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Robin Williams

In this episode of Trivia Rewind, listen as Debi talks about comedy legend Robin Williams. Find out about his childhood, his career, and his untimely death. In this episode you’ll get ten trivia questions about Robin Williams’ movies plus lots of fun facts. Find out why one man got fired from his job for watching a Robin Williams movie on the job.

From the Episode:

  1. Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Robin Williams:

2. Robin Williams wins a Special Achievement Award at the Golden Globes:

3. See Photos from Robin Williams’ Yearbooks

4. The Trailer for the Documentary Robin Williams Come Inside My Mind

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Ron Howard

Season 2 – Episode 2

Many people think of the cute little freckled boy Opie Taylor when they hear the name Ron Howard. Today he’s known for so much more. Back in the day, little Ronny Howard was a household name for his role on The Andy Griffith Show. Today he’s known as an award winning director of some highly acclaimed films.

In this episode of Trivia Rewind, you’ll get a look at how it all started for Ron Howard. Along the way learn some fun facts about this Hollywood nice guy. You’ll also get ten trivia questions about movies that Ron Howard directed. Do you have a favorite Ron Howard movie? Maybe it’s on our list!

You can listen to this episode of Trivia Rewind wherever you listen to podcasts. Just search for Trivia Rewind on your favorite podcast platform. You can also find Trivia Rewind on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Thanks for listening!

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Steve Martin – A Wild and Crazy Guy

Season 2 – Episode 1

Season 2 of Trivia Rewind kicks off with an episode all about one of America’s favorite actors, Steve Martin. Listen as I give you a little history on this comedian and tell you what he’s up to today.

In this episode find out about his first job and how much it would influence his career in comedy. If you think Steve Martin is just an actor, you’re wrong. You won’t believe all the talents this guy has. In addition to all the fun facts, I’ll give you ten trivia questions about movies that Steve Martin has been in. Find out if your favorite is on the list. I’ll finish this episode with a few more fun facts about Steve one of which I bet you had no idea about.

If you’re interested in finding out about Steve’s tour dates as well as his latest updates, visit his website!

Here’s a peek at the upcoming Hulu Original where Steve Martin stars alongside Martin Short and Selena Gomez.

You can find Trivia Rewind wherever you listen to podcasts. If you’d like to suggest a show topic, email me at triviarewind@gmail.com. You can also find Trivia Rewind on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Fun Facts, Trivia or Both

As I am preparing for season two of Trivia Rewind (which will start in August), I wanted to take a listener poll. If you could take the time to answer the question below, I’d appreciate it. I’m looking forward to bringing you a fresh new season of the show.

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50th Episode Extravaganza

It’s hard to believe this is the 50th episode of Trivia Rewind. I thought it would be fun for the 50th episode to do something special.  So, I’m going to give you 50, yes 50 trivia questions from the past 50 episodes.  Because there are 50 trivia questions, I’m going to omit the fun facts. But the cool part is, if you want to hear fun facts about the question, all you have to do is go back and listen to the episode the question came from. Below, you will find the transcript to the show. At the end of each question and answer section, I will post which episode you can find the question on.

This is the last episode in Season 1 of Trivia Rewind.  I will be taking a several week hiatus and then I’ll be back with Season 2 of Trivia Rewind where I’ll bring you more television and film trivia and facts. If there’s a topic you’d like to see on Trivia Rewind, email me at triviarewind@gmail.com.   Don’t forget you can find Trivia Rewind on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Thanks again for listening!


TRANSCRIPT: Trivia Rewind Episode 50 – 50th Episode Extravaganza

[00:00:00] Hi, welcome to the 50th episode of Trivia Rewind. I’m Debi Jenkins, your host. First off, I need to say thank you to each and every listener. Because of you, I keep writing these episodes each week. I thought it would be fun for the 50th episode to do something special. So I’m going to give you 50, yes 50 trivia questions from the past 50 episodes. 

[00:00:40] Because there are 50 trivia questions, I’m going to omit the fun facts. But the cool part is if you want to hear fun facts about the question, all you have to do is go back and listen to the episode that the question came from. If you visit triviarewind.com, I will post all the questions [00:01:00] and let you know which episode the question came from.

[00:01:03] So here’s how this episode will work. I will read each question one time, pause a few seconds, and then give you the answer. Stick around to the very end and find out about season two of Trivia Rewind. So if you’re ready, let’s get started with question one. In Beverly Hills Cop, what is the name of Eddie Murphy’s character? The answer is Axel Foley.  EPISODE: MOVIE THEMED TRIVIA

[00:01:36] Question two. In 2019, which series, an adaptation of the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series? The answer is Game of Thrones. EPISODE: EMMY AWARD WINNING TV SHOWS

[00:01:55] Question three. In the 1975 movie Jaws, [00:02:00] what was the name of the resort town where the story took place? The answer is Amity Island. EPISODE: STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:02:09] Question four. In the 1995 movie Toy Story, what is the name of the restaurant that Andy and his family go to and which toy does Andy take with him? Well, the name of the restaurant was Pizza Planet and the toy Andy takes with him is Woody.  EPISODE: PIXAR ANIMATION MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:02:30] Question five. In the 2008 movie Iron Man, what is the name of Tony Stark’s AI system and for a bonus challenge, what is it an acronym for? The AI system is named Jarvis and it’s an acronym for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.  EPISODE: MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:02:54] Question six. What movie is this quote from? “I [00:03:00] feel the need, the need for speed.” That quote comes from Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the hit movie Top Gun.  EPISODE: HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

[00:03:11] Question seven. What 1982 series featured an artificially intelligent black car named KITT and what was KITT an acronym for? The show was Knight Rider and KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand.  EPISODE: 1980’s TV SHOW TRIVIA

[00:03:33] Question eight. What movie is this quote from? “You gonna eat your tots?” This quote is said by Napoleon in the movie Napoleon Dynamite.  EPISODE: ROADS, WHERE WE’RE GOING WE DON’T NEED ROADS

[00:03:46] Question nine. At the Cobra Kai Dojo in the Karate Kid Film, sensei John Kreese reminds the students they study the Way of the Fist. What is the Way of the [00:04:00] Fist, a phrase the students repeat? That phrase was Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.  EPISODE: THE KARATE KID MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:04:10] Question 10. The TV show All in the Family discussed many controversial topics and the character Archie Bunker was always at odds with his son-in-law nicknamed what? His nickname was Meathead.  EPISODE: 1970’s TV SHOW TRIVIA

[00:04:27] Question 11. What TV show is this quote from? “Friends don’t lie.” That quote is said by the character Eleven on the show Stranger Things. EPISODE: ROADS, WHERE WE’RE GOING WE DON’T NEED ROADS

[00:04:41] Question 12 .In what 1992 movie does character Jimmy Dougan say “There’s no crying in baseball.” Well, that movie was A League of Their Own.  EPISODE: SPORTS MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:04:56] Question 13. What [00:05:00] TV series is this quote from? “The truth is out there.” This quote comes from the show, The X-Files.  EPISODE: THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID

[00:05:10] Question 14. Which Peanuts character was the only one to actually believe in the Great Pumpkin? That was Linus.  EPISODE: IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN Charlie Brown

[00:05:23] Question 15. What movie is this quote from? “Would it be indecent to ask the grandparents to stay at a hotel?” That was said by Audrey Griswold in the 1989 movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  EPISODE: CHRISTMAS TV SPECIALS + CHRISTMAS MOVIE QUOTES

[00:05:42] Question 16. In the 1980s psychological horror film, The Shining, Wendy finds a huge stack of paper where Jack has typed one phrase over and over. What was that phrase? That [00:06:00] phrase was “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  EPISODE: HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:06:06] Question 17. What movie is this quote from? “Remember who you are.” This quote is from the movie The Lion King.  EPISODE: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE

[00:06:20] Question 18. What is the name of the 1983 movie that features a super computer known as WOPR that types out the words, “Shall we play a game?” That movie was War Games and WOPR stands for War Operation Plan Response.  EPISODE: 1980’s BRAT PACK MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:06:45] Question 19. Which product used the slogan “Mikey likes it,” when advertising on TV? That slogan goes with Life Cereal.  EPISODE: TV COMMERCIAL TRIVIA

[00:07:00] [00:07:00] Question 20. Which film character said this line? “Don’t everybody thank me at once.” The person that said that was Han Solo.  EPISODE: USE THE FORCE, LUKE

[00:07:13] Question 21. In the 1999 film Big Daddy, Adam Sandler’s character Sonny Kofax works one day a week doing what? He is a toll booth attendant.  EPISODE: ADAM SANDLER MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:07:29] Question 22. In the 1966 animated TV special Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the Grinch’s dog? Well, his dog’s name was Max.  EPISODE: CHRISTMAS TV SPECIALS + CHRISTMAS MOVIE QUOTES

[00:07:45] Question 23. In the film Elf, what is the name of the department store where Buddy gets a job? That department store was Gimbels. EPISODE: ELF MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:08:00] [00:07:59] Question 24. In the film It’s a Wonderful Life, what is the name of the town where the story takes place? It takes place in Bedford Falls, New York.  EPISODE: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

[00:08:14] Question 25. In Die Hard, what does John McClain write on his arm? He writes the names of the terrorists. EPISODE: IS DIE HARD A CHRISTMAS MOVIE?

[00:08:26] Question 26. “My neighbors are mad at me because I won’t put the plastic Frosty on our roof. My wife feels like she has to hide in our house because the neighbors won’t leave us alone about it. Why am I being so stubborn about this neighborhood tradition? What movie am I in? Well, that movie was Christmas With the Kranks.  EPISODE: NAME THE CHRISTMAS MOVIE

[00:08:51] Question 27. In Back to the Future, what is the name of the town where Marty McFly lives? [00:09:00] Well, the town he lives in is called Hill Valley.  EPISODE: BACK TO THE FUTURE

[00:09:05] Question 28. In E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, what is the name of Elliott’s sister? Her name is Gertie. EPISODE: E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

[00:09:20] Question 29. In the 2013 film Monsters University, what is the name of the fraternity that Mike and Sully reluctantly join? That fraternity was Oozma Kappa.  EPISODE: DISNEY PIXAR ANIMATION MOVIE TRIVIA PART 2

[00:09:37] Question 30. What is the name of the dog on the classic TV series, The Brady bunch? His name was Tiger.  EPISODE: FAMOUS TV PETS

[00:09:48] Question 31. In the 2010 post-apocalyptic western film The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington’s character is in possession of what [00:10:00] book? He is carrying the last remaining copy of the Bible.  EPISODE: DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIES

[00:10:06] Question 32. In the series, the Mandalorian, what is the birth name of the character known as the Mandalorian? His name is Din Djarin.  EPISODE: THE MANDALORIAN – Star Wars AND BABY YODA

[00:10:21] Question 33. Which product uses the slogan “Can you hear me now,” when advertising on television? That line comes from a 2001 Verizon advertising campaign. EPISODE: SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS AND ADVERTISING SLOGANS

[00:10:37] Question 34. In the eighties cartoon Inspector Gadget, who leads the criminal organization that Inspector Gadget tries to stop? Well, that bad guy’s name is Dr. Claw.  EPISODE: CARTOONS OF THE 1980’s

[00:10:54] Question 35. On The Mary Tyler Moore Show, what was [00:11:00] the name of Betty White’s character? Her character was Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker.  EPISODE: BETTY WHITE

[00:11:10] Question 36. In what 2008 film does Jeremy Renner play Sergeant first-class William James, the new team leader for a U.S. Army explosive ordinance disposal unit in the Iraq war? That film was The Hurt Locker.  EPISODE: BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS 1990’s – 2010’s

[00:11:31] Question 37. In season three of The Brady Bunch, Marsha is the president of her school’s fan club for which musician? That was for Davy Jones.  EPISODE: THE BRADY BUNCH

[00:11:47] Question 38. On The Love Boat, a series that started in the 1970s, what was the name of the ship’s bartender? That popular [00:12:00] bartender was Isaac Washington. EPISODE: TV RERUNS – SHOWS FROM THE 50’s – 90’s

