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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

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Personal baggage and family drama aside, Palin's BTF moment was resigning as governor of Alaska. That move pretty much torpedoed her political career: Because she quit on being governor, what guarantee is there that she won't quit on whatever other office she may run for? "One order of freshly boned Alaska sockeye salmon to go, please!" -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 12, 2009, 8:12 pm

Jaws - Movie Series
The first sequel was actually pretty good; Jaws 3-D was the BTF point. To sum it up ... Jaws (original): "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" Fast-forward to Jaws 3-D, and the line becomes "We're gonna need a better script!" -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 12, 2009, 5:53 pm

Nanny, The - TV Shows
Probably something to do with this: "In last season's cliffhanger which was to have been rebroadcast Sept. 11 Fran Drescher's Fran Fine and her boss, Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), are on a plane, on the same New York-Paris route as Flight 800, when it hits severe turbulence. At that frightening moment, Sheffield tells Fran he loves her. Because of its decision, CBS also said yesterday that the show's season-opener (airing Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.). in which the storyline picks up, will undergo some editing changes. The cast had taped the opener which included scenes on the plane last May, well before the real-life tragedy. A CBS spokesman says that, while all scenes in the plane can't be excised, they've been trimmed dramatically." (http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/1996/09/04/1996-09-04_with_respect_for_flight_800_.html) CBS not only radically re-vamped the season-opening episode, they also decided not to re-run the cliffhanger season-ending episode from the previous season. The Flight 800 tragedy occurred during the summer, between television seasons and obviously well after the season-ending cliffhanger was produced. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 12, 2009, 5:43 pm

Political Correctness - Random Topics
Good point, Robert, but Thought Police is more like it. To see what political correctness looks like when carried out to its logical conclusion, have a look at either 1984 or Animal Farm by George Orwell. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 11, 2009, 5:40 pm

Calvin and Hobbes - Random Topics
Calvin and Hobbes still rocks and always will. It's not fair to blame the strip for the bootleg "Calvin pissing on things images! Although I must admit that I like the one where Calvin is pissing on Osama bin Laden. Anyway, if you fall under the category of having your perception of the strip forever altered by the images of Calvin letting the whizz fly on various objects (which I understand, even though I don't fall under that category myself), then you need to place the blame where it belongs: On Bill Watterson's implacable inflexibility regarding merchandising. I respect his feelings about not wanting to dilute the strip's image, but his hard-line "just say no" stance only contributed to the market for bootleg images. Yes, there would have been bootlegs even with licensed merchandise, but Watterson's inflexibility only served to egg on the bootleggers. However, IMO, that's not enough to make the comic strip bone the fish. Calvin and Hobbes and their world still rock, and in quitting when he did, Watterson made sure it would stay that way. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 10, 2009, 6:12 am

Adam-12 - TV Shows
As with my comment on Emergency!, Adam-12 is too good a show for Dawn Lyn to be single-handedly responsible for making it bone, no matter HOW sucky a child actress she was. Not having information to the contrary, I'll accept the majority (or at least most-frequently-voted) opinion that she did indeed suck. However, saying she's solely responsible for killing so many shows is giving her too much credit. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 5, 2009, 7:38 pm

Emergency! - TV Shows
Still rocks. Emergency! was a good enough show that it takes more than a Dawn Lyn guest appearance to make it bone. C'mon folks ... did Emergency REALLY bone or are ya'll just using Dawn Lyn's guest appearance as an excuse to hate on her some more? For the record, I don't have any opinion about her either way. I've never been into My Three Sons; it was a little before my time and the reruns don't show up on any channels I get. That said, I'll take everyone's word on Ms. Lyn where My Three Sons is concerned, but dissing every show she showed her face on is ridiculous. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 5, 2009, 7:27 pm

Liam Neeson - Celebrities
Liam Neeson is a class act, pure and simple, and he brings it to anything he works in, even if the project is otherwise entirely forgettable. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 4, 2009, 2:16 pm

