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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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Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
Lenny & Squiggy were the original Dumb & Dumber. However, just like my thoughts on The Ropers (Three's Company) and Flo (Alice), I thought Lenny & Squiggy were pretty funny within the context of 'Laverne & Shirley'. I'm just not sure they could have carried their own show (at least, not for long). But, it would not surprise me to learn that a Lenny & Squiggy spin-off had been considered (spin-offs were all the rage in those days). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 26, 2011, 11:43 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
or Bone the Fish, which I forgot to add to my last post. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:19 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Happy Days seems like a forefather to a lot of stuff that exist for TV shows today, like the Chuck Cunningham sydome when a one of the main characters or somebody related to the main characters leaves with little or no explation and for next seasons acts like that characters never existed at all. Obviously Jumping the Shark is also one of them. Also a minor character or a guest star become the main character like Fonzie and Urkel. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:16 pm

Mission Hill - TV Shows
Sucks that it got cancelled... It was one of my favorites! -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on May 26, 2011, 4:57 pm

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
I always thought Lenny & Squiggy were far more deserving of their own show than Laverne & Shirley, but that's just me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 8:01 am

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
Did Garry Marshall personally hand-pick the studio audiences for his shows? Both Mork & Mindy and Happy Days suffered - and I mean SUFFERED - from an audience that did nothing but gleefully shriek for the entire half hour. Enter Robin Williams/Henry Winkler: A bloody torrent of ecstatic EEEEEEEEKS!!!!!! Hoots and hollers and whistles and every other sound your basic sugared-up teenage girl was capable of making. (Plus some actual laughter from the few adults in the crowd.) I could have murdered that audience with a rusty machete! (Laverne & Shirley wasn't quite as annoying in that respect.) And you know that half of the improv stuff that Williams let loose with went over the heads of those kids in the audience. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 7:56 am

Star Trek: Voyager - TV Shows
Some very interesting posts here. I feel a bit inadequate following them, but here goes: Being a Trek loyalist back then, I dutifully watched Voyager, though without much enthusiasm. There were rather few really gripping episodes, and the show wasn't as dark as one might have expected it to be, considering the overall concept. The season-ending cliffhangers did little to make me look forward to the next season, and the comings and goings of cast members made no real impression on me. In fact, I never managed to make an emotional connection with any of the characters, which meant that my interest in seeing them get home wasn't more than casual. (It was more a matter of curiosity than of hope: "How are they going to write that final episode?" As it happens, the finale was okay but, again, not terribly stirring.) I hoped Q would not make an appearance in this series, but unfortunately he did, and so did his predictably bratty kid. I can't identify a particular Boning Moment, though there was an early episode which answered the question of Amelia Earhart's disappearance in an EXTREMELY STUPID manner. In fact, there were quite a few episodes featuring stories that were scarcely more than retreads of earlier Trek stories. I will say, though, that I developed a grudging respect for Kate Mulgrew as the series progressed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 1:43 am

Voltron: Defender of the Universe - TV Shows
Voltron has aged terribly with its hokey dubbing and extensive editing, but this show and Robotech were the only anime on TV at the time. Thankfully the uncut versions, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, have both been released to DVD. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 24, 2011, 11:18 pm

Sports Night - TV Shows
I have to comment about an earlier comment: The reason Isaac had a stroke was that Robert Guillaume actually had a stroke. Writing that into the show was a stroke of genius (if you'll forgive the word play). -- Submitted By: (alweiss) on May 24, 2011, 11:54 am

Sports Night - TV Shows
Someone once said, "The greatest one hour drama on television is a half-hour comedy called Sports Night." How true. I think this was the greatest TV series ever! -- Submitted By: (alweiss) on May 24, 2011, 11:49 am

Quincy M.E. - TV Shows
Quincy was popular for as long as it was because its fan base was alot older than we are, and therefore not nearly as picky as we are. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:37 pm

McMillan & Wife - TV Shows
I had some major hots for Susan St James back then, so I'm too biased to form a reliable opinion on when (or whether) this show boned. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:32 pm

