Archive for June, 2015

Did How I Met Your Mother Work an Insult of the Show by Star Jason Segel Into an Episode of the Series?

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: How I Met Your Mother worked an insult of the show by Jason Segel into the series. […]

How Did Playing “Sweet Caroline” Become a Red Sox Tradition at Fenway Park?

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 movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Red Sox began playing “Sweet Caroline” in honor of a Red Sox employee who named her […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #529

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did the screenplay for never-produced Superman V become Superman: The Earth Stealers? Did Kurt Busiek almost have a series at DC Comics that ended up being hurt by Busiek getting […]

Did Joss Whedon Cast a Lead in a Film Based Just on One Scene in the Avengers Where She Was an Extra?

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: Joss Whedon cast one of the leads in his film Much Ado About Nothing based on just […]

Was A Long Day’s Journey Into Night Released Two Decades Before Eugene O’Neill Intended it to be Released?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about theater and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night was released over twenty years earlier than Eugene O’Neill expressly stated that it should. For a man who already had written a number of classic […]

Did Cartman on South Park Originally Have a Father AND a Sister?

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: Originally Cartman from South Park had both a father and a sister. Throughout the long run of […]

Was Danielle Fishel Originally Cast on Boy Meets World in Another, Non-Topanga Role?

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: Danielle Fishel was originally cast in another non-Topanga role in Boy Meets World. The enduring popularity of […]

Was the Song “Mony Mony” Written About a New York Bank?

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 movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The song “Mony Mony” was named after the bank Mutual of New York. “Mony Mony” was a […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #528

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Marvel’s editor-in-chief retroactively keep Wolverine from being a killer? Did Marvel squelch plans for a trans superhero during the 1980s? And was Brian Michael Bendis really going to be […]

How Did Learning to Speak English Lead to Eugene Ionesco Writing His First Play?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about theater and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: Eugene Ionesco was inspired to write his first play at the age of 40 while learning English. Eugene Ionesco was one of the more acclaimed playwrights of the “Theatre of the […]