Best TV trivia of 1978

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Trivia: This show was only planned to be a 5-episode miniseries.

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Trivia: Arnold Schwarzenegger auditioned for the role of the Incredible Hulk, but was turned down because the producers felt he wasn't tall enough.

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Trivia: The pilot crests (worn by Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, among others) on their collars were actually U.S. Army Military Intelligence Class A uniform crests.

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Season 5 generally

Trivia: Future supermodel Naomi Campbell appears throughout series 5 as an uncredited extra.

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The Girls School - S1-E22

Trivia: Kimberly's school is the same school from the Facts of Life. It even has the same classmates and Kimberly shows up sometimes.

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Trivia: Robin Williams improvised so much of his dialogue that the show's writers finally stopped writing his lines and just left blank space in the scripts with cues and prompts for him.

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Blake - S4-E13

Trivia: It's not every day you can shoot your wife in front of millions of witnesses and get away with it. Klyn, the woman behind the console who sounds the alarm before Avon shoots her, was played by Paul Darrow's real-life wife, Janet Lees Price.

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Louie's Mother - S3-E14

Trivia: The role of Louie's mother is played by Danny DeVito's real-life mother, Julia.

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Trivia: The show was videotaped instead of filmed because it was cheaper to obtain the rights to rock songs for a taped show.

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Pink Arcade / Life With Feather (pilot) / Pink S.W.A.T. - S1-E2

Trivia: Pink Arcade: When the Pink Panther carries the bowling bowl to the table, look behind him and you can see the back glasses of two pinball machines spell out the name "Yakutis" - a reference to the long-time DePatie-Freleng layout artist and story man Tom Yakutis.

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