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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

Twilight - Movie Series
I haven't seen it and have no interest in it- yet I've been bombarded enough from the media hype to get the gist of this. I find it quite disturbing that the leading lady in this series eagerly embraces the idea of killing herself to separate herself from all her family, friends and regular life just to be with an emo dude! Why is that being considered romantic by so many teen girls- and how many of their parents are actually considering the series' context and trying to at least attempt to get their daughters to rationalize that self-destruction is NOT a positive thing? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 17, 2009, 11:30 am

American South, The - Random Topics
I'm also from the south and, while I don't embrace the redneck thing, I'm sorry to say that it's true that there are many here who do- including a few in my extended family(and, yes, there are Confederates in the attic but also at least one African-American branch)! I prefer however to consider the many contributions our area has made to the US and the world. First of all, many colonies were started here with the Spanish establishing St. Augustine, Florida in 1565, the English establishing Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 , French Canadians establishing New Orleans in 1712 Moreover, our region was where the Native American Mound Builders lived before that- and the Cherokee are from here the only tribe that became literate in a generation from an alphabet known to have been entirely the creation of one person- Sequoyah . Secondly, we've had writers as diverse in style and context as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner ,Harper Lee Alex Haley and Alice Walker come from here! And let's not forget the many national leaders we've had (good and bad) from here. I'd like to point out that many of our nation's Founding Fathers were southerners including George Washington (and,yes, I know he was also a slaveholder) yet his memory was so revered by both sides in the US Civil War (AKA War Between the States) that his estate of Mount Vernon was scrupulously kept untouched despite its incredibly strategic position of being on a steep bluff overlooking the Potamac River which all shipping bound for Washington,DC must to pass by! Yes, I know there have been many rather sad and shameful events that have happened here yet I don't think anyone should dismiss our region without considering the positive contributions! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 17, 2009, 11:24 am

Olympics, The - TV Shows
Eugene, Either I misread the number of years or my math was more whacked than usual! Anyway, thanks for setting me straight re Montreal's debt! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 15, 2009, 10:13 am

Vikings - Random Topics
Someone has to say it, they weren't TOTAL thugs- as they actually mapped out extensive routes during their travels. Not only did they happen upon Iceland, Greenland and Vinland (Newfoundland) but they brought trade to many areas that had been overlooked for centuries during the Dark Ages. I went to the Jorvik Viking Center in York, England and saw a coin they'd found there minted in, of all places, Samarkand- what a story THAT coin could have told! Plus, they were the ones who built Dublin. Granted, they built Dublin so they could raid the interior Irish monasteries but they also wanted a good port for trading! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 3:37 pm

Growing Pains - TV Shows
To me, no matter how much Kirk Cameron insisted on reworking the scripts to reflect his claimed 'born again' status, it's interesting how Mike ALWAYS was a snot to his family and friends. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 3:30 pm

Mickey Mouse Club, The - TV Shows
Did anyone else think the Mouskateers singing the theme at the end sounded like they were at Mickey's funeral? Man, they sounded so SAD! If it weren't for the cartoon Mickey saying goodbye at the end, I'd have thought he'd have died! From seeing the original in syndication rerun years after the fact, I think it boned when it became a virtual nonstop proto-infomercial for Disneyland! Yeah, it was amazing to see the rides and everything else when it first opened (and I'll even grant that Mr. Disney himself had every reason to be proud of how his theme park brought so many of his creations/adaptations to life). However; the pride went into overkill and they put all the interesting serials, cartoons,etc. on the backburner! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 3:24 pm

Amazing Race, The - TV Shows
I love travelling to interesting locations and solving riddles and wouldn't mind going on this show, but for the facts that I doubt I could take a month off my job to participate AND I can't think of anyone in my life who wouldn't lag behind when I'm trying to race! Also, I don't know anyone who drives stick shift anymore and at least once a season, there's a challenge requiring them to race in a stick shift vehicle and there's ALWAYS one team with neither of them knowing how! Although it's come close a couple of times by letting a few sabotaging ,underhanded and obnoxious contestants continue participating instead of sending them packing first thing; I have to say, it's never boned! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 3:17 pm

ABC Afterschool Special - TV Shows
There are still a few that stand out in my mind. I remember one in which this teen filmmaker was doing a film about homeless folks- and discovered that her own MOTHER (whom her father and aunt had lied about her early death) among them! Yikes! Yeah, they often were heavyhanded and moralistic (and quite often I felt like screaming at the teens making very dumb choices), but they were usually worth passing time watching. However; one thing that boned for me was when these teens had wrecked their car and were stuck in the middle of this blizzard thinking they were going to freeze to death- and there was a moment when the teen boy storms off on his own and I thought, now would be a good time for him to ask God for help. But, no, he didn't! Evidently, ABC didn't want to offend anyone in the audience (such as the educational community) by depicting someone who actually might consider praying in a time of great need and distress! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 3:07 pm

Roman Polanski - Celebrities
While I don't agree with everything Chubby Rain says on this site, I think he brings up an interesting point in that it seems he admits that it wasn't easy for him (Chubby Rain) to consider that Mr. Polanski deserves to be legally punished for what he did due to him(Chubby Rain) considering "Chinatown" to be a good movie- yet, in the end, as reluctant as he(Chubby Rain) may have been to want to consider it, he (Chubby Rain) knew that a crime being committed did NOT get erased by a criminal's artistic abilities! Unfortunately, there are many who prefer to sweep crimes under the rug and howl at legal punishments against criminals solely because THEY don't want to have to see someone they consider a talented person have to be held accountable for a crime (and ,thus, no longer be able to make movies they like)! Yes, of course it's a bitter irony that Mr. Polanski has been given all this talent but I don't think that alone should exempt him from the standards of other mortals. I'll also address that it was horrific indeed for him to have lost his original family in the Holocaust AND to have had his wife and unborn son so barbarically butchered by those thugs at Manson's behest. I'm NOT minimalizing those tragedies in Mr. Polanski's life in the least. However; even those tragedies added into the mix do NOT exempt Mr. Polanski from having to be considered accountable for what he did to that child. Moreover, I think it's disgraceful that he dishonored not only his own talent but also all those loved ones who needlessly died by doing what he did and whom would have utterly mortified them had they lived to see him doing what he did to that child. Oh, and minimally by his own admission, he committed legal statory rape and fled the US to avoid prosecution- and, by what the prosecutors believe ,he ALSO had his way with the child after drugging her and in spite of her saying no. There are plenty of talented geniuses and survivors of family murders out there who have NEVER harmed children so lets pool our support for them and quit acting as though Mr. Polanski is the ONLY talented film genius and the ONLY survivor of family murders! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 11, 2009, 2:53 pm

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