[00:12:03] Question 39. In The Sound of Music, when Nazi troops catch the Von Trapps pushing their car away from the house in the dark of night, where does Captain Von Trapp say they are going? He said they’re on their way to perform in the Salzburg Festival.  EPISODE: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

[00:12:24] Question 40. What is the name of the police show from the 1970s that focused on two detectives that had a bright red Ford Gran Torino with two white vector stripes on the sides? The name of that series was Starsky and Hutch.  EPISODE: TV COP SHOWS

[00:12:44] Question 41. In what 1988 film would you find the character Raymond Babbitt? That film was Rain Man.  EPISODE: OSCAR WORTHY FILM CHARACTERS

[00:12:58] Question [00:13:00] 42. On the TV series Little House on the Prairie, what is the name of the man that Laura married? His name was Almonzo Wilder.  EPISODE: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

[00:13:12] Question 43. I’m on a show that premiered in 2016 and the show is still on the air. I’m the mom to three kids referred to as the big three. I am Rebecca Pearson from This Is Us.  EPISODE: TV MOMS

[00:13:31] Question 44. On the TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, what was the name of the framed device that Mister Rogers could project videos or slides through when he wanted to show us a video or film about how things were made? That was called Picture Picture.  EPISODE: MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD

[00:13:52] Question 45. Not only is this actor well known, so is his father. This actor has [00:14:00] appeared in a lot of movies, one of which was Major League. On TV he appeared on a sitcom that aired for 12 seasons where he starred alongside Jon Cryer. What is the actor’s name? The actor is Charlie Sheen. EPISODE: ATHLETES TURNED ACTOR

[00:14:18] Question 46. In the movie Psycho, what is the name of the motel that Janet Leigh’s character arrives at to stay the night? That was the Bates Motel.  EPISODE: MOVIE THEMED TRIVIA

[00:14:33] Question 47. What is the name of Steven Spielberg’s production company, the same name of the 1968 movie that he wrote and directed. The name of his company is Amblin Entertainment and the name of the 1968 movie was Amblin.  EPISODE: STEVEN SPIELBERG MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:14:54] Question 48. In the 2003 movie Finding [00:15:00] Nemo, what is the name of Nemo’s over-protective father? His father’s name was Marlin.  EPISODE: PIXAR ANIMATION MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:15:09] Question 49. In the Marvel film Thor, thanks to a worm-hole in what U S state does Thor find himself? That was in New Mexico.  EPISODE: MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MOVIE TRIVIA

[00:15:25] And question 50. In the series Family Ties, what is the name of the character played by Michael J. Fox? That character was Alex P. Keaton.  EPISODE: TV SHOWS FROM THE 1980’s

[00:15:41] Well, you made it through all 50 questions. Each of those questions came from a previous episode of Trivia Rewind. If you haven’t listened to all 50 episodes, I hope you’ll go take a look at our list of episodes and catch up on some of the ones you may have missed.

[00:15:58] This is the last [00:16:00] episode in Season One of Trivia Rewind. I’m going to be taking a several week hiatus and then I’ll be back with Season Two of Trivia Rewind where I will bring you more television and film trivia and fun facts. If there’s a topic you’d like to see on Trivia Rewind, just email me at triviarewind@gmail.com. Don’t forget that you can find Trivia Rewind on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at triviarewind.com. Don’t forget that on TriviaRewind.com. I will post a list of the questions from this episode so that you know which episodes you can go back and visit if you want to hear fun facts from that question.

[00:16:44] Thank you again for listening and for supporting Trivia Rewind for these past 50 episodes. Have a great week. [00:17:00] 

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From Athlete to Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone,  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Lee…What do they all have in common?  They are actors that started out as athletes.   I would guess that 99 percent of us knew they were athletes before they became known for their acting career.  But those aren’t the actors I’m talking about this week.  

What you may not know is that some of your favorite actors were once athletes.  Some excelled in high school sports, some made a name for themselves in college sports and some took it to the next level.  However along the way, they caught the acting bug and shined on the big or small screen. 

In this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind, it’s all about 10 actors that were once athletes. 

Find out which 4 time Screen Actors Guild Award winner was drafted to play NFL football but was cut in training camp.  Find out which People’s Choice Award winner helped lead UCLA to what may be considered its greatest football upset ever.  Find out which Academy Award winner played in a football game considered the most famous football game in Ivy League history.  Plus find out which Golden Globe winner’s criminal behavior caused him to lose his college sports scholarship. Those are just a few of the fun facts you’ll learn in this week’s episode.  

Links mentioned in the episode:

  1. Watch athlete #1 talk about his short lived pro-football career.
  2. Watch athlete #2 accept his National Football Foundation Gold Medal
  3. See a clip of athlete #2 as college quarterback
  4. Watch athlete #8 diving

Spoiler alert! Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.


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TV Moms

“Now Wally, I want you to go in the living room and pick up those orange peels that you left on the coffee table. If your father comes home and sees them he’ll be in a terrible mood all through dinner.” – June Cleaver

Just turn on the TV and you’ll find a TV mom. Over the decades we’ve seen quite the variety of moms. We’ve seen moms that wear pearls and high heels when cleaning the house. We seen working moms, moms with blended families, single moms, moms that have adopted children, the list goes on.  While TV moms may have started out exemplifying perfection, as the decades went on, TV moms became more in tune with reality. 

“Honestly, there should be a museum for the two of you. It’ll be called the Schmoopie Center for Cuteness and I will be the curator, and people will line up for blocks just to delight in your deliciousness.” Beverly Goldberg

In this episode of Trivia Rewind, I will give you ten trivia questions about various TV moms over the decades.  In our fun facts segment, find out why one TV mom really wore pearls and high heeled shoes. It’s not the reason you think. Find out which mom word was not allowed to be said on one classic TV show back in the 50s.  Plus, find out which TV mom actress is younger than than her co-stars that play her adult kids.  Those are just a few of the fun facts in this week’s episode. 

“We are very fortunate to have the children, Cliff. Otherwise we would never know the joy of leaving them at home.” Clair Huxtable

Spoiler alert! Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more Oscar fun, look back at some of our previous episodes!

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Trivia Rewind – Episode 47 – TV Moms

[00:00:00] Debi Jenkins: [00:00:00] Hey Trivia Rewind listeners, I’m Debi Jenkins, your host. This week, we’re going to talk about TV moms. Over the decades, we’ve seen quite the variety of moms that go anywhere from moms that wear pearls and high heels while cleaning, to working moms, to moms with blended families, single moms, moms that have adopted children, the list goes on.

[00:00:37] While TV moms may have started out exemplifying perfection, as the decades went on, TV moms became more lined up with reality. Whether or not we like the TV moms on the list this week, each one probably speaks to someone. In this episode of Trivia Rewind, I will give you 10 trivia questions about various [00:01:00] TV moms over the decades.

[00:01:02] After I ask you the 10 questions, I’ll go back and review and give you the answers and some fun facts. In our fun facts segment, find out why one TV mom really wore pearls and high heeled shoes. It’s not the reason you think. Find out which mom word was not allowed to be said on one classic TV show back in the fifties. Plus find out which actress that plays a TV mom now is actually younger than her co-stars that play her adult children. Those are just a few of the fun facts in this week’s episode. Are you ready?

[00:01:41] Let’s start with question one. I live in the 1950s. I have two sons and I’m happily married. I’m dedicated to my family and you’ll often see me wearing pearls and high heels while cleaning the house. My youngest son often gets himself in [00:02:00] trouble but we always work it out in the end with a good lesson to be learned. Who am I?

[00:02:07] Question two. I live in the 1950s and my husband is a musician. When I told him I was pregnant, I did it with a note during one of his concerts. We named our son after my husband. Who am I?

[00:02:25] Question three. You saw me on TV in the eighties and early nineties. My doctor husband and I have five kids. We live in Brooklyn, New York. I am an attorney. Who am I?

[00:02:41] Question four. You saw me on TV in the seventies. I am the mom of a blended family. I have six kids, three are boys and three are girls. I don’t know how I’d make it without our live in maid. Who am I?

[00:03:00] [00:03:00] Question five. I’m on a show that premiered in 2016 and the show is still on the air. I am the mom to three children referred to as “The Big Three.”.

[00:03:15] Question six. I was on TV in the early 2000’s. I am a single mother to a teenage daughter who is very intelligent. She often acts more grown up than I do. Later in the show she ends up going to an Ivy League university. Who am I?

[00:03:34] Question seven. The show I was on started in the 2000’s and is still airing new episodes. I am the mom to three kids and I will do whatever it takes for them, even if it means showing up at their school in my flashy sweaters, trying to solve their problems even when they don’t want me to. Who am I?

[00:03:58] Question [00:04:00] eight. I was on TV in the early 2000’s and by the end of the series, I have five children, none of which I can really handle. To help pay the bills I work at a drug store. Our house is a huge mess and it doesn’t look like anyone has ever taken care of our yard. Honestly, I don’t care. I’m just trying to get by. Who am I?

[00:04:25] Question nine. My show was first on TV in the late eighties. I’m part of a very blue collar family and have quite the mouth on me. I’m loud, obnoxious, sloppy and I yell at my kids quite a bit. Who am I?

[00:04:43] Question 10. I was on a show in the mid 2000’s. My family is upper middle class and I am bi-racial. My husband is African-American. I am an anesthesiologist. Who am I?

[00:05:00] [00:05:00] Well, those were our 10 questions about TV moms. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts. Question one. I live in the 1950s, have two sons and I’m happily married. I’m dedicated to my family and you’ll often see me wearing pearls and high heels while cleaning the house. My youngest son often gets himself in trouble but we always work it out in the end with a good lesson to be learned. Who am I?

[00:05:30] I am June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver. Leave it to Beaver debuted in October of 1957. TV mom June Cleaver was played by actress Barbara Billingsley. Those of us that didn’t grow up in the fifties wondered, did moms really wear pearls every day? Surely moms didn’t really clean the house and cook in high-heeled shoes. Well in an interview with The Archive of American Television, [00:06:00] Barbara Billingsley explains why she wore pearls and high heel shoes. She said that she has a hollow in her neck and she wore the pearls to hide it.

[00:06:10] In an interview with The Washington Post, she said, “In those days, cameras and the film weren’t as good as they are today so I used to wear different kinds of jewelry around my neck to hide that spot. So no matter what I was doing, cleaning, cooking, or answering the phone, I had those darn pearls on.” And the high heel shoes? Well she wore those because the boys grew and the producers didn’t want her to be shorter than the kids. In that same Washington Post article, she said, “The high heels also had a reason. In the beginning of the series, I wore flat shoes, but then Wally and the Beaver began to get taller. That’s why they put me in heels. The producers wanted me to be as tall or taller than the kids. Sometimes I would stand on the stairs [00:07:00] for a scene so I could have some more height.”

[00:07:03] In a 1997 TV Guide Magazine interview, Barbara Billingsley described her character as “The ideal TV mother.” She said, “Some people think she was week-ish, but I don’t. She was the love in that family. She set a good example for what a wife could be.” And here’s something interesting about the night that Leave it to Beaver premiered. According to Metv.com “As Leave it to Beaver was premiering on CBS on October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union was celebrating the launch of its Sputnik 1 satellite.”

[00:07:41] Question two. I live in the 1950s and my husband is a musician. When I told him I was pregnant, I did it with a note during one of his concerts. We named our son after my husband. Who am I? I am Lucy Ricardo from [00:08:00] I Love Lucy.

[00:08:01] Lucille Ball had the role of TV mom Lucy Ricardo. Lucy’s real life husband Desi Arnaz played her TV husband, Ricky Ricardo. Would you believe that when the show was on the air, the censors would not let them use the word “pregnant.” Lucy and Ricky couldn’t even sleep in the same bed. It all started when they shot the premiere of the show.

