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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. Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America. The show ran weekly on from 1960 to 1964. What network was it on?

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC

2. One of the main characters is Tod Stiles. Who played Tod?

  • Martin Milner
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Mark Reynolds

3. For two and a half seasons, who played Buz Murdock?

  • George Maharis
  • George Reynolds
  • Myron Hampton

4. Tod met Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, late in the third season, and traveled with him until the end of the fourth and final season.

  • True or False?

5. What was the car that Tod drove during the series?

  • Corvette
  • Thunderbird
  • Triumph GT-5

6. The theme song became a hit. Who wrote and performed the song?

  • Burt Barrack
  • Nelson Riddle
  • Lyle Lovens

7. Tod and Buz (and later, Linc) symbolized restless youth searching for meaning in the early Sixties, but they were essentially non-characters. We learn almost nothing about them over the course of the series. All we are told is after the death of his father, Tod Stiles inherits a new Corvette and decides to drive across America with his friend Buz.

  • True or False?

8. The show actually held true with the US Highway providing its name. Most of the locations visited throughout the series were filmed along "The Mother Road." U.S. Route 66 the highway.

  • True or False?

9. In 1962, a guest star was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Series" for her performance in the episode "Good Night, Sweet Blues". It was the first-ever Emmy nomination for an African-American actress. Who was the guest star?

  • Ethel Waters
  • Gladys Knight
  • Lena Horne

10. The October 13, 1961 episode "Birdcage on My Foot" is about Tod and Buz trying to help a heroin junkie kick the habit. Who plays the junkie?

  • Robert Duvall
  • Lee Marvin
  • Martin Sheen

Check Your Answers 

  1. CBS
  2. Martin Milner
  3. George Maharis
  4. True
  5. Corvette
  6. Nelson Riddle
  7. True
  8. False. The show actually had very little real connection with the US Highway providing its name. Most of the locations visited throughout the series were far afield from the territory covered by "The Mother Road."
  9. Ethel Waters
  10. Robert Duvall

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