Monday, July 29, 2013

Answers to Friday Funday Trivia: Vintage TV


Before getting to the answers, here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers this week. 

1st place- Rich: 55 pts ... excellent job!
2nd place- Jon, David, and Pam: 44 pts each
3rd place- Teresa: 40 pts 

Congratulations to those who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played.


1. 2 pts- I Love Lucy
2. 2 pts- Leave It to Beaver
3. 2 pts- The Mickey Mouse Club
4. 2 pts- The Lone Ranger. What is the "colorful" name of the main character's horse?  3 bonus pts- Silver
5. 2 pts- American Bandstand


6. 3 pts- Maverick What well-known actor starred in a hit 1994 big screen version of this series? 3 bonus pts- Mel Gibson. Because my question wasn't specific, James Garner (who co-starred with Gibson in the 1994 big screen adaptation) is also an acceptable answer. 
7. 2 pts- Howdy Doody
8. 2 pts- Amos & Andy. Based on the long-running radio program of the same name, this sitcom ran on CBS from 1951-1953. Although popular during its original run and in reruns, Amos & Andy was withdrawn from syndication in 1966 by CBS due to pressure from the NAACP over perceived racial stereotypes. In the ensuing years, the show was able via bootleg videos and DVDs. In 2012, Rejoice TV, a small independent television and internet network in Houston, TX, started re-airing the show weeknights on a regular, nationwide basis for the first time since CBS originally pulled the series in 1966.
9. 2 pts- Lassie
10. 4 pts- Bachelor Father- This sitcom (which aired from 1957-1962) starred John Forsythe as a wealthy bachelor attorney who takes in his niece after her parents are killed in an auto accident. The Best Intentionally Funny Answer of the Week goes to Beckywhose answer was "The Crest Whitestrips Variety Hour"


11. 3 pts- Wanted: Dead or Alive. This western ran on CBS from 1958-1961 and starred a young Steve McQueen as bounty hunter Josh Randall. 
12. 4 pts- I Married Joan. This I Love Lucy knockoff ran from 1952-1955 and starred Joan Davis and Jim Backus (Gilligan's Island)
13. 2 pts- The Adventures of Superman (Superman is also acceptable). This character appeared in a classic 1957 episode of what sitcom? 4 bonus pts- I Love Lucy
14. 2 pts- The Honeymooners
15. 6 pts- Date with the Angels- Rich was the only player to get this correct. This sitcom about a newlywed couple (Vickie and Gus Angel) who get themselves and their friends into all sorts of comedic situations ran from 1957-1958 and starred Betty White and Bill Williams. Williams (who played Kit Carson on a popular syndicated series earlier in the decade)  is the father of William Katt (aka The Greatest American Hero). I'm not sure what became of that Betty White lady. 

Below is a complete episode of Date with the Angels called "The Gorilla":

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