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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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Raccoons, The - TV Shows
A cartoon raccoon should, by the identify of his mask, be a bandit, or a Bugs Bunny or Phil Silvers conman. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on April 24, 2015, 12:40 am

Vikings - TV Shows
Everyone knows Ragnar isn't dead except his brother, best friend, and former wife. Total attempt to manipulate the viewer that fails badly. -- Submitted By: () on April 23, 2015, 10:09 pm

Full House - TV Shows
I'm pretty sure if one of the family members committed a crime, that once they got out of prison. They'd have to have a sit down on some bed or couch with the sappy music playing. "Now, Stephanie, it's not a good idea to sell drugs on the street corner. You don't know what you could get yourself into." Followed by a hug and some "Awwwww!!" from the fake audience. -- Submitted By: () on April 23, 2015, 10:02 pm

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
I sometimes wonder if this adaptation (whose crime solving and group elements didn't exist in the earlier comics in the 1960s) wasn't some typical TV merger on purpose, of Phil Spector's girl trios and "Nancy Drew"....a lot of tv shows (Columbia/HB's space age "Partridges" came from an attempted Judy Jetson and Partridge Family in the present (1970s) pair of shows but NO ONE at CBS could make up their mind, so the space age Partridges in 1974, and Josie itself was to be the (what I would think a more interesting concept) "Scooby-Doo"'s original concept with some characters that predates Scooby and that franchise and gang evolved from that with the songs eliminated tioll their relgaiton second season (1970-71, same as Josie) to background songs.BTW Josie had background songs played by the group WHEN THE GANG WAS RUNNING...and you'd see them running AND at the SAME DAMN time playing music...... -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on April 22, 2015, 11:34 pm

King Leonardo And His Short Subjects - TV Shows
Agreed with Marcus! BTW Mr.Wizard the Lizard's voice was SANDY BECKER (wrongly identified earlier as FRANK MILANO) and is NOT to be confused with DON HERBERT's earlier TV Mr.Wizard's world, which in 1971 DID get a own revival. The very first Leonardo-TTV show. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on April 22, 2015, 2:35 am

Dukes of Hazzard, The - TV Shows
good ol Rosco Coltrane hehe.. RIP James Best.. while i've seen him in a number of TV western episodes (like Gunsmoke), DOH pretty much typecast him in this role, but at least it was one everybody still remembers 30 after the show ended -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on April 19, 2015, 4:31 pm

Osbournes, The - TV Shows
This was a very very awkward period for the Prince of Darkness. After this, I don't think I could take him seriously for his reputation in music anymore. I think this is what happens when sobered Ozzy goes a little off the deep end. -- Submitted By: () on April 18, 2015, 3:42 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
REALLY needs to be getting away from Seth McFarlane's film, an entire post-original franchise thing and everything about the original and when it boned. The examples quoted from a Jump the Shark poster from the Scottish Site's classic days were some. I think of the show losing its edge as time went on (though final season opener "No Biz like Showbiz" with Pebbles and Bamm Bamm singing to me is a classic; you can have the Betwitched crossovers and most others.) Cheers to everyone,you too shanequia! -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on April 18, 2015, 3:04 pm

Ally McBeal - TV Shows
BTW I'm the one who voted Courtney Thonre-Smith leaving the show. She could give star Calista Flockhart (as ally to CTS's Georgia) a run for her money with her miniskirt (ESPECIALLY with CTS's blonde hair and very 70s Carol Brady look!) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on April 16, 2015, 1:45 am

Clarissa Explains It All - TV Shows
I always felt like a perv when this show came on because Melissa Joan Hart was so hot but she was also underage. -- Submitted By: () on April 13, 2015, 6:52 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
Goldbergs Schmoldbergs. I'm not watching it, and nobody can make me :-P -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 13, 2015, 6:24 pm

Extreme Ghostbusters - TV Shows
You got to admit though, that Kaylie chick was pretty hot in the show. If there was anything worth watching. -- Submitted By: () on April 8, 2015, 6:27 am

Last Man On Earth, The - TV Shows
Interesting premise, poor execution. Phil went all over North America without seeing another person. Now he meets a new person almost every week in Tucson, of all places. Then, on only the 5th episode, the title of the show is obsolete, as there is a second man. -- Submitted By: (jim85283) on April 4, 2015, 11:43 am

Kids in the Hall, The - TV Shows
Two votes for "sucked from the start"? Please...this show NEVER boned. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on April 3, 2015, 9:56 pm

Goldbergs, The - TV Shows
This show has really taken off and now regularly beats it's lead-in, The Middle (source: TV By the Numbers). One thing that has helped is less of a reliance on story lines revolving around the 11-year old Adam and more of a focus on the older teen siblings and the parents. I think it was something of a stretch to expect adults to get into the head of a kid as young as Adam but much easier to identity with high schoolers getting ready for college and getting into drinking, smoking pot, and sex. As for the mangled 80's references, it seems they have cut back on that gimmick as well as the obnoxious video taping by Adam. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 3, 2015, 8:42 am

