Are these the names of forgotten comedy series or did we make them up?

There are so many subgenres of comedy that even these shows sound real.

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The comedy genre is one of the few that could compete with the classic Western category in the 1940s to 1960s. There were so many comedy productions released during that time that some shows, unfortunately, were forgotten. If you had to count how many of those shows were on air, even if they only had one season, you'd be counting all year.

So, instead of doing that, we want to see if you can guess which of these forgotten comedy series are real and which are ones we made up.

Note: The comedy genre has a plethora of subgenres like situational (sitcom), romance (romcom), variety and drama (dramedy), to name a few. These shows are a mixture of the subgenres from the '40s to the late '60s.

  1. Comedy series name: Pinwright's Progress
  2. Comedy series name: Shut Up and Drive
  3. Comedy series name: When The Lights Go Out
  4. Comedy series name: Mary Kay and Johnny
  5. Comedy series name: The Aldrich Family
  6. Comedy series name: Come On, Carrie
  7. Comedy series name: Meet Corliss Archer
  8. Comedy series name: The Adventures of Louise
  9. Comedy series name: Bachelor Father
  10. Comedy series name: Car 54, Where Are You?

Are these the names of forgotten comedy series or did we make them up?

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55 Comments

SkippyDevereaux 12 months ago
After missing the first three questions, I got the remaining ones correct. Whew!!
scp 12 months ago
8 out of 10. Several of the actual series here aren't "forgotten" by a long shot, though.
cperrynaples 12 months ago
I'm still angry about 1! The only thing I could find is a Wikipedia article and the research is so haphazrard that one of the credited performers wasn't even BORN until 1986....40 YEARS LATER!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 12 months ago
However, I still believe 8 would be a great spinoff for Bob's Burgers! Fun Fact: She's the only member of the Belcher family played by a woman: the lovably daffy Kristen Schaal!
KawiVulc 12 months ago
10/10, hmm, wonder how that happened.
MrsPhilHarris 12 months ago
9/10 Missed #1. I actually knew half of them.
Big3Fan 12 months ago
Eight of 'em. I've listened to The Aldrich Family and Meet Corliss Archer on SiriusXM's Radio Classics. "Hen-reeee! Henry Aldrich!" "Coming Mother."
cperrynaples Big3Fan 12 months ago
Yep, it's even been goofed on in Looney Toons!
MrsPhilHarris Big3Fan 12 months ago
Same here.
justjeff Big3Fan 12 months ago
Ezra Stone (who played Henry Aldrich) went on to a successful career as a director...

The Wikipedia page for Ezra Stone has a lot of fascinating facts and anecdotes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Stone
MadMadMadWorld Big3Fan 12 months ago
I know about The Aldrich Family and the line cited from hearing them briefly on the radio in a 1960s rerun, and The Three Stooges had a short, "No Census, No Feeling" (1940) that had Moe on someone's doorstep, when he hears the line, "Hen-reee!" and gets hit by something the wife threw! Larry and Curly also have Census-taking problems!
I learned so many new vocabulary (nice ones!) growing up in the early-1960s from watching the (190) Three Stooges shorts! Whoever started the lie that The Three Stooges weren't educational!?
Yep, you could learn about WW2 by watching "I'll Never Heil Again"...LOL!
BrittReid 12 months ago
8/10 Only knew three .The rest were guesses.
justjeff 12 months ago
8/10... Fool me once, shame on me... fool me twice... well, shame on me again!
teire 12 months ago
7/10. Some sound more real than others. Even among the real real ones.
Wendy57 12 months ago
8/10
Some odd titles for sure. My guesses were going strong on this one.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone ❤️
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