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Television and culture have each affected the other in major ways. From epic historical moments to hilarious TV catch phrases, television and culture influence each other daily. In this section we'll examine the relationship between television and culture.

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Top 10 Catchiest Commercial Jingles

Our heads are full of commercial jingles, company mottos and snappy slogans that we've gleaned from years of watching TV. So what are some of the most famous jingles that we can't seem to get out of our minds?


Who Said It: Conan the Barbarian or Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Who Said It: Conan the Barbarian or Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Think you can pass our who-said-it quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know Conan the Barbarian from Neil deGrasse Tyson. See more »

Who Said It: Amy Schumer or Lucille Ball?

Who Said It: Amy Schumer or Lucille Ball?

Although Lucille Ball and Amy Schumer shot to stardom in different decades, they have much in common. Take the quiz to see if you can tell who said what. See more »

How are drones changing media coverage?

How are drones changing media coverage?

Modern media embraces drones, but is that good for society? Find out how drones are changing media coverage at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is binge watching?

What is binge watching?

We've all planned to watch just one episode but ended up burning through several in a single setting. Learn all about binge watching at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?

Do TV shows and book deals encourage criminal behavior?

Does the media foster violence with its coverage of criminal behavior? Explore the connection between criminal behavior, violence and the media. See more »

10 Completely Unrealistic Moments in Television ERs

10 Completely Unrealistic Moments in Television ERs

Emergency rooms on TV are fraught with drama and tension. But they aren't always accurate representation. See 10 unrealistic TV ER moments to learn more. See more »

Who Said It: Tywin Lannister or Sun Tzu?

Who Said It: Tywin Lannister or Sun Tzu?

The powerful Westeros lord and the famed Chinese military strategist share some similar sentiments. Can you tell them apart? See more »

The Buffy Big Bad Quiz

The Buffy Big Bad Quiz

Think you know your Buffy baddies? Sink your teeth into this quiz and find out if you're Slayer material. See more »

Surveillance, Snack Cakes and Red Sox: 2013 in Review

Surveillance, Snack Cakes and Red Sox: 2013 in Review

Think you remember the newsworthy events of 2013? Test your memory of the good, the bad and the exhumed. See more »

10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong

10 Common Sayings You're Probably Saying Wrong

It might sound right, but you may be saying it wrong. Here are 10 common sayings you're probably saying wrong from HowStuffWorks. See more »