Americans have been gathering around the television to laugh, learn, and cry for generations. See if you can place some of the most famous shows of all time with this HowStuffWorks quiz!
When did "M*A*S*H" start?
This massively popular show aired from 1972-1983 and is part of a media franchise including books, a movie and plays. In the series, the staff of a US Army hospital uses humor to survive the horrors of the Korean War.
When did "The Beverly Hillbillies" originally air?
This sitcom aired for over a decade, starting in 1962, and even had a spinoff TV show and film. It followed the lives of a hillbilly family who become millionaires after striking oil and move to Beverly Hills, where they wreak havoc.
"The Twilight Zone" was created by Rod Serling, who wrote over half of its initial run of more than 150 episodes. This mixed genre anthology series that wasn't afraid of the dark, existential or strange ran from 1959-1964.
This iconic show about nothing ran from 1989-1998 on NBC. Created and co-written by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the show centers around the lives of four criminally careless wacky friends getting into absurd day-to-day situations in NYC.
Created by Matthew Weiner, this award-winning exquisitely crafted show aired on AMC from 2007-2015. It chronicles the struggles of Don Draper to balance his family responsibilities and life working in the high-pressure world of NYC advertising firms.
During which decade was the initial run of "The A-Team" on air?
"The A-Team" was an action-adventure show that ran on NBC from 1983-1987. In it, a team of ex-special forces soldiers on the run from military police for a crime they didn't commit always manage to save the day.
SNL has been airing since 1975. This Emmy Award-winning late night live sketch comedy show has featured talents like George Carlin, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Eddie Murphy, Jim Belushi and Kristen Wiig.
"Mork & Mindy" was a "Happy Days" spinoff about a bumbling alien trying his best to get a handle on earth culture. The sitcom ran from 1978-1982 and was an early role for Robin Williams, who played Mork the alien.
Despite only originally running on ABC from 1966-1968, "Batman" starring Adam West as the caped crusader has left its mark on American culture. In this classic campy superhero show, Batman and Robin teamed up against a host of kooky villains.