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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Better Call Saul - TV Shows
Title spelling fixed. Thanks for the catch!! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 20, 2015, 1:51 am

Better Call Saul - TV Shows
Great, funny, and deeply moving show! Jonathan Banks, who plays the character of Mike, with his deadly serious deadpan look and put-upon persona is the perfect match against Bob Odenkirk's low-key satirical comedy style. If you loved Breaking Bad, you will love Better Call Saul! BTW you guys misspelled the title! -- Submitted By: () on March 19, 2015, 12:44 pm

Different World, A - TV Shows
Icemouth Terrance wore the ponytail because the rattail was a hot commodity in the early 90s. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on March 19, 2015, 11:49 am

Different World, A - TV Shows
Now, WHO IN THE WORLD would say that this show "boned" from the day one? Lemme guess: whites who felt that the show became too "Afrocentric"..lol ..Well, that just confirms this show for me..lol ..We need to bring such shows BLACK - I mean, BACK..lol -- Submitted By: (Lashid4u) on March 18, 2015, 1:18 pm

Fist of the North Star - TV Shows
There's a running routine you'd have to get used to in order to progress through this show. Village living peacefully, bandits come in, bandits say stupid stuff, act all threatening and enslave the people in village or kill everyone. Bandits threaten hostages, Kenshiro comes in, bandits threaten hostages more, say they'll kick Kenshiro's ass a thousand times, get their asses kicked by Kenshiro, some leftover bandits run away and village back to peace. Rinse and repeat for almost half the show. But beside all of that, this show has some pretty deep development going for it. Every major villain has about a tragedy within themselves that make them do the things they do. They aren't doing it for the sake of just wanting the world. If you like seeing idiot bad guys just get dealt with in the most gruesome fashions possible. You'll enjoy this show, it's got good characters, strong development and writing, animation in some episodes go hand and in hand. Some quality of episodes look better than others while others look utter crap. If you still don't know where the phrase "You're already dead" came from. This show here. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on March 17, 2015, 8:46 am

Resurrection - TV Shows
Awesome show! It lasted two seasons which is amazing for an American series that deals with touchy subject matter that raised the ire of fundamentalist Christians. The show was first of all brilliantly written, directed and acted. It questions what we are and what happens when we die. Do we really have immortal souls? Can we come back after death? Is there a god? What is the nature of our reality? I will miss it but I am glad it got to run for two seasons. Omar Epps and Kurtwood Smith (Dr. Foreman from House and Red Forman from That '70's Show) turned in stunning performances on every episode. The biggest thing that freaked people out about this show was that it all revolved around the death of an 8-year old child. The boy came back but what was he? A demon or just a child needing a home? What would you do if your dead son came back home? Denounce him and turn him away or just love him and be thankful you were given a second chance to love him? -- Submitted By: (spacer) on March 8, 2015, 8:03 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
After reading DolFan's comments I can only shake my head. The discussion of this show has devolved to the point where people who have never seen the show are bashing it because of something they heard about it. With all due respect, my friend, at least watch an episode before you trash talk about it. Go Goldbergs! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on March 8, 2015, 7:50 am

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
@Pokey and Chubby Rain, glad you guys enjoyed the JTS comments! -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on March 4, 2015, 11:34 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
The episode where the Devil shows up came on today and it reminded me exactly why I only watch Seasons 1-7 and skip the last two. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on March 3, 2015, 11:32 pm

Dancing With the Stars - TV Shows
For the life of me, I cannot fathom why this is still on the air. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on March 2, 2015, 6:54 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I never heard of this show, but I agree with the posters who are criticizing the apparent "everything that happened in the 80s being one big blur" premise. Even by modern TV standards that's too much. For example, in '82 I was 9. In '88 I was 15. Now, my memory of every single event that ever occurred in my life might not be 100% perfect but I (and almost everyone else) am at least able to differentiate between something that happened to me at age 9 and something that happened when I was a teen. That's not exactly asking the impossible. Unless the main character has some sort of brain damage, there's really no excuse for this sort of thing. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on March 2, 2015, 6:47 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Art is art, dude. That means a good piece of art, whether a painting, a photograph, or a TV show will mean different things to different people. Some will love it, some will hate it, and some will not care one way or the other. I personally like the show but if you don't, well that's OK. That's what I love about this site, there are some really smart people posting comments and they often disagree but they always make good points. I never even noticed the mixed up chronological references but apparently it's a big deal to some people, and that's cool. I thank them for pointing that out. I guess my heart wins out over my brain on this one. Beverly and Murray Goldberg remind so much of my parents it's frightening and make me realize how good I had it growing up. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on March 1, 2015, 7:28 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Patton Oswalt, speaking to the critics of the show that demand 100% historical accuracy said it's not supposed to be an exact snapshot in time. If you listen to the way he delivers the line "it was September 8th (or whatever) 1980-something" you will hear him hesitate and almost mumble the last part because the character of adult Adam is embarrassed by his faulty memory. A running gag with the writers is to put two things together that don't belong, like a "new"game from 1984 with a "new" movie from 1982. People remember their childhood through a haze and often remember events wrong. Technically, this show is not a period piece but a show about an adult remembering the best parts of his childhood. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on February 28, 2015, 8:09 am

Star Trek - TV Shows
Rest in Peace, Vulcan friend. Say hello to Bones and Scotty. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on February 28, 2015, 7:58 am

