail"
"The Facts of Life"
"The Facts of Life" was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon. It ran on NBC from 1979 - 1988 with a total of 209 episodes. It was a spin-off of "Diff'rent Strokes."

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John Walton - The Waltons In which 70s TV show can you find John Walton?
"Joe & Valerie"
"The Jeffersons"
"Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
"The Waltons"
"The Waltons" aired on CBS from 1972 - 1981. There were a total of 221 episodes. The show takes place in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II.

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Mike Brady - The Brady Bunch In which 70s TV show can you find Mike Brady?
"Saturday Night Live"
"Shirley's World"
"The Brady Bunch"
"The Brady Bunch" aired for five seasons from 1969 - 1974. Created by Sherwood Schwartz, there were a total of 117 episodes. The series was about a blended family with six children.
"Kate Loves a Mystery"

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Jack Tripper - Three's Company In which 70s TV show can you find Jack Tripper?
"Busting Loose"
"Carlucci's Department"
"Salvage 1"
"Three's Company"
"Three's Company" was based on the story of three single roommates. They were: Janet Wood, portrayed by Joyce DeWitt; Chrissy Snow, portrayed by Suzanne Somers and Jack Tripper, portrayed by John Ritter.

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Detective Steve McGarrett - Hawaii Five-O In which 70s TV show can you find Detective Steve McGarrett?
"Jigsaw John"
"Hawaii Five-O"
"Hawaii Five-O" aired on CBS from 1968 - 1980. Detective Steve McGarrett was portrayed by actor Jack Lord. He was a main character for all 12 seasons.
"Bonanza"
"Shaft"

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Quincy, M.E. Intro In which 70s TV show can you find Dr. Asten?
"How the West Was Won"
"Joe's World"
"Quincy, M.E."
"Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC for seven seasons with a total of 148 episodes from 1976 - 1983. Dr. Asten was portrayed by actor John S. Ragin.
"Scarlet Letter"

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Walter Findlay - Maude In which 70s TV show can you find Walter Findlay?
"Executive Suite"
"Maude"
Walter Findlay was portrayed by actor Bill Macy. Macy was born in Revere, Massachusetts, in 1922 and had a long career as a television, film and stage actor.
"Facts of Life"
"WKRP in Cincinnati"

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Arthur Carlson - WKRP in Cincinnati In which 70s TV show can you find Arthur Carlson?
"Name Of The Game"
"Mac Davis Show"
"WKRP in Cincinnati"
"WKRP in Cincinnati" featured a cast of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner. Arthur Carlson was portrayed by Gordon Jump.
"Swiss Family Robinson"

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Captain Merril Stubing - The Love Boat In which 70s TV show can you find Captain Merrill Stubing?
"I Dream of Jeannie"
"Here's Lucy"
"The Love Boat"
"The Love Boat" aired on ABC from 1977 - 1987. Captain Merrill Stubing was portrayed by actor Gavin MacLeod. The action mostly took place on a luxury cruise ship.
"Here Comes The Brides"

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Mr. Roarke - Fantasy Island In which 70s TV show can you find Mr. Roarke?
"Rosetti and Ryan"
"Rockford Files"
"Fantasy Island"
"Fantasy Island" was created by Gene Levitt and aired on ABC from 1977 - 1984. Mr. Roarke was portrayed by actor Ricardo Montalb√°n. On the show, people could pay to live out their wildest dreams.
"Rhoda"

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Kelly Garrett - Charlie's Angels In which 70s TV show can you find Kelly Garrett?
"James at 15"
"In Search Of"
"Charlie's Angels"
"Charlie's Angels" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1981. The show starred actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith. They worked as crime-fighters for a detective agency.
"S.W.A.T."

