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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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Pyramid - TV Shows
The Donny Osmond version ruined everything that was great about Pyramid. Donny was a complete cheese ball, the set looked too modern, there were no returning champions, the Winner's Circle was too easy to win, and the tournament didn't guarantee someone would win the $100,000. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 7, 2010, 12:20 am

Double Dare - TV Shows
How sad that fun game shows have been replaced with awful reality shows. This is one of the reasons we watched Nickelodeon: fun game shows. Later, the Nicktoons came along, and we watched those. When Double Dare was canceled, the Nicktoons kept us tuned in. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 6, 2010, 8:25 pm

REAL Ghostbusters, The - TV Shows
When Lorenzo Music left and Dave Coulier took his place. Peter went from witty ladies man to idiotic surf dude. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 8:06 pm

Scrabble - TV Shows
Highly enjoyable game show. Chuck Woolery did a great job creating a comfortable setting and it was easy to play along. Plus the array of sound effects can't be beat. The show boned for a bit when it switched the rules to spelling out the answers (check out the mosquito episode to see what I'm talking about), but then it boned back when they reverted back to the old rules. The 1993 edition, though, with it's small budget, wasn't nearly as enjoyable as the original. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 7:38 pm

Sale of the Century - TV Shows
Sale of the Century was a great game show in the 1980s. I love Jim Perry's hosting style and salesmanship skills. The presentation was glitzy and Summer Bartholomew was sexier than Vanna White. However, this show boned the fish when they changed the bonus round. The whole purpose of the show was accumulating money for better prizes and the champion taking the risk of coming back the next day to go for the better prize. Removing that from the show took out a huge part of the drama that made it great. However, the matching bonus round was still better than the final incarnation of it (Ugh). By the time the Winner's Bonus game came in 1988, the budget was cut significantly and the show was dying out. Sale of the Century became nothing more than Jeopardy meets Press Your Luck meets The Price is Right and lost its original purpose. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 7:35 pm

Full House - TV Shows
This show was always bad, but it got really bad when Nicky and Alex were born. ABC tried to see if lightning would strike twice with twins, but failed miserably with these two unfunny kids. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 5:55 pm

Sesame Street - TV Shows
When Kermit the Frog disappeared in 2001. He was involved in some of the most memorable skits on the show. Instead, we get more Elmo. I feel bad for kids today. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 5:43 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Season 3 a definite turning point. "Two Angry Men" was ludicrous - the suing and the courtroom scene in particular. -- Submitted By: (Gordon_Bennet) on May 6, 2010, 5:15 pm

Rubik, the Amazing Cube - TV Shows
Proof that Saturday Morning Cartoons were nothing more than hastily written 30 minute toy commercials. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 5:09 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
Probably the tenth or eleventh season of the Alex Trebek years when he turned into a humorless, smug jerk. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 5:03 pm

Double Dare - TV Shows
Great kids show for the 80s generation. Marc Summers was great, Harvey was funny and the whole thing was a blast. The kids always wanted to do the physical challenge and get messy. When the show became families, it wasn't the same. It slowed down gameplay and the feeling it was a kids only program changed. By the time Double Dare 2000 arrived, there were too many changes. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 4:52 pm

Tic Tac Dough - TV Shows
TTD with Wink Martindale is a game show classic. Wink knew how to pump up the cheese factor, the game was simple and easy to play along with, and the sound effects added a certain charm to the whole thing. The show boned when Wink left. Jim Caldwell was nervous and unprepared, and it showed. That last season with him was painful to watch. He actually did a good job when he returned to hosting with Top Card a few years later, but he wasn't ready for TTD. The 1990 edition with Patrick "You wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!" Wayne and the rappin' dragon... ugh is all I got for that one. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 4:21 pm

OC, The - TV Shows
The second season. Marissa turned gay for a brief amount of time, Summer dated goody-goody Zach, Ryan was in the unbelievable relationship with Lindsey, the parents thought of having affairs on each other, Seth smokes pot, Caleb married Julie, Kirstin turned alcoholic, Sandy became materialistic... it was just kind of uncharacteristic of everyone and seemed to be trying too hard to create drama. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 3:10 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Agreed. Along with other stuff on the show, when you have kids on a television show, you know, unless there is extreme, dumb luck, its got a shelf life of until the kids reach puberty. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 6, 2010, 3:02 pm

America's Funniest People - TV Shows
Anything hosted by or staring Dave Coulier is day one automatic bone the fish material -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 2:57 pm

