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The Cast Of ‘ALF’ Reveal Filming The Show Was “Very Grim” - And Some Of Them Are Still Recovering

Part of growing up is learning that the things you loved the most as a child could be deeply traumatizing for the people who made it. You might expect working on a family show about a fuzzy, lovable extraterrestrial would be pretty fun.But the cast of ALF, the show about a mischievous alien life form living with a typical American family, reveal there was "no joy" while filming the series.The Man Behind The MelmacianALF's creator, as well as the voice and main puppeteer for the show's star, was magician and ventriloquist Paul Fusco.Whether you would label him

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Why “America’s Sweetheart” Meg Ryan Vanished From Movies After The ‘90s

If you were like me, you spent the '90s obsessing over movies like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail.A big part of their success - let's be honest here, the reason for their success - was Meg Ryan, the magnetic, funny, and stunning actress who starred in all three movies.After her first movie role in 1981, the actress remembers job offers "just kept coming," until she was forced to drop out of college for her film career.Along with her classic rom-coms, she starred in other big hits like Kate and Leopold and

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10 Tiny Details Most People Miss In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

There are some movies we can't help but watch over and over, and one of those is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.But endlessly rewatching the classic comedy has taught us a lot.Thanks to Ferris, we all know how to fake being sick, we can recognize pointillism, and we know what a Von Steuben Day parade is. Still, no matter how many times you've watched the movie, there are some blink-and-you'll-miss-them details that speed right past you.Here are 10 you probably never noticed:1. Ferris has three siblingsParamount PicturesNotice anything strange about the family portrait on Mr. Bueller's desk?

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10 Banned Episodes Of Your Favorite Shows That Seem Tame By Today's Standards

American television audiences love two things: shows that push the envelope, and complaining about popular shows that push the envelope.While some episodes of our favorite shows were pulled off the air for racy humor, others were just victims of bad timing. Looking back decades later, it can be hard to believe these 10 episodes were so controversial:1. Seinfeld - "The Puerto Rican Day" One of the highest rated episodes of the hit comedy show was also its most controversial. When Kramer (that incorrigible scamp) accidentally sets a Puerto Rican flag on fire during the annual Puerto Rican Day

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33 Toys You Definitely Owned If You Were Born In The '80s

We all have our favorite '80s toys, but some were so popular that they seemed to be in every home in America.If you're an '80s kid, we'd be shocked to learn you didn't own these toys:1. Fisher Price Medical KitArkham_Retirement / RedditDon't be surprised if you notice a lot of Fisher Price on this list. The toy company dominated the market in this decade, and one of their most popular sets was this doctor's bag.It had everything you needed to play doctor, and give the family dog a checkup.2. PopplesThe Mary SueThe Popples were designed by

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Curse Of 'The Mummy' - How The Classic Film Nearly Wiped Out Its Cast

If any movie proves that "they just don't make 'em like they used to," it's The Mummy.That's the The Mummy - as in the box office smash of 1999, to avoid any confusion with certain other films bearing the same name.The mystical adventure had action, laughs, and special effects that look amazing to this day - and they should, because they cost $150,000 per shot.While The Mummy gave audiences chills, making the movie was just as frightening for its cast. From the very beginning of the shoot, to the movie's premiere, it seems like the film's

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There's No Crying In Baseball - And 11 Other Facts About 'A League Of Their Own'

A comedy film about an all-women baseball league in the 1940s isn't your typical recipe for box office gold.But when A League of Their Own landed in theaters in 1992 it quickly became a hit, and today it ranks among the best sports movies of all time.Even if your family has been playing their VHS tape of this movie nonstop since it came out (like mine have) you'll probably be surprised by these 11 facts about the film.1. The extras in the Hall of Fame scene were actual AAGPBL playersWhen Dottie is touring the AAGPBL exhibit at

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The 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot Has Found Its Star, And We're Actually Pretty Impressed

CBS is digging through its closet for old Hawaiian shirts as it prepares for a reboot of Magnum P.I., and we finally know who will play the famous detective in the new series.The network has already found success by remaking their classic TV shows like S.W.A.T., MacGyver, and Hawaii Five-O, and they're hoping one of the most popular shows of the '80s is ripe for a revival.Now, CBS has announced that actor Jay Hernandez will fill Tom Selleck's shoes as Thomas Magnum, the suave private eye from Oahu, Hawaii.But there are some modern

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'Legends Of The Hidden Temple' Contestants Say Being On The Show Was Actually Traumatizing

If you grew up in the '90s you probably had two equally important dreams: mastering the devil sticks, and competing on Legends of the Hidden Temple.Whether you rooted for the Blue Barracudas, Red Jaguars, Orange Iguanas, or any of the other teams, this tricky Nickelodeon game show was must-see-TV.But while we loved every minute of the show, the actual contestants say they were stuck in a waking nightmare.As we've told you before, the Nick game shows were pretty rough on their contestants. While Double Dare is the only show to seriously injure a competitor, the kids on

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She Was Hollywood's "It Girl," So Why Did Shannyn Sossamon Disappear?

As we've explained before, some actresses just seem to become mega stars one minute before vanishing from Hollywood without a trace.It's not a case of their careers fizzling out, so there must be something to explain their disappearing act.Shannyn Sossamon was one of the biggest names to hit the scene and then leave just a few years later. The actress had moved to L.A. to study dance, and was working as a DJ and model before she was discovered by a casting director.Her breakout role was as Lady Jocelyn, Heath Ledger's love interest in A Knight's