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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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NFL Today, The - TV Shows
Had to add this. I recently got "NFL Network" added to my cable service, and they were showing some old footage of a guy getting interviewed on NFL Today by......Jayne Kennedy! First time I'd seen her since her gig ended back when.....surreal.....mere days after I mentioned her below. Wonder what she's up to now. It was an old clip to be sure. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:19 pm

Homefront - TV Shows
Thanks Pelirojo. I read in the wiki article that Dear Abby and some others engaged in a letter-writing campaign to get this renewed for a 3rd season, as if this was "Star Trek TOS" or something (yeah RIGHT!). I have to wonder what it is about a patently unrealistic show that warrants such vehement support. Apparently this was also the reason TV Land chose to run it....it's cult "popularity". Maybe the reason it only had "cult" popularity was that most people saw it for the BS it was. It really bugged me too the way "Joan of Arc's" (perfect nickname for her) out of wedlock pregnancy was treated so matter of factly in the 1940s. I mean if that's how you want to treat it, DON'T SET THE SHOW IN THE 40s! This is why I SMH whenever someone who was born after 1980 tries to give me a history lesson. They're being taught a false version of the past in the hopes they won't repeat it, when in reality the way to avoid repeating it is not to forget what it was like! BTW, I saw plenty of critical comments about this show on the site that cannot be named. I think toward the end comments showing up in general got very "hit or miss". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:13 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
The episodes that focused on issues more suited for say..the 21st century? i didn't get that one i saw where a coach came to Walnut Grove and stressed football on everybody..was football even a big deal in the 1870's?? -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 29, 2012, 10:04 pm

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Pelirojo:Jackie Joseph did not voice Betty on the Flintstones. bea Benadaret to 1964 then Gerry Johnson did (before Josie),Jackie DID voice NMelody and play Audrey as you spoke of on the Roger Comran Little Shop of Horrors., Now.,...FEED ME! -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on September 29, 2012, 8:18 pm

Grimm - TV Shows
Grimm kicks ass! One of the only shows I actually like watching. -- Submitted By: (neivulai) on September 29, 2012, 3:56 am

Grimm - TV Shows
Grimm kicks ass! One of the only shows I actually like watching. -- Submitted By: (neivulai) on September 29, 2012, 3:56 am

Wizards of Waverly Place - TV Shows
After just posting a few days ago that Selena Gomez's movie career was not exactly a smashing success, the "Wizards" reunion has just been announced. Didn't this show just have its series finale??? -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on September 29, 2012, 2:16 am

Hee Haw - TV Shows
Buck Owens, Don Rich and Roy Clark were first class musicians that were just wasted on this farce. Some great musical guests, too. The rest of the show was pretty lame (even by 60's and 70's standards)! -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on September 28, 2012, 11:13 pm

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - TV Shows
This originally aired when I was a kid. I liked the opening theme, but the stories went way over my head and I couldn't follow it. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on September 28, 2012, 6:28 pm

Monkees, The - TV Shows
Very few shows, in my opinion, have never boned...Emergency, Monty Python's Flying Circus and The Monkees. Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy were not only cute but also funny and musically talented. Maybe those who say it did blames it on the music, that was arranged heavily at one time by Don Kirschner, when Don got fired and the Monkees took over. Maybe to them but for me it didn't because a song was featured in the episodes regardless if it was a huge hit or not and it was generally portrayed by the boys as mostly out of work musicians who weren't famous. -- Submitted By: (gagedesoto) on September 28, 2012, 2:45 pm

Monty Python's Flying Circus - TV Shows
Many would say that season 4 boned because John Cleese wasn't there but for me, it never did. Sure, the skits clearly reflected the visual writings of Terry Jones/Michael Palin but they were just as funy in their own right. Yes, it wasn't the same without John but it held up just fine for me despite that. :) -- Submitted By: (gagedesoto) on September 28, 2012, 2:32 pm

Psych - TV Shows
To me, the show boned it when Shawn and Juliet hooked up together. Not only does Shawn put down Lassie even worse with the insults, Juliet even thinks he's too much of a buffoon that she agrees with Shawn and sometimes even goes behind his back to help Shawn which aggravates me because she's supposed to be his partner. Worse, Carlton is looking more like an incompetent idiot than a Head Detective of the SBPD. I think one of the choices should be "When Shawn and Juliet Became Lovers" because that seemed to change the dynamics of the show. I still watch it though. -- Submitted By: (gagedesoto) on September 28, 2012, 2:07 pm

