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Disney Channel - Random Topics
Oh, I think it boned from way back. Remember when after the announcer would tel what the next show was, they'd have a post-Walt Mickey's voice pipe up "That sounds GREAT!" ? Just ONCE I'd have liked Mickey to have said something like "I've seen better.", "Not bad but nothing to write home about" or "That sounds AWFUL but that was all we could get!" Of course, I haven't watched it in years since that they've dumped every one of their classic shows and cartoons in favor of the tween trends of the moment! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:27 pm

Chuck Norris - Celebrities
Irony, of course, is that Chuck Norris himself has been trying to sue the author of a book attributing all manner of diety-like powers to him. Does one bone if one sues instead of laughing off or revelling in a published work claiming superhuman attributes on one's behalf? Decide for yourselves. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:18 pm

Last of the Summer Wine - TV Shows
A rather funny and clever series set in a picturesque village but one has to wonder how that village survives without a single person under 50 or a British Raj minority member in sight? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 3:06 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
Would anyone in the audience who jeered whenever a Winslow tried to call Urkel on his stuff have wanted HIM for a neighbor? Don't think so! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:56 pm

Weekend at Bernie's - Movie Series
The whole premise should have been cremated before it ever came to the theater! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:54 pm

Whitney Houston - Celebrities
I always liked that song she sung during the Olympics "One Moment in Time"! Fantastic- and sad that it seems her voice has been ruined to ever sing that song again! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:51 pm

Santa Clause, The - Movie Series
Travltron, I saw folks mispelling St. Nick's name LONG before the movie came out. Of course, texting hasn't helped matters but that's another topic! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:50 pm

Fantasy Island - TV Shows
Irony of ironies was that the little chats that Roarke and Tattoo had about the arriving guests were often more entertaining than the fantasies themselves! Replacing him with Roarke's niece and then butler just didn't work. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:44 pm

Kevin Costner - Celebrities
I think "Waterworld" was one soggy mess. Even if the Poles melte entirely, there still would be plenty of land left for folks to live on-albeit more crowded. Say goodbye to Venice, Amsterdam and almost all of Florida, though! Oh, I think after that, it would have been better had Costner decided to become a character actor rather than try to stick with leading hero roles. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:39 pm

Good Times - TV Shows
I think they should have wrapped it up after James got killed because once he was gone, it became too much the JJ 'Dy-no_MITE!' Circus- exactly what John Amos and Esther Rolle had tried to prevent! While I'm posting, though, anyone else think it was bogus that the gorgeous,willowy Thelma could have been born from James and Florida? Come to think of it, NONE of the 'kids' looked as though they could have been the Evanses'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:35 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
Interesting point, Eugene. I'd also like to point out that those TV pundits who claim that audiences aren't influenced by what they watch need only be pointed out that if that were true NO ONE at home would have bothered to buy a Bulova watch when that very first TV commercial came on- and thereafter, television would have had to survive by fund raisers and bake sales had commercials proven to be counterproductive. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:25 pm

Brady Bunch Hour, The - TV Shows
It's tough to think of more pathetic moments on TV than when the 'kids' said they wanted to sing songs of 'our generation'- and they wound up singing a disco version of the 1920's hit 'Baby Face' followed by them singing(yes, singing- to a degree) 'The Hustle'! The whole concept boned Day One and it's telling that there wasn't ever the slightest reference in all the later reunion shows/movies about this time of them having sold their home to do a variety show and having a Fake (and whinier) Jan)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 28, 2009, 9:44 am

Hunter - TV Shows
IMO, Fred Dryer played Hunter like he was a giant, hulky version of Sgt. Joe Friday. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 24, 2009, 11:38 am

