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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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Molly Ringwald - Celebrities
She has some impressive pipes too. I wish I could sing like that. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 1:22 pm

William Shatner - Celebrities
I totally agree with AndyC. Don't be disrespecting His Royal Shatness; by refusing to take himself seriously, he has rendered himself as boneproof as a guy can be. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 1:21 pm

Kevin Costner - Celebrities
Waterworld. The Postman. The Bodyguard. JFK. Wyatt Earp. Message in a Bottle. PEEEE-YOOOOO!!! How did this man get out of the '90s with anything resembling an intact reputation? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 1:15 pm

Laurence Fishburne - Celebrities
Can't bone, won't bone, ain't close to boning. Make him read "Fish Boning For Dummies" and he still wouldn't know how to bone. End of Discussion. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 1:08 pm

George Clooney - Celebrities
By the way, we were also paying John Wayne to act and not think.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:53 am

George Clooney - Celebrities
How does that work, DolFan? A guy who lives in America, makes a very nice living in America, and probably owns a bunch of property in America, wants America destroyed? What does Clooney gain from that? I don't understand rhetoric like yours. As for when I think Clooney boned the fish, I'll say that if his next two films (both of which are due for release this year) are as weak as The Men Who Stare at Goats, the boning process will have begun by this time next year. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:53 am

Rush Limbaugh - Celebrities
During the war in Bosnia, Rush made fun of Al Gore's use of the word "Bosniak" in a speech. He assumed it wasn't a real word, and he mocked Gore for making up a silly false word when he couldn't think of the right one. Well, guess what? "Bosniak" is indeed a real word, and Gore had used it properly - as some of us EIB listeners would have been happy to tell Rush if we'd been able to get past Legendary Call Screener Bo Snerdly. (The word means simply "an ethnic Bosnian".) Did Rush ever retract his charge that Gore used a nonce word? No, of course he didn't. That told me alot about him: A man who would refuse to admit to an error because it involved an ideological foe is not a man who deserves my admiration; and that incident, small as it was, marked the beginning of my suspicion that Rush Limbaugh was not quite as smart, or as fair-minded, as he claimed to be. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:35 am

James Caan - Celebrities
Jimmy C boned? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Please - the man could not bone a fish or jump a shark if his life depended on it. Look up the word "kickass" in the dictionary and you'll find his picture. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:09 am

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - TV Shows
I don't remember the close-ups of Dr Sagan's face, but I do recall a fine (and occasionally awe-inspiring) program. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 23, 2011, 8:00 am

Recess - TV Shows
One of the best cartoons I ever watched. Who could ever forget King Bob with his cut-out football helmet that shape like a crown or the tribal kindergardeners. Before they were The Plastics from "Mean Girls", they were the The Ashleys. I could never forget that episode when The Ashleys jinx Gus and Gus could never talk less somebody says his name and he almost went the whole school day without talking until TJ finds out and says his name. Or the time when TJ was in time-out and had to stay in the box and he almost went crazy until he realize that the box is nothing but drawn out chalkboard on the ground and can walk out at anytime. This show can't never bone to me! -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 23, 2011, 4:44 am

Doug - TV Shows
As a little kid, I didn't really know there was a Disney's Doug and a Nicklodeon's Doug. All I knew is that Doug and his friends is older and little different when they was on ABC Saturday's mornings. I think for most parts it never bone but the character Roger himself. Roger BTF when his family got rich and no longer Doug's bully. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 23, 2011, 4:24 am

Prince - Music Groups
The "name change". The whole act of him acting as if is "stuff" doesn't stink, and thinking his work is as holy as a bible itself... that's just extra bones. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 23, 2011, 1:57 am

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
You can't climax on day one. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 11:07 pm

Bill Clinton - Celebrities
Looks like this page has been taken over by GOPers, which shouldn't surprise me as they seem to dominate the entire site. At any rate, Bubba had his flaws - which is putting it mildly - but he really wasn't a bad president overall. Set your ball-and-chain ideology aside for a moment and tell me - a committed political centrist who doesn't have a dog in this fight - why he deserves the low ranking you have given him. If all you can come up with are the same tired old Limbaughisms we've heard for the last 18 years, you might want to consider cutting back on the Koolaid and coming up with an original thought once in awhile. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 22, 2011, 10:51 pm

