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Can You Name These Early Sitcoms?

Only true television fans will be able to name these early sitcoms with ease! Do you think you're up to this trivia challenge? Take these 12 quiz questions and put your knowledge of classic sitcoms to the test!
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The first broadcast of this show aired in 1948.
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
I Love Lucy

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This early western starring Clayton Moore first debuted in 1949.
Wagon Train
The Lone Ranger
Bonanza

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In this TV show, a Jewish family living in the Bronx, is presided over by a loving matriarch.
All in the Family
The Goldbergs
Leave it to Beaver

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In this early TV show, a family is presided over by a wise matriarch and a strong father who works as a carpenter.
Mama
The Hansens
The Petries

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This classic TV show took place in Los Angeles and starred a bumbling husband who worked as a riveter.
The Life of Riley
The Donna Reed Show
Leave It To Beaver

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An all African-American cast starred in this controversial show that debuted in June 1951.
The Cosby Show
Amos And Andy
The Jeffersons

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In this TV show, a droll comedic man and his goofball wife and friends have more than a few domestic problems.
I Love Lucy
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show

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This TV show featured the comic misadventures of a comedian and his friends.
The Hartmans
Wesley
The Jack Benny Program

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In this early sitcom, a widowed father and his adult daughter share a New York apartment.
My Little Margie
My Friend Irma
My Pal Petunia

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This beloved early TV show featured a science teacher who handled everyday problems in a pretty unique way.
Topper
Miss Brooks
Mr. Peepers

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This "show about nothing" began on radio in 1944 and debuted on TV in 1952.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Donna Reed Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show

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In this TV show, Eve Arden was criticized for wearing clothes that no teacher could afford.
Mrs. Doubtfire
Our Miss Brooks
Miss. Stapleton

C+, Early Sitcom Flop

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While you may not know your early sitcoms as well as some, it's clear that you've got a strong base knowledge on all things TV related. We think with a little time and some classic TV binge watching, you'll learn everything there is to know about these shows with ease!

B+, Early Sitcom Savvy

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This quiz revealed that you're early sitcom savvy! Sure, anyone can name the classics from the 60s and 70s, but few people possess your knowledge of TV from the 40s and 50s. It's obvious that you love classic TV and the shows that helped spark the industry!

A+, Early Sitcom Expert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true early sitcom expert! While anyone can spout off the names of classic 1960s television series, few people know the TV shows that started it all! Your knowledge of 1950s and 1940s TV is not only impressive, it's super rare. Go ahead and brag a little, you've most certainly earned it!
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1
The first broadcast of this show aired in 1948.
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
I Love Lucy
2
This early western starring Clayton Moore first debuted in 1949.
Wagon Train
The Lone Ranger
Bonanza
3
In this TV show, a Jewish family living in the Bronx, is presided over by a loving matriarch.
All in the Family
The Goldbergs
Leave it to Beaver
4
In this early TV show, a family is presided over by a wise matriarch and a strong father who works as a carpenter.
Mama
The Hansens
The Petries
5
This classic TV show took place in Los Angeles and starred a bumbling husband who worked as a riveter.
The Life of Riley
The Donna Reed Show
Leave It To Beaver
6
An all African-American cast starred in this controversial show that debuted in June 1951.
The Cosby Show
Amos And Andy
The Jeffersons
7
In this TV show, a droll comedic man and his goofball wife and friends have more than a few domestic problems.
I Love Lucy
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
8
This TV show featured the comic misadventures of a comedian and his friends.
The Hartmans
Wesley
The Jack Benny Program
9
In this early sitcom, a widowed father and his adult daughter share a New York apartment.
My Little Margie
My Friend Irma
My Pal Petunia
10
This beloved early TV show featured a science teacher who handled everyday problems in a pretty unique way.
Topper
Miss Brooks
Mr. Peepers
11
This "show about nothing" began on radio in 1944 and debuted on TV in 1952.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Donna Reed Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
12
In this TV show, Eve Arden was criticized for wearing clothes that no teacher could afford.
Mrs. Doubtfire
Our Miss Brooks
Miss. Stapleton

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