Emperor's New School, The - TV Shows
Fair enough, cartooner. However; even factoring it as a lampoon and taking the aspect of bogus history off the table, IMO it's just downright lame. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 28, 2012, 9:38 am

iCarly - TV Shows
I guess now I know why he made it to the opening credits... -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on September 27, 2012, 8:38 pm

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
I tried watching a couple of these on Youtube. They were even topics I WANTED to see get debunked-- PeTA, for their killing of animals and Martial Arts, for all the fraudulent instructors out there. These things were only briefly mentioned, if at all. Instead, I was treated to something more akin to a Michael Moore documentary; a smug fat guy that thinks he's funny (but isn't) interviewing only the lunatic fringe of the side he's against, and then editing the footage out of context to make the people look even dumber and himself smarter. And to that a dash of pointless cursing (because it's cable and he can) and even more pointless topless women at the end. Very disappointed. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 26, 2012, 12:08 pm

American Restoration - TV Shows
Agreed. It's now all a little bit of restoring cool old items and mostly the antics of Rick's Silicone Squeeze and the collection of idiots who work for him. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 25, 2012, 9:02 pm

Emperor's New School, The - TV Shows
@Pelirojo: To be fair, The Emperor's New Groove was a comedy and wasn't supposed to be taken seriously (similar to Looney Tunes and, to an extent, Monty Python), as opposed to Pocahontas, which took itself very seriously. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on September 25, 2012, 5:51 pm

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - TV Shows
I can't say the show is appealing but I had fun gallivanting around the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell area picturing life in North American British colonies' most prosperous city before and during the Revolution! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 25, 2012, 9:38 am

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - TV Shows
It never was any good. I say seek out the 1950's Hardy Boys serial on the original "Mickey Mouse Club" for as close as the REAL literary deal. Sherlock Holmes or even Miss Marple these series ain't but back in the day, they had their moments. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 25, 2012, 9:30 am

Homefront - TV Shows
THANK YOU, Parker Tillman! I tried to say the very same thing on the site that no longer exists but got shot down by folks saying that her doing all that made the show 'realistic'! The weird thing is that after this Joan of Arc Wannabee proverbially got caught with her knickers down was that she STILL droned these dogmas to her kids and yet not only did they not only not call her on her hypocrisy [as young people have been doing re hypocritical parents for ages ] but also her friends, neighbors,etc. treated her getting pregnant out of wedlock as a perfectly conventional thing. Yes, I know there have been nonmarital births from Day One but it was NOT considered the least bit conventional back in the late 1940's. This was but one of many instances in which they tried to inject 1990's POVs into a 1940's setting which all the costumes and hairstyles couldn't make legit. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 25, 2012, 9:27 am

Homefront - TV Shows
In case you didn't catch it up top: I thought this was a crummy show with a hypocrite for a main character / matriarch....an uber-Catholic widow who gets pregnant from an affair with a Jewish atheist in the 1940s. Say WHAT? How did this nonsense ever last two full seasons? Making matters worse, she's constantly moralizing (straight out of Catholic dogma no less) on her "near adult" offspring, even as her out of wedlock baby bump gets bigger by the week. Then she refused to marry the father (more uber-Catholic hypocrisy) because he's an atheist. Maybe before she slept with the guy without using protection (in the 1940s that's what I'm inclined to believe regardless of whatever else the writers of this tripe may try to put across) she should have checked for such deal breakers? I'm sorry, but I have a very low tolerance for "stupid", even when it's on the so called "idiot box". This show is insulting to Catholics, but the biggest insult is to people's intelligence. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 11:23 am

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - TV Shows
Day 1. Show never did it for me. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 11:02 am

Good Times - TV Shows
Yeah, the post-James / Janet Jackson episodes were awful cheesy. Just about every character had to have a "redeeming moment" from Alderman Fred Davis right on down to Mr. Bookman. Then you have Florida's "re-marriage, but maybe not". I guess Carl Dickson can go down in history as the first African-American sitcom character to be "Chuck Cunninghammed", or since he joined before disappearing, maybe he got "Poochied"? He must be honored! There's also "Singing" (Michael & Penny break into "I Got You Babe" - BARF the fish!). The "CB Radio" episode (Um...don't you need an antenna with that?). Thelma wanting to marry an African native named "Ebay" (no BS there - I laughed everytime I heard his name and yeah it's pronounced like the auction site too) who turns out to be a bigamist. Bad things man. I mean BAD things! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 10:55 am

Cosby - TV Shows
So......the Shatner episode is back on top then? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 10:27 am

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
I don't think either of them was as bad as the one where McLean played a priest at a youth center for street toughs. That was "Love, Sydney" bad! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 10:24 am

