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5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-19-2007, 11:43 AM
Anyone have some fun TV trivia or little known facts. I'll start with a little Cheers trivia from what I believe to be the greatest episode not only from Cheers but all of TV.

When Cliff went on Jeopardy what is the answer to the Final Jeopardy answer "What were the real names of Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Joan Crawford" and the answer is not "Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?").:beerme:

Johnny Footstool
01-19-2007, 12:23 PM
Here's a fairly easy one...George Clooney has been on two shows called "ER" -- the one that made him uber-famous, and a little-known, little-watched 1984 sitcom "E/R" starring Elliott Gould.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086704/

HotCorner
01-19-2007, 12:59 PM
Here's a fairly easy one...George Clooney has been on two shows called "ER" -- the one that made him uber-famous, and a little-known, little-watched 1984 sitcom "E/R" starring Elliott Gould.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086704/


I remember that ER sitcom.

RichRed
01-19-2007, 01:15 PM
You want trivia?

Dan Haggerty, who played TV's Grizzly Adams, custom built the motorcycles used in the movie 'Easy Rider.'

Now that's trivia.

IowaRed
01-19-2007, 04:28 PM
a tidbit I was reminded of last night-Harry Shearer of Spinal Tap and Simpsons fame starred as Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave it to Beaver

Puffy
01-19-2007, 04:30 PM
The original choice to play Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch was a little known actor named Gene Hackman.

Hap
01-19-2007, 05:19 PM
a tidbit I was reminded of last night-Harry Shearer of Spinal Tap and Simpsons fame starred as Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave it to Beaver

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Haskell

Harry Shearer, who does the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders on The Simpsons played the character "Frankie" (a precursor to the Eddie Haskell character) in the pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver.

IowaRed
01-19-2007, 05:21 PM
Doesn't mean it's right but this is where I confirmed my info. before posting

http://www.harryshearer.com/index_2.html

When the last days of network radio made way for the early days of live TV, the young thespian appeared often on The Jack Benny Show as well as appearances on GE Theatre , Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver.

Matt700wlw
01-19-2007, 05:22 PM
The original choice to play Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch was a little known actor named Gene Hackman.


I've heard of him....

:D

UKFlounder
01-19-2007, 08:25 PM
IIRC, George Clooney was on the 80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" and wasn't Leondard DiCaprio on a sitcom too? I think it was "Growing Pains."

Redsland
01-19-2007, 08:41 PM
The original choice to play Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch was a little known actor named Gene Hackman.
Gene Hackman is gay?!

:D

RedsBaron
01-20-2007, 01:00 AM
The original choice to play Mike Brady in the Brady Bunch was a little known actor named Gene Hackman.

I thought that Gene Hackman was the original choice to play Marcia Brady, not Mike.

oneupper
01-20-2007, 07:31 AM
IIRC, George Clooney was on the 80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" and wasn't Leondard DiCaprio on a sitcom too? I think it was "Growing Pains."

It was. Leo was the street kid that the Seavers took in for a awhile.

Then again, Meg Ryan guest starred on "Charles in Charge" so sitcoms weren't THAT damaging to careers.

GAC
01-20-2007, 07:48 PM
Jerry Van Dyke turned down the role of Gilligan to star in the sitcom "My Mother The Car". Gilligan's Island has been running in syndication ever since it left the mainstream airwaves. It has never been off the air once.

Who were the first LIVE-ACTION (i.e., not counting Fred & Wilma Flintstone, who were the true first) TV couple to share a bed?

The first toilet ever to be seen on television was on what show?

Who was the only regular cast member of the TV show "M*A*S*H" to actually serve in the Army in Korea?

What cigarette brand once sponsored the primetime TV cartoon series The Flintstones?

savafan
01-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Who were the first LIVE-ACTION (i.e., not counting Fred & Wilma Flintstone, who were the true first) TV couple to share a bed?



This has to be either Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...the only way networks would allow a couple to be seen in bed together back in those days was if they were married in real life. I'm going to guess the Nelsons.

Bob Borkowski
01-20-2007, 09:02 PM
What cigarette brand once sponsored the primetime TV cartoon series The Flintstones?

That would be 'Winston'.

RichRed
01-20-2007, 10:20 PM
This has to be either Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...the only way networks would allow a couple to be seen in bed together back in those days was if they were married in real life. I'm going to guess the Nelsons.

Actually, I'm thinking it was Mike and Carol Brady.

RichRed
01-20-2007, 10:21 PM
I thought that Gene Hackman was the original choice to play Marcia Brady, not Mike.

No, that was Gene Simmons.

savafan
01-20-2007, 11:05 PM
Actually, I'm thinking it was Mike and Carol Brady.

My mom is saying that there was at least one season where Lucy and Desi slept in the same bed.

savafan
01-20-2007, 11:09 PM
My mom is saying that there was at least one season where Lucy and Desi slept in the same bed.

Apparently we're all wrong...

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marykay.htm

Mary Kay and Johnny???

macro
01-21-2007, 12:10 AM
Before they became famous, Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick, actress Kirstie Allie, and former talk show host Jenny Jones were all once contestants on The Match Game...

