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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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McDonalds - Random Topics
Not a McDonald's fan and haven't eaten there in years. I personally don't think the food tastes good, but that's my opinion. Having said that, McDonald's boned the fish when they dumped the McDonaldland characters and started the "I'm lovin' it" campaign aimed for urban audience. The ads bug the crap out of me and seem to be pandering. Also, I love how they only emphasize their healthy options these days. I can't remember the last ad I saw for a Big Mac or Quarterpounder, but seem to see ones for the snack wraps and coffee pretty much all the time. Most people I know who go to McDonald's don't go for their salads, they go for their burgers or chicken McNuggets. Oh well, McDonald's will always be a good way to relieve constipation. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 11, 2010, 2:39 pm

Action 52 (NES) - Random Topics
Believe it or not, I actually got to play Action 52 on a REAL cartridge. Before AVGN's review came around. So, when did Action 52 bone the fish? For me, it's a tie: realizing how many glitches there actually are, the awful controls, and how stupid the games' premises were: A guy with giant feet stomping on eyeballs. A giant baby climbing furniture and squirting milk at adults half its size. Indecipherable mishmashes of pixels shooting odd-looking bullets at other indecipherable mishmashes of pixels. And with that last sentence, I summed up the premises for more than half the games. But if I have to choose the one game which proved A52 BTFed, I guess it should be Cheetahmen. Why? Because you'd think the other games were poorly made because all the attention went to this one. Sadly for those who paid $199 for this cart, Cheetahmen is only SLIGHTLY better than the other games. And even then, I'm being too generous in calling it "slightly better". The truth came to light: these people couldn't get even ONE game right, tried to cover it up by making 51 games which were worse, then tried to get rich off it by tricking unsuspecting buyers into getting 52 "new and original" games for less than $4 each. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 11, 2010, 1:30 pm

Unidentifed Flying Objects (UFOs) - Random Topics
PYLrulz...good point. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 11, 2010, 12:42 pm

Tim Burton - Celebrities
I don't care for Burton's movies in general, but I thought he nailed it with the Planet of the Apes remake. He took some creative liberties (but not nearly as many as the 1960s "Apes" movie series), but overall he did fine. As for the "nonsensical ending," you'll have to dig up Pierre Boulle (the author of the original Planet of the Apes book) and take it up with him, because that's the way HE ended the story. As for Burton's BTF moment, I'd have to say it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Not only was the movie a snoozer, but it was also a highly questionable creative decision to have Depp as Wonka bear such a strong resemblance to Michael Jackson. Since MJ at that time was all over the news for child molestation charges, it just came off as creepy. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 11, 2010, 10:45 am

WCW Monday Nitro - TV Shows
The fingerpoke incident really messed them up pretty badly. -- Submitted By: (Bobby_H) on September 11, 2010, 10:05 am

Tim Burton - Celebrities
I can see where people might not like some of the movie remakes Burton has done, but still, the guy is great at making movies. Never Boned -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on September 11, 2010, 8:45 am

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
I'll still stand by my statement of Palin being an airhead. Really. Yeah, things are pretty bad with Obama running things right now, but if she were to ever run, and somehow win? That would be a nightmare. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on September 11, 2010, 8:43 am

Unidentifed Flying Objects (UFOs) - Random Topics
But look at the flip side. Think if alien lifeforms have been studying us for years, yet want to stay totally anonymous. What better thing to do than to go after the loons in the boondocks and drunks. Nobody will listen to them. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on September 11, 2010, 8:41 am

FactCheck.org - Websites
I don't think factcheck.org is biased. They're pretty fair and call out both sides of the American political spectrum. However, there is a another fact check site that I believe leans to the left called politifact. They are run by the St. Petersburg Times which is known to lean left. I think they try to be objective but let their liberal biases kick in subconsciously at best. -- Submitted By: (JamesO) on September 10, 2010, 6:46 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics. She keeps finding ways to stay relevant. This has nothing to do with ideology, just an observation. -- Submitted By: (JamesO) on September 10, 2010, 6:36 pm

Robonic Stooges, The - TV Shows
Huh, this must've been before I was sentient as I don't remember this one. Did someone resurrect the Stooges with cybernetics? That's kind of morbid. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 10, 2010, 3:47 pm

