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1. This program centered around a middle American family, the Nelsons. It ran on radio from 1949-1954, and on television from 1952-1966. Mom, Dad, and their two boys, Ricky and David, starred. Ricky was encouraged to sing, and as a result became a rock and roll legend. Mom and Dad's names were the title of the show. What was the show called?
2. "A horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver!" This was one of the introductions used for the tv version of this very long running western, which debuted on Detroit's WXYZ in 1932. This hero was as straight and moral as they come, and was never seen without his mask. What was this show called?
3. This show was named for the husband and wife team who starred. Both were former vaudevillians. He would simply ask a question like, "how's your uncle?" and she would weave a marvelously funny answer, almost nonsensical, but perfectly logical in her mind. The show ran on radio from 1932-1950 and on TV from 1950 to 1958. After her death, he carried on in show business and lived to be 100 years old, a stogie ever present between his fingers. Who were this two funny people?
4. This radio comedy was arguably the most popular ever. It ran as a nightly serial from 1928 to 1943, then as a weekly show until 1955. It concerned the lives of two African-American friends who moved from the south to Chicago. Characters in the cast included, George "Kingfish" Stevens, Madame Queen and Algonquin J. Calhoun. Its TV run was short, due to African-American community protests. What was the title of the program?
5. This show, set in the 1890 Yukon gold rush, opened with a rifle shot and a booming voice commanding, "On, King, on you huskies" This Mountie and his trusty dog, King, battled robbers and saved many a life in the bitter cold of the Yukon. The show aired on radio from 1938 to 1955 and on TV from 1955 to 1958. The name of the show was what?
6. This radio star was an icon. From 1932 to 1958 radio listeners laughed at his miserly character, who was surrounded by a cast that included wife Mary, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, Don Wilson and many others. Sunday nights at seven was a must listen. He appeared on TV from 1950 to 1965. Who was he?
7. This police drama featured Sergeant Joe Friday and a partner working on true to life cases for the LAPD. It began with "The story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent." It was made into a 1981 movie with Tom Hanks and Dan Ackroyd. What was the name of this show?
8. This game show which aired on radio from 1949 to 1961 was simulcast on television during the same period. It featured Groucho Marx, along with announcer George Fenneman. The questions were strictly secondary to Groucho's ad libbing as he interviewed the contestants. What was the name of the show?
9. This comedy featured a rather pretentious small town water comissioner and his niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy. It starred Hal Peary and, later, Willard Waterman. The stories usually centered around the title character's romantic escapades, which were more often than not, disasters. What was the name of this very popular show?
10. This show debuted in 1949 and ran until 1957. It concerned a high school English teacher, a bombastic Principal, Osgood Conklin, and the object of her affections, biology teacher Philip Boynton. It's TV version won an Emmy in 1956 and it was often applauded by education as a positive portrayal of the teaching profession. Eve Arden was the star, the show was titled what?
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