Adam-12 - TV Shows
The only "211 in progress" when I watched this show was the robbery of a precious hour of my life. It was terribly dull, but I think Jack Webb was always more focused on introducing us to the nuts and bolts of police work (and, with Emergency, of fire-fighting and ER work) than in giving us shootouts and car chases and explosions. For that, he has my respect. (Though Malloy and Reed could have used a charisma transfusion from Randolph Mantooth.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:25 pm

Beauty and the Beast (TV series) - TV Shows
An ambitious concept. Ron Perlman was a credible Beast, notwithstanding all his oh-so-noble philosophizing and so on. I could never understand why the subterranean community didn't simply pack up and move to some remote rural environment - perhaps the Catskills or Adirondacks - where they could live without the sorts of hassles to which they were subjected in NYC. Were they just too wimpy to survive out in the country? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:14 pm

Barnaby Jones - TV Shows
I was always irritated by the arrangement Quinn Martin Productions had with Ford Motor Co to only feature Ford cars on its shows - Barnaby Jones, Cannon, the FBI, Streets of San Fran, etc. Watch any episode of any of those shows and you won't see a single vehicle that isn't a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury model. (Well, okay, maybe there are a few VW Beetles here and there, since they were everywhere back then.) It's a very minor detail, but it annoyed me to no end. I think Barnaby Jones drove a Ford Gran Torino, Inspector Erskine drove a Ford Galaxie 500 or (later) a Mercury Marquis, Cannon drove a Continental Mk III, and so on. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 12:59 pm

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Why is there a reason for "Patch's London Adventure" on a topic about the Hercules TV show? -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 22, 2011, 10:46 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I never liked laugh tracks in cartoons. And I'm no fan of canned laughter. It makes the jokes fake. More or less, you're being told when to laugh. A live audience laughs on their own, and you can't help but join in sometimes. It's impossible to film a cartoon in front of a live audience (I'd love to see THAT). And Shanequia, if you're here under a different name, tell us! We still miss you! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 11:02 am

Baretta - TV Shows
A quick visit to Wikipedia gave me the surprising news that Baretta was a retooling of the earlier series Toma. I liked Toma - alot - and was sorry when it was discontinued after only one season. I had no idea the much tamer - and frankly much stupider - Baretta was a more family-friendly repackaging of Toma. And with all due respect to Fletch000, whose tastes are often fairly close to mine, no, I don't have to admit that Baretta was "one of the best shows on TV from 1975 to 1978", or even one of the best cop shows. After all, that was the era of Starsky & Hutch, Rockford Files, Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-O, The Rookies, and Kojak. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 5:05 am

Deadliest Catch - TV Shows
Okay, we get it: Commercial deep-sea fishing in northern latitudes is dangerous work. As a previous poster said, a documentary would have been enough to drive home the point. Fashioning a series out of the concept is just cheap sensationalism. Why are people tuning in to this program week after week? In the hope of seeing someone get swept overboard? If there were a little variety from one episode to the next, I could maybe understand the appeal. But each episode is the same, and the fishermen are not nearly colorful and entertaining enough to make up for that. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:45 am

Apprentice, The - TV Shows
There would have been something deeply incongruous about a President Donald Trump overseeing our war against Al Qaeda after having given the world so many years of this program - this paragon of cultural pollution - that has helped radical Islamists make the case that America's cultural exports are defiling the planet. How Trump can live with himself is beyond me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:35 am

Miami Vice - TV Shows
Aahhh, the memories.... A special place, a special time, a special wardrobe.... (I wish I still had some of my "Crockett-wear" from that era, though I probably couldn't fit into any of it today.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 2:09 am

Mentalist, The - TV Shows
Love how the "Red John" subplot ended with a Bang!...Bang!...Bang! This is brave story development. Thanks to the writers for not dragging out Jane's need for vegence into any more seasons. Now, all Jane must do is hypnotize the jury at his criminal trial...and he'll be back to crime fighting (more like solving). -- Submitted By: (Understated) on May 20, 2011, 10:57 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I can never understood that is why add a laugh track to a cartoon? That always confusing to me as a kid. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 20, 2011, 7:41 pm

