Best TV trivia of 1964

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Trivia: Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) was actually able to twitch her nose, to move her nose back and forth. Many believe that the editors sped up the film to enhance her twitch.

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Trivia: Jeff Tracy's five sons were named after Mercury astronauts - Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shephard, Gordon Cooper and John Glenn.

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Trivia: Grandpa is only 3 years older than Herman Munster and 1 year younger than Lily Munster, in real life.

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Trivia: In the opening credits of the black-and-white episodes, the US flag at the marina is at half-mast because the opening was filmed shortly after the Kennedy assassination.

Jeff Swanson
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Trivia: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s" original working title was "Solo," and its lead character was named for a spy with a minor role in one of Ian Fleming's early Bond novels. U.N.C.L.E. producer Norman Felton had a handshake agreement with Fleming to use the name and to develop "Solo" as a TV spy series. But the Bond film franchise had other ideas, reneged on the agreement on Fleming's behalf, and sued, forcing the title change. Felton prevailed only in retaining the character's name: Napoleon Solo.

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Trivia: Although it was kept a secret for years, the part of Thing was performed by Ted Cassidy. He sometimes had to travel to the studio to do it, even if Lurch wasn't in the episode. Though in a few episodes, where both Lurch and Thing appeared in the same shot, assistant director Jack Voglin performed the part of Thing.

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Trivia: Gerry Anderson based the facial features of Captain Troy Tempest on the American actor James Garner.

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Trivia: Vic Perrin, who voiced Dr. Zin, also voiced the opening lines of the original "Outer Limits" series.

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