Denzel Washington - Celebrities
The rare actor who can make an otherwise ordinary film worth shelling out ten bucks to see, Denzel is just flat-out unboneable. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 22, 2011, 10:39 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
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. There is no rule that says Boning cannot occur from Day One -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 22, 2011, 10:18 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
Aside from the fact that this is a site about shows reaching their climax rather than a site about whether or not shows were liked by by the majority, the header says, "Boned when..." So, if the webmaster elects not to remove the day one option, he should change it to, "A bad show can't bone." -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 8:21 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
If you'll notice it says "Day One - Sucked From the Start" so there is no misuse of the term. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 22, 2011, 8:03 pm

Boohbah - TV Shows
The Teletubbies, but more brainless. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 6:24 pm

Rugrats - TV Shows
Judging from the comments and reasons listed, I can assume that, to most people, Dil was the beginning of the end, while Kimi was the nail in the coffin. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 6:21 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
If a show is bad from the beginning, that is not jumping the shark. Jumping the shark happens when mistakes are made in desperate attempts to cash in on a show that should have been left to die with dignity. A show being bad from the start is a matter of personal preference in a show. Even if it's bad to everyone, it's just a bad show. It's not the same thing. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 6:01 pm

Reno 911! - TV Shows
The second season ended in charging all the officers and shutting down the Reno sheriff's office. The end of the show. Always intended to be with no opening left to continue it. When DVD releases boosted sales, Comedy Central got the really bad idea to bring it back from cancellation and pretty much ruined the show. Don't bring a show back if you already closed it up. Bad idea. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 5:59 pm

Rush Hour - Movie Series
3rd movie... Jackie looks old and Chris looks plump. -- Submitted By: (Cannongurl) on April 22, 2011, 5:14 pm

Prince - Music Groups
He now wants a law to ban anyone from covering his songs. AFAIK, he's the only one to flat-out refuse to allow Weird Al to parody him. I really can't stand this guy, he thinks his "music" is so sacred. And his songs are written like a 12-year old girl's text messaging. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 22, 2011, 3:58 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
They should bring back this show! The look on the pervs face when they get caught is priceless and the endless excuses they come up with explaining why they come to the teen's house is funny. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 22, 2011, 2:27 pm

Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) - TV Shows
Finally saw an episode last night and I absolutely approve. The media usually glorifies people like this and it's refreshing to see a show that doesn't. In fact, this show is a public service. I think anyone with a Beastmaster fantasy would get a reality check by watching it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 22, 2011, 2:06 pm

Fatal Attractions (Animal Planet) - TV Shows
Finally saw an episode last night and I absolutely approve. The media usually glorifies people like this and it's refreshing to see a show that doesn't. In fact, this show is a public service. I think anyone with a Beastmaster fantasy would get a reality check by watching it. -- Submitted By: () on April 22, 2011, 2:05 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
I think PYLrulz was talking about Drew Carey's Improv-a-Ganza, which, while I think the show's OK, I don't find it as funny as Whose Line. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 22, 2011, 12:50 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
Great show. I like both versions, but lean more towards Drew since unlike The Ceej I find Drew pretty funny. Wayne Brady bugs me with his mugging, though. I've tried getting into Drew's new show on GSN and for some reason I'm having trouble warming up to it though it's pretty much the same cast and the same improv comedy. Something's missing. Maybe the points really do matter, since they aren't on this new version and it pales to Whose Line. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 22, 2011, 11:14 am

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
You mean The Price Is Right? They gave him that to spare us from having to put up with his not comedy. The same reason they gave all the bad comedians game shows. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 22, 2011, 10:45 am

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
I disagree Ceej. If put with the right group with the right setup, Drew is funny (especially with self-deappreacaiting humor). You could point to his new show on GSN, which sucks, but what they got going on there doesn't work, at least for me. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 22, 2011, 4:11 am

Digimon - TV Shows
Lost interest around Season 4. Maybe I was getting older by the time but the lack of Digimon companions and the whole morphing thing didn't settle well with me. The main cast wasn't all that interesting either. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:20 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
That's a show I never liked. There was a very old version of it with bad plots, uninteresting characters and awful animation. Then I remember one with his son or nephew, with sailing and all, and that was so fogettable that I can't even remember what was the plot. Then he had three small clones living in the city and holy moley, that one crushed any interest I might had to see a Popeye cartoon. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:17 pm