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Vinnie Babarino - Welcome Back, Kotter In which 70s TV show can you find Vinnie Barbarino?
"Welcome Back, Kotter"
"Welcome Back, Kotter" aired for four seasons on ABC from 1975 - 1979. John Travolta portrayed Vinnie Barbarino, a role that marked Travolta's first major television role.
"A Year at the Top"
"Governor & JJ"
"Hardy Boys Mysteries"

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Colonel Steve Austin - The Six Million Dollar Man In which 70s TV show can you find Colonel Steve Austin?
"Bewitched"
"Beverly Hillbillies"
"Bionic Woman"
"The Six Million Dollar Man"
"The Six Million Dollar Man" premiered on March 7, 1973, and aired for five seasons until March 6, 1978. It was based on "Cyborg" by Martin Caidin.

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Big Bird - Sesame Street In which 70s TV show can you find Big Bird?
"Sesame Street"
"Sesame Street" has aired for an astounding 50 seasons. It was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. Most American kids have seen the show by the time they are three.
"Rookies"
"Rich Little Show"
"Kojak"

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Mindy McConnell - Mork & Mindy In which 70s TV show can you find Mindy McConnell?
"The Odd Couple"
"Get Smart"
"Gunsmoke"
"Mork & Mindy"
"Mork & Mindy" premiered in 1978 and ran for four seasons until 1982. Mindy was portrayed by actress Pamela Dawber. Mork, an alien, was played by Robin Williams.

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Detective Stan Wojciehowicz - Barney Miller In which 70s TV show can you find Detective Stan Wojciehowicz?
"Firehouse"
"Flying Nun"
"Barney Miller"
Detective Stan Wojciehowicz was nicknamed "Wojo." He was portrayed by actor Max Gail and appeared in all eight seasons of the show, from 1975 - 1982.
"Night Gallery"

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Shirley Partridge - The Partridge Family In which 70s TV show can you find Shirley Partridge?
"The Partridge Family"
"The Partridge Family" premiered on September 25, 1970, and ran for four seasons, until March 23, 1974. Its theme song for seasons two through four was the memorable, "C'mon, Get Happy."
"Griff"
"Paris 7000"
"Petticoat Junction"

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David Banner - The Incredible Hulk In which 70s TV show can you find David Banner?
"Arnie"
"Green Acres"
"Hart to Hart"
"The Incredible Hulk"
Actor Bill Bixby played the role of David Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk." The show aired on CBS from 1977 - 1982.

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Alex Reiger -Taxi In which 70s TV show can you find Alex Reiger?
"Lou Grant"
"Columbo"
"Taxi"
"Taxi" premiered on September 12, 1978, and ran for five seasons, with a total of 114 episodes, until June 15, 1983. Actor Judd Hirsch played the role of Alex Reiger.
"Dallas"

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Lionel Jefferson - The Jeffersons In which 70s TV show can you find Lionel Jefferson?
"Three's Company"
"The Jeffersons"
"The Jeffersons" aired on CBS from 1975 - 1985 for a total of 253 episodes over 11 seasons. Lionel Jefferson was portrayed by actors Mike Evans and Damon Evans (no relation). It was a spin-off of "All in the Family."
"The Waltons"
"Mayberry R.F.D."

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Ann Romano - One Day at a Time In which 70s TV show can you find Ann Romano?
"Chopper One"
"One Day at a Time"
"One Day at a Time" was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings. It aired for nine seasons with a total of 209 episodes from 1975 - 1984. Ann Romano was portrayed by actress Bonnie Franklin.
"Charlie's Angels"
"CHiPs"

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Shirley Feeney - Lavern & Shirley In which 70s TV show can you find Shirley Feeney?
"That Girl"
"Lassie"
"Taxi"
"Lavern & Shirley"
"Lavern & Shirley" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1983. Laverne DeFazio was portrayed by actress Penny Marshall, and Shirley Feeney was portrayed by actress Cindy Williams.

