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1st Dec '17 8:22:53 PM KidDynamite
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* {{Wrestling/Sable}}'s time on the top lasted a lot less than one would think. While she was around as a valet and on-screen character for a couple of years, her big push didn't come until 1998. Her first match was ''[=WrestleMania XIV=]'' and by the next year's event, she was already on her way out of the company. Yet she was popular enough to get WWE to resurrect its women's division, revive the Women's Championship and bring in more women wrestlers to feud with her. There was a time when every woman wanted to be Sable, and she was a worldwide sex symbol.

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* {{Wrestling/Sable}}'s time on the top lasted a lot less than one would think. While she was around as a valet and on-screen character for a couple of years, her big push didn't come until 1998. Her first match was ''[=WrestleMania XIV=]'' and by the next year's event, she was already on her way out of the company. Yet she was popular enough to get WWE to resurrect its women's division, revive the Women's Championship and bring in more women wrestlers to feud with her. her.
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There was a downside to Sable's popularity, as the company tailored their new women's division to her strengths (her massive sex appeal) and weakness (a lack of any actual wrestling ability or desire to learn). She is the reason why so many of the Divas (a term she invented) were HiredForTheirLooks and the women treated as little more than a jiggle show. It's only in the last few years that WWE has been able to move away from that image, giving the women more ring time when every woman wanted to be Sable, and she was a worldwide sex symbol.putting them in more serious matches.
24th Nov '17 11:28:21 AM nombretomado
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* French director Creator/JeanVigo directed only two feature films, ''Zéro de conduite'' and ''Film/LAtalante'', before his death at 29 years old. He is nonetheless considered one of the greatest directors of all time, and ''massively'' influenced French cinema, including the directors of the FrenchNewWave (he was a favourite of Creator/FrancoisTruffaut). There's even a prestigious award named after him, the ''Prix Jean Vigo''.