Eastbound & Down - TV Shows
This is one show that I never got the appeal of to begin with and I still don't. I found it impossible to like the main character or find him funny, a guy who is a vile, rude and obnoxious fellow - a one-dimensional character that got old quick. All of his actions just seemed to come along okay with the other characters and that bothered me. It is not necessarily complex humour either and the timing is lacking a lot of the time - this comedy comes across as "edgy", twelve-year old appeal. Rotten before the first episode ended. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 23, 2012, 6:26 pm

Top of the Heap - TV Shows
VAVOOOM...wish they gave this show more of a chance. -- Submitted By: (nyisles) on September 22, 2012, 5:05 pm

Mike & Molly - TV Shows
I'm surprised at how filthy it is and full of inuendo. I really don't want the mental image of whales humping. -- Submitted By: (Locutus) on September 21, 2012, 3:01 pm

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - TV Shows
There's nothing funny about philly. I've been there. And hope I never go again. -- Submitted By: () on September 21, 2012, 3:00 pm

Cosby - TV Shows
Oops! Oh well. Thanks for the clarification, Jay D. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 20, 2012, 9:58 am

X Factor, The (TV series) - TV Shows
Britney Spears as a judge? Really? -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 20, 2012, 5:54 am

Flo (Progressive Insurance) - TV Shows
I always thought Flo was hot as hell! -- Submitted By: (diezman) on September 20, 2012, 2:35 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
I read the blog (thanks for posting it, Travoltron!). It echoes practically everything I think about the Simpsons then and now. It perfectly points out the biggest flaw with the Simpson's switch to digital ink and paint: "The fluid and vibrant hand drawn animation has been replaced by militarily rigid computer templates." It even shows the arrogance of Ken Keeler (who wrote that infamous Skinner is a fraud episode). He rebutted critics of the show by saying they get too attached to the characters. Well, yeah, if people don't get attached to the characters, then the show would fail. But thanks to the blog, we officially have an accurate name for what was once the Simpsons: Zombie Simpsons. Since the only way to get it to cancel is to make it less profitable, boycotting Simpsons stuff until the show's cancelled might be the 12-gauge shot to the head that takes this zombie down. -- Submitted By: () on September 19, 2012, 2:09 pm

American Idol - TV Shows
I think AI has overstayed its welcome. These days, it's more about the judges than the actual contestants. Nikki Minaj as a judge? What were they thinking? -- Submitted By: (JayD) on September 19, 2012, 1:13 am

Cosby - TV Shows
The episode where Rudy fools around with the juicer was from the Cosby Show. Cosby is a completely different show and has nothing to do with the Huxtables. Not his best show but I generally like anything he stars in. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on September 19, 2012, 12:31 am

Triton of the Sea - TV Shows
I was surprised to see this old anime up here. AFAIK, it's never been released in English. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 18, 2012, 8:52 pm

Burn Notice - TV Shows
I still enjoy it, but it hasn't been as interesting since the Gilroy/Simon saga. I keep hoping they'll bring Simon back. Also, I think its ridiculous that they prematurely killed off the guy who the whole series up to that point was setting up for him to be the main antagonist. That was probably a very poorly thought out decision. -- Submitted By: (RyansXe) on September 18, 2012, 4:23 am

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
If "Puppies in a Box" were a real channel, I'd tune in. Too Cute doesn't work for me because of the cutesy commentary. All you need is puppies or whatever in a box and a bit of instrumental music maybe. Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGaGlpsL__w&feature=relmfu No commentary or humans needed at all. Earl Snead Sinclair may have been a TV programming genius after all. -- Submitted By: () on September 17, 2012, 1:49 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
@Travoltron: I've read about half of the Zombie Simpsons blog entry, and it makes for VERY illuminating reading. To anyone who loved the show in its heyday but feels guilty about not liking it in recent years, I say read the blog and "Stop guilting yourself!", as Nelson might put it. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 17, 2012, 8:17 am

Enos - TV Shows
@stryker: Enos wasn't a BIG reason for the Dukes of Hazzard being a hit, but he was a popular minor character on the show. He had a long-standing but never-resolved attraction to Daisy which was constantly played for comic effect. And by "never-resolved", I mean that Enos was so naive that while his engine was all stoked for Daisy, when it came to actually doing anything about his attraction, the train never left the station. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 17, 2012, 8:07 am

