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You Know That Show

The purpose of this page is to allow contributors to post descriptions of half-forgotten shows, those old classics that sit on the edge of the mind, with details and images remembered but names tantalizingly forgotten. Whether to gather trope examples or just for peace of mind, post them here. Be warned that, due to necessity, all entries may contain spoilers.

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jeedee
Medium: Live Action TV
07:23:37 PM 26th May 2015
So it was a show that I used to watch in elementary school so between 2003-2009 roughly. It was an educational video and we would watch it every now and then. I believe it had to do with science and the main character was a girl with short brown hair. She would go around doing all these science experiments with different people and other kids. She also drove a Volkswagen beetle and then at the end of the episode or during it the instrumental version of "Let The Drummer Kick" would play. She was kind of like the female version of Bill Nye the Science Guy but her information was more specific to one topic. Please let me know if you know what show this is. I've been trying to find it forever!!
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gaimanite.pkat
05:14:13 PM 21st May 2015
Oh shoot!!! I know exactly what you're talking about. She did do science videos, and the thing is she never talked, it was always voice-over narration of her. She had a laptop that had a spacelike or glitter pattern on it.
gaimanite.pkat
07:23:37 PM 26th May 2015
I spent three hours looking this up and I can't remember the name. I remember the opening title screen and the music, but not the NAME! Aargh! If this helps anyone, she did an episode about light and the visible spectrum where she had a pencil in a glass of water for the "broken pencil" trick, and some kids in a school did an experiment where they had different colored foils over flashlights and shone them all at a wall to make a white dot. Also she did one about elements and was in a cave with a cute little pickaxe showing rocks that were sulfur, copper (i think), et cetera. And she did one where a kid was dressed as an atom and she ended up buying him some spaghetti and meatballs. She called him "Captain Atomic" or something (searching that yielded nothing for me). A friend suggested the movies came with the textbooks from the publishers but nothing came up for me.

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ipinksparklez
Medium: Live Action TV
10:15:36 AM 26th May 2015
When I was younger, early 2000s, there was this kid TV show that was based around a barn. All I really remember about it was there were these kids that got advice from an older farmer. This older farmer always had a piece of wheat in his mouth or something to that effect. This wasn't an animation, there were real actors. I can't figure it out for my life and it's bugging me. I don't remember much about it but it was around a red farm or something.
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Aspectifer
10:15:36 AM 26th May 2015
Hi ipinksparklez. You don't say where you're from, but if you're from the UK could it have been ''Dappledown Farm'' with children's TV legend Brian Cant as the farmer? It was made in the 1990s but I'm sure it was being shown on Channel 5 well into the 2000s.

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BlueShirt71
Medium: Live Action TV
09:56:58 AM 26th May 2015
OK, I have been thinking about how to describe this even though I can see some of the clips from the show quite clearly despite the fact it was shown in the mid-late '80's. Here goes... ...Set in England in the '80's, a man estranged from his second wife and he has at least one, possibly 2 children. His first wife drowned but he has a genuine phobia about water and although he was there he was unable to save her. This is where it gets interesting, His first wife's Father is a magician or sorcerer and starts turning his life upside down. He gets arrested, he sees his house catch fire with his children inside, criminals start chasing his and then in the final few moments we see him in some sort of building with very large, transparent water tanks and his new wife suspended above one of them. She is lowered in and he can do nothing. I seem to remember that the ex-father-in-law always wore black and looked a little bit like Terence Stamp as General Zod. Help!!! This has been driving me nuts for years. It was maybe 3 or 4 episodes, Saturday evening, ITV. Or did I just imagine it, if so is anyone interested in collaborating on a story?
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Aspectifer
09:56:58 AM 26th May 2015
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This is very likely to be the The One Game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_Game, about a games inventor forced to play a reality game by his former business partner, a Merlin type figure (bear in mind this came out several years before The Game).

The Merlin figure was played by Patrick Malahide, who you may remember as Arthur Daley's police detective nemesis on Minder. And now you say it, you're right; with the beard he did look a bit like Terence Stamp as General Zod.

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El_Dante_Sobrante
Medium: Live Action TV
06:58:12 PM 24th May 2015
edited by El_Dante_Sobrante
It was a British children's tv show aired on the BBC. I saw it during the 90's but I believe they could have been repeats from the 70's and/or 80's.

The show was an educational/information show and focused on one subject per episode and I remember one show being about cricket. The intro sequence is even more hazy for me, but I do remember the introduction ending with a stick figure forming into something that represented the activity in that episode. The stick figures were in the style of Otl Aicher.
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AbyssalDreamer
Medium: Live Action TV
07:12:20 AM 22nd May 2015
I'm pretty sure I know the show, what I need is help finding any evidence of it online! It was on Milkshake/Channel 5 in the 00s and I'm pretty sure it is called Happy Monsters. All I can find online is an IMDB listing and a few still slideshows on YouTube. Does anyone else remember this? Does anyone have any kind of footage?
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Bisected8
01:51:15 PM 16th May 2015
Could it have been Aaahh!!! Real Monsters? I think that was broadcast on Milkshake.
AbyssalDreamer
01:54:04 PM 16th May 2015
No no, it was definitely live action - the monsters were puppets. There was a house by some water, like a pond or lake, and this girl and her dad lived in it. She had this monster friend, but I feel like her dad never believed her or something, and her monsters always got into trouble. I'm sure it was Happy Monsters, but I can't find a single piece of footage or the theme tune or anything and it is driving me mental
gaimanite.pkat
07:12:20 AM 22nd May 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qobBsnVxRqU ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkshake! - Under "former programming" there is Happy Monsters.

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Zeego
Medium: Live Action TV
07:14:41 PM 16th May 2015
Around 2004-2005, I remember seeing a sci-fi show on Canadian TV on two separate occasions. I may be conflating two different shows, but I'm quite sure they were two episodes of the same series.

The first one I remember has a guy who looks sort of like Rowan Atkinson walking down a street. He smells some flowers, then starts looking around suspiciously. He ducks into a corner, and when he comes out, he's somehow transformed into a spider with his head on it. A woman sees this and screams. In a later scene, a man is in a subway station. He transforms into a different man by sticking his finger up his nose and somehow pulling the new body out, while his old body gets sucked back in. This leads into a chase sequence on top of a train.

The second one I remember is more vague, but I remember two specific scenes: A woman holds a cage with a miniature T-rex inside, and a different woman spends the entirety of the show with a laptop somehow suspended at her chest level.
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Zeego
10:28:45 PM 2nd May 2015
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Zeego
07:14:40 PM 16th May 2015
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mu695
Medium: Live Action TV
11:15:08 AM 14th May 2015
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Hopefully someone can help me here, I'm trying to remember a show that would've aired on what I believe to be the British Channel 5 at sometime between 2002 and 2008, I'll just list off everything I remember:

Mostly set in a high school.

Set in the modern day.

Seems to be about some guy who was from a game but got out somehow (though he didn't remember, the high schooler he stays with told him that he was from the 4th dimension or something, I think in the second season he gets told the truth), I think he used lighting-based attacks, though I don't actually remember any fights.

Not animated, it's more live-action with the game characters super-imposed.

The boss of the first season was some blue-robed skeleton wizard guy, I remember some episode where the high-schooler is playing the game with one of his friends and he's told about how there's a level that was never beat, it involved beating the skeleton wizard guy, later on they're in the carnival where the boss fight is set for real, beating him involved playing some special sequence of notes on a piano to get some object.

Something wants me to say that everyone's name were pretty simple, like "Max".

The second season involved another boss getting out of the game, I think the place where the guy who made the game was using to let people escape got struck by lightning and cut the power half-way through letting the boss out and making him stronger, so the boss guy never knew not to attack his maker (I think he said something like "you may have created me, but you do not rule me").

The last thing I remember was the main guy from the game and the main high-school kid playing table tennis and the guy from the game wins and declares himself the champion of Earth and the fourth dimension.

Any ideas?
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Bisected8
10:34:59 AM 14th May 2015
Well, it was on the BBC instead of Channel 5, but that sounds a lot like Ace Lightning.
mu695
11:15:08 AM 14th May 2015
Dude, that's bang on, thanks - was it any good? I could've sworn it was on anything BUT BBC.

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ahtnamas
Medium: Live Action TV
12:35:02 PM 12th May 2015
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Alright, you're all going to have to bear with me on this one. There was this show I remember watching in early elementary school, it must've been a late 90s/early 2000s kids' show.

Basically what would happen in every episode would be this group of kids seemed to transport back in time by jumping through a picture frame, where they would then find themselves in various scenarios.

I can recall an episode with some kind of mime, and also an episode involving a chef (at least I think, don't quote me.) I'm almost certain that the episodes would begin with a painting, and they would jump into the painting, and then the painting became animated and real.

I remember there would be a villain, and he would always be riding a motorcycle, and whenever he would come near he would have a little theme song that would play so the audience knew he was coming.

I'm assuming this show had some kind of educational purpose, due to the fact that it would be shown to my class in school.

I really hope someone can help me figure this out, thanks!
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ahtnamas
05:06:54 PM 11th May 2015
Bump!
Embryon
11:26:23 AM 12th May 2015
There's a list of time travel-centric shows on Wikipedia. You might want to have a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Time_travel_television_series

I glanced at a few articles. One of them (Time Riders) mentions a motorcycle-riding character.
Aspectifer
12:35:02 PM 12th May 2015
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I don't think it will be Time Riders. I remember that show and the motorcycle riding time traveller (played by Haydn Gwynne) was a good guy.

I didn't realise the series was directed by Michael Winterbottom though!

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TeaDrinker
Medium: Live Action TV
01:02:20 AM 12th May 2015
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Okay, so ive tried everything i could think of to search this on google, could not find a thing.

It was a tv show a comedy sitcom kinda deal and i can only remember the one episode, or at least a big part of it. it wasn't recent a couple if not longer possibly years ago i saw it.

So the first scene which im very positive on was, Two guys go to a video game store to get their pre order for this new mythical mmo or some sorts. in the store there is the game set up on display you can play with two people. like a commercial copy to play while your there. They go to get their pre orders and the guy is a jerk and tells them they have all gone, sold them to someone else and doesn't care about their pre order. So the two friends boycott the store by not letting anyone but them play on this commercial copy set up in the store. I think at the end they end up getting in a fight or thrown out by security once they just take the game, not sure on that part.

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TeaDrinker
11:33:20 PM 19th Mar 2015
Bump Please help, my friends think im crazy haha
TeaDrinker
09:54:59 PM 21st Mar 2015
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TeaDrinker
09:48:43 PM 23rd Mar 2015
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TeaDrinker
11:55:33 AM 28th Mar 2015
Im pretty sure it was in the last 8 years, i think they were playing some sort of fantasy mmo or dungeon crawler. was the newest in the series that they must have. the guys were in their maybe mid to late 20's
snag
10:45:56 PM 28th Mar 2015
TeaDrinker
01:36:04 AM 30th Mar 2015
Sadly not, pretty sure its from a multi episode series. the video game store was just this one episode im sure. they just went to it to buy the game they pre ordered and they hated the guy there for once they went to buy the preorder, he had sold them all and did not care.
TeaDrinker
11:16:04 PM 3rd Apr 2015
bummmppppp
TeaDrinker
09:42:39 PM 9th Apr 2015
BUMP
Bootlebat
01:14:49 PM 17th Apr 2015
Was it a real game or just something they made up for the show?
TeaDrinker
09:27:49 PM 22nd Apr 2015
Just something they made up for the show i believe. ( generic fantasy rpg title) kinda thing
TeaDrinker
01:02:20 AM 12th May 2015
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purplefoxies
Medium: Live Action TV
05:37:32 PM 9th May 2015
this is from the late 90s or early 2000s most likely, either american or canadian. there was a bee in the intro, and there was a main character who was a woman and had a pet dog (or friend who was a dog who lived with her) who im pretty sure was a puppet. i think he would frequently get into trouble and there may have been another character im forgetting (possibly a cat?) who would chastise him. at some point in each episode, they would go to a magic window/box that resembled a microwave that would have some activity to do or tool for them to use.

i remember there was one episode where the dog either drooled while he was asleep or knocked over a vase with his tail and had to clean up the mess. i think the woman went to the window and got a sponge or a towel to clean it up after he tried just licking it up.

there was another episode where there was a large dollhouse delivered, i think

there was an episode in which the woman made "apple snow" (could have been either of the above episodes)

thank you!
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purplefoxies
10:20:19 AM 19th Apr 2015
i asked my mom and she says it was definitely on cbc playground around the time that skinnamarink and polka dot shorts was!
purplefoxies
10:28:59 AM 19th Apr 2015
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heres a promo for cbc playground: the dogs right there at 9 seconds, but they dont say the name of the show!!! https://youtu.be/OpjhDxzRtIE?t=8s
CheshireGrin
10:26:30 AM 22nd Apr 2015
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Could it be Nanalan'?

Wait no it's not, I will look again
AlexandraSB
05:37:32 PM 9th May 2015
I've been looking for this one for ages - I think there was a rabbit and a goldfish too, and they had voiceovers so that it would be like they could talk. It might be called Guess What, but I'm not sure.

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Christy
Medium: Live Action TV
05:27:35 PM 9th May 2015
I'm looking for a show that used to air on Family Channel(which is basically the Canadian equivalent of the Disney Channel). It was about two teenagers,a blonde boy and a brunette girl,the boy somehow created a device that could pluck historical people from their time and bring them into the present. One episode featured Queen Elizabeth the first while another featured Anne Frank. It aired during the 90s,long before Wizards of Waverly place came along and it later got a sequel show of sorts.

Another show I'd like to find was a silly little show about animals,it had a hamster,a mouse,a guinapig,and a turtle. There was an older man who did voices for all of them and also acted as a narrator for their adventures. It was on during the early ninties and aired on YTV,so it was probably canadian made.
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Aspectifer
05:45:58 AM 31st Oct 2014
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I think the answer to your second query is very likely to be the 1990s remake of ''Tales of the Riverbank''.

Sorry, I can't help you with the first query.
christy
08:00:03 PM 31st Oct 2014
Yup that's the show! Thanks!
AlexandraSB
05:27:35 PM 9th May 2015
Your first one is probably Mentors

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Kelton2
Medium: Live Action TV
03:12:08 PM 9th May 2015
A children's show that has aired (and possibly still does) on Treehouse TV. It was a very weird show, obviously for young toddlers/infants, that had puppet (possibly stop-motion) characters walk around and every so often they would walk over to this fountain almost religiously, and this music with chimes would start playing and then this crowd of live-action kids would run in. That's all I remember. I have checked the Wikipedia page for what treehouse TV used to/does air and looked up every show but none of them match this description. I seem to remember watching it in 2011, if that helps.
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PPPSSC
12:57:19 PM 8th May 2015
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Kelton2
01:12:47 PM 8th May 2015
Yeah, minutes after writing this I was still looking for it, heard about Boohbah and thought it was it, it wasn't.
Kelton2
03:12:08 PM 9th May 2015
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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
11:23:59 PM 7th May 2015
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I am looking for two shows:

1) An American sitcom (sometime between the 1960s and 1990s) with one episode involving a woman in a blue dress accidentally falls in water (possibly a fountain) indoors at a mall or at a party somewhere.

2) A 2001 short-lived kid's TV show somewhat similar to Sesame Street (I think it was on either PBS, Nickelodeon) with puppets (both hand puppets and life-size puppets) and 2D animation. One episode includes kids (in pajamas, I think) dance-sitting holding a toy (possibly teddy bears) in a classroom, while two life-size puppets in front of a blue tarp or sheet. NOTE: the whole song is played the first time; the second time is the same thing, but the video quickly fades to black and the credits roll while the song is still playing.

I have been searching for these topics for my entire life, and I still can not find anything. I remember watching them when I was in Gadsden. This is bugging me ever since, and I want to know what these two shows are.
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Asuyuka
01:54:44 AM 15th Dec 2014
Number 1 has been asked before, though no one's had any luck finding it. I wish you luck!
Cain9821
06:31:24 PM 21st Dec 2014
Regarding number 1, are you certain it was a sitcom, and not a movie from around that time?

I ask this because there is a movie which does have the sort of scene you've described in your inquiry. The movie is called "License to Kill" and it was made in '89.

In it, Carey Lowell ends up in an indoor pool/fountain at some sort swank function. I think she may have been wearing a blue dress as well, but I wouldn't swear to that.

bradleyangle@129
06:16:42 PM 2nd Jan 2015
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That's not it. I think the water was shallow, not deep. Number one could probably be a soap opera, not a sitcom.
Civanfan
12:42:34 AM 3rd Jan 2015
Could it have been this scene from Dynasty?
rachiebird
12:51:47 AM 4th Jan 2015
I watched a lot of PBS around that time and I can't seem to recall any shows like the one you mentioned in #2. So Nickelodeon might be your best bet.
bradleyangle@129
08:06:49 AM 5th Jan 2015
I think during that time, I have watched some shows on Nickelodeon also. So, that may be a possibility.
bradleyangle@129
08:11:36 AM 5th Jan 2015
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Also, that fight in Dynasty was outdoors not indoors.
bradleyangle@129
08:28:29 AM 16th Jan 2015
Bump.
mimitchi33
03:40:51 AM 18th Jan 2015
Is number 2 Tweenies or Bananas in Pajamas?
jjjj
06:32:14 PM 18th Jan 2015
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Is #2 Elliot Moose from the PBS block the bookworm bunch?
bradleyangle@129
01:40:09 PM 19th Jan 2015
The kids I mentioned earlier are real, as in human.
snag
05:42:50 PM 20th Jan 2015
if the woman going into the water was the result of a klutz bumping her in there, i have an impression of something like that happening in a movie "the party" with peter sellers. it may even have been a pond/water fountain deal.
bradleyangle@129
03:11:59 PM 25th Jan 2015
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Bump. Also, someone questioned the woman after the incident. Therefore it was not The Party. Good try though.
bradleyangle@129
02:47:57 PM 27th Jan 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
08:10:19 AM 29th Jan 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
07:04:12 AM 2nd Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
08:05:13 PM 4th Feb 2015
Also if I remember, the puppets are a combination of both traditional puppets and life size walk-around puppets.
snag
09:47:57 PM 4th Feb 2015
re: the puppet show - can you eliminate the shows in this list?

http://tophatsasquatch.com/the-10-greatest-puppet-tv-shows-of-the-90s/

several there I totally forgot about… eureeka's castle for one...
bradleyangle@129
08:57:13 AM 5th Feb 2015
I saw it in 2001, but I'm not sure what season it was.
bradleyangle@129
05:04:17 PM 7th Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
01:49:30 PM 9th Feb 2015
Bump.
Dalillama
03:06:21 PM 9th Feb 2015
Maybe wait a couple weeks (or months) before bumping again?
bradleyangle@129
12:45:06 PM 13th Feb 2015
Bump. I know it's early, but I can't handle the wait.
raptyr
06:10:21 PM 13th Feb 2015
If you know it's early, don't bump. It will actually end up driving people away from your query. The more you tell people to do something, the less they will be willing to do it.
bradleyangle@129
05:11:46 PM 24th Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
12:35:29 PM 12th Mar 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
09:03:28 PM 20th Mar 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
03:55:21 PM 6th Apr 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
07:18:21 PM 23rd Apr 2015
Bump once again.
bradleyangle@129
11:23:59 PM 7th May 2015
Bump. It's been so long since this trope was up, and I still can't find answers. Either that, or I was imagining things the whole time. If anyone can help me out, that would be great. Thank you.

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ohmygeebers
Medium: Live Action TV
11:00:29 AM 5th May 2015
Ok, this may not be appropriate, but I've been wondering this for years now. There was this late night show that my dad would watch on cable when I was a kid. Some nights I would wake up and see some clips. Anyway, it was during mid to late 90s. It was more of an erotic TV series. I think it was about a group of people (girls and guys) who found some kind of magic rock/stone tablet or something and when they put their hands on it, their minds get transported to a random fantasy that leads to some kind of sexual encounter. I assumed it was a mental transport, because as soon as the fantasy was over they would instantly be back in the same room they were in with same clothing, etc. I think every episode would be about a different fantasy like really random. It would go from cleopatra/egyptian themed to jail cell/cop theme. It's driving me crazy that I can't find anything about it. If someone knows what I'm talking about it would be really awesome
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justanotherrandomlurker
11:50:51 AM 3rd May 2015
ohmygeebers
06:31:42 PM 3rd May 2015
No, still not it. That series was started in 2009. And the series I'm talking about was around the 90s
FerrousFaucet
10:22:04 PM 3rd May 2015
So, the group of guys/girls who would sit around and become magically transported... that was a recurring frame story in more than one episode? Or that was something that only happened in one episode that you saw? How many episodes of this did you see?
ohmygeebers
12:15:31 PM 4th May 2015
I recall I witnessed a couple episodes, but just bits and pieces. I don't think they lasted very long, about 20-30 min? I remember the credits was like a black background and I think it was like and an drawing animation of a nude girl posing or dancing or whatever. I had a friend tell me they knew what I was talking about, but they didn't know the name of it either. They said their friend had recorded it on VHS. It came on at like the same time every night I just don't know what channel it was on.
Duncan
01:39:14 PM 4th May 2015
Probably not it, but maybe the 90s reboot of Fantasy Island?
gaimanite.pkat
07:48:47 PM 4th May 2015
Compromising Situations, maybe? I'm learning all about softcore trying to find this for you, haha!
ohmygeebers
11:00:29 AM 5th May 2015
I don't think that's it. I did notice there actually wasn't that many sex scenes. I remember a lot of scenes were mostly foreplay.

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Elleohelle
Medium: Live Action TV
05:39:48 AM 5th May 2015
So when I was a kid (about 2007-2010 I think is the time period.) I used to watch this show. All i remember is that there were pirates and I think they were in a video game. I also think it was an Australian show but I'm not sure. yeah... Any clues as to what it was called?
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jormis29
05:23:00 AM 4th May 2015
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Elleohelle
04:16:47 AM 5th May 2015
OHMYGOD THAT IS IT. Thank youuuu.

jormis29
05:39:48 AM 5th May 2015
Your welcome

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BronzeBoarder
Medium: Live Action TV
10:38:05 PM 24th Apr 2015
I'm trying to remember this live action kids Sci-fi show from the 90s. It may have been australian, or maybe I'm just mis-remembering it. Anyway, it was a star trek style show, except it involved children. I think they were pretty much all in silver jumpsuits, and their spaceship resembled a bird. The main female character had an invisible friend who could apparently speak only to her, though everyone thought it was her imagination. However at the end of the first series, start of the second something happened and the two switched places, with the invisible friend becoming the real one. Also, one of these girls (i think the second one) had rainbow coloured hair. I don't remember much else, except that the enemy aliens could have been brown or green, and their ship was covered in green slime/moss/that type of thing. If anyone has any idea what this show is called please let me know! It's been annoying me for ages!
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TwinBird
09:12:59 AM 22nd Apr 2015
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Sounds a little like Space Cases?
Kayube
10:38:05 PM 24th Apr 2015
That's exactly what it is.

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alaman
Medium: Live Action TV
07:19:32 PM 22nd Apr 2015
I'm looking for a sketch I found on youtube about 3-5 years ago. I keep thinking it's from Little Britain but couldn't find anything and it doesn't have characters from Little Britain either, but maybe the same actors? It was a man and a woman, a recently divorced couple, and the woman is packing up all her stuff. Apparently she's moving in with another woman. The man is going on and on about how he had no idea that she's a lesbian and stops every few seconds to give the woman a book to pack. He reads out the book's titles and they all have very obviously lesbian or feminist topics, becoming more and more ridiculous.
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qantic
Medium: Live Action TV
02:26:35 AM 21st Apr 2015
Hello guys !

I have a memory of a TV show when I was a child; I only remember a hero in yellow (little like Power Rangers) who transforms inself in a vehicle; he had a wheel on his torso and maybe he was with two other heroes in red & blue.

I know there are not so many details but it's all I have in my little head :)

Have a good day everyone !!
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CanisMinor
02:26:35 AM 21st Apr 2015

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Ilshan
Medium: Live Action TV
04:59:06 AM 20th Apr 2015
I'm trying to remember the name of a historical edutainment series (or maybe a one-off TV movie) that was shown on the Disney Channel around 1988 or so. It involved a modern-day teenager (modern-day meaning 1980s) that randomly gets warped through time and has to solve puzzles or something to get back. In one episode he drives around in an 1900s vintage automobile that has a tiller instead of a steering wheel. In another he rides around on a primitive 1840s locomotive, then gets off and a female character comments that he must be a blacksmith since his face and hands are covered in soot. Those are the only two scenes I can remember.
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Dalillama
02:46:42 PM 15th Apr 2015
Is it The Blue Yonder? (sometimes aired as Time Flight, apparently)
Ilshan
05:15:02 AM 18th Apr 2015
I don't think that was it. The show looked kind of cheap and shot on video.
lakingsif
11:05:48 AM 19th Apr 2015
it's not a series I don't think, you'll have to look through this list of films: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls004728801/
17michela
04:59:06 AM 20th Apr 2015
Is it Beakman's World?

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EricaB
Medium: Live Action TV
07:34:01 AM 31st Mar 2015
edited by EricaB
This is an obscure one and I honestly don't have much hope of finding it. But here goes.

This was probably a segment on the Big Blue Marble, but my Google-fu has failed me many times when trying to find it. It was definitely something I saw on TV in the 70s, but I'm not even sure if it was on BBM or not. It could have been some other children's edutainment show, perhaps even Sesame Street.

Anyway, some kids and adults work together to build a giant puppet. It was really just a round head with a curious expression and two hands, with the head and hands being on long sticks. The body was just a white sheet, so the whole thing ended up looking kind of ghost-like.

Once it's built, the scene I remember most clearly was them taking their giant ghostly looking marionette, with someone holding the stick with the head, and two people working the arms. I remember them walking along a path in a city park or something, interacting with people and reacting to things going on around them.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I've been wondering about this for most of my life!
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EricaB
11:54:41 AM 24th Mar 2015
snag
06:04:21 PM 24th Mar 2015
can you recall if the people they interacted with were playing along (like sesame street) or were they WTF? like candid camera..
EricaB
06:05:25 PM 24th Mar 2015
As well as I can remember, they were playing along.
snag
07:43:57 PM 24th Mar 2015
i found this http://web.archive.org/web/20080601044106/www.coolvariety.com/programming/bbmlist.htm

PROGRAM #114 in Turkey could fit except there's no mention of the size of the thing or its construction.

i'll keep chipping at it from time to time.
EricaB
06:38:47 AM 25th Mar 2015
It's possible, but without a description of the puppet(s) it's hard to say. I couldn't even find a decent episode guide for the BBM, so you're ahead of me there. ^_^

Thanks for the help!
snag
10:00:33 PM 30th Mar 2015
I got nothing. I couldn't squeeze anything out of youtube other than the themes of BBM. Your description is out of character for Sesame Street. Could this have been something from Zoom or Electric Company? I don't know what else aired back then which could have done this.
EricaB
07:34:01 AM 31st Mar 2015
It's possible it could have been Zoom or Electric Company or Villa Allegre or 3-2-1 Contact or any of the mid-70s to very early 80's educational programs. BBM is just what sticks in my mind the most. I doubt I'll ever figure this one out. I had little hope from the start. Thanks for the help, though!

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quintyoung
Medium: Live Action TV
04:45:42 AM 29th Mar 2015
I remember a TV show from the early 80's I think. It was about a character named "Benu" or "Bennu" that was an alien I think, he was left on earth for a great number of years apparently sleeping and had a female partner but when he was awakened, his female counterpart was missing and he spent the remainder of the show looking for her. She left him clues to finding her. Her name started with an "M" I believe. He had some vague alien powers like levitation I think, and wandered around behaving like a mystic to some.
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alangiaceae
04:45:42 AM 29th Mar 2015
This is probably the short-lived series The Phoenix starring Judson Scott.

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FortyTwoForty
Medium: Live Action TV
07:37:01 AM 27th Mar 2015
edited by FortyTwoForty
This was an episode of a Real Crime tv show that I saw in late June of 2004 in Vancouver. I was 8 at the time and probably should not have been watching it, thus I was a bit scarred and remember a few parts.

1. The crime was a man ordering a nanny to kill his children, then he killed her himself.

2. There was a "flashback" to the man as a child, who is beaten by his father after dropping a napkin at the dinner table.

3. After the murders, the man went to a bar.

I'd be quite surprised if this was solved, due partially to the sheer amount of real crime television shows.
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snag
09:55:47 PM 12th Feb 2015
okay..my questions:

were the children killed? do you remember how many?

you saw the show in vancouver but where to the best of your recollection did the murder(s) happen? country at least?

do you remember anything like visible ethnicity about any of the people?
FortyTwoForty
12:26:52 AM 13th Feb 2015
There were two children, both killed. I don't really remember where the murders took place, but it may have been in the USA. I'm quite sure everyone involved was Caucasian.
snag
09:48:47 PM 13th Feb 2015
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059028881?ref_=tt_rls_3

just putting this here as a resource... definitely not a definitive list.
FortyTwoForty
07:55:41 PM 2nd Mar 2015
bump

I don't even want to find the episode as much as I want to find the crime.
FortyTwoForty
10:43:21 PM 25th Mar 2015
bump
snag
11:37:39 PM 25th Mar 2015
okay, well maybe that's the way to go. I haven't stumbled on a practical way of searching homocide cases, but i did find a word, 'familicide' which probably fits this. I did go through 3 or 4 pages hoping to luck out for you and didn't, but I'd rather not learn more on this topic.
Aspectifer
07:37:01 AM 27th Mar 2015
edited by Aspectifer
This might fit with the Pater Familicide or Offingthe Offspring tropes. You could try the Real Life sections there.

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deku_link
Medium: Live Action TV
10:17:13 PM 25th Mar 2015
edited by deku_link
This was a gameshow of sorts that I vaguely remember from Germany where the host was a pile of Shit.

I know that's not a lot to go off of, but that's all I remember.
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Joesolo
12:36:01 PM 24th Mar 2015
a literal pile of shit?
snag
10:17:13 PM 25th Mar 2015
does this fall within your criteria?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distraction_%28game_show%29


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Webberjo
Medium: Live Action TV
08:08:21 PM 22nd Mar 2015
edited by Webberjo
Back in what I assume was the late 90s or early 2000s, I remember watching a live-action kids (not childrens) show that had a boy who could change his body parts into other objects, like short airplane wings with giant turbines on them. I don't remember how he acquired these parts, but while the show was still on, a flash game was made revolving around the TV show where you could battle NP Cs and trade body parts with them if you won.

