Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1979?

Travel back to a time of Angels, Hulks, apes and the Fonz.

Image: Norman Ross / YouTube

We have built a time machine. For real. Just go with the idea, as we're talking about 1979 television, an era of fantasy islands, super trains, silly aliens, truck-drivin' monkeys and giant green men.

This incredible time machine allows us to jump around to specific days in the year 1979 and watch TV. You get to pick what's on. Take a look at the schedule below and choose your favorite. See how your taste stacks up with others. Enjoy!
  1. We begin on a Saturday. November 17, 1979, specifically. You wake up and it's too cold to do anything outside. Pick something to watch on TV at 12:30PM.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  2. It's now the evening and the family has ordered pizza. Why cook with Thanksgiving coming up so soon? Pick something to watch at 9PM.
  3. Since we're traveling through time, now we jump to Sunday evening, September 23, 8 o'clock. What's on your TV?
     Image: Disney
  4. Poof! Now we're in December, on a Monday evening at 8PM. What do you want to watch?
  5. Okay, it's still a Monday, but November 19 at 9PM. What do you want to watch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  6. We're moving ahead to Tuesday. It's 8PM. Turn the knob to something good.
  7. That's over. Are you going to get up and change the channel at 9PM or watch something else?
  8. We've arrived at Wednesday, 8PM. You going reality, Western or comedy?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  9. That hour has passed. What to watch at 9PM?
  10. Thursday! What would you have on at 8:30PM?
  11. Our voyage is nearly complete. Are you going with facts or fantasy on a Friday night at 8:30PM?
  12. Okay, we've ended up on a weekday at 11:30AM. Pick a game show.
     Image: Merv Griffin Productions
  13. Oh, one last question: Would you watch 'Supertrain'? It's about a super train.

Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1979?

Your Result...

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Bigwheel1 17 days ago
94% The Waltons on CBS not NBC 🙄
shani_3 44 months ago
I'm 99% sure ABC's 1979 Friday night schedule was the Friday movie at 9PM (I remember because that's where/when I first saw "Taxi Driver"), and Fantasy Island was Saturday night.
Bigwheel1 shani_3 17 days ago
100% The Walton's was on CBS
jerseyguy2468 44 months ago
The Waltons is on CBS, not NBC. I don't think the METV people who control this page really care though. This quiz has been here since March, 2018 and they still haven't fixed it!
idkwut2use 44 months ago
65%...some of those were rough
Runeshaper 56 months ago
52% similar
52% similar to the most popular responses
jamiahsh 61 months ago
I’m probably too young to remember but a few of these shows I don’t remember being on at the times listed... did Fantasy Island move from Friday to Saturday? I thought Diffrent Strokes was on Saturday. I thought Laverne and Shirley was on after Happy Days on Tuesday nights.
ndebrabant 61 months ago

70% similar
70% similar to the most popular responses
I thought The Waltons was on CBS
LeeHarper 61 months ago
100% similar
100% similar to the most popular responses
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