Enos - TV Shows
I actually saw this one when it aired. I remember it as being goofy, but not THAT bad. It did develop a signature sight gag which was kinda cool: Turk would hold out his hand, plam up, for Enos to give him five, and Enos would instead put a "thumbs-up" into Turk's palm. Initially, it was because Enos didn't know how to respond, but it became the partners' trademark. In retrospect, though, the show spent its whole run milking the "fish out of water" angle of Enos being in L.A., and Enos just ended up coming off like a badly executed carbon copy of Radar O'Reilly. Since M*A*S*H was still on the air at the time, that probably didn't do a thing for the show's efforts to establish a fanbase. Even though I've got some fond memories of the show, the objective verdict is "sucked from the start". -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 17, 2012, 7:59 am

Top Chef - TV Shows
I submitted Season Five as the point where the show boned the fish, but it might have been more an early warning than the actual tipping. First, Toby Young replaced Ted Allen. Young is a poor man\'s Anthony Bourdain who is far more concerned with \"witty\" repartee than actually doing his job as a judge. Second, the producers started taking a far more ham-handed approach to the show, doing their best to create a villain in Stefan Richter where none existed (villains, to the best of my knowledge, aren\'t generally the first to jump in and help when someone else\'s dish goes south because of equipment failure). Third, though the season was held in New York, after the first couple of episodes, you\'d never know it; there was nothing in any challenge beyond the second Quickfire that was unique to New York. -- Submitted By: (JiminNYC) on September 16, 2012, 10:27 pm

Nancy Grace - TV Shows
She'd probably be a very attractive woman if her facial expression didn't resemble that of someone who just had a camel take a massive shit on their feet. -- Submitted By: () on September 16, 2012, 7:35 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Agree with you here, stryker. Both shows went on for far too long. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 15, 2012, 10:11 am

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
stryker, Comparing a bad apple and a rotten orange, these shows are in a virtual dead heat re how bad each was from Day One - the addition or subtraction of the late Mr. Stephenson notwithstanding, IMO. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 15, 2012, 10:09 am

Enos - TV Shows
I remember seeing an ad for this show when I was a little kid. I asked my parents if that was the same Enos as on Dukes of Hazzard. They said it wasn't. I don't know if they were just mistaken or were lying so that I wouldn't want to watch the show. I take it I didn't miss much. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 14, 2012, 10:41 pm

Enos - TV Shows
i forget.. was Enos a big part of the reason Dukes was a top show? i thought it was Bo and Luke, plus the General.. now THEY could've carried a show by themselves.. -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 14, 2012, 5:54 pm

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
tell me which was worse (and which boned the most).. Hello, Larry or..AfterMASH? -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 14, 2012, 5:46 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
despite his stance on animal rights, he should've been invited anyways..he was the legacy of the show.. that's like having a Happy Days reunion and not inviting Henry Winkler OR Ron Howard -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 14, 2012, 5:44 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Friends and Seinfeld.. i guess the networks (that air them) must not think we can get enough.. Wrong!! -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 14, 2012, 5:39 pm

NFL Today, The - TV Shows
I think when they started playing "musical female hosts" it got a bit lame. I remember Phyllis George, then someone else, then Jayne Kennedy, then Phyllis again. Was there sexual harrassment going on that we weren't privy too, or were these women just underpaid? I remember Jayne Kennedy, who was briefly a pin-up thanks to her exposure on this show, left in a contract dispute and sank like a lead weight from public view after that. Then when Phyllis replaced her, they had her doing her bits from her living room while the rest of the guys were in the studio. Just seemed like they were bending over backwards to get "any nice looking woman" on the show. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 5:07 pm

Nancy Grace - TV Shows
It's easy to figure out what Nancy Grace is thinking. It's always "guilty!" She's never seen an innocent person accused. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 5:00 pm

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - TV Shows
I remember this being on too late for me to watch when it was 1st run, but the acclaim it got seemingly everywhere led me to give it a chance when TV Land aired it decades later. I was expecting a lot better from a "sophisticated" Norman Lear show. I found the characters annoying, unsympathetic and overacted, and the plots ridiculously contrived. It was like this show was trying to be "Soap" before "Soap" happened, and while being about 1/100th as funny. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 4:23 pm

Married with Children - TV Shows
I still watch this quite often in reruns, and I've determined this is a "Tale of Three Shows". There's the Steve episodes, the single / divorced Marcy episodes and the Jefferson episodes. When Marcy has a husband / Al's stooge, the episodes are mainly good. The episodes where she was between husbands, divorced from Steve, but pre-Jefferson, are insufferably bad with few exceptions. I think it boned when Steve left, but boned back when Jefferson took his place and Griff / No Ma'am were added as recurring characters. The only complaint about the Jefferson / No Ma'am ones is that they became very cartoonish. Still hilarious though. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 4:17 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
To the people hating on Stevie........[inhale] you......[inhale] suck! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 4:07 pm

