Can You Match the '70s TV Character to Their Show?

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Do you remember the name of the pig on "Green Acres"? Know who the "Dukes of Hazzard" were, or which Brady girl was the youngest? Prove your '70s TV character mastery with our quiz!

The '70s was a true turning point in TV. Sure, there were still plenty of silly comedies and fish-out-of-water series, but there were also plenty of shows that pushed social boundaries, reflecting sweeping cultural changes that came about during the decade. Shows like "All in the Family," "Good Times" and "Sanford and Son" boldly dove into once-forbidden TV topics like poverty, rape and racism. "The Brady Bunch" took a lighthearted look at divorce and blended families, while "Mary Tyler Moore" proved that an independent working woman could get by just fine without a husband.

Of course, not all '70s shows were necessarily pushing the limits. Action series also ruled the decade, thanks to "Charlie's Angels." Viewers enjoyed a down-home look at the Waltons and the Ingalls families, and the rural TV obsession -- featuring the Clampetts, the Douglases and the Cartwrights -- was winding down by the early part of the decade. 

Think you can match each of these '70s TV characters to the correct series? Take our quiz to find out!

In which '70s TV show can you find Shirley Partridge?

"The Partridge Family" premiered on September 25, 1970, and ran for four seasons until March 23, 1974. Its theme song for seasons 2 - 4 was the memorable "C'mon, Get Happy."

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In which '70s TV show can you find Jock Ewing?

"Dallas" premiered on April 2, 1978, on CBS. It ran for 14 seasons until May 3, 1991. It was created by television writer David Jacobs, who is also known for his work on "Knots Landing."

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In which '70s TV show can you find Benjamin Franklin Pierce?

"M*A*S*H" ran for a total of 11 seasons from 1972 - 1983. Each of the 251 episodes was about 30 minutes long, includingcommercials.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Archie Bunker?

"All in the Family" was developed by Norman Lear and starred Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner. It ran on CBS from 1971 - 1979.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Edna Garrett?

"The Facts of Life" was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon. It ran on NBC from 1979 - 1988 with a total of 209 episodes.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Sergeant Dennis Becker?

"The Rockford Files" aired on NBC from 1974 - 1980 for six seasons for a total of 122 episodes. Sergeant Dennis Becker was portrayed by actor Joe Santos.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Arthur Fonzarelli?

"Happy Days" premiered on January 15, 1974, on ABC. It ran for a total of 11 seasons with 255 episodes until September 24, 1984.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Roger "Raj" Thomas?

"What's Happening!! " was created by Eric Monte and based on Cooley High School. It premiered on August 5, 1976, and ran for three seasons until April 28, 1979.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Mary Richards?

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was a sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. Its opening theme was "Love is All Around." It aired on CBS from 1970 - 1977.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Alex Reiger?

"Taxi" premiered on September 12, 1978, and ran for five seasons, with a total of 114 episodes, until June 15, 1983. Actor Judd Hirsch played the role of Alex Reiger.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Walter Findlay?

Walter Findlay was portrayed by actor Can you match the '70s TV character to their show?. Macy was born in Revere, Massachusetts, in 1922 and had a long career as a television, film and stage actor.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Felix Unger?

"The Odd Couple" premiered on September 24, 1970, on ABC. It aired for five seasons with a total of 114 episodes until 1975. "The Odd Couple" starred actors Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Detective Stan Wojciehowicz?

Detective Stan Wojciehowicz was nicknamed "Wojo." He was portrayed by actor Max Gail and appeared in all eight seasons of the show from 1975 - 1982.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Arthur Carlson?

"WKRP in Cincinnati" featured a cast of Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner. Arthur Carlson was portrayed by Gordon Jump.

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In which '70s TV show can you find John Walton?

"The Waltons" aired on CBS from 1972 - 1981. There were a total of 221 episodes, each of which were 45-48 minutes long, plus commercials.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Jack Tripper?

"Three's Company" was based on the story of three single roommates. They were: Janet Wood, portrayed by Joyce DeWitt, Chrissy Snow, portrayed by Suzanne Somers, and Jack Tripper, portrayed by John Ritter.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Mike Brady?

"The Brady Bunch" aired for five seasons from 1969 - 1974. Created by Sherwood Schwartz, there were a total of 117 episodes.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Fred Sanford?

"Sanford and Son" premiered on January 14, 1972, and aired on NBC until March 25, 1977. Fred Sanford was portrayed by actor Redd Foxx.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Captain Merrill Stubing?

"The Love Boat" aired on ABC from 1977 - 1986. Captain Merrill Stubing was portrayed by actor Gavin MacLeod.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Detective Steve McGarrett?

"Hawaii Five-O" aired on CBS from 1968 - 1980. Detective Steve McGarrett was portrayed by actor Jack Lord. He was a main character for all 12 seasons.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Colonel Steve Austin?

"The Six Million Dollar Man" premiered on March 7, 1973, and aired for five seasons until March 6, 1978. It was based on Cyborg by Martin Caidin.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Mr. Roarke?

