Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

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 […]

Was Howard and Bernadette’s Pregnancy on Big Bang Theory an Accident?

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 major Big Bang Theory plot twist wasn’t originally planned for the episode in which it was […]

Did a Blacklisted Writer Write for Lassie Using His Wife as a Front?

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/MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: A blacklisted writer used his wife as a front to write episodes of Lassie. Adrian Scott was […]

Which Member of the Original Star Trek Cast Invented the First Klingon Language?

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/MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: One of the original cast members of Star Trek invented the first Klingon language. There are some […]

Did I Love Lucy Invent the Three-Camera Approach for TV 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: I Love Lucy invented the “three camera” approach for TV shows. I Love Lucy was a highly […]

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 […]