Star Trek - TV Shows
Live long and prosper in the next life, buddy. My heart is broken. -- Submitted By: () on February 27, 2015, 12:27 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
You guys act too childish to me. Not everyone is going to like the Goldbergs. To me, it went downhill when items from the early 1990s such as Hypercolor, New Kids junk, 8 Ball Jackets (I pretty sure I saw one) and that Bo Knows shirt turned up in '1980 Something'. I have no problem with the 80s pop culture references being scrambled around because the show is set in '1980 Something'(not an actual year of the 80s). Early 90s toys and shirts do not belong in '1980 Something'. The show un-boned after the Ferris Bueller special. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on February 26, 2015, 7:42 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I love how "expecting too much" is a reason for a TV show boning the fish. You guys said it yourself, "I shouldn't expect too much for this nonsense". If you shouldn't expect too much from something, what does that tell you about it? We live in the Google era, there should not be any shows with unreliable narrators in them. You can find anything with the tap of a finger nowadays. It's not like we're actually living in the 1980s and before. It's not like the creator of this show understands what the 80s were all about, anyway. Also, I hate how the creator doesn't realize Americans were still using tools like the Power Glove after 1989. The Power Glove was everywhere in all years of the Bush 1 era, not just '89. Don't believe me? Freddy Krueger uses a power glove to kill Spencer in Freddy's Dead from 1991. 1981-1987 were the core years of the 1980s. The creator should focus on the pop culture of those years and leave the late 80s (they pave the way for the early 90s) alone. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on February 26, 2015, 7:27 pm

Eerie, Indiana - TV Shows
bradrad: welcome to the EerieVerse! It really was a great show, it lived fast, died young and left a great looking corpse. Calling Mars a "dipstick boy scout" was hysterical, and a perfect description! One of the cable channels should revive it with a different cast of course, a bunch of 40 year-olds running around with cameras and flash lights duct-taped to football helmets just ain't the same! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on February 26, 2015, 3:27 pm

Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., The - TV Shows
I miss Leif! I miss Danny! -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on February 24, 2015, 7:56 pm

Growing Pains - TV Shows
They show how Boner got his nickname. The episode is Mike's high school graduation, and they flash back to the time mike meets stabone as an elementary child. -- Submitted By: (denimwalker75) on February 24, 2015, 12:43 pm

Andy Griffith Show - TV Shows
Emmett. I hated Emmett and his wife. And Howard Sprague turning into a beach bum! And Howard's mother. Never cared for those episodes. I usually only watch the ones with Barney in them. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on February 24, 2015, 10:13 am

All My Children - TV Shows
The way they ended the show was a complete disservice to faithful watchers. When a show ran this long, why did they feel the need to bring Dixie back and make it ALL about Tad and Dixie? It was hard to watch for a long time just because it was a soap, but it definitely jumped the shark in the last 2 weeks and the final moment - meh. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on February 24, 2015, 9:57 am

Baa Baa Black Sheep - TV Shows
I liked this show enough because I thought most of the guys were cute. My dad like the Corsairs. So, we watched together. I don't know a particular jump the shark moment, but even as a teenager I thought it was so odd that Robert Conrad was filmed so many times *walking away* from the camera as well as his pants always being skin tight. Conrad must have had it in his contract to have his backside filmed as often as his face. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on February 24, 2015, 8:56 am

Eerie, Indiana - TV Shows
I never heard of this show but found it on either Hulu or Netflix, i forget which, and watched all of the episodes. I loved them all! Dash X is the coolest of the cool anti-heroes to Marshall Teller's dipstick boy scout persona. The two make a perfect team. Too bad they never made more of them. -- Submitted By: (bradrad) on February 23, 2015, 1:56 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I really like The Goldbergs and don't care if some of the dates are wrong. Since it's a work of fiction representing an adult's memory of things that happened 30 - 35 years ago when he was 11, how can anyone say what is wrong? Human memory is faulty. Maybe the guy honestly got some times and dates mixed up, maybe that's a part of the humor. The show is still very funny and it's a hit so a lot of people obviously like it. A renewal for season 3 is in the bag and I hope they go on for many more. Oh, I had a smother mother, too, so I feel Adam's pain. -- Submitted By: (bradrad) on February 23, 2015, 1:52 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
@spacer: I don't understand why some people don't get hung up over what you call "minor inconsistencies in the time". People's mindsets vary: there are going to be people who disregard what you prioritize and vice versa. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on February 23, 2015, 1:09 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
@spacer: I'm not an anti-Semite. I just can't get past all of the glaring anachronisms made during this show. They think they know what they're doing, but they don't. I hate a cocky person who tells me something that's not true. They just cobble anything together. I know this insipid show is set in a haze, but who sets a show in a haze?! You have no business putting out a comedic period piece if you don't remember the dates of everything you mention in the show. @martymarty: I refuse to shut my brain off to enjoy a TV show. After looking at this, it's no wonder television sets everywhere are called idiot boxes. Why do I talk, I see the stupid down votes already. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on February 23, 2015, 1:04 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Really, it's a well done show. Jeff Garlin has been one of my favorite actors for a long time. He's been in some great indie films and also had recurring roles in Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He's perfect as the slovenly, always put upon Murray Goldberg. George Segal is Hollywood royalty, or at least he should be, he's damn funny and has the perfect edge for his role as the family patriarch. I don't get why some people get so hung up on minor inconsistencies in the timeline. It's a great, touching and funny show, not a documentary on life in 1980-something! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on February 21, 2015, 12:01 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
This is a great, wonderful, funny and awesome show! Could it be that those who are so offended by alleged minor errors in the 80's timeline are offended by something else? I notice none of the haters of this show ever mention the fact the family is Jewish, just pretend to hate it because the Goonies came out in 1985 and the kid watching it is wearing a t-shirt design from 1986! Oh my, the horror! It's like criticizing Leonardo da Vinci because his Mona Lisa was wearing a hairstyle that was not popular at the time of the painting. If you want to knock the show because you dislike the stories or cast, fine. If you don't like it because the family is Jewish, fine, say so and be done with it. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on February 17, 2015, 7:01 am

