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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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Vicar of Dibley, The - TV Shows
I loved this show. Haven't seen some of the specials yet so I'll reserve judgment on any Boning incidents. I tend to give shows like this, with such broadly drawn characters, a lot of leeway for outlandish moments. The PBS outlet just shows the first couple of series and I've only caught the Easter Special one time. I need to re-watch the Spring through Winter series as well. No-No-No-No-No-No-Yes! -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 20, 2010, 8:24 am

ALF: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Bouillabaisse-ball - tossing seafood ingredients instead of a ball. I remember getting a chuckle from this series. It was better than the later years of ALF itself which had Boned already. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 20, 2010, 7:45 am

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - TV Shows
Never boned, but came close when Jadzia Dax was killed -- and her death scene was such a throwaway that she might as well have been a redshirt. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 20, 2010, 6:28 am

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Another entry from my "show nicknames" collection: I always called this one "Whine-feld," after Jerry's stand-up comedy style. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 20, 2010, 6:10 am

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
I guess this, like the Michael Larson deal with Press Your Luck, I just don't get why people think the boning moment would be because of a single contestant. Yeah, it was a massive run, but it was impressive, watching each episode waiting and seeing when and if Jennings would slip up. Always a fun show to watch. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 20, 2010, 6:05 am

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Legit argument, but that last episode still left a bad taste in my mouth. Ok, I can get the arguments people throw out there about the last episode, but that's all you could come up with, what basically amounted to a clip show? IMO, was the king of all bad episode finales until The Sopranos had their cut to black ending. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 20, 2010, 6:02 am

Daria - TV Shows
I still rock friends' minds when I tell them Daria was spun-off from Beavis and Butthead. Seriously, the shift from that show to this one I think represented a shift in sensibilities in general. I don't remember much of Beavis and Butthead, I remember laughing every once in a while but the humor was generally ineffectively juvenile. Then Daria appeared and I really loved it. I thought it was brilliant: great voice acting, funny plots, and well-made scripts. The show still stands as one of the funniest animated shows and I think, a little ahead of its time. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on May 19, 2010, 11:15 pm

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - TV Shows
Agreeing with much of what doctor_awesome wrote. Avery Brooks was a bit over-the-top at times and I tuned out the parallel world stories even though Nana Visitor was sexier as that character. DS9 was the most worthy of all the Trek stuff. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 10:14 pm

Six Million Dollar Man - TV Shows
I'd forgotten about the singing but the Sasquatch stuff was super cheesy. Even when you suspend disbelief over the basic bionic astronaut premise, bringing in aliens and a giant wrestler in a bad ape suit as a Sasquatch is going too far. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 9:57 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Was tempted to say Finale but it didn't really bother me. It was just an ambitious epilogue. Due to Michael Richards, when Kramer bursts onto a scene now, I just see this hate-filled racist and the whole entertainment mood dies for me. Michael Richards killed Cosmo Kramer that night at the comedy club. Harsh but real. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 9:41 pm

WKRP in Cincinnati - TV Shows
Great show. Hopefully the music rights issue will one day be resolved and WKRP will be available for purchase on DVD. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 8:17 pm

Just Shoot Me - TV Shows
Since the early episodes with her roommate don't ever turn up again, I say Day One (of the Spade era) it Boned. Lots of good guest stars but none of the main characters were enough to keep my interest. Good concept - poor delivery. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 7:55 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
Compared to other trivia shows, Jeopardy is still alone at the top. It climaxed after the Ken Jennings marathon and his subsequent defeat in the All-Time champions challenge or whatever it was called. I never watch the contestant interviews part of the show and sometimes I forget to click back to the remainder of the show. Don't know if I'm ready to say it BTF though. Does Apathy count? -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 7:09 pm

Sports Night - TV Shows
Very good show but it was never going to keep it up. The storyline of bringing in Macy as a "fixer" to tweak the show was a bit of Art imitating itself on a show where the network had clearly already done an off-season tweak to the show itself by adding a laugh track. This might have actually been done mid-season the first year but I'm too lazy to check now. Still, it was a great self-contained bit of TV archive. I think they handled their "Very Special Episode" quite well and Natalie made me buy her reaction about the "Mary Pat Shelby" incident. That was tough. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 6:50 pm

