Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

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, […]

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?!