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Dukes of Hazzard

What color was the Dukes of Hazzard car?

MMDE: Orange

Current: Flame Red

Who can forget the wild Dukes of Hazzard TV series from the 70's & 80's, with just some good old boys never meaning no harm?

The swashbucking heroes Luke and Bo were joined by Daisy, Jesse, Boss Hogg and a whole bunch more ... including The General Lee, their car.

Ask anyone what color it was and you'll most likely get an instant response of "orange". And whilst many photos today show that's the case, the others who say red are actually correct, at least technically. That's because it was painted "Flame Red", which is confusing because it's shade is closer to orange. Wikipedia says it was originally painted orange but blotches appeared, so they switched to GM Code 70, Flame Red.

However, so far the rumours of Boss Hogg being a tall slim guy always wearing a pink suit are completely unfounded...

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Fonzie's Jacket

What color was the Jacket The Fonz wore?

MMDE: Black

Current: Brown

Many people remember The Fonz, with his trademark slicked back black hair, greeting of "Aaaaaay!" and his black bomber jacket with the large collar.

The trouble is there's something wrong with this description - his jacket was brown.

There are photos of him on the internet wearing what appears to be a darker, almost black one, but officially it really was brown. This is so because it's on display in the National Museum of American History.

Furthermore, the original jacket was the subject of "I've got a secret", where it is indeed brown when pulled from the box at the end.

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Mickey Mouse Suspenders

What did Snoopy's tail look like?

MMDE: Thin black line

Current: White

How do you remember Snoopy's tail?

Making his first appearance in the 1950's comic strip Peanuts, the faithful sidekick of Charlie Brown became as famous as his master when they both made the leap from  book to TV cartoon show.

Many remember his tail as being a single black line, and are surprized to see it today as white with a black outline, like the rest of his body. Changes like this are pointed to as Mandela Effects, because even though many people remember it differently, all the current evidence in the form of images and videos show it's always been the way it appears today.

It's quite ironic that Snoopy gets his own Mandela Effect, because his creator and artist, Charles Shultz, is the subject of one too. Or is that Charles Schulz?

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Rip Torn

But ... it's an internet Meme!

MMDE: "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" said many times on "I love Lucy"

Current:  "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" not said on "I love Lucy"

Sometimes even an internet meme can cross over to become connected with the Mandela Effect.

We've all seen the black and white internet meme image of Lucy from the 50's, captioned "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!", along with some witty caption regarding what's gone wrong, but many are reporting they really do remember her saying this on the show. In fact this isn't the case, and the fact many actually do remember it happening is causing it to be classed as a Mandela Effect.

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Gilligan's Island black hat

What color was the Skipper's hat?

MMDE: Black

Current: Navy blue

Many people look at the photos and clips of the Skipper from Gilligans Island wearing a black hat, as seen today, and are sure there's something very off about it. They just don't remember it being black.

Most remember it being navy blue, but some also remember white, some grey etc. It's complicated by the fact when the show first came out in 1964, most saw it on black and white TV's so wouldn't have been able to easily tell the difference. As color took off later, these earlier impressions may have been the ones that came up years later, so the memory of the color didn't change.

There's another very closely related alternate memory around Gilligan's hat too - many remember it as being white, but all references today show it to have been tan all along.

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Gilligan's Island white hat

What color was Gilligans hat?

MMDE: White

Current: Tan

Gilligans hat was tan, not white.

This is what the recordings of the episodes of Gilligans Island show today - and it's freaking many people out. That's because they swear they remember it being white, and when a false memory affects many people this way, it's classed as an MMDE, or Mandela Effect.

Even weirder: this isn't the only hat related alternate memory - there's one about the Skipper's hat being black, too.

When the series what first transmitted in 1964, most people would have seen it in black and white, which could have formed the dominant memory to be drawn out years later.

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Wile E Coyote

Beep beep

MMDE: Wiley E Coyote

Current: Wile E Coyote

Do you remember Beep Beep the roadrunner forever being chased by his enemy, Wiley E Coyote? If so, you may be experiencing a Mandela Effect, because all references today show his name was "Wile E Coyote".

He never did catch the roadrunner, although there is a rumored spoof final episode where he actually did, then became unemployed.

It's easy to see how the spelling could be confused, especially when the show was aimed specifically at younger viewers. There's even confusion over whether there was a dot after the E or not - is this a Mandela Effect within a Mandela Effect?