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Comic Book Legends Revealed #714

Welcome to the seven hundred and fourteenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Aquaman Almost Kill Black Manta In His 1991 Series?

Did Alan Moore Change A Watchmen Plot Point to Avoid Offending People?

Why Did the Flash’s Supporting Cast Not Carry Over to Mark Waid’s Run?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #713

Welcome to the seven hundred and thirteenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Was Mera Nearly Killed Off in the 1989 Aquaman Series?

The Origin of the Oddest Legion Reject, Arm-Fall-Off Boy

Did Spider-Man’s ‘TV Terror’ Become the Prowler?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #712

Welcome to the seven hundred and twelfth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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How Did Dark Knight Returns End in Miller’s Original Plot?

Were Sachs and Violens Intended as Hulk Characters?

Does Michael Golden Never Sign His Artwork?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #711

Welcome to the seven hundred and eleventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Steve Ditko’s Mystery Christmas Comics!

A Carl Barks Christmas Classic Banned For Decades?

Did Power Girl Almost Star in the Deadman/Supergirl X-Mas Classic?

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Were Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie Named After It’s a Wonderful Life?

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TV URBAN LEGEND: Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie were named after George Bailey’s two best friends in It’s a Wonderful Life.

In the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey’s two best friends are Bedford Falls’ town cop, Bert (played by Ward Bond) and the town cabbie, Ernie (Frank Faylen)….

As you all know by now, two of the most popular Muppets on Sesame Street are the two best friends, Bert and Ernie…

Naturally, over the years, people have assumed that the Sesame Street characters were named after the It’s a Wonderful Life characters. You see this all the time, even from Sesame Street produces.

But is it true?
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December 24th, 2018 | Posted in TV Urban Legends Revealed | No Comments

Comic Book Legends Revealed #710

Welcome to the seven hundred and tenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

Each part of this week’s legends has their own link.

Was Funky Flashman Not Originally Based on Stan Lee?

Did We Nearly Get A Morrison/Quitely Silver Surfer?

Which Justice League America Team Members Were Originally Meant for Justice League Europe?

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #709

Welcome to the seven hundred and ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Alex Toth Really Hang Julius Schwartz Out a Window?

Was Iris West-Allen Nearly Killed in the Flash in 1967?

The Surprising ‘Red Dawn’-Like Origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #708

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Welcome to the seven hundred and eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Did Hanna-Barbera Threaten to Sue over Bedrock’s Name?

How a Chance SDCC Meet-Up Led to One Last Haney/Fradon Metamorpho Tale

The Infamous ‘Missing’ Alex Toth Enemy Ace Story

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #707

Welcome to the seven hundred and seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false.

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Was Magneto Meant to Look Like Quicksilver?

Was Incredible Hercules Going to be a Team Book at First?

Which Avengers Issue Was a Rejected Harlan Ellison Hawkman Story?

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Why Was Cheers’ Classic Thanksgiving Episode Protested?

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TV URBAN LEGEND: Cheers received protests over their famous Thanksgiving episode, “Thanksgiving Orphans.”

One of the all-time great episode of Cheers occurred in the fifth season of the series, Shelley Long’s final season on the show. Titled “Thanksgiving Orphans,” the episode was written by Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner (they are married and Eichen now goes by Cheri Steinkellner, but I don’t know if they were married at the time that they wrote this episode together). The concept of the episode is that due to various events, pretty much all of the gang from Cheers are alone on Thanksgiving. Cliff’s mother is feeding the homeless, and Cliff wasn’t interested in doing that this year. Norm’s wife, Vera, was visiting her family and Norm did not want to go. Woody decided not to travel to Indiana to spend the holiday with his family. Sam’s girlfriend at the time had her sister in town and they didn’t want to spend the holiday with Sam’s friends. Carla’s kids were spending the holiday with her ex-husband, Nick, and his new wife, Loretta. Diane had been invited to a party by one of her professors, but discovered that he intended for his graduate students to work as servers at the party. Finally, Frasier was just plain lonely. So everyone joined together for dinner at Carla’s new home.

However, a screw-up with the turkey led to dinner being so late that all of the side dishes got cold and the guests all got heated. A little food was thrown and then suddenly, everyone was ready for a food fight when Diane walked in on them from the kitchen, where she had just been checking on the turkey…

She exhorts them to all calm down and it looks like she might be succeeding…when Sam suddenly hits her right in her face with some cranberry sauce and so the food fight began!

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November 22nd, 2018 | Posted in TV Urban Legends Revealed | No Comments