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Felix Unger - The Odd Couple In which 70s TV show can you find Felix Unger?
"What's Happening!!"
"Mission: Impossible"
"The Odd Couple"
"The Odd Couple" premiered on September 24, 1970, on ABC. It aired for five seasons with a total of 114 episodes until 1975. "The Odd Couple" starred actors Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

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Charles Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie In which 70s TV show can you find Charles Ingalls?
"Escape"
"Little House on the Prairie"
Charles Ingalls was portrayed by actor Michael Landon. Landon was born in 1936 and died of pancreatic cancer in 1991 at the age of 54.
"Dukes of Hazzard"
"Doctors' Hospital"

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Matt Dillon - Gunsmoke In which 70s TV show can you find Matt Dillon?
"Doc"
"Gunsmoke"
"Gunsmoke" aired on CBS from 1955 - 1975. Character Matt Dillon was portrayed by actor James Arness. He died in 2011 at the age of 88. It was an extraordinarily popular radio (and then TV) Western.
"Eight is Enough"
"Feather and Father Gang"

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Kwai Chang Caine - Kung Fu In which 70s TV show can you find Kwai Chang Caine?
"That's My Mama"
"Kung Fu"
"Kung Fu" aired on ABC from 1972 - 1975 for a total of 63 episodes over three seasons. Kwai Chang Caine was portrayed by David Carradine as an adult, Keith Carradine as a teenager and Radames Pera as a young boy.
"Diff'rent Strokes"
"Ed Sullivan Show"

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Miss Piggy - The Muppet Show In which 70s TV show can you find Miss Piggy?
"Snoop Sisters"
"The Muppet Show"
"The Muppet Show" premiered on September 18, 1976. Its final episode was on March 15, 1981. The show was created by the legendary Jim Henson.
"Six Million Dollar Man"
"Columbo"

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Roger "Raj" Thomas - What's Happening!! In which 70s TV show can you find Roger "Raj" Thomas?
"The Brady Bunch"
"Carlucci's Department"
"What's Happening!!"
"What's Happening!!" was created by Eric Monte and based on Cooley High School. It premiered on August 5, 1976, and ran for three seasons until April 28, 1979.
"Sanford and Son"

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Mel Sharples - Alice In which 70s TV show can you find Mel Sharples?
"Love Boat"
"Makin' It"
"Alice"
Character Mel Sharples was portrayed by actor Vic Tayback. "Alice" ran from 1976 - 1985 on CBS. It was based on the movie, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore."
"Maude"

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David Michael Starsky - Starsky and Hutch In which 70s TV show can you find David Michael Starsky?
"New People"
"Starsky and Hutch"
"Starsky and Hutch" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1979 for a total of four seasons with 93 episodes. It was created by William Blinn.
"Night Gallery"
"From a Bird's Eye View"

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Rod Serling - Night Gallery In which 70s TV show can you find Rod Serling?
"Donny and Marie"
"Night Gallery"
"Night Gallery" was created and presented by Rod Serling. The show aired on NBC from 1969 - 1973. Steven Spielberg made his directing debut on "Night Gallery."
"Eight is Enough"
"Mork & Mindy"

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Brenda Morgenstern - Rhoda In which 70s TV show can you find Brenda Morgenstern?
"Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour"
"Lassie"
"Rhoda"
Starring Valerie Harper, "Rhoda" aired on CBS from 1974 - 1978. Brenda Morgenstern was portrayed by actress Julie Kavner. Kavner is most well-known for her voice-over work on "The Simpsons."
"Kung Fu"

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Officer Jon Baker - CHiPs In which 70s TV show can you find Officer Jon Baker?
"That Girl"
"CHiPs"
Officer Jon Baker was portrayed by actor Larry Dee Wilcox. He was born on August 8, 1947, in San Diego, California and is also a decorated Marine veteran.
"Taxi"
"Diff'rent Strokes"

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Florida Evans - Good Times In which 70s TV show can you find Florida Evans?
"Good Times"
"Good Times" was a sitcom created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. It aired on CBS from 1974 - 1979. Florida Evans was portrayed by actress Esther Rolle.
"Young Maverick"
"Flying Nun"
"Funny Side"

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Adam Cartwright - Bonanza In which 70s TV show can you find Adam Cartwright?
"Night Gallery"
"Bonanza"
"Bonanza" aired on NBC from 1959 - 1973. There were a total of 431 episodes over 14 seasons. Adam Cartwright was portrayed by actor Pernell Roberts. It was NBC's longest-running Western.
"Manhunter"
"Maude"

