Can you recognize your favorite black-and-white TV shows in full color?

Do the sets and characters look different in color?

Black-and-white cinematography is beautiful. The shadows of noir give it that extra grittiness. A 1950s living room just feels cozier and more familiar in black-and-white. Even Parasite, the most recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, is getting a release in black-and-white.

Some of the greatest shows in television history filmed in black-and-white. You know them best for the look.

But would you recognize them in full color? See if the sets and characters still ring a bell in a rainbow of colors.

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  1. Does this kitchen — and redhead — look familiar to you?
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  2. This apocalyptic scene looks much different in vivid color.
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  3. This family actually had bright pink walls in their gothic home.
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  4. The show later turned color, but she was only in the black-and-white ones.
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  5. Do you recognize this living room — and the woman dancing in it?
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  6. The pistols might be unfamiliar, but that jawline is iconic.
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  7. The only one missing is a driver.
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  8. The car was bright red, actually.
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  9. Eek!
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  10. This dapper man had a crimson tie.
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  11. Who's on the boat?
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  12. Does the actor give it away?
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  13. Just a pleasant evening with the family.
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  14. Finally, recognize these sitcom kids?
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you recognize your favorite black-and-white TV shows in full color?

Your Result...

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CaroleThorpe 3 months ago
You got 14 put of 14
Which look do you prefer?
remodel18 3 months ago
I got them all and I prefer them in black and white.
DerekBird 3 months ago
You got 12 out of 14
Which look do you prefer?

I prefer The original Black and White. It was filmed in B&w, it should remain that way.
cmurf1960 3 months ago
I've seen color pictures of the Addams Family set, it was mostly pink and some yellow. The reason was that it made the black and white film look better,
EllisClevenger 4 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Which look do you prefer?
robyni23 6 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Which look do you prefer?
Black & White
Toonhead 8 months ago
Love “Toon In With Me” I believe that it is a classic in the making. Thanks MeTv
MuniMetv76 8 months ago
Considering that I’m a 70’s baby 😄
I’ve always been an old soul😄👍🏿
Jeffrey 14 months ago
''You got 12 out of 14'' ---------------Which look do you prefer? Some I prefer Black and White, others I like color best. Got #s 9 & 14 wrong.
CaptainDunsel 15 months ago
13/14
I just plain flubbed #4 (jumped the gun with Eleanor Donahue in the photo.
BrentwoodJon 15 months ago
14/14 EZ still watch all of those
PaulBerger 16 months ago
Got them all. They said on the old Doctor Whos that they had to use colors that showed up well in b/w. made for some ugly sets.
GregLemieux 16 months ago
14/14. Easy quiz, but really enjoyed the photos.
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