Archive for February, 2016

Comic Book Legends Revealed #564

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Deadpool’s roommate, Blind Al, supposed to be the first Black Widow? Is Alan Moore banned from the United States by the CIA? And was one of the 1993 Marvel […]

Did a Woman Accidentally Get a Speaking Role in a Star Trek Movie?

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 woman accidentally got a speaking part in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The world of […]

Was the Brady Bunch’s Dog Replaced Mid-Episode Because Their Original Dog Was Killed?

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. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: The Brady Bunch’s dog was replaced mid-episode because the original dog was killed. Audiences are very familiar […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #563

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, is Marvel sitting on a “Deadpool Almost Destroys the Marvel Universe” one-shot? Did Marvel do a Green Goblin comic book about Rob Liefeld leaving Image? And did Mike Grell intentionally […]

Did Waldo from Where’s Waldo Appear in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto?

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: Waldo (from Where’s Waldo? fame) appeared in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. Over the years, the term “easter egg” […]

Did Sally Jessy Raphael Keep Wearing Her Trademark Eyeglasses Even After Getting Corrective Eye Surgery?

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: Sally Jessy Raphael kept wearing glasses even after getting corrective eye surgery. Sally Jessy Raphael was a […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #562

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Deadpool based on Deathstroke the Terminator? Did Mark Waid try to get out of writing the second Deadpool mini-series after learning who Deadpool was? And does Alan Moore really […]

Was a Film’s Ending Re-Shot Because Test Audiences Couldn’t Believe Bill Murray Could Beat Up Robert DeNiro?

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: Mad Dog and Glory had to change its ending after test audiences couldn’t believe Robert DeNiro not […]

Was the Hit 1980s Song “Maniac” Originally Written About a Serial Killer?

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: “Maniac” was originally written about a serial killer. “Maniac” was a major hit song by Michael Sembello […]

Was Treehouse of Horror V Intentionally Extra Violent Over Complaints About the Series’ Use of Violence?

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 fifth Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror” was intentionally extra violent because of complaints over the series’ use […]