Around the Horn - TV Shows
Originally I really liked Around the Horn when it was about geographical biases and had a good mix of sports reporters. I also thought Max Kellerman's version was more fast paced and had a better scoring system. When Stat Boy Tony Reali took over, the show lost some of its appeal. He's not a bad host, but sometimes he's too laid back and easy going for a show about competitive banter. Also the show relies too much on the same reporters over and over again (Jay Mariotti, Woody Paige) or uses ones that are too self-indulgent (Ugh J.A. Adande...) The whole geographical bias aspect has also been phased out over time, which is too bad. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 1:57 pm

30 Rock - TV Shows
Quite hit or miss. Some episodes are great, others are boring. The fact that uber-liberal Alec Baldwin plays a straight-edged conservative executive convincingly makes the show watchable. Hasn't boned... yet. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 12:09 pm

Joker's Wild, The - TV Shows
The Joker's Wild died with Jack Barry. Bill Cullen tried taking over, but this show didn't fit his style of hosting. The 1990 edition with Pat "first definition... last definition" Finn was awful. Only one joker??? Come on. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 12:03 pm

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
Oh so many reasons this show boned. 1.) Eric went from intelligent ladies man to really stupid idiot. 2.) Topanga went from hippie, new age chick to rich, valley girl. 3.) Morgan went from sweet little sister to sarcastic smart ass. 4.) Minkus and other characters disappeared. 5.) Shawn went from comic relief to seriously affected. 6.) Feeney follows them EVERYWHERE. 7.) Corey becomes really neurotic. 8.) The show got too serious. 9.) Continuity errors (Shawn had a sister, then he doesn't, Corey didn't like Topanga until they were teenagers, but they are shown as life-long best friends, etc.) 10.) Miraculous aging of all of the characters. There are more I'm sure I missed, but you get the idea. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 11:14 am

Today - TV Shows
It boned initially when Bryant Gumbel wrote his memo in the 80s. It created a tension on the show that likely caused it to lose the ratings lead it once had. It bounced back when Matt Lauer and Al Roker joined and created a solid foundation for the show. It boned again when they thought the show was so good it could go on for 3-4 hours a day. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 10:08 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
When the kids grew up. Brad became an arrogant meathead, Randy a tree-hugging liberal and Mark a goth. I liked them better when they were just carefree, rowdy little kids. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 9:52 am

Hollywood Squares - TV Shows
Paul Lynde and Peter Marshall were the ultimate duo for this show. Marshall's straight man role was perfect for Lynde's comedy. When Lynde died and Marshall left, it wasn't the same. John Davidson let the celebrities run wild during the 1980's edition and had no control over the show. Tom Bergeron was a good host for the 1990s-2000s edition, but the celebrities weren't as enduring as they were during the Marshall edition. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 9:48 am

South Park - TV Shows
Looking back and comparing old and new episodes I must change my old bone reason. I thought it had gotten preachier but it looks like it hadn't changed much with the exception of no longer killing Kenny every episode. However the newer episodes seem not as funny. I don't find myself laughing as much as I used to. -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on May 6, 2010, 9:47 am

Wonder Years, The - TV Shows
The show was at it's best when Kevin was cute and charming. When he got older and more awkward, the show lost its charm. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 8:51 am

Robot Chicken - TV Shows
Stupid, immature, unsubtle, random. And funny as all hell. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 6, 2010, 4:41 am

Robot Chicken - TV Shows
It's my guilty pleasure. Absolutely brilliant social satire. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on May 5, 2010, 9:17 pm

Match Game - TV Shows
Part of the charm of the original Match Game was how un-PC everyone was and how much they tried to push the envelope with double entendres. Gene, Brett, Charles and Richard had terrific chemistry and the whole carnival was a big party full of drinking, smoking and laughter. By the time Richard left in 1978, things slowly changed. McLean Stevenson wasn't Richard Dawson, Gene started aging and Brett and Charles banter got a bit over the top at times. I didn't see the show in 1983, but I did see the 1990 and 1998 versions. The 1990 version was okay, but it didn't have the humor or the chemistry of the cast of characters. By 1998, there was no "envelope" really to push for, so the charm of the double entendre was all but dead. Michael Burger didn't have chemistry with the panel and the panel (with the exception of Vicki Lawrence) was overly crude and annoying. Plus in the PC days of the 90's, the whole atmosphere just wasn't the same. Another show like Family Feud that was meant for the 70's. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 7:59 pm

