Can you name these characters from classic TV?

Only loyal viewers can keep these often-confused characters straight.

When you watch a lot of TV, you pick up on a lot of stuff the casual viewer completely misses. That's what makes you the expert.

But then again, between actors who've played characters on multiple shows and siblings that look way too similar, flip too fast through the channels, and just about anyone can get disoriented.

So let's put your love of classic TV characters to the test. Scroll through these screenshots from classic TV shows below and see if you can name each and every character. Only the most loyal TV viewer can get them all. Good luck!

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  1. What was this guy's name on 'The Andy Griffith Show'?
  2. Rhea Pearlman played this surly bartender on 'Cheers':
  3. Bea Benaderet played two different characters in the same TV universe! Who did she don spectacles to play?
  4. Can you name this main character from 'Battlestar Galactica'?
  5. Do you know which kid this is from the 'Leave It to Beaver' world?
  6. Which character did Bernie Kopell play on 'The Love Boat'?
  7. Can you name this main character from 'Perry Mason'?
  8. Telling apart the boys on 'My Three Sons' is a challenge for some. Which one of the Douglases is this?
  9. Danny DeVito has played a few TV characters over time. Which one is this one?
  10. Every episode of 'That Girl' referred to this character that way in the show's intro. What was her actual character name?
  11. Which one of 'The Facts of Life' characters is pictured here?
  12. Buddy Ebsen also popped up a lot in TV history. Which character is he playing here?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  13. Bob Denver's munching on this ice cream bar while playing which sitcom character?
  14. Which 'Maverick' brother is pictured here?
  15. Which one of 'The Monkees' always wore a beanie as pictured here?
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  16. This little dude was one of Arnold's best friends on 'Diff'rent Strokes.' What was his name?
  17. You could say Irwin Allen has a type when it comes to leading men. Who is this character from 'Lost in Space'?
  18. Which one is the brunette in the middle of this scene from the opening credits of 'Petticoat Junction'?
  19. Werner Klemperer won a couple Emmys for playing this 'Hogan's Heroes' colonel:
  20. OK, here's a tough one, unless you're a 'Happy Days' fan. Which recurring carhop character is taking this mannequin's order?

Can you name these characters from classic TV?

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Terrence 3 months ago
Should have been perfect
18/20
LittleMissNoName 3 months ago
18out of 20. Goob looks like Shemp in the first picture.
Craigg 3 months ago
You got 20 out of 20
Impressive! You got them all. We name you Best TV Viewer.
EllisClevenger 7 months ago
You got 20 out of 20
Impressive! You got them all. We name you Best TV Viewer.
STTOS 7 months ago
You got 19 out of 20 - Pretty good! Consider yourself admired along with all these beloved TV characters. Missed #18, could never keep the "Jos" straight.
Tommy 10 months ago
20/20...wow. Guessed on a couple of them
DIGGER1 15 months ago
Can you name these characters from classic TV?
You got 19 out of 20
Pretty good! Consider yourself admired along with all these beloved TV characters.
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I missed #14. I picked "Beauregard", but it was "Bart". So I'm not a "Maverick" fan. Sue me.
ndebrabant 24 months ago

You got 20 out of 20
Impressive! You got them all. We name you Best TV Viewer.
LeeHarper 24 months ago
18 out of 20. Missed My Three Sons and Petticoat Junction.
Jltitus89 25 months ago
Mike Nesmith wore a wool hat, not a beannie. Not getting nitpicky, just saying
ndebrabant 25 months ago

You got 20 out of 20
Impressive! You got them all. We name you Best TV Viewer.
DouglasMorris 25 months ago
18/20! missed lost in space and petticoat junction.
MaryHelen 26 months ago
i get ANY sci fi wrong (unless it's a lucky guess) even comedy like mork and mindy or alf-- my favorite martian DO NOT LIKE sci fi at all
Me either. Star Trek, Lost In Space, etc. Seemed kinda silly.
EllisClevenger 27 months ago
You got 15 out of 20
Pretty good! Consider yourself admired along with all these beloved TV characters.
*head hanging low* *stage whisper* I'm too ashamed to list the ones I got wrong.
MrsPhilHarris 28 months ago
18/20 Missed Different Strokes & Lost In Space.
daDoctah 28 months ago
18/20. Never watched Maverick, and even if they didn't keep recasting the characters, I could never remember which Bradley girl was which.
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