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?

Your Result...

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Susan00100 7 months ago
This is a tough quiz!
Most of my answers were just guesses.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 10 months ago
Please Have ME-TV Air Cannon At 10 AM After Perry Mason.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 13 months ago
William Conrad Was At Warner Bros At The Time,Replacing Jack Webb.
country46 18 months ago
15/20 I wish they would allow us to have a say in the old shows like kojak, baretta or let us vote on some shows
Snickers 18 months ago
Didn't crush the quiz the quiz crushed me only 14 out of 20.
gc42261 22 months ago
I wished mannix,cannon and barneby Jones would air earlier
jaelinsmith40652 25 months ago
12/20 aw shucks just got it right on the first track.
MaliGesmundo 26 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 31 months ago
I really wish MeTV would move Cannon and Barnaby Jones to an earlier time slot.
Greg 31 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 31 months ago
11/20 and I thought I’m lucky if I get one right.
Minnie212 31 months ago
I love this show.Cant believe i got 5 answers wrong.
MarkSpeck 31 months ago
20 out of 20. This is one of the shows I live for, so I knew all of these!
TheDavBow3 31 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.
Mark TheDavBow3 2 months ago
The last season episode "Revenge" reveals that Cannon was in the Korean War. In this episode, he's framed for murder by the son of a Korean dictator who committed suicide after being 'broken' by Cannon's interrogation.
JR 31 months ago
20/20 with some guesses.
UTZAAKE 31 months ago
17/20. 4, 6 and 14.
15. His narration of MLB's 1978 World Series highlight film was terrible.
CouchPotato19 UTZAAKE 29 months ago
I gotta hear this! Can I find it?
CouchPotato19 UTZAAKE 29 months ago
His narration of "The Twelve Days Of Christmas" is priceless!!
Wiseguy 31 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 31 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.
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