[00:08:26] Lucille Ball was actually pregnant with their first child, Lucy Arnaz. While you can tell that she’s pregnant in the show, there is no mention of it in the storyline. During the second season, Lucille Ball becomes pregnant again and this time they wrote it into the storyline of the show. A USA Today article says, “In a TV fantasy world, Lucy Ricardo’s pregnancy prompted by the real life pregnancy of Lucille Ball, was a major risk. The plot worried [00:09:00] CBS, which was afraid viewers might pause to consider how Lucy got pregnant, a thought process the twin beds were designed to circumvent. But the show was allowed to proceed with one stipulation. The word “pregnant” was never uttered. Lucy was “expecting.” When those expectations were fulfilled and Lucy gave birth, the show’s ratings hit their peak and a major barrier between TV and the real world collapsed.”

[00:09:33] According to The Huffington Post, “When Little Ricky was born on I love Lucy on January 19th, 1953, coinciding with Ball’s real life delivery of Desi Arnaz Jr. via scheduled Caesarean section, more than 44 million viewers tuned in.”

[00:09:52] Question three. You saw me on TV in the eighties and early nineties. My doctor husband and [00:10:00] I have five kids. We live in Brooklyn, New York and I am an attorney. Who am I? I am Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show. Actress Phylicia Rashad had the role of TV mom Clair Huxtable. Not only is she the wife of her physician husband, she is the mother of five children and an attorney.

[00:10:23] She showed how a woman could be both a mom and have a career outside the home. She was able to get it all done without outside help. During the third season of the show, Phylicia Rashad  became pregnant in real life. The producers didn’t want to add another child to the Huxtable family so they had to get creative, hiding her growing belly. People Magazine told us one way that they did it. The article says, “The most clever was having Rashad fall ill and hollowing out a piece of mattress so that she could lie in the bed without showing her growing [00:11:00] belly.” Other ways they hid her belly were by one time having her hold a huge teddy bear while sitting on the couch or having her stand somewhere strategically placed so that her stomach wouldn’t show.

[00:11:13] Question four. You saw me on TV in the seventies. I am the mom of a blended family. I have six kids, three are boys and three are girls. I don’t know how I’d make it without our live in maid. Who am I? Well, I am Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch. Actress Florence Henderson had the role of TV mom Carol Brady. Carol Brady was more of a progressive mom when it came to classic TV moms. In a People Magazine article, she discusses how when producers wanted her to do something she may not agree with, she’d often have to put her foot down.

[00:11:51] The article says, “She insisted Carol was painted as a relatable character for young mothers out there and pushed for [00:12:00] progressive scenes not often seen on television.” The article quotes Henderson as saying, “For instance, I would never wear an apron,” she said. “They tried to make me wear an apron.”

[00:12:12] Florence Henderson has said that she used to beg the producers to give her character a job. It wasn’t until a reunion show that she finally had one. She was a realtor.

[00:12:24] Question five. I’m on a show that premiered in 2016 and the show is still on the air. I am the mom to three children referred to as “The big three.”

[00:12:39] I am Rebecca Pearson from This Is Us. Actress Mandy Moore plays Rebecca Pearson. In This Is Us, Mandy Moore’s character Rebecca takes on a myriad of parenting topics that range from the pregnancy of triplets, stillbirth, multiracial adoption, the death of a [00:13:00] spouse, single motherhood, and so on. We get to see Rebecca being a mother for decades.

[00:13:06] Here’s a fun fact that you may not have known about Mandy Moore. Did you know that she’s the youngest of her co-stars? All of the adults that play her children in the series are older than her in real life. The hair and makeup crew do a great job of taking her through all the age transitions on the show which have been from the twenties to the sixties.

[00:13:30] For her older age, it takes three and a half hours in the makeup chair for her to make the transition to older mom and grandmother.

[00:13:39] Question six. I was on TV in the early 2000’s. I am a single mother to a teenage daughter who is very intelligent. She often acts more grown up than I do. Later in the show she ends up going to an Ivy League university. Who am I? I am Lorelai [00:14:00] Gilmore on the Gilmore girls. Actress Lauren Graham plays mother Lorelai Gilmore. Because she had her daughter Rory at the young age of 16, the two’s relationship was often more of sisters or friends rather than mother daughter. The mother daughter duo was so popular that the two even made it onto Entertainment Weekly’s list of The 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years.

[00:14:27] When the show was over, Lauren Graham found out in the strangest of ways. In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, she said, “We shot the last episode and we had no idea. There was some back and forth about what was going to happen. I was in a restaurant and I had turned off my phone. So the waiter comes to the table and he was like, “Are you Lauren Graham?” And I was like, “yes.” He goes, “Your agents on the phone.” I thought I was in a forties movie or something. I was walking to the house [00:15:00] phone and I was like, “Hello.” And he goes, “It’s canceled.” and that’s how I found out it was the end.”

[00:15:08] Question seven. The show I was on started in the 2000’s and is still airing new episodes. I am the mom to three kids and I will do whatever it takes for them, even if it means showing up at their school in my flashy sweaters, trying to solve their problems, even when they don’t want me to. Who am I? Well, I am Beverly Goldberg of the Goldbergs. Actress Wendy McLendon-Covey has the role of the ultimate eighties TV mom Beverly Goldberg. She’s over-protective, manipulative and often embarrasses as her kids, but she does it all in love. When talking to her kids, she’s known to address them as “schmoopie.”

[00:15:53] She asks them for “huggies” and “nubbies.” In real life. Wendy doesn’t have any children. [00:16:00] An article on Bustle says, “Though McLendon-Covey doesn’t have children of her own, she says of Beverly’s parenting style, “I wouldn’t be any different. I would be just as annoying cause you know, it all comes from love.” But doesn’t mean her time as the ultimate mom on the Goldbergs has influenced her in real life. “It’s fun to play, but it also makes me think, yeah, I made the right decision not having kids. This is exhausting,” she says.

[00:16:31] One of the coolest things about this series is that it is based on the real life of series creator Adam F. Goldberg. One thing the character Beverly Goldberg is known for is her over the top themed sweaters that you can see her wear on each episode. Many of those sweaters actually belong to the real life Beverly Goldberg, Adam’s mother. Costume designer Keri Smith gets the fun job of dressing the over the [00:17:00] top TV Beverly. A Chicago Sun Times article says, “When the show first aired in 2013, the real Beverly shipped boxes of sweaters and accessories she’d saved for decades, to Smith. Many have made appearances on the show.” You can even find the real Beverly Goldberg on Twitter sharing her real life Beverly Goldberg moments.

[00:17:26] Question eight. I was on TV in the early 2000’s and by the end of the series, I have five children, none of which I can really handle. To help pay the bills, I work at a drug store. Our house is a huge mess and it doesn’t look like anyone has ever taken care of our yard. Honestly, I don’t care. I’m just trying to get by. Who am I? Well, I am Lois from Malcolm in the Middle. Actress Jane Kaczmarek has the role of Lois. Lois is far from [00:18:00] the perfect TV mom. Some might even call her unconventional.

[00:18:04] However, it’s not all Lois’ fault. She has some wild kids that really make her job as a mom difficult. But in the end, the kids always get caught and Lois wins. When Malcolm in the Middle first came out, the Orlando Sentinel did an article about the show and said this about Lois. “She not only altered our perceptions of the perfect television family, but redefined the role of the sainted television mom as well.”

[00:18:36] When asked about TV moms, they quote her saying, “The TV mom I identify most with is Donna Reed, because I grew up in that era. What I really like about Lois is that she has depth. Mothers on television tend to not grow, they tend to be kind of wise, nodding, influencing kind of funny moms. Lois isn’t that. She yells and is [00:19:00] kind of the mouthpiece for the family. She’s just kind of normal.”

[00:19:04] Regardless of all the chaos that goes on in her household, Lois loves her kids. During the first season of the show Kaczmarek was pregnant and she had to hide her pregnant belly. She told TV Guide Online, “If you check out the shows, you can see me indulging in the fine art of keeping my tummy off camera.”

[00:19:26] She told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she was forced to hide behind chairs, frying pans, and refrigerator doors. She was also pregnant for a second time on the show in real life. Jane Kaczmarek has been nominated for multiple awards for her portrayal of Lois.

[00:19:45] Question nine. My show was first on TV in the late eighties. I’m part of a very blue collar family and I have quite the mouth on me. I’m loud, obnoxious, sloppy, and I yell at my kids quite a [00:20:00] bit. Who am I? I am Roseanne Conner on the show Roseanne. Actress Roseanne Barr plays TV mom Roseanne Conner, mom to four kids. The show centers around a lot of family dysfunction.

[00:20:15] However, the show addresses a broad range of issues that you may not see other TV mom’s take on. Judine Mayerle, professor of television at Marquette University and author of a 1991 essay on Roseanne in the Journal of Popular Culture, said this about the series. “It has broken new ground on the prime-time television stage where the players can never be too rich or too thin, where children and relatives are charming. It has given us instead, characters who are just getting by financially, who are overweight and not concerned about dieting and exercise, whose children and relatives are not always pleasant.”

[00:20:57] A 1997 Baltimore [00:21:00] Sun article quotes Sheri Parks, an associate dean and professor who teaches courses in television at the University of Maryland saying, “It was the first show I ever saw where people were talking about bills and wondering how they were going to pay them. Bills are not something TV families talked about.”

[00:21:20] Roseanne Barr won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of TV mom Roseanne.

[00:21:27] And question 10. I was on a show in the mid 2000’s. My family is upper middle class and I am bi-racial. My husband is African-American. I am an anesthesiologist. Who am I? I am Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson from the TV show Black-ish. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross plays TV mom Bow Johnson, mother of five children. Not only is she an anesthesiologist, the [00:22:00] Detroit News describes her as “A mom of five, struggling to provide a sense of cultural identity for their kids as the only black family on their upper middle-class Los Angeles block.”

[00:22:14] Essence calls her “The perfectly imperfect TV wife and working mom.” In the series when she is pregnant with her fifth child, Ross had to wear a prosthetic bump which was actually quite heavy. Heavy enough that she ended up at a chiropractor with neck pain. In the season three finale, the show branched out and went where most TV shows don’t go when it comes to pregnancy. 40 year old Bow was experiencing dangerously high blood pressure caused by preeclampsia and two months before her due date, she had to have an emergency C-section.

[00:22:53] An article on Refinery29 says, “On TV, pregnancy is often idealized and [00:23:00] treated like an experience that everyone goes through in the same way. It almost always ends in an overdramatized, but complication-free delivery scene with a healthy (and usually three months too old) baby to show for it. While it may not be a common scenario to see on a family comedy, life-threatening complications during pregnancy can and do happen.”

[00:23:25] And speaking of moms, here’s a fun fact about actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Her mom in real life is none other than singer Diana Ross. Tracee Ellis Ross has won multiple awards for her role on the series.

[00:23:41] Well, that was a look at just 10 TV moms. Each of those TV moms has a unique trait that makes them special to some TV fan out there. As we close out this episode, I’d like to wish all of the moms, a Happy Mother’s Day, including my own.

[00:24:00] [00:24:00] You can find Trivia Rewind on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at triviarewind.com. Thanks for listening.

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Little House on the Prairie

In 1974, the series Little House on the Prairie first aired and served up a fresh batch of wholesome television viewing for the whole family.  The series was an adaptation of the popular best-selling series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Television producer Ed Friendly is responsible for bringing the series to television. Not only did he create the television series, he was the Executive Producer alongside Michael Landon.  Michael Landon also wrote and directed many episodes in addition to playing the role of Charles Ingalls, known also as Pa.  

Unfortunately things got off to a bit of a rocky start between the two. It was actually more than rocky!  They weren’t on the same page about a lot of things. It was a battle over who had creative control of the show. In one instance, after the pilot episode, Ed Friendly wanted to see the children running around dirty and barefoot but due to the extreme heat outside where they filmed, Michael Landon was against it. When Michael Landon told the studio he couldn’t work that way, he gave them an ultimatum and said either Ed Friendly does the show or he does the show.  The studio ultimately sided with Michael Landon even though it was Ed Friendly’s money that bought the show.  From that point on, Ed Friendly was never allowed on the set.  Michael Landon took over and was even quoted in the Los Angeles times saying “I have a thing about control. The only times in my life when I was unhappy is when I didn’t have it. I like to have it.”  Ed Friendly did however continue to get paid and made a good bit of money from the series.  

