Can you tell the difference between Bob Denver and John Denver?

Gilligan was probably a fan of "Take Me Home."

One sang the immortal hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The other will forever be known as Gilligan.

John Denver and Bob Denver may not be related, but they are both Baby Boomer icons of the 1960s and '70s. Both appeared on television and in movies. Both could bring a smile to any faces.

In fact, their biographies may be easily confused. See if you can tell them apart. Do the following facts relate to Bob Denver… or John Denver?

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  1. He starred in the hit 1977 movie 'Oh, God!' alongside George Burns.
  2. He once played a character named "Dud Wash."
  3. He guest starred on an episode of 'ALF'.
  4. His real name was Henry Deutschendorf.
  5. He hosted a single episode of 'The Muppet Show' in 1979.
  6. Later in life, he became a radio personality and hosted an oldies program in his home of Princeton, West Virginia.
  7. Before becoming a star, he taught P.E., math and history at a Catholic school.
  8. He was a guest host on 'The Tonight Show' in the 1970s, filling in for Johnny Carson.
  9. He won a single Grammy award — Best Musical Album For Children — for a kids' record titled 'All Aboard!'
  10. He was born one day after Elvis Presley.
  11. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico.
  12. In 1970, he replaced Woody Allen in the Woody Allen–written play 'Play It Again, Sam'.
  13. Was known for saying, "Work?!"
  14. He guest-starred as a wimpy deputy in a 1974 episode of McCloud called "Colorado Cattle Caper."
  15. He died in a plane crash.
  16. He played a bartender in the nostalgic 1987 movie 'Back to the Beach.'

Can you tell the difference between Bob Denver and John Denver?

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Mob39 30 days ago
You got 12 out of 16 - I guessed four of them and of course I got them wrong.

You've got sunshine on your shoulders! Perhaps you had the help of a good buddy?
Dario 4 months ago
A PERFECT 16!!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏 👌👌👌👌👌 😁😁😁😁😁
CaroleThorpe 4 months ago
You got 16 out of 16
You've got sunshine on your shoulders! Perhaps you had the help of a good buddy?
Dario CaroleThorpe 4 months ago
👏👏👏👏👏 👌👌👌👌👌 😁😁😁😁😁
Joe 4 months ago
I was too distracted thinkin' 'bout Mary Ann and Ginger!
DerekBird 4 months ago
You got 14 out of 16
You've got sunshine on your shoulders! Perhaps you had the help of a good buddy?
emTV279 5 months ago
You got 13 out of 16. You've got sunshine on your shoulders! Perhaps you had the help of a good buddy?
327053 13 months ago
8 outta 16! Pathetic!!!😡😡😡
Dario 13 months ago
A PERFECT 16!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
horribleHDanny 13 months ago
I was living in Monterey,CA back in 1997,right behind the Monterey airport.I remember the day John Denver died in that plane crash very well!He had built the experimental plane from a kit and it was his first(and last)test flight.I heard the plane take off all right,but then I heard a crash and splash less than 10 minutes later!My apartment was up on a hill so I could see a plane in the bay just off of Pacific Grove.I didn't know it was John Denver's plane until that evening on the news.=( R.I
P
Snoozy54 15 months ago
I love Gilligan's Island and John Denver's songs
mdurkin 15 months ago
I enjoyed Gilligans Island, in 1995 I met Dawn Wells who played Maryann on Gilligans Island she wrote a cook book everything was related to what they cooked on the show Dawn and Russel Johnson the professor did tours and met fans of Gilligans Island. How television has changed. Gilligans Island is a great show even in today's television it's good to see Gilligans Island survive decade's after airing original episodes.
MarkSpeck 16 months ago
16 out of 16. I knew about the Gilligan/Alf episode, and I knew that John did a Christmas album with the Muppets (which I've heard from sources that it's actually pretty good), so that helped with those questions. "Back to the Beach" was an excuse to get all those teen idols of the '50s and '60s back together, so I knew that was Bob. I knew John filled in for Carson because of a classic blooper he made while interviewing a scientist about Comet Kohoutek...he accidentally said 'Comet KOTEX'!
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