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* French director Creator/JeanVigo directed only two feature films, ''Zéro de conduite'' and ''Film/LAtalante'', before his death at 29 years old. He is nonetheless considered one of the greatest directors of all time, and ''massively'' influenced French cinema, including the directors of the FrenchNewWave UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave (he was a favourite of Creator/FrancoisTruffaut). There's even a prestigious award named after him, the ''Prix Jean Vigo''.
12th Nov '17 6:14:56 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' lasted five seasons totaling 53 episodes, with one being unaired. However, creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi was only involved with the first two seasons (including the banned episode), and the series as a whole had far fewer episodes than its fellow shows ''WesternAnimation/Doug'' and ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. And yet, ''Ren & Stimpy'' proved to be one of the most influential cartoons of TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, spawning dozens of imitators and becoming the TropeMaker for the GrossoutShow genre.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouseTheNewAdventures'' managed just 19 episodes before it was shut down in a controversy fuelled by MoralGuardians. However, the series was highly influential on later animated series, and those series' snarky, zany, pop-culture obsessed tones. Additionally, it was one of the first modern examples of "creator-driven animation" on American television - animation that had the CreatorThumbprint of a specific artist (in this case Creator/RalphBakshi) or team of animators. It's worth noting that one of Bakshi's underlings on this show was Creator/JohnKricfalusi.
* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Debuted in 1930 and made her final cartoon in 1939. Nevertheless, one of the most iconic cartoon characters of that era.
* The original, prime-time version of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' ran for just one season in 196263, but syndicated reruns on Saturday mornings kept it popular enough for a [[UnCanceled revived version]] in the '80s and even a 1990 [[TheMovie feature film]]. It is still the go-to reference for newscasters in the US when discussing "futuristic" concepts such as UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' lasted five seasons totaling 53 episodes, with one being unaired. However, creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi was only involved with the first two seasons (including the banned episode), and the series as a whole had far fewer episodes than its fellow shows ''WesternAnimation/Doug'' and ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. And yet, ''Ren & Stimpy'' proved to be one of the most influential cartoons of TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, spawning dozens of imitators and becoming the TropeMaker for the GrossoutShow genre.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouseTheNewAdventures'' managed just 19 episodes before it was shut down in a controversy fuelled fueled by MoralGuardians. MoralGuardians and isn't widely remembered by non-animation historians. However, the series cartoon was highly influential on later animated series, including Creator/JohnKricfalusi's ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' (which itself would go on to spawn its own imitators and those series' snarky, zany, pop-culture obsessed tones. become the TropeMaker for GrossoutShow). Additionally, it was one of the first modern examples of "creator-driven animation" on American television - animation animation"[[note]]-- shows that had held the CreatorThumbprint of a specific artist (in this case Creator/RalphBakshi) or team of animators. It's worth noting that one animators --[[/note]] on American television since the birth of Bakshi's underlings on this show was Creator/JohnKricfalusi.
the SaturdayMorningCartoon format almost three decades prior.
* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Debuted ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' debuted in 1930 and made her final cartoon in 1939. Nevertheless, lasted only nine years before the UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode struck. Despite this, she remains as one of the most iconic cartoon characters of that era.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and is regarded as the first example of MsFanservice in the medium.
* The original, prime-time version of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' ran for just one season in 196263, but syndicated reruns on Saturday mornings kept it popular enough for a [[UnCanceled revived version]] in the '80s and even a 1990 [[TheMovie feature film]]. It is still the go-to reference for newscasters in the US when discussing "futuristic" concepts such as UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRailthe UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail, despite the property currently being one of the least-utilized in the Creator/HannaBarbera library.
10th Nov '17 6:38:20 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' lasted only five brief seasons totalling 53 episodes (one unaired) - only 19 of those, including the banned episode, with original creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi ([[FanonDiscontinuity fans usually don't mention the other 34 episodes]]). It did not last nearly as long as the two other shows in the original {{Nicktoons}} lineup, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', both of which continued in some form or another for the better part of a decade. And yet, ''Ren & Stimpy'' has proved to be one of the most influential cartoons of TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, spawning dozens of imitators and being the TropeMaker for the GrossoutShow genre.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' only lasted a year-and-a-half on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} for about 20 episodes, the rest being burned off on Nicktoons in 2006. Still, it's regarded as one of the greatest shows in the network's history, and a show that proved that Nicktoons can indeed get dark.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' lasted only five brief seasons totalling totaling 53 episodes (one unaired) - only 19 of those, including the banned episode, episodes, with original one being unaired. However, creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi ([[FanonDiscontinuity fans usually don't mention was only involved with the other 34 episodes]]). It did not last nearly as long as first two seasons (including the two other banned episode), and the series as a whole had far fewer episodes than its fellow shows in the original {{Nicktoons}} lineup, ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Doug'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', both of which continued in some form or another for the better part of a decade. ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. And yet, ''Ren & Stimpy'' has proved to be one of the most influential cartoons of TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, spawning dozens of imitators and being becoming the TropeMaker for the GrossoutShow genre.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' only lasted a year-and-a-half on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} for about 20 episodes, the rest being burned off on Nicktoons in 2006. Still, it's regarded as one of the greatest shows in the network's history, and a show that proved that Nicktoons can indeed get dark.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Debuted in 1930 and made her final cartoon in 1939. Nevertheless one of the most iconic cartoon characters of that era and all time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'': Debuted in 1930 and made her final cartoon in 1939. Nevertheless Nevertheless, one of the most iconic cartoon characters of that era and all time.era.
8th Nov '17 11:14:32 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* UsefulNotes/AlCapone was only a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} crime boss for seven years, and the undisputed boss of organized crime in Chicago for only two. He is still the RealLife inspiration for depictions of TheMafia and other organized crime entities in the United States. To this day, more than 80 years after Capone went to prison and almost 70 years after his death, Chicago is still trying to [[NeverLiveItDown overcome the image]] of a WretchedHive that Capone and his associates gave the city.

