Danny Gallagher Biography

Danny Gallagher is a freelance writer, reporter, humorist and all around nice guy living in Texas who is a regular contributor to TheFW and has also contributed features, essays and stories to Maxim, GameTrailers, Aol, TruTV's "Dumb As a Blog," Cracked, Mental Floss, CBS' "Mancave Daily and Spike. He also likes puppies and cookies. He can be found on the web at www.dannygallagher.net and on Twitter @thisisdannyg.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Batman

by Danny Gallagher July 20, 2012 @ 3:14 PM | TheFW
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Some fans and pop culture junkies might like to think that Superman is the most timeless and iconic of all comic book super heroes, but even the man from Krypton who can bend steel with his bare hands doesn’t have the generational reach of Batman.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Three Stooges

by Danny Gallagher April 13, 2012 @ 8:05 AM
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A comedy group like ‘The Three Stooges’ might seem like mindless entertainment to some (i.e. women), but their reach and influence can be seen in just about every form of comedy from the small stage to the big screen.
Their iconic pokes, jabs and slaps turned good ol’ fashioned vaudeville slapstick into an art form. They also poked at more than just eyes in their time. Some of the earlier plots satirized and poked fun of greed and high society, health care, economic depression and even Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party, long before America would join the Allies to fight the Axis powers in WWII. So whether or not the Farrelly Brothers’ big-screen tribute to the kings of slapstick can live up to their legacy and help a whole new generation find the funny in films the rest of us spent so much time laughing at on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, we fondly look back at some of the more interesting aspects of this amalgamated association of morons (Local 6 7/8ths).

3. Frank Sinatra Wanted to Play The Joker on the TV Show -- Things You Didn't Know About Batman

by Danny Gallagher March 2, 2012 @ 3:49 PM | TheFW
The world of Batman officially became a cultural touchstone when it leapt off the page and became a massive television hit in the 1960s. Not only did Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) become overnight celebrities, but the villains who got in on the act are also remembered and revered for their work on the campy superhero show. Singer Frank Sinatra reportedly wanted to be Batman's main foe but the role had already gone to Cesar Romero, a rumor that was confirmed by Ward years later in an interview. “From what I understand," Ward said, "Frank Sinatra was very upset because he couldn't play The Joker.”

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'The Simpsons'

by Danny Gallagher February 16, 2012 @ 4:05 PM | TheFW
After 23 seasons of laughs, it's hard to imagine a world where 'The Simpsons' aren't on television. In addition to being the longest-running scripted series in TV history, 'Simpsons' quotes and references have become part of our daily vernacular. And yet, the show's storied history and the behind-the-scenes tales of how the characters came to life have been barely noticed in the large shadow its iconic characters have cast on the world.