June 27, 2017

Friday Five: Random TV Show Facts You May Not Know

Welcome to the Retro Rambling’s “Friday Five”, where we hit five retro things with a connecting theme.  This week, it’s Five Random TV Show Facts You May Not Know.  Let’s hit it!


Airwolf

During filming, in order for Airwolf to fly with it’s weapons deployed, they needed special permission from the FAA.  Even though the weapons were just props, the FAA insisted on it.

 

Star Trek Enterprise

Way back when Gene Roddenberry was conceiving Star Trek, the U.S.S. Enterprise wasn’t the Enterprise.  In the early stages, it was called the U.S.S. Yorktown.

 

In the cult favorite show Twin Peaks, our favorite agent, Agent Cooper was named after the mysterious plane hijacker D.B. Cooper.  And just in case you don’t know who D.B. Cooper is, check out this great article, The Legend of D.B. Cooper from the guys over at DamnInteresting.com

 

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is synonymous with New York City, what with it’s “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” opening catch phrase and all, and in fact, it has only ever been broadcast from outside New York City once:  from New Orleans in 1977.

 

Ronald Reagan Dynasty

In 1987, our President and Commander in Chief Ronald Reagan turned down an offer of $1 Million to guest star on the show Dynasty.

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Mick Yarber is the founder of RetroRamblings.com. He loves discovering great retro stuff, writing about it, and sharing it with the world. He lives in the past, and wouldn't have it any other way. He also makes some kick ass spaghetti.