TIL a Peppa Pig episode was banned in Australia because it tells kids that “spiders can’t hurt you”    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/93pk2q/til_a_peppa_pig_episode_was_banned_in_australia/

 

TIL that Muffit, the robotic dog in the original Battlestar Galactica TV-show was actually played by a chimpanzee in a robodog costume.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/owdqpc/til_that_muffit_the_robotic_dog_in_the_original/

 

TIL, acclaimed novelist Kurt Vonnegut loved the TV show Cheers, even claiming, “I’d rather have written ‘Cheers’ than anything I’ve written” (#9 on the list)    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ft3wrv/til_acclaimed_novelist_kurt_vonnegut_loved_the_tv/

 

TIL That in the 50s, CBS deemed the word ““pregnant,” too vulgar for air on I Love Lucy    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ckqzp2/til_that_in_the_50s_cbs_deemed_the_word_pregnant/

 

TIL that the BBC rehearses Queen Elizabeth’s death at least once a year    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/qd34eb/til_that_the_bbc_rehearses_queen_elizabeths_death/

 

TIL the “Seinfeld” theme was improvised and it was different for every episode according to the composer himself, Jonathan Wolff    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/qlf0wy/til_the_seinfeld_theme_was_improvised_and_it_was/

 

TIL one of The Rock’s first acting roles was as an alien fighting Star Trek’s Seven of Nine    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/kt3bfx/til_one_of_the_rocks_first_acting_roles_was_as_an/

 

TIL that in 1971 a German episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was produced for broadcast in Germany & Austria. None of the Pythons spoke German, so the script was translated and memorized phonetically.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/8vtnlg/til_that_in_1971_a_german_episode_of_monty/

 

TIL there’s a children’s animated TV show in Germany called Sandmännchen that’s aired over 22,000 episodes.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/hqe101/til_theres_a_childrens_animated_tv_show_in/

 

TIL That The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Bewitched all debuted on the same week in 1964.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/c8pn47/til_that_the_addams_family_the_munsters_and/