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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 collar.

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" was 180.
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, and

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.

Friends trivia
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 West Village.

Gunther didn't have a name until the middle of the second season.

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.

Seinfeld trivia
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 seen.

Out of the four main characters, Kramer is the only one to have never had an "inner monologue".

Simpsons trivia
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 Biggest Brats"

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 Lisa.

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.

 

 

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