What TV show is being advertised in these old newspaper ads?

In this quiz, "The laughs are on the house."

You don't just read TV Guide for the listings and the articles. The advertisements were just as entertaining.

Each week, splashy images and captivating taglines made you want to tune in. It's a lost art in television marketing. "The school slob has the hots for Kimberly!" a Diff'rent Strokes ad announced. "George flies into the cuckoo's nest — and they won't let him out," a paper Jeffersons promo teased.

Below, we're going to show you 13 vintage advertisements from the pages of TV Guide and local papers. See if you can figure out the shows!
  1. "Bullets bouncing off her bracelets!"
    Image: CBS
  2. "TV's funniest family fued!" premiered in the time slot before Taxi.
    Image: NBC
  3. "You say you can't score on the shore?"
    Image: ABC
  4. "The laughs are on the house!"
    Image: NBC
  5. "V-v-v-r-r-r-r-r-o-o-o-o-o-m… Patrolmen who dig motorcycles and girls."
    Image: NBC
  6. "Vroom! …the hottest car on television! …star of 'The Young and the Restless.'"
    Image: NBC
  7. "When it can't be done, they can do it."
    Image: NBC
  8. "The Greatest Movie Since Star Wars."
    Image: NBC
  9. "The parents want to make love! Their kids want to make a fortune!"
    Image: NBC
  10. "Television's greatest chiller movie becomes a weekly series!"
    Image: ABC
  11. "This year we're going to be popular. Even if it kills us."
    Image: CBS
  12. "He's a high school superhunk and a secret superhero!"
    Image: NBC
  13. *!!#"* and "%?!!**" declared this 1977 series.
    Image: NBC

What TV show is being advertised in these old newspaper ads?

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DerekBird 16 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Wonderful! You did so super, you should wear a cape.
MichaelNivens 25 months ago
I made a couple of lucky guesses on shows I never heard of
CheriEspinoza 27 months ago
A couple of illustrations by Mort Drucker of MAD? Looked like his style.
DerekBird CheriEspinoza 16 months ago
Drucker or Jack Davis.
ndebrabant 29 months ago

You got 12 out of 13
Wonderful! You did so super, you should wear a cape.
WILD 29 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
Wonderful! You did so super, you should wear a cape.
Stephen 29 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Wonderful! You did so super, you should wear a cape.
CruiseGirl4Life 35 months ago
13/13 but the Powers of Matthew Starr, I must have been off earth that season🤔😂
Barry22 36 months ago
13/13, pretty easy. And it's spelled F-E-U-D.
MrBill 36 months ago
12/13; missed Buck Rogers.
Lacey 36 months ago
13/13 I thinks this does not say anything good about me.
CatMomWanda 36 months ago
12/13. I loved looking at these old ads again. Thanks.
Terrence 36 months ago
A couple of tough ones.......................10/13
cperrynaples 36 months ago
13/13! I remember all those ads in TV Guide!
AndrewHass 36 months ago
I was 12/13.I got #12 wrong.
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