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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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StarBee
Medium: Videogame
05:19:57 AM 31st Aug 2015
I remember a game I played when I was a kid, but the name slipped my mind. The character you play as is a blueish blob with Rayman Limbs like "hands". The blob could bounce by jumping from a high distance to get to an even higher distance, and your main "weapon" was a handful of magic beads that functioned similar to boomerangs, and you could collect up to four of them over the course of the game. I forget how the plot goes, but he befriends a yellow humanoid... thing, who gives him the first bead. There are also alternate forms for the blob that are unlocked through getting certain point scores (?), like ninja, robot, and cactus. No, really. I'm pretty sure the game is named after the main character. I played it on a PC and I'm half certain we got it off the web. Then again, it was back in the mid 2000's I think.
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FlamingoKai
12:15:16 AM 28th Aug 2015
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Since you started the word "Blob" a lot could it be A Boy and His Blob? I know the blob has a lot of transformations, but they are triggered by feeding it jellybeans, just in case that is an analogy for beads. Mid 2k's is about when the remake came out.
StarBee
05:19:57 AM 31st Aug 2015
That's not it. Again, the blob is blue. The beads are more like boomerangs in how they function. You throw them at a certain distance and then the beads come back to you. Also, his friend is more of an npc thant anything and doesn't really follow the blob in the game. I think the blob's friend isn't human.

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EnigmaNaboo
Medium: Western Animation
04:48:09 AM 31st Aug 2015
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Really new to this site (signed up about 5 minutes ago) so I'm not sure if this has been answered before. I remember having a betamax copy of this cartoon in '88-'89 when I was 3-4 years old. It was a cartoon of a dog living his life at his owners place. Simple things like trying to sleep in his dog house while the sprinkler was going. His owner trying to get a flower to grow in the yard, the dog wanting to sleep on a rug in the middle of a hallway, the dog trying to wake his owner up, etc. The main thing I remember is the fact that all the backgrounds were really crudely drawn. Simple child-like drawings of the house and trees, all in simple black and white/no fill; the only parts in color were the dog and whatever it was interacting with. The art also all kind of moved slightly like Squigglevision cartoons in the '90s and '00s.

I think it might have been narrated by a British man, but I can't really remember if it was a narrator or the owner talking to the dog.

Any help would be appreciated. I tried asking my mother but she has no recollection of what I'm talking about even though I'm pretty sure I worn out the tape on that old betamax copy I had when I was young.
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Sunfreckle
Medium: Western Animation
04:18:43 AM 31st Aug 2015
In the mid 90's I watched a hand drawn kids cartoon that took place on a tropical island. The animals there could talk because there was an old scietist living there who had a 'speaking potion' that they had to take every once in a while at the same time. The show was named after the protagonist: a grey, humanoid animal with a dinosaur looking snout and little ears. The other characters include a female biologist who is nice to the animals and a couple of poachers who try to catch the talking animals for a zoo.

This sound familiar to anyone?
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jormis29
01:23:33 AM 31st Aug 2015
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The 90s adaption of Urmel ?

(It might have been translated to a different title)
Sunfreckle
04:18:43 AM 31st Aug 2015
Yes! That's it! Oh thank you, my dad and I have been agonizing over this one for a long time :D

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Bootlebat
Medium: Radio
01:46:19 AM 31st Aug 2015
There was this commercial and the radio and I forget what it was for but it had the message of "not having a choice sucks" and took place in some high school where instead of asking who you want to the prom, the school would decide for you and announce it on the P.A system like "Bob Johnson you're with Christina Ericson" or something.
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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
01:43:43 AM 31st Aug 2015
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This is actually a commercial that I saw on tv. The commercial had something to do with missing kids and showed a teenage girl lost and alone in a dark alley while the song "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel played in the background. This sound familiar to anyone.
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Blueeyesarehot
Medium: Videogame
01:00:53 AM 31st Aug 2015
i've posted this before ut haven't got an answer.

this was a pc game i had in kindergarten in was 2000. it was about these creatures that lived in this house. you clicked dofferent ibjects in the house and they do different things

it was aimed at litte kids, so lots of bright colors.

there was 3 creatures, a red,blue and green(? may have been yellow?) one.

the game was named after the creatures.

but i just can't remember what it was called.

it might have came in one of those learning packets that they give you at the end of the school year.
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Sunfreckle
01:00:53 AM 31st Aug 2015
It wasn't one of the "Gus and the Cyberbuds games? They were educational and had a blue, green, red and yellow-ish team of 'cyberbuds' that would hide and tell you interesting stuff when you found them.

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mariic
Medium: Western Animation
05:06:57 PM 30th Aug 2015
I remember one time my family rented an animated movie about two British kids who find a magic tree that transports them to a land with faries. All I remember about it are a character named Broom and a lot of Conspicuous CGI.
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jormis29
05:06:57 PM 30th Aug 2015

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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Literature
01:45:19 PM 30th Aug 2015
Kids' book I found in a library when I was a kid. I think the cover had a dog on it. It was a chapter book. There was a brother and sister, and I think the brother was older. The part I remember most is that the brother refused to read any book in first person (he called them "I" books). I didn't read much of the book, but I remember thinking for years about how many great books this kid would have missed out on...
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mysterylovescompany
10:07:43 PM 27th Aug 2015
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.
gaimanite.pkat
01:45:19 PM 30th Aug 2015
Damn! That's exactly it - the cover is the exact same as how I remember! You must be a wizard because that was some vague criteria :P

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Civanfan
Medium: Western Animation
01:41:39 PM 30th Aug 2015
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One of those wonderful, innumerable, one-shot Merchandise-Driven cartoons in the mid-80's, this one involved a baby doll that came to life behind its owner's parents' back.