Flintstone Kids, The - TV Shows
And I thought nothing could top Scooby-Doo Kids. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on April 21, 2011, 11:13 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
The difference between Clive Anderson and Drew Carey is that Clive KNEW he wasn't funny, so he stayed out of the bits. Drew never has been funny, no one ever thought he was except for him, and anyone who said he was was lying to make him feel better because they didn't think they could handle disappointment. The downside is, the rest of us had to suffer through his endless barrage of train wreck shows, not the least of which was his destroyed version of Whose Line. If his mother would have just told him how not funny he was 40 years ago, we wouldn't have to deal with this crap. Another reason honesty is the best policy.* *No representation is to be made that honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Please use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to be honest. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 10:20 pm

Rihanna - Music Groups
It may just be me, but it feels like Rihanna has now turned to a "dirty whore" image with her song "S&M." I had a feeling it was only a matter of time. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 21, 2011, 9:33 pm

Swiffer - Random Topics
The product itself isn't bad, although the commercials do get pretty tiring quickly. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 21, 2011, 9:28 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
You try to screw a kid, and everyone can see the proof, I'm sorry, it should be open season on you. And if you committ suicide because you are caught... I'll feel sorry for the family, but not the perv. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 21, 2011, 8:44 pm

Nancy Grace - Celebrities
A heartless and big mouthed witch. All that needs to be said about her -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 21, 2011, 8:25 pm

To Catch A Predator - TV Shows
If you could promise me that every episode would have ended in a suicide, I may actually have WATCHED this show. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 6:00 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
This is to say that some shows are so bad from the very beginning that there really isn't any decline in quality possible. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 21, 2011, 5:54 pm

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - TV Shows
If I have one thing to say about this show, it's this: It could be worse. It could be Terminator 3 and 4. I guess it's a good thing Terminator 3 and 4 were never actually made. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 5:53 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
This is not a comment on this show but a message to the people who run this site. It seems "Day 1" in an option on every show, but by definition, a show can't jump the shark before it's established what it's about. Whoever puts "Day 1" as an option doesn't seem to be able to differentiate between a show's climax and a show they never cared for. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 5:48 pm

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
When the topics became silly. Don't know if it's censorship, running out of ideas or both, but I don't enjoy the show like I once did. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 21, 2011, 4:16 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
SNL has gone up and down in terms of quality depending on the cast and writers at the time. I guess it will continue to do this until the end of time. It can't really jump the shark because it's making fun of what is rather than trying to be something on its own. However, it does go through really slow patches with unfunny cast and writers but it always makes it through with another hilarious cast and set of writers. They usually make these changes at the beginning of a season so, if you didn't like it this season, check it out at the premier next season, and you might like it this time. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 21, 2011, 11:42 am

Pornography - Random Topics
Travoltron, because parodies are protected. If a movie studio tried to sue, not only would they lose, they would give publicity to the Porno, and eve up making them more money. Best to stay quiet about it. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 21, 2011, 6:09 am

Quentin Tarantino - Celebrities
I suspect that I speak for a number of folks when I say that I am as drawn to Tarantino's work as I am repelled by it. Several of his films are definite guilty pleasures for me, including Inglorious Basterds. (Hey, who doesn't want to see Hitler gunned down in a French theater?) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 3:57 am

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
Watching the lovely Dana Delany nearly naked in Exit to Eden was a glorious moment for me to treasure forever. Catching a surprise glimpse of a largely undressed Rosie O'Donnell later in the same movie was a hideous atrocity for me to spend eternity trying to banish from my memory. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 3:30 am

Patrick Stewart - Celebrities
Some people are simply incapable of boning, and Sir Patrick Stewart (remember, he was knighted last year) is one of them. He could read the words on a can of Spam and make it sound absolutely riveting. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 3:09 am

iPod - Random Topics
With all due respect to my friend DolFan, I think "all but dead" is something of an exaggeration. There are tons of very good music out there - music by and for grownups. Granted, it doesn't get as much mainstream exposure as the bubble-gum stuff and mass-market pablum, but it's still there (and easily available on iTunes, certain uncooperative bands like Tool notwithstanding). My personal taste runs to fairly sophisticated alternative/progressive/post-punk/metal/jazz, and I'm always encountering good new stuff (or discovering music from the '90s that flew under my radar when it was new). Sometimes I have to wander off the beaten path to find it, but that's part of the fun. My only complaint is that digital recordings are still generally inferior, soundwise, to analog recordings. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 2:32 am

