1960s American TV Trivia

Answer these questions about the TV of the 1960s.
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In what town was "The Andy Griffith Show" set?
Mayberry
Whose punches sounded like "biff", "pow", "sock", and "splat"?
Batman's
Fill in the blank: This tape will ____ ________ in five seconds
Self-Destruct
On whose show did the Beatles famously appear in 1964?
Ed Sullivan's
What body part did Samantha wiggle to cast her magic spells?
Her Nose
What show was called an "aquatic Lassie"?
Flipper
Who starred as "ideal" 1960s housewife Donna Stone?
Donna Reed
What show was eerily similar to "The Addams Family"?
The Munsters
What stretchy green children's character had a horse named Pokey?
Gumby
What famous horse could talk, of course?
Mr. Ed
What show brought us the quotes "Sock it to me" and "Verry interesting .... but schtupid"?
Laugh-In
What was Theodore Cleaver better known as?
The Beaver
What interstellar show had what some consider to be TV's first inter-racial kiss?
Star Trek
What show had a movie star, a professor, a skipper, and a millionaire?
Gilligan's Island
What show starred Bruce Lee as Kato?
The Green Hornet
Who was the daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone?
Pebbles
What show's theme song said "Farm livin' is the life for me"?
Green Acres
What type of man was the Fugitive searching for?
One-Armed
Where did the Robinson family get lost?
Space
To which city did the Clampett family move after striking "black gold"?
Beverly Hills
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Level 78
Feb 13, 2015
I was chasing down the Swiss Family Robinson, but that was a movie that later aired on TV, not a regular TV show. Tried every possible island I could think of! Danger, Will Robinson, going the wrong direction!
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Level 74
May 26, 2015
Yeah, I got fixated on the Swiss Family Robinson as well, but that was a Canadian show and it aired in the 70s.
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2015
Ditto
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2015
So bizarre that I never picked up on the similarities between the two. I guess Lost in Space is an adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson.
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2015
it is
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2016
I thought the exact same thing
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2015
Whoever created this quiz knew exactly what I watched in the sixties.
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2020
When there are only 3 channels it's not too hard to guess :)
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Level 64
Jun 6, 2020
I remember when there were only 2 channels (in Spokane, Wa).
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Level 78
Jun 6, 2020
We only had one - the local CBS affiliate - unless it was snowing and then we could sometimes pull in NBC but only if somebody stood by the window with their hand on the TV. If I wanted to watch Gidget I could see it at my friend's house - they had a super-duper antenna that also pulled in ABC.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2015
Leave it to Beaver actually debuted in the '50s and ran until 1963. I guess it fits for the '60s but I always thought of it as a '50s show.
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2015
I second that emotion
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2015
It is urban legend that American TV's first interracial kiss was on Star Trek. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato%27s_Stepchildren The first white and Asian interracial kisses occurred two years earlier on The Wild, Wild, West episode, "The Night the Dragon Screamed" which aired on Jan 14,1966, and an I Spy episode, "The Tiger", which aired on Jan 5, 1966. The first white and black interracial kiss on American TV occurred in 1967 between Sammy Davis Jr. and Nancy Sinatra on her show, Movin' With Nancy. The Star Trek episode, "Plato's Stepchildren" was one of the first scripted kisses between black and white characters.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2020
There was an inter-racial kiss on UK TV in "Emergency Ward 10" in 1964.
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2015
Ok so I was born in the 90's and yet I got every answer on this quiz except Bewitched, Ed Sullivan, The Munsters, and Donna Reed. I respect both my parents a lot more now for exposing me to all that awesome television from back in the good ol' days.
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
I would certainly think that Lucy and Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy should qualify for interracial kiss. Happened numerous times in the fifties.
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Level 38
Jun 10, 2020
They were both white; how is that an inter-racial kiss. Desi was Cuban, which is an ethnicity, not a race!
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Level 64
Jun 6, 2020
Dang. Tried "Mulberry" like 20 times.
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Level 47
Jun 6, 2020
Thanks for letting us old timers have a chance to win one of these quizzes.
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Level 45
Jun 6, 2020
8 and I'm in highschool
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Level 63
Jun 8, 2020
one-handed is probably not sufficient but it's the traduction Google gave me ;)
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Level 34
Jun 10, 2020
Should also accept twitching her mouth for Samantha...that's what made her nose wiggle. It was the daughter Tabitha who used to press her finger to her nose and move it when casting a spell.