Can you name all these sketch comedy shows by looking at the casts?

Let's get down to funny business.

We are not here to debate what is the greatest sketch comedy show in television history. (Feel free to do so in the comments.) That being said, The Carol Burnett Show is certainly in the argument, on the basis of the Curtain Dress and "The Dentist" alone. 

Carol Burnett pioneered the art of comedy skits on TV. Everyone on this list owes a debt to her or her show in some way.

The big question is — do you know who everyone is? See if you can recognize these TV comedy troupes from the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s!

  1. Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Jo Anne Worley and Goldie Hawn created a buzz with this "in" show.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. You probably recognize these Brits, but what was their TV show officially called?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Lulu Roman was on this "corny" show from 1969–1992.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Both David Letterman and Michael Keaton joined a sitcom star in this briefly lived 1978 series.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. 'Seinfeld' guys Michael Richards (upper right) and Larry David (lower left) were part of this cast in 1980.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Robert Downey Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall were part of this show's cast in 1985.
    Image: NBCUniversal
  7. Perhaps it helps if you know the two on the left as Marge and Homer?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. Jim Carrey joined the Wayans Brothers on this 1990 hit.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Remember the Chicken Lady and Buddy?
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  10. Cast members from this cable show continue to write, direct and star in comedies.
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you name all these sketch comedy shows by looking at the casts?

Your Result...

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DerekBird 6 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke!
Missed #10 because I never heard of it.
VaughnBaskin 6 months ago
Hey! Don't forget about MAD TV, RoundHouse, All That, and of course You Can't Do That On Television!
Joe 6 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
You did well — and that's no joke!
John111911Smith 10 months ago
Missed #5. (Fridays) I realize he was younger, but Michael Richards really looked different.
frances3agape 16 months ago
8 or 10
missed...2) Monty Python orig name - thought I knew and 10) had NO IDEA and guessed wrong
Tony9veto 21 months ago
9/10 missed the last one.... Monty python was awesome growing up. How many of you remember " the young ones " in the mid 80's ?
ETristanBooth Tony9veto 20 months ago
I remember The Young Ones, but MPFC was far better.
Tashastar38 25 months ago
In Living COLOR, not Colour! The show was made here in America, not Canada, UK or other countries that spell words with a "u"!
DerekBird Tashastar38 6 months ago
The band was called Living Colour with a "u" and they were American.
Lacey 26 months ago
9/10 I missed the last one. I thought I knew the name, but I was wrong.
Joe 26 months ago
"In Living COLOUR". Was that on the BBC?
Lacey Joe 26 months ago
Fox. One of their early hits.
Tony Lacey 24 months ago
He is commenting on the superflous "u" that MeTV included.
DawnGraham 26 months ago
8/10, Never heard of #5 or10
boogerdogger 26 months ago
Only 5/10
Laugh In, Hee Haw, Monty Python, In Living Color, Tracy Ullman.
Lacey 26 months ago
9/10 Never heard of the last one but watched all the others.
Gad, I really need to get out more.
jholton30062 26 months ago
You got 8 out of 10; should have been 9 out of 10, but my click finger got excited...
MrBill 26 months ago
8/10; missed #6 and #10. I never heard of #10 and stopped watching SNL after the original cast left.
Dale 26 months ago
Got 8 out of 10. I never heard of The State or Fridays. I think I would have remembered Larry David (or George Costanza as he'd later be known) looking that goofy with that wild hair. I LOVED In Living Color and Mad TV and always thought they were better than SNL except maybe in their heyday.
RobCertSDSCascap Dale 26 months ago
Jason Alexander was George Costanza; The Frogger King!
He was not on Fridays.
Tony Dale 24 months ago
That's Cosmo Kramer. I remember him on Fridays which was funnier than SNL was at that time.
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