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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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WhizzerMckwoff
Medium:
02:29:45 PM 22nd Nov 2014
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I remember seeing some old Looney Tunes/ Disney Cartoon where a person is cooking with a frying pan, and there's some ant or bug that's escaping from the frying pan, and the guy who's cooking hurts burns his hand in the hot fryer (that's all you see of him, the ant/bug is what the focus is on)
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WhizzerMckwoff
07:34:28 PM 20th Nov 2014
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wHIZZERmCKWOFF
10:30:20 AM 22nd Nov 2014
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LobsterMagnusNovus
01:51:58 PM 22nd Nov 2014
Could it have been an The Ant and the Aardvark cartoon?
WhizzerMckwoff
02:29:45 PM 22nd Nov 2014
Maybe. I couldn't find a cartoon that seemed to fit that scenario, though.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Literature
12:22:12 PM 22nd Nov 2014
This young adult horror/thriller book I had in circa 1999. I remember 2 things from the first chapter 1. the protagonist recalls a time when she was at the beach and accidentally hit a guy with a ball or frisbee and goes to apologize but then has Love at First Sight and kisses him on the lips 2. The protagonist's sister has some rare blood disease. I remember I thought the book was really dumb so only read the first couple chapters but I am still curious about if for some reason.
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Bootlebat
12:35:15 PM 15th Nov 2014
Also it wasn't by R.L. Stine but the same genre
Bootlebat
05:22:01 PM 18th Nov 2014
bumpp
Bootlebat
03:48:15 PM 20th Nov 2014
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lalalei2001
06:04:20 PM 20th Nov 2014
Maybe one of the Bonechillers series?
Bootlebat
08:41:51 PM 20th Nov 2014
No it was for a older demographic like the Fear Street books
Bootlebat
12:22:12 PM 22nd Nov 2014
edited by Bootlebat
It was part of a series and for some reason I seem to remember the title of the series started with an S. I also THINK the cover showed a house at night but could be wrong. Oh and I checked the Love at First Sight page if anyone was wondering but didn't see it.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
12:20:22 PM 22nd Nov 2014
edited by Bootlebat
Pop song from The Eighties 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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Bootlebat
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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WhizzerMckwoff
Medium:
10:29:58 AM 22nd Nov 2014
The same babysitter I mentioned before came over years later, in summer 2005. I told her about the album I'd mentioned earlier (I think I tracked it down...I believe it's Portishead's PNYC). She said she had it in her car. Well, it was a different one. It was, I believe, also green, and by a female artist (or female fronted group), and began with a song that started with the letter "y". Oh, and that first track opened with what sounded like fiddling from "Fiddler on the roof".

Any idea?
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WhizzerMckwoff
01:56:57 PM 19th Nov 2014
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WhizzerMckwoff
07:33:27 PM 20th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
08:39:10 PM 20th Nov 2014
song started with Y or band?
WhizzerMckwoff
10:34:24 AM 21st Nov 2014
First track. Also, it was a live album.
wHIZZERmCKWOFF
10:29:58 AM 22nd Nov 2014
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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium:
09:48:10 AM 22nd Nov 2014
An upbeat country-rock song that has a vocalist who sounds exactly like Carrie Underwood, and a lyric in the chorus mentioning "the water" but it's NOT "Something in the Water".
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FromtheWordsofBR
09:48:10 AM 22nd Nov 2014
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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Anime
05:48:23 AM 22nd Nov 2014
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An educational show, featuring two kids (a girl and a boy) and a small pink creature that has a cartoony face, but no arms, and uses its Prehensile Hair as hands instead. The pink creature serves as Mr. Exposition, teaching the kids about all kinds of important historical inventions and scientific discoveries. (For example there was one episode, apparently about flight, featuring the Wright brothers and Count von Zeppelin, and ended with the vision of a future airplane - that had an oddly downwards tipped nose.)

I have classified it as an anime here, based upon what I remember about the style, but I am not 100 % sure. What I am sure of is though that it does not belong to the Il était une fois.../Once upon a time... franchise.
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Medinoc
01:25:42 AM 22nd Nov 2014
I don't remember any such animation (other than Il était une fois... les découvreurs, which you excluded), but that downwards tipped nose might be the Concorde's.
LobsterMagnusNovus
05:48:23 AM 22nd Nov 2014
edited by LobsterMagnusNovus
If this is indeed the case, this might be helpful to pin down the timeframe of the series production... According to The Other Wiki, the Concorde's first flight was in 1969, and it's introduction in 1976, but the article (at least on a cursory glance) doesn't say at which point in the design process the tipped nose was first introduced... (The way I remember this, this aeroplane was presented as something of the future, not of the show's present, so I would presume that the show's creators were aware of design studies or even prototypes, but the plane didn't fly for commercial airlines yet.)

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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium:
05:36:07 AM 22nd Nov 2014
Not sure if it was life action, western animation, or even the same anime movie with the evil witch I have mentioned below... But I remember a movie starting the following way: Villagers are harassing someone's pet goose. The owner of the goose (a little boy or a young man) is quite pissed, but powerless against them. Before he moves away (or continues traveling, can't remember if he himself was from the village or not) he swears that he'll one day come back and get his revenge. (And the rest of the movie might have shown just that, after a Time Skip of several years.)
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LobsterMagnusNovus
05:36:07 AM 22nd Nov 2014
edited by LobsterMagnusNovus
On second thought... Where they really villagers? I have come to the conclusion that they might as well have been a bunch of noblemen who behaved like jerks towards a peasant boy and his goose. Would make a a lot more sense actually.

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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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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
09:47:03 PM 21st Nov 2014
A horror-comedy(?) about ten years ago. Its trailer showed a woman on a date drinking wine that spurted out from a small hole in her neck. What movie is this?
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TroperNo9001
03:20:16 AM 15th Nov 2014
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TroperNo9001
08:01:22 PM 17th Nov 2014
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Philistein
09:50:57 AM 18th Nov 2014
I was going to suggest 'Death Becomes Her' but turns out that's actually two decades old at this stage. Wow, hadn't realised. Don't suppose you have any other details you can remember?
TroperNo9001
08:01:47 PM 19th Nov 2014
This movie was released in 2004.
TroperNo9001
08:21:00 PM 21st Nov 2014
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EricaB
09:47:03 PM 21st Nov 2014
Here's a list of horror films released in 2004. Maybe one's title will spark a memory?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_horror_films_of_2004

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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Music
03:49:32 PM 21st Nov 2014
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One day in the evening, I have heard an intriguing song in the car radio. Usually in this situation, I try to remember snippets of the lyrics that I can google. But with this song, I had no luck. The lyric snippets in this case are the words "aeroplanes" and "underground" - in the same sentence, thus it was something like "underground aeroplanes" or "aeroplanes flying underground" or some similar phrasing...
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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Anime
02:43:43 PM 21st Nov 2014
An Anime film, the setting might have been Feudal Japan or a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of it. The Big Bad was an evil witch, and what I remember is a very scary scene in the end, wherein the witch, after having been defeated, rapidly ages within seconds, decomposes into a skeleton, and crumbles to dust.

