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TV Legends Revealed: Was There Almost Never a Cory and Topanga?

TV Legends Revealed: Was There Almost Never a Cory and Topanga?

"Boy Meets World's" Cory and Topanga became an iconic couple for a generation of fans, but did the pairing of Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel nearly not happen?

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TV Legends Revealed: Did No "Simpsons" Fan Correctly Guess Who Shot Mr. Burns?

We travel to Springfield to learn whether "The Simpsons'" "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" contest really ended without anyone correctly guessing the culprit.

TV Legends Revealed: Is Laverne Cox Really the First Openly Transgender Emmy Nominee?

TV Legends Revealed: Is Laverne Cox Really the First Openly Transgender Emmy Nominee?

This week, we celebrate Laverne Cox's historical Emmy nomination by revealing an unsung transgender nominee from 30 years ago.

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TV Legends Revealed: Did "Miami Vice" Really Begin as "MTV Cops?"

This week, we don our pastels to learn whether the hit 1980s drama really originated as a two-word network memo stating simply "MTV Cops."

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TV Legends Revealed: Was "Buffy" Star Banned For Life From McDonald's?

This week, we unwrap whether Sarah Michelle Gellar was banned from McDonald's for life over a series of commercials she made as a little girl.

TV Legends Revealed: Did Kiefer Sutherland Try to Get

TV Legends Revealed: Did Kiefer Sutherland Try to Get "24" Fans Drunk?

As time runs out on "24: Live Another Day," we examine whether Kiefer Sutherland decided to play along with his own "24" drinking game.

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TV Legends Revealed: Did "Golden Girls" Begin As a Joke By NBC?

This week, learn whether the hit 1980s sitcom "The Golden Girls" owes its existence to a joke by the network.

TV Legends Revealed: Did Mr. T Never Say 'I Pity the Fool' on

TV Legends Revealed: Did Mr. T Never Say 'I Pity the Fool' on "The A-Team?"

This week, we discover whether Mr. T ever actually used his famous catchphrase, "I pity the fool" on "The A-Team."

TV Legends Revealed: Was 'TV's First Interracial Kiss' Nearly Between Uhura and Spock?

TV Legends Revealed: Was 'TV's First Interracial Kiss' Nearly Between Uhura and Spock?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Did Mississippi Really Once Ban

TV Legends Revealed: Did Mississippi Really Once Ban "Sesame Street?"

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.

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TV Legends Revealed: Was"The Da Vinci Code" Nearly Turned Into a Season of "24?"

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."

TV Legends Revealed: Did Michael Jackson Actually Sing on

TV Legends Revealed: Did Michael Jackson Actually Sing on "The Simpsons?"

In his famous guest appearance on "The Simpsons," did Michael Jackson actually not sing any of the songs?

TV Legends Revealed: Can Snake Eyes Never Be Portrayed as a Yankees Fan?

TV Legends Revealed: Can Snake Eyes Never Be Portrayed as a Yankees Fan?

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!

TV Legends Revealed: The Many Mothers of

TV Legends Revealed: The Many Mothers of "How I Met Your Mother"

Before "How I Met Your Mother" revealed the actual Mother, did the CBS comedy have a number of alternate candidates for the character?

TV Legends Revealed: Robert Downey Jr. Was Written Out of His Own TV Wedding

TV Legends Revealed: Robert Downey Jr. Was Written Out of His Own TV Wedding

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.

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TV Legends Revealed: Did "Lost in Space" Coin the Phrase ‘Does Not Compute?

Brian Cronin boards the Jupiter 2 in hopes of finding the origins of the well-known robotic response, "Does Not Compute."

TV Legends Revealed: Did Barbara Bush Write an Apology Letter to Marge Simpson?

TV Legends Revealed: Did Barbara Bush Write an Apology Letter to Marge Simpson?

Brian Cronin books a return flight to Springfield to discover whether First Lady Barbara Bush really penned an apology letter to Marge Simpson.

TV Legends Revealed: Did Oprah Winfrey Gain Her Famous First Name Because of a Typo?

TV Legends Revealed: Did Oprah Winfrey Gain Her Famous First Name Because of a Typo?

This week Brian Cronin digs into the oft-repeated legend that Oprah Winfrey owes her first name to a typo on her birth certificate.

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TV Legends Revealed: "Star Trek: TNG" Ran Afoul of Arthur Conan Doyle Estate?

The game is afoot as Brian Cronin investigates if "Star Trek: The Next Generation" used Sherlock Holmes characters without authorization.

Christmas Legends Revealed: Did Protests Change the Original Rudolph Special's Ending?

Christmas Legends Revealed: Did Protests Change the Original Rudolph Special's Ending?

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!

Christmas Legends Revealed: Was

Christmas Legends Revealed: Was "Miracle on 34th Street" Released in May?

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?

Christmas Legends Revealed: Was there a Coke Ad in the Middle of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'?

Christmas Legends Revealed: Was there a Coke Ad in the Middle of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'?

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.'

TV Legends Revealed: How Schulz’ Ford Led Indirectly to

TV Legends Revealed: How Schulz’ Ford Led Indirectly to "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.

TV Legends Revealed: Viewer Protests Led to Change in

TV Legends Revealed: Viewer Protests Led to Change in "Rudolph" Special

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?

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TV Legends Revealed: "Big Bang Theory's" Sheldon Originally Had a Sex Drive

Brian Cronin looks back to the original pilot for the "The Big Bang Theory" to discover some characters fans would barely recognize.

TV Legends Revealed: How

TV Legends Revealed: How "Simpsons" Got "Revenge" on Justin Timberlake

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Did '80s Matthew Perry Comedy Predict Gadhafi’s Death?

TV Legends Revealed: Did '80s Matthew Perry Comedy Predict Gadhafi’s Death?

Did a short-lived, and largely forgotten, '80s Matthew Perry sitcom correctly predict the year Moammar Gadhafi would die?

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TV Legends Revealed" Did "Star Trek: TNG" Fire Denise Crosby Over "Playboy" Spread?

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."

TV Legends Revealed: Jinkies! The Mysterious Origins of

TV Legends Revealed: Jinkies! The Mysterious Origins of "Scooby-Doo"

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!

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TV Legends Revealed: "Star Trek: TNG" Wouldn’t Air Episode With Gay Crewmen?

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

TV Legends Revealed: There’s an Unaired

TV Legends Revealed: There’s an Unaired "Simpsons" Episode Where Bart Dies?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Clair Huxtable Was Originally a Female Ricky Ricardo

TV Legends Revealed: Clair Huxtable Was Originally a Female Ricky Ricardo

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Was Dolly Parton a Producer on

TV Legends Revealed: Was Dolly Parton a Producer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: What’s Up With

TV Legends Revealed: What’s Up With "SNL" and Lincoln, Llamas and Showgirls?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Did Catwoman's Invention Provide a Cheeky Assist?

TV Legends Revealed: Did Catwoman's Invention Provide a Cheeky Assist?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Are Aliens Hidden in Every

TV Legends Revealed: Are Aliens Hidden in Every "South Park" Episode"

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.

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TV Legends Revealed: Did "Quantum Leap" Predict Super Bowl XXX?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Were McCoy's

TV Legends Revealed: Were McCoy's "Star Trek" Instruments Salt Shakers?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Was Krusty Supposed To Be Homer In Disguise?

TV Legends Revealed: Was Krusty Supposed To Be Homer In Disguise?

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.

TV Legends Revealed: Did BBC Buy Trademark to Blue Police Boxes?

TV Legends Revealed: Did BBC Buy Trademark to Blue Police Boxes?

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."

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