Stories

Billie Jo was boy-crazed, but Jeannine Riley was versatile and ready to be a star Before playing the first Billie Jo, Riley was a water ballerina, cheerleader and band singer. December 5, 2022, 11:25AM
R.I.P. Bob McGrath, original cast member of Sesame Street Often seen in scenes with Oscar the Grouch, McGrath was a person ''in the neighborhood'' for over five decades. December 5, 2022, 11:16AM
Ken Osmond might've played Eddie Haskell, but he was more like Ward in real life ''My life is much closer to Ward Cleaver's,'' the actor said. December 2, 2022, 2:55PM
5 classic sitcom actors who have birthdays during the jolly season While in the joyous spirit, take some time to show appreciation to these five classic sitcom actors on their birthdays. December 2, 2022, 11:10AM
5 times we saw Sterling Holloway, voice of Winnie the Pooh, on classic television Have you seen the actor who voiced Winnie the Pooh without even realizing? December 1, 2022, 5:06PM
7 of John Hannibal Smith's best disguises from The A-Team Often times, part of a plan coming together includes a clever, or not-so-clever, disguise from John Hannibal Smith. December 1, 2022, 3:03PM
Wayne Newton's role in Bonanza's Christmas episode related to a real-life experience Just like his role, Newton had to follow his true passion. A passion that led to his hit single "Danke Schoen." December 1, 2022, 3:00PM
The saddest Christmas stories we ever saw were on classic TV westerns You need plenty of Kleenex to get through the holiday episodes of 'Wagon Train,' 'Bonanza' and more. December 1, 2022, 9:56AM
Bea Benaderet wasn't worried about anyone stealing her scenes in Petticoat Junction There were two things some actors worried would steal their scenes: dogs and children. Benaderet was worry-free. December 1, 2022, 9:25AM
5 relatable things Lucy and Viv argued about in The Lucy Show episode 'Together for Christmas' Spending Christmas together is all about compromise. November 30, 2022, 3:25PM
Telly Savalas was named best dressed in 1977, so he launched a men's fashion collection "The average man needs the right clothes to help his ego and his image." November 30, 2022, 11:50AM
James Arness said Burt Reynolds fit right into Gunsmoke's family "He just fit right in with the family group, and we had a wonderful time." November 29, 2022, 4:00PM
10 super '70s items from the 1976 JCPenney Christmas catalog Did you own or gift any of these super '70s items straight out of JCPenney's 1976 Christmas Catalog? November 29, 2022, 1:13PM
R.I.P. Clarence Gilyard, James Trivette on 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' Theo in original 'Die Hard' After 15 straight years on network television, Gilyard stepped back from acting to teach theater and screen acting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. November 29, 2022, 10:29AM
"The Haircut" is the closest holiday-inspired Leave It to Beaver episode We'll never know what Thanksgiving at the Cleavers would've looked like, but we know Beaver was an angel in a school Christmas play. November 29, 2022, 9:38AM
America might love the Addams Family at Christmas more than Halloween Hundreds of families requested to use this Charles Addams Christmas comic for their holiday cards in the Sixties. November 28, 2022, 4:53PM
Here's what Christmas meant to Lucille Ball, Mike Connors and more in 1973 Here's what Christmas meant to these six celebrities, guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! November 28, 2022, 1:05PM
Art Carney played Santa Claus three times, including in a forgotten 1984 TV film The comedian starred as Santa in an episode of 'The Twilight Zone,' in a Muppets holiday special, and in the film, 'The Night They Saved Christmas'. November 28, 2022, 12:05PM
M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart called the laugh track a 'thorn in the side' Ultimately, the network got the last laugh. November 28, 2022, 11:54AM
5 shows Tony Dow appeared on after Leave It to Beaver Here are five shows where Dow wasn't called Wally. November 28, 2022, 9:32AM
8 great little details you never noticed in The Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas episode It was so good, it made the creator show his face. November 26, 2022, 7:06AM
How a former sitcom star made his directorial debut on The Andy Griffith Show's ''Christmas Story'' The former Fibber McGee became Andy Griffith's ace thanks to a ''hunch.'' November 25, 2022, 4:30PM
The Beverly Hillbillies mansion address was leaked, and fans caused a little trouble Mrs. Kirkeby, the mansion's owner, was mourning the loss of her husband, and fans would knock on the door and ask, "Where are the Beverly Hillbillies?" November 23, 2022, 1:10PM