The only other thing I remember is that some of the friends of the protagonist where chibi versions of Japanese fauna.
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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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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
08:10:10 AM 21st Nov 2014
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In this 90s-00s movie, a team of scientists makes a human from scratch by injecting blue fluid (possibly deoxygenated blood) into a nonexistent body. However, an accident causes the human to become savage and decompose. There are also dogs that are kept for experiments. What's that title again? It's at the tip of my tongue!
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PaulA
07:08:43 AM 21st Nov 2014
What your description brings to mind is the scene from Hollow Man where the guy gets injected with blue fluid and thrashes around violently while turning invisble from the outside in. That's probably not it, but just in case.
EricaB
08:10:10 AM 21st Nov 2014
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That sounds likely. Could it have been one of the Re-Animator movies?

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Achyfi
Medium: Western Animation
08:07:55 AM 21st Nov 2014
A fairly recent cartoon where either dragons turned into motorcycles, or the motorcycles turned into dragons. Or maybe the motorcycles just had talking dragon heads.

It's a fairly recent show (within the last decade at least), and used to air on Australian television. I think it might have been part of the ABC's Rollercoaster lineup.
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EricaB
08:07:55 AM 21st Nov 2014
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Possibly Dragon Booster?

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
07:53:09 AM 21st Nov 2014
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When I used to visit my grandma as a kid, 2001-2004 or so, she'd buy us weird toys as gifts.

One thing was a coloring book for a cartoon I never remember seeing. It was an actual cartoon though, not just characters made for the coloring book, the character designs and art and presentation were much to elaborate for that.

I can't remember a ton about it, but it seemed like a Digimon sorta ripoff. Could have been an anime, but I'm leaning towards animesque.

It seemed like a fighting cartoon animal sorta show. I remember on the cover there was a rabbit character, and I think it was a robot? Like not completely robot, but a cartoon rabbit with robot features.

I can't remember much more since I really wasn't very interested in the coloring book. Like I couldn't even tell you what the rabbit would have qualified as on the sliding scale.

I just know it wouldn't have ever been something that aired on Cartoon Network, as I would have seen it there, and the coloring book was bought in the United States. It was not Digimon, or Pokemon, or Yu-Gi-Oh and it was 2D animation and this was at least 10 years ago.

Anything would be helpful. I'm checking tropes relevant to Digimon, but since I don't actually know if they shared a premise, I'm still asking here, since someone may remember it better than me.
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TheTeeth
02:13:11 PM 5th Aug 2014
I feel like I should mention that the focus seemed to be on the creatures, and not the people in charge of them, as human characters don't stand out in my memory, so it was probably wasn't a magical card game related show.
Beefcube
09:44:10 AM 6th Aug 2014
Monster Rancher was a Pokemon-esque franchise from around that time, and one of the characters in the show was a rabbit. I don't think it was a robot but it might be worth looking into.
Bisected8
11:00:08 AM 6th Aug 2014
Definitely sounds like Monster Rancher to me.
TheTeeth
03:40:33 PM 6th Aug 2014
I really hate to say it, but I don't think it's Monster Rancher. Like it fits the description exactly, but it doesn't feel right.

The rabbit character doesn't look right, and I feel like the other characters would have stood out, I would remember a giant eye thing.

It's that EXACT kind of thing, but unfortunately, it's not it.
TheTeeth
11:08:50 PM 12th Aug 2014
I'm PRETTY sure the rabbit was gray. A soft sort of gray.

And I'm suddenly thinking that it had a nunchuk-motif? Like it's rabbit ears were nunchuks? I know nunchuks were somehow involved, and that actually sounds plausible? Might be why I'm thinking 'robot'?
TheTeeth
04:16:07 PM 25th Aug 2014
I'm gonna bump this one last time for now.
snag
12:04:47 PM 26th Aug 2014
Loonatics Unleashed?

I found this page and looked at a few of the animation links on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_rabbits_and_hares

TheTeeth
01:41:12 PM 26th Aug 2014
Unfortunately, no, it's not Loonatics Unleashed. The rabbit character I remember wasn't anthropomorphic, it would have been a talking animal at most.

And really frustratingly it's nothing on the fictional rabbit list. Honestly, I've got no clue if the rabbit was a major character, or just a random mon they decided to slap on the cover.

It's really annoying, it couldn't have just been a coloring book. I've had enough coloring books to know the difference between 'generic coloring book characters' and 'licensed characters coloring book.' The only thing else that I can really figure out is that the characters were definitely from something that came from 2000-2004, it had the style of that era. How to explain further than that, I'm not sure, though.
ChameleonFactor
01:15:14 PM 5th Sep 2014
Something to do with Usagi Yojimbo?
TheTeeth
02:30:47 PM 5th Sep 2014
No, the thing I'm looking for had a bipedal rabbit creature, but they didn't wear clothes, and they weren't very humanoid. It also seemed much more sci-fi than this.

Thank you for your suggestion though!

Christy
10:53:31 PM 30th Oct 2014
Here are a few possibites I found: Bucky o hare and the toad wars-The main character is a rabbit(although he's green not grey)and the premise looks quite sci-fi.

Beast Wars Neo-Specifically the character Stampy who looks like a robot-rabbit thing and has a bipedal form.

Other ideas are Hero 180,Samurai Pizza Cats,Skunk Fu,or maybe Yin Yang Yo!

theteeth
08:14:41 PM 16th Nov 2014
Frustratingly enough, no, it's none of these. Thanks for all the options, though, I wouldn't have thought to try any of those.

I think I'm gonna let this one sink to the bottom now, I'm honestly not sure I was remembering anything right anymore, for all I know I could seriously be disremembering a Digimon character, it's so muddled in my head, it probably wasn't even a rabbit.

(Just replying this last time to confirm it was none of these.)

mimitchi33
01:08:31 PM 18th Nov 2014
Christy
07:53:05 AM 21st Nov 2014
Have you checked this site's mon series page? It may be there.
Christy
07:53:08 AM 21st Nov 2014
Have you checked this site's mon series page? It may be there.
Christy
07:53:09 AM 21st Nov 2014
Have you checked this site's mon series page? It may be there.

