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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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Jericho - TV Shows
I completely agree with Scatcatpdx on this. What started as an intriguing what-if story focusing on a small town's reaction to a momentous, disorienting - and on its face plausible - event, quickly became just another conspiracy theorist's wet dream. It could have been much more interesting as a sort of down-to-earth "Day After" tale, with authentic characters struggling to regain their bearings and rebuild their little world. (A tale from which we might have learned something about ourselves.) But no; the producers took the easy, short-sighted route of making a soap-operatic, nothing-is-as-it-seems, plot-twist-heavy romp through a cardboard landscape of cliched apocalyptic cynicism - the very sort of tired theme to which Hollywood suits (and, sadly, writers) turn when they can't think of anything original (which is all the damn time). I watched the entire series run, but I didn't like it. (It sort of reminded me of the movie Independence Day, which also started in a promising manner and then devolved into a stupid, cliche-heavy comedy that made me feel at its end as if I had been thoroughly ripped off.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 6, 2011, 1:39 pm

Friends - TV Shows
And I wonder if their pro-gay propaganda really paid off on "middle America". Consider this: Ross's wife "becomes" a lesbian (something that liberals say doesn't happen, they're all born that way) and divorces Ross, destroying his life and complicating the life of their unborn child... and we're supposed to feel sympathetic to this woman? And we're supposed to feel sympathetic to the homewrecking girlfriend that ruined the marriage, too? We're supposed to feel happy about these two despicable characters getting married and getting custody of the kid? The moronic writers didn't think it through if they thought this was going to change anyone's opinion for the better on gay marriage. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 5, 2011, 11:19 pm

Daria - TV Shows
It's not that Daria's characters didn't develop more depth than perhaps any characters on any animated series ever, it's the direction they chose to go with it. I don't hate Tom with the same degree of vile, venomous vitriol most Daria fans do, but at the same time he just seemed *too* perfect, even as his character was portrayed as being completely aware he was that way. It's easy to drive around in a beat up, rusted out old car when you know your family's loaded and can just buy you another one at any time. Pretending not to be rich doesn't actually make you not rich. And then they had to "justify" Tom's being perfect by having Daria act totally irrational towards him when she'd never done that before with anybody. Tom's character comes dangerously close to being a Marty Stu. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MartyStu -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 5, 2011, 6:39 pm

Friends - TV Shows
CubbyRain, I think the show was popular BECAUSE it was poorly written. People just love crap. Don't ask me to explain it. BTW there's a difference between accepting gay marriage and being beaten over the head with how you should think it's the most wonderful thing ever. Maybe all the failed straight marriages have made me cynical about it in general ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 5, 2011, 6:30 pm

Daria - TV Shows
I really liked Daria getting a boyfriend. I thought that Daria eventually becomes a cliche if all she can do is criticize. And she's better than that. She's not just some bitter misfit. She's a living person who at some point has to grow up and admit that she has desires like everyone else. I don't like the way the show used Tom though. He was just really boring after a while. There were some great tom episodes though. How about the one where Daria begins to take Tom away from Jane. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have believed it, but the writers really made it believable. Daria and Tom clicked so well (in that episode). Or how about when Tom spends the night at Daria's and Quinn over hears and tells the whole school. I actually wish that someone would make a life color Daria movie. I'd love to see Jane and Daria, and Trent playing guitar. -- Submitted By: (wilddrawfour) on June 5, 2011, 12:59 pm

Friends - TV Shows
Ironically I just saw a re-run of Friends on vacation which was their gay marriage episode - Ross's ex wife and GF want to get married. Not only had I forgotten how poorly written this show as in general (and wondered how it got so popular in the first place) but it was a very political pro gay marriage show. Gay marriage aside, the show was just really bad, poorly written and frankly not funny, was it as bad in the 90's? Hard to say, but it certainly hasnt aged well. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 5, 2011, 12:46 pm

