Quiz: Can You Identify These Production End Credits?

Many sites devoted to television have spent valuable man hours dissecting the art of opening credits, but what about those final snippets at the end of an TV episode that flash the show's production credits? There's an art to those, too, especially when you realize how many of them have subliminally raided your subconsciousness and carved out a home there. So, it's time to test how well you really know your beloved TV shows from start to finish, by guessing which of the following production credits belong to which shows.

Below, you'll find the production cards from 20+ TV series; many of them are fairly current, but we've included a few shows from the old days (the '80s!) as well. Also: It's important to note that some of the cards are (or have been) used on multiple shows. Once you've made your best guesses, click over to Page 2 to see the answers, and let us know how you did in the comments. And no Googling allowed! You owe it to yourself!



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NEXT: The Answers!!


The Answers:

How do you think you did? Are you feeling confident? Don't forget to post your scores in the comments, and be honest. We have algorithms that will tell us if you're lying.



1. Battlestar Galactica


Maybe the posters in the background gave this one away. R&D; TV is the production company created by Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore and producer David Eick. That's the two of them dogging it out! There are a bunch of variations on this one, too—some involve shark attacks, papercuts, and de-boning—but each one ends the same way: with Mortal Kombat-like fatalities!



2. Bones


Who knows what this one is all about, really, but it does a good job of making us want to go outside after watching TV.



3. American Horror Story, Glee


This is one half of the Brad Falchuk-Ryan Murphy duo responsible for the Fox and FX hits. The image appears to be pretty personal, so you'll have to ask Falchuck what it means. Or we can make one up on the spot: He used to retreat to the beautiful, serene beaches of Martha's Vineyard so that he could come up with ideas for shows featuring transsexuals, horny plastic surgeons chasing serial killers, and rubber-suit wearing gimp ghosts.



4. Family Ties


"Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good Dog." Yes! Of course you got it! And you were also correct if you remembered this one from Brooklyn Bridge, The Bronx Zoo, and/or Spin City. The dog pictured was named Ubu Roi and died in 1984. But let's not give the pooch too much credit; he never sat, he just stood there with a Frisbee in his mouth.



5. The Simpsons


Sssshhhh! Yes! The Simpsons! Of course! But Gracie Films also produced The Tracey Ullman Show, The Critic, Sibs, Phenom, and What About Joan, so if you had any of those answers, give yourself extra credit. Bonus trivia: According to YouTube commenters, this logo was scary to a lot of children.



6. Anything Joss Whedon


This appears at the end of Whedon's shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog. Why Mutant Enemy? It's taken from a Yes song, of which Whedon is apparently a fan. Whedon drew the logo and provided the "Grr. Argh" himself, then added variants where appropriate.



7. Burn Notice


This one also appeared at the tail end of that short-lived show The Good Guys. Rumor has it the credit was inspired by creator Matt Nix's son, who thought the glass of milk should have shoes.

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8. Cougar Town


So what do you get when you cross a COx and an ArQUETTE? You get Courteney Cox and David Arquette's production company. Simple, really.



9. House


"That's some bad hat, Harry" is a line from Jaws, and you can learn all about it here in this episode of our old video series Teletrivia.



10. Anything J.J. Abrams


This was a "gimme" for all you who'd been skunked so far. If you answered Alias, Lost, What About Brian, Six Degrees, Fringe, Undercovers, Person of Interest, and/or Alcatraz, pat yourself on the back. If you somehow got this one wrong, you obviously need to watch more TV.



11. Parenthood


According to lengthy forums on dog websites, the consensus is that the pup in the picture is definitely a labradoodle.



12. Modern Family


Named after creators Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan. Those little heads are all the folks in the cast.



13. Raising Hope


As anyone who's taken one day of Spanish knows, "Amigos de Garcia" translates to "Friends of Garcia," a reference to series creator Greg Garcia. Another credit that changes from show to show, this one features the faces of different people who work on the program. Amigos de Garcia did a similar thing on My Name is Earl, which Garcia also created.



