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20 TV Facts Even The Most Addicted Binge Watchers Don’t Know

A Fired ABC Exec Did The ‘Previously, On LOST’ Voiceover

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Lloyd Braun, who originally greenlit the show and was fired because he gave LOST a $12 million pilot budget, said those magic words that bein each episode.

The Original Title For ‘Stranger Things’ Was ‘Montauk’

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Montauk refers to the Montauk Project, a wild conspiracy theory that the U.S. Government was conducting phsychological experiments on children throughout the 1980’s.

The Tutu Sarah Jessica Parker Wore In The ‘Sex & The City’ Intro Was Super Cheap

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The show’s costume designer found it in a bargain bin for five bucks right before they started shooting the intro.

Queen Mary (Elizabeth II’s Mom) Was Such A Big Fan Of ‘Golden Girls’ That She Had Them Perform For Her Live

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They attended the 1988 Royal Variety Performance and recreated several scenes for the Queen Mother in the London Palladium.

To Prepare For His Role As Sam, Ted  Danson Went To Bartending School

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Danson spent two weeks in a Californian bar school to get ready for Cheers.

There Were Two Shows Named ‘Saturday Night Live’ That Began The Same Year

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ABC’s Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell only lasted one season and it’s existence is the reason why NBC’s SNL began its recordings with, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!”

The Iconic Intro To “The Office” Was Filmed By John Krasinski

The footage of Scranton that is so heavily featured during the opening credits was filmed by Krasinski while he was touring the city to get a feel for the town, as well as interview real paper company employees.

Chris’s Voice In ‘Family Guy’ Is Based On Buffalo Bill From ‘Silence Of The Lambs’

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Seth Green’s buddy challenged him to do the impression at Green’s audition and the voice stuck.