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Emperor's New Groove, The - Movie Series
Anytime Disney makes a direct-to-video sequel, it's a near-automatic fish-boning. Pass the lemon juice! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 27, 2009, 5:53 am

Pamela Anderson - Celebrities
Pamela was at her hottest as Lisa the original tool girl on Home Improvement, and as C.J. Parker on Baywatch (a.k.a. BoobWatch). After that, though, enter Tommy Lee, assorted weirdness, and Hep C, and she was done as a viable sex symbol. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 26, 2009, 6:33 am

McLean Stevenson - Celebrities
Leaving M*A*S*H was a career-killing mistake for Stevenson, and he admitted as much. His post-M*A*S*H guest appearances didn't trigger any fish-bonings, so Stevenson isn't in the same category as Ted McGinley. But in everything he STARRED in after that, Stevenson had the Sadim touch ("Midas" spelled backwards). "Hello, Larry" ALONE justifies Stevenson's status as a Patron Saint nominee! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 17, 2009, 1:45 pm

David Letterman - Celebrities
Letterman still rocks, and since he's done his bit to apologize for the Palin comment, the public needs to just let it go. Here's the scoop: When Letterman (possibly also including his staff) wrote the joke, he knew only that Gov. Palin had attended a Yankees game with one of her daughters -- he had heard nothing specific about which daughter it was. Assuming it was 18-year-old Bristol, Letterman made the "knocked up by A-Rod" comment. Crude and a bit juvenile, but with Bristol being 18, and already a teenage mom, at least she would have been fair game for that kind of thing. However, Palin had attended the game with 14-year-old Willow. Predictably, public outrage ensued, with the facts getting twisted into saying that Letterman knew all along which daughter was at the game, and therefore was knowingly making a joke about impregnating an underage girl. Letterman quickly apologized for the comment, explaining that he hadn't known which daughter was at the game and if he'd known it was Willow he would never have made that joke. That's good enough, so the calls for Letterman's head (or any other parts of his anatomy) need to cease. Yes, Letterman is guilty of making an envelope-pushing joke without first checking the facts to make sure it was kosher. However, props to Dave for having the class to make a "My bad" admission on his show in front of the whole TV audience. Letterman fan or not, you gotta respect him for that. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 17, 2009, 1:37 pm

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

Smurfs, The - TV Shows
Unlike a lot of commentors so far, I didn't mind the Smurflings ... I thought it was kinda cool when they picked up the Smurf band's instruments, started jamming out, and ended up sounding better than the grown-ups! I also didn't mind Johann. He was a decent addition to the cast, even though he was probably just a "token human straight man." The fish-boner was Peewee, and especially his singing. Peewee is Scrappy-Doo in human form with unmanageable blond hair AND he can't carry a tune in a hermetically sealed paint can! Nothing more need be said. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 13, 2009, 7:01 am

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Movie Series
I don't like to speak ill of the recently departed, but Johnny Depp's portayal of Willy Wonka was so creepily similar to Michael Jackson in his "pedophile on trial" days that it was extremely off-putting. On top of that, the movie was a snoozer. Gene Wilder still owns the Willy Wonka role - accept no substitutes. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 13, 2009, 6:50 am

REO Speedwagon - Music Groups
REO Speedwagon still rocks!! But I'd like to know what possessed them to allow the punk band The Donnas to make that GOD-AWFUL cover of "Keep on Loving You." IMO, that's not a BTF moment, but it does represent some fish-headed thinking. Or maybe money-motivated? Anyway, if you haven't heard that cover, consider yourself fortunate: The lead singer sounds like she's simultaneously half asleep, about to puke, and stuck in the bathroom going through some SERIOUS intestinal distress. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 13, 2009, 6:38 am

Desperate Housewives - TV Shows
My girlfriend watched one or two episodes at the very beginning of the series, but moved on right away because it sucked. Consequently, in our house, this show is never watched, and seldom (if ever) even mentioned. And on those rare occasions when it is, it gets its own pseudonym: The letters "u-s-e" in "Housewives" are replaced by a hyphen. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 10, 2009, 7:25 am