Mythbusters - TV Shows
I understand why they felt they needed to add the three sidekicks to fit in more content on each episode. I just can't take their lame habit of doing high-fives all the time. Adam and Jamie manage to react with real zest or aplomb most times but the "hired help" just seem to have the one - a three-way high-five session. There's too much repeating of old experiments as well. Mythbusters may be nearly played out. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 6:32 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
I voted for Puberty - Angus just isn't the sweet child-like purity counterpoint anymore. I never minded the crude and crass tone of the subject matter - it usually still gets a laugh from me, however, watching a morose teen drag his feet across the set makes me reach for the remote. Syndicated reruns of the first few years are still good though. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 6:18 pm

Student Bodies - TV Shows
I liked what I remember seeing of Student Bodies. That's more than I can say about any of the previously mentioned HS-themed shows. For the budget they had, they did a pretty good show. Story- and Character-wise it was well above the passing grade for a youth show. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 6:01 pm

Hunter - TV Shows
A Very Special Episode - Again? When the show wanted his partner to get raped in a second storyline to boost ratings. Thankfully, Stepfanie Kramer refused on behalf of her character. Was never my kind of show - just a weak amalgam of Rockford Files, Dog and Cat, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch etc. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 5:45 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
John Ritter's passing gave this show an unfortunate short end. He was part of the show, his character was needed. Never saw David Spade's parts, but he probably would not have worked as well as a main character. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 19, 2010, 4:10 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Ditto. Paladin9...best description on what became of Family Guy ever. Seriously. -- Yeah, in a nutshell. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 3:20 pm

Wendy Williams Show, The - TV Shows
I agree with the first comment she on drugs on one of her shows she was burning a slim jim! I am not making it up on her show she was talking to a caller and she was burning or crackling a slim jim,WTF wendy -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 19, 2010, 11:21 am

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
Baldrick, I agree! If anyone had told me that Rockford would AVOID living with Suzanne Pleshette(who played Gramps' estranged wife in the John Ritter memorial ep) but opt to his nephew David Spade, I'd have told asked what they were smoking. Who in their right minds would have preferred living with David Spade over Suzanne Pleshette for any reason?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 19, 2010, 8:25 am

Sesame Street - TV Shows
It's hard to say exactly when this show boned - perhaps sometime in the early to mid-90's. But I'd say that the show experienced a slow, gradual decline between 1985 and 1998. Things started changing for the worse when the show started caving into PC sensibilities, with the first notable example being the decision to make Snuffy visible to everyone in 1985. Next, at the end of the 80's, the show lost two of its guiding forces: Muppet master Jim Henson and composer/songwriter Joe Raposo. Then in the early 90's, they started adding newer, more childish characters like Baby Bear, Zoe, and Rosita. They changed the theme song for the first time ever (not counting the pilots) in 1992, and added the "Around The Corner" neighborhood the following year. Maybe the bone coincided with veteran director Jon Stone's retirement in 1994, since it was around this time that classic segments started rapidly disappearing, to be replaced with new segments that style over substance. Of course, the final straw came in 1998, when they started devoting 15 minutes of the show to the obnoxious inanity known as Elmo's World. This segment still prevails to this day, and the rest of the show has continued down the same path towards overt childishness and style over substance. The current show still has some occasional shining moments (mostly pop culture parodies and/or segments featuring classic Muppet characters), but they are surrounded by way too much obnoxious fluff. -- Submitted By: (mjb1124) on May 18, 2010, 10:14 pm

Mask: The Animated Series, The - TV Shows
It sucked from Day 1 (First episode). The first villains to appear are a couple of slacker dudes who want to get superpowers, so they walk into a nuclear plant (with apparently no security whatsoever), get irradiated, and mutate into Puttything (who has shapeshifting powers) and Fishguy, who significantly went down the evolutionary scale, becoming little more than a grunge version of Mr. Limpet. -- Submitted By: (TVvuer69) on May 18, 2010, 8:05 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
It may have worked okay with just Jim Garner doing a kind of "stay away from my grand daughters" thing in Ritter's place but the network suits had to drag Spade on set to do his "business" all over the family casserole. He just didn't fit in. He never does. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 18, 2010, 5:23 pm

Unsolved Mysteries - TV Shows
Shanequia, I can't say that I had that problem(sorry to hear that it happened to you). However; when it bought every bogus ghost, psychic and flying saucer story instead of actually trying to find criminals, solve crimes or reunite loved ones, that was kinda it for me. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 18, 2010, 11:44 am

