Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

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, […]

Did Red Shirts Really Die at a Greater Percentage Than Other Shirts 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: The most dangerous shirt to wear on “Star Trek” was a red shirt. Quite often, when a […]

Did Dick Gregory Accidentally Receive Over Nine Million Votes in the 1968 Presidential Election?

Did Dick Gregory once reportedly get nine million votes in a presidential election…in one state?!

Did the United States Government Create a Special Never-Broadcast Episode of Cheers?

Did the U.S. Government create a “lost” episode of Cheers?

Did Star Trek Never Show Scotty’s Full Right Hand on the Show?

James Doohan was missing a finger on his right hand – did he manage to hide it throughout the original Star Trek series?

Which Simpsons Episode Helped Save At Least Two Lives?

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 The Simpsons helped two young boys each save someone’s life. It is easy, sometimes, […]

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. […]