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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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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

Schoolhouse Rock! - TV Shows
This was such a good thing to have on TV. Kids are so ignorant nowadays. Did anyone ever see the spoof of it on The Simpsons. Hilarious! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 7, 2010, 8:39 pm

Wings - TV Shows
This show was funny, but I am surprised it was on as long as it was. I really only knew it on USA Network reruns. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 7, 2010, 8:37 pm

Cougar Town - TV Shows
There could be a possible BTF moment with her hooking up with Grayson. Too early to tell. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 7, 2010, 8:37 pm

ALF: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Am I the only one that finds it depressing realizing that most of the people we saw in this show (not to mention about everything on the planet) would likely be dead or destroyed before we got to the time line of ALF? -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 7, 2010, 5:33 pm

Newlywed Game, The - TV Shows
The show boned when Bob Eubanks left. He was the right amount of sleaze and cheese to make the show fun. Also now that contestants don't have to be subtle with their answers takes away a lot of the show's charm. Carnie Wilson's version on GSN isn't bad, but she's not even close to Bob Eubanks in the hosting department. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 7, 2010, 2:08 pm

Kitchen Nightmares - TV Shows
I found this article and thought Kitchen Nightmare fans/haters would be interested: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/06/1617491/reality-bites-fake-scenes-sour.html -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 7, 2010, 11:23 am

South Park - TV Shows
It's turned from a cartoon to a wacky parody of current events, but it's still fun to watch. It's a shame that they seem to go out of their way for shock humor, though. -- Submitted By: (ElBlocko) on May 7, 2010, 8:32 am

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

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