I also remember that in the show there was a short, furry, blue, male alien that wore goggles, came from a frozen, snowy place, and may or may not have wielded a spear. I remember seeing a toy of this character as a child with what looked like a big, white, bear-like mount or hostile creature from his homeland to go with him too if that helps.

Anyone have any idea what show this is?
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Rorekke
08:08:21 PM 22nd Mar 2015
I was flipping out because I vaguely remember having this toy set - a blue alien with an ice staff and a white alien mount - and I couldn't remember what it was called or what it was from. I only knew it had a weird name, something starting with M or G. I spent about an hour looking for it when I came across your post. Thanks to what you remembered about the actual show, I found it! It's called Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension.

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CJCroen1393
Medium: Live Action TV
07:22:06 PM 22nd Mar 2015
I recall an Animal Planet documentary that aired back before Animal Planet became just "Planet" and since Animal Planet seems to lately have been trying to purge any record that they used to be about animals (or at least any not related to Animal Cops, Big Cat Diary and Crocodile Hunter) hasn't aired for a while.

I believe it was related in some way to "Natural Born Sinners", "Born Different" (which was about deformities in animals), "Eaten Alive" (about parasites) and "Animals Behaving Badly" (a really fun documentary about weird behaviors exhibited by animals). This one was similar to the last one, but more about animal myths and dispelling them, I think.

To make it a little more specific, I believe it began by dispelling the "a duck's quack can't echo" myth.
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FerrousFaucet
04:22:06 PM 19th Mar 2015
edited by FerrousFaucet
Do you remember how they tested that myth? I remember seeing it twice, once on Mythbusters and once one Brainiac: Science Abuse. In Mythbusters, they used some unnecessarily high-tech equipment connected to a microphone to analyze the sound waves of a duck's quack. On Brainiac, they just led a duck into an empty stadium and the echo could be clearly heard and recorded. I don't think either of these shows came on Animal Planet, though.
CJCroen1393
07:22:06 PM 22nd Mar 2015
edited by CJCroen1393
They put it in a chamber that was specifically designed to make echos (they even added a little trivia that the same kind of chamber was used by Elvis Presley). I also believe the program was not completely about "myths" but also about interesting facts (for example, a type of deer in Scotland that was discovered to have been eating bird skulls and the invasive Cane Toad species in Australia). I might be mixing that up with another doc though.

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glassbooks
Medium: Live Action TV
10:13:54 AM 20th Mar 2015
Film or episode about a housemaid who goes to stay with a man and his daughter. The man's wife was killed for being a witch, and he sees the daughter as a witch also. The little girl makes a Voodoo Doll of her dad and sticks pins in it which cause him pain. At the end of the movie, the girl throws the voodoo doll into the fire, which kills the man.

I don't think it was long enough to be a movie. Maybe an episode of some series of horror shorts.
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glassbooks
05:32:05 AM 25th Feb 2015
Bump.
gaimanite.pkat
04:38:59 PM 25th Feb 2015
Could it be something like Tales From The Darkside?? That sounds like something they would do.
glassbooks
07:14:13 AM 26th Feb 2015
Thanks but I don't think it's that. I looked at the Episode List on Wikipedia and didn't find anything. I also went on to the Tales From The Darkside wikia and searched keywords, didn't find anything.
glassbooks
05:37:05 PM 27th Feb 2015
Bump.
glassbooks
01:34:50 PM 3rd Mar 2015
Bump.
glassbooks
09:31:42 AM 6th Mar 2015
Bump.
glassbooks
12:38:43 PM 8th Mar 2015
Bump.
jjjj
05:08:53 PM 8th Mar 2015
edited by jjjj
sorry wrong query. ignore.
glassbooks
09:29:03 AM 12th Mar 2015
Bump
glassbooks
10:13:54 AM 20th Mar 2015
Bump.

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deathpigeon
Medium: Live Action TV
12:31:24 PM 16th Mar 2015
Anyone know what show this scene is from?
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Bisected8
03:26:13 AM 16th Mar 2015
edited by Bisected8
Well, there's an E4 watermark in the corner. That narrows it down by quite a bit.

EDIT: It appears to be My Mad Fat Diary
deathpigeon
12:31:24 PM 16th Mar 2015
Awesome. Thanks.

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MakiP
Medium: Live Action TV
05:24:46 AM 16th Mar 2015
This show was about a couple of siblings, maybe there were 3 I don't remember; anyway they were living in a Castle in the present, and in the distant past there was a wizard and his apprentice, and the wizard was communicating with the kids to stop an evil force that was corrupting his apprentice or something like that. I think there was a second season where the descendants of the apprentice show up in the present to try to build a mall or something; and the apprentice is disrupting the time-space continuum or something by traveling in time to future to be with his family 'cause he's orphan and hasn't realized that the guys in the present are his descendants

I believe the show might be British, but I'm not sure, it might be Australian; and I'm fairly sure it was based on a book
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MakiP
11:39:14 AM 13th Mar 2015
Bump
Medinoc
05:24:46 AM 16th Mar 2015
edited by Medinoc
I know exactly what you're talking about, but I don't remember the title.

Edit: The apprentice being named "Matthew (something)" and using a rat as accomplice to steal his boss's gold pendulum, a quick Google search on "Matthew rat gold pendulum" turns up The Magicians House. Someone posted an episode transcript here.

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SgtRaz
Medium: Live Action TV
02:38:42 AM 16th Mar 2015
I've really been trying to remember this show, for years I had it come to my mind on and off and no amount of Google could bring me peace of mind. The show should be from the 80's/90's, set in California I believe, lesser probability that it was Miami. I remember a piano playing cop, who looks a bit like Chris Isaak, he should have a female uniformed police partner (?) He is tormented by a memory of a dying child, I think it was part of the intro where he held the child in his arms, and I think the intro had saxophone music. That is all I have, I'm starting to think I created the show in my mind, I've gone over entire lists of shows and found nothing.
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snag
04:14:17 AM 12th Mar 2015
edited by snag
there is a trope for this http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OutlivingOnesOffspring but sadly it isn't well populated.

Ummm this is interesting. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105665/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_19 Twin Peaks fire walk with me has chris isaak as an FBI agent. Any chance the guy looks like Chris Isaak because he is Chris Isaak?
SgtRaz
12:01:13 AM 14th Mar 2015
edited by SgtRaz
I don't think it was his child, it was a black kid I think the cop himself shot by accident? I've looked at Twin Peaks as a candidate too but I couldn't find anything like the scene in my memory.

The scene with the child is in black and white I think, he's holding the child in his arms with a pained expression on his face...
FerrousFaucet
10:58:05 AM 14th Mar 2015
Are you certain this is a series? If you only saw it once, it could have been a made-for-TV movie, or even just some obscure low-budget film that played on television.
Bootlebat
04:17:39 PM 14th Mar 2015
Could it be Steel Justice?
SgtRaz
02:38:42 AM 16th Mar 2015
I'm quite sure it was a series, it wouldn't have had an intro otherwise, and not one so deeply ingrained in memory. And no, it wasn't Steel Justice. Thanks for all the effort so far, appreciate it.

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ObsessedFangirl
Medium: Live Action TV
06:50:03 PM 13th Mar 2015
Hi, all. First time poster but long time Trope reader.

So I've had this TV show in my memory for ages but I can't find any information on it.

It was an educational/edutainment show shown on either PBS or Nickelodeon in the 90s. It featured a human male host with dark hair, glasses and a mustache. He sometimes had puppets as guests or to maybe teach something. I distinctly remember one puppet boy in a wheelchair who wore a helmet because he had seizures.

They sang songs in the show, too. There was one song that had the chorus "Sun shine down on me". Other lyrics include "and when it's shining on me I think it's the best".

I know it's not Fred Penner's Place and Google is not helping. Does anyone know this show?
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PaulA
09:04:45 AM 13th Mar 2015
Googling puppet wheelchair helmet seizures produced this web page, if it's any help.
ObsessedFangirl
09:16:41 AM 13th Mar 2015
That's the puppet! Nothing about the guy, though. Thanks, it's a start.
Bisected8
04:06:05 PM 13th Mar 2015
edited by Bisected8
A reverse image search on that picture gives a number of hits for something called "The Kids On The Block". That any help?
Bananaquit
06:50:03 PM 13th Mar 2015
The Kids on the Block originally aired on HBO in 1982. Not sure if it was a one-off special that later became a series or what.

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trulymadmoves
Medium: Live Action TV
01:18:08 PM 12th Mar 2015
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Just had a sudden childhood flashback to a show which was set in some kind of business... I want to say a train station or bus depot, though I don't recall why I think it had something to do with transportation.

The main thing I remember is that every so often, a character would put a nickel in the jukebox - the fact that it was a nickel was often emphasized - at which point, the group of comedic little marionette-like characters who lived inside the jukebox would perform a country-western song in its entirety.

I may be wrong on numerous details, but does that ring a bell to anybody?

EDIT: more is coming back. The guy inside the jukebox who collected the nickels had a very goofy voice. The other characters in there included two identical chubby guys who vaguely resembled Woody from Toy Story if I'm remembering them right. Those two guys were responsible for the one song from the show I remember, which had a fast tempo and included the line, "Supper's done and dinner's cookin'". (Another edit: apparently that lyric can be found in a version of the folk song "Old Dan Tucker", so that might be the song in question, even though I feel like I'd remember if that was it...)

On one occasion, the goofy-voiced guy expressed delight at the sight of a buffalo nickel; there was some debate among the characters as to how he knows the nickel belonged to a buffalo before he clarified what he meant. In another episode, one of the human characters wanted to know what happened to the nickels that go into the jukebox, so he tied a string around his nickel and wound up in a tug-of-war with the guy inside the machine for it. From this I assume that the main characters aren't aware that the characters inside the jukebox exist.
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Beefcube
01:06:31 PM 12th Mar 2015
That's from Shining Time Station, the American version of the Thomas the Tank Engine show!
trulymadmoves
01:18:08 PM 12th Mar 2015
Is it really?! No wonder I thought it had something to do with trains. Well, that was easy. Thanks!

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Pyrotech_Nick
Medium: Live Action TV
12:41:45 PM 12th Mar 2015
A show that I remember seeing from 1996-1999/2000 on one of the PBS channels but the show could be older. It is a live-action kids series presented like a news show but the anchors and reporters where teens. If anything, it is similar to the show Dragon Fly TV (also a PBS show).

There were also these 2 small, anthropomorphic, furred creatures that would talk to the teens and would "walk" on the news desk. They had bat-like features (I mostly remember bat ears. One was a blue-fur colored male and the other was a pink-fur colored female.

From what I remember the creatures were not puppets, they look like they were a performer in a costume.
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Pyrotech_Nick
02:27:19 PM 9th Mar 2015
bump

jormis29
07:36:22 PM 9th Mar 2015
Maybe The WotWots?
trulymadmoves
12:41:45 PM 12th Mar 2015
I remembered what you were talking about, and I had a feeling that I recalled the blue creature's name was Billy Biggle, so I did some digging; it would appear you're looking for "Kidsongs".

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modgethanc
Medium: Live Action TV
09:55:52 AM 6th Mar 2015
Two things from my childhood:

This was a sci-fi show (I think) that aired in Canada in the early 90s. A guy was running through a forest and fell into a hidden pit that was disguised as part of the forest floor (my dad called it a tiger trap). I think it was a Hunting the Most Dangerous Game plot of some kind.

The second was a kids' show that aired on YTV, I think, again in the early to mid 90s. It was also sci-fi. The protagonist was a young girl, or one of them was. I remember one scene where they were in the villain's lair or something and they pulled these huge cables out of a machine to sabotage it. Unfortunately that's all I have to go on.
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mimitchi33
05:12:25 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Is the second ReBoot?
snag
03:50:52 AM 23rd Feb 2015
i'm not well versed in sliders but scifi show + canada + live action... sliders? stargate sg1? outer limits?
modgethanc
09:41:59 AM 28th Feb 2015
It wasn't ReBoot because it was live-action (although it was geared towards children). I did watch ReBoot as a kid, though. I'll look at past shows that have aired on YTV.

I'm thinking the first show may have been Sliders, which I remember watching now and then. I'm pretty sure it was not any iteration of Stargate. I have no idea if it was The Outer Limits, because I never watched that show, but I'll give that a try.

snag
03:11:53 AM 1st Mar 2015
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just throwing this out there... did you watch Deepwater Black at all? it only hits on YTV, science fiction, kid protagonists and early 90's. it wasn't aimed at children, more like 13-17 yr olds...
snag
09:04:43 PM 4th Mar 2015
Don't know if this is useful to ANYONE, but there is an episode of 'Star Trek the Animated Series' called 'The Practical Joker' which does the tiger trap as you describe. Notable because it was the first occurrence of the 'holodeck'. Mc Coy, Uhura, and Sulu are on the 'recreation deck' and fall into one. (1973-74)
modgethanc
10:31:42 PM 4th Mar 2015
I don't remember a show by the name of Deepwater Black, and I don't think the episode in question was in space. That's the best lead I've gotten so far though, so thanks.

That bit of trivia about TAS is interesting, although the show was definitely not animated. Maybe this is a trope unto itself?
modgethanc
11:30:04 PM 4th Mar 2015
edited by modgethanc
After doing some more research, I now think the second show I'm looking for was in fact The Outer Limits, specifically an episode called "The Hunt". I haven't watched it yet, though, but the synopsis sounds right (Hunting the Most Dangerous Game in a forest). Also, I know my dad liked the original Outer Limits series, so it's not surprising he would be watching the remake.

I found an Australian cyberpunk-ish show (think Hackers for preteens) called Crash Zone which may have been the first show, but I'm getting increasingly doubtful I'll ever find it, since I've looked over all the sci-fi shows broadcast on YTV and haven't found anything that sounds right. It's possible it was on a different network, but I'm 99% sure it was YTV.
Medinoc
02:20:30 AM 5th Mar 2015
Wait, did the first and second show somehow get swapped? Anyway, the Australian one with teens could be Mission Top Secret.
gaimanite.pkat
09:55:52 AM 6th Mar 2015
Cyberchase? Not sure about YTV, but it is a kids' show and there would definitely be some cables in there. Plus I feel like it was relatively obscure, so maybe that explains why you wouldn't see it again?

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Jordan13Hardison
Medium: Live Action TV
01:36:19 PM 3rd Mar 2015
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So I remember this show where there was this old man living alone and he would go out and kill people but like one at a time. Like he killed this old lady and then took her body home and like put acid on it and then put the bones back together and dressed her up. And he had like a whole family of dead people. One was a little girl. He gets new neighbors a husband and wife who lost their daughter to "cancer". They suspect that he was a murderer since they are like a journalist and a cop or something. They get close to him and investigate and eventually figure him out and I can't remember if he killed the husband at the end but I remember the last scene the wife shows him a picture of her daughter and he admits he killed her but then says something like "I thought she died of cancer" and she said something like "you are a ducking cancer" and then tortures him.

I watched this a few years back and I cant remember what show it is it was really good so please help me out!
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snag
10:48:09 PM 26th Feb 2015
anyone out there an authority on "Criminal Minds?"
gaimanite.pkat
01:36:19 PM 3rd Mar 2015
Sounds like SVU sort of

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
05:27:49 PM 1st Mar 2015
There was this short (less than half an hour) in The Nineties about why you shouldn't eat too much candy. It starts out in the real world but when a kid eats too much candy he or she first gets teleported to the "hyper zone" and then goes to this dark dungeon type place. I forget how it ended
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lpbtheactor
Medium: Live Action TV
07:10:31 AM 27th Feb 2015
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I need help finding these:

1. A life-size puppet show, possibly PBS Kids, aired in either 2001 or 2002. The intro of the show is somewhat similar to the Hoobs, although it is not because I checked. The episode of that particular show involves kids sitting in front of blue tarp or sheet (Video is somewhat similar to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGL4hbWV4Q]); does include animation, somewhat similar to Sesame Street. The ending shows the same clip of kids in front of blue tarp or sheet (1st half shown), and 2nd half shows credits with audio of clip still playing.

2. An American TV sitcom (1960s through 1980s); A woman dressed in blue falls in water, probably a fountain. The next scene shows the same woman, still dressed in blue, being questioned by another person.

If any of these descriptions are wrong, please let me know. I have been trying to find these for a very long time. Please help me. Thanks.
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lpbtheactor
01:59:05 PM 31st Jul 2013
So far, I have no one replying for mine, and I do not want to bump this at all.
statetroper
06:47:17 PM 31st Jul 2013
I have no clue, sorry. Are there are any more things you remember?
lpbtheactor
08:23:08 AM 1st Aug 2013
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For the first one, I remember watching it in Gadsden, AL. The show was somewhat similar to Sesame Street, it might be "Play with Me Sesame". For the second one, it was from an episode of the sitcom with the same description.

I just don't know the names of these shows, unless I was just imagining about them. That's all.
statetroper
07:58:15 PM 1st Aug 2013
It could be "Play with Me Sesame", I think there was also a Spain version of "Sesame Street."
KEVP
07:41:26 AM 2nd Aug 2013
Many, many, many countries have their own version of Sesame Street, often just called whatever "Sesame Street" would be translated to in the local language.
lpbtheactor
11:23:14 AM 2nd Aug 2013
It's American, but is show is similar to Sesame Street, but I don't think it's it. Also, how is it going with the second one? Any ideas yet?
KEVP
08:37:47 AM 3rd Aug 2013
You may have to give us some more info about the second one.
lpbtheactor
02:32:26 PM 3rd Aug 2013
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The second one is from a retro television program. I think the woman also wore something that looked like a shower cap, which was also blue. Probably still airs on either TV Land or Hallmark. I think that's all that I can remember.
KEVP
08:09:02 AM 5th Aug 2013
A woman, in blue, with a cap on her head, lands in water, then is later interviewed. The clip is notable enough to be reshown. Your very vague description makes me think of Lynda Carter's appearance on "Battle of the Network Stars" where she competed in a swimming event. The way her blue swimsuit fit her was quite memorable. If that's not it you are going to need to give us a better description.
lpbtheactor
08:27:49 AM 5th Aug 2013
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The woman was wearing either a blue dress or miniskirt, and she was interviewed in a different room after the commercial break, so I don't think that is it. I think it was more of a retro sitcom.
KEVP
08:42:50 AM 6th Aug 2013
Why was she being interviewed? I think there is a show that cuts between Lynda's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and a later interview with her about that appearance.

Why do you think it was a "retro sitcom"? What about what you saw and heard made it seem like that to you?
lpbtheactor
09:34:04 AM 6th Aug 2013
That is not it! It was a retro television sitcom that still airs reruns. The woman accidentally fell in a water fountain, making her dress wet, at a party somewhere. She was really wearing a blue dress or miniskirt. I actually believe that she was also wearing a blue bonnet on her head. In the next scene, one man was asking the same woman, dressed in blue, about the incident. It took place in a different room and she was sitting on a stool. That's all I know for now.
lpbtheactor
09:01:10 AM 13th Aug 2013
Also, the party was indoors. I checked Lynda Carter's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and it was not it. I know for a fact it was a retro television sitcom.
KEVP
09:12:34 AM 13th Aug 2013
Maybe you should explain to us what you mean by the phrase "retro television sitcom".
lpbtheactor
08:42:32 PM 13th Aug 2013
A retro television sitcom, in my definition, is a comedy or drama that has aired between the 1950's and the 1990's.
lpbtheactor
07:58:31 PM 14th Aug 2013
The show that I am struggling to find aired in either the 70's or the 80's. I am pretty sure of that.
lpbtheactor
05:33:46 PM 4th Sep 2013
I decided to separate into two different topics so each user can figure out much easier.
bradleyangle@129
07:10:31 AM 27th Feb 2015
Bump. BTW, this is the old version of my long-waited topic.

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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
07:08:18 AM 27th Feb 2015
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Two things I was looking for a long time, and I still have not found any information.

1) Sitcom (1970's or 1980's) with one episode involving a woman dressed in blue splashes in water by accident, and was later asked questions in another room after a commercial break.

2) Children's life-size puppet show aired on TV in 2000 (possibly PBS) where kids dance while sitting in front of a blue tarp in a song (the whole song the first time), and the second time is the same thing, but video cuts off and the credits roll while the song is still playing.
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KEVP
02:04:21 PM 21st Apr 2014
Dude, you could have just bumped your old query.
bradleyangle@129
09:56:56 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Bump!
bradleyangle@129
07:08:18 AM 27th Feb 2015
Bump.

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TotalDramaRox97
Medium: Live Action TV
02:40:03 PM 19th Feb 2015
I don't remember the plot line of the show but I remember one episode plotline

Someone sold a precious item of someone to get revenge on them (with the woman saying she's sold her ex-husband's items) and then learned it had been belonged to someone famous but they can't get it back so they got the celebrity who owned to tell the person it was a replica and buy it back from them. Then gives it back to the original owner and asks them they keep their child away from them (as the child was annoying them like crazy)
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snag
02:35:37 PM 18th Feb 2015
Was it an autographed baseball?
TotalDramaRox97
02:39:57 PM 18th Feb 2015
Possibly. I really don't remember what it was
TotalDramaRox97
05:49:27 PM 18th Feb 2015
Wait I don't think the famous person bought it from the woman I think the parent (I think a father) bought it for its sentimental value
snag
12:25:35 PM 19th Feb 2015
was just trying to jog your memory. it seems to me like autographed items, trading cards and comic books are the most used items for this type of plot line…because mom doesn't even suspect their inherent value… and gets rid of them… that being said, IRL i can't imagine a situation where things would get sold like you describe instead of just tossed or given away unless there was some apparent value to it before the famous connection is made.so i dunno. there has gotta be a trope for this. ????
TotalDramaRox97
02:40:03 PM 19th Feb 2015
I don't think it was an autographed item I think it either belonged to someone famous or was like a movie prop I think the celebrity said it was a replica as the real one had an insignia or something on it (once again he was lying)

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Tuomas
Medium: Live Action TV
03:39:47 AM 17th Feb 2015
This is an English-language sci-fi show I remember seeing when I was a kid, in the 1980s. All I can remember is the intro: a boy lives in a house, and his whole bedroom is abducted to space. He doesn't realize this until he opens the door to his room, and sees that it's floating in space. Also, the intro showed the Big Bad of the show, who was a cyborg guy with a red, glowing cybernetic eye. Anyone remember this?
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TheNinth
10:14:40 AM 24th Oct 2012
British, North American, or Australian?
Tuomas
03:47:21 AM 25th Oct 2012
Can't remember. I have a vague recollection that it might've been British, but I could be wrong about that.
Tuomas
02:40:56 AM 30th Oct 2012
Bump.
Asuyuka
02:21:57 PM 30th Oct 2012
Vaguely familiar, but I can't place a network. The opening his house to space is familiar, it always stuck with me. In the States, btw.
HeartOfAnAstronaut
11:03:51 AM 31st Oct 2012
I don't know if this helps because obviously it's not Live Action but I'm pretty sure there was an episode of Rugrats that used this? It was either Tommy or Chucky whose room was taken into space. I also believe it was a Hallowe'en special or just an unusually spooky episode.

If not, I saw the same thing as you and I'm confusing two different things.
FloydPinkerton
09:48:01 PM 31st Oct 2012
Sounds like the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Halloween special from 1987.
Tuomas
10:57:45 AM 1st Nov 2012
edited by Tuomas
It's definitely not Rugrats, it was live-action, and Rugrats didn't exist in the 1980s. I don't think it's Pee-Wee's Playhouse either, isn't that a comedy show? Like I said, the room-in-space bit was part of the show's intro, so it was not some one-off special, and it felt more creepy than funny, so I don't think it was a comedy either.
Tuomas
11:25:44 PM 4th Nov 2012
Bump.
Tuomas
03:42:19 AM 17th Dec 2014
edited by Tuomas
Bump.
Tuomas
03:39:47 AM 17th Feb 2015
Another bump.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Live Action TV
11:18:56 PM 16th Feb 2015
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Either a series pilot or a TV movie. Aired on the Sci-Fi channel about 10 years ago. Involved spidery robots on Mars and a bomb in a suitcase. The heroes accidentally killed the president and became outlaws.
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snag
09:56:20 PM 13th Feb 2015
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can you describe their depiction of mars a little? or since it was a SCIFI production, it was probably just a room they said was on mars.. (smile) if you can describe the execution of the spiderbots too... cgi? mechanical? cool or clumsy? 1-off low budget or stolen from another show low budget?
FloydPinkerton
11:46:05 PM 13th Feb 2015
Mars was a red wasteland and the robots were clearly CGI.
YesThatSusanDavis
12:45:48 AM 14th Feb 2015
Babylon 5, perhaps? There are certainly Mars scenes, the President does die, the good guys do become outlaws, and there are spidery things... which are definitely NOT robots.
snag
01:45:01 AM 15th Feb 2015
I have never had access to the 'syfy' channel, but do get a few terrible terrible movies played out on sunday afternoons from them. Stuff from "the asylum" and stuff starring C. Thomas Howell etc… Think this is about all i can dig up unless you can figure out the names of any people in it.
FloydPinkerton
11:18:56 PM 16th Feb 2015
It wasn't Babylon 5. I think I saw it in the summer of 2005, but it wasn't necessarily new.

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lisistaan
Medium: Live Action TV
12:32:26 AM 13th Feb 2015
A guy in his mid 30s that I work with has been trying to find out the name of some show he used to watch when he was younger. He said it was on Saturday mornings in the 80s and it was about monsters all living together in a house or something like that, similar to The Munsters. He thinks he remembers Dracula (or just a vampire in general) and a werewolf specifically. I've showed him clips of The Monster Squad and he doesn't think it's that. I've tried searching google but can't find anything like what he's talking about. It doesn't help that his memory is very vague. "It's a big house, upstairs and downstairs and they're possibly a family. It was real people, not a cartoon." I've also showed him clips of Monsters and he says it's not that either. Any ideas?
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LordXavius
05:56:50 PM 8th Feb 2015
Have you checked the Monster Mash trope for examples?
lisistaan
05:59:28 PM 8th Feb 2015
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Yes, I went through the Live Action TV shows list with him this morning on our break and he didn't think it was any of them.
EricaB
06:34:16 AM 9th Feb 2015
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He's certain it was live action? The only shows that meet that criteria that I can think of are The Munsters, The Addams Family, and Monster Squad. There was a second live-action Addams Family show, but that was late 90's/early 2000's after the movies. Also in the late 90's there was Beetleborgs, which had some expys of the classic Universal Horror monsters.

Animated, either stop-motion or traditional, gives a lot more options. Mad Monster Party, Mad Mad Mad Monsters (both TV movies, and not series), Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies, Drak Pack...
lisistaan
01:22:07 PM 9th Feb 2015
From what he's described I honestly think it's Monster Squad and he's just not remembering. But thank you for the reply, I'll show him the animated ones and see what he says.
FortyTwoForty
12:32:26 AM 13th Feb 2015
Could it be The Hilarious House of Frightenstein?

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Snowmouse
Medium: Live Action TV
05:54:51 PM 9th Feb 2015
Hey,

I came across this site while trying to find out more about a half-remembered TV show I watched as a child in the UK, late '80s/early '90s (I think!). If anyone is able to help, I'd be very grateful - this is driving me nuts! Though I recognise I remember very little and what I do recall is very sketchy ...

It was definitely a British live action series. The main actor I remember is a male adult character - tall with short, blonde(?) hair. Kinda looked like Adrian Rayment, but wasn't him. (And not when he's in The Matrix twin mode.) The character was trying to collect things, I think. There might have been seven of them? Could have been eggs? The bit I really remember was in the final episode - it turned out he was from outer space and got into an egg-shaped spaceship. I think it was a CBBC, rather than ITV, show.

Looking over that, there's very little to go on! I can't remember any more details - names, plot ... It really is more of a visual memory I have of this program. I just remember enjoying it as a child and would like to know what it was. If anyone can make any sense of my recollections, I'd be most grateful!

Thank you.

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snag
10:18:39 PM 8th Feb 2015
Snowmouse
05:54:51 PM 9th Feb 2015
Thanks, snag. It wasn't Aquila. After sleeping on it, my brain spat out 'goon'. Not feeling particularly optomistic with that tidbit, I searched online and it turned up Archer's Goon. Sure enough, that's what I was remembering! (Aren't brains amazing things! Remember all sorts of stuff without you being aware of it.) The goon was the character I remembered - played by Morgan Jones. Can't say he's the spitting image of Adrian Rayment but, in my defense, it was 23 years ago that I saw the series. Perhaps in the dark, if you close one eye ...! The things being collected were words. And the seven was significant as that was the number of wizards in the show. The spacehip turned out to be normal rocket shaped, not egg-shaped at all. Ooops. I've spent the morning happily watching the entire series - amazing that someone's bothered to upload all the episodes online. :)

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natalia
Medium: Live Action TV
09:49:23 AM 9th Feb 2015
I remember a TV show from UK television, probably broadcast late 80s/early 90s. It had a mannequin/dummy thing that was a decorative feature in a shopping centre. Inside the face of the mannequin (which I think wore a bowler hat and suit) was some kind of crystal or other shiny thing. There was a clock on the bike the mannequin rode and whenever the crystal was inserted in its face it would pedal wildly and send these kids to a parallel dimension which was very industrial/post-apocalyptic and was like a TV news show.
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PaulA
07:35:14 AM 8th Feb 2015
That's the Australian TV series Finders Keepers, based on the novel by Emily Rodda.
natalia
09:49:23 AM 9th Feb 2015
Thank you so much! This has been bugging me for almost 20 years! haha I was beginning to think I'd dreamt it up

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MikeK
Medium: Live Action TV
10:09:11 PM 8th Feb 2015
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Years ago, someone in a chat room was telling everyone about this odd sitcom from the eighties she remembered watching: The premise was that a family moved into a house that was haunted by the ghost of a woman from the Victorian era, and the family and the ghost had to learn to put aside their differences and live together. It sounded a little like they were shooting for Mr. Belvedere, but with a supernatural angle. There was an Expository Theme Tune, and apparently a very earwormy one, because she was typing the whole thing line by line by memory at one point. All I remember of the lyrics was something like "now she must learn to be an eighties lady" note .
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Dalillama
01:53:49 PM 8th Feb 2015
That is probably Down To Earth
MikeK
10:09:11 PM 8th Feb 2015
It looks like that's it - I had the wrong era, and the character is an angel, not a ghost, but otherwise the premise sounds the same... I looked up the theme song in youtube, and it does have the part about being a 1980's lady, along with a few other lines that seem familiar.