That's So Raven - TV Shows
It didn't matter to me about the star's size but what bugged me about this was that, in the beginning at least, the show had potential to become a good classic comedy (e.g. when she's trying to keep her parents from meeting her teacher at school by faking being her own mother was almost 'I Love Lucy' in caliber). Problem is that it quickly devolved into a live action cartoon and it just seemed as though the writers, performers, etc. got lazy and went that route instead of trying to live up to their potential. Plus the whole phychic deal would have been better off just shot down at the writers' table. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 18, 2010, 11:39 am

Name That Tune - TV Shows
we forced to watch this one when mama dumped us off at grandmas house. she really good at guessing but her mouth always be full of food when she yell it out. my sister and i bored. we ask her to change the channel all the time but she just give us dirty looks. you know i think it was her favorite show she just might be playing name that tune in heaven. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on May 17, 2010, 11:40 am

Unsolved Mysteries - TV Shows
i had to stop watching this one because i kept seeing people on the street that looked like the criminals i saw on the tv the night before. i spooked myself out and start walking faster thinking i be the next victim. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on May 17, 2010, 11:33 am

Gilligan's Island - TV Shows
this one crack me up as a kid. i loved gilligan. it still cute for kids. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on May 17, 2010, 11:30 am

That's So Raven - TV Shows
yes she get bigger and bigger. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on May 17, 2010, 11:28 am

Name That Tune - TV Shows
Name That Tune in the 70s was one of the most exciting, thrilling game shows on TV. Tom Kennedy did a great job building the suspense for the $100,000 tune and the production seemed vibrant and energetic. Plus you had Kathie Lee Gifford when she was still Kathie Lee Johnson as the "la-la lady." When the show came back in 1984, it wasn't the same. The production values dropped considerably. Tommy Oliver was back with his orchestra, but everything else was quite a bit cheaper. The contestants were all a bit goofy, the games weren't the same as they were in the older version, and it just wasn't as thrilling or as exciting. Also, I've never been a huge fan of Jim Lange's hosting style. He overexplains everything and sounds like a DJ hosting a game show, not a TV personality hosting a game show, if that makes any sense. I think Name That Tune could be revived successfully today with all the music that's out there. If shows like Don't Forget the Lyrics can succeed, why couldn't this? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2010, 11:58 pm

V (2009) - TV Shows
I enjoy this show. The parallels with the Obama administration is great. The dangers of universal healthcare, alternative energy, one world government, illegal immigration and more are touched on, as are the type of people who favor this kind of society (the youthfully naive, the broken, etc.) Part exciting, part frightening, nonetheless a great show. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 16, 2010, 4:09 pm

Marcus Welby, M.D. - TV Shows
I definitely agree with the first comment! I purchased Shout! Factory's first release of this series from Amazon, and I'm already on Disc 6, with 7 outings to go. It's just that good. This considering that I wasn't even born when it was originally on ABC. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on May 16, 2010, 3:18 pm

Grey's Anatomy - TV Shows
Boned the ghost when the fis....... Denny! Denny! It boned when Denny was boned posthumously. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 15, 2010, 5:49 pm

Boston Legal - TV Shows
Even though the show was a little too preachy and left leaning, Boston Legal was a great show. But it had one of the worst endings in TV. Alan and Denny get married even though they are two straight males. And Denny looses his law form that he helped build since the 1960s. Not a really sad ending, or even a happy one. Just an bad ending to a good show. -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on May 15, 2010, 9:11 am

That's So Raven - TV Shows
Is it me or did every episode this girl get bigger and bigger. -- Submitted By: (Yusiri86) on May 15, 2010, 4:17 am

Eek! The Cat/Eek! Stravaganza - TV Shows
I love EEK THE CAT. I kill to see this series again -- Submitted By: (Yusiri86) on May 15, 2010, 4:12 am

Supernatural - TV Shows
Why do the guys have to be so hyper masculine. No wait here me out. Have the damn show are them grunting back and forth at each other. I have expect them to start pawing the ground like gorilla. Jensen Ackles annoys me to know end in this series. I just so this season finally and I wished Dean had fallen into the hole with Sam and never came out. I would much rather watch that prophet guy in his own series. He's loads more interesting. -- Submitted By: (Yusiri86) on May 15, 2010, 4:10 am

