Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

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: [...]

What is the Strange Origin of the Name of Joe Mantegna’s Criminal Minds Character?

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: Joe Mantegna came up with the name of his Criminal Minds character from an out of the [...]

Was the Original Ending to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Changed Due to Viewer Complaints?

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 Misfit Toys were never saved in the original airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Holiday specials [...]

Did Larry David Base the Famous “George Quits His Job and Then Pretends He Didn’t” Seinfeld Episode on Something That Happened to Him at SNL?

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: Larry David based the “George quitting his job and then coming back to work on Monday pretending [...]