14. Anything David E. Kelley


This one of a grandma yelling out, "You Stinkah!" can be seen at the end of all of David E. Kelley's shows, including The Practice, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and Harry's Law. There have been a few variations on this theme, including one with a kid and a hockey puck (embedded below) and one with a roller skating grandma, but the "stinkah" line, rumored to be voiced by Kelley's actual grandma, is heard in all of them.



15. The X Files


This company was named after show creator's Chris Carter's birthday, October 13th. We're not sure who said, "I made this!" though.



16. 30 Rock


That's totally Tina Fey's little daughter dressed as the NBC peacock.



17. Chuck


You may have been tempted to answer Gossip Girl or Hart of Dixie, but you'd be wrong. True, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's production company Fake Empire produces both GG and Dixie, but the end credits logo is actually customized for each show. Chuck's features sketches of Converse, a laptop, the Nerd Herd car, and other things from the show. Gossip Girl's features New York landmarks and cabs, and Hart of Dixie's has a stethoscope and George's pick-up truck among its clues. We don't know where the name comes from, but we're just going to assume Josh Schwartz is a big fan of The National.



18. Everybody Loves Raymond


This cool credit featured rotating food items! Though David Letterman's Worldwide Pants was also involved with Everybody Loves Raymond, this was the mainstay production company for the show.



19. Martin


Perhaps this one is too easy for diehard Martin fans, as it's just a huge ol' reference to the show's catchphrase, "You Go, Girl!"



20. Law & Order


And for those of you who watched New York Undercover and Arrest & Trial, you would've seen it at the end of those shows, too.


Alright, let's hear it: How'd you do?

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While #4 may well be from Brooklyn Bridge, The Bronx Zoo, and/or Spin City, us "old timers" recognize it from it's original show, Family Ties (19821989).
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I got 13. I should have done better
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I had 11. Not great, not too shabby. I love the Bad Hat Harry of house... it was always one of my favorite parts of Jaws. Wasn't Worldwide Pants on there too? (Letterman's production company?)
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Alas, only got 8. i guess I don't watch enough sitcoms :-)
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I only really knew 6 and 8. I did recognise 10 and 17 but couldn't place them. I guess I never wait for the credits.
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Recognised quite a few of the but only could only name 5/20 of them.

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I only knew Joss Whedon's logo. I usually don't see the credits xD
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isnt 14 ally mcbeal?
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Yes, David E Kelley produced it. So, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal.
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I recognize a few of them... But you know what's scary? No. 4... As soon as I saw the picture in my head I was like: "sit boo boo sit, good dog, woof!" I know it's right but I have no clue what it's from! 3 is from Glee, 5 looks familiar, 6 is that Buffy or something? In my head all I hear is "grrrr, argh", 10 is from Fringe, 12 Modern Family?, 16 30 Rock, 17 is on the tip of my tongue... And 20 is Dick Wolf's Law & Order Franchise of course! (I've only seen Criminal Intent though).
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Number 4 is from Spin City, and yes I did the exact same thing. And 6 is Buffy. 13 is Raising Hope.
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I did exactly the same thing with number 4!

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Yep only got 3/20 .-. don't usually stay past the credits, wouldn't have known any of those other ones xD
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I only know

5. Simpsons

6. Buffy

10. Alias
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2. Bones

3. Glee or American Horror Story

5. The Simpsons

9. House

10. Lost, Fringe, Alcatraz (essentially any of J.J. Abrams' work)

12. Modern Family

13. Yes, Dear

15. The X-Files

18. Everybody Loves Raymond

20. Law and Order?
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Also, the kid who says "I made this" in the Ten Thirteen one is sound producer Thierry J. Couturier's son, Nathan Conturier.
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Recognize so many but not sure of all of them. But here goes:

4 - Friends or Spin City

5 - The Simpsons

6 - Buffy The Vampire Slayer (<3)

8 - Cougar Town

10 - Lost?

