From a family of hillbillies moving to Hollywood in "The Beverly Hillbillies" to a father raising his three sons after the death of their mother in "My Three Sons," the 1960s was full of some of the most fun and identifiable families in the history of television. How well do you know the families that came to dominate television in the '60s? Can you match each of them to a screenshot? Here's your chance to find out!
If you grew up watching television shows in the 1960s or you go back and watch reruns now, you might appreciate the variety of options and the more in-depth storylines, as compared to the '50s. What you may also recognize is the variety of family units that were depicted on television in the '60s. Not all families were traditional - television started to break barriers, incorporating more taboo subject matter into the family dynamic. Television still had a long way to go by the end of the decade, but it was a great start for television families.
If you're ready to reflect back on some of the most entertaining families from the 1960s, get started with this quiz and put your television trivia knowledge on display!
A witch marries a mortal man in "Bewitched." Who are they?
Elizabeth Montgomery starred as Samantha Stephens in "Bewitched." Though she gained the most fame for her role as Samantha, Montgomery later had success with films like "A Case of Rape" and "The Legend of Lizzie Borden."
This is a family full of supernatural beings. Who are they?
The Addams family was one of the first television families to have a computer in their house. It was named Whizzo. Of course, it wasn't a small desktop computer, considering those were years away from development.
This wedding couple was part of a group of castaways in "Gilligan's Island." Who are they?
Thurston and Lovey Howell were two castaways on the show "Gilligan's Island." Originally, Gilligan's first name was intended to be Willy. However, the name is never actually used in the show - he just goes by Gilligan.
Who is the family that Dennis the Menace belonged to?
Dennis was based on the son of Hank Ketcham, who created the original comic book strip. Ketcham also mirrored the parents after himself and his first wife, Alice. Sadly, Ketcham and his son were later estranged.
One of the most famous elements of "The Jetsons" was the moving walkways. Strangely, the first real-life moving walkway at an airport was built in 1958, a few years before the show was released. But way back in 1893, one was installed at the Chicago World's Fair.
Which family is this, from "The Dick Van Dyke Show," a popular sitcom?
Dick Van Dyke almost lost the role on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to Johnny Carson. Luckily for Van Dyke, he had just come off of a successful Broadway run in "Bye, Bye Birdie." Of course, if Carson had been cast, the title would have been different.
Which wealthy family does Tammy Tarleton sometimes live with, in the series "Tammy"?
"Tammy" was the theme song that played at the beginning of every episode. The song was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. It received an Academy Award nomination in 1957, for the version used in the film "Tammy and the Bachelor."