S#*! My Dad Says - TV Shows
Soggy, I guess they [and Shatner] thought the viewers would eagerly watch ANYthing he did. At least this time, someone DID lose money underestimating the public's taste. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 20, 2011, 12:42 pm

Teachers (US) - TV Shows
I only watched this to see Phil Hendrie; I'm a HUGE fan of his radio show. Too bad there were only six episodes. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:59 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Two thoughts: One, the only complaint I ever had with The Flintstones was its use of the most annoyingly phony laugh track ever recorded. Two, is it possible Shanequia is still here under a different persona? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:21 am

Outsourced - TV Shows
That's a classic, Robert. I'll have to remember that tactic the next time I'm in a similar situation. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:33 am

Tru Calling - TV Shows
I thought it was fun kind of show at the start (considering it's subject matter) but the good vs evil thing wasn't necessary. -- Submitted By: (terror) on May 19, 2011, 12:09 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
I had a friend who needed to make a call regarding her computer. She could press 1 for English, or 2 for Spanish. She pressed 1 and got an Indian whose English skills were...well, if the situation weren't so serious, I'd have said "laughable". She tried calling again, this time pressing 2 for Spanish, and, miraculously, got someone who spoke English. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 19, 2011, 11:41 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
They FINALLY have black characters...and it's for the lousy spinoffs. What a gyp! I too miss Shanequia. Where are you, Shanequia?! You were one of the best commentators on BTF! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 19, 2011, 11:28 am

Lawrence Welk Show, The - TV Shows
Giving Joe Feeney a microphone. That's just wrong. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 3:02 am

Curb Your Enthusiasm - TV Shows
Hasn't boned yet, and I'd just as soon put the idea that it COULD bone out of my head. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 2:47 am

S#*! My Dad Says - TV Shows
Was this program supposed to be a 21st century version of All in the Family? I'm not clear what the hook was intended to be. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 2:29 am

Glee - TV Shows
If there is anything in this world capable of turning me into a homophobe, it's this program. It is as alien to my TV and musical taste as a show can possibly be, yet I would be courting trouble if I were to admit this in certain public settings. (Rather like the Seinfeld episode where Kramer declines to wear the AIDS ribbon and gets tormented for it.) Look at the flak bands have gotten for expressing a lack of interest in having their music played on the show; they've practically been made out to be Nazis. The degree to which Glee is hyped is very unsettling - but I suspect it's more a matter of heterosexual guilt, and the mad urge to overcompensate for it, than anything else. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 8:02 pm

Wonder Woman - TV Shows
David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot didn't get picked up. Thank Hera!! -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 6:59 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
Finally canned. Everyone I know either thought that outsourcing isn't a laughing matter or were offended by perceived racial stereotypes. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 6:59 pm

S#*! My Dad Says - TV Shows
Canceled. Sorry Shatner, you deserved better than this. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 6:55 pm

Sons of Anarchy - TV Shows
It's still the best show on TV, even with its faults. Season 2 was the best. Season 3 was weighed down a bit by misdirection and too much emphasis on the missing baby story arc, but ended with a bang. Can't wait for Season 4. -- Submitted By: (MyWordIsGospel) on May 18, 2011, 5:11 pm

V (2009) - TV Shows
Time to update my review. Second season unfortunately had a sophomore slump. When a character is killed every week, it shows that the writers are out of ideas and don't know what to do next. The show has been cancelled. Another recent sci-fi show like Heroes that took a huge sprial downward after a strong first season. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 18, 2011, 4:54 pm

Dragon Ball - TV Shows
I enjoy Dragonball, it's very funny especially in the first couple of seasons. Master Roshi perverted antics really got me LMAO, like the time he shrink himself in the bathroom just to see Bulma and Launch but one them flushed him down the toilet. One of classic battles I enjoy is when he faces both Piccolos (Seinor and Junior). -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 18, 2011, 2:55 pm

