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Andy Griffith snuck a nod to his musical hero into an episode of The Andy Griffith Show A jazz legend is hidden in "Sheriff Barney." March 8, 2021, 2:26PM
You could say this trip to Mayberry made a big impact on Bill Bixby After appearing on The Andy Griffith Show, Bixby played "himself" on a show about a widowed father bonding with his 6-year-old son. March 8, 2021, 10:14AM
Larry Linville explained the art of making Frank Burns so slimy "I pulled out every box in my head marked nerd, moron and slime." March 5, 2021, 9:04AM
There's actually a good reason why Happy Days fans can't remember who came first: Al or Arnold Getting your timeline straight on two of sitcom history's favorite diner owners is harder than you might think. March 5, 2021, 8:54AM
Tom Bower played a stunt pilot on The Waltons before marrying Mary Ellen Daredevil Rex Barker was a far cry from Dr. Curtis Willard. March 4, 2021, 4:42PM
Don Knotts lived the story at the heart of ''Opie's Hobo Friend'' As a boy, Knotts befriended passers-through at his mother's boarding house. March 3, 2021, 9:04AM
This overlooked M*A*S*H nurse was a pop singer and part of a Disney favorite You might know Marcia Strassman from 'Welcome Back, Kotter' and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kid'. March 2, 2021, 12:01PM
Jon Walmsley truly rocked at being a big brother on The Waltons From giving guitar lessons to taking requests, Jason Walton shared his musical gifts with his siblings. March 2, 2021, 9:10AM
Andy Griffith's ''Woman Speeder'' essentially recycled the plot to its pilot episode And there was another connection to The Danny Thomas Show right under your nose. March 1, 2021, 11:20AM
Fixing a flat tire helped Jack Soo find the spotlight in Hollywood Plus: A random writer who barely worked on the show pushed for Jack Soo to be cast on M*A*S*H. March 1, 2021, 8:43AM
The guest star with the craziest backstory in this Columbo episode was a boat George C. Scott nearly sunk the thing. Nixon loved the thing. Barry White met his poetic end on the thing. February 26, 2021, 1:38PM
Did you recognize this famous Mayberry fishing spot in the Rifleman finale? A quicksand scene from ''Old Tony'' also reportedly forced an actress to quit showbiz. February 26, 2021, 1:35PM
This M*A*S*H general picked the most famous fight in Gunsmoke history John Anderson played "the craziest, nuttiest guys in the world." February 26, 2021, 1:09PM
Hanna-Barbera brought in a special animator to craft the surreal sequence with "Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah" It was a "revolutionary" creation and essentially one of the first television music videos. February 26, 2021, 11:02AM
11 wild little details you never noticed in Bugs Bunny cartoons The artists hid all sorts of stuff in these classic Looney Tunes. February 25, 2021, 2:21PM
One actress played two different characters named Lily Frankel on Hogan's Heroes Was there meant to be a connection between these two underground agents who helped Col. Hogan? February 24, 2021, 3:21PM
9 bizarre Looney Tunes shorts that are not like the rest Feast your eyes on these wonderfully weird and wacky cartoons. February 23, 2021, 3:55PM
A tribute to Perry Mason's overlooked receptionist, Gertie The erstwhile Three Stooges star later owned a cat boarding house. February 23, 2021, 11:51AM
The Twilight Zone eerily predicted the death of its most frequent actor Jay Overholts was in two episodes involving vehicular death… and died in a similar fashion a few years later. February 23, 2021, 8:50AM
One of the last Rifleman episodes was the pilot for a proposed sitcom spinoff "Which Way'd They Go" follows hillbilly Nebeneezer Jackman and his three bumbling sons. February 23, 2021, 8:39AM
This M*A*S*H episode is your chance to hear teenage Superman's real voice Jeff East had his vocal performance redubbed in the superhero classic. February 22, 2021, 2:58PM
6 things you never knew about the Green Acres theme song! This catchy tune helped lighten the mood of astronauts and was nailed in one take by a certain star. February 22, 2021, 2:21PM
Michigan J. Frog's memorable tune was the first popular song about calling your sweetie on the telephone "Hello! Ma Baby" is all about the utter joy of reaching out and touching someone. February 22, 2021, 9:03AM
Old Rose from Titanic played a small part in one of the most romantic moments on The Waltons Gloria Stuart sold John the dress that Olivia wore to renew their vows. February 19, 2021, 11:04AM
Richard Lee-Sung instantly became one of the most popular guest stars in M*A*S*H history When the actor delivered his famous line "This is me!" the entire set erupted in applause. "It was just a wonderful moment for me." February 19, 2021, 10:38AM
