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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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Twelve O'Clock High (TV series) - TV Shows
I'll lay five down that few if any one this site remembers this show (at least in its original run), but along with "Combat," "Garrison's Guerillas" aand "The Rat Patrol," it constituted a series of fairly decent World War II dramas in the mid-1960s. Based on the 1949 film (starring Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger), this program paid homage to the men of the Army Air Corps and the missions they flew over occupied Europe. It was also on of the first Quinn Martin productions and helped the careers of several stars take off, including Paul Burke, Bruce Dern, Edward Mulhare, Tom Skerritt and Andrew Duggan, among others. Also "B-1" Bob Dornan, who starred in "The Starfighters" (A film featured on "Mystery Science Theatre 3000") and later became a U.S. Congressman (before having his last election stolen byllegal aliens), also had a role in the series. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 3:09 am

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
I have to take a little umbrage with a few things that Sarah Goodwich wrote. First of all, I would rather watch A THOUSAND "Samurai" sketches than one of those retarded Roxbury dancers. Come on, the "Samurai" skits were with John Belushi when the show was in its genuis stages. And for those who think the show is bad now, you should have seen it around 1979-80, when the original cast left and was replaced by people like Gilbert Gotfreid and Charles Rocket. Let's face it, "Saturday Night Live" has died and resurrected itself several times. After the 1980 debacle, the show came back with Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo and others. In 1984, the cast featured Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Martin Short. It declined over the next few years (does anyone remember that Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall were actually part of the ensemble?), but came back again in the late 1980s with Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Victoria Jackson and Dennis Miller. Others, like David Spade, Mike Myers, Norm MacDonald and Adam Sandler joined in. There were a few lean years, but comedians like Jim Brewer, Chris Farley (calling him "Chris Fat-ley" is really lame and immature, by the way) and Chris Rock put out some quality sketch work. Even later, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Amy Peohler came along. Right now, however, the show is in a definite intellectual decline, especially since they refuse to do any hard-hitting satire like they've done on every other President since Gerald Ford. You can check out YouTube or Hula.com to find the few and far between decent sketches and commercial parodies if you want and save yourself 90 precious minutes on Saturdays. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 2:48 am

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
This used to be a great show that everyone could enjoy they should have quit after the movie, then they just had to bring it back after Stephen Hillenburg left they took everything that was a stereotype about Spongebob and the rest and overly exaggerated them, examples are Spongebob went from a loveable, creative, responsible, intelligent, character to a hyperactive, ,effeminate,immature, obsessive compulsive, screaming, idiot, and Patrick went from good natured fool to retarded asshole. -- Submitted By: (comic_guy87) on July 17, 2009, 1:19 am

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
What can I say what the hell has happened to this channel, it used to show showing music videos and great original tv shows like Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, Aeon Flux, Daria, the Maxx,etc, but now all it focuses on is stupid reality tv shows, celebrity gossip, rappers, and teen idols, it was great that they payed respect to Michael Jackson after he died but why can't they do that all the time and not just when a major icon dies. -- Submitted By: (comic_guy87) on July 17, 2009, 12:53 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Man, did I ever hate this show. I hated EVERY aspect of this show. How did it become so popular? Did the entire nation fall into some drug-induced stupor from 1991-99 (perhaps that might explain the Clinton administration)? Am I the only voice crying out in the wilderness here? If I could, I would invent some sort of machine that would allow me to go back in time, find the first person who told Tim Allen he was funny and eliminate that person. That's what I would like to do. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:31 pm

Hollywood Squares - TV Shows
The fillet knife was removed from the drawer when Charlie Weaver died. It was sharpened when Paul Lynde passed away. And it was finally put to use when Peter Marshall departed. That's it. After that, there was no "Hollywood Squares." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:26 pm

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
Did the people who voted "Never Boned" even see this program? After all, it only stayed on the air for about a year back in 1979. The show was about a radio talk show host (think Rush Limbaugh without the charm) and followed two other disasterous sitcom efforts ("The McLean Stevenson Show" and "In the Beginning") and would proceed another, "Condo." Still, after leaving the highly-successful "M*A*S*H" series, Stevenson did appear as a regular on "Match Game," so all wasn't lost. Fun trivia: The day after Stevenson died in 1996, the man who originated the role of Col. Henry Blake in the film version of "M*A*S*H," Roger Bowen, also passed away. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:23 pm

Grady - TV Shows
I like how the producers of "Sanford and Son" thought - of all the great characters on that show - that the witless Grady (Whitman Mayo) should have his own sitcom. Not Lamont, Bubba, Rollo, Donna, Hoppy or even the great Aunt Esther, but the idiot Grady (who's lame catchphrase was "Good Gooblygook"). After 12 episodes (11 more than were needed to prove the point), this bluegill was ripe for the boning and Mayo skulked back to the S&S set with his beard between his legs. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:09 pm