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ddisciullo/Billick/BrianBillick3.jpg

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/matchgame/3x5pictures/KirstieAlley1.jpg

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/matchgame/3x5pictures/JennyJones2.jpg

savafan
01-21-2007, 12:19 AM
This has to be either Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...the only way networks would allow a couple to be seen in bed together back in those days was if they were married in real life. I'm going to guess the Nelsons.

Okay, this one has me puzzled, because I just saw another source that said the answer was Bewitched.

savafan
01-21-2007, 12:22 AM
There was no toilet in the Brady Bunch bathroom.

BoydsOfSummer
01-21-2007, 12:33 AM
Who was the only regular cast member of the TV show "M*A*S*H" to actually serve in the Army in Korea?

Ironically, it was Jamie Farr (Klinger). Proudly and without the dresses.

BoydsOfSummer
01-21-2007, 12:35 AM
Who was the only character on the Andy Griffith Show to never be seen on screen?

savafan
01-21-2007, 12:53 AM
Leonard Nimoy's Spock was the only original Star Trek crew member from the first pilot to continue on the Enterprise's 3 year mission.

The theme song to long running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, the same duo who created The Monkees.


Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered for the role of The Hulk but, even at 6' 2", was reportedly not tall enough (Lou Ferrigno is 6' 5").


The Beverly Hillbillies theme song was #44 on the charts in 1962.


There were three episodes of The Andy Griffith Show that mentioned that Andy and Barney were cousins: The New Housekeeper, The Manhunt, Runaway Kid


Elizabeth Montgomery played the roles of Samantha Stephens and her more free-spirited cousin Serena on Bewitched. However in the cast listing, the role of Serena was listed as being played by Pandora Spocks


Hugh Beaumont, Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver, held a Master of Theology degree from the University of California and was an ordained minister. Before graduating from California he also attended the University of Chattanooga.


The reason Theodore Cleaver was nicknamed "Beaver" was that his brother, Wally, when he was little, could not pronounce "Theodore."


Jeffrey Hunter played the captain of the Enterprise in the first Star Trek pilot.

James Tiberius Kirk was the youngest starship captain ever. Gene Roddenberry's first choice for Captain Kirk was Lloyd Bridges . Jack Lord of Hawaii Five-0 was asked to play Captain Kirk before Shatner.


After the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, William Katt's character's name on The Greatest American Hero was changed from Ralph Hinkley to Ralph Hanley to avoid association with would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr.



On the 2004 TV reunion movie, Mike Seaver offers his old jacket to his daughter she says that it is no big deal because "it's not like Leonardo DiCaprio wore it", but he actually did wear it when he starred on the last season of Growing Pains.

savafan
01-21-2007, 12:54 AM
Who was the only character on the Andy Griffith Show to never be seen on screen?

Juanita

Hap
01-21-2007, 01:26 AM
There was no toilet in the Brady Bunch bathroom.

Who cares about the toilet? I wanna know if and how the boys peeked on Marcia in the bathtub.

RedsBaron
01-21-2007, 08:09 AM
Who cares about the toilet? I wanna know if and how the boys peeked on Marcia in the bathtub.

Barry Williams (Greg Brady) has written about his unsuccessful attempts to put the moves on Maureen McCormick (Marcia).

RFS62
01-21-2007, 08:46 AM
What was the name of the newspaper that Sam Drucker was editor of in the series Petticoat Juction and Green Acres?

IowaRed
01-21-2007, 11:57 AM
What was the name of the newspaper that Sam Drucker was editor of in the series Petticoat Juction and Green Acres?

the well respected Hooterville World Guardian


I saw the Kirstie Allie Matchgame episode a few months ago

RFS62
01-21-2007, 01:14 PM
the well respected Hooterville World Guardian





Yep. I always thought that was hilarious.

RichRed
01-21-2007, 07:30 PM
After the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, William Katt's character's name on The Greatest American Hero was changed from Ralph Hinkley to Ralph Hanley to avoid association with would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr.



I remember that. I seem to recall he was a teacher on the show and after the attempt on Reagan's life, his kids all referred to him as "Mr. H."

RichRed
01-21-2007, 07:31 PM
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ddisciullo/Billick/BrianBillick3.jpg


Sweet outfit.

Johnny Footstool
01-21-2007, 10:58 PM
The ethereal, quasi-World Beat music on the hit show "Heroes" is written and performed by former Prince bandmates Wendy and Lisa.

http://www.geocities.com/tornado_lynn/princeswomen.jpg

BoydsOfSummer
01-21-2007, 11:11 PM
Prince is wearing 6" pumps in that photo.

Johnny Footstool
01-22-2007, 12:55 AM
Prince is wearing 6" pumps in that photo.

...and standing on an orange crate.

MrCinatit
01-22-2007, 02:24 AM
McLean Stevenson (Henry Blake in the TV show) and Roger Bowen (Henry Blake in the movie MASH) died Feb 15 and 16, 1996, respectively.