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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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Roseanne - TV Shows
I think this show successfully transitioned from Becky #1 to Becky #2. But I think the show 'boned the fish' a couple of years later, when the characters became mere caricatures. When Mark became so stupid he couldn't tie his own shoes, and when Jackie became a humorless shrew and a moron. I think it was about a year before the horrific "lottery" season. That whole final season was awful, but the show had already sunk before then. I wish "Roseanne" had been cancelled about halfway through Season 8, when it was clear the show had run out of steam. The beginning of Season 8 had the hilarious "Identical Beckys" episode, but tanked partway into the season. -- Submitted By: (Retroguy2000) on December 30, 2013, 8:37 pm

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
I wish they had kept the original characters: Sue Ann, Nancy, Cindy, and Molly. When those actresses were fired, a big part of the show was lost. But the moment the show 'boned the fish' for me was when Mrs. G started her own gourmet shop in downtown Peekskill, and everyone suddenly moved in over there. Even Tootie and Natalie, who were still supposed to be students at Eastland. It wasn't remotely believable. And the entire concept of the show was lost at that point. -- Submitted By: (Retroguy2000) on December 30, 2013, 8:15 pm

S#*! My Dad Says - TV Shows
Ok, weak premise but the Shatner almost pulled it off. The writing got 100% better in the later episodes but it wasn't enough to save the show. I went from hating it to loving it and I think it would have found its audience if given a second season. Things I would have done from the start: get rid of the older son and his idiot/skank wife; give the younger son more word play with his dad, after all that WAS the premise of the show but the writers just shoved him aside; more guest stars, after all the Shatner rocks and has many, many friends who would have helped him save the show. Towards the end of the series a lot of impressive names showed up including Jean Smart, Lee Majors, John Mahoney, Ed Begley, Rachael Harris, Joel Brooks, and Cybill Shepard! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 28, 2013, 11:53 am

Frasier - TV Shows
I agree that this show stayed on the air far too long but the first 4 seasons were very good and they are still some of the only TV shows that will make me laugh out loud every time I see them. My least favorite character is Frazier. His dad Martin, Daphne, and Niles were hysterically funny at times but still down to earth (especially Martin) and very charming people. I refuse to watch any of the later series episodes or any of the ones dealing with Frazier's love life. Come on, the man was an overweight, balding, mean-spirited, selfish, hateful creep (also pompous, egotistical, and a total snob) but kept hooking up with world-class beautiful women who threw themselves at his pudgy, hairy feet. I also enjoyed the Lilith episodes, Bebe Neuwirth totally nailed her character and I will watch anything she is in til this day! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on December 28, 2013, 11:41 am

Arthur - TV Shows
Arthur COULD HAVE worked if it followed the formula of the first two seasons, especially season two, when Arthur established itself and was its best season. All these special episodes and treating it like the majority of crap on TV (i.e. drama shows) sharply downgrades the quality. It is supposed targeted to children with child-friendly and relevant issues toward growing up. Arthur boned the fish pretty quickly, with the decline starting in season 3 (fewer episodes per season). It accelerated gradually as Arthur went through the 2000s, but there were a handful good episodes and moments in the series. The plug should have been pulled before 2002. Arthur became so old and burned out. As for Kate talking and Pal too, my issue is the fact that Pal speaks with an annoying British accent. Fact- Arthur is actually produced in CANADA (Maple Leaf country). I don't remember Kate ever speaking her first word. I gave up on Arthur in 2002, just as it was going from good/okay to awful. The Christmas special (which I saw only once) and all the other special episodes (aside from what I said earlier) just don't fit in well with the series. It became too serious, politically correct, and preachy. I know children shouldn't be subject to that. The fun factor really went downhill as more of these episodes were produced. I cannot believe Arthur is still produced in the current day. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on December 27, 2013, 6:04 pm

Burns and Allen Show, The - TV Shows
Pelirojo, I actually did managed to catch "Damsel In Distress" when it ran on TCM recently. My son, who is a Theater Performance major in college, did a paper on Fred Astaire, and one fact that he found that I thought was rather sweet was that he pretended to trip during his first rehearsal with George and Gracie because she was so terrified of dancing alongside him. He thought it would put her at ease. Obviously, it worked, although I found that George and Gracie acquitted themselves well during their occasional dance numbers on their series. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 24, 2013, 1:58 pm

Looney Tunes Show, The - TV Shows
I'm kinda hot and cold about this one. The sitcom format is very restrictive, and some of the retooling, such as making Gossamer a suburban child and Lola Bunny a Valley girl, was annoying. I loved the new version of Taz as sometimes demonic/sometimes adorable pet. And occasionally, there would be an episode that worked. Unfortunately, in the same episode, there would be a hideous dud. Just try to watch any random one of the music video segments. It just can't be done! -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 22, 2013, 9:20 am

