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1 50s TV Heroes: Heroic Gestures and Other Habits
Some swashed, some buckled and one even drooled. See if you can identify these iconic television heroes from their trademark behaviors and accoutrements.
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10 Q
uglybird
Jul 19 05
3912 plays
2 Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959 Part 2
You may remember television programs of the 1950s, but how much do you really remember about them? Take this quiz and find out.
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15 Q
classictvnut
Apr 10 07
1887 plays
3 Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959
TV in the 1950s seems to the the decade in which most people are interrested. The old shows seem to be the best, at least in our memories. Let's test your memory of this wonderful television decade.
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10 Q
classictvnut
Apr 07 07
3096 plays
4 1959 TV Westerns - Number 4
Although I could probably dig up some more obscure 1959 westerns, this is my fourth, and final one. Of course I saved my personal Top 10 list for last. Enjoy.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 25 04
2727 plays
5 Nostalgic Television - 1952 Season Premiers
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of England and Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio. 1952 also saw several new sitcoms and the "Man of Steel".
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 26 04
2610 plays
6 Nostalgic Television - 1951 Season Premiers
While the Rosenbergs were being convicted of selling atomic secrets and President Truman was firing General Douglas McArthur, most Americans were loving Lucy. These shows premiered that year.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 23 04
2556 plays
7 Nostalgic Television - 1954 Season Premiers
The year was 1954 and "On the Waterfront" won the Best Picture Oscar. The medium of television allowed millions of Americans to see Sen. Joe McCarthy's downfall in the Army Hearings. Some of the following shows came out the same year.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 29 04
1980 plays
8 Nostalgic Television - 1955 Season Premiers
Ray Krok opened the first McDonald's and the Dodgers edged the Yankees 4-3 in the World Series in 1955. These shows premiered he same year.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 31 04
2277 plays
9 Nostalgic Television - 1953 Season Premiers
Stalin died and the Korean Conflict ended in 1953, but everyone still loved 'Lucy', the number one show on TV. These ten programs premiered as 'baby boomers' turned eight years old.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 28 04
1689 plays
10 Nostalgic Television - 1959 Season Premiers
It's 1959 and the 'Fabulous 50's' draw to a close. Castro takes over in Cuba and Nixon and Khrushchev engage in a "Kitchen Debate". Some more sophisticated TV shows are beginning to appear.
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10 Q
rblayer
Feb 06 04
2454 plays
11 Feeling Nostalgic?
All questions pertain to American children's TV shows shown during the 1950s. If you're feeling nostalgic then give this quiz a try.
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10 Q
nmerr
Jul 15 13
777 plays
12 Nostalgic Television - 1957 Season Premiers
As Sputnick orbited the earth and federal troops integrated Arkansas schools, 1957 brought TV viewers a big dose of cop-detective-lawyer shows.
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10 Q
rblayer
Feb 03 04
1902 plays
13 ZIV Television: Syndicated Memories Of The '50s
In TV's infancy, stations had lots of time to fill and very little programming available with which to fill it. Frederick Ziv saw the need and began producing half hour dramas for syndication. Early baby boomers will recall these "ZIV" productions.
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10 Q
wilbill
Sep 20 12
393 plays
14 1950s What's Their Line?
In this quiz, match up the TV character with the occupation. All multiple choice!!
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10 Q
billfay
Sep 04 00
3876 plays
15 1959 TV Westerns - Number 3
Are you tired of this category? Can you imagine being a television viewer in 1959 when a large percent of prime time was 'oaters'? No wonder a few years later there were practically none on the air.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 21 04
1764 plays
16 Television in the 1950's ... Remember ?
What have you heard or remember about the infant stages of television? This quiz will give you a clue and some insight on television's first broadcast decade.
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10 Q
MaceoMack
Dec 14 08
813 plays
17 Nostalgic Television - 1950 Season Premiers
Truman was President and although it was in its infancy, television was beginning to mirror Americana. I hope that you enjoy this trip to the simpler times of yesteryear.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 22 04
1482 plays
18 TV Westerns' Sidekicks
Here are some questions about some of those old tv western heroes and their faithful sidekicks. These are really old series from the 50's so be prepared to ponder hard.
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10 Q
MWG
Apr 22 01
2055 plays
19 Hey, I Remember that Show! (1950s TV)
TV was in its infancy in the '50s. Some great shows emerged and some, well, not so great. See if you can answer some questions about a few of them.
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10 Q
Pick61
Jan 17 13
669 plays
20 Life As Viewed Through A 10-inch TV Screen
Ahhhh...television. What would we do without it? In its early days, TV presented some truly memorable programs. Let's see how many you remember...
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10 Q
lompocjoe
May 02 07
942 plays
21 Be Very Afraid! Early TV Cold Warriors
The Commies were coming! In the early '50s The Red Scare was very real, but you didn't learn about it in network entertainment programs. If you wanted to know about Red agents, you had to watch syndicated spy shows in non-prime time.
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10 Q
wilbill
Sep 29 12
318 plays
22 Nostalgic Television - 1958 Season Premiers
People were listening to "the Purple People Eater" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was a box office hit. These shows aired for the first time in 1958.
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10 Q
rblayer
Feb 05 04
1383 plays
23 1959 TV Westerns - Number 1
If you are, or were a western fan, 1959 was your year. With over 40 prime time shows on the air, you could catch a 'bang bang shoot 'em up' just about any time. I'll give a summary, you pick the series.
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10 Q
rblayer
Jan 19 04
1401 plays
24 Turn That TV Off!
"Turn that TV off!" Ahh, I can still hear mom's gentle screech echoing down the hall. But did I listen? No! And the result is a quiz on 50's kids' shows. I should have listened. Really.
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10 Q
nutmeglad
Jun 09 04
1275 plays
25 1959 TV Westerns - Number 2
This is my second of four planned quizzes regarding 1959's over-westernized season. Will the same fate await cop/lawyer shows? I hope that you enjoy this one.
Tough
10 Q
rblayer
Jan 20 04
969 plays
26 Nostalgic Television - 1956 Season Premiers
It was 1956 and Soviet troops were invaded Hungary and the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable was completed. These new game shows, westerns and soaps premiered.
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10 Q
rblayer
Feb 02 04
1143 plays
27 1950s TV Cops
Listed are law enforcement officers from 1950s TV shows. Match them up to the programs listed in this all multiple choice quiz.
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10 Q
billfay
Oct 07 00
1521 plays
28 1950s TV Cities
Listed are TV shows from the 1950s. Match them up to the city or town (real or fictional) that the series was set in. All multiple choice!
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10 Q
billfay
Oct 01 00
1815 plays
29 The 1950s Most Popular TV Shows
American television was in its infancy during the 1950s as both corporate sponsors and the networks sought the right formula to attract viewers. This quiz is about their successes.
Difficult
10 Q
rblayer
May 19 05
1065 plays
30 Name the Television Year: 1950s
See how much you know about popular TV shows in the 1950. I'll give you the Top Five television show for that year and some trivia, and you guess the right year. I'll also give you the Best Picture Oscar winner for that year.
Tough
10 Q
GWU_Boy
Jan 25 03
816 plays
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