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M. Night Shyamalan - Celebrities
Hi, Peli ... Actually, Mel Gibson's character in Signs was an Episcopalian priest. Like Roman Catholic priests, "E-priests" wear black clerical garb and are referred to as "Father." Unlike R.C. priests, though, E-priests CAN marry and have children - there's no celibacy requirement for the clergy as there is with the R.C. Church. Getting back on topic, M. Night's problem is that his first high-profile film, The Sixth Sense, captured lightning in a bottle, and therefore severely ramped up film audiences' expectations for his subsequent films. Just about anything will come up short compared to The Sixth Sense. While M. Night's films declined in quality after T.S.S. (with the exception of Signs being better than Unbreakable, IMO), the boning didn't occur until Lady in the Water. T.S.S. was awesome, Signs was pretty good, even The Village was OK (albeit predictable), but Lady in the Water was the point at which things went underwater. It wasn't even that much of a story, and M. Night's basing the movie on his kids' bedtime stories and casting himself as an integral character (instead of a quick cameo) came off as extremely self-indulgent. The Lady in the Water is a boned fish - pass the coleslaw, please! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 28, 2009, 10:10 pm

Dolly Parton - Celebrities
Dolly Parton still rocks and always will. There's a lot more to her than country music, big boobs, and towering wigs. In an interview with Reader's Digest, Dolly said that her parents are most proud of her not for her musical career, but for her work in promoting child literacy. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 11, 2009, 12:02 pm

Patrick Stewart - Celebrities
Patrick Stewart is another actor who comes off as a class act in everything he appears in, even if the project itself is a turkey - two examples being Lifeforce (1985) and David Lynch's eminently forgettable version of Dune (1984). -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 10, 2009, 11:58 am

Liam Neeson - Celebrities
@Panda: Yup! Phantom Menace is a perfect example of what I mean. One of Liam's hidden gems, though, is that he was also in Krull, a mostly forgotten but vastly underrated fantasy movie made in 1983. He plays a bandit, yet still comes off as a class act. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 10, 2009, 11:52 am

Happy Days - TV Shows
I actually never saw the "Fonzie JTS" episode. From my perspective watching the show when it originally aired, it was never the same again after Richie and Ralph left. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 8, 2009, 2:12 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Good point, MCS, but even more to the point is that Palin resigned before the 2010 election cycle - which is the next one that would have applied to her as the (then) sitting Governor of Alaska. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 8, 2009, 2:01 pm

Superman - Movie Series
Superman III represented a drastic step downward, and in Superman Returns Bryan Singer & Co. did absolutely the right thing by ignoring the third and fourth movies. Even so, Superman III wasn't the BTF moment. In his autobiography "Still Me," Christopher Reeve spent most of a chapter talking about what it was like making the Superman movies. He wrote at length about Superman I and II, and even had some nice things to say about working with Richard Pryor on Superman III. About the next movie, however, Reeve wrote a single sentence: "The less said about Superman IV, the better." Take it from the Man of Steel himself: The Superman movie franchise boned the kryptonite fish with the fourth movie. Superman Returns brought it back, and hopefully when Brandon Rauth writes his memoirs we won't be seeing the words "the less said, the better" in conjunction with any Superman movies HE appeared in. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 30, 2009, 9:29 pm

Man vs. Wild - TV Shows
Peli, you are right about "Bear," but it's pretty close to being a given name. His real name is Edward Michael Grylls, nicknamed "Bear" as an infant by his older sister when he was just a week old, according to his Wiki bio. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Grylls) -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 28, 2009, 6:09 am

Fantasia - Movie Series
Wise words, PeliRojo, but BrewMaster and I are not the same person. Nonetheless, Fantasia still rocks. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is a classic, and "Night on Bald Mountain" should keep scaring the pants off of kids for generations to come. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 27, 2009, 6:10 am

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - TV Shows
Still rocks. The cool thing about Fat Albert was that the show got the lesson across while still being fun and NOT being preachy. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 25, 2009, 7:29 am

Weekend at Bernie's - Movie Series
The first movie was actually pretty good! Having a dead guy as a main character was an original enough concept that it made for a pretty good take at the box office. But the concept was only good for ONE movie. They should have let Bernie rest in peace and FEED the fish instead of boning the fish by grinding out a sequel. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 23, 2009, 11:21 am