Gary Unmarried - TV Shows
A comedian like Jay Mohr is not supposed to be emasculated on national TV. Typical broadcast channel sitcom chum. We're gonna need a bigger boat for this fish. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:51 pm

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
Yeah, all of these reasons for the Boning make sense, but to me, the show slipped when they brought on Joe (what she a lesbian or what?!) and then that handicapped girl who was supposed to be a comedian. Hey, I'm all for equally and all, and having an actor with a didability is no problem, but I guess the producers thought we were laughing with her and not at her (they were wrong) and that her jokes were not SUPPOSED to be funny. As far as Joe, I just couldn't figure out why she was even there, and the "dynamic" between her and the increasing-bloating Blair just never did it for me. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:44 pm

7th heaven - TV Shows
In the very episodes I forced myself to watch in the early years, I always hated the little girl who always seemed exasperated and to roll her eyes at every situation her parents had to converse with her (as a parent, I'm well aware of this attidute, but it usually doesn' begin until the terrible teens). This became such a seething hatred that whenever the words "Seventh" or "Heaven" are mentioned in the same sentence, I am compelled to pull out a fillet knive and begin whittling on a piece of wood like a demented, toothless extra from the film "Deliverence." But maybe that's just me. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:37 pm

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - TV Shows
In 2004, I was asked to put together a package for a family who wanted consideration to have their home made over on this program. We made videos, took pictures and collected several newspaper articles about this group who had adopted 12 children and helped take care of at least a dozen more foster kids. Never got one response from ABC or the show's producers. Later, after seeing some of the people who DID win, I thought to myself, "What a crock of s**t." I know many more people will be rejected, but some of the winners actually had fairly nice homes to begin with. Thus, I believe this show boned on Day One (if that's conceivable). Oh, and then there's always Ty and his group of crying reprobates. Bitter, oh a tad ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:32 pm

ER - TV Shows
I didn't mind the soap opera aspect of it during the first few years, after all, that's what happens in these large cast shows. What bugged me was all the ridiculous situations that took place (the ER is invaded by gang- members who shoot up the place, doctors are stabbed to death, trucks and cars crash into the venue and all sorts of explosions and disasters take place. It made it seem the writers were like, "Uh, I don't have any REAL ideas, so let's make a bus crash into the E.R." Then they have the one guy who's supposed to rein in these idiot doctors and he gets his hand chopped off and then (if you can believe it) a helicopter falls on him! Didn't anyone in charge of this show say, "Guys, isn't this just a bit over the top?" Finally, what really killed the show is all of the original (or more-liked) cast members began leaving until no one recognizable was left. Even Angela Bassett and John Stamos could not save it from going Code Blue. Nurse, hand me a difibulator and a fish knife, the patient has gone into full arrest. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:24 pm

Electric Company, The - TV Shows
Yeah, I remember watching this show as a really young kid back in 1972 (I despised "Sesame Street"). The theme song, the silly comdey sketches and the frentic energy of it all got me hooked. And, like "Fat Albert," I'd like to think I learned a little bit, too. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:08 pm

Divorce Court - TV Shows
The embarrassing vouyerism of many of this nation's unemployed seems to be an endless wellspring of sweet, natural stupidity. Thus, shows like this and every other daytime court/talk or reality program will continue to thrive. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:04 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
Was a much funnier show when Craig Kilborn hosted it as a news show parody. Then, left-wing host John Stewart turned it into his own liberal soapbox every night for the past eight years (consequently, it has not been funny). Constant criticism of Bush and the Republicans has turned into a general appeasement to Oblama and the Dems, except on a rare occasion. Would be nice to see a guest who DISAGREES with Stewart once in a while, but as with the equally vacant Keith Obertard, that isn't likely to happen. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:59 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
To Indigo: If the death of someone causes the show to die, then WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU CALL IT?! -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:53 pm

Brooklyn Bridge - TV Shows
I remember this show from the early 1990s. It had Mrs. Cunningham from "Happy Days," a fat kid and tried to make us nostaligic for growing up Jewish in New York in the 1950s. It didn't work. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:47 pm

Benson - TV Shows
The character of Benson ceased to become funny when this show began. As the acerbic butler on "Soap," Robert Guillaume (Williams) was hilarious. Here, as the servent to an idiot governor (and then president, if one can believe such nonsense), he was left to be the straight man of a different bunch of idiots, only much less funny or likable than on his original show (especially the extremely creepy Helga lady). Dinner is served ladies and gentlemen. Benson will be your waiter and we be dining on Fillet of Stupidity tonight. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:44 pm

Bobby's World - TV Shows
Uh, let's just say this boned itself years before it even aired. When Howie Mandel (aka "The Luckiest Guy in the World") left "St. Elsewhere," he started doing lame standup. One of his lamest characters was "Bobby." Consequently, in my universe, anything I dislike so much is obviously made into a Saturday morning cartoon series. The voice of "Bobby" is as irritating as fingernails on a chalkboard, and the plots were below juvenile - even for a kid's program. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:39 pm

