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  1. In 2007, "Big Bang Theory" set designers toured the apartments being used by current graduate students to see how young scientists really live. They did a faithful re-creation of the apartments, but after CBS tested the show, the sets were scrapped because they were too depressing.

  2. While high on substances and during a meeting with a CBS exec in Germany, Ozzy Osbourne performed a Nazi goose-step on the executive's table before dipping his testicles in the executive's wine and then urinating in it. He only came to find out what he had done later by Sharon Osbourne.

  3. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) was rejected at first by CBS: they didn't like that amateur children were doing the voices, they didn't like the "anti-consumerism" theme of the plot -- and they didn't like the music.

  4. When 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' was screened for CBS execs, they told the creators “We’ll play it once and that will be all. Good try.” A drunk animator stood up in the back of the room and shouted 'It's going to run for a hundred years.' It was recently shown for the 52nd year in a row.

  5. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) was rejected at first by CBS: they didn't like that amateur children were doing the voices, they didn't like the "anti-consumerism" theme of the plot -- and they didn't like the music.

  6. A North Carolina man owns the only known recording of Super Bowl I, as CBS and NBC didn't save it. The NFL countered his $1 million offer for the taping with $30,000, then later refused to buy it at all, yet warned him he'll face legal action if he sells it to anyone else.

  7. CBS used to dub in bird songs to golf tournaments. They were caught by an avid bird watching who noticed the song of a bird that was not indigenous to the region of the tournament.

  8. M*A*S*H aired on BBC2 in the UK without a laugh track, as the creators of the show intended it to be seen, while CBS studio executives would not air the show in the US without one. Series creator Larry Gelbart later said: "I always thought it cheapened the show. The network got their way."

  9. During the 1995 OJ Simpson trial, the ABC, NBC and CBS networks nightly news broadcasts gave more air time to the details of that case than to the Bosnian War and the Oklahoma City bombing combined.

  10. MTV refused to play "Billie Jean" and had never played any other video by Jackson or a black artist. Only after CBS Records president threatened to pull every video clip from his company and expose the racial discrimination MTV relented.

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Frank Zappa was so astounded by the success of "Bobby Brown", especially in Scandinavia, that he wanted CBS to hire an anthropologist to study why the song became such a big hit.

Bridget Loves Bernie, the highest rated TV show to ever be canceled after only one season. CBS and show creators were forced to cancel the show after receiving death threats from Jews, who were angered that the show featured a Catholic marrying a Jew.

The first time "Instant Replay" was used was in the 1960 winter olympics. In the men's slalom event, officials who were unsure if a skier had missed a gate asked CBS if they could review tape of the event. This request gave CBS the idea for what is now known as instant replay.

Gunsmoke, the longest running television series of the 20th century, was cancelled so abruptly that CBS didn't even bother to tell the cast and crew. They read about it in trade publications the next day.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) was rejected at first by CBS: they didn't like that amateur children were doing the voices, they didn't like the "anti-consumerism" theme of the plot -- and they didn't like the music.

CBS created a show called Kid Nation (2007), where 40 kids ages 8-15 spent 40 days without direct adult supervision in a ghost town where they had to create a sustainable community

CBS, BET, MTV, CMT, VH1, Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central, Logo, Paramount, Showtime, The CW, TV Land, and Simon & Schuster are all owned by one giant media conglomerate.

Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz refused to use a laugh track for A Charlie Brown Christmas. He thought the audience should be able to enjoy the show without being cued when to laugh. When CBS executives saw the final product, they were horrified and believed the special would be a flop

TV show "M*A*S*H" was never intended to have a laugh track. CBS forced the show's creators to compromise that laughter was to be played over all scenes except surgery scenes to lighten the show's mood. The show was aired in the UK without a laugh track, as the creators intended

Promethea Pythaitha, a young genius from Montana who was profiled on the CBS show "Whiz Kids!", and how her IQ and Greek background brought about unwanted attention, hate mail, and the death of a stalker by police.

In the 50s, CBS deemed the word "“pregnant,” too vulgar for air on I Love Lucy

M*A*S*H didn't have a laugh track when it was broadcast overseas in the UK, this was how the show's creator intended it. However, in the United States CBS required a laugh track because they had never produced a comedy without one.

In 2007 CBS released a CSI toy which included a fingerprint dusting powder that contained up to 5% asbestos. Finally, 20 months after an asbestos victims’ organization made this fact public a recall was carried out.

In order to convince CBS to allow Lucille Ball to be shown pregnant on "I Love Lucy," Desi Arnaz consulted a priest, a rabbi and a minister, all of whom said it was fine. CBS relented, but still prohibited "pregnant" words, so Arnaz pronounced "expecting" as "spectin" in his Cuban accent.

25 million viewers switched from CBS to Fox's 'In Living Color' during the halftime of Super Bowl XXVI. As a result, the Super Bowl has had high-profile entertainers ever since

During the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson threatened CBS News that if it didn't 'cleaned up its act,' after showing US Marines burning villages, the White House would 'go public' with the reporter's alleged "communist ties."

The "rural purge" of American television networks (in particular CBS) which was a series of cancellations in the early 1970s of still-popular rural-themed shows that led toward ones with supposedly more appeal to urban and suburban audiences.

The CBS radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" did not actually cause mass hysteria or panic

Scooby-Doo was the result of CBS and Hanna-Barbera's plans to create a non-violent Saturday morning TV program that would appease the parent watch groups that had protested the superhero-based programs of the mid-1960s.

Norway invests 60% of its oil fund of $855 billion in equity in non-Norwegian companies like Apple, Activision Blizzard and CBS Corporation

That, according to Stan Lee and Lou Ferrigno, CBS thought the name Bruce Banner sounded "too gay-ish.” The protagonist’s name on The Incredible Hulk series was then changed to David Banner. Ferrigno thought it was "the most absurd, ridiculous thing [I’d] ever heard".

The Chinese company Netdragon Websoft built their corporate headquarters in the shape of the Starship Enterprise. The owner licensed the design legally from CBS.

Stan Freberg, who replaced Jack Benny on CBS radio in 1957, refused to allow tobacco manufacturers as sponsors, despite it being an impediment to his career.

A former CBS anchor and Fox weatherman quit his job to become a gay porn star

CBS’ online business carries a D- BBB rating for exploiting predatory practices that make it extremely difficult to cancel subscriptions, refusing refunds, and participating in misleading advertising aimed at signing up new customers through free trials