Kukla, Fran and Ollie
Choose an answer from the three choices
and true or false offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
The show, which premiered as the hour-long Junior Jamboree
locally on WBKB in Chicago on October 13, 1947. Who created the show?
- Burr Tillstrom
- Bob Smith
- Allen Hammell
The program was renamed
and Ollie (KFO) and transferred to WNBQ (the predecessor of
Chicago's WMAQ-TV) on November 29, 1948. It aired from 6�6:30 p.m.
Central Time, Monday through Friday. When was the first NBC network
broadcast of the show?
- January 12, 1949
- February 6, 1949
- August 30, 1949
3. What year was Kukla created?
4. What did Kukla looked like?
- Animal trainer
5. Earlier in Fran's career she was a
regular performer on The Breakfast Club, a popular old-time radio
program. She normally portrayed a gossipy small-town spinster. What was
- Aunt Fanny
- Aunt Allie
- Sister Fanny
6. When the show first aired in 1947,
what was Fran's age?
- 30 years old
- 40 years old
- 50 years old
7. Like many early shows, it did not have
a script and was entirely ad-libbed.
8. Ollie, or Oliver J. Dragon, a roguish
one-toothed dragon. When he became frustrated, what did he do to show
- leave the scene
- slam his flat chin on the stage
- roll on his back
9. Who wrote, Kukla, Fran and Ollie was
"helping to save the sanity of the nation and to improve, if not even
to invent, the quality of television."?
- John Steinbeck,
- Adlai Stevenson
- James Thurber
10. In November, 1951 NBC cut the program
down from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. Fans were extremely upset with the
cut and wrote letter in protest. What program aired in the other 15
- Guiding Light
- The Bob and Ray Show
- NBC Nightly News