Life On Mars (U.S. version) - TV Shows
I loved the UK version so maybe I was destined to never like a remake but what really bothered me was Gene is so much smaller and feeble looking than Sam in the US version. In the UK one so much tension is created by Gene being bigger and more aggressive then Sam, Sam is forced to play it smart. In the U.S one Gene looks like he will be knocked over by a mild gust of wind! It just didn't work for me, I never made it through episode one. -- Submitted By: (terror) on May 18, 2011, 2:16 pm

Bones - TV Shows
I find Michaela Conlins character has become a bore. In the beginning she was the member of the team that was emotional about the victims but gradually she has been turned into the loose one that is obsessed with sex and will jump on anyone. And the Lesbian thing?! WTF? It came out of nowhere, desperate ratings grab. -- Submitted By: (terror) on May 18, 2011, 1:24 pm

Band of Brothers - TV Shows
The pinnacle of the historical miniseries concept. Just a stunning achievement. The only other series that comes close is From the Earth to the Moon. (And it's no coincidence that Tom Hanks, who can very nearly do no wrong in my eyes, had a major hand in both.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 18, 2011, 12:01 pm

Intervention - TV Shows
I agree with you, soggy. I tried watching it a few times thinking it was good showing one shadow side of addiction which is that, whether the addictions or legal or not, addictions impact far more folks than the just the addicts themselves. However; too many times, they let havoc get wreaked for shock value+ratings without ANY attempts made to protect innocent parties. There was one episode in which a party got thrown late at night at some pad with tiny children running around- and drugs were being DEALT right in front of them. Oh, yeah, they obscured the toddlers' faces but NOTHING was mentioned on screen[ or on the black screen] about getting those poor kids out of that horrific situation! That was IT for me. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 18, 2011, 8:46 am

Nip/Tuck - TV Shows
For me it started with The Carver but there was still the rest of the show that was going ok. It became offical when they moved to L.A, from there it lost what little substance it had and it just became about topping last weeks crazy stunt which would have been ok had there still been something to care about storyline and character wise. -- Submitted By: (terror) on May 18, 2011, 8:30 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
So is this going to be a brand-new cartoon with Seth McFarlane voicing it OR will it be live action. Robert, my guess is that shanequia may have not bothered with the "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" -and I wouldn't blame her in the least. I wish I'd never seen it. BTW, where has shanequia been? I miss her! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 18, 2011, 8:25 am

Ghost Whisperer - TV Shows
When she loses weight, less cleavage shots, Sam dies and then comes back, the kid, everything changes for the worse in a show that lacked credibility to begin with. -- Submitted By: (terror) on May 18, 2011, 7:20 am

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - TV Shows
I always wondered why Disney made this instead of a Rescuers TV show. I guess they probably didn't want to pay Margery Sharp royalties. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 18, 2011, 12:01 am

DuckTales - TV Shows
Second season. Looking at the ending credits, apparently the entire creative staff changed hands. Animation was outsourced to Taiwan and it showed. The writing was weak, standard kids cartoon stuff instead of the wittier writing of the first classic season. And as for Bubba Duck and Gizmoduck... they would have been OK had they only been in one or two episodes, but EVERY EPISODE of season two had to be either a Bubba Duck or Gizmoduck episode. Scrooge and the gang were practically demoted to supporting characters. I actually liked Gizmoduck when he would guest star on Darkwing Duck. I guess he fit into the superhero world of that show better than the DuckTales world. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:55 pm

Dragonball Z - TV Shows
Goku had literally become more powerful than God at the very start of this show. Where do you go from there? Well, pull more villains out of your ass and say that this one is way more powerful than the last one! The filler was unbearable; fortunately with DVD you can just skip over a lot of that easily. That being said, I enjoyed it up until the "Saiyaman" saga ended. Then Toriyama totally dropped the ball after that. Gohan was built up to be this great hero throughout the entire Z series and then it never happens. Ridiculous gimmicks like Fusion, Super Saian 3, etc. Unbelievable villain Majin Buu, who was really just a weak ripoff of Piccolo Sr, right down to the genie motif. I noticed when they did the reedited "Kai" version recently they left out the Buu Saga. Probably for the best. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:43 pm

