As you know, I’m a sucker for Trivia.
Movie Trivia, History Trivia, TV Trivia, Useless Every Day Trivia
You name it, I can dig it.
So, in honor of Today,
I’ll be sharing some of my favorite trivia from some of my favorite things.
- Back to the Future
Back to the Future was rejected from every major film studio, the reason being the script wasn’t edgy enough and was too family friendly. Funny enough, when Disney rejected the film they basically stated, “Are you kidding? We can’t produce a film about incest!?” So, it was too family friendly for everyone but Disney 😛
Joe Pesci wrote the famous “Funny How Scene” in the film. Pesci had apparently witnessed a similar interaction occur between two intoxicated mobsters in Chicago. The scene was filmed without closeups so that the audience can better feel the tension in the room through the reactions of mobsters around Tommy and Henry.
- Beauty and the Beast
-During the ending scene, the voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara really began to cry when the Beast began to die.
-In the Chinese (Mandarin) dub for the film, Jackie Chan provided the singing and acting voice for the Beast.
- The Simpsons
The motto for The Springfield Penitentiary is “If you committed murder, you’d be home by now!”
- Breaking Bad
I just think this is so cool/cute: Bryan Cranston has a Breaking Bad tattoo on his ring finger.
- As Told by Ginger
Have you noticed unlike most cartoons, Ginger and company often changed their clothes and sometimes hairstyles when a new day started.
- Politics -Teddy Bear
The Teddy Bear was created and named after Theodore Roosevelt. Out on a hunting trip in Mississippi, Roosevelt refused to shoot an elderly sick bear, instead opting to put the bear down in a ‘humane way.’ Political Cartoonist, Clifford Berryman began to draw cartoons featuring the incident. NY Candy Shoppe owner, Morris Michtom saw the cartoon and decided to create a store front window featuring two stuffed bears his wife had made. They called them, “Teddy’s bears”.
- Politics – Billy Possum
By 1907, the Teddy Bear was a huge seller but people feared once Roosevelt left office the sale for the bears would diminish. So, they decided to create a new toy for the holiday season, a Billy Possum in honor of William Taft. (Legend has it that while campaigning in Georgia, Taft devoured a plate of Barbecued Possum and potatoes.) Well, suffice it to say, the Billy Possum never took off while the Teddy Bear never dwindled in popularity.
Thank you for Reading!