Can you recognize the cities in these opening credit sequences?

Do you know these TV skylines?

While the vast majority of classic television was filmed in and around Los Angeles, the shows themselves took place all over the country. A quick and easy way to establish the location was to use a helicopter shot of a city skyline in the opening title sequence.

Here are 10 shows that flaunted their city setting right at the beginning of each episode. Can you guess the right city from the skyline alone?

  1. "This is the city..." from Dragnet. Do you know it?
  2. Full House used a shot of this iconic bridge in its opening credits. What city is this?
  3. One opening sequence from The Mary Tyler Moore Show briefly shows the City Hall building of which city?
  4. The name of the show that used this skyline in its opening would give it away because it's from...
  5. All in the Family chose a less glamorous aerial shot of this famous city for its opening titles.
  6. Everyone filled the streets of which city in the opening of The Drew Carey Show?
  7. The Golden Girls opening title had a bird's-eye view of which Florida city?
  8. This city's iconic river bridges are seen in the opening for The Bob Newhart Show.
  9. The '70s detective series 'Banacek' used a sweeping skyline shot of which city for its opening?
  10. Frasier used the outline of which city's skyline for its opening title?

Can you recognize the cities in these opening credit sequences?

Your Result...

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JewelsChuck 24 days ago
9/10....and I’m from that area, I should be ashamed!
MadMadMadWorld 24 days ago
10/10. #9 was a true guess since I never saw "Banacek."
Br0ther1KB 25 days ago
I lost my score I'm not doing this again.
You must have got a 1 or maybe 2 out of the 10! LOL
lmahabhashyam 26 days ago
9-10 I missed The Golden Girls thought it was Fort Lauderdale but it’s Miami.
😂 Any true fan knows where it takes place. It’s okay I got #9 wrong and I’m from that area.
JL1965 26 days ago
10-10 not bad , kind of easy though
TheDavBow3 26 days ago
10/10! Gave some real good hints. Guessed on Banacek
Bob 26 days ago
9/10. I never watched Dallas.
MadMadMadWorld Bob 24 days ago
Me, either, but I did not recognize the skyline from the pic. I figured it was not (WKRP in) Cincinnati, so I guessed correctly on Dallas.
Kenner 26 days ago
10/10. I knew Banacek because my pop watched it back in the day.
Azmarlin39a 26 days ago
9/10. Missed Banacek. Never watched it.
PeterRoff 26 days ago
Other shows they could have used Get Smart (final season on CBS), Barney Miller, McMillan and Wife, LA Law, Vegas
JHP 26 days ago
Bring BACK Banacek - a show that makes you think (unlike mamas family and saved by the bell and all that tripe)
JL1965 JHP 26 days ago
Agreed on Mamas Family , never got that show
Rob JL1965 24 days ago
Yeah, me neither.
UTZAAKE 27 days ago
10/10. 2EZ. Only way this quiz was going to be difficult is if television shows were based in cities like Sacramento, Oklahoma City and Jacksonville (DUUUVAL!).
daDoctah 27 days ago
I guess Hawaii Five-O would have been too easy, Petrocelli too hard (set in the fictional town of San Remo, shot in Tucson), and nobody remembers Longstreet (set in New Orleans, although shot in Los Angeles). How about the outdoor part of the Get Smart opening (with the car in the street before he goes onto the soundstage set with the long corridor of assorted doors)?
Moverfan daDoctah 21 days ago
I remember Longstreet--not well, granted, but I remember it. (How not well? Didn't have a clue Bruce Lee was part of the cast until I read it somewhere.)
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