Life On Mars (U.S. version) - TV Shows
I loved this show. Great cast great stories and didnt stray too much from the spirit that made the English version so popular. But the show boned when it had the worst ending in TV history. It was reveled that Sam Tyler wasnt a cop from 2008 or 1973. He wasnt dead or in purgatory. He was an astronaut from 20 years into the future in a mission to Mars and Gene Hunt was his dad. And the whole show was his computerized sleep hallucination. WTF???? -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on May 14, 2010, 9:21 pm

Desperate Housewives - TV Shows
To decrease the chances of vomiting when mentioning this show (not that it gets mentioned much in our house), we've considerably shortened its nickname. Now, if it's mentioned in our house at all, it's called "The D-Hoes." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 14, 2010, 3:18 pm

Clue Club - TV Shows
I got a clue club brakedown (just like the friends breakdown) 1.Larry the Leader of clue club: he is the smart one and the 70's version of sherlock holmes. 2.dottie who is the computer wiz when ever larry or the dogs (that i am getting to later) when she asked can she go help but her sister or larry said no until she is 14 (she didn't reached that age btw) 3.D.D. and Pepper they get split up and they get chased by the suspect or the unknown suspect and did not find a clue (even shaggy and scooby outwit the suspect and found a clue along the way) 4 woofer and whimper the dogs first let's go to woofer first,he is the condersending one he thinks X is the suspect but when they asked the next person woofer now say now here is the gulty one! and he is "the leader" now correct me if i am wrong but is larry the leader? and whimper he finds the clues and the smart dog. -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 14, 2010, 1:23 pm

Dance Fever - TV Shows
I remember watching this as a child in the early eighties; I couldn't put a finger on it then, but I knew there was something awfully cheesy about those dancers and Denni Terrio even then. -- Submitted By: (earmark72) on May 14, 2010, 12:38 pm

Teletubbies - TV Shows
Aaaaawwwwww! Look at the cute baby- SSSSSSSsssssTTTtttttttt- AHHHHHH!! MY EYES!! I'M BLIIIIIIIIINNNNND!! (Cue Keyboard Intro to Manfred Mann's 'Blinded By the Light') -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 14, 2010, 12:34 pm

Parks and Recreation - TV Shows
Nothing more than a ripoff of The Office with less redeeming characters and more watered down jokes. I like Amy Poehler, but this isn't the best vehicle for her style of comedy. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 14, 2010, 10:42 am

View, The - TV Shows
A friend of mine calls it "The Spew". -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 14, 2010, 8:50 am

Community - TV Shows
Proof that NBC can still make quality television if they put in the time. I wasn't completely sold on Community at first, but it got better and better over time. Joel McHale's sarcastic wit from Talk Soup fits in perfectly on this show with his study group including Chevy Chase (who definitely is showing his age), the beautiful Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown as the matriarchal Shirley and Danny Pudi and Donald Glover as the hilarious duo Abed and Troy. If you missed it this season, catch up on it and watch it next year. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 14, 2010, 7:57 am

American Bandstand - TV Shows
American Bandstand was MTV before there was MTV. Top 40 acts come on to perform their latest songs while teenagers dance and Dick Clark does the interviews and gets the reviews. When MTV launched in the early 80s, American Bandstand lost its luster. Since people could watch their favorite Top 40 artists 24/7 (remember, at this point MTV was a music channel), people didn't need to tune in all the time. That's why I voted for the MTV launch as the boning the fish moment, because it lead to Dick Clark's departure and the show turned into a nostalgic relic of simpler times. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 14, 2010, 7:45 am

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - TV Shows
Time limit+revealing the category before the question=a poor man's Jeopardy. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 13, 2010, 5:37 pm

Office, The - TV Shows
Special guest star is never a good thing for a show... Happened with Friends as it began to bone and I have a feeling it's starting to happen with The Office. It's always one of the first signs the well of ideas is running dry for the writers. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 13, 2010, 5:35 pm

Heroes - TV Shows
Breaking! Heroes (might get) canceled? http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/05/heroes_canceled.html -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on May 13, 2010, 2:06 pm