At some point, I think there was a flood and the doll had to blow its cover to save her—unfortunately, it was about here that my Dad turned it off and took us to a movie.
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gaimanite.pkat
01:41:39 PM 30th Aug 2015
If it was merchandise-driven, could it be Baby Alive? Try searching for a list of baby dolls on Wikipedia and see if any of them had a cartoon spinoff.

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Pinokio
Medium:
01:27:19 PM 30th Aug 2015
A Simpsons comic where Comicbook Guy says he is busy debating whether She-Hulk or Power Girl would win in a fight.
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Apollyon666
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12:48:58 PM 30th Aug 2015
There is a few programmes mainly children's shows I'm also trying to remember if anyone can help me I'd be very grateful

1. Early 80's A show that had a dark dressed figure hanging about some kid's house and eventually leads them to a treasure of gold under floor boards in a house, he's revealed to be a ghost or something. 2. 80's ITV show I think, It was a period show about a group of kids set in the countryside I think the girl of the gang was from a rich background and was from the big mansion in the area 3. 80's aswell I think, the show was about a red haired not very attractive girl who had a sister that was dark haired and beautiful but she dies (or is killed I'm not sure) and the girl starts changing and becoming like her sister becoming more attractive and confident and being able to play a piano like the sister could

I know these are vague but perhaps something might ring a bell.... thanks
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Apollyon666
10:07:06 AM 24th Aug 2015
Okay I found out about no.2 on my list It was 'Children of Fire Mountain' which was slightly different than what I described above. It was from New Zealand and shown in the UK (BBC and later CH 4) and Ireland (RTE 2) I'm watching them now they are pretty good, brings back memories. I remember having a crush on the posh girl in it now it just seems wrong lol
Civanfan
06:53:24 PM 28th Aug 2015
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Number one might be The House of Dies Drear, which had a live action adaptation.

Number three sounds a little (a very little) like Jacob Have I Loved, but the sister doesn't die.
Apollyon666
12:48:58 PM 30th Aug 2015
Thanks Civanfan for replying,... unfortunately the two aren't the ones I remember. The First one I'm pretty sure had white actors and was more British made (maybe Australian?) Just adding a bit more I think his dark clothes were like old period stuff and he wore an old hat Number three does sound a bit like it alright, though if I remember correctly it was almost implied by the end that she was being possessed by the dead sister. It had a supernatural edge to it.

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Bootlebat
Medium:
11:59:32 PM 29th Aug 2015
This is a tabletop RPG book but there was no option for that. In 1998 I remember going an store and seeking this book for an RPG but was about some kind of creature. I don't remember the name of the RPG except that it definitely wasn't Dungeons & Dragons. It showed one of the creatures on the cover. They looked like big red centipede type things and had a name that started with C. I remember at the time thinking they seemed a lot like the taxxons from Animorphs which I was really into at the time.
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
11:33:57 PM 29th Aug 2015
Trance song from a cd I had in 2003 but no longer had. Had a female singer and had a line I remember that was something like "If nostalgia had a human face, you know it would be mine" but Googling those lyrics turned up nothing.
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Bootlebat
09:56:12 PM 29th Aug 2015
One more clue: the cd was a compilation cd and also had the song Gouryella on it. The title of the cd was something really generic though like "dance party"
Bootlebat
11:33:57 PM 29th Aug 2015
OK I think I figured out the cd it's http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Trance-Party-1/dp/tracks/B0000ALFZF/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1 and I think it might be Yuma- You And Me but none of the remixes I've found have that lyric

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TroperFromItaly
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07:54:01 PM 29th Aug 2015
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Hi. I half-remember three movies. One was an old (probably early Eighties) scifi movie. It was some sort of Star Wars ripoff. I think one of the characters was a robot that looked like a fridge with tubes, and there was a Han Solo-ish guy with a lightsaber. I also remember that the villan had a blue hand or maybe claw shaped spaceship or space fortress or whatever it was; and I remember the plan to destroy it was crazy, convoluted and quite dumb. Everything looked like it had a greenish yellow filter on it.

The other movie was about a spanish superhero from space. Sort of Superman ripoff. I think it was from like the late Sixties or Seventies. I remember a scene where the bad guys' car exploded seemingly randomly going down a slope; another scene with an evil robot with missiles and maybe a flamethrower; another where the hero lifted an obviously fake steamroller; and the final scene where the villain escapes into space. i think the villain wanted to nuke the world, or kill-satellite it. Something about sending a weapon into space.

The last one was a Sixties kung fu movie. The protagonist got his arm severed and made the other one strong as steel by quenching it in fire (absolute nonsense, I remember laughing to that). He fought a whole martial arts academy and at the end got in a battle royale against other warriors with absurd and ridiculous abilities. I strongly remember a strange move: the good guy is punched, falls to the ground and then stands up instantly like a rake when you step on it. Totally stiff and rigid. Please help me find them.

EDIT - Forgot to put this in the Film category. Drat!
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jormis29
05:12:56 PM 29th Aug 2015
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Is the third The One-armed Boxer or it's sequel Master of the Flying Guillotine ?
jormis29
05:35:05 PM 29th Aug 2015
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is the second Supersonic Man? (does this look like the steamroller)
Bananaquit
07:54:01 PM 29th Aug 2015
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If the first one has suicidal duck-robots (the “female” one with curled metal “eyelashes”) and an army of villains with blond pageboy wigs, then it’s Star Odyssey.