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EmperorMattXV
Medium: Live Action TV
03:52:44 AM 8th Feb 2015
Okay, this is going to sound weird, but I'll give it a go. This show was either on YTV or Treehouse in Canada in the mid to late 1990s. As far as I remember, it followed a group of talking animals on a tropical island, who were played by people dressed up in big animal costumes. The costumes were not coloured accurately to the animal in nature, but were instead covered in vibrant colourful patterns. I think it was called "Rimba's Island" or something along those lines, but I can't be certain. Anyone else remember this?
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smashingmelons
09:35:26 AM 6th Jun 2011
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Gullah Gullah Island?
98.27.15.82
11:21:21 AM 6th Jun 2011
Close....it's Marimba (Like the instrument)'s Island. It was broadcast on Fox Kids in the states.....and a LOT of thier programming was shared/used on YTV and the like as well.
EmperorMattXV
07:49:08 PM 7th Jun 2011
Interesting, Google doesn't come up with anything, but I trust that it's the right answer. The show's more obscure than I thought it was. Thanks!
98.27.15.82
08:31:22 PM 8th Jun 2011
If it's any consolation it was a strictly once a week affair (Usually Mondays) in an otherwise 5 episode a week afternoon block. Came on around the same time as Bananas in Pajamas, The Magical Adventures Of Mumfie, Jim Hensons Animal Show, and Rupert was. I want to believe it was VERY short lived even for an Afterschool Cartoon (Think 13 episodes, on rotation as opposed to the usual 65 or so)
alexeidarling
10:53:06 AM 12th Mar 2012
Rimba's Island actually - if this video is what you meant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMaAqrWbNeQ
jonny5
08:34:01 AM 7th Feb 2015
Huh. I've been browsing this thread to see if any of the shows I'm looking for are listed. I think I can check Rimba's Island off my list, especially if I find out one of the characters (I'm thinking the Alligator??) rides a skateboard.
mimitchi33
03:52:44 AM 8th Feb 2015
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It is Rimba's Island. And 98.27.15.82, Rupert and Bananas in Pajamas weren't on that block (Fox Cubhouse), though the rest of the shows, Johnson and Friends and Budgie, the Little Helicopter. And by the way, it's not "Magical Adventures of Mumfie", it's Magic Adventures Of Mumfie, and while Mumfie did only run 13 episodes on there (the rest were on Fox Family and I watched them with my older brother as a kid, but in your neck of the woods, they aired on CTV), Rimba had 26 or so episodes.

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natalia
Medium: Live Action TV
12:18:08 PM 7th Feb 2015
I remember a TV show from UK television, probably broadcast late 80s/early 90s. It had a mannequin/dummy thing that was a decorative feature in a shopping centre. Inside the face of the mannequin (which I think wore a bowler hat and suit) was some kind of crystal or other shiny thing. There was a clock on the bike the mannequin rode and whenever the crystal was inserted in its face it would pedal wildly and send these kids to a parallel dimension which was very industrial/post-apocalyptic and was like a TV news show.
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eggplant
Medium: Live Action TV
10:57:04 AM 7th Feb 2015
Saw it on a promo, c. 1998-2000. It featured a quick scene of Heather Locklear being hypnotized. Searched Google and synopses for Spin City and Melrose Place and came up empty. I'm 99% sure it was Heather Locklear.
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KEVP
05:59:33 AM 12th Nov 2014
If you go to youtube and search "Heather Locklear Hypnotized" you will find an excerpt from Hard Copy where this happens.
eggplant
03:40:22 AM 13th Nov 2014
It's not that. It's also not from Muppets Tonight. In the clip, she is sitting in a chair, watching a swinging watch and smiling.
eggplant
01:46:01 PM 29th Nov 2014
Bump
eggplant
04:01:37 PM 19th Dec 2014
Bump
eggplant
10:57:04 AM 7th Feb 2015
Bump

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trovamp
Medium: Live Action TV
07:01:15 PM 2nd Feb 2015
I remember a VHS starring a brown puppet dog about dinosaurs
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snag
01:42:38 PM 30th Jan 2015
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I think he's just trolling to get someone to type "Weinerville" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinerville
trovamp
10:56:03 AM 31st Jan 2015
It wasn't Weinerville
Bisected8
11:57:38 AM 31st Jan 2015
Could you describe the puppet or give any other details?
NateTheGreat
04:56:36 PM 31st Jan 2015
He's not quite what I'd call brown, but Hush Puppy from Lamb Chop's Play Along?
trovamp
07:01:15 PM 2nd Feb 2015
It wasn't Lamp Chop

All I remember is that the dog puppet had brown curly hair and this joke -A news reporter tells how dinosaurs are rampaging through a city, he then says "An Official had this to say" then reporter than screams

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
02:06:36 PM 2nd Feb 2015
There was this tv show in The Nineties that was for kids and about scary stuff (think like Are You Afraid of the Dark?) I only saw one episode but I remember it had to do with this school where the teachers are secretly spider monsters who are hurt by mustard.
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snag
09:53:19 PM 29th Jan 2015
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111987/?ref_=kw_li_tt "Goosebumps" from what i read is a similar show to "AYAOTD" and fits the time period. i haven't searched the episode list yet
IronicHandle
07:12:00 AM 31st Jan 2015
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I meant to post in the category below and it won't let me delete this but uhhhh....I do remember this? So you're not crazy?
Bootlebat
10:30:03 AM 31st Jan 2015
Not Goosebumps, though the title had something to do with scary stuff like that.
thejokerlaughsatyou
01:54:59 PM 2nd Feb 2015
Bone Chillers? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Chillers

The Wikipedia episode list mentions one about a giant spider.

It could also be Tales from the Cryptkeeper? I didn't watch that show, but it's in a similar vein.
Bootlebat
02:06:36 PM 2nd Feb 2015
I think Bone Chillers is right thanks

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jjjj
Medium: Live Action TV
06:56:08 AM 31st Jan 2015
It was a canadian television series airing on YTV, that I first saw in either 2005 or 2006. If I remember correctly it was very videogame like. There were live action segments that took place in the real world and when it went into the videogame world the action was in CGI. Cartoon network was briefly planning on airing it in the beginning of its CN real stage. Also it's not code lyoko, that I am sure of.
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OrganicRambler
07:03:25 PM 30th Jan 2015
Perhaps it is Level Up? It actually aired for a while though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_Up_(TV_series)
OrganicRambler
07:06:31 PM 30th Jan 2015
Hang on. Ace Lightning is more correct in the time line. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Lightning

Perhaps Level up was inspired b this one. either way might be your ticket.
jjjj
06:56:08 AM 31st Jan 2015
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It's neither of those. I found it yesterday: It's called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zixx.

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wea111
Medium: Live Action TV
03:10:05 PM 30th Jan 2015
I am looking for a TV show that aired on CBBC in the late 90's to early 2000's.

It was about a world that was more technologically advanced than ours hidden below ours and it could be accessed through the sewer system. While its technology was advanced a good deal of it appeared to be rundown or in ruins with some people living within the ruins.

The main character was a boy of school age and he had a female companion around the same age. He locates the hidden world and goes down to explore it with the girl. (I think the boy had some kind of technology that acted as a key or locator device)

I believe that the boy had an arc where he was trying to locate his father who apparently had gone down to the world below before him (how long before I don't know).

In the first episode the boy was within a history class and asked the teacher how we didn't know that there wasn't a civilisation that had more advanced technology than us. One of the other children responded by hitting him over the head with a textbook and said something along the lines of "Because it's not in the book dummy!".

That's about all I can remember. If anyone can think what it might be I would be greatful.
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sailormean
Medium: Live Action TV
08:38:22 PM 28th Jan 2015
I'm trying to find a show I watched once with my cousins back when we were all like 5-7 years old, so it can't be older than 1999-2001 or maybe early 2000's. but I'm pretty sure it's from like mid-late 90's. It actually might not be a show, could possibly be one of those made-for-tv specials or a movie. I really want to say that it's from one of those kids horror/mystery anthologies like goosebumps or are you afraid of the dark because it has that vibe but nothing I searched up matched anything from my memory. I've been trying to search for this all night but it's kind of hard to know what keywords to put when memories are hazy and I have the story all botched up, so I'll just try and list everything I can remember:

It deinitely was in the horror/mystery genre, but wasn't genuinely scary, kind of a spooky cheesy thing, most likely made for kids or we wouldn't have been watching it. I also feel like it may have been disney channel or abcfamily or something but all the disney halloween movies are fairly popular/specific and this doesn't match any of them. I'm pretty sure it involved a group of kids/people being haunted by this creepy little ghost boy, or demon kid or something. I can't remember if this kid was the main antagonist but I THINK he might have just been like a scare tactic kind of thing that ended up harmless or like they end up freeing him, and the real villian was like this older ghost/monster/trickster type dude. the main characters were trying to solve a haunting that was happening to or around them and I remember the ghost kid being on this merry go round. I think he might have worn like colonial or old-timey clothes, and I might be mixing this up with something else but there was something involving a delivery boy? like the kid might have been a newspaper boy? or maybe was just wearing something reminiscent of it. The ending/climax involved a showdown at a carnival which i guess is where the merry-go-round comes in and there also might have been a fire happening around them. I think the main villian might have been trying to take the rest of the kids' souls or something like that, and they find a way to defeat him. I think there was also an obligatory creepy doll scene (but that might be me mixing it up with the scene from don't look under the bed).

sorry my memories of it are really vague so this probably won't ring a bell with anyone else but it's been killing me that i can't remember what it's from every time I think of it!
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EricaB
01:09:47 PM 25th Jan 2015
Parts of your description bring to mind Something Wicked This Way Comes, especially the part about the carousel.

There was a movie made in 1983, and a pared-down version of the story appeared on the show Ray Bradbury Theater.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0683206/?ref_=ttep_ep4

sailormean
06:43:05 PM 25th Jan 2015
I thought it could be something wicked this way comes, it always came up whenever I searched for the show, but watching the trailers didn't really bring up anything familiar. The 90's ray bradbury theater one was on youtube, I watched that and I don't think that was it either. kind of close in terms of the ghost kid but I think the one I'm thinking of was a brunette kid. I think whatever I watched was newer, like more late 90's than 80's.
AADalton128
11:14:24 PM 25th Jan 2015
Could it be "So Weird"? It was on the Disney Channel around that time.
AADalton128
01:15:37 PM 26th Jan 2015
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And I know it had stories about supernatural things.
ClinkerGynoid
04:16:14 PM 26th Jan 2015
That scene on the merry go round sounds an awful lot like the Are you Afraid of the Dark finale, Tale of the Silver Sight, as does the rest of the story you mentioned.

is this the episode/merry go round scene? (starts at 14:45 with merry go round) http://youtu.be/YE7Bl5JuFKA?t=14m45s
sailormean
08:38:22 PM 28th Jan 2015
OOMG YES THIS IS TOTALLY IT!!! I thought I'd gone through most of the AYAOTD episodes but missed this one. thank you!!!

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Dalillama
Medium: Live Action TV
11:29:04 AM 28th Jan 2015
In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency,Richard breaks into his girlfriend's flat (It Makes Sens In Context), and when found there says that he had been emulating the chocolate ad, only he'd forgotten the chocolate. Does anyone happen to know which ad he was referring to, and for what chocolates?
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PaulA
06:55:33 PM 27th Jan 2015
snag
01:12:06 AM 28th Jan 2015
(laughing at this) I did enjoy this book, despite how douglas adams was always pointing out how clever he thought he was. The bit with the couch stuck in the stairway will be with me till i die. That and the 'someone else's problem' field used to hide a space ship in hitchhikers guide.
Dalillama
11:29:04 AM 28th Jan 2015
Well, that's Adams all over. Pratchett does it too, as does Ben Aaronovitch, but they're better at it (I suspect because, meaning no slur on Adams, they're actually more clever than he was).

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AADalton128
Medium: Live Action TV
01:19:18 PM 27th Jan 2015
I remember seeing one episode of a TV show on Nickelodeon, sometime in the early 2000s. The main characters (I think they were teens?) were in a haunted hotel. The ghost was a comet-like beam of red light. One of the main characters ended up in a janitor's closet that had been closed off years before. He found an old cleaning product called Comet. The show was on early in the morning when I saw it, but probably aired later originally. I didn't watch it much because it always had something supernatural, which scared me at the time.
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fangirling
11:03:23 AM 26th Jan 2015
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Could it be an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? I didn't find anything that matched your description but maybe you could. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Afraid_of_the_Dark%3F
AADalton128
01:18:34 PM 26th Jan 2015
I can't find any episodes that match it either. But it was that type of show. Also, I believe the guy in the janitor's closet was African American, if that helps.
Bananaquit
06:24:39 PM 26th Jan 2015
AADalton128
10:20:12 PM 26th Jan 2015
Doesn't sound like it, but thanks.
snag
12:50:41 AM 27th Jan 2015
looking at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_Nickelodeon i'm wondering if it is "Ghostwriter" There are episodes of it on youtube
AADalton128
01:19:18 PM 27th Jan 2015
Might be it. I'll check it out.

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Arith
Medium: Live Action TV
01:06:26 AM 27th Jan 2015
Hey guys, I'm looking for a show I watched back in 2000~2007.

It was about a group of teen highschoolers who were going on a field trip. it had some mystery and conspiracy/time travel stuff where I remember it ended on a cliffhanger where in the end only 2 or so survive and ended up at stonehenge and they both went back in time to before they left the school for the field trip to begin with.

Everytime one of the highschoolers gets caught/knows too much/sees a time travelled self their eyes will turn yellow and they'd have to get carried away by a group of mysterious people that they stumbled into shortly after embarking on the field trip. I watched it in Australia but I have a feeling it could be from BBC too. ABC/BBC.
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Arith
01:06:26 AM 27th Jan 2015
Oh my god! thank you so much!. Yeah this is the show. :)

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Scrump
Medium: Live Action TV
08:10:13 AM 23rd Jan 2015
This might have been show that was only in Australia, but when I was a kid, there used to be this show on ABC or something that aired after school. I don't remember anything about it at all, only the end of the song that went with the intro. It was sort of like "so come on, gather on (?), (something something), what are you waiting fooorrr?". Everyone I've asked about this knows what I'm talking about but for some reason everyone has forgotten everything about the show except for those last few words. Maybe it was so bad we blocked out?
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abily
09:39:59 PM 22nd Jan 2015
Do you remember around what year it aired? And is it completely live action?

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Girlyyy
Medium: Live Action TV
11:47:47 PM 21st Jan 2015
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I can't remember this TV show and it is driving me nuts!!! Someone please help! I will be eternally grateful :)

• It was an Australian kids TV show and I watched it around 2004-2006.

• It was a real life show with an audience

• There was this puppet shark hosting the show

• kids were called up to the stage and had to do activities like being blindfolded and smelling foods like cheese and fish and guessing what it was.

• It opened with the camera going through this animated lifesaver ring or submarine portal with a blue water background and the title of the show inside the ring.

I can't remember what it was and I loved it so much! I have searched everywhere and I can't find it!
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snag
09:45:42 PM 15th Jan 2015
Girlyyy
11:10:11 PM 21st Jan 2015
YESSS! oh my freaking god I love you so much!!! <3
snag
11:47:47 PM 21st Jan 2015
you say as i see close by here you saved the day for someone else. just pay it forward. 8) no worries

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Medinoc
Medium: Live Action TV
04:43:53 AM 17th Jan 2015
Something that was probably an episode from a series.

A company called "Discount International (something)" approaches a teen boy (likely the protagonist) and hire him to help sell high-quality cameras "not for $200, not $100, but $15! Because it comes directly from factory, without intermediaries!".

Of course it turns out to be a scam: What is actually delivered is a plastic keychain. The protagonist learns it by watching a TV show on scams, and contacts the show host for help.
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NarcissaHeinous
01:26:24 PM 28th Aug 2012
How long ago was this and what country? I think it rings a bell.
Medinoc
01:33:12 PM 28th Aug 2012
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I saw it in France 15+ years ago, but it was probably an American series or film.

I also remember that the show host, before showing the camera scam, shown one about a lamp (that was, too, a keychain).

Also, when the boy goes back to the office, he finds it empty: the criminals have already vacated the place, taking the desk with them.
NarcissaHeinous
01:41:40 PM 28th Aug 2012
If that's the case then I'm afraid I can't help you, anything that reminded me of is too new or different than that.
Medinoc
12:39:47 AM 12th Jul 2014
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Medinoc
04:43:53 AM 17th Jan 2015
Bump.

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Aspectifer
Medium: Live Action TV
03:50:32 PM 16th Jan 2015
This is an American (or possibly Canadian) drama serial aimed at older children which aired on the BBC's children's programming sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

The main character is a Native American teenager who is being bullied because of his ethnicity. He initially doesn't fight back, until at some point in the first episode the chief bully hits his berserk button. I distinctly remember the ensuing fight (I have a feeling it was shown in the recaps at the start of each following episode); it takes place in a shallow stream or creek and the Native American boy shouts "Apologise! Apologise!" to the bully. At some point, the bully either falls and hits his head on a rock, or the Native American boy hits him with a rock. The Native American boy then goes on the run, erroneously believing he has killed the bully. I think the bulk of the series was about his adventures while on the run.

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Aspectifer
03:50:32 PM 16th Jan 2015
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I FOUND IT!

There's now an online archive of listings from Radio Times at http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/. I did a keyword search on the word 'bully' during the period I thought it may have aired and found it was Joey and Redhawk, which had showings on BBC 1 during the summers of 1980, 1981 and 1982.

It was originally shown in the US on CBS Afternoon Playhouse in 1978. Someone has posted the original promo on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyLQ61mMwGA

I'm going to add a link to the BBC Genome project to the Radio Times article - it's an extremely useful resource.


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Aespai
Medium: Live Action TV
09:14:36 PM 12th Jan 2015
I remember this episode of a show, where this blonde woman believes she was cursed into being ugly and horrible to look at. When she sees her reflection, she sees a horrible creature looking back. Her husband leaves her because he insists she isn't ugly and she doesn't believe him. She goes to get plastic surgery to fix her face, much to the surgeon's confusion. Afterwards, he hands her a mirror. When she looks into it, she sees a horribly disfigured creature, and looks away, revealing to the audience that there was absolutely nothing wrong with how she looked on the outside.

I think it aired on the sci-fi channel or something similar. It wasn't a whole movie, but it was featured as some kind of episode or something.
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alaman
02:26:04 AM 12th Jan 2015
I'm sure I've seen this, and after a little googling I think it might be an episode of 'Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction' called 'Mirror of Truth'.
Aespai
09:14:36 PM 12th Jan 2015
Yes, that was it! Thank you!

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MaximusX
Medium: Live Action TV
03:14:34 PM 12th Jan 2015
Does anyone remember the name of that show with the masked magician who showed how he did his tricks? If it helps the magician never talked.
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randomsurfer
12:05:59 PM 12th Jan 2015
Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed?
MaximusX
03:14:34 PM 12th Jan 2015
Two answers in one day. Thanks I loved this show as a kid

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MKoenig
Medium: Live Action TV
07:58:22 PM 11th Jan 2015
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Hi, I'm trying to find a name of a German television show about a group of kid detectives. I believe there were 5 or 6 of them, with several girls (who were inevitably in Damsel in Distress situations) and they all looked between 10-12, if I'm not mistaken. I've been trying to find a clip, but absolutely no luck yet. This may have aired in the mid 1990s, based on the way the characters dress.

Classic kid detective movie, they investigate robberies and smuggling, one of them gets caught snooping, then the police bail them out. Thanks!

P.S. I do speak German, but don't remember the title except it was an unusual compound word, I believe.
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MKoenig
07:58:22 PM 11th Jan 2015
Nevermind, I found it! It's called "Die Pfefferkörner" or "The Peppercorns."

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mayonnaiseparade
Medium: Live Action TV
10:59:17 AM 11th Jan 2015
Alright, so I am looking for:

1. A children's TV show in which there is a man who, I think, tries out different careers each episode? I'm not sure though, I just remember that you never saw the top part of his face, just his nose and mouth, and he may have had a companion of some sort. I don't remember him ever moving or anything, always in the same position. The most I remember is that in one episode he tries to be a chef, and he wears a chef outfit and makes food. He eats it, but it falls and dribbles out of his mouth in a really gross way. He claimed it was good and someone else lifted a wooden spoon to him, but he didn't actually consume it. This has plagued me for several years, so answers would be great. Thanks!
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maninahat
10:59:17 AM 11th Jan 2015
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That premise sounds almost like a Mr Benn cartoon, though there are loads that do the same thing of having a costume transforming the person to that trade: Huxley Pig, Busy Town etc...

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Johnny2071
Medium: Live Action TV
02:38:18 AM 10th Jan 2015
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For some reason back in 1996 or 1997, I remember a show similar to this on channel 17 (Japanese and everything, I cannot for life of me remember the name or the station). However, my memories of the show were a CGI intro of similar characters, a singalong at the beginning of the show, origami (my biggest memory), and some story segment near the end.

Is it this? http://baikin-germ.deviantart.com/art/The-characters-of-kid-s-show-201581821
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Cle
Medium: Live Action TV
10:52:01 PM 5th Jan 2015
I'm looking for a TV Show that aired in Germany over 10 jears ago. I think it was a kids show, but i'm not shure. It was set in modern times and was about some sort of wish machine which was a big, spherical, strange looking thing. A family discovered (or build?) the machine and it grantet them wishes, but they all seemed to have some negativ outcome. At some point they burnt the machine and threw it in a river or something (at least that scene was shown in the intro a lot) and they thought they got rid of it. But Somehow the power of the machine got transfered into a well or something.

I can remember two specific Episodes. In one, someone got cloned by the machine, but the heart of the clone was in the wrong spot and that was how you could detect him. In the other one, everybody fell in love with the son, even his sister i think, which was kind of creepy. Now that i think of it, maybe it wasnt even a wishing machine. You just brought some random objects into it and then something happend. I cant really remeber though and its driving me crazy.
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PaulA
10:52:01 PM 5th Jan 2015
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Bits of this sound like the Australian kids show Round the Twist, which is about a family of Weirdness Magnets. There was definitely an episode with a cloning machine (if I recall, the clone was laterally inverted, so her heart was on the wrong side), and another episode where one of the boys found an artifact that made him irresistable to all women including his sister. The bit about a wish machine that gets thrown in a river doesn't sound familiar, but there were a lot of episodes in the later years that I haven't seen, so that's not conclusive.

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Civanfan
Medium: Live Action TV
12:47:28 AM 3rd Jan 2015
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An educational program with a live-action female host and animated segments about Aesop's Fables from the eighties, though I recall the animation looks older and foreign.

The opening song as the lyrics "They were not just [fairy stories?]/they were really allegories" and "They cried 'Aesop, don't stop'/We know you've got a fable to tell".
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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Live Action TV
02:00:46 PM 1st Jan 2015
I just suddenly remembered a commercial for something I've been trying to find for several years.

The commercial started airing in 2003 or so, and it stopped airing in 2007 or so. I think it depicts a mom having a phone conversation at night. There's two bars on top and below the screen, they have the company's logo (which I think has a sun in it) and the phone number. The service advertised I think was something similar to Sylvan, but it wasn't Sylvan.
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FromtheWordsofBR
12:25:27 PM 26th Oct 2014
Bump
FromtheWordsofBR
05:17:37 PM 30th Oct 2014
Bump.
FromtheWordsofBR
02:00:46 PM 1st Jan 2015
Bump

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DaibhidC
Medium: Live Action TV
07:12:50 AM 1st Jan 2015
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Two UK puppet shows I have vague memories of. Probably early to mid 90s. I think they were both ITV, but I'm not certain.

One was about a family of pigs on a road trip in a camper van. In one episode they were pursued by biker bulls with Glaswegian accents. The puppets had a rubbery look to them that made me think of Spitting Image. (Come to think of it, I think the bulls looked like the cattle in the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter adverts at around the same time.)

The other was about cats. There was a posh Persian female, and a streetwise ginger tom. I think the Persian female's mother appeared and was even posher, but I could have that wrong. (It definitely wasn't the BBC edutainment series Cats' Eyes. Or Mooncat.)
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DaibhidC
07:12:50 AM 1st Jan 2015
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Well, one down. By looking up who made the puppets for the ICBINB ads, I tracked down the first one. And I'm not surprised no-one recognised it, because I was completely misremembering it. The travellers weren't pigs, they were assorted Australian animals on a road trip of Britain, and in addition to the biker bulls were pursued by police who - in a cheap gag - were pigs. The title of the show was The Winjin' Pom, which was also the name of the caravan, and it ran for one season in 1991.

I'm still certain the second one had the cats in it, but given the above evidence of my memory, they may not have been main characters.

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Duncan
Medium: Live Action TV
07:09:03 AM 1st Jan 2015
I’m trying to remember a standup comedian’s bit from the late 80s, early 90s, when standup comedy was all the rage; he was a white guy in maybe his forties, and the bit I remember the best is him talking about his father constantly overestimating the difference in Time Zones, something like “Well, let’s see, it’s three o’clock here, that must mean it’s nine o’clock there, huh? Huh? It’s January here, what is it, July there? Huh? Huh? It’s the Industrial Revolution here, what is it, the Renaissance there? Huh? Huh?” The “huh” parts were long and drawn out. Saw it on TV, possibly HBO.

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Duncan
04:49:41 PM 31st Dec 2014
Oh WOW, thank you! That is even the clip I remember.
EricaB
07:09:03 AM 1st Jan 2015
After I read your description I knew I'd seen the same bit as you, and it started bugging me as well. lol

I googled standup comic time zones, and that clip was near the top.

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SnowGuardian452
Medium: Live Action TV
07:28:13 AM 30th Dec 2014
Hello! About a decade ago, there was a 30 minute dramedy (no canned laughter) that was basically Modern Family. It was about a bunch of adult siblings and how their very different families got along. I want to say it was called Brothers and Sisters, but it WAS NOT that hour long drama with Sally Field. A quick check on IMDB says there was no such dramedy of that name or during that time frame. It lasted one season. Any idea?
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Aspectifer
02:31:39 AM 30th Dec 2014
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There was an earlier TV adaptation of Parenthood which unlike the more recent version consisted of 30 minute episdoes, and only lasted for 12 episodes. However, that came out in 1990, which is probably too early.
randomsurfer
07:28:13 AM 30th Dec 2014
Namewise you were close, it was Sons and Daughters.

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axelsonfire
Medium: Live Action TV
07:20:41 AM 28th Dec 2014
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I think this is an episode of "Goosebumps" and if it is, if someone knows which episode it is, that would be awesome.

It features a girl who has these possessed dolls that start terrorizing her babysitter. I know it's a really vague description but that's all I remember. I think the dolls wanted to turn her into one of them.
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fangirling
08:24:48 PM 22nd Dec 2014
I vaguely remember seeing this too! But I couldn't find any episodes of Goosebumps that sound like it. Maybe it's this episode of "The Twilight Zone" called "The Collection"? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734805/
Axelsonfire
04:05:59 PM 23rd Dec 2014
That totally seems to be the right time frame and a definite possibility. It's just that I am fairly certain I watched it on YTV and I couldn't find The Twilight Zone in their former programming.
Embryon
07:20:41 AM 28th Dec 2014
The "Night of the Living Dummy" stories from Goosebumps feature creepy dolls. The episode "Bride of the Living Dummy" sort of fits the bill, in that there are two dolls and an older sister who functions as a babysitter.

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MercWithAMouth
Medium: Live Action TV
04:54:49 AM 25th Dec 2014
I've tried this once already, with no success, but maybe this time? so this was a sort of "mini show" with short, 5 minutes-ish episodes, mainly on commercial breaks between two shows on either discovery channel, nat geo, or some such (when these channels were still actually concerned with interesting, educational programmes, think ~10 years ago, at least in europe). I distinctly remember that there was an episode on coffee, and another on money. it was half-cartoon with drawings, and half normal live action scenes, a bit in the style of how it's made, and the narrator had a very nice, relaxing voice, with an rp accent unless I'm mistaken, sort of like the book narrator in the hitch hikers guide radio play, or stephen fry. anything?
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randomsurfer
Medium: Live Action TV
09:16:57 PM 23rd Dec 2014
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An Oscars or Emmys telecast from sometime in the late 80s to late 90s. There was a song and dance number by (a group of people presented as) "young Hollywood up-and-comers." One of the YHUACs refuses to participate. "I don't have to do this! I'm a serious actor! I was on Dynasty! [or some other campy nighttime soap undercutting his "serious" line]
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randomsurfer
08:58:19 PM 21st Nov 2013
8 month bump.
randomsurfer
08:30:51 AM 23rd Dec 2014
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FerrousFaucet
06:53:46 PM 23rd Dec 2014
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When the actor refused to participate, was it part of the act or was an actor really breaking character and refusing to participate? Also, was it a male or female that refused?
randomsurfer
09:16:57 PM 23rd Dec 2014
Male, to the best of my recollection. I'm reasonably certain it was all part of the show.

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GoopsWorld
Medium: Live Action TV
03:36:51 PM 21st Dec 2014
I'm not sure when this show was made, but my grandmother had it on VHS. I believe the video was by Hi-Tops Videos if that helps. It must have been made in the late 80s or 90s and it had a Sesame Street-type vibe to it. In it, there was a furry Muppet-type creature (I believe he was white or gray in color) sitting in a bathtub full of bubbles and I think he was singing "Splish Splash! I was taking a bath!". I know it wasn't the Rubber Ducky song from Sesame Street and I can't seem to find it on YouTube. I have only vague memories of the sketch, so this is all I know. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?
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GoopsWorld
03:36:51 PM 21st Dec 2014
Never mind. The song was Rub-a-Dub from the Hi-Tops Baby Songs VHS.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Live Action TV
08:36:09 PM 20th Dec 2014
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More 1970s memories!