Blue's Clues - TV Shows
This show, which was ridiculous anyway (even as a kid's program), boned itself when the first guy left and was replaced by his "younger brother," Joaquin Phoenix. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:31 pm

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
Come on, people. This show was produced in 1966. America wasn't ready for a prime time "Dark Knight." Yeah, "Bat-Man" was silly, juvenile and had faults, but it never took itself serious and basically invented the term "camp." The show and the villians WERE cartoonish because they came from the COMICS. Geesh. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:24 pm

Petticoat Junction - TV Shows
The show that introduced the world to "Benji" the dog, bit the bone when it was moved from Tuesdays to Saturdays and Bea Benaderet died in October 1968. Now I'm sure June Lockhart is a nice lady and all, but she wasn't the best fit on a show that weekly matched wits with "Green Acres" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" for the nation's intellectual quotient. Still, these shows remained quite popular with the nation until CBS' famous "Rural Purge," which paved the way for such urbane high-brow entertainment as "All in the Family," "Maude," "Good Times" and "Full House." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:10 pm

Cop Rock - TV Shows
A big, loud, bloated off-key disaster from an egotistical mind that thought he could do know wrong. I may not know how to tune a piano, but I know how to bone a fish ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:00 pm

Full House - TV Shows
AMEN to that Gregeichelberger!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 16, 2009, 7:57 pm

Full House - TV Shows
I admit my shortcomings. After all, I'll never understand quatum physics, I'll never comprehend how Keith Olbermann has his own show and I'll never get the popularity of this, one of the worst (and certainly the least humorous) shows in the history of TVdom. Had I had my way (and I didn't), I would have popped open the tartar sauce, prepared the breading and let the free-wheeling filleting began before the pilot even aired (just to save everyone the trouble). Inane plots revolving around annoying kids (hey, I'm a father of five, but those kids were the most irritating ever - just look right into the camera and say your lines, girls), and abyssmal "acting" by the adult characters, especially Dave Coulier. I'm sorry, but as a thespian, this guy was a step above Tommy Kirk, but leagues below Tor Johnson. As a so-comedian, he was a funny as touring a children's cancer ward. Then add the pretty but vapid John Stamos and Bob Saget, who often competed with Coulier to see who was the least funny or talented. Imagine kids, those of us alive in the early 1990s had to watch this, "Family Matters," "Perfect Strangers" and "Step By Step" on Friday evenings. And my folks used to talk about how bad the Great Depression was ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 7:46 pm

Adam-12 - TV Shows
"One Adam-12, one Adam-12, see the man." Dawn Lyn or not, what little I remember about this show was how dull it was. Since they followed the same two cops around (Martin Milner and Kent McCord), very little typical police TV series action (i.e shootouts, car chases, explosions) took place. Oh sure, an occasional arrest would occur, but most of the time these officers would be called upon to rescue a cat, help a lady cross the street or stop some kind of argument. Part of the reason maybe was that it was produced by Jack Webb, whose own show, "Dragnet," was not high on the excitement factor, either. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 7:30 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
I think the show begin dying in the late 1990s for several reasons. First of all was the advent of funnier, more cutting edge cartoons like "South Park" and "The Family Guy." The show, used to passing off older jokes and situations relevent to aging veiwers found it hard to keep up. One poster mentions the death of Phil Hartman and the characters he voiced, as well as Lisa being the spokeperson for the creator's liberal politics and the death of a major character (for no good reason), that may be a small part of it, but overall, a newer generation (and many older ones) just found the show's humor stale and/or forced. Subsequently, it tried to copy both SP and TFG, but it wasn't able to duplicate those program's laughs. The film was much better than recent years of the series had been, but it was probably released 10 year too late. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 5:00 pm

MacGyver - TV Shows
The show has gained new popularity thanks to the "Saturday Night Live" "McGruder" sketchs, which are actually bettwr than this middling action/adventure series ever was. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 4:43 pm

Robot Chicken - TV Shows
Strangely enough, I feel this show actually sucked ass at first, and imrpoved as time went on. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:32 pm

Home Alone - Movie Series
To me, this series has always been idiotic slapstick, nothing more. Then again, these are kids movies, and maybe I'm overanalyzing :s -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:07 pm

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - TV Shows
Would believe that Who Wants to be a Millionare is STILL on TV!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:04 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
While I don't believe the show jumped the shark, Alex Trebek does not help matters by being an unfunny, unlikable tool. Actually kind of strange, as Trebek's supposedly funny as hell in real life. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:02 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
Looking at the reasons here, only one question: HOW THE FUCK DOES SOMEONE BONE THE FISH BY DYING!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:58 pm

Radio - Random Topics
Radio BTF in 2000-2003, when current music simply wasn't decent anymore. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:51 pm

WWE Friday Night Smackdown - TV Shows
Depends on what you're referring to in regards to that comment; 1 hour of current WWE may kill brain cells because the writing's shit, or it may kill brain cells because of the fact it's wrestling. The latter mindset is what I have a problem with; how can scripted entertainment BTF because it scripted entertainment!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:33 pm

