Warner Brother's hated the name 'Beetlejuice', and urged Tim Burton to change it to something clever. Burton jokingly suggested calling the movie 'Scared Sheetless', and was horrified when the studio actually liked it.
HBO passed up "The Walking Dead" because they thought it was too violent. They also passed up "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men".
Pokémon is Japanese for Pocket Monsters and Chinpokomon (the South Park parody) is Japanese for Penis Monsters.
Before The Simpsons, Matt Groening drew cartoons for Apple computers.
On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
Rick Harrison of the hit reality show Pawn Stars, dropped out of high school in 10th grade because he was making $2000 a week selling fake Gucci bags.
There was a cable network called The Puppy Channel that, for 3 years, broadcast only broadcast footage of puppies playing.
The Simpsons are yellow because creator Matt Groening thought it was a good way to catch channel surfer’s attention when they saw a flash of yellow.