All in the Family - TV Shows
The show never really boned; some of the most impressive episodes (and acting) took place during the last couple of years it was on the air (1978-79). In fact, three of Carroll O'Connor's four Emmys were awarded for the show's last three seasons. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 21, 2011, 1:50 am

Pornography - Random Topics
They used to have to get creative with the titles when they were doing a movie spoof. Now they use the ACTUAL NAME OF THE MOVIE they're spoofing. "___________: The XXX Parody" or "This is NOT __________". I'm just amazed they can get away with this in such a litigious society. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 20, 2011, 9:59 pm

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
I first noticed the censorship when the Vatican episode in season 7 seemed to disappear without a trace. It aired once, but it's been deleted from the official episode guide and the only mention it ever existed is a tiny episode stating it's not part of the "complete" season on DVD. We know what really happened. Showtime censored it. The lack of many fan-demanded episodes and abundance of completely silly episodes (for example, old people starring Maddox) leads me to believe there's more corporate censorship than the Vatican episode that we just don't know about because it never got its one airing. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 9:06 pm

Price Is Right, The - TV Shows
Drew Carey on this show, Wayne Brady on Let's Make A Deal, Jimmy Carr on Distraction... The list goes on. Am I the only one who sees they're giving bad comedians game shows to keep them from bothering us with their not comedy? -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 8:57 pm

Mission Hill - TV Shows
Kind of hard to jump the shark when it gets cancelled in the middle of its original story arc. Maybe if it had been on a little longer it would have had the opportunity. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 8:48 pm

John Wayne - Celebrities
Avoided military service during WW2 because it would have interfered with his movie career, then spent the rest of his life trying to atone for his selfishness by becoming a hyper-patriot. Should have gotten an Oscar for The Searchers. Voted for few of the same folks I voted for, but he was a damn good guy nonetheless. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 8:17 pm

Green Day - Music Groups
Green Day is punk like Budweiser is beer. (Which is to say, there's a superficial resemblance to the real thing, but the product is kind of thin and flavorless.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 8:01 pm

Kyle XY - TV Shows
It seems that season one was very compelling and had me hanging on until the end. They answered some questions and left the rest for season two. Then season two comes around and the whole show shifts focus and they forgot what questions they hadn't yet answered. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 6:23 pm

Drake & Josh - TV Shows
I'll admit that I was a fan of this show back then, but I always thought of Kenan and Kel when I watched it (ironically, both shows were made by Dan Schneider). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 20, 2011, 6:23 pm

Kenan & Kel - TV Shows
Isn't this show called Drake & Josh today? -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 6:21 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
The Ceej, I see what you're saying, but I respectfully disagree. Game shows, news shows, etc. can and do indeed bone the fish. Game shows it can happen when a host changes (Price is Right, Family Feud, Pyramid, Password), rules change (Millionaire), or cast changes (Hollywood Squares: Paul Lynde dying, Match Game: Richard Dawson leaving, etc.)News shows it can happen if a host stays past their time (Larry King). I always thought The Daily Show was at its best in 2006. The show still was seen as a news satire and the cast of characters was perfect (Colbert, Helmes, Carrell, etc.) When the characters left and the show slowly started getting more and more self righteous about liberal issues and the line between satire and reality became more unclear, that's when this show started boning the fish. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 20, 2011, 4:24 pm

Inspector Gadget - TV Shows
@Pelirojo I think the joke is that he didn't have a brain in there to begin with. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 3:38 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
When the show came back from the only cancellation long enough for anyone to notice, it produced the third season. Otherwise known as the funniest season of the show. Everything after that was hit and miss at best. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:57 pm