Avengers, The - TV Shows
I do feel bad for Linda Thorson. I saw her in other things, and she was just fine. She a.) had an impossible job following Dame Diana, and b.) was horribly miscast as Tara King. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 15, 2013, 2:45 pm

Peter Potamus - TV Shows
Hanna-Barberra cartoons were all pretty bad and this one was the worst. -- Submitted By: (mannacler) on December 14, 2013, 9:51 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
You mean this dreck is still on the air??? Why??? BTW *everything* was better in the 90s, this included. Pop culture and life itself boned the fish starting in '99. Seriously. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 13, 2013, 8:15 am

Olympics, The - TV Shows
I actually said something about the Dan and Dave ads on the old site. Was that ever a disaster! One of the two didn't even QUALIFY for the Olympics and the other finished something like tenth in track and field. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 13, 2013, 8:13 am

Cheers - TV Shows
Maybe I was too young for it when it was on, but I thought the show was dull as dishwater. It was really overrated at the time-- they were calling it the best sitcom in TV history until Seinfeld came out. I remember that Bill Clinton was at one point supposed to appear on the finale, but he chickened out at the last minute. I also remember the "Live After Party" hosted by Jay Leno after the finale aired. It was a DISASTER of "Al Capone's Vault" proportions. The whole cast was PLASTERED and making fools of themselves in front of a stone-sober Leno. Really cringeworthy and hard to watch. I wonder if it's online somewhere. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 12, 2013, 10:46 pm

Cheers - TV Shows
Always hated this show! It's a bunch of disgusting, mean spirited and stupid people being nasty to eachother. If I wanted to watch that I'd socialize. -- Submitted By: (SpookyX) on December 11, 2013, 10:37 pm

Dick Van Dyke Show, The - TV Shows
Bar none, the best sitcom of the early 1960s. Sure it's dated, but it is still very funny. I think it's amazing, as of this writing, that the majority of the cast is still alive. They must have done something right. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on December 11, 2013, 6:48 pm

Major Dad - TV Shows
I really love this show, the cast was excellent, the settings were wonderful, most of the episodes were funny and some of the episodes were touching, and overall it was a great show. -- Submitted By: (PatJK910) on December 10, 2013, 10:19 am

Olympics, The - TV Shows
Anyone else remember the disastrous "Dan & Dave" Reebok ads? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on December 10, 2013, 9:53 am

Britney and Kevin: Chaotic - TV Shows
Evidently, Britney has recovered a degree of sanity (or has PR people trying to retroactively touch up her reputation), and recently referred to this program as "the worst thing I've done in my career". -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on December 10, 2013, 6:34 am

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
In addition to the obviously mentioned, I think Lorne Michaels is braindead or something. SNL is only on because I think it's a "staple" of late Saturday nights. -- Submitted By: () on December 9, 2013, 8:39 pm

Teletubbies - TV Shows
I'm with the majority. I will simply add that Teletubbies was simply mind-numbing, and more crap from Great Britain that simply isn't cute or funny. Clearly, this show has ZERO, no educational value at all. Pretty much anything pre-1990s like pre-Elmo Sesame Street, The Electric Company, etc. are real children's shows with actual, educational content. Those shows obviously hold right up to the present day while shows like Teletubbies are gone and forgotten. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on December 8, 2013, 7:42 pm

Chelsea Lately - TV Shows
Chelsea Handler never was funny. She has always been very childish and immature. She is obsessed with 20-something/college-age life activities, like getting drunk, drinking, and being an absolute bully. She was sometimes agreeable in the earliest stages of this show, but has aged ten years from all the burn out. She continues to cause trouble with other celebrities and some day, she is going to get it. -- Submitted By: () on December 8, 2013, 7:36 pm

Raising Hope - TV Shows
If I ever need legal advice, I'd want a lawyer just like Wally Phipps...I'd lose my shirt, but you couldn't beat the entertainment value. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 6, 2013, 5:10 pm

Terrible Thunderlizards, The - TV Shows
To this day, my husband and I use Kutter's catchphrase, "Yes, Squat, that would fall squarely in the 'bad things' category" whenever disaster strikes. A really funny show that never really got its due. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 6, 2013, 5:08 pm

Birds of Prey - TV Shows
Felt a little bit bad when the abrupt cancellation forced a quick wrap up of a major plot point - the murder of Catwoman - with the killer identified as someone who was never even in the show before, instead of the logical perp. But even that episode, with Harley Quinn cheerfully causing havoc in a modified version of her original outfit, has its moments. Like The Flash before it, BOP has not given the chance to fully spread its wings, but it was never a disaster! -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on December 2, 2013, 12:06 pm