Pyramid - TV Shows
Dick Clark was such a professional and in total control of this show. He knew when to build suspense, he knew when to comfort contestants, he knew when to be honest, he knew when to crack a joke, he knew when to keep the show moving or slow it down. He had total and complete control. Sure, the "perfect clue" moments after a Winner's Circle loss were rather annoying, but forgivable. John Davidson had no control and Donny Osmond was way too cheesy. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 5:59 pm

Kid Nation - TV Shows
This is absolutely no way to teach the children independence. Reality TV is a god-awful concept, and I have gotten less respect for it for this. There is no creativity behind it but to see how you can humiliate anyone. The kids in these shows will grow up scared. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 5, 2010, 5:55 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
Richard Dawson's version will always be the best version of this show. It was less about the game and more about his interaction with contestants. It also happened to be on at the right time during the 70's before the PC police was in full effect. When Dawson was fired and Ray Combs took over, he did a fine job, but he just wasn't in the same category as Dawson. Neither was Louie Anderson (ugh), Richard Karn or John O'Hurley. When they brought Dawson back, he was more subdued, stopped the kissing and the 70's attitude and humor didn't mesh well with the 90's, probably why he only lasted one year. You wonder why the show goes through so many hosts? Richard Dawson's everlasting influence on the show. Even though it has been over 15 years since he last hosted the show, it won't ever fully go away. The shows best days were with Dawson and its best decade was the 70's, both of which are long gone. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 5:52 pm

America's Funniest Home Videos - TV Shows
Cute babies, crazy pets and shots to the private area have all lost their comedic value. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 5:33 pm

Silver Spoons - TV Shows
When Ricky went through puberty. Shortly after, the video games disappeared, the train disappeared, the dad remarried, Jason Bateman disappeared, too many special episodes, and it was never the same. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 5:19 pm

Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV Shows
Ah, Bill Nye! As a kid, it was this show that got me interested in science, and overall persuaded me to become a better student. Hasn't boned and never will! -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 5, 2010, 3:51 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
While it didn't bone completely, MitM started smelling when Malcom turned into the new Reese. They could have just re-titled the show Dewey in the Middle at that point. Jamie didn't help the cause much, either, but his inclusion isn't as bad as Malcolm's personality change. -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 5, 2010, 3:46 pm

America's Funniest Home Videos - TV Shows
But at least the family pet videos are, for the most part, far more interesting than the cute little babies that do something ANY cute baby does. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 5, 2010, 3:06 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
You might want to check out the 2009 cartoon, G.I. Joe: Resolute. It's about an hour long and they purposely broke all the "no killing" rule. I think their tagline was, "No lasers, no parachutes, just all out action." http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002NXSRWK/hokutorenkito-20 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 5, 2010, 2:54 pm

America's Funniest Home Videos - TV Shows
Babies. If it's not them, it's the family pet. -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 5, 2010, 9:19 am

Castle - TV Shows
My favotite tv show at the moment! -- Submitted By: (M90) on May 5, 2010, 8:27 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
Definitely season 9. Mike Scully turned the show into a cartoon. -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 5, 2010, 7:19 am

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
When the characters started to degenerate into their present forms is when the show boned. It turned into a kids' show rather than something everybody could appreciate. Incidentally, what's with all the new Plankton episodes? Do the writers just think the concept's so good that they require every second episode to revolve around it? -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 5, 2010, 7:17 am

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
kingbk: Thank you. But you know what? As a tribute, I can understand wearing that pin, even for an entire season. It's no different from professional athletes spending a season wearing the number of a deceased teammate. The show had other issues and there are plenty of grounds on which to criticize it, but I'd be inclined to give Cosby a pass on the SD pin. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 5, 2010, 7:12 am

Theodore Tugboat - TV Shows
What about Newman the Nuclear Sub, Harry the Harrier Jump Jet, or Aaron the Aircraft carrier? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 4, 2010, 7:55 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Mythigator, it was a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., who died during that season. Wearing it for one episode I'd understand, but for the whole season it just got kind of silly. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 4, 2010, 6:45 pm