Eminem - Music Groups
Close this topic, for BrianBuck has said everything that can be said. Bravo. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 3:26 pm

Guinness World Records - Random Topics
I agree it used to be a weighty tome that had an air of authority, now it is just a tabloid-y record of freak show "accomplishments". Perfect for the illiterate short attention span crowd -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 3:21 pm

Perfect Strangers - TV Shows
It's difficult to believe that people actually voted "Never Boned" on this pathetic piece of tripe. Did Bronson Pinchot's three-minute cameo in "Beverly Hills Cop" actually deserve a prime-time series? And to play one of the single most annoying characters in the history of television (as well as a complete ripoff of Andy Kaufman's in "Taxi")? That, and Mark Linn-Baker coming from a hilarious performance in "My Favorite Year," comes across as the biggest idiot in the free world. Part of ABC's original "Thank Goodness It's Funny" (even though it wasn't) programming lineup for Friday evenings, which included one of the worst TV shows ever, "Full House." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:18 am

America's Funniest Home Videos - TV Shows
Even when it was in its current run in the early 1990s (with host Bob Saget), I despised this show. I always thought Saget's lame voiceovers of the videos was pathetic and his jokes to the audience were even worse (maybe Bob Saget just isn't funny - that's it). Later, after a series of moronic hosts, they came up with Tom Bergeron (who seems to be on every other program now), which is a bit of an upgrade compared to Saget (who is evidently doing "adult" comedy). That still leaves the ridiculous videos to deal with,however, many of which (with the possible excetion of weddings) are obviously staged for the show. I mean, after all, who is going to have a recording device set up for all of these occurances? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:54 am

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
For 60s Batman, instead of caviar and champagne, I would suggest anchovies and Fanta grape soda (completely artificial grape flavor). I mean this show, instead of bringing the heart and soul of the comics to life, actually warped the whole plots and characters' personalities, as far as I know. Yes, I would have to say this show is fairly overrated, to say the least, though not nearly overrated as the overhyped Rugrats Movie. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 16, 2009, 7:28 am

Howard Stern - Celebrities
Brewmaster- The humour is targeted at people much older than 17, I could be 100 years old and still love this show. Stern is airing some never before heard private interviews with the 3 Stooges on July 31rst from the 1960's. Best entertainer in America, hands down.... for all ages. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 16, 2009, 6:17 am

Howard Stern - Celebrities
His "humor" seems to be targeted at a wide range of males 13 - 17 years old -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 6:15 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
My personal favourite is the one where Homer gets addicted to medical marijuana. But I think all in all, each new episode is at least as entertaining as most past shows. It hasn't become a decrepit piece of crap, IMO! -- Submitted By: (Martonio) on July 16, 2009, 12:28 am

Married with Children - TV Shows
I actually think this show has gotten funnier in reruns. It was always one of the most original shows on television. When the old JTS site jumped on Ted Mcginley for his role in arriving on shows and causing them to die, I always thought that this show was the exception. I thought Ted was actually funnier than the actor he replaced. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on July 15, 2009, 9:24 pm

Boston - Music Groups
These guys put out fantastic music in their day but when your lead singer dies it's probably time to hang it up. Instead, these guys got a guy from Home Depot to be the new lead singer because he sang Boston songs on his myspace page. I heard they renamed one of their classic songs from Smokin' to Fishin' -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on July 15, 2009, 9:17 pm

Mythbusters - TV Shows
Science, explosions, and a smokin' hot redhead. What's not to love? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 8:21 pm

Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, The - TV Shows
Jay Ward was everything Seth MacFarlane wishes he could be. Simply brilliant and unboneable. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 8:19 pm

50 Cent - Music Groups
You can't spell c-r-a-p without r-a-p -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:53 pm

Led Zeppelin - Music Groups
One of the very few musical acts that changed the face of their genre. Their influence still resonates. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:50 pm

WWE Friday Night Smackdown - TV Shows
Confirmed: Watching 1 hour of WWE kills as many brain cells as chugging a bottle of Jack Daniels -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:44 pm

Late Show with David Letterman - TV Shows
Hearing the these things about Letterman now, I'm glad I haven't watched his show for the last 15 years. And there was a time when it really was "must see TV". -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:45 pm

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Watching this show can actually be depressing when you think about how much better the America portrayed on this show was compared to the America of today. And it really wasn't *that* idealized for the time--this is pretty much the way suburban America really was back then. People had actual standards and everything. And now...(breaks down sobbing). -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:42 pm

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Keith Olbermann has gone form witty ESPN anchor (anyone remember that?) to a servant of evil, who along with other liberals actively roots for America to be destroyed. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:37 pm

CBS Evening News, The - TV Shows
When avowed Bush hater Dan Rather thought he could get away with passing off 30 year old documents as the work of Bush, not only did CBS bone the fish but TV media as well. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:31 pm