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic - TV Shows
It seems very few are talking about the show, just a bunch of trolls. ; Bronies should be a separate topic. The sow for a time did live up to fan hype for a while. The show bones after Lauren Faust left and it devolved to a simple kids shows after the second season. Brony fan enthusiasm doesn't help either. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on February 14, 2015, 6:20 pm

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera - TV Shows
I actually loved this show. I wish it were still on. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on February 9, 2015, 11:59 am

Ropers, The - TV Shows
Stan and Helen were the only redeeming part of Three's Company. But it didn't work as a spinoff. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:04 pm

Desperate Housewives - TV Shows
The first couple of seasons this show had an underlying sense of humor. Then it deteriorated into mean-spirited people and far-fetched convoluted plots. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:03 pm

Dancing With the Stars - TV Shows
For the life of me I cannot fathom why anyone would want to watch this. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 10:00 pm

Hot In Cleveland - TV Shows
"Let's grab a few out of work sitcom stars, throw them together in a contrived plot, feed them derivative and redundant scripts, and hype the hell out of it during every commercial break. We'll make a fortune since we own the show and won't have to pay royalties." Remember when TVLand aired sitcoms we actually wanted to see? -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:58 pm

Carter Country - TV Shows
An idiotic sitcom designed solely to cash in on "good ol' boy" president Carter and his half-wit brother. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:51 pm

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera - TV Shows
"featuring renowned event planner, David Tutera" ??? ... Anyone who has ever heard of this man, outside of this show, please raise your hand. A dreary program with a self-styled know-it-all advising narcissistic divas on every picayune detail of an overblown, overpriced wedding. As a one time documentary it might have been borderline tolerable, as a series it totally unbearable. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:49 pm

Real Housewifes of Orange County. - TV Shows
Yet another of the insipid "Real Rich Housewives of xxxx" series. Collectively as entertaining as watching your cat hawk up a furball. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:42 pm

Perfect Strangers - TV Shows
This is one of those shows so obnoxious, so idiotic, so totally devoid of any redeeming qualities, that rather than reaching for the remote you are tempted to grab something large and massive to hurl through the TV screen. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:38 pm

My Three Sons - TV Shows
For me this show jumped simply because it ran to long and the premise changed. Steve remarries and Katie has "My Three Grandsons". And the syndication package jumps big time because they never include the original monochrome episodes. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:28 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
What a clown! But I was mainly disappointed to find "dog" in the title wasn't a verb. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:19 pm

Cops - TV Shows
Jumped from the start because it depicts the entire country as a ghetto. Apparently cops spend all their time in trailer parks and housing projects. Just once could we see them in an affluent neighborhood arresting someone for white collar crime? Just once could we see them pull over a BMW and put the cuffs on someone wearing a suit? An interesting show would be "After Cops", when the people arrested come to trial. I wonder how many of the cases are dismissed when the defence attorney points out his client was wrestled down, handcuffed, intimidated, and questioned ...but never read his/her rights. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:16 pm

Bewitched - TV Shows
I enjoyed this show when it was originally on ...but I was eleven or twelve then. Watching it as an adult I am struck by how Darren and Samantha - a supposedly young, modern, married couple - are so stodgy. I know seventy year old couples who are more fun loving than these two sticks in the mud. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 9:02 pm

A.N.T. Farm - TV Shows
A disgusting display of self-absorbed kids allowed to give free reign to their narcissism. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:48 pm

Wendy Williams Show, The - TV Shows
This woman is so plastic how can anyone take her seriously? Especially when she prattles on and on about the most dreary trivialities as if they had some importance. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:41 pm

Queen Latifah Show, The - TV Shows
Someone who changes her name to "Queen"? Just too pretentious for me. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:29 pm

Waltons, The - TV Shows
This show was so well made it's hard to say it actually ever jumped. But i lost interest when all the kids grew up, the plots became too scattered and unfocused. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:28 pm

That's So Raven - TV Shows
I'm tempted to say this show couldn't have jumped because that would imply it got off the ground. This is nothing but an immense ego trip for a talentless narcissist. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:24 pm

Ancient Aliens - TV Shows
Jumped from the start because it is presented as a serious documentary. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:21 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
At times amusing, but mainly irritating because all the characters are annoying. And most of Jerry's problems would be alleviated if he would just lock his blasted front door! I've never understood the near religious fervor with which this show was regarded. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:19 pm

Petticoat Junction - TV Shows
This show jumped, or boned, in a major way with the introduction of Steve and the sickening, sticky sweet romance with Betty Jo. Everyone else became secondary characters and every other episode had a "sing-along". I still enjoy the earlier episodes, but once Steve's plane crashed so did the show. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 8:14 pm