Earl Hamner was labeled a kook for claiming he saw Will Geer's ghost The Waltons creator said he wasn't crazy. He just felt that Grandpa's spirit "permeated the set." February 17, 2021, 1:01PM
The look of The Jetsons was largely inspired by a book about the far future of… 1975?! Take a look at the architecture and technology that sparked the imagination of Hanna-Barbera. February 16, 2021, 11:29AM
Eugene the Jeep was the Snoopy of his day and possibly inspired the Jeep SUV We can all agree that Popeye had the strangest "dog" in cartoon history. February 16, 2021, 9:56AM
The farmer Rafe Hollister passed on a chance to be one of Mayberry's biggest breakout stars Jack Prince turned down a chance to be a series regular but said he was proud to be a small part of The Andy Griffith Show. February 16, 2021, 9:29AM
A Brooklyn fistfight at 2AM inspired the characters of Laverne and Shirley on Happy Days Garry Marshall said his girl turned to him and said, "Garry, can you hold my coat?" February 16, 2021, 9:17AM
This Mayberry visitor was briefly the original Ward Cleaver You might know this actor by two different names. February 15, 2021, 1:36PM
This Columbo episode is packed with references to The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan worked in several clever nods to his most famous role. February 12, 2021, 4:33PM
Gunsmoke cost more than $135,000 before filming even began The word "Western" was not allowed on set. They even had a swear jar for it. February 12, 2021, 9:50AM
Nobody worked harder than Loretta Swit on M*A*S*H Loretta was "absolutely sensational" and "always just the most hard-working." February 12, 2021, 9:35AM
Here's a toast to Barney Fife's forgotten love Hilda Mae The delightful Florence MacMichael had a "wonderful humility," just like her Mayberry character. February 12, 2021, 9:18AM
Nancy Reagan made her final acting appearance in this Wagon Train episode The episode also features Bill Mumy and "Larry" from Leave It to Beaver! February 10, 2021, 3:32PM
MeTV’s Love Me event celebrates love this Valentine's Day with special episodes Watch romantic episodes of The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, M*A*S*H and more this Sunday, starting at 10AM | 9C. February 9, 2021, 4:41PM
The Supremes acted together just one time on a TV show, and it was Tarzan, of all places R.I.P. Mary Wilson, who passed away at the age of 76 on February 8. February 9, 2021, 1:38PM
The Rifleman's first girlfriend left Chuck Connors in the dust when her real husband created Hawaii Five-O Joan Taylor's mom begged her son-in-law to film his next series in Hawaii. February 9, 2021, 9:44AM
Taz was so crazy, he convinced the world that Tasmanian devils didn't exist A real unicorn in the Looney Tunes universe, Taz had some 'splainin' to do. February 9, 2021, 9:17AM
The Dick Van Dyke Show completely changed the sound and personality of George Jetson Morey Amsterdam was the first cast to play the Space Age dad. It got messy after that. February 8, 2021, 1:07PM
This USO girl on M*A*S*H wrote Bette Midler's smash hit ''The Rose'' Some say love, it is appearing on M*A*S*H the same year your song tops Billboard charts. February 8, 2021, 9:08AM
The Jetsons are coming to MeTV this February! The Space Age family is teaming up with the Flintstones on Sunday morning! Starting February 21! February 6, 2021, 8:00AM
R.I.P. Christopher Plummer, legendary screen star in the The Thorn Birds and The Moneychangers miniseries He brought his striking stage presence to many live television productions in the 1950s. February 5, 2021, 3:37PM
The Fonz once crashed his motorcycle on set exactly how we saw on the show Henry Winkler admitted, "I've never ridden a motorcycle again in my life." They had to fake it after this mishap. February 5, 2021, 12:03PM
Bonanza's ''Old Charlie'' was a true family affair with husband, wife and son as guest stars The McIntire clan turned up for an episode that pitted father against son — and became a sort of 'Virginian' precursor. February 4, 2021, 1:54PM
Gopher from The Love Boat was best man at a wedding that united two Presidential families Fred Grandy was a school chum of the kid Camp David is named after. February 3, 2021, 2:15PM
14 revealing and rollicking behind-the-scenes photos from The Andy Griffith Show See Andy hanging with his costars, wife and manager on the set of Mayberry. February 3, 2021, 11:20AM
Kami Cotler fell out of The Waltons treehouse and her ''big sister'' took the blame ''I should have known better, and now my baby sister was hurt.'' Here's the story of one of the scariest moments behind the scenes of The Waltons. February 3, 2021, 9:37AM
Gunsmoke's Milburn Stone and Batman's Madge Blake were cousins whose parents drastically disagreed on acting as a respectable job She didn't start acting until she was 50, but "Doc" had her back and helped her catch Gene Kelly's eye! February 2, 2021, 9:33AM