Little House on the Prairie ran on the NBC network for nine seasons and had over 200 episodes plus a few television specials.  This was one of the most watched television series of the 1970s and early 1980s.   Even today, the show can be seen in reruns and is quite popular. Little House and the Prairie has never been off the air since its debut in 1974.   

In this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind, we are taking a trip back to Walnut Grove.   I will give you ten trivia questions from the show and a lot of fun facts.   Find out who got grounded for telling Melissa Gilbert that she got the role of Laura when it was supposed to be kept secret. Find out about the awkward moment when Melissa Gilbert had to do her first onscreen kiss on the show.  Plus, find out what horrible thing happened to the Little House on the Prairie set at the end of the series.  It will blow your mind!  Those are just a few of this week’s fun facts.

Links to things mentioned in the show:

  1. Watch Melissa Gilbert’s Audition with Michael Landon
  2. The research behind Mary’s blindness
  3. Allison Arngrim’s work with The National Association to Protect Children
  4. The explosion of the Little House on the Prairie Set
  5. Take a road trip to Walnut Grove
  6. See the Little House on the Prairie Cast Then and Now

Spoiler alert! Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more Oscar fun, look back at some of our previous episodes!

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Trivia Rewind Episode 46 – Little House on the Prairie

[00:00:00] Welcome to Trivia Rewind. I’m Debi Jenkins, your host. Well in 1974, the series Little House on the Prairie first aired and served up a fresh batch of wholesome television viewing for the whole family. The series was an adaptation of the popular best-selling series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Television producer Ed Friendly is responsible for bringing the series to television.

[00:00:39] Not only did he create the television series, he was the Executive Producer alongside Michael Landon. Michael Landon also wrote and directed many episodes, in addition to playing the role of Charles Ingles, also known as Pa. Unfortunately, things got off to a bit of a [00:01:00] rocky start between the two. It was actually more than rocky.

[00:01:04] They weren’t on the same page about a lot of things. It was a battle over who had creative control of the show. In one instance, after the pilot episode, Ed Friendly wanted to see the children running around dirty and barefoot, but due to the extreme heat outside where they filmed, Michael Landon was against it.

[00:01:25] When Michael Landon told the studio he couldn’t work that way, he gave them an ultimatum and said either Ed Friendly does the show or he does the show. The studio ultimately sided with Michael Landon, even though it was Ed Friendly’s money that bought the show. From that point on, Ed Friendly was never allowed on the set.

[00:01:48] Michael Landon took over and was even quoted in the Los Angeles times saying “I have a thing about control. The only times in my life, when I was unhappy is [00:02:00] when I didn’t have it. I like to have it.” Ed Friendly did however continue to get paid and make quite a bit of money from the series. Little House on the Prairie ran on the NBC network for nine seasons and had over 200 episodes plus a few television specials.

[00:02:20] This was one of the most watched television series of the 1970s and early eighties. Even today, the show can be seen in reruns and is quite popular. Little House on the Prairie has never been off the air since its debut in 1974. In this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind, we are taking a trip back to a Walnut Grove.

[00:02:46] I will give you 10 trivia questions from the show and a lot of fun facts. Find out who got grounded for telling Melissa Gilbert that she got the role of Laura when it was supposed to be kept a secret. [00:03:00] Find out about the awkward moment when Melissa Gilbert had to do her first onscreen kiss for the show. Plus find out what horrible thing happened to the Little House on the Prairie set at the end of the series. It will blow your mind.

[00:03:16] Those are just a few of this week’s fun facts. So if you’re ready, let’s get started with the trivia. Here’s question one. What were the names of the Ingles family’s first three children?

[00:03:34] Question two. What was the name of the first dog that belonged to the Ingles family?

[00:03:42] Question three. What is the name of the man that Laura married?

[00:03:48] Question four. According to her doctor, what was the cause of Mary’s blindness?

[00:03:57] Question five. [00:04:00] What were the names of Nels and Harriet Oleson’s children?

[00:04:06] Question six. What was the name of the Walnut Grove doctor?

[00:04:14] Question seven. What was the name of the busy city that Charles Ingles often had to make deliveries to or where they’d go if they needed a doctor that could do more than their town doctor?

[00:04:28] Question eight. What is the name of the Ingles family friend that had troubles early on with alcoholism and depression after losing his wife and child to Smallpox? He was a good friend of the family, especially to Laura and he would often sing the song Old Dan Tucker.

[00:04:50] Question nine. When Laura needed cheering up after her porcelain doll broke, Mary brought her home an animal that Laura [00:05:00] named Jasper. What kind of animal was Jasper?

[00:05:05] And question 10. What was the name of the only general store in Walnut Grove?

[00:05:14] Those we’re our 10 questions. Let’s go back review, get the answers and fun facts. Question one. What were the names of the Ingles family’s first three children? The names of their first three children were Mary, Laura, and Carrie.

[00:05:32] Their fourth child, Charles Jr. died as an infant and then they had a daughter named Grace. The Ingles later adopted three children, Albert plus James and Cassandra Cooper. Out of all the children, the character Laura appeared in the most episodes. Actress Melissa Gilbert had the role of Laura. She was born on May 8th, 1964 and given up immediately for [00:06:00] adoption. The next day she was adopted by film and television actor Paul Gilbert and his wife, actress Barbara Crane, the daughter of the creator of The Honeymooners, Harry Crane.

[00:06:12] Her first steps into acting were in commercials where she was as young as two years old. In one commercial for Alpo dog food, she appeared with Lorne Greene the TV father of Michael Landon on the show Bonanza. Then along came the opportunity to audition for the New series, little House on the Prairie. 500 kids auditioned and Melissa Gilbert knocked it out of the park. Michael Landon knew that she was the one to play Laura. He was so convinced that he only sent her screen test to the producers.

[00:06:47] Watching her audition with Michael Landon really shows you how she was made for the part. If you visit triviarewind.com, you can see the actual audition. She was just nine years old when she [00:07:00] started her role as Laura. There’s a funny story about how Melissa Gilbert found out that she got the role of Laura.

[00:07:06] It just so happened that she went to the same school with Leslie Landon, the daughter of Michael Landon. Well, Leslie found her at school, introduced herself and couldn’t help but tell her that she got the role of Laura. Gilbert ran to the school office and called home to tell her family the good news.

[00:07:27] In a cheatsheet.com article they quote Melissa Gilbert saying “Leslie had told me even before my agents knew and boy, did she get grounded for that one.” What’s Melissa Gilbert up to today? She’s enjoying life with her husband, Emmy Award-winning actor Timothy Busfield, probably known most for his role on the show Thirtysomething. You can follow her on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in her life.

[00:07:56] Question two. What was the name of the [00:08:00] first dog that belonged to the Ingles family? His name was Jack. Michael Landon fell in love with a dog named Barney and Barney took on the role of Jack. According to producer Kent McCrae, “The dog had a bigger contract than some of the actors did, but that was just the way it worked.” Sadly, in the fourth season of the series, Jack dies. Laura then gets a new dog named Bandit.

[00:08:30] Question three. What is the name of the man that Laura married? His name was Almonzo Wilder. Actor Dean Butler had the role of Almonzo and to Melissa Gilbert, a man he was. Things were a little awkward for her when it came to Dean Butler.

[00:08:50] When he arrived on the series, she was only 15 and he was 23. Then came the part in the series where they had to really [00:09:00] kiss, not just a peck on the lips. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Melissa Gilbert said, “I was kissing a man who had to shave that morning and I hadn’t even ever shaved my legs. It’s bizarre. I mean, he was a grownup person with a car. He golfed.”

[00:09:18] In one interview. Dean Butler said, “It was a big moment, but I don’t know if this was her first kiss or one of her first kisses in her life, but it was certainly treated as if it was her first kiss ever. Which certainly added a bit of responsibility to the whole thing.”

[00:09:35] Well, the whole thing had to have been a little weird. Supposedly Melissa Gilbert’s mother was standing on the set, crying my baby, my baby so hysterically that she had to be consoled. At the 2006 TV Land Awards, the kiss between Dean Butler and Melissa Gilbert won for most memorable kiss.

[00:09:56] Question four. According to her doctor, what was [00:10:00] the cause of Mary’s blindness? Well, her doctor said that Scarlet Fever weakened to the nerves in her eyes, thus causing blindness. Well, back in 2016, CNN health had an article about Mary’s blindness. Researchers weren’t convinced that her blindness was caused by Scarlet Fever. The researchers dug through old letters and newspaper accounts from the time and came to the conclusion that the real cause of Mary’s blindness was Viral Meningoencephalitis. Reading those letters really paid off for their research. Of course, we’ll never really know for sure, but the fact that doctors actually researched this is pretty interesting. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson, known on the set is Missy had the role of Mary Ingles. She was 11 years old when she got the role.

[00:10:52] At the 1978 Primetime Emmy Awards, she was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series [00:11:00] Emmy for her role on the series. She was the only person on the show to be nominated for an acting Emmy. Unfortunately, she decided to leave the show early. A UPI article quotes her saying “The writers have exhausted all the possibilities for Mary. First of all, she became blind. Then she had a miscarriage. She lost her mind. Another baby died in a fire. She’s had all kinds of diseases. It’s just a matter of moving on for me. I’ve done about everything I can do with the character.” Melissa Sue Anderson wasn’t friends with any of the other kids on set.

[00:11:39] It had been reported that nobody really was close to her and that she was standoffish. There has been speculation that her over-protective mother could have had something to do with it. You can find more information about their research into Mary’s blindness on triviarewind.com.

[00:11:57] Question five. What were the [00:12:00] names of Nels and Harriet Oleson’s children? Well, their children were Willy and Nellie later in the series, they would adopt Nancy. Actor Jonathan Gilbert had the role of Willie. Did you know that in real life, Jonathan Gilbert and Melissa Gilbert are brother and sister. Unfortunately, the last I read, they haven’t seen each other for years. In her memoir, Melissa says that when Jonathan turned 18, he left and dropped contact with the family. Occasionally over the years, he might turn up. He left acting to pursue an MBA in finance.

[00:12:41] Alison Arngrim had the role of Nellie when Alison auditioned for Little House on the Prairie, she actually auditioned for several of the roles, including Laura before finally getting the role of Nellie Oleson. Alison’s character Nellie was known for those perfect blonde curls.

[00:13:00] [00:12:59] Well, that was actually a wig. After a few weeks of filming the show, they realized that it would be too time consuming and painful for Alison if they had to curl her hair each time. So a wig it would be. Unfortunately, she still had to endure some pain. Metal hair pins were used to attach the wig to her own hair and often the hair pins would dig into her scalp and cause it to bleed. More than the curls, the character Nellie was known to be someone you couldn’t stand. On the show, Nellie was a character that most people found detestable. She was spoiled, bratty and unkind. Alison Arngrim has stated before that in real life, people would treat her as if she really was Nellie Oleson.

[00:13:46] She was once in a Christmas parade and someone threw a can of soda at her head. In the series, Laura and Nellie were enemies. However, in real life, they were best friends. As soon [00:14:00] as they met on the set they bonded. They would get together outside of the show and have sleepovers and tons of fun together. They were quite the pranksters on set too.

[00:14:09] In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Alison Arngrim said that her TV parents were great and like her second set of parents. She said that if any one of the actors was most like their character, it would be her TV dad Nels Oleson played by actor Richard Bull. She said he was calm and a sensible guy.

[00:14:31] Playing Nellie Oleson was actually therapeutic for Arngrim. As a child, she was abused by a relative. In a Huffington Post article, she says, “So here I was playing this girl that everyone was afraid of. And it’s great. I’m paid to play this person who screams, yells, throws things, vents her anger, just lets it out, doesn’t care who’s looking. Shows all the worst parts, makes terrible faces and doesn’t [00:15:00] care how awful she looks. It was absolutely therapeutic” she said. Nowadays, Alison Arngrim is making quite the difference, in a good way. She is the president of the National Association to Protect Children and has devoted her life to this effort.