Newhart! - TV Shows
"The Bob Newhart Show" was classic, an ensemble of realistic characters that meshed well, I still enjoy it. But "Newhart" was a trainwreck from the first episode. No characters, just overblown caricatures - the yuppie couple were just irritating; the two town councilmen were imbeciles; George Utley was inconsistently played, in some episodes he can fix anything, in others it's surprising he can walk and breathe at the same time; and I wonder how much the producers had to pay the live audiences to laugh uproariously at the 500000th repetition of "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl, this is my other brother Darryl". The only positive to this show was it had one of the best finales in television history. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on January 30, 2015, 7:51 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Destro was underrated, a heck of a villain -- Submitted By: () on January 26, 2015, 1:46 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Who gave me a down vote? This show is for the easily entertained by people who don't research a darn thing. They get so much wrong on this show that it's amazing it's still on the air. I hope people born in the 90s and 00s really don't think the 80s were like this. If you want to watch a real show set in the 80s, you should check out Growing Pains, The Cosby Show or Who's The Boss. Don't get me started with the stupid '1980 Something' concept. There can't be a '1980 Something' because the pop culture references date each episode as soon as they're made. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 23, 2015, 9:45 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
tvwatcher: So in all of your lengthy critique, you found no fault with the actual show (acting, directing, characters), just some vague references to pop culture that may be off by one or two years. Do you really think anyone watching in 2015 cares about a hyper-critical analysis of a sneaker that came out in 1989 and the probability statistics of whether or not the character would or would not buy a pair in the first year of production? I lived through the 1980's and I don't give a flip if some movie or song came out in 1981 or 1985, or 1989 or 1991! The spirit of the 80's is what is important as far as the time period is concerned. The period in which the show is set is not the most important thing at all. This is a wonderful production about family and the timelessness of familial relationships. The writing, directing and acting are all top notch and if you would look past the minor time inconsistencies you might actually enjoy the show along with the rest of us. Peace. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on January 23, 2015, 9:09 am

Soul Food - TV Shows
And I agree about Maxine flipping out about that cryptic letter. I mean jeez, she acted as if she found cold hard evidence. That letter was vague and even if it hadn't been, she really went overboard. First of all, she just loads up the kids into the van and tells them "we're going to McDonald's" and then drives all the way to Milwaukee to confront the lady who wrote Kenny the letter? Uhh, did you REALLY need to bring the kids along to see the show? And not only that, making them think you're taking them to McDonald's but then pulling up to some random woman's home to proclaim, "BITCH, YOU BETTER STAY AWAY FROM MY FUCKING HUSBAND" I understand her being upset but that was crazy, all she had as "proof" was some crumpled letter. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on January 23, 2015, 12:36 am

Soul Food - TV Shows
Count me in as a member of the "I Hate Damon" club. Like seriously, what the fuck was his deal? Everyone on the show has their ridiculous moments at times, but buddy, this guy REALLY took the cake. The stunts he pulled would have gotten him slumped in real life, if not killed. Not only was he extremely annoying, he was also lacking in empathy towards everyone. Like let's be real, who in their right mind would put up with his ass when he's such a fuck-up, compulsive liar, cheat, and all around asshole? If Soul Food was real life, Damon would've gotten his block knocked off LONG AGO by SOMEBODY. And it would be well-deserved if you ask me. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on January 23, 2015, 12:28 am

Revenge - TV Shows
This show was so good the first few seasons, but since Conrad was killed, and we find out David is alive, the storylines are messy, contrived, and just not interesting. Now wit Daniel dead, and everyone knowing the secret that drove the whole show, and the main antagonists either dead, gone, or accepting their wrong doing and moving on. It's crap! -- Submitted By: (JimmiPynk) on January 19, 2015, 8:48 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I'm not a fan of this show at all. Adam Goldberg basically throws out anything he associates with the 80s as a reference on the show. So many items used as props were from the very early 1990s, not "1980something". The Bo Knows shirt, New Kids memorabilia and Hypercolor were all sold in the very early 90s. Who owned a pair of Reebok Pumps in November of 1989 when they first came out? I didn't get mine until sometime in the spring of 1990. This show should just focus on being a sitcom. I hate that he is confusing future generations with some of his references. No Mother was teaching their son how to do the Kid N Play kickstep in the late 1980s. Most people did not even know who Kid N Play were unless they watched Yo!MTV Raps. Their claim to fame was when they starred in the first teen flick of the very early 90s (House Party). Kid N Play even had a cartoon in the fall of 1990. I know the 80s were one great big transition from the groovy 70s into the hype early 90s, but the mid 80s were still purely 80s.He should set the show in 1985 like he originally set out to do with the pilot. The late 80s set up the early 90s moreso than the mid 80s did. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 18, 2015, 12:19 pm

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
Cory Matthews whined far more Kevin Arnold ever did. I hated this show even at the time. Ben Savage doesn't stack up with his brother's acting range. I can't believe this show has a spin-off. It was never pop culture. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on January 18, 2015, 12:04 pm

Life Goes On - TV Shows
"Corky singing 'Fight the Power' by Public Enemy'" in and of itself was stealing The Isley Brothers's credit (though it WAS to the recording of Public Enemy). (the rest of the comments are from jumptheshark.com) More comments: Kellie Martin was a little too saccharine as Becca.Corky singing "Fight the Power" Flava Flav shoulda kicked some retard ass!This show REally is whaT wE ARe watching all the Damn time. Damn, everyOne WaNtS-wHY, I caN't finD -Really, nO Man Even knows why this is so popular.Please, don't call people with down syndrome retards. (all of the above posted by others from the late Scottish Site, aka "Jump the Shark".RIP -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on January 17, 2015, 12:56 am

Outer Limits, The (1963-1965) - TV Shows
This show had fantastic writers and directors! Watch all the episodes on Hulu Plus! Some people criticize the series for having really crappy special effects, which they did. I learned in my media history class that ABC bought the series for pennies and refused to pay to for things like expensive special effects. Most of the actors worked for union scale even the established stars. The stories are all compelling and they get the science right! Who cares if the special effects are on the crappy side? It's about the story, not the flash! Hands down, the two best episodes were written by the great Harlan Ellison: Soldier, and Demon With A Glass Hand. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on January 12, 2015, 2:54 pm

