Which of these iconic characters made their debut first?

Batman or Perry Mason?

Some of your favorite TV characters are older than you think.

No, we are not talking about the fictional age of the character in the show. Opie Taylor may forever be a kid on The Andy Griffith Show, but the character dates back 61 years to 1960.

Crime-solvers like Perry Mason and Batman appeared on the printed page years before they were on screens. 

So, think you can guess which of the following characters dates back the furthest? We will show you two iconic characters. Pick which one made his or her appearance first!

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  1. Lucy Ricardo or Kermit the Frog?
  2. Spock or Frodo?
  3. Batman or Perry Mason?
  4. Fred Flintstone or Gilligan?
  5. Hawkeye (from M*A*S*H) or Hawkeye (from Marvel)
  6. Toucan Sam or Sam the Butcher?
  7. Joe Friday or Wednesday Addams?
  8. Beaver Cleaver or the Chipmunks?
  9. Buck Rogers or Robby the Robot?
  10. Gomer Pyle or Rocky the Flying Squirrel?

Which of these iconic characters made their debut first?

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DerekBird 1 month ago
You got 8 out of 10
But we're all young at heart, right?

Never liked and still hate both LITB and Marble Comics.
Dario 1 month ago
9 out of 10. Missed the Frodi question, though(as if I cared about the Hobbit trilogy!). 😁😁😁😁😁
richardkel 17 months ago
7/10. took me a couple of questions before I figured out that they counted debuts in books as well as radio and TV shows.
DerekBird 17 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
But we're all young at heart, right?
Thomas 18 months ago
6/10 Quite average or less and knew Frodo from "The Hobbit" was in book form before film but chose Spock anyway.
MeAgain65 18 months ago
7-10 , But allot of guessing
TimothyStiles 18 months ago
FOUL FOUL FOUL... You asked about Frodo...showed a picture from the movie and meant the book. Then it was unclear that the reference to Perry Mason was from the TV series or the Books? Again you showed Alvin the Chipmunk from the cartoon series that was clearly later than Dave Sevill's puppet trio from the fifties. And finally you ask about Buck Rogers showing Gil Gerard a much later reference than Buster Crabbe's version...which you could have pictured......Seems to me like a quiz of bait and switch. Shame on you.
DerekBird TimothyStiles 17 months ago
Not their fault that you inferred wrongly. I didn't get fooled.
WarrenJones 18 months ago
I only got 6 out of 10. My excuse is that I started out thinking that we were only talking about appearances on TV.
Shannon WarrenJones 18 months ago
I got the same, some trick questions in there!
CraigGustafson WarrenJones 17 months ago
From the opening paragraphs:
"Crime-solvers like Perry Mason and Batman appeared on the printed page years before they were on screens.

So, think you can guess which of the following characters dates back the furthest? We will show you two iconic characters. Pick which one made his or her appearance first!"
bpacha77511 18 months ago
9/10 but got first wrong cuz i thought it was tv debuts....still mightve been wrong though
im sry got 2 wrong....frodo
JERRY6 18 months ago
5 OUT OF TEN , BUT I AS THINKING TV DEBUTES
Rick 18 months ago
I dispute #7: although Addams Family cartoons debuted in the late 1930's, Wednesday didn't have a *name* until the TV show in 1964 (they decided on Wednesday because Wednesday's child is full of woe).
Moody Rick 18 months ago
But the character still existed even though she didn't have a name.
VaughnBaskin 18 months ago
Wowwee! I've got a 10 out of 10!
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