  1. A Peanuts special which focused on behind-the-scenes, and all the actors involved up to that point. I think there was a reunion of sorts, at Disney or some other theme park. Now that I think about it, it may have been aired on The Wonderful World of Disney. After going over each Character/actor, the group would all collectively say one of the character's Catch Phrases. I recall all the Peppermint Pattys saying "I think you kind of like me, don't you Chuck?" There was one male in the group of female Peppermint Pattys, possibly older and definitely much taller than the rest.

  2. I think this was a a part of a Sid And Marty Krofft production, but it wasn't the main focus of the show. It was also fairly realistic in comparison to other Krofft productions like HR Pufinstuff or Wonderbug. There was an ongoing sketch/plot/what-have-you about a band (I think - but not Kaptain Kool and the Kongs from The Krofft Supershow) which takes place in the town of "NorthEastSouthWestern."
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randomsurfer
01:21:49 PM 20th Dec 2014
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4 month bump.

The Peanuts special was primarily live-action. I think the band was four young men, and the fact that they were a musical group was something of an Informed Ability - they didn't do a lot of music-ing during the course of the show, but they hung out together because they're a band, and then get in various antics/plots/situations.
EricaB
02:51:13 PM 20th Dec 2014
Bananaquit
08:36:09 PM 20th Dec 2014
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The second one has to be The Kids From C.A.P.E.R. Everything fits apart from the Krofft thing (but hey, live action show for kids from the 1970s? It comes across as very Krofft-esque, at least). A soundtrack album was issued (unsurprisingly on Kirshner Records; Don Kirshner had a hand in the production of this show).

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fortytwoforty
Medium: Live Action TV
01:16:34 PM 20th Dec 2014
I may have dreamed this, which explains the overall craziness of it, but it was a live action movie/TV Show that I remember seeing on the television somewhere around 2000 or 2001. In it, two women (or maybe even just a single woman, it's hazy) trip and fall down a long flight of stairs. During the fall, their limbs are falling off and by the time the fall is over, their body parts are scattered all over the ground, sans blood, and their heads still have consciousness and are talking to each other. It's an odd memory and it may not even exist, but any help is appreciated.
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EricaB
03:30:21 PM 13th Dec 2014
That sounds similar to a scene in Death Becomes Her, but it's only one woman (Meryl Streep) that falls down the stairs, and she doesn't break apart like you describe.
supergod
04:07:55 PM 13th Dec 2014
It could be the ending of Death Becomes Her. Here's a link to the scene
fortytwoforty
01:16:34 PM 20th Dec 2014
Yep, that was it! Thanks, you guys.

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70.160.130.36
Medium: Live Action TV
04:26:25 PM 18th Dec 2014
I'm looking for a show that was on Nickelodeon in the mid-late 90's (it premiered no later than 1998, I know that much). It might have been a failed pilot, because I only think one episode ever aired. It was a sketch comedy show, I'm pretty sure, and it involved a lot of completely life-size puppets that may have been completely black whose puppeteers were visible moving around with them. The end of the episode ended with some kind of dance party, I think. I remember this only because those puppets freaked me out hardcore and it's been driving me crazy for well on 12 years that I can't remember what it was. I had taped it onto VHS and had it written on the label, so it's on the tip of my tongue all the time.
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IlGreven
12:05:52 AM 23rd Apr 2011
It wouldn't happen to be an episode of Roundhouse, would it?
Marshmallowhime
07:23:35 AM 23rd Apr 2011
No, it definitely wasn't Roundhouse. This came on a few years after the last time I remember seeing Roundhouse on Nick. I remember this show's premiere being hyped before it came on, and then nothing ever came of it afterwards (that I can remember, anyway). Thanks, though!
ClinkerGynoid
07:00:01 PM 2nd May 2011
I know exactly the program you're talking about. It's haunted me for years, it only aired once and I watched it...until I read your query, I thought I was hallucinating the entire time I'd seen it, this show was so strange. It was called 'And Now This..." and it was a pilot for a sketch comedy show that aired in 1998. It was created by a company called 44 Blue productions. That's all I've been able to find on it. But I'll tell you what I remember (I have an oddly good memory for this type of thing). The show had a "be yourself" aesop to it, and "This" was a character, some sort of hideous green monster that looked like a boglin. "This" thought no one liked him because he was a monster, but he had a young (human) female friend who said she liked him just the way he was....there was also a man-sized puppet that was a sort of humanoid rat. I think he was a waiter in one sketch. There was a weird bit that had narration along the lines of "what if everyone were the same?" and suddenly everyone's heads in this picture turned into the head of this woody allen looking guy named "Hugh Mee". The entire show seemed like something out of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Find the Fish reminded me a LOT of this.) I have not been able to ind the pilot but I believe there is a picture of "This" on the hardcover copy (under the jacket) of a book called "Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs...." (it's a long title, try amazon if you want to know more.) I bought that book some years ago and almost dropped it upon seeing that creepy SOB "This" gazing up at me. I'd have known him anywhere.
Marshmallowhime
08:47:58 AM 3rd May 2011
YES, And Now This, that's exactly it! Oh my god, thank you so much, this has been absolutely killing me for such a long time. I knew I'd know the title as soon as I heard it. I knew somebody else out there had to have been haunted by this thing, it was too creepy for anybody else not to. Thank you so much.
ClinkerGynoid
07:10:22 PM 6th May 2011
No prob. So glad to help and for both of us to know we're not crazy :)
177.16.244.19
02:24:59 PM 7th May 2011
This is like the real life version of Candle Cove, scary as fuck!
ClinkerGynoid
04:26:36 PM 8th May 2011
You know, I was thinking the same thing XD
Marshmallowhime
08:16:12 PM 8th May 2011
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Oh man, now that you mention it...I'm never going to be able to think of this show the same way again. As if it didn't creep me out enough already. I wonder how many other people remember it. I wonder if I can find that videotape, just to prove it's real.
ClinkerGynoid
10:31:17 AM 10th Apr 2013
It's been a while but did you ever find it?
Asuyuka
07:36:52 PM 10th Apr 2013
The only one I can think of is Cousin Skeeter, which had both an African American puppeeter and puppet? Could that be it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_Skeeter
ScoutsGirlfriend
06:07:12 AM 11th Apr 2013
@ Asuyuka: Clinker already answered his question.
NarcissaHeinous
09:07:43 AM 11th Apr 2013
They said there was a bunch of hype about the premiere when it came out. I'm wondering if a promo for it is on YouTube in a video that has a bunch of Nickelodeon commercials from 1998.
NarcissaHeinous
09:15:41 AM 11th Apr 2013
Oh goodness no! is this This? If that's This, then this is worse than I thought! I must see this! This is worse than if Candle Cove was real!
ClinkerGynoid
11:19:35 AM 11th Apr 2013
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I just flinched. Yup, that's him. HELLO, real life Candle Cove.
ClinkerGynoid
11:36:04 AM 11th Apr 2013
An Orlando Sentinel article describes it thus: " a sketch-comedy show with Coolio as guest host and appearances by LL Cool J, the Backstreet Boys and Sugar Ray." Wow I remember none of that. But hey, more evidence I wasn't hallucinating. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/keyword/guest-host/featured/5
NarcissaHeinous
05:21:11 PM 11th Apr 2013
Well, if you were very little when it came out, maybe you didn't know the people's names.

Do you remember at all if there were ads for the show before it came out?
Bananaquit
10:16:43 PM 11th Apr 2013
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And Now This is listed under “Variety Programs” in this article on The Other Wiki. No other info, though. I couldn’t find an IMDB listing.
u8iuui11
03:18:49 PM 7th Dec 2014
Anyone have any new info on this?
ClinkerGynoid
02:26:42 PM 10th Dec 2014
I'm the one who first answered the question. Sadly I have found nothing more, but I'd really like to. Keep looking, everyone! Come back here if you find something please...I have a feeling that more of us out there want to know.
FromtheWordsofBR
08:12:35 AM 11th Dec 2014
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FerrousFaucet
03:24:52 PM 11th Dec 2014
This entire thread is hard for me to follow. I looked into the the picture above, which is apparently the one that Clinker Gynoid remembered, but it's not necessarily the one the OP asked about. I then did a google search for the words on the picture (noisy outlaws unfriendly blobs) and it was easy to find that it's the title of a book of short stories. I'm guessing that picture is the front cover of the book, which indicates that it's not a television show from 1990s Nickelodeon.

Also, the Orlando Sentinel link above doesn't work correctly for me. At least, when I look at the page, I don't see anything about Coolio or LL Cool J.
ClinkerGynoid
04:26:25 PM 18th Dec 2014
Hey, it's me. I don't know for SURE if that picture is from the show, it WAS on a book and Nickelodeon and the book don't seem to have any kind of clear link, so I could be wrong. But I instantly got a flash of recognition when I first saw that picture, I KNOW the 'This" puppet had green skin and bulging eyes like that, and an open mouth. Maybe the rights lapsed and they bought the picture because they liked it (it's a surreal book, I've read it). But I could easily be wrong.

I'm sorry if the link is dead. It's kind of old.

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n3koboy
Medium: Live Action TV
08:40:52 AM 18th Dec 2014
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I'm looking for a specific episode of Medium.

The opening narration is about how desires can become addictions that eventually ruin our lives and it followed the lives of an overweight man and a little girl who cuts herself.

All I can remember of the narration is the ending line: "And eventually we realize the thing that we wanted more than life itself hasn't left us with much of a life at all"

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n3koboy
07:30:16 AM 2nd Jul 2014
Bump >.<
n3koboy
09:51:51 AM 10th Jul 2014
Bump
N3koboy
03:08:24 PM 17th Dec 2014
Bump >.<
alaman
08:40:52 AM 18th Dec 2014
It'll probably be quicker to just go through an episode guide of the series...

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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
07:28:37 PM 15th Dec 2014
Historical treasure hunting show about Archeology in Britain. Had two [fairly attractive] male host with Scottish accents. I'm trying to find this for my mom, who used to watch it when I was a kid [early 2000s] All I really remember is that we jokingly referred to it as 'Mom's sexy Scottish archeologists', so...
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Bisected8
12:01:27 PM 10th Dec 2014
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My first thought would be Time Team, but I don't think the presenters would really fit that mould.

Could it have been Coast or Digging for Britain?

If not, does anything on this list stand out?
flamyangelwings
06:31:22 PM 10th Dec 2014
None of them seem right to her
Aspectifer
04:55:52 AM 15th Dec 2014
Britain's most famous Scottish history/archeology TV presenter is Neil Oliver which led me to Two Men in a Trench which he co-presented with Tony Pollard and was shown around the time that you mention. I've linked to the Amazon page for one of the tie-in books which has a picture of the pair on the cover: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Men-Trench-Uncovering-Battlefields/dp/0718145941. Does that look as if it might be it?
flamyangelwings
07:28:37 PM 15th Dec 2014
My mom says that seems right! Thanks!

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jjjj
Medium: Live Action TV
04:39:27 PM 12th Dec 2014
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It was a sci-fi show. I don't think it's stargate but if I remember correctly I saw this when stargate was airing. Anyways in this episode, a guy is talking to his alien friend and he ends up speaking the aliens language. He asks what he said and the alien says it does not matter a prophecy has been fulfilled. So the human goes to do his thing while the alien decides this means he must wake the other aliens up, but they don't like that so they gang up and beat him, and if I remember correctly put the alien in a coma.
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jjjj
04:47:49 PM 3rd Nov 2014
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FerrousFaucet
12:38:00 PM 4th Nov 2014
Do you remember what the alien looked like? Skin color, creepy catlike eyes, any details like that?
jjjj
02:09:46 PM 4th Nov 2014
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White skin. And I mean white #FFFFFF, not human skin white. Standard Rubber Forehead Alien if I remember correctly. Head slightly more circular than the average human. Also some more context for the episode. Right before the main guy spoke the alien language, he was presumed dead by his girlfriend and nearly tossed out into space for some reason, but then managed to wake up just in time and grab her hand.
jjjj
02:40:24 PM 4th Nov 2014
I did some research and I think it might be Earth Final Conflict. Although I'm still struggling to figure out which episode I saw.
jjjj
08:05:23 AM 12th Nov 2014
bump.
jjjj
06:12:22 PM 30th Nov 2014
bump.
jjjj
04:39:27 PM 12th Dec 2014
bump.

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quorums
Medium: Live Action TV
02:56:49 PM 10th Dec 2014
Hoping someone can put me out of my misery on this one. There was a show on TV back in the 80's and all I can remember about it is a talking skeleton that lived in the main characters closet. The main character was a teenage boy who often got advice from the skeleton. I'm pretty sure it wasn't OWL/TV and remember it being geared more for early teens, was on during the evening. Did I dream this or does anyone else remember this too.

Thanks!
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u8iuui11
02:37:20 PM 7th Dec 2014
Sounds interesting, I would want to know what that show is called too.
snag
02:56:49 PM 10th Dec 2014
quick search on using talking skeleton and misc turned this up which mentions a film adaptation... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Godmother


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stgermain
Medium: Live Action TV
07:57:13 AM 10th Dec 2014
Not exactly TV, but a web series. It was one of Cracked.com's series, either Does Not Compute or Cracked TV. I'm looking for a specific episode, and I don't have the time to go through all of them and it's driving me nuts.

So, Michael's sidekick Clippy is a clip of something obnoxious, like just constant screaming or something. Michael asks Clippy something, cut to screaming or whatever, cut back to Michael, who says, "Oh, I forgot, you're insufferable in this episode."

Any help? Anyone?

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stgermain
07:57:13 AM 10th Dec 2014
Never mind, found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBgJl-GeTFg&list=ELxJCS9LRsqdk&index=11 Only had to watch 11 of them to get there.

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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
05:07:01 PM 5th Dec 2014
Children's Aerobic program, late 80s, early 90s, with different themed segments[animals, industrial, etc.]. There was a 'seal stretch' or something.
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thomior
Medium: Live Action TV
04:36:51 PM 5th Dec 2014
Thinking this show was late 90's all I can really remember is main female lead works with antiques for collectors or possibly a mesuem. While reviewing a collection for a client she comes across a chastity belt that she says looks her size. After a little struggle she manages to lock on said chastity belt over her clothes only to find there is no key. The last few minutes of the show the characters put on a fashion show using items from the collection including what looks like a log with cuffs on each end.
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agentdelta
Medium: Live Action TV
10:10:20 AM 4th Dec 2014
First Time Poster here! Hi, just discovered this forum and REALLY hope someone can help me! OK it was either on BBC or CITV during the 90s. A kid's show. I think it was set in a horror shop or something. All I can remember is a talking skull (I think called something uninspired like 'Skully') and a woman with messy white hair. Literally all I can remember, had a very '90s BBC show' feel to it, so nothing high budget or special effects. Anyone from UK or Ireland able to help me out?
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Bisected8
09:40:21 AM 4th Dec 2014
Could it have been Monster Café?

It's hard to find any info, but I found this clip on Youtube.
agentdelta
10:10:20 AM 4th Dec 2014
You sir/madam are an absolute LEGEND! I have been wondering for so long! Every time I googled 'old tv show with skull' I kept finding Candle Cove, which freaked me out! Thank you for proving I'm not insane!

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KEVP
Medium: Live Action TV
10:57:18 AM 3rd Dec 2014
I saw this on a TV in a hotel sometime in the 70s or 80s. I don't remember where the hotel was, so potentially anywhere in English speaking North America. I think it was a local show.

It was mostly live action, with some puppets and costumes and so on.

Obviously, I only saw one episode. It was a kids show. I think the main character was not human, maybe a horse or pony. The other character was a little boy. The episode I saw had a guest star, another little boy who had a problem that he kept stealing things. The little boys were live action actors. The main characters take the stealing boy to a world inhabited by balloon people. The balloon people are all afraid of a "pine-cu-por" which turns out to be a porcupine. The boy who steals things saves the day with a pillow, which he puts on the porcupine and all of the porcupine's quills go into the pillow, rendering the porcupine harmless. The most important object to the balloon people is something they call an "Arr Mackiney". I think this was represented by a spinning top. Basically, the stealing kid steals the Arr Mackiney. Then later the characters discover that the Arr Mackiney is really an Air Machine, and thus vital for the balloon people to live. They return the Arr Mackiney, and the boy who stole it understands that his stealing things can really have negative effects on other people.
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AlexDhugal
10:57:18 AM 3rd Dec 2014
I saw this too on a visit to my Great Grandmothers house in Mankato, MN. I think it was PBS, and had to be the mid 1970s. The main kid had a stuffed horse/pony and it could come alive (in costume) and take him to magic places, and I guess there was a lesson in each episode, like "don't steal, or you'll kill the balloon people". I have been looking all over for years for this show - a name or anything, and was happy to see someone else had seen it as well! I hope the information helps — I'd love to find out what this is!

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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Live Action TV
05:24:00 AM 22nd Nov 2014
A series about a family of tiny people living in a doll house, which in turn was in a girl's room in a normal-sized upper-class city house in the 19th or early 20th century. I guess the girl was the only one from her family how knew about the existence of the tiny family.

I remember that in one episode, a salesman tried to sell a marvelous new invention to the girl's mother: A vacuum cleaner!

And if I am not conflating this with a different series, there was also a story arc wherein the tiny family got lost in the middle of the ocean! (Their house must have been one piece of cargo during a sea voyage of the girl's family.)
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PaulA
05:17:13 PM 21st Nov 2014
The Return Of The Antelope.

(I remember being confused by the title when I was young, not knowing then that the Antelope was the ship on which Gulliver travelled to Lilliput.)
LobsterMagnusNovus
05:24:00 AM 22nd Nov 2014
Yes, looks like this is it... Thank you!

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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Live Action TV
01:28:39 PM 21st Nov 2014
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A puppet show, seemingly based upon Three Little Pigs. It had the wolf and the three pigs as characters, but also many supporting characters (such as a female sheep and her lamp), and the episodes told other stories than the one with the pigs building three houses et cetera.

The wolf was an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, and the stories often ended in a quite humiliating way for him: In fact the one plot of this show that has etched itself into my memory was when the wolf has swallowed something of importance, and the other characters decide that they have to wait for him to poop it out. So they are all standing there around the wolf, eagerly waiting, while he is trying to poop!

The puppets where relatively decent looking, but still far away from being of Jim Henson quality. Some puppets, especially the wolf, seemed to have been intentionally designed to look quite goofy.
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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Live Action TV
01:12:23 PM 21st Nov 2014
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A campy and/or low budget series about the crew of a very tiny spaceship, traveling around on Earth, thus perceiving human society from an insect-like perspective. Probably was an educational show: One of the crew members was a robot, and I remember him narrating a clip about real life robots, such as in a car factory. I saw this in my childhood in German TV, but no idea if this show was German or imported from elsewhere.
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Duncan
Medium: Live Action TV
12:09:23 PM 21st Nov 2014
Probably a very long shot- I thought this was an episode of Misfits of Science, but this plot isn't listed in That Other Wiki's episode synopses. Whatever the show was (sometime in the mid-80s), this was an unusual episode where the main characters were taking part in a LARP, with a Dungeons & Dragons theme. I think I remember something to do with a poster of Albert Einstein, which had a microscopic dot on it that was a clue when blown up to full size.
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198.140.178.250
12:35:29 AM 3rd Oct 2011
Have you ruled out the Movie "Mazes and Monsters"
Duncan
12:06:19 PM 19th Nov 2014
Years-later bump. It's not "Mazes and Monsters".
PaulA
05:42:23 PM 19th Nov 2014
"Swords and Quests", a 1983 episode of the shortlived series The Powers of Matthew Star.

Episode synopsis
Duncan
12:09:23 PM 21st Nov 2014
HOLY COW THANK YOU

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NancyLebovitz
Medium: Live Action TV
09:23:22 AM 20th Nov 2014
I'm looking for a show whose intro was a roller coaster at night (seen from a rider's point of view, I think) and whistling/electronic theme music.

I saw it in the 60s in a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware.
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Aspectifer
01:23:41 PM 28th Oct 2014
This was ''Journey to the Unknown'', Hammer Film Productions' first foray into television. Here's the title sequence you refer to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puaTnaRui8Q

Thanks for reminding me about this. It's been years since I've seen it and it's still pretty spooky.

NancyLebovitz
09:23:22 AM 20th Nov 2014
Thanks very much. That's got to be it, even though I remember the trailer has having brighter colors and being much longer— I suspect it's just that I really liked it.

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zoman
Medium: Live Action TV
09:10:56 PM 17th Nov 2014
I am looking for a tv show I think it is from the 1980's or 1970's. The only thing I remember about the particular episode is a father coming to get his son at someone else's house and telling his son to get home and wait in the garage. The show was in color.
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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
11:50:38 AM 16th Nov 2014
Some old programming block from the late 90s or early 2000s. The hosts were a [black?] man and a [curly haired?] woman, and at one point they had a strange mini-series where they travelled trough different rainbow worlds, where each world was all one solid color. My sister swears it was PBS Kids, but I can't find it online.

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flamyangelwings
02:48:00 PM 9th Nov 2014
bumpity
Bananaquit
04:34:25 PM 9th Nov 2014
I can’t help you with the programming block, but the film you mention is possibly The Rainbow War, a Canadian short produced for Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Memorably, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) put in early appearances.
flamyangelwings
10:31:28 PM 9th Nov 2014
No, the only person in it was one the two hosts of the programming block, they went in a hot air balloon or something, and each mini-episode was a different colored world.
PPPSSC
03:06:19 PM 10th Nov 2014
Parachute Express?
flamyangelwings
04:58:26 PM 10th Nov 2014
No, there were absolutely only two hosts, they usually just sat around what was either a clubhouse or a bedroom.
lalalei2001
05:40:49 AM 11th Nov 2014
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Nickelodeon's KaBlam!? Maybe Out Of The Box?
flamyangelwings
04:45:36 PM 11th Nov 2014
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It was a programming block, not a tv show, as in people who introduced the shows, similar to 'The Zone' but for little kids.
flamyangelwings
08:15:32 PM 15th Nov 2014
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WhizzerMckwoff
10:48:11 PM 15th Nov 2014
WhizzerMckwoff
10:55:16 PM 15th Nov 2014
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What's sad is, like the article for it says...there's barely any mention of it online. All I can find that doesn't just mention it in passing or as part of CBC's programming is the wikipedia article, the IMDB for it (I wrote a review there), this rare CD, which has a picture from it...http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALYSON-COURT-MICHAEL-CLARKE-Get-Set-To-Sing-CD-children-s-2002-Canada-/400751589833..., a few images of the logo, and two very small pics of the two hosts. (You can just barely see the attic setting in this one of them.)

Seriously—-that's all that exists online. Perhaps someday someone will upload it onto youtube, but for now, this is a nostalgic part of my past that...well, truly only exists in the past!
flamyangelwings
09:44:15 AM 16th Nov 2014
I think you're right! thanks a ton!
WhizzerMckwoff
11:50:38 AM 16th Nov 2014
You're welcome! Yeah, it was a block I have fond memories of cause my sister and I watched it and I even have some of it on tape...although our VHS doesn't work anymore. Oh yes, and Alyson Court was the main host.


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Juxbido
Medium: Live Action TV
12:52:34 PM 11th Nov 2014
An episode of a Horror TV show from the 80's. First a guy explains that the mating of two monsters can create a new one called a Jackal. Then they show a party, where a man and a woman meet. The man falls in love with the woman, but he finds her with another man. Angry, he starts to whistle...killing everyone in the party. Turns out he was a Jackal.
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Aspectifer
12:52:34 PM 11th Nov 2014
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Some of those details match the first story in the horror anthology film ''The Monster Club''. In the linking segment before the story starts, there's a discussion between characters played by John Carradine and Vincent Price of the kinds of offspring that could be be created by the union of various monsters. The monster in the story is actually called a Shadmock. There is a party, but the whistle happens afterwards when the Shadmock discovers the woman he had fallen in love with was playing with his affections in order to steal from him and has a fiancé. Rather than killing her, the whistle destroys her face.

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footmaster
Medium: Live Action TV
09:24:09 PM 4th Nov 2014
There was a show I watched in Middle School in the early 90's so it was probably made either in the early 90's or late 80's. The main premise of the show was that the main character would every episode find him/herself in a new persons body (either boy or girl) and have to deal with that persons problems. It seems like there may have been a disembodied voice that would talk to the main character before he/she took a new body every episode but I am not sure if that is right. Also I think I remember the main character had a short name that may have had an "x" in it, or simply been "x". I have been trying to find out what this show is for years now to no avail and would appreciate some help.
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EricaB
05:53:51 PM 1st Nov 2014
Not Quantum Leap is it?
footmaster
10:16:48 PM 1st Nov 2014
No it was teenagers and more supernatural than future tech.
footmaster
12:26:53 AM 2nd Nov 2014
I believe it was largely shot from a first person point of view also.
footmaster
12:13:39 PM 3rd Nov 2014
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FerrousFaucet
12:45:54 PM 4th Nov 2014
Maybe you could try looking through the examples at Body Surf and Grand Theft Me.
footmaster
09:24:09 PM 4th Nov 2014
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Asuyuka
Medium: Live Action TV
02:50:07 AM 3rd Nov 2014
Soap Opera my mum used to watch, and I caught a few glances from a distance.

It would've been late 90's to mid 00's, and it had a pretty generic looking witch. I remember her being older, with black clothes, just generally looking witchy, without the green skin.

She had a living ventriloquist doll, who I remember having red, curly hair and chocolate brown eyes. He got thrown in the washer to be punished once, with an onscreen warning to kids, printed at the bottom, to not try this at home.

Help?
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PaulA
12:20:46 AM 3rd Nov 2014
Asuyuka
02:50:07 AM 3rd Nov 2014
Thank you! It popped in my head while I was talking to a friend about fictional witches. =)

Now I can put my head to rest about it.

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AlexandraSB
Medium: Live Action TV
10:22:33 AM 27th Oct 2014
Three shows that were all on Treehouse TV (Canada) in the really early 2000s. They were really short, maybe about five minutes each. They probably played between shows, but my sister watched Itsy Bitsy Time a lot, so they may have been part of that.

The first was about an artist who would draw things on the screen and pick them up and play with them. He was dressed like a stereotypical Frenchman and never spoke, only laughed. The same piece of classical music played each time, but I can't think of the name of the piece either - kind of waltz like.

The second was about an orange cat who traveled around the world and told stories of his adventures. The art was hand-drawn, but the characters didn't move - it was more like they were showing us pictures in a book. Every episode ended with "But that's another tale for another time".

The last one was the weirdest. There was a pair of hands in yellow rubber gloves against a black screen that would show you a craft or recipe. This one was also silent, just music in the background while the hands did their thing.

Ideas?
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FromtheWordsofBR
02:43:58 PM 10th Oct 2014
I believe the third one is Roll Play.
AlexandraSB
04:09:10 PM 10th Oct 2014
That doesn't look right, I don't think there were any kids, just the gloves.
AlexandraSB
03:22:06 PM 12th Oct 2014
Bump. If it helps at all, the classical piece from the first one is Boccherini's minuet.
fangirling
12:55:34 PM 19th Oct 2014
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Could the third one be "The Handymen" segment from the show "ZZ Zap!"? I'm pretty sure this is what you're thinking of. http://youtu.be/dh9-dXnIB5s
fangirling
01:02:03 PM 19th Oct 2014
And the first one is "Smart Arty," also from ZZ Zap. http://youtu.be/HHu5aH5Lbz0
AlexandraSB
11:08:01 AM 23rd Oct 2014
Yes! Those are totally it! Although I don't think that comic book intro was part of what I saw...we just got the segments on their own.

Thanks for your help! One to go!
flamyangelwings
11:02:15 AM 26th Oct 2014
If it helps any, my little sister and I remember the middle one, and we both swear the cat didn't have a tail
AlexandraSB
12:24:47 PM 26th Oct 2014
If the cat didn't have a tail, then a bit of Google-fu tells me that it might be called Max the Cat, but there aren't any pictures or video to confirm that this is the right show. All I really do have to go on is that ending line.
PPPSSC
10:22:33 AM 27th Oct 2014
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Definitely Max. I have a copy of two episodes of it on a really old (1996-ish) home video of CBC Playground.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
08:32:37 AM 27th Oct 2014
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This may sound really weird (and frankly I'm not sure it wasn't just a Bad Dream ) but here goes: I remember on this kid's news show (possibly Nick News) there was some episode where they are talking about pollution in the ocean and how it hurts wildlife. At one point they show someone feeding a pelican out of a gasoline container (which I assume was really just water but at the time it really upset me) Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Bootlebat
04:00:20 PM 21st Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
04:19:11 PM 23rd Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
09:48:07 PM 23rd Sep 2014
gump
Bootlebat
03:35:06 PM 24th Sep 2014
jump
Bootlebat
02:21:58 PM 25th Sep 2014
lump
TheNinth
11:33:04 AM 26th Sep 2014
psst. You don't need to bump every day. Even if it starts to get pushed down to the bottom of the list, people will still find it. Especially if they filter by medium.
Bootlebat
10:09:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
probably hopeless but bump
Pichu-kun
10:59:26 PM 26th Oct 2014
Nick News?
Bootlebat
08:32:37 AM 27th Oct 2014
I know it was Nick News but what episode?

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Live Action TV
06:59:14 PM 25th Oct 2014
Strange Arabic kids show that had a man in a bee costume pick up cats by the tail and drop them, and throw stones at lions. Later on, a woman in a hijab explains to the man what he did was wrong. The show was very low budget, because of the recording quality and the fact that the costumed man wore pair of combat boots, which clashed heavily with the bee costume. I think there was also another person in a poor quality Mickey Mouse costume. As for the year, I saw it on Youtube in 2010 at the latest, but it could have been much older.

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KEVP
06:37:05 AM 25th Oct 2014
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This show is famous, with the guy in the Mickey Mouse style costume, and the little girl in traditional Muslim outfit. It very much sends anti-Western propaganda to Arabic speaking children. I have seen news shows about it here in the West. But I don't remember the name!

Albertosaurus
08:50:16 AM 25th Oct 2014
RancidWarmasta
06:59:14 PM 25th Oct 2014
That's it, thanks.

