Can you guess the classic TV show from these cartoon parodies?

Catch all these cartoon references!


Half the fun of watching cartoons as an adult is catching all the references that went over your head when you were a kid.


Here, we've mixed up references to classic TV shows we found on cartoons from the 1960s to the 1990s. Whether or not you know these animated series doesn't matter. Just analyze the scene and see if you can figure out which TV show is being spoofed in these 10 scenes.

Only the biggest TV fans can I.D. each and every scene. Others will struggle to see through the animated lines. Good luck!
  1. The 1970s kids show Uncle Croc's Block featured a recurring segment that parodied which hit military sitcom?
     Image: NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  2. In the 1979 TV special "Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood," there were spoofs on Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, and this show parodied in the scene below:
     Image: Warner Bros. Television
  3. In the 1990s, a new generation of kids met younger versions of Looney Tunes characters in Tiny Toon Adventures, which is spoofing which classic TV show below?
     Image: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
  4. Of course in the 1980s, we'd already met Muppet Babies, but which classic show are little Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog spoofing?
     Image: Disney-ABC Domestic Television
  5. In the 1960s, The Flintstones ruled the TV spoof world, including the "Sheriff for a Day" episode, which spoofed which TV Western?
     Image: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
  6. In the 1980s, Alvin & the Chipmunks dedicated a whole episode to parodying which crime show?
     Image: Warner Bros. Television
  7. The late-Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon CB Bears featured a segment called "Heyyy, It's the King!" Which show was its star spoofing?
     Image: Worldvision Enterprises
  8. Hum the tune if you can guess which TV show the 1990s cartoon Bobby World is spoofing here:
     Image: Splash Entertainment
  9. The Simpsons have spoofed pretty much every show on Earth, but which classic TV show is being spoofed here?
     Image: 20th Television
  10. Here's one for true fans only. The 1990s animated series Daria spent an episode spoofing crime dramas, including a scene featuring this car, normally driven by which TV detective?
     Image: Paramount Television

Can you guess the classic TV show from these cartoon parodies?

Your Result...

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greenhornet66 4 days ago
10 out of 10. i guessed at a couple. like it says you study the picture and read the clue to get them.
RedSamRackham 34 months ago
* It wasn't a cartoon but does anyone remember the Maverick episode that spoofed Bonanza with the dad seeking wives for his 3 sons? Moose and Small Paul Wheelwright? The Subrosa Ranch? Hilarious "Bonanza" parody with Bart squirming in the middle between three naive, pa-whipped brothers and their worldly mail-order brides from the Barbary Coast, after matchmaker Whittleseed (Willard Waterman) is murdered. Episode also has fine performances by Kasey Rogers, Jake Sheffield as the amorous Moose, and Jim Backus as the blustery pa of the Wheelwrights, who always stick together - and we even find out why they have to. "Three Queens Full" is adorned with splendidly over-the-top music too. ☺
WILD 34 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Uh-oh, looks like you hit a wall or two there.

80s cartoons sucked and blew and were almost all in a cranimation style.
rycki1138 50 months ago
10 out of 10
Way to see right through all those cartoon disguises!
Runeshaper 59 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Uh-oh, looks like you hit a wall or two there.
Rickey 60 months ago
You got 8 out of 10
Uh-oh, looks like you hit a wall or two there.
ndebrabant 60 months ago

You got 9 out of 10
Uh-oh, looks like you hit a wall or two there.
Geronimo 67 months ago
too easy.............................10/10
scp 67 months ago
10 out of 10. The funny thing is, I think that car in #10 is the car they regularly have for one of the characters.
Tresix 67 months ago
8/10. That CB Bears shot looks way more like "Welcome Back, Kotter" than "Happy Days" to me. And in the Daria shot, would Columbo have a car THAT clean and fancy?
UnicornPrincess 67 months ago
8/10. Suspected Columbo on the last one, but thought that would be too obvious.
BrownieMom 67 months ago
MrsPhilHarris 67 months ago
9/10 Missed MASH. I would love to see that Flintstones episode.
Arbie MrsPhilHarris 67 months ago
I missed that one too. Since one character appeared to be in a cage, I guessed Hogan's Heroes.
Tresix Arbie 67 months ago
I remembered "M*U*S*H". It stood for "Mangy Unwanted Shabby Heroes". The Hawkeye character sounded like Alan Alda while the Trapper John one talked like John Wayne.
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