Archive for October, 2012

Comic Book Legends Revealed #390

Welcome to the three hundred and ninetieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of Halloween (divide this week’s installment by three and you get 130!) and in honor of Sonia Harris’ ode to John Constantine in her latest Committed column, this […]

Were The Lovin’ Spoonful the Original Choice for the TV Series That Became the Monkees?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Lovin’ Spoonful were the original choice for the TV series that eventually became the Monkees. In […]

Did The Lovin’ Spoonful Get Their Name From a Sexual Slang Term?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Lovin’ Spoonful got their name from a slang term for male ejaculate. As established here, The […]

Did The Lovin’ Spoonful Get Their Name From a Slang Term for Heroin?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Lovin’ Spoonful got their name from a slang term for heroin Over the years, basically every […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #389

Welcome to the three hundred and eighty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn whether Thunderstrike was always destined to die! Also, did Jack Kirby really never draw blood? Finally, discover the comic crossover from over a century ago! This week is more […]

Did Gracie Allen Ever Actually Say “Goodnight, Gracie”?

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: At the end of the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Burns would say “Say Goodnight, Gracie” […]

Was There Really an Adult Version of Candid Camera Called CANDID Candid Camera?

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: Allen Funt produced an adult version of Candid Camera called Candid Candid Camera. A few year back, […]

Did a Sketch Written for a 1975 Saturday Night Live Episode Go Unused Until 1989?

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: A sketch written for a 1975 episode of Saturday Night Live ended up being used fourteen years […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #388

Welcome to the three hundred and eighty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn the story of how the Metal Men were created! Plus, who came first, Buster Keaton or Buster Brown? Finally, be amazed at some easter eggs Jackson Guice put into […]

How Did Will Rogers First Become Famous?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to vaudeville and whether they are true or false. VAUDEVILLE URBAN LEGEND: Will Rogers first made a name for himself in the New York scene by heroically roping a steer that had gone into the crowd during a Western performance at Madison […]