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thevisualboy37
Medium: Videogame
09:58:35 PM 20th Nov 2014
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An Edutainment Game with some bug-like kids and a flying purple robot. It was made by Davidson and Associates, that much I know. It also had a terrible intro ("I told you to put the ant traps by the door!" "Oops, I thought you said to put the trapdoors by the ants!"). EDIT: Okay, I've got a few more things that may help. 1. One of the kids wore round glasses and a green striped T-shirt (with the stripes alternating between light and "regular" green). 2. The other one wore triangular sunglasses with red frames and an orange-yellow T-shirt. She had red hair. 3. Both of the kids had tan skin. 4. The purple robot (or alien, or whatever it was) was... I can't say this without sounding dirty... really long. Tall, not wide. He never said anything and his hands (which I think were floating hands) were white like gloves.
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thevisualboy37
08:24:44 PM 21st Apr 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
09:25:38 PM 3rd May 2012
Bump again.
TheNinth
11:57:33 AM 4th May 2012
thevisualboy37
07:34:33 PM 6th May 2012
Not even close. If it helps, I do remember in one mini-game, you had to put the parts of a story in order (or something) in order to dunk a clown. The kid who said "I thought you said to put the trap doors by the ants" made a bunch of puns while explaining how to play. After the last pun ("Don't try this at home; this clown is a drained professional!") he said "All right, I'll leave the humor to the clown." It did have digitized speech. I remember seeing the opening cut scene on YouTube ages ago, and nothing else; now even the intro is gone.
thevisualboy37
05:23:50 AM 12th May 2012
Bump. Maybe I got confused; it might have been an alien instead of a robot.
thevisualboy37
04:23:46 PM 20th May 2012
Final bump.
thevisualboy37
08:27:23 PM 5th Nov 2014
Sorry to bump this after more than two years, but this one is still REALLY bugging me (no pun intended). If I were a talented artist, I could maybe draw what some of the characters looked like and put it on a photo-sharing site. But alas, I am not.
AlexandraSB
01:21:59 PM 7th Nov 2014
If it's Davidson and has robots, it's probably part of the Blaster series.
thevisualboy37
06:56:40 PM 17th Nov 2014
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I guess I didn't mention that it wasn't a Blaster game. And yes, Davidson did make games other than the Blaster Series.
thevisualboy37
09:58:35 PM 20th Nov 2014
All right, this is still really bugging me. Bump.

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WhizzerMckwoff
Medium:
07:33:49 PM 20th Nov 2014
This was a children's musician who my teacher put a tape of on in the car. She had this song about going on a ferry, that included lines like, "Did you bring the camera? Yes i did! Did you bring the rain coat? Yes i did! Did you bring some snacks? Yes i did!" I saw her in concert later.
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theteeth
02:59:50 PM 16th Nov 2014
When was this?
WhizzerMckwoff
05:42:40 PM 16th Nov 2014
First half of 2001.
WhizzerMckwoff
07:33:49 PM 20th Nov 2014
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SuperTulle
Medium: Videogame
06:39:19 PM 20th Nov 2014
A videogame I played when I was around 7-8 years old, so maybe around -97. It was a two-dimensional, top-down, vertically scrolling shooter, you flew an airplane over what might have been a desert, and between missions you could upgrade and switch weapons. You could shoot at both enemy aircraft and ground buildings, and you could ram enemy aircraft, some of which might have been hovering in place, because I remember smacking in to a lot of them.

This was before me or any of my friends knew more than ten words in English, and I think one of my friends older brother explained the basics to us and then we found out the rest by trial-and-error. The graphics were a bit outdated for the time, so it was probably an old game, and I think we played it on a SNES. We also played Star Fox 64 a lot, so I might be confusing some details with that.
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SuperTulle
08:08:39 AM 18th Nov 2014
Bump.
Dalillama
11:16:42 PM 18th Nov 2014
unfortunately, there's hundreds of games that meet that description. Battle of Midway 19XX is probably the most famous, and I think original, but there were a whole ton of imitators too. Raptor:Call of the Shadows was a very popular one, and came out around 1994. Is that it?
SuperTulle
06:39:19 PM 20th Nov 2014
It's probably Raptor that I'm thinking of, but my memory failed me. I remember the graphics as brighter, and no water in the levels.

Thanks Dalillama!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
03:49:47 PM 20th Nov 2014
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Can anyone identify this song? (circa 2003)

http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/49658732/file.html
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Azzizzi
09:48:32 AM 5th Oct 2014
I couldn't get the song to play from my iPad.
Azzizzi
09:48:41 AM 5th Oct 2014
I couldn't get the song to play from my iPad.
Bootlebat
12:24:35 PM 5th Oct 2014
It works for me but I tried it on my computer.
Bootlebat
06:47:34 PM 6th Oct 2014
posted a better clip
smadronia
06:06:33 PM 7th Oct 2014
Sounds familiar, but I can't place it. I tried soundhound on my phone, no luck
Bootlebat
03:23:37 PM 8th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
11:45:56 AM 10th Oct 2014
bump
FromtheWordsofBR
02:44:21 PM 10th Oct 2014
No luck for Shazam either. Must be a live performance.
Bootlebat
12:27:49 AM 11th Oct 2014
Not live was on the radio
Bootlebat
12:59:51 PM 15th Oct 2014
bump
Bootlebat
02:32:56 PM 18th Oct 2014
whump
Bootlebat
06:19:17 PM 20th Oct 2014
dump
Bootlebat
09:48:13 PM 21st Oct 2014
ump
Asuyuka
03:22:46 PM 22nd Oct 2014
You don't have to bump it every day. Maybe every other week, sure, or whenever it falls off the page, but once a day, or once every other day, dumping is quite excessive.
Bootlebat
04:41:46 PM 31st Oct 2014
ok to bump now?
Bootlebat
11:45:05 AM 13th Nov 2014
bump
Bootlebat
03:49:47 PM 20th Nov 2014
bimp

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
03:49:25 PM 20th Nov 2014
Techno song from 2005 or so. Singer was male and the refrain was something like "I'm feeling the pressure" I remember the song sounded kind of like "Behind The Wheel' by Depeche Mode.
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Bootlebat
12:01:47 PM 19th Sep 2014
bbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmppppppppppp
Bootlebat
08:32:55 PM 19th Sep 2014
bump
Bootlebat
08:33:16 PM 19th Sep 2014
bump
Embryon
09:33:19 PM 21st Sep 2014
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Maybe "Inner City Pressure" by Flight of the Conchords?
Bootlebat
11:42:29 AM 22nd Sep 2014
No sorry
Bootlebat
06:13:08 PM 24th Sep 2014
lump
madhair60
06:26:27 AM 25th Sep 2014
Drop the Pressure by Mylo? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tb3RLqY9Xo
Bootlebat
11:56:32 AM 25th Sep 2014
No, I like that one though
madhair60
06:01:48 AM 26th Sep 2014
A bit too old, but "Breathe" by The Prodigy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdCJ50dqW4
Bootlebat
12:54:18 PM 26th Sep 2014
nope
FromtheWordsofBR
08:49:42 AM 27th Sep 2014
I'm going out on a limb here but could it be "Pressure" by Paramore?
Bootlebat
09:24:22 AM 27th Sep 2014
no sorry
Bootlebat
06:50:19 PM 5th Oct 2014
BUMP
Bootlebat
11:48:21 AM 25th Oct 2014
bump
Bootlebat
09:42:33 PM 28th Oct 2014
lump
Bootlebat
02:24:39 PM 30th Oct 2014
Couple more details: The voice was kind of androgynous tho I think it was male voice. I may be remembering the lyrics wrong but I'm sure the word pressure was in them
KEVP
05:23:26 AM 31st Oct 2014
"Under Pressure" by David Bowie with Queen?