Stargate Atlantis - TV Shows
For me, the show started going downhill at the start of the 4th season. Getting rid of Weir and Beckett at the end of the 3rd season and bringing in Carter just didn't make any sense. You already have a leader in Weir, why would the producers want to bring in Carter? And why get rid of Beckett to bring in Keller? Your replacing a leader with scientist and replacing a doctor with a doctor? wtf?! And lets not go behind the scenes with all the politics about Tapping and Higginson. Here you have Tapping who just did 10 years of SG1, and she goes into Atlantis, kicks out Higginson and Tapping only stays with Atlantis for 1 season! I mean, she comes in, basically takes over another actresses job and then leaves to do her own show! Who's getting screwed here? And its not like Carter added anything to season 4. She didn't do anything that Weir could have done! Jumped the shark in Season 4, no thanks to the decisions to get rid of Weir and Beckett at the end of Season 3. -- Submitted By: (buffy) on May 4, 2010, 4:45 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
kingbk, what was with that SD pin anyway? I've noticed it but never figured out what its significance was supposed to be. Anyway ... there's an indie TV station here (Seattle area) which has been showing The Cosby Show in the early morning, airing two episodes a day. After seeing a couple of cycles through the show's run, my take is that while Cousin Pam was the nail in the coffin, the decline started with Lisa Bonet leaving the show and then (after she returned) treating it like her own personal revolving door. It got to the point where she needed THREE screen credits: One for herself, a second for her attitude, and a third for her hairdo-of-the-week. Fortunately, even after those seasons of mediocrity, the show managed to finish with a good finale. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 4, 2010, 7:23 am

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
I don't think it ever boned, but Drew Carey has gotten better and better every show. I think TPIR fans should feel safe that with Carey hosting the show, it should be on for many years to come. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 3, 2010, 10:55 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
The show went through three phases: 1. Pre-Urkel: A poor man's Cosby Show rip-off. Not as funny, more cheesy, weaker acting. 2. Early Urkel: Nerdy neighbor next door with a crush on Laura, a desire to be friend with Eddie, and the penchant to pester Carl Winslow. 3. Later Urkel: Moved in with the Winslow's, went through puberty, got tall, couldn't pull off the nerd thing as much anymore so they gave him an alter ego (Stefan), invents crazy things which cause bizarre adventures for him and Carl, dated Myra, broke up with Myra, Laura falls in love with him, Harriette changes, more original characters disappear, moved to CBS. To make it short, show boned from day one. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 5:48 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
I loved The Cosby Show right up until about 1990. Early on, it was one of the funniest shows on TV. The episodes like the gold fish, the track meet, Theo's shirt, Theo's earring and the grandparents anniversary were some of the funniest episodes of TV I've ever seen. Cosby in these episodes did a good job having lessons, but not being preachy. This was when the comedy and lessons were at their best balance. Towards the late 80s things started changing. The kids got older, Lisa Bonet left, then she came back, Cosby got more into the show being about black culture (moving Family Ties and putting A Different World in its place) which went against the original purpose, and Olivia and Cousin Pam joined the show. When the story lines moved away from the original kids, Clare and Cosby, it wasn't the same. Cosby and Clare became more smug with Cosby wearing that SD pin for a whole season and both acting holier than thou for the most part. The humor hasn't aged well. The personality of the show is very much 80s-early 90s and doesn't look fresh in reruns. The last episode that made me laugh to tears was the tap-dance challenge. After that, it slowly lost more and more people to the edgy and fresh (at that time) The Simpsons and never recovered. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 5:38 pm

My Super Sweet 16 - TV Shows
If my kid treated me the way the kids treat the parents on this show, I would give he/she a big kick in the butt and a 1970 Ford Pinto for their gifts. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 4:43 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
The Price is Right is, was and always will be Bob Barker's show. However, Bob Barker himself jumped probably around 1993, when Mark Goodson passed away. It was rumored that Barker only listened to two people: his wife Dorothy Jo (who passed away in 1981) and his boss Mark Goodson. When the last of those two people disappeared, he was completely in control and turned into almost a dictator. Soon came the Dian Parkinson affair, the firing of Holly Hallstrom, the firings of Janice and Kathleen, the firing of Paul Alter, the fallout with Rod Roddy and more. Eventually, Bob got too old. He couldn't hear as well, was more irritable, and had less patience. He left at the right time. I wasn't crazy when I heard Drew Carey got the job (at least it wasn't Rosie, thank God!), but he's getting better and better. The show, which was starting to get stale, has gotten fresh again with new prizes, new set pieces, a more laid-back attitude, special episodes and more. Drew doesn't imitate Bob, he brings his own spin to the show. Think Pat Sajak with a touch of Drew's own Whose Line Is It Anyways? persona and you've got his hosting style. TPIR will always be Bob's show, but Drew is doing a fine job keeping the show strong. It might have boned back. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 2:39 pm

Classic Concentration - TV Shows
Good game show that should be revived. Seeing Alex Trebek wearing sweaters and laid-back was a nice change of pace from his role on Jeopardy! -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 3, 2010, 2:29 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
The new IDW comic "GI JOE" is outstanding, check it out if you want to see a good modernized version of this classic property, unlike the crap movie from last summer. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 3, 2010, 7:24 am

