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What Happened To All Those Chargers Destroyed in Dukes of Hazzard?

CBS/Landov Over seven seasons, the General Lee went airborne more than 150 times. Although it seemed fine on screen, the General rarely survived a jump. Warner Brothers totaled an average of two Chargers per episode. By the time filming ended, an estimated 300 Chargers had starred as the General Lee. What happened to all those [...]

The Pitch for The Muppet Show

Wow. Here’s the original pitch Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS. It’s a slow build — things only start getting wacky around the one-minute mark, but go completely nuts by the end. This is brilliant. According to Muppet Wiki, there was a little clip at the end [...]

mental_floss gets a Big Bang!

If you weren’t looking, you probably missed it, but the latest issue of mental_floss magazine made a cameo tonight on the hilariously smart CBS hit: Big Bang Theory. This probably won’t satiate Jason, who’s been jonesing to get one of our t-shirts on one of the main characters, but it’s a start Be honest [...]

Rare JFK Photos Found At Thrift Store

Can you imagine finding a pile of photographs taken by a CBS staff member in the 1960s? And in those photographs at a thrift store you find president Kennedy and other celebrities? These rare candid John F. Kennedy images are from a 1960’s CBS Special with JFK “After Two Years: A Conversation With The President”,  [...]

Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman

Proving the maxim that nothing succeeds like controversy – or at least attract free press like one, CBS’ online mash up of Frosty (with sound bites from the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” and “Two and a Half Men”) is now generating some heat. Is it bad? Judge for yourself (warning NFSW audio): [YouTube [...]