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Beetlejuice - TV Shows
I can remember seeing this show before renting the movie. After I saw the picture, I thought to myself, "How did this pervert get a cartoon?" There was something a bit eerie about a thirty something ghoul befriending a teenager. Nonetheless, I loved laughing at Jacques LaJean. He was one "boney" bodybuilder, hehe. For this one the fish came close to being skinned after the show gained some popularity because that is when the scriptwriters got the idea to turn Beetlejuice into Roger Rabbit. Remember Doomie? -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 4:12 pm

227 - TV Shows
227 boned the fish in nineteen eighty nine when Jackee left the show to star on that failed spin-off of hers.This was the quintessential sitcom of the mid to late eighties. Everything was there from the pastel pinks to the Nike shell suits. The fish was breathing for air on and off with this one. There were exit stage rights, what happened to Kia Goodwins character? Who can forget the new kid in town, Countess Vaughn? Remember when Stoney Jackson, model Toukie Smith, Barry Sobel and Paul Winfield came aboard? I used to turn down the volume and play 80s music while I watched this one. The music of the time goes hand in hand with this program. I think the same can be said for A Different World. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 20, 2014, 7:47 am

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - Movie Series
The second film was the "Death" of the series, if you know what I mean. I still liked it, I thought William Sadler was excellent Grim Reaper. It was pretty "rad" to see those evil Bill and Ted robots. I thought so at the time too. I vote "never boned". I can see the fish being gutted as they work on the third film (coming soon). Two is enough, they don't need to ruin the series by adding another one. By now, Bill and Ted have done it all. Well, that is if you count the animated show, live action program and Marvel comic books. What was it with all of the duos in the early 1990s? How many were there? Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, Kid N Play, Ren and Stimpy and Beavis and Butthead, those are the ones off the top of my head. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 3:35 pm

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures - TV Shows
I remember when this show first premiered on CBS Saturday Mornings. They had Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves and comedian George Carlin (RIP) doing the voices. It was definitely "excellent", to put it in Bill and Ted terms. Then, Bill and Ted ultimately blew up in late '90. I remember almost everyone doing Bill and Ted impersonations. Brennan Howard did "a most excellent" job on Gamepro TV having the Bill and Ted voice down. Bill and Ted were huge in the HW Bush era. Unfortunately, the second season came around with horrible animation and different voices. I remember thinking at the time, "It's over." I still watched, but it wasn't the same. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 3:23 pm

1990's - Random Topics
The early 1990s (1990-1993) are the most stereotyped time in all of history. People see Nirvana on the rock charts in late '91 and assume the grunge period began right then and there. They're wrong about that one, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was only an anthem to the class of '93. I just wanted to clear that up. The early 1990s, despite the recession (nowhere near as bad as the early 80s one) and crime rate, were to put it in slang, "maxin' and relaxin'". Where do I begin? The Bart Simpson shirts, British Knight sneakers, Reebok Pump sneakers, Turtlemania, "Get a Life" on the FOX Network, Tommy Vu commercials, those 8 ball jackets, Kid N Play, neon Super Soakers, Hypercolor, Vanilla Ice haircuts, New Jack Swing blowing up, Notre Dame being everyone's team, Michael Jordan, Starter jackets, beepers, biker shorts, Macaulay Culkin being everyone's favorite child star, Tiny Toon Adventures in the afternoon, Ren and Stimpy on for the first time, overalls with one strap down, leather African medallions on everyone, Urkelmania and that awesome Wayne's World movie (first one only). As you can tell, I loved the early 1990s (1990-1993). The mid and late 1990s were poor follow-ups that killed the decade, if you ask me. 1993-1999 made the decade look sloppier than most. In the mid and late 90s, for every one thing that was popular, there were billions of rip-offs to it. That's what makes the 90s the 90s, all of the rip-offs of popular 80s and early 90s properties. There were too many unnecessary rip-offs like Street Sharks, Night at the Roxbury, Catdog and that band Silverchair (a Nirvana rip-off). Rip-offs were present all of the way from the beginning of the 90s, but at least those were awesome. I still play Battletoads (Ninja Turtles rip-off) for the NES, because it's still "totally cool" (early 90s slang for awesome). There were wayyy too many rip-offs in the mid and late 90s. That's when the decade boned the fish for me. I grew nostalgic for the 80s in 1994 and early 90s in 1999 because of those times. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 3:13 pm