Raccoons, The - TV Shows
I loved this cartoon. It aired on Disney Channel back in the day and I'd like to thank CBC for sharing this with American children via satellite. It taught lessons and values while retaining an element of humor. Cyril probably should have remained a villain but I'm not necessarily sure you need an adversary for a compelling story line. I still love to find YouTube clips of this when available. If you haven't seen this show, I highly recommend it. -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 1:55 pm

Taina - TV Shows
I had a big crush on Taina, I've always loved those Latinas, a girl in high school named Jennifer Garcia looked a lot like her as well and of course I crushed on her too! -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 11:38 am

Adventures of the Gummi Bears, The - TV Shows
This was a quality cartoon, a great way to start off the Disney Afternoon after school. The idea sprang from Michael Eisner's son wanting the Gummi Bear candy -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 12, 2015, 11:21 am

I Dream of Jeannie - TV Shows
Jeannie was a really pretty lady or genie, whatever and so was her sister. The brunette one always wanted Tony as her sexual slave, were they pushing porno in the 60's subtly? -- Submitted By: (BradJames) on January 11, 2015, 12:25 pm

My Gym Partner's a Monkey - TV Shows
This was one of the first - but sadly, not the last - of the strident Cartoon Network originals that mistake "loud" for "funny". From the screams of "MY GYM PARTNER'S A MONKEY!! MONKEY!! MONKEY!!" in the opening credits straight through to the end of the episode, things are kept at a high decibel to disguise the fact that each story is a variant of the same plot: Human kid is mistakenly put in a school for animals and becomes best friends with a monkey with impulse control problems. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 27, 2014, 8:44 pm

Yes, Dear - TV Shows
While an average episode is the video equivalent of an ice cream headache, I have to admit I enjoyed the handful of later episodes featuring the great Lou Wagner - one as a clueless HR manager and two as the faithful assistant to Ian Buchanan's odious studio head. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 27, 2014, 8:25 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
The first two seasons of THE FLINTSTONES are, in my opinion, a great sitcom! The rest of the show is, in my opinion, strictly a childrens. In the first two seasons of THE FLINTSTONES we see characters get beaned over the head with shovels, bowling balls and stuff. We see characters smoking. This was based on the immensely popular HONEYMOONERS that Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows gave us. The third season, is, in my opinion where the show goes wrong for me. The season opens with a silly story about Dino falling for a dinosaur TV star ("Sassie") and then on in it gets worse. A few stories later (Barney invisible) the catchy "Rise and Shine" theme has been replaced by the childish (but admittedly popular "Meet the Flintstones" theme which, incidentally, made its debut in the previous season on a children's record.). The next step is that ABC broadcast the show in color. The first two seasons were broadcast exclusively in black-and-white. A change from Black and white to color was a common shark jumping point for TV in the early sixties.The final episode of Season 2 for me, where the Flintstones REALLY had its show finale. Then the irreversible fate occurewd-the birth of Pebbles. The great Jackie Gleason once said that the reason that The Kramdens never had any children (on HONEYMOONERS) is that the kind of behaviour that the Kramdens exhibited on the show ceases to be popular once children are present. The creators of THE FLINTSTONES apparently released Mr.Gleason's lesson too late. The episodes around the birth of Pebbles from then on in for a while center on the fact that Fred must change his ways if he is to be a proper father. We see the sponsor change from Winston Cigarettes to Welch's grape juice. The first two seasons, if memory serves me clear, featured a lot of cartoon characters smoking. The show is quicky becoming a childrnes program. No longer can it be the sophisticated parody of the Hooneymooners that it once was. Now, do not take me wrong. I am not advocating smoking and violence. I am only pointing these two elements out in the change of "The Flintstones" from beuing a great adult satire show to being a children's program. The elimination of smoking and of violence by Season 3 clearly shows this. Again-the change to grape juice just simply further reflects thisunneeded change to children and families in demographics. The third season featured the final scene of Flintstone smoking and it is done, if memory serves me, in a farewell way. It is in the episode where Fred has to leave with his guilty self. His conscience lights up a gag joke exploding cigar., After that, we longer see any cartoon Flintstones characters smoke. Ideal toys also are sponsors. Then the show by fourth seasaon gets more nausetingly childish and insanse-Barney floating (thrid season) after getting dental gas, a cameo appearance by Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Fifth season and more and more elements of other extremely popular TV shows and extremely popular 1960s popular culture elements are introducted into the cartoon: Ann-Margret, "Shindig", rock music,etc. We even get an awful episode with Sammantha and Darrin from "Bewitched". Elements of "My Favorite Martian","Gunmsmoke","Bonana","PEtticoat Junction","the Beverly Hillbillies", the change in Betty;s voice,etc. The first two episodes of the Flintstones are excellent sitcom! The rest is, well, basically just childrens fare. But that's just my two cents. Reposted by memory from the late, lamented, JumpTheShark.com:The Flintstones (actual author anonymous) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 26, 2014, 3:42 am