Makin' It - TV Shows
He never had a hit TV show unless you consider "My Sister Sam" to have been one. I always thought it was awful myself. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 4:04 pm

Mad About You - TV Shows
So many boning moments in this one. How about the ep where a college professor, played by Nathan Lane, once had an affair with Jamie (Nathan Lane as a stud = automatic bone) before she ever met Paul, and he thinks Paul is "out to get him" as a result of this. I didn't realize caveman thinking was still that prevalent in the 1990s. Just a horribly unfunny episode, and what is it about married people on TV exploiting their ex-affairs? Most married people I know rarely bring those up. I sure don't. My wife doesn't need, or want, to hear about them and neither do I. It's the past. It's not my life anymore. If they were so great, I'd be there and not here. That's real life. Only TV life seems to struggle with that, but this particular episode was just cringe-worthy. Or how about the episode where Steve Buscemi blames Paul for him ending up a subway token clerk, because Paul forgot to wake him up in time to take an exam or something? My first Steve Buscemi exposure and it had to be this. Next thing I saw him in was "Reservoir Dogs", and thought, "wow, he CAN act!" -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 3:57 pm

Lone Ranger, The - TV Shows
BTW, the episode was called "Bad Medicine". I had to google it to make sure it wasn't just a weird dream I once had. Here's the imdb link to the ep: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0635325/synopsis -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 3:44 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Actually JayD, there was a "very special" episode involving a blizzard, and I'm pretty sure it was one of the early episodes with Mr. Edwards (in his first tour with the show - pre-Merlin Olsen). -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 14, 2012, 3:38 pm

Cosby - TV Shows
Parker, That was good but my fave was the one in which Rudy and her silent friend misused one of Cliff's useless kitchen gadgets and wound up accidentally trashing the kitchen. Let's just say this DID happen in our house when I was a small kid but I by no means got off as scot-free as Rudy did. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2012, 9:53 am

Baby, I'm Back - TV Shows
Parker, I read it,too, and have to admit that I'd had no idea that this went down much less that's what took it off the air instead of more audience members [like me] hating the concept. Kinda surprised because I always thought that 'Lamont' was the voice of reason on 'Sanford and Son'. Well, IMO the show's premise was awful and the 'star' played a creep but I have to admit that I thought the actress who played his long-suffering wife was gorgeous and the character of Luzelle [the mother-in-law whom the audience was supposed to hate and root against while considering the creep heroic] was played by the late Helen Martin who was ALWAYS good for laughs. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2012, 9:48 am

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
Parker, Please note that I said Mr. Stephenson had left 'M*A*S*H' to 'wind up' doing this show not that this was the very first thing he did thereafter. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2012, 9:40 am

Carol Burnett and Friends - TV Shows
Parker, IIRC, Mr. Korman left 'Carol Burnett' to do a sitcom called 'The Harvey Korman Show' in which he played this barely employed, obnoxious older actor who got on everyone's case. No surprise that it only lasted six weeks. In any event, he did NOT return to 'Carol Burnett' before it went off the air and the show limped along after the Van Dyke fail and departure with just the three regulars of Miss Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence. Thankfully, these three were by no means petty people and happily welcomed Mr. Korman back to join in several series' retrospects- not to mention a few episodes of 'Mama's Family' and Tim Conway and Mr. Korman worked together quite extensively until Mr. Korman's death to Miss Burnett's delight. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 14, 2012, 9:37 am

Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV Shows
I liked this show, pretty educational. I also enjoyed Beakman's World. Not so much for the educational value, as it was just so wacky. I think the creators of this show were definitely smokin' something. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on September 13, 2012, 10:04 pm

Designing Women - TV Shows
Wow, now I feel sorry for Dixie: "[Dixie] Carter was a Republican, a rarity in liberal Hollywood. So she made a deal with [Designing Women]'s producers. For every liberal tirade she had to deliver, she'd get to sing a song in an upcoming episode." So they forced Dixie Carter to soapbox beliefs she was very opposed to (on a freakin' sitcom!) and they fired Delta Burke for gaining weight. Series creator (and buddy of the Clintons) Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ain't lookin' to good to me. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 13, 2012, 6:27 pm

Baby, I'm Back - TV Shows
I read the wiki article after I posted below. I was literally shocked to find out this show was about to be picked up as it performed decently in the ratings, but Demond's ego got in the way of that by making unreasonable demands, so it was cancelled. It may have sucked. It sounds like it did, but that's not why they cancelled it. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 4:49 pm

