Can You Name These 1960s TV Families?

By: Gavin Thagard
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The Clampetts This is a family full of hillbillies. Who are they?
The Martins
The Rovers
The Clampetts
Critics tore "The Beverly Hillbillies" apart early during the show's run. However, that didn't stop it from topping the ratings year in and year out as fans fell in love with the Clampetts.
The Thomases

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Munsters Which TV family features these monsters?
The Goonies
The Smiths
The Parkers
The Munsters
The Munsters were made up of a series of monster characters from classic movies. Universal Studios luckily had the rights to these characters and didn't have to pay any royalties.

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The Stephens A witch marries a mortal man in "Bewitched." Who are they?
The Stephenses
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."
The Allans
The Brookses
The Clovers

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The Nelsons Who is this real-life family who also played a family on TV?
The Goths
The Nelsons
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson played in an orchestra together in the early '30s. The duo started a radio program together during the '40s, then their television show came out in 1952.
The Howells
The Johnsons

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The Cartwrights Part of a popular '60s Western show, which family is this?
The Kellys
The Proctors
The Calvins
The Cartwrights
Dan Blocker, who played Hoss Cartwright, died in between two of the later seasons in "Bonanza." The show decided not to replace him, and instead, his death was addressed directly by the writers.

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The Addams This is a family full of supernatural beings. Who are they?
The Morgans
The Douglases
The Addamses
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.
The Owens

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The Andersons Which family is this that starred in "Father Knows Best"?
The Coopers
The Andersons
"Father Knows Best" started as a radio show in 1949. It aired for six seasons on the radio before it was turned into a television show.
The Jacksons
The Colberts

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The Howells This wedding couple was part of a group of castaways in "Gilligan's Island." Who are they?
The Howells
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.
The Parkers
The Jacksons
The Thomases

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The Davises This family appears in "Family Affair." Who are they?
The Simpsons
The Davises
Don Fedderson created "Family Affair." He was also the creator of "My Three Sons" and "To Rome with Love."
The Blounts
The Stevenses

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The Robinsons Who is this family of space colonists from "Lost in Space"?
The Robinsons
The idea for "Lost in Space" has ties to the 1812 novel "The Swiss Family Robinson." The book was written by Johann David Wyss.
The Ackles
The Parkers
The Johnsons

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The Bradys One series followed a stepfamily with six children. Who was this family?
The Bradys
In "The Brady Bunch," the Brady kids didn't have a toilet in their bathroom. This is because toilets weren't allowed to be shown on television at the time.
The Smiths
The Jacksons
The Carmichaels

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The Mitchells Who is the family that Dennis the Menace belonged to?
The Petries
The Mitchells
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.
The Simpsons
The Ralphs

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The Taylors This family lived in the town of Mayberry. Who are they?
The Blakes
The Brents
The Cousins
The Taylors
"The Andy Griffith Show" won a host of awards during its run on television. Don Knotts, particularly, was recognized several times for his role as Barney Fife.

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The Douglases "Green Acres" follows a family who moves from New York City to a run-down farm. Which family is it?
The Douglases
"Green Acres" was based on the childhood experiences of creator Jay Sommers. As a child, Sommers was dragged to a farm by his step-father after he purchased the farm he always wanted.
The Addamses
The Kellys
The Sanderses

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The Cleavers Who is the family from "Leave It to Beaver," which was written from a child's point of view?
The Sanderses
The Ralphs
The Simpsons
The Cleavers
Jerry Mathers played Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver throughout the show. Prior to joining the show, Mathers once played "Dream Little Ricky" in "I Love Lucy."

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The Jetsons Which animated family lived in space?
The Jetsons
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.
The Parkers
The Ralphs
The Crafts

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The Bumsteads Who is this family from "Blondie," starring Patricia Harty and Will Hutchins?
The Bumsteads
"Blondie" started off as a comic book strip, created by Chic Young. After his death in 1973, Young's son took over the strip.
The Ralphs
The Crafts
The Nelsons

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The Williams Appearing on "The Danny Thomas Show," which family is this?
The Colts
The Barbers
The Williamses
"The Danny Thomas Show," originally called "Make Room for Daddy," had a run from 1953 until 1957 on ABC. The show was picked up in 1957 by CBS, where it aired until 1964.
The Rowes

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The Petries Which family is this, from "The Dick Van Dyke Show," a popular sitcom?
The Petries
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.
The Jacksons
The Johnsons
The Gramuses

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Only a True I Love Lucy Fan Will Be Able to Ace This Quiz Which family is featured in "The Lucy Show," which was not a sequel to "I Love Lucy"?
The Andersons
The Johnsons
The Carmichaels
Lucy was played by the famed actress Lucille Ball. Aside from her acting roles, Ball ran Desilu Productions, becoming the first woman to run a major television studio.
The Porters

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The Martins This family received Lassie from her former owners, the Millers. Who are they?
The Coopers
The Ravens
The Bakers
The Martins
Lassie was portrayed as a female dog in the show. However, male dogs were actually used, because they are bigger and don't shed quite as much.

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The Maries Who is the family of the main character from "That Girl"?
The Jacksons
The Johnsons
The Porters
The Maries
"That Girl" ran for five seasons on ABC from 1966 until 1971. The show starred Marlo Thomas and Ted Bessell, whose on-screen relationship developed throughout the series.

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The Porters First airing in 1960, which family is featured in "Pete and Gladys"?
The Smiths
The Jacksons
The Porters
"Pete and Gladys" was a spin-off series from "December Bride." The show featured several stars from "December Bride," including Verna Felton and Frances Rafferty.
The Johnsons

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The Bradleys Which family runs the Shady Rest Motel in "Petticoat Junction"?
The Owenses
The Jacksons
The Bradleys
Kate Bradley, who runs the Shady Rest Hotel in "Petticoat Junction," was played by Bea Benaderet. Benaderet, who was known for her unique voice, also voiced Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones."
The Formans

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The Baxters Which family hired a live-in maid in "Hazel"?
The Baxters
"Hazel" was an American sitcom that ran for five seasons from 1961 until 1966. The show initially aired on NBC, but the final season aired on CBS, with a different branch of the Baxter family.
The Griffins
The Simpsons
The Sanderses

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The Corbetts What is the last name of this widower and his son, from "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"?
The Baxters
The Allans
The Crafts
The Corbetts
Airing on ABC, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" was quite popular during its three-season​ run. However, creative differences forced the star, Bill Bixby, to leave the show.

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The Brents Which wealthy family does Tammy Tarleton sometimes live with, in the series "Tammy"?
The Crafts
The Johnsons
The Crows
The Brents
"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."

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The Ricks Which family is this, who appeared in a show about a dolphin named Flipper?
The Carmichaels​
The Andersons
The Rickses
Flipper wasn't actually voiced by a dolphin. Instead, the creators of the show used the altered sound of a kookaburra bird.
The Johnsons

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The Morleys Appearing in a show produced by Screen Gems Television, who is this family from "The Farmer's Daughter"?
The Robinsons
The Bakers
The Wagners
The Morleys
Originally, "The Farmer's Daughter" was filmed in black and white. However, in 1965, the show switched over to Pathecolor, which was used for the remainder of the run.

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The Shermans "Laramie" is a Western show that follows two brothers and a drifter. Which family do the two brothers belong to?
The Kellys
The Shermans
Airing for four seasons, "Laramie" was produced by Revue Studios. Revue was also known for shows like "Leave It to Beaver" and "Wagon Train."
The Owens
The Morgans

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