Bullseye - TV Shows
I liked what I saw (which isn't much) of the civilian edition of this game show; the "Celebrity" version was okay, but the celebrities slowed the game up so much that on a lot of episodes, there was no bonus game. That hurt the show quite a lot. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on May 3, 2010, 3:29 am

Just Shoot Me - TV Shows
All I know is, Laura San Giacamono's breasts were HUGE. But after a while even they weren't enough to keep me watching what with David Spade's ever annoying persona. Seriously, that dude's played the same character on different shows for the last 20 years! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 3:17 am

Stargate Atlantis - TV Shows
Oh come ON!!! Nobody else voted day One??? An INCREDIBLY lame ripoff of SG1. Here's Rodney the incredibly annoying whiny scientist who somehow winds up saving the day at the end of most episodes--when it was his screwup that created the problem to begin with! Then there's Teyla the Rebel Idealist With A Cause--who also happens to know martial arts like every other stereotypical ass kicker chick in every other movie and TV show these days. Then there's the "stoic warrior guy" who couldn't hold Teal'c's jock. And hey look, there's Amnanda Tapping's character from SG1, only now she's some sort of Superwoman who can do everyone's jobs better than they can! I didn't even really like Weir. And soul-eating space vampires? I'd rather see the Ori again, and I couldn't stand them! Oy... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:53 am

Modern Family - TV Shows
My friend got me to watch an episode of this show. It's not too bad, but seeing how OLD ED O' Neill looks now depressed me. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:43 am

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
BTW does anyone else here besides me know they came out with a new GI Joe comic? I don't know if it's still ongoing, but it's the only GI Joe media I know of where some of the Joes actually get killed, and not the "heroic death in a blaze of glory" way either. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:34 am

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Thanks Stephanie! Glad to see I'm not alone! Since I posted that, we've now seen rallies in favor of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS! The insanity just never ends! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:07 am

Daria - TV Shows
Oh MAN...I absolutely LOVED this show, and I somehow missed the original MTV run (probably because by that time I refused to watch MTV anymore, yeah that was it) and only saw the edited reruns on "The N". IMO it wasn't so much the appearance of Tom as it was Daria turning into every other lovestruck chick and then the show ending when the ENTIRE TIME her character was all about mocking people like that. Plus, she broke up with Tom anyway when they were picking colleges so what was the point of The Kiss? I guess the reason I liked the show so much was because in high school I *was* Daria, only male, my best (and only) friend was Jane, but also male, and my younger sister was Quinn to the hilt. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 2:00 am

Star Trek: Enterprise - TV Shows
Good LORD that opening theme was horrible. Hell, "horrible" doesn't even do it justice! Then again this show might have actually BTF *before* day one when I saw the ad for the first show and it had...human-Vulcan shower sex. Yeah. I knew right then and there I wouldn't be adding that show to my list of must-sees. Must MISSES was more like it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 3, 2010, 1:51 am

Just Shoot Me - TV Shows
Definitely Season 4. The writing went from fresh to suck-fest overnight, being a classic case of "New Kid on the Block" in the form of one Rebecca Ramaijn-Stamos (who suddenly became the cover-model for many issues of "Blush" magazine)-- as well as the production-team, which also changed in Season 4. Characters suddenly changed and became even more one-note than usual, to the point where the show finally earned its title and had the audience saying "Just shoot me." -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 2, 2010, 8:35 pm

Lizzie McGuire - TV Shows
Boned when Miranda left the show and Gordo went from the nerdy voice of reason for the group of friends to having a crush on Lizzie and being a complete push over for her. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 2, 2010, 11:09 am

Scooby Doo - TV Shows
Just to clarify what previous posters have talked about. First, Scrappy Doo was added. Then there were Made for TV Movies with just Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy. The show which you think you saw Daphne return wasn't Daphne at all, but another girl whose name I can't remember with the little Arab boy called "13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo" which was really the death of the good ol' Scooby shows when finally the ghosts were real. It wasn't even close to the original format and wasn't entertaining in the slightest. So, technically there were many incarnations of Scooby Doo, with the newest What's New Scooby Doo? bringing the old cast back. It's probably the best since the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You? -- Submitted By: (Shiddy_Smell) on May 1, 2010, 11:30 am

South Park - TV Shows
It has had times when I feared that it was becoming awful and would bone, but Matt & Trey have always surprised me and bounced back. The fact that they lampooned atheism is a much welcomed satire in today's anti-religion world. South Park has never taken itself seriously and is one of the best shows ever. Still strong at 200+ episodes and counting. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 1, 2010, 12:01 am

