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How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1. Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore had fired the imagination of many TV-viewing young men in the late 1950s when she had [...]

11 TV Theme Songs That Secretly Have Lyrics

Chances are, you’ve been humming these classic TV theme songs for years. Now you can get their lyrics stuck in your head, too. 1. We mentioned last week that Andy Griffith recorded a version of “The Fishing Hole” – AKA the theme song to The Andy Griffith Show – that was replaced by the all-whistling version. [...]

15 Funny Celebrity Photobombs

Since celebrities get their pictures taken all the time, it only stands to reason that people will take the opportunity to join in the fun as often as they can …and the resulting pictures are going to be shared, you betcha! Unreality has a collection of 15 of the funniest. Shown here are Dick Van [...]

Knope-Newport and 6 Other Memorable TV Elections

Image credit: Knope2012.com Tonight’s season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey. While we wait to see whether Leslie Knope trumps Bobby Newport for a seat on the Pawnee City Council, here are some of our other favorite TV election episodes. 1. Cheers After Boston City Councilman [...]

11 of the Most Beloved Sherman Brothers Songs

Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, chances are pretty good that you’ve had a Sherman Brothers song firmly stuck in your head at one point or another. The songwriting duo got their big break when Annette Funicello turned one of their songs – “Tall Paul (He’s My All)” into a hit in the late [...]

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Man at a 2001 press conference: “When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?” Jerry Lewis: “None of your G*****n business!” In 1971, while appearing at the Olympia Theater, Jerry Lewis was approached by “producer” Nat Wachsberger, who told Lewis of his idea for a film called The Day the Clown Cried. Here’s a [...]

What Do I Love Lucy & Star Trek Have In Common?

Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday is this Saturday and while I’m sure many of you are fans of the I Love Lucy show, many of our geek readers should also have an appreciation for the iconic red head for her pivotal role in helping to launch the Star Trek series. Here’s how it all came to [...]

Dick Van Dyke’s Life Saved by Porpoises

American actor Dick Van Dyke claims that his life was saved by porpoises. Van Dyke fell asleep on his surfboard one day, and when we woke up, he could no longer see the shore. He asserts that porpoises pushed him back to land: “I woke up out of sight of land … and I started paddling [...]