The actors who played the Baldwin sisters on The Waltons both initially auditioned for Miss Mamie Mary Jackson knew she was right for Miss Emily, but a clueless casting director insisted she couldn’t do comedy.
Andy Griffith once owned a dog named Lemley Gilbert named after a distant cousin Andy's cousin Lemley Gilbert is referenced in The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Here's his rarely told story.
R.I.P. Tim Donnelly, funny fireman Chet Kelly on Emergency! The prankster of Station 51 passed away at the age of 77.
McLean Stevenson stopped and dressed an open wound after a car accident Studying medical texts for M*A*S*H helped him remember how to pinch off an artery until the real medical professionals arrived.
R.I.P. Jane Powell, star of ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and many other Golden Age musicals She also sang on The Ed Sullivan Show and boarded The Love Boat.
5 forgotten television appearances by the legendary Bruce Lee His iconic "be like water" speech came from an obscure Seventies detective show. Lee also crossed paths with Raymond Burr and… Dagwood Bumstead?!
This episode of The Brady Bunch gave Christopher Knight the most teen angst Peter's changing voice led to some behind-the-scenes grief.
Cathy Silvers is so much like Jenny Piccalo that ''it’s frightening'' Her first day on set of Happy Days, she was so nervous, Fonzie had to lift her off the ground and hold her to stop her shaking.
Did you ever drink out of a Welch's jelly jar glass? You could find jelly jars with cartoon favorites, dinosaurs, and even the muppets!
R.I.P. Norm MacDonald, SNL Weekend Update anchor whose deadpan style influenced a generation of comedians He was a favorite late-night guest and played a washed-up hockey player in his own sitcom 'Norm.'
Sharona's mother on Monk is the kind teacher who ''betrayed'' Carrie In her first role ever, she's singled out by Carrie who brutally slays her in the horror movie's most iconic scene.
Thank Sally Kellerman for making Hot Lips such a huge part of M*A*S*H The actor wept when Margaret was given only four lines in the M*A*S*H movie. Her waterworks ensured Margaret became so much more than originally written.
Kami Cotler still remembers the finger spelling she learned for the very first episode of The Waltons She worked hard as a seven-year-old to make sure she got it right and it stuck!
R.I.P. Don Collier, a real rancher who landed starring roles on 'The High Chaparral' and 'Outlaws' The true cowboy later appeared in a memorable bubblegum commercial. He was 92.
John Astin fought the good fight to keep Gomez from being bald He convinced the network that Gomez needed to be more attractive to win over Morticia — and the audience.
Perry Mason actress Susanne Cramer had a tragic life worthy of a mystery series itself A dark cloud hovered over the German actress, despite her marriage to a familiar face from Little House on the Prairie.
Andy Griffith took great pains to disprove a rumor he was paralyzed in the Eighties To silence the lie, he grinned and bore it, wearing leg braces and jogging onscreen while performing a highly visible guest role.
R.I.P. Art Metrano, comedian and ‘Police Academy’ star He won Johnny Carson over with his simple but hilarious “magic” act and appeared in ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ as Uncle Rico.
R.I.P. Michael Constantine, star of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ who appeared all over classic television He played Principal Kaufman in Room 222 and guest starred in Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Hogan’s Heroes and The Dick Van Dyke Show – just to name a few.
Who appeared more often on The Carol Burnett Show? Many celebrities appeared multiple times, but who stopped by the most?
Whoops! This TV critic thought Hoss' name was Horse when Bonanza premiered The reviewer loved the premiere episode — he just didn't quite get all the character names right.
Do you remember when the Addams Family met Scooby-Doo? You can't find this lost episode on DVD.
Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can identify all these midcentury things in Tom and Jerry cartoons These classic shorts are full of household objects from the Fifties and Sixties.
Can you guess which classic Western these animals are from? There were more than just horses and cattle in the television Old West.
Celebrate Star Trek Day with these new Star Trek T-shirts in the MeTV Store Boldly go where no fan has gone before while showing your Trekkie pride in these new shirts!
7 child stars who ruled the Afterschool Specials of our youth What ever happened to Seventies idols Moosie, Sparky, Kristy, and Ike?
People really did buy into Opie's "miracle salve" in the Fifties Classic sitcoms proved the only thing miracle salves were really good for was a solid laugh.
Do these unique names belong to Star Trek characters or actors? Do you know Blaisdell Makee from Jojo Krako?
Frank Burns' bride remains a total mystery to M*A*S*H fans Jeanne Schulherr came out of nowhere when she stepped into Frank Burns' wedding video on M*A*S*H, and then she disappeared forever. Who was she?
Danny Thomas had the heart of a saint — but some called him a phony You might be surprised to learn why the classic TV legend never said no to a good cause.
Willard Scott originated the Ronald McDonald character He also played Bozo the Clown.
Can you recognize all the celebrities in these backstage photos from The Ed Sullivan Show? These candid shots show Ed with comedians, singers and movie icons.
How well do you know Buck Rogers in the 25th Century? Do you remember as much as the MeTV fan who submitted these questions?
Who sang these songs about September? Do you remember… all these songs about September?
Did these classic British sci-fi shows star puppets or people? This quiz has some strings attached.
Jerry Mathers searched for decades to reunite with Larry Mondello Rusty Stevens' final Sixties role was on The Rifleman. After that, nobody could track him down for nearly two decades.