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Family Matters - TV Shows
To SSM: Sorry about all of the "fantasy" episodes and non-existent wedding conclusions and all, but the network could not have cancelled this show quick enough. Simply horrid on every level. Later, White proved his complete entertainment incompetence by appearing in one of the worst movies of ll-time, "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 8:08 pm

Full House - TV Shows
The show once had an entire episode dedicated to the world's lamest television animal (Comet or Cupid, or something like that). Is there ny reason to write anything else other than it was one of the single WORST TV shows in history? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 7:49 pm

Streets Of San Francisco, The - TV Shows
I used to read "MAD" magazine as a kid and in a 1974 issue, they parodied this show as "The Straights Of San Francisco." Of course, I had NO idea what that meant and would not learn until years later. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 7:41 pm

Hec Ramsey - TV Shows
In one episode of the show, it was revealed that Hec Ramsey (Richard Boone) was Palidin from "Have Gun Will Travel." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 7:33 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Just saw an episode from 1978 - on a local retro station - where Fonzie goes blind from being hit with a tray. This was a couple of seasons after the show jumped the fish, so one would not expect much. It was a surprise, though, just how horrid the writing was. The next episode aired was when Henry Winkler's character rode a bull to save some kind of a dude ranch owned by Marion's "Uncle Ben." By this time, the shows were centering more and more on the ridiculous Fonzie while everyone else was pretty much pushed to the back burner. Later, the show went into a complete nosedive as Richie joined the Army and Fonz got married and had Heather O'Rourke. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 7:27 pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - TV Shows
Hey, well at least there is RiffTrax, from Michael Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, whom I had the pleasure to interview in 1997 (while MST3K was still on the air). We need a show like this again. With 500 networks out there, and a megaton of crap on television, you would thing ONE could produce a new version of MST. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on April 16, 2012, 7:46 am

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? - TV Shows
If you think Jeff Foxworthy is a compentent game show host, you might be a red- no, let me rephrase that: if you think Jeff Foxworthy is a competent game show host, you might be a toothless, inbred, backwoods cretin cracker. If you actually believe some of these questions were ever part of ANY grade school lesson plan, you will NEVER be smarter than ANY fifth grader. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on June 18, 2011, 3:33 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
The last thing I want to see on a sitcom (unless it's "All In the Family") is someone trying to tackle a serious issue (like teenagers on drugs) one minute and Tim Allen falling down the stairs the next. All kids on long-running series grow up (look at Jerry Mathers), but when the boys on this show reached puberty, the loss of cuteness was magnified by the power of 10. Plus, why didn't Allen's "Tool Time" co-host ever smash his face in with a belt sander for being such a pr**k all the time? I know I would have. By the way, did I mention I've always hated this show? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on June 18, 2011, 3:15 am

Fantasic Max - TV Shows
Used to watch this show with my oldest son when he was bout four-years old. He loved the part about the magic diaper pin, or something like that. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 11:05 pm

Aqua Teen Hunger Force - TV Shows
This program definitely requires an acquired taste, that's for sure. Or maybe one just needs to be doing drugs - LOTS of drugs ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 11:03 pm

Amazing Stories - TV Shows
The first compilation, from 1985, featuring Christopher Lloyd as a teacher (and victim of a witch's spell) and Kevin Costner as the pilot of a crippled bomber in WWII, are classics of this series. Tried to be too much like the "Twilight Zone," which also was remade around that time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 10:59 pm

AfterMASH - TV Shows
Another show - like "Joannie Loves Chachi" - that vaulted to the top, only to lose steam and plummeted to obscurity. Did the producers REALLY think Jamie Farr and Henry Morgan could carry a prime-time series or even come anywhere NEAR its predecessor? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 10:56 pm

Joanie Loves Chachi - TV Shows
Ironically, it started out as the No. 1 TV show in its time slot, but within months had slipped enormously. Why? Because it sucked on ice! Never could stand Scott B., in "Zapped," in "Blansky's Beauties," in "Charles in Charge," etc., etc., etc. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 10:50 pm