Honeymooners, The - TV Shows
I never wondered about that because it always seemed like something you would hear said rather than done more often than not, even then. I dont think wife beating was ever acceptable, although it might have been more acceptable to joke about at one time. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 4:33 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
The elephant in the room that everyone who watches Seinfeld knows is that the real talent of this show was Larry David. Seinfeld himself is possibly the most overrated comedian of all time. When he was the lone voice of creativity, the show suffered, as was obvious during seasons 8 and 9. Also, after the Michael Richards "rant" and burnout of watching the reruns too many times, I've come to the conclusion that the show has boned. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 13, 2012, 4:30 pm

Herman's Head - TV Shows
The all time dumbest episode of this was the one where Lita Ford guest starred, and Herman cheats on a girl he really likes with her. The girl finds out. He gets dumped, and Lita (big surprise coming here) never thinks of Herman as anything more than a one-nighter. I guess the moral is, if you cheat you stand to get dumped, even if it's with someone you think NOBODY would turn down......except NOBODY who was a Herman-type yuppie would have the opportunity to turn Lita Ford down in the first place. I think this was a season 2 episode and very indicative the writers were running out of ideas, which is why it wasn't picked up for a 3rd. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 4:23 pm

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
In fairness, McLean didn't leave "M*A*S*H" to do this. "Hello, Larry" was about his 3rd or 4th failed sitcom after M*A*S*H. I think before this you had "The McLean Stevenson Show" and another one where he played a priest (lasted all of 3 episodes I think). You'll have to decide for yourself if this "revelation" makes his decision look better or worse, lol. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 4:16 pm

Green Acres - TV Shows
Never! Didn't even bone when they did a reunion movie in the late 1980s, because they did it right, getting ALL of the surviving cast members together. Only Fred Ziffel and wife had passed on by this time. Unlike "The Odd Couple - Together Again", which made the brilliant move of re-casting Murray The Cop and the other poker players apart from Speed, Green Acres understood we wanted to see the same actors playing the same characters. The plot was a little contrived, and there were many nods to how much time had passed (like the Gorby reference and Eb's teen-angst riddled son who liked "Guns & Roses"), but it was the first new Green Acres episode in almost 20 years. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 3:48 pm

Good Morning America - TV Shows
Maybe that's why I trace it back to David Hartman's departure. It seems he was a more "serious" host who could deliver the hard news without inundating it with fluff. I think they replaced him to make the show more "fluff oriented" and frankly, that doesn't work for me either. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 3:41 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
I DVRed the 40th anniversary special and finally got around to watching it the other night. While it was cool that they brought back some old contestants and showed some great old clips, I'm a little baffled that they didn't bring Bob Barker back to join in the festivities. Drew Carey's response when asked was "the thought didn't even cross our minds." Whoa, low blow there. I have a feeling the show has been trying to distance themselves from Barker for the past few years now. Maybe because of his past lawsuits, maybe because he truly was dictator to the staff, maybe because of his increasingly vocal activism on animal rights, I don't know, but something tells me that both CBS and the TPIR staff don't want him around. I get it that he's been off the show now for 5 years and it's time to turn the page. Drew Carey's doing a good job as host, the last links from the Barker era, Rich Fields and Fingers Greco, have left, and the show isn't what it was in 2007 when Barker hung up his microphone. Mike Richards has taken over and changed the show, in some ways good (updated games, prizes, set pieces, special weeks), in some ways bad (too many celebrities, too rushed, games that are too difficult to win), but he's made his mark and the show, all things considered, is updated while still retaining the nostalgia of TPIR that we know and love. All that said, Barker hosted for 35 years and is a huge reason its still on today. Even if it was just remarks, he should have had some role in the anniversary. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 13, 2012, 3:39 pm

Flo (Progressive Insurance) - TV Shows
Speaking of the "creepy ass guy", does anyone else think he says "this movie stars you and Satan....but mostly savings" in that recent one he did? I realize that's not what he supposedly says, but it sounds like that EVERY time I hear it. This isn't one of those deals where once you realize what he says you hear it right from then on. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 3:20 pm

Flo (Progressive Insurance) - TV Shows
I think she's foxy. She's like the "Martha Quinn" of this time period. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 3:16 pm

F Troop - TV Shows
I love that recurring gag where the cannon fails to fire, Dobbs kicks one of the wheels (what is that supposed to DO?), which falls off as the cannon abruptly fires and knocks down the lookout tower as a hapless Trooper Vanderbilt (of course the most nearsighted guy in the fort is the lookout) jumps out at the last moment to avoid being crushed inside it. That and "IT IS BA-LLOOOOOOOOOONNNN!!!!!" -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 3:09 pm

Designing Women - TV Shows
Yeah, I agree. Next time Dixie Carter opens her mouth, someone stuff a sock in it. Unwatchable tripe, especially after that bottle blonde from Newhart replaced Delta. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:48 pm

Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The - TV Shows
I found both the lead actress and the show irritating. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:44 pm

Cosby - TV Shows
The funniest episode of this was the one with Bill Shatner. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:30 pm

Celebrity Deathmatch - TV Shows
Maybe I was too old when this premiered, but I can't fathom anyone actually needing to be home at a certain time so they can watch this. Seems juvenile. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:16 pm

Carol Burnett and Friends - TV Shows
Pelirojo, correct me if I'm remembering something wrong here, but I thought Harvey Korman left before the final season because he got his own variety show, which also didn't work out and was cancelled after only a few episodes. I thought after his own show was cancelled that he returned to Carol Burnett to replace the short-lived Van Dyke and finish out the show's final season. Like I said, could be wrong. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 13, 2012, 2:06 pm

Cablevision - TV Shows
Cablevision still acts like a monopoly even though they are not. The latest sick Cablevision joke is their dispute with The Tribune Company which is currently depriving us of WPIX and Antenna TV. Next time Verizon FIOS comes a-calling again, I'll be inclined to take them more seriously this time. The Dolans, who run Cablevision, also own Madison Square Garden, The Knicks and Rangers. 'nough said. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 12, 2012, 11:34 am

As Time Goes By - TV Shows
Wow! 13 years on the air? Time really did go by for this one. I like it though. I think it's a good show. Just saw the first one on PBS the other night. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 12, 2012, 11:32 am

Victorious - TV Shows
My kids eat this show up. One day, I had to ask my daughter "You DO realize that High School is NOT really like this, don't you?" We're cool. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 12, 2012, 11:27 am

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - TV Shows
The worst episode in this series, IMO, was the one where they landed on the Cowboy Planet and there was this Cylon gunslinger everyone had aptly nicknamed 'Red Eye' essentially running the town. I am well capable of Suspending Disbelief for the sake of Science Fiction but this episode really took me to the limits of that skill. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 12, 2012, 11:21 am

Enos - TV Shows
Wow! I didn't know they even had Crack back then because whoever dreamt up this stinker of an idea for a show was obviously smoking it at the time. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 12, 2012, 11:14 am

Something So Right - TV Shows
Due to a resurgence in popularity of the iconic 1970's American family sitcom 'The Brady Bunch' in the 1990's, there were, at least, a couple of attempts, aside from Sherwood Schwartz's efforts with the actual Brady Bunch franchise, to create shows around the 'Blended Family' concept/formula and recapture that old television magic. One such attempt was the somewhat short lived family sitcom Something So Right. The ONLY reason I know anything at all about this show is that I was in the studio audience for the taping of the episode Something About Burning Bridges, Meat and Rugs with guest star Melanie Mayron. I had a professional acquaintance who worked crew on this show who was kind enough to get my wife and I tickets to a taping. At that time, I had never been to the taping of a real sitcom before and thought it would be an entertaining and educational experience (seeing as I was trying to break into the TV and Film industry at that time) and it was. Pardon the digression, but if you ever wish to attend a sitcom taping as an audience member, here are some pointers to keep in mind: A: If possible, familiarize yourself with the show, it's premise and the characters. You'll follow it so much better when you're in the studio live. That way you won't be saying to yourself "Now wait a minute. What's the deal with this family? Who is this guy? Is he a regular?", etc. B: Be sure you eat a meal BEFORE you go to the taping. Make it a filling meal, but not one that will make you uncomfortable or uhhhhh gassy. More on that in pointer C. C: Be certain it is a show you actually like. Believe me, if you can't manage to sit through a 30 minute episode of a show, making it through a taping of the same show as an audience member is sheer agony. Tapings are usually done in the evening, starting between 6 & 7, and can go upwards to 5-6 hours, possibly longer. That's why they typically have comedians who work the audience during setups to keep them fresh and entertained. Also, if you try to leave early, they will do everything in their power, short of bribing you with things of value, to get you to stay. D: Make sure you don't have anything planned early the next morning. Refer back to pointer C above. Anyway, back on subject. After attending the taping, I made it a point to catch some episodes on TV. It was pretty underwhelming to say the least and I can see why it was so short lived, on BOTH networks. It just wasn't a remarkable or terribly original show in my opinion. As I didn't follow the show outside the couple of episodes I caught, I can't really say for sure when the boning moment occurred. If anything, I suppose I could say that due to it being based upon a formula that had already been done, I'd go out on a limb and say Day One. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 12, 2012, 11:01 am

