Archive for October, 2015

Was OJ Simpson Originally Cast as the Terminator?

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: OJ Simpson was originally cast as the Terminator robot in “The Terminator.” Over the years, I’ve come […]

Was Family Guy Originally Going to Just be a Segment on MadTV?

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: “Family Guy” was originally going to be part of “MadTV” “Family Guy” recently began its fourteenth season […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #546

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster turn down a chance for Superman to appear in DC Comics YEARS before Action Comics #1 came out? Did Denny O’Neil base Talia and […]

Did Sir Thomas Malory Write Le Morte d’Arthur While in Prison?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about novels and novelists and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the novel urban legends featured so far. NOVEL URBAN LEGEND: Sir Thomas Malory wrote Le Morte d’Arthur while in prison. The very first Novel Legends […]

Did Back to the Future Always End With “To Be Continued…”?

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: Back to the Future originally ended with “To Be Continued…” Back to the Future has always had […]

Did Patti LaBelle Really Not Know What “Lady Marmalade” Was About?

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: Patti LaBelle did not know what “Lady Marmalade” was about when she recorded it. After performing for […]

Was The Simpsons’ Famous Opening Credits Created to Save on Animation Time?

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 famous opening sequence was created to save on animation time. With The Simpsons renewed for […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #545

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did the U.S. government cancel the 1960s Batman TV series? What scene drawn by Dave Cockrum led Max Allan Collins to quit writing Batman? And what Kevin Nowlan Marvel Fanfare […]

How Did Bambi Lead to the Creation of Smokey the Bear?

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: An ad campaign involving Bambi led to the creation of Smokey Bear. There is little doubt that […]

Did Barbie Once Come With a Weight Loss Advice Book That Simply Read “Don’t Eat”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: Barbie was once sold with a diet book that simply read “don’t eat”? Something that anyone telling jokes […]