Television in the 1960s

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion Just like anything else, … Read more

Television in the 1950s

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion It is no doubt … Read more

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Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion Throughout the decades, classic … Read more

Television’s impact on society and culture

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion There is no doubt … Read more

The short history of soap operas

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion Soap operas, or “soaps,” … Read more

The short history of the late-night talk show

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion Late-night talk shows are … Read more

Television in the 1980s

Introduction to Classic Television The short history of the late-night talk show The short history of soap operas Television’s impact on society and culture Television in the 1950s Television in the 1960s Television in the 1970s Television in the 1980s Television in the 1990s Classic TV – Conclusion If you were a … Read more

I Love Lucy Fun Facts

I Love Lucy Fun Facts

It’s been over five decades since I Love Lucy‘s first broadcast (in 1951), but the show has never gotten old, and it is still as hilarious as it’s ever been. I Love Lucy broke several technical and artistic grounds, as well as shattered racial and social barriers, something which was unprecedented on … Read more

Interesting Facts about the Carol Burnett Show

Interesting Facts about the Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show is an American TV variety/sketch comedy show that ran for eleven seasons from 1967 to 1978, then for nine episodes in 1991. Starring Carol Burnett, Vicky Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Wagoner, and Tim Conway, the series was a huge hit that made America laugh out loud for eleven … Read more

Interesting Facts about The Odd Couple

Interesting Facts about The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple is one of the most beloved sitcoms in American television history. It originally aired from September 24, 1970, to March 7, 1975 on ABC, starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. Based on Neil Simon’s hit 1965 Broadway play, the show follows a pair of divorced men named Felix Unger … Read more

Fun Facts About Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Fun Facts About Monty Python’s Flying Circus

And now for something completely different… Five Brits Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and lone American Terry Gilliam joined forces to bring the mix of surreal, absurd, intellectual and slapstick comedy on Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-1974). It became one of the most groundbreaking and influential comedy series not … Read more

Johnny Carson Fun Facts

Johnny Carson Fun Facts

“Heeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” For 30 years Johnny Carson made himself as the undisputed king of late night through his influential talk show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which was broadcast on NBC. Here are some of the interesting facts about him that you probably didn’t know. An amateur astronomer, Johnny Carson owned … Read more

Interesting Facts About Sex and the City

Interesting Facts About Sex and the City

The hit HBO series Sex and the City was loosely based on the book of the same title written by Candace Bushnell. It’s been over a decade since it aired its last episode, so we might as well reveal some fun facts and revelations that even the show’s fans might find surprising! … Read more

Interesting Facts About The Mary Tyler Show

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is a 1970s sitcom starring Mary Tyler Moore (b. December 29, 1936 – d. January 25, 2017), one of America’s most beloved actresses. Despite the show’s title that was based on Moore’s real name, she played the lead character otherwise named as Mary Richards — a 30-ish … Read more

Fun Facts about Conan O’Brien That You Didn’t Know

Fun Facts about Conan O'Brien That You Didn't Know

Once a Letterman wannabe, Conan O’Brien truly came out on his own. He was the host of Late Night with Conan O’Brien which ran successfully for 14 seasons, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien for less than one season. There’s no doubt about it — Conan has blossomed from a virtual … Read more

Interesting Facts About In Living Color

Interesting Facts About In Living Color

In Living Color was the brainchild of comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans and ran for five seasons (1990-1994). This comedy sketch series broke several grounds (for having a multi-ethnic ensemble cast, among other things) that were unprecedented in American television. However, it also courted some controversy from its parent network Fox, the censors, … Read more

Interesting Facts About Roseanne

Interesting Facts About Roseanne

Here are some of the interesting and fun facts about Roseanne, the 80s and 90s sitcom which starred comedienne Roseanne Barr. It became a hit (it ran on nine seasons) for its realistic take on the average American family. Several writers who had their early start in Roseanne later made a big … Read more