"Fantasy Island" was created by Gene Levitt and aired on ABC from 1977 - 1984. Mr. Roarke was portrayed by actor Ricardo Montalbán.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Kelly Garrett?

"Charlie's Angels" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1981. The show starred actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Jaclyn Smith.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Dr. Asten?

"Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC for seven seasons with a total of 148 episodes from 1976 - 1983. Dr. Asten was portrayed by actor John S. Ragin.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Mindy McConnell?

"Mork & Mindy" premiered in 1978 and ran for four seasons until 1982. Mindy was portrayed by actress Pamela Dawber.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Vinnie Babarino?

"Welcome Back, Kotter" aired for four seasons on ABC from 1975 - 1979. John Travolta portrayed Vinnie Babarino, a role marked Travolta's television debut.

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In which '70s TV show can you find David Banner?

Actor Bill Bixby played the role of David Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk." The show aired on CBS from 1977 - 1982.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Tom Bradford?

"Eight Is Enough" aired for five seasons on ABC from 1977 - 1981. Character Tom Bradford was portrayed by actor Dick Van Patten. He died on June 23, 2015, at the age of 86.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Big Bird?

"Sesame Street" has aired for an astounding 47 seasons. It was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Ann Romano?

"One Day at a Time" was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings. It aired for nine seasons with a total of 209 episodes from 1975 - 1984. Ann Romano was portrayed by actress Bonnie Franklin.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Shirley Feeney?

"Lavern & Shirley" aired on ABC from 1976 - 1983. Laverne DeFazio was portrayed by actress Penny Marshall and Shirley Feeney was portrayed by actress Cindy Williams.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Lionel Jefferson?

"The Jeffersons" aired on CBS from 1975 - 1985 for a total of 253 episodes over 11 seasons. Lionel Jefferson was portrayed by actors Mike Evans and Damon Evans (no relation.)

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In which '70s TV show can you find Matt Dillon?

"Gunsmoke" aired on CBS from 1955 - 1975. Character Matt Dillon was portrayed by actor James Arness. He died in 2011 at the age of 88.

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In which '70s TV show can you find David Michael Starsky?

"Starsky and Hutch" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1979 for a total of four seasons with 93 episodes. It was created by William Blinn.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Charles Ingalls?

Charles Ingalls was portrayed by actor Michael Landon. Landon was born in 1936 and died of pancreatic cancer in 1991 at the age of 54.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Brenda Morgenstern?

Starring Valerie Harper, "Rhoda" aired on CBS from 1974 - 1978. Brenda Morgenstern was portrayed by actress Julie Kavner.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Miss Piggy?

"The Muppet Show" premiered on September 13, 1976. Its final episode was on March 15, 1981. The show was created by the legendary Jim Henson.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Kwai Chang Caine?

"Kung Fu" aired on ABC from 1972 - 1975 for a total of 63 episodes over three seasons. Kwai Chang Caine was portrayed by David Carradine as an adult, Keith Carradine as a teenager, and Radames Pera as a young boy.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Mel Sharples?

Character Mel Sharples was portrayed by actor Vic Tayback. "Alice" ran from 1976 - 1985 on CBS.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Jim Reed?

"Adam-12" aired on NBC from 1968 - 1975. It was created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb and starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Rod Serling?

"Night Gallery" was created and presented by Rod Serling. The show aired on NBC from 1969 - 1973.

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In which '70s TV show can you find David Toma?

Created by Stephen J. Cannell, "Baretta" aired on ABC from 1975 - 1978. New Jersey Police Officer David Toma was portrayed by actor Tony Musante.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Florida Evans?

"Good Times" was a sitcom created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. It aired on CBS from 1974 - 1979. Florida Evans was portrayed by actress Esther Rolle.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Adam Cartwright?

"Bonanza" aired on NBC from 1959 - 1973. There were a total of 431 episodes over 14 seasons. Adam Cartwright was portrayed by actor Pernell Roberts.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Officer Jon Baker?

Officer Jon Baker was portrayed by actor Larry Dee Wilcox. He was born on August 8, 1947, in San Diego, California and is also a decorated Marine veteran.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Luke Duke?

"The Dukes of Hazzard" aired on CBS from 1979 - 1985. Luke Duke was portrayed by actor Tom Wopat.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Jaime Sommers?

"The Bionic Woman" was created by Kenneth Johnson. It aired from 1976 - 1978 for a total of 58 episodes. Lindsay Wagner plays the role of Jaime Sommers.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Captain Frank McNeil?

"Kojak" appeared on CBS from 1973 - 1978 for a total of 118 episodes. Captain Francis "Frank" McNeil was portrayed by actor Dan Frazer.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Willis Jackson?

"Diff'rent Strokes" aired from 1978 - 1986 for a total of eight seasons with 189 episodes. It was created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff.

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In which '70s TV show can you find Eugene X. Gatling?

"Benson" aired on ABC from 1979 - 1986. Eugene X. Gatling was portrayed by actor James Noble who died in 2016 at the age of 94 after a long acting career.

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