Best TV trivia of 1985

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The Engagement (a.k.a) Pilot - S1-E1

Trivia: The exclamation point carving on the back of the front door was carved by Bea Arthur the first day on set. It can be seen throughout the show's entire seven seasons.

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Trivia: Jason Donavon's father appeared in the series. He played Doug Willis.

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Trivia: MacGyver's first name, which is hardly ever mentioned, is Angus.

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Trivia: The EastEnders set is built on the same spot that the "German" building site used in the first series of Auf Weidersen Pet, was located. If you look carefully you'll notice that the flats in the background are the same ones in both programmes.

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Button, Button - S1-E50

Trivia: The original ending of the episode would have Norma pressing the button and getting the money after Arthur dies in a train accident. When Norma asks the stranger why Arthur had to die, the stranger responded, "Did you really think you knew your husband?"

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Trivia: In one episode when Jason and Maggie are arguing, one of the kids comes in and said "Have you seen dad?" - and Mike responds with "Tall guy, good hair, looks like a talk show host?" - the next person comes in and asks if they have seen mom, and Mike said "Blonde, pretty, looks like Donna Devorona?" (who was an Olympian at that time). Jason (Alan Thicke) used to have a talk show in Canada called Thick of the Night, and Joanna Kerns is the sister of Olympian Donna Devorona.

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