90% of Baby Boomers Can't Recall the Names of These Things! Can You?

Jody Mabry

About This Quiz

The following images show toys, movies and television shows that define the baby boomer generation. But, how many do you think you can name? It's time to test your knowledge of the '60s and '70s with this quiz!

Let's start with toys! Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Barbie was first made in 1959, and have since sold over a billion dolls that are still being made today. The '60s saw an explosion of Barbie and her accessories.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Etch A Sketch came out in 1960 as a hit. In 2003, The Toy Industry Association named it as one of the 100 most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Mr. Potato Head was designed as toy accessories to attach to real potatoes. But complaints about rotting potatoes forced the company to include a plastic potato in 1964. It was re-popularized in the "Toy Story" franchise.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Red Rocker and Blue Bomber sock it out in a two-player action boxing game developed in 1964. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots has a significant cult following, leading up to a new version that was released in 2000.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Kids have always wanted to be like their parents, so it isn't surprising that in 1962 Fisher-Price invented a talk back telephone with a pull string. The chatter telephone was one of many dial telephone toys that came out in the '60s.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

James Bond was wildly popular in the 1960s, both in novels and movies. In 1964, the James Bond Board Game was produced so kids could become their own secret agent.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

View-masters were a fun toy for kids to view 3D images. While it was introduced in 1939, the real change came with Model G in 1962 which provided a lightweight, plastic view-master that lasted for the next couple decades.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

Lego blocks have been manufactured since 1949 and have been a hit ever since. The 1960s construction blocks were highly popular and featured sets with 151 to 565 pieces.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

The 1960s were all about talking dolls - and Barbie was the most sold doll of the decade. By 1968, the two were combined with a string that kids pulled behind Barbie's neck so she could talk. This was also the first Barbie with separated fingers. Despite her popularity, later collectors would find that these dolls had a terrible time with limbs staying attached and most no longer talk.

Which '60s toy is shown in this image?

The Moon Scope Telescope became popular in the 1960s alongside science fiction novels, comics and graphic novels. The '60s were also the dawning of the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, allowing each kid to play their part in looking to the stars.

Movies are next! Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

Paul Newman plays a stagecoach passenger who's snubbed by his fellow passengers because he was raised by Indians. Their opinion changes when he becomes their only hope, when the coach is beset by outlaws.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

People who think of James Garner as Jim Rockford would be well-advised to see this classic. He plays Hendley "The Scrounger," a member of a band of soldiers bent on escaping a prison camp.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

This Sergio Leone classic western was elevated by having Clint Eastwood (so young!) and Lee Van Cleef heading the cast. There are many iconic shots from the movie, most notably the one of Eastwood in a dingy serape, hat askew with a cigarette dangling from his lip.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

You might get a hint of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" here, and you wouldn't be too far off. In this case, a squad of a dozen hardened criminals (murderers) are trained to go on an assassination spree of the Nazi high command.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

Even if you don't know the movie, it's likely you know the music. Henry Mancini's classic, "Moon River," written for the film, won the Oscar for best original song.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

For most Boomers and Gen X'ers, this is "our" Jungle Book. The classic Disney touch makes the songs infectious, and what kid didn't dream at some point about running off to the jungle?

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

Would there have been a Clint Eastwood without Sergio Leone? Here's another classic western with both names on it. This one concerns a race for gold thought to be buried in a cemetery.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

In the annals of movie spectacles, few productions come close to touching "Cleopatra" for wretched excess. It won four Oscars, all in the production categories, because there simply wasn't another movie that garish on the slate.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

What is it about the tale of Norman Bates that has so embedded itself in the American psyche? There have been dozens of remakes, re-imaginings, sequels and prequels since the original. Hitchcock's shower scene is still one of the classic jump-scares of all time.

Which '60s movie is shown in this image?

With Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne topping the list, there was surely no lack of gravitas on the cast. Lee Marvin plays the title character, a brutal outlaw who terrorizes a town in a territory seeking statehood.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Sure, there had been Mob movies before, but none that assembled a cast with power and production values this high. Watch this, and you'll see men (not many women in the cast) who are now Hollywood legends, like Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, led by Marlon Brando, who was already into the "weird old guy" phase of his career.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

If you were a kid in the '70s, you remember seeing this movie. Personally, my friends and I camped out at our little two-screen theater and watched it six times over the course of the opening weekend. Amazingly, even with the original special effects, it still holds up today!

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

What's your favorite scene from "Animal House"? Everybody who's seen it has one! For me, it's John Belushi in the cafeteria ... "I'm a zit!"

