Can you guess if this is a TV show or its movie version based on the year it came out?

Was it MASH the movie or the TV show that came out in 1972?


Though remakes and reboots seem to be happening now more than ever, Hollywood has been recycling things since the very first silent films. When television came along, it provided even more opportunities to redo certain stories. Sometimes shows proved so popular that they crossed over into films!

Here is a selection of titles that were both TV shows and movies. Each one is paired with the date it came out. Using that alone, can you guess whether each one refers to the movie or the TV show?

  1. In the Heat of the Night – 1967
  2. The Flintstones – 1960
  3. Dragnet – 1987
  4. The Fugitive – 1993
  5. The Invisible Man – 1958
  6. The Beverly Hillbillies – 1962
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 1992
  8. 12 O’Clock High – 1964
  9. Planet of the Apes – 1974
  10. Highlander – 1986
  11. M*A*S*H – 1972
  12. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea – 1961
  13. The Odd Couple – 1970
  14. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – 1974
  15. Flipper – 1964

Can you guess if this is a TV show or its movie version based on the year it came out?

Your Result...

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Pacificsun 26 months ago
Hey MeTV Staff: we're still paying attention or maybe you're looking to your new Full House and Monk viewers. But we remember these stories. The reason being the header-date and age of the comments! Not to be repetitious with our comments it takes the advantage away from us appreciating a new story!
riggsca 37 months ago
Guess I’m not as tv savvy as I thought I was.... hhmmm?
TheSentinel 38 months ago
14/15 - only missed Grizzly Adams.
denny 38 months ago
15/15 Had to guess The Odd Couple, I knew it was on in the 70s but wasn't sure what year it started.
John 38 months ago
12/15 Started easy, got progressively harder. Good quiz.
jimmyvici 38 months ago
11/15...oh well. Many of those were before my time anyway 😶
Dajj 38 months ago
9/15 tough quiz for me! I was close on some, not close enuff!!
38 months ago
OMGOSH ... totally blew that. 😣
MrsPhilHarris 38 months ago
What on earth was said to get so many people so worked up? 🤔
Pacificsun MrsPhilHarris 38 months ago
She deleted it.
It wasn't about the show (content)
It was about her.
Big difference.
Free speech doesn't apply.
MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 38 months ago
Oh I see. Lots of emotion in the posts.
AgingDisgracefully 38 months ago
Flipper, the movie?
I bet there were lines around the block for that one.
Maybe for the Chuck Conners version but not the Paul Hogan!
denny AgingDisgracefully 38 months ago
Probably was for a children's movie. A dolphin that can communicate with humans.
MaryAnn 38 months ago
I can understand how I missed 12 O’Clock High, but the fact that Buffy tripped me up fills me with shame. 😔
DIGGER1 38 months ago
Can you guess if this is a TV show or its movie version based on the year it came out?
You got 14 out of 15
You deserve a hand, great job!
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