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TheTeeth
Medium: Music
02:02:16 PM 29th Aug 2015
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What's the name of the song that plays in the background in the first few minutes of this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdiod3qCKEg
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kelli
Medium: Live Action TV
12:36:23 PM 29th Aug 2015
I'm trying to find this show for a friend. He remembers renting it from the library when he was a kid. He remembered it was live action, and this girl (wearing purple maybe) walks into a manhole and gets trapped in a sewer. She finds a person in the sewer who tells her to find the giant fork, spoon, and knife and that's how she escapes. She eventually found them and escaped. This may have been a show or a movie, he's not sure. Thank you!
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TheTeeth
10:44:15 AM 29th Aug 2015
What year was your friend a kid?
kelli
12:36:23 PM 29th Aug 2015
late 90s early 2000s

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DrNoPuma
Medium: Western Animation
11:12:24 AM 29th Aug 2015
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I need to know this to provide an example for a YKTTW. (If you're interested, the YKTTW in question is called Popeye Workout.)

It was from a Garfield cartoon, either Garfield and Friends or a holiday special. Jon is going on a date with Liz, and he's trying to decide what to wear. He tries on several crazy costumes, including a Popeye costume complete with big forearms. Each time he comes out of the closetnote  with a new costume on, Garfield gestures to him to try another outfit.

Does anyone know which Garfield cartoon this scene is from?
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Civanfan
07:12:30 PM 28th Aug 2015
It's from Garfield's Thanksgiving.

The scene you're thinking of starts at 13:03.
DrNoPuma
11:12:24 AM 29th Aug 2015
Thank you!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
10:48:05 AM 29th Aug 2015
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Pop song from The '80s or maybe early Nineties. Female singer. The refrain was something about how there will always be "something (or maybe someone, I forget) in the way". It is NOT Nirvana- Something In The Way if anyone was thinking that, was earlier.
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Bootlebat
12:57:40 PM 3rd Nov 2014
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10:34:06 PM 11th Nov 2014
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Duncan
02:13:39 PM 13th Nov 2014
"Words Get in the Way" by Gloria Estefan?
Bootlebat
05:18:33 PM 13th Nov 2014
No, was faster tempo and less happy. Also I meant the lyrics literally were "something/someone in the way" not that I couldn't remember what the first word was.
Bootlebat
12:20:22 PM 22nd Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
11:39:44 AM 27th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
02:53:21 PM 5th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
03:45:48 PM 11th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
02:53:56 PM 13th Dec 2014
It was actually "something/someone in the way" though I tried that it's not there. Now that I think about it it could have been "someBODY in the way"
Bootlebat
10:56:08 AM 31st Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
11:35:08 AM 4th Jan 2015
One more bump than leaving it for now
Bootlebat
12:30:46 AM 3rd May 2015
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11:19:09 PM 27th Aug 2015
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Azzizzi
08:46:15 PM 28th Aug 2015
"In the Way" by Ani Difranco?
Bootlebat
10:48:05 AM 29th Aug 2015
nope, that doesn't sound very close either

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Ryonne
Medium: Literature
05:03:18 AM 29th Aug 2015
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This was a children's or young-adult book I must have read in the mid-2000s. It involved a boy and a girl, possibly brother and sister, who were part of some secret agency, I believe. My memory of it is extremely hazy, but I remember them getting a suitcase full of different scents (one that smelled like rotten eggs), and them infiltrating a base that looked like a pyramid. The last chapter of the book was left intentionally blank, and the author invited you to write your own ending.
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jormis29
02:36:48 AM 29th Aug 2015
The Name of This Book is Secret from the Secret Series?
Ryonne
05:03:18 AM 29th Aug 2015
Yep, that's it!

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KangarooJack
Medium:
04:41:56 AM 29th Aug 2015
I believe it was either an animated film or tv show, possibly a kid's movie. All I remember was a male voice saying angrily "but I know what you are!" I also think there may have been fire somewhere in the scene. I'm pretty sure the guy was talking to the main protagonist.
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uglyz88
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04:10:01 AM 29th Aug 2015
I use to watch it on kids wb or foxkids I thought it was max steel but I can't find the episode I'm thinking of. On it was a ship that the hero was on looking for the crew or something but was eventually attacked by these metal spider things, another episode had his missing friend appear inside these small robots and they began attacking the city
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uglyz88
04:10:01 AM 29th Aug 2015
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uglyz88
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04:09:33 AM 29th Aug 2015
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Saw this movie in the 90s on showtime or hbo it was one of those erotic movies not for kids lol, but on it I remember a guy coming up to a mansion and saw a guy and woman on a blanket towards the side of the house going at it, he knocks and this woman answers and he glances back but they're gone, he tells her he's there for the job, the husband comes in and it's the guy that was on the lawn outside with the other woman who turns out to be the maid. The husband later on goes on a business trip and when he returns sets his case down at the top of the stairs and then climbs in the shower with the maid, the wife ends up catching them and fires the maid the husband gets mad at him for firing her. The guy sleeps with the wife once and catches the husbands daughter in the pool house sleeping with a boy from school. At the end of the movie the husband is held hostage by the pool by his wife with a gun the maid shows up and tells the guy who would believe someone who can't speak English, the husband ends up shot and the guy knocks the two woman out and saves the husband then goes upstairs and sleeps with the daughter who's called 911.
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04:09:33 AM 29th Aug 2015
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Ryonne
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12:30:17 AM 29th Aug 2015
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I watched this on Youtube early 2013 or 2012. It was a two-part video series recapping the history of the Fallout series, all the way back to its roots in Wasteland and the narrator's own desires to explore a nuclear wasteland when he was young. It ends, I remember, in him speculating about the location and prospect of a Fallout 4. I've searched all over Youtube for this particular recap, but can't seem to find it. Does anyone else have a link, if it hasn't been deleted?
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SingingRain
Medium: Literature
07:10:00 PM 28th Aug 2015
I remember reading a series of horror YA books starting with a kid that discovers that demons killed his family. I think he turns into a demon-hunter or something with his uncle. I remember in one book they're in a role for some demonic movie but the director is evil and the deaths are real.
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jormis29
11:53:09 PM 18th Aug 2015
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The Demonata series?
SingingRain
07:10:00 PM 28th Aug 2015
Yep, that's the one.