Seinfeld - TV Shows
To this day, I'll never understand Seinfeld's appeal. It was stupid. Perhaps that was the point, I don't really know or care. I just don't like that show, nor Jerry Seinfeld's stand up. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on September 11, 2012, 9:57 pm

Step By Step - TV Shows
Day 1. I hated this show! I always passed on it during that whole TGIF programming, ABC would air. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on September 11, 2012, 9:53 pm

Bosom Buddies - TV Shows
I voted "Never Boned", but ABC boned for it. The network was this show's biggest problem. Cancelled, resurrected and moved around the schedule more than once. By the time it was brought back for the last time, I think the writers had the guys "out" themselves just to change things up and have Kip and Sunny take the next step in their relationship, but like people pointed out, the tension was gone. I think the whole thing was rushed because the writers were walking on eggshells, waiting for ABC to pull the carpet out from under them...AGAIN....which of course they did. At the end of the day, Bosom Buddies was a good show that was handled poorly by the network. The "Mountain Pine" episode with guest Russel Johnson (The Professor) was a classic! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 11, 2012, 3:47 pm

Bonanza - TV Shows
OMG! Soggy really hit the nail on the head with that one! I know right away when Little Joe sees some chick and gets that "smitten look" on his face that I best be making a beeline for the remote and find a true crime story on ID or something. This is one episode bound to leave me bitterly disappointed. I've been through a broken engagement IRL. Everything isn't cool by the following week like on TV, so I avoid those episodes of BONE-anza like the plague. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 11, 2012, 3:37 pm

Blossom - TV Shows
Actually "Blossom" WAS the name of Tumbleweeds' horse in that comic strip, so the name fits. I get that she wasn't supposed to be hot. I found it annoying that she was so in demand in spite of this. What planet did this take place on? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 11, 2012, 3:33 pm

Baby, I'm Back - TV Shows
Parker, They likely were trying to get milk anything possible for humor for the show- even something that back then couldn't have openly been joked about on TV back then. A comedy where the protagonist had abandoned his wife and tiny children without a backwards glance [much less a dime of support] -until he found out he'd been declared dead and she was about to marry someone else and THAT is why he came alive again? Not funny. Oh, and I should also mention that this gambling rogue made little if any effort to try to reform himself after his 'revival'. Fred should have put Lamont [the show's 'star''s iconic role] and the whole concept in the junk pile! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 11, 2012, 10:33 am

Step By Step - TV Shows
It was a rather forgetable show. I vaguely remember it. Heck, I don't think it was ever on DVD or even shown as syndicated reruns. Patrick Duffy will always be Bobby Ewing and Susan Sommers will always be Chrissy Snow or the Thigh Master lady. No one will remember them for this show. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on September 11, 2012, 12:19 am

Baby, I'm Back - TV Shows
They named Demond's rival on this show "Wallace Dickey". I wonder what THAT was supposed to be implying. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 10, 2012, 10:29 am

Baa Baa Black Sheep - TV Shows
Peter Frampton's hair is short enough now (groan!!!!!!!). -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 10, 2012, 10:27 am

Archie Bunker's Place - TV Shows
It started out OK, but when Martin Balsam left the show, it boned. The Murray Klein character was a decent "liberal foil" for Archie at the bar. When he left, they made Archie more liberal....probably too liberal for the audience's own good. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 10, 2012, 10:21 am

Angels in America (TV miniseries) - TV Shows
Should be renamed "P is for Pretentious". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 10, 2012, 10:10 am

Seinfeld - TV Shows
It jumped in Season 7 when Larry David left and got bored, if not sooner. That's when we got bizarre (Or Bizarro) Seinfeld-humor about Soup-Nazis, man-hands, a mystical world of super-hot girlfriends, Bizarro-Jerry-- or the biggest joke of all: Terry Hatcher having supposedly-remarkable hooters. If the show started out with Season 7, it would never get picked up by NBC; but it seems that trained lemmings will watch anything if it has a popular label on it, so the show carried on for 2 more seasons. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on September 9, 2012, 6:20 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
Season Six JUMPED THE SHARK. The writing just went to crap, and the show lost all chemistry among the characters as they went from dysfunctional to one-dimensional. Jake went from a slacker to an idiot, Alan went from a loser to a whiner, Charlie became a plain bully, and Evelyn actually cared about someone other than herself. Maybe this is why Charlie Sheen got in a fight with Chuck Lorre over the series, but it's a noticeable shift. This might have happened around Season 5, with the "Teddy Leopold" arc; Charlie was having a breakdown over Mia getting married, and then suddenly he's proposing marriage to Courtney/Jenny McCarthy. In any event, Season Six was where it jumped. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on September 9, 2012, 5:59 pm

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