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Martin Sheen plays a young tough who seduces a much-younger character, played by Sissy Spacek. When her father objects, Sheen's character shoots him dead, the two lovers try to fake their deaths and go on the run.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

If you watched the show, the movie might be a bit of a shock. Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Elliott Gould as Trapper John and the sexy, sloe-eyed Sally Kellerman as Hot Lips Houlihan are a far more potent combo than the hilarious TV version.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

The '70s was a time of experimentation and boundary pushing, but this film is something of a holdover from the previous decades. The plot concerns a romance in a small Irish town, which is interrupted by Irish revolutionaries expecting a shipment of guns.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Here's another movie that turned the world on its head. Whether it's the cartoonish alpha-male posturing of Burt Reynolds, the bizarro nature of the country folk or what happened to poor Ned Beatty, there's something here to disturb everyone.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Among Python fans, the ability to quote large portions of this movie is a prerequisite for acceptance. Despite Graham Chapman's well-documented on-set drunkenness, the cast managed to turn out a comedy classic that holds up today.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

This is basically Woody Allen playing himself: a neurotic New York standup comic who's befuddled by women and relationships in general. Diane Keaton is at her comedic best as a Midwestern WASP trying to make it as a singer.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

This trippy bit of Scandinavian sci-fi wasn't a big hit stateside, but influenced a lot of modern directors. In The Zone, aliens who can grant wishes are reputed to live. Of course, the area's been fenced off and isolated by the government, but that doesn't stop people from trying to get in.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Tim Burton's remake of this movie, while truer to Roald Dahl's original story, raised the hackles of older fans when he cast Johnny Depp in the title role. In the original, Gene Wilder exuded an air of daffy menace that Depp couldn't match.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

Something you might not know: Sylvester Stallone didn't just star, he also wrote the movie. He got an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay, but lost out. However, the movie won best picture!

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

By today's garish standards, the "horrific" scenes in this movie are fairly tame. However, very few films since have matched the sheer terror conveyed by pretty Regan's transformation from vibrant child to Hellspawn.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

This is one of the best examinations of what Vietnam did to those who served there ever made. The lives of three young recruits who are captured and tortured by the Viet Cong, then rescued and returned home to "normal" life, are put under the microscope.

Which '70s movie corresponds with this image?

If you've seen David Lynch's more modern works and think he might be a bit weird, you haven't seen anything yet. Jack Nance, Lynch's favorite actor, stars as Henry, who works in a bizarre factory, has a mutant child and an angry girlfriend, and generally lives in a world that makes you think you've taken the bad acid.

TV Shows! Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

We really, really liked Sally Field as Sister Bertrille, who was able to fly thanks to her huge starched cornette and slight build. The show ran for three seasons, but never cracked the top 30 in the Nielsen ratings.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Good Times broke new TV ground by showing a working-class black family dealing with everyday trials and tribulations. It wasn't a "black" show, but rather a family sitcom where the cast happened to be mostly African-American.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Bob Keeshan's "Captain Kangaroo" was the king of live-action kid's TV for nearly three decades. Keeshan put on the Captain's suit more than 9,000 times over the show's run!

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

"Hee Haw" was a variety show for the burgeoning population of country-music fans. With an in-house cast including the legendary Roy Clark, recurring humor bits that got quoted the next day and everyone who was anyone in country music guest-starring, it was like "Saturday Night Live" with banjos.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

The spy genre was huge in the '60s and '70s, with Cold War tensions fueling the story fires. It was ripe for parody, and Don Adams' Maxwell Smart was just the laugh generator needed.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

For six seasons, Eddy Albert, Eva Gabor and Arnold the Pig milked the "fish out of water" school of comedy for country-flavored laughs. It was still drawing good ratings when it was canceled, but CBS was under a lot of pressure to have more "urban" programs, so a lot of country-themed programs were canceled.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

For an astonishing 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, "Gunsmoke" ruled the TV Western roost. It won a boatload of Emmys, and is still played very frequently in syndication.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Premiering in 1960, "My Three Sons" was still steeped in the "wholesome" values of '50s TV. Over a 12-year run, it evolved considerably, dealing with shifting social issues as the three sons grew up.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

"Hogan's Heroes" made Nazis funny over its multi-season run. Endless escape attempts and a clueless camp commandant made for a rich comic landscape.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

"Laverne and Shirley" spun off from "Happy Days" and went on to years of success. Penny Marshall (Laverne) is now one of the most highly regarded directors in Hollywood.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

"Dragnet" creator, Jack Webb, was also responsible for this cop show, which followed the two officers assigned to the titular police unit. It was pretty much a straight-ahead police drama, without much personal drama or outside plots.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Given its impact on pop culture, it might be hard to imagine that the original run of this show was only two seasons. Fun fact: Renowned voice actor and voice of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc, voiced Cosmo Spacely, George's boss.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Before it became the show that gave us "jumped the shark" as a metaphor for sitcom failure, this show ruled the '70s. A simple tale of a high school boy with a super-cool housemate and goofy friends who hung out at the local burger joint won Emmys and made stars of a lot of its young cast.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

Setting a comedy in a military field hospital might seem like a silly idea, but it worked first for a movie, then for the long-running series. The series finale is still the highest-rated non-sports show of all time.

Which '60s or '70s TV show is shown in this image?

This Emmy-hoarding comedy broke boundaries, tweaked stereotypes and infuriated bigots of all stripes. Carroll O'Connor made us love and hate Archie Bunker all at the same time, and made us look at our own prejudices.

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