Bootlebat
11:51:58 AM 31st Oct 2014
Definitely not
Bootlebat
05:55:54 PM 7th Nov 2014
If it helps any I'm pretty sure the song title is the same as the line about pressure. I remember the DJ announced the name and artist at the time but I can't remember now obviously. From how he announced it it sounded like the song had just came out recently (2005 at the time)
LeiHarper
07:29:29 AM 13th Nov 2014
Is it "Pressure" by Signum? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqYXobgTYcI
Bootlebat
10:46:09 AM 13th Nov 2014
fraid not
Bootlebat
03:49:25 PM 20th Nov 2014
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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Western Animation
03:39:50 PM 20th Nov 2014
When my preschool was really into teaching us about dinosaurs, way back in the early 90's, two odd things stuck with me. First one's an animated short they showed us at some dinosaur museum we went to (the name of the museum escapes me, so that won't help. It was a traveling exhibit with animatronic dinosaurs and a big, scary prehistoric bird.) Anyway the short was, I think, stop motion and took place outdoors in a leafy forest. The background was meant to be realistic and it showed the evolution of man. A series of dissolves took us from a crouching hominid to 'modern man' with bear, loincloth, and I think a spear. A solemn narrator, who I think was male, described each stage of evolution. The animation looked older, like it could have come from the 70's. Second is a song we used to listen to in class, again in the early 90's, on some dinosaur themed record or tape. This one song used to scare the be-jeezus out of me, it was a loud, ominous song with a lot of repeated words by a male singer doing a growly 'mad' voice. I remember pounding drumbeats in the back and the singer chanting "Tyrannosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, TEETH SHARP LIKE STEAK KNIVES, Tyrannosauuuuurus!" Hope someone can help.
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ClinkerGynoid
07:46:34 AM 16th Nov 2014
Bump?
Bananaquit
08:00:56 PM 16th Nov 2014
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ClinkerGynoid
04:02:16 PM 19th Nov 2014
That song is somewhat reminiscent of the song I remember, especially the low voice and drumbeats. But I don't remember the 'Asian' sort of beat. I would say that's just me mis-remembering but I DISTINCTLY remember the lyric "teeth sharp like steak knives" being in the song and how it frightened me. Thanks so much for your help in any case.
PaulA
05:37:28 PM 19th Nov 2014
Googling for "teeth sharp like steak knives" turns up several pages (here's one) with a set of lyrics that include the refrain:

Tyrannosaurus king of the reptiles,
Teeth sharp like steak knives,
Fights all to live or die.

Unfortunately, none of them seem to have any source information.
ClinkerGynoid
03:39:50 PM 20th Nov 2014
I don't remember the other lyrics, but the one I do recall is so distinct that I think this might be it. The chorus sounds like it would fit the beat I remember. If only I could find the recording! But thanks, I think you've got it.

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magicblah
Medium: Literature
03:33:37 PM 20th Nov 2014
Somewhere between 2000 and 2010 I read a mass-market paperback version of a book that had some sort of werewolves as the protagonists. Pyramids may have been involved. Earth had been forcibly removed from orbit (possibly by aliens), and there was a periodic cycle of renewal of outside energy to replace the sun, enabling the werewolves (who may be the only humans left) to survive. Eventually, I think one of the werewolves sacrificed themselves to make the moon into a stable source of light and energy for the planet. I don't remember what variety of werewolves the protagonists were, but at the very least they belonged to a werewolf centered cult or something of the like.
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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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Christy
Medium: Western Animation
10:08:54 PM 19th Nov 2014
I can't remember the name of a movie. Can anyone help?

It was a kids movie,probably released in the late 80s or early 90s. It was about three siblings and an evil Queen. All I remember of the plot is that one day the youngest sibling,a girl of perhaps 2 or 3 who liked puzzles,finds a sapphire or somesuch gem in the family's crawlspace/basement. Afterward the girl is kidnapped and her two older siblings go to a strange land to get her back.

Meanwhile the queen is saying the little girl is her daughter,so her siblings get jobs as nannies or lullabye singers or something to get her back. Naturally however they are caught but just as it seems the queen has won,the little girl(who still has the sapphire for some reason)puts the sapphire into a hole in the throne room floor lead by her older sister saying it's a puzzle. Somehow this defeats the queen and all is well again.

The only other thing I remember is another boy sent on a quest by a woman(a queen maybe?) to rescue her kidnapped daughter but then the witch who did the kidnapping claims that the girl is her daughter and it was the other woman who is a kidnapper. There's also a scene of a giant bird or a dragon or something making off with a baby in a basket. ...Now that I think of it this scene may be from a different movie.

Yes,I know it's not much but it's all I can remember. At first I thought it might be an old Care Bears or My Little Pony movie but when I looked those up none of the descriptions matched what I remember.

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You.
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christy
01:11:13 PM 3rd Nov 2014
Bumpity Bump Bump
christy
10:02:18 PM 17th Nov 2014
BUMP!
Christy
10:08:54 PM 19th Nov 2014
Bumping again because this has been bugging me for YEARS and I would really like to find it again.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Music
09:57:14 PM 19th Nov 2014
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Song from the mid 1980s. I thought it was "Come On Eileen" or "Celtic Soul Brothers" by Dexys Midnight Runners, but having just seen those, I'm wrong. (Unless there's more than one version of the music videos?) The band in question are all scruffy lower class people like DMR presented themselves as in their "Eileen" period.

The video starts with the singer/main character in a small restaurant/diner having a meal. He sees a friend out the window and leaves, non-verbally telling the owner/waitress that he'll be back shortly to pay for his meal and leaving a package to demonstrate his commitment to coming back. He goes away and has a grand ol' time, and singing whatever song it is. We occasionally cut back to the diner where the waitress is getting concerned. Late that night, at more or less the end of the video, the waitress opens up the package to find it's just some old newspaper (or something), he never planned to come back!

I know this sounds kinda like A Ha's "Take On Me" but it isn't that.
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TheNinth
06:56:52 AM 5th Sep 2012
Bumping because this is now bugging me. I can almost see the video, but can't recall it.