Early Edition - TV Shows
The end of season 2 is the end of the show. The finale of season 2 IS a series finale. Why they continued it after that is anyone's guess. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:52 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
Trying to continue this show after John Ritter's unfortunate death would be like trying to continue Roseanne if she had died of a heart attack in the middle of the fifth season. And don't think they wouldn't have done that too. After Ritter died, there should have been one final episode to tie up any loose ends and then cancelled. A show doesn't work without its main character. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:49 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
I'm sort of confused at a lot of shows on here. Game shows, pundit shows, news shows, satirical shows. How do these types of shows jump the shark. The purpose of news satire it to poke fun at current events. By its very definition, it evolves with current events and politics. By its very definition, jumping the shark is impossible. Its listing should be removed because of this. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:43 pm

Drake & Josh - TV Shows
I remember this show as a kid. Except, back then, it was called Keenan & Kel. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 2:34 pm

Becker - TV Shows
I thought Becker was a good funny, entertaining show. Cheers was totally different but equally good in it's own way. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 20, 2011, 2:07 pm

New Jersey - Random Topics
New Jersey boned the fish - and yes, it was a toxic fish that washed up on one of the state's grossly overrated beaches - when it started to become a magnet for the NYC region's trailer trash. Let's say 1972. (On an unrelated note, I'm fairly sure Shanequia, whose musings never fail to brighten my day, is actually a very witty middle-aged white dude who is well aware of the UK's Channel Islands. But of course I can't prove it....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 1:06 pm

Pornography - Random Topics
Darn! I was sort of hoping this subject was The Cure's classic album of the same name; I was prepared to defend that album to my dying breath. But I see it's only the literal, boring subject of pornography, and I can only reply with a ho-hum. (Well, okay; I suppose I can add that pornography became passe when the ladies started shaving their private parts, and the dudes with the cameras started using really bright lights to illuminate said parts.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:55 pm

Becker - TV Shows
Somebody created a reason about how this show sucked because it wasn't Cheers. Well, let's just ignore the fact that if you compare everything to your favourite thing, everything else will fall short. Becker was far better than anything Cheers could ever hope to be. If I were Ted Danson, I'd be trying to keep my work on Cheers a secret. That was an embarrassing role. Becker, on the other hand, was hilarious. At least up until the point things started going weird with Reggie and ultimately had her leave the show. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:52 pm

9/11 Truth Movement - Random Topics
Truthers and birthers: two sides of the same retarded coin. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:45 pm

Michael Franks - Music Groups
Franks has held up pretty well, and his last couple of albums aren't bad at all. As "smooth" goes, I prefer the likes of Bryan Ferry, but Franks has cut some tasty tracks over the years. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:42 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
Today there are thousands - perhaps hundreds of thousands - of Americans doing all manner of things in the desperate hope of becoming celebrities. It's just bloody crazy, and I'm not convinced that a contestant on even a "respectable" reality show like American Idol is that far removed from a woman who wants to set a world record for popping out kids. While we are singling out this pathetic person for scorn, we might want to consider sending a little of that scorn in the direction of the sick culture that compelled her to seek America's attention in the first place. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:35 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
This is one of the few shows where the changes to format actually improved it rather than destroyed it. The first two season followed more or less a basic formula with very few deviations from it. The third season started getting more involved and deviated even more from this formula. The show started really picking up in the fourth season when Jill decided to go back to college, thus adding intelligent humour in the mix with the slapstick that could not have carried the show another full season. It made a few mistakes along the way, but nothing that compromised the integrity of the show in more than a one-off sense. I would say this is one of the very few shows that have never jumped the shark. Don't get me wrong. If Tim Allen had gotten his way and gotten a ninth season picked up, this show would have gone straight to hell within the first two episodes. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:30 pm

Arlen Specter - Celebrities
There's nothing wrong with a Republican who bucks his party once in awhile. ("RINO" is a stupid term; it suggests that every party member has to follow exactly the same rigid philosophy all the time, which as far as I know only the emptiest of heads can do with a clear conscience.) But Specter's behavior, pretty much for the entirety of his Senate career, has been less that of a maverick than of a sneaky opportunist (of the throw-his-grandmother-under-a-bus-to-get-votes variety). It's that reason, and not his lack of ideological purity, that ought to earn him the enmity of the party faithful. (P.S.: Excessive loyalty to a political party is a form of retardation. You're welcome.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:23 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
Even though the roots were shaken a few times before this (for example, Sarah Chalke stopped trying to play the same Becky Lecy Goransan established during her third episode in the role) the lottery win was so much of a shark jumper the phrase should have changed from "jump the shark" to "win the lottery." I can only assume the phrase didn't shift because if we said, "Sliders won the lottery after Arturo was killed off," it would sound like a compliment. The Conners winning the lottery was the single worst downward shift in the history of television. That's not to say the episodes that followed weren't hilarious. Oh, they were. The problem I (and most fans have) is that the story was compromised to get those laughs. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 12:23 pm

