Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

‘It May Look Like a Walnut!’ episode airs on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'It May Look Like a Walnut!' (Feb. 6, 1963)

(Wednesday, February 6, 1963, 9:30 p.m. ET) — Rob has a dream, inspired by a late-night horror movie on TV, involving walnuts, missing thumbs, and a creature named Kolac on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.

In 1997, the episode was ranked #15 on TV Guide‘s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

Michael Jackson reveals he sleeps with children in TV documentary 10 years ago this hour (2003)


Video: 'Living With Michael Jackson'

(Thursday, February 6, 2003, 8 p.m. EST)  — The British documentary Living With Michael Jackson aired tonight on ABC, which included the singer’s comments about allowing kids to spend the night in his bedroom. Those comments prompted authorities to look into his relationships with children and Jackson was arrested the following November on child molestation charges.

Jury acquits actor Errol Flynn of statutory rape 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'Tasmanian Devil - The Fast And Furious Life Of Errol Flynn' (statutory rape case at 25:44)

(Saturday, February 6, 1943) — A Los Angeles jury today acquitted actor Errol Flynn, 33, of three counts of statutory rape. He had be charged with having sex with two under-age girls, Betty Hansen and Peggy Satterlee, at the Bel Air home of Flynn’s friend Frederick McEvoy.