Sale of the Century - TV Shows
I just saw what GSN showed of the syndicated $ale, and I think it's great to see the actual prize shopping for the first time in a long time. Not only that, but these other great things: they left in the (admittedly defunct) ticket and contestant plugs, and allowed Jay Stewart to get his price disclaimer and signoff in. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on December 1, 2013, 10:05 am

3rd Rock from the Sun - TV Shows
This show remained strong all the way through. The high quality, consistent writing was almost on par with Seinfeld, although 3rd Rock never achieved the same recognition. While this show never actually boned, it was clear that it had run its course by season six. Glad they ended it on a high note instead of trying to get a few more seasons out of it. -- Submitted By: (brightsideofthemoon) on November 30, 2013, 11:50 am

Breaking Bad - TV Shows
sharp, I said to each their own re show choices and,speaking strictly for myself, I still see no virtue to this show [and I'm NOT the only one who dislikes it]. However; it deserves to be noted that there were folks who paid to watch a fake funeral online of the lead character that resulted in monies being donated to homeless families. I love it when folks do the right thing for the wrong reasons! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 26, 2013, 10:42 am

Another World - TV Shows
Yeah, I'm one of the kids who came across this as a small child and, seeing the globe and title, thought it would be cool- only to get bored with it when realizing that it was NOT a sci-fi show set on another planet. LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 26, 2013, 10:35 am

All Creatures Great and Small - TV Shows
richardparker, Glad you've come around. I hope you get the chance to catch some eps on that website that rhymes with Few Moob. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 26, 2013, 10:32 am

Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The - TV Shows
I used to laugh in the opening credits when Grizzly was seen opening a gate at the edge of the wilderness and walking through- a gate that was completely unattached to any fence or wall. Who built a gate without a fence or wall and why- and why would Grizzly not just walk around it? LOL I also liked Denver Pyle's banter and actually thought hearing his griping about frontier life was more entertaining than Grizzly's seeming obliviousness to any hardship . -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 26, 2013, 10:29 am

Burns and Allen Show, The - TV Shows
Hateol, Thanks for your post on this show. My parents couldn't get enough of this duo so I couldn't wait to see it for myself when it reran on CBN in the 1980's. Gracie ruled with her illogical logic and George's deadpan delivery having to deal with all the craziness but NEVER losing his temper no matter how frustrated and confused he got was classic. It's hard to believe now but when Gracie retired then died a few years later, there was serious doubt that George would have any kind of career on his own but to his credit he forged ahead quite well. BTW, not only were they excellent verbal comedians but they were also quite skilled dancers. Check out' Damsel in Distress' [1937] when the two of them danced WITH Fred Astaire. Not easy to turn a dance between a male/female duo into one for a two men/one woman trio but they did it flawlessly and completely tastefully. Last of all, although George admitted [at her funeral] that he wasn't always a 'true husband' and definitely had an eye for pretty girls to the end, I think it was cool that when he died, not only was he buried with her but he had arranged for the epitaph to read simply 'Together Again'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 26, 2013, 10:23 am

Daria - TV Shows
This is still one of my favorite shows after all these years. The writing was great and did not pander to the MTV generation. Truly a remarkable feat. I can't believe this spun off of Beavis and Butthead. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 10:29 pm

My Name is Earl - TV Shows
This was certainly an original show, didn't start watching it until late, and then NBC cancelled it, so I could have been a fan, but oh well. Caught some early episodes in syndication and found them funny, started to watch the reruns, and then the show was pulled from syndication. Jeez, no love for Earl. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 10:24 pm

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern - TV Shows
This is a great show. I love watching this dude travel around discovering and eating the most nauseating "food" ever. It's fun and Andrew is disarming and genuinely loves meeting and eating with many different peoples. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 10:19 pm

I Married Dora - TV Shows
I almost forgot about this show. Probably because it was terrible. It was not particularly funny, and it is probably best left in history. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 10:16 pm

Sisters - TV Shows
I can recall this forgettable show. It had lots of drama and ladies boring lives. For lasting six season, this was a very dull show. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 10:13 pm

Mind of Mencia - TV Shows
I recall this lackluster show came on the heels of Chappelle Show. They wanted a Latin comic to flavor Comedy central after Dave's huge success. The show was very racially motivated, unfortunately this show was not very funny. Strange Mencia was always poking fun of Mexicans and even associated with them on this show despite him not being from said country. Anyways, the Mind of Mencia is only filled with the jokes and originality of other comics. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:55 pm

Bindi the Jungle Girl - TV Shows
I saw a few episodes with my nephew. I recall poor Bindi did not have much charisma despite her larger than life father. She seemed to genuinely enjoy the natural world, but this show just was not very well thought out. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:47 pm

Littles, The - TV Shows
My sisters and me watched this cartoon growing up. I recall these fairies with tails and I had a serious crush on the girl fairy. Boy she was cute for a cartoon. I think that is why I watched it back then because I can't recall any episodes that stayed with me. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:43 pm

