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New WKRP in Cincinnati, The - TV Shows
On the original series Mr. Carlson's son Arthur was about 12 but here he seemed to be in his 30's and bald! Also, Dr. Johnny Fevera ...a GRANDFATHER?! Why did they do this one again? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 7:04 pm

Great Grape Ape Show, The - TV Shows
I totally agree, Friedrich! I knew it was nothing more than junk from Day One but what made it REALLY bone for me was when the protagonists visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- and took a riverboat up the adjoining Amazon River! Hello, I know the name of the place is Rio but it's like 1200 miles from the Amazon (and, actually not on a river- the first Portuguese explorer who saw it mistakenly thought that since it had such a large bay, that it had to be on the mouth of a large river)! OK, I admit I could read maps before anything else but that's about as lame as thinking Riverside, California's on the Mississippi! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:55 pm

Skatebirds, The - TV Shows
Scatman Crothers actually voiced the only remotely entertaining character here- a cat named (you guessed it) Scat Car! Man, this show made "Hong Kong Phooey" seem downright Shakespearean! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:41 pm

Krispy Kreme - Random Topics
If they can't spell what they're supposed to be making, why be surprised if it doesn't TASTE like what it's supposed to be? Might as well snack on cardboard with Kool Whip as far as I'm concerned. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:30 pm

Cher - Celebrities
I liked her better when she had her own real nose- and why is that "Moonstruck" is the only role I can think of that made the audience actually consider the character she was playing was a real personality and NOT Cher playing herself? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:24 pm

Bloom County - Random Topics
Not exactly, Robert, long-short of it is that Opus got spun off into his own less frequent comic strip then when Brethed decided to pull the plug altogether, he had Opus get 'reborn' as a drawing in a book- inside the last comic strip itself! Well, it beat how "For Better or For Worse" ended- yet didn't end. Anyway, although some of the characters I couldn't stand (e.g. the talking roaches), overall I liked the strip and followed it as long as I could in all its incarnations. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 5:55 pm

Charlie & Co. - TV Shows
The late Flip Wilson (who'd been a hot comedian in the early 70's) and the legendary singer Gladys Knight may have been teamed for this because the pairing may have looked great on paper. However; these two had like zero chemistry or believability as married parents. I will say that Miss Knight actually seemed to take her job seriously as a comedic straight woman and was somewhat maternal to the teen+ kid cast members. I'm sorry Flip Wilson died; however,as far as I could see, he just seemed to walk through this part(the title role) as though he was mad he was no longer a top ranking comedian and was doing this to just pay the bills. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 12:07 pm

Knighthood - Random Topics
I think knights these days would have an advantage getting good tables in restaurants and even airline seats and one might get more invites to swanky soirees (especially in the UK) from social climbers but, otherwise, I see very little use for it these days. However; to show how folks can easily get confused re entertainers getting knighted, I haven't forgotten one of the worst "Millionaire" contestants who blew the $200 question when she incorrectly guessed that the rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot HAD been knighted by Queen Elizabeth!LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 11:57 am

Tommy Lee Jones - Celebrities
Stephanie, He was great in that role but, for me, my all time fave role he played was Marshall Sam Gerard in "The Fugitive" - Dr. Kimball's determined foe. Mr. Lee was so effective that by the end of the movie, I was rooting for BOTH sides! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 11:50 am

Charlie's Angels - TV Shows
Oh, it was fun, VeritechRyan! Not only did the Angels look great but they actually did some rather clever detective work on all their parts (not just 'the smart one' Kate Jackson)- even though it often seemed as though the bulk of their cases seemed to take places in resorts and beaches where they could wear as little as possible! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:14 pm

Banana Splits, The - TV Shows
The main show itself (with the 'Splits in the dumb masked ape costumes) was a total bore even when I was a tiny kid but I loved that action series of that group of castaways fighting pirates that starred that gorgeous teenaged Ronne Troup! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:09 pm

Beauty and the Beast (TV series) - TV Shows
Though I found it to be boring and flaky even back then, I thought it would have worked better as a single TV movie instead of making it into a series because there were only so many variations of the same plot before it became repetetive and ran out of steam. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:02 pm

Beck - Music Groups
octogirlpretty, Sorry but I've found no evidence that Beck has publically or privately renounced Scientology much less quit its practice. If you've found evidence as opposed to wishful thinking that he would do so, you are by all means welcome to share that with us. Meantime, I reiterate that folks who don't want to chance supporting Scientology need to carefully consider spending their monies on Beck and his products regardless of how he came into the organization. Oh, and for the record, I praise the polite offspring of rude parents because they've had to work extra hard to learn manners in spite of having poor parental examples. Unfortunately, from my observations, there seems to be fewer of those than rude offspring of polite parents. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 4:58 pm

In Search of... - TV Shows
Always thought it ironic that this show always argued for the most bizarre and illogical interpretations yet had Nimoy for the host. Just saying. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:26 pm

Wizard of Oz, The - Movie Series
In terms of an actual sequel instead of remake, I think there was something called "Return to Oz" back in the 80's starring Fairuza Balk which featured a talking rock. Yep, even "The Wiz" proved to be more memorable! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:23 pm

Wham! - Music Groups
I never had more than passing tolerance for this band at its height (and why THIS band was the one greenlighted to be the very first rock band to have a concert in Mainland China, I never understood). Now it seems to blend in with so many other bands from that era. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:20 pm

Beck - Music Groups
Regardless of whether he was born into Scientology or not, consumers need to carefully consider whether they want to spend their hard-earned cash on buying his products due to a high probability of a good portion of it going to Scientology. If folks don't want to support Scientology, there are plenty of talented musicians out there they can give their monies to besides him. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:09 pm

High School - Random Topics
For me, high school was rather cliquish but in retrospect, I'm glad I went through it so I'd be able to deal with cliquishness in college and the workplace! Still, I think parents need to be extra careful NEVER to tell their kids that high school's the 'best years of their lives'- because more than one depressed kid's taken that literally and seen no point in living beyond that time. Needless and tragic. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:06 pm

TLC (The Learning Channel) - Random Topics
True, acobjum- to say nothing of how it's shamelessly exploited numerous children of greedy parents! If I hadn't seen it when it first started out as a legit source of factual scientific and historic programming, I wouldn't believe how low it's sunk! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:03 pm

Assy McGee - TV Shows
Never saw this and have no interest in seeing it but good question, Scotty B. And, for that matter what was going through whatever execs' heads when THEY greenlighted it instead of giving the creator the bums' rush?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:00 pm


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