Can you crush the big Cannon trivia quiz?

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Cannon featured one of the least likely and most lovable private detectives of Seventies television. As Cannon, William Conrad cruised around in a land yacht solving crimes. Cannon had an appetite for the finer things in life — and justice. Besting bad guys with a bump of his belly or a well-placed karate chop, this tough guy delivered action with a little levity.

Premiering in the spring of 1971, Cannon pulled in big ratings. It was such a hit that Filmation even considered a Young Cannon cartoon. Alas, that never came to fruition. But we did get five stunt-filled seasons of Cannon.

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  1. What is Cannon's first name?
  2. Why did Cannon quit the police force?
  3. Did Cannon have a son or a daughter?
  4. What was his wife's name?
  5. The episodes "Requiem for a Son" and "The Deadly Conspiracy" were crossovers with what popular Seventies detective series?
  6. Cannon was a veteran of which war?
  7. What kind of car did Cannon drive?
  8. What color was the car?
  9. What piece of technology did Cannon have in his car in 1971?
  10. Which member of the Monkees guest-starred as Cappy in "Bitter Legion"?
  11. In what state did Cannon live?
  12. In what building did Cannon live?
  13. Which famed television producer, also responsible for 'The Fugitive' and 'The Invaders,' produced 'Cannon'?
  14. Years before he played Cannon, William Conrad voiced which iconic cowboy on the radio?
  15. Conrad was also the voice of the narrator on which beloved cartoon series?
  16. Four days after he guest-starred in the 'Cannon' episode "Bad Cats and Sudden Death," Larry Linville appeared in the first episode of which classic series?
  17. In its first season, 'Cannon' aired on Tuesday evenings immediately after which hit series on CBS?
  18. 'Cannon' earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama in 1973 and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama TV Show in 1974. In both cases, it lost to which show?
  19. What was the name of the 1980 made-for-TV 'Cannon' reunion movie?
  20. Which award-winning actor appeared twice in the first season as ex-cop Jerry Warton?

Can you crush the big Cannon trivia quiz?

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gc42261 2 months ago
I wished mannix,cannon and barneby Jones would air earlier
jaelinsmith40652 5 months ago
12/20 aw shucks just got it right on the first track.
MaliGesmundo 6 months ago
Why are Cannon and Barnaby Jones on earlier on local tv?
I suggested Mannix is the best show that I ever want to watch and it was great show.
DethBiz 11 months ago
I really wish MeTV would move Cannon and Barnaby Jones to an earlier time slot.
Greg 11 months ago
His car phone was in reality a radio phone same as Mannix had. A company called LA Mobile would link the call to the phone network. The hand set had a press to send button.
JewelsChuck 11 months ago
11/20 and I thought I’m lucky if I get one right.
Minnie212 11 months ago
I love this show.Cant believe i got 5 answers wrong.
MarkSpeck 11 months ago
20 out of 20. This is one of the shows I live for, so I knew all of these!
TheDavBow3 11 months ago
16/20. Missed his wife's name, missed the "war" question, missed Matt Dillon and missed Hawaii Five-0. Mannix always said he was in Korea (even though Mike Connors was in WWII) I would guess that Cannon would be a little older than Mannix so I guessed WWII for Cannon.
JR 11 months ago
20/20 with some guesses.
UTZAAKE 11 months ago
17/20. 4, 6 and 14.
15. His narration of MLB's 1978 World Series highlight film was terrible.
CouchPotato19 UTZAAKE 9 months ago
I gotta hear this! Can I find it?
CouchPotato19 UTZAAKE 9 months ago
His narration of "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" is priceless!!
Wiseguy 11 months ago
#17 could have been more challenging. Hawaii Five-0 was the only CBS series listed. And is anybody going to learn that it's Hawaii Five-0 with a zero?
KellyTenace 11 months ago
I got 16 of 20...and I've never watched an episode. Didn't even have to guess on them. Most were just logic.
audie65 11 months ago
Watched part 2 pilot episode last night while taking quiz. Best episode ever!! Frank was kicking everyone's ass!! Even karate chopped dude in bar then proceeded to kick the crap out of 5 bad guys!! Was really throwing his weight around!! Most physical episode I've seen yet!! Don't mess with Frank Cannon!!
Grizz 11 months ago
I have a new term in my vocab "Land Yacht" Love it it's all I drive lol by the way I scored 20 out of 20 👍😉
Grizz 11 months ago
Absolutely love this network... No problems with content no foul language it's great! All you need now are classic Hollywood movies and I'll never change it LOL. Thank you for the great shows great memories.👍
AgingDisgracefully 11 months ago
I wasn't sure of what model car Frank drove.
But I knew it rode about 4 inches above street level.
A credit to American engineering.
Any car he got in would ride that low!
JZ6030 11 months ago
19/20. Missed his wife’s name. I’ve watched every episode. Airing at 3am, it’s perfect for an insomniac like me. Great show and I love seeing the styles of the 70’s. Is it just me or was life better then? 😉
Greg JZ6030 11 months ago
In some ways it was but I am sure glad we have better medical devices now.
JZ6030 Greg 11 months ago
Yes, I’ll give you that. ✌🏻😊
Runeshaper 11 months ago
Didn't watch the show and did awful on this quiz, but I want to watch the show now LOL :)
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