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Dr. Phil - TV Shows
LauDor08, Well, it sure takes ALL kinds. You're the first person here who's actually LIKED Dr. Phil- and I say this as someone who started out liking him but has long since gotten burned out by him and am grateful I usually have to work when his show's on. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 19, 2009, 9:30 am

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
That woman seems to be the living embodiment of Groucho Marx's infamous (but probably apocryphal) punchline! As the story goes, when he was hosting the game show of "You Bet Your Life", each contestant would tell him a somewhat distinguishing characteristic of themselves so he could joke on it. Anyway, supposedly, one contestant told him that she was the mother of 20 children which supposedly prompted Groucho to ask her why she had so many to which she answered because she loved her husband. This allegedly prompted Groucho to say "Lady, I love my cigar a great deal,too, but even I take it out of my mouth every now and then!" Yeah, of course, it boned when they decided to put their kids in front of those 'reality show' cameras to exploit their situation! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2009, 7:46 am

House Hunters - TV Shows
I've managed just fine without a plasma tv, granite countertops and double bathroom sinks but one would think these were as vital as air to some of these homeowners. To me an out-of-date kitchen would one that only had a woodburning stove and a hand pumped sink yet some folks react as though if the appliances are more than a year old, they might as well be the Flintstones' kitchen! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 13, 2009, 7:13 am

Family Affair (1966) - TV Shows
I know it was supposed to be a sitcom but it sure had many sad situations. Not just the fact that these three rich kids with an indulgent uncle and doting English butler were ORPHANS! One of the saddest ones had to do when they befriended this girl named Eve (played by a pre-Jan Brady Eve Plumb). Anyway, their new friend Eve was in such frail shape that she couldn't go to school with the others but had to just do her homework from her room and they feel sorry for her so they visit her. Eve cheers up and they decide to really make Eve's day by throwing her an early Christmas since Uncle Bill's going to be out of the country during that time. Eve has a wonderful time but right when it's over, Eve's mom tells Uncle Bill that all this newfound friendship's getting too much for Eve's frail heart (despite the Davises' intents)so she needs Uncle Bill to tell the kids to quit visiting Eve. The last scene of that show's the killer as Buffy's heard crying her eyes out because Eve's doomed and now can't even have any friends over while Uncle Bill's walking up to her bedroom door like he's ready to console Buffy about the situation. I've often wondered what he COULD say to cheer Buffy up! Man, that was sad! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 12, 2009, 4:55 pm

Mr. Ed - TV Shows
Quite right! Alan Young himself said that toughest challenge of playing Wilbur was in having to pretend to be totally disinterested in Carol while preferring to spend as much time in the stable with his equine co-star! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 12, 2009, 4:37 pm

Rats - Random Topics
No rats equals no fleas equals no Plague? Works for me! BTW, I think rats serve two good purposes: providing food for stray feral cats and as subjects for medical tests. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 12, 2009, 4:29 pm

Rats - Random Topics
Exploding Console, Not an invalid point. However; at least humans have done GOOD things such as create art, literature and find cures for diseases! Have rats done ANY of these things? Don't think so! Count me as saying they boned when they spread the Bubonic Plague to Europe! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 7, 2009, 3:59 pm

Quincy M.E. - TV Shows
When Quincy would try to get serious and intense, Oscar Madison always seemed to be channelled here! Sorry, but Klugman wasn't able to vanquish his comedic persona as effectively as Buddy Ebsen had when he played Barnaby Jones! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 5:01 pm

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - Random Topics
The Showbiz Pizza of awards shows! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:56 pm

Second City Television - TV Shows
Funny thing is that I often used to wish those show snippets they'd show 'promos' of actually existed, yet it seemed when they attempted to do full-length shows, the jokes ran out of gas (oil based and otherwise). Still, this was the show to see some of the best sketch comedy by Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty and the late John Candy! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:55 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Tanlee, I can't speak for anyone else here but I hate that this series seems to attempt to make self-destruction a sexy, trendy thing that young girls should aspire to via going off with emo dudes who murder people! You make an interesting point about how it may address teen awkwardness fairly well. However; just because it's not the worst series doesn't make it a good one. Oh, and please keep in mind that this is the Bone the Fish Site NOT one of the zillion Twilight Worshipping Sites out there so this is the place where folks who don't like the concept will go to! All I want is for fans to REALLY think about what all the basic concepts mean before buying it hook-line-sinker just because it's hyped and trendy! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:41 pm