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Fred G. Sanford - Sanford and Son In which 70s TV show can you find Fred Sanford?
"Kung Fu"
"Sanford and Son"
"Sanford and Son" premiered on January 14, 1972, and aired on NBC until March 25, 1977. Fred Sanford was portrayed by actor Redd Foxx. It was based on a BBC sitcom.
"Chicago Teddy Bears"
"Charlie's Angels"

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Jim Reed - Adam-12 In which 70s TV show can you find Jim Reed?
"Starsky and Hutch"
"Adam-12"
"Adam-12" aired on NBC from 1968 - 1975. It was created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb and starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord. It was a police drama.
"Laverne & Shirley"
"Cop & the Kid"

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Luke Duke In which 70s TV show can you find Luke Duke?
"Kung Fu"
"Kodiak"
"Kojak"
"The Dukes of Hazzard"
"The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on CBS from 1979 - 1985. Luke Duke was portrayed by actor Tom Wopat. It was loosely based on the movie, "Moonrunners."

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Willis Jackson - Diff'rent Strokes In which 70s TV show can you find Willis Jackson?
"Petticoat Junction"
"Adam-12"
"Arnie"
"Diff'rent Strokes"
"Diff'rent Strokes" aired from 1978 - 1986 for a total of eight seasons with 189 episodes. It was created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff. The show was known for "special episodes" that covered controversial topics.

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David Toma - Baretta In which 70s TV show can you find Detective Tony Baretta?
"Working Stiffs"
"When Things Were Rotten"
"Baretta"
Created by Stephen J. Cannell, "Baretta" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1978. Detective Tony Baretta was portrayed by actor Robert Blake.
"Young Rebels"

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Jock Ewing In which 70s TV show can you find Jock Ewing?
"Getting Together"
"Dallas"
"Dallas" premiered on April 2, 1978, on CBS. It ran for 14 seasons, until May 3, 1991. It was created by television writer David Jacobs, who is also known for his work on "Knots Landing."
"Good Heavens"
"Gunsmoke"

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Eugene X. Gatling - Benson In which 70s TV show can you find Eugene X. Gatling?
"The Odd Couple"
"Benson"
"Benson" aired on ABC from 1979 - 1986. Eugene X. Gatling was portrayed by actor James Noble. The show was a spin-off of the comedy series, "Soap."
"Bionic Woman"
"Here's Lucy"

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Tom Bradford - Eight Is Enough In which 70s TV show can you find Tom Bradford?
"Barbary Coast"
"Bob Newhart Show"
"Eight Is Enough"
"Eight Is Enough" aired for five seasons on ABC from 1977 - 1981. Character Tom Bradford was portrayed by actor Dick Van Patten. It was based on a true story.
"Rhoda"

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Captain Frank McNeil In which 70s TV show can you find Captain Frank McNeil?
"Getting Together"
"Good Times"
"Out of the Blue"
"Kojak"
"Kojak" appeared on CBS from 1973 - 1978 for a total of 118 episodes. Captain Francis "Frank" McNeil was portrayed by actor Dan Frazer. The show is named after the title character, Theo Kojak.

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Jaime Sommers - The Bionic Woman In which 70s TV show can you find Jaime Sommers?
"Charlie's Angels"
"The Bionic Woman"
"The Bionic Woman" was created by Kenneth Johnson. It aired from 1976 - 1978 for a total of 58 episodes. Lindsay Wagner plays the role of Jaime Sommers. It was a spin-off of the show, "The Six Million Dollar Man."
"Police Woman"
"The Partridge Family"

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Archie Bunker In which 70s TV show can you find Archie Bunker?
"Happy Days"
"Adam 12"
"All in the Family"
"All in the Family" was developed by Norman Lear and starred Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers and Rob Reiner. It ran on CBS from 1971 - 1979.
"Barney Miller"

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