Street Fighter - Random Topics
Capcom is kind of damned if they do/don't with regards to characters. They tried an all-new cast of characters in the first version of Street Fighter III and people hated them. I wasn't fond of any of the SF3 original characters either. They were corny and weren't iconic at all. I liked them all up until 3 came out. But the story has gotten progressively more and more ridiculous. I can deal with crazy chi energy balls and such; the first two games seemed like a kung-fu movie. But now we've got robots, cyborgs, clones, mind control, people coming back from the dead, etc. SF4 was a step up from 3 though. Still haven't played Super SF 4. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 10, 2010, 3:00 pm

Robonic Stooges, The - TV Shows
This show is funny...by how ridiculous it is. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 10, 2010, 8:45 am

Al Franken - Celebrities
Franken's just not funny, and don't get me started with his political standpoints. I watched Saturday Night Live when he made the occasional appearance...didn't make me laugh. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:26 pm

Richard Pryor - Celebrities
Pryor rocked as a stand-up comedian, and in movies - he and Gene Wilder made a great team. R.I.P. Richard Pryor. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:23 pm

April Fools' Day - Random Topics
I stopped caring about April Fools' Day long ago - I guess the boning moment for me was when Comedy Central aired a Terrance & Philip special for South Park instead of airing the much-hyped episode where they unveil Cartman's dad. Now...pulling basic pranks just doesn't have that zing anymore. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:15 pm

Unidentifed Flying Objects (UFOs) - Random Topics
Credibility gap takes my vote. I'd like to believe there are other life forms out there, but they'd surely abduct someone who doesn't live in a shack in the boonies swigging moonshine or escaped from the local loony bin. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:11 pm

Macarena, The - Random Topics
The only time I cared about the Macarena was when I was at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville welcoming the Jaguars back from their postseason victory in Denver in their first trip to the NFL playoffs. Other than that...didn't really care one way or another. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:07 pm

YouTube Poops - Random Topics
Some YouTube Poops are okay, but tend to overdo it with certain sound clips (i.e. Robotnik's "pingas" line, stuff out of the Mama Luigi episode). -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:05 pm

Rifftrax - Random Topics
I've watched a few "best of" Rifftrax episodes on YouTube and found myself laughing at some parts. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 11:03 pm

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Random Topics
Boned when NBC dropped their Saturday morning cartoon line-up. It made me so mad I kicked a hole in a door. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 9, 2010, 10:59 pm

Branded - TV Shows
Oh, I remember it. "What do you do when you're branded... and you know you're a man..." My best friend and I used to run around in Spain singing that (my Dad was stationed there at the time). Didn't see many episodes. They did show it on AFN (Armed Forces TV), but back then, that was hit and miss and you didn't see much very often. Mostly we watched Bonanza in Spanish. HA! -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on September 9, 2010, 5:17 pm

Robonic Stooges, The - TV Shows
Another of those kid's shows that was pretty much God's way of telling us that tv producers were doing too much cocaine back in the day. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on September 9, 2010, 11:39 am

Swamp People - TV Shows
I'm so addicted to this show! These fisherman are a trip, especially Troy. His Cajun accent is classic! Bruce, on the other hand, is an idiot. Alligator fishing ALONE? Then, has his dog in the boat. I keep waiting for a big ol' gator to come up out of the water and grab that dog. And then there's Junior. He didn't take too kindly to that Italian fashion designer going along on the gator fishing trip. He kept calling him "Italy Guy". Gotta love these Cajuns! Whenever I watch this show,that song, "Jambalaya, frog-fish pie, filet gumbo. Son-of-a-gun, we'll have some fun on the bayou...." starts going through my head. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 9, 2010, 9:28 am

Tim Burton - Celebrities
Tim Burton made great movies in the past like PeeWee's Big Adventure, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and more. However, when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came along, I heard the Jaws theme. I can't put my finger on when he boned exactly, but I knew it already happened when I saw Alice in Wonderland. It starred Johnny Depp as the worst depiction of the Mad Hatter that I ever saw in my life. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 9, 2010, 8:47 am

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
It was a really foolish move to quit as Alaska's governor. It made her look like a quitter. And while I neither love nor hate her, I agree with kingbk that the jokes about her are getting old. One of the reasons she has so much media attention is because the people who make jokes against her are keeping her in the spotlight. No more anti-Sarah jokes means less media attention for Sarah Palin. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 9, 2010, 8:33 am

