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The final appearances of your favorite TV characters are not always where you expect

Gilligan, Andy Taylor and Lucas McCain turned up for the last time in unlikely places.

9 arresting facts about the lovely Barbara Hale

The actress sort of stumbled upon a career in show business.

12 surprising facts about 'Gunsmoke'

Can you imagine Raymond Burr as Marshal Matt Dillon?

Lucy's iconic 'Vitameatavegamin' dress has a famous home

You'll never believe who has this classic outfit from 'I Love Lucy.'

Well, it turns out redshirts are not more likely to die on 'Star Trek'

Being a redshirt isn't as bad as it sounds.

11 out-of-this-world facts about 'The Outer Limits'

Caution: One of these images was deemed too scary for 1960s TV.

Remembering Janos Prohaska, the man who brought memorable TV creatures to life

The talented monster man played memorable space aliens, birds on 'Bewitched' and comedic bears.

12 tiny little goofs you never noticed in 'I Love Lucy'

We can 'splain these minor slip-ups.

9 insanely true facts about Chuck Connors

The actor was a favorite of a famous Soviet leader.

8 riveting facts about Frank Gorshin

The most famous Riddler had a few tricks up his sleeve.

9 reasons Doris Day is a certified legend

The icon celebrates her 95th birthday today!

Dabbs Greer - the most famous actor you didn't know

He appeared in more than 200 TV shows.

9 all together ooky facts about John Astin

He's the lesser-known Riddler on Batman.

The story of 'Phoenix Five,' Australia's attempt at 'Star Trek'

The 1970 charmingly cheap TV series made 'Lost in Space' look like '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

11 little details you might have missed in 'The Andy Griffith Show'

Discover the disappearing beauty shops and upside-down maps of Mayberry.

Do you remember 'Wait Till Your Father Gets Home,' the primetime family cartoon between the Flintstones and the Simpsons?

This animated sitcom had similar roots to 'Happy Days' — and featured one of its stars.

8 cuchi-cuchi facts about Charo!

The over-the-top Spanish star has had quite the life.

The original Romulan Bird of Prey model from Star Trek was trashed

There's a behind-the-scenes reason the Romulans switched to Klingon spaceships.

10 hard-hitting facts about 'Kung Fu'

Long before 'Iron Fist,' 'Daredevil' and 'Into the Badlands,' there was Caine.

'The Brady Bunch' kids almost died while filming this scene

Here's the story of a near-death experience on 'The Brady Bunch.'

James Best briefly left 'The Dukes of Hazzard' because the crew washed him with a hose

Roscoe P. Coltrane deserved a proper shower.

Lynda Carter was behind the craziest stunt on 1970s television

The actress risked her life for the perfect shot.

Are the Brady's the most respected art collectors on television?

Carol Brady's art collection extends beyond the broken vase.

9 watertight facts about 'JAG'

The U.S. Navy legal drama became one of the most successful TV shows in history.

The story of Alan Hale's seafood restaurant

The Skipper went from the island to the restaurant industry in Los Angeles.

Star Trek's phaser rifle helped sell the series but was never used again

This cool prop gun disappeared for decades. Discover its fate.

Ron Howard's favorite episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show' was based on his own life

It's a lesser-known episode.

Meet the voices behind 'The Flintstones' who appeared all over 1960s TV

You yabba-dabba-didn't know these actors appeared on so many sitcoms.

8 newsworthy facts about your captain, Gavin MacLeod

America's favorite captain celebrates a birthday today!

11 visual details you never noticed in 'Star Trek'

It takes a keen eye to spot the bubble wrap, missing fingers and North America.

The real price of 8 classic TV homes

How much would the Cleavers pay today for their home?

Why did the Fonz rarely wear a leather jacket during the first season of 'Happy Days'?

It was his signature look, but it was nearly absent during the show's first season.

12 little blunders you never noticed in 'Wonder Woman'

Even superhero shows have their weak spots.

7 surprises we learned about Lucille Ball

We could have been watching "I Love Diane" instead.

6 reasons why Audrey Meadows was the greatest

On top of being a housewife, she was a prominent banker and aviation enthusiast.

11 things you never knew about Khan, the greatest 'Star Trek' villain

Happy 50th birthday, KHAAAAAAAAN!

13 things you might not know about 'Laverne & Shirley'

Get ready to incorporate some Hasenpfeffer.

21 TV stars who appeared as guests on 'Bonanza'

Most of the Enterprise and Gilligan's Island seemed to turn up at the Ponderosa.

These celebrities appeared in TV commercials before they were famous

John Travolta and Farrah Fawcett were both singing in the shower.

The original Batmobile was almost sawed in half

Holy clause and effect, Batman! A legal matter almost led to the public destruction of this iconic car.

11 actors you forgot were in 'Roots'

The monumental miniseries celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

In 1967, the United Network tried to take on the big three — and lasted a month

A late-night show in Vegas was not enough to support this TV network.

How 'I Love Lucy' outdrew a presidential inauguration

On this day in 1953, Lucy gave birth… twice.

11 solid gold facts about 'Bonanza'

Dan Blocker set records with his birth and death.

How 'Lost in Space' led to the invention of the Super Soaker

A boy trying to build his own B-9 led to a lot of happily drenched children.

Who's the mystery man on 'The Andy Griffith Show'? We have an answer!

It turns out this Mayberry citizen had a very famous brother.

How Raymond Burr ended up battling Godzilla

Before he became Perry Mason, Burr was taking on giant lizards.

Behind the scenes of the surreal, silly 'Brady Bunch Hour'

Forty years ago, the Bradys returned with sequins and jazz hands. Here are things you might not know about the variety show.

10 undercover facts about 'Wiseguy'

The gritty '80s crime drama paved the way for shows like 'Breaking Bad.'

The man who made Spock's ears was a true humanitarian and patriot

Pioneering makeup artist John Chambers helped Jonathan Harris overcome a fear — and helped free hostages.