Friends - TV Shows
Glad you saw the light, Robert :-D I never even thought about the Muslim aspect, I wonder what our friend Wilddrawfour has to say about that :-) Just more liberal hypocrisy, like the women's rights groups who picket golf courses while not uttering a peep about shameful treatment of women in other nations and even domestic abuse victims in America. At least he didn't call me a homophobe. BTW if getting revenge on white males isn't the motivation of minority groups, then what is? I repeat, they already have the same rights as everyone else and then some if you consider the hate crime thing. If anyone says something bad about me I don't get any special treatment or protection. I'd rather just treat everyone the same and judge people just be behavior (the only way people should be judged) but the darn PC liberal media keeps getting in the way >:-( If anyone is keeping discrimination alive, it's them. I guess without it they'd have to view everybody as just a boring ol' regular human being like me, and they can't have that! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 5, 2011, 2:08 am

Space Ghost Coast to Coast - TV Shows
I actually liked this show. It was crazy and weird without being stupid. And when I saw how cheesy the original cartoon series it was based on was, it made SG:C2C even funnier. Fish and cheese don't mix, do they? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2011, 10:21 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
What do you mean, a person can't be evil if they're dumb? That never stopped Bush from trying to take over the world! :) Comparing Bill Maher's treachery to Jane Fonda's is like comparing a splinter in the finger to being impaled by a wooden beam. Wait...here's a bigot who belittles people with opposing viewpoints. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2011, 10:17 pm

Friends - TV Shows
wilddrawfour, I used to be a liberal. During that time I was told and shown how conservatives are intolerant, bigoted, and more...by TV. For the longest time, this successfully turned me against them. Then, when Bush took office, I saw liberals could be just as intolerant and bigoted...even more so. But watching TV, I saw that nobody got on their case for it. That's when I realized there was a liberal bias. As for your post, I want to address some of your points. Just because I'm against liberal bias does not mean I want it replaced with conservative bias. I wrote, "People want to be entertained, not told what to think." Second, just because I post an article that proves liberal bias exists means I'm a bigot? The liberal bias isn't limited to gay rights; it covers other things, too. As for alleged homophobia, liberals don't have a monopoly on tolerance. No more than conservatives have a monopoly on morals. Using the same logic, a person who's against conservatism is against morals. Are you anti-moral, wilddrawfour? I don't think so. In fact, in another related article, one writer admitted the shows were just "One big F*** you" to conservatives. How is THAT tolerance? That sounds like belittling an opposing viewpoint...which you criticize Limbaugh and his ilk over. You're basically telling me: "Well, Fox News and Limbaugh, Hannity, and Coulter are biased to the right, so it's OK for everything else to be biased to the left." Don't liberal pundits Matthews, Olbermann, Moore, and Maher balance out Limbaugh and other conservative pundits? If you want to eliminate conservative viewpoints from your TV, you need only block out Fox (that means no more Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. Wait, liberal shows on a conservative network??). Speaking of the gay agenda, before you criticize Conservatives for opposing gay marriage, many liberals defend a group which is even more anti-gay: radical Islam. If you come out of the closet where radical Islam rules, execution awaits you. Killing someone for being gay is certainly a lot WORSE than denying them the right to marry, right? And Dolfan makes good points. Forcing people to accept your beliefs is not "tolerance". Encouraging people to treat you with respect even though you're different from them is. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2011, 10:13 pm

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - TV Shows
I loved this show as a kid and considered it a highlight of Saturday morning cartoons. However; even back then I used to wonder about the laugh/applause tracks. I mean, did they REALLY think that they'd think kids at home would imagine a group of people who had nothing better to do than to attend a CARTOON SHOW during which they could instantly laugh and applaud? Yeah, I know if Fat Albert could make a radiator and a pillow sound like an electric organ. . . -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 4, 2011, 4:02 pm

Space Ghost Coast to Coast - TV Shows
Simply brilliant. That's all I can think of to say. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 4, 2011, 3:02 am

