Can you tell the difference between these classic TV characters and their doppelgängers?

Can you recognize these evil twins, criminal lookalikes and identical classmates?

 CBS Television Distribution/Genesis International/Warner Brothers

The German word “doppelgänger” refers to a person who looks very similar to someone they are not related to – an identical stranger. Though meeting your own doppelgänger in real life is relatively rare, you wouldn’t know that from watching television. All kinds of shows – westerns, sitcoms, dramas – all use the doppelgänger trope.

We’ve collected some classic TV doppelgängers and mixed them up with regular characters who just look a little different than usual. Can you identify who is who?

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  1. Is this actually Captain Kirk or a lookalike alien?
     CBS Television Distribution
  2. Is that Peter Brady on the left or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  3. That looks like Oliver Wendell Douglas from 'Green Acres' on the right, but is it?
     MGM Television
  4. Is that Goober Pyle from 'The Andy Griffith Show' or someone who looks remarkably similar?
     CBS Television Distribution
  5. Is that the real Festus Haggen or an identical outlaw?
     CBS Television Distribution
  6. It's blonde Mary Tyler Moore! Is she playing Laura Petrie or a different character?
     Genesis International
  7. Is this Wally from 'Leave it to Beaver' or a mustachioed double?
     NBC/Universal
  8. Is this Fred Flintstone pretending to be a rockstar or a rockstar who looks like Fred Flintsone?
     Warner Brothers
  9. Is this rifleman Lucas McCain or a criminal with similar features and a mustache?
     Peter Rodgers Organization
  10. Is this Lucy Ricardo in disguise or a totally different character?
     CBS Television Distribution
  11. Who is Raymond Burr playing here, Perry Mason or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  12. Continuing the facial hair trend, is this regular Spock in disguise or an alternate universe Spock?
     CBS Television Distribution
  13. Is this Lorne Green as Ben Cartwright or someone else?
     CBS Television Distribution
  14. Is this the Fonz with a beard or his identical cousin?
     CBS Television Distribution
  15. Is this Greg Brady with different hair or a different character with the same face?
     CBS Television Distribution

Can you tell the difference between these classic TV characters and their doppelgängers?

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217 Comments

jimmyvici 11 days ago
10/15….eh. 🤷🏽‍♂️
Thestoshman 11 days ago
14/15 missed #5, thought it was the one where festus was mistaken for an outlaw when he found the guy dead then showed up in a town with the man's horse and duds, funny one.
GTStang08 14 days ago
13/15...Missed #4 and #7...I should have known that was Wally though. I do remember an episode of him with the 'stash. I think he was trying to impress some chick he knew.
STTOS 14 days ago
You got 14 out of 15 - You were calm, cool and collected on that quiz. Great job! Missed #3...Oh for the love of....
spalding69 15 days ago
Laura Petrie as a blonde? Seriously hot!! I want a date!
So you don't think it makes her look like Harpo Marx?
Tracye ElizabethBoop 19 hours ago
Hilarious but true
wolfman69 15 days ago
14/15. Missed #3. Not a huge Green Acres fan.
tootsieg 16 days ago
11/15. Had a rough start but caught up.
Moverfan 16 days ago
Fifteen out of fifteen.
I don't remember Fonzie with a beard and mustache...but I like!
ElizabethBoop 16 days ago
Have to wonder whether they would count Captain Kirk as "real" or "imposter" when the transporter split him in two. Or when Janice Lester switched bodies with him (it was the real Kirk's body even though it wasn't really Kirk).

They missed a bet by not showing Jethrine Bodine; only case of a double on that whole series as far as I can remember, unless you want to count the two different guys played by the same actor late in the run (one was a Navy frogman).

Also interesting that they skipped Gilligan's Island. Especially since three of the castaways got doubles in the three seasons it was on, explaining each one in a pretty creatively different way (Mr Howell's was a guy who was deliberately impersonating him to spend his money, Ginger's was someone who wasn't aware of the resemblance until they gave her a makeover to boost her self-confidence, and Gilligan's was a Soviet spy who got plastic surgery so he could infiltrate and find out what those suspicious Americans were up to on that island).
Rob ElizabethBoop 10 days ago
Too bad that there wasn't a double of Mary Ann.
Beatseeker Rob 8 days ago
yeh! forget ginger... gimme two mary anns!
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