OP... can you remember anything else about the song? I'm guessing up-tempo because you say he was having a grand ol' time.... but anything about how many people were in the band, or the singer's voice, or maybe any bit of the lyrics at all?
randomsurfer
07:40:32 AM 5th Sep 2012
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Glad to know I'm not 100% imagining this! Sorry, no, I can't recall any other details well. As I said, I thought it was Dexys Midnight Runners, and had ass/u/med until recently it was "Come On Eileen" or "Celtic Soul Brothers" so I don't remember any lyrics other than them and have always associated the singer's voice & band's number/look with Dexys'. The only other thing that I remember is towards the end of the song, either just before or just after the waitress discovers the shredded newspapers, they're on a hillside/mountain playing in twilight. I guess just before, since it got me thinking "is he ever going back to the diner?" and then there's The Reveal.
Bananaquit
12:48:20 PM 5th Sep 2012
I was going to say “Boxer Beat” by JoBoxers as some of the things sync up (restaurant/diner, newspaper, lead singer spotting his friends/bandmates through the window) but the storyline is not the same (the band members wind up joining their friend in the diner and dancing and singing there for the balance of the video).
randomsurfer
04:38:26 PM 5th Sep 2012
Gee, that is really similar while at the same time being completely different!
randomsurfer
11:02:15 AM 15th Oct 2012
Bump.
KEVP
09:09:54 AM 16th Oct 2012
Hmm. The video for "Geno" by Dexy's Midnight Runners shows a guy in a cheap diner-like restaurant. He leaves at the end of the video, doesn't seem to pay, but there isn't a waitress or a package of newpaper.
randomsurfer
02:36:49 PM 21st Oct 2012
edited by randomsurfer
If the "Geno" on youtube is the only version of the music video that isn't it.
randomsurfer
07:04:18 PM 1st Feb 2013
edited by randomsurfer
Bump. In reply to a question above: I think it was a little faster tempo than "Eileen," not quite as fast as "Celtic." "Boxer Beat" is way too fast. Also, as may be inferred from the fact that I thought the band was Dexys, it was a British band, and the archetecture looked like it took place in a village/small town in the UK.
randomsurfer
09:39:33 PM 25th Mar 2013
Bump again.
randomsurfer
03:56:21 PM 11th May 2013
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yet another bump. Just paged through this list of "over 1,000 classic music videos from the 1980's" and I couldn't find it, having clicked on everything that I thought might possibly have been it.

Oh, and I think the waitress is late middle aged & chubby.
randomsurfer
12:24:48 AM 23rd Nov 2013
My last bump worked out well so I'll try bumping this one.
randomsurfer
09:57:14 PM 19th Nov 2014
Not-quite one year bump.

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Korados
Medium: Western Animation
09:52:26 PM 19th Nov 2014
Hello tropers,

A troper said I should post my query here. I have a very special case for you.

Roughly 10-12 years ago, I watched an animation film which starred three schoolgirls/cheerleaders who fight the evil. These girls could transform much like in a Magical Girl Anime. But I'm pretty sure it was a western animated film.

They transformed by drinking a sports drink. Afterwards, they are shouting something, but unfortunately, I only know it on German. They are shouting: "Aufgetankt!" which roughly means "Refueled!". I remember one scene in which the Bad Guy ties the girls up and takes away their sports drinks. One of them then said: "Oh no, we can't refuel without our drinks!" So I guess they called the transformation itself refueling.

I know that I saw that film on a German kids channel. I wrote to them if they might know what it is, but they replied it might be The Powerpuff Girls. This is definitely wrong, because they neither are cheerleaders, nor drink sports drinks, nor transformed.

I already wrote into several German forums but never got a reply, so I thought I try it here. The film surely wasn't a German production because this channel (Super RTL) just features cartoons from different countries.

This is all I remember. As this was a long time ago, I can only give vague hints. I'm quite sure that it wasn't a series because I remember that it ran during the "Family Cartoon" time in which Super RTL always shows a full animated film.

Maybe you can find out something. This would be very great! Thank you for your help!
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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
03:36:39 PM 19th Nov 2014
What is the music that starts at 1:40 in here? I heard it a long time ago on an old health podcast from The Podcast Network, and I can't seem to figure out what it is.
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FromtheWordsofBR
03:36:39 PM 19th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
08:16:04 AM 19th Nov 2014
This is gonna be a hard one but here goes: my dad had this record that I really liked to listen to when I was a kid circa 1990. There was this one song I really liked that was the final song on either side a or b (I forget if all the songs on the record were by the same group or not) singer was male, genre maybe rock or alternative. Can't remember any exact lyrics but I think the general meaning was something about no matter how hard he tries he can't do something. I think the band's name started with a D or a T but not sure.
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Bootlebat
07:16:05 PM 10th Nov 2014
One more thing that may help. I think on the same record there was the song Hazy Shade Of Winter by The Bangles Which implies it was a compilation record as I don't think they ever had a male singer
Azzizzi
09:23:29 PM 10th Nov 2014
"hazy Shade of Winter" is on they sndtrack for the movie "Less than Zero." Maybe the song is on there?
eggplant
03:53:25 PM 11th Nov 2014
Danzig's "You and Me (Less than Zero)"?
Bananaquit
05:58:32 PM 11th Nov 2014
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That song is credited as Glenn Danzig and the Power & Fury Orchestra. Anyway, the song at the end of the A-side of the Less Than Zero soundtrack is Slayer’s cover of “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida,” so it probably wasn’t the LTZ soundtrack after all.
Bootlebat
10:15:55 PM 11th Nov 2014
thats not it
Bootlebat
10:26:55 PM 11th Nov 2014
I THINK one of the lines was something like "however hard I try" but Google turns up nothing
Daefaroth
01:46:23 AM 12th Nov 2014
Dan Hill had a hit with "Can't We Try" also in 1987 if it was a best of the year type album.
Duncan
09:36:49 AM 12th Nov 2014
The Bangles' "Hazy Shade of Winter" was a cover of a Simon & Garfunkel song... maybe it was someone else's cover?
Bootlebat
10:11:20 AM 12th Nov 2014
Dan Hill is not it sorry.
Bootlebat
10:23:39 AM 12th Nov 2014
edited by Bootlebat
The song in question sounded somewhat similar to "Hazy Shade Of Winter" if I remember right. Pretty sure it was The Bangles version of that song.
Bootlebat
02:17:56 PM 12th Nov 2014
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I made a recording of me singing what little I remember of it. Not very good but might help a little. http://tindeck.com/listen/fywn
Daefaroth
01:07:59 AM 13th Nov 2014
Jason Donovan: I'm Doing Fine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSYZrsHnFCQ
Bootlebat
10:45:53 AM 13th Nov 2014
fraid not
Bootlebat
12:15:09 PM 15th Nov 2014
One more thing that might help a little: I think the album cover had a black and white photo on it (doesn't narrow it down much I know)
Bootlebat
11:03:54 AM 18th Nov 2014
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update: after looking through records with my dad (he still keeps all of them), I am pretty sure it did not start with D or T as we checked all the ones in those sections and nothing was right. Also I don't think it was compilation as he only has one such record and it didn't fit. So what I still do know is: I heard it in 1990 or so, it had a male singer, it sounded somewhat similar to "Hazy Shade Of Winter" and the general meaning of the lyrics was something about how he can't do something.
Daefaroth
12:02:43 AM 19th Nov 2014
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Okay, shot deep in the dark here. "Hazy Shade of Winter" by the Bangles is a cover. It is originally from the Simon and Garfunkle album Bookends.

Specifically look at the song "Overs".

