Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did a TV Series Once Not Even Stop Production When One of Its Two Leads Killed Himself?

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 TV series continued production even after one of the two leads on the show killed himself. [...]

Did Star Trek: The Next Generation Use Sherlock Holmes Characters in an Episode Not Knowing That the Characters Were Not Yet in the Public Domain?

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: Star Trek: The Next Generation used Sherlock Holmes characters in an episode not knowing that the characters [...]

How Did Charles Schulz Owning a Ford Indirectly Lead to A Charlie Brown Christmas?

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: Charles Schulz owning a Ford indirectly led to A Charlie Brown Christmas. In an earlier edition of [...]

Was a Character on Seinfeld Named After a Smallville Producer?

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 character on Seinfeld was named after a Producer of Smallville. Reader Taylor wrote in to ask: [...]

What is the Strange Origin of the Name of Joe Mantegna’s Criminal Minds Character?

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: Joe Mantegna came up with the name of his Criminal Minds character from an out of the [...]

Was the Original Ending to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Changed Due to Viewer Complaints?

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 Misfit Toys were never saved in the original airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Holiday specials [...]

Did Larry David Base the Famous “George Quits His Job and Then Pretends He Didn’t” Seinfeld Episode on Something That Happened to Him at SNL?

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: Larry David based the “George quitting his job and then coming back to work on Monday pretending [...]

What Clever Approach Did Studebaker Come Up With to Afford Sponsoring Mister Ed?

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: Studebaker came up with an interesting way to sponsor Mister Ed. Studebaker was one of the very [...]

Did Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory Originally Have a Typical Sexual Appetite?

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: Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory originally had a typical sexual appetite. One of the hardest [...]

In What Weird Way Did Muttley and Dick Dastardly Get Their Own 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: Muttley and Dick Dastardly were removed whole cloth from one show and added to another. While Wacky [...]