Can you tell the difference between these classic TV characters and their doppelgängers?

Can you recognize these evil twins, criminal lookalikes and identical classmates?

 CBS Television Distribution/Genesis International/Warner Brothers

The German word “doppelgänger” refers to a person who looks very similar to someone they are not related to – an identical stranger. Though meeting your own doppelgänger in real life is relatively rare, you wouldn’t know that from watching television. All kinds of shows – westerns, sitcoms, dramas – all use the doppelgänger trope.

We’ve collected some classic TV doppelgängers and mixed them up with regular characters who just look a little different than usual. Can you identify who is who?

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  1. Is this actually Captain Kirk or a lookalike alien?
     CBS Television Distribution
  2. Is that Peter Brady on the left or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  3. That looks like Oliver Wendell Douglas from 'Green Acres' on the right, but is it?
     MGM Television
  4. Is that Goober Pyle from 'The Andy Griffith Show' or someone who looks remarkably similar?
     CBS Television Distribution
  5. Is that the real Festus Haggen or an identical outlaw?
     CBS Television Distribution
  6. It's blonde Mary Tyler Moore! Is she playing Laura Petrie or a different character?
     Genesis International
  7. Is this Wally from 'Leave it to Beaver' or a mustachioed double?
     NBC/Universal
  8. Is this Fred Flintstone pretending to be a rockstar or a rockstar who looks like Fred Flintsone?
     Warner Brothers
  9. Is this rifleman Lucas McCain or a criminal with similar features and a mustache?
     Peter Rodgers Organization
  10. Is this Lucy Ricardo in disguise or a totally different character?
     CBS Television Distribution
  11. Who is Raymond Burr playing here, Perry Mason or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  12. Continuing the facial hair trend, is this regular Spock in disguise or an alternate universe Spock?
     CBS Television Distribution
  13. Is this Lorne Green as Ben Cartwright or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  14. Is this the Fonz with a beard or his identical cousin?
     CBS Television Distribution
  15. Is this Greg Brady with different hair or a different character with the same face?
     CBS Television Distribution

Can you tell the difference between these classic TV characters and their doppelgängers?

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218 Comments

Thestoshman 1 month ago
14/15 missed #5, thought it was the one where festus was mistaken for an outlaw when he found the guy dead then showed up in a town with the man's horse and duds, funny one.
GTStang08 1 month ago
13/15...Missed #4 and #7...I should have known that was Wally though. I do remember an episode of him with the 'stash. I think he was trying to impress some chick he knew.
STTOS 1 month ago
You got 14 out of 15 - You were calm, cool and collected on that quiz. Great job! Missed #3...Oh for the love of....
spalding69 1 month ago
Laura Petrie as a blonde? Seriously hot!! I want a date!
So you don't think it makes her look like Harpo Marx?
Tracye ElizabethBoop 29 days ago
Hilarious but true
wolfman69 1 month ago
14/15. Missed #3. Not a huge Green Acres fan.
tootsieg 1 month ago
11/15. Had a rough start but caught up.
Moverfan 1 month ago
Fifteen out of fifteen.
I don't remember Fonzie with a beard and mustache...but I like!
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