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We boldly go back to 1968 to discover if the famed "first interracial kiss on American network television" was meant to be between "Star Trek's" Uhura and Spock.
Sweepin' the clouds away, this week we learn if the birthplace of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, once banned the beloved children's show from public television.
Celebrate the upcoming premiere of "24: Live Another Day" and learn if Fox nearly bought the rights to "The Da Vinci Code" for the third season of "24."
In his famous guest appearance on "The Simpsons," did Michael Jackson actually not sing any of the songs?
Brian Cronin celebrates MLB's new season by seeing if it's true Hasbro won't allow Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe to be portrayed as a New York Yankees fan!
Before "How I Met Your Mother" revealed the actual Mother, did the CBS comedy have a number of alternate candidates for the character?
Learn how a pre-"Iron Man" Downey was fired from "Ally McBeal," leading to the big plans for the Season 4 finale to be scrapped.
Brian Cronin boards the Jupiter 2 in hopes of finding the origins of the well-known robotic response, "Does Not Compute."
Brian Cronin books a return flight to Springfield to discover whether First Lady Barbara Bush really penned an apology letter to Marge Simpson.
This week Brian Cronin digs into the oft-repeated legend that Oprah Winfrey owes her first name to a typo on her birth certificate.
The game is afoot as Brian Cronin investigates if "Star Trek: The Next Generation" used Sherlock Holmes characters without authorization.
Everyone knows the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but did you know the TV special's original ending was much different? Check it out now!
Did Fox try to hide the fact that "Miracle on 34th Street" was a Christmas movie by releasing it in May while hiding Christmas aspects in their marketing?
It's almost Christmas, and SPINOFF is spotlighting a few Christmas themed legends, including whether a Coca-Cola ad was mixed into the original 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'
This week, Brian Cronin retraces how Charles Schulz’ ownership of a Ford started his Peanuts characters on the road to A Charlie Brown Christmas.
You know Dasher and Dancer, but did you realize complaints after the first airing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" led the network to add a new scene?
Brian Cronin looks back to the original pilot for the "The Big Bang Theory" to discover some characters fans would barely recognize.
Brian Cronin returns to Springfield to look at how "The Simpsons" writers got back at guest star Justin Timberlake for objecting to one of his lines.
Did a short-lived, and largely forgotten, '80s Matthew Perry sitcom correctly predict the year Moammar Gadhafi would die?
This week Brian Cronin beams down to explore whether there's any truth to the rumor that actress Denise Crosby was fired from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" after posing nude in "Playboy."
Brian Cronin knows he's got a mystery to solve: Whether or not "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" was based on a popular live-action sitcom. And if he comes through, he's gonna have himself a Scooby Snack!
This week, Brian Cronin boldly goes back to the 1980s to discover whether an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" wasn't produced because it featured two gay Enterprise crew members
This week Brian Cronin pays a visit to Springfield to determine whether there's any truth to the legend that there's an unaired episode of "The Simpsons" in which Bart dies.
This week, Brian Cronin flashes back to the '80s to examine how Bill Cosby had initially intended Phylicia Rashād's character on "The Cosby Show" to be a hot-tempered female version of Ricky Ricardo.
Brian Cronin returns to uncover whether singer, actress and savvy businesswoman Dolly Parton was actually a producer on Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television series.
This week Brian Cronin is live from New York, where he investigates whether Abraham Lincoln, a llama and showgirls appear in every backstage sketch of "Saturday Night Live" since Seth Meyers become head writer.
Brian Cronin tunes in at the same Bat-time, same Bat-channel to find out if actress Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman on the '60s "Batman" TV show, really patented a pantyhose that accentuates a woman's behind.
This week, Brian Cronin is goin' down to South Park to determining whether it's true that aliens have made an appearance in every episode of the long-running animated series.
This week Brian Cronin travels back to 1990 to discover whether an episode of "Quantum Leap" predicted the outcome of Super Bowl XXX, the 1996 face-off between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This week, Brian Cronin beams aboard to determine whether Dr. McCoy's medical instruments on the original "Star Trek" were really just fancy salt shakers.
Brian Cronin pays a visit to Springfield to determine whether "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening originally intended for Krusty the Clown to be Homer Simpson in a wig and makeup.
Travel back through time to investigate whether the BBC purchased the trademark from the Metropolitan Police Service for the iconic blue police box used for the TARDIS on "Doctor Who."
This week, Brian Cronin solves the puzzle of whether longtime "Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White really holds the trademark on turning letters.
In this week's TV Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin explores whether civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. convinced actress Nichelle Nichols to remain on "Star Trek" following the first season.
In this week's installment of "TV Legends Revealed," Brian Cronin rolls out the story that legendary "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson unintentionally triggered a toilet-paper shortage in 1973.
In this week's installment of TV Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin goes on the trail of the rumor that the Mafia really ordered a hit on Desi Arnaz for his role as the producer of the 1950s-'60s drama "The Untouchables."
In this week’s installment, Brian Cronin digs into the rumor that "Ghostbusters" star Ernie Hudson got beat out by Arsenio Hall for the role of Winston on the "Real Ghostbusters" cartoon.
In this week's TV Legends Revealed, Brian Cronin digs into the often-repeated story that "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams dated his TV mother Florence Henderson.
This week's TV Legends Revealed tackles whether or not the character played by Jay Thomas on "Cheers" was killed off because the actor insulted Rhea Perlman.
Continuing the new weekly feature for Spinoff Online, writer Brian Cronin digs into the origins of "Sesame Street" mainstay and baked goods enthusiast Cookie Monster.