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IronicMouse
Medium: Live Action TV
01:22:56 AM 21st Oct 2014
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I have vague memories of a Live-Action TV Show from the late 80s(?). The main cast consisted of a family of monsters living in an old theater. The monster characters were full-body Muppets, and one of their human friends was a British lady with vaguely-defined magical powers. I think the monsters performed in a band, but I don't know if they were known to be real by people at large.

One of the episodes involved the monster daughter getting overly excited about her new camera and taking pictures of everything. She inadvertently blinded her brother with the flash, which then led to him accidentally mark his favorite tree to be chopped down.
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Jikashi
01:22:56 AM 21st Oct 2014
Bit of a long shot since it's an Irish 90s show rather than British 80s show, but could you be thinking of The Morbegs? Full body muppet-style creatures with long striped ears, one green and one orange, and they lived with a magical human woman and were fascinated by human day top day stuff.

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higurashimerlin
Medium: Live Action TV
06:52:18 PM 20th Oct 2014
So there was this show where a bunch of people, mainly students but also their pilot and a young kid had a plane crash and are stranded on a abandon island with no resources other then what was on the plane. The show was about them trying to stay alive while waiting for rescue. Any idea?
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alaman
04:57:02 PM 27th Jun 2014
It's not 'Lost', is it? Guess that would be too obvious.
Cain9821
06:07:15 PM 27th Jun 2014
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From what you describe, that sounds more like "Lord of the Flies".

Lord of the Flies details a plane load of young students from a military academy who become stranded on a deserted island, and end up becoming increasingly barbaric as their time on the island progresses.

I believe there were two versions of this movie.

The first version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_%281963_film%29

The second version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_%281990_film%29

I hope this helps.
Omnichron
06:41:28 PM 27th Jun 2014
I'm guessing you might be thinking of Flight29Down? Aired on Discovery Kids, and had the same premise, and one kid was much younger than the others.
fangirling
06:52:18 PM 20th Oct 2014
Probably Flight 29 Down. I used to love that show!

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Ayame
Medium: Live Action TV
01:44:47 AM 18th Oct 2014
Looking for this for ages and Google couldn't help me in any way.

I was watching this TV series when I was a kid in the 90's, so probably it was created in the 90's or late 80's.

Two princesses - the older one is blonde and girly, the younger one has dark (and curly?) hair and is kind a tomboy. They live with their royal parents in the castle.

Also there is a young guy (a prince? a sorcerer?), a friend of the younger princess. Another character is a non-human two-legged creature, a friend of them.

I clearly remember one episode when the younger princess and her two friends are trapped in a weird world being a game board with many doors. They have to roll a dice and move together like pawns. When they meet a door, they have to do a task to pass (I remember saying their names backwards or assembling a meat grinder...). They can hear a voice of an evil guy who is behind the game. If they fail to do a task, he adds more doors to the game.

Another episode I remember vaguely is something about the sleep potions. Friends wanted the blonde princess go to sleep and someone else not to sleep all night but they mixed the potions by accident.

There is a chance I don't remember this correctly, because I couldn't find it anywhere, but I think the younger princess' name was Noemi.

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Manworm
Medium: Live Action TV
07:47:41 AM 16th Oct 2014
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Hi guys,

I watched this TV show when I was a kid in the 90's, so probably it was created in the 90's or late 80's.

What I remember is these kids (friends / neighbors) were living in the same building, and in the basement of that building they discovered a magic book, and if I remember correctly the book connects them to other dimensions of some sort ..

Don't remember anything else .. it was a long time ago ! Any help is really appreciated , thanks!
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FromtheWordsofBR
12:32:30 PM 2nd Apr 2014
This is highly unlikely, since it's not live-action, but this makes me think of Dragon Tales.
FromtheWordsofBR
07:47:41 AM 16th Oct 2014
Bump.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
03:33:48 PM 10th Oct 2014
In the early 80s, HBO would show a lot of short movies during intermissions. Some are still kind of well-known, like "Hardware Wars" and "Godzilla Meets Bambi." I'm trying to find one that may not be as well-known. It was a short movie about a biker who goes into a bar. He drinks some guy's beer, rips a girl's top, and ruins a pool table top before the other patrons throw him out. The interesting thing is that the movie runs backwards and there are voice-overs, so it looks and sounds like he's actually being helpful, like fixing the girl's shirt, fixing the pool table, and regurgitating a beer. Does anyone remember this one?
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Zeanobia
Medium: Live Action TV
02:12:00 PM 8th Oct 2014
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There was this one episode where a doll-copy at the size of her owner with severe Pinocchio Syndrome almost stole the life-force and identity of a Rich Bitch by making her mom fall in love with the doll instead of her own daughter. Her motive was (like the Fridge Horror in Toy Story) that toys can't get loved.

It would've been succeeded if not for the fact that the doll's maker forgot to include her owner's birthmark.
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job321
06:46:34 PM 7th Oct 2014
that sounds like one of the goosebumps or R.L. Steins's can't remember which but I know it's one of the two. I liked that ep.
ClinkerGynoid
02:12:00 PM 8th Oct 2014
It's The Haunting Hour, the episode is called Really You

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Live Action TV
08:35:21 PM 3rd Oct 2014
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This was a series on MTV around the Turn of the Millennium that examined overused tropes in music videos. I think each episode was two tropes and each trope was a countdown of the 3 videos that used it the most following short clips of other videos that used it. The opening of each episode was a voiced-over rant about the Fish Eye Lens among other things. The end theme was "It's All Been Done" by Bare Naked Ladies. It's not on the Wikipedia page for that song or the IMDB page for the band, and somehow no combination of keywords I can think of brings up the show. You'd think this would be easy to find.
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ambertooze
Medium: Live Action TV
03:51:50 PM 27th Sep 2014
So sometime before 2008, I watched a movie. I can't remembermuch about the movie other than the ending. There a a husabnd, a wife and their baby and they decided to leave because of a man on a walkie-talkie. They had packed up and the wife was giving the baby a wash in the bath before they left with the walkie-talkie listening in and talking to the baby, saying things he shouldn't have been saying. The wife then gets angry and chucks the walkie-talkie on the floor and ends up exiting the bathroom when she does this. Then the door slams behind her and we hear the tap being turn on and it's assumes that the baby then drowns. I can't remember anymore but I hope this helps, please can you tell me what it could be.
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LesserCormorant
Medium: Live Action TV
11:45:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
(Though I saw this on TV, it might have been a film, but I don't think so.)

This is a comedy about a man stumbling his way into and around an industrial facility of some sort. I'm reasonably sure it was supposed to be a nuclear power plant, but I might still have been wrong.

I remember two scenes in particular. At the very beginning, he's going through some kind of initial automated scanner or check and keeps failing. I think he was supposed to stand on a weight plate in the floor or something, but the device it's connected to keeps beeping and he's not permitted to go further.

Somewhat later, he's also around a tangle of pipes where one of the pipes are open (I think), and he loses his hard hat into the opening. I think there were physical gags played with how he tried to get it back but only got himself into a worse situation, but my mind is rather unclear here.

I'm pretty sure it was in English, and I think it was more likely to have been British than American. I saw it in the 80s or 90s.
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MUTEscifan31W
11:14:59 PM 7th Sep 2014
Could it have been a Mr. Bean sketch?
LesserCormorant
07:10:11 AM 9th Sep 2014
I don't think so. I think it was longer than just a sketch, and it was also played seriously, at least at the start. So the man in question wasn't obviously bumbling like Mr. Bean is. But I'll check anyway!
LesserCormorant
11:45:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
Couldn't find any Mr. Bean sketches with this, so bump.

I recall that it was played relatively straight; i.e. the person wasn't deliberately being a fool (unlike Mr. Bean, where much of the humor is in how he walks around, acts silly even while doing mundane things, etc).

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azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
02:46:41 PM 21st Sep 2014
There was a TV show that came out in early 1986, if I remember correctly. They used the Zapruter film from the Kennedy assassination and asked the question, "What would have happened if Kennedy hadn't been shot?" I didn't see the show, but there was a lot of buzz around using technology to examine different angles of the film and to do some kind of re-enactment.
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snag
11:12:04 PM 18th Sep 2014
for what its worth, there was a show which aired last summer which went into this too. I think it was the one called "JFK: the smoking gun". it was an interesting watch.
Azzizzi
10:22:25 AM 21st Sep 2014
Thanks. I think the one I saw was some kind of science fiction show. It may have been from a series.
LordXavius
11:53:10 AM 21st Sep 2014
An episode of the first Twilight Zone revival from March 1986 ("Profile in Silver") was about time travel and the Kennedy assassination. Could that be it?
Azzizzi
02:46:41 PM 21st Sep 2014
That sure sounds like it! I didn't think it was on The Twilight Zone, but I do believe you are correct. I'm going to get it on DVD. Thanks!

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carlfox
Medium: Live Action TV
06:25:22 PM 17th Sep 2014
Trying to find a show for my wife...she thinks it may have been a kids show out of TV Ontario and shown on PBS in the U.S. The show was set in a shop of some sort, with an old man, and a boy and girl. There was also an owl puppet who would move stuff around when they weren't looking. It sounds vaguely familiar, but Google has failed me. Any ideas?
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PPPSSC
08:04:37 PM 15th Jul 2014
That sounds similar to, though not exactly like, Mr. Dressup.
AlexandraSB
06:25:22 PM 17th Sep 2014
Noddy perhaps?

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
11:23:15 AM 17th Sep 2014
I remember some TV show (or maybe a movie I forget) in The Nineties where this kid had a puppet dinosaur as a companion. At one point the dinosaur knocks over this container full of dead fish on him and he freaks out. Also at one point the dinosaur keeps singing "I'm gonna bite you". It seemed really dark for a kid's show. That's all I remember.
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randomsurfer
03:06:06 PM 16th Sep 2014
Scortch? [1]
Bootlebat
03:42:27 PM 16th Sep 2014
No sorry, the dinosaur puppet was pink or red if I remember right and didn't have wings.
Aspectifer
12:58:19 AM 17th Sep 2014
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This was ''Living With Dinosaurs'' which was written by Anthony Minghella of Truly Madly Deeply and The English Patient fame. It was a TV special from Jim Henson Productions which was made for Channel 4 and shown around Christmas 1990. The dinosaur was a plush toy that came to life in a Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane fashion, a bit like Hobbes, though I have a feeling that unlike Hobbes ambiguous nature it was quite strongly hinted that this was due to the boy's imagination. The protoganist had a crippling phobia of fish, which is why the freak out when the dead fish fall on him is significant.

The Muppet Wiki article linked above says that there was an intention to repackage this special for showing in The Jim Henson Hour, but following that show's cancellation it was eventually shown in the US on Nickelodeon in 1993, which is where you may have seen it.

Oh, and the dinosaur (named "Dog") was adorable. Here's a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Bguq52cKg

Bootlebat
11:23:15 AM 17th Sep 2014
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Thanks

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snag
Medium: Live Action TV
02:19:46 AM 17th Sep 2014
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Caught a tiny bit of this long ago and am curious to figure out what its from.

The scene I remember, had a man in a single person submersible who used a manipulator arm to catch what i'm guessing were either depth charges or mines being dropped from a ship above. The charges were shaped like bowling balls with a wire loop handle on them by which one was caught after several previous attempts. The pilot of the sub then slowly surfaces the sub and successfully attempts to contact the charge on the hull of the ship dropping them to stop the barrage.

The sub was shaped like a flying saucer with a transparent cockpit dome top centre. it would have been about 8ft diameter. At the farthest edge were the arms which were kind of like toothpicks sticking out with hooks on the ends.

I can't be sure but i think the pilot sacrificed himself and the sub to protect some kind of sealab down below. I don't think this was an episode 'man from atlantis' as it was a sunday afternoon thing. i don't recall if anyone had any accents, but it could have easily been a british show. I think the people in the sealab were in contact with the pilot and telling him not to do what he was doing.

i think there was mention of something called 'the Ark' or arc. possibly the name of the sealab or whatever it was being attacked.

Thank you for any suggestions/questions

S.

oh yeah.. time period was mid 70's to maybe as late as 1981
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CrypticMirror
07:22:39 AM 16th Sep 2014
Could it be the 1971 Irwin Allen movie City Beneath The Sea?
Aspectifer
02:19:46 AM 17th Sep 2014
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I was going to suggest that this could have been an episode of Voyagetothe Bottomofthe Sea - the Flying Sub from that show sounds similar to the submersible you describe, but the existing miniatures and stock footage of the Flying Sub were also used in City Beneath the Sea (Irwin Allen was a master of recycling). Anyway, did the submersible look anything like these images? http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/flyingsub/Interesting


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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Live Action TV
01:56:03 PM 14th Sep 2014
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A show I saw on a shop display TV around 2010. It had a black zombie kid that wore a Freddy Kruger style jumper and had a scowl. The kid was animated in a poorly done puppet style (like a shoddy version of a Gerry Anderson puppet), although I think it was supposed to be So bad it's good. I think there was a parody of Michael Jackson's Thriller.
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RancidWarmasta
01:56:03 PM 14th Sep 2014
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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
01:44:17 PM 14th Sep 2014
Looking for an educational show I watched back when I was homeschooled, so around 2000-2002ish, The hosts were two kids, a [maybe?] black girl and a [I think] white boy, they learned about all sorts of things and there was an adult who had small segments who I swear was Bill Nye, but it's not on his IMDB as far as I can find?

The two parts I remember most were the episode where the kids learned about police or something? All I remember is that at the end of the show, the girl arrested the boy for just sitting around eating donuts. The other part was from another episode. and the Not-Bill-Nye guy explained condensation by 'being stuck in a desert' and digging a hole in the sand and covering it with something, to get water to drink.

I swear it was called "[something] For kids", or something along those lines, and had an abbreviation with a G in it.
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MyFinalEdits
10:20:07 PM 13th Sep 2014
Popular Mechanics for Kids?
flamyangelwings
01:44:17 PM 14th Sep 2014
Huh, that actually is it, I could have sworn I'd checked that...Oh well. Thanks!


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Juggy#3
Medium: Live Action TV
06:48:14 AM 14th Sep 2014
I love this forum! Maybe you guys can solve a puzzle thats been vexing me for over a decade.

I remember a made-for-TV movie from some time in the mid-90's. It's set in the future, and most of humanity lives in dome cities. Outside of the domes is a wasteland full of wandering sub-humans—giant, super-strong, barely intelligent freaks created as a side-effect of a drug that makes most people remain young-looking until they die of old age.

Inside the dome cities, I remember the people wearing little colored jewels, either necklaces or maybe implanted in their upper chest. Different colors symbolized different genetic types—only people of the same color were allowed to reproduce. There was a character who was a hybrid—his mother was a normal human raped by one of the wandering mutants. His jewel was black—he was the only one with a black jewel. I remember him being examined by a doctor, the doctor being concerned that his pain levels were very high, and the character responding that that is perfectly normal for him—all the mutants are in constant, unending pain due to their pain nerves being constantly stimulated directly by a malfunctioning brain.

There was drama between two characters, a man and wife—the wife had taken the drug to stay young looking, the man hadn't, there was an argument about her flirting with somebody.

That's it. That's all I remember. Please help me find out what this is!
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EricaB
05:53:58 PM 5th Sep 2014
This sounds a bit like Brave New World. There was a TV move version in 1998.
Juggy#3
07:21:51 PM 5th Sep 2014
Thanks for the response! I was set to watch A Brave New World next week anyway, so I went and checked it out. Definitely not the one I was talking about, although very fascinating in it's own right.
Canceroussheep
06:48:14 AM 14th Sep 2014
It's Island City. It was a failed pilot. You can watch it on YouTube.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
01:53:02 PM 11th Sep 2014
I'm looking for a TV show I watched in the late 1970s. I was pretty young then, but I think the show was aimed at adults. I think the show only lasted one or two seasons. The show was about this one guy who was in the Air Force. He would travel the country to investigate UFO sightings. I think he was usually in uniform. I think they would usually show the "witness" making his/her claims and they'd show a kind of flashback of what supposedly happened. The episode would then go into the investigation and it would always end up being some logical explanation and nothing to do with UF Os.

In one episode, a couple of guys claimed to have seen a UFO in the woods. They even pointed out where it supposedly landed, leaving behind a scorched area that had been subjected to such high heat that it had crystallized some of the soil. In the end, the investigation proved that the guys were drinking beer, started a fire, and threw their beer bottles into the fire. The supposed crystallization was just the remains of their beer bottles.

Another episode was set mostly on a commercial aircraft at night. People were spotting UF Os outside the plane. The UFO investigator was on the plane. By the end of the episode, he's explaining what the supposed UF Os are with explanations like, "That's simply the moon's reflection on the water."
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FurtiveDark
03:49:21 AM 8th Sep 2014
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This sounds a good amount like Project U.F.O.

It aired from 1978-79 and features the elements you specified.
Azzizzi
04:22:20 AM 8th Sep 2014
That looks like it. The "Dragnet" style makes sense, too. Thanks!
intersection786
01:20:04 PM 11th Sep 2014
I remember Project UFO. I concur.
Azzizzi
01:53:02 PM 11th Sep 2014
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's it. I looked it up on. IMDB and the episode summaries sound familiar.

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haochen2
Medium: Live Action TV
09:28:10 PM 8th Sep 2014
This isn't really a TV show, but here goes.

Back when PBS Kids Go was still airing, there used to be these shorts between episodes of Arthur, Cyberchase, Maya and Miguel, etc. where kids would stand in front of what seemed to be a glass wall talking about things that they did. I remember there was a kid who talked about his basketball skills, and a girl who talked about her long hair. There may have also been a person talking about how they loved playing the guitar or something like that. These shorts of kids talking in front of glass walls may or may not have included live-action clips of what they were talking about to help demonstrate their activity.

What were these shorts called, and is there a list of all of these shorts? It would be very helpful.
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TheTeeth
04:40:35 PM 5th Sep 2014
Oh! I remember these, I think! There was a kid who did stop-motion animation, and they had clips of his work and the character was literally just Gromit from Wallace and Gromit but with sunglasses. I'm not sure what they were called, though...
TheTeeth
05:24:01 PM 5th Sep 2014
Show Us What You Got? Were they like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYwYMc_an9w

There's a bunch on the PBS youtube channel.

haochen2
09:21:41 PM 5th Sep 2014
No, it's not that. There were kids talking while standing in front of a wall that showed information on what the kids were talking about.

It probably wasn't actually a "glass wall", but that's how I remember what it looked like at the time.
justanotherrandomlurker
11:22:17 PM 5th Sep 2014
Um, PBS Kids Go is still airing.
haochen2
02:31:05 PM 7th Sep 2014
justano, while that is true, I don't have access to the channel anymore, so I can't just turn on the TV when Maya and Miguel is running to look at the shorts I'm talking about or anything like that.

Any other help would be appreciated as well.
haochen2
11:20:52 PM 7th Sep 2014
Nobody else knows anything about these PBS Kids Go shorts?
haochen2
09:28:10 PM 8th Sep 2014
Anybody?

The more I think about it, the more I think it was on the regular PBS Kids rather than PBS Kids Go. But that doesn't really help my search, so if anybody knows what the names of the shorts that I'm talking about are, please tell!

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Live Action TV
11:55:47 AM 8th Sep 2014
I'm looking for this old British comedian from the 20's (or maybe 40's) who was controversial for the time because he talked about stuff like alcohol and sex jokes, still sensitive topics in that time. I think he lost his job when he did a sketch where he wore an apron with a naked woman on it. The character he played was a perverted old man who was an alchoholic.
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ConnorGorden
11:40:42 AM 4th Sep 2014
George carlin?
FloydPinkerton
02:16:12 PM 4th Sep 2014
George Carlin did not play a perverted old man in British sketch comedy in the '40s.
RancidWarmasta
02:31:47 PM 4th Sep 2014
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btw the sketches were done live on stage, if that helps. I think he was trying to be a 'shock' comedian, who used off colour humour (at least by the standards of the 20's or 40's).
KEVP
05:32:33 AM 5th Sep 2014
So would this have been before the Second World War or after? That makes a BIG difference in terms of British culture.
RancidWarmasta
09:59:15 AM 5th Sep 2014
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I'm sure it was before then, probably 1920's rather than 1930's as the picture quality of his performances was very grainy.
Aspectifer
01:31:37 PM 5th Sep 2014
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The British comedian from the 1930s-40s best known for his risque material was Max Miller. It doesn't quite quite fit your description though, as his comic persona was of a happy-go-lucky kind of chap (his nickname was 'The Cheeky Chappie').
RancidWarmasta
05:28:23 PM 5th Sep 2014
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This comedian was an old man, and one of his gimmicks was that he used to wave a bottle of wine around stage in a drunken manner, which was supposed to be shocking for the 1920's. Also, he didn't really use innuendos and implications like Max Miller did, instead using more body language (waving a wine bottle around) and sight gags (the apron with a naked woman on it). Thinking about it, they weren't really sketches (since there was only one person). They were more like gags.
RancidWarmasta
08:36:30 AM 8th Sep 2014
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Aspectifer
11:32:10 AM 8th Sep 2014
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I'm pretty sure I've got it! It's Frank Randle. 'The Old Hiker' was one of his comic characters. Here's a film of his act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxMg32llPuY

Here's an extract about him from the 'Rude Britannia' documentary of a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLUPtWpByaU

I can't find any reference to the apron incident though.

I should have got this sooner. He's a bit of a local hero in the area where I live.

RancidWarmasta
11:55:47 AM 8th Sep 2014
looks like it. Thanks

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daftfader
Medium: Live Action TV
11:14:09 AM 2nd Sep 2014
This series was in the late 90's / early 00's. A live action kids series about a group of kids trying to save the world(A little like sliders only each storyline took several episodes, and more hero-kids). Each villain/quest lasted several episodes/an entire series I can remember only small parts of the plot. I remember Ancient Egyptians trying to take over and the kids having to run/hide from an Egyptian cat with laser eyes. I also remember them facing a villain and being attacked by bugs and using some kind of freezing agent Any help is appreciated
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Aspectifer
11:14:09 AM 2nd Sep 2014
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Those descriptions are similar to two stories from the 1990s version of The Tomorrow People. Both were 5 part stories consisting of half hour episodes. The one with the insects is the Season 2 story "The Culex Experiment" and the one with ancient Egyptians is the Season 3 story "The Rameses Connection", notable for guest starring Christopher Lee.

Link to the tv.com episode guide entry: http://www.tv.com/shows/the-tomorrow-people-1992/episodes/

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MasterheartsXIII
Medium: Live Action TV
09:50:36 AM 26th Aug 2014
This is a hard one. A girl in my class was wearing a necklace that had an emblem on it I swear I recognized. She refuses to tell me what it's from, except that is is from a Canadian tv show with a decent-to-large fan base. The emblem looks sort of like a sun but the "heat waves" around it are jagged and crooked and it had a spiral in the middle. Any ideas?
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MasterheartsXIII
09:58:19 AM 22nd Aug 2014
She just informed me that it is similar to the show Grimm
MasterheartsXIII
09:41:49 AM 24th Aug 2014
Bump.
snag
11:26:11 PM 24th Aug 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_shows_produced_in_Canada

i looked over a dozen or so popular ones on the list for some 'emblems' but no luck from me however since you may recognise it from somewhere, have a look at the list

Cpt.Sqweky
11:44:17 PM 24th Aug 2014
I'm not sure. Is it possibly Lost Girl? I've only seen a few episodes of it, so the emblem doesn't ring a bell, but it's similar-ish to Grimm.
TheTeeth
11:51:35 PM 24th Aug 2014
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nnn
MasterheartsXIII
08:40:40 AM 26th Aug 2014
It was Lost Girl. The emblem means "ownership." Grazi
snag
09:50:36 AM 26th Aug 2014
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I know its solved but here is a pic I guess.

http://lostgirl.wikia.com/wiki/Lauren%27s_medallion

impressive work though Teeth. I'm guessing because the "property of ash" is in the link from their wiki page, that this is more of a slave symbol than a betrothed one

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dungeonmaster11
Medium: Live Action TV
04:20:00 AM 25th Aug 2014
Okay, so, I remember seeing a clip of this years ago on YouTube. It looked like the opening to a Japanese show with a small segment afterwards. The opening was animated had a bunch of crude, horny oni chasing around/harassing one or more women (with a very simple, crudely-animated style), and the segment that followed had a schoolgirl (actually a grown woman playing a schoolgirl) trying to leap over a chain link fence to get onto schoolgrounds, and in a bit of a quick cut it shows her running up to leap and then over to her on the other side of the fence, but after a moment looking back and seeing that her panties caught on the fence and are hanging on it. The look of the animation style of the opening and the segment with the 'schoolgirl' seems like it was made in either the seventies or the eighties. Basically it looked like a raunchy comedy show.
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mimitchi33
02:32:48 AM 21st May 2014
dungeonmaster11
03:52:47 AM 3rd Jun 2014
Nope! The opening (or at least, I THINK it was the opening) was animated, but the segment with the 'schoolgirl' jumping over the fence was live action, which leads me to believe it was either a live action show or a show with live action segments and animated segments.
flamyangelwings
12:48:31 AM 1st Jul 2014
Dude, It's been over a month and a half, at this point you can assume that no, nobody here knows what this is. Try asking around on Anime forums instead.
dungeonmaster11
12:58:28 AM 1st Jul 2014
I dunno, I could swear there was at least one I put out way back in the day that took at least three months to find. Plus, like I said, I'm not even sure if this IS an anime, or just a live-action show with an animated opening. I'm sorry if I'm being a bother.
flamyangelwings
10:41:05 AM 1st Jul 2014
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You're not being a bother, sorry if I came off as annoyed, I was just saying that nobody on TV Tropes seems to be giving any suggestions. I said Anime Forum because you said Japanese, and you may have more luck with people who watch lots of Anime, who may watch other Japanese stuff as well.
dungeonmaster11
10:34:59 PM 3rd Jul 2014
I'll have to try that, then! In the meantime, though, I'll stick around here, if that's okay. Thank you for the advice!

In the meantime, BUMP!
dungeonmaster11
12:12:25 AM 22nd Aug 2014
Bump.
Telcontar
04:20:00 AM 25th Aug 2014
Dungeonmaster11, 20 bumps is about 15 too many. I've deleted most of them for you because they were taking up space and distracting from other people's queries. It appears that nobody knows at the moment; please wait a month before bumping or reposting this query again.

Thanks,
Telcontar (moderator).

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orenla
Medium: Live Action TV
08:37:58 AM 23rd Aug 2014
A TV show in the early 80’. I remember a boy and a girl. The girl maybe ran away from home and is peeling the skin of her knee and they are both scared. At the end of the episode they come to a cave and there is a bubbling piece of flesh (maybe a hand) on the ground, they are terrified and the episode ends. A couple of episodes later (maybe it is a totally different show) there is an evil woman in a huge glass bubble, giving orders or something :)
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orenla
04:46:14 AM 14th Aug 2014
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orenla
08:37:58 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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kenceo
Medium: Live Action TV
06:58:22 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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I remember a character which has super intelligence and strength.He has no belly button and sleep in the bathtub.He poke paper with crayon that form a picture which looks like it is taken from a digital camera.
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KEVP
05:56:16 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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He pokes people with a canyon? He carries a deep gorge around and pokes people with it? How does he do that? How is this connected to the fact that he does not have a seaborne armed service? :)
Omnichron
06:28:43 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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That's Kyle XY for sure.
kenceo
06:58:22 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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@KEVP Poke paper not people with crayon.(sorry for the misspelling and poor description).

@Omnichron Thanks

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Live Action TV
06:17:06 AM 23rd Aug 2014
An old advertisement I saw on Nickelodeon, growing up in the early 90's (1993-95). This one isn't very famous so I haven't been able to find it in any compilations. It had an eerie looking robot that was made out of VCRS with a rectangular head, long 'hose' neck and arms, and a rectangular/oblong body, it was on wheels or something. The robot had a sad face and a chiding narrator said, "is your VCR trying to TELL you something?" I guess it was to watch Nick or buy the videos. I don't recall the rest of the ad.
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FromtheWordsofBR
06:03:54 PM 12th Oct 2013
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ClinkerGynoid
06:17:06 AM 23rd Aug 2014
That WAS it, sorry to be late in responding.

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Twentington
Medium: Live Action TV
02:43:18 PM 20th Aug 2014
Television commercial for, I believe, a PlayStation game. I remember it was when I was still in high school watching South Park, so about 1998-2000. Kid sees a burnt school bus pull up, yells "Holy [bleep]!" and the announcer says, "Blow [bleep] up." Anyone?
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FerrousFaucet
02:43:18 PM 20th Aug 2014
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One of the Twisted Metal games, maybe? Just a guess. Also Vigilante 8 had a school bus on the cover.

EDIT: I found the commercial on Youtube, it's definitely Vigilante 8.

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Live Action TV
10:59:50 AM 16th Aug 2014
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I'm trying to remember a couple of educational videos we would watch in elementary school (which, for me, was The Nineties).

One was a series, and each video covered a different educational subject (science, history, nature, etc.) The one thing that I can clearly remember about the series was the videos had a really awesome main title sequence with a really pulsating theme song that also included a flute stringer, and some chants at one point. IIRC, one video involved wildlife, and actually contained non-descretion shots of a rhino defecating (including an extreme close-up of a rhino's butthole as it poops) - the man hosting the video was apparently knight by the queen for his wildlife work.

Another is a little more difficult to identify, as it may have been a one-off video, and it was more of an edutainment video than straight-up educational/informational. The only thing I remember about it was a sequence with a Conspicuous CGI duck walking in a loop of various different rooms (similar to how in older cartoons the backgrounds just keep repeating themselves as the character move about), but it was really funny in that each time the duck repeated the loop, the loop would run faster and faster.
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TheTeeth
01:45:16 PM 15th Aug 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnqiaquCiKY Is this the theme song for the first one?
justanotherrandomlurker
02:52:38 PM 15th Aug 2014
Indeed it is, thank you!
GordonWay2
08:11:55 AM 16th Aug 2014
The second one is called "Rubber Duckies": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOavf3_e6Ac
justanotherrandomlurker
10:59:50 AM 16th Aug 2014
Thank!