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BatBatBat
Medium: Western Animation
01:22:02 PM 28th Aug 2015
This is a relic from my past, from the early 2000s. I'm pretty sure it was from Adult Swim, though I could be wrong about that.

If I recall, the title was two words, though they escape me, and I think it was a collection of various animations possibly telling a story. I think there was something to do with Shakey-line animation as well, though that could be something unrelated.
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04:50:05 AM 11th Jul 2015
BatBatBat
01:09:47 PM 11th Jul 2015
Not Home Movies; I remember that one really well, and still watch it really often! Thanks for your help, though.
jormis29
03:46:27 PM 11th Jul 2015
Is it done in Squiggle Vision like Home Movies?
TheTeeth
06:29:07 PM 11th Jul 2015
O Canada? It was a bunch of collection of Canadian cartoon films they showed on Cartoon Network around 2000ish. A lot of them had squiggly weird animation.
BatBatBat
09:52:39 PM 12th Jul 2015
As far as I recall, a majority of the cartoons at least were in Squiggle Vision, yes.

I did a quick google search, and it might very well have been O Canada! It's definitely the same style of cartoon, though I feel like the name was different... But that could just be my mind playing tricks on me, too.

BatBatBat
10:45:18 AM 13th Jul 2015
Just clarifying that I believe the title started with an S, at least for one of the words. (Could be completely off, again)
HEAVYMETAL666
10:07:54 AM 14th Jul 2015
was it 'Sunday Pants'?
HEAVYMETAL666
09:30:32 AM 16th Jul 2015
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BatBatBat
11:06:33 AM 16th Jul 2015
It might have been Sunday Pants! It does seem really familiar...

mariic
12:31:24 PM 27th Jul 2015
BatBatBat
09:27:33 PM 18th Aug 2015
Definitely not Robot Chicken. I still watch and enjoy that one quite a bit!
uglyz88
01:22:02 PM 28th Aug 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrtj_jmBuhg

try this and see if it jogs your memory found it on youtube for sunday pants, I've never even heard of it before now

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Yugnat
Medium: Anime
09:19:07 AM 28th Aug 2015
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I remember seeing a clip of an anime in which a boy found a girl sitting on a bench, with someone else's foot coming out of her mouth. He tried to pull it out, but she slurped it like a spaghetti. From what I remember, the implication was that the girl had eaten everyone in school or something. I know that's really not a lot to go by, but if that rings a bell for anyone...
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TheTeeth
09:19:07 AM 28th Aug 2015
Sounds like the kind of surreal situation you'd get in Nichijou.

(I haven't watched much, so I've got no idea if there's anything like that in Nichijou, but it just sounds like that level of weird. Might be worth checking out anyway.)

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IckySkittles
Medium: Anime
12:10:52 AM 28th Aug 2015
I had this VHS tape. I'm pretty sure it was an anime or at least animeesque. I only remember one scene where a guy is going though a forest and he stops at a pond to get a drink of water. He drinks and it tastes really good. Then he drinks from his canteen, and spits it out noting how horrible it tastes in comparison. Also he might of lived underground or on a spaceship prior to being in the woods.
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FlamingoKai
12:10:52 AM 28th Aug 2015
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80's? Used to live underground? Has spaceships? Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is my guess. I don't remember the water scene, but it is plausible to have it, since the guy was an underground slave before he broke out and found the surface.

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Deadlykitten
Medium: Anime
08:56:36 AM 27th Aug 2015
I watched this show sometime between 1998 and 2000. The only thing I remember about it was the main character is a guy with a robotic limb, either and arm or a leg. It was a more serious and dark show that focused on humanity's hate/fear of technology, specific to AI, I think. I just remember how cool the main character was, and that it had some great fight scenes featuring him. At the time I watched it, I also remember thinking how good the graphics were compared to other shows at that time. I could have watched it on Cartoon Network late in the evening when they showed Anime.

Please, please help me remember! It's been killing me!
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FlamingoKai
07:19:15 PM 11th Aug 2015
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Generator Rex sounds like it but then your time frame seems older. Is it an anime though?

It COULD be AKIRA.
FerrousFaucet
06:35:01 AM 12th Aug 2015
Fullmetal Alchemist also features a protagonist with artificial limbs, but I think it came several years after 2000.
FlamingoKai
03:14:23 AM 13th Aug 2015
Ghost in the Shell also came out in the time period. But I think the protagonist was female.
DatLonerGirl
05:08:37 PM 25th Aug 2015
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Cowboy Bebop had a character with a robotic limb and was made in 1998. The rest doesn't really fit though...
Irrisia
08:56:36 AM 27th Aug 2015
Armitage III ? This is a very vague longshot- the main male character does have an artificial limb, and it's very much about the dislike of Thirds which are humanoid robots, but I don't think it would have been on Cartoon Network and most of the fight scenes are actually Armitage.

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cordyone
Medium: Anime
06:51:09 AM 27th Aug 2015
I remember a cartoon that used to be on in the 80's, and all I can recall are the baddies - the main bad guy was a small robot or character in armour that was all white, with a helmet. He used to parade around addressing his soldiers, who were also small but their armour was black. I am not sure if they were aliens, people or robots. It was kind of a comedy. I have yet to find any pics or info on this cartoon, that used to be on in the mornings. I cant remember the good guys, but may have been some children and animals in a magical world. If anyone else can recall this it would save my sanity as Im starting to think it was all a dream!!! ;-)
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FlamingoKai
07:11:59 PM 19th Aug 2015
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The Dreamstone seems to fit, but that was a 90's show and not anime.

