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Quizzes

Pick: Which Christmas specials would you watch in the '60s and '70s?

Would you rather have spent the holiday with otters or the Osmonds?

Guess the year by its brand new slang words

When did we start saying things like "bikini," "froyo," "man cave" and "party pooper"?

Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1962?

Lucy, Dobie, Ozzie, Fred, Barney, Bugs, Beaver, Perry, Dennis… oh, the options!

Can you identify these '80s game shows by their sets alone?

Come one down and try to avoid the Whammies!

Can you name the TV show that featured these boss characters?

Bosses have long been a part of TV shows. On sitcoms, they are typically portrayed as bald men with three piece suits, a big desk and a hot temper. On cop shows, the boss is likely a screaming captain, typically portrayed as a bald man with a button-down shirt, a messy desk and a hot temper. More often than not, however, they prove themselves to be nice guys after all.  Let's see how well you can identify some memorable bosses from classic television. We'll start with some recurring characters… before we get into some more obscure characters. If you can get 8 or more of these right, you deserve a promotion.

Can you identify these TV shows from their wallpaper patterns alone?

Who's hiding behind damask?

Stories

Watch: Captain America destroys the Hulk in 1987 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade battle

Revisit this prescient moment from the world's largest parade.

10 times Thanksgiving was done just right on classic TV sitcoms

These classic sitcoms cooked up extra-special treats for Turkey Days past.

Side-by-side photos of classic TV stars' earliest and last TV roles

Andy, Lucy, Mary, and more—watch your favorite stars come full circle on TV!

13 vintage kitchen appliances we'd love to have again

We could really use a Beanery and hanging refrigerator.

Watch: This awesome parrot learned to whistle 'The Andy Griffith Show' theme song

This bird's from Texas, but if you ask us, he belongs in Mayberry!

Watch: 'Father Knows Best' serves up a ''Thanksgiving Day'' tearjerker

Who knew that one short poem could derail every single family tradition?

7 forgotten early Nickelodeon shows that will give '80s kids deep feelings

We spent our afternoons with Mr. Wizard, Barth, Leonard Nimoy and Danger Mouse.

This 1960s TV show inadvertently invented karaoke

'Sing Along With Mitch' was the original karaoke machine.

The 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack turns 40 years old

What would the world have been like with Boz Scaggs instead of the Bee Gees?

MeTV Fan Collections—Race to see vintage slot cars from the 1960s

The 1960s slot car craze continues for this avid collector.

7 totally rad and ridiculous live-action kids shows from the 1980s

What do Benji, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Richard Pryor have in common? This list.

This completely random 1977 Thanksgiving special reunited 'My Three Sons' and 'The Partridge Family' casts

Just never mind the fact that you can't technically "reunite" TV families who have never met.

8 experimental '80s shows you watched on HBO and totally forgot until now

Parody news, brain games, fake football teams and other HBO growing pains.

8 weird vintage products you'd be hard-pressed to find nowadays

Would you rather wear a nose warmer or a nose trainer?

14 piping hot toaster treats you will never eat again

Sloppy Joes from a toaster? Why is that no longer a thing?

MeTV Fan Collection — Get sucked into these 'Dark Shadows' paperback books

Kathleen McDonald started collecting 'Dark Shadows' books in 1966.

13 vintage turkey recipes that would ruin anybody's Thanksgiving

Enjoy this heaping second helping of Turkey Day's most dismal dishes.

7 criminally underrated TV Westerns of the 1970s

Not even William Shatner and Kurt Russell could help these gems stick around.

50 years ago, 'Captain Kangaroo' kicked off the ultimate Saturday morning TV lineup

In 1967, the Friday after Thanksgiving meant an extra serving of Saturday morning cartoons.

6 times Opie's antics on 'The Andy Griffith Show' would've freaked out parents today

Stealing. Ditching school. Here's every time we knew Opie knew better!

Svengoolie talks about Frankenstein, the Wicked Witch and more in new podcast interview

Believe it or not, he was afraid of skeletons as a kid.

6 scary reasons Halloween was way more dangerous for '70s kids

We found proof from the 1970s that the razor blades were real.

The most totally Nineties things we found in the 1991 Sears Christmas catalog

It was mostly teal and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

'Boy Meets World' was TGIF's original blend of these 6 classic sitcoms

'Boy Meets World' meets Beaver meets Dobie meets Mr. Wilson.

Fans sent mounds of real candy to the studio ''for Charlie Brown'' after the Peanuts Halloween special first aired

Viewers' hearts sank every time Charlie Brown said, "I got a rock."

The parade of costumes in this 'Wings' Halloween episode was a gift in 1996

Novel costumes include Pinocchio and the tornado from 'Twister.'

16 vintage Little Golden Books that were based on TV shows

Both Maverick and Matt Dillon rode alongside the Poky Little Puppy.

'The Dick Van Dyke Show' served up one of the scariest — and funniest — Halloween episodes

Mary Tyler Moore and Rose Marie deliver some genuine chills in this classic.

Rankin/Bass got into the Halloween spirit with its overlooked 'Mad Monster Party' in 1967

Boris Karloff and 'MAD' magazine creators made this animated gem a true island of misfit toys.

10 easy last-minute Halloween costumes inspired by classic TV

There's time enough at last to plan these Halloween costumes, we promise.

20 creepy plastic Halloween costumes based on TV characters

We can still smell the plastic.

5 of the wildest pieces of vintage Star Trek merch

Who doesn't want a sad Spock staring at them from across the room?

10 fascinating flops from the 1984 television schedule

We bet you do not remember George Clooney in 'E/R.' No, a totally different one.

Remember when this 'Poltergeist' star became Fonzie's worst nightmare?

The horror movie star appeared in 12 episodes of 'Happy Days' as Fonzie's pint-size adversary.

Revisit Alan Thicke's hilariously meta guest appearance in 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper'

This week for TGI-Me: Watch 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper'!

These photographs are a spooky time capsule to 1970s Halloween in New York

Ghosts, ghouls, and giant masks from the 1970s have come back to haunt you.

Top 10 times 'Saturday Night Live' hilariously spoofed classic TV

Live from New York, it's all your favorite classic TV shows referenced by 'SNL'!

We bet you have this hot commodity in your kitchen cupboard

There is a whole subculture of vintage Pyrex collectors out there who scour the internet, estate sales and thrift stores for their favorite kitschy patterned dishes.

Fins up: 10 cars that prove car designs were just cooler in the 1950s

Take a tour through the tailfin's finest hour.

The '60s were a time for flaming desserts

Fire up a new Thanksgiving tradition or try one of these to light up any old evening.

8 sauces we'd give anything to dip everything in from fast food chains we miss

Nostalgia for old fast food chains has added new meaning to what makes a special sauce.

12 TV shows that made big screen movies with the original casts

Dark Shadows, McHale's Navy and Get Smart were making their own movies long before the reboots.

Here's what was on magazine covers in October 1977

Donny & Marie, Rocky and The Hardy Boys were dominating newsstands 40 years ago.

This 'Highway Patrol' super-fan perfectly recreated the show's flashy 1955 Buick

Warning: This post will induce car envy. Remember what Dan Mathews said: "It isn't what you drive, but how you drive that counts!"