Bobs Burgers - TV Shows
I've tried to re-watch this show to give it more chances since my original comment.... except FOX _really_ doesn't want me to see it. It is constantly getting interrupted and moved around the schedule. It's supposed to air at 7:30, but most of the time it doesn't, and there's a Two and a Half Men rerun there in its place. When it does air, it's haphazard. Like last week it aired at 7:30, but this week it airs at 9:30. I never know when it's on. I've given up on The Simpsons and Family Guy, so I'd like to give this show a fair shake, but on the other hand, I don't know if I want to get too invested in a show that FOX seems hellbent on canceling. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 25, 2014, 4:26 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Chubby Rain, I, too, am glad to see all of those old JumpTheShark comments...I don't see IceMouth (the one who'd announced such on the JumpTheShark or BoneTheFish entry lately but JTSComments, who must be the same person as IceMouth, different account, posted a lot... How about some that just from MEMORY, of my rememered comments from someone on Cosby? (From JumpTheShark, not the full comment). And let's talk about Cliff Huxtable's, or, Bill Cosby's Music. ....Louis Armstrong. I'm pretty sure that he was just spinnin' when he sang "Ain't Misbeahving'". B.B.King...that song was about whorehouses and prostitution...The Cosby Show does have some pretty good ideas in them but they are marred all the same by hypocrisy and by snobbery. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 23, 2014, 11:59 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
I remember this show and how stupid Fox TV thought we all were, this was around the same time as the "real" alien autopsy fiasco! It wasn't a bad show at all and would have maybe been a hit but too many people were pissed off that the website turned out to be fake and the way Fox tried to pretend it and then the TV show were all real. Ethan Embry was perfect as the dumb ass Derek, you wanted to believe in him just because he was so naive and helpless. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 23, 2014, 1:15 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
It was kinda lame at first but the writing has gotten much better this season. Patton Oswalt lends a lot of class and snark as the narrator. I laughed myself sick when the two brothers almost electrocuted themselves trying to de-scramble a porn channel on cable, brings back a LOT of memories, now all the porn you want is right there on your smart phone, too bad, it was a great challenge trying to make out the naughty bits through a scrambled picture! It's a good show and demonstrates that kids and families never change no matter how much the technology has advanced. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 23, 2014, 1:10 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
I like how they don't specify what year it is; they just say that it's 1980-something so they can cram all kinds of 80s nostalgia into the show without worrying about specific dates. The eighties were my generation so I can relate to this show more than I could the Wonder Years which was set in the late 60s and early 70s when I was a wee child and unaware of what was happening then. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 18, 2014, 6:45 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Yeah, it's run it's course and should be axed. But it did have some laugh out loud moments. My fav is when the family was watching Happy Days. Richie, his sister, and mom and dad are eating breakfast and our of nowhere Richie says, "I really like Potsie." Nobody says anything and Richie says, "I mean I REALLY like Potsie." Nobody looks up from their food but the dad says calmly, "You have a homosexual attachment to your best friend. We KNOW." That was so freakin' funny because anyone who ever saw Happy Days was thinking that Richie and Potsie polished each other's banana. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 13, 2014, 5:54 am

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
If I do have to give Oprah one bit of respect for anything, it's for not going along with the trash talk show explosion in the mid-late 90's like Springer, Maury, and such went along with. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 11, 2014, 2:20 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
The funniest character is the middle kid, Barry. He wants to be a rap star, calls himself Big Tasty and throws hissy fits when someone points out that he can't rap, and he's rich, Jewish and white, not a poor black kid from the 'hood. I thought the mother was too overprotective to be real until I remembered my own mother talking my football coach into cutting me from the team because I was such a delicate boy. It's a fun and funny show and seems pretty real. The dad strips to his boxers the second he walks in the door from work and parks his ass in his comfy chair in front of the TV. That was my dad! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on December 10, 2014, 4:22 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
This was the year 2000 and every high school and college kid in the country was scouring the web for unusual and creepy sites. A friend told me about freakylinks.com and I was intrigued. It looked crappy as hell, like some kid did it, but it told a great story about this guy searching through the paranormal world for his brother's killer. NOWHERE did it say it wasn't real or operated by Fox. Several months after the site became popular, Fox launched the TV show. At first they claimed it was a realty-type show featuring Derek Barnes. When millions of kids recognized Derek as being Ethan Embry (Mark from the teen-cult hit Empire Records) Fox said it was BASED on the real Derek Barnes. When it came out there IS NO Derek Barnes, Fox quickly cancelled the show and never spoke of it again. Pretty scummy, Fox! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on December 10, 2014, 4:12 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Glad to see the old JTS comments here! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on December 10, 2014, 2:05 pm

Freaky Links - TV Shows
When this show was on the air I was still young enough to think it might be real. After all the freakylinks.com website was real, right? And this Derek kid, real dude living somewhere in Florida, right? I was devastated when I learned that it was all fake, I even tried to send Derek money to help his investigation. I hope the Fox exec responsible for this burns in hell. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 9, 2014, 8:36 am

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Very funny show that really took off during its second season. It's is a tribute to smothers everywhere, Jewish, gentile, white, black, orange or blue, and a tribute to all the kids who suffered through childhood with crazy overprotective mothers! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 9, 2014, 8:30 am

Bobs Burgers - TV Shows
Very funny show, laugh out loud funny! Unlike the Simpsons, American Dad, and Family Guy, the dad here is realistic. He's not stupid, not a loser, and not a nut case, just an average guy who loves his lousy burger joint and his family. The situations are realistic, like when Bob tries his best to keep his cool but ends up cussing out some jerk, or when he gets his feelings hurt by his kids but never shows it, just locks himself in the bathroom and cries. The funny parts come from the dialogue, not stupid sitcom pranks, it's a very smart show and you have to pay attention to get the jokes. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on December 3, 2014, 4:44 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I miss you,too, Shanequia! Hope Shanequia's here under a different name.. to Pelijoro's comment that opened this entry-"there was no real angst for any of the characters here"-ever see the cop begging the chief of police in Season 2's "The mailman cometh" on his hands and knees (after a subplot involving the cop-it was an actual Honeymooners borrow of the old "too-hasty" nasty letter to the boss). I think the first poster hasn't seen the first two seasons, though he,too, enjoys the show. It also wasn't drawn like the final seasons or like "Scooby-Doo"(the spinoffs sure were,though.). The earlier were like animated cartoons and there was more angst..see the first season dinosaur racing one where Fred and Barney cry over their bet dino "Sabertooth" losing and Fred gets beaten up and has trouble convincing Wilma of it!(LOL). Shanequia, hello to if you're under an alias..I've been on here as long as you guys.. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on December 1, 2014, 12:25 am