Kmart - Random Topics
Everyone in my town goes to Wal-Mart and there is a shortage of employees and the self checkouts are always closed. The employees of Wal-Mart certainly can't be bothered to move at more than a snail's pace. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 9, 2010, 6:21 am

Steven Spielberg - Celebrities
He has had relatively little misfires over a five decade career. Even then, they are simply disappointing. With a strong line up of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan........ the fish must have small bones. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 9, 2010, 4:10 am

Jenny McCarthy - Celebrities
This woman is a bonehead! The vaccination quip was bad enough, but she thinks that botox is okay. If she knew anything, she would know that botox contain botulium (spelling?) which can kill the entire world's population in only a few hundred grams. Thus, botox good vaccination bad = credibility lost and an idiot. What she did beforehand, no comment. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 9, 2010, 2:01 am

Old Navy - Random Topics
The mannequin ads are weird and creepy. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 8, 2010, 9:11 pm

Robonic Stooges, The - TV Shows
Wrong on many, many levels. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 8, 2010, 8:59 pm

George Carlin - Celebrities
He went from one of the great observational comedians of all time to a cranky old curmudgeon. Very sad. But he was a very passable "Mr. Conductor" -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 8, 2010, 8:56 pm

Different World, A - TV Shows
This is one of the very few shows that actually got better after the main character left. I never was a huge fan of it, but Denise was probably my least favorite character on the Cosby Show and the one I thought least deserved her own show. The show hasn't aged well at all (but the Cosby Show really hasn't either) and it got really bad once the main characters got hitched, ruining any sexual tension. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 8, 2010, 5:58 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
I'm a moderate independent and can't stand her. I can't even stand the jokes about her anymore. She's just as much of an annoying fame whore as Obama. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 8, 2010, 5:31 pm

Tim Burton - Celebrities
For me, I would say it was Planet of the Apes. I don't know what he was thinking trying to remake something so iconic. And that nonsensical ending! Actually, I should have known what was coming with his previous work, Sleepy Hollow. Hollow was so predictable by-the-numbers Burton. Johnny Depp? Check. Mess up the character's background to make him more "goth" and "edgy"? Check; instead of a teacher he's now a mortician. White makeup to make the already white cast even whiter? Check. I laughed when I saw the posters for Alice in Wonderland that had Johnny Depp in whiteface and wisely avoided it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 8, 2010, 4:08 pm

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - TV Shows
The first season was sometimes fun in a campy, 'Batman-ish' sort of way; but the second season was awful. No Dr. Huer, stupid replacement voice for Twiki (whom I never much liked from the get-go, but I made allowance for, as long as he was voiced by the great Mel Blanc), and Gil Gerard was still not going to be confused with an actor as a result of the changeover. The real kiss of death came when they introduced Roddy McDowell to the cast; nothing against Roddy, whom I always liked, but any series that he was in or joined as a castmember was always guaranteed to have a very short broadcast life. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on September 8, 2010, 3:52 pm

Bob Knight - Celebrities
The whole yelling and throwing a temper tantrum style of coaching (or management) is ineffective in the long term. It might work in the short term for success, but after a while people get tired of it, tune you out, and look for a better situation. That's exactly what happened with Bob Knight. For a while, his chair-throwing, curse-spewing behavior won him championships and respect, but by the mid 90s it grew thin and the University of Indiana, as well as basketball fans in general, were tired of it. By the time he went to Texas Tech, he didn't have the same aura. Sure, I think our society has gotten softer over the years, which I personally don't like, but nobody should be treated like dirt either. There has to be a balance between being babied and being abused. I'll give Knight credit for as bad tempered as he was, he never cheated like many college coaches do today. In fact, besides his temper, he ran a clean program. That's one positive thing I can say about him. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 8, 2010, 3:43 pm

Private Benjamin - TV Shows
Never found the show to be all that funny, but my dad would crack me up by noting the striking resemblance between Eilenn Brennan and Senor Wences' hand. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on September 8, 2010, 3:43 pm

Woody Allen - Celebrities
A disgusting child pedophile who annoys the living hell out of me. Oh, and most of his movies are overrated. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 8, 2010, 3:20 pm