M*A*S*H - TV Shows
I would suggest that some who think the show got too preachy should go back and watch the original movie. The movie was NOT slapstick comedy like the show started out. It was an anti-war movie. That being said, I liked the slapstick comedy. I think it boned the fish when Burns was replaced with Winchester. -- Submitted By: (mobycat) on April 30, 2010, 7:29 pm

Dick Van Dyke Show, The - TV Shows
I don't think you can legitimately say the Beverly Hillbillies always clobbered Dick Van Dyke. They were on the same network - they never went up against each other. That, plus in the 1964 season, Dick Van Dyke actually had the better ratings. -- Submitted By: (mobycat) on April 30, 2010, 7:16 pm

Battlestar Galactica 2004 - TV Shows
Voted boned after New Caprica. The first season was excellent with 12 episodes all of great quality. Then the network wanted season 2 with 20 episodes, at the same price. Season 2 had some of the best episodes, but also the season had the first bomb episodes. The mystery of the show from season three through 4 lost me, almost worse than the X-files dogma lost me. Overall though still one of the best sci-fi series ever made! -- Submitted By: (dauntless) on April 30, 2010, 4:23 pm

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - TV Shows
Voted never boned still rocks! I respect DS9 because the writing got better every season, and also the series was able to really have continuity because the show was set on a stationary location. Overall the best written series of all the Star Trek's, but TNG still is the best series overall. Respected Avery Brooks acting intensity. Nana Visitor complex former terrorist, Dax..... great characters all around! -- Submitted By: (dauntless) on April 30, 2010, 4:17 pm

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
I voted never boned still rocks. TNG was the best of all the Star Trek series. I think Gene Rodenberry's vision of a ideal perfect humanity is very pleasant to watch. There is an argument the darker Star Trek got, ( DS9, Voyager) the more people pulled away from the franchise. Series still holds the test of time! -- Submitted By: (dauntless) on April 30, 2010, 4:13 pm

Star Trek: Enterprise - TV Shows
I voted boned from day one. I think what they tried to do in Season 3 was add some continuity to the show, but they went overboard with a season long arc. Season 4 was the best written season in my opinion with the 3 episode arcs, and also payed homage to the original series feel with the new Executive Producer Manny Coto. Go figure right Berman & Braga take a back seat and the show gets better? For everyone who says I like standalones, well then go watch Matlock or Murder She Wrote. Television has evolved since the 90s. -- Submitted By: (dauntless) on April 30, 2010, 4:08 pm

Stargate Atlantis - TV Shows
SGA first season was the best season of any stargate to date in my opinion. But Season 4-5 boned the fish big time. I never really liked Mckay and hated him by the end of the season. Shepherd's suicidal safe the day antics became cliche and unrealistic. By the end of the show all I loved about Atlantis was lost! -- Submitted By: (dauntless) on April 30, 2010, 3:58 pm

Wiggles, The - TV Shows
Am I the only one who finds watching these cavorting men disturbing? -- Submitted By: (lojo) on April 30, 2010, 8:01 am

Deal Or No Deal - TV Shows
How sad that women (all with implants, no less) are still objectified this way. That cloying, mindless, "Hi, Howie"... :::shudder::: -- Submitted By: (lojo) on April 30, 2010, 7:44 am

Dawson's Creek - TV Shows
The most unrealistic dialogue between teenagers EVER. -- Submitted By: (lojo) on April 30, 2010, 7:35 am

George Lopez - TV Shows
The George W Bush visit was bad, but it didn't cause the show to bone. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 28, 2010, 10:46 pm

Hard Time on Planet Earth - TV Shows
This does help, thank-you! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 28, 2010, 10:42 pm

Modern Family - TV Shows
I'm one of those folks who actually hated "Married"(yeah, yeah boo me) but thought that the performers could do better stuff. Luckily, like "Eight Rules" did with Katey Sagal and "Samantha Who" did with Christina Applegate, this show's proven me right with Ed O'Neill. I like how this cluster of unconventional families in this one extended family who each have interesting personalities have a true bond despite (because?) of their clashing unconventionalities. Plus, it's good to see Ed (or Jay) actually happily married to a passionate but goldenhearted much younger Latina and a good dad to his smarter-than-but-still-respectful-to-his-folks stepson ! Oh yeah and it's just a genuinely funny show,IMO. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 6:19 pm

Inspector Gadget - TV Shows
Got a little curious about this due to Don Adams (Maxwell Smart) voicing Gadget but did anyone else ever wonder where his brain was supposed to go when that helicopter deal would pop out of the top of his hat? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 6:02 pm

