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!

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  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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rycki1138 10 months ago
13 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
TexasGreek 14 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
Rickey 20 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
jamiahsh 20 months ago
Missed Coach (didn’t read the question and picked the other Coach) and Johnny Fever (not a fan)
MrBill 27 months ago
12/13; missed WKRP in Cincinnati- I was not a much of a fan of that show.
gcem73 27 months ago
13/13 Finally aced one today!
ETristanBooth 27 months ago
11/13. Didn't watch Laverne & Shirley or Cheers (except for the one with John Cleese). Also, #10 was a lucky guess--never watched it.
dave 27 months ago
12/13 My problem never watched Bonanza
Kirsten 27 months ago
CAN YOU GUESS THE REAL NAMES OF TV CHARACTERS WHO WENT BY NICKNAMES?

You got 13 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal!
LeeHarper 27 months ago

"You got 10 out of 13
You've got a knack for nicknames, like a true TV pal! "

And I was lucky to get much
Tresix 27 months ago
13/13, and I took an absolutely LUCKY guess at Tootie's real name!
anthony 27 months ago
13/13.💃💃💃💃💃💃
First of all to cperrynaples and MrsPhilHarris.Give yourself's a perfect score.I did the same thing on #11.No way am I gonna admit I don't know who coach from "Cheers" was though.😋To all you who are talking about the Radar/Walter one,I don't know what your talking about.They must have gone back and fixed it,cause Radar is one of the chooses now.Had to guess on TFOL and SBTB.
anthony 27 months ago
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Jeffrey 27 months ago
mama's family and facts of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Judas priest!

they are mentioned in almost every friggin quiz

ENUF already

You see hell is not fire and brimstone its facts of life and mama's family on the wide screen while you are ducted taped to a chair forever
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