Walker, Texas Ranger - TV Shows
It's just silly fluff, like the A-Team. Hell, even series like NCIS which take themselves way more seriously are rife with factual inaccuracies and implausible situations. Norris is smart enough to know his limitations; he wasn't out to create high art here. His goal was a workmanlike series that would generate decent ratings for several years and make him alot of money. Mission accomplished. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 4, 2011, 2:40 am

Danger Mouse - TV Shows
I loved this show. I miss it. Danger Mouse never Boned. -- Submitted By: (Tkieron) on June 3, 2011, 11:26 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
I think Sean Penn is approaching Hanoi Jane territory. I wasn't around for 'Nam, so I'll have to defer to Soggy's judgment on this one. Bill Maher on the other hand is just a bitter failed stand-up comic. A good stand up comic knows timing; he would know that saying, "Terrorists: brave; Us: Cowards" a mere six days after 9-freakin'-11 is tactless. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 3, 2011, 8:10 pm

Friends - TV Shows
There is a gay agenda though. It's not about marriage--I don't care if gays get married or not. If they think they can do the marriage thing better than us straights than I say let 'em. Who knows, they might be right. The gay agenda is to force that orientation down everyone's throats in much the same way being straight was forced down their throats for centuries. Other than the marriage thing (which is rapidly changing) they already had the same rights as everyone else. Gays and other minority groups don't want equal rights, they want their own special set of rights in addition to that. It's all about getting revenge on the evil straight white male. Problem is, I don't personally recall oppressing or discriminating against anybody. I never tried to take anyone's rights away, so why are they trying to get more rights than mine? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 3, 2011, 7:10 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Calling him the Jane Fonda of the Iraq War is elevating him waaaayyyyy beyond his true propaganda-tool value. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, among today's American antiwar celeb crowd can even remotely be compared to Hanoi Jane circa 1972, either in attitude or behavior. And for the record, Hitler was not a "great" artist. At best he had modest talent which might have grown had he not taken a different path in 1914. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 3, 2011, 1:26 pm

Friends - TV Shows
Amazing article, Robert. I was saddened to see "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"'s director Nicholas Meyer making such bigoted comments. I wasn't surprised about that the morons behind Friends would be like that, though. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 2, 2011, 4:18 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
I understand giving the devil his due. Though Hitler was a great artist, it doesn't excuse that he was an evil man who killed millions. It's one thing if Bill Maher simply said the hijackers committing suicide wasn't cowardly...but he turns around and calls the American soldiers cowards! He has no respect at all for the very people who risk their lives so he can spew poison against them and various other people (Sarah Palin, etc.) while standing up for the people trying to take his freedoms--and his very life--away from him. It's not hard to see why he's called the "Jane Fonda of the Iraq War". -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 2, 2011, 12:48 pm

Friends - TV Shows
http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/tv-executives-admit-in-taped-interviews-that-hollywood-pushes-a-liberal-agenda--3086 ....Apparently, even Sesame Street has been doing the same thing, too. Why don't these Hollywood types get it? People want to be entertained, not told what to think. Is this 2011 or 1984? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 2, 2011, 12:45 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Naww, he's too dumb to be evil. Most truly evil people have good-sized IQs; I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence that his is above average. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 12:40 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Bill Maher is one of the most evil people on the planet. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 1, 2011, 7:57 pm

Weather Channel, The - TV Shows
That Primed for Excitement block they introduced is just dumb, since with that they introduced more non-weather programming. What's ironic is that it had to be pre-empted the week it was supposed to first air because of severe winter weather. TWC also severely overhyped From the Edge with Peter Lik. I mean, it's just some Crocodile Dundee wannabe taking pictures. Did they really need to debut it in Times Square? The only good thing I can say is that they've learned from their April 2010 fiasco. They've been pre-empting their non-weather shows quite a bit for severe weather. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on June 1, 2011, 9:38 am

