Is this a '70s TV show… or the movie it was based on?

Can you tell the difference between MASH and M*A*S*H? Beyond the asterisks.

A TV show based on a movie is not inherently a bad thing. Some of the greatest TV shows of all time — Wagon Train, M*A*S*H, The Odd Couple — were adapted from successful films. Of course, some of the shows fail to live up to the original.

We gathered some memorable television series from the Seventies that were inspired or remade from movies. You probably recognize famous faces in all the scenes. 

But can you tell if this is the TV show — or the movie that inspired it?

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  1. Hey, it's our pals Radar and Henry Blake! Is this MASH (1970) or M*A*S*H (1972–83)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. Felix and Oscar have been played by many actors. Is this The Odd Couple (1968) or The Odd Couple (1970–75)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Frank Serpico was a real NYPD officer. Is this Serpico (1973) or Serpico (1976-77)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Is this the original Planet of the Apes (1968) or Planet of the Apes (1974).
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. That's Jodie Foster! Is this Paper Moon (1973) or Paper Moon (1974)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. That's Farrah Fawcett! Is she in Logan's Run (1976) or Logan's Run (1977–78)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Those are the Bad News Bears. But is it The Bad News Bears (1976) or The Bad News Bears (1979–80)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. That's Michelle Pfeiffer in the middle! Is this Animal House (1978) or its TV adaptation Delta House (1979)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Are these the stars of Born Free (1966) or Born Free (1974)?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. Is this a picture from Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) or Alice (1976–85)?
    Image: The Everett Collection

Is this a '70s TV show… or the movie it was based on?

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Lacey 1 month ago
9/10 Missed #5. Looking at it again, I don't know why.
bringbackWKRP 1 month ago
09 for 10. A good quiz. Please consider bringing back WKRP after Labor Day
Cyn_Finnegan 1 month ago
The last one was the easiest because that's Diane Ladd playing Flo, not Polly Holliday, and Ellen Burnstyn as Alice in the background.
anthony 2 months ago
9/10.Maybe not later on,but to me in th 70's Jodie Foster and Tatum O'Neal were the same person.😋
STTOS 2 months ago
You got 9 out of 10 - How was your detective work? Missed #6 because Farrah looks different from how I remember she looked in the movie. Thought she might have made a guest appearance in the TV show. Oh well.
TomTerrrific STTOS 2 months ago
Michael York wasn't in the TV show either, was he? I wouldn't know because I never saw the show. (I got 9 out of 10, too, but the one I missed was Paper Moon.)
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