Can you guess the real names of TV characters who went by nicknames?

You got this one, Little Buddy!

Keeping up with TV characters can be tough enough, but it's double hard when shows start doling out nicknames for our favorite characters.

Do you think you know classic TV characters by every name they've ever been called?

Then this quiz is for you, Little Buddy! Everybody knows Fonzie is short for Arthur Fonzarelli, but channel your inner cool to see if you can figure out the correct name for characters who go by some of TV's most distinct nicknames. 

Want a hint? All the incorrect answers are all names of other characters you know from movies and TV. Good luck!
  1. On Gilligan's Island, what's the real name of "The Professor"?
  2. On Mama's Family, what's the real name of "Mama"?
  3. On Leave It to Beaver, what's the real name of "The Beaver"?
  4. On Bonanza, what's the real name of "Hoss"?
  5. On M*A*S*H, what's the real name of "Radar"?
  6. Also on M*A*S*H, what's the real name of "Hot Lips"?
  7. On Laverne & Shirley, what's the real name of "The Big Ragoo"?
  8. On The Facts of Life, what's the real name of "Tootie"?
  9. On All in the Family, what's the real name of "Meathead"?
  10. On Saved by the Bell, what's the real name of "Screech"?
  11. On Cheers, what's the real name of "Coach"?
  12. On Happy Days, what's the real name of "Potsie"?
  13. On WKRP in Cincinnati, what's the real name of "Johnny Fever"?

Can you guess the real names of TV characters who went by nicknames?

Your Result...

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60 Comments

ttenchantr 7 months ago
13/13 Fairly easy. Had to guess on #8 as I never watched The Facts of Life.
Caretaker245 29 months ago
12/13 because I didn't read the question, just the name "coach"... picked the wrong coach
WILD 29 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!

Hate facts and Leave it to Skeever. The two I missed that I never watch. Hate shaved by the Smell but I guessed it right.
Nightshade1972 29 months ago
The only ones I missed were Gilligan's Island, Bonanza, and Saved by the Bell. Almost never watched GI, and never watched the last two.
Snickers 31 months ago
10 out of 13. Just call me The Big Much Know.
Katzi 37 months ago
I missed the Bonanza one!
rycki1138 45 months ago
13 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
TexasGreek 48 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
Rickey 54 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
jamiahsh 54 months ago
Missed Coach (didn’t read the question and picked the other Coach) and Johnny Fever (not a fan)
MrBill 62 months ago
12/13; missed WKRP in Cincinnati- I was not a much of a fan of that show.
gcem73 62 months ago
13/13 Finally aced one today!
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