Archive for the 'TV Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Miami Vice Come About From a Two-Word Brainstorming Memo Stating “MTV Cops”?

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: Miami Vice originated as a two-word brainstorming memo – “MTV Cops.” Few network executives have ever experienced […]

Is Sarah Michelle Gellar Really Banned for Life From McDonald’s?

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: Sarah Michelle Gellar was banned for life from eating at McDonald’s. In the first episode of her […]

Who is the Tallest Actor to be the Lead of His Own TV 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: James Arness is the tallest person ever to be the lead in a television series in the […]

Did Kiefer Sutherland Add Lines to Episodes of 24 to Mess With Fans Playing 24-Based Drinking Games?

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: Kiefer Sutherland added lines to episodes of 24 just to mess with fans playing 24-based drinking games. […]

Did Robert Young Once Produce a Despotic Episode of Father Knows Best to Promote U.S. Savings Bonds?

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 Young once made a particularly dark “episode” of Father Knows Best to help sell U.S. savings […]

Did B.A. Baracus Never Actually Say “I Pity the Fool” On The A-Team?

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: B.A. Baracus never actually said “I pity the fool” on The A-Team. The A-Team was a fascinating […]

Did the State of Mississippi Once Ban Sesame Street?

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 state of Mississippi once banned Sesame Street. Mississippi has a unique place in the history of […]

Was The Da Vinci Code Nearly Adapted Into the Third Season of 24?

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 Da Vinci Code was nearly adapted for the third season of 24. One of the great […]

Did the Producers of Cagney and Lacey Keep an Actor’s Name in the Opening Credits Even After He Died to Help His Family Continue to Receive Royalties?

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 producers on Cagney and Lacey kept Sidney Clute’s name in the credits after his death to […]

Did Oprah Winfrey Get Her Name From a Typo on a Birth Certificate?

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: Oprah Winfrey got her name via a typo on her birth certificate. Talk-show-host turned actress and media […]