Best TV trivia of 1971

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The Long Chase - S3-E1

Trivia: The stiff-necked, humorless Sheriff Tankersley was a nose-thumbing parody of a real (and really unpopular) person. William Tankersley was a notoriously prissy network censor who was infamous at the time for trying (unsuccessfully) to stifle the naughty bits on All in the Family.

Jean G
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Dead Weight - S1-E4

Trivia: Columbo's first name is revealed when Columbo shows his badge at the door, freeze the picture. A little more light and a little turn - and you can read the signature: Frank Columbo. (00:12:20)

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Trivia: The LaSalle - a GM car produced in the 1930s - was immortalized in the opening credits when Jean Stapleton sang the line "Gee, our old LaSalle ran great." However, the line was somewhat slurred at first and people wrote in asking what she was saying. In later seasons the opening was refilmed and Stapleton sang the line slower and more phonetically so it could be understood.

Jeff Swanson
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