Can you name these 1950s TV shows from their opening credits alone?

The answers are as clear as black and white.

As Back to the Future and Happy Days proved, it can be great fun to revisit the 1950s. So, let's go back to the era of poodle skirts and tail fins. We grabbed a single frame from the opening credits of popular Fifties television shows.

Can you identify the TV series from the one image alone? Good luck!
  1. Do you know this show by heart?
  2. Recognize this silhouette?
  3. Does this skyline ring a bell?
  4. Who is that man in a suit?
  5. You be the judge of this one.
  6. Showdown! Any of these cowboys familiar, partner?
  7. See if you can toon in to this one.
  8. The men on this show did things by the book.
  9. This hip detective show kicked off in '58.
  10. This Western took place in Texas, obviously.
  11. Step up to the blackboard and give your answer.
  12. Name this crime show by this scene.
  13. You know Betty White, but do you know the show?
  14. Keep your "I" on this one.
Can you name these 1950s TV shows from their opening credits alone?

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EllisClevenger 5 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
A toast to you! You are a true TV trivia ace!
Guessed on #10 and #11.
guest2020 5 months ago
You miss three questions on some and you're still a genius. Miss three on others and your the dumbest kid on the block.
thedude1500 5 months ago
14/14 all that proves is I watch too much television.
SheriHeffner 5 months ago
I got number 11 wrong. I thought it was Dobie Gillis. So it was 13 out of 14.
tom78 5 months ago
11/14............missed 8, 10, 11. Clicked too fast on these. Should know better!
Lacey 5 months ago
Thanks to the independent stations who ran all these shows well into the late 1970s, I got 13/14.
I missed the Texas one as it was a total guess for me and I have only heard of Trackdown through these quizzes.
MrBill 5 months ago
13/14; never heard of "Trackdown"
Bobbo 5 months ago
12/14. Missed the westerns.
Joseph 5 months ago
13/14. #11 fooled me. It sure looked like Dobie Gillis.
BettyMcauliff 5 months ago
12/14 the tough ones are here for us
UTZAAKE 5 months ago
12/14. Foiled by 11 and 13.
Zoshchenko 5 months ago
Since MeTV mainly features shows that they are running on their network, can we expect Highway Patrol to be coming to a broadcast channel (or cable) near you in the near future?

I love that show... and those Buicks!!!
I checked on where HP is airing. If you want to watch it, you'll have to move to Australia, as {I'm not certain how current this info. is} it's airing on one of their stations.
cperrynaples 5 months ago
14/14! 1 actually used animated charactures dancing around a pack of cigarettes back in the day. Also, I'm sure 9A was meant to be Hawaiian Eye, Hawaiian Beat was a '80's show!
teire cperrynaples 5 months ago
Loved Cricket on Hawaiian Eye. The 80s show was Hawaiian Heat. It debuted the same week as Miami Vice and suffered by comparison, lasted half a season I think.
cperrynaples teire 5 months ago
You're right, MeTV was even wronger than I thought!
More wrong than you?
teire 5 months ago
13/14. Misjudged on the judge question.
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