Dragon Ball - TV Shows
I'm going to vote "Never boned" for the pre-"Z" Dragonball. It's a classic, was a lot of fun, and never took itself too seriously. Unfortunately most Americans seem to prefer its overhyped, over-powered sequel, "Z" and aren't even familiar with the great show that started it all. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:31 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
FOX canned AMW again I remmeber they got flaked for that even lawmakers balsted fox for canned AMW so FOX boneheaded move again and there is unsolved crimes and fugives they didn't get captured yet! (ie sohpie david) but AMW it is a good show now we going get more repeats of cops and also saturdays will not be the same! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 17, 2011, 4:52 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
Heads must have rolled with this. How this even made it on the air and past the editing process is beyond me. I thought they would throw out the question, start over with a new question, and continue the game. I hope the family that got screwed over was invited back for a second chance or compensated somehow. And anyone calling Steve Harvey a racist and claiming that he had an agenda need to just shut the hell up now. Mistakes happen, just kind of odd how far this mistake got before being corrected. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 17, 2011, 4:33 pm

Glee - TV Shows
Glee, huh? Sorry, not interested. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:24 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
By the way, in response to Shanequia: yes, there have been black people in Bedrock, but only for the spinoff (Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm) and the movies. I recently saw part of the movie, Hollyrock-a-bye baby, and there were black characters in it, one of whom was the doctor. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:16 pm

Problem Solverz, The - TV Shows
I saw part of an episode one day. The horrid artwork is vomit-inducing. They could literally put the syrup of Ipecac companies out of business with this thing, and I'm not exaggerating: this is the ugliest, most poorly-drawn cartoon I've ever seen in my life. The characters have less expression than Sears mannequins, and one looks like a turd with a nose. How did this garbage get on the air? Did someone know a hacker and threaten to destroy Cartoon Network unless this monstrosity was allowed to air? These people aren't cartoonists, they just puke onto a sheet of paper and congratulate themselves for completing an entire series. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:14 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Keep America stupid, right? Here is one of the TRUE reality shows (about important real-life events, not those dime-a-dozen shows about people desperate for 15 minutes of fame)...and they cancel it. I sincerely hope they reconsider this decision. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 2:10 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
It's bad enough they're remaking The Flintstones, but hiring Seth MacFarlane to do it? Seth MacFarlane, of all people?! Ugh! The remake's not even out, and it's boned already! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:55 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
I'm not pointing fingers at Steve Harvey. I understand it was because of nerves (besides, he's a great host). But the French fries answer should have been "dead". When the second team guessed it, the judges should have said, "No, your opponents can't guess that, so it's not fair if you can. Make another guess". It just guaranteed they would win, because they knew it would be up there. Or, since potatoes was tacked onto the first team's "steak" guess, that should have counted as "potatoes" and made the board. There's a different video about this on YouTube, which, unfortunately, contains racist comments. One comment mentioned getting the KKK on Harvey (the judges make the rulings, not him)! What a bunch of idiots! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:45 pm

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
I picture her last show with her being carried out of the studio on a litter hoisted on the shoulders of four eunuchs, lead by BFF Gail dancing and playing a harp, while the audience of middle-aged white women toss rose petals in her path. What do you think? -- Submitted By: (rixter) on May 17, 2011, 12:45 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Fox canceling AMW, but keeps crap on like Amercian Idol and Glee?! >_< Oh yes Fox, dumbing down today's youth with medicore melodrama singing crap is much important than helping catching criminals and keeping the streets safe. Thank you Fox for proving that once again for being a moron and putting greed and ratings first, thank you! -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 17, 2011, 9:35 am

