Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Were There “Back-Up” Mothers on How I Met Your Mother?

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: There was at least one back-up Mother in the show How I Met Your Mother. The CBS [...]

Was Robert Downey Jr. Written Out of His Own Character’s Wedding Episode on Ally McBeal?

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: Robert Downey Jr. was written out of his character’s wedding episode on Ally McBeal. One thing that [...]

Did Lost in Space Coin the Term “Does Not Compute?”

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: Lost in Space coined the term “Does Not Compute” Along with “We Come in Peace” and “Take [...]

Did First Lady Barbara Bush Write an Apology Letter to Marge Simpson?

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: Did First Lady Barbara Bush write an apology letter to Marge Simpson? With the Simpsons now in [...]

Did the Golden Girls Begin as a Joke?

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 Golden Girls spun out of a joke at an NBC function introducing the 1984-85 NBC lineup. [...]

Did Dick Gregory Receive Almost 50,000 Votes in the 1968 Presidential Election?

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: Dick Gregory received almost 50,000 votes in the 1968 Presidential Election. Yesterday’s legend about Gracie Allen’s run [...]

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: [...]