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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Jeffrey 2 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 3 months ago
13/14
I just plain flubbed #4 (jumped the gun with Eleanor Donahue in the photo.
BrentwoodJon 3 months ago
14/14 EZ still watch all of those
PaulBerger 4 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 4 months ago
14/14. Easy quiz, but really enjoyed the photos.
Irish 6 months ago
Too easy. Characters gave away answers. Got em all!
mhfisher35 6 months ago
Watched way too much tv in the sixties. 14/14
E1961 6 months ago
14 of 14. I watch way too much TV.
Joe 6 months ago
Yes, some of the greatest shows in television history were filmed in black-and-white, but when they changed to color, they must have tried to save money on the scripts!
TimRoof 6 months ago
13 out of 14. The only westerns I watched as a kid were Bonanza and The Rifleman.
Tammy 7 months ago
12 out of 14 b/w after I hearing the colors were wrong when they colorized shows
JC 7 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
I like the color 😊
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