Rap (music) - Random Topics
I was okay with Rap when it was fun Sugar Hill Gang, MC Hammer, Young MC, Etc. However, it did seem that at one point in the early 90's it looked almost as if Rap was starting to die out and give way to something else when Rick Dees went on the Arsenio show and stated with confidence that Rap was 'on the way out.' That, to me seems to be the point where Rap rallied and went into overkill mode with all of the "cop-killer" and hyper-sexualized themes. I blame Rick Dees. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 8, 2010, 12:32 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
If Palin really is as stupid as you think she is, than why not be her biggest cheerleader and watch the GOP step on the rake that will whap them in the face by putting someone like that in power? If you think your opponent is doing something dumb, then get out of their way and let 'em do it. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 8, 2010, 12:00 pm

Steven Spielberg - Celebrities
If you're a fan of movies at all, you have to at least respect Spielberg. I don't like all of his movies, but he has made some classics (Jaws, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, etc.) and his involvement in TV is pretty remarkable too (Animanics, ER, Band of Brothers, etc.) He's a bit more smug and arrogant than I care for, but if you've reinvented the way movies are made and developed many of the innovations now taken for granted, you have every right to be that way. He hasn't been quite the hit maker he was from the 70s-90s, but he still can pull out some award winning material, so I don't think he has boned the fish. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 8, 2010, 11:48 am

Dixie Chicks - Music Groups
Dixie Chicks Rock for telling the truth. Most Americans feel that Bush Jr. is an embarrassment. They just told it like it was. -- Submitted By: (PheonixD) on September 7, 2010, 10:07 pm

Pet Rock - Random Topics
Got it in one, shanequia. I still got a rock from the shore of Lake Michigan back when I was about 7 - spray-painted it silver and put on a pair of toy eyes. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 7, 2010, 9:04 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
I prefer calling the Snuggy what a parody of it on YouTube called it - the What The F@#$ Blanket. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 7, 2010, 9:01 pm

Dana Carvey - Celebrities
I watched Saturday Night Live when the cast included Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Kevin Nealon, and many others. At first, I watched for the sake of Deep Thoughts, but Dana's many roles soon caught my attention (Garth in Wayne's World, John McLaughlin in McLaughlin Group (WRONG!!), his impersonations of Ross Perot and George H. W. Bush). -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 7, 2010, 8:50 pm

1970's - Random Topics
Frierich...LOL! The bell-bottoms getting caught in the bicycle with the banana seat! Oh, I remember it well. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:52 pm

Titanic - Movie Series
Aside from "My Heart Will Go On" being played ad nauseum, this movie needed to be made to honor those who died. I think people got caught up in the fictional love story of Jack and Rose and lost sight of the real tragedy. Over 1,500 people lost their lives because of the arrogance of people like that punk-ass Bruce Ismay! (For those who don't know, he was the chairman and managing director of White Star Line and supposedly\, had the idea to go faster so they would reach New York sooner; hence, causing the ship to come up on the ice field at night. When the ship was sinking, he jumped in a lifeboat when it was only supposed to be "women and children first".) -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:46 pm

Tina Turner - Music Groups
Ike may have been uber-talented, but it was Tina who had the guts to dump his sorry, wife-beatin' ass! She went solo and forged an unforgettable career! The album, "Private Dancer" is a must-have. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:35 pm

Dana Carvey - Celebrities
I love this guy!! One of the funniest, as far as I'm concerned. His portrayal of Ross Perot on SNL in 1992 is classic! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:33 pm

Don Johnson - Celebrities
Don Johnson has got to be one of the best looking, best-aging men on the planet! He was hot in "Miami Vice" and he's still hot! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:31 pm

State Fairs - Random Topics
LOL! That's so true, MCS! The musical entertainment is usually washed up musicians; OR, local musicians who are trying to "make it big" and a the state fair gig is part of their bread and butter in the meantime. The good thing about State Fairs is the cotton candy! How often to people eat cotton candy? Once a year at the state fair. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:30 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Mr Fox wrote "If this was really the beginning of a downward spiral, why did the show stay on the air for six more seasons and shoot an additional 164 episodes?" Well why are shows like 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' and 'Big Brother' still on the air. People will watch garbage and love it, I suppose. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 7, 2010, 9:47 am

Buddy Holly - Music Groups
Died way too young to bone. Awesome singer, still better than most artists nowadays. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 7, 2010, 5:47 am

