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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.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. 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 Kukla, Fran 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?

  • 1926
  • 1936
  • 1946

4. What did Kukla looked like?

  • Miner
  • Animal trainer
  • Clown

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 her name?

  • 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.

  • True or False?

8. Ollie, or Oliver J. Dragon, a roguish one-toothed dragon. When he became frustrated, what did he do to show it?

  • 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 minutes segment?

  • Guiding Light
  • The Bob and Ray Show
  • NBC Nightly News

Check Your Answers

  1. Burr Tillstrom
  2. January 12, 1949
  3. 1936
  4. Clown
  5. Aunt Fanny
  6. 40 years old
  7. True
  8. slam his flat chin on the stage
  9. James Thurber
  10. The Bob and Ray Show
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