Honestly, I'd appreciate more details, I'm curious now.
cordyone
04:34:07 AM 20th Aug 2015
I wish I had more details, but my strongest memory is of this small leader in white armour and helmet, or a robot. And his army were similar but in black. (I guess like a reverse Darth Vader/stormtrooper kinda thing) At some point he was addressing them on a raised platform I think. And there were loads of episodes as I used to watch it every morning. Oher than that I just cant recall. Might have been a foreign cartoon dubbed into English, but I cant say for sure. I dont think it had a Japanese feel to it, so probably Western. It really bugs me that it never seems to appear in any of the lists or images :-(
cordyone
06:51:09 AM 27th Aug 2015
buuump!

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milktoast
Medium: Western Animation
01:49:00 AM 27th Aug 2015
My friend is driving herself crazy trying to find this: it was a Saturday morning cartoon she watched circa 2006. It usually played before a show called “Beakman’s World.” (So it was possibly on a local station? She lived in Nebraska at the time if that helps.) It featured a boy with spiky hair (either blue, or maybe brown) and in the theme song, he jumped out of his window and onto a car or something to go to school. As for plot, the only thing she can remember is that he was a bit of a troublemaker and his principal didn’t like him. Other than that it was apparently a slice-of-life cartoon. He may or may not have had a sister. Thanks to anyone who replies to this; it’s not any mainstream show from 2006 as far as we can tell and it's proving very difficult to find.
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Albertosaurus
01:49:00 AM 27th Aug 2015
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Could it be Dennis the Menace (UK)? (It's listed as a vomic but it had an animated adaptation.)

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daBomb619
Medium: Literature
12:37:06 AM 27th Aug 2015
I'm looking for a short story. It was some sort of horror story by H.P. Lovecraft or Bram Stoker or someone like that (not Poe, though), and I think it was set in a lighthouse or some other narrow, tall house. I believe the narrator is almost hanged by the end, but he's saved by something (his cat, maybe). Also, I think the color red played some sort of role in the story.

I know this isn't much to go on, but please help?
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daBomb619
10:23:40 PM 9th Dec 2012
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appletree
10:34:45 PM 9th Dec 2012
the wicker man?
daBomb619
12:37:06 AM 27th Aug 2015
Definitely not that. For most of the story, the narrator is alone in this house (I think because he taking care of it, which is why I thought it was a lighthouse).

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daBomb619
Medium: Literature
12:31:43 AM 27th Aug 2015
Technically this was a book on tape. I remember that this was a single story told from twenty or so different points of view (the story progressed linearly, but each new chapter was told from the point of view of a new character, some of which were inanimate objects). I also remember that each character was voiced by some celebrity, but the only one I can remember was Geena Davis as The Mirror (her first line was, "I am perfect.") Any help?
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Albertosaurus
05:54:50 AM 29th Sep 2012
This sounds like a book that I've never read, but have heard about: My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk.
daBomb619
11:07:52 AM 29th Sep 2012
Definitely not; this is a children's story.
daBomb619
11:18:13 AM 4th Oct 2012
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daBomb619
09:59:18 PM 8th Oct 2012
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TheNinth
10:25:15 AM 9th Oct 2012
Are you sure you can't remember any of the other narrators? Or anything else about the plot? Or what year it was released, age level the story was aimed at...
OriDoodle
04:21:18 PM 9th Oct 2012
Is it this? I just googled Audio Book Geena Davis, since this is pretty much all you gave us to go on.

http://www.audioeditions.com/audiobook-reader.aspx?readerfull=Catherine%20O%27Hara,%20Geena%20Davis%20Geena,%20Keith%20Carradine,%20Laura%20Dern
daBomb619
08:59:28 PM 9th Oct 2012
It wasn't that (this was a single story). I believe it was for elementary-school-age children. I don't remember any other narrators or even what the story was about (though I'm pretty sure it was set in some sort of storybook kingdom), and I don't remember the year, but I know I would've heard it around the very late 1990s or very early 2000s.
daBomb619
08:14:06 PM 12th Oct 2012
That's the same one. Still no.
OriDoodle
10:08:26 PM 12th Oct 2012
Are you even looking? those were two different ones.

daBomb619
01:05:49 AM 14th Oct 2012
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No, they're not. The first link is a collection of four stories, the fourth of which is the story given in the second link.
daBomb619
06:23:16 PM 18th Oct 2012
Bump.
daBomb619
12:36:26 PM 22nd Oct 2012
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daBomb619
09:51:44 PM 26th Oct 2012
Bumpity bump bump.
daBomb619
09:27:36 PM 1st Nov 2012
Bumpity bump bump.
daBomb619
12:31:43 AM 27th Aug 2015
After three years, I finally found it! It's a version of "The Emperor's New Clothes" with each new chapter written and read by the most random celebrities you could imagine. Check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/12/20/specials/emperor.html

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Prfnoff
Medium: Film
05:13:30 PM 26th Aug 2015
I never actually saw this one, but saw various allusions to it on the Internet many years ago. I still wonder where it comes from. It must be from some rather old movie or TV show, likely British.

Anyway, there's a scene where one character reveals his obvious racist or fascist leanings in conversation with another character, who reacts by graciously offering to introduce him to a distinguished gentleman who shares his ideas. One moment later, this gentleman is revealed to be Adolf Hitler (or possibly just some local Nazi leader with a painting of Hitler prominently displayed in his office).
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lakingsif
01:44:38 PM 26th Aug 2015
Is this referring to all the Hitler rant parody videos using that scene? That's Downfall, if that's it
Apollyon666
05:13:30 PM 26th Aug 2015
If its british it could be the tv mini series staring Robert Carlyle called Hitler: The Rise of Evil

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notahandle
Medium: Music
01:42:13 PM 26th Aug 2015
I don't know the artist, but it featured a man with rings like this on the album cover. The magician himself was dressed like in a stereotypical Chinese dress. It also had a green and blue color scheme, and it was named something like "Music for Dad".
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notahandle
01:42:13 PM 26th Aug 2015
I found what it's called, Drum 'n' Bass for Papa by Plug.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
02:36:07 AM 26th Aug 2015
A Singaporean film set in the 60s where a poor child has to win third place in a marathon just to win a pair of running shoes. Watched this in school three or four years ago.
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FlamingoKai
07:55:38 PM 25th Aug 2015
TroperNo9001
02:36:07 AM 26th Aug 2015
Thanks.

