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A brief history of animatronics in pop culture

Saying so long to the animatronics band at Chuck E. Cheese.

10 fascinating facts about 'Rhoda' star Valerie Harper

No one in the world will ever love Harper as much as we do.

The 5 best TV theme songs written by Alan Thicke

The sitcom star gave us several catchy tunes, from 'The Facts of Life' to 'Wheel of Fortune.'

Here's what 2017 looked like in Steven Spielberg's long lost 1971 TV feature ''L.A. 2017''

'The Name of the Game' episode was his first feature-length directorial effort.

About that one time Quentin Tarantino played Elvis on 'The Golden Girls'

It was almost as weird as the Elvis-themed Twilight Zone episode written by George R.R. Martin.

Even AMC cars were hit by the blue jeans craze of the 1970s

We're guessing these cars put their jeans on one wheel at a time, just like everyone else.

How the German actor who voiced Sulu and Little Joe turned ALF into a pop star

Veteran overdubber Tommi Piper rapped and sang as the cat-chasing alien.

17 little details you never noticed in the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' opening credits

Take a trip around Minneapolis in this detailed look at the classic sitcom's intro.

10 real-life siblings who appeared together on TV

Beyond splitting a bedroom, these brothers and sisters also shared the screen.

These 6 cool TV detectives had car phones decades before you did

Cannon, Mannix and Peter Gunn all had awesome cars — and some high tech features.

Jerry 'Beaver' Mathers helped create the Mrs. Bates skull in 'Psycho'

How Beaver went from the suburbs to helping shape an iconic Hitchcock scare

A sitcom about Vegas showgirls almost changed the look of 'Happy Days' forever

We almost lived in a Chachi-less world.

12 primetime TV shows with puppets — including ALF

From Kukla and Ollie to ALF and beyond.

60 years ago, soup makers, child psychologists and tragedy reshaped the beloved 'Lassie'

A sudden death and a new cast member transformed the family friendly TV show.

15 actors who were almost cast on 'Star Trek: The Original Series'

It would have been a far different mission with Jack Lord, Martin Landau and Dawn Wells.

The overlooked cop show 'The Detectives' was the source of so much 1960s sci-fi

What other show featured Batman and the creator of Star Trek introducing karate to America?

This symbol inside airplanes is a subtle tribute to a William Shatner 'Twilight Zone' episode

Next time you fly, enter the Twilight Zone and choose the Shatner seat.

A brief history of how the laugh track shook up TV's best shows

Canned laughter dominated TV comedies from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Lucy and Desi were the first to use a modern teleprompter on television

'I Love Lucy' writer Jess Oppenheimer invented the vital TV tool.

14 top secret things you never knew about 'Mission: Impossible'

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8 things you never knew about 'Love, American Style'

Watch 'Love, American Style' as part of our "Summer of Love," which kicks off today at 5PM | 4C!

10 things you never knew about 'The Big Valley'

The Barbara Stanwyck series has links to 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Airplane!'

18 things you didn't know about Burt Ward, as told by Burt Ward himself

The Boy Wonder talks about his career, before and after 'Batman.'

12 unclassified facts about the TV show 'The F.B.I.'

The ABC series had deep ties to the real F.B.I. — including Deep Throat.

8 actors who almost played significant roles on 'Hogan's Heroes'

It would have been a much different show with Walter Matthau.

Spider-Man made his live-action debut on 'The Electric Company'

"Spidey Super Stories" brought the Marvel superhero to the small screen.

Do you remember the show 'Busting Loose'?

Ted Knight took a strange turn after 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'

Indian Dunes was home to the Dukes of Hazzard's greatest jump, and The Twilight Zone's greatest tragedy

This Southern California ranch was the site of record-breaking stunts and helicopter disasters.

Here's how much child stars and teen idols made back in the 1970s

It paid to be a Chachi.

50 years ago this week, the Beatles starred in the world's first live international TV broadcast

"All You Need Is Love" helped kick off the Summer of Love in 1967.

'Battlestar Galactica' shook up audiences — literally — with its theatrical releases

Lorne Greene's voice made quite a rumble thanks to a gimmicky sound system.

10 things you never knew about Ted Knight

He has ties to Wonder Woman, Star Trek and several puppets.

This Batman villain has his roots in the first color made-for-TV movie

The Minstrel was inspired by the popular Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Ever wonder why the women on 'Star Trek' appear out of focus?

Your eyes are not getting misty.

What ever happened to the cast of 'ALF'?

Ever wonder what became of Willie?

Jim Henson created some pretty violent Muppets in the 1950s - and they're hilarious

Before Kermit the Frog, there was Wilkins the Coffee Addict.

Here's the weapon Kirk and Spock should have used on Star Trek

The original Enterprise crew did not have a phaser rifle. So one man built a perfect replica for himself.

8 muckraking facts about the 'Swamp Thing' TV series

Batman and Wonder Woman aren't the only DC Comics heroes with adventures on the small screen.

'Wonder Woman' was almost made into a sitcom in the 1960s

In this version, Diana Prince lives with her mother and poses in the mirror.

Adam West almost became James Bond, perhaps thanks to a chocolate milk ad

"Captain Q" might have led West to working alongside Q.

Eddie Haskell did not become Alice Cooper, he became a police officer

Reality can be just as fascinating as urban legends.

Hold up, Gary Burghoff and Lynda Carter were in a band in the 1960s

Before they were actors, they were bandmates.

8 fabulous facts about Joan Collins

Before 'Dynasty,' she was one of the greatest guest stars on 1960s television.

Yvonne Craig dressed up as Batgirl to demand equal pay in a 1973 Public Service Announcement

Wait… who is that playing Batman?!

12 far-out things you never knew about 'The Jetsons'

It's only 45 more years until 2062!

Remembering Lee Miller of 'Perry Mason'

The two men quietly worked together for four decades.

8 bat-tastic facts about Yvonne Craig

The Batgirl actress would have been 80 today.

These 12 sitcoms of the 1990s were brief hits but only lasted a year

These one-year wonders made the Top 40, but were quickly canceled.