Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1976?

Columbo, M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore… what a groovy year!

It's time once again to pick up our magic remote control and head back in time!

We are traveling to the year 1976, a peak era for variety shows and sitcoms. Prepare to jump around the days and months of that big Bicentennial year, as we explore the wonderful television on offer.

There's one catch — you can only watch one show at a time. No VCRs, no DVRs. 

So, what will you watch? See how your picks compare to other viewers!

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  1. We arrive on a Sunday, January 11. It is was bitter winter, so what better excuse to stay in and watch TV! What will it be at 7PM?
  2. We leap forward to another Sunday, November 28, at 8PM. What'll it be?
  3. Zap! We now skip to Monday, November 22, at 8PM. Here are the choices.
  4. Hopping back to September 21, a Tuesday. It is 8PM and the networks are offering…
  5. Boo! We jump forward to Halloween week. It's another Tuesday, October 26, 9PM. Pick a treat.
  6. A day later, Wednesday, October 27. The time is 8PM. What'll you watch?
  7. Let's stay in the week. It's now Thursday, October 28. Select an option at 8PM.
  8. Later that same evening, at 10pm…
  9. A small skip forward to Friday, November 5, at 8PM.
  10. Wait, we missed Halloween weekend. Go back to October 30. You're having a Saturday evening party. Turn the TV on at 8PM to…
  11. Back a week to Saturday, October 23. This is the selection at 9PM.
  12. Oh, we forgot Saturday morning cartoons! Good thing we have a time machine. Pick a cartoon at 9:30AM.
  13. There were live-action shows on Saturday morning, too. Like all of these at 11am!

Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1976?

Your Result...

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BrianMoore 8 months ago
60% similar and I wasn't even alive at this time.
DIGGER1 9 months ago
Pick: What would you watch on TV in 1976?
73% similar
73% similar to the most popular responses
PaulMaringelli 9 months ago
I'm sure many of the takers of this quiz were kids in 1976. But in 1976 I was already an adult in my mid-twenties, so my tastes were more adult than the little kids. or a little more off-the wall than most family-friendly shows. Dick Van Dyke with Andy Kaufman, Rich Man Poor Man, 60 minutes were the shows I, and the people I knew, watched.
Jeff 9 months ago
Only 29%. I answered most of these according to my current tastes in TV. But on the last two, I would still go with what 1976 me (turned 8 that year) would have watched. That Tarzan cartoon was one of my favorites at the time and I also liked Ark II. That Kroft show was too corny even for 8 year-old me.

Runeshaper 9 months ago
86% similar
86% similar to the most popular responses

I liked many of these shows, but my favorites were easy to pick out, for the most part :)
coreycocoa 9 months ago
Please bring back Emergency to MeTV!
Jeff coreycocoa 9 months ago
Yeah. I would also like to see Adam 12--did MeTV ever show that one?
Moody coreycocoa 8 months ago
Both Emergency & Adam-12 are currently on Cozi Tv. I don't think METV can get the rights to them.
coreycocoa Moody 8 months ago
They had Emergency on before, like 2-3 years ago.
csaaphill 9 months ago
44% similar to the most popular responses just different I guess. Dad wouldn't watch Jeffersons or Sanford and Son, I'd wait till he passed out then turn the channel. But even at that, I didn't watch what most picked anyhow's.
benhallums12019 9 months ago
THE 50 GRAND SLAM (NBC) along with STUMPERS. THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES Has Moved to 11:30AM-12 NOON to 10:30-11:00AM Eastern.

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SHANANA 9 months ago
Gemini Man....starring the elusive Robert Denby
BenSchockley 9 months ago
Starsky and Hutch up against Dirty Harry? Both were great!! Tough decision!!
robert 9 months ago
I would like to see batman back onmetvok
BenSchockley robert 9 months ago
Saturday mornings at 6:00 AM Central Time.
I'd settle for Batman cartoons at that hour.
Runeshaper robert 9 months ago
YES! That would be totally AWESOME!!!
JeffTanner 9 months ago
76% similar ----------76% similar to the most popular responses.
SheriHeffner 9 months ago
89% similar. Because I would have watched The Waltons.
Rickey 9 months ago
63% similar
63% similar to the most popular responses
RobCertSDSCascap 9 months ago
65%. Playing board games made watching a lot of these easier.
tcg RobCertSDSCascap 9 months ago
Wow -- I have the Bermuda Triangle game, too. I had totally forgotten about it until I saw your picture of it here.
RobCertSDSCascap tcg 9 months ago
Cool! Family board game nights were tons of fun.
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