George Carlin - Celebrities
Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits. Enough said. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 7, 2010, 5:41 am

Jon Hein - Celebrities
DeanofNYC said: "Hein came up with a good idea, everyone else jumped on board and it blew up." Actually, it's more like "Hein came up with a good idea, TV Guide jumped on board and it blew." :-P -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 6, 2010, 6:45 pm

George Carlin - Celebrities
I liked George Carlin's style of the 70s and early 80s, when he managed to be funny and irreverent and project a demeanor of "I'll take a swipe at anything that deserves to be made fun of," which allowed for quite a lot of possible comic material. However, in the mid-to-late 80s (I forget when exactly) he released an album that was nothing but one long conservative/religious bashing kick, and instead of being funny he came off like he was out for blood. (Instead of "I'll take a swipe at anything," his demeanor was "Killl 'em all and take no prisoners.") I'm fine with a healthy amount of humor at the expense of my own viewpoint, but that album completely left me cold. It took a LONG time for Carlin to regain any cred (in my view) as a funnyman and thought provoker, and even then, I never bought or listened to another one of his albums, nor did I buy or read any of his books. The world is a poorer place for Carlin's having left it (with one less influence to keep it on its intellectual toes), but as far as I'm concerned, the release of that album is when he boned the fish. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 6, 2010, 6:33 pm

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
True, but at least they are not as nuts as the Gosselins... yet -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on September 6, 2010, 3:32 pm

Kmart - Random Topics
Come to the KMart near my house. You would be lucky to have two lines open, and they are always long. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on September 6, 2010, 3:17 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
The writer of the infamous Shark Jump episode finally speaks out! http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/03/entertainment/la-et-jump-the-shark-20100903 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 6, 2010, 2:51 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
I took at look at the "Scottish Site" this week- and man, it is just embarrassing at this point. The last update was like 7 months ago. Sad, Sad, Sad. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 6, 2010, 2:51 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
You used to work for JTS? That's cool! BTF should make a Stump the Shark analogue someday. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2010, 11:08 am

Kmart - Random Topics
One KMart I visited had only one checkout lane open. Luckily, there was a small line, but still. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2010, 11:03 am

Sagging - Random Topics
Soon, we hope. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2010, 11:01 am

Angel - TV Shows
Just started watching this and Buffy on Netflix, never was interested when they were on TV. Have to say I was doubtful Angel could have a series around the character but the first 2 seasons were pretty good. Around the middle of the 3rd season they really messed up the dynamic and then slowly, episode by episode dismantled the entire series. What made it a good show was the mixture of the anti-hero as the hero with the rag-tag team bonding together to make their own little family. Strange family, but still one that cared about each other and fought side-by-side. Some interesting characters (Lorne, Cordy, Fred, Doyle) Stopped watching towards the end of S3, caught a few S4 and S5 episodes, then just read the recap of the series finale on Wiki. Glad I did waste my time. I'm just choosing to pretend Angel went off the air after Connor was born. -- Submitted By: (elizacron) on September 6, 2010, 12:22 am

Sagging - Random Topics
When will this fad die? -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 10:00 pm

State Fairs - Random Topics
State fairs are a good indication of who in the music business is washed-up. It's pretty sad who comes out of the woodwork to perform at these. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 9:58 pm

Squirrels - Random Topics
I have not had a squirrel knock out my power, but I think animals are a stupid thing to have om this site. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 9:54 pm

Bowl Championship Series (BCS) - Random Topics
I hate the names of these. The corporate takeover it sickening. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 9:52 pm

Kmart - Random Topics
The nice thing about Kmart is they don't have the long lines like Wal-Mart. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 9:48 pm

George Carlin - Celebrities
George Carlin was very funny. He never did lose his edge. The only problem I had was that he spent too much time griping about religion. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2010, 9:43 pm

Gmail - Websites
I love using the Mail program that came with my Mac to check my gmail inbox. Thanks, free POP3 integration! Never boned. -- Submitted By: (MorbidDuck) on September 5, 2010, 6:13 pm

Sports Night - TV Shows
I WISH they would come out with this on DVD without the freaking laugh track. The writing is classic Aaron Sorkin, but man that laugh track is really horrid. -- Submitted By: (AmyMcAwesome) on September 5, 2010, 1:57 pm

