Archive for August, 2012

Did RTE Turn Down Father Ted Because They Had a Similar Show on the Air?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: RTE turned down Father Ted because of a similar show already airing on RTE. Father Ted was […]

Did the Simpsons Edit a Scene Out of Syndication Because it was Offensive to People with Tourette’s Syndrome?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: The Simpsons edited a scene from re-airings of an episode because the original episode was offensive to […]

Did Warner Brothers Really Sue Over the Rights to the Term “Daisy Dukes”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Warner Bros. sued a company over the rights to the term “Daisy Dukes.” Catharine Bach’s character on […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #381

Welcome to the three hundred and eighty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, discover Wizard of Oz comics…from over a century ago! Plus, was Jack Staff originally Union Jack? And what was the deal with Kitty Pryde’s disappearance during Chris Claremont’s second X-Men […]

Did Shakespeare Leave Stratford-on-Avon Because He Was Arrested for Poaching Deer?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about plays and playwrights and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: William Shakespeare left Stratford-on-Avon in the mid 1580s because he was arrested for poaching deer. For centuries now, there has been one part of Shakespeare’s life that just doesn’t […]

Did the Pulitzer Prize Committee Choose to Award No Prize Rather Than Award Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about plays and playwrights and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: The Pulitzer Prize Committee chose to award no Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1963 rather than to give it to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee’s play, […]

Did Henrik Ibsen Write an Alternate Happy Ending to A Doll’s House?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about plays and playwrights and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: Henrik Ibsen wrote an alternate happy ending to A Doll’s House. A Doll’s House was published by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. Here is a portrait of Ibsen… The play […]

Did Singin’ in the Rain Have a Series of Bizarre Voice Dubbings?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: In Singin’ in the Rain, there was a bizarre series of voice dubbings. Singin’ in the Rain […]

Was Filming of Cheyenne Autumn Halted Due to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Filming of Cheyenne Autumn was halted due to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Cheyenne Autumn was […]

Did Nia Vardalos Appear in a Film Called Sorority Sluts 3?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Nia Vardalos worked on the film Sorority Sluts 3. Many stars toiled for years doing embarrassing jobs […]