Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Captain Kirk Never Actually Say ‘Beam Me Up, Scotty’ On Star Trek?

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: Kirk never actually ever said, “Beam Me Up, Scotty” on Star Trek. It’s funny, I’ve done legends […]

Did Eddie Murphy Get His SNL Gig After Another Comedian Forgot to Sign His Contract?

Find out whether Eddie Murphy seriously got his SNL gig because another actor forgot to sign the contract given to him to be on the series!

Were Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie Named After It’s a Wonderful Life?

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: Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie were named after George Bailey’s two best friends in It’s a Wonderful […]

Why Was Cheers’ Classic Thanksgiving Episode Protested?

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: Cheers received protests over their famous Thanksgiving episode, “Thanksgiving Orphans.” One of the all-time great episode of […]

Was WKRP in Cincinnati’s Famous Turkey Drop Based in Reality?

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 famous “WKRP in Cincinnati” turkey drop was based on an actual turkey drop. Probably the most […]

Was Jonathan Rollins on L.A. Law Based on Barack Obama?

Was Jonathan Rollins on L.A. Law, the first black Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review, based on the actual first black Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama?

Was Frosty the Snowman Originally Not a Christmas Story?

Was Frosty the Snowman not originally intended to be a Christmas song?

Did Johnny Carson Copy the Famous “Pretend to Eat a Potato Chip from a Potato Chip Collector” Gag from David Letterman?

In the latest TV Legends Revealed, discover whether Johnny Carson copied his famous “pretend to eat a potato chip from a potato chip collector” routine from a similar gag on Late Night with David Letterman.

Was The Don Mattingly Sideburns Plot on The Simpsons NOT a Real Life Reference?

Was the famous Don Mattingly sideburns plot on The Simpsons actually not a reference to Mattingly’s benching over the length of his hair the previous year?

Did A Charlie Brown Christmas Drive Aluminum Christmas Trees Out of Business?

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 success of A Charlie Brown Christmas drove aluminum Christmas trees out of business. Over the years, […]