And I'm habitually feelin' kind of blue. But each time I try on the thought of leaving you. I stop, I stop and think it over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uIrXfVtXbI

It also has a black and white photo on the cover.
Bootlebat
08:16:04 AM 19th Nov 2014
That is not it sorry. The song had about the same tempo as Hazy Shade also.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
10:27:23 PM 18th Nov 2014
I remember in 2002 I downloaded the program Fruity Loops. On it there are some sample songs. I am looking for this one I liked that had the word "reaper" in the title but I can't remember the whole thing. I tried downloading Fruity Loops again but the more recent versions have different sample songs
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Bananaquit
06:35:54 PM 15th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
07:49:39 PM 15th Nov 2014
No it was an original song they made
Bootlebat
10:27:23 PM 18th Nov 2014
Can you still download Fruity Loops 3.4 anywhere? That's the version that had it.

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NimForestbreath
Medium: Western Animation
01:13:43 PM 18th Nov 2014
I have a faint memory of an episode of a show in which at first the main character(s) are walking over a bridge and the river below it is at a calm and peaceful level.

Later on in the episode, they go back to the same bridge during a rainstorm or something. The water level has risen to be right beneath the bridge and the character(s) are afraid that the bridge with break or float away.

The only show that I think it could be is Thomas the Tank, but I'm not sure. Thanks
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mimitchi33
01:13:43 PM 18th Nov 2014
Could it have been Toby and the Flood?

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Christy
Medium: Western Animation
10:03:19 PM 17th Nov 2014
Okay this maybe a bit long as I have multipul quries this time. Here we go: 1.There was this weird space themed show that used to watch on Teletoon. It came on at about 10 pm,had rather crude pastel coloured animation(sort of like the early rugrats cartoons)and the main character was a guy who always spoke in a monotone voice no matter what crazy stuff he and his crew go into. 2.This one is actually a video I watched at a friend's house years ago. It was three different versions of Beauty and the Beast narrated by an asian-american man(my brain keeps saying David Suzuki but I'm not certain about that). The first story was just the regular version,the second,set in medival Japan or China was about a princess being held captive by an evil wizard(therefore making her the "Beast" to be saved)and a common guy who saves her with the help of a bird lady(who I believe was meant to be the princesses familiar or animal spirit guide or something)though not before the evil wizard kills the bird lady and turns the princess to stone. I don't remember the third story at all but I recall that the narrator would pause between the stories and discuss the differences and similarities between each story. 3. A claymation show about a kid whose wishes came true whenever he ate mashed carrots(for some reason)and he had a female dragon friend living in his closet. 4.This one was a Hello Kitty special about a prince and princess who are cursed(they were siblings and squirrels I think). The boy was kidnaped/lured away by some dark force as a kid and the girl is in a cursed sleep,leaving it up to Kitty and friends to save the day. 5.Last one. This was a scene of a movie I saw when I was small and it freaked me right out. A little blonde girl and her parents go for a drive but end up crashing into a ravine filled with hazardous waste and they are left unconcious. I recall being so upset over the scene of the little girl lying limply in the car with her teddy that I couldn't even finish the movie.

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You!
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Medinoc
02:59:30 AM 31st Oct 2014
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SolipSchism
08:09:36 AM 31st Oct 2014
Okay this maybe a bit long as I have multipul quries this time. Here we go:

  1. There was this weird space themed show that used to watch on Teletoon. It came on at about 10 pm,had rather crude pastel coloured animation(sort of like the early rugrats cartoons)and the main character was a guy who always spoke in a monotone voice no matter what crazy stuff he and his crew go into.
  2. This one is actually a video I watched at a friend's house years ago. It was three different versions of Beauty and the Beast narrated by an asian-american man(my brain keeps saying David Suzuki but I'm not certain about that). The first story was just the regular version,the second,set in medival Japan or China was about a princess being held captive by an evil wizard(therefore making her the "Beast" to be saved)and a common guy who saves her with the help of a bird lady(who I believe was meant to be the princesses familiar or animal spirit guide or something)though not before the evil wizard kills the bird lady and turns the princess to stone. I don't remember the third story at all but I recall that the narrator would pause between the stories and discuss the differences and similarities between each story.
  3. A claymation show about a kid whose wishes came true whenever he ate mashed carrots(for some reason)and he had a female dragon friend living in his closet.
  4. This one was a Hello Kitty special about a prince and princess who are cursed(they were siblings and squirrels I think). The boy was kidnaped/lured away by some dark force as a kid and the girl is in a cursed sleep,leaving it up to Kitty and friends to save the day.
  5. Last one. This was a scene of a movie I saw when I was small and it freaked me right out. A little blonde girl and her parents go for a drive but end up crashing into a ravine filled with hazardous waste and they are left unconcious. I recall being so upset over the scene of the little girl lying limply in the car with her teddy that I couldn't even finish the movie.

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You!
flamyangelwings
01:52:31 PM 31st Oct 2014
The third one is Henry's World, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWHZAY62TbI The fourth one is Hello Kitty in the Sleeping Princess, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4mTrQk0UMw
christy
07:56:56 PM 31st Oct 2014
I'm sorry if my original post is "unreadable", I didn't intend for it to come out that way but my old laptop had other ideas apparently. Anyway thank you to SolipSchism for organising it. Henry's World and Hello Kitty in the sleeping princess were definitely what I was searching for, thank you flamyangelwings! Two down and Three to go.
Bananaquit
08:20:53 PM 31st Oct 2014
Would #5 be Erin Brockovitch?
Bananaquit
08:20:53 PM 31st Oct 2014
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Double post, sorry!
christy
11:57:35 AM 1st Nov 2014
No I don't think so. It was an animated movie but thanks anyway.
christy
10:03:19 PM 17th Nov 2014
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AHI-3000
Medium: Western Animation
09:34:16 PM 17th Nov 2014
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A long time ago on Cartoon Network, there was a TV movie that aired somewhere around Christmas time, I think it was about Santa Claus fighting aliens or something weird like that. Does anyone know the title?
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EricaB
09:08:54 AM 17th Nov 2014
The only thing I can think of is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but that's not animated.
Duncan
10:29:59 AM 17th Nov 2014
Could it have been one of the Xmas episodes of Futurama? Santa Claus is an evil robot that lives on Neptune in that show.
AHI-3000
05:43:45 PM 17th Nov 2014
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I'm pretty sure it wasn't Futurama.

It was about a younger Badass Santa. He was fighting some kind of evil before becoming a jolly old man.
EricaB
06:44:23 PM 17th Nov 2014
Some adaptation of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus?

How long ago was "a long time ago" for you? There was a stop-motion animated version of this story by Rankin/Bass in 1985, and a traditionally animated version in 2000.
AHI-3000
09:34:16 PM 17th Nov 2014
It was a 2D animation. It aired on TV in the 2000s, I'm sure of that.

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Midna
Medium: Film
09:17:14 PM 17th Nov 2014
It was about football IIRC. It had a scene where some teenagers are out in the woods, shooting up the old shitty car one of them owned. I remember at least one of the characters present had a Southern drawl of some kind ("die, you sumbitch").
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TheNinth
09:19:49 AM 22nd Aug 2014
Varsity Blues?

If not, can you remember anything else about it? Who was in it, when it was made, where it was set....
zoman
09:17:14 PM 17th Nov 2014
Sounds like the movie October Sky. It's not about football but one of the kids in the movie tries out for the high school football team at the start. It takes place in West Virginia.