Allen Gregory - TV Shows
Gay rape jokes featuring a 7 year old boy, his gay step dad who is being held against his will and sexually abused by Allen's father who is a viciously evil businessman and world-class pervert. Put that on during family hour and what could go wrong? Jonah Hill is one sick puppy for even thinking up this steaming pile of crap. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on November 30, 2014, 8:59 am

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
First off, Batman isn't "campy." Campy is when you laugh at something intended to be taken seriously but which comes off as corny or just plain stupid. Batman was a deliberate lampoon and subtle satire. (Subtle enough to have kids taking it totally seriously, anyway). Why it was so successful among comic and non-comic fans alike was because it wasn't making fun of comics, it was simply presenting the established comic book form in live-action format. That juxtaposition alone makes for some humor. For example, in comics we take lettered sound-effects completely for granted. (And the "CRASH!", "BAM!", "WHAM!" are present even in the most seriously handled titles.) They serve to expand on what is inherently a silent medium; like the dialogue balloons, they add the "third dimension" of "sound" to the two-dimensions of the printed pages' art. All the Batman TV show did was keep the comic book practice in, and the redundancy adds humor without mocking the original. It was cleverly artistic if you ask me. Ang Lee tried to do something similar in his Hulk movie, with less than successful results, but it was interesting and didn't interfere with the drama. In fact, the show was quite faithful to the comic book. You had all the characters present (Alfred was even ressurected from his death in the comics); you had all the villains (in the comics before then, Batman was only fighting extradimensional aliens and monsters, not his classic rogues gallery from the Golden Age); and you had the batcave and the batmobile, both handled with expert style and creativity. Bruce even mentions his parents' murder as his motivation for crime-fighting, and Commisioner Gordon tells why Batman uses the bat motif to strike fear into criminals. It's all there. Instead of Batman being panned as a "non-serious" handling of the character, it should be congratulated for its faithfulness AND for saving the character. Batman comics were selling badly then, on the verge of cancellation. Before Batman premiered, the comics sold "only" about 300,000 copies per month (a number today's publishers wished they had). After Adam West donned the cowl, monthly sales shot up to over a million. Holy (Cash) Cow, Batman! -- Submitted By: () on November 27, 2014, 2:07 am

Avatar: The Last Airbender - TV Shows
Easily the best American animated show with an overall story arc (having a clear beginning, middle and end, as opposed to the concept of endless episodic installments). Okay, it was animated in Korea, but the idea was conceieved and written by Americans. In any case, it's the finest representation that good stories, characters, and action need not be live-action to be good or taken seriously. Case in point: Why did Avatar's creators think that any any live-action adaptation (or rather, live-action/CGI hybrid) could be better what they'd already achieved? As animators, why would they of all people believe that a live-action Avatar would be the ultimate achievement expression of their idea? Anyway, the Shyamalan Disaster certainly sure opened their eyes about that.(Although, their later "Legend of Korra" managed to suck without any help from bad Hollywood directors). -- Submitted By: (SimonWilliams) on November 27, 2014, 1:33 am

Adventures of Superman, The - TV Shows
George Reeves is, was, and always will be THE best and only Superman. Nowadays, Warner Brothers is ashamed of the Superman name, costume, and ideal. May as well not call them "Supermen," though, since subsequent "Men of Steel" have displayed far less than the pinnacle of moral behavior on-screen. They either brainwash their supposed loved ones, spy on them with their x-ray vision, or contribute to widescale death and destruction through careless action then murder their adversaries in the name of heroism. No thanks. George was a hero on and off the screen, supporting his co-stars to the point of putting his job on the line to ensure they had adequate screen-time (or in the case of Robert Shane, keep him from being blackballed), and always willing to lend a hand to any member of the cast and crew. The nature of George's death doesn't diminish his contributions in life one bit. It is sad, however, that even in the light of Toni Mannix's confession, the suicide lie persists. She ADMITTED she had her mobster husband kill George out of jealousy over his impending married to Lenore Lemmon. Though they got away with murder because they controlled the cops, Toni lamented her going to hell over it afterward, as well she should. I think it's about time that the man who embodied truth and justice be given a little of it himself. -- Submitted By: (SimonWilliams) on November 27, 2014, 1:03 am

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
robert they must hire from fanfiction.net -- Submitted By: () on November 23, 2014, 9:14 am

Card Sharks - TV Shows
Wanted to add on my previous thoughts, the 2001 version is till probably the worst revival of any game show ever. Pat Bullard is the living stereotype of the scharmy, corny game show host who doesn't care about the contestants and is just filling time until payday. The game play was completely ruined, with only one row of cards and those annoying Clip Chips. Oh, and the bonus round was horrible as well, making the contestants gamble away all of their winnings instead of keeping it like before. I did like the set though, as it was attractive and looked like a casino. I'd love to see the show come back though, with the old rules, although maybe make it trivia-based instead of survey-based. Finally, I've caught some Bill Rafferty episodes on YouTube, and he might be one the most underrated game show hosts ever. Maybe a bit too "New Yorkish" for some people, but he was funny, knew the game, and was warm with the contestants. RIP Bill, thanks for your service. -- Submitted By: (BBulaga75) on November 19, 2014, 2:06 pm

