Can you remember if these classic television shows got a proper finale?

Can you remember which show left without saying goodbye?

 

Classic television comes and goes, and sometimes it just up and vanishes without a trace. Can you remember which of your favorite television shows had the opportunity to go out with a bang and give viewers a good and proper series finale? Take this quiz to find out!

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  1. All in the Family
  2. The Addams Family
  3. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  4. Leave It to Beaver
  5. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  6. Green Acres
  7. M*A*S*H
  8. Happy Days
  9. The Beverly Hillbillies
  10. Gilligan's Island

Can you remember if these classic television shows got a proper finale?

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ttenchantr 6 months ago
All in the Family did not get a series finale. It just rolled over into Archie Bunker's Place, which also didn't get a series finale.
Lillyrose 9 months ago
7 out of 10. My favorite series finale is "Newhart." Will Newhart be on MeTV?
WilliamJorns 9 months ago
I honestly did not know that "Leave It to Beaver" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" had series finales. However, I clean forgot about "All in the Family's" finale.
ttenchantr WilliamJorns 6 months ago
Oddly enough, Leave It to Beaver" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" had very similar series finales, both consisting of clip episodes.
603Rbutler 9 months ago
I got a 9/10. According to the quiz I got #1 wrong but I think I am right. On season 8 of All in the Family Mike, Gloria and Joey leave for California. But season 9 brings us Stephanie. Still AITF for season 9. Archie Bunker's Place starts the following year.
ttenchantr 603Rbutler 6 months ago
Agreed! The final episode of AITF was just a regular episode about Edith being sick while Archie tries to have a big event at his bar.
KellyO 9 months ago
Missed a few but remember reading that early TV didn’t often have story continuity or finale endings to wrap up the series. I always wondered why Barney Fife just left and never married Thelma Lou (until a far later special) but no one acted like it was odd and Thelma was just gone, never mentioned. Same with I Love Lucy. I always looked for the finale and there want one. Just a last episode.
KellyO KellyO 9 months ago
I meant wasn’t one, sorry for the typo.
Wendy57 9 months ago
7/10
What really qualifies as a series finale ?
I guessed on most, but, I’m still not totally sure. I think that I have a vague idea. Some are more decisively finales than others. In my opinion.
Wenatchee7 9 months ago
10/10 Wish Lost In Space had had a final episode. They are still out there trying to find Alpha Centauri.
frenchman71 9 months ago
8/10. I have a book by Russell Johnson, the Professor on "Gilligan's Island", who was mad that CBS didn't have a final send-off. They were even gonna be renewed for a 4th season but CBS pulled the plug at the last minute. But NBC came to the rescue in 1978 with a 2-hour movie, "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
Bapa1 frenchman71 9 months ago
Read that book, pretty interesting. Especially when he recounts his early days in Hollywood.
HpHoward frenchman71 9 months ago
Russell Johnson was in some classic 1950s sci Fi films before becoming the Professor on Gilligan's Island. It Came from Outer Space is one, This Island
HpHoward HpHoward 9 months ago
This Island Earth I meant. A couple of others I think, and was on Twilight Zone as well.
Mark HpHoward 9 months ago
A couple of Twilight Zones, in fact, for Mr. Johnson, both involving time travel..."Execution" and "Back There".
HpHoward Mark 8 months ago
Correct. Johnson was actually pretty well known before becoming the Professor on Gilligan's Island.
About T.Z., if anyone recalls STARLOG magazine, Number 15 (1978- yep, I'm old now) has a Twilight Zone article/episode guide. The entire run of STARLOG was available online for some years, but I understand it's no longer available.
19611313 9 months ago
0/10......
CaptainDunsel 19611313 9 months ago
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