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SlayItConan
Medium: Anime
12:47:26 AM 26th Aug 2015
HELP THIS SAD OTAKU! OK, guys. This one has been buggin' me for YEARS. I saw an anime on TV in the 90s or maybe even 2000 involving a teen(?) aged boy and some companions riding around in a tank or something in the middle of a desert. The plot revolved around the antagonist (if I remember correctly, a fat bald generally evil/sterile looking guy) chasing after this silver or white-haired girl. The boy meets up with her somehow and tries to protect her, but the bad guy nabs her eventually and the n there is a distinct scene with TONS of these girls falling out of flowers or pods in the sky and hes running around catching them like "nope...not this one" but much more melancholy and serious. I have no clue what the hell else happens. This has been the bane of me for so long and I have literally scoured anime databases and found NADA. MERCY. PLEASE, someone find this!!!!
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mewmeltdown
10:02:59 PM 15th Aug 2015
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Now and then, here and there?
steuben
06:24:09 AM 18th Aug 2015
SlayItConan
08:28:11 PM 19th Aug 2015
No, I really wanted it to be true, but sadly it's a miss. Neither of those fit. I do believe it was a full length anime film, or maybe just a one-off TV movie. The scene that sticks out most is many silver/white haired girls falling out of pods/flowers while he searches for the "right" one. Any other ideas, friends?
FlamingoKai
08:40:15 PM 19th Aug 2015
It might narrow it a bit if you can say which channel you saw it in...
SlayItConan
09:30:16 PM 19th Aug 2015
I couldnt even guess at anything other than cartoon network or a general kids channel. Maaaaaybe sci-fi channel as that was on a lot in the house. I was probably seven-ish so its super fuzzy. Around the time of blue submarine no.6 maybe? Please, let there be someone who can decipher my terrible description!
Dix
05:29:31 AM 20th Aug 2015
This sounds similar to a scene in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2001), which also has deserts, young kids piloting vehicles, and a large mobile base on tracks. The girl had very pale yellow hair though, not white, and it was mainly mechs, not tanks.
Exagge
12:47:26 AM 26th Aug 2015
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The flower-girl-with-white-hair bit makes me think of Wolf's Rain, but the rest doesn't really fit. Do you remember anything more about the general character/setting designs?

Maybe it's one of the Saiyuki OVAs? There were desert episodes in Reload, iirc, and the group drives around a jeep. I haven't seen everything in the franchise, so I can't say for sure that it's what you're looking for.

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toxicvertigo
Medium: Videogame
09:08:14 PM 25th Aug 2015
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This has been killing me. There was this Barbie horse riding game I played as a kid, but looking through lists of all Barbie games I still can't find it. It was for the PC, it had a mini game with frogs on lily pads where you had to get one with a gold coin to the top lily pad, and the end goal of the game was to follow a rabbit through a bush to find a hidden path to an old house where there was a secret horse. Sadly that's all I recall in detail. No matter how hard I look all I find is Mystery Ride and I know that's not it. Please help.
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Dix
01:49:01 AM 17th Aug 2015
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Barbie Horse Adventures Riding Camp was also released for Windows, sounds like it might fit. No mention of a frog from Googling, though
OccamsTireIron
09:08:14 PM 25th Aug 2015
I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Barbie Riding Club! I don't recall frogs, but I definitely remember the hidden path and the secret horse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u32LsA9VvS8 here's a Youtube clip!

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EliasAinsworth
Medium: Anime
01:03:41 PM 25th Aug 2015
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This is an anime series I first came across on some streaming site years ago, between 2007-09. I would guess 2008 maybe? The site had a pitch black background/layout so I remember that much. Anyway I only watched what couldn't have been more than a minute of an episode although I might have watched more and I just don't remember but I'll try to describe as much as I do remember. There was a male character who I believe was leading 2 female characters on each side of him. They were walking into an ice cream parlor (could've been something else but I wasn't paying very much attention to the setting) and some villainous character/antagonist was waiting for them behind the... I'll just exemplify by saying counter (of said ice cream parlor) and assaulted the boy/man. What I remember most vividly is that he ended up laying on his back (from being assaulted/attacked), with his shirt ripped open (he might've been wearing a buttoned-down one) and his nipple(s) twisted. There may or may not have been tentacles involved. Also I think while this took place the female characters were freaking out/squealing/gasping/etc... P.S. I like to believe I hadn't dreamt this, i.e., I actually viewed it on the Internet, fully conscious.

Edit: I forgot to mention if anyone happens to know what show the scene belongs to, to drop a name? Thanks.
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Apollyon666
Medium:
12:58:02 PM 25th Aug 2015
Okay, this isn't something I'm trying to find the name of but I am trying to find any images or hopefully video of it. It was an old ITV Schools and Colleges series in the early 80's called Seeing and Doing and the particular episode I'm seeking out was a Halloween one and had the Presenter Toni Arthur dressed up as a witch throughout singing songs, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

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jjjj
Medium:
12:06:00 PM 25th Aug 2015
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I stumbled upon this game a few years ago on lazylaces. The game starts out in medias res. The first level as I remember heavily features the color yellow. Eventually when you reach the end you meet a guy who goes on a long speech ending with "I killed your master". This transports you to another webpage. Eventually, this is where I got stuck, you are sent to a webpage where you have to press the arrow keys in an incredibly fast quicktime event. I do remember right before the quick time event one of your allies in the story said something along the lines of "fuck you lady".