Terrell Owens - Celebrities
Wait, who *is* the other person on your list, Brewmaster? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:20 pm

AOL - Random Topics
Not that my current ISP is anything special, but thank God I got off AOL 3 years ago. It's called AO Hell for a reason. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:17 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) - TV Shows
It may not have been faithful to the comics and I know that I'm looking at it through rose tinted glasses. But this was a fun show. It didn't take itself seriously and I glad that it didn't. Now-d-days, people are so serious and pessimistic. I think we need more cartoons like this that are fun but without all the dark, serious and depressing baggage. This show is an example of how a show can be light-hearted and still enjoyable for a wide variety of ages. I remember watching it up until around when the Technodrome was in the Arctic. I think it had changed Networks by then and had become a Saturday Morning cartoon but I don't really remember. I think it was still a fun cartoon by then. I'd say it never boned but if they removed Shredder, then I can see that being a boning point. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on July 15, 2009, 4:11 pm

Small Wonder - TV Shows
In the annuals of bad TV shows (i.e "Punky Brewster," "Herman's Head" and "My Mother the Car," etc.), "Small Wonder" has to be right up near the top of the list. A premise based upon someone's drug-induced, whisky-soaked nightmare, the program features easily the single worst actors in small screen history, led by Tiffany Brissette, who was typecast perfectly as a slack-jawed, dull-eyed, monotone-speaking android created by engineer Ted Lawson (Dick Christie). After he "creates" the idiotic little moppet, he then tries to pass it off as his own daughter. It's "The Bionic Woman" without the laughs. Everyone involved (except first season character Edie McGlurg - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Back To School," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles") went on to oblivion and this show went down as one of the worst (and certainly the one with the cheapest production values) of all-time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:31 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
Crikey! I know we're supposed to feel sorry for this annoying guy who got killed by a sting ray (one of the funnier deaths in celebrity history), but I still can't get over him holding up his infant son over a crocodile like a Milk Bone (maybe he was imitating Michael Jackson but couldn't find a railing). That, and his almost incomprehensible idiotic Aussie ramblings to the camera as he basically invaded the spaces of wild animals just to prove whatever he was trying to prove. Now, at least his young daughter can continue to exploit animals on her "Jungle Girl" show ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:09 pm

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
Like it's parent program, "Happy Days" (itself a spinoff of "Love, American Style"), I never liked "Laverne and Shirley." Probably because instead of a honest look back at the era it was supposed to represent (the mid-to-late 1950s), it was a cheap, glossed-over nostalgic look with a few costumes and wigs and bad retro dialogue that never fully disguised its 1970s timeline. So, are the two supposed to be sluts (they were when they appeared on the episode of "Happy Days" where Richie couldn't get a date) or not? Idiot neighbors Lenny and Squiggy wore on the sensibilities pretty quickly and - for some reason only my analyist can fathom -I still harbor a seething hatred for Carmine Ragusa (Eddie Mekka), who, on the show, won a role in the Broadway version of "Hair" (what?!). Later, Betty Garrett, who helped kill "All in the Family," came along to harsh the buzz of this program. In the final season, Shirley actually LEAVES the show ("Laverne and ...?") and everyone in the neighborhood moves to Burbank. In one particular episode, the hapless duo is kidnapped by a guy who wants to kill them (hey, I'm with him there), but they outwit him and throw him to his death from an airplane. This bloated, overblown catfish slopping around in the mud of 1970s American culture is in dire need of a serious gutting. At least we have the theme song ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:00 pm

Life Goes On - TV Shows
Yeah, the show had a real life Downs syndrome actor (Corky was the best thing about the program), but the other characters were thin and hollow (even Kellie Martin); gruff dad, longsuffering mom, socially awkward daughter, etc. Then Kristy's friend, Chad Lowe, gets HIV and later marries Reese Witherspoon. Oh, who cares?! Show started as television's first honest exploration of the trials of the mentally retarded and then turned into an A.I.D.S. benefit. Get the newspaper ready, folks, 'cause it's fish-wrappin' time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:41 pm

Yo Gabba Gabba! - TV Shows
Even my kids won't watch this floating pile of dead carp, and when Jack Black appeared, it was guttin' time (of course, I felt the same way about "Year One"). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:26 pm

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
One of my all-time favorite shows, but it was dead and buried when Fred (Redd Foxx) departed. Provided several seasons of gut-busting laughs when Fred and Aunt Ester (LaWanda Page) got into it. Of all the program's great characters, Lamont (Demond Wilson), Esther, Bubba (Don Bexley), Julio (Gregory Sierra), Woodrow (Rollo (Nathaniel Taylor), cops Smitty (Hal Williams) and Hoppy (Howard Platt), Ah Chew (Pat Morita) and Hoppy's mother (Nancy Culp), however, Grady (Whitman Mayo) was by far the lamest. When Fred left during a contract dispute and Grady took over, it was the end of the end. "Sanford Arms" just put the last nail in the franchise coffin. One particularly ridiculous episode had Grady buying a garish painting for his daughter and son-in-law. When they didn't like it, he blubbers about being "useless" (he's right). He could also never replace Foxx and I kept asking myself, "Where's Fred during all of this?!" Later, ironically, on the set of "The Royal Family," Foxx actually had the "Big One," but cast and crew members thought he was faking it - until he died. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:10 pm