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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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WhizzerMckwoff
Medium:
08:28:06 PM 17th Nov 2014
This was a live album a babysitter of mine once brought over in about late 1999. I want to say it had a green cover. It was either a female artist or a group with a female artist. It had a rather dreary first track and a seriously hard rocking second track. And it really scared me, it was so creepy, to the point where I had the babysitter turn it off.

Any idea what it might have been?
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Asuyuka
12:03:58 AM 17th Nov 2014
2004, so it might be a little late, but Evanescence's Anywhere But Home? The first track was Haunted, and the second track was Going Under. Haunted is an extremely creepy song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UInqUksE5q8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayKgZg4XJr0
WhizzerMckwoff
11:04:01 AM 17th Nov 2014
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Definitely wasn't Evanescence. I know, I would have thought that, too, but like I said, I'm almost certain it was 1999 (late 1999).

Also, track 4 was pretty creepy, but not a loud rocker.
Bootlebat
12:59:43 PM 17th Nov 2014
Doo you remember any lyrics
wHIZZERmCKWOFF
01:13:32 PM 17th Nov 2014
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No, unfortunately.
WhizzerMckwoff
08:28:06 PM 17th Nov 2014
I think it was a green/black cover, maybe?

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
01:04:02 PM 17th Nov 2014
Another hard one: in 2000 there was this song I found online that said it was by the artist Tall Paul but for the name it just said "track 7" (or maybe 9 I forget). The track had no lyrics but I can sort of remember what it was like. I made a recording of me "singing" it but it's hard to imitate http://tindeck.com/listen/wdpf
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Bootlebat
12:57:18 PM 17th Nov 2014
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01:04:02 PM 17th Nov 2014
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junya
Medium: Videogame
12:04:38 PM 17th Nov 2014
This is kinda a long shot but, I played this game in the early 2000's. What I remember is that it is a 3D computer game and you play as a centipede. I thought it was called Centipede, but apparently that's a shooter and while it does have a 3D version you play as a person.
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firepiplup
12:04:38 PM 17th Nov 2014
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I remember a game like this, but I just want to make sure: Was it a PC game? Was it on a free game website? Was it kind of like a mix between Pac Man and Snake?

If it was, I think you're talking about Nibblet. I remember playing it when I was younger too, so it fits the date range. http://www.freearcade.com/Nibblet.jav/Nibblet.html

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SapphireBlue
Medium: Videogame
08:03:20 AM 17th Nov 2014
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I've got two games that I'm curious about. Both are PC edutainment games, probably from the mid-to-late 90s.

The first was one of those games where you had a central area, and could access a number of minigames from there. It had a space theme, and the central area was a spaceship. There was one minigame where you were on this planet with a lot of craters, and you were playing a kind of "whack-a-mole" thing. These weird, brightly colored, cartoony-looking aliens would stick their heads out of the craters, and you'd hit them with something. I don't remember if you had a bludgeon or if you were shooting something at them. I can't seem to remember any of the other minigames, or what exactly the goal of the game was. I think there must've been more than one of these games, because I remember a friend having one that looked similar, but had different minigames.

The other one is similarly hard to remember, and again, all I have is bits and pieces. It had the same kind of "central area" format as the other one, but that's the only thing they had in common. This central area was mostly dark, I think, with spotlights on the things you could do. I know there was at least one minigame that involved music, but I don't remember anything about it besides that. The thing I remember most clearly was some weird little game where you were making these fluffy critters. I think they were fluffy, anyway. You were in a building, and people would come to the door and ask you to make them one. They'd tell you the specifics, and you'd give it to them. I remember that those things eventually got their own spinoff - something to do with a town full of them. Aside from that, I remember there being more than one of these games, but I only ever played this one because I was too young for the others.

Come to think of it, the one with the music minigame and the one with the critters may have been two different games, but I'm not sure.

I know this isn't much help. I'm not too concerned about finding out what these were, but if anyone knows what I'm talking about, I'd appreciate it.
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MaybeBaby
06:27:51 AM 16th Jan 2013
Could it have been Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon? It had a lot of stuff that sounds similar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfyiRNh5ihA&sns=em
SapphireBlue
09:01:03 AM 21st Jan 2013
It definitely was not Putt-Putt - I did play those games, and this was not one of them.
HangBrain
02:32:45 AM 3rd Mar 2013
The first one wasn't "Schoolhouse Rock Exploration Station" was it? My experience with edutainment games was limited and I can't remember most of them but that did have the minigames/spaceship theme, etc.
SapphireBlue
08:03:20 AM 17th Nov 2014
No, I don't think that was it.

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Batman39
Medium: Western Animation
08:28:55 PM 16th Nov 2014
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I remember seeing it when I was like...4 or 5? It has the quality of what you expect for a $5 video a grandparent buys to keep the grandkids preoccupied. I wanna say it was 90s but it might have been 80s. It might have been from a show but I think it was just a short (like 30-40 minutes) movie Two girls get into a fight and then a bad girl convinces one of the girls to be her friend instead. There was a couple of poor musical numbers because..of course. I wanna say one of the songs was a variation of the preschool song "heads, shoulders, knees and toes" but it might not have been.

That's all I really remember.

ETA: I think it may have also been part-live action but I may be confusing that with another show/movie
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theteeth
07:34:10 PM 16th Nov 2014
Any memory of what the characters looked like? (appearance and art style, maybe?)
Batman39
08:28:55 PM 16th Nov 2014
at least one of the characters had pig tails, I think? I think another had freckles. All the characters were young kids.

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FoxGriffin
Medium: Western Animation
08:24:14 PM 16th Nov 2014
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I saw this on the Cartoon Network website sometime between the years of 1999 and 2003. It was an animated short that started in a land of multi-coloured rabbits. I think the flowers and/or sun might have had a face as well. Partway through, the rabbits get attacked by jackass lawnmowers with faces who empty garbage cans over the rabbits' heads and eat their lunches. Then the lawnmowers drive off and end up in the land of the rising sun. This land scares the lawnmowers and they drive away. The End.

EDIT: They might have been motorcycles and not lawnmowers, if this makes any difference.

Does this ring any bells?
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mimitchi33
03:03:06 PM 21st May 2012
Zanreo
01:36:47 AM 23rd May 2012
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If it was on Cartoon Network I doubt it was HTF.

Actually, when you say it I think I might also have seen something similar, but I can't really remember what it was... maybe I'm just mixing different stuff together.

What kind of animation? 2D cartoon, or 3D animation(as in the graphics)? What style: cartoony, more realistic, ect.
FoxGriffin
07:25:10 PM 25th May 2012
It wasn't HTF. It was cartoony, 2D animation.
FoxGriffin
05:19:55 PM 6th Jun 2012
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FoxGriffin
11:10:14 PM 12th Jun 2012
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FoxGriffin
07:21:58 PM 22nd Jun 2012
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theteeth
08:24:14 PM 16th Nov 2014
I know this hasn't been bumped in years, but I know exactly what it is, and this is unanswered, so...

