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Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Childhood TV Shows

Had we know these things when we were kids...Oh who are we kidding, we still love these shows.

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    Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
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    Barney was originally intended to be a bear.
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    His sweaters were all hand-knit by his mother.
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    Jonathan Taylor Thomas was the older one of the brothers in real life.
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    There were actually five "Wishbones": One was named Soccer, the main actor, and four "stunt" dogs named Phoebe, Bear, Slugger, and Shiner.
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    On Full House, originally he was Uncle Adam.
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    The Powerpuff Girls were based on Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty."
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    In the original comic book, they all had red bandannas, but this way you could tell them all apart.
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    "Teletubbies" was filmed outside in a farmer's field in Stratford-Upon-Avon only on sunny days.
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    All the "Rugrats" babies were voiced by women.
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    All Smurfs are born male. (Female Smurfettes usually are created by magic.)
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    Meet Nick Makay the voice of Salem the Cat from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
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    Just because we know you now wanted to see Salem and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.