[00:15:18] Visit triviarewind.com to find out more about The National Association to protect children. Their organization is doing some amazing things.

[00:15:29] Question six. What was the name of the Walnut Grove doctor? Well, his name was Dr. Baker. Actor Kevin Hagan played Dr. Baker also referred to as Doc Baker or just Doc. While we all probably remember Doc Baker as the kind, quiet town doctor, many of Hagan’s other roles were quite the opposite.

[00:15:54] He loved playing the villain. Not only was Doc Baker a doctor [00:16:00] to the people in Walnut Grove, he was also the veterinarian. A great piece of dialogue from the series is when Harriet Oleson asks, “What are you, a doctor or a veterinarian?” Doc Baker so perfectly responds, “Looking at some of my patients, sometimes I get a little confused myself.” A nice little jab at Harriet Oleson. Sometimes the quiet person can say it best.

[00:16:30] Question seven. What was the name of the busy city that Charles Ingles often had to go to, to make deliveries or where they go if they needed a doctor that could do more than their own town doctor? That town was Mankato.

[00:16:47] Another town he often traveled to was Sleepy Eye. Mankato is a real town in Minnesota and is about 90 miles from Walnut Grove. If you’re ever in [00:17:00] Minnesota and want to visit Walnut Grove, you can make a stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. None of the show was filmed in Minnesota. It was filmed in California.

[00:17:11] Interior shots were filmed at Paramount Studios. When they lost their lease at Paramount, the indoor scenes were moved over to MGM Studios. For the outdoor scenes, filming took place at The big sky Ranch in Simi Valley. This location was a very hot and a few of the actors fainted from the extreme heat.

[00:17:33] It was at this location where they constructed the town of Walnut Grove that we saw on the television show. What happened to the pretend Walnut Grove when the show was over will blow you away. According to Wide Open Country, “Producers agreed with the land owners before the first season that they would restore the land to its original condition after the series wrapped. At Michael Landon’s suggestion, [00:18:00] they just blew it up. However, that is not quite how Melissa Gilbert said things went down. In her memoir titled Prairie Tale, she tells what really happened. She said, “Michael Landon didn’t find out that Little House on the Prairie had been canceled from the network, he found out from her. For this reason he was furious.”

[00:18:22] So supposedly as payback, he wanted all the sets blown up and what a better way to do that than to work it into the storyline of the last episode. I don’t even think I saw that particular episode. I’m going to have to see if I can find that. In the very last postseason movie episode, 10.3 titled The Last Farewell, the town’s people see that a greedy railroad tycoon is going to take over their town, so they take matters into their own hands and dynamite the place. Everything except the church and the little house at Plum Creek were blown to smithereens. Well, that’s one way to [00:19:00] end a series. Actress Karen Grassley told Entertainment Weekly,” I thought it was a shame. We could have done annual specials about the characters, but once you blow up the town, you can’t do that.” Regardless of which reason it was, blowing up Walnut Grove definitely took it to the next level. If you’d like to see one of the pictures from this explosion, visit triviarewind.com.

[00:19:24] If you’d like to make a summer road trip and visit Walnut Grove, you can also visit triviarewind.com for more information and about the museum.

[00:19:33] Question eight. What is the name of the Ingles family friend that had troubles early on with alcoholism and depression after losing his wife and child to Smallpox? He was a good friend of the family, especially to Laura and he would often sing the song Old Dan Tucker. That person was Isaiah Edwards, also known as Mr. Edwards. Actor Victor French had the role of [00:20:00] Mr. Edwards. French’s father was a stunt man who appeared in many westerns. French followed in his father’s footsteps. It was his work on Bonanza where he met Michael Landon.

[00:20:11] When Michael Landon went off to work on Little House on the Prairie, he wanted Victor French to have a part. In a Cheat Sheet article, they quote Victor French saying, “The network wanted a name actor, but Michael stood by his guns.” According to a 1989 Los Angeles Times article, he said “That role changed my career. Michael is really my angel.” After the Little House series was over, French went on to star in another series with Michael Landon, Highway to Heaven.

[00:20:45] Question nine. When Laura needed cheered up after her porcelain doll broke, Mary brought her home an animal that Laura named Jasper, what kind of animal was Jasper? Well, Jasper was a [00:21:00] raccoon. Thanks to Pa, he allowed Laura to keep Jasper for a while until Jasper got unruly and bit not only the family dog Jack, he also bit Laura. Laura’s Pa wins the dad of the year award for letting her even keep a raccoon as a pet. Charles Ingles always tried to do what was best for his family, but a pet raccoon may have been at borderline bad decision. On TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Dads of all Time, Charles Ingles comes in fourth place.

[00:21:32] Michael Landon was loved for his role as Charles Ingles. The actors have said that although he meant business on the set, he also had a lot of fun. The crew was like a family. Michael Landon was born in 1936 and was actually given the name Eugene Maurice Orowitz. When he started acting, he chose a screen name. The way he chose the name Michael Landon was quite interesting. He found the [00:22:00] name in the phone book.

[00:22:01] Michael Landon did not like coming across as short. While he was five foot nine, he wanted to be taller. So in the series, he wore boots with four inch tall heels. Many say that’s what gave him that swagger when he walked. Melissa Gilbert had a falling out with Michael Landon after he left his wife for the show’s makeup artist. Melissa Gilbert’s family and the Landon family were quite close and this action really upset her. It wasn’t until right before his death, that she visited with him and they reconciled. In a CheatSheet.com article, they quote her saying, “He pulled me toward him and we hugged,” she said. “Nothing else needed to be said. That hug was more than enough. That’s all he wanted.” In April of 1991, Michael Landon found out he had pancreatic cancer and on July 1st of that same year, he died at the [00:23:00] age of 54.

[00:23:01] Question 10. What was the name of the only general store in Walnut Grove? Well, that was called Oleson’s Mercantile. Nels and Harriet Oleson were the owners of Oleson’s mercantile. They actually had the nicest house in town. It was attached to the store. In season eight, episode one, Nels and Harriet Oleson adopt a girl named Nancy. Just when you thought there was no child as bratty as Nellie Oleson, along comes Nancy. She was quite the disaster. Actress Alison Balson had the role of Nancy.

[00:23:40] Well a lot of young actors and actresses appeared on the series that would later go on to have big acting careers of their own. Jason Bateman had the role of James Cooper Ingles, the boy that would be adopted by the Ingalls family. He appeared in 21 episodes and would go on to have a successful career in shows [00:24:00] like Arrested Development and more recently, Ozark.

[00:24:03] Shannon Doherty had the role of Jenny Wilder in season nine. She was the little girl adopted by Laura and her husband. She’d go on to be known for her role in Beverly Hills 90210.

[00:24:16] Willie Ames appeared in one episode, he later went on to star in Eight is Enough. Todd Bridges appeared in one episode as the character Solomon Henry. He’d go on to be known for his role on Diff’rent Strokes. Sean Penn had an uncredited role as an extra, and that was his small screen debut. Those are just a few of the actors that appeared on the show that later went on to do great things.

[00:24:44] Just this past December, it was announced that a Little House on the Prairie reboot is in the works. I’ve read that it’ll be a one hour dramatic series adaptation and Ed Friendly’s son trip will be the executive producer. Not everyone is sure [00:25:00] that it’s a good idea. Actor, Dean Butler said, “The fact that it’s been so beloved for so long and it’s never gone off the air since 1974, it has been on the air somewhere around the world constantly, I think that says to a lot of people, this was done really well and why mess around with it?” Butler said, “The show is more beautiful now than it was when it was new. Why mess around with it? Why change it? Why do it again? I’m sure it will happen and we’ll all be watching closely to see how they do.”

[00:25:33] For a fun look at how the actors looked then and now, visit triviarewind.com. Well, that’s it for this week’s episode. I hope you enjoyed this look back at Little House on the Prairie. You can visit Trivia Rewind on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can visit triviarewind.com for more information about things that I mentioned in the episode. I also post a [00:26:00] transcript there. Thank you so much for listening. I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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TV Cop Shows

Ahh, police shows. The good, the bad and the ugly. For decades TV viewers have been drawn   to shows that take us inside the life of police officers and crime filled cities. Often the role of a police officer is glamorized while other times it’s shown as a depressing gritty job. 

One show paved the way for all others. In 1951 the radio series Dragnet first made its way to television and aired until 1959. In 1967, the series was revived. The Dragnet franchise was created by Jack Webb who also played the lead role of Los Angeles police Sgt. Joe Friday in the television series.  Many call Dragnet the most influential police procedural drama in media history.  For some they would say the influence was good while others would say the influence was bad. 

In 1954, Time magazine wrote, “Americans have “gained a new appreciation of the underpaid, long-suffering ordinary policeman” and their “first rudimentary understanding of real-life law enforcement.”

In a 2017 article from Timeline.com, author Jacqui Shine writes, “When we see a cop on TV, we’re seeing the legacy of Dragnet. Everything we think we know about crime and law enforcement — and everything we believe about the police — bears the imprint of the show. It did no less than fashion the idea of modern policing in our cultural imagination. And, as viewers were reminded each week, all of it was true. But what most of us don’t know is that Dragnet was also calculated propaganda: the Los Angeles Police Department did far more than provide technical assistance, essentially co-producing the show.”

After Dragnet, Police shows continued to become more and more popular. Just think of all the police shows on television today alone.  This episode of Trivia Rewind is purely entertainment and devoted to just 10 classic police shows from years past.   I’ll give you ten questions about some of television’s classic cop shows. 

In our fun facts segment, find out which two TV cops didn’t get along in real life causing one to leave the show. Find out which TV cop tried to sabotage his job and even set his underwear on fire in an attention getting movie. Plus find out which TV cop thought his cop car looked ridiculous, like a tomato.  Those are just a few of the fun facts that await you on this episode of Trivia Rewind.

Stick around to the end of the episode to find out where you can learn more about what’s been going on over the past year to try and make police shows more accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. 

Here are the links mentioned in the podcast.

  1. Hear both versions of the CHiPs theme song. Version 1 and Version 2
  2. Listen to the Hill Street Blues theme song
  3. Watch Johnny Depp talk about his experience in television
  4. The report from USC’s Norman Lear Center titled, Normalizing Injustice – The Dangerous Misrepresentations that Define Television’s Scripted Crime Genre: A Comprehensive Study of How Television’s Most Popular Genre Excludes Writers of Color, Miseducates People about the Criminal Justice System and Makes Racial Injustice Acceptable.

Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Trivia Rewind Episode 44 TV Cops

[00:00:00] Recording: [00:00:00] Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

[00:00:28] Debi Jenkins: [00:00:28] Ah, police shows. The good, the bad and the ugly. Welcome to this episode of Trivia Rewind. I’m Debi Jenkins, the host of the show. For decades, TV viewers have been drawn to shows that take us inside the life of police officers and crime filled cities. Often the role of a police officer is glamorized while other times it’s shown as a depressing gritty job.

[00:00:55] One show paved the way for all others. In [00:01:00] 1951, the radio series Dragnet first made its way to television and aired until 1959. In 1967, the series was revived. The Dragnet franchise was created by Jack Webb, who also played the lead role of Los Angeles police Sergeant Joe Friday in the television series. Many call Dragnet the most influential police procedural drama in media history. For some, they would say the influence was good while others would say the influence was bad.

[00:01:35] In 1954, Time Magazine wrote, “Americans have gained a new appreciation of the underpaid, long suffering, ordinary policeman and their first rudimentary understanding of real-life law enforcement.” In a 2017 article from Timeline.com, author Jacqui Shine writes, “When we see a cop [00:02:00] on TV, we’re seeing the legacy of Dragnet. Everything we think we know about crime and law enforcement and everything we believe about the police bears the imprint of the show. It did no less than fashion the idea of modern policing in our cultural imagination. And as viewers we’re reminded each week, all of it was true. But what most of us don’t know is that Dragnet was also calculated propaganda: the Los Angeles Police Department did far more than provide technical assistance, essentially co-producing the show.”