Brett Favre - Celebrities
Brett Favre is NOT a Day 1 BTF. He had his heyday and I had a lot of respect for him even when he was wiping up the field with my Broncos! :-) But this revolving-door retiirement/unretirement thing is ridiculous. First unretirement = boning the fish; second unretirement = violating the little mermaid. Enough already! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 23, 2009, 11:07 am

Dunkin' Donuts - Random Topics
Thanks for the tip, bmovies. Dunkin' Donuts makes AWESOME donuts (of course) and pretty good coffee, but after your tip I'll definitely steer clear of their breakfast sandwiches. At least other chains' egg sandwiches manage to LOOK like they've been near a chicken at some point - I agree with you that it's a BAD sign when it comes out of a tube. Eeeeewwwww!!! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 21, 2009, 7:23 am

Man vs. Wild - TV Shows
Of the two "guy surviving wilderness" shows on Discovery, I prefer Survivorman over Man vs. Wild. Survivorman comes off as more realistic and less contrived, and I like Les's style better than Bear's. But to give Man vs. Wild due credit, it's pretty good and hasn't really had a BTF moment. Also -- and more importantly -- in a survival situation, you'd be worse off being alone than having EITHER Bear or Les out there with you. They both know what they're about, even though Bear sometimes seems to favor flair over realism. Les rocks better, but Bear still rocks. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 20, 2009, 6:03 pm

Whale Wars - TV Shows
I've seen some bits and pieces of the episodes, and it seems like there's always something wrong with their ship: engines running crappy, navigational system on the blink, or some other glitch which keeps them from running interference on the big bad evil Japanese whalers. At BEST, these guys are thoroughly ineffective eco-terrorists - in a "Which Jeff Dunham Puppet Are You" quiz, these guys would all match on Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Day 1 BTF, but that doesn't go far enough. "Humped the whale shark" would be more like it - if you'll pardon the Scottish Site reference. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 20, 2009, 5:32 pm

Beastie Boys, The - Music Groups
Day 1 BTF because their music was just plain annoying, regardless of their politics or who they allegedly disrespected. To me they sounded like people who had been in primal scream therapy and thought they were still in it. "You can take the boys out of therapy, but ..." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 19, 2009, 7:28 am

Wonder Woman - TV Shows
Wonder Woman boned in Season 3. It strayed from its original concept to the point where it got just plain weird. You can make a good case for the episode guest-starring Dawn Lyn being the tipping point, since it was the first episode of the third season. But the blame for the show's demise is more properly placed on the writers, not on Ms. Lyn, no matter HOW sucky or freaky her guest appearance was. I remember this episode, and she did indeed suck. At the time, I had no idea that Leif Garrett was her real-life brother. After the fact, though, it does explain why their acting (Lyn's and Garrett's) came off as so wooden and why something just seemed off. All the same, though: The blame for Wonder Woman going BTF belongs to the writers, with an extra portion going to whomever decided to cast Lyn and Garrett. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 18, 2009, 10:57 pm

War of the Worlds (1989 Series) - TV Shows
The whole second season was one long excruciating fish-boning. Getting rid of Ironhorse was one of the stupidest cast changes in television history. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 18, 2009, 10:32 pm

Housecat Housecall - TV Shows
This show is pretty good, and shouldn't bone as long as it sticks to its format (helping cats and their humans live together harmoniously) and doesn't get sidetracked onto anything else. It looks like the show's creators actually understand the importance of not getting sidetracked: I saw an episode with a segment that featured Peter Weller (of Robocop fame) and they referred to him only as an "Actor" -- and as Peter the cat owner, of course. The segment never even mentioned Robocop or anything else Weller's been in, staying on topic rather than getting caught up in Weller's celebrity status. Nicely done! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 18, 2009, 10:22 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
There's a big difference, bmovies ... Clinton and Obama resigned from their previous offices to accept new ones following a successful campaign run (as did Bush II, BTW). Palin simply quit. Comparing her situation to Clinton's or Obama's doesn't hold water. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 13, 2009, 2:38 pm

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