Donahue - TV Shows
I remember this show growing up, my mother watched it often. He was mostly irritating to me, but he did bring to the table a host of important subjects. He also had celebrities. The last episode I remember was near Christmas time he had Phil Collins on. Don't know why I remember that. The best is when Phil Hartman portrayed him on classic SNL. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:39 pm

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - TV Shows
This is without a doubt one of the most repulsive, irritating, ghastly, vicious, non politically correct shows ever made. That being said it is also one of my favorites. They make me laugh and hate them all at the same time. Pure genius. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:36 pm

Charmings, The - TV Shows
This was a fun show when I was growing up. It certainly had an inventive plot unlike most shows on tv at the time. I especially liked Paul as the mirror he always has something wicked to say to his boss. I liked the original snow white, and prince charming was cast perfectly, later became the dad on Reba. Unlike most I enjoyed the show. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:20 pm

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - TV Shows
This is without a doubt the most pretentious show on TV. This guy thinks he is better than everyone he meets, and he shows it everywhere he goes. I can't believe this show is still on the air. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:13 pm

Tick, The - TV Shows
This was one of the more original ideas to come along, surprised it came to be at all, even as it did not last long. Putty was perfectly cast as the Tick, and the supporting cast was great. Should have been given a better chance to find an audience. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 25, 2013, 9:10 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
And Brian's dead...in his place is Vinnie, who sounds like your stereotypical mobster. They thought this was a good idea because? -- Submitted By: (Burmy) on November 25, 2013, 3:35 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Well, if the show hadn't jumped the shark years ago, it would have last night. According to the news, they killed off Brian. How is that news? I guess they have to put it in the news because, otherwise, no one would know about it. People stopped watching this show years ago. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on November 25, 2013, 12:00 pm

Person of Interest - TV Shows
Boned the fish when they killed off Detective Carter. -- Submitted By: (rmartin77) on November 23, 2013, 9:02 pm

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
When my son was two or three, he brought a book over to me that had a picture of Adam West in costume. "Look Mommy," he beamed, "It's Happy Batman!" I think what he was getting at was that this was the only version of Batman he'd seen that ever cracked a smile. Is it Batman the way we see him in today's comics? Well, no. But in the 1960's, it made a number of kids, yours truly included, curious enough to learn to read so that we could enjoy the four-color Caped Crusader. And come on, at least there were no nipples on the Bat-Suits! -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 21, 2013, 10:22 pm

Hammerman - TV Shows
This was not really so much a cartoon as a series of poorly drawn images that were vaguely related. On "Raw Toonage", Disney took a swipe at this one, as a superhero called Badly Animated Man (voiced by Gary Owens) tells a group of grateful citizens, "Wherever rap stars have their own shows, I'll be there." Kinda says it all right there, doesn't it? -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 21, 2013, 10:15 pm

Becker - TV Shows
I didn't start getting interested in this show until the syndication run, but the grumpy Becker did start to grow on me. As I watched more episodes I did start enjoying the original cast, and found Reggie to be an integral part of the show. When Nancy Travis came, I began losing interest. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 20, 2013, 8:21 pm

Night Court - TV Shows
This was a family favorite for many years. It was a truly looney show full of laughs. My sisters and me would come home from school and even catch the reruns on syndication. We sat around together every Thursday night to watch the crazy antics and Harry and company and the constant carnival of bizarre defendants to enter the court. Our favorite was Dan Fielding of course. He was the funniest, most selfish, most sex-crazed character I had ever seen in my young TV viewing experience. But I have to admit the later years were losing the quality of the earlier years when Dan was at his most perverse, before he got his soul. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 20, 2013, 8:01 pm

Uncle Buck (TV Series) - TV Shows
This was a terrible show from the get go. Seeing one of my favorite movies turned into a second-rate show piece for a lame comedian was just too much to bare. And then this clown trying to fill the shoes of the great John Candy? Absolutely blasphemous! A show that should have never been. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 20, 2013, 7:50 pm

Gimme A Break! - TV Shows
This was a favorite of mine growing up. Nell was a great character, strong, but caring and funny. She was a perfect balance for the gruff father. I remember having a crush on the youngest sister, and also on Nell's cute friend, Thelma, I think her name was. After the dad passed away the show started to lose me, and when little Joey came, forget it, the show sank. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 20, 2013, 7:44 pm

Montel Williams Show, The - TV Shows
Sylvia Browne is dead. What's the opposite of RIP? RIH? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 20, 2013, 7:11 pm

Ruff & Reddy Show, The - TV Shows
This was the "show that started it all" - Without R&R, we wouldn't have had HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, TOP CAT, SPACE GHOST and BIRDMAN. Whether this is a good thing or not is up to you, but these shows were a major part of my childhood, so I can't be hatin'. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 19, 2013, 6:16 pm

