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The Man Behind Herman Munster Wrote Some Puntastic Children's Books
Fred Gwynne left a wonderfully goofy literary legacy.
June 16, 2017
Earl's Court Police Box
The Metropolitan Police refurbished the blue box (perhaps not coincidentally) the same year "Doctor Who" returned to TV screens.
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David Hasselhoff Museum
What started as a tongue-in-cheek shrine is now a full-blown museum celebrating "The Hoff" and his longtime love affair with Berlin.
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Detroit Now Has a TARDIS-Shaped Library
Dr. Who would be proud.
June 09, 2017
Vintage Radio and Communications Museum
More than a century of radio history is told in these displays.
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Norway's Migrating Reindeer Are Too Slow for Slow TV
Reality television stars can be so fickle.
May 02, 2017
Mister Ed's Grave
The granite monument is engraved with the image of the talking horse's head coming through a barn door.
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The People Who Decide What the Inside of a Human Body Sounds Like
Our brains don't really crackle and hiss, but on film and TV shows, they must.
March 28, 2017
How Judge Wapner Launched the Phenomenon of Court Shows on Modern TV
RIP Judge Wapner.
February 28, 2017
New York, New York
The "Seinfeld" diner.
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Watch the Dramatic Ad That Introduced the First Remote-Control Color TV
It was “the greatest advance in television since color television itself.”
February 07, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore Statue
A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
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When Networks Aired Their Failed TV Pilots in the Middle of the Summer
A lot of bad television has been made throughout history.
January 23, 2017
Why is This Space-Age Car Slamming into a Wall of Flaming TVs?
How a photographer landed an iconic shot of the 1975 performance piece "Media Burn."
January 04, 2017
A Giant Jeremy Clarkson Head Is Mysteriously Haunting America's Highways
Where is his head at?
December 06, 2016
The Wildly Popular Colombian Soap Opera Even the Government Stopped to Watch
When coffee-induced passion was a matter of national importance.
November 17, 2016
Starship Enterprise NCC-1701
The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
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An impromptu shrine appeared shortly after beloved "Torchwood" character Ianto Jones was killed off the show.
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