Archive for April, 2016

Did a Video Game Company Once Sue Viacom For Ruining the Star Trek Franchise?

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: A video game company once sued Viacom for, in effect, ruining the Star Trek franchise. As we […]

What Bob Dylan Song Was Surprisingly Inspired by Prince?

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: Bob Dylan’s “Dirty World” was an attempt to write a song “like Prince.” During the height of […]

Did The Hunt For Red October Accidentally Reveal Secret United States Submarine Technology?

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 Hunt for Red October accidentally revealed secret United States submarine technology. The Hunt for Red October […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #572

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Marvel have a Spider-Man foe based on Prince? Did Peter David almost quit Incredible Hulk over Betty Banner’s pregnancy being terminated? And learn why the Hulk wasn’t allowed to […]

Did John Amos Quit Good Times Over How JJ Was Portrayed on the Show?

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: John Amos quit Good Times. Good Times was a spin-off, of sorts, from Maude, with her housekeeper […]

Was “I Write the Songs” Written About Brian Wilson?

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: “I Write the Songs” was written about Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. One of the great […]

Why the Heck Was There a Talking Robot in Rocky IV?

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: There was a talking robot in Rocky IV because Sylvester Stallone had been using the robot to […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #571

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Batman first introduce the “What If?” comic? Was DC Comics almost re-named Dynamic Comics in the 1980s? And what’s the deal with the “missing” pilot episode of M.A.S.K.? Click […]

Did Jackie Mason Give Ed Sullivan “the Finger” on National Television?

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: Jackie Mason gave Ed Sullivan the “finger” on the Ed Sullivan Show. Jackie Mason became a stand-up […]

Did ASCAP Threaten to Sue the Girl Scouts Over Campfire Songs?

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: ASCAP tried to have the Girl Scouts pay for copyrighted songs performed around campfire. Just last year, […]