Facts & Trivia
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on
MTV by a black artist.
The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of
Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers.
The Muppet Show was banned from TV in Saudi Arabia because
one of its stars was a pig.
The first music video ever played on MTV Europe was by Dire
Straits, "Money For Nothing."
The childhood word game Hangman was the inspiration for TV's
Wheel of Fortune.
Kermit the Frog is left-handed and has eleven points on his
A contestant who freezes before the camera on a TV game show
is called a "Bambi," in reference to a deer paralyzed by the
glare of headlights.
The first letter Vanna White ever turned on the game show
Wheel of Fortune was the letter "T."
The total number of episodes for the sitcom "I Love Lucy"
Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of Helen on the TV
sitcom "The Jeffersons."
Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were
originally used to advertise soap powder.
Saved by the bell trivia
The show originally was going to have three guys and two
girls, but the character of Jesse was created when Elizabeth
Berkley had a successful audition.
Some episodes are actually re-edited episodes of "Good
Morning, Miss Bliss".
One of the degrees in Mr. Belding's office is for Kung Fu.
Lisa's last name is Turtle, Jessie's middle name is Myrtle,
Zack's pet turtle's name is Myrtle.
The same classroom was used each time but rearranged for the
subject being taught
Throughout the show, Screech had different lockers. In the
first two seasons, his locker was near Belding's office; in
the later seasons his locker was near the stairs.
Courteney Cox was originally asked to play Rachel, but she
asked to play Monica instead after reading the parts.
Other titles considered for the show were "Friends Like Us,"
"Six of One," and "Across the Hall."
Phoebe is the oldest of the friends.
Rachel's favorite flowers are lilies.
In Chandler's and Joey's room there is a poster with boxing
kangaroos which says "Kangaroo Boxer" in Russian.
Before the show was cast, the main love interest was
intended to be Monica and Joey.
Central Perk is based on the Manhattan Cafe in New York's
Gunther didn't have a name until the middle of the second
The artwork in Central Perk is changed every three episodes.
The first member of the cast to get a role in a Hollywood
film was Marcel the Monkey.
The opening credits sequence in which the stars dance in a
fountain was shot in Warner Bros LA lot at 4am.
The final episode aired on 6 May 2004.
The original script was called "Stand Up".
Jerry is the only character to appear in every episode
In Jerry's apartment, he has a picture on the wall of a
black Porsche 911 catching air going over a hill.
As Kramer became more popular, his entrance applause grew so
prolonged that the cast complained it was ruining the pacing
of their scenes.
Jerry's real first name is Jerome.
Danny DeVito was considered for the role of George Costanza.
Throughout the series, there are numerous references to
Kramer's friend Bob Saccamano, but the character is never
Out of the four main characters, Kramer is the only one to
have never had an "inner monologue".
In 1997, The Simpsons broke "The Flintstones" (1960) record
for longest-running prime time animated TV show.
Bart Simpson was ranked number one in TV Guide's list of "TV's 10
Homer works in sector 7-G in the power plant
Bart's hair has 9 spikes.
According to Bart, he is 2 years and 38 days older than
What Bart writes on the chalkboard in the opening credits is
different in every episode.
The main characters were given a yellow coloring to attract
the attention of channel hoppers.