NewsRadio - TV Shows
I hated how they turned former "Kids in the Hall" comedian Dave Foley into an ineffectual bore while making Phil Hartman's character a constant buffoon (always being outwitted by the show's female characters, including Andy Dick). Nothing really but a sad rehash of "W-KRAP In Cincinnati," only with really bad and unfunny supporting characters. Hartman's death at the hands of his drugged up and whacked-out wife send this program into the fishnet where deck workers held their fillet knives at the ready ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:34 pm

Mr. Belvedere - TV Shows
I actually liked this show, especially the dynamic between the uppity British slave Belvedere (Christopher Hewiit, the gay director in the original "Producers") and his owner/master, George Owens (Bob Uecker, a catcher on the 1964 World Series campion St. Louis Cardinals - hoo hah!). Early seasons had some good laughs, but (as always happens with many sitcoms) later years brought some seriously depressing episodes. One has a kid getting A.I.D.S. and another has George's son, Wesley (Brice Beckham), being molested by a Boy Scout leader (we're supposed to LAUGH at these scenerios?!). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:19 pm

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Show became awkward when Beaver reached puberty (I can't believe I wrote that). No longer the cute, mischevious little boy who got into good-natured trouble and who was then bailed out with a little fatherly advice from Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers' (whom I met in 1996 when he was a judge at a Miss San Deigo beauty contest - he still looks the same) popularity (as well as the show's) declined precipitously. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:06 pm

Late Show with David Letterman - TV Shows
Yeah, in recent years he's become a shill for the Democrats, but his recent series of apologies to the idiot Sarah Palin proved he does indeed have no more balls. But, I think his Oscars hosting episode signalled the beginning of the end. ("Uma, Oprah"). I miss "The Guy Under The Stairs," "Larry 'Bud' Melman" and "Stupid Pet Tricks." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:58 pm

In Living Color - TV Shows
The first two seasons were brilliant with 27,000 members of the Wayans family in top form and token white guy James (Jim) Carrey showing some fantastic sketch comedy cred. Later, Jamie Foxx joined the cast and Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez were a dancer and choreographer, respectively. Classic skits like "Hey, Mon," "The Head Detective," "Fire Marshall Bill," "Men On Film," "Homeboy Shopping Network," "The Brothers Brothers," "Calhoun Tubbs, Blues Man," "Handy Man" and "Homey the Clown." The show also featured some pretty funny MTV-type music video parodies ("Ice Ice Baby," "Can't Touch This," "Black and White," etc.) Later, though, censorship problems with Fox caused half of the Wayans to leave while the show's cutting edge became duller and duller. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:42 pm

Good Times - TV Shows
After this comment, I'm going to buy that last poster some pronouns. Yeah, like most people, I'd say the departure of John Amos was the death knell of this Norman Lear-produced "Maude" spinoff. The chemistry between him and Jimmy "J.J" Walker was the glue that held this concept together. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:23 pm

Fantasy Island - TV Shows
Okay, having someone be able to live out there fantasies is one thing, but late in the series it became a bizarre series of supernatural episodes. There were shows where folks were able to re-visit with dead relatives and where theyy could go back in time to correct some wrong in their lives (like "Highway To Heaven" without the laughs). Also, in one episode, owner Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban)even faces "Satan," who has come to the island to challenge him for his immortal soul (what is this, "The Devil and Daniel Webster?!"). THAT was a bit much for me. Once, his sidekick, Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) was even able to live out his own fantasy - which involved being chased by native cannibals in a canoe (what was wrong with this guy?!). Oh, and then the producers fired Tattoo and replaced him with a gay English butler (are there any other kind?). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:12 pm

Monkees, The - Music Groups
The Pre-Fab Four. Throwaway pop garbage. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:08 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
A once great band who have become an embarrassing parody of themselves. Time to hang it up. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:04 pm

Fox News - Random Topics
..because we all know that to be a credible journalist, you need to be a card carrying Marxist. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:02 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
After the return from cancellation, Seth MacFarlane got a big head and instead of clever social satire, it became about pushing the envelope to get away with as much as he could. Not to mention padding the show with 5 minutes of an old Conway Twitty clip...WTF?? are you guys out of original ideas? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:57 am