Hail to the Chief - TV Shows
It suffered from the fact that there was not a single tolerable (forget likable) character here. Everybody here was an annoying one-dimensional cartoon. Think last gasps of "Empty Nest", "Nurses", and all of "Golden Palace" and you get an idea how the SAME team that created such classics as "Soap", "Benson" and "Golden Girls" could concoct this- but at least this time the public (and ratings) caught on before this got inflicted too long! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 2, 2009, 7:21 am

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
Chubby Rain, There's a Lyn Camp? If so, does it offer canoeing, horseback riding and singing 'Hole in the Bottom of the Sea' over toasted marshmallows? In any case, I'm not surprised there was no response because even 'thanks' would get filletted by some of the more rabid phobes who surf in these parts! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 2, 2009, 7:13 am

One Day at a Time - TV Shows
I used to watch the show and liked it back then but now it's disturbing to me because the whole premise was that Ann decided to uproot her kids from all their friends and family then move them into a dumpy apartment in a new city all because SHE was bored with her marriage to their father. Not abused, not cheated on, not neglected by- just BORED and at no point in all her arguments she had with or about her ex did she ever hint that there was anything beyond her personal boredom motivating her). At least in the end she apologized to her baby granddaughter's father for having contributed having inspired Julie's leaving them high and dry because SHE was bored. And, irony of ironies, Mackenzie Phillips now says that the show's family was far more stable than her actual family was when she was a teen. Yikes! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 25, 2009, 4:54 pm

Tom and Jerry - TV Shows
Don't think I've forgotten the Hanna Barbera travesty of the early 80's in which T+J became FRIENDS! Yeesh! And what was worse they became interchangable bores! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 25, 2009, 4:39 pm

Hazel - TV Shows
While I give it credit that it fleshed out the one-panel strip considerably so that Hazel was beyond just giving wisecracks with her employers being unable to respond (and Shirley Booth made her more likable); I thought it was a bit much for them to dump the original employers (George and Dorothy Baxter) and send them off to the Middle East (?!) and then had Hazel go for George's kid bro (who looked at least a generation younger) and his wife with George and Dorothy's son Harold in tow so he wouldn't disrupt his education! Yeah, I know that the show changed networks and the big shots simply decided to revamp it a bit but still. . Of course, it was interesting that for all Hazel's organizing stunts for fellow housekeepers in their toney suburb, she never seemed to know a single African-American housekeeper( the one occupation for African- Americans that WAS consistantly depicted on television from its earliest days)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 25, 2009, 4:35 pm

Wife Swap - TV Shows
Now Mrs. Heene claims that the whole balloon deal was a hoax designed to generated publicity for their own 'reality' show! BAH! I can't see why anyone watching that footage would have not known that there was NO WAY that balloon could have been sturdy enough to carry that child. It barely looked sturdy enough to float on its own in the family released footage. Heck, even Lucy Carmichael's floating away while clutching a bunch of balloons looked more believable! Shame on them for not only sending so many folks on a wild goose chase but insisting their children LIE to the authorities and media just to promote a show. Poor Falcon having his conscience get the better of his stomach twice on national television despite (and because of) parental pressure! I hope the parents didn't go down on him for that off camera (especially Mr. Heene who seems as levelheaded as Beldar Conehead). And it's interesting in the reams of well-deserved criticism for that crummy alleged stunt, no one seems to have picked up Mr. Heene using needless profanity to his wife in front of their small children in the video they themselves released. Have we become so jaded that we don't care about that? What more has to happen before we DUMP the entire concept of 'reality' shows using minors back on the ash heap where it richly deserved to stay for 20 years after the "Loud Family" fiasco? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 25, 2009, 3:53 pm

Ovaltine - Random Topics
I don't know why but Ovaltine always made me a bit queezy after drinking it. Give me Nestles Quick instead! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 17, 2009, 11:39 am

Archie Comics - Random Topics
I could always take or leave them but never really felt like going out of my way to read 'em or see the cartoons. Lucky you had Archie Comics in your doctors' waiting room as a kid. ALL I got to read were "Highlights" magazines at my pediatricians (anyone else get tired of 'Goofus and Gallant'?)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 17, 2009, 11:38 am

Schoolhouse Rock! - TV Shows
Stephanie, I know lots of folks who know the Preamble ONLY from this show. One friend told me that someone started humming it during a Civics test and soon the whole room was humming -and the teacher let them pass but said next time they hummed a tune from the series, she'd consider it cheating! Guess she was mad that the series TAUGHT the kids what her dry teaching methods had failed to do! Oh, I REALLY liked how they did funny satires on historical events (even if it was somewhat simplified and not always completely accurate)! I feel bad for today's kids who don't get the chance to LEARN so much from these spots but instead get to learn all the words to Hannah Montana songs via osmosis with endless promos! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 17, 2009, 11:35 am

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