We all love our shows. We love sitting around during a relaxing evening every now and again watching the tube for our entertainment. Especially when a show that we are addicted to comes on. We have come to love certain shows that capture our imagination or intrigue our sense of humor. We have grown up with certain shows that have inspired us or taught us fun lessons. They have even become part of our everyday vocabulary and we find ourselves quoting them on a regular basis. Here are 25 very famous TV shows that I’m sure you have all seen at least once or twice. You might be surprised to find out that some of these shows have some very interesting facts that go along with them. You’ll never watch them again without thinking of these things and trust me they are pretty awesome. Take a look and see exactly what I mean.
1. The creators of “That 70’s Show” Wanted Chuck Norris To Play Red Foreman.
2. The original unaired pilot of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” only cost $200 to make. The current intro actually uses some of the original footage that they filmed for the pilot with a cheap digital camera.
3. There is a small snail that waves to the fans in each episode of Adventure Time.
4. Lindsy Fonseca and David Henrie’s scenes in “How I Met Your Mother” were filmed in the first season to keep them looking the same age. In fact, scenes for the finale season were filmed during the second season.
5. During Hugh Laurie’s audition to be Dr. House, one of the executive producers told Bryan Singer, “See this is what I want, an American Guy”. He had no idea Hugh was British.
6. Kirk Cameron had a religious awakening and was disgusted by the “adult content” in “Growing Pains”. He referred to the producers as “Pornographers”.
7. All of the famous “blue meth” seen in “Breaking Bad” is actually some delicious rock candy that the actors regularly munched on when they’re not shooting.
8. Drew Carrie always has a mug of Pepsi and regularly drinks it during tapings of “Whose Line Is It Anyway”.
9. The “Thundercats” were completely nude in their first episode.
10. Phil Lewis from “The Suite Life of Zack And Cody” was charged with manslaughter when he hit and killed a 21 year old girl while driving drunk. He was in jail for one year in 1993.
11. Spike TV made an offer to Nickelodeon and the creator of Spongebob to make an adult version of the popular show. Both immediately refused.
12. HBO added a gun to the title of “The Sopranos” because they were worried people would think it was a show about singing.
13. The “F-bomb” has been dropped 10 times on “Saturday Night Live”as of 2013.
14. “Married With Children” ran for 10 years on TV. When Fox decided to cancel the show, they failed to inform the cast. In fact, Ed O’Neill found out from a random couple while he was on vacation.
15. Mr. T’s gold chains weighed between 30 and 40 pounds! That’s gotta be bad for your back.
16. Every single episode of “Louie” on the FX channel is filmed with Louis CK’s personal camera. He also edits each episode and does it on a budget of only $250,000. This is in exchange of FX giving him complete creative freedom to film his show his own way.
17. Jack’s character in the TV show “Lost” was meant to be played by Michael Keaton and killed off in the first episode as a plot twist.
18. Jason Earles was 15 years older than the character he played in “Hannah Montana”. He was 35 when the show was canceled.
19. Matt LeBlanc had to dye his hair for the entirety of “Friends”. He can be seen going slightly gray in the first season.
20. There is a Superman in each and every episode of “Seinfeld”.
21. Lisa Kudrow was originally cast as Roz in “Frasier”. Directors changed their minds shortly after and she was fired before it aired. Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe but turned it down. Lisa landed the part.
22. Guns and Roses guitarist Slash will not allow the TV show “Glee” to use any of Guns and Roses music despite many attempts from producers. He stated “Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough.”
23. It took 6 puppeteers to control The Cryptkeeper from “Tales From The Crypt”. Four puppeteers alone to control his facial movements.
24. In 2012, over 160 babe girls were named “Khaleesi” after the very popular “Game Of Thrones” character.
25. Footage from an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actually cleared a man of murder. Juan Catalan spend five months in jail and was awarded $320,000 after a scene filmed by the show at a Dodgers baseball game proved he was there and could not have committed the murder he was accused of.
Can you believe some of these? I’m in shock that a TV show (Curb Your Enthusiasm) actually saved a man from a jail sentence! It’s funny to see these crazy things about shows that we watch almost religiously. You never stop to think about all the things that go together to make them happen simply for our entertainment, and millions and millions of dollars. Now I will think of these little facts every time I catch myself watching one of my favorite shows.