Can you match these election episodes to the correct TV shows?

Step into the booth and make your picks.

From local races to real Presidential head-to-heads, elections popped up from time to time on classic television. Some of your favorite characters have run for city council, sheriff and mayor. They have stumped for Eisenhower, Ford and Carter.

We captured some images from memorable episodes involving elections.

See if you can recognize the TV series from a single frame!

  1. He ran for mayor? Si!
  2. "Nertz" to Mertz!
  3. Recognize this voting booth?
  4. Linseed and Goldwinner were the opposition.
  5. Gatling for Governor
  6. Carlson for City Council
  7. We Wives Want Ellie
  8. These two were watching the results come in for the 1976 election on which sitcom?
  10. Who liked Ike?
  11. Jackie Cooper's character's slogan was "His Own Man"
  12. Mel Torme for President

Can you match these election episodes to the correct TV shows?

Your Result...

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Toot1956 22 hours ago
12/12 Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Filmnoirfan 7 days ago
11/12 - missed the last one - foiled again by Mel Torme. Not the first time and probably not the last time
Pacificsun 9 days ago
Actually the funniest "election" episode was on Frasier, when he was asked to do a TV spot promo. I won't include the spoiler. But the first time that it's watched is hilarious!
EllisClevenger 13 days ago
You got 12 out 12
How many did you tally?
BettyJaneMaye 14 days ago
wow who would have thought that the real life election would be more fictitious than any show on METV?! There are lies, spin, theft, biased news journalist, social media and celebrities conspiring to steal the election, then an announcement of a fake winner, and finally a divided nation with one half caring less about the rule of law and the other half sickened that their once great nation is looking more and more like Nazi Germany. Yet wait this just in.........a surprise ending??......maybe the bad guys lose just when they think their evil plot has succeeded when the courts take it over and rule on truth and the actual facts.
Normally, I dislike political posturing, here.
This is my refuge, and lately, I have felt like a refugee.
But, you make a damn good point.
Maybe, we'll be lucky. and, like 'Family Guy', 'DALLAS' and 'Newhart'
we'll awake to find it's been a terrible dream.
Daizy531 15 days ago
12/12 the last question was a Guess but I got them all right...
PINKYLEE 16 days ago
12/12 #10 was a dead give away. Happy Days was the only one of those 3 that aired in color.
FLETCH 16 days ago
11 out 12... I rushed #8. Had I taken a second I would have noticed the Brady kitchen
Moverfan 18 days ago
This quiz made me me think of a first-season episode of Hearts Afire--the gentleman who played Punky Brewster's adoptive dad was a senator and John Ritter, Markie Post and Billy Bob Thornton were members of his staff. For some reason, they had to vacate the office, so they set up shop at John's house. At one point, John and the senator are watching Dan Quayle whine, cry and pitch a fit because Murphy Brown decided to be a single mother. The senator asks John what Quayle's talking about and, after John explains, asks him "Doesn't he know she's a fictional character?". (No, sir, he probably doesn't to this day--and he also missed the part where her ex-husband, the baby's father, says he's got "more important things to do" than stay around and raise a child. Probably still wondering why people think he's an idiot, too.)
Wiseguy Moverfan 17 days ago
I'm no fan of Quayle, but of course, he knew it was a fictional character. I believe he even mentions that fact in his speech (dialogue had to cover that when the shot was shown on Murphy Brown, where the character was real). He was commenting on the depiction of a single mother , a lead character on a popular sitcom becoming a norm. Again, let's not re-write history.
Moverfan Wiseguy 9 days ago
And let's not forget that he completely missed and/or ignored her ex-husband's response to learning he was going to be a father--"I can't stay here and raise a child, I have more important things to do!"
Wenatchee7 18 days ago
12/12 Nice to see a WKRP and Night Court question.
UTZAAKE 19 days ago
4. Damn. Three Robert Earle clones.
6. Ending was memorable. Arthur Carlson sat at his desk and broke the fourth wall by saying to the viewers, "My fellow Americans. Good night."
10. If I remember correctly, Richie was campaigning for Stevenson because he was smitten with a fellow campaign volunteer. Near the end of the episode, his father Howard disclosed that he had voted for Ike, giving a disappointingly vague explanation. Buy hey, that was the 1950s for you.
12. Reminds me of the episode in which Mel Tormé was caught up in a courthouse chase but paused for a few seconds just to admire his own image in the Judge Stone's chamber before running again.
MrBill 19 days ago
12/12; easy quiz for me - breezed right thru it.
Lacey 19 days ago
11/12. I am having a one-off streak tonight.
#9 flummoxed me.
Muleskinner 19 days ago
11/12. Missed the last one. The photos are a big help.
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