Archive for June, 2016

Was Hanna-Barbera’s Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Originally a Doctor Who Cartoon 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: Hanna-Barbera’s The Fonz and the Happy Gang began as a Doctor Who animated series. It is remarkable […]

How Did Katharine Hepburn’s Temperance Nearly Kill Her?

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: Katharine Hepburn’s temperance nearly killed her during the filming of The African Queen. The African Queen is […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #581

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-first in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, were Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor really going to live happily ever after? How did Neal Adams change the ending of the famous Green Arrow/Speedy drug storyline? Finally, was Bruce the […]

Were TV Dinners Invented Due to Swanson Having Too Many Thanksgiving Turkeys Left Over?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Swanson’s TV Dinners were invented due to them trying to come up with a way to get rid of the large supply of Thanksgiving turkeys they got […]

Was a Joke In An Issue of Cable/Deadpool Really the Inspiration for Ryan Reynolds Playing Deadpool?

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: Ryan Reynolds first became interested in playing Deadpool when he saw a joke in a Deadpool comic […]

Did Terry O’Quinn Accidentally Actually Stab Matthew Fox in the Lost Finale?

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: Terry O’Quinn accidentally stabbed Matthew Fox with a real knife in the finale of Lost. SPOILERS FOR […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #580

Welcome to the five hundred and eightieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of the news that Marvel is re-visiting the Clone Saga with their next big Spider-Man event, The Clone Conspiracy, this week is an all-Clone Saga edition of CBLR! […]

Did Nightmare on Elm Street Originally Have a Happy Ending?

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: Wes Craven’s original ending for A Nightmare on Elm Street was dramatically different than what made it […]

Did the Authors of Curious George Escape From the Nazis on Bicycles With a Copy of the Manuscript?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to children’s literature and whether they are true or false. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE URBAN LEGEND: The authors behind Curious George built bicycles to escape from the Nazis, along with a copy of their original manuscript for Curious George. In 1941, husband and wife […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #579

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Lee Bermejo’s Joker based on Heath Ledger or not? Did Grant Morrison almost create a FEMALE Doctor Who? And what was the original pitch for Captain Carrot and the […]