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Quizzes

Which TV friends are just like you and your BFF?

Is your best friend more like your "little buddy" or your faithful sidekick?

Can you guess these TV stars from their eyes alone?

Play "eye"-spy with your favorite TV stars.

Do you remember the names of these retro hairstyles?

You'll buzz right through our vintage quiff quiz.

Can you name these 1980s cop shows by a single frame from the opening credits?

Can you I.D. these police series from the lineup?

Can you complete the titles of these after school specials?

What comes after the colon?

Can you pick the most popular TV show from each year?

Some old TV Guide covers might transport you to each era.

What would you watch on TV in 1969?

It's the end of a decade. What shows would you have been watching?

Can we guess your age based on your sense of humor?

There's no shame in laugh lines.

Who's your TV dad?

Father's Day is right around the corner.

Did these events happen in 1972 or not?

A lot happened 45 years ago.

Stories

11 iconic product mascots that dramatically changed over time

From the Kool-Aid Man to the Sun-Maid Girl, time changes everything.

Marianna Hill chats about her appearances on 'Star Trek,' 'Perry Mason,' 'Batman' and more

The veteran actress appeared on dozens of hit '60s shows, from 'Gunsmoke' to 'The Outer Limits.'

13 crucial life lessons 'Maverick' learned from his pappy

These 'pappyisms' from the popular TV western taught us well.

This Oakland apartment is a total tribute to '50s and '60s kitsch

It's a pink pop culture time capsule.

Crash 'em! These 1970 Super Sonic Power Racers were best-selling toys for a decade

Kits included ramps, tracks and tune-up kits to inspire spectacular mid-air crashes.

14 vintage school experiences that kids today will never know

Chalk it up to changing times.

20 totally novelty phones worth picking up in the 1980s

Ring-ring, the past is calling, and it wants to talk vintage telephones.

8 running jokes on 'The Andy Griffith Show' that keep us chuckling

Goober says 'hey' and Leon says nothing

Here's how your favorite cartoon characters changed from their first appearance to today

"Rooby, is rat roo?"

There's a good chance your original Davy Crockett coonskin cap was actually a possum

Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know exactly what critter's in your cap…

These photo tips from 1966 are worth trying with your smartphone

Old 'PopSci' advice that sheds new light on how to pose your pics

10 creepy dolls that terrified us on TV

Talky Tina says, "I'm going to kill you."

These 1970s TV shows may have been flops, but they had fantastic theme songs

Sometimes the opening credits are the best part.

1-900 phone numbers you can never call again

Alas, you can never call these 11 phone numbers again.

7 TV crossovers that took us by surprise

These episodes didn't always make sense, but they never failed to amuse.

Your favorite TV Westerns had some cool toys back in the 1950s

What kid wouldn't want to be Maverick? Or the Rifleman, or Josh Randall, or Zorro…

10 things you never knew about Rocky and Bullwinkle

Learn how the moose and squirrel related to Oakland-area car dealers, Cap'n Crunch and Mary Tyler Moore.

11 weird vintage video games that were based on classic TV shows

'M*A*S*H' and 'Gilligan's Island' are classic shows, not-so-hot game cartridges.

Revisit these awesome old-school network bumpers used before commercial breaks

After these messages - doot, duh-doot, doot-doot - we'll be right back!

10 crazy pieces of advice for women from old magazines

Glue your ears to your head and ask a ghost how you look.

7 times Gomer Pyle was all of us

Gawwww-leeeee, we're all Gomer sometimes.

The 16 sweetest free prizes that ever came inside cereal boxes

Glow-in-the-dark pens! Spy kits! Terrariums! We dig deep into the past to find these toys.

Fast food uniforms were far more funky and colorful back in the 1970s

Ronald McDonald was not the only employee dressed like a clown.

9 dangerous toys that prove kids were just tougher before 1990

Clackers, Pogo Bals, Dip-a-Flowers, oh my!

6 old-school pinball machines you can spot in classic TV episodes

The best combo move? Mixing TV and pinball.

6 vintage microwave ads show the evolution of nuking your food

Who among us hasn't been burnt by the popcorn button?

7 catalog showrooms you will never shop again

Did you shop at Service Merchandise?

The baffling reason why they almost changed the Perry Mason theme song

Just imagine if the popular theme had that Bernard Herrmann Psycho vibe.

Whatchamacallit: 6 sweet '80s jingles you'll never forget

Diet fads were pretty much powerless against these jingles.

Take a stroll back through 4th of July past with these vintage advertisements

Nothing is more patriotic than pork products. Just ask Frankie Doodle Dandy.

Andy Griffith showed shocking range as a villain in his TV movies

He may be best known as the Sheriff of Mayberry and Matlock, but the actor portrayed a fantastic villain, too.

16 weird and wacky Wham-O toys that failed to become the next Frisbee

The Flexil, Circus Cycle and Instant Fish were not quite the Hula Hoop.

Fantasy legend Frank Frazetta painted some gorgeous 'Battlestar Galactica' promotional art

These TV Guide ads belong in a museum… or on the side of a van.

Spider-Man made his live-action debut on 'The Electric Company'

"Spidey Super Stories" brought the Marvel superhero to the small screen.

12 wonderful character actors who turn up in every TV Western

This dirty dozen deserves the same recognition as the stars.

15 bygone breakfast items you will never have again

Bacon and danishes, fresh from your toaster!

Remembering 1977's 'Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes'

Farrah Fawcett whipped Bill Cosby at tennis in CBS's reality TV extravagaza.

14 ice creams you will never eat again

Oh, how we yearn for HoJo's 28 flavors. Well, maybe not all of them.

Which network had the greatest comedy block of all time?

What was your definition of must-see TV?

What ever happened to Lum's, the restaurant chain known for its beer-steamed hot dogs?

The company went from 450 locations and purchasing Caesars Palace to bankruptcy.