[00:02:38] Well after Dragnet, police shows continued to become more and more popular. This episode of Trivia Rewind is purely entertainment and devoted to just 10 classic police shows from years past. Here’s how this episode will work. I will give you 10 questions about some of television’s classic police shows. [00:03:00] After the trivia questions, I’ll go back and give you the answers and some fun facts. In our fun facts segment, find out which two TV cops didn’t get along in real life, causing one to leave the show. Find out which TV cop tried to sabotage his job and hated being a teen idol. Plus find out which TV cop thought his cop car looked ridiculous.

[00:03:25] Those are just a few of the fun facts that await you on this episode of Trivia Rewind. Stick around to the end of the episode to find out where you can learn more about what’s been going on over the past year to try and make police shows more accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

[00:03:45] Now onto the trivia. Here’s question one. In the 1977 series CHiPs, what was the last name of Ponch’s partner John?

[00:03:58] Question [00:04:00] two. In which police procedural drama that first aired in 1982, did two women play New York City police detectives, one of which was a married working mother?

[00:04:14] Question three. On the 1980s police show Hill Street Blues, what was the catch phrase often said by Sergeant Phil Esterhaus?

[00:04:26] Question four. On NYPD Blue, a police series that debuted in 1993, who was the only regular cast member that appeared in every single episode of the show? If you don’t remember the actor’s name, what was the character’s name?

[00:04:45] Question five. On what 1980s police drama did actress Heather Locklear play officer Stacy Sheridan?

[00:04:55] Question six. On what police series that first aired in [00:05:00] 1987 did Johnny Depp play officer Tom Hanson?

[00:05:06] Question seven. What is the name of the police show from the seventies that focused on two detectives that had a bright red Ford Gran Torino with two white vector stripes on the sides?

[00:05:21] Question eight. What is the name of the police series that first aired in 1984 and had a huge influence on men’s fashion, such as making wearing a t-shirt under pastel sports coats fashionable?

[00:05:37] Question nine. What is the name of the short-lived police series that debuted in 1987 and starred actor Pat Morita?

[00:05:48] And question 10.  This crime drama first aired in 1971 and the homicide detective’s catchphrase was “Just one more thing.” What was [00:06:00] the name of the show?

[00:06:02] Those were our 10 questions. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts. Question one. In the 1977 series CHiPs, what was the last name of Ponch’s partner John? John’s last name was Baker.

[00:06:19] Actor Erik Estrada had the role of officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello and actor Larry Wilcox had the role of officer John Baker. These two motorcycle officers were part of the California Highway Patrol. According to Internet Movie Database, “The word “Chippie” is slang for California Highway Patrol officers and dates back to the 1950s or earlier, but was rarely used until popularized by this show. The word CHiP was coined by the producers after the network balked at the name “Chippies.” In real life, Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox did not get [00:07:00] along. The grudgefest lasted for years. In 1980, People Magazine did a story on Larry Wilcox’s second marriage, where Wilcox revealed that he didn’t invite Erik Estrada to the wedding.

[00:07:13] He said, “I gave it a lot of thought and decided not to invite him. There’s no point going around telling people Erik is my best chum” he confides “because he’s not, and never will be. After all,” Larry continues, “Erik didn’t invite me to his wedding four months ago, nor to his recent birthday party. I wanted to show more class and invite him anyhow, but it went against my grain.” In the article, it says, “Wilcox admits CHiP’s appeal is due primarily to Estrada’s latin-lover looks.”

[00:07:47] Larry Wilcox was the first of the two to be hired for CHiPs and felt that Estrada was hired just for being photogenic. In the article, he says, “You had two competitive [00:08:00] actors needing to say, Hey, my talent’s bigger than yours. It was an ego problem. That first year we talked our problems over sober and drunk. We’d get things squared away for a week or two then the whole thing would start over.” I’m sure the producers got tired of the feud because for the last season of CHiPs, Larry Wilcox was no longer part of the show. In 2019 Antenna TV interviewed Larry Wilcox and from the sound of it, he and Erik Estrada have gotten past their differences. He said they’re older now and they don’t care.

[00:08:36] If anything memorable lives on from the series, it’s the iconic seventies theme song. The theme was written by John Parker and there were two different versions of the song. Not everyone liked the song though. In an article with AVClub.com, actor Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks said,

[00:08:56] quote, “I cannot get it out of my head. [00:09:00] To be quite honest, this has gone beyond a hatesong. I’ve gone through so many different emotions dealing with it that for better or worse, it’s just part of me now.” Want to get the song stuck in your mind? Visit triviarewind.com for a link where you can hear both versions and decide which version you like better, or if you hate it.

[00:09:24] Question two. In which police procedural drama that first aired in 1982 did two women play New York City police detectives, one of which was a married working mother? That show was Cagney & Lacey. Some have called it a quintessential show for working women. Cagney & Lacey aired for seven seasons.

[00:09:47] We probably all remember actress Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey and Sharon Gless as detective Christine Cagney. Both women won multiple awards for their roles on the series. But did you know [00:10:00] that Sharon Gless didn’t always play detective Cagney? In 1981 when the TV movie pilot aired, the role of detective Christine Cagney was played by actress Loretta Switt.

[00:10:12] At the time she was starring in M*A*S*H and due to contractual obligations, couldn’t continue on with a role in Cagney & Lacey. In season one, actress Meg Foster played detective Cagney and from seasons two through seven, actress Sharon Gless took over the role. If you haven’t watched the show since the eighties, you may have forgotten that Martin Kove of Karate Kid and Cobra Kai fame had a role in Cagney & Lacey where he played the character Victor Isbecki in 113 episodes.

[00:10:46] Cagney & Lacey was almost canceled twice. The first time the series was about to be canceled, viewer protests stopped it from happening. The second time, a letter writing campaign saved the [00:11:00] show. It was finally canceled after its seventh season.

[00:11:05] Question three. On the 1980s police show Hill Street Blues, what was the catch phrase often said by Sergeant Phil Esterhaus? That phrase was “Let’s be careful out there.” Actor Michael Conrad had the role of veteran cop Sergeant Phil Esterhaus. For his role in the series he won two Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards. Hill Street Blues received critical acclaim and in its first season won eight Emmy Awards.

[00:11:38] When the show first aired, it wasn’t recorded with the typical studio TV cameras that most television series used. It was shot with handheld cameras, something viewers had to get used to. In an NPR article it says, “Hill Street Blues sounds like almost every excellent drama series that’s on our must-watch list [00:12:00] today. But back then it broke new ground, although it took a year and a batch of Emmy Awards before it caught on. Before that, the show had a much tougher time getting viewers accustomed to its unusual narrative style.”

[00:12:16] Not only was the series popular, the theme song was too. If you were an eighties kid that took piano lessons, I bet that somewhere you once had the sheet music for this very theme song. I know I did. It was definitely the thing back then. In November of 1981, the song made its way onto the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart climbing up to number 10. Mike Post, the composer of the hit theme song has quite a few memorable theme songs on his resume. He has composed the theme songs for Law and Order SVU, The A-Team, NYPD Blue, Renegade, The Rockford Files, LA Law, [00:13:00] Quantum Leap, and Magnum PI to name a few. Post even won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for his Hill Street Blues theme song. Visit triviarewind.com where I will post a link to the theme song.

[00:13:16] In 1993 Hill Street Blues was named the All Time Best Cop Show by TV guide in its issue that celebrated 40 years of television. In 2013 when TV Guide came out with their list of The 60 Greatest Drama Shows of All Time, Hill Street Blues came in at number one.

[00:13:37] Question four. On NYPD Blue, a police series that debuted in 1993, who was the only regular cast member that appeared in every single episode of the show? And if you can’t remember the actor’s name, what was the character’s name? Well, the actor is Dennis Franz and he played [00:14:00] detective Sergeant Andy Sipowicz. When the show creators came to Dennis Franz to see if he’d be interested in their new police drama, he was hesitant at first because he had already played 27 cops.

[00:14:14] Did you know that he was in 44 episodes of Hill Street Blues playing Lieutenant Norman Buntz? A New York Post article interview Dennis Franz in 2015 and asked him if he was comfortable with his legacy as Sipowicz. His reply was, “I’m completely flattered when anyone says hello and remembers me from anything and that’s Sipowicz nine times out of 10. I was always flattered and honored to have the opportunity to explore that character and find whatever success I found. Personally, I’m good with that for the rest of my days. A lot of people don’t even know my name, they only know me as Sipowicz and I’m flattered.” For his role on NYPD Blue, Franz won a Golden Globe [00:15:00] Award, three screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

[00:15:05] The series definitely made headlines and created quite the stir when it first aired. 57 ABC affiliates refused to show the series premiere due to nudity and cursing. Things didn’t get any tamer. A 2003 episode of NYPD Blue got ABC in hot water with the FCC and they were fined $1.2 million for showing a naked rear end. In 2011, a New York appeals court overturned a Federal Communications Commission ruling against ABC.

[00:15:40] Question five. On what 1980s police drama did Heather Locklear play officer Stacy Sheridan? That show was TJ Hooker. Heather Locklear appeared in seasons two through five of the show. She was quite busy at the time because not only was she starring in [00:16:00] TJ Hooker, she also had a role on the hit show Dynasty. Actor William Shatner had the lead role in the series and played Sergeant TJ Hooker. He was the only main character to appear in all seasons of the show.

[00:16:15] The series was created by Rick Husky and initially the intention of the show was to rework the seventies police series The Rookies and call the new version The Protectors. However, after William Shatner’s character TJ Hooker was decided on to be the main focus, they named the series TJ Hooker. TJ Hooker ran for five seasons. Four of those years, the show aired on ABC. Its last season aired on the CBS network.

[00:16:46] According to Metv.com Shatner didn’t set the best example when it came to wearing a seatbelt. They say, “In early seasons, Hooker sets a bad example for drivers and passengers. The [00:17:00] tough cop rarely wears a seatbelt. He buckles up a little towards the end of the third season and by the time the character was cruising on CBS he was far more safety conscious. It’s a curious detail that can help you date an episode.”

[00:17:16] Question six. On what police series that first aired in 1987 did Johnny Depp play officer Tom Hanson? That show was 21 Jump Street. According to the book Johnny Depp, A Biography, the show was originally called Jump Street Chapel. Depp turned down the role to play officer Tom Hanson so the role was given to another actor. After a few weeks of shooting, the show’s creator knew it was not going to work out and what they really needed was Johnny Depp. The show was renamed 21 Jump Street and Johnny Depp’s agents were able to get him to read for the part and Depp [00:18:00] decided to take the role.

[00:18:01] There were a couple of reasons why he had a change of heart. One was that his agents told him the series probably wouldn’t even last one season. The second and probably most luring part was the money. He would earn $45,000 per episode. One thing he probably regretted later was that he was required to sign a five-year contract. The series made him a teen idol and he was recognized everywhere. During the series run, he graced the cover of several magazines. His biography says that in the show’s second season, Depp was receiving over 10,000 pieces of fan mail a month. One source claims that it was 10,000 per week.

[00:18:44] Johnny Depp did not like being labeled as a teen idol. During the series, Depp made his way into tabloids. In one instance, he got into an altercation with a security guard, spit in his face and was arrested. [00:19:00] As the series went on, his bad attitude towards the show started showing. His biography says that it was rumored that one day on set when in a bad mood, he set his underwear on fire. He even trashed his trailer. Watch Johnny Depp talk for a few minutes about how he felt working in a television series and how he tried to get fired from the show. I’ll post the link on triviarewind.com.

[00:19:27] After four seasons, Depp was released from his contract. When it was all said and done, Depp had 57 episodes in the books and a negative reply about what it was like to work on a television series. He called it quote, “Assembly-line stuff that to me was borderline fascist.” After Johnny Depp left the series, 21 Jump Street aired for a fifth season.

