Are you…

Smarter Than A 70 Year Old?

Some of you might actually remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us ‘older kids’! The  answers are below the fold, (after the questions) but don’t cheat! answer them first…..

  1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful  citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave  behind?________________.
  1. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In  early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.
  1. ‘Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.’
  1. ‘The story you are about to see is  true. The names have been changed to        ___________________.’
  1. ‘In the  jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.’
  1. After the Twist, The  Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick        that was lowered as low  as we could go in a dance called the        ‘_____________.’
  1. Nestle’s makes  the very best . .. . . _______________.’
  1. Satchmo was  America’s  ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with  us. His name was _________________.
  1. What takes a licking and keeps on  ticking? _______________.
  1. Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named  __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good  Night, and  ‘________ ________… ‘
  1. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.
  1. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW.  What other names did it go by? ____________        &_______________.
  1. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, ‘the day the music died.’ This was a  tribute to ___________________.
  1. We can remember the first satellite  placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called  ___________________.
  1. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s  was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the  __________         ______________.
  1. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?
  1. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s _____ ______ _____!
  1. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!
  1. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that was “a grave yard smash”.  It’s  name was the ______ ______!
  1. Alka Seltzer used a “boy with a tablet on his head” as it’s Logo/Representative. What  was the boy’s name? ________


  1. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
  2. The Ed Sullivan Show
  3. On Route 66
  4. To protect the innocent.
  5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  6. The limbo
  7. Chocolate
  8. Louis Armstrong
  9. The Timex watch
  10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’
  11. Draft cards (Bras  were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
  12. Beetle or Bug
  13. Buddy Holly
  14. Sputnik
  15. Hoola-hoop
  16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine  Tobacco
  17. Howdy Doody Time
  18. Shadow
  19. Monster Mash
  20. Speedy


Are you… — 26 Comments

  1. Don’t squeeze the _____.
    It’s not nice to fool ____ ____.
    Strong enough for a ____, but made for a ____.

  2. Well – I got all but two just because I knew but couldn’t remember the name.. similar to seeing a familiar face but can’t get the Rolodex in you head to spin fast enough

  3. Got 18. And all three of McChucks. I knew 13 but also thought it was for The Big Bopper.

  4. Sixteen and a half (Beetle – forgot Bug. I OWNED one ’66 VW Bug, last year of six volt battery). Forgot Speedy and mixed up Dizzy Gillespie for Louis Armstrong. I am old.

  5. Route 66 was written by Bobby Troup. He played Dr. Joe Early on Emergency and was married to Julie London, who was Nurse Dixie McCall on the show. Her ex-husband, Jack Webb, was the show’s producer.

  6. Without looking at other replies…
    (or after the ‘Continue Reading’)

    1. Silver bullet (NOT a “beer”!)
    2. Ed Sullivan (a rilly big shew…)
    3. on Route 66
    4. protect the innocent
    5. the lion sleeps tonight
    6. limbo
    7. chocolate (chawwwwk-lit)
    8. Louis Armstrong
    9. Timex
    10. —- & —–
    11. draft cards
    12. Beetle, Bug
    13. the three who died in a plane crash near Mason City, IA.
    14. Sputnik (I)
    15. Hula Hoop
    16. Lucky Strike / Means Fine Tobacco (Be Happy – Go Lucky!| It’s toasted!)
    17. Howdy Doody Time (said the peanut gallery…)
    18. Shadow
    19. Monster Mash
    20. Speedy

  7. Um,I got most of them, but I watched a lot of reruns and stuff on afternoon UHF TV in Houston and Omaha.

  8. I got sixteen out of 20, and I’m pretty sure I’m not in the demographic. Some of this stuff has entered the memetic zeitgeist and floats around even when people aren’t familiar with it.

  9. For those of you who listened to AFRTS back in the day:

    And now, another episode in the life of the most fantastic crime fighter the world has ever known: ____ ____!
    *appropriate noises*
    He’s everywhere! He’s everywhere!

  10. Got ’em all, and could sing all the musical ones. On active duty, we referred to LSMST as Legally Sufficient, Mighty Fine Trial…

  11. 56y/o. Missed 20,16,partial on 10 (went with Clem Kadiddlehopper and “God Bless”), &7 the correct answer was too simple, so I invented a wrong answer.
    Those who’ve been will maybe smile a bit at this old memory… Shut your eyes and inhale deeply… Cubi point… Some of you time traveled there for a bit.

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