It was this Web Premier Toon: http://www.skyetheguy.com/WPT/chopperbunch.html

One of my favorites when I was a little kid.

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Obadoba
Medium:
08:18:08 PM 16th Nov 2014
On on Halloween one year (probably from 2007-2011), I believe on Cartoon Network, there were several claymation shorts shown between commercials. They were really creepy, in a sort of aardman style. All I remember is that there was one guy in all the episodes, I think he had glasses? My sister remembered there was one short where the guy was sitting in bed and a shark fin was swimming towards him through the floorboards. I know there were several of them, all throughout the day, and I'm pretty sure they were pretty graphic for Cartoon Network. I think the guy died more than once. There was no indication of what it was, save for an illegible title card that flashed on screen for a split second at the end of every episode. There wasn't any other mention of them on the channel or the websites, and couldn't find out any information about it at all. I just want to find it to know what the heck was going on, and find out what would ever possess them to show something so messed up when kids were watching....
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theteeth
08:18:08 PM 16th Nov 2014
Bumping this because my sibling posted this and I WANT TO KNOW more than anything.

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Bootlebat
Medium:
02:34:01 PM 16th Nov 2014
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When I was a kid (circa 1993) I had this cassette tape with a story/info about sharks. At the end of it there was this song about sharks and I think the first lyrics were "hungry hungry sharks, waiting in the dark" or something along those lines. The tape might have had a book that came with it but I forgot.
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Bootlebat
11:20:08 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
11:29:21 AM 18th Sep 2014
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alaman
02:33:36 AM 19th Sep 2014
all I can find is a book called 'Hungry hungry sharks' by Joanna Cole. Doesn't seem to have a cassette in it though.
Bootlebat
12:00:07 PM 19th Sep 2014
Might there be an audiobook form on a tape and the song was added as a bonus? I can't find anything on it
PaulA
07:30:49 PM 1st Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
03:03:32 PM 30th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
01:25:59 PM 5th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
02:34:01 PM 16th Nov 2014
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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
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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
edited by lalalei2001
Nickelodeon's KaBlam!? Maybe Out Of The Box?
flamyangelwings
04:45:36 PM 11th Nov 2014
edited by flamyangelwings
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
edited by WhizzerMckwoff
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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WhizzerMCkwoff
Medium:
11:49:14 AM 16th Nov 2014
"Out of the box"??
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WhizzerMckwoff
11:49:14 AM 16th Nov 2014
Sorry, I wasn't 100% sure of how this thread worked when I posted this.

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Film
07:44:03 AM 16th Nov 2014
On here at the bequest of a friend. He remembers flipping through the channels at home as a kid, placing this sometime in the early-to-mid 1990s, and seeing the following strange film clip: It began with the image of a live-action person vomiting. (It could have been a guy or a girl, he remembers nothing else about the person.) Then, as the person continued to vomit, the camera zoomed out to show the doorway of the room they were vomiting. The camera was outside, you could see the person vomiting through the door. On the side of one wall by the doorway, on the outside, you could then see a HUGE insect. He said it took up most of the wall and resembled a giant ladybug or beetle. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thanks

This could also be a Live Action TV episode, but from the sound of it, I think it might have been a movie on cable. Wish I could describe this better, but it's not my memory :(
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FerrousFaucet
09:21:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
Perhaps a television adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
OmegaII
11:17:54 AM 21st Aug 2014
Naked Lunch?
EricaB
07:18:39 PM 21st Aug 2014
edited by EricaB
Sounds like it could be Infestation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80_-WDcBDg

I saw this on the Sci-Fi Channel. When people first wake up after getting out of the weird coccoons, they throw up. This could have been an early scene when the main character frees himself from a coccoon, and the viewers see one of the bugs for the first time.

Edit: Never mind... Infestation came out only a few years ago. Far too recent for it to be as old as you say. Sorry!
LordXavius
09:27:54 AM 22nd Aug 2014
Mimic? Probably not, but worth suggesting.
ClinkerGynoid
06:06:41 AM 23rd Aug 2014
I'll check up on that. Thank you both!
snag
10:34:02 PM 31st Aug 2014
"The Witches of Eastwick" has 2 great vomiting scenes in it but doubtful the bug is in there too. The first and best one, has a woman who is being cursed in a similar fashion to a voodoo doll where, the witches are eating cherries. They aren't aware of it but the act is making the non-believer spew partially digested cherries and pits all over her living room like they were coming out of a fire hose all the while having a panic attack over the event.
ClinkerGynoid
04:56:21 PM 7th Sep 2014
I don't think it's Eastwick. I've seen that one.
TheTeeth
05:02:36 PM 7th Sep 2014
Was the beetle realistic? Like did it look like an actual bug, or was it stylized?
Bootlebat
01:34:07 PM 8th Nov 2014
bump just because I'm curious
ClinkerGynoid
07:44:03 AM 16th Nov 2014
He says the bug was realistic.

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lalalei2001
Medium: Literature
09:23:57 PM 15th Nov 2014
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I'm looking for a specific issue of Nintendo Power that I believe ran anywhere from Volumes 140-170. The only thing I remember from this issue is the letters page, which talked about gamers' favorite video game endings. I would love to find this one!
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soraos21
Medium: Anime
09:56:33 PM 14th Nov 2014
Alright, so I saw clips of this anime a few months back, and I was wondering what it is. In the clips there were these giant white monsters that looked kinda like the Hollows from Bleach, and what they did was go around and collect humans, eating them. They'd spear 'em on their fingers, slice 'em in half, eat them whole, etc.. I'm morbidly curious as to what anime it is, so any info you guys can provide would be wonderful!
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theteeth
08:52:59 PM 14th Nov 2014
You aren't talking about Attack on Titan, are you?
MSPachina#2
09:09:02 PM 14th Nov 2014
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse? Haven't actually watched it though I recall a violent .gif.
Hylarn
09:56:33 PM 14th Nov 2014
Last episode of Blood-C

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flamyangelwings
Medium: Film
02:13:29 PM 14th Nov 2014
Okay this is a bit of a long shot, but....my younger sister went to Germany in 2011, and while she was in her hotel she watched a movie that she wants to find. It was a (seemingly) old Cowboys .vs. Indians movie. It may not have even been in german. Other than the fact that it was Cowboys and Indians, the only thing she can really remember was a group of cowboys in one area, and the head cowboy was yelling at another one- then everyone held up a sign that said "JOHN" in some form.
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flamyangelwings
02:49:47 PM 9th Nov 2014
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bumpity
flamyangelwings
05:26:46 PM 12th Nov 2014
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NotSoBadassLongcoat
03:15:23 PM 13th Nov 2014
Not Der Schuh des Manitu by any chance?
flamyangelwings
02:13:27 PM 14th Nov 2014
Judging by the way she screamed and started jumping around when I showed her a clip on YouTube, absolutely! Thanks!
flamyangelwings
02:13:29 PM 14th Nov 2014
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Double post, sorry

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