Do you know which MeTV star appears third in the opening credits of their show?

See if you can remember some serious opening-credits trivia!

Thanks to MeTV fan Rick S. Jones of La Porte, Indiana, who submitted this quiz to us! It's a tricky one!

You've watched the opening credits to your favorite MeTV shows hundreds of times. Most people can name the first one or two stars that appear in the title sequence of their show, but Rick Jones wants to see just how closely you've been paying attention. Do you know which MeTV star appears third in the opening sequence of their show?

Think hard about the names you see and test your knowledge. Good luck!

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  1. In the opening sequence of Batman, who comes third: Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin, and then...
  2. In the opening sequence of The Beverly Hillbillies, who comes third: Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett, Irene Ryan as Daisy "Granny" Moses, and then...
  3. In the opening sequence of The Big Valley, who comes third: Richard Long as Jarrod Barkley, Peter Breck as Nick Barkley, and then...
  4. In the opening sequence of Bonanza, who comes third: Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright, Dan Blocker as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright, and then...
  5. In the opening sequence of Diagnosis Murder, who comes third: Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, Victoria Powell as Amanda Bentley-Livingston, and then...
  6. In the opening sequence of Gilligan's Island, who comes third: Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale as the Skipper, and then...
  7. In the opening sequence of Leave It to Beaver, who comes third: Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver, Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver, and then...
  8. In the opening sequence of Lost in Space, who comes third: Guy Williams as John Robinson, June Lockhart as Maureen Robinson, and then...
  9. In the opening sequence of Perry Mason, who comes third: Raymond Burr as Perry Mason, Barbara Hale as Della Street, and then...
  10. In the opening sequence of Wonder Woman, who comes third: Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Lyle Waggoner as Steve Taylor, and then...

Do you know which MeTV star appears third in the opening credits of their show?

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Geronimo 16 days ago
Should have been perfect
9/10
MarkSpeck 16 days ago
7 out of 10. BTW, it's Jim BACKUS, not 'Baukus', and Beatrice COLEN, not 'Cohen'.
Pacificsun 17 days ago
How MeTV posed the Quiz is confusing. Did they mean the order of the opening credits (like starring )? OR the opening sequence (which by the way, in rare cases can be simultaneous with opening credits)? Here's the difference. ST:TOS opens the episode with a scene "teaser" (absent of credits). Who appears in it, in what order, changes per episode. While credits are always the same. (For example, except where they bumped up DeForest Kelly following "starring" credit: William Shatner and "also starring" credit: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly go "also Starring" named in third position.
Pacificsun Pacificsun 17 days ago
Perry Mason changed their opening sequence over time. But initially followed this routine. The judge (obviously uncredited), Perry Mason standing, then walking over to the table. Where he shows the file to (sitting) Barbara Hale, Paul Drake, Hamilton Burger, and Lt. Tragg. Therefore Paul Drake would be third. (But we can't be positive, if the placement as 3rd, in that particular sequence, meant William Hopper was also third in compensation. No doubt Barbara Hale was second. But in this case, sometimes "billing" can be a significant contribution towards compensation. Whereas (for whatever reason, probably due to radio, stage and/or prior acting credits) it's "possible" Collins or Talman (at that time) could have been being paid more money. And that's why "billing" is such an important feature in stage work.
Wiseguy Pacificsun 16 days ago
You misspelled Kelley. Do you work for MeTV?
Seriously? You can't understand "appears third in the opening credits" ??????
modsuzi Wiseguy 2 days ago
And you're a hateful asshole. Always.
BubbaPacha77511 17 days ago
8/10 really enjoyed this quiz....great job mr jones
Runeshaper 17 days ago
You got 5 out of 10
You've got a pretty good eye for those opening credits. Nicely done!

I guess on almost every one of these LOL
Jeremy 19 days ago
Almost got them all. I got nine. Picked the wrong choice on the Diagnosis Murder question. I knew it had to be one or the other. Unlucky me. The last one I guessed.
MarkSpeck Jeremy 16 days ago
I knew it was Schlatter because by that point, they started billing Barry Van Dyke with the 'and' credit (...and Barry Van Dyke as Lt. Steve Sloan).
BrittReid 19 days ago
6/10...#10..It's Trevor NOT Taylor,and it's Beatrice Colen,NOT Cohen.
ScarlettKaiju BrittReid 19 days ago
And on #6, it's Jim Backus not Baukus or Bauckus.
Corey BrittReid 19 days ago
It's Dawn Wells not Dawn Welles.
Tampammm Corey 17 days ago
It's Barbara Stanwyck, not Barbara Stanwick.
djw1120 Tampammm 16 days ago
Actually, it's "and starring: Miss Barbara Stanwyck as 'Victoria Barclay'"
anthony 19 days ago
6/10.Missed 1,2,3,and 9.I picked Michael Landon on #4 and got it fight,but I'm pretty on Bonanza it has been documented that the order the actors were credited was alternated so none of them would known as the main star of the show.
Moody anthony 19 days ago
Yes I believe you're right. I'd forgotten about that but they did rotate the names on the credits each week.
meowmom anthony 18 days ago
Yes, #4 was a trick question, since the intro varied, to accommodate everyone's ego.
Pacificsun Moody 17 days ago
No, they wouldn't rotate the order of "billing" (credits) on Bonanza. Because "billing" is a very important feature of an actor's contract. Loren Greene was most assuredly the most prominent in the "billing." And the original actors. playing the sons, would be constant. Until (sadly) Dan Blocker passed away. And eventually when Pernell Roberts left the show. I do not remember the order of the added actors' billing. But if anything, LG would remain, and ML would get higher (than original) billing under LG.
Wiseguy Pacificsun 16 days ago
Obviously, MeTV is not referring to billing or payments.
Moody Pacificsun 16 days ago
Actually they did rotate the order of billing each but it was fairly random. They wanted to be fair to all the actors.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanza#Cast
https://eternallifestyle.com/living/know-facts-bonanza/

I do remember seeing this on several episodes.
Cindy 19 days ago
Please get the question correct. Hugh Beaumont played Ward Cleaver. Theodore was “The Beavers” real first name.
cperrynaples Cindy 19 days ago
Yeah,Beaumont might have been a good actor, but he couldn't play a 7 year old boy...LOL!
djw1120 Cindy 16 days ago
But "Wally" was always introduced third and "The Beaver" was introduced fourth (last) and that was the whole point of the quiz.
UnicornPrincess 19 days ago
4/10. Most of those shows I haven't seen at all or haven't seen enough to remember the opening credits.
Moody 20 days ago
6/10 & some of those were lucky guesses.
teire 20 days ago
6/10, yikes. Altho there are a few on here I don’t watch now and even a few I didn’t watch then.
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