Glee - TV Shows
I'm catching up with my DVR, but as the prom started, they weren't even two lines in and I hit stop on my DVR, deleted it, said, "Well, THAT show is over," and then deleted my subscription. Anyone who even acknowledges Rebecca Black's existence should be charged as an accessory to murder. Putting the most annoying song in musical (and I'm using the word, "musical" liberally) history on television? Well, that's nothing short of criminal. I'd like to see FOX go to jail over this. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on May 16, 2011, 6:41 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Seth McFarlane to do a reboot of The Flintstones? Hanna and Barbera are turning over in their graves with that bit of news. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on May 16, 2011, 5:31 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
It's a shame to see it go -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 16, 2011, 6:06 pm

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
FOX is cancelling it. What fools. Didn't they get major flak the last time they tried to axe it? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 16, 2011, 4:53 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Seth McFarlane hired to "reboot" The Flintstones for 2013. I'm now hoping that 2012 Mayan apocalypse turns out to be real. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 16, 2011, 4:51 pm

Survivor - TV Shows
Survivor Redemption Island is the last season that I will watch. I've watched every season since the beginning and I'm getting tired of all of the returning players. Boston Rob winning Redemption Island has ended for me. He surely should have won since he is a veteran player of two reality shows and four seasons, plus he had a bunch of lackeys who swooned at his every word, and really were really no competition for him. And now they've announced that Survivor South Pacific will be another rehash with returning players and another redemption island! It's time to put this puppy to bed, one and for all. -- Submitted By: (rixter) on May 16, 2011, 10:14 am

Family Feud - TV Shows
Robert, sometimes, it's nerves. While you are watching, you might say that, but sometimes, in front of a camera, and thousands of eyes, the answer might not come as easy, if at all. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 16, 2011, 6:32 am

California Dreams - TV Shows
Liked this show as a kid, but man watched a clip of it on YouTube and it hasn't aged well at all. Everything about it screams 90s. The clothing, the lingo, the attitude, the music, the messages, etc. It was very similar to Saved by the Bell and never quite as popular or as enjoyable. Sometimes I watch shows from my youth and this is something I notice from many things on the Internet. People reminisce about the programs of their youth and whine about kids today and their shows. From a non-biased perspective, and this can be tough sometimes, I look at the old shows and can see their flaws really exposed. It's funny how memories make things so much better than they probably really are. Nostalgia... it's a love/hate relationship. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2011, 2:44 am

Reno 911! - TV Shows
I didn't see the last season so I can't comment on its quality. But it's hard to imagine the show without Garcia. -- Submitted By: () on May 15, 2011, 11:35 am

Tonight Show, The - TV Shows
The late-night-variety-show genre boned long ago. Or rather, it became passe as our tastes changed. Eventually it will be as extinct as its prime-time counterparts, and our grandkids will find our appreciation of them as perplexing as we find our parents'/grandparents' appreciation of the Ed Sullivan Show. That said, Carson brought so much to the table that Leno lacks, one may as well be comparing apples and basketballs. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 10:56 am

Family Feud - TV Shows
I saw this as a rerun about a week ago: I don't really understand how this worked...they can't guess French fries but their opponents can? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSX1J7hDI8&feature=related -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 15, 2011, 10:49 am

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
A good rule of thumb, JustLooking. Sort of like the word "celebrity"; if a program includes that word in its title, give it a wide berth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 15, 2011, 10:44 am

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
I try to avoid any show that has "dog' in the title. However, it's better than "Duane the bounty hunter"! -- Submitted By: (JustLooking) on May 14, 2011, 9:25 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
Totally agree, Robert+soggy! It was a guilty pleasure for a time due to wanting to catch some of the Hawaiian scenery but it proved to be about as fun to hang around as cesspool in the middle of a luau. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 4:04 pm

Ghost Hunters - TV Shows
Excellent point, soggy! The show wouldn't have lasted one episode if they said 'it's all a bunch of malarkey and trickery!' Give me pre-Scrappy "Scooby Doo" re-runs any day over this! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:54 pm