Weather Channel, The - TV Shows
That Primed for Excitement block they introduced is just dumb, since with that they introduced more non-weather programming. What's ironic is that it had to be pre-empted the week it was supposed to first air because of severe winter weather. TWC also severely overhyped From the Edge with Peter Lik. I mean, it's just some Crocodile Dundee wannabe taking pictures. Did they really need to debut it in Times Square? The only good thing I can say is that they've learned from their April 2010 fiasco. They've been pre-empting their non-weather shows quite a bit for severe weather. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on June 1, 2011, 9:37 am

Little Mermaid, The (TV Series) - TV Shows
The reason listed doesn't really understand the series. The series was intended as a prequel to the movie, hence why she's a mermaid again. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 1, 2011, 2:47 am

Avengers, The - TV Shows
The British censors were focused on keeping violence on the show to a minimum. The American censors were focused on keeping Ms Rigg fully clothed. In other words, the British censors were worthy of our disdain, and the American censors were worthy of our white-hot hatred. -- Submitted By: () on June 1, 2011, 1:35 am

Supernatural - TV Shows
I think TV Without Pity said it best, "Remember when this show was about two attractive brothers fighting off demons from urban legends? The producers sure don't." -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on May 31, 2011, 10:00 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
I think Maher's comment about the hijackers was a little more nuanced than it's been credited with being. "Courageous" need not equate to "good". Hitler was a courageous soldier in World War 1. Howard Unruh, who murdered 13 people in 12 minutes in New Jersey in 1949, was a courageous soldier in World War 2. Benedict Arnold had considerable personal courage during the Revolution, prior to his decision to commit treason. Maher wasn't saying the hijackers were good guys, only that it takes a certain amount of balls to do what they did. I don't happen to agree with him on that, as their belief in their impending martyrdom (with all its attendant sexual delights) amounted to a sort of self-delusion that replaced any conventional sense of courage as we recognize it - but I don't fault Maher for seeing things differently. I do agree with most of you, however, that he is an utterly obnoxious asshole. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 31, 2011, 8:02 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Thank you, Replicant! I really don't understand how anyone can defend this guy. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 2:46 pm

Firefly - TV Shows
I first found out about Firefly when the Science Channel (NOT the Sci-Fi channel) began re-running the episodes in their proper order in March 2011. This is the first time where I remember liking a pilot episode better than the rest of the series. The world that the pilot episode created seemed so authentic and alive. The rest of the episodes got away from the feeling of being emersed in another world but they were still plenty good. When i watched the pilot I didn't know it was the pilot, I turned the show on a few minutes late and I was imagining that the ship must be on hard times to have to start accepting passengers. I wondered about their life before this episode and what it would be like afterwards. I was shocked when the captain explained that the ambasador was really a whore, and that without a liscensed companion (whore) the ship would not be welcome to dock on many planets. I knew then that I was in some strange magical world gone wrong, so different and yet not so unlike my own. Good show, too bad is got an early death. Shows like this make me want to write more to the story line. -- Submitted By: (wilddrawfour) on May 31, 2011, 1:58 pm

Bionic 6 - TV Shows
I had an insanely huge crush on Rock-1 as a kid. -- Submitted By: (Replicant10k) on May 31, 2011, 12:01 pm

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
From his show getting axed when he made those comments about the terrorists after 9/11, to calling Sarah Palin a c**t and everything in between, this . . . creature, because I refuse to call him a man . . . has a long and storied tradition of bottom feeding. I hope one day he says the wrong thing to someone's face and gets his nose broken like Geraldo. -- Submitted By: (Replicant10k) on May 31, 2011, 11:46 am

Big Brother - TV Shows
I'd LOVE to see Soggy's idea get used, and the contestants' reactions to the not-so-grand prize. It just might cure this reality show disease. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 11:10 am

Big Brother - TV Shows
I don't know which version is being talked about, but regardless I know that it sucks. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 31, 2011, 2:26 am