Family Guy - TV Shows
Like others on this forum, I have to say that in the beginning, this was a fresh, funny approach to adult animation, doing things "The Simpson's" either couldn't or wouldn't do. There were some really good laugh-out-loud moments as the show was the ultimate politically-incorrect vehicle for those of us with a slightly skewered sense of humor. I was also very happy when it was renewed. Recently, however, the whole thing has gone far left with plotlines involving the state of Texas being bad, George W. Bush being evil and Stewie turning gay. Then, when creator Seth McFarlane appeared on "Countdown with Keith Obertard," he went out of his way to alienate half of the show's audience (as if liberals are the only ones who watch "Family Guy"). Thank goodness "South Park" was abkle to capture the show's inanities with a spot-on and vicious frontal assault. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:56 am

Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez - Celebrities
Mr April - September, chokes like a dog in the playoffs. "o-ver-ra-ted *clap-clap-clapclapclap*" -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:46 am

Y2K Bug, The - Random Topics
I'm picturing the guy sitting in his basement at 8AM January 1, 2000 sitting next to his $10000 pallet of survival gear and freeze dried food, quietly crying. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:38 am

CBS Evening News, The - TV Shows
Obviously boned when Walter Cronkite left, we just didn't know it at the time ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:36 am

Bob the Builder - TV Shows
One hundred times better than the lame "Manny the Handyman." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:30 am

Hot wheels - Random Topics
Hot wheels jumped the shark when they stopped producing real cars. I simply do not care about these "HW-original" crappy cars they create How long should I wait to get a 1/64 Ford Thunderbird from Hot wheels? A BMW Z-7? A New Generation Ford Explorer? A Volvo S-40? The new Jaguar XK-8? Porshe Cayenne? Now the First Editions are only hw-original crap and "new" editions of the Hummer, Camaro and Mustang all over again and again. I still collect the few new real cars they release, but it is nothing compared to the golden years (1998-2000) when they produce whatever what hot in the market -- Submitted By: (erickjan) on July 15, 2009, 10:39 am

Rugrats Movie, The - Movie Series
The Rugrats movies are NOT THAT GREAT!! In fact, they're not great AT ALL. Someone voted "Never Boned." If he's not an idiot, there's no way that Frankie Valli was born in 1934! -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 10:31 am

Bewitched - TV Shows
Whenever the actor who plays a main character is replaced, it's an automatic BTF. Bewitched was NOT a great show when Dick York was replaced, you mentally retarded freak. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:27 am

Youtube - Websites
For the person(s) who voted "Never Boned" three times: You're mentally ill! Youtube totally deserves to be overthrown by a mob and sent back to the way it was. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:19 am

IMDB - Websites
Dropmurphy, if you're not mentally ill, Bruce Springsteen is Jewish. Period. What is wrong with you people?! Don't you realize that this site sucks ass, especially now?? I had quite a few messages deleted when I did NOTHING WRONG! These guys who vote "Never Boned" should be shot five times in the head, DEAD!! -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:06 am

American Idol - TV Shows
Some idiot voted "Never Boned" bringing the vote count up to 2. Of course the show boned! It boned when Kris Allen won. If they don't come up with a new technique for eliminating contestants (as the judges should have done for Kris), I stand by my decision. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 7:56 am

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
This show BTFs before the theme song even finishes! There's just something creepy about a chrous of teenage girls gushing, "I want Charles in charge of me!" To answer Chubby's question, Willie Aames, according to his Wiki bio, is still alive and has been mostly drug free since about the mid-90s (after 20 years of addiction), but is not without issues: in the last year or so, he's dealt with separation from his wife, bankruptcy, and falling off the wagon, which led to a suicide attempt. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Aames) That's too bad, because he never struck me as being a bad person. It looks like for now he's pretty much out of the celebrity scene while he works on getting his life back together. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 15, 2009, 7:34 am

Magic Johnson - Celebrities
Is there really a secret cure for HIV that we dont know about, and Magic does? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:29 am

Magic Hour, The - TV Shows
Is it amazing to anyone else that Magic Johnson survived AIDS, but this show as well? Two real career killers! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:25 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
Just went over to the Scottish Site, what a MESS!!! There are no new gossip blogs and Erin Fox, the hatchet lady that wrote on there is gone. Fired? Can anyone figure this out? Also there are no comments there except people slamming the site, and there are very few of those. I wonder if all of the other user comments on the blog articles were TV Guide employees or bots? Check it out, it is really a sad and odd sight to behold, and a guy even wrote a poem on there!! Here it is...thanks A.S. MARTBOY (As published on the Scottish site..) As I was cutting the lawn yesterday, the rich history of this site moved me to poetry. I hope you enjoy it: There once was a man named Timmy Molloy Who people at Radnor did choose to employ. Their mission was clear; their mission was dark: "We'll go fix the site they call 'Jump the Shark.'" And Timmy assisted, like lambs in their flocks; He'd seen what had happened to poor Erin Fox. The suits made a change, like a prince to a frog They turned it into a "whats on TV" blog. But with 4 dismal comments, it's starting to fade It's been almost 2 weeks, no columns been made. Think of your ratings, please heed this remark: "C'mon, TV Guide, give us back "Jump the Shark!" Thank you. Thank you very much...... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:18 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
Greg- tell us how you really feel about this show! Love the new "Fish Talk" you used here- it's inspiring!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:08 am

