Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Tom Hanks Sing the Theme Song to Bosom Buddies?

Was the Billy Joel soundalike on the Bosom Buddies theme song seriously Tom Hanks himself?

Were Ross and Rachel Originally Not Going to Get Back Together on the Friends 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: Ross and Rachel were originally not going to get together at the end of “Friends.” Series finales […]

Did the Federal Government Once Secretly Pay TV Networks For Having Anti-Drug Messages in Shows?

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 federal government once secretly paid TV networks for having anti-drug messages in episodes of their shows. […]

Did Mister Ed Receive Electric Shocks to Make the Horse Look Like He Was Talking?

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: Mister Ed was given small electric shocks to make him move his mouth to make it look […]

How Did Jon Polito Getting Angry Get His Character Killed on Homicide: Life on the Street?

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: Jon Polito’s public complaints about the direction of Homicide: Life on the Street got his character killed […]

Did Joss Whedon Nearly Have a Bleak Rape Plot on Firefly?

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: Inara on Firefly had a syringe that was originally going to tie into a very dark rape […]

Did MGM Give Up Their Rights to Lassie Just to Avoid Paying Lassie’s Trainer Backpay They Owed Him?

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/TV URBAN LEGEND: MGM gave up the rights to Lassie in exchange for not paying $40,000 in back pay to […]

Did M.A.S.H. Really Never Show Radar O’Reilly’s Left Hand 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: Radar O’Reilly’s left hand was never shown on M.A.S.H. One of the few actors to star in […]

Is Marge Simpson’s Hair So Tall Because It Hides Her Rabbit Ears?

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: Marge Simpson’s hair hides two rabbit ears. Something that we’ve dealt with repeatedly in this column is […]

Was a Contestant on Fear Factor 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. TV URBAN LEGEND: An episode of Fear Factor never aired because a contestant died during the filming. One of the […]