New Casper Cartoon Show, The (1963-1969) - TV Shows
I thought it was a bit boring even as a kid. Living humans see him, get spooked, he pleads that he's friendly then the humans reform and accept him. Repeat theme. However; guess who voiced Casper? Nellie Oleson's mother (NOT Harriet or the actress who played her). Yeah, the voice actress who played Casper gave birth to Allison Arngrim. Don't know what's more odd- that Casper who was a boy ghost was voiced by a living woman OR that the boring Friendly Ghost is connected to one of the most entertaining unfriendly characters in TV history! Another trivia bit that seems more interesting than anything that happened on the show itself. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 5:59 pm

Pac-Man - TV Shows
I never saw this one but would someone tell me why his wife (in the arcade game at least) was called 'Ms. PacMan' instead of just PacWoman? As for the game itself? OK but not as fun as Space Invaders or my personal fave Qix(reminded me of medieval conquests for some reason and I liked the sound effects)! Yeah, it's been awhile since I was into this stuff. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 5:49 pm

Land of the Lost - TV Shows
This one's easy. It boned when Dad fell into the Pylon going no one knows where- and the kids reacted to the loss of their sole surviving parent (with them still stuck in this weird dimension) as though they'd dropped their fries in the lunch line. Yeah, Uncle Jack came along right afterwards and they all acted as though Dad was totally expendable as long they had Uncle Jack to beat back Scarface. About the only episode after that that was any good was when they met Medusa who turned an entire dino into stone before they did her in (guess how). -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 5:41 pm

Hard Time on Planet Earth - TV Shows
MCS, As a public service, I'm about to do for you(as well as the other Regulars+ all the 'Net trolls) what I've done for very few folks in my offline life- admit I actually watched this show. Yeah, I'm enough to remember it and was even legal age so I can't use the folly of youth as an excuse for having seen it! Back then, I was somewhat into sci-fi stuff and thought the idea of an alien trying to find out the customs of our planet intriguing enough to watch this. Not a bad premise in itself, right? Well,here goes what this was about, this alien warrior who rebelled against authority gets 'imprisoned' on Earth in a human body. Well, because he happened to steal some mechanic's coveralls for his first clothing and the coveralls were tagged with the name of 'Jesse', this would be the only name he'd be known as. With only the advantage of superhuman strength to help him survive, he was supposed to infiltrate our world observing customs as quietly and inobtrusively as possible. Of course, Jesse being somewhat of a warrior hothead couldn't do anything quietly and often would get into trouble by taking everything quite literally the humans would say to him. Oh, he had a combination nag/companion in the person. .er machine. .thing of this big, talking floating eyeball known as Control who at first was his marked advesary but once Jesse threatened to inform the alien bigwigs of Control's incompetence and offtask behavior, they truced it over to become kinda friends. Of course, this meant that Jesse had to constantly disguise, hide this eyeball to keep his cover from being an alien blown. After a few episodes, Jesse actually seemed to prefer staying here instead of going back where he came from and a great deal of his warrior angst got defused. Okay, if you've read this far, you get the idea that this seemed somewhat a lame show that didn't last long for good reason but I stuck it out as long as I could (what else was there to watch in 1989?). However; the show boned entirely when they had an episode in which Jesse became a Disney theme park employee but of course got into all kind of Disney scrapes. The floating eyeball somehow got drunk and wound up singing 'It's a Small World After All'. That was IT for me. I hope this helps. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 28, 2010, 5:30 pm

Charlie Brown Specials - TV Shows
It's worth noting that the original Charlie Brown Christmas special would have turned out very different if Schulz hadn't stood up to the network executives. The network suits objected to a) The quotation from scripture that Linus makes, b) The use of actual childrens voices (rather than adult voice actors), c) The absence of a laugh track and d) the Vince Guaraldi jazz score. In other words, nearly all the things that makes the program truly memorable and distinctive (and which continue to make it a seasonal favorite 45 years later) are all things that the Network wanted to excise. Socre one for Charles Schulz for insisting on his vision for the program. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on April 28, 2010, 10:51 am

Commander in Chief - TV Shows
I'm sure this was only on to advertise for Hillary. (Eyes roll). -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 27, 2010, 9:46 pm

Hard Time on Planet Earth - TV Shows
Does anyone remember this show? I remember my parents used to watch it. I was too young to remember much of it. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 27, 2010, 9:42 pm

Adventures of Pete & Pete, The - TV Shows
Agreed. The show was very quirky, but unlike most quirky shows, it was actually good. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 27, 2010, 3:56 pm

