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IceCreamForCrow

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Here's a few regarding Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The show originally had nothing to do with Will Smith, it was pitched as a show about the life of Talent Manager Benny Medina, who actually was living in the ghetto before living with his rich relatives.
He pitched it to Quincy Jones, who liked the idea but turned it down because it was too similar to every other white sitcom, and they both agreed the lead should be black to make it stand out.
It was pitched to NBC who loved the idea, and it just so happened around that time, Will Smith was having issues regarding his taxes, and by pure chance, Smith and Madina met.

Will took the offer, show was picked up, and it ran for 3 seasons.

And before you say "wait there's 6 seasons of Fresh Prince!"

It originally ran for 3 seasons, but fan demand and persuasion from Warner Bros TV (who owns the distribution rights) to give the show more episodes for a better syndication package, convinced NBC to give the show a few more seasons, where it actually ended since Will Smith thought the show needed to end.

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AnOminous

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The heroine of George Romero's Day of the Dead was played by Lori Cardille, whose father Bill Cardille played a newspaper reporter in the original Night of the Living Dead. He had his own midnight horror host TV show in Pittsburgh, where he played a Zacherly-esque ghoul called 'Chilly Billy'.
I wonder why horror movie hosts were such a common thing. It seemed like almost every region had one. You had Chilly Billy in Pittsburgh, the Cool Ghoul in Ohio, Sammy Terry in Indiana, Elvira (possibly the most nationally famous) in Los Angeles, and even people like Joe Bob Briggs did it from time to time.
 

Lonely Grave

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Martin Luther King Jr and several members of the NAACP would pocket portions of donations and funding on the side then use the proceeds to fund "private meetings," in members houses. What nobody knew for years is these meetings were actually full on swinger orgies between members. The logic behind them being "it's what all the rich white folks are doing in the 60's, so hey why not us? Equal rights right?. "
Adding on to this: The FBI were actively wiretapping MLK and his associates during this time and these orgies were well-known to J. Edgar Hoover as the team responsible for these wiretaps also answered directly to him. Hoover's resistance against the civil rights movement and MLK himself was not directed at their cause, but because Hoover viewed MLK as an immoral and hypocritical figure to lead the movement.
 

ProgKing of the North

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Adding on to this: The FBI were actively wiretapping MLK and his associates during this time and these orgies were well-known to J. Edgar Hoover as the team responsible for these wiretaps also answered directly to him. Hoover's resistance against the civil rights movement and MLK himself was not directed at their cause, but because Hoover viewed MLK as an immoral and hypocritical figure to lead the movement.
Oh, like Hoover's one to lecture on degeneracy

MLK was far from perfect, but "black people should be denied civil rights until the one leading the movement is pure enough" is an absolutely retarded take from Jay Edna
 

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Adding on to this: The FBI were actively wiretapping MLK and his associates during this time and these orgies were well-known to J. Edgar Hoover as the team responsible for these wiretaps also answered directly to him. Hoover's resistance against the civil rights movement and MLK himself was not directed at their cause, but because Hoover viewed MLK as an immoral and hypocritical figure to lead the movement.
Well Hoover and the FBI sure but not public knowledge till long after king died.

Still the fact is that an old crossdresser was listening in on all black orgies...damn the 60s truly were a time to be alive
 

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I wonder why horror movie hosts were such a common thing. It seemed like almost every region had one. You had Chilly Billy in Pittsburgh, the Cool Ghoul in Ohio, Sammy Terry in Indiana, Elvira (possibly the most nationally famous) in Los Angeles, and even people like Joe Bob Briggs did it from time to time.
Also Svengoolie in Chicago and the great-grandmother of them all, Maila 'Vampiria' Nurmi. And Edarem, who was a horror host as well as a convicted child molester.

Speaking of local TV, when I was a kid I used to watch a local children's TV host in Dallas called Mr. Peppermint, played by Jerry Haynes. Jerry's son Gibson 'Gibby' Haynes later became the vocalist for the Butthole Surfers.
 

Mr. ShadowCreek

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At Six Flags St Louis during the 70s there was a fat women who wanted to get on one of the rides. The employees said she was too bit and it would be dangerous for her but she protested and they let her on. While the ride was going it went over a turn and the lady flung from the ride to her death. The ride was taken down not long after. Therefore people there coined the phase "the rides not over till the fat lady flings."
 