All in the Family - TV Shows
I noticed as the series moved on, Archie became less of a stubborn bigot and seemed to see things from Meathead's point of view every so often. And I've only watched all episodes from the first six seasons on DVD - season 7 is due out somewhere in the next couple of months (thanks Shout Factory!). -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:58 am

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
By the time menopause sets in, they'll probably have 25 kids at least. The Duggars are proving nothing by pumping out kid after kid year after year and exploiting them on TV. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:55 am

Kate Gosselin - Celebrities
A real harridan if I ever heard of one. She can go rot in the gutter for all I care. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:53 am

Dixie Chicks - Music Groups
Boned when Natalie opened her big mouth and spewed that vitriol about Bush while performing on the other side of the pond. Guess nobody told them that loose lips sink ships. I would have given them a chance if they kept their political opinions to themselves, but now...FORGET IT. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:48 am

Y2K Bug, The - Random Topics
A total farce if you ask me. All that hysteria and panic over absolutely nothing was laughable. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:46 am

Code Pink - Random Topics
Never heard of them until I registered on BTF. Strange they've remained silent ever since Obama's inauguration. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:43 am

Adam Sandler - Celebrities
Sandler's a bit of a hit-and-miss type - a couple of personal favorites are Little Nicky, 8 Crazy Nights, and Happy Gilmore. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:36 am

Jackass - TV Shows
Which will be in 3D. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on September 5, 2010, 8:13 am

Jackass - TV Shows
Just when I thought that everyone had forgotten about this horrible gross-out fest of a show, I hear that there is going to be a third movie. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on September 4, 2010, 10:38 pm

Adam Sandler - Celebrities
His movies are hit and miss but mostly miss. However, I did like 50 First Dates. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on September 4, 2010, 10:25 pm

Hawaii Five-O - TV Shows
Jack Lord's ("Steve McGarret") hair never moved, nor did he ever break a sweat. He was just so cool that Danno did all the grunt work, like chasing down the criminals and tackling them. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 4, 2010, 12:27 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
I worked on the website for jts, first just as a commenter but then I started handling the "Stump the Shark" questions before all of the websites about television and wikipedia existed, and that earned me a chance to be a moderator for the site's ancillary newsgroup (that, surprisingly, actually still exists - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jumptheshark/ ) Reading through that group's message board is a little bit like the old site, and I see that some of the BTF people have been active there as well. Obviously, the problem was TV Guide was completely clueless about how to make the site work for them. Why they didn't consult with Hein about it is a mystery, but then again, TV Guide (who had the market cornered on presenting television facts and giving the listings for FOREVER) lost its way with that as well. I submitted an article to them about 30 Rock being the new Mary Tyler Moore a year into that show's run... I consider it a badge of honor that they rejected it! CLUELESS! -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 10:07 am

Quark - TV Shows
Brilliant parody of S/F shows, most especially "Star Trek," with Richard Benjamin as the overly earnest title character: the captain of a space garbage scow, and his ridiculous crew of bizarre characters! The show stood on its own as funny, but the more you knew about other programs and film of its genre, the more hilarious it was! With all of the SyFy "important" series that have been airing, and in the wake of all of the more recent "Trek" shows and films, we are more than ready for a program like this one to return and skewer the universe with some hilarious attacks!@ -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 9:12 am

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
Good theory Dean of NY about the $cientology/Oprah connection. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2010, 8:19 am

Jon Hein - Celebrities
DeanofNYC- email Jon Hein about BTF- he did meekly address the JTS sellout- we posted it on the Jump the Shark page on this site- read up on it! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2010, 8:18 am

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
All I really want to know is what the Scientology connection is with Oprah. She has repeatedly called John Travolta "her best friend," and always has him on to plug his latest film. She has had Tom Cruise on with that couch jumping display, and then a follow up two part episode to "explain" that. And Kirstie Alley came on to show off her weight loss. All three of them are noted Scientologists. So, is there a connection to Oprah with this? It seems fishy, if you catch my drift. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 1:40 am