Toddlers & Tiaras - TV Shows
@ProfessorBone. YES! YES! YES! That is exactly what the concept of this show is. Outside of previews by channel surfing I have not subjugated myself to this show - with exception of one YouTube clip highlighting a forced eyebrow wax. The beautician in that video was an absolute fucking bitch about it. In all seriousness, why the fucking fuck would something like this actually be considered okay? Children are not surposed to go through this in a functioning democracy! Some of the things done for beauty pagents (and even for "beauty" in general) by the parents to the children is ..... fucking disgusting. But back to the main point, this is free pornographic fodder for pedophiles - one time South Park unapologetically sunk its claws into making fun of and insulting. -- Submitted By: () on November 17, 2013, 7:47 pm

Betty White Show, The (1977-78) - TV Shows
I loved this show! While Sue Ann on MTM was a witch in a roomful of nice people, Joyce Whitman was a wasp who was matched blow for blow by her director/ex-husband John. And the gag with her huge male stunt double was vicious and hilarious! -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 17, 2013, 12:29 pm

Baywatch - TV Shows
Having a Bootleg Set of the entire series (Only seasons 2-4 were made officially) I can tell you the final season was IMO when this show "Jumped". The Hip-Hop Theme SUCKS! :( -- Submitted By: (Regulus) on November 15, 2013, 11:19 am

American Pickers - TV Shows
Here's my fantasy episode: Mike goes out on a pick to Antarctica and his plane goes down never to be heard from again! My god that guy is so full of himself! I still like the show mostly because of Frank and Danielle. Mike's brother Robby is pretty cool but they hardly ever feature him. Frank is so much more down to earth than Mike and I bet he makes better deals. Go to the American Pickers web site, it's ALL about Mike Wolfe, how its his business, his show, his this, his that! I was at a restaurant in Florida when Mike and Frank "just showed up" lol! The owner told be later that it had been planned for weeks and asked me to lunch that day because he thought I'd get a kick out of it. When the show aired it showed the guys driving around and making a spur of the moment decision to stop into a seafood place and they ended up picking its storeroom at the suggestion of some customer and the owner "just happened" to be there although he has several other businesses and is almost never at the restaurant. Like I said, weeks of planning and it still came off as staged. I love it when they show the two guys just rolling up to some guy's house and introducing themselves and asking to look around. Yeah, right, just the two "Iowa corn cobs" a video production van, a couple of cameramen and a sound crew! Phony, phony phony! And probably a couple of lawyers! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on November 14, 2013, 5:32 pm

CMT - TV Shows
I don't think country music deserves its own channel. This too, follows MTV's lead into the graveyard. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 12, 2013, 8:47 pm

Toddlers & Tiaras - TV Shows
How much lower does the bar go? What does it take to get this show cancelled? Kids can't be kids anymore. Just think...there are (not may, but are) pedophiles and sex offenders, sitting in their homes, fapping to this. TLC thinks this is okay? Never saw it, but read about in the newspaper. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 12, 2013, 8:44 pm

Lawrence Welk Show, The - TV Shows
There is a clip on You Tube where someone sings the alleged drug song, "One Toke Over the Line," on the show. Welk referred to is as a spiritual. And on a related note, there was another clip where Welk dresses up as a hippie for a joke. And for those wondering about the lack of black people on the show, there is another clip featuring a performance by country legend Charlie Pride. Maybe Welk wasn't as square as we think. Occasionally, he would feature songs made famous by Elvis and the Beatles. And he had a memorable appearance on Here's Lucy. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 11, 2013, 5:45 pm

Flash, The - TV Shows
This was a wonderful show. It's a shame that CBS seemed anxious to kill it from Day 1 by putting it in difficult time slots, like its initial home opposite The Cosby Show and The Simpsons. And when that didn't work as well as they hoped, it was moved around so much that it became almost impossible to find! John Wesley Shipp made a very engaging Barry Allen/Flash. It's telling that over two decades later, the character's personality was revamped to be more like him. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 11, 2013, 5:07 pm

Lidsville - TV Shows
Parker Tillman, the magician who owned the hat where Lidsville existed was Merlo. He only appears in the opening credits, I think. HooDoo, also played by Charles Nelson Reilly, was the magician who lived inside the hat with all of the living hats. I'm embarrassed that I actually know this... -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 11, 2013, 5:01 pm

Birdman and the Galaxy Trio - TV Shows
When you watch this and other shows of the 60's, you really need to do them in the appropriate frame of mind. For example, to a present day viewer, in the notorious "Ant Ape" episode, it's hilarious when Birdman looks at a giant Ant Ape-shaped hole in the side of a building and then wonders if the huge monster walking away from the wreckage is responsible! But I remember these very fondly. Incidentally, apparently the writers did devise a detailed history for Birdman, originally a secret agent named Ray Randall, but little of it ever appeared on screen. I remember it from an article in TV Guide! -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 11, 2013, 4:37 pm

