History Trivia / TheSixMillionDollarMan

27th Apr '16 12:05:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** Wrestling fans likely did that when they realized it was Andre the Giant under the Bigfoot costume.
** Who would of have known that [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Ayeka]] was once a secretary?
** Sandra Bullock in an early role as the "new" bionic woman in the 1989 TV reunion movie ''Bionic Showdown''.
** Also in ''Bionic Showdown'' [[Series/ForeverKnight Nick Knight]] is an OSI agent. [[spoiler:And a bionic [[TheMole double-agent!]]]]
13th Jan '16 7:48:35 PM ultimomant
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** Steve Austin himself is likely not to be confused with [[StoneColdSteveAustin a certain beer-swilling bad ass wrestler]].

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** Steve Austin himself is likely not to be confused with [[StoneColdSteveAustin [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin a certain beer-swilling bad ass wrestler]].
27th Dec '15 2:15:15 PM nombretomado
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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: Probably the closest RealLife has come to the shocking discovery of a WaxMuseumMorgue happened when a film crew for ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' started rearranging the props in a Long Beach funhouse for a scene they were shooting. Turns out that what the funhouse's owner had believed to be a mannequin was actually a real cadaver: that of Elmer [=McCurdy=], an Oklahoma outlaw shot in 1911. [=McCurdy=]'s corpse had been embalmed and put on display in sideshows, haunted houses and, yes, wax museums for decades, passing from one owner to the next. Its status as the genuine article was eventually forgotten, until its arm broke off in a crew member's hand. [=McCurdy=] was returned to Guthrie, Oklahoma and buried in a Boot Hill cemetery there, under two tons of concrete by order of the state medical examiner so that his remains would no longer be exploited.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: Probably the closest RealLife has come to the shocking discovery of a WaxMuseumMorgue happened when a film crew for ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' started rearranging the props in a Long Beach funhouse for a scene they were shooting. Turns out that what the funhouse's owner had believed to be a mannequin was actually a real cadaver: that of Elmer [=McCurdy=], an Oklahoma outlaw shot in 1911. [=McCurdy=]'s corpse had been embalmed and put on display in sideshows, haunted houses and, yes, wax museums for decades, passing from one owner to the next. Its status as the genuine article was eventually forgotten, until its arm broke off in a crew member's hand. [=McCurdy=] was returned to Guthrie, Oklahoma and buried in a Boot Hill cemetery there, under two tons of concrete by order of the state medical examiner so that his remains would no longer be exploited.
14th Nov '15 5:32:04 AM Medinoc
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* MarketBasedTitle: In the French dub, the title became ''L'homme qui valait trois milliards'' ("The man who was worth three billions") as 6 million dollars was roughly 3 billion Old Francs.
30th May '15 6:08:15 AM starjammer05
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** Also in ''Bionic Showdown'' [[Series/ForeverKnight Nick Knight]] is an OSI agent. [[spoiler:And a bionic [[TheMole double-agent!]]]]
22nd Jun '14 7:15:20 AM DarkStorm
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** The original ''[[Series/TheElectricCompany Electric Comapny]]'' series featured a recurring "Six Dollar and Thirty-Nine Cent Man" sketch, with a shot-for-shot parody of the opening credits (from Steve Awesome being involved in a skateboarding accident, to rebuilding him to be "Better. Stronger. More fun at parties"). As a bonus, it was narrated by a young MorganFreeman! Notable also for being a contemporary parody of the series.
17th Jun '14 7:56:36 PM 23skidoo
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* TheOtherDarrin: No less than three actors play Dr. Rudy Wells during the series, with Martin Balsam playing the role in the original pilot TV movie, Alan Oppenheimer in the other two pre-series movies and then the first two regular seasons, and Martin E. Brooks for the remainder. However after Brooks had joined the series, Oppenheimer was brought back to play Rudy for a single Season 3 episode, "The Bionic Criminal". The reason for this is that it was a sequel to an earlier episode that the need to include flashbacks required that Oppenheimer be brought back for consistency.
4th Nov '13 1:50:08 AM garrisonskunk
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** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' featured Brock going on a camping trip and running into Col Steve Sommers, complete with red jumpsuit and Bigfoot.
--> '''Steve Sommers''': "The Government rebuilt me..made me bigger, stronger, faster. Spent Six million dollars to put me back together...and you know what? They put me to work! They expected me to pay it back! DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES TO PAY BACK SIX MILLION DOLLARS ON A GOVERNMENT SALARY?!?!?"
12th May '13 6:22:47 PM tracer
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** ''WesternAnimation/UncleCrocsBlock'' had the Six Dollar and Ninety-Five Cent Man.
14th Mar '13 1:55:18 PM StFan
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* AffectionateParody
** Nick at Nite's marathon ''The Bob, Bob Newhart, Newhart Marathon'' presented 60-second parodies of Bob Newhart starring in various shows. One of these was ''The Six Million Dollar Bob''.
** Magazine/{{MAD}} printed a parody of the show. The opening paragraph leading into the title talked of what a rip-off Steve Austin was to the US taxpayers, concluding with "Just wait 'till you see what we got for ''The Six Million Dollars, Man!''
** ''Radio/GoodnessGraciousMe'' gave us the Six Million Rupee Man, about rebuilding an injured rickshaw test pilot. "We have the technology -- we don't have the ideal exchange rate."
* TheBoardGame: Parker Brothers released no less than two: one named simply ''The Six Million Dollar Man'' and a more obscure sequel, ''Bionic Action''. The former was a glorified [[TabletopGame/CandyLand CandyLand]], where each player had "power cards" he could spend to have greater control over his piece's actions; when two players landed in the same square, they had a "bionic battle."



* HeyItsThatGuy: Sandra Bullock in an early role as the "new" bionic woman in the 1989 TV reunion movie "Bionic Showdown".

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy
** Wrestling fans likely did that when they realized it was Andre the Giant under the Bigfoot costume.
** Who would of have known that [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Ayeka]] was once a secretary?
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Sandra Bullock in an early role as the "new" bionic woman in the 1989 TV reunion movie "Bionic Showdown".''Bionic Showdown''.
* NamesTheSame
** Barney Miller, before he became Barney Hiller.
** Steve Austin himself is likely not to be confused with [[StoneColdSteveAustin a certain beer-swilling bad ass wrestler]].
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