Heroes - TV Shows
I started watching this show on Netflix about a year ago. I literally stopped it in the middle of the 3rd episode because the dialogue and acting were so incredibly bad. The creators of the show obviously thought that having people with specials powers was enough to get people to watch, so they didn't really have to try too hard make it good - which is a shame, because it should have been a great show. -- Submitted By: (raskolnikov) on May 13, 2010, 12:59 pm

Maury - TV Shows
5/13/10 guess who came back to the show? You gueesed it marisol she was here to test another man for the son her 16th tst and he was proving to be the father of her son! it all started to find her daughter's daddy! SHE IS NOW 13 years old and puts it of to find her other kids daddy Marisol is now a patron saint of BTF! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 13, 2010, 12:54 pm

Barney & Friends - TV Shows
You can probably still find it by doing a Google search on "shoot Barney." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 13, 2010, 6:47 am

View, The - TV Shows
After a quick assessment of the show's intellectual content, I concluded that it would be far more appropriately titled if it were called "The Goo." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 13, 2010, 6:29 am

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
This show makes me laugh out loud at least twice per episode, though the earlier seasons are better than the later ones. Also, Angus Jones is a very good young actor--he plays Jake as a normal, blase, bored and disinterested kid (in other words, like a REAL kid!) and never overacts. Jon Cryer's comic timing is impeccable and while Charlie Sheen isn't the actor Cryer is, he has undeniable charisma, star power, and charm. Love me some TaaHM!! -- Submitted By: (Muggy) on May 12, 2010, 1:34 pm

Cleveland Show, The - TV Shows
This show should have never seen the light of day, the same with American Dad. -- Submitted By: (JBird) on May 12, 2010, 12:35 pm

Dharma & Greg - TV Shows
This is one of my favorite sitcoms! Great chemistry between all the actors and often-times, the parents were the funniest! (Everytime I see Thomas Gibson on "Criminal Minds", I think of Greg Montgomery.) -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on May 12, 2010, 6:56 am

Mythbusters - TV Shows
While I think mostly this show never jumped, I don't watch it anymore. Sorry Adam, your mugging for the camera and the explosions just don't make it. -- Submitted By: (smaxie) on May 12, 2010, 5:34 am

High Rollers - TV Shows
When Alex got drunk. He did some things you would NEVER see him do on Jeopardy! "Seveeeennnnnn aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh", "To business to business to business we go!", "Well I've got two bits of information for you: he's not that old and you're not that young", "When we come back, we're putting something in the fishbowl: fish!", "Many moon comes a niner", and the all times classic: "Stayin' alive with the Bee Gees." -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 11, 2010, 10:36 am

Gilligan's Island - TV Shows
Agree, MaryAnn was so hot, I had such a big crush on her in Junior High. Forget Ginger or Lovey - MaryAnn was the bomb. Eventually I got married to - you guessed it - a farm girl from Kansas! We moved to California and had a wonderful family - thanks Dawn Wells! -- Submitted By: (smaxie) on May 11, 2010, 2:11 am

Pawn Stars - TV Shows
Pawn Stars rocks! It's "Antiques Roadshow" for regular people. We all have that treasured antique from Grandma or Grandpa reportedly worth thousands. Rick sets us straight on that. On the plus side, I know where to go to buy a 1960's Gretsch hollowbody on the cheap - my local pawn shop. Like I said, Pawn Stars rocks! -- Submitted By: (smaxie) on May 11, 2010, 2:04 am

Deal Or No Deal - TV Shows
Day freakin' one. This show is absolutely awful and the pinnacle of the collapse of NBC and the sharp decline of network television. It's all mindless luck, the contestants are annoying, the models are cheap eye candy, there are way too many commercials and it's solid proof that Howie Mandel has not done anything worth while since he left St. Elsewhere in 1986. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 8:59 pm

View, The - TV Shows
This is all I get from the show... yapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyapyap -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 10, 2010, 8:55 pm

Barney & Friends - TV Shows
Anybody remember a game YEARS back where one could shoot multiple Barney's running across a screen? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 10, 2010, 8:54 pm

Doug - TV Shows
I even remember the first episode on ABC. It was like they presented everything that everyone knew about the Nick version of the show, and virtually took a sledgehammer to it. I think that was almost unprecedented having a show just completely change like that, all in one shot. Normally, if you are going to do that, you are doing that over time, not with one big nuclear bomb. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 10, 2010, 8:50 pm

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - TV Shows
Good point, kingbk. I always liked the show even though I couldn't stand the Brown Hornet. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 10, 2010, 7:27 pm