REAL Ghostbusters, The - TV Shows
Hey, everybody, there was an actual organization (and Action for Childrens Television, for once, was NOT involved as far as I know :D) responsible for that second season overhaul..From Los Angeles Times, September 1987 (and I actually READ this when it was published..!) [quote, (c)Los Angeles Times] Diane Haithman, L.A.Times: [Originally Posted September 16,1987]: Saturday mornings on ABC will look a little different this fall. Some of those behind the scenes on this season's programs like the new look. Others hate it--and the force behind it--with a passion. Changes in the way some familiar cartoon characters speak, act and look in ABC's Saturday morning children's schedule, as well the design of new shows, are largely due to the input of a Glendale-based company with a name like something out of a James Bond movie: the Q5 Corp. In developing programs for the new season, third-rated ABC turned to Q5 for help in improving their kid appeal--and their ratings. [unquote] The author then gets to Ghostbusters and quotes trhe outrage among the people working on it...Just put in Google Search, "Q5 Corp." and "Ghostbusters", Q5 being the name of the group. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on March 29, 2015, 8:51 pm

CHiPs - TV Shows
MeTV has been cycling through CHiPs for the last few months, and we've noticed that the early seasons were better than the later ones. The show was at its best when the guys were focusing on cop stuff and lagged when they got sidetracked by all the "extracurricular" activities. In other words, the "Disco Dancing" reason. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 29, 2015, 12:32 am

Yo Yogi! - TV Shows
JAyD, Blab already was a ":kid" like Augie Doggie and Boob. NWA themselves besides being gang members used the forbidden N words (rhymes with the name of Disney's Tigger) but were black themselves..thank god a "kids" cartoon STILL can't use it...I think... -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on March 26, 2015, 8:08 pm

Charlie Brown Specials - TV Shows
In reply to Eugene's comment, Schulz, ironically hated the pleasant, cool-jazz soundtrack originally. This is oft-refered to from day one as using Hanna-Barbera sound effects but I believe this show predated H-B (which was still adding sound FX to its own inventory) in using some of those cartoony sounds (which themselves seem a bit odd in these specials LOL) to HB's library. But by September 1966, there was no zone between Hanna-Barbera and Melendez-Mendelson, the latter dynamic duo being the ones who made all these Peanuts specials since the first. (Then they started using WB and Jay Ward sounds in the 1970s!) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on March 26, 2015, 8:04 pm

Charlie Brown Specials - TV Shows
MCS, totally agree with you (but I still love the ones before the 80s and F'beagle)..and I agree, MCS, that Charle Brown did get bullies a little too much... then there was (also in the 80s) "Someday you'll find her") which has Charlie losing the love of his life to Woodstock, Linus, and Snoopy..but then again this was NOT the Little Red Haired Girl (whose own 1977 appearance may have also been a good shark jump since we SAW her now) but some blonde little girl that Charlie Brown saw on a television game (he DOES turn down another little girl who starts to crush on him while he's trying to find this little girl that he only saw on TV wehile two timing on the little red head girl...).. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on March 26, 2015, 7:58 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
This is also the show that gave us Kaley Cuoco.....last seen in "Wedding Ringer" the movie and the almost dead TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" as Penny (with the two juggling sacks of pennies.). -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on March 26, 2015, 7:54 pm

Better Call Saul - TV Shows
Funny and beginning to get creepy, just like Breaking Bad. Michael McKean is awesome as Jimmy/Saul's nutsy older brother and I agree Jonathan Banks' character of Mike is incredible. -- Submitted By: () on March 26, 2015, 10:43 am

Odd Couple, The (TV series) - TV Shows
The original show was classic. Now they've come up with a reboot and it sucks. I tried but just couldn't watch it. I changed the channel when I saw that Oscar Madison was played by Matthew Perry. I really don't think he fits the part at all. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on March 26, 2015, 1:11 am

Better Call Saul - TV Shows
Good show! It has all he drama of Breaking Bad and more humor. I LOVE the character of Mike. He's one badass old dude! -- Submitted By: () on March 22, 2015, 7:31 am

DuckTales - TV Shows
I agree with others here about the 2nd season, though I think it half boned. Bubba and Fenton (Gizmoduck) were introduced and some older characters like Gyro started to appear less. The 2nd season is definitely weaker, but I don't know if is enough to call it boned because of these changes. -- Submitted By: (Scots) on March 21, 2015, 5:55 pm

REAL Ghostbusters, The - TV Shows
The Real Ghostbusters is probably my favorite childhood show, and one that has held up to this day. While many of the cartoons I watched as a kid haven't aged well, Real Ghostbusters can still hold this adult's interest. As far as boning, the other commenters have the correct idea, but there is a third aspect of the boning not mentioned (the departure of the story editor). To summarize, Real Ghostbusters boned after Season 2 (the 65 episode syndicated 'season'). Three things happened. 1. The story editor, J. Michael Straczynski, left the show. 2. The focus of the show changed more over to Slimer, and the show slowly became more kiddie like. 3. Lorenzo Music (voice of Dr. Peter Venkmen) and Laura Summer (voice of Janine Melnitz; Janine loses her Brooklyn accent at this point) leave the show. A few of their episodes were even later redubbed. One silver lining as that all 3 of these things happened all at once, so one can simply not watch any episodes after Season 2. Stracynski did return a couple of years later for a few episodes, but it wasn't enough to save the series. -- Submitted By: () on March 21, 2015, 5:24 pm

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

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