A single colorized episode of 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' cost nearly $20... in 1986 It may not have been the best quality, but for $20, you could see the blue eyes of one Steve McQueen in color! November 23, 2022, 12:27PM
Here's why James Garner didn't renew his contract with Warner Bros. "I remember my lawyer asking, 'do you want a new contract, a raise, or do you want out?' I said I want out." November 23, 2022, 11:00AM
R.I.P. Mickey Kuhn, child star of the '30s and '40s, Beau Wilkes in 'Gone With the Wind' Kuhn first appeared on the big screen at the age of two. November 22, 2022, 3:51PM
8 comic strips everyone read in the '70s It doesn't have to be a Sunday in order for you to appreciate this colorful list of comic strips! November 22, 2022, 1:30PM
Snoopy was supposed to be called Sniffy, and he was based on a dog named Spike Spike eventually made his way into the 'Peanuts' world, as Snoopy's long-lost brother! November 22, 2022, 11:00AM
When Art Carney wasn't making people laugh, he was sharing recipes Hilarious? Yes. A chef? No, but his salads were party favorites. November 22, 2022, 10:30AM
5 holiday traditions that every generation can love Some traditions from the earliest generations will never fade away. November 21, 2022, 1:15PM
5 facts about 'Snoopy, Come Home' voice actor Bill Melendez From working on Disney's Pinocchio to producing hundreds of commercials, Melendez was pretty special. November 21, 2022, 10:15AM
8 forgotten animated Thanksgiving specials of the 1980s Daffy Duck, Q*bert and Garfield all celebrated Turkey Day. November 20, 2022, 9:45AM
Ron Howard believed that Andy Griffith was a natural leader "[Andy] poured everything he had into [the show]. He was the rock on which the show was built in every way." November 18, 2022, 3:40PM
MeTV remembers Robert Clary with some of LeBeau's best 'Hogan Heroes' episodes Tune in as we remember Cpl. LeBeau, November 21-23 at 10P | 9C. November 18, 2022, 2:50PM
6 facts about Snoopy that proves he's one of the coolest cartoon animals Not only could he play the piano, but he was also a college student! November 18, 2022, 11:25AM
Tim Conway confirmed he made Harvey Korman wet himself during The Dentist sketch on Carol Burnett Conway said, 'My object[ive] was to find places in the sketch where I knew I could break up Harvey.' Mission accomplished. November 18, 2022, 11:18AM
8 interesting and surprising facts about Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz Let's celebrate Charles Schulz's 100th birthday in style! November 17, 2022, 4:55PM
This talented writer contributed to Tim Conway's iconic dentist sketch We have to thank all of the writers for this hall of fame comedy sketch! November 17, 2022, 4:30PM
The way Charles Schulz spoke of the 'Peanuts' proved he was never in it for the money What did he think of his major successes with the comic strip? 'I don't know. It's O.K. I guess.' November 17, 2022, 4:25PM
Charles Schulz thought his appearance was forgettable, so he gave Charlie Brown a blank face "There's something wrong with someone who thinks like that, isn't it? [laughs]." November 17, 2022, 1:40PM
Richard Boone believed actors should fight over roles, not dressing rooms "Fighting over parts is healthy. It shows that they want to work." November 17, 2022, 1:20PM
Dwight Schultz didn't let the critics get him down about being on The A-Team ''People expect me to apologize for the series.'' November 17, 2022, 11:44AM
7 interesting facts about WKRP in Cincinnati's "Turkeys Away," episode We all love that famous line: "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" November 16, 2022, 4:48PM
6 popular slang terms used by teens in the '60s Do you remember these terms? November 16, 2022, 4:09PM
R.I.P. Robert Clary, Corporal LeBeau on Hogan's Heroes, familiar face on daytime television The Holocaust survivor spent over two years in a concentration camp before achieving a successful career in Hollywood. November 16, 2022, 3:55PM
Charles Schulz had it in his contract that nobody would take over Peanuts — and it was his children's idea One article compared it to ''asking who would paint Picassos after Picasso passed.'' November 16, 2022, 3:40PM
5 Leave It to Beaver holiday dinner-style outfits What if you had a holiday-themed dinner where everyone dressed like it was the late '50s to early '60s? November 16, 2022, 2:30PM
Eva Gabor's side business made her an estimated $30 million per year The Green Acres actress made a lot of money selling signature wigs. November 16, 2022, 11:45AM
After Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors became a nut farmer in Hawaii and needed a life-saving liver transplant ''I raise macadamia nuts in Hawaii and that's good enough for me.'' November 16, 2022, 11:19AM