Ernie Kovacks Show, The - TV Shows
This show can't be too popular... we aren't even bothering to spell the star's name correctly! But Kovacs was an incredible innovator, and really was the father of "Late Night with David Letterman," as Letterman's original announcer Bill Wendell, was a player on the Kovacs show and no doubt brought some of the concepts in to NBC's original "Late Night" cast. Letterman definitely fancied himself a latter day Kovacs with his cigar smoking and pension for the odd, and of course his fascination with chimps. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 1:29 am

Jon Hein - Celebrities
I think we should be completely fair. Hein came up with a good idea, everyone else jumped on board and it blew up. He wrote a book, which may have been a questionable point. He was a regular guest on Howard Stern to discuss it, eventually getting hired by Stern. And TV Guide bought the site, where they totally dismantled it and destroyed everything about it. Hein wasn't really a businessman, so he didn't know not to give some corporate entity full rights to destroy his concept/website. But he got a great payday from it. And really, there must be a reason he doesn't discuss it: probably a gag order from criticizing TV Guide in exchange for the big payoff and the job as a TV critic for them, when they still had anything going on... I guess I'm most disappointed that he never returns my emails anymore. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 1:21 am

Lexx - TV Shows
In its finest moments, Lexx sometimes recalled elements of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and "Red Dwarf" and believe me, that's very high praise. But those moments were fewer and fewer by the time that Xev first switched actors and then, even worse, went from redhead to blond! After that point, it was all nonsense, the storylines had no logic and when they came to Earth, there really was nowhere for the show to go. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 3, 2010, 11:47 pm

Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The - TV Shows
A brilliant show that, as most brilliant shows in TV History, got dealt a really bad fate. Blair Brown was the modern 80s woman, who really didn't have her act together, but had a lot of help from a lot of odd people like her doorman/elevator man, her mom, her best friend and even her sanitation man (played by show creator Jay Tarses). She stumbled her way through her Upper West Side life, got into a love triangle with an undercover detective and a bookseller, while her ex, a saxophonist, just wouldn't leave her alone. It premiered on NBC then got switched over to Lifetime before finally being canned, another show that deserves a DVD release and will likely never get one! -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 3, 2010, 11:39 pm

Bradys, The - TV Shows
I think "The Bradys" *could* have worked as a drama, but they made this so self-important, with Mike's candidacy, and the soap-opera style story lines, as if they were the Ewing family of "Dallas," it was completely laughable. Now imagine if they blended Robert Reed's actual storyline into this series. Wow. That would have been powerful and worthwhile. But they didn't so, this was a total mess. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 3, 2010, 11:33 pm

UFO - TV Shows
UFO was made in the late 1960s and that shows, with the girls of Moonbase Alpha in their purple pastel wigs and silver outfits. Commander Straker favored wearing a nehru suit, and the gull wing door car that everybody drove echoed the Delorean we would come to see when the 1980s actually arrived! Far fetched but stylish plots and great Gerry Anderson special fx made this worth viewing, but I do wish we could have had more interaction with the aliens attempting to land on Earth. This show was basically like the video game Space Invaders, so at least that was accurate for the 1980s! -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 3, 2010, 11:29 pm

Fred (YouTube) - Celebrities
Day one. Enough said. -- Submitted By: (MorbidDuck) on September 3, 2010, 7:21 pm

Kolchak: The Night Stalker - TV Shows
A really fun, campy, sometimes funny show. The interaction between Kolchak and Vincenzo is worth watching nearly episode for. McGavin is likeable and believable in the character, and despite the over-the-top plots, he manages to pull it off without taking anything too seriously. -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on September 3, 2010, 2:02 pm

BEATLES, The - Music Groups
Drwhorox: You just don't like them. There's probably no way to ever explain why other people do. I love them. That's music for you! It's a matter of taste. Enjoy what you like, and let others enjoy what they do. What you find annoying about the Beatles, others love. I don't think most Beatles fans are as intolerant as the vocal minority who get so much attention, by the way. Most of us just love music. To each his own. -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on September 3, 2010, 1:17 pm

Garth Brooks - Music Groups
Well, he keeps announcing that he's retiring then eventually releases a CD or goes on tour. Never was a big country music fan (though oddly enough, I DJ'd for a country station for a number of years), but I liked quite a few of GB's singles. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 3, 2010, 9:52 am

Rowan Atkinson - Celebrities
When I told my friend the person who voiced Zazu on the Lion King was the same person who played Mr. Bean, she was surprised. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 3, 2010, 7:38 am

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