Beastie Boys, The - Music Groups
Pelirojo's retraction shows he has alot of heart, and I salute him for that. Now to the subject at hand: To as great a degree as I am able, I ignore the political bleatings of musicians and actors when evaluating their art. (One must do this for the sake of one's blood pressure if for no other reason.) People are free to believe the dumbest things they can find to stuff into their heads; as long as they entertain me, I couldn't care less if they believe in the Tooth Fairy. And the Beastie Boys HAVE been entertaining me with considerable skill for a quarter century. Nor do they show any serious signs of boning. (But their next album is due out in a couple of weeks, so I may have to revise this post after I hear it.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 12:10 pm

James Bond - Movie Series
As soon as Sean Connery left the series it boned. With Moore, it devolved into a parody of itself. Closer to the Our Man Flint Series, which was a true parody. It improved a little under Pierce Brosnan and it's on the right track now with Daniel Craig, but it still falls short of the Bourne series. -- Submitted By: (rixter) on April 20, 2011, 11:13 am

Sliders - TV Shows
They killed of Professor Arturo long before Rhys-Davies left the show. The show jumped the shark at the end of Season 2, Episode 8 when they left the original Arturo and went sliding with the double. There were a few good episodes between that and the end of season two, but that marked the beginning of the end and the show went straight to hell with no rest stops at the season 2 finale. Up until that point, it was a great show, though. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on April 20, 2011, 10:35 am

Bonanza - TV Shows
Soggy, True- but at least he was still beholden enough to the "Bonanza" producers to keep his hair a somewhat realistic length for the time and setting- unlike "Little House"! AFAIC, though, the show lost its heart not to mention all its fun when Hoss died. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:21 am

Land of the Giants - TV Shows
You're right, soggy! However; that would have gotten the show yanked off the air in no time back then! Along the same lines, King Kong was originally seen peeling off Fay Wray's stockings in 1933 but this was quickly censored and it would be many decades before the scene would be restored. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:17 am

TAXI - TV Shows
I always thought Latka, Simka and Reverand Jim were GREAT background characters who had some fun zingers to add to the mix. However; when episodes were centered around any of these three, it would be rather wearisome by the end. TAXI worked best as an ensemble with adventures around the entire cabbie collection rather than one or two being the 'star'. However; all that said, Danny De Vito's Louie never failed to rock, AFAIC! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 20, 2011, 8:12 am

Star Trek: Enterprise - TV Shows
A ship whose design - and innards - are clearly much more advanced than the namesake ship of a century later can't help but bone from the start. And the characters were just colorless (not to mention cliched). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 4:04 am

Land of the Giants - TV Shows
It always struck me as improbable that the evil giants would capture the female "little people" and not undress them for kicks. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 3:53 am

Sean Hannity - Celebrities
Sean Hannity boned when he chose ideological loyalty over intellectual honesty. A case in point: Several years ago the appropriately named Michael Crook, the head of that ugly organization called "Forsake the Troops", was on Hannity & Colmes. Sean did everything he could think of to link Crook's odious group, and the sick mentality behind it, with the Democratic Party. It took Alan Colmes's passionate (and clearly sincere) denunciation of Crook's group for Sean to finally throw in the towel and admit that this group was indeed not representative of the Democratic Party - a fact he knew all along but hoped his fans wouldn't notice. When the need to score a cheap political point is so strong that you resort to straw-man arguments that you know are bogus, you have chosen to place your ideology's fortunes above your honor and integrity, and that is a truly pathetic tradeoff. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 20, 2011, 3:44 am