Card Sharks - TV Shows
kingbk: Could be, but a housewife-predominant daytime audience dosn't explain why the gender balance was pretty even for most game shows. The Price is Right was (and still is) a big exception, but in that case it made sense: "Bob-appeal" plus the fact that it's a shopping-oriented show explained the gender imbalance. But I never could figure what the deal was with Card Sharks. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 10, 2010, 7:25 pm

Wheel of Fortune - TV Shows
Wheel of Fortune still rocks, even though the "theme weeks" are generally lame. As for the "RSTLNE" complaint, I've noticed that the Bonus Round puzzles have gotten HARDER since they started spotting the contestants those letters. Whoever's selecting the Bonus Round puzzles seems to be going to a lot more trouble to make sure they have at least one rare letter in them, or no Es or As at all, etc., to throw at least one extra curveball at the winning contestant so it isn't a cakewalk. I've been watching the show since I was in grade school, and even I only figure out the Bonus Round puzzle about half the time -- even when the contestant chooses the same additional letters that I would have. The Bonus Round is **still** a challenge, and the game still rocks! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 10, 2010, 7:16 pm

ProStars - TV Shows
When they didn't want to pay Queen for the rights to "We Will Rock You" anymore and they changed the song. It sucked, the show started declining in quality, and soon it, along with the rest of the NBC Saturday Morning cartoon lineup, was gone. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 5:01 pm

Doug - TV Shows
When the show moved to ABC and became Disney's Doug. Billy West was smart to leave the show, it tanked. Doug gets a baby sister, Roger becomes rich, the Honker Burger closed down, Patti cut her hair and turned into kind of a snot, new characters were added, and much more. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 4:22 pm

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? - TV Shows
When it became Time. No Rockapella, no Greg Lee, the segments with the Chief were prerecorded, the budget was cut, the bonus round was impossible, and the charm all but vanished. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 3:53 pm

Wheel of Fortune - TV Shows
Wheel of Fortune has done enough small changes without completely changing anything to remain relatively bone-free. I don't like the new puzzle board, but it makes sense to keep up with technology and cut down on taping time. The theme weeks get on my nerves. I miss the theme songs "Big Wheels" and "Changing Keys". Vanna's getting older, as is Pat. The gameplay is much better with contestants winning cash instead of having to buy worthless junk. I don't like how the dumbed down the bonus round in 1988, spotting the contestant R,S,T,L,N,E, which remains in effect to this day. However, the show remains just as strong as ever. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 3:46 pm

Dick Van Dyke Show, The - TV Shows
Really funny show that has aged well and still makes me laugh to this day. I liked that Carl Reiner voluntarily ended the show after five seasons instead of going on and on. I do think the show boned the fish, if it did bone, during the fourth season. Brady, the egotistical star that before was never on camera, suddenly was always on camera. It brought him down to the same level as the other characters and the show was just not that same after that. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 3:39 pm

Weakest Link, The - TV Shows
I'm a huge game show fan (see my other BTF comments if you need proof), but I never liked this one. The strategy of voting off the smartest always backfired on the contestants. People also banked at the worst times. Anne Robinson's tough gal schtick got old quickly and came across very fake. The special/celebrity episodes got old very quickly. Weakest Link, you have boned the fish, goodbye! -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 2:21 pm

Schoolhouse Rock! - TV Shows
It was educational. It was fun. It was loved by viewers. Did the planets align just right when it came to Schoolhouse Rock, or what? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 10, 2010, 1:08 pm

Barney & Friends - TV Shows
Day One. And, two votes for Never Boned? LOL! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 10, 2010, 12:57 pm

View, The - TV Shows
I absolutely hate this show. Three die-hard liberals and a kooky conservative. It would be more tolerable if they had at least one person on the panel that was moderate/independent in her viewpoints instead of two extreme sides bickering. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 12:10 pm

Ugly Betty - TV Shows
Ugly Betty boned when Betty lost her braces. It became nothing more than a present-day Mary Tyler Moore show. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 10:14 am

Card Sharks - TV Shows
Mythigator, I have no idea why there were more female contestants than male contestants, but my fiancee noticed the same thing when we watched the show this morning on GSN. My guess is it was on when daytime audiences were still predominately housewives? Also in 2001 they changed from survey questions to people guessing the outcomes of tape recorded situations. It was poorly executed and just a big mess overall. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 9:38 am