1980s - Random Topics
Unfortunately, I was too young to see the earliest part of the 80s for what they were. I seem to have a better understanding of them nowadays. 1981 was when the 1980s began. The early 1980s gave us MTV, the Cabbage Patch doll craze and the death of punk rock music. 1984 was when the middle part started and it took after 1983. Within this time, we saw He-mania, the best John Hughes films and economic growth boomed by 6.8%. Then came 1987 which kicked off the late 1980s. Some argue that inklings of '87 were found in late '86. During this time, we were introduced to the trashy Married with Children on the FOX Network, Spuds McKenzie and the Panama Invasion. The late 80s didn't really end until President George HW Bush announced the war against Iraq in mid '90. All in all, the 80s were "nothing but a good time" for some and horrible for others. The same can be said for most decades. Never jumped. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 2:50 pm

Milli Vanilli - Music Groups
I remember Milli Vanilli being so popular from late '89 to early 1990. There were contests, appearances on the Jim Henson Hour, song references on Full House (it was big then), mentions on In Living Color, and a remix album. At the start of 1990, they were "all" of that, but by the end, "nothing". Get it, they had a song called "All or Nothing." Of course, I was referring to Rob and Fab, not the old dudes who were actually member of the band. In the 80s and very early 90s, many lip-synching dancers were used as substitutes for overweight or elderly singers. I remember Martha Wash calling out the music director of the C&C Music Factory videos for using Velma Davis over her. Then, Marky Mark actually had Martha Wash in his video, I think. Back on topic, Milli Vanillli jumped the shark when their video dancers were outed. I even remember the lip-synching incident being referenced on ABC's Perfect Strangers. All throughout the HW Bush era, the dancers and the band tried to redeem themselves. Rob and Fab were featured in a Carefree sugarless gum commercial (when's the last time you saw one of those). The band went on to a produce another album under the name, "The Real Milli Vanilli". Two years after that one came out, Rob and Fab put out their album. Needless to say, no one bought it. I remember myself lip-synching Milli Vanilli in 1992, hehe. It was very sad to hear about Rob's suicide in 1998. I hope he is resting in peace. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 2:32 pm

Yo Yogi! - TV Shows
This was one of the nails in the coffin for rap music. It came out when rap was still in its golden age with Public Enemy, X-Clan and NWA. I'm surprised young Yogi never rapped throughout the whole show. Of course, I remember putting on the 3-d glasses that came with Post cereals (remember cereal prizes?) to watch the intro to this one. I remember my mother and I both sighing to Magilla Ice (spoof of the (c)rapper Vanilla Ice). It's hard to believe (c)rappers Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Marky Mark, Another Badd Creation, Kris Kross and Sir Mix-A-Lot were ever popular. They certainly couldn't get away with their lyrics nowadays. In a way this show could have taken the title of "That Early 90s Show" away from Saved by the Bell. Huckleberry Hound had the Gitano sweater and Dwayne Wayne flip up glasses, if I remember correctly. In fact, every style from 1989 is present in this show. Neon greens, cropped jackets, Varsity jackets and more. This was one of those shows you watched once and never again after that. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 2:13 pm

Monsters - TV Shows
Monsters never jumped the shark. The saddest episode was the one with Glim-Glim the alien. I won't ruin it for you by giving you the premise, but it was a great episode. Once "Tales from Crypt" came along, the show was on its way out. Still, there were so many unforgettable episodes from this series. I could on forever about "Holly's House", "My Zombie Lover", "Museum Hearts", "One Wolf's Family" and "The Moving Finger". -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 2:04 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) - TV Shows
I'm torn between Day 6 and when the show aired on Saturday mornings. The purpose of the '87 mini-series was to sell the first batch of action figures. As I remember, some of the guys at my school had the whole first wave with a few series 2 figures sprinkled in here and there. This was the type of show that got gradually worse as it went on. I could tolerate the Punk Frogs, but the Turtles were starting to lose their weapons in 1988. Ninjas don't punch their enemies, they use throwing stars, at least. Then, the movie came out in 1990 and everyone was there. It was the highest grossing independent comic film of its time. Of course, Turtlemania occurred in April of 1990, so they moved the show from WPIX 11/ FOX Network to CBS and Mikey lost his nunchaku. The fall of '90 and '91 episodes weren't so bad, because they were still 30 minute toy commercials for the most part. Then, it switched over to become a full on Saturday morning cartoon in 1992. That's when it truthfully jumped the shark for me. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:56 pm