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Medinoc
Medium: Live Action TV
11:35:01 AM 9th Aug 2014
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I remember something about a Corrupt Corporate Executive posing as a recycling service for toxic waste but actually hiding the waste in a cave with a camouflaged entrance. Unfortunately the cave is connected to a nearby lake, and an accident causes some waste to be dumped into it.

Alas, no idea about the name, nor any name in the series. But given the French TV channel that showed it and the years (about the same as Mirror, Mirror, The Girl From Tomorrow etc), it has a high chance of being Australian / New Zealish.

I also remember some more precise events: At one point a boy falls ill after eating a fish from the poisoned lake; and near the end of the series the villains attempt to blow up the cave, unaware that two good guys sneaked inside. They disable some of the explosives, which the villain notices after hearing too few explosions.
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Aspectifer
07:29:28 AM 14th Jul 2014
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There was a 1991 BBC Scotland mini-series named Jute City, filmed and set around Dundee and Ullapool. One of the main plot threads was about a corrupt businessmen and laird with links to freemasonry and organised crime illegally dumping toxic waste in a quarry on his estate, which leaks and contaminates a lake. The waste poisons the sons of an estate worker who were playing in the lake.

I don't remember the detail about the villains blowing up the cave. The flammable waste explodes at one point, but this is because of an accident unloading it from a truck. It also may not be what you're looking for because both the examples you give are children's series, and Jute City was definitely for adults. It was shown in a post 9pm slot and featured strong violence, strong language, and some sexual content.
Nicknacks
06:40:25 PM 14th Jul 2014
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I recall this show, though I can't remember its name either.

If I'm remembering right, there was a plot involving magic stones? And there was an old house, owned by a crazy aunt of some kind, who had a hidden basement connected to the underwater tunnel in which the waste was dumped, and she wanted to open a mysterious object in the basement. But she needed the stones (and some sort of alchemical combination, involving Antimony and Salt Petre, for water and fire respectively), otherwise the trap would snap shut on the person's hand, and the cave would eventually flood with high tide, drowning the prospective treasure hunter.

There was a simultaneous side-plot involving toxic waste being dumped in the tunnel, and someone's house-boat-living-uncle investigating it all.

It aired on Australian television, for certain. And yeah, it was a children's series, not Jute City.

Edit: I'm thinking of Eye of the Storm, from 1993. That help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GdewICV8ro
Medinoc
11:31:44 AM 15th Jul 2014
My memory is hazy by now, but I don't remember any fantastic elements in this one series. Plus, I'm 100% certain both the villain and his dragon were male.

More memories: I think the good guy who discovered the tunnel's water entrance was a (possibly mute) scuba diver. And a female teen cast member was the daughter of the CEO of the company that was suckered into contracting the bad guys for recycling.
Medinoc
04:34:44 AM 5th Aug 2014
Someone mentioned The Country Boy (1989) on another thread but I can't find enough information about it to confirm or deny.
Aspectifer
12:32:44 PM 8th Aug 2014
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It was probably me that mentioned The Country Boy. It was going to be my next suggestion, but the additional information that you gave pretty much eliminated it. I don't remember a scuba diver or the CEO's daughter. Just to be sure though, please can you answer the following questions?

1. Was the boy poisoned by the waste the main character? (Also, in the The Country Boy he's poisoned by swimming in the lake, rather than from consuming fish).

2. Did he have a border collie dog that died from the effects of the poison?

3. Was there at least one episode devoted entirely to his recovery in hospital?

4. Was it shot entirely on videotape rather than film or Video Inside, Film Outside?

5. Was a lot of it set in a striking, flat landscape? The Country Boy was shot around Romney Marsh in Kent.

6. Was the boy's grandmother a major character? She lived in a cottage on the marsh reached by a small footbridge over a body of water.

7. Can you remember a chase sequence where a truck containing barrels of the toxic waste is followed (possibly by a motorcycle - my memory's a little hazy on that)?
Medinoc
02:12:13 AM 9th Aug 2014
  1. I'm not even sure there was a main character.
  2. I don't remember any dog.
  3. I haven't seen enough of the series to say. I only remember the part where he was declared ill, because it was in the trailer that aired quite often.
  4. I have no idea about the video quality.
  5. I don't believe the landscape was flat. It's a very long shot, but I'd go with a "mountain lake" or "sea with cliffs not far" feeling.
  6. I don't remember about grandmas, can't confirm nor deny.
  7. I don't think there was a chase sequence. I can't say for sure there wasn't, but my gut reaction is that it would clash with the feel of the series.
Aspectifer
11:35:01 AM 9th Aug 2014
Thanks for the answers Medinoc. That's established it definitely wasn't The Country Boy. At least it's been eliminated now. I don't think I can help you any more with this, but hopefully someone on here will be able to remember something.

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Terrie
Medium: Live Action TV
04:34:54 AM 6th Aug 2014
I'm trying to find a specific episode of an unknown series. It was one of the procedurals in the first half of the 90's. There was a one off character who looks like he was in his early teens, but was really an adult, due to a hormonal condition. The character was played by an actor with the same condition. I think remember the cops were shocked to see a "kid" smoking. Cigar, IIRC.
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Terrie
04:40:06 AM 4th Aug 2014
Bump
randomsurfer
06:41:42 AM 4th Aug 2014
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It was NYPD Blue. The actor was Mario Bosco.

Also, don't be so quick to bump. This was already the top post on YKTS when I started answering, but by the time I clicked "save" you had already bumped it.
Terrie
04:34:54 AM 6th Aug 2014
That was it exactly. Thank you!

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rumpelteazer
Medium: Live Action TV
03:04:45 PM 5th Aug 2014
It was a crime show. I think it might have been Major Crimes since that was the show that came on after, but I'm not certain. The plot of the episode involved an actor and the murder of his long-term fan/stalker, Zelda. There was a scene when one character reads (out loud) fanfic that the victim wrote about the actor. At the end, it turns out that Zelda was killed by her husband.
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rumpelteazer
03:04:45 PM 5th Aug 2014
it has been confirmed to be Major Crimes

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mimitchi33
Medium: Live Action TV
07:12:51 AM 5th Aug 2014
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My dad was flipping through channels today and stumbled across a drama show where some kids are watching the theme song to Dora the Explorer on a TV of some sort. 1. It's not FRED: The Movie. 2. It was on USA.
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mimitchi33
07:12:51 AM 5th Aug 2014
Nevermind, found it thanks to TV Guide. It was the movie Big Fish.

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curiousguy
Medium: Live Action TV
01:24:15 PM 3rd Aug 2014
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I can't find anything about this. 2 kids, maybe brother and sister, get lost in art paintings, while on a field trip to a museum. They also have a hand held speaker as a tour guide for help. Also i watched it in my elementary art class so its about 10 years old. I've looked on google but nothing comes up. Any ideas?

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snag
12:24:23 AM 29th Jul 2014
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sounds like something which could have happened in "Sabrina the teenaged witch" or "wizards of waverly place"
DatLonerGirl
01:24:15 PM 3rd Aug 2014
This probably isn't right, but I read a book that got turned into a movie about a brother and sister that ran away to an art museum called The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler.

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GordonWay
Medium: Live Action TV
06:29:31 PM 29th Jul 2014
This would have been in the late eighties or early nineties, when I was a little kid. It took place in an office, and reminded me of Murphy Brown. The bizarre thing is that one of the characters was a person dressed as a lion — but he was actually SUPPOSED TO BE a real (albeit a talking) lion, and everyone acted as though that's what he was. Not out of the ordinary for a kids' show, but everything about this show screamed "grown-up show" to me, except for the person in the lion suit.

The lion's name may have been Leo or Leah or something. He got nervous anytime anyone said the word "shoot", and at one point one of the other characters does indeed shoot at him with a gun. I seem to recall one of the other characters being a nervous guy with glasses.

Perhaps it was a sketch on a sketch show?
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Embryon
09:54:26 AM 16th Jun 2011
Possibly the TV fantasy-romance-drama Beauty and the Beast? The female lead worked in an office, and the male lead definitely looked like a lion.
GordonWay
02:21:04 PM 16th Jun 2011
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Good thought, but the Beast's makeup is much too realistic. The lion I saw looked more like a mascot suit.

I should add that it seemed to be a comedy.
GordonWay
07:11:20 PM 19th Sep 2011
Bump.
Bananaquit
10:43:28 PM 19th Sep 2011
I know the show you’re talking about but I can’t think of the title. It was short-lived and pretty infamous and it may have been an unsold pilot that only aired once. I want to say that it aired on Fox, but don’t quote me on that.
GordonWay
05:30:47 AM 21st Sep 2011
Right on. Do you remember any other details about it?
GordonWay
06:14:36 PM 6th Dec 2011
Bump.
GordonWay2
07:24:02 PM 27th Mar 2014
Bump.
GordonWay2
06:29:31 PM 29th Jul 2014
Bump.

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Samari45
Medium: Live Action TV
10:43:43 AM 25th Jul 2014
I'm looking for a stage show where a lady was telling people about all the crazy things that happened in scientology that she experienced while a part of it. She did it in a stand-up comedy like format with some songs thrown in.
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randomsurfer
08:08:47 AM 25th Jul 2014
Samari45
10:43:43 AM 25th Jul 2014
Yeah that's it. Thanks!

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Live Action TV
06:18:44 PM 20th Jul 2014
British Tv commercial. Had a goblin character dressed in rags, either a puppet or costume. In one ad he wore a dress and glasses and replaced someones aunt/gran, and some kids said 'wheres auntie/gran?' and the goblin said 'Im your auntie/gran' now. In a different one the goblin was harassing/annoying a woman and the woman clicked her fingers and the goblin exploded into green slime, leaving his rags behind. Then it showed the goblin angrily walking away wheeling a suitcase. I think this was for First (a british bus company) because of a logo that appeared at the end, but I cant find it on youtube. This must've been 2002-2003.
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Bisected8
03:14:43 PM 20th Jul 2014
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I'm pretty sure I've seen this; I think it was actually an advert for adult literacy and I can't find the exact ads you mentioned but this one came from the same campaign. Does it look familiar?

If it does, you'll probably find more ads by searching for "Get rid of your gremlins".
RancidWarmasta
06:18:44 PM 20th Jul 2014
looks like it. Never would of guessed adult literacy, thanks

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snag
Medium: Live Action TV
09:13:46 PM 15th Jul 2014
This forum is really cool to go through. Loving it. And amazed at the resourcefulness.

I have a 2-fer. Both are sci-fi live-action and both I viewed on television in the mid-70's.

First was a monster flick. I don't remember if it was colour or not. It had a similar vintage feel to it as "the invaders". I only got to see about 10 minutes of it so i don't know if it was a tv show or movie.

There were two people talking to a monster (alien?) in a room like a bedroom or an office. The creature essentially was shaped like an invisible gingerbread man with an aura around it which looked like sawtooth waveforms on an oscilloscope. The only feature inside the the outline you could see were its eyes. It had 4 arranged sort of NW, NE, SW, SE of it face. each eye was shaped like an elongated teardrop with the pointy end pointing outwards radially.

At some point in the conversation, i remember the creature placeing one of these 'eyes' in a man's hand at which point it materializes as a metal piece similarly shaped.

the conversation continues. the two people speaking with it (man and woman) are wearing reading glasses which i think were either required to see the creature, or possibly the creature was actually on the lenses as i remember a set being put down on a table and a camera shot looking through the glasses showed the creature on both lenses.

at some point shortly after, the creature becomes angered and decides to take off and go on a rampage. cut to a man driving a car down a country road and he notices this figure up in the air (it's evening or night) a ways off in the distance but 100' in the air or so. I don't recall if it attacked the car, but it did fire something like a lightning bolt at a high voltage transmission tower causing an explosion on it.

I tried doing some digging around as I'm curious to see what it was about. The closest I could get to it was the first episode of "outer limits" but when I saw the creature from that episode, it didn't match.

My second one is a space scifi feature on tv. probably from the 60's or early 70's. Saw this on a sunday afternoon late 70's. Had to leave before seeing the end. sigh. The climax of the show i remember clearest. An abandoned run-away space ship was generating a spherical field of heat or radiation. People onboard another missile armed ship were urgently tasked with destroying it before something else would be destroyed by its proximity. They have a small missile arsenal, and figure out that the field is actually 2 hemispheres with a gap at the equator. i remember one person explaining it like a "halved orange" (exact words). So the field destroyed the missiles when in contact but if they could find the sweet spot, a missile could destroy it. Trial and error.

I think our main characters were on the run-away ship earlier on, and had to abandon it, or while they were out, something happened to it.

Thank you all.

S.
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Aspectifer
04:23:31 AM 15th Jul 2014
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Hi snag. I think it's pretty cool here too!

Your first query is the second season Outer Limits episode "Behold, Eck!"

I did a search for "two halves of an orange spaceship field" and came up with Assignment: Outer Space, a dubbed version of the low budget Italian SF film Space Men. Details here: http://millionmonkeytheater.com/AssignmentOuterSpace.html

The events you describe are about two-thirds down the article.

The film is listed as in the public domain on this wiki (Public Domain Feature Films), so you can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOiDYTGCLGs, if you should be so inclined.

snag
09:13:46 PM 15th Jul 2014
Sigh... You are spot on. Thank you. I've now watched the Outer Limits episode, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Keeping in mind it was from the early 60's makes it fun and still very entertaining. I spent some time contemplating how the production people came up with the creature. Its definately multiple exposure, but the costume the actor wore etc. http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.ca/2011/02/behold-eck.html if anyone is curious

The second one i'm looking forward to watching especially because most reviewers have panned it. And i'm somewhat embarrassed that i couldn't find either of them myself. Thank-you again, Aspectifer, for allowing me to finally scratch that itch which comes back every so often. awesome!

S.

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MikeK
Medium: Live Action TV
11:00:44 PM 14th Jul 2014
I'm pretty sure this was an episode of a sitcom, probably one from the mid to late 90's: The plot of this particular episode revolved around the main character claiming to see a UFO while he was walking home one night, and it was a running gag that every time he repeated the story to someone else, we flashed back to a more elaborate, sfx-heavy version of the scene - The first time , it's just a strange-looking light moving in the sky, and by the third time he's repeated the story, we see a giant glowing saucer flying mere feet above the ground. So of course, he's being an Unreliable Narrator, but the implication is that he did see something, but his own memories are getting distorted because of how much he wants to believe he saw proof of extraterrestrials.
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snag
09:18:34 PM 14th Jul 2014
If my memory serves, there was an episode of the brady bunch where bobby or peter fell victim to a prank. the thing he actually saw was a projection on a screen hanging on clothes line the back yard and the person playing the prank has a slide whistle to make an eerie sound for it. But later he has a nightmare about actually making contact. The nightmare was really campy because a space ship hovers down in front of his bedroom window (as seen from inside) and when it gets low enough, the letters 'ufo' are painted on it. (foggy memory so it may not even be brady bunch)
MikeK
10:01:15 PM 14th Jul 2014
I feel like this was something much more recent than The Brady Bunch (though not too recent, as my "mid to late 90's" comment implied). Also, the character who saw the UFO was an adult, and when they did the most exaggerated version of the scene, I kind of remember there being more of a Close Encounters of the Third Kind look to the ship.
snag
11:00:44 PM 14th Jul 2014
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I might have the "UFO" lettering confused with something which happened in an episode of "Taxi"... again, the foggy memory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7MyDqYMzg0 TAXI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AFWp9eWXMw Brady bunch

And sorry, I missed that you were saying 90s


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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Live Action TV
11:16:21 AM 12th Jul 2014
I just want to know is this was possibly an episode of Torchwood; now granted, I have seen little of the actual show, save for a few clips on the internet here and there, but I think I've got the basic concept of it down. Anyway, the reason I believe this to be from Torchwood is because it involved British people, and I'm pretty sure aliens, or otherworldly creatures.

So, this was back in 2008 or so, and I somehow ended up on "that weird part of YouTube" - this clip involved a young couple in a bedroom horsing around, and eventually video taping themselves going at it; the scene kept cutting to a hole in the wall, where a green light is glowing from within, and we see somebody's... or someTHING's eyeball peaking through. I'm pretty sure whoever or whatever it was that was spying on them was masturbating, because the eye kept shaking more and more, and there eventually was a cut where we see some kind of goob splatter on the wall inside the green-lit room. Finally, back inside the bedroom, a group of other people interrupt, while one of them says, in a rather cheeky tone, "Oh... so sorry..."

Again, the characters had British accents, and I believe the peeper to be an alien of some kind... and I know how explicit Torchwood can be at times, which is why I wonder if this clip was from that show?
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DataAngel
02:03:55 PM 22nd Jan 2013
I can say with pretty high confidence that this wasn't from Torchwood. There's a lot of other British supernatural/sci-fi type shows out there, though.
justanotherrandomlurker
04:44:41 PM 22nd Jan 2013
Well, that answers that question, thanks.
justanotherrandomlurker
08:47:56 AM 14th Jun 2014
Well over a year later, I know, but... BUMP. Anybody know where this might have come from?
justanotherrandomlurker
08:08:43 AM 24th Jun 2014
Bumpity bump-bump bumpity bump.
justanotherrandomlurker
12:20:21 PM 2nd Jul 2014
One last bump, and if nothing, then I'm going to assume I must have dreamed it or something, because it seems like the entire world has no idea what I'm talking about.
KEVP
06:24:22 AM 5th Jul 2014
There were these sorts of mini-episodes of Doctor Who in addition to the regular ones. Torchwood of course was a spinoff of Doctor Who. Some of the mini-episodes were about Amy and Rory and their married life. Amy you will remember spent much of her life being spied on by an eye in a crack in a hole in the wall. (am I remembering that correctly).

On the other hand, it sounds more like a parody, because Doctor Who wouldn't have any explicit sexual content. Torchwood, on the other hand . . .
justanotherrandomlurker
08:58:55 AM 5th Jul 2014
I honestly wouldn't know if it was a parody or not... I just know that's all that happened in the clip, and I don't even remember how I got to it - it was probably recommended, it seems like YT is often recommending you watch vids that have absolutely nothing to do with what you've previously been watching.

I don't believe it was a parody though... it didn't feel stupid enough, it was kind of tense (up till the interruption that is).
nickybull
07:57:40 AM 9th Jul 2014
I can't quite remember this scene but maybe Hex? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_%28TV_series%29
justanotherrandomlurker
11:16:21 AM 12th Jul 2014
Hmm, I don't know. I may have to look into that, because I've definitely seen the odd episode of Hex occasionally... though isn't Hex mostly about ghosts and spirits? I'm still thinking the clip I saw was alien or otherworldly, but I think I may look into Hex a little more to see if maybe I get any leads.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Live Action TV
09:07:17 PM 11th Jul 2014
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Bumping this from the ykts archive. Can anyone identify it from Buck Rogers or anywhere else? I seem to recall that the speaker who identified the "homemade apple pie" had something of a US southern drawl (whether it was the character or the actor I don't remember).

Original query: A Sci-Fi TV series from the '70s; don't think it was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Battlestar Galactica but it was in that same genre/timeframe. Protagonists had a really big ship, and in their arboredum they had the only apple trees left anywhere. They served it to some guest humans once.
This is delicious. What do you call this?
Homemade apple pie.

Response #1
  • Possibly The Starlost? It's got a Big Ship and arboretum-like domes, but I don't recall anything about apples. [2013 response to response: I'm pretty sure it's not this.]

Response #2
  • Actually, I seem to recall that being Buck Rogers. I think I have that episode on tape somewhere and I distinctly remember that line.
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KEVP
05:27:37 AM 21st Feb 2013
I saw this too. It isn't either "Starlost" or "Buck Rogers" (I am fairly certain). I don't think whatever series it was lasted very long. Maybe it was a failed pilot. My memory is that Earth people were a rarity, and the person who liked the pie was an alien. He was from some sort of Proud Merchant Race and wanted to mass market it, but I think the Earth people weren't interested. I think they were a family with kids, it was the dad who had the line.
Azzizzi
08:48:41 AM 21st Feb 2013
The only other ones that come to mind to me that were in this timeframe were shows like "Quark" and there was one that came on during Saturday-morning cartoons called "Space Academy" or something like that.
Azzizzi
08:50:17 AM 21st Feb 2013
I don't remember a scene in Buck Rogers where they had apple pie, although there were some food-centric scenes at times.
EricaB
10:07:46 AM 21st Feb 2013
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Could it have been a movie?

A ship with dome-like arboretums was used in the movie Silent Running. Scenes of that ship were often recycled in TV shows, including the original Battlestar Galactica.

Battle Beyondthe Stars is another possibility. One of the characters, played by George Peppard, is a self-styled Space Cowboy who introduces Earth food to the aliens in the film.

Another possibility for a TV show is Jason of Star Command (of which the previously mentioned Space Academy is a spinoff).
KEVP
10:23:36 AM 22nd Feb 2013
I am a long time fan of TV science fiction, and I remember seeing the episode with the "homemade apple pie". It may have been a one-off. I have seen enough sci-fi that I can almost certainly state that it was NOT Buck Rogers in the 25th century, Starlost, Battlestar Galactica, Quark, Space Academy, Silent Running, or Jason of Star Command.

This was something I saw on American network television, I am pretty sure it was made for television. It would have been something that met the network's standards and practices (i.e. nothing too "unfamily"). I think it was either a one time special, a failed pilot, or the first episode of a very shortlived series. My memory is that the setting was really HEAVY on a huge diversity of alien species. So much so that humans were quite rare. There was a family of humans (these may have been the ONLY human characters). The scene we are talking about was very near the beginning, it was helping to establish the characters and setting. The human family had I believe opened a diner (or similar eating establishment) where they were serving Earth food. One alien tried the apple pie, asked what it was, got the response from the human father (or maybe grandfather), an older, rugged looking (and talking) man, "Homemade Apple Pie." Then the alien was talking about business deals, like franchising "Homemade Apple Pie", but my memory is this guy was not interested (I think he was someone who prefered a more simple life). (I'm pretty sure this has to be the same thing that the OP was talking about, but he seems to have remembered some details I don't).
randomsurfer
09:37:06 PM 23rd Feb 2013
And you KEVP have remembered details I don't. Now that you mention it, the fact that humans are rare sounds familiar, and that they were possibly the only humans around. The captain/patriarch is defenitely the one who said "homemade apple pie." I don't recall the parts about diner or the alien business deal, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was accurate. The apple pie scene was at or near the beginning of the episode, but I'm not 100% sure that it was the first episode. I'm fairly certain it was a series, albiet a short lived one, and not any of the ones already mentioned.
RandomSurfer
11:45:57 PM 14th Sep 2013
6 month bump.
randomsurfer
09:07:17 PM 11th Jul 2014
Another bump. There's a ykttw going which I think this could fit into if only we could identify the work.

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Jinnytlh
Medium: Live Action TV
11:28:59 AM 10th Jul 2014
I remember watching this show maybe in the early 2000s. I don't remember much. What I do remember is that there was a human male, a blue looking alien with what looked like goggles and he carried a staff and walked on two legs, and a crocodile looking alien? I think he was green at least maybe had some magic. I feel like I watched it on YTV but can't seem to find it. They went to I think one planet or many planets. That is about all I can remember.
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nickybull
07:50:59 AM 9th Jul 2014
I actually found this while looking for a show a barely remember, What is Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galidor

Hope this gets me some good karma on finding my show!
Jinnytlh
11:28:59 AM 10th Jul 2014
Yes! That is it! Thank you! It has been killing me for over a year. I knew that ship was called the Egg.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
10:08:06 PM 7th Jul 2014
This is another obscure one, but it's worth a shot:

This was a defensive driving course I took in 1989. I was required to take it if I wanted to drive on military bases even though I don't think I even had a car at the time. It was an all-day course and it boasted the word "multimedia." I'm pretty sure this was the first time I had heard the term, but in the video segments, I'm pretty sure they pronounced it as "mult-I-media" with a focus on the "I".

The video segments appeared to have been filmed in the mid-1970s and the thing that made it "multimedia" was that it had two movie screens side by side, which were synced and as the movies played, there was a selector box on the table where you could slide a selector to one of five positions, which were A, B, C, D, and some neutral position. The movie would play for a while, then they'd ask a question and you had to select the right response with your selector.

The videos were really old, even though the system seemed pretty advanced for the time. They had a few things going on, like this ongoing theme about this guy who didn't do any maintenance on his car, but he was taking his family on vacation, so everything happens to this guy, like a flat tire, the windshield wipers are frayed, the radiator overheats, and things like that. As he's getting each of these repaired, there's an element of, "This wouldn't have happened if..."

There was also a part that made absolutely no sense. Several of the actors in different cars drive out to the desert for some reason and while they're out there, this unusual car comes driving up. It's a prototype from Ford, I think, but what makes it memorable is that I saw it in 1989, but it's a "car for the future" that looks like it was a futuristic car if you lived in 1974, but since it was at least 15 years later, the car just looks kind of stupid and everyone is wondering why all the actors are gathered around to see this crummy car.

Another part has this guy driving down a street. A ball rolls into the street and he's faced with a choice of hitting the ball, missing the ball and hitting a kid, or missing the kid and the ball and hitting a dog. They even make the point that if you have a choice between hitting a kid and hitting a dog, hit the dog and not the kid.
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pumpkinyam
Medium: Live Action TV
08:53:05 AM 5th Jul 2014
I think it was an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, it was in black and white. What happens is a lady kills her husband with a leg of lamb. The cops come over to investigate while she's cooking it. They stay for dinner and eat the murder weapon.
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PaulA
07:00:26 PM 3rd Jul 2014
This is a wild and crazy idea, I realize, but you might try seeing if it's mentioned on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents page...
Medinoc
10:22:41 PM 3rd Jul 2014
It's the short story Lamb To The Slaughter, adapted for television in Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
pumpkinyam
11:33:35 PM 3rd Jul 2014
Thank you so much, that was exactly it! I didn't realize why is was so good until I read that Roald Dahl wrote it.
randomsurfer
08:53:05 AM 5th Jul 2014
Per its listing on Eat the Evidence that same story was also used in an episode of Tales of the Unexpected.

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ArchmageAnsrit
Medium: Live Action TV
07:23:54 AM 3rd Jul 2014
I remember the scene, but forgot the show's name. The protagonist, who used to be in prison, is being taken quite against his will by the villain, who is just sitting next to him being smug about the blackmailing - I think he even hit the guy, because there was 'nothing he could do to stop him'. They were in a car, or something like that, and had a couple of thugs with him, too. There is one thing he forgot, though.

The protagonist asks him if he had any idea of how he had survived so long in prison... the villain mocks his philosophic nature by asking if it was 'his zen' in a condescending manner, and laughs.

He gets punched in the throat while his head is thrown back, and promptly starts to choke.

"Like that."

The thugs driving the car are about to shoot him, but, as the guy is no longer moving, the protagonist tells them that, whatever he had on them, it was gone after he died.

The car is abandoned and set on fire... I think that the property belonged to the good guy, so it won't be found any time soon.

Does it ring any bells?
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PaulA
12:58:59 AM 3rd Jul 2014
The specific scene doesn't ring a bell, but a protagonist who used to be in prison and has a reputation for having a zen thing going on sounds like Life.
randomsurfer
07:23:54 AM 3rd Jul 2014
That was definitely the last episode of Life.

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Live Action TV
10:03:58 AM 29th Jun 2014
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What's the show advertised at the beginning of this clip of the infamous special Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos, using a guy randomly flapping his body up and down with his shirt on while Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" plays? Somebody said in the comments it's supposedly Stubbsy and Cuz, but I can't find anything about that.
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randomsurfer
04:14:13 PM 28th Jun 2014
I think it's an ad for a radio station. There was a series of ads in the US and internationally which all used the same clip; this might be the original.
FromtheWordsofBR
10:03:58 AM 29th Jun 2014
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And indeed it is! I can't find the version at the start of Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos right now, it must've been quite a rare version, but at least we're getting closer.

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HouraiRabbit
Medium: Live Action TV
12:28:12 AM 29th Jun 2014
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An episode of a show in which a group of investigators confront some kind of alien creature inside an abandoned science lab. The creature sucks body heat from its victims, turning them into ice sculptures, and has the ability to multiply after it has drained enough victims. I think the protagonists are finally able to kill the thing with a strong enough electric current.
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randomsurfer
Medium: Live Action TV
12:11:02 AM 28th Jun 2014
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Recent (2013-14) US commercial, possible a PSA, which is a Commercial Switcheroo. It starts with a children-oriented band a la the Wiggles (or at least, they're singing about wiggling) but dressed in brightly colored military gear like Sgt. Pepper era Beatles before switching to the product/service/PSA it's really about. Don't remember what the product/service/PSA is.
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randomsurfer
12:11:02 AM 28th Jun 2014
I had an epiphany and found it myself; it's about brushing your teeth.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Live Action TV
11:09:45 PM 24th Jun 2014
I was at this slumber party as a kid. I got up, sat on the living room couch waking up, and saw a musical number in some TV show or movie my friend's little sister was watching. It was way too weird for me to deal with that early in the morning. Despite being really annoyed by it, I couldn't look away. Now I'm curious what it was.

There was a guy at an outdoor market singing a song about how you shouldn't get stressed out. The verses had him get more and more stressed as the music built to a climax, then he said "relax!" and the chorus started. At the climax of each verse there was a shot of red monster puppets running around. I can't remember if the singer was a puppet too.

I don't think the show was Sesame Street. And no, the song was not "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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justanotherrandomlurker
02:39:19 PM 10th Jun 2014
It actually almost sounds like Sesame Street, but you say it isn't... and doing a quick check on Muppet Wiki doesn't seem to be bringing up anything that matches your description. When you said multiple red monster puppets, I thought of Elmo, because I know there was a recent episode where there were multiple Elmos.

So let me ask you if you can remember anything else:

Did the puppets look like really bizarre and trippy creatures, and did the show have a Laugh Track? If so, it may be a Sid & Marty Krofft show (you said it was too weird for you to handle, which might make this a possibility).

Did the puppets have a Muppet-inspired look to them, and did the show itself look like he had something of a budget? If it's not Sesame Street, it could be any number of kids shows out there that have puppets, it's just a matter of figuring out which one.

Did the puppets look like cheap, store-bought creations, and did the show look like it was made in someone's mom's basement? It could be a local/public access show, or perhaps a nationally-broadcasted Christian show for kids.
FloydPinkerton
09:14:41 AM 11th Jun 2014
I really don't remember very much about it. It's kind of strange I remember it at all. I'm sure it didn't have Elmo. I think the monsters were tall skinny people with round heads and big mouths. I think one opened its mouth wide as it ran toward the camera.