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* UsefulNotes/AlCapone was only a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} crime boss for seven years, and the undisputed boss of organized crime in Chicago for only two. He is still the RealLife inspiration for depictions of TheMafia and other organized crime entities in the United States. To this day, more than 80 years after Capone went to prison and almost 70 years after his death, Chicago Chicago's government is still trying to [[NeverLiveItDown overcome the image]] of a WretchedHive ViceCity that Capone and his associates gave the city.left behind.
10th Oct '17 5:46:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. Many remember the show for the colorful animated {{Whammy}}s, and for notorious contestant Michael Larsen, who [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board's light pattern]] to hit them up for over $100,000. The phrase "Big bucks, no Whammys!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on Creator/USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}). GSN also launched a revival, ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', in the early 2000s, and ran a documentary on Larsen's episode.

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* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' only lasted three years, not a terribly impressive run for a GameShow, but it's still one of the most recognized in the genre, and often regarded as a CultClassic even to only casual fans. Many remember the show for the colorful animated {{Whammy}}s, and for notorious contestant Michael Larsen, who [[LoopholeAbuse memorized the board's light pattern]] to hit them up for over $100,000. The phrase "Big bucks, no Whammys!" has entered the public lexicon, and the show is a constant fixture on the rerun circuit (1987-1995 on Creator/USANetwork, and 2001-09/2012-present on {{GSN}}).Creator/{{GSN}}). GSN also launched a revival, ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', in the early 2000s, and ran a documentary on Larsen's episode.
21st Sep '17 11:09:45 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', ''Alma'' from the 1965 album "That Was the Year That Was"

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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', ''Alma'' from introducing "Alma" on the 1965 album "That Was the Year That Was"
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* Music/TomLehrer wasn't short-lived (as of 2014 he's still alive at 86) but his recording career in the '50s and '60s produced only three full albums - ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', ''Music/MoreOfTomLehrer'' and ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', plus a few songs for ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' - before he grew tired of the industry and retired to a life in academia.

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* Music/TomLehrer wasn't short-lived (as of 2014 he's still alive at 86) but his recording career in the '50s and '60s produced only three full albums - ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', ''Music/MoreOfTomLehrer'' -- ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'',[[note]]which had a live remake, ''Tom Lehrer Revisited''[[/note]] ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''[[note]]which had a studio remake, ''More of Tom Lehrer''[[/note]] and ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas'', plus a few songs for ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' - -- before he grew tired of the industry and retired to a life in academia.
15th Sep '17 7:34:56 PM thelivingtoad
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** Richey James Edwards - the guitarist and lyricist for the British rock group Music/ManicStreetPreachers mysteriously vanished in 1995, shortly after the release of the band's album ''The Holy Bible'', which vividly detailed his struggles with depression, self-harm and anorexia. The band continued on after his disappearance, and became commercially successful, but it's widely considered the band's most acclaimed and seminal work came when Edwards was in the group. The three albums that he recorded with the band are considered to integral to the creation of the Music/{{Britpop}} movement and remain highly influential in the British indie rock scene.
9th Sep '17 5:52:54 PM AlanPalgut
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** Henry Pucell - only lived to be 36, yet he had a massive impact on Baroque music in Britain
11th Aug '17 7:57:32 AM Jhonny
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* The original, prime-time version of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' ran for just one season in 196263, but syndicated reruns on Saturday mornings kept it popular enough for a [[UnCanceled revived version]] in the '80s and even a 1990 [[TheMovie feature film]].

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* The original, prime-time version of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' ran for just one season in 196263, but syndicated reruns on Saturday mornings kept it popular enough for a [[UnCanceled revived version]] in the '80s and even a 1990 [[TheMovie feature film]]. It is still the go-to reference for newscasters in the US when discussing "futuristic" concepts such as UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail
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