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Big Screen, Small Screen

Here's a little quiz I found elsewhere online and thought might be a fun little diversion from the holiday overload.

Many movies make the jump to the small screen at some point, and many television shows get super-sized up to the big screen. Most of the time, the cast of characters changes between mediums. I've listed several pairs of actors that played the same characters, one on the big screen, one on the small screen. There's no indication of which version came first, that's for you to figure out. (It's usually pretty obvious.) See how many character names and movie titles you can name. I think most of these are fairly easy. :)


01. Big screen: Raul Julia
     Character: Gomez Addams
   Small screen: John Astin
Movie: The Addams Family
02. Big screen: Dan Aykroyd
     Character: Joe Friday
   Small screen: Jack Webb
Movie: Dragnet
03. Big screen: Ben Stiller
     Character: David Starsky
   Small screen: Paul Michael Glaser
Movie: Starsky and Hutch
04. Big screen: Goldie Hawn
     Character: Judy Benjamin
   Small screen: Lorna Patterson
Movie: Private Benjamin
05. Big screen: Christopher Lloyd
     Character: Uncle Martin
   Small screen: Ray Walston
Movie: My Favorite Martian
06. Big screen: Jim Varney
     Character: Jed Clampett
   Small screen: Buddy Ebsen
Movie: The Beverly Hillbillies
07. Big screen: Claire Danes
     Character: Julie Barnes
   Small screen: Peggy Lipton
Movie: The Mod Squad
08. Big screen: Walter Matthau
     Character: George Wilson
   Small screen: Joseph Kearns
Movie: Dennis the Menace
09. Big screen: Will Smith
     Character: James West
   Small screen: Robert Conrad
Movie: Wild Wild West
10. Big screen: Jennifer Lopez
     Character: Karen Sisco
   Small screen: Carla Gugino
Movie: Out of Sight and Karen Sisco
11. Big screen: Christopher Walken
     Character: John Smith
   Small screen: Anthony Michael Hall
Movie: The Dead Zone
12. Big screen: Kristy Swanson
     Character: Buffy Summers
   Small screen: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Movie: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
13. Big screen: Eddie Murphy
     Character: Alexander Scott
   Small screen: Bill Cosby
Movie: I Spy
14. Big screen: Shelley Long
     Character: Carol Brady
   Small screen: Florence Henderson
Movie: The Brady Bunch
15. Big screen: Jennifer Grey
     Character: Jeanie Bueller
   Small screen: Jennifer Aniston
Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ferris Bueller
16. Big screen: Colin Farrell
     Character: Jim Street
   Small screen: Robert Urich
Movie: S.W.A.T.
17. Big screen: Elliott Gould
     Character: Trapper John McIntyre
   Small screen: Wayne Rogers
Movie: M*A*S*H
18. Big screen: Nicole Kidman
     Character: Samantha Stevens
   Small screen: Elizabeth Montgomery
Movie: Bewitched
19. Big screen: Janine Turner
     Character: June Cleaver
   Small screen: Barbara Billingsley
Movie: Leave it to Beaver
20. Big screen: Harrison Ford
     Character: Dr. Richard Kimble
   Small screen: David Janssen
Movie: The Fugitive
21. Big screen: Bill Murray
     Character: John Bosley
   Small screen: David Doyle
Movie: Charlie's Angels
22. Big screen: Alicia Silverstone
     Character: Cher Horowitz
   Small screen: Rachel Blanchard
Movie: Clueless
23. Big screen: Walter Matthau
     Character: Oscar Madison
   Small screen: Jack Klugman
Movie: The Odd Couple
24. Big screen: Heather Graham
     Character: Judy Robinson
   Small screen: Marta Kristen
Movie: Lost in Space


ETA: derien did a great job of guessing! Congrats! :) I've added her answers to the list. I've also added the rest of the answers; however, they're in white. So just highlight the blank areas and you'll see the text...the digital version of disappearing ink! XD

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derien
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
1) is "The Addams Family"
2) "Drag Net"
4) "Private Benjamin"
6) "Beverly Hillbillies"
9) "Wild Wild West"
12) "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
14) "The Brady Bunch"/"A Very Brady Movie"
18) "Bewitched"
20) "The Fugitive
23) "The Odd Couple"

I'm not that good at this game.
msliz4857
Dec. 24th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
All correct! You did very well! :)
derien
Dec. 24th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh... I was supposed to guess the character, too? Still, that seems easy on most of the ones I guessed.

1) "The Addams Family" - Dad. Gomez Addams
2) "Drag Net" - Thank God it's Friday!
4) "Private Benjamin" - Benjamin
6) "Beverly Hillbillies" - Dad. Er. Jed Clampet.
9) "Wild Wild West" - James West
12) "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - Buffy
14) "The Brady Bunch"/"A Very Brady Movie" - Mom Brady.
18) "Bewitched" - Mom, Samantha Stevens.
20) "The Fugitive - Um, yeah, him. The main character. Dr.... Something. I actually watched that show.
23) "The Odd Couple" - Oscar Maddison.
msliz4857
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Great job! :) You win the gold star

*hunts around*

Dang, I'm gonna have to owe it to you. XD Here are two handsome creatures to look at instead.
derien
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, they'll do. ;) Thank you for putting up the answers - I was scanning IMDB trying to figure it out and making myself crazy.

msliz4857
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
You were the only one playing...It only seemed right! ;)
derien
Dec. 24th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
But now I'm really dying to know what all the other ones are!
msliz4857
Dec. 25th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I figured I'd post the rest of the answers. But I've put them in white in case anyone strolls by after the holiday is over and wants to play. 'Course there probably aren't a lot of folks with white backgrounds, but ah well.

Enjoy your day tomorrow. ;)
kimberlyfdr
Dec. 31st, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
PMG
Paul Michael Glaser was the original and only Starsky. Ben Stiller was a very bad impostor.
msliz4857
Dec. 31st, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: PMG
I've never seen either. I'll take your word for it. :)
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