Can you match these classic TV shows with the correct sponsors?

Do you remember which products these TV stars pitched each episode?


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In the early days of television, companies weren’t shy about their connections with the medium. There was no denying which brands were behind shows like The Colgate Comedy Hour and General Electric Theater.

But even as TV came into its own in the late '50s and early '60s, most shows only had one or two main sponsors. The companies behind each series usually had the cast pitch products as part of a show’s opening credits. Can you match these classic shows with the sponsors each actor is selling?

  1. The cast of The Andy Griffith Show starred in many ads for...
  2. Here is Ozzie Nelson selling his show's sponsor...
  3. Rob and Laura Petrie espoused the benefits of Joy dish soap made by...
  4. Which car brand sponsored Bonanza?
  5. The Flintstones were sponsored by which juice brand?
  6. Beaver Cleaver had a furry friend help him sell...
  7. Which coffee brand sponsored The Twilight Zone?
  8. Here James Arness shows off Gunsmoke's sponsor...
  9. Mr. Drysdale indulges in The Beverly Hillbillies sponsor...
  10. Which cigarette brand sponsored I Love Lucy?
  11. Which car brand sponsored The Honeymooners?
  12. The Jetsons was sponsored by Scotch tape and which hygiene brand?

Can you match these classic TV shows with the correct sponsors?

Your Result...

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Lillyrose 39 months ago
3 out of 12. I got the I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver questions right: my favorite shows!
Shatner1 40 months ago
10/12--scary how it all came back!!!
Muleskinner 40 months ago
9/12. I remember”call for Phillip Morris!”
LOncheck 40 months ago
10 out of 12. Yes we watched commercials
olddogg 40 months ago
# 2- Ozzie and the rest of the Nelsons would be WAAAAY too white for Coca~Cola now. Sorry Ozzie we gotta let you go.
Tlor olddogg 40 months ago
Talk about a prejudice statement, all colors drink Coca Cola
KSquared Tlor 40 months ago
That's not what Coca-Cola said in its training.
cripplious KSquared 15 months ago
The original owner of Coke said it was the drink of the white race while pepsi was the soda of negros.
dbalius 40 months ago
11 out of 12. Classic TV ads is one reason why I went into advertising!
retired2019 40 months ago
7out of 12. Put a fork in me. I’m done doing quizzes after 5 in the afternoon.
40 months ago
10 out of 12. I saw some old commercials on You Tube, I got the one about The Jetsobs wrong and Leave It To Beaver, but I should have gotten Beaver right.
richaroo74 40 months ago
You got 6 out of 12 oh well. Next quiz.
DavidBartholomew 40 months ago
I cry, "FOUL!"

Flintstones were sponsored by Winston cigarettes ( Barney said the famous line, Winston tastes good like a cigarette should).

Most on this list weren't the MAIN sponsors but the "alternate sponsors".

The AD agencies bought the time slots on the network, decided the show, and placed their clients ads. Most companies couldn't afford 39 weeks of TV, so the MAJOR sponsors would pay for 26 weeks, and ALTERNATEs paid for 13.
DonnaNMI 40 months ago
11 out of 12. I wasn’t expecting a box of cereal to be on the counter at Walkers Drug Store.
TmodelFord 40 months ago
3 different quizzes all 7 out of 12
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