Big Brother - TV Shows
Lock the idiots in the house, turn the temperature down to about 40, feed them nothing but that so-called slop, don't let them smoke or watch TV or bathe, and pipe polka music into the house day and night. Renege on the million-dollar prize and give the winner twenty bucks and a small jar of mayonnaise. Then I might be induced to watch Big Brother. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 30, 2011, 8:16 pm

Man vs. Food - TV Shows
I love this show. It introduces to new restaurants I've never thought of trying before and Adam has a positive, fun attitude while hosting the show. I'm sure the health problems he's had since hosting aren't good, but I always find myself cheering him on. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 30, 2011, 12:54 pm

WIRE, The - TV Shows
I havent heard anyone talk about this show in a while- missing the daily manhunts for Omar and the crooked world of Baltimore! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 30, 2011, 9:28 am

Life Goes On - TV Shows
Remember the episode when the father knocked up the mother. They went and got tests to make sure the next one wasn't going to be retard. When they found out the kid was normal they celebrated. Man, talk about making the Corky retard feel bad! -- Submitted By: (Poopsprayer) on May 29, 2011, 10:12 pm

Man vs. Food - TV Shows
Interestingly enough, Adam has an M.A. from Yale. (That doesn't stand for "Mangled Arteries", though he may soon have those as well.) This show is a huge guilty pleasure of mine, so I haven't come upon a Boning Moment yet. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 29, 2011, 10:08 pm

Lost in Space - TV Shows
tsbrownie, Truth be told that ep was TYPICAL rather than an anomaly. Although, I looked it up and found out that the head 'biker' was none other than Daniel J. Travanti[ Lt. Frank Furillo on "Hill Street Blues"].On a positive note, I also discovered that Mark Goddard quit acting a few years back to further his education and currently teaches special education. Good for him. c Too many actors go to obscurity and whine about no longer being contenders but do little if anything to help those in true need. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 29, 2011, 8:49 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
Soggy, I'd totally agree with you about this being an unfunny concept- except for reasons I'll never understand there IS an audience who like Donald Trump's 'You're fired'. I guess those viewers don't have to work nor know anyone who does. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 29, 2011, 8:40 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
Aw crap, I voted "Never Boned" by accident, I meant "Too cliche". My internet browser is acting up today >_<. Anyways thank goodness I didn't waste my time watching that oblivious sterotypical crap. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 28, 2011, 8:42 pm

X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997) - TV Shows
It was mostly a great series in the begininng but just starting to remember though with the Phoenix saga while great in the beginning but they really butchred it in the end somehow. Then the animation style started to look weird towards the end is where it BTF. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 28, 2011, 8:29 pm

Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998) - TV Shows
The only problem I had is Fox cancelled too soon before we get to find out what happened to Mary-Jane, despite high ratings it had. I heard that the producers were planning another whole season with spider-man searching for MJ though different dimensions or something like that, but Fox pulled the plug on them. Overall, it never BTF for me, I don't understand censorship as part of a reason for BTF as they did show some fighting at least. It might not be violent like the comics books but it isn't waterdown too much like 4kids would had done. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 28, 2011, 8:19 pm

X-Men: Evolution - TV Shows
I watched it a few times but I just couldn't get into this series as much. I guess because the other X-Men Animated Series spoiled me too much and I had high expection for this one. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 28, 2011, 8:06 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
The creators probably thought: "Hey! Let's cash in on the whole success of "Slumdog Millionare" and the Bollywood (sp?) craze! Didn't work, did it? I HATED this show. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 28, 2011, 2:26 pm

Lost in Space - TV Shows
S3E09 Collision of Planets: they have to fight off an interstellar motorcycle gang that has been sent to blow up the planet. Dr. Smith becomes a curly headed muscle man. BTF -- Submitted By: (tsbrownie) on May 28, 2011, 8:38 am

Outsourced - TV Shows
Someone clearly had a tin ear when it came to the mood of the American electorate. "Hey, let's make a sitcom about an American company that moved its labor force to India. I'm sure all the millions of Americans who are out of work because their company did the same thing will just absolutely love a show like that, assuming they aren't three months behind on their power bill and have had their electricity turned off, har har har!" This subject is about as funny as a heart attack, and the fact that it could get on the air at all only proves how disconnected TV-industry execs are from the viewers who have made them so rich. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 28, 2011, 6:10 am