Saved by the Bell: The New Class - TV Shows
This was a second attempt, and as we all know, those are usually bad. The 90s were full of rip-offs and second attempts that were failures. Day one. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:44 pm

Saved by the Bell - TV Shows
Don't get me wrong, this show was terrible at times. Did AC Slater really believe his buddy bands were going to be a hit over Zack's friendship bracelets? 1989 was the year of friendship bracelets, then came the slap wraps (slap bracelets, ftwdk) one year later. Yeah, I miss the late 80s and early 1990s. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:43 pm

21 Jump Street - TV Shows
This was one of the first shows on the FOX Network. Long before COPS or America's Most Wanted, this show was this was the only action-adventure show that aired at night. It has that FOX feel to it, which is why it never held up in reruns. Of course, now, it's very dated. It jumped with the two new Jonah Hill films which were action-comedy flicks. The original clings so well with the Tracey Ullman Show and the first season episodes of Married with Children with Steve in them. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:36 pm

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
I remember my Mother being annoyed by Baby Sinclair in 1992. "Not the Mama." "I'm the baby, gotta love me." They weren't even around for long. This show never jumped in my opinion, that is if you ignore it as a Simpsons rip-off. The 1990s were the decade of rip-offs, anything that was popular had a rip-off to it. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:30 pm

Saved by the Bell - TV Shows
This is my generation's Andy Griffith Show. It' so bad (not in the Michael Jackson way), it's good. I can watch it all day and at any time. Sure, it boned the fish over and over, but it's still watchable. I just realized the other day that this show was "That Early 90s Show" for those of us who wanted one. Everything is there from the workout pants to the hi top fades. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on September 13, 2014, 1:27 pm

Saved by the Bell - TV Shows
It boned the fish once Zack finally got Kelly. It was too hard to believe that Zack Morris, after fighting it out with Slater for one semester, could get Kelly in the snap of a finger. The show wasn't fun anymore once he got her. SBTB put the skin back on the fish once Kelly hooked up with Jeff. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on August 5, 2014, 1:39 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
Ricky S. had to wear a female's wig too for Silver Spoons. The early dream sequences, Christmas specials, and Urkelbot were even alright. Hey,the writers had to prove Urkel had his smarts. I cannot the later stuff from like 1993 onward. That's when it boned for me. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on August 5, 2014, 1:35 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
I know people who recorded the show and said it was better than Full House. They were right, then again, Full House is a smudge better than Barney and Friends. Here is where the show went wrong... I could tolerate the Urkel Dance, a rip-off of Princessa and The Bingo Boys Show Me How to Dance single. The first appearance of Jaleel dressed in drag as Myrtle was not so bad. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on August 5, 2014, 1:34 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
Initially, this show was in line with most late 80s sitcoms. Instead of Roseanne, you had Harriet Winslow, a hard working elevator operator living in the mean streets of Chi Town. They, like the Bundys, were far from having the status the Huxtables had. Then, out of nowhere, a young man by the name of Steven Q. Urkel claimed he wanted to take Laura Winslow to the School dance and history was made. At first, Laura and Eddie were like most sitcom daughters and sons, but Laura went from being the smarter younger sister to being a tigeress. Without Urkel, though, she would have been invisible for the rest of the first season. People only tuned in from '90-'91 to see if Urkel would finally get his Laura. Needless to say, Urkel owned the very early 1990's -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on August 5, 2014, 1:30 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
It jumped in the episode, The Way the Ball Bounces, when Urkel fills in for Laura Winslow and kisses Carl on the cheek or hugs him. I don't quite remember all of the details. It was too much for a child's show. -- Submitted By: (tvwatcher7) on August 5, 2014, 1:29 pm

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