Dexter - TV Shows
Never before have I wanted to like show so much and been so sorely disappointed. I couldn't make through the first season. Michael C. Hall is a terrific actor, and the concept is great. Trouble is, the writing sucks, all the characters are annoying and badly acted, and the worst thing of all - the show is ruined by the voice-overs. I don't want to hear Dexter tell me every thought that comes into his head. Especially when the purpose is to point out heavy-handed metaphors, such as when he looks at the box of doughnuts and says, "It's empty. Just like me." When I heard that line, that was the moment I realized I was watching a really stupid show. Michael C. Hall deserves a much better show with decent writing and a strong supporting cast, like he had on Six Feet Under. Hopefully he will move on soon to something more worthy of his talent. -- Submitted By: (raskolnikov) on April 27, 2010, 1:43 pm

Adventures of Pete & Pete, The - TV Shows
It's been so long since I've seen this show, but from what I remember it was pretty good and hasn't boned. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 27, 2010, 12:10 pm

Adventures of Pete & Pete, The - TV Shows
This show was so bizarre. It had some of the strangest characters and I still remember some names, Artie, Nona, Ellen, then some other weird characters like an ice cream truck driver with a bizarre head comparable to the old Jack In The Box character (burger joint) and the freaky math teacher. The mom had a metal plate in her head and there was a shop teacher that had this custom metal arm made for him. And it's funny how the older Pete exaggerated on everything at the beginning of each episode, a TV show that makes a big deal out of silly things, probably the first of it's kind. -- Submitted By: (jconifer7) on April 27, 2010, 8:38 am

Dallas - TV Shows
Pam's dream was the #1 All-time Bone The Fish moment in TV for me. -- Submitted By: (hamjor) on April 26, 2010, 8:38 am

Let's Make A Deal (2009) - TV Shows
Wayne Brady is one of the funniest guys around but his comedic talents are wasted on this show. It needs a skilled con man as host like Monty Hall. And while the 1960s+ version with Monty advanced the ball a bunch of yards on torturing game show contestants, which maybe wasn't a great thing as seen in primetime TV games today, at least the 1960s LMAD games were cleverly written. On the 2009 version of LMAD, they're often lame in comparison. The producers seem to have lost sight of what made the original LMAD so much better. -- Submitted By: (hamjor) on April 26, 2010, 8:35 am

F Troop - TV Shows
For me, Season One was so bad it was good. But in Season Two, too many episodes were so bad it wasn't funny. Color got the vote, even though that's not likely the reason, unless the need to work with color distracted the production team. Something happened with the writers over the summer between Season One and Season Two. -- Submitted By: (hamjor) on April 26, 2010, 8:24 am

Survivor - TV Shows
I stopped watching this after Survivor All Stars, however im getting back into it with the new one "Heroes vs. Villains" and its not bad. I think it all depends and the characters more than the show itself. If you have interesting people, then the show is more likable. Simple as that. -- Submitted By: (Rape_Factory) on April 26, 2010, 12:25 am

Seinfeld - TV Shows
NEVER BONED! but it came very close. Seinfeld ended at the right time. After Larry David left, it was still funny to watch, but you noticed that "The show about nothing" changed into the show about everything! -- Submitted By: (Rape_Factory) on April 26, 2010, 12:07 am

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Boned with Serpentor. Cobra Commander rocked! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 25, 2010, 9:29 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
Ani, they were only on Thursdays for a short part of their run. The only time a night change can usually bone the fish is when they move to the Friday Death Slot. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 25, 2010, 9:26 pm

Weakest Link, The - TV Shows
Kicking off contestants who are smarter than you is a good strategy, but the point is to kick off the weakest link. This strategy could also backfire in the next round where the smartest one would have gotten all the questions, but everyone else keeps getting them wrong/not banking when they have the chance. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 25, 2010, 7:18 pm

Weakest Link, The - TV Shows
True, but, especially in some of the later rounds, it could actually be good strategy. Think of it. If you were in the final round in that head to head for the money, do you want to be facing someone much smarter than you, or someone you think is not as bright? Sometimes, yeah, it was incredibly stupid when a strong link would get voted off, but that's just how the game would work sometimes. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 25, 2010, 11:44 am

Little Rosey - TV Shows
A cartoon which was, more or less, an animated version Roseanne, this time starring her as a little girl. At least it was Roseanne Barr and not Rosie O'Donnell. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 25, 2010, 11:38 am

South Park - TV Shows
South Park even lampooned atheism, further proving that everything really is fair game to them. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 25, 2010, 11:13 am


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