edit: If I remember correctly the entire game was in flash. Each webpage also the url seemed to refer to its place in the story. That in itself might not be so unusual, but the in between the www and the .com indicated where chronologically the story was at.
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OriDoodle
10:35:20 PM 17th Oct 2012
You are in the right spot. I don't know about this game, but no worries.
jjjj
07:54:54 AM 19th Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
09:56:53 PM 21st Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
01:04:21 PM 23rd Oct 2012
bumpity.
jjjj
02:58:21 PM 27th Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
08:53:44 PM 16th Jan 2015
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2 1/3 year bump.
jjjj
06:43:07 AM 22nd Jan 2015
bump.
timelady_cass
06:49:59 AM 22nd Jan 2015
Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut.
Medinoc
06:59:40 AM 22nd Jan 2015
↑I think you misfired.
jjjj
02:07:29 PM 25th Jan 2015
bumpity.
jjjj
05:03:26 PM 30th Jan 2015
bump.
jjjj2
12:06:00 PM 25th Aug 2015
bumpity bump.

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GordonWay2
Medium: Webcomic
10:49:34 AM 25th Aug 2015
It's a comic I saw on the web, but it may have been print originally.

It consists of a series of panels showing the living room of a house at various points in history, including long before the house was built and long after it's gone. It's in extremely achronic order, and some of the panels are split into two or more sections so that they show multiple time periods at once.

I thought it was called "Time", but searching for that only yields the xkcd one.
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GordonWay2
10:49:34 AM 25th Aug 2015
Found it — it's "Here" by Richard Mc Guire. I knew it was a one-word title!

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trovamp
Medium:
04:20:28 AM 25th Aug 2015
I remember seeing a harem anime where the main girl (who had long pink hair in pigtails) could attract men (It wasn't girls bravo)
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trovamp
Medium: Videogame
12:13:20 AM 25th Aug 2015
A remember playing a first person PC game where you controlled a spaceship-like racer on a track. Different colored tracks had different effects (bright red caused you to explode and dark grey caused you to slow down)
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Prfnoff
10:20:41 AM 23rd Aug 2015
This is likely SkyRoads.
trovamp
12:13:20 AM 25th Aug 2015
thanks

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Voltrey
Medium: Live Action TV
08:14:29 PM 24th Aug 2015
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I remember a show from my childhood so late 90's to early 2000's. The show was about a boy who gains psychic powers. He uses his powers by putting his fingers on his temples and starts humming. This does him more harm than good because now a creature is pursuing him (probably to kill him). That creature is just a dude with long black hair and a creepy white face. The series had continuity and plot. The plot was focused on the boy to learn how to control his powers, to ultimately get rid of his powers (climax) and to get away from the creature. Another important character was his mentor/teacher. He created his teacher himself by bringing a character from a card game he played to life. This guy was some alien dude with a purple suit (probably) and a green face/skin (probably) and he was completely CGI (definitely). He also didn't talk but rather make weird noises. I remember one earlier episode in particular where the creature steals a Van and goes on a rampage. The boy stops him by turning the steering wheel into rubber or cloth and sets the tires on fire (all with his powers). I could not make this up.

The show might not be american so i doubt many people are even aware of it. It might me Australian like Spellbinder (we've got a lot of these shows translated over here) or it might be a European co production of some countries.
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randomsurfer
08:14:29 PM 24th Aug 2015
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Dunno; but on the off chance that it has been troped the fingers on temples thing you described is called Pstandard Psychic Pstance, so maybe check there or the related tab to see?

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bbofun
Medium: Literature
07:08:06 PM 24th Aug 2015
This was a young teen book, about a man who discovered an umbrella, which, when it was opened, would transport you into whatever book was nearby. The characters went to a Gilbert and Sullivan universe, and an early draft of the first Sherlock Holmes story, where they encountered Sigerson Holmes, and a proto-Moriarty becomes the antagonist. I believe the story ends in Flatland. Any ideas?
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jormis29
07:48:34 AM 24th Aug 2015
The Incredible Umbrella?
When J. Adrian Fillmore bought the odd-looking bumbershoot, he had no idea it would soon whisk him away from his prosaic life as an English literature professor and plant him smack in the middle of a Gilbert and Sullivan cosmos. Before long he lands in jail, saves Sherlock Holmes from death, battles Count Dracula, befriends the Frankenstein monster, and fights, of all things, an army of isosceles triangles!
bbofun
07:08:06 PM 24th Aug 2015
Yes, thank you! For some reason, I had gotten it into my head that "bumbershoot" was in the title, and I couldn't find anything that matched.

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Zanreo
Medium: Film
02:51:40 PM 24th Aug 2015
I think I asked this before but never really got an answer so trying again

There was this movie I saw at the cinema as a kid (early 00's most likely). It was about two anthropomorphic mice kids, a boy and a girl, who lived in a huge library or school (or at least this was where most of the setting took place). The antagonist character (also a mouse, or possibly rat) was this old librarian or teacher, I think she had her hair in a bun and wore a purple or dark blue dress, who was really strict and grumpy, always complained and didn't let them do anything fun. Specifically, she didn't allow them to go to a specific place... of course, shortly after they tried sneaking into this place. They went to some kind of Magic World filled with books and possibly numbers I think? I remember several scenes where a bunch of stairs led to a magic mirror where the mirror image would show who you "really are", your true self ect. The mice kids found this after sneaking into the forbidden place, the boy looked into the mirror and saw himself as a prince/hero-type character, and both him and the girl were amazed at this. Later, by the end of the movie, the librarian/teacher character would go into this world to look for the kids, find them with the mirror, then she looked into the mirror and saw her mirror image melt and turn into some weird monster. She was all "nooo, but why, this wasn't supposed to happen" and I think she might have melted herself too? Or transform into a monster at some point? Anyway, after this, the mice kids get carried away by a flood of paper/books.