Full House - TV Shows
We have to remember that ABC was at its very height (and #1 at times) during this show's run (back and forth with NBC, depending on the day of the week). ABC was also transitioning during the time as well. Full House defines this era perfectly. Sure, it was saccharine, sappy, and surreal, but not so bad. That was the trend of that period. I would still say boned day one. If some of the writing could have been changed during the father-child talk moments, it would different. I am appalled that instead of a severe punishment, the kids got by with a hug and little to no being yelled at. You didn't see that on The Cosby Show, did you? At least the Huxtables got punished when they did something wrong. Both were part of the family-friendly sitcom period. I think Full House may have predicted ABC's future with Disney as well when you think about it. I think the sappiness and preaching are the two, main problems. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 10, 2013, 6:55 pm

New Adventures of Old Christine, The - TV Shows
Hamish Linklatter was the only reason I ever watched this show! Julia, whom I usually like, was disappointing, her brother Matthew (Hamish) however was funny as hell and really hot! I spent hours trying to figure out if his character was gay, I mean he used to wear a cape to high school, loved musicals, had a domineering mother and he was like 30 years old and lived with his sister. If he wasn't gay he sure should have been! -- Submitted By: (sharp143) on November 8, 2013, 2:31 pm

Seaquest DSV - TV Shows
Like every gay teenager in the mid-90's I watched this ridiculous show for one reason: Jonathan Brandis. My god he was gorgeous! -- Submitted By: (sharp143) on November 8, 2013, 2:28 pm

Salute Your Shorts - TV Shows
Graet show about realistic kids, although it may have semi-boned when Eric McArthur left the show. I was his age when the show was first on and I thought he was really cute, in fact I had a crush on him. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on November 7, 2013, 7:13 am

Doctor Who - TV Shows
As always on forums like this, there seems to be a lot of "Baker Bashing" (Colin). Please remember that he had very little influence in the direction the show was taking, and was - and continues to be - one of its most eloquent advocates. He did try to fight for quality scripts, and even a more sedate costume and was paid back with nasty on-screen jokes about his weight gain during his second season, followed by an unceremonious sacking. When allowed to be, he is a wonderful actor. Yes, The Twin Dilemma is a HORRIBLE story, but much is made right by that very moving moment where he calmly talks to the dying Azmael. And how can you not love his work opposite Patrick Troughton in The Two Doctors or Kate O'Mara in Mark of the Rani? Thankfully, Big Picture has given him the opportunity to shine in their Doctor Who audio dramas, which have a bittersweet quality to me because they show what we could have had, not just with Colin but also Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 6, 2013, 8:23 pm

13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The - TV Shows
I wouldn't say this show actually rocked - Daphne turned into a frumpy single mom with an annoying adopted kid she apparently bought from Indiana Jones, and well, Scrappy was still hanging around. However, this time the ghosts real instead of "Old Man Smithers" in a fright mask, and it did have not only Vincent Price but also the late, great Phil Hartman. Those points do buy it some good will with me. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 6, 2013, 8:01 pm

Pinky, Elmyra &the Brain - TV Shows
I'm sure that the writers knew this was coming when they wrote the Pinky and the Brain episode "Pinky, The Brain and Larry", in which an extra character that doesn't belong was shoehorned into the show. Elmyra was a hideous creation who really didn't deserve to be spotlighted anywhere, let alone on a show that worked fine without her. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 6, 2013, 7:56 pm

Burns and Allen Show, The - TV Shows
While there are plenty of opportunities to savor the brilliance of George Burns, there are comparatively few ways to enjoy his partner in all things, the great Gracie Allen. I was not overly familiar with her when I started watching Burns and Allen on Antenna TV, but I was quickly hooked. She's absolutely mesmerizing when she talks about her assorted relatives or applies her offbeat logic to simple household tasks. (She puts boiling water in the freezer so she'll have some ready whenever she needs it.) George may have brought home an Oscar, but in truth, this was about as equal a partnership as you're ever likely to see. -- Submitted By: (Hateaol) on November 6, 2013, 7:53 pm

Lawrence Welk Show, The - TV Shows
Too young to have been around to watch it in its prime. I took some peaks of this show a decade ago on my crappy PBS affiliate. That nasty goth, Bob Ralston (with an IQ of like 200, but a sick, twisted mind) was smug, nasty, and rude. What do expect from someone who brought classical music training and talent of his to the show? He always dressed and looked like a queer. I think Bob Ralston should be included in the reasons this show boned. I don't know my attitude would have changed if I were around to remember watching this show when it first aired. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 6, 2013, 7:32 pm

