Who was the very first character seen onscreen in these classic shows?

Do you know who audiences first saw in Star Trek, The Addams Family, Gunsmoke and more?

Making a good television premiere is a tall order. Characters and settings have to be introduced, the feel of the show has to come through, and it all has to be entertaining!

Some shows take a different approach to the initial episode. Green Acres, for example, used the structure of a news broadcast.

How well do you know the very first episode of your favorite shows? Try to guess which character was seen first onscreen in the premieres for these classic series.

  1. Who is the first character onscreen (after John Wayne's introduction) in the premiere of Gunsmoke?
  2. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of The Andy Griffith Show?
  3. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of Adam-12?
  4. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of Happy Days?
  5. Who are the first two characters onscreen in the premiere of Bonanza?
  6. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of Green Acres?
  7. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of The Brady Bunch?
  8. The first thing onscreen in M*A*S*H is a hand holding a golf ball. Whose hand is it?
  9. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of The Dick Van Dyke Show?
  10. The first person onscreen in The Addams Family is a mailman who then interacts with...
  11. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of The Jetsons?
  12. Who are the first two characters onscreen in "The Man Trap," the first aired episode of Star Trek?
  13. Who is the first family member onscreen in the premiere of The Waltons?
  14. Who is the first character onscreen in the premiere of The Big Valley?

Who was the very first character seen onscreen in these classic shows?

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Susan00100 2 months ago
8/14. Some of those shows I've never watched.
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Rob12953 3 months ago
I did poorly on this one. 6 out of 14
Rob12953 Rob12953 3 months ago
Yes the first six
jamie1972 3 months ago
I don't know alot of western shows
Sawfingers 3 months ago
8/14, which were mostly guesses
MrBill 3 months ago
6/14; had to guess on just about all of these.
GloryGrace 3 months ago
5/14 ouch! Worst score ever! But to my defense....I have only seen maybe 2 first episodes, so I mostly had to take educated guesses. Channels just don't show first or last episodes very often.
Shatner1 3 months ago
9/14--I got the 1st 7 right---then it went so bad!!
Jamesatkinson 3 months ago
Only half right, need to brush up on those first episodes.🤔😣
greyhound 3 months ago
6/14 I got the first 6 right, then dive bombed out the rest of the way.
olddogg greyhound 3 months ago
Same here. I thought, "piece of cake",...OOPS!
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