Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Kara Kovalchik was born in Detroit and currently lives in the leafy suburb of Birmingham, Michigan, where she and her husband Sandy Wood spend their days ferreting out fun, fascinating trivial facts. After more than 20 years of blissful togetherness, Sandy has learned to tolerate and even indulge Kara’s love of '70s music, classic TV sitcoms, kitschy collectibles, The Walking Dead, Lifetime movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000, sparkly silver spoon rings, true crime stories, and her “unequalled ability to be fascinated by absolutely nothing.”
The official “dog days” of summer begin on July 3 and end on August 11. But it turns out the phrase has nothing to do with the poor pooches who are forever seeking shade in the July heat, and everything to do with the nighttime sky.
A New York chemist found a way to make dry cleaning safer and faster, so of course he named the process after himself.
The original idea for 'Frasier,' which aired its final episode on May 13, 2004, had nothing to do with Dr. Frasier Crane at all.
Unlike many sitcoms of its era, 'Taxi' focused on a group of blue-collar workers who—despite having aspirations of bigger and better careers—were never really destined to be anything other than what they were: cab drivers.
Who knew that certain noises would eventually become as extinct as the dodo or the flash cube some day?
6. The character's trademark raincoat came from Peter Falk's own closet.
4. Only Lucy was allowed to make fun of Ricky's fractured English.
Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em?
Because 'New Family in Town' is a lot clunkier than 'Happy Days.'
These spinoffs never came to be ... and with good reason.
Over the years, several companies have raised celebrities from the dead in order to hawk their products—with varying levels of success.
The legendary comedienne, who turns 85 today, broke new ground as the first female host of a TV variety show.