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Columbo

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Like Paladin of 'Have Gun - Will Travel,' Columbo (Peter Falk) is known only by his surname, but unlike Paladin—and most crime-fighters of film or television—Columbo does not present a suave, smart or imposing demeanor. In fact, on the outside, the cigar-chomping sleuth is the very antithesis of what one would expect from a detective, gunslinger or law-enforcer of any kind. Hiding his brilliance within a shabby, disheveled man in a trench coat, Columbo outfoxes everyone he encounters—especially the culprit, whom he invariably nails in the end.

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Quizzes

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Can you name the TV father from a picture of his children?

We should you a picture of TV children. You name their daddy.

2 Truths and a Lie

Show us how much you know about your favorite TV stars. Can you spot the lie among the truths?

Can you guess which network originally broadcast these TV shows?

Remember when there were only three TV networks to choose from?

Can you guess which classic TV shows these studios made?

Do you remember what came after the closing credits?

Which 1960s TV show has the highest rating on IMDb?

Does Andy, Gilligan, or Lucy have the higher rating?

Which classic TV mom is most like yours?

Is your mom more like a Carol Brady or Thelma Harper?

Can you guess the TV show based on a single frame?

How well do you pay attention to your favorite TV shows?

What '70s TV character are you based on your zodiac sign?

Are you more of a Fonzie, Hawkeye, Marcia or Kojak?

Which famous TV episodes were watched by more people?

Do you know which series finales had the higher ratings? The answers may surprise you!

Quiz: Which actor appeared in more episodes?

Who appeared more on your favorite TV shows? The answers may surprise you!

Can you guess the address for these TV characters?

Do you remember where your favorite TV families lived?

Which TV Show Came First?

Can you guess which show premiered first?

Which '60s TV Character are you based on your zodiac sign?

The stars have aligned to tell you which '60s TV character you resemble the most.

Quiz: Can you guess the show based on the episode title?

Do you know which show has an episode titled, "The Prince of Tomato Juice?"

Quiz: Which actor is taller?

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Quiz: Which TV show lasted longer?

We give you two shows, you guess which one lasted more seasons. Some of these iconic shows definitely should have lasted longer.

Quiz: Can you guess which crime show featured this murder case?

Which show featured a murder that involved a kleptomaniac gorilla?

Quiz: Which show is this letter 'B' from?

We show you a letter 'B' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Can you guess which show this letter 'A' is from?

We show you a letter 'A' from a title screen. You name the television series. Easy!

Quiz: Which show had higher ratings?

We give you two shows, you guess which one had the higher ratings.

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Quiz: Which TV show served this meal?

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