Archive for September, 2015

Did Edwin Booth Really Save Robert Todd Lincoln’s Life a Year Before Booth’s Brother Assassinated Lincoln’s Father?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about theater and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: Edwin Booth saved Robert Todd Lincoln from being hit by a train. People often write about the American Civil War as being a war of “brother against brother.” In the case […]

What is the Secret Behind Little House on the Prairie’s “Baby Battering Ram”?

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: Michael Landon pulled a prank on an artist in her death scene on Little House on the […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #542

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Bishop of the X-Men the first X-Men character to be created entirely for marketing reasons? Did Calvin and Hobbes nearly debut as a delivery system for the character Robotman? […]

Was the Villain Max Schreck in Batman Returns Originally Going to be Harvey Dent?

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: The villain Max Schreck in Batman Returns was originally going to be Harvey Dent and become Two-Face […]

What Surprising Character on Friends Was Originally Going to Have a Kid?

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 “Friends” was going to have a season-long story where one of Ross’ girlfriends gets pregnant. A […]

Did Paul McCartney Acquire the Rights to the Phrase “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” in a Unique Fashion?

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: Paul McCartney got the rights to the phrase “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” by paying the […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #541

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, how did Swing Kids end up killing Superman? Did Marvel have an alternate ending to Transformers #4 in case the series never became an ongoing series? And did Joss Whedon […]

Did Paul McCartney Have a Hidden Message in an Episode of The Simpsons?

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: Paul McCartney had a hidden message in an episode of The Simpsons. As we have noted a […]

Why Were There No Spaceballs Action Figures?

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: Spaceballs had a deal that involved them agreeing to do very limited licensing tie-ins with their film. […]

Was Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World Designed to Have a Secret Apartment Inside for Walt Disney?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: Cinderella’s Castle was designed with a secret apartment inside for Walt Disney’s personal use. In the an earlier edition of Amusement Park Urban Legends Revealed, I discussed an […]