Can you tell the difference between Bob Denver and John Denver?

Gilligan was probably a fan of "Take Me Home."

One sang the immortal hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The other will forever be known as Gilligan.

John Denver and Bob Denver may not be related, but they are both Baby Boomer icons of the 1960s and '70s. Both appeared on television and in movies. Both could bring a smile to any faces.

In fact, their biographies may be easily confused. See if you can tell them apart. Do the following facts relate to Bob Denver… or John Denver?

  1. He starred in the hit 1977 movie 'Oh, God!' alongside George Burns.
  2. He once played a character named "Dud Wash."
  3. He guest starred on an episode of 'ALF'.
  4. His real name was Henry Deutschendorf.
  5. He hosted a single episode of 'The Muppet Show' in 1979.
  6. Later in life, he became a radio personality and hosted an oldies program in his home of Princeton, West Virginia.
  7. Before becoming a star, he taught P.E., math and history at a Catholic school.
  8. He was a guest host on 'The Tonight Show' in the 1970s, filling in for Johnny Carson.
  9. He won a single Grammy award — Best Musical Album For Children — for a kids' record titled 'All Aboard!'
  10. He was born one day after Elvis Presley.
  11. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico.
  12. In 1970, he replaced Woody Allen in the Woody Allen–written play 'Play It Again, Sam'.
  13. Was known for saying, "Work?!"
  14. He guest-starred as a wimpy deputy in a 1974 episode of McCloud called "Colorado Cattle Caper."
  15. He died in a plane crash.
  16. He played a bartender in the nostalgic 1987 movie 'Back to the Beach.'

Can you tell the difference between Bob Denver and John Denver?

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mdurkin 8 days ago
I enjoyed Gilligans Island, in 1995 I met Dawn Wells who played Maryann on Gilligans Island she wrote a cook book everything was related to what they cooked on the show Dawn and Russel Johnson the professor did tours and met fans of Gilligans Island. How television has changed. Gilligans Island is a great show even in today's television it's good to see Gilligans Island survive decade's after airing original episodes.
MarkSpeck 21 days ago
16 out of 16. I knew about the Gilligan/Alf episode, and I knew that John did a Christmas album with the Muppets (which I've heard from sources that it's actually pretty good), so that helped with those questions. "Back to the Beach" was an excuse to get all those teen idols of the '50s and '60s back together, so I knew that was Bob. I knew John filled in for Carson because of a classic blooper he made while interviewing a scientist about Comet Kohoutek...he accidentally said 'Comet KOTEX'!
GregLemieux 2 months ago
14/16. Missed #6 and #11. Sadly, no questions about Bob's show "The Good Guys." I loved that show and wish ME-TV would air it.
MarkSpeck GregLemieux 21 days ago
I was about four or five when that first aired and I remember watching it!
TheDavBow3 3 months ago
13/16. Miss hit on one question 🙁
Dario 3 months ago
WOW!!!!! A PERFECT 16!!!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 👏👏👏👏👏 😀😀😀😀😀
JaxApollo13 3 months ago
14/16 missed 2. Not bad! I love them both. John Denver music reminds me of my grandfather, he loved him.
EllisClevenger 4 months ago
You got 15 out of 16
You've got sunshine on your shoulders! Perhaps you had the help of a good buddy?
Missed #7.
cajuntractor 4 months ago
10/16 need to brush up on my Denver trivia
bnichols23 4 months ago
15. Missed the Elvis one. But "both Baby Boomer icons of the 1960s and '70s. "? BOTH? My butt. -snort-
TexasGreek 4 months ago
Missed #14

You got 15 out of 16
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