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Pelirojo, you're absolutely right about the timing, and thanks for the correction. I checked the episode listing, and "Burn the School" aired about a year before "Sylvia." Here's what I think happened with my recall of what happened when: Little House originally aired when I was a kid, and I saw it the most during the 70s (having read all of the books, I was probably considered to be part of the "built-in" audience for the show). In the early 80s, I saw the show less and less, and at that time "Burn the School" aired and I missed it. Then I happened to see "Sylvia." Not long after that, I saw a teaser ad that showed Albert blubbering "It was an accident!" and there were smoke and flames in the background -- I thought at the time that he'd been responsible for burning down a barn. That's when I decided I was done with the show. Years later, I heard that there had been a "burn the school" episode and figured that's what the ad I had seen was about. So either they were re-running the "burn the school" episode, or Albert was responsible for torching something else, OR I was completely mistaken about what was in that ad. Whatever ... If I had actually seen all of the episodes in order as they aired, I might have figured "Sylvia" as the BTF moment -- especially because it was pitched as a "very special" episode, which usually indicates a possible boning on the horizon. I have since seen some of the later episodes on Hallmark, but so far not "Burn the School" or "Sylvia." Anyway, after all that rambling, I still stand by "Albert Angst" in general as the reason for Little House boning the fish - the only thing that might change is the specific episode. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 8, 2009, 7:23 am

DuckTales - TV Shows
DuckTales still rocks!! The show aired while I was in college ... I remember regularly hurrying back to the dorm from class (sometimes even cutting a class) to watch DuckTales on my dinky little B&W TV with rabbit ears and NO cable! Ahhhh, college memories ... my roommate thought I was nuts for liking the show, but that didn't stop me. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 6, 2009, 9:50 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
Day 1 BTF!! Psycho mom, whiny kids (especially Malcolm), dad missing a man card, annoying "whoosh" sound FX when changing scenes ... I could go on and on. It's not a good sign when the most memorable line in the series is a RECURRING -- not even main! -- character saying, via a speech synthesizer, "This thing sucks at sarcasm." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 6, 2009, 9:41 pm

Joaquin Phoenix - Celebrities
Agreed with rick283 ... I'm still half-hoping that Joaquin will turn up at a press conference -- minus the beard -- fessing up to having punk'd the American public about the rap thing and announcing his next movie. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 6, 2009, 7:42 am

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Little House had its heyday, but it boned when it morphed into being "Albert's Angst of the Week." I got through the episode where Albert's girlfriend was raped and impregnated by the guy in the clown-like mask, but when Albert burned the school, I was done. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 6, 2009, 7:34 am

Batman - Movie Series
UnBoned!! George Clooney boned the Bat-fish. Christian Bale brought it back. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 5, 2009, 8:05 am

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
60s Batman still rocks! The show manages to be both cheesy AND cool - a very rare achievement. Don't break out the lemon juice and coleslaw for THIS show; caviar and champagne would be far more appropriate. Cheers! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 5, 2009, 8:01 am

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - Random Topics
PETA's been part of the lunatic fringe for a long time. But in an ironic twist that O. Henry would have appreciated, they boned the fish when they got uppity about the Pike Place Fish Market guys' treatment of DEAD fish. I've known people who disagreed with PETA's message while still respecting them for sticking to their principles, but now even those folks are saying that with their Pike Place comments, PETA's credibility now stinks like the Tacoma mud flats at low tide. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 2, 2009, 2:41 pm

Tony Romo - Celebrities
Boning the Simpson = boning the fish. 'Nuff said! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2009, 7:08 am

Surface - TV Shows
I was disappointed with the last episode not resolving the storyline, but considering how abruptly NBC yanked the rug out from under this series, it was understandable. I was hoping, though, that at some point a finale had been produced and might find its way to DVD even if it was never aired. No such luck, though: The DVD just had the episodes, and no indication of an actual ending, so I didn't buy it. And for me that was the BTF moment ... which is an appropriate turn of phrase considering what the show was about, but not entirely appropriate because we don't know for whether the critters in the show had bones or even qualified as fish (in the taxonomic sense). To be perfectly on the mark, we'd have to say that Surface de-skeletonized the crypto-ichthyoid. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2009, 7:03 am

Sabrina the Teenage Witch - TV Shows
I agree with DolFan that while it's not necessarily a BTF moment, it doesn't speak all that well for the series when one of the aunts is hotter than the hyped-up marquee teenage star. I guess that makes STTW a good show for MILF fans - or, in this case, AILF (or WILF) fans! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2009, 6:52 am


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