Loop, The - TV Shows
Meh. One of two FOX shows that debuted about a hipster college grad getting his first corporate job. I can't remember what the other one was called. Half the show was him hanging out with his slacker friends, which was sheer torture. The other half with the kid at work with all the old, out-of-touch suits was the only part that came anywhere near comedy. Wasn't sad to see it go. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 19, 2011, 10:02 pm

Terminator - Movie Series
I have unfortunely watched the fake terminator movie called "The Terminators" (has the "S" at the end). I have thought thinking it was T4 but this is the worst piece of crap I ever watched. "The Termators" plot was stupid, most the actors don't know how to act, and the ending was plain stupid. The storyline susposely be about a bunch a house robots all of sudden revolts against the humans for no reason and they had to go to space to shut them down. I later find out that "The Terminators" was one of those mock B-movies that jump the bangwagon when T4 was coming out then. So please don't waste your time and money to watch this trash. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 19, 2011, 8:01 pm

Cooley High - Movie Series
This movie although a bit cheesy is quite good. Some parts of the movie is funny too. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 19, 2011, 7:40 pm

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Music Groups
Loose Bedspring? He screams every song, and has no talent. -- Submitted By: (OldsVistaCruiser) on April 19, 2011, 6:55 pm

Partridge Family, The - TV Shows
Laurie & Mom were on a camping trip by themselves. Keith, Danny and Reuben tried to sneak up and spy on them. None of the guys considered bringing food or changes of clothing. Keith brought a guitar instead - while trying to sneak up on the girls! -- Submitted By: (OldsVistaCruiser) on April 19, 2011, 6:48 pm

Dr Pepper - Random Topics
I have to say, before I cut out soft drinks I liked Dr. Pepper the best. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 19, 2011, 6:34 pm

Bugs Bunny Show - TV Shows
Bill Lava conducting the later cartoons' music is the true BTF moment. Milt Franklyn was not nearly as good as Carl Stalling (yet Franklyn did "One Froggy Evening"), but he was somewhat acceptable. Lava completely stunk up the cartoons, including the mid-1960s Road Runner shorts. Stalling conducted and arranged a seven-minute "symphony interrupted by a cartoon", both of which were virtuoso performances. Stalling always found a perfect piece for any particular scene. Also, -- Submitted By: (OldsVistaCruiser) on April 19, 2011, 6:15 pm

Led Zeppelin - Music Groups
"Plagiarized a few songs"? There are at least ten songs that they stole from other acts. That's what we know about. I'll grant you this, they're the greatest cover band ever. -- Submitted By: (rixter) on April 19, 2011, 2:49 pm

BEATLES, The - Music Groups
The most innovative band ever. At their zenith, the Beatles were a genre of music in of themselves. The only negative is when they let Ringo sing godawful songs -- Submitted By: (rixter) on April 19, 2011, 2:42 pm

Oprah Winfrey Show, The - TV Shows
I stopped watching when the premise of her show went from discussing current issues to shoving self-improvement down our throats. She would have some "expert" on to tell us how to live/spend/eat/pray/love, and she would look into the audience and add her two cents. All the while these glassy-eyed Stepford wives would nod in agreement as if it were gospel. Sickening. That and the overbearing adulation of celebrities was finally too much for me. And don't give me that,"Well she's given away so much money to those in need" mantra. It's all self gratification. I glad her show is going off the air. I hope my local station puts on something better. Oprah, please go away! -- Submitted By: (rixter) on April 19, 2011, 2:23 pm

TAXI - TV Shows
Latka and Simka did have a way of getting on your nerves I woul have to agree. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 19, 2011, 10:59 am

Tales from the Darkside - TV Shows
Great show- and now out on DVD for everyone to enjoy. I liked the cannibals with the hot-tub they grind their victims into food. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 19, 2011, 10:52 am

TAXI - TV Shows
A little Latka went a loooong way. And Carol Kane as his wife was living hell on my ears. Jeff Conaway I didn't care for, but the rest of the cast was great. (Marilu Henner rocked my world bigtime.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 18, 2011, 11:41 pm

Tales from the Darkside - TV Shows
A nicely unsettling opening title sequence, with the reverse lighting and ominous voiceover. Many of the episodes were quite good, though I didn't care so much for the comedy episodes they'd occasionally present. I'm kind of surprised nobody has commented on this series yet. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 18, 2011, 11:35 pm

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