Can you guess the oldest child in these classic TV families?

Marcia or Greg? Adam or Hoss? John-Boy or Mary Ellen? Try to get all 14!


A big family under one roof makes for big drama and big laughs. No wonder family television shows like to have a handful of young characters. 

Below, you will find some memorable TV clans from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They had multiple children. See if you can remember which kid is the oldest.

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  1. Who is the oldest child in The Brady Bunch?
  2. Who is the oldest Cartwright child on Bonanza?
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  3. Who is the oldest Robinson child on Lost in Space?
  4. Who is the oldest Cunningham child on Happy Days?
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  5. Who is the oldest child on The Waltons?
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  6. Who is the oldest Keaton child on Family Ties?
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  7. Who is the oldest child in The Partridge Family?
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  8. Who is the oldest child on My Three Sons?
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  9. Who is the oldest child on Diff'rent Strokes?
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  10. Who is the oldest Anderson child on Father Knows Best?
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  11. Who is the Danny Tanner's oldest child on Full House?
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  12. Who is the oldest child on Family Affair?
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  13. Who is the oldest Seaver child on Growing Pains?
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  14. Who is the oldest Ingalls child in Little House on the Prairie?
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Can you guess the oldest child in these classic TV families?

Your Result...

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Geronimo 11 months ago
Question #13 stumped me
vinman63 15 months ago
Funny Father Knows Best isn't on MeTv
knightwing 19 months ago
Missed the two I never watched. 12/14
TheFanFromUNCLE 19 months ago
I've never seen an episode of Father Knows Best. 13/14.
CaptainDunsel 36 months ago
Mostly missed ones where I rarely or never watched the show and so didn't know names.
rycki1138 36 months ago
13 out of 14. I missed the Diff'rent Strokes question. I don't remember Carol Seaver ever being referred to as "Carol Anne", she was always just called Carol.
LynCarceo 36 months ago
10/14. missed on the shows I never watched.
JamesBrashear 36 months ago
11 of 14.
* Me too but they were shows I did not watch.
DerekBird 36 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
The bigger number, the better! How did you do?
I've never seen Father Knows Best but I guessed right. Those 80s shows I just do not want to see at all or ever again. Too sickly sweet and full of ... cheese.
EllisClevenger 37 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
The bigger number, the better! How did you do?
kimmer 47 months ago
13/14...yahhhhhh whooooooooo!
JeanneHeckenlively 47 months ago
The Growing Pains question could be considered tricky. While it's true that Mike was older than Carol, IRL Tracey Gold is older than Kirk Cameron, but because he was taller, they cast him as the oldest child. The same can be said on Home Improvement-- Jonathan Taylor Thomas is older than Zachary Ty Bryan, but Zachary was taller, so Brad was older than Randy. Also, the Happy Days question really shouldn't count because the show phased Chuck out; even in the series finale, Howard said he raised TWO wonderful children while he made a toast at Joanie's wedding.
"...they cast him as the oldest child." That's all that mattered in this quiz.
His should have been named Richard because he's an UTTER DICK!
Likely Chuck died and for that reason wasn't mention.
Lacey 47 months ago
#4 WHo ???
JDnHuntsvilleAL Lacey 47 months ago
Chuck was the oldest boy in seasons 1 & 2 and then disappeared, never to be mentioned again. (It's Chuck's apartment that Richie moves into briefly in season 2.) This happens a lot in sitcoms, like Donna's little sister in "That 70's Show."
DerekBird JDnHuntsvilleAL 36 months ago
I think that she was joking around because of Chuck's disappearance from the show.
DerekBird Lacey 36 months ago
Funny girl.
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JDnHuntsvilleAL 47 months ago
I'm confused by your post. Which Brady do you consider a witch?
AllyF75 48 months ago
Got 13/14, missed the lost in space one which I have never seen
JDnHuntsvilleAL AllyF75 47 months ago
Yeah, if you haven't seen it then it's hard to guess. I did TERRIBLE in MeTV's quiz about 2000 sitcoms because I hadn't watched most of them.
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