Anyone have any idea what this can be?
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trulymadmoves
Medium: Western Animation
07:50:27 AM 24th Aug 2015
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An animated series that adapted children's books... possibly more than one series, but for the one I'm thinking of, its theme song included the lyrics "join the caravan" and "look for the smiling caravan sign", referring to its logo of a smiling face and a frowning face. The theme consisted entirely of live-action footage of a white van/bus sort of thing, bearing the logo on its side, just driving around.

Again, I'm not sure if all of the animated adaptations of books I'm thinking of were on this series. I remember Harold and the Purple Crayon, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Great White Man-Eating Shark... I think Alexander might have been a different series, because it was more of a loose adaptation - it was even a musical - while most of the others featured the books' narration, seemingly unabridged.

Some were fully-animated, such as a story about a mouse who buys a potion from a wizard that will turn him into another creature, but he doesn't know what. Others, such as The Five Chinese Brothers were seemingly just the book's illustrations, no animation to speak of.

The story I thought of that reminded me of this whole series was the story of a grandfather telling his grandchildren about the monsters he used to see in his bedrooom at night, while the kids come up with mundane explanations for each, with him agreeing with them. Heck, several of the stories I saw on that series could probably use a Literature query as well.
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FlamingoKai
03:04:06 AM 19th Aug 2015
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From using search engines, the show's name seems to be Children's Circle. These intros even show the white van so I think that's it. Now to find what book that last paragraph is about...
trulymadmoves
07:50:27 AM 24th Aug 2015
That's it!! Ooh, and the theme had a clip from The Three Robbers, I had forgotten about that story.

Hmm, the second video said "rare VHS". I expected as much; I guess that's the only way to find the series. Sad truth of a lot of the queries on here. Oh well, it was nice to hear the theme song again. Nice find!

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confuser774
Medium:
09:35:22 PM 23rd Aug 2015
I remember when I was little I woke up early in the morning around 5-6 am and watched a show with my dad while he got ready for work. The show seemed to take place only at night and these fuzzy/furry white creatures where all around and there were lights and stars. There was some kind of music involved as well. It was also animated. The show must not be popular because I haven't seen it since and cannot find it either. Please help, I loved this show and I want to find it.
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FerrousFaucet
04:34:32 AM 22nd Aug 2015
Can you tell us when and where you saw this?
confuser774
12:36:30 PM 22nd Aug 2015
I saw it when I was little so probably early to mid 2000s and I saw it on tv in the Pennsylvania area
DeisTheAlcano
09:20:16 AM 23rd Aug 2015
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Maybe it was Los Lunnis?
confuser774
11:39:42 AM 23rd Aug 2015
Not quite :( They were animated cartoon characters with white fur and I don't think they spoke at all and there was music playing.
FlamingoKai
09:35:22 PM 23rd Aug 2015
The Glo Friends is the only thing I can think of, but they're fireflies and not fuzzy... and it's a show that ran with My Little Pony as well, which makes it the 80's... but yeah.

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Macifayo
Medium: Music
08:25:31 PM 23rd Aug 2015
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I heard a song on the radio on the way home that was an early classic-rock style song, that was like "the train- don't come 'round here anymore" at the end of the chorus, and there is a guitar beat that sounds like the one in "Rock This Town". I tried every variation of the lyrics I could think of, maybe I misheard them, but I wanted to listen to the full song and can't find it. Does anyone know what it could be?
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FerrousFaucet
04:52:40 PM 25th Jun 2015
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash?
Macifayo
12:44:03 PM 2nd Jul 2015
No that wasn't it, it was less country and more rock-and-roll. I might have the words wrong.
Bananaquit
05:00:29 PM 2nd Jul 2015
Macifayo
07:17:19 PM 2nd Jul 2015
No it was faster paced, maybe I heard it completely wrong more than I even thought, or maybe it's just a really obscure song, it was on one of the 80 something numbered stations.
Sisi
06:27:18 PM 7th Jul 2015
Could it be "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty?
Macifayo
07:44:10 PM 7th Jul 2015
No, it had the same guitar beat as Rock This Town, which can be heard between verses, and was in the same general style.
finn14
07:35:57 AM 13th Jul 2015
The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore?
Macifayo
10:28:28 AM 13th Jul 2015
No, it had a different music style. I could have the words wrong altogether, maybe I just need to hope that I hear it again sometime.
pikafan
08:25:31 PM 23rd Aug 2015
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Could it be Poor Poor Pitiful Me? As that song begins with the words "I lay my head on the railroad tracks, Waiting on the double E, But the train don't run here no more"

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DrNoPuma
Medium: Music
08:15:27 PM 23rd Aug 2015
This is an odd case, because I think I might have made this up a long time ago. All I can remember is one line that goes "I am the sun, and the moon, and the stars." That's it! I can remember how the melody of that line goes: "I (C) am (D) the (E flat) sun (G) and (F) the (E flat) moon (D) and (D) the (F) stars (E flat)."

I tried looking up these lyrics on a Lyric Finder website, but I couldn't find anything, which supports my theory that this is a wild goose chase and I just made this line up. However, it sounds to me like something out of a contemporary Christian song. (The "I", of course, would be referring to God.)

So, is this a real song, or did I compose a line of music without realizing it?
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jormis29
09:31:01 PM 15th Jul 2015
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The only thing I can think of, is maybe you misheard "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths
FerrousFaucet
12:47:15 PM 16th Jul 2015
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Depeche Mode had a song called "The Sun and the Moon and the Stars". Might that be it?

EDIT: I also just remembered there is a Nine Inch Nails song called "The Only Time" which says, "Lay my hands on heaven and the sun and the moon and the stars".
pikafan
08:15:27 PM 23rd Aug 2015
Is this it? The song is called Till You Love Me, and it's from 1994.

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