Can you tell the difference between Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling?

How well do you know these anthology TV hosts?


Image: The Everett Collection

Rod Serling and Alfred Hitchcock are both giants in the entertainment industry, especially among horror and sci-fi fans. They both were excellent at what they did, both clashed with censors who sought to constrain their work and both set examples that are still being imitated today.

They were obviously also very different. How well do you know these two icons of the thriller genre? Take this quiz to find out!

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  1. Who was born in the 19th century?
  2. Who was born on December 25?
  3. Who famously hated eggs?
  4. Who won more Primetime Emmy awards?
  5. Who has one credit as a production designer?
  6. Who hosted more anthology TV episodes across all their shows?
  7. Who guest starred on an episode of Ironside?
  8. Who used the pseudonym John Phillips if he didn’t want his name attached to a project?
  9. Who moved to Hollywood in 1939?
  10. Who appeared on the game show ‘Password’ seven times?
  11. Who had two daughters?
  12. Who was a notorious practical joker on set?
  13. Who was 5’4” tall?

Can you tell the difference between Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling?

Your Result...

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StrayCat 49 months ago
12 of 13. Never heard of the John Phillips pseudonym.
EllisClevenger 49 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
Was that quiz smooth sailing or was it a rough ride?
Missed #1 and #10.
Dario 49 months ago
A perfect 13!(after getting 9 out of 13 the first time around. 😉) 👌👌👌👌👌 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
frances3agape Dario 47 months ago
Yes, that is what I will do again in a few months
Thanks for the idea
KennethGhilardi 50 months ago
12 of 13 , #5 was the one that got me.

GregLemieux 50 months ago
12/13. The moved to Hollywood question got me.
AgingDisgracefully 50 months ago
Who was the black, private dick who was a sex machine to all the chicks?
It was a trick question.
Barry22 50 months ago
10/13. Sterling was that short?
Wiseguy Barry22 50 months ago
No, Serling was. Robert Sterling (guest star of the 4th-season "Printer's Devil") was much taller.
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