Barney & Friends - TV Shows
Day one, no further comment. -- Submitted By: (jconifer7) on May 10, 2010, 8:23 am

Card Sharks - TV Shows
I remember seeing the 70s version as a kid, and one thing I always wondered about was why there were never two men as the contestants. It was two women the majority (about two-thirds, IIRC) of the time; the rest of the time, one man and one woman. Never two men. Did the show go to that little trouble to recruit male contestants, or did it just have that little appeal among men who wanted to go on game shows? If anyone has any info about this, I'd be interested in hearing it. As for the show itself, the 70s version still rocks. I haven't seen any of the later incarnations so I can't speak to those, but I'm curious about WHY the 2001 version was a stinker? Again, anyone with info, please share. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 10, 2010, 7:28 am

Press Your Luck - TV Shows
I never cared much for Todd Newton, and I thought "Whammy!" was bad enough, that I like to consider it different from Press Your Luck -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 10, 2010, 7:23 am

Press Your Luck - TV Shows
The original 80s version never boned. It was mindless game show action at its best, on at the peak of daytime game shows before they started dying out. Lights, loud sound effects, hyper contestants, big prizes... totally awesome. The show boned when it returned in 2002 on GSN. Todd Newton did a commendable job as host and the set had a good modern look. However, they eliminated one of the question rounds and big board rounds, there were many more prizes than cash squares due to the smaller budget, no returning champions and the board was less confusing when it was in a regular square shape than the strange shape it had on this version. Plus I felt the double whammies were kind of juvenile. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 10, 2010, 1:51 am

Lockup - TV Shows
This is such an interesting show. It should be required viewing for behavior problems in schools. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 9, 2010, 8:43 pm

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - TV Shows
When it went from a funny Three's Company-like adult sitcom to TGIF fluff after the first season. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 9, 2010, 8:18 pm

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - TV Shows
Great cartoon that taught lessons and morals without being boring, dull or preachy. The kids acted like kids and the show had lots of comedy. It started losing its luster when the Brown Hornet was added to the show in 1979 and the Legal Eagle in 1984. By that point, the focus moved away solely from the gang and to other characters that weren't as interesting or redeeming. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 9, 2010, 6:41 pm

Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The - TV Shows
The Season 4 Finale I think is when the show boned the fish. Originally this was scheduled by NBC to be the series finale, but they changed their mind after they and Will Smith received tons of mail to keep the show going. They did, but the last two seasons weren't as good. The ratings dropped considerably, a baby was added to the cast (never a good sign), Vivian changed, everyone was older, the Will/Lisa storyline was cheesy and the show was starting to show its age. I think Will returning home to Philly would have been a great way to wrap up the show, but it went two seasons too long afterwards. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 9, 2010, 3:21 pm

Step By Step - TV Shows
Like most TGIF sitcoms from the 90s, this show was never that great to begin with, but there were times where it got worse. When Cody left the show, the writers scurried to find ways to fill the void. This included giving Carol a coworker (Jean-Luc), Frank a partner (Flash), Dana turned blonde and got really dumb in the process, Mark went from geeky nerd to horny weirdo, and worst of all, Baby Lilly was added to the show, miraculously aged and turned into an annoying part of the show. By the time the show moved to CBS, the fish was digested. Cody made a small comeback, but it was too little, too later. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 9, 2010, 3:13 pm

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
I think Spongilla annoyingus has two things in common with the Simpsons, yellow and overrated. -- Submitted By: (jconifer7) on May 9, 2010, 2:19 pm

Sports Night - TV Shows
Great TV show that wasn't given a fair shake. It had moments where it was toeing with the fish (Isaac's stroke, Dana becoming dumb in the second season, the fight between Casey and Dan, Sorkin getting more preachy with his writing, etc.), but it stayed fresh and captivating. Too bad it was on ABC, where great shows go to die after two seasons. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 9, 2010, 1:04 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
Just wrpped up season #4 with Mrs. Chubby Rain- and it is starting to get weaker, less time on the crime aspect of it, and more on the stupid storylines of Furio's non romance with Carmela- horrible- the endless AJ and Meadow saga - who cares- and the removal of Ralph Ciafretta- who left the show as he came - without warning , but in this case in a lame fashion. The NY/ NJ war never occurs and while it had some good moments in season 4, it wasnt the first 3 seasons. And the missing russian storyline starts to bother the viewer- where is the russian's best friend who Tony deals with- does it never come up? Poor writing. The bone is surfacing. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 9, 2010, 12:53 pm

