Archive for December, 2013

Did Sigourney Weaver Actually Make a Shocking Trick Shot in Alien Resurrection?

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: Sigourney Weaver actually making a trick shot ended up causing a bit of a scene during the […]

Was a Scene in Shane of Jack Palance Mounting a Horse Actually Just a Rewound Shot of Palance Dismounting the Horse?

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: A scene of Jack Palance mounting a horse in Shane was a rewound shot of Palance dismounting […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #451

Welcome to the four hundred and fifty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was the Spider-Man villain The Answer intended as a parody of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko’s The Question? Did Valiant brew their own beer to promote Archer and Armstrong? And how […]

Did Kanye West Write “Gold Digger” After Seeing Jamie Foxx Play Ray Charles in Ray?

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. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Kanye West wrote “Gold Digger” after seeing Jamie Foxx play Ray Charles in “Ray.” “Gold Digger” was […]

Was “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” Originally Written About Prohibition?

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. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” was originally about the repeal of Prohibition. By the middle of […]

Was the Original Ending to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Changed Due to Viewer Complaints?

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 Misfit Toys were never saved in the original airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Holiday specials […]

Did David Bowie Adapt the Song Paul Anka Used for “My Way” BEFORE Anka Wrote “My Way”?

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. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: David Bowie adapted the song Paul Anka used to write “My Way” before Anka! In 1967, Claude […]

Did Larry David Base the Famous “George Quits His Job and Then Pretends He Didn’t” Seinfeld Episode on Something That Happened to Him at SNL?

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: Larry David based the “George quitting his job and then coming back to work on Monday pretending […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #450

Welcome to the four hundred and fiftieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week is a special theme week! All legends related, in one way or the other, to Christmas! Discover the first strory that Alan Moore wrote for Dez Skinn before Marvelman (hint […]

What Clever Approach Did Studebaker Come Up With to Afford Sponsoring Mister Ed?

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: Studebaker came up with an interesting way to sponsor Mister Ed. Studebaker was one of the very […]