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Learn Something New Everyday Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Troy Gentry was a huge Batman fan. Eddie Montgomery said he was one of those people that wore a Batman shirt all the time and was proud of it. He was so much of a fan in fact, that they had a little Batman action figure at his funeral and buried it with him.
  2. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The Brave Little Toaster was intended to be an adult movie. The independent company who made the film before Disney got ahold of it confirmed that the reason it has more spooky scenes and dark content than most children's movies is because they never considered children to be the primary audience. While it certainly isn't inappropriate or anything like that, they referred to it as an example of a more mature G-rated film.
  3. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The creators of Happy Tree Friends briefly made a show that was most obviously a ripoff of Robot Chicken

    If you replaced those characters with action figures and threw a static noise in between each skit it'd basically amount to a Robot Chicken episode. I'm not surprised this one got cancelled very quickly because of how it clearly "took inspiration" from Robot Chicken.
  4. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Nintendo was originally going to add James Bond of all characters to the original Smash Bros.
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I wish Goku was in Smash.
  6. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Me too. But I do understand the reasons for their "only game characters allowed rule". That's why I love playing Super Smash Flash 2 which is probably the closest we'll ever get to having any non-game characters in Smash.
  7. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Ruthie, the farm girl in Follow That Bird, would later go on to be Loonette in The Big Comfy Couch.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    She also voiced Lydia Deetz on BEETLEJUICE.
  9. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    That's very interesting! I used to watch The Big Comfy Couch all the time when I was a young child :)
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  10. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that either.
  11. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Wasn't one of the ladies from Thelma & Louise in the live action version of Beetlejuice?
  12. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Winnie the Pooh was based off a real bear. Plenty of people know that he was named after one of A.A. Milne's son's stuffed animals but that toy was actually inspired by a real bear. The bear was a traveling circus animal who had a toy made of him due to his popularity with the kids. A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin went to the circus together and his dad got the toy that would eventually become the inspiration for Pooh as a souvenir.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently in the original version of the script for the first HOME ALONE movie, Uncle Frank actually had connections with the Wet Bandits and arranged for them to rob the McAllisters' house while they were on vacation, hence why Harry and Marv zero in on their house in the neighborhood in particular.
  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    That actually could've been an interesting angle. Maybe not Uncle Frank actually having anything to do with the robbery itself, but if the Wet Bandits had been a family friend or a colleague of one of the McAllisters.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently after finishing recording lines for THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER, Jon Lovitz went back to SNL before they recorded any of the songs, so Jerry Rees had to perform Radio's singing voice . . . which explains why Radio's singing voice always seemed noticably different from his speaking voice compared to the other characters.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey @fuzzygobo, here's something I learned that you'll probably be interested in learning as well.

    So, remember on M*A*S*H when Klinger had an invisible camel named Habeebee? Well, apparently once upon a time, Jamie Farr and his wife wrote a children's book about Habeebee, his camel wife Habeeba, and their camel baby Hababy, and apparently their ancestors were the camels that carried the Wisemen to see Baby Jesus.
  17. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    That is neat. Also that Jamie Farr actually served in Korea.
    If I ever got to meet him, I'd like to ask him what his favorite dress was.
  18. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I learned that this isn't an original family guy song. But is still really catchy
  19. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I learned today that the oldest surviving grocery chain in the United States is actually Piggly Wiggly, the first store opened in 1916. Personally, I don't really like Piggly Wiggly, but it is really known for modernizing grocery shopping to the format that we have today.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what Piggly Wiggly is like, we don't have them where I live.

    Then again, we don't have 7-11 either, though I know they're a major convenience chain.

    It's funny how we're a major city, yet we have more local chains and such than we do major national chains.

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