TV trivia

Here is some stuff I found on the Internet:


Lost is the most expensive television show ever filmed.


Peter Falk, who played “Columbo” has a glass eye.


Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name is Tiberius.


The world’s longest running TV drama is Procter & Gamble Productions’ Guiding Light (CBS, USA), which was first aired on 30 June 1952, and is currently broadcast each weekday. Guiding Light was originally broadcast as a 15 min radio serial on WLW Radio in Cincinnati, beginning on 25 January 1937.


Since 1955, television characters have been murdered at a rate 1,000 times higher than real world people. 


The TV sitcom Seinfeld was originally named “The Seinfeld Chronicles”. The pilot, which was broadcast in 1989, also featured a kooky neighbour named Kessler. This character later became known as Kramer.


The average child sees 30,000 television commercials every year.


There wasn’t just one television Lassie, and none of the Lassies was female. The part was played by a series of male dogs.


By the time a child finishes elementary school she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on television.


The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


The Simpsons is the longest running TV cartoon in the world. It has also had over 300 celebrities featured.


Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of television, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder.


The first interracial kiss on TV took place November 22, 1968 between Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner and Lt. Uhura, played by Michelle Nichol on an episode of Star Trek.


MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.







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