Max Headroom - TV Shows
It will finally be possible to see Max headroom again, as the series is finally getting a DVD release this summer. I liked it a lot when it came out -- It will be interesting to see how it holds up 23 years later... -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on May 9, 2010, 11:36 am

REAL Ghostbusters, The - TV Shows
A pale Saturday morining ripoff of the real Ghost Busters (the movies) -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on May 9, 2010, 10:30 am

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - TV Shows
PLCL was my favorite show at the time. It was amazingly funny and entertaining until about midway through the 2nd season. Season 1 was full of great episodes whereas the 2nd season became hit and miss. Then things really started going downhill when Parker got hooked up with his girlfriend Annie. He became lame and wimpy and stopped doing anything cool. There were still a few shows that were well done in season 2, but it was really starting to go downhill. Season 3, -don't get me started. It was a complete waste of time, just plain awful. Nothing was even close to the original show. It was a completely different show, not worth watching at all. -- Submitted By: (Lt_Shaughnessy) on May 8, 2010, 11:00 am

Dharma & Greg - TV Shows
Dharma and Greg was funny on how a free-spirit and a plain-work addict person tired to make a marriage work from the start when it was accident. Dharma was funny and interesting with her going crazy things while Greg is trying to make Dharma stop for her own good (which is mostly true). Kevin Sobro and the car accident killed the show. I stopped watching it after that. -- Submitted By: (Ani) on May 8, 2010, 12:06 am

Dragonball Z - TV Shows
Dragonball Z is one of those odd cult shows that nobody watched when it first came out (maybe because most stations stick it at odd times like at 7am when most kids were not up on Saturday mornings) but then they did reruns of the dub on Toonami and it became popular. It wasn't bad show in the beginning. The animation was top notch but many kids shows had great animaiton at the time during its Toonami run and they . When Funanimation realized they had a hit, they reduce the censorship on it and try to abit more faithful to the original Japanese. However there were problems which were dicussed in other posts. A single battle told 10 to 20 episodes to finish, and the same plot devices over and over again. My personal buffs were over the background scences and use of characters. Backgrounds seemed the same constantly. Green with lollipop trees and hills and green water and more green stuff. Everything green. Z fighters were almost useless and unused when through they were important characters in the Dragonball show. Toriyama should have them defeat some of the strong enemies once in awhile. It shouldn't that bad. Kurin of the Z fighters seemed like the only one who is non-Saiyan or Namek that could have hold his own even against some of the deadly enemies and he was relevant to the plot. However it became the Saiyan show with Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, Trucks and whatever thing Toriyama and others dreamed up to milk the cash cow. If Toriyama decided to off Goku without revive with the Frieza saga and end it, or focus on Gohan as main character, the show might have been better. -- Submitted By: (Ani) on May 7, 2010, 11:52 pm

American Gladiators - TV Shows
American Gladiators was an awesome show to watch. Two contests of men and women racing around and trying to earn points so they go to the finals. I felt sorry for the contestants because it seemed like the gladiators were too brutual and violent with them through it was suppose to be fake as WWF but that was what made it great: THE VIOLENCE!!! XD. Most remember contestant was the one woman who was replaced a injured contestant and won the finals. Great moment. I don't know if it was early eposides or later but the use of the cheap sets with the black blackgrounds were not good. I wanted the stuff of Romea and loud large audidences, not a cheap TV studio -- Submitted By: (Ani) on May 7, 2010, 11:29 pm

Unsolved Mysteries - TV Shows
I loved Unsolved Mysteries when I was a kid and watching it on LifeTime. The most rememberable episodes were. The super natural ones were Roswell and the men at the camp being kidnapped by aliens. They use to scare the crap out of me. I don't think it jumped but when they changed their graphics in 90s, it wasn't as enjoyment. -- Submitted By: (Ani) on May 7, 2010, 11:20 pm

Love is in the heir - TV Shows
This show was awful. Was this bimbo really a princess? Supposedly she was Iranian and lived in London. How did she manage to have a perfect American accent? -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 7, 2010, 8:41 pm

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