[00:19:53] Question seven. What is the name of the police show from the seventies that focused on two [00:20:00] detectives that had a bright red Ford Gran Torino with two white vector stripes on the sides? The name of that series was Starsky & Hutch. Do you remember their call sign? It was Zebra Three. Actor Paul Michael Glaser had the role of Detective Dave Starsky. Actor David Soul played detective Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson.

[00:20:25] While the show may be known for that car, one of the actors admitted to hating the car. In an article on Telegram.com, Paul Michael Glaser said, “It was a particularly ugly car. It had terrible suspension, terrible acceleration. Excuse me for saying so, it was a Ford, and the idea of a detective driving around in a red car with a white stripe is kind of ridiculous.” In the article Glazer went on to say, “When Aaron Spelling walked us out onto the parking lot and showed us this car, [00:21:00] I said, “What is this?”

[00:21:02] He said, “That’s your car.” And I said, “It looks like a striped tomato and I turned to David and said, I’m going to destroy that thing,” Glazer recalled. “It was good to have something on the set that you could take your frustrations out on.” Well, do you want to know what happened to that car? In a GQ Magazine article, it says the Gran Torino continued rolling out of Ford’s factory gates until 1976 though its chassis was used on other Fords, including the Thunderbird, until the end of the decade. In its final year, Ford produced  1000 Starsky & Hutch replica cars. All of them were two door coupes, but could be had with any of the available (at this point all V8) engines. The red used on the TV car had been discontinued but was brought back for the special edition, though Ford painted each car white [00:22:00] first before masking the iconic stripe off and spraying the rest in its distinctive crimson. It was a color scheme as iconic as any in TV history.” In 2014, a 1976 Ford Gran Torino that was claimed to have been one of the original cars used in the filming of the show, sold at an auction for $40,000. In Street Muscle Magazine’s list of The Top 50 TV Cars of All Time, the car from Starsky & Hutch came in fourth place.

[00:22:34] Question eight. What is the name of the police series that first aired in 1984 and had a huge influence on men’s fashion, such as making wearing a t-shirt under a pastel sports coat fashionable? Well, that show was Miami Vice. Miami Vice centered around the Miami Dade Police Department’s main characters, Sonny Crockett played by actor Don Johnson and [00:23:00] Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs played by actor Philip Michael Thomas. This was one of the most expensive shows to produce at the time. Before getting the Miami Vice title, the show was once going to be called Gold Coast.

[00:23:15] We all know that fashion was a huge part of this show. An article in Time says, “On a typical episode, Crockett and Tubbs wear from five to eight different outfits, always in shades of pink, blue, green, peach, fuchsia and the shows other approved colors from such chic designers as Vittorio Ricci, Gianni Versace, and Hugo Boss. The concept of the show is to be on top of all the latest fashion trends in Europe says costume designer, Bambi Breakstone who had just left for a trip to Milan, Paris and London to pick outfits for the coming season.”

[00:23:56] Thanks to the show, the sales of Ray-Ban shades skyrocketed [00:24:00] when fans saw Don Johnson wearing them. The company After Six Formal Wear even created a line of what they named Miami Vice dinner jackets. And all of the sudden it was fashionable for men not to wear socks with their shoes. Some didn’t think the show went that deep and focused more on the flashy. In the Time article it says, “Not everyone is so enthusiastic about the direction Miami Vice is taking TV. Miami Vice is a cop show. Very well done and stylish, but still a cop show, says Bruce Paltrow, the executive producer of St. Elsewhere. It’s hip and glib but not very deep.” For a minute I forgot we were even talking about cop shows.

[00:24:49] Question nine. What is the name of the short-lived police series that debuted in 1987 and starred actor Pat Morita? [00:25:00] That show was Ohara. Pat Morita had the role of Lieutenant Ohara. Ohara was one of the first television series to have a Japanese-American actor in the leading role. Pat Morita was actually one of the creators of this series that only ran for two seasons. Just three years prior to this, fans everywhere grew to love Pat Morita in his Mr. Miyagi role in the Karate Kid movie. He won an Oscar for that role. According to Internet Movie Database, in Brazil, the series was titled Karate Kid Ohara, taking advantage of the success of Pat Morita in the 1984 movie. Due to declining ratings, Ohara was canceled after its second season.

[00:25:46] And question 10. This crime drama first aired in 1971 and the homicide detective’s catchphrase was “Just one more thing.” What was the name of the show? [00:26:00] That show was Columbo. Actor Peter Falk had the role of Lieutenant Columbo a role for which he won four Emmy Awards. His character was known for his khaki colored raincoat and his cigar smoking. Remember he never had a match and was always asking for a light for his cigar? A New York Times article comments on his look saying, “In his portrayal, Mr. Falk has created a true everyman character in the sense that every man is a bit of a schlump — an antihero who is also anti chic, even if he went to a lot of trouble to look as if he didn’t care about his appearance.” The Times article even did some digging to find out whose idea it was for that coat. They say, “According to a spokeswoman for the show, the famous raincoat was purchased in Manhattan by Mr. Falk himself who misread the [00:27:00] original script which called for an overcoat. Mr. Falk also wore his own suits, ties and shoes in the early episodes, proving himself a highly cost-effective actor.”

[00:27:14] You may have noticed that actor Peter Falk looks like he’s squinting with one of his eyes. It’s one of his trademark looks. Well when he was three years old, his right eye was surgically removed due to Retinoblastoma. In a Cigar Aficionado Magazine interview, Falk shares one funny memory about his glass eye. He says, “I remember once in high school, the umpire called me out at third base when I was sure I was safe. I got so mad I took out my glass eye, handed it to him and said, try this. I got such a laugh you wouldn’t believe.” Prior to the first season, there were two pilot episodes of Columbo. On September 15th, 1971 [00:28:00] the first episode of season one debuted and it was directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. This episode titled Murder by the Book was ranked number 16 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes Of All Time. The series ran for 10 seasons. In 2006, Peter Falk released his autobiography aptly titled Just One More Thing: Stories From My Life. Faulk died on June 23rd, 2011 at the age of 83.

[00:28:33] Today was a fun look back at 10 classic TV cop shows. There were so many other great cop shows over the years I’m sorry we couldn’t include them all today. Lately police brutality has been on the front page of major newspapers everywhere. Many feel that what is depicted in police shows do not reflect reality. According to a 2020 article in Variety, [00:29:00] “CBS Television Studios has signed an exclusive agreement with law enforcement and public safety advisory group 21CP Solutions to consult with the writing staffs of CBS crime procedurals and legal dramas, Variety has learned exclusively.

[00:29:17] The move comes in the wake of national protests against police brutality, and in Hollywood, discussions about entertainment’s role in how law enforcement is perceived by the public.” The article goes on to say “R. Scott Gemmill, showrunner and executive producer of NCIS: Los Angeles says he is very excited about the CBS 21CP Alliance. Having an audience of millions of viewers each week comes with a great deal of responsibility, he said. This new partnership will help us ensure that our storytelling continues to produce accurate portrayals of law enforcement and will hopefully allow us to play a small part in the ongoing reform [00:30:00] moving forward.”

[00:30:01] Well, do you feel that the cop shows of this day and age reflect reality? If you’d like to dig deeper into this matter, in 2020, the Norman Lear Center at USC released a report titled, The Dangerous Misrepresentations that Define Television’s Scripted Crime Genre: A Comprehensive Study of How Television’s Most Popular Genre Excludes Writers of Color, Miseducates People About the Criminal Justice System and makes Racial Injustice Acceptable. I will post a link to this report on triviarewind.com.

[00:30:37] Well, that’s it for this week’s episode. Thanks for taking the time to listen and support this podcast. Visit Trivia Rewind on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. All the links mentioned in this episode can be found at triviarewind.com. Have a great day and as Sergeant Phil Esterhaus would say, “Let’s be careful out there.” [00:31:00] And as Columbo would say, “Just one more thing,” come back for more Trivia Rewind. . .

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Over the years there have been numerous television shows about doctors, hospitals and the medical community as a whole.  When looking into the history of medically themed TV shows, it looks like 1961 was the year that medical dramas really took off. In 1961 both Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey debuted.  Dr. Kildare ran for 5 seasons and actor Richard Chamberlain had the role of Dr. Kildare.  Ben Casey also ran for 5 seasons and actor Vince Edwards had the role of Dr. Ben Casey. 

In 1969, Marcus Welby M.D. started airing on television and introduced us to the friendly family practitioner played by actor Robert Young. This series ran for 7 seasons. During the 1970-1971 season, this show became the first ABC show to make it to the number one spot in TV’s Nielsen ratings.

Those shows paved the way for the medical series that would fill the networks in the years to come. Some of those medical shows set records.

When the M*A*S*H finale aired in 1983, it became the most-watched and highest-rated single television episode in US television history, at the time. Grey’s Anatomy is TV’s longest-running primetime scripted medical drama series. Ever. In 2008, House became the world’s most watched fiction show on television at the time. When St. Elsewhere series ended, the finale caused quite the stir and opened the biggest can of worms ever. The list goes on.

So why are we so intrigued by medically themed television shows? A BBC article from 2012 offers some insight. Philippa Roxby, a health reporter for BBC News writes, “Without doubt, medical science is a rich source of stories and intrigue. The popularity of all forms of medical-based drama suggests that we love to watch and read about people dealing with pain and discomfort, facing problems we fear we might face too at some point in our lives. Prof George Ikkos, president of the Royal Society of Medicine’s psychiatry section, says it is more to do with learning about ourselves from other people.”

Whatever the case, people worldwide love medical shows and the popularity doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon.

In this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind, I give you ten trivia questions about various medically themed television shows. After I ask you the questions, I’ll give you the answers and some fun facts. In our fun facts segment, find out which actress from a medical drama was in the bathroom when her name was announced for an Emmy Award.  And speaking of bathrooms, find out which television writer and producer came up with the idea for his medical drama while sitting on the toilet.  Those are just two of the fun facts from this week’s episode.  

Below, you will find the transcript for this episode. You can listen to Trivia Rewind on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Trivia Rewind – Episode 43 – TV Doctors

[00:00:00] Hi, this is Debi Jenkins, the host of Trivia Rewind. Over the years, there have been numerous television shows about hospitals and doctors. When looking into the history of medical TV shows, it looks like 1961 was the year that medical dramas really became popular. In 1961, both Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey debuted.

[00:00:36] Dr. Kildare ran for five seasons with a total of 191 episodes. Actor Richard Chamberlain had the role of Dr. Kildare. Ben Casey also ran for five seasons and actor Vince Edwards had the role of Dr. Ben Casey. In 1969, Marcus Welby MD started airing on television [00:01:00] and introduced us to the friendly family practitioner played by actor Robert Young. This series ran for seven seasons. During the 1970/71 season, this show became the first ABC series to make it to the number one spot in TV’s Nielsen ratings.

[00:01:21] Those shows paved the way for the medical series that would fill the networks in the years to come. In this week’s episode of Trivia Rewind, I will give you 10 questions about medically themed television shows. After the questions, I’ll give you the answers and some fun facts. In our fun facts segment, find out which actress from a medical drama was in the bathroom when her name was announced for an Emmy Award. And speaking of bathrooms, find out which television writer and producer came up with the idea for his medical [00:02:00] show while sitting on the toilet. Those are just two of the fun facts from this week’s episode. Let’s get started with this week’s trivia.

[00:02:11] Question one. This show first aired in 1994 and followed a group of doctors, one of which was head surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Geiger. What was the name of the show?

[00:02:28] Question two. This show first aired in 1990 and followed a doctor sent to a small Alaska town where he became their general practitioner. What was the name of the series?

[00:02:44] Question three. What is the name of the medical drama that features Dr. Doug Ross, a pediatrician?

[00:02:53] Question four. This physician grew up in her mother’s shadow and at one [00:03:00] point in her career committed insurance fraud in order to help a young girl’s father pay for his daughter’s surgery. What is the name of the doctor and what show is she on?

[00:03:14] Question five. What is the name of the medical series that features an autistic surgical resident named Dr. Shawn Murphy?

[00:03:24] Question six. What is the name of the medical drama that features a physician dependent on pain medication and is the head of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine?