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
Isnt Willie Ames a drug addict/ or dead now? Seriously? Can one of our rookie fish scalers find out about this legend of the small screen? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:06 am

Antiques Road Show - TV Shows
I get a strange thrill when an item is outed as "fake" and you are told it is worth NOTHING!!! the people's expressions are priceless. Sort of like waiting for a car wreck at a race.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:03 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
The foul stench of rotting mackerel was rubbed all over this show the minute it moved from Discovery Health. It ceased to be anything but a horrid, vile, explotative pile of human and animal waste festering in a July heatwave. The parents are hateful, greedy bastards who deserve chunks of decomposing perch shoved down their respective throats. The "father" is a gutless, pouting, ineffectual moron who could not be a role model for the Mason Family, let alone his own, while "mom" is the biggest joke of all. Equally money-hungry, and seemingly obsessed with a freakish desire to control anything and everything around her (forcing the kids to dress in the same colors), she bitches and moans about her husband's infidelity - all while committing adultry herself. A pox of plague preportions on this, one of the worst reality (or any other kind) of program in the long sick history of rotten television. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:34 am

Wonder Pets - TV Shows
My daughters love it, and my youngest (who sounds like Ming-Ming) always imitates the duck ("This is sewious ... "). What can I say? It's harmless and there are moral lessons to be learned; plus there's cute furry animals (except the ugly turtle) abounding. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:14 am

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Another example of a left-leaning celebrity trying to use meanspirited "comedy" to ridicule others of a different political persuasion. In a group, like he was on the ironically-titled "Politically-Incorrect," Maher could be kept on a leash (although I am still shaking my head about his comments that Aaron Sorkin, who was busted at an airport with hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana, and crack cocaine, was "too intelligent" to be jailed). Unfettered, Maher runs about like a rabid pit bull and has become equally cruel and brilliant. But, his mean side overshadows any laughs or enlightenment one would get from his often interesting arguments. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:06 am

FOX News - TV Shows
Every time someone complains about Fox News being biased, I simply point that uninformed person in the direction of MSNBC and (to a lesser extent, CNN). The former is the bastion of intolerance (with "balanced" hosts like Keith Olbermann, Chris MAtthews and Rachel Maddow - who looks more like Payton Manning than Payton Manning); while the latter is just incompetent. At least for its slant, Fox News still attempts to present both sides, something MSNBC doesn't even know the meaning of. Don't believe me? Remember that network's brilliant move of having Matthews and Olbermann - both strident Obama lackies - host the coverage of the Republican Convention? Real fair and balanced there, huh? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:53 am

Fernwood 2 Night - TV Shows
At the time, in the summer of 1977 (before it became the lame, "America Tonight"), this was as funny and cutting edge as ANYTHING on television. Years ahead of its time, it spun off from (and a summer replacement for) Norman Lear's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and concerned a smarmy late night talk show host, Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) and his vapid co-host, Jerry Hubbard (Fred Willard). Complete with the most depressing band in history, Happy Kyne (Frank De Vol) and the Myrth Makers, "Fernwood" parodied the genre of locally-produced programs as Gimble bantered with the audience, plugged businesses (like Peterson's Hardware and Home of Hotcakes) and brought on bizarre guests who commented on contemporary issues (an iron lung pianist, a guy who designed cancer-proof leisure suits for rats, a little girl who sings a song about gun control and a Catholic priest whose parents are trying to "deprogram" him, among others). Although I have not seen an episode in over 20 years, it's still one of my favorites of all-time. No fishing here, friends. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:34 am

Fawlty Towers - TV Shows
Never came near seafood. Probably second only to "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as far as top British humour is concerned, this John Cleese vehical always made me laugh (especially at the relationship between Basil Fawlty (Cleese) and Manuel ("I am from Bar-celona."). Cleese's then-wife, Connie Booth, also starred - as his TV wife ("I'm doing it, you great cow!"). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:23 am

F Troop - TV Shows
One of several historical military comedies of the 1960s (along with "Hogan's Heroes" and "McHale's Navy"), this featured Ken Berry ("Mayberry RFD," "Mama's Family") as Capt. Wilton Parmenter; Forrest Tucker ("Auntie Mame") as Sgt. O'Rourke and Larry Storch as Cpl. Agarn, all serving with other bumbling calvarymen at Fort Courage in the Kansas Territory. Supporting soldiers included veteran silent era cowboy actor Bob Steele as Duffy ("There I was with Davy Crockett at the Alamo") and James Hampton as buglar Dobbs (he later starred in films like "The Longest Yard" and "The China Syndrome"). There was also a love interest for Parmenter, Wrangler Jane (Melody Patterson) and a local indian tribe, the Hekawis, led by white actor Frank DeKova ("Teenage Caveman" for you MiSTies out there). Only on two years, the series never really had time to bone anything, and I always enjoyed it in reruns after I came home from school in the mid-1970s. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:17 am

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