At the Movies - TV Shows
Thank you,soggy! I liked this earlier incarnation MUCH better because they actually were willing to evaluate each movie on how they liked it rather than worrying about trends or hype. It was sad to see them interviewing celebs and glomming on the Hollywood scene rather than purely considering the individual movies' merits/weaknesses. Though, this decline wasn't as blatant as Leonard Maltin's on TV, it still was painful see them sell out. All that being said, I DO admire the late Gene Siskel's and Roger Ebert's determination to make the best of tragic physical setbacks! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 14, 2011, 3:52 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
Well TPIR has found a replacement for Rich Fields in the form of George Gray. I gotta say, he ain't no Johnny Olson, but he sure is better than the other guys they were thinking about -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on May 14, 2011, 10:49 am

Fear Factor - TV Shows
Ya gotta love those "hundred-year-old eggs".... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 9:29 am

Almost Live! - TV Shows
Keister is right. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:49 am

Ghost Hunters - TV Shows
"Ooohh look - ORBS! I don't know the first goddamn thing about photography, let alone backscatter, so it must be ectoplasm!" -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:47 am

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
I'm in the "reverse boned" camp here. Episodes got ALOT more interesting as the series progressed, the actors really grew into their characters, and most of the features that annoyed me - little kids on the ship, the loutish Ferengi, etc - and characters I could do without - Wesley and Yar and Lwaxana Troi - began to fall by the wayside. The maturing of Marina Sirtis as an actor, and the development of her character from an irritating emotion-addled bimbo to a sharp, gutsy, totally legitimate Starfleet officer (albeit - sigh - at the expense of that magnificent cleavage, which began to be covered up by her uniform), sort of encapsulated for me the show's overall growth. By the time the series ended, the cast and writers were hitting on all cylinders on a regular basis. Some episodes were as good as anything that has ever been on TV. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 2:30 am

At the Movies - TV Shows
I frankly preferred the earlier incarnation of the show, Sneak Previews, which aired from 1977 to 1982. Roger and Gene were alot feistier back then, and the show's structure was a bit more to my taste (including the theme music). But I have to agree that Gene's death left an unfillable hole, and while Roeper is plenty articulate and knowledgeable, there was no chemistry to speak of between him and Ebert, and that made the debates alot less interesting for me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 6:25 pm

Smallville - TV Shows
I'm a huge Superman fan and the only reason I've continue to watch this show is my loyalty to the character. It really started downhill in Season 4. A story arch with Lana be possessed by a witch?! I know they weren't following the mythos exact but the witch story line was just too out there. That was the point for me when it just started to be a chore to watch the show instead of being enjoyable. They finally put Clark in glasses after 9 1/2 years and suddenly everyone around him isn't going to figure out "Hey doesn't Superman look like Clark from 3 months ago?". And Jor-El is practically a sentient life form instead of just being a computer. How many times has Jor-el taken/given superpowers to Clark and other characters? The ultimate jump the shark/ bone the fish moment for me was a couple years ago when they had Clark be weakened by Kryptonite laced money. -- Submitted By: (krazykp21) on May 13, 2011, 11:09 am

Lamb Chop's Play-Along - TV Shows
Wow, I didn't know that! Suddenly I'm looking at her in a whole new light. (pun not intended) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 13, 2011, 2:57 am

Gilligan's Island - TV Shows
Several years ago I was on a jag of reading autobiographies of 60's & 70's TV stars (Barry Williams, Mickey Dolenz, etc.) One of those Auto-Bio's I read was that of Russell Johnson titled 'Here on Gilligan's Isle.' Very entertaining read if you ever come across it. SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Before reading that book, I never knew that Russell Johnson was one of the top contenders for the role of Captain Christopher Pike in the original Star Trek pilot (the role which ultimately went to Jeffrey Hunter). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 12, 2011, 10:56 am

Lost in Space - TV Shows
I got rather tired of Dr. Smith and wouldn't have been surprised if the 'Special Guest Star' credit for Jonathan Harris may have to stoke viewers' hopes that maybe THIS episode would be the LAST one with Dr. Smith! Oh, and I think they DID have the potential for developing more interesting characters from the rest of the cast. I always thought that Major West and Judy Robinson were a hot couple! Moreover, I liked Don West the best of the other characters because he was the only one who didn't pretend to like Dr. Smith and would have GLADLY exiled him to a nearby astroid but, alas, always got overruled by the others. Now, if only Will Robinson had had the powers of Bill Mumy's previous role of the evil child Anthony on "Twilight Zone" and used them to send Dr. Smith to the cornfield! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 12, 2011, 10:50 am

