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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. [...]

Evil Twins from ’60s Television

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The “evil twin” is a very old plot device in many forms of entertainment. Edgar Allan Poe used the device in the short story William Wilson. The story (almost a perfect pattern to the much later “evil twins” [...]

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Bonanza

In 431 episodes spanning from 1959 to 1973, the Cartwrights of the Nevada Territory’s Ponderosa became a fixture of American life. Let’s take a look at some facts that you might not know about Bonanza. 1. The historic Virginia City was the center of the famed 1859 silver strike known as the Comstock Lode. It promptly [...]

I Was a Teenage Monster Movie

In the late 1950s, teenage culture was big business-Elvis, James Dean, and rock’n’roll were bringing in the bucks. That’s when (not so coincidentally) a brand new kind of exploitation film appeared-the teenage monster movie. Today it’s just a cliche, but “I Was a Teenage… (fill in the blank)” was hot stuff for a while. Here’s [...]