Archive for the 'TV Legends Revealed' Category

Did Timmy Ever Actually Fall Down a Well on Lassie?

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 LEGEND: Lassie frequently saved Timmy after the boy fell down a well. After being the pet of a young […]

Was Carol Hathaway Originally Going to Die in the ER Pilot?

In the latest TV Legends Revealed, discover how the ER pilot was finished with Julianna Margulies’ character, Carol, essentially dead.

Did Tom Selleck Force Blue Bloods to Reverse a Character Being Written Off the Show?

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: Tom Selleck forced Blue Bloods to reverse a plotline involving a fired cop. One of the longest […]

Did Clark Kent Ever Turn Into Superman in a Phone Booth on Television?

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: Clark Kent never turned into Superman in a phone booth on television. Something that we’ve discussed a […]

Was The Flash’s Harrison Wells Based On an Obscure DC Comics Character?

TV URBAN LEGEND: Doctor Harrison Wells was based on an obscure DC Comics character. When the CW series of superhero shows started out, it was not always easy to get permission to use certain characters on TV series, not with all of the various licenses out there. Ray Palmer, for instance, was introduced in Arrow […]

Did the Sopranos Almost Resolve the Mystery of the “Pine Barrens” In the Final Season?

In the latest TV Legends Revealed, find out whether the Sopranos almost resolved the mystery of the missing Russian from “Pine Barrens” in the final season of the series.

Was the Original Female Lead on Seinfeld Replaced For Not Being ‘Sexy’ Enough?

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 original female lead on “Seinfeld” was replaced for not being sexy enough. Television pilots can be […]

Did George Lucas Want to Destroy All Copies of the Star Wars Holiday Special?

TV URBAN LEGEND: George Lucas once said, “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.” The Star Wars Holiday Special is one of the most bizarre pieces of pop culture ever. A year after Star Wars debuted and was a huge success, they […]

Did a Typo Accidentally Make Rudolph’s TV Special Public Domain?

TV URBAN LEGEND: A typo accidentally made Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special public domain. Everyone knows the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special that has been airing yearly on CBS for over FIFTY years now… The story of Rudolph, mocked for his shiny red nose, who heads off with a depressed elf named […]

Did Captain Kirk Never Actually Say ‘Beam Me Up, Scotty’ 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: Kirk never actually ever said, “Beam Me Up, Scotty” on Star Trek. It’s funny, I’ve done legends […]