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How many classic variety shows can you name?

Be very wary, these answers vary!

Variety shows have been a staple of American television from the beginning. They have taken many forms but still carry on today, mostly in late night comedy and sketch formats.

Variety shows had their heyday starting in the 1950s and continuing through the 1970s. They ranged from hilarious comedy programs to music and dance revues to strange puppet shows. Many times, all of the above! If only there was a word to describe how diverse and mixed-together these shows were…


  1. _______ Bandstand
  2. The Sonny & Cher _______ Hour
  3. The _______ Special
  4. The Dinah Shore _______ Show
  5. This is _______
  6. The _______ Show
  7. The Lawrence ______ Show
  8. The Harlem Globetrotters _______ Machine
  9. Rowan and Martin's _____-In
  10. The Red ______ Show
  11. Soul ______
  12. The _______ Comedy Hour
  13. The Mickey Mouse ______
  14. The Jackie Gleason _______
  15. The _______ Brothers Comedy Hour
  16. The Carol _______ Show
  17. Hee ______
  18. Saturday Night ______
  19. Your Show of _______
  20. The Jim Nabors ______
  21. Donny & ______
  22. The ______ Wilson Show
  23. The ______ Sullivan Show
How many classic variety shows can you name?

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