Wheel of Fortune - TV Shows
Wheel of Fortune boned around the same time as Jeopardy (1997-ish). First came the digital letter board (touch instead of turn). The game jumped further the next season with a largely, abbreviated theme song. The contestants chosen became more obnoxious too. It's safe to say that you have to be on happy pills in order to be a contestant on this show. Too much clapping is a legitimate reason, although that dates back to around 1990 at the earliest. Applause breaks during spins, after a successfully guessed letter, and so forth. What really boned for Wheel of Fortune were all the edits to the spins and gameplay, over a decade ago. Constant advertisements/promotions and longer commercial breaks took all the fun of watching it at home. I will also add too many "toss up" type puzzles as well. I remember a number episodes that had one or two that took such a long time to solve years ago. I don't think you get that today. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 6, 2013, 7:25 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
I wish, I really wish Jeopardy! would have remained a program for people with the highest IQs. As a whole, it boned when Art Fleming left. The Fleming version never boned. It was much easier to watch and much more fun to enjoy. The Trebek version boned numerous times. The set, music, podiums, and presentation should have been left alone. Adding a clue crew made it nearly unwatchable. Dumbing down and adding "mindless humor" wasn't wise either. The Celebrity Tournaments became less enjoyable as well, especially the few that were at Radio City Music Hall. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 6, 2013, 7:15 pm

Muppet Show, The - TV Shows
My favorite episodes..Mark Hammill, Rodger Moore and Christopher Reeve episodes...plus the fact that all three episodes "winked" at the three respective roles each actor was famous for..and even as pre teen kid back then in 78 or s0 I got it. -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on November 6, 2013, 7:11 pm

Son of the Beach - TV Shows
Still rocks when you put it into perspective. At first glance, the show comes off like a bubble-headed juvenile trash-TV comedy. Juvenile comedy did abound on the show, but what it was REALLY doing was parodying just about everything else on the air at the time -- most obviously, Baywatch and Survivor -- and it did that quite well. Son of the Beach did what it set out to do, and never really had a BTF moment, so by that standard it still rocks. In the interest of full disclosure, this show doesn't even make the top 100 list of DVD boxsets I'd want to buy, but I do have to give it due credit for achieving the goal it set for itself. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on November 4, 2013, 8:29 am

Marvin Marvin - TV Shows
I managed to see parts of a few episodes. If you think Mork and Mindy sucks, Marvin Marvin will make it look like classic episodes of the Simpsons in comparison. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 4, 2013, 1:17 am

Heathcliff - TV Shows
To me, Heathcliff was a mix between Garfield and Dennis the Menace: an orange cat that causes mischief wherever he goes. But yeah, Garfield was/is more popular. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 4, 2013, 1:09 am

Vampire Diaries - TV Shows
We live in the dark ages, what do we expect? We like Communism, violence, blood, killing, and destruction as we're a nation filled with idiots. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 3, 2013, 8:54 pm

New Yankee Workshop, The - TV Shows
That's the problem with people in New England, Philly, and New York...the letter R does not exist in their alphabet. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 3, 2013, 8:47 pm

This Old House - TV Shows
I agree with the majority, but wanted to add that the when This Old House was new (in its infancy), no one gave a f*** about old homes (those built before 1950 or so) at the time. Teardowns and abandoned, antique structures were commonplace nationwide. All of sudden, we now regret doing that, and we care about historic preservation. Yes, Bob Villa was an a**hole for being rude and interrupting workers. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 3, 2013, 8:44 pm

7th heaven - TV Shows
Any show that is stereotypically portrays religious people and religion is an automatic bone. No questions asked. I hope this family likes Satan. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 3, 2013, 8:32 pm

American Idol - TV Shows
If I had to pick the one thing that produced more smartf***s than ever before, and was the largest disgrace to America, this is the one right here. Millions are in serious hunger, starvation, and debt worldwide while smartf***s like a few of the winners and the judges only care about themselves. They will get what's coming to them. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 3, 2013, 8:23 pm

Silk Stalkings - TV Shows
This was one of my little sister's favorite shows for some reason. I remember the super cute female detective with that beefcake dude. The crimes were cheesy, the acting was lame, and the drama was predictable. I am surprised this show lasted so long. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 3, 2013, 1:09 am

Hogan Family, The - TV Shows
This was the show that came from the ashes of a show called Valerie, I think. Valerie Harper's show piece. Then when she was booted off the series, they called it Valerie's Family. Then it became The Hogan Family. It was a pretty good show when it first came out, and I recall some funny episodes as the Hogan Family. But it was too bizarre that the show rolled on without it's whole reason for being--Valerie. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 3, 2013, 1:05 am

