Pop Culture

The Muppets' "Mahna Mahna" Has A Very Naughty Origin Story

Beside featuring big and colorful characters, children's shows rely on a catchy songs to draw in viewers. So naturally, there's a lot of work that goes into selecting a tune. While some write their own original music, others often borrow from other sources. In 1976, when Jim Henson and his Muppets landed their own television shows after years of appearing on shows like Sesame Street, the show runners opted to use a song that was relatively popular in the late 60s for their opening sketch - "Mahna Mahna."Daily DotAccording to the popular version of the song's origin story, it

80s

10 Facts You Scooby-Don't Know About Scooby-Doo

Since it's inception in 1969, Scooby Doo has gone on to become one of, if not the most, iconic cartoon characters of all time. The show has had many iterations and plot line changes, there have been (pretty bad) movies made about the Scooby Gang, and the show has spawned a fairly significant fortune in merchandise and other paraphernalia. As much as we would all like to think we know the show and its characters like the back of our hands, there is a lot about them that just isn't as publicly known. Here are 10 facts about Scooby Doo

Pop Culture

She's A Little Bit Country, He's A Little Bit Rock & Roll, But What Was Really Going On Behind The Scenes?

Donny and Marie Osmond were the siblings that we all longed to be like. Why couldn't we get along with our brothers and sisters like they did? What was it about this singing and dancing family that just seemed weirdly delightful? The show only ran for three years, but in that time, they managed to gain an enormous audience. They had both already seen some success in the business, with Donny singing with his brothers in their band The Osmonds, and Marie breaking out on her own topping the charts with "Paper Roses." ABCBut when 18-year-old Donny and his 16-year-old

Retro

The Ultimate 'Mork & Mindy' Fact List That Proves You Don't Know Shazbot

Robin Williams has left his mark on this world as a figure of life, energy, and happiness. While we mostly know him from his zany movie roles, we often overlook the time he truly did come from another planet!The hit show Mork & Mindy was a short-lived sitcom that has spawned a ton of cultural references that everyone repeats, but not many people seem to know the origin of. If you're looking to learn exactly where those rainbow suspenders came from, or if you remember watching this when it was still on TV, buckle up, because we're crash-landing this list

70s

10 Beloved TV Shows From the Late '70s That Are Turning 40 This Year

The 70s weren't the greatest time for TV shows, considering that 45 out of 96 shows got canceled. That being said, 1978, which was, believe it or not, 40 years ago, aired a handful of memorable shows that are still talked about today. Here are 10 beloved TV series that are turning 40 years old in 2018. 1. Battlestar Galactica YouTubeAfter the success of Star Wars, space operas became the latest Hollywood craze in the late 70s and early 80s. Surprisingly, the show ran for a year until it was canceled in 1979, but a campaign revived the show as

70s

Converse Announces Revival of 1970s-Style Chuck Taylor

In the 1970s, every teen and preteen remembers throwing on their Chuck Taylor shoes before presenting themselves to the world.Converse were one of the trendiest shoe brands across the nation, and are still commonly worn today. Even celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Tommy Lee, Gisele Bundchen, Michael J. Fox, and the late David Bowie have been spotted wearing the iconic brand.Despite Converse's constantly evolving its style (but maintaining its classic look), the popular shoe brand has announced it will bring back its 1970s-style Chuck Taylor shoes, dubbed "Chuck Taylor All-Star 70 'Vintage' Collection."With more details of the

70s

The 6 Times We Waited Too Long For Sequels That Were Honestly Just 'Meh'

You would think that the longer someone has to work on something, the better it will be. Unfortunately, when it comes to studios revamping our favorite films, this isn't always the case. Whoever coined the term "It's worth the wait" had obviously never seen these movies!Tron - 28 YearsCGSociety / The VergeThe original, which came out all the way back in 1982, was a veritable cult classic. Sure, it looked like crap, but at the time it was cutting edge. Unlike the 2010 edition of Tron: Legacy, which was really just an excuse to see Olivia Wilde in skintight clothing.

Music

10 Bands Who Changed Their Names Right Before They Got Famous That Will Make You Wonder "What If"

Listening to music when we were young was basically the most important thing we did. It helped us determine who had the same taste as we did, and obviously who was the coolest. Everyone had a set hierarchy for which bands were the best, but how much did the band name impact your choice? Band names were obviously a very important part of the appeal. They put a lot of effort into picking out the names, but what if they had gone with another option? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet right? Well, now you can