It might have been Eureeka's Castle judging by the fact that my searches for '90s shows with puppets keep bringing that up. Can anybody who knows/remembers that show help me out here?
PPPSSC
09:28:40 AM 11th Jun 2014
Mr. Knack (who is a puppet but a relatively human one) ran an outdoor market. And monsters who are "tall skinny people with round heads and big mouths" sounds like the moat twins, though they were orange and pink. Seems plausible.
FloydPinkerton
11:09:45 PM 24th Jun 2014
That sounds like it's probably it. I looked up those characters and they seem about right (although I don't remember very clearly). I still can't find what episode it would've been though.

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alaman
Medium: Live Action TV
07:07:53 AM 24th Jun 2014
I'm searching for a live action series that I saw about 13 years ago, maybe earlier. I basically just remember one scene. There was a woman and a teenager, both had telekinetic powers. I think they wore some sort of leather clothing - the setting was a mix of fantasy and scifi. Anyway, they were showing off their abilities: the teenager started by mentally damaging or moving a statue that stood nearby, and felt very proud of himself. But then the woman just completely crushed the statue with her superior powers and was very proud as well. They were surrounded by other people watching. I think the series was mainly aimed at kids or young teenagers, and it was a bit cheesy with bad costumes and effects.
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Kayube
02:41:07 PM 19th Jun 2014
Just a random guess, maybe it was the US version of The Tomorrow People?
alaman
07:07:53 AM 24th Jun 2014
hmmm.. might be.. the description sounds somewhat similar. I'll check it out, thanks!

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LayLay
Medium: Live Action TV
07:55:39 AM 18th Jun 2014
Looking for an episode of The War At Home, featuring the following scene: David and Vicky want to spice up their sex life and Vicky tells David that he can wish for one thing he always wanted to do. He asks if she means he can pick anything and she says, he can as long as it's not too weird (She used a very special phrase and I have the impression that I could easily find the scene, if I could remember it)

David then has an Imagine Spot, where he and Vicky are suddenly participats in a game show (which is named after the phrase Viky used). The host informs David and the audience that David has the chance to win a night where all his fantasies come true, but if he looses he will have to sleep on the couch for the rest of his life. He then asks David what he would like to try in bed and David suggest S&M. Imagine Spot!Vicky slaps him and the host informs the audience that this was indeed too weird (once again using that phrase) and that David will never have sex again. Then the Imagine Spot ends and David is alone in the bedroom.

The surreality of the game show was what made this scene really stick in my mind. The set was brightly colored (mainly in yellow and red) with a huge logo in a "wacky" font in the back and Vicky and David stood at podiums (I believe the podiums displayed scores Jeopardy style). The host was a typical overtly cheerful game show host turned Up to Eleven and was dressed in colors that were just as garish. It also wasn't quite clear if he was adressing the (fictional) studio audience or the viewer when he spoke
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EricaB
07:55:39 AM 18th Jun 2014
According to this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_at_Home_%28TV_series%29

It's probably season 2, episode 28. "Be Careful What You Ask For."

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TheTeeth
Medium: Live Action TV
09:09:58 AM 17th Jun 2014
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There's something I've been looking for forever, but I've never been able to find it because I only have the vaguest memory of it.

I *think* it was from one of those Disney channel originals, very early 00's or very late 90's. I can't remember if it was a movie, or an episode of something, but it involved evil teddy bears that were trying to destroy humanity or take over the world, or something of that nature. They were robots, I believe, and they may or may not have been designed/had something to do with the father of the main character, who was a girl. I remember a scene of one of the bears tearing apart this girl's dolls because they looked human and it was supposed to destroy humans or something?

I think it was specifically evil teddy bears, not toys in general, and I think it was Disney, although I couldn't find an original movie that matched that description, so it could have been an episode, or something else. I just remember it freaked me out big time, because teddy bears were something sacred when I was little.

Any help would be welcome.
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Odd1
12:33:13 AM 6th Apr 2014
...this is from Disney?
TheTeeth
02:19:58 AM 6th Apr 2014
Not 100% positive about that, but that's how I remember it. I think it was a kids show though, as I don't remember it being especially disturbing. Disturbing to my childish innocence, yeah, but not scarring. Like, the villainous bears were evil, but it was more of a cartoonish evil than an actual evil.

It was 100% live action, though, I don't think I mentioned that.
TheTeeth
02:46:53 AM 6th Apr 2014
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The bears were, I'm pretty sure, lead by this one bear who could hack computers in this really implausible way (I can't remember how it worked, but memory seems to tell me that he could transport himself by moving through cyberspace or something) and it made him really dangerous?

And in the end the bears might have been rendered passive? All sweet and lovable how a teddy bear 'should be.'

More: Okay so I've looked through all the Disney AND Nickelodeon dramas, and it doesn't seem to be any of those. Although it may have been a dramedy sorta thing, and I didn't check those, though I don't remember it being funny, so it could be something completely different. I'm going to stick to my 'kid-friendly' story, though.

The bears were kind of ridiculous though, if I remember, they had squeaky voices and they weren't puppets or anything. They were just stationary bears and it seemed like a voice over sorta thing. I think their eyes glowed in an evil sorta way, and the one bear that tore the girl's dolls apart moved, but it seemed like a motorized sorta thing? It's arms just moved in a mauling sorta manner.

Thinking back it was all REALLY cheesy. (And this was a United States channel, I know that for sure.)
TheTeeth
05:08:03 AM 17th Jun 2014
Gonna bump this because I REALLY need to figure this one out.
Medinoc
07:32:39 AM 17th Jun 2014
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Wait, evil robot teddy bears? There was that in an episode of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series adaptation. The toys had been taken over by a humanity-hating virus named Legion. Oh, and the Bungling Inventor of a father had invented the toy, or something the like.
TheTeeth
09:09:58 AM 17th Jun 2014
THAT'S IT!!! OH MY GOSH!! I LOVE YOU!!

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NOYB
Medium: Live Action TV
08:05:15 AM 16th Jun 2014
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A short-lived show on Scifi Channel several years ago that was steampunk set in a past era with airships and inventions, possibly some kind of dimensional travel happening via the airship one time, the protagonists were a motley bunch, and the villains were called something similar to "the League of Darkness".

Edit: Just found it. The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.
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shigmiya64
Medium: Live Action TV
07:39:17 AM 12th Jun 2014
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Either Film or Live Action TV, I'm not sure which. This was probably a science fiction work. I only remember one scene: a guy goes out of a spacecraft for a space walk to do some repair, I think. He's got like an anchor he's carrying around, and I think it's to keep him from floating away. At one point he almost drops it and it starts to float off, but he manages to grab it by its line before it gets away.

Now, obviously this doesn't make any sense. Space doesn't work like that. The thing is, that was my understanding of the scene because I hadn't learned how gravity works when I saw it. That would mean the work was out probably around the early nineties. It's possible the scene was actually set underwater, and I misinterpreted it, because then the anchor might make sense. Anyway, what I definitely remember is someone goes on an extra-vehicular activity, has an anchor on a line with them, almost loses it but manages to grab it by the line before it gets away.
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EricaB
01:31:08 PM 10th Jun 2014
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The 90s, possible underwater adventure?

Maybe an episode of Seaquest DSV?

There were also two Made-for-TV Movie of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 1997 or so. Perhaps one of them?
shigmiya64
07:39:17 AM 12th Jun 2014
Possibly, but unless someone familiar with the scene I described can confirm it I can't be certain.

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Andrew_Maltani
Medium: Live Action TV
11:22:45 PM 11th Jun 2014
The show I am looking for was probably a Stephen King story that was adapted for either CBS or ABC, and I think it aired a year or two after Rose Red.

The only things I can remember from it was that it took place in a hospital (over the site where an 19th Century Factory burned down with all the child occupants inside of it, causing this series of curses), and that the incident was solved by magic chalk that invented the fire extinguisher and essentially re-wrote the past. Any ideas?
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Cain9821
11:22:45 PM 11th Jun 2014
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Hi Andrew_Maltani,

I believe the program you're looking for is called 'Kingdom Hospital'.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324864/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_99

I hope this helps.

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cheddarface
Medium: Live Action TV
09:32:27 PM 11th Jun 2014
This one's probably a long shot. It was years and years ago, I was a kid. Probably some time around 2003. It was some kind of cheaply-produced TV movies on one of those really high up basic cable channels. You know, those educational type ones like a faux-National Geographic. Anyway, the TV movie in question was about two kids, a boy and a girl, and they found some sort of magic compass in the woods. I don't remember much, but it transported them around the world (perhaps through time) and I remember them encountering a construction worker of some sort near a waterfall. It all was very cheap looking, and the way it was filmed and played out made it seem like its purpose was to teach kids about wildlife preservation, or something. Like, everywhere the kids went with this compass taught them a new lesson, or something. I haven't been able to find it, and I don't really have any interest in watching it again, but it would be awesome to know what it was. It's been bothering me for ten years, now.
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Brittski923
Medium: Live Action TV
06:18:16 AM 10th Jun 2014
Ok, help. I can't find the page to post a question so higher powers, free to paste this where it belongs. I'm trying to figure out an old (90's I think) show, not sure if it was a movie or tv show. It was set in the future and everyone had this sort of mental telepathy with each other's and computers. An older black man and a white teen are friends. The teen is the only one with out this ability and they meet up at a resturant where the waitress brings the man his meal as soon as he sits, and gives the teen a questioning look. The man said he forgot to place his ( mental ) order for him. I watched enough to know the kid would wind up saving the day but I never finished the show and it comes to mind often. Any ideas all knowing squad of answer people?
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Candi
03:09:22 AM 10th Jun 2014
It was an Outer Limits ep, I think. I remember coming into the living room and Dad watching a rerun of it. Rerun because when I asked, he told me what was going to happen. He was saying everyone had an implant or something that allowed them to tap into the network, and the boy couldn't, so he had to learn the old way. The interesting part in his rendition is that everyone could know everything, but they rarely experienced what they knew; a good e-book had as much effect as the latest census statistics: None. The boy experienced what he read. And yes, he apparently saved the day when the network went down and everyone was caught in the crash. Dad didn't say how they reacted to the crash.
FuzzyBoots
04:47:36 AM 10th Jun 2014
That would likely make it Stream of Consciousness.
Brittski923
06:18:16 AM 10th Jun 2014
You guys are all AWSOME! Thanks

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CompletelyDifferent
Medium: Live Action TV
12:21:24 AM 10th Jun 2014
From the nineties, I vaguely remember this short story anthology show aimed at children and teenagers, mostly with a kind of sci-fi/horror/fantasy bent to them. Each episode would feature self-contained stories (the scripts of which were possibly written by viewers?), with very short film-noir esque segments at the begining and end serving as a framing device.

I can remember only a couple of the stories themselves...I believe there was one where a girl discovered that playing a violin perfectly made her able to control all the adults which heard it. There was another one where a girl found a device which allowed her to alter the personalities of those around her, which she initially abused until she realized all her friends and family were basically Stepford Smilers. Lastly, I believe there was one where a group of teenage boys were given prunes by their grandparents, and they all became elderly.

Anyone have the faintest clue what show this was? Its been bugging me for years; no one else seems to remember it.
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Flareth
02:30:21 PM 8th Jun 2014
Was it early nineties ('90-'94) or late nineties ('95-99')?
Omeganian
11:38:32 PM 8th Jun 2014
Well, a violin is mentioned in the episode summaries for Are You Afraid of the Dark??, and prunes in Goosebumps. Perhaps you are blending the two shows?
CompletelyDifferent
09:35:12 AM 9th Jun 2014
That may very well have been what happened, yes.
thenameless
12:21:24 AM 10th Jun 2014
I believe you're thinking of "Incredible Story Studios." Aired on Discovery Kids in the US, was produced in Canada.

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Nezumi
Medium: Live Action TV
03:56:09 PM 7th Jun 2014
Some made-for-TV movie or special that I'm increasingly thinking I imagined. It was a Halloween thing with alien robots — really sleek, from what I remember, but my memory could be way off. They may have been seeking candy or attracted to candy or fueled by candy or candy solved the problem they were coming to Earth for — I just seem to remember candy playing a part, and heavy cross-promotion. I also seem to remember something about trying to start a waterwheel or similar and/or skipping stones, and one of the robots makes it happen for the character who wants it before they leave.
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EricaB
10:04:55 AM 7th Jun 2014
Was it the M&M-Mars Halloween Stars, from 1993?

http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=11745

They had a TV special, which you can watch at the bottom of the page I linked above
Nezumi
03:56:09 PM 7th Jun 2014
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I looked at some scenes from the TV Special on that page, and although I was uncertain before — it was about the right time and the right heavy candy tie-in, but the looks weren't what I remembered — after seeing some of those, I'm almost certain it was a recollection of that mangled by time and the near-total lack of sources of information on this — particularly, the finale with the bouncing ball of light is near-exactly how I remembered the one scene I clearly remembered from it.

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ravencoal
Medium: Live Action TV
09:42:56 PM 29th May 2014
Here's an odd one because I know the television show, but I can't seem to find a detailed enough episode guide our the right search terms to find the episode. It's from Reading Rainbow, in the late 80s or early 90s. During the episode, Le Var Burton experiences what it's like to work in a busy New York diner. Except he misinterprets the short order cooks nicknames for all the dishes and the first time around, he serves wacky gross looking dishes to the customers, who all make icky faces. Then the cook explains his crazy names, and Le Var serves those customers the tasty looking dishes they ordered, and they all smile.
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FloydPinkerton
09:39:10 PM 29th May 2014
I had that episode on tape, so it must be Season 6 at the very latest. I suggest you look at the episode summaries online.
FloydPinkerton
09:42:56 PM 29th May 2014
Already found it. It's the 1st episode of Season 4. The book of the day is Animal Cafe by John Stadler.

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soarboy
Medium: Live Action TV
09:59:34 PM 20th May 2014
In the late 70s or early 80s in the Los Angeles area, early in the morning (like 5am or 6am). There was a short segment perhaps under five minutes, where the face of an elderly and kindly Black man appeared. He was having a conversation with an unseen little girl, you could just hear her weird voice (sounded a bit like Bart Simpson). No music, no sound effects, just the old man talking with the girl's voice. I don't remember what they talked about, but sometimes near the end the little girls said "I love you grandpa." It was very sweet and very creepy at the same it.

I want to see it again! It's got to be on YouTube. What is the name of this TV "show"?!
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elgriffen
Medium: Live Action TV
03:58:05 PM 20th May 2014
I've been trying to remember a tv show, i think it was in the late 90s. It was an action spy show. The lead actor if i remember correctly was killed during filming of the second season. It was kinda James Bondish.
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FuzzyBoots
11:06:02 AM 20th May 2014
Probably Cover Up. It's from 1984, and it only ran for one season, but it's partly famous because the main actor, Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shot himself in the head with a prop gun 8 episodes into the 22 episode run, dying of his injuries.
elgriffen
03:58:05 PM 20th May 2014
Its not cover up, I know of that one. Im pretty sure he drowned in a car crash or something like that. It might have not even been a whole season. I've searched google and all the dead actors blogs but cant find it.

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TheTeeth
Medium: Live Action TV
02:14:13 PM 20th May 2014
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I was once told about a show where they'd dub over bad movies.

This was NOT Mystery Science Theater 3000, or any of it's 'spinoffs'. (So it was NOT Mst3k, The Film Crew, Rifftrax, or Cinimatic Titanic, or any recent thing inspired by any of those, OR that ripoff show Project Popcorn I am familiar with all of those.)

I don't know when this was a thing, but it probably would have been the 80's or 90's. Really, all I know was that they dubbed over bad movies. I think it was more funny dubbing instead of riffing or quipping? I think the one I was described was a zombie movie, but I'm not sure if it was a horror based thing, or it just happened to be a zombie movie.

Not much to go on, but it's worth a try.
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randomsurfer
08:23:58 AM 20th May 2014
Mad Movies with the LA Connection?
TheTeeth
01:04:56 PM 20th May 2014
Very, very likely this is it. Thank you! This is actually pretty funny.
EricaB
02:14:13 PM 20th May 2014
It's likely. One of the funniest Mad Movies was the original Night of the Living Dead.

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zerohelix
Medium: Live Action TV
05:10:09 AM 12th May 2014
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The comedy show I'm looking for would have been from the 90's, possibly taking place in an office? All I remember is a scene when one character was about to be crushed by some huge block because he was on some tiny tricycle or something and couldn't get out of the way in time (like a sort of stuck on an escalator moment). Another character dramatically pushed them out of the way and was crushed, causing one more to comically attempt to reassure him while trying to pull him out by his tie despite him clearly having been reduced to a pancake. What followed was him going to the pearly gates where two angels were weighing people's souls as black balls as they let them in and the older one being impressed by the dead characters soul which was glowing white to show he died to save another. In the end I think he ended up going back after a while anyway, though I can't remember why. Does any of this ring a bell?
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PaulA
11:49:57 PM 7th Apr 2014
The bell this is ringing is "The Last Day", the fifth-season finale of The Brittas Empire. I haven't watched it in ages, though, so I'm not sure I'm right.
kor
05:10:09 AM 12th May 2014
Yes, definitely The Brittas Empire. They sent him back to Earth because he annoyed the hell (heh) out of them with his endless organising and trying to get everyone in Heaven working out at the gym.

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kor
Medium: Live Action TV
05:04:35 AM 12th May 2014
Okay, one to tax your minds.

I remember this show from CITV, around the same time that Knightmare was on. I think it was called "Something/Someone's World". I recall it had two guys in sort of "high-tech but junk"-sort of outfits (kind of Mad Max sort of stuff) and I recall they were followed around by two floating cameras. Whenever the view was from the cameras' POV, there was a sort of "high-tech" overlay on the screen. One camera was called "Super Hat Cam" and had cyan lines and the other might have been something like "Vodacam" and had greenlines. The floating cameras may or may not have been balls with metal wires sticking out of them.

The other thing was how the show started and finished: it would "interrupt" another show, though the show being interrupted was always a spoof of an existing one (the first episode interrupted a very well made Blockbusters parody called Jokebusters - they did it on the Blockbusters set and had Bob Holness hosting and everything)
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y2k
Medium: Live Action TV
01:10:10 PM 10th May 2014
I'm trying to find an old commercial where everybody walks in saying "we brought the green bean casserole". I believe it was advertising cambells.
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KEVP
11:25:12 AM 9th May 2014
I think they still show that in the USA, usually around Thanksgiving.
y2k
01:10:10 PM 10th May 2014
Yes, I'm just looking for it online.

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Canonier
Medium: Live Action TV
02:00:26 PM 9th May 2014
There was a live action science fiction show of some sort. As far as I remember most of it took place in the same ship. The most distinctive thing about it was that there were two kids, a boy who could zap with electricity and a girl who who could do the same thing with fire. Featured Rubber Forehead Aliens and in one episode everyone swapped minds.
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shigmiya64
08:15:43 AM 9th May 2014
Sounds like Space Cases.
Canonier
02:00:26 PM 9th May 2014
Yup. That's it.

Thanks.

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normp571
Medium: Live Action TV
06:57:03 AM 7th May 2014
I just remember a guy that always stutters always saying stuff like "You Know The "insert something here and the that." I think afterwards he says "you know what I mean?" I think it was someone's father and at one point someone says "no I don't know what you mean!"
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FuzzyBoots
06:57:03 AM 7th May 2014
Maybe the Ernest P. Worrell character? There is a sort of a stuttering gait to his speech and his big catchphrase was, "Know what I mean?"

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lecirage
Medium: Live Action TV
12:26:18 AM 6th May 2014
I remember a sitcom episode, from the 80's or 90's, where either the hero or his best friend puts a blanket over a bedside lamp in order to set the mood with his girlfriend. Fire ensues. In my mind's eye, the scene involves either Theo Huxtable or Mike Seaver but I can't find a similar description in any episode guides. This is driving me crazy! Thanks!
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lecirage
12:26:18 AM 6th May 2014
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sean66
Medium: Live Action TV
05:47:51 AM 3rd May 2014
I remember watching a serialized show on Canadian TV back in the early to mid-70's. It was a British import about a boy (orphan?) who was brought to an estate in Victorian times as the heir to a fortune. The old hall had secret passageways and the classic eye holes in portraits.

There was a second series where the boy's son was the focus as the original lad had grown up and traveled to America. The second series built up to the anticipated return of the father, but we never actually got to see him as he died from cholera (or something) on the ship on which he was returning home.

The only other thing I remember is a scene where a boorish uncle sets fire to the Christmas tree by accident and throws his brandy on it to try and put it out. (Even at 10 I knew that was a stupid thing to do!) The house suffers severe damage as a result.

The show aired in the very early eevening (5? 6?) on Fridays and I'm not sure if it was a BBC production or not. Any ideas?
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mogiks
05:47:51 AM 3rd May 2014
I'm afraid I can't help you with the actual show, but I can add that if it wasn't a BBC show, it must have been made by or shown on ITV. The other main terrestrial channel wasn't created until 1982.

If you're really desperate, Wikipedia has lists of BBC and ITV programming. The BBC list has broadcast years for each show (I had a cursory look at all the titles from the 1960s and 70s, but the only ones I found set in the Victorian era were Poldark and The Pallisers, neither of which seems to fit your description) while the ITV list does not. There's also a "British television by decade" category which might be of use, though it's quite long - but perhaps if you just scan through the names one might ring a bell.

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blueboxblackdoor
Medium: Live Action TV
08:05:54 PM 28th Apr 2014
Right, so this was probably like 1998-9? A British (maybe BBC or channel 4?) 'School programme' which was on early in the mornings. It was about a Cafe in Space which was like a place where travellers would stop and eat. I suppose it was kind a bit like Lazy Town, those sort of colours and things (pastels? LOTS of chrome) What I need to know is 1. the name of the show 2. Now this is the real challenge, I need the episode where a Jazz singer sings 'Summertime' with a band, she does a lot of explaining. This episode specifically! lol! Challenge accepted? I hope so! x
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Vyssectomy
08:05:54 PM 28th Apr 2014
I've been trying to remember the name of that programme for about ten years now.

And it's part of BBC School's Music Makers, specifically Infinity Diner. I remember it being like a Red Dwarf-ish set with aliens and some kinda sentient automated food thing which broke down one episode. I'd love to find some clips of the actual show, but all I can find are the real singers who performed on it.

Like this one http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011svdn

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KashimaKitty
Medium: Live Action TV
10:28:38 AM 28th Apr 2014
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A long time ago (Like Late 90s to early 2000s) on Nickelodeon there was a thing. It wasn't even a TV Show, it was more like a reoccurring mini-series that only appeared for a few minutes at a time.

It was about a young girl who was going on a lengthy road-trip with her parents and her pet goldfish. I particularly remember the fish because she would stick her hand in the bowl and physically pet it as if it were a dog. I think the fish's name was even "Rover".

That's about all I really remember. I think she was carrying a laptop with her on the trip and viewers could send her emails or check up on her trip online.
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ClinkerGynoid
10:28:37 AM 28th Apr 2014
Natalie's Backseat Traveling Webshow. I know at least one clip is on Youtube. This aired as part of the "Snick Snack" block of shorts
ClinkerGynoid
10:28:38 AM 28th Apr 2014
Natalie's Backseat Traveling Webshow. I know at least one clip is on Youtube. This aired as part of the "Snick Snack" block of shorts

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thestormtrooper
Medium: Live Action TV
03:32:25 PM 26th Apr 2014
Could be a movie. I saw this around 1991, I think around a horror movie marathon (for Halloween), someone else said they saw just this scene (at least it was the only thing they remembered too) somewhere in the middle 80s. It was shot in color and it was live action. I just remember one scene. A dark-haired woman (she sort of reminded me of Lily Tomlin) wearing a bathrobe or raincoat is cooking in her kitchen. She has a pot of boiling water on the stove. She is famished, so she opens her refrigerator, which is almost entirely empty. She finds a few cans, but she finds a can of dog (or cat?) food. She dishes out the food, pours some into the pet's bowl, I think dog, and as she kneels on the floor eating it. The small white-gray dog came in to see its owner, who has been poisoned or cursed, and has had her face transformed into this greenish face. I think she had red or yellow eyes too. The woman growled at it and the dog quickly fleed from the room. This is none of the Howling films, nor is it the Boneyard, My Mom's a Werewolf, Mom, or the Kiss. Someone suggested an episode of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, but I don't know. It did have a very Tales from the Dark Side atmosphere, I thought it was the episode, the Casavin Curse, but wasn't. Can anyone please help? This is driving me nuts.
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thestormtrooper
03:32:25 PM 26th Apr 2014
Bump

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azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
07:32:09 PM 24th Apr 2014
There was a kind of PSA in the late 1970s where they showed a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln and how he became a corporal in the Army. The way it went in this commercial was that some leader, maybe a sergeant, tells these soldiers (including a young Lincoln), "Who wants to be our new corporal?" Some guy volunteers, so Lincoln says, "I'll rassle you fer it." I don't remember the point of the PSA. Any clues? Thanks.
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Embryon
Medium: Live Action TV
04:23:50 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Short-lived multi-camera American sitcom that aired sometime between the late 90s and early 2000s, probably on ABC. The two main characters were an older (40s-50s) guy and a younger guy. I think the older guy had black (or at least salt-and-pepper) hair, and maybe some stubble — he looked a bit unkempt, suiting his "oddball" personality. The younger guy was the Straight Man and more clean-cut.

All I remember is a promo that aired prior to the show's premiere, where the older guy says he doesn't use dental floss because "that stuff makes my gums bleed." I'm also fairly sure the show's title had a word like "crazy," "mad" or "insane" in it.

Thanks in advance!
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randomsurfer
08:22:36 AM 22nd Apr 2014
Embryon
04:23:50 PM 23rd Apr 2014
That's it, thanks!

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TJack
Medium: Live Action TV
01:08:23 AM 23rd Apr 2014
I remember this show that was on a long time ago (I'd say about 10 years, but I'm not too sure about the timeframe, could be a lot longer). It was narrated by a guy telling us about his childhood, and it was about all the stuff that kids do, but taken as completely serious business. There was one episode where his brother called dibs on a girl the boy was crushing on (I think it was their new neighbor) and the boy wanted to find a way to cancel the dibs via a precedent from a Billy v. Timmy case where if somebody violates the dibs rule, all their dibs are rendered void.
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KEVP
11:25:27 AM 22nd Apr 2014
Kellor
07:32:23 PM 22nd Apr 2014
TJack
01:08:23 AM 23rd Apr 2014
It appears to be Oliver Beene. The episode I described fits the second season premiere called "Dibs".

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anostalgicnerd
Medium: Live Action TV
12:58:29 AM 23rd Apr 2014
I'm trying to remember an educational TV series from the 90s, most likely direct to video.

It has a similar vibe to DK Eyewitness, in that all the shots I can remember are in a similar green-screen/digital all white environment. I think it was to show kids crafts and possibly science experiments? And I think there were either very few or no words/dialogue. Just 90s soothing elevator music in the background with shots of the steps for making/doing the thing. The table that the activities were done on was all white too, and again, very digital looking with no edges or anything. And all the shots were either closeups of the activity materials/person's hands/arms/body, but I don't think you ever saw their face. I want to say there was an accompanying book series, maybe?

Anyone have any ideas?
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nvs
Medium: Live Action TV
04:11:05 PM 21st Apr 2014
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A kid's show from the late 90s/early 2000s, and while I think it was originally in English, I watched it dubbed in French (I live in Europe). I used to think it was a Disney Channel thing, but I can't seem to find anything matching in that category. I only ever saw what I believe to be the pilot, and nothing else.

The show was about a girl who wasn't very popular at school, probably got picked on etc., but had one best friend. She has to go buy new glasses so she goes to a shop, where she finds a rather strange man convincing her to pick a specific pair. I think she gets them for free. She soon realizes she can see other people's secrets while wearing these magical glasses. I don't remember exactly how it all happens, but one incident is that she sees one of her bullies picking his nose while reading a newspaper (she sees through the paper, but I don't think that's the only thing the glasses do). At one point she goes back to the store, where another person is not working and tells her those glasses don't come from them/the store wasn't open when she came/they don't have anyone working for them that matches her description, or something of the sort, so she understands the man was behind it. At the very end, she tells her best friend about her glasses, as she had seen one of her best friend's secrets. She lets her friend wear them but tells the girl (unless it was a boy, but I don't think so) not to look at her because she fears that one of her own secrets will be found out. Of course, her friend looks at her and clearly sees something surprising. The main character freaks out and asks what she saw, but the episode ends before we find out. I think the end had a very obvious voice-over saying something like "What did [friend's name] see with the glasses? Find out next episode!", but maybe no second episode was ever made? Thanks!
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CaliforniaDave
Medium: Live Action TV
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
There was a variety show during the early to mid-70s. I can't remember which one, but one of the performers was William Shatner doing a dramatic reading. I remember it ended with the lines "Did I ever give? Did I ever...love?" in trademark Shatner style. Anybody else remember this?
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KEVP
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
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There are a lot of times Shatner did dramatic readings. He actually seriously thought that he could recite the lyrics to pop songs in his hammy, overblown William Shatner style and that somehow this would be art. Apparently he still does.

Here's a good wikipedia article to get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shatner's_musical_career

(At least once he appeared on the Dinah Shore show in the 1970s, so that may be what you are thinking of)

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pure_mercury
Medium: Live Action TV
10:06:48 AM 18th Apr 2014
Does anyone else remember a TV show from the '90s in which the audience was supposed to try to figure out who committed the crime/murder in the episode? It had some pretty oddball deaths, like someone locked in a steam room who wrote the name of their murderer in the glass window before succumbing.
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CrazyCatKid
04:04:19 PM 9th Apr 2014
What channel/brand?
pure_mercury
10:12:44 AM 10th Apr 2014
I want to say Fox, but I am not certain.
randomsurfer
08:19:45 AM 11th Apr 2014
My best guess is Justice but that's from 2006. The show follows a lawfirm defending their clients. At the end of the episode it shows what really happened, whether the subject was guilty or not - irrespective of the outcome of the trial.
pure_mercury
09:59:57 AM 11th Apr 2014
No, it was nothing to do with the legal ramifications. It was little whodunnit-type stuff. And it was way earlier than that.
mrk1976
09:39:01 AM 16th Apr 2014
Sounds like "Likely Suspects", which aired on Fox, and starred Sam Mc Murray.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likely_Suspects
CaliforniaDave
09:13:25 PM 16th Apr 2014
No, I remember this too. It was in the late 70's and played kinda like a game show: there were three "contestants" who watched things unfold and then tried to solve the murder. Erik Estrada played one of the victims; he was a singer who got electrocuted because someone had wired his mic stand.

