The name of the detective dog, Scooby-Doo, who has been popular since his start in 1969, was inspired by words in a hit song from 1966. Hanna-Barbera and writers Joe ...

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As we have probably often experienced, memories are not always as exact as we remember them. They can be highly suggestible and influenced by others’ recollections, pictures, the passage of ...

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Marcin Wichary/Flickr The hit TV show, The Office, ran from 2005–2013 and is now in syndication. The mockumentary about a paper company’s employees and their work lives won the Golden ...

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Do you know these famous slogans from the world of advertising? Test your slogan knowledge to see how well the ad companies have done their jobs. Start me up. Microsoft had ...

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We’re all probably familiar with the canned laughter that takes place on television sitcoms, but how and why did this laughter, known as a laugh track, get started? Added laughter ...

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If you live in the United States, you’re probably familiar with the Energizer Bunny. It’s usually seen beating a drum with the tagline, “It keeps going, and going, and going.” ...

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Daytime dramas are known as soap operas, but where did the moniker come from, and when did it happen? The origin of the soap opera can be traced back to ...

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The Pacific island country of Tuvalu In 1995, the tiny Pacific island country of Tuvalu received news that it had been assigned “.tv” by the Internet Telecommunication Union as its ...

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Jelson25/Wikimedia There are 2,690 stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. The stars represent the contributions of people in the entertainment industry in five different areas; ...

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Why do radio and television stations use three or four letters to identify their stations, and why do they typically begin with a “W” or “K”? It all started in ...

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The remote control has become one of the most common pieces of electronic equipment, and it controls things far from just the average television.  There are usually many of them ...

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