Jasonfan89

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At Six Flags St Louis during the 70s there was a fat women who wanted to get on one of the rides. The employees said she was too bit and it would be dangerous for her but she protested and they let her on. While the ride was going it went over a turn and the lady flung from the ride to her death. The ride was taken down not long after. Therefore people there coined the phase "the rides not over till the fat lady flings."
Also there used to be haunted house at the six flags in new Jersey that was closed after group of teen trapped inside while it was on fire died.
 

Crass_and_Champ

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WINE FACTS
-Cabernet Sauvignon, possibly the world's most famous red grape varietal (and certainly America's most popular) did not exist for most of European history! It was created by accidental cross-pollination in Gascogne during the 17th century.
-One of Italy's most famous dessert wines is produced mere miles off the coast of Tunisia.
-The world's oldest Syrah vines are in a churchyard in South Australia.
-On the island of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), man-made craters are dug to protect the vines from fierce Atlantic winds. This makes Lanzarote look a lot like the surface of the moon.
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Jasonfan89

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Part of the reason female fertility can suffer complications after just the 20s. Is because generations of having women married and pregnant often before they reached age 20. Which was common among many cultures (not just Islamic ones) caused the human body to naturally adapt the female system to reach its peak at such a young age. Since the age of men was rarely if ever taken into consideration men didn't develop this evolutionary biology
 

Don Juan El Tardo

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Clint Eastwood is famously known for his role(s) in the Spaghetti Western "Dollars" trilogy (A Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly) However, he was NOT the first choice for the role(s).

Charles Bronson (of Death Wish fame) was offered the roles first. He declined. However he was famously in the later Spaghetti Western, "Once Upon a Time in the West"



Could you imagine a squint off between Clint and Bronson?
 

AnOminous

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There a surprising number of French people including historians that believe the french won the battle of Waterloo, despite the battle resulting in the french withdrawing in disarray pursued by the allies into France.
The name is literally synonymous with military disaster, i.e. Napoleon's.
 

Jasonfan89

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The rights to the characters Alan Moore created in watchmen would have reverted to him if watchmen had ever gone out of print. Moore agreed to these terms believing nobody would care about his series and it would quickly be forgotten about. The chart topping sales proved him dead wrong and the series being reprinted as a graphic novel to meet demand meant that the series would never go out of print and Moore was basically screwed out of the rights to his own creation.


So yeah kinda explains why he's such a bitter recluse who hates superheros in his old age.
 

AnOminous

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The rights to the characters Alan Moore created in watchmen would have reverted to him if watchmen had ever gone out of print. Moore agreed to these terms believing nobody would care about his series and it would quickly be forgotten about. The chart topping sales proved him dead wrong and the series being reprinted as a graphic novel to meet demand meant that the series would never go out of print and Moore was basically screwed out of the rights to his own creation.


So yeah kinda explains why he's such a bitter recluse who hates superheros in his old age.
That's a misconception. He still gets money from the trade paperback editions of Watchmen. He has outright refused royalties or any credits in any adaptations of Watchmen content, or V for Vendetta (or anything else for that matter like that other movie that does not even deserve to be mentioned), although he doesn't stop Gibbons or Lloyd from taking their cut. He claims he doesn't even have a copy of Watchmen and doesn't want it any more.

That aside, he's set for life considering he's not exactly a luxury liver and has made a lot of money in his career. Once he made fuck you money, though, he decided fuck you was going to be his policy from then on.
 

Jasonfan89

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That's a misconception. He still gets money from the trade paperback editions of Watchmen. He has outright refused royalties or any credits in any adaptations of Watchmen content, or V for Vendetta (or anything else for that matter like that other movie that does not even deserve to be mentioned), although he doesn't stop Gibbons or Lloyd from taking their cut. He claims he doesn't even have a copy of Watchmen and doesn't want it any more.

That aside, he's set for life considering he's not exactly a luxury liver and has made a lot of money in his career. Once he made fuck you money, though, he decided fuck you was going to be his policy from then on.
Oh still he's become a bitter old man who has nothing but hate and disdain for the very industry that set him up for life. I get old shame of being pissed at getting screwed over but the misanthrope shouldn't open a hotel... So to speak
 
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