Can you tell the difference between Cannon and Mannix?

Can you tell these tough 1970s detectives apart?

In the early Seventies, no television detectives were tougher than Joe Mannix and Frank Cannon. They both took on crooks with cool cars and karate chops. They could also take a licking.

Mike Connors (Mannix) and William Conrad (Cannon) were also both beloved veterans of the small screen. The shows might have a lot in common, but they do not have everything in common.

Let's see if you can tell these characters apart!

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  1. Who drove a Lincoln Continental Mark IV?
  2. Who had a phone in his car?
  3. Who worked for an agency called Intertect?
  4. Who had a boss named Lew Wickersham?
  5. Who lived in Los Angeles?
  6. Who lived in the historic Art Deco styled apartment building Sunset Tower in West Hollywood?
  7. Who was fluent in Armenian?
  8. Who had a crossover with Barnaby Jones?
  9. Who lost his wife and son in a tragic accident?
  10. Who grew up in a town called Summer Grove?
  11. Who appeared in an episode of 'Diagnosis: Murder' in 1997?
  12. Who returned to television for a made-for-TV movie special in 1980?
  13. Who once took a case for a payment of bottles of rare wine?
  14. Who had the middle initial "R."?

Can you tell the difference between Cannon and Mannix?

Your Result...

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BarnabyMannix 2 months ago
12 out 14....much better than I would've guessed...
DerekBird 2 months ago
You got 13 out of 14
Nicely done! Gimme five!
ChrisPlatt 8 months ago
The difference? Bad guys in cars chased Mannix on foot and he still managed to get away. Think flying (empty) boxes on loading docks etc.
That would have been at minimum unlikely on Cannon, so the bad guys would cut his brake lines, right before he had to drive down a steep winding mountain road. Cue closeup of foot repeatedly futilely pressing brake pedal...
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dubskaren 11 months ago
I love to watch cannon. Great actor, great show. I wish it was on at a earlier time, maybe Saturday nights.
Eastwood 11 months ago
Difference? How about Cannon weighed 3 Mannix's.

Never liked Mannix, even though the cars were better. Cannon was one of the few shows that really got around Southern California, rather than just being in Los Angeles the whole time, which was great for scenery but must have upped the production budget considerably.
Eastwood Eastwood 11 months ago
KRAMER: Hey, Jerry! Come in here a sec! Hey!
JERRY: Oh my God!
KRAMER: It's the Merv Griffin set
JERRY: How did you get this in here?
KRAMER: Oh, you just bring it in sideways and hook it.
JERRY: So where are you gonna sleep?
KRAMER: Yeah ... backstage.
ELAINE: Phew! This chair smells like garbage.
KRAMER: Oh, well a lot of the stars from the 70's - they were not as hygienic as they appeared on TV, yeah, you can take Mannix for example.
DerekBird Eastwood 2 months ago
William Conrad could move though in spite of what he weighed. He also had a great voice. Seinfeld was the worst show... ever.
JZ6030 14 months ago
Missed 1. Middle initial??? Come on!
Both great shows in my book. I love to look back at the cars and style back then.
Greg 15 months ago
Missed the last one had to guess. They should have a night of shows Like Hawaii 50, Mannix and Canon on prime time
JERRY6 15 months ago
13 of 14 the middle initial got me
Jenmahoney 15 months ago
12 out of 14! It should have been 13 but oh well. I love these shows! They are the reason why I go to bed so late! Haha
MikefromJersey 16 months ago
On today's Mannix(May 28)"Cats paw", the recently passed on Fred Williard has a bit part as a
audience member interacting with a magician in a night club. Filmed in 1971, I wonder if this might be
his earliest TV role?
Eastwood MikefromJersey 11 months ago
I think that was Frank Bonner, of WKRP "Herb Tarlek" fame.
MikefromJersey Eastwood 11 months ago
Hi Eastwood,
Turns out you are right! I always mix those two up, they resemble each other in looks as well as comedic chops. Weren't they both part of Second City in Chicago? Thanks for the heads up.
EllisClevenger 16 months ago
You got 13 out of 14
Nicely done! Gimme five!
Missed #6.
JERRY6 16 months ago
13 of 14 missed the middle intial r i thought i knew these shows , guess not as well as I thought
Jenmahoney JERRY6 15 months ago
Yes you do! That one I guessed on and got it right, but I missed the made for tv special (I didn’t know that) and I pushed Cannon by accident on the Lew as a boss question, but I knew it was Mannix. Great job! I love these shows! I wish they would come out with more quizzes on them!
MannixFan 16 months ago
12 out of 14. I should have done better on that one. But it was fun!
LadyBug2020 16 months ago
I did soooooo bad 5 out of 14
michaeljewing 16 months ago
How many times did the bad guys cut the cord on Mannixs’ car phone?
JERRY6 michaeljewing 16 months ago
4 that i remember
Jenmahoney michaeljewing 15 months ago
Oh my! I would say 6? I don’t know. I should know. Haha
Moverfan 16 months ago
Do I know the difference between these nice gentlemen? Well, yeah. Mr. Cannon is...rather large and Mr. Mannix is Armenian (kind of a dumb question when you think about it).
tom78 16 months ago
12/14.............good one....!
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