Scooby Doo - TV Shows
Scrappy was the fish-boner, without a doubt. If the Scottish Site had been conceived a little earlier in television history, we might be referring to shows as having "pulled a Scrappy" or just "Scrappied." Scrappy was widely considered to be the worst cartoon character of all time, and single-handedly responsible for ruining Scooby-Doo, long before JTS was even a thought in the brain of the "Scottish sellout." Fortunately, the last couple of times the Cartoon Network has aired Scooby-Doo marathons, they've been smart emough to stick to the late 60s/early 70s episodes with the original cast and WITHOUT Scrappy. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 4, 2009, 6:28 am

Rescuers, The - Movie Series
The rule is that when Disney makes an animated movie sequel, it's an automatic BTF. The Rescuers and the Goofy movies are the exceptions. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 4, 2009, 6:09 am

Little Mermaid, The - Movie Series
Like practically every Disney animated movie series, this one went south with the release of a direct-to-video sequel. That was definitely a fish-boning moment, but in this case I wouldn't go so far as to accuse Disney of doing unspeakable things to any little mermaids. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 4, 2009, 6:06 am

Goofy Movie, A - Movie Series
This is one of the few Disney animated movie series that did NOT bone with the release of a sequel, and the only one that didn't bone with the release of a DTV sequel. Goofy still rocks, making this series the exception that proves the rule. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 4, 2009, 6:00 am

America's Funniest People - TV Shows
It breaks my heart to say it, but America's Funniest People was a Day One BTF, starting with its premiering by means of a seamless segue from America's Funniest Videos to America's Funniest People (initially called "America's Funniest ... Part 2) with no warning whatsoever that a different show was coming on. Pretty sneaky move there, ABC! The reason it breaks my heart is that this is the only show that someone I know actually appeared on. AFP was doing some "talent taping" in my hometown, and one of my co-workers decided to throw his Christopher Lloyd impression into the ring. As it turned out, there were two Lloyd impressionists present, so AFP taped 'em both at the same go: The two guys walked into the frame, bumped into each other, and had a dialogue that went something like "I'm Christopher Lloyd!" -- "No, I'M Christopher Lloyd! Who the hell are YOU?" Goofy, but good for a grin or two. But unfortunately, not good enough to keep the show from boning the fish. AFP had its good moments, but never really built up any height to fall from, which makes it a Day One BTF. So ... What wine goes best with Jackalope and boned fish? -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 3, 2009, 8:19 pm

House - TV Shows
I watched an episode or two because of a "medical mystery" angle being hyped in the ads. However, I'm totally NOT impressed with Dr. House - he just comes off as a jerk and someone you can't quite trust. If I worked at PPTH and went with House for beers after a shift, I wouldn't turn my back on my drink. Similar to my girlfriend's coining the show nickname "Desperate Ho-wives" for Desperate Housewives, my nickname for this show is "The Life and Times of Dr. Moral E. Bankrupt." On this site, though, he should be referred to as Dr. Bone T. Fish. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 28, 2009, 9:21 pm

Bugs Bunny Show - TV Shows
The classic Bugs Bunny cartoons still rock and always will. The show on TV, however, boned when they started editing out everything that was considered overly violent or politically incorrect - for example, the "singing frog guy" not getting an audience until he put out a sign announcing "FREE BEER!" In the "edited for PC" version, "Free Admission" draws a crowd. When you're old enough to remember the cartoons in their full intact glory, the cuts are REALLY annoying! I would buy DVD collections of the cartoons if there was a guarantee that they were uncut, and therefore untouched by the bluenosed hyper-PC fish-boners at WB. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 27, 2009, 6:27 am

Cartoon Network - Random Topics
With their current campaign of marketing themselves as "not just cartoons," CN is making the same mistake that MTV did. Get out the lemon juice and coleslaw! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 27, 2009, 6:19 am

Quiznos - Random Topics
Quiznos actually makes a pretty good sandwich, but with all of the bizarre ads you gotta wonder what their marketing team has been smoking. Whatever it is, it's not fish! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 27, 2009, 6:10 am

Aladdin - Movie Series
Yet another case of "If Disney makes a direct-to-video sequel, somewhere there's a fish with unspeakable things happening to it!" With Aladdin, though, Disney compounded the violation by apparently operating under the delusion that bringing Robin Williams back to voice the genie in the third movie would make everything all right. Sorry, fellas -- didn't work. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 27, 2009, 6:00 am


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