Interesting Facts about The Dick Van Dyke Show

Interesting Facts about The Dick Van Dyke Show

The sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show was one of the groundbreaking things to come to 1960s television. Although nowadays it may be dated in some angles, much of the show’s humor has remained fresh even to the minds of the current generation of viewers lucky enough to see its reruns. Here … Read more

Interesting Facts About The Golden Girls

Interesting Facts About The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls, a sitcom about four elderly women still having the prime of their lives, made its debut on September 14, 1985. But thanks to its witty writing, the sitcom’s humor has remained fresh even after over 30 years. Here are the interesting facts about The Golden Girls that you did … Read more

Interesting Facts about “The Wonder Years”

Interesting Facts about "The Wonder Years"

Here are some of the interesting facts about The Wonder Years, the coming-of-age drama set in the 60s that became a massive hit during the 80s and 90s. It didn’t take the series’ creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black too long to pick the perfect actor to play the lead character Kevin … Read more

Interesting Facts About The Ed Sullivan Show

Interesting Facts About The Ed Sullivan Show

Let’s have a look back at The Ed Sullivan Show, one of the most highly-watched variety programs during the 50s and 60s. Some of the artists such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley provided breakthrough performances on that show, and immediately gained widespread national exposure after their appearances there. Here are some few facts … Read more

Interesting Facts About “Dallas” TV Series

Interesting Facts About “Dallas” TV Series

The popular series Dallas was aired by CBS network. It debuted as a five-part miniseries in 1978, but the show’s unexpected success subsequently turned it into a regular series for the next 13 seasons. Know more about one of the most beloved primetime soap operas in US television history. Dallas’ central character, … Read more

11 Iconic TV Moments From The 1960s

11 Iconic TV Moments From The 1960s

  Here are some of the most defining moments in 1960s television! Elvis discharged from the military Nixon-Kennedy debate Bay of Pigs invasion Marilyn Monroe dies Carson takes over ‘The Tonight Show’ Cuban missile crisis Alabama governor resists desegregation I have a Dream Birmingham church bombing

Close Talkers and Double Dippers: 15 Phrases Seinfeld Spawned

Close Talkers and Double Dippers: 15 Phrases Seinfeld Spawned

  It’s been 18 years since Seinfeld said goodbye and went off the air, but fans of the all-time favorite American sitcom will never forget these funny phrases that the show created. Maybe you can find your favorite classic Seinfeld catchphrases here in this gallery! “He’s nice, bit of a close-talker.” On the … Read more

Friends – What Made the TV Show So Popular?

Friends – What Made the TV Show So Popular

Friends, an American sitcom that premiered in 1994, quickly developed a following. The show has been nominated for 63 Primetime Emmy awards and was the recipient of many awards. Its ranking has been consistently in the top ten in ratings. The entire run, from 1994 to 2004, was well-liked and its finale … Read more

Best WKRP Moments

Best WKRP Moments

  WKRP in Cincinnati is a long-running sitcoms that started in 1978 and ended in 1982. We’re sure many people who grew up in that era followed the misadventures of the quirky staff of a struggling fictional radio station. Do you remember some of the WKRP‘s best scenes? If you don’t remember them … Read more

Top Television Shows of the 80s

Top Television Shows of the 80s

  In the 1980s, television became an expected default in the vast majority of American homes. It was so common that the few who chose not to indulge were met with disbelief: “You don’t have a TV?!” TV shows of the 1980s continued to evolve, with the top ten Nielsen lists containing … Read more

70s Television Shows

70s Television Shows

  Television wormed its way into homes and families, becoming a focal point by the 1970s. While the primary genre in the 1960s and 1970s seemed to be sitcoms, dramas increased their reach in the 1970s, edging out westerns and anthologies. They became very popular, with six of them showing on the … Read more

Top 60s Television Shows

Top 60s Television Shows

  Ever since television first became something owned by nearly every household, there have been TV shows that became immensely popular and TV shows that flopped completely, and the whole range in between. In some cases, TV shows that flopped initially were re-aired or remade and became popular later. In some cases, … Read more