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
I liked this show when it first came out. All the girls together were awesome. Remember Molly Ringwald? She was adorable. But then they got rid of everyone except for Blair, Nat, Tootie, Jo. They were not interesting enough for me. And when Ms Garret left, forget it. Bring in George Clooney and it all went down hill. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 3, 2013, 1:00 am

Veronica's Closet - TV Shows
This show was not that bad. It was supposed to be Kirstie's big show after Cheers. Of course it was not particularly funny or memorable, but it was nice to see Rebecca Howe in a new light. I personally think all of Kirstie's gang was miscast. They just did not gel despite her best attempts to make this work. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 3, 2013, 1:51 am

Heathcliff - TV Shows
I recall this cartoon in it's heyday. It always seemed to be a poor man's Garfield despite the awesome talent of Mel. The story lines were not memorable. All I can distinctly remember is Mel's one of a kind voice. I am surprised it ran so long in syndication. I just did not find it particularly entertaining. Of course I never cared for the comic strip either. It was pretty lame. -- Submitted By: () on November 3, 2013, 1:42 am

Dark Angel - TV Shows
I remember when this show was coming out. There was a lot of hype surrounding it because it was associated with James Cameron. The first season was a good sci fi blast, despite Jessica's inept performance. Certainly she was nice to look at, but ultimately she could not carry the show. And when the ludicrous second season arrived, it was all fish bones from there. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on November 3, 2013, 1:14 am

Mad About You - TV Shows
Never watched one episode of this ever during its entire run...the only thing I ever enjoyed Paul Reiser in was ALIENS..thats it...but damn it was a memorable "character you love to hate" performance....I think most people when they see Paul Reiser think "Carter Burke" not "Buckman"..at least I do anyways. -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on November 1, 2013, 1:54 am

Love Boat - TV Shows
I always thought it funny that Gopher , for all intents and purposes, was supposed to be the "ladies man" type of character (although in goofy Jack Tripper type of way) whereas if the show was made today it would probably be Issac the bartender who would have LOTS more exposure to the lady passengers on the ship(and not just the black ones lol) ...I used to enjoy seeing episodes that featured a guest star who was on another show at the time ..like Dirk Beneidict from BSG or the guy that played "Jason" form "Jason Of Star Command"....will ALWAYS remember the Village People preforming on the show -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on November 1, 2013, 1:41 am

LOGAN'S RUN - TV Shows
This was a show I wanted to see BADLY as kid in 77 (especially after Star Wars..i was sci fi nuts)..but I never got to see a single episode out of the four or five that aired...apparently I didn't miss anything ....still got copy of the movie on VHS -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on November 1, 2013, 1:30 am

Life On Mars (U.S. version) - TV Shows
This show and "That 70's Show" both did a pretty decent job of re capturing not just the look but the "feel" of early to mid 70's imo...I enjoyed both shows...only wish LOM had a run like That 70's Show had....also really enjoyed LOM's use of music/song selection during the episodes.. using some songs that weren't usual big 70's hits that a lot tv shows and movie set in the 70's use all the time -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on October 31, 2013, 10:34 pm

Lawrence Welk Show, The - TV Shows
Just purely nostalgic for me now..actually I've been watching clips of the show on Youtube...and its quite funny to watch and listen when the house band would cover then current hit pop singles of the time like "Love Will Keep Us Together" or John Williams "Close Encounters Theme song (which was sold as 45 single back in the day) ..even more surreal was these tunes were danced to in that totally square ballroom style lol -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on October 31, 2013, 10:27 pm

Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The - TV Shows
Once again another old 70's show that I remember most now for its theme song ..I was kid for all the 70's and first half of the 80's so a lot these shows though memorable have become fuzzy episode wise except for the odd episodes where something really dramatic, sad or scary happened. -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on October 31, 2013, 10:21 pm

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
the most memorable thing for me about this show is the theme song which , for me, has held up a lot better then the Happy Days theme song (maybe because the L&S theme is much more late 70'ish sounding) -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on October 31, 2013, 10:08 pm

NBA on NBC - TV Shows
Man I miss the NBA on NBC cause when ever you see the NBA on NBC it is an event (season games also) but in THE Glory Days of the NBA on NBC you have the all star game (not on cable but on network TV) triple headers for season and playoffs showing the NBA draft lottery at halftime the finals were the main event for NBA fans! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on October 31, 2013, 8:06 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
Rip Edna Krabappel. Aka Marcia Wallace. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on October 30, 2013, 10:09 am

Monsters - TV Shows
This was a hit or miss show. Some shows were fantastically creepy, some were just weird, and some have me wondering "what the heck? Is that it?" Nevertheless, it was a show I loved to watch, along with Tales From the Darkside, and the new Twilight Zone. I think they all came out on Saturdays, and it was a highlight of my childhood. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on October 30, 2013, 1:02 am

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