I checked IMDB and The Other Wiki and there's no mention of him doing this role.
FuzzyBoots
11:10:15 AM 17th Apr 2014
Erik Estrada apparently guest-starred in ''Whodunnit? which fits the trope. :)
CaliforniaDave
02:20:01 PM 17th Apr 2014
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Yep, that's the one *I* was thinking of. Hopefully it's what Mercury had in mind.

EDIT: Thanks, Fuzzy - and apologies for not saying "thanks" sooner!
FuzzyBoots
10:06:48 AM 18th Apr 2014
Huh. And apparently the 2013 remake uses a message written on steamed glass either by the victim or the murderer, possibly a tribute.

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LizardOfAus
Medium: Live Action TV
07:31:53 AM 11th Apr 2014
I'm positive this exists, but I can't find a trace of it anywhere.

It was a British series that showcased poems for children, often with some kind of display or accompanying animation. The show was hosted by poet Roger Mc Gough, and I know this because he ended each episode by saying "My name's Roger Mc Gough, and I'm off." There was an episode set around the zoo, and another one involving scary stories.
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Bisected8
01:46:15 PM 10th Apr 2014
I vaguely remember something called "Wham Bam Strawberry Jam" which involved poetry. Could that have been it?
Tarlonniel
08:35:49 PM 10th Apr 2014
I believe you're thinking of the series A Poem Is... See this article.
LizardOfAus
07:31:53 AM 11th Apr 2014
Bisected8: I think it was a different show from that...but thank you anyway for reminding me about Wham Bam Strawberry Jam.

Tarlonniel: Too recent. The one that I remember was, I think, around the late nineties.

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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
12:27:40 AM 7th Apr 2014
Don't remember much, I once stayed up and watched this from behind the couch while my older sister watched it, like 12 years ago. TV show that I think was about interns/teenagers working with an ambulance.

The specific part I remember was the ambulance going to get a guy who had a heart attack and it was one of the main character (a [blond?] girl)'s dad. Episode ended on that cliff-hanger.
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TheTeeth
12:00:32 AM 7th Apr 2014
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Possibly an episode of 'In a Heartbeat,' a Disney channel drama about teenage emts that ran from '01-'02. Truth be told, I've never seen this show, but a the female lead is blonde who works on an ambulance, and her father seems to be a character in several episodes. That's about all I can tell you from what little there was on the show I can scrounge up.
flamyangelwings
12:27:40 AM 7th Apr 2014
I think that's it! Thanks!

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Arcee6
Medium: Live Action TV
04:47:48 AM 6th Apr 2014
Any one know of a 10 part BBC drama series featuring a primarily Chinese cast? It was about these kids who were trapped in a parallel world that they had to save or else the villain would take over it and the real world and the main character (Bo?)'s mother would die. There were four realms in the world, Wood, Water, Earth and Fire and each episode had them finding a clue to find something. I really can't remember what it's called. It was on CBBC and it's never been repeated.
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painocus
04:50:26 PM 5th Apr 2014
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Spirit Warriors. I didn't watch it, but it aired here in Norway not so long ago, so I still remember it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Warriors_%28TV_series%29
Arcee6
04:47:48 AM 6th Apr 2014
Ah-ha! Thank you!

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randomsurfer
Medium: Live Action TV
03:42:14 PM 2nd Apr 2014
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A PBS Edutainment Show aimed at older single-digit kids. Definitely not Sesame Street and pretty sure not The Electric Company, and made before Square One TV, but could very well be a production of the Children's Television Workshop. It had a cast of adults. The only thing I remember is a musical/proto-rap piece where a male character has a song about his upcoming date with a female character, and he doesn't have much money. He asks her if that's ok, along this lines of "I don't really have that much / So do you mind if we go dutch?" She's fine with it. Despite the "maturity" of the context (a date) it wasn't specifically dating advice but more like advice in general. "If you have an issue, bring it up right away rather than waiting until the last minute." If he had waited until the check came and then said "oh by the way, you have to pay for your food" she'd be pissed off.

I think the male actor was a tallish guy with blond hair in a bowl cut. The name "Skip" jumps to mind but I might be thinking of Skip Stephenson from Real People, which definitely wasn't the same person.

EDIT: In another sketch on I think the same show, a male character is slicking his hair up into a - I can't think of how else to describe it except a mohawk. But the character wasn't a punk or anything like that, he was just doing it for fun. A female character comes in and asks him what he's doing, and he replies...I have no idea how he replies. But she tries to do something along similar lines with her hair but only a coupld of strands are pointed upwards, one straight-ish up and another in kind of a parenthesis next to it. The camera zooms into her hair, and the show dissolves into an animated sequence. The man in this scene has dark brown or possibly black hair.
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KEVP
10:10:12 AM 15th Feb 2014
This sounds a little unusual for a PBS kids' show. You seem to be describing a show that gives out personal advice, rather than academic content (it doesn't seem to be about reading, math, science, etc). I am wondering whether I should be looking at kids shows that were on other networks than PBS. How long before "Square One" did this air? Can you give us a year?
randomsurfer
01:23:41 PM 15th Feb 2014
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To the best of my recollection I'd say late 1970s. Early 1980s at the latest. Say 1976-81. FWIW I remember seeing the "go dutch" thing multiple times, but the hair thing only once or twice.

It's quite possible I'm misconstruing the advice thing. My point is that the segment wasn't about dating as such, it just used the date as a premise upon which to build whatever the messge was. IF it turns out to be something like Square One then the song might have been about math re money involved in the date. And this was only one segment in the show, the show as a whole wasn't necessarily all about life advice.

Just had a thought that the "go dutch" song might have been Danny from The Great Space Coaster. If it was, then the hair segment was definitely from a different show much earler.
KEVP
10:58:19 AM 16th Feb 2014
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The ONLY show that meets all four criteria of 1) made by Children's Telivision Workshop 2) For children 3) before Square One TV 4) NOT Sesame Street OR Electric Company was a show called "3-2-1 Contact" which ran on PBS from 1980 to 1988.

This show did have an adult cast (two women and a man in the original series). It was a show to teach science to kids. I only have vague memories of it, and I do not remember the things you mention. I don't remember it having a lot of sketches with songs, that was much more the format of Electric Company and Square One. The original male host was a black man, so does not match your description.

This is why I am suspecting that we may need to broaden our search to include shows not made by CTW, or broadcast on networks other than PBS.

(Some more research has revealed that 321 Contact would have inserts made by celebrities that were often "sketches")
randomsurfer
06:53:46 PM 16th Feb 2014
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Thank you for looking into this. It absolutely was not 3-2-1 Contact, since I know I never watched that show. I might be wrong about it being PBS, CTW was just a guess.

One other thing - not cable, we never had cable; and this was before easy access satillite TV (not that we had that either). Either one of the major networks or syndicated on a local channel. Doubt it was locally produced, although again I might be wrong about that.
KEVP
01:02:58 PM 17th Feb 2014
I'm afraid I am beginning to lean towards "The Electric Company" on this one. In those days (my childhood) Electric Company had a "sketch comedy" format.

One of the actors on Electric Company was named Skip Hinnant, who did have blonde hair. Sometimes he might wear a wig or makeup—thus his regular character "Fargo North" had dark hair—but Skip often was in sketches with his own blonde hair. Like when he played the boy in the "Love of Chair" skits.
randomsurfer
09:08:47 PM 17th Feb 2014
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I was also a regular viewer of The Electric Company and am reasonably sure it wasn't that Skip. The more I think about it the more I convince myself that the song was a Knowing Is Half The Battle-type segment from The Great Space Coaster.

The hair segment would not have been from that though. It's within the realm of possibility that it might have been from Electric Company, since it was from a much older memory of mine. Even if so, the actor wasn't Skip, nor Luis or Jim Boyd. The man didn't describe it as a mohawk, if anything he'd've said a cowlick. That's how I thought of it at th time, like Alfalfa from The Little Rascals only instead of one bit at the middle of the top of his head he was doing it all the way from the front to the crown of his head. Definitly a white guy & gal though. The woman had an early-1970s puffy hairdo I would describe as a sandy/very light brown. Not a hippie 'do, more of a conservative ladylike Pat Nixonesque 'do (but not exactly like that either).
KEVP
02:58:24 PM 18th Feb 2014
I think it is pretty clear that since is was not Sesame Street, not Electric Company, not 321 Contact, and not Square One, it cannot have been a Children's Television Workshop show.
randomsurfer
09:43:04 AM 19th Feb 2014
FINE! It wasn't Children's Television Workshop. I accept that wholeheartedly. I only said it could have been CTW in the first place. I mean, at the risk of ticking off the one person who's trying to help - I get that. Can we move on to what it MIGHT be please?
CaliforniaDave
02:14:43 PM 28th Mar 2014
Could it have been from Villa Alegre?
randomsurfer
05:28:18 PM 28th Mar 2014
Hmm...my first impulse is to say "no" because I don't recall seeing any "multicultural" series like that apart from Sesame Street, but I will see if I can find any more information before making a definitive statement. Thanks for the suggestion.
CaliforniaDave
05:18:56 PM 1st Apr 2014
Glad to help. I remember very little about VA except that it had REALLY funky animation intros/outros. Naturally, none are posted on YouTube.
azzizzi
09:28:23 AM 2nd Apr 2014
I remember a little about Villa Alegre, particularly the theme song, but that's of no help to anyone. I do remember that it was set in a village that had an adobe look to it and that they would play some of the scenes twice, first in English, then in Spanish or maybe the other way around.
KEVP
03:42:14 PM 2nd Apr 2014
Villa Allegre had a cast of both children and adults. That's what didn't fit the original description, which had a cast of only adults.

Villa Allegre was completely bilingual, one character would say something in English, then the next character would say, in Spanish, "Oh you are saying [whatever]? Well I think that . . .". Then the first character would say in English "Your response is [whatever]? But what about . . ." Thus having a complete conversation where basically each person repeated what the previous person said, and you could follow the conversation even if you only understood one of the languages.

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GordonWay
Medium: Live Action TV
07:24:38 PM 27th Mar 2014
I saw this live-action show in the early 90s; it was an "edutainment" show for kids. No idea if it was a series or a one-off. This particular episode was about space.

The characters were a bunch of kids in a clubhouse or something, accompanied by a talking computer/robot character called "W.A.L.T.E.R.". At one point in the show, Walter went crazy — he kept repeating "Walter needs more data!" and singing the phrase "dancing weightless in the sky" to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". He also teleported one of the kids onto NASA's Vomit Comet.
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FloydPinkerton
01:47:46 PM 18th Aug 2011
Maybe A.J.'s Time Travellers?
GordonWay
06:37:50 PM 18th Aug 2011
No, that's not it. There was no time travel or history involved. Thanks though.
GordonWay
07:11:43 PM 19th Sep 2011
Bump.
GordonWay
06:15:18 PM 6th Dec 2011
Bump.
GordonWay2
05:42:54 AM 27th Jun 2012
Bump.
OmegaII
09:40:16 AM 27th Jun 2012
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Was the robot a little flying saucer thing with a camera lens sticking out? White-ish with one lens or maybe gold/bronze with 3 lenses? Wait, maybe the colors are the other way around.
GordonWay2
09:15:25 AM 29th Jun 2012
I don't believe so, Omegall, but what show are you thinking of?
OmegaII
02:22:57 PM 29th Jun 2012
I posted it further down, still haven't found the name. Though, the scene you described sounds familiar, might have been an episode. Probably just memory merger though.
GordonWay2
07:24:38 PM 27th Mar 2014
Bump.

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MonaNaito
Medium: Live Action TV
05:03:03 AM 27th Mar 2014
Live-action TV, I think; or possibly a film.

A character sings "Everybody dance now!" and nobody dances. So then they get serious and command, "Everybody. Dance. NOW." and everyone starts reluctantly dancing.

One of those quotations that you can't Google because you just get the lyrics to "Gonna Make You Sweat".
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randomsurfer
08:43:58 PM 26th Mar 2014
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IDK which episode, but according to IMDB it's from an episode of Arrested Development.
Gob: Okay, everybody come out of your offices please. The party has now started. [turns on music]
Gob: Let's go... Everybody dance now.
[the workers stare at him]
Gob: Everybody dance NOW.
[the workers start listlessly dancing]

EDIT: Here's the scene on Hulu
MonaNaito
05:03:03 AM 27th Mar 2014
Thank you!

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Twentington
Medium: Live Action TV
04:51:56 PM 24th Mar 2014
About 10-12 years ago, I remember seeing a sitcom episode where a kid asked "How's the chicken cacciatore?" with his mouth full of food.

Possibly the same show had the action stopping briefly for a kid to ask the audience whether A, B, or C would be the next option, with his face being warped into a bigger frown at each option. Anything familiar here?
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Twentington
11:05:23 AM 24th Mar 2014
Bump.
randomsurfer
04:51:56 PM 24th Mar 2014
For the second, possibly Malcolm in the Middle or Saved by the Bell? If not, check out the Fourth Wall Observer page and see if anything rings a bell.

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mitchawesomefoot
Medium: Live Action TV
04:09:33 PM 23rd Mar 2014
I saw this show in the US on a station here that broadcasted a German programming block. (I believe Deutsche Welle TV). The show featured a muppet/puppet bird (on the smaller side) who I believe was male and a real woman with long brown hair. I saw the episode a few years back (maybe 2010) but it seemed older. The bird puppet itself had a bit of a grittier, less polished/clean style similar to those in the US in the 80's and early 90's. I believe the bird lived in a cage in the woman's apartment/house.

Sadly, I don't speak any German so I had no idea what I was watching. I got the impression the bird was supposed to be a bit younger and seemed to have a crush on the woman.

Also, it didn't look like anything from Hallo Spencer that I could see or from Augsburger Puppenkiste.
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alaman
04:09:33 PM 23rd Mar 2014
I'm 99% sure that you're talking about "Siebenstein". I remember seeing it from time to time when I was a kid, so that was around 2000. I was always a bit creeped out by it.. I randomly found one episode on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVu3OGedC7U

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Alvin
Medium: Live Action TV
10:52:13 PM 22nd Mar 2014
For the page on One Episode Wonders: There was a show which had the interesting premise of basically reenacting episodes of old TV shows. However, the first episode was a somewhat tasteless take on Different Strokes ( the only part I remember is 'Dana Plato' giving a monologue, pausing each sentence to do drugs, kiss a girl, etc.). I t only lasted the one episode.

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randomsurfer
10:52:13 PM 22nd Mar 2014
The Rerun Show. It did last a few more than one episode though IIRC.

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SukaiOokami
Medium: Live Action TV
08:37:54 PM 18th Mar 2014
I'm fairly sure this was a tv show in the 90's. I remember that I saw a few episodes, but I can only remember a few bits of one. There's some kind of people who look human but aren't (they might have been aliens, but I don't remember) hiding among us. One of them is on our side, but he has to take some kind of shot to keep from going psycho and killing everyone. In the episode I remember there's a little boy, maybe 11 or 12 years old, who's half human. He kills a monkey to give to his mom or something, and everyone realizes that he's actually not human at all, despite his mom definitely being human. At the end of the episode there's a van with loudspeakers going around announcing that hybrids are full-blood whatever the other things were and warning people. For some reason, I think the show was called Predator or Predators, or maybe the might-be-aliens were called predators? This has been bugging me for years.
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EricaB
08:37:54 PM 18th Mar 2014
The Visitors tv series (the original, that is)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_V_%281984_TV_series%29_episodes


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JobanGrayskull
Medium: Live Action TV
11:50:46 AM 10th Mar 2014
There was a Partnership for Drug Free America commercial that had a weirdly animated guy (made from still shots of a face with the mouth moving up and down) saying "If you could get into the mind of a pot head..." and talking about how you wouldn't find anything there. Then, he put a ladder up next to a giant head, opened up the top, and climbed in to the empty inside, where he says "or maybe you would...LOOK, A CORN PUFF!" and holds up a cheese puff that is supposed to represent a pot head's shriveled mind. It sounds incredibly stupid, but the animation style made it extremely creepy. I've been searching the internet for a clip of this commercial for years, but haven't found it. If anyone knows where I can find it, let me know.
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JobanGrayskull
01:44:46 PM 2nd Feb 2012
http://www.nacoa.org/DocumentView.aspx?DocID=11946

I will be forever grateful if someone can send me a link to a clip.
JobanGrayskull
11:50:46 AM 10th Mar 2014
Well, I've managed to dig up more information on this PSA after more than two years. Apparently John Cleese is the voice. The animation style is similar to Terry Gilliam's, so I'm thinking this was supposed to be like Monty Python. I even know the studio that created the commercial—Hammerquist & Saffell (now called Hammerquist Studios).

On the anecdotal side, I am almost certain that I saw this air on the WB network during the summer of 1999, on commercial breaks for episodes of Pokemon. I'm also fairly certain that I caught it on a VHS tape at some point. I may still have those tapes, and thus I possibly have a recording of the commercial. If my internet searches are any indication, such a recording would be an extremely rare and possibly unique artifact. Aside from a tiny number of forum posts, offhand references, the above link and one news article from 1996 about Cleese's part in the commercial, I can find virtually no trace that it even existed—let alone an actual video. Hopefully my efforts yield success.

In the mean time, I would still be eternally grateful if someone managed to find a copy of the commercial. Random, I know, but it's been bugging me for years now.

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davemsc
Medium: Live Action TV
09:46:37 AM 5th Mar 2014
Hey all,

I've been trying to come up with these for years, but no luck. Hopefully you guys can nail it!

Two shows - both children's shows. Probably late 1970s or very early 1980s but most likely the 70s. These would have been aired in Nova Scotia Canada. I was born in 1974 so I was young.

1. A show where people wore fully body tight suits and would sometimes sleep in large flowers (they would open up and the person would crawl out) - it MIGHT have been french I really don't recall. AND NO, I am not on drugs haha!

and

2. A show where people would appear on screen by opening up a cupboard and they would be behind it (just their head....That was only part of the show but that is all I can remember. I think it MAY have been a garage or something as I remember tools hanging around I think.

Sorry that's all I got. Please take your best guess.

Thanks! dave
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davemsc
10:46:47 AM 4th Mar 2014
bump please
Asuyuka
01:46:56 AM 5th Mar 2014
edited by Asuyuka
Not a show, but movie, for the second one? 1995's Indian in the Cupboard dealt with little toys coming to life after being put in the titular cupboard, then being frozen as toys when done a second time.
GordonWay2
09:46:37 AM 5th Mar 2014
edited by GordonWay2
Number 2 sounds like something that used to happen on Laugh In.

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srebak
Medium: Live Action TV
01:18:22 PM 3rd Mar 2014
I once saw a film in my youth that seemed to have potential, but i just can't name it.

All i remember about it is that there was man who, near the end, was with a silent young boy until the boy wanted to go home. The man let the boy go home, but shortly after, he was attacked by a group of natives who chased all the to a fortress. The man eventually collapsed from exhaustion and as the natives got in closer, the fortress shot at one of them. The film ended with the man looking towards the fortress.

Does this film ring a bell to anyone?
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MJNSEIFER
Medium: Live Action TV
12:56:17 PM 3rd Mar 2014
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When I was kid of around five to seven (1992-1994) I remember we'd often get to watch a children's show while at school, but I never saw it on TV at home or elsewhere, so it may be older than I think.

In it, there was man named Mr Banglebead (sometimes called "Mr B") and a younger, possibly teenage girl who I think was called Jess. They (or just he) had a dog named Diggory (can't remember if they used a real dog or a puppet), and several other "things" that were given names

The was this object that they called "Maestro" which, of course, played music, and would always play a short "Da-Da-Da-Da!" jingle to indicate that it was "Story Time" (which would have a different person, possibly a celebrity, read a story, while we saw pictures from the book). There was bigger round object in the basement (I think) which they called "Cyclops" which I think showed footage of things in real life (not sure exactly). Finally there was a chimney, a shoot or a hole in the ceiling that they referred to as "House" (though admittedly "House" could have been someone who was above them) and whenever they wanted something they'd say "House, can I have a [whatever]?" and it would drop down the chimney/shoot/hole.

I have Googled everything I can think of about this show, and nothing happens. If the show is called something easy like "Mr Banglebead" or "Mr B" then Google doesn't know it.

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zefkitten
Medium: Live Action TV
09:41:17 PM 28th Feb 2014
Okay, so at the end of a recent (season 9) episode of Supernatural, I remember there being extra stuff after the credits. Like the actual episode was shorter than normal, and then the credits ran, and then there was a short bit about... some other hunters? Sort of like the Ghostfacers, I think, but I don't really remember what happened. Anyway, I originally watched the episode on the CW website a day or two after it aired, but now I've checked all the episodes and looked at all the transcripts and I can't find evidence of it anywhere. Did anyone else see this?
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FuzzyBoots
09:41:17 PM 28th Feb 2014

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sathurawanderer
Medium: Live Action TV
07:54:17 AM 20th Feb 2014
There was a show, I think it was about animals or something; the opening had a bunch of animals in a museum appearing and coming out of paintings or something. Know anything about it?
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Medinoc
03:15:24 AM 20th Feb 2014
sathurawanderer
07:54:17 AM 20th Feb 2014
Yes! Thank you!

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brown
Medium: Live Action TV
02:15:00 AM 19th Feb 2014
I remember owning a VHS of a short film from the 80's or very early 90's about a classroom of kids being abducted by an alien robot named U 2 B or something along the lines of that. The robot had a glass plasma sphere for a head(I think) and talked in a high pitched voice. The film was about the robot asking the kids about the right choices in certain scenarios like a quiz show. The ending was the teacher coming back to the classroom and knowing about the alien or something. The robot even had a jingle that went along the lines of "He's from another dimension. He is U 2 B!!" or something like that.
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glasgow1975
Medium: Live Action TV
03:12:05 PM 14th Feb 2014
This was a Children's BBC show from the 90s. It was about a teenage alien who was on the run from his enemies and was sent to/hiding out on Earth. He might have had a valuable artifact &/or been the heir to his planet. I'm pretty sure he started out as smooth round headed 'alien' then turned human maybe after glowing? His enemies followed him and in one episode he dyed his floppy hair from blond to dark/reddish to fool them. There was a novelisation tie in too, which I read. He made friends with school kids who helped him evade his enemies. It's been bugging me for ages now and Wikipedia is no help . . . anybody?
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PaulA
08:02:20 PM 3rd Feb 2014
I'm pretty sure this is the 1987 series Aliens in the Family, based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Mahy. (The novel came first, but it was re-published in a tie-in edition, which might have been what you read.)
glasgow1975
03:12:05 PM 14th Feb 2014
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YES! Thank you so much!

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viciousgirl2014
Medium: Live Action TV
08:31:10 AM 13th Feb 2014
Anyone remember this one survivor like teen/kids show I think it used to play on discovery kids? Can't remember the name of it!
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08:31:10 AM 13th Feb 2014

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OmegaII
Medium: Live Action TV
10:07:53 AM 9th Feb 2014
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Children's show, had little worm alien riding in little flying saucer with camera lens sticking out. Rest of regular charaters are two boys (puppets, iirc), and girl(maybe mid teens). Time/space travel thru portals. I think mainly space, the time may have been single ep. She spent first season in garage while boys were lost, second she travelled with them. Edit: the boys were lost on earth hopping portals, and learning about where the were. It seemed that was the edutainment angle. Edit: The gold/copper fly saucer was damaged so the little worm inside lived in a jar on the (human)girl's desk until she made/gixed the saucer. It was white plastic hen fixed.

One episode had the boy puppets travel to the old west, that was the one off time travel episode. They visited Cape Canaveral once, too.

Late 90's/early 00's
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OmegaII
09:24:14 AM 11th Feb 2012
Bump.
Bananaquit
01:13:54 PM 11th Feb 2012
This sounds a little like the “Outerscope” segment from the PBS educational series Vegetable Soup. Check this blog post and see if anything rings a bell.
Omega_II
09:54:59 AM 8th May 2012
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No it was 90's maybe 00's at most. I pretty sure I was in school at the time so 90's. The girl was white and a person. She spent the first season, it think, in a garage (house type garage)work shop type place while trying the track down the boy puppet characters getting sent around the world by portals.
OmegaII
06:24:15 AM 2nd Jun 2012
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Bump for some love. and more Bump-age
OmegaII
03:59:54 PM 19th Jun 2012
  • Drum roooooooooooooooooll*Bump, da Bump, Bump.
OmegaII
02:26:13 PM 6th Jul 2012
One more bump for 4th of July.
OmegaII
12:20:17 PM 1st Aug 2012
Bump for B-Day.
OmegaII
08:14:37 AM 20th Aug 2012
Bumping due to loss of sanity caused by need to know.
OmegaII
07:08:22 PM 31st Aug 2013
Even more insane now.
OmegaII
06:44:31 PM 1st Nov 2013
Bump.
KEVP
09:36:10 AM 2nd Nov 2013
It sounds like something that would be a segment on something longer.

To summarize, there was a girl, played by a human actress. In the first season, she stayed in a garage, and a little worm (I'm assuming a puppet) lived in a jar on her desk. Then two boy puppets would be off having adventures, jumping through portals that took them to different times and places. Did these boy puppets have a way to communicate with the girl and the worm back in the garage? I would assume so. Then in the second season, the girl accompanied the boy puppets, and the little worm had a flying saucer with a camera (I assume the worm accompanied the girl and the two boy puppets).

I would guess this was an educational thing, with a storyline to keep kids interested. The point would be to learn about the times and places the boy puppets travelled.

You didn't tell us what network this was on, or even what country it was from.

Can you tell us more about what the puppets looked like? Muppets? More realistic? Uncanny Valley?
Steampunk
03:56:58 PM 13th Nov 2013
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Sounds like the show 'Field Trip' also known as 'The Adventures of Pug and Zero'. The puppets were aliens from another dimension known as 'Quantum Surfers'.

http://www.caeg.net/demo/pug-and-zero/
KEVP
07:44:16 AM 14th Nov 2013
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Another name for this seems to be "Quantum Leap: Field Trips wuth Pug and Zero". I have a feeling this is also the answer to an old one in the archive, so I will be trying this as an answer to that. (edit: I was wrong, the one in the archives is from the wrong decade)
Omegaii
10:07:53 AM 9th Feb 2014
Yes that is it. Thank you.

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Marandahir
Medium: Live Action TV
10:05:45 AM 9th Feb 2014
I'm looking for a 90s western TV show featuring two puppet time-travelling aliens and a girl with a pink backpack. She invented a time-travelling bauble, but they stole the ball and got lost in time and she has to use her larger, pink-backpack-filling version to chase after them through time. She also invented a communication device, and she sometimes can get through to them, but they're so inept in understanding what each time point and place is about that it confuses her. For example, when they end up at a Renfaire in the Modern Day, they think they're actually in King Arthur's court.

Each episode served a double-purpose to provide education on a timeperiod or idea, making this squarely an Edutainment show.

I have NO idea what channel it was on, or what the name of the show was, but I know it was shown on Saturday Mornings, and relatively early – sometime between 5am and 9am; I would get up really really early for my Saturday morning lineup back then.

Can anyone help me out?
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KEVP
07:44:35 AM 4th Dec 2013
This sounds a bit like another query we had recently, the answer to that was "Quantum Leap: Field Trips wuth Pug and Zero".

What country were you in when you saw this?
Marandahir
07:58:50 AM 4th Dec 2013
THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Omegaii
10:05:45 AM 9th Feb 2014
i have been looking for this series for years here. Thank you both!

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FuzzyBoots
Medium: Live Action TV
11:06:20 PM 8th Feb 2014
I'm looking for a commercial, probably came out somewhere in 1980. It featured Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman" playing over a little kid putting on his mom's makeup and clothing and then clomping out with, right after the song ended, his mother exclaiming in a horrified tone, "Timmy!" I was trying to explain to my wife this morning why I always append the "Timmy!" to the end of the song and was hoping to have a YouTube clip to back myself up.
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FuzzyBoots
02:28:40 PM 22nd Jan 2014
Bumping this one.
sxizzor
09:33:47 AM 1st Feb 2014
lol you might wanna stop with the ~joke~ tho, transphobia isn't exactly funny
FuzzyBoots
08:17:42 AM 2nd Feb 2014
Um... not really. The joke is in how kids get into everything as they're exploring their world. They're as likely to put on their dad's clothing as their mother's.

So, I'm guessing that no one knows.
sxizzor
07:14:22 AM 8th Feb 2014
would the joke have happened if he had put on his dad's clothes, or if it was a girl putting on her mom's clothes? i'm guessing not
CleverAndKnowsIt
11:06:20 PM 8th Feb 2014
Yes, it would. In fact, there have been several ads to that effect, normally with a little girl dressing in her mother's clothes and using up all her makeup. The joke would work the same way if it was a little boy getting into one of his father's suits and using up all his shaving cream. Either way, I doubt there's anyone here who actually thinks Fuzzy Boots is in any way prejudiced for enjoying an ad about humorous childhood antics.


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TwilightCrow
Medium: Live Action TV
07:11:25 PM 6th Feb 2014
This one has resulted in some headaches for me.

It should be an early- to mid-90s era show about a man who (I think) just got out of prison. He's given a list with people's names. I think he loses it, but all sorts of people come to him asking for help, saying his name was on the same list as them.

The one episode I remember is two mob bosses come to him trying to get their kids to get married. The issue is the daughter is a an athletic, independent girl and the son is...well, huge. He still manages to get them together, and I remember one of the dads kisses the guy on the cheek twice, saying if he kissed the guy on the lips, he would have been dead. Any thoughts?
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randomsurfer
08:42:42 AM 4th Feb 2014
I sort of remember this, or at least promos for it. I don't think it was Marker but that's all that's coming to mind.
pn12
10:37:10 AM 5th Feb 2014