Night Court - TV Shows
Great great show during its prime. Harry Anderson and John Larroquette are one of the more underrated comedy duos in TV history, and the show itself was so well-written. It was hilarious, had great gags and lines (I'm keeping a list of Dan Fielding's put-downs just in case I ever need them in real life), and although were a few exceptions, it could also be touching and thought-provoking without being sappy or preachy. It's too bad we'll never see anything like ever again. -- Submitted By: () on November 19, 2014, 2:01 pm

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo - TV Shows
She reminds me of Shirley Temple if she really let herself go. And I guess there is a god now that they canceled this stupid show. I don't know why anyone would have wanted to watch this tripe anyway. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 19, 2014, 12:53 am

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
The Way It Should Have Ended: Frances and Piama move to Utah and join a polygamist cult. They live unhappily with 4 sister-wives and a pig named Lois. There is a lot of jealousy. Reese becomes famous after winning back-to-back Iron Chef competitions but still has no friends. He is addicted to online sex chat rooms where he uses the nickname DarthDong. He appears on cam bare ass naked except for a a Darth Vader helmet and performs perverted stunts with small appliances and occasionally fruit. Reese is very happy with his life. Malcolm flunks out of Harvard and becomes an alcoholic private detective. He is hired by Hal to investigate Dewey, who has become very eccentric and weird. Malcolm follows Dewey to an old warehouse and discovers the severed heads of 6 people floating in jars. He recognizes one as belonging to Jamie, his youngest brother who mysteriously disappeared when he was 6 years old. Dewey gets the drop on him and Malcolm becomes head number 7 in the collection. Dewey is very happy with his life and teaches music at his old middle school. He has a cat named Mittens The Kitten. -- Submitted By: () on November 18, 2014, 5:07 pm

Wonder Years, The - TV Shows
The way it should have ended: Winnie runs off to Chicago with Wayne where he becomes a crooked cop and she gains 372 pounds and has a heart attack and dies. Mr. Arnold converts the basement to a meth lab and becomes a drug czar, Mrs. Arnold buys a car wash to launder the money. They retire at ages 60 and 62 and live happily ever after on their own tropical island with the 10 gazillion dollars they made from meth. Upon hearing that Winnie ran away with Wayne, Kevin seeks comfort from Paul. He realizes he wasted all of the those years trying to score with The Coop when Paul was willing to put out for him. The two of them get married, adopt 3 kids and start a successful chain of car washes, the first one being a wedding present from Kev's mom. Final voice-over: "Yeah, Paul was no Coop in the looks department but he was great in the sack and he was loyal, something that bitch Winnie never was, I mean Wayne? Really? Wayne? I hear she died. Good riddance, bitch. Enjoy hell." (theme music: I Get by With a Little Help from My Friends) Credits roll over a shot of Kevin and Paul riding bikes with their kids and laughing. -- Submitted By: (spacer) on November 18, 2014, 8:58 am

Teen Titans Go! - TV Shows
Teen Titans is revived. Only this time, they turned the main characters into self parodies and/or complete morons. The villains? They've been turned into embarrassing jokes. For example, Trigon, Raven's demon father who nearly destroyed the Earth, is now this awkward dad figure. The "Beast Boy is such an idiot" schtick got old fast, and they keep using it. Cyborg seems to have been replaced by a Valley Girl in a metal suit. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 14, 2014, 1:40 pm

Mega Babies - TV Shows
Being gross doesn't necessarily mean a show's bad. Ren and Stimpy, for example. Being bad makes a show bad. How could anyone think these hideously ugly, disgusting mutant babies were just what the viewers wanted? It's hard to believe the same people who created the Swat Cats created these abominations. They used a dirty diaper as a palette. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 14, 2014, 12:11 pm

Quantum Leap - TV Shows
I loved this show! Until the final season when they ran into God, who was apparently a balding overweight bartender in a seedy part of Philadelphia. They had some excellent episodes, my favorite was when Sam leaped into the body of Future Boy on an old 1950's live TV kiddie show. The old man who starred in it was crazy as a loon, it was funny and touching, as were most of the episodes, until, again, the final season, then it sucked balls! -- Submitted By: (spacer) on November 13, 2014, 7:23 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
Best quote EVER about MITM: "Malcolm should have been run over by a bus in season 5." I mean how hateful, snotty and repulsive does a character have to get before they send him to sitcom heaven? -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on November 12, 2014, 8:11 am

Salute Your Shorts - TV Shows
Very good show! It had a lot of obvious sitcom gags but it also had surprisingly touching story lines. Erik MacArthur's character was a popular kid but chose to bond with the misfits. They all protected each other, in between the inevitable fights and pranks. The result was a look at realistic kids acting in realistic and believable ways. It was far superior to the crap that Nick and Disney put on the air today. -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on November 12, 2014, 8:07 am

Mythbusters - TV Shows
This show peaked several seasons ago when they were doing hard science and testing the physics behind amazing myths. The best one I remember is when they setup air-driven actuators that drove pistons into the steel framework of an old bridge. They were trying to create a harmonic resonance that would shake the structure apart. It worked, the entire structure began vibrating and swaying but they shut it down before they actually destroyed the bridge. That was cooooool science! These days they do idiotic things like testing the internal temperature of fast food hamburgers. Booooooring! -- Submitted By: (martymarty) on November 12, 2014, 7:56 am

Chuck - TV Shows
Future hbrennan - Now that the series has ended (Season 5), I'm glad to say that it wrapped up very nicely (and didn't "drag on" forever). To the cast, writers and fans (who saved the show) - "Thanks, guys!" -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on November 10, 2014, 10:19 am

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