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“Why is it that banks always make it sound like you are so lucky that they have extended your credit limit? I mean it's not like I won a prize, but more like extra bullets for my gun in a game of Russian Rolette...”

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For many years, the globe on the NBC Nightly News spun in the wrong direction. On January 2, 1984, NBC finally set the world spinning back in the proper direction.

The 1st televised presidential debate was September 26, 1960, between Nixon and Kennedy.

The 1st live televised murder was in 1963, when Jack Ruby killed JFK’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald while millions of viewers watched.

By the time a child finishes elementary school she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on television.

“60 Minutes” is the only show on CBS that doesn’t have a theme song.

The first toy product ever advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head. Introduced in 1952, Mr. Potato Head took advantage of TV’s explosive growth to gain access to tens of millions of newly “plugged-in” households.

Before Mickey Mouse, Felix the Cat was the most popular cartoon character.

On the cartoon show ‘The Jetsons,’ Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15.

Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s real-life father, mother, and two sisters.

Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie’s Angels fame) played the voice, both talking and singing, of Josie in the 70s Saturday morning cartoon Josie and the Pussycats.

What do Lee Meriweather, Eartha Kitt, and Julie Newmar all have in common? They all played Catwoman on Batman.

The name of Popeye’s adopted son is Swee’pea.

The characters in “The Addams Family” did not have names in the “New Yorker” cartoons; Charles Addams created their names when the television series in the 1960s was developed.

Muppets creator Jim Henson first created Kermit in 1955 – as a lizard. He was made from Henson’s mother’s coat and two halves of a Ping-Pong ball (no flipper feet or eleven-point collar).

Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time.

Mickey Mouse’s ears are always turned to the front, no matter which direction his head is pointing.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because hedoesn’t wear pants.

Mr. Spock’s blood type was T-Negative.

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