Do these things take more or less time than watching all of Gunsmoke?

Guess if these time-consuming activities are longer than every episode put together!

For two whole decades, Gunsmoke was the most reliable scripted show on TV. Episode after episode, season after season it kept chugging along like Festus’ faithful mule, Ruth. It lasted longer than the Beatles, the space race and many other things.

That got us thinking, how long would it take to watch every single episode of Gunsmoke back-to-back? We’ve crunched the numbers and calculated the surprising figure. We can’t reveal it until the end of this quiz, but here’s a hint — it’s measured in days, not hours.

Try to guess if these ten time consuming things would take more or less time than watching all of Gunsmoke and find out exactly how long it would take at the end!

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  1. The time it would take round trip to drive from New York to San Francisco and back without stopping.
  2. The longest amount of time a camel can go without water.
  3. The record for the fastest climb from basecamp to the top of Mount Everest.
  4. The time it would take to watch every single Alfred Hitchcock film back-to-back.
  5. The month of February.
  6. The time between the opening and closing ceremonies of Olympics held the last 20 years.
  7. The time it takes to complete the entire Tour de France.
  8. The time between each full moon.
  9. A vacation that lasts exactly two weeks.
  10. The average time between when a chicken lays an egg and when it hatches.

Do these things take more or less time than watching all of Gunsmoke?

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TheDavBow3 1 month ago
5 right. Yes, a bit tedious as Zip said earlier.
Runeshaper 1 month ago

WOW! I did not know how long watching Gunsmoke would take, but that is AWESOME! (-:
Zip 1 month ago
Didn't even finish this one. I only got to number three before I quit(had two questions right). This quiz was kind of tedious, and boring. Anytime I have to do math in my head I kind of zone out. :-)
tmac1951 Zip 1 month ago
100% agree, and why would MeTV think we know how long it takes an egg to hatch???
I haven’t been in 6th grade for over57 years
TownOfMayberry 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 10

Gunsmoke has 635 episodes — 233 half-hour and 402 hour. Assuming the half-hour episodes are approximately 25 minutes and the hour episodes are approximately 50 minutes, that's 25,925 minutes or 432 hours or 18 days. Is that more or less than you thought?
I did a rough estimate of 415 hours and used that. 9/10
I pulled an estimate of 450 hours out of thin air and got all of them right except that tour de France because i have no idea at all what it entails, and don't want to know.
FestusFan2312 1 month ago
9/10. Missed #7. Don’t know anything about Tour de France; don’t care and don’t intend to find out. Long Live Gunsmoke! Television for those who respect strong character, principled individualists, determination, and courage. These used to be valued in our society. Sad this isn’t the case anymore.
MikeyB 1 month ago
Cmon METV. Are you serious? You’re better than this!
cperrynaples 1 month ago
9/10! Full disclosure: I used Wikipedia to find out how many episodes there were BEFORE taking this quiz! i included commercials so it came out to 3 weeks and 14 and one-half hours. Based on educated guesses, I got all but the last question right! And really don't cartoons make it seem like hatching is much quicker...LOL!
stephaniestavr5 1 month ago
It takes 21 days 17+ hours to watch all of Gunsmoke. (I haven't taken the quiz as of yet.)
I'm wondering if METV factored in the length of the movies as well, or just the series?
Stephanie, you can see my number above! Anyone want to check our math...LOL! Be aware that math was my best subject in school!
You got 10 out of 10

Gunsmoke has 635 episodes — 233 half-hour and 402 hour. Assuming the half-hour episodes are approximately 25 minutes and the hour episodes are approximately 50 minutes, that's 25,925 minutes or 432 hours or 18 days. Is that more or less than you thought?
Yes. It's more/less than what I thought. Now it's your mission ("should you choose to accept it,") Which of your choices to attach my "yes" upon.
You didn't say I couldn't be cryptic with my reply.
Love that phrase, Your mission should you choose to accept it.
LH 1 month ago
6/10 and I guessed at all of them!
justjeff 1 month ago
7/10. However... who cares????????
LoveMETV22 1 month ago
Time for a Bucket List:
1. Drive from New York to San Francisco and back.
2. Climb from the basecamp to the top of Mount Everest.
3. Watch every single Alfred Hitchcock film.
4. Complete the entire Tour de France.
5. Take a two week vacation.
I'll leave the rest in reserve for after completing these.
texasluva LoveMETV22 1 month ago
1. Driving from New York To SF and back. You'll need at least 250 gallons of gas. 6 nights lodging (not including time spent at the SF location). You'll also need food and drink during this time for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hopefully your smart phone won't be out of any cell tower ranges during your trip. Total around $800 for gas, $250 for food and drink, budget lodging $500. Again not including your stay at locations. My guess $2000.
2. There are two base camps on Mount Everest, on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), while North Base Camp is in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) ( WikiMiniAtlas28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E. Just getting to the base camps is a chore. There are no taxi cabs getting to these. You then have to get acclimated to various heights. No way you can make it to the top of Everest without oxygen unless you are a lifetime experienced climber. Then there is the trip and lodging and guides cost. Just a guess $5000-$7500 overall. Do you really wanna go?
3. Stick with the movie quiz and you might end up seeing about half of them. It's free too He made at least 50 movies. A lot binge watching.
4. Tour de France. You need a good bike, conditioning, flight to and from France along with food and lodging. Maybe performance-enhancing drugs if you want a good time . Cost with a one week stay (that's if you can complete the course) You need French wine, escargot and such. Lucky to get out lower then $10,000.
5 Vacation? Those are vacations . You'll need to just stay at home to recuperate.

We all can dream though and it would be nice to complete your bucket list. So just watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.....and dream about it

Hey! What happened to Disney World
LoveMETV22 texasluva 1 month ago
LOL! I get a grand total of $20,500, Add caviar only Beluga 2,000+🐟🐟.I'm saving Disney for a later list Lol!
Moverfan texasluva 1 month ago
I don't wanna watch Hitchcock (do NOT like to be scared), do not wanna climb Everest--and the first question said round trip New York to San Fransisco and back without stopping, which I can't do because I don't drive.
Jeremy 1 month ago
I never would've guessed eighteen days! (whistle)
Peter_Falk_Fan 1 month ago
9/10 Not my favorite quiz. I was going by 19 days. I figured a little less for commercial time.
Andybandit 1 month ago
I got 3/10. I got #4, 8, and 9 right. I never paid attention to how many hours were in all the episodes put together.
Pacificsun 1 month ago
What a COOL original Quiz!!! I hope there are more of them!!!
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