Can you recognize your favorite black-and-white TV shows in full color?

Do the sets and characters look different in color?

Black-and-white cinematography is beautiful. The shadows of noir give it that extra grittiness. A 1950s living room just feels cozier and more familiar in black-and-white. Even Parasite, the most recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, is getting a release in black-and-white.

Some of the greatest shows in television history filmed in black-and-white. You know them best for the look.

But would you recognize them in full color? See if the sets and characters still ring a bell in a rainbow of colors.

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  1. Does this kitchen — and redhead — look familiar to you?
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  2. This apocalyptic scene looks much different in vivid color.
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  3. This family actually had bright pink walls in their gothic home.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. The show later turned color, but she was only in the black-and-white ones.
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  5. Do you recognize this living room — and the woman dancing in it?
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  6. The pistols might be unfamiliar, but that jawline is iconic.
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  7. The only one missing is a driver.
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  8. The car was bright red, actually.
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  9. Eek!
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  10. This dapper man had a crimson tie.
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  11. Who's on the boat?
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  12. Does the actor give it away?
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  13. Just a pleasant evening with the family.
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  14. Finally, recognize these sitcom kids?
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you recognize your favorite black-and-white TV shows in full color?

Your Result...

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robyni23 1 month ago
You got 14 out of 14
Which look do you prefer?
Black & White
Toonhead 3 months ago
Love “Toon In With Me” I believe that it is a classic in the making. Thanks MeTv
MuniMetv76 3 months ago
Considering that I’m a 70’s baby 😄
I’ve always been an old soul😄👍🏿
Jeffrey 9 months ago
''You got 12 out of 14'' ---------------Which look do you prefer? Some I prefer Black and White, others I like color best. Got #s 9 & 14 wrong.
CaptainDunsel 9 months ago
I just plain flubbed #4 (jumped the gun with Eleanor Donahue in the photo.
BrentwoodJon 9 months ago
14/14 EZ still watch all of those
PaulBerger 11 months ago
Got them all. They said on the old Doctor Whos that they had to use colors that showed up well in b/w. made for some ugly sets.
GregLemieux 11 months ago
14/14. Easy quiz, but really enjoyed the photos.
Irish 12 months ago
Too easy. Characters gave away answers. Got em all!
mhfisher35 13 months ago
Watched way too much tv in the sixties. 14/14
E1961 13 months ago
14 of 14. I watch way too much TV.
Joe 13 months ago
Yes, some of the greatest shows in television history were filmed in black-and-white, but when they changed to color, they must have tried to save money on the scripts!
MichaelGreene Joe 2 months ago
An example: The Adventures of Superman-when it went color, the number of shows in a season was halved from 26 to 13. In addition, some of the music cues from the previous season of Black and White episodes were used again. Obviously, I'm not counting the music used when Superman was flying...that was used throughout the series.
TimRoof 13 months ago
13 out of 14. The only westerns I watched as a kid were Bonanza and The Rifleman.
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