Space: 1999 - TV Shows
Sorry, but I thought the characters (and situations) were dullsville- even though I desperately wanted something besides "Star Trek" reruns to help quench my tv sci-fi thirst (and "The Starlost" was even more boring). What's more as far back as I can remember, I knew that blasting something on the Dark Side of the Moon strongly enough to send it out of orbit would hurl the Moon TOWARDS Earth not away from it (not to mention everything/everyone not attached to it would have flown off into space). And they were pitching it to us Boomers,etc. who'd literally cut our teeth watching Apollo missions just a few years earlier?! No wonder it bombed! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 24, 2009, 11:32 am

Davey and Goliath - TV Shows
Although I considered it VERY preachy even when first seeing it as a toddler, I still had fun with it because Goliath always would show up Davey- despite Davey calling the dog 'Dopey'! Not surprisingly, Art Clokey considered this series a means to pay his bills so he could finance his REAL(and more fun) favorite "Gumby". Still, this series wasn't without its benefits. Like the episode in which Davey lost his father's skis due to carelessness and his father scolded and punished him for it- but made it clear that just because he was angry at Davey for his action didn't mean that he'd stopped loving him! Yes, even if one is NOT a Christian (and isn't ready to apply the above rationale to God Himself re boneheaded humans); it's still something worth considering re familial etc, dynamics. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 24, 2009, 11:25 am

Bob Newhart Show, The - TV Shows
I agree about Bob. I mean, few if any other performers could have said his lines and gotten the reactions he does-even when he was having one-sided phone conversations! But, it helped the show a great deal that ALL the supporting regulars were more than talented enough to play multi-dimensional, likable yet still very humourous characters even though they were considerably zanier than Bob. How many shows these days even have ONE performer (or character) who fits the above criteria any more? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 22, 2009, 7:33 am

Newhart! - TV Shows
TOTALLY agree about the ending, BrewMaster- and we can thank Ginny(Mrs. Bob) Newhart for thinking of it! Of course how Bob, the late Miss Pleshette and the rest of the "Newhart!" crew managed to pull it off without the studio or home audiences being tipped off in advance was nothing short of military strategy at its best! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 22, 2009, 7:25 am

Wonder Woman - TV Shows
Anyone else wish she and Isis had had a crossover show? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 18, 2009, 2:40 pm

CBS Evening News, The - TV Shows
For those not fortunate enough to have been old enough to remember, check out You Tube's clips of Mr. Cronkite and you'll see that since his retirement, it's been virtually poles apart how the news has been conveyed. He was someone who one could count on giving what he believed to be the most accurate,objective information as a genuine service to the public . Even those who didn't agree with his stances believed he was someone they could trust and rely on. Although a fictional character, Archie Bunker was drawn from life and one knew he reflected how many felt when he termed the newsman 'Pinko' Cronkite- yet never stopped watching him! And, Mr. Cronkite conveyed the news with his own POVs in such a way that it encouraged the viewers at home to think for ourselves even if we disagreed with his personal viewpoint. Mr. Cronkite guided two generations through the Kennedy Assinations, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam and, perhaps the Boomers' greatest moment- Armstrong walking on the Moon! Perhaps it's fitting he's left us (at 92) right when everyone's FINALLY commemorating the Moon Walk on the eve of its 40th Anniversary. No, no one came close to him after he retired but he deserved a lengthy,comfortable retirement after all he did for our nation. Now, it's next to impossible to tell network news from "Entertainment Tonight" and it's sad that there doesn't seem to be any anchors or network officials even attempting to reverse that trend. Here's hoping that somewhere out there a You Tuber will be inspired to pick up the banner that Mr. Cronkite once held so high! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 18, 2009, 2:38 pm

Alice - TV Shows
Greg, someone on the Site That Shall Not Be Named, once likened Miss Lavin's attempts to sing akin to weasels being tortured by grapefruit spoons and I have to agree! It was barely watchable before but it boned entirely when Flo left. She may not have been a hot young thing but she was funny and clever- unlike anyone else connected with this show. It's telling,too, that Polly Holliday had before and continues to have had since this show a steady career playing a wide variety of comedic and dramatic roles. Where has everyone else been? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 18, 2009, 2:22 pm

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