Apples Way - TV Shows
I seem to recall it about the same way. It was only on for about one season. I seem to recall it leaving next to no impression other than being a blatant almost condescending attempt to cash in on "The Waltons" popularity. Notice the title. It told people that if you think this sounds sacharine, you're probably right. This was definitely a here today gone tomorrow type show, I don't remember anyone saying anything at all about it, while "The Waltons" had a fanbase, this never was around long enough to develop one. It was instantly the kind of show that you love to change the channel on . Networks were unashamed about blatant rip-offs of a successful shows; e.g. ethnic comedies, nighttime soaps, reality shows, etc. This show was laughable than anything. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 27, 2011, 9:33 pm

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - TV Shows
Mixed feelings on this one. From what I've seen of it, I can't deny it's a well-made show. But why couldn't it have been just "The Brave and the Bold"? Why shoehorn Batman into every single story? All the other superheroes are written as idiots or buffoons to make Batman look better. I guess I feel that the Batman character should stay somewhat "dark". That's the way he started out and it took a lot of work to get him back that way after people became accustomed to the silly Batman of the '60s. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 27, 2011, 8:00 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
First off, this isn't a funny topic. Thousands of Americans are losing their jobs everyday to outsourcing. Do people really want to watch a comedy about it? Second, I hate people that get too PC about everything, but the show is full of cliches and stereotypes of Indians, showing no creativity in writing solid characters. Finally, another show by NBC that's in single-camera documentary style. Please, give this style a rest for a while. Thank God this was cancelled. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 27, 2011, 6:50 pm

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
Well, like I mentioned before, Mike Judge is in charge of the show, so that is something to look up to. As long as MTV doesn't send in the censors to hijack it, it should be fine, especially with the 15+ years of music videos Beavis and Butthead have to catch up on -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 27, 2011, 6:13 pm

Apples Way - TV Shows
I think I was about 9 years old when this show came out and I don't really remember a lot about it. What I do recall is this, 'The Walton's' were VERY popular at the time and 'Apple's Way', when it debuted, was being billed as sort of a 'modern-day Waltons' (you know, kinda like "Hey if you like The Walton's, then yew'll loooooooooove this..."). I remember watching a few episodes, but the show obviously made very little impression on me as I do not recall any of the plots of what I saw and then I just gave up on it. Heck, I had no idea it went more than one season and was even re-booted as a sitcom. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 27, 2011, 4:11 pm

Survivor - TV Shows
If we do that, those countries might declare war against us... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 27, 2011, 12:59 pm

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
Maybe it's a sign the world's going to end -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 27, 2011, 12:07 pm

Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV Shows
Bill Nye came into my bookstore once. He was quite unpleasant. However, I too liked his show. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:16 am

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
Damn, Irbloom and I are in agreement again. (What is this world coming too?) Still, airing a new show that is watered down and PC-ified would be a travesty. (Personally, I'd appreciate a premiere episode featuring a clearly-visible Muhammad....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:11 am

Bachelor, The - TV Shows
The women in my family love this show (and its Bachelorette counterpart). As far as I can tell, it's nothing more than a demonstration of mass hysteria posing as romance and mass self-delusion masquerading as love. Have any of the relationships spawned by these shows been successful after the cameras stop rolling? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:01 am

Survivor - TV Shows
Put these yutzes on an island off the coast of Somalia, or an island in the South China Sea where millions of water snakes go to mate, or an island in the middle of the Amazon River where the neighbors are Stone Age holdovers who would just as soon shoot poisoned arrows at you as look at you. Put them in a valley in Afghanistan, or in a barrio in Ciudad Juarez, or next to a wadi in Darfur. Do that, and I'll watch your little "reality" show. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 1:15 am

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


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