[00:03:37] Question seven. What is the name of the medical television series that’s set during the Korean War?

[00:03:46] Question eight. What is the name of the medical series that takes part at Sacred Heart Hospital and focuses mainly on the hospital’s interns?

[00:03:58] Question [00:04:00] nine. What is the name of the medical series set at St. Eligius hospital located in Boston?

[00:04:10] And question 10. Which medical show features a doctor that graduated from Princeton University at the age of 10 and was a physician at age 14?

[00:04:23] Those were our 10 questions. Let’s go back and get the answers and fun facts.

[00:04:28] Question one. This show first aired in 1994 and followed a group of doctors, one of which was head surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Geiger. What was the name of the show? That show was Chicago Hope. This medical drama aired for six seasons. Actor Mandy Patinkin had the role of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, a hot shot surgeon. In 1995 Patinkin won an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award [00:05:00] for his role as Dr. Geiger. Actor Christine Lahti played cardiac surgeon, Kate Austin. For this role, she won both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. Her 1998 Emmy Award win included a bit of potty humor. Literally. When her name was announced as the winner, she wasn’t there.

[00:05:24] She happened to be in the bathroom. A 2017 People Magazine article reminisces this moment with her and says,  “The moment became one of the most memorable in pop culture history as the crowd waited for Lahti; Robin Williams even came up on stage to entertain for a few minutes. Lahti finally came on stage and jokingly finished wiping her hands with a towel before saying ‘I was in the bathroom, mom.’ The actress now explains that it was the first thing she could think of.” Do you want to see this humorous Emmy [00:06:00] moment? Visit triviarewind.com for a link.

[00:06:04] Question two. This show first aired in 1990 and followed a doctor sent to a small Alaska town where he became their general practitioner. What was the name of the series? That show was Northern Exposure. Northern Exposure ran for six seasons and starred Rob Morrow as Dr. Joel Fleishman. For his role on the show, he was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. This series was created by the same duo that created another popular medical series, St. Elsewhere.

[00:06:45] In the fall of 2020, Deadline discuss the Vulture Festival where the cast of Northern Exposure appeared in a panel where they reminisced about their time on the show. Actor Barry Corbin said, “The casting fit, the [00:07:00] location fit, the music fit. Everything fit.” Well, a revival of the show has been in the works for several years and it’s still unknown if that will actually happen.

[00:07:12] Question three. What is the name of the medical drama that features Dr. Doug Ross, a pediatrician? Well, that show was ER and the actor that played Dr. Doug Ross was George Clooney. Before his role on ER, George Clooney had an extensive background in television. However, his big break came with ER .This role launched him into stardom.

[00:07:39] In the book titled Top of the Rock, Inside the Rise and Fall of Must-See TV, one of the producers, John Wells said, “George Clooney begged me for a part. George was the first person to audition.” He went on to say, “Our second day in the office, George showed up and wouldn’t leave until I let him [00:08:00] audition.”

[00:08:01] Well talk about persistence. I would say that his persistence paid off. Here’s a fun fact about George Clooney from Elle.com. The article says, “Ever noticed that Doug Ross spends a lot of time looking down at patients in their hospital beds, at clipboards or hanging his head? That’s because Clooney developed a technique for remembering all of his complex medical dialogue which involved writing his lines on props so that he could consult them during scenes. According to PBS’s Pioneers of Television, he started doing this while shooting ER and movies at the same time in order to deal with the workload.”

[00:08:42] ER first aired in September of 1994 and went on for 15 seasons. It’s the second longest running prime time medical drama in American television history. According to Nbc.com, “The highly acclaimed drama [00:09:00] series holds the distinction of being recognized as the most Emmy nominated series in the history of television with 124 nominations.” George Clooney left the series in 1999 but returned in 2009 for one last goodbye to the ER.

[00:09:19] The screenplay for ER was written in 1974 by author Michael Crichton. He based it on his personal experiences as a medical student. Before ER became a TV series, Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton considered making ER into a two hour movie. However, nobody picked it up so the script was shelved for 20 years. Eventually they decided to make a two hour pilot for television. And the rest is history. They pretty much used that 1974 script word for word, but they did make a few changes to characters by adding a black doctor and a [00:10:00] female doctor, instead of all white male doctors.

[00:10:05] Question four. This physician grew up in her mother’s shadow and at one point in her career committed insurance fraud in order to help a young girl’s father pay for his daughter’s surgery. What is the name of the doctor and what show is she on? Well, the character is Dr. Meredith Grey and the show is Grey’s Anatomy. Talk about a successful series. Currently Grey’s Anatomy holds the record for the longest running American primetime medical drama series. The show has been going strong for 18 seasons and even today, new episodes are airing.

[00:10:48] The series was created by Shonda Rhimes. In 2007 Rhimes was named on the list of Time Magazine’s 100 People Who Helped Shape the World. [00:11:00] Shonda Rhimes is also the creator and producer of Private Practice, a spinoff from Grey’s Anatomy.

[00:11:07] According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, “In its 17th season, Grey’s Anatomy remains a massive asset for ABC and Disney. The series ranks as ABC’s number one drama series among total viewers and the all-important advertiser-coveted adults 18 to 49 demographic. The series is a global phenomenon and broadcast all over the world. It’s also become a cash cow with a rich streaming deal at Netflix where it ranks as one of the company’s most watched acquired shows.”

[00:11:44] Question five. What is the name of the medical series that features an autistic surgical resident named Dr. Shawn Murphy? That series is The Good Doctor and actor Freddie Highmore plays Dr. [00:12:00] Sean Murphy. This series first aired in September of 2017 and is currently in its fourth season. The show is actually based on a South Korean series by the same name.

[00:12:13] Actor Freddie Highmore was born in London and has roles in numerous films and television shows. Before The Good Doctor he had a riveting role as serial killer Norman Bates in the psychological horror drama television series, Bates Motel. In a USA Today article from 2017, he is asked about his new role on The Good Doctor and he’s quoted as saying, “It’s nice to save people after years of killing them.”

[00:12:42] Freddie Highmore does such a good job playing a character with autism that some have asked if he really is autistic in real life. Well, he isn’t. The show has an autism consultant that helps them make sure they get his character just right. [00:13:00] In a 2019 article with Digital Spy, Freddie Highmore says, “Aside from continual research or working with the consultant that we have, I’m also talking to people who feel that they have a personal connection to the show through autism and are pleased or thankful that the show is seeking to raise awareness in that way.” Highmore was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role on The Good Doctor. The series is currently airing on ABC where you can watch new episodes.

[00:13:32] Question six. What is the name of the medical drama that features a physician dependent on pain medication and is the head of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine? That show is House and the doctor’s name is Dr. Gregory House. English actor Hugh Laurie plays Dr. House. The series ran for eight seasons and premiered in November of 2004. According [00:14:00] to an AFT article in 2008, House was the world’s most watched fictional program on TV. By the time the series was done airing, it had been nominated for over 160 awards. Hugh Laurie won two Best Actor Golden Globe Awards for his role.

[00:14:18] In a USA today article from 2004, Hugh Laurie discussed one reservation about playing his doctor character. He says, “One of the things that makes me feel guilty about playing this role is that my dad was a doctor. He was a very gentle soul and I think a very good doctor. And I’m probably being paid more to become a fake version of my own father.” In 2011, Hugh Laurie made it into the record books. The Guinness World’s Records listed him as The Most Watched Leading Man on Television as well as one of the highest paid actors in a television drama.

[00:14:59] Question [00:15:00] seven. What is the name of the medical television series that’s set during the Korean War? That show was M*A*S*H and in case you didn’t know, M*A*S*H is an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. M*A*S*H first aired in 1972 and ran for 11 seasons. When the series ended, its finale was the most watched television program in history. It took a Superbowl to take that record away from the series.

[00:15:32] During the show, they had to come up with a lot of names for the patients that would come through their unit. For the seventh season, they used a names from the 1978 Los Angeles Dodgers roster. And talk about stretching the war out. In real life the Korean War lasted just over three years. However, the series stretched out that war for 11 years. Thank goodness the real thing [00:16:00] wasn’t 11 years long.

[00:16:02] Question eight. What is the name of the medical series that takes part at Sacred Heart Hospital and focuses mainly on the hospital’s interns? That show is Scrubs. Scrubs first aired in 2001 and ran for nine seasons. The first eight seasons of the series were narrated by the character, Dr. John Michael “JD” Dorian portrayed by actor Zach Braff. The show had 17 Emmy nominations. Since you’re listening to this episode of Trivia Rewind, I know you’re a fan of podcasts in general. So in case you didn’t know, Scrubs co-stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison started their own podcast in 2020 called Fake Doctors, Real Friends, where each week they take one episode from Scrubs and discuss it.

[00:16:56] Braff tells Entertainment Weekly, “It’s almost like DVD [00:17:00] commentary. We’ll sit around and talk about funny stories and things we remember behind the scenes.” You can find that podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

[00:17:11] Question nine. What is the name of the medical series set at St. Eligius hospital located in Boston? That is St. Elsewhere. Do you know why the hospital was nicknamed St. Elsewhere? It got that nickname for housing the rejects of the more prestigious hospitals in town. St. Elsewhere first aired in October of 1982 and ran for six seasons. St. Elsewhere was ranked number 20 on TV Guides 2002 list of The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

[00:17:47] In a 1983 issue of TV Guide, they ranked it the best drama series of the 1980s. Many people thought that the series finale was mind boggling, weird, [00:18:00] strange, you name it. A BBC News article titled TV’s Strangest Endings says, “The show was over except for a spooky last scene in which the entire six years of the drama were revealed to have been imagined by Dr. Westphall’s autistic son.” Watch the last minute of the finale and decide for yourself. I’ll post the link to it on triviarewind.com. The series was nominated for 62 Emmy Awards and won 13. It was also nominated for and won multiple other awards.

[00:18:35] And question 10. Which medical show features a doctor that graduated from Princeton University at the age of 10 and was a physician at age 14? That show was Doogie Howser, MD. Doogie Howser MD first aired in September of 1989 and aired for four seasons. Actor Neil Patrick Harris [00:19:00] had the role of Doogie Howser. Steven Bochco created the series. In an interview with the Archive of American Television, he tells how he came up with the idea for the show.

[00:19:11] He said he was sitting on the toilet reading an issue of New York Magazine and the article was about gifted kids and that gave him an idea. He said by the time he was finished with his shower, he had the whole idea for Doogie Howser thought out. He said it only took 30 minutes for him to have it all laid out in his head.

[00:19:34] He wrote the first script with David E. Kelley. Bochco said the network was very reluctant after they saw the pilot. However, after it went on the air it was an instant hit and he said the network was stunned. Thanks to the show, the name Doogie Howser went on to be used many times in the news whenever someone young excelled at something.

[00:19:57] In an Orlando Sentinel article, [00:20:00] a reader wrote in and asked, “The kid on Doogie Howser MD seems to have grown a lot over the season. Has he gotten taller in real life?” The newspaper’s answer was, “Indeed he has. Neil Patrick Harris, the 17 year old star of the show grew so much that his shoe size changed five times and they went through several wardrobes during the eight month course of filming the ABC show.”

[00:20:27] And here’s another fun fact, an Entertainment Weekly interview with Neil Patrick Harris tells what they used in the suture scenes. Harris says, “They gave us suture packs and told us to go to Ralph’s and get a chicken breast. And actually, we would use raw chicken on set. They’d cover all the edges of it with gauze and such so it looked essentially like skin.”

[00:20:51] Fans of the show will be glad to hear that supposedly Disney+ is working on a reboot of the show that’s set to be released in [00:21:00] 2021. The reboot will feature a female Doogie that 16 years old and it will be set in Hawaii. The show is called Doogie Kamealoha MD. So be watching for that sometime this year.

[00:21:16] Well, that’s it for this week’s episode all about television’s medical shows. Please subscribe and leave a positive review wherever you listen to podcasts. You can visit Trivia Rewind on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and all the links mentioned in this episode can be found at triviarewind.com, where I will also post a transcript from the show.

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