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The - TV Shows
In reality, Ozzie Nelson was a sharp business whiz but a tyrant of a father. His wife had no idea how to cook and the poor boys were screwed up beyond hope. Thank goodness Rick made a successful transition to the music world (even dying a rock star's death), so that we would remember him for something besides this phony, whitebread situation comedy. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 10:48 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
While it is popular to claim the show ended with the whole "shark jumping" episode, I believe it was dying before that. I found it quite annoying to watch episodes ofter 1976 when Laverne and Shirley were introduced, the hair styles were blow-dried 1970s staples and the situations were getting sillier and sillier. Making Fonzie a main character, a teacher and then a father (to Heather O'Rourke, of all people) was just icing on the fish tank. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on February 24, 2010, 10:42 pm

Alice - TV Shows
I'm wondering if the same guy who once told Tim Allen he was funny also told Linda Lavin that she had a good singing voice. Just curious ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 4:53 am

Beverly Hillbillies - TV Shows
After doing some reading, I kind of felt sorry for Irene Ryan, who was nominated for several Emmy Awards during the show's heyday, but always lost to Mary Tyler Moore (then playing Laura Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show"). I've always thought Granny Clampet was the best thing about the show (Jed was too laid back and all the other characters were either way over-the-top or rock stupid). Ryan's performances were always funny and she made me laugh many times. And while she was about 60 when the series began, it still took lost of makeup for her to appear as old as Granny Moses. Just a few thoughts on the subject. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 4:51 am

Family Matters - TV Shows
I dunno, was it me or did anyone else out there think that the character of Steve Urkel was retarded (and unfunny) beyond description? Not to be too cruel (okay, I DO mean to be cruel), but watching Jaleel White's performances was akin to sticking one's head inside a Vega-Matic or watching "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." Still, I can't decide what was more painful, his goofy Urkel or his gay alter-egos (especially "Stefan" or the gangsta rap idiot) or whenever he attempted to be cool. No wonder most of the original cast left. Who would want ANYTHING to do with this pathic loser of a character who soon took over the entire show (and consequently ABC's "Thank Goodness It's Friday" line-up). In a nice little host segment on an episode of "Mystery Science 3000," Mike Nelson impersonates the cretin Urkel and cracks everyone up until the demented Torgo (from "Manos, the Hands of Fate") shows up and tells them what morons they are for laughing. I'm with you there, Torg. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 4:41 am

BEATLES, The - Music Groups
Prior to the Beatles' first American No. 1 hit, "I Want To Hold Your Hand," the last two chart-toppers were "Dominique (by the Singing Nun) and "There! I Said It, Again" (a remake of a 1940s hit, by Bobby Vinton). This proved how stale the nation's pop scene had become. Don't get me wrong, we were not in a musical toilet, there were still some great songs about ("Wipeout," "Louie, Louie," "Sally Go 'Round the Roses," "Be My Baby," etc.), but overall we needed a change. After the Kennedy assassination, America was ripe for the Beatles. They may have later wore out their welcome here (with the LSD trips, Maharisha Yogi crap, Yoko Ono and the break-up), but no one can deny the amazing influence they had upon the face of music - a legacy that will no doubt last many more generations to come. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 4:25 am

Monkees, The - Music Groups
I don't know, Brewmaster. I think their TV show was pretty fresh and inventive at the time (some compared their romps to the a mixture of the Beatles and the Marx Brothers - I didn't) and since they used some decent songwriters (Neil Diamond, Boyce & Hart, etc.), the tunes weren't bad at all ("Daydream Believer," "Last Train To Clarksville," "Valeri," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," among others). The premise wore out pretty quickly (two seasons), but like "Bat-Man," the whole enterprise was never taken too seriously, so no harm done. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 3:38 am

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