Lost in Space - TV Shows
My bad on the misread, Soggy. Thanks for the catch. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 12, 2011, 7:56 am

Happy Endings - TV Shows
They're making a show about THAT now??? Wouldn't a show about "happy endings" need to be rated X or M or whatever the TV equivalent of "only adults need to be watching this" is? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 11, 2011, 9:48 pm

Happy Endings - TV Shows
They're making a show about THAT now??? Wouldn't a show about "happy endings" need to be rated X or M or whatever the TV equivalent of "only adults need to be watching this" is? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 11, 2011, 9:48 pm

Gilligan's Island - TV Shows
Russell Johnson used to come into my bookstore once in awhile. Ironically, though his character the Professor was given practically no good lines on the show, being the ultimate straight man, Johnson is a funny guy in real life. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 8:24 pm

New Adventures of Old Christine, The - TV Shows
I never got into this show until it went into sydication and Liftime started airing it. Wanda Sykes pushing her lesbian agenda is totally annoying, but the scenes without her are great. I really like the brother, Matthew. He's great! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 11, 2011, 4:46 pm

Happy Endings - TV Shows
I'm loving this show. *crosses fingers that ABC won't cancel it* Even though it's yet another show about single friends, it's done in the same format as "Scrubs" which allows for more creativity. I didn't know Damon Wayans had a grown son?! He's great in this show! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 11, 2011, 4:43 pm

Gangland - TV Shows
I agree with Robert. A case can be made for shows about the Mafia on The History Channel, since they go back to the early 20th century in America and have had a notable impact on our history. The oldest of the street gangs covered by the show date from, what, the '70s? (The MCs go back somewhat farther, of course.) The show is undeniably interesting, in a depressing sort of way - every person featured on them deserves a bullet to the head - but it's questionable to me whether it ought to be on THC. Another depressing thought: I wonder when they're going to run out of gangs to examine. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 12:12 pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
Swearing too much makes one look like an uneducated fool. A curse here and there, OK, but not if every other word that comes out of your mouth has to be bleeped if said on national TV. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 11, 2011, 10:50 am

Lost in Space - TV Shows
One character yes (as long as the villain doesn't win). It works the same way in sports. *Every* character a villain? Now you've gone too far the other way. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 11, 2011, 5:09 am

Gangland - TV Shows
Im watching season 6 of this show on dvd right now, I'm a fan, and it's still a good ride. I dont like how they changed some of the graphics and music on the show,and I understand seeason 7 is the final season of the show, I have no idea why, this show was cheap to produce and infinitely interesting. And Robert, I disagree, there is quite a bit of history on the show, albeit criminal history. But I have managed to learn alot of interesting facts and true life stories from watching this show. I was also surprised about some of the big time gangs that didnt make it to the show- Black Guerilla Family comes to mind. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 11, 2011, 4:31 am

Dog the Bounty Hunter - TV Shows
Just annoying. The damn fool dresses like a cartoon character. He lays a bunch of Jesus talk on the jumper after he/she has been caught, even as the cusswords he was throwing around during the pursuit still echo in our ears. Do people who don't live in trailers actually think this guy is cool? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 4:07 am

Attack of the Show - TV Shows
Pretty much typical of ALL of G4's programming. The entire network is targeted at teenage boys, which is all we really need to know. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 3:26 am

Duet - TV Shows
A charming little show, back in Fox's youth. It aired on Sundays, as I recall (Fox only broadcast on the weekends back then), and it came on after Garry Shandling and Tracey Ullman. I figured Chris Lemmon would have a successful TV career after this show, but for some reason I was wrong. The series was not on long enough to bone. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 11, 2011, 3:19 am


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