11 - Parenthood?

13 - My Name Is Earl / Raising Hope

17 - I think this is something on MTV but I'm not sure
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think 14 is malcolm in the middle ?
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that or practice/boston legal
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I REALLY thought I'd get more than this, but:

1] Battlestar Galactica/ Caprica

2] Bones

3] American Horror Story

5] The Simpsons

6] Buffy the Vampire the Slayer/Firefly/Dollhouse

7] Burn Notice (I think)

9] House

10] Fringe/ Lost

12] Modern Family

13] Raising Hope

14] ARGH- I recognize this but cannot think of it

15] X-Files

16] 30 Rock

17] The O.C.?

20] Law and Order Series



Some of those completely stumped me!

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7 might also be lost
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I got 1-6, 9 and 10 pretty easily. The last 10 didn't go so well, only 13 and 20.
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3) American Horror Story, 5) The Simpsons, 6) Dollhouse, 10) Lost, 12) Modern Family, 13) Raising Hope, 14) Harry's Law, 16) 30 Rock, 18) Everybody Loves Raymond

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it's kind of shocking how many I do recognize... Buffy jumped out at me right away!
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3) American Horror Story ( I first thought it was The walking dead, but I was fooled by it's similarity with its opening sequence)

5) The simpsons

8) Cougar town

9) House

12) Modern Family

13) Raising Hope
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What was also awesome about #18 Everybody Loves Raymond's different dish each week was that the last episode production end had the check arrive. Cool!
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3. I've seen but I can't place it

4. I remember as a kid "sit, BooBoo, sit. Good dog." I think it's like Family Ties or something

5. The Simpsons

6. Buffy

7. Burn Notice

10. Lost

12. Modern Family

13. Raising Hope

16. 30 Rock

17. is a late night production card... Letterman? Kimmel?

19. Martin

20. The Simpsons
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I recognized, and correctly so: 4 (Spin City), 5 (Simpsons), 6 (Buffy), 10 (POI), 12 (Modern Family), 16 (30 Rock), 17 (Chuck... or Ferguson/Letterman), and 18 (Ray).



I recognized 13, as well, but from "Yes, Dear", not Raising Hope or My Name is Earl.



I wasn't sure of 18, but I just assumed it was Dick Wolf -- Law and Order.



The two that I'm surprised I hadn't known is the one for Burn Notice (considering I've seen every episode, I don't ever remember watching that production end credit), and The X-Files (back when I watched The X-Files, I don't think I ever watched the end credits).
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I've named either the major show that I personally associate them with, or the person who is mainly responsible

Okay, here goes, no cheating:

1) Spin City?

2) Bones

3) No clue

4) Family Ties?

5) I know I know it, but can't think of it

6) Anything Joss Whedon

7) The Good Guys (FOX)

8) Cougar Town

9) No clue

10) Anything J. J. Abrams

11) Parenthood

12) Modern Family

13) Raising Hope

14) No clue

15) The X-Files

16) 30 Rock

17) Craig Ferguson

18) Everybody Loves Raymond

19) No clue

20) Dick Wolf, All Law & Order
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Wow, the not-so-familiar series, no clue, apparently has quite a lot of production end credits
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I only got JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, House and Modern Family's end credits. I don't watch Cougar Town, but Coquette was easy.
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EDITOR: Your image for #17 on page 1 is wrong, you have Worldwide Pants shown, which I put as the title card for Letterman and Craig Ferguson (both of which are correct answers), but on page 2 you have the Fake Empire card for Chuck as #17.



I got all but 2, 3, and 11. And I got 13 wrong since I thought that was the title card on My Name is Earl, didn't realize it was different on Raising Hope since I don't watch it.
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This has been fixed! Thank yoU!
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