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Mike Minor asked Linda Kaye Henning on a date his first day on Petticoat Junction
Their instant chemistry made for a genuine, wholesome romance that producers spun into hit TV.
10 one-hit wonders from 1981 that you probably have never even heard
If you know more than three of these songs, you might be the biggest music nerd in town.
7 classic TV actors who got famous from their very first role
These stars all hit a home run on the first swing.
Ricky Nelson only performed on The Ed Sullivan Show once and his father is to blame
Here's why the teen idol missed being on the show at the peak of his popularity.
10 reasons we really miss Burger Chef restaurants
With its kooky characters, Star Wars posters, Brady Bunch actors, baseball meals and toppings
R.I.P. Clarence Williams III, the hip undercover detective Linc on The Mod Squad
The former paratrooper later had memorable roles in Purple Rain and Twin Peaks. He was 81.
Aunt Effie from Mama's Family was actually a writer on the show from Ken Berry's hometown
Dorothy Van met and befriended her idol, Shirley Temple, through the church, too.
11 things you might not know about 'Mama's Family'
Revisit Raytown and learn about the sitcom's house changes, family changes, secret theme song
The kid who played Ritchie Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show got discovered by his parents' mailman
It was actually Larry Mathews' inexperience that got him cast!
Read six surprising early reviews of classic 1950s shows
Some got glowing praise while others – not so much.
William Shatner wrote an early TV episode for himself but lost the role to Bob Newhart… who also lost the role
'Checkmate' ended up being a losing game for two rising stars.
R.I.P. Charles Grodin, beloved comedy star of TV and film
He was a master of droll, deadpan humor.
R.I.P. Chuck Hicks, robot boxer in The Twilight Zone and frequent Clint Eastwood collaborator
The stuntman-actor was also one of The Untouchables. He was 93.
7 obscure and amazing variety shows you totally forgot about
Almost anyone could get a variety show back in the '60s and '70s.
R.I.P. Norman Lloyd, 106-year-old television star and entertainment icon
The St. Elsewhere star was a former friend and collaborator to Alfred Hitchcock.
10 things you probably never knew about 'T.J. Hooker'
William Shatner's cop comeback was the perfect '80s action show.
Lucy met Mannix in one of the most unlikely TV crossovers
How did a hard-boiled detective turn up on a sitcom?
A stranger once gave Carol Burnett $1,000 to help jumpstart her career
He gave it to her with a few conditions.
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