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

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Irish 12 days ago
Too easy. Characters gave away answers. Got em all!
mhfisher35 19 days ago
Watched way too much tv in the sixties. 14/14
E1961 21 days ago
14 of 14. I watch way too much TV.
Joe 1 month 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!
TimRoof 1 month ago
13 out of 14. The only westerns I watched as a kid were Bonanza and The Rifleman.
Tammy 1 month ago
12 out of 14 b/w after I hearing the colors were wrong when they colorized shows
JC 1 month ago
You got 14 out of 14
I like the color 😊
Cowgirl 1 month ago
You got 14 out of 14. I had to guess on some of them. Too bad most of them weren't filmed in color.
PreciousPup 1 month ago
Item #12 (where the answer is Dennis the Menace) could have been made a bit more challenging by making the incorrect options The Lucy Show and Our Miss Brooks. Your clue would have been Dennis' shirt.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 1 month ago
SO:
Q: Do the sets and characters look different in color?
A: NOPE!
Moody 1 month ago
14/14. A lot of those look good in color.
Utzaake 1 month ago
14/14.
7. Dan Dakich!
9. It's all in the EYES.
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