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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PPPSSC
Medium: Literature
08:11:04 PM 29th Aug 2014
My brother has been trying to find a book he read in fourth grade. All he remembers is that one character was named Dolla Bill and a person he met thought he was asking for money.
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TheTeeth
08:11:04 PM 29th Aug 2014
What year would this have been?

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Diretooth
Medium: Videogame
08:07:24 PM 29th Aug 2014
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Okay, I'm looking for an old Roguelike game. I believe the setting is in a tower, you're a hero trying to find a princess, but are caught when you enter, are stripped of your equipment, and are put into jail. You immediately meet a cellmate who breaks through the wall, which allows you to escape. As stated before, it's a roguelike, there are walls that you can break down, and if I recall correctly, and this may be a spoiler, when you reach the princess after collecting special keys to her prison, the big bad of the game reveals there was never a princess or something like that. It got really philosopical to the point where my at-the-time tiny child brain was confused.

Oh! And I recall there was an unbreakable mattock item that broke practically any wall, and it had 2d graphics. Not ASCII Text, but pixels and whatnot.
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Diretooth
08:13:46 AM 20th May 2014
Bump.
FuzzyBoots
08:46:41 AM 20th May 2014
I haven't found it yet, but you might look through the examples at http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/rogue-variants-roguelikes to see if one sparks your memory. When were you a child?
Vios
09:34:20 PM 22nd May 2014
There's one called The Tower of Druaga that fits the bit about climbing a tower to rescue someone (not precisely a princess, but maybe close enough). It did involve breaking walls, and you could get an unbreakable wall-breaking pickaxe item (eventually - there were other, finite-use ones first). I'm not sure how well it fits the rest of your description, though, so maybe it isn't the one you're thinking of.
Diretooth
01:33:48 PM 23rd May 2014
I don't exactly remember when I was a child, but I was born in 94, so I was likely 6-10 years old, give or take a few years. I'm not sure if Druaga is the right one, maybe I'll look up an LP of it to make sure.
Diretooth
10:28:13 PM 7th Jun 2014
Yeah, looked at an LP and it wasn't it. In the original post, I mentioned a cellmate, said cellmate is met later on in the game. I also remember there being 'boss' level monsters that you have to avoid initially to proceed, that you can defeat much later.
Nezumi
06:05:48 AM 8th Jun 2014
Well, "a cellmate who breaks through the wall" is effectively how Dogi is first introduced in the Ys series, and about half the first game consists of a massive tower that's the game's final dungeon, but the rest of it doesn't line up.
Diretooth
12:45:31 AM 15th Jun 2014
Yeah, that's definitely not it..
Diretooth
04:46:18 AM 30th Jun 2014
Bump because this is rather frustrating.
Diretooth
08:07:24 PM 29th Aug 2014
Resurrection bump due to how frustrating this is for me.

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trovamp
Medium: Music
03:18:59 PM 29th Aug 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEM5eqPErY8

What's the song that starts at 9:41? (warning, the video is nsfw)
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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Western Animation
09:34:51 AM 29th Aug 2014
cartoon featuring monkeys.They wore loincloths for some reason. One of them went on a boat and fell asleep. I don't know the year, maybe 60's to 80's. The animation style resembled Disney (high quality animation, colourful)although it could've been Hanna Barbera because it aired on Cartoon Network/ Boomerang. I saw it in the early to mid 2000's.
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Medinoc
02:54:20 AM 28th Aug 2014
Was it a series, a feature-length, or a short?
RancidWarmasta
02:08:06 AM 29th Aug 2014
I think it was a feature length. I'm not sure it was Disney, as I don't think their films would be shown on Cartoon Network/Boomerang.
Indalecio
09:34:51 AM 29th Aug 2014

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RancidWarmasta
Medium:
05:51:27 AM 29th Aug 2014
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Action figure line from about 2005. Each figure is large and made of rubber, sort of like a oversized MUSCLE figure, but hollow. There was a gimmick in that when you squeezed a pump connected to their arm, they grew "muscles'. Although the word muscle was (probably) in the title, they had no real link with the MUSCLE collectable figure brand.
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RancidWarmasta
03:16:29 PM 26th Aug 2014
bump
RancidWarmasta
08:52:19 PM 27th Aug 2014
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FloydPinkerton
05:51:27 AM 29th Aug 2014
Vac Man, the nemesis of Stretch Armstrong, was like that. It was more like 1995 than 2005 though.

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ProgenyExMachina
Medium: Western Animation
03:09:47 AM 29th Aug 2014
What was the name of the Rugrats episode where it was really hot out and the babies had to get across a stretch of pavement and there were sprinklers on the other side?
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Bisected8
03:09:47 AM 29th Aug 2014
Could it be "Heat Wave" (the second part of episode 72)?

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MaxHeadroomHacker
Medium: Radio
10:30:34 PM 28th Aug 2014
So I just heard this radio-drama show tonight. It was sci-fi/horror, and it sounded like it was from the fifties, sort of like Twilight Zone. I only listened for a few minutes, but this is what I understood of the plot:

There were three people (a man, a woman, and another man, who was referred to as a captain) who had been in some accident or a car crash. Then, they had found themselves in a world where insects were giant-size, and kept humans as slaves/cattle. The woman and the captain decided to stay in this world, because they were smart, (and I guess wanted to fight the giant insects?). The other man, though, really wanted to go back home, and began to repeat to himself "I'm not dead, I'm not dead". He then woke up in a hospital or something (like the Wizard of Oz) where he was informed that the captain and the woman had died in the accident.

It seemed like an interesting show, and I have no idea if anyone knows what it might be.
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flamyangelwings
10:30:34 PM 28th Aug 2014
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Where do you live and were you surfing AM or FM?

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MichaelKatsuro
Medium: Videogame
01:39:59 PM 28th Aug 2014
I downloaded a demo of a 3DS game a while ago, and now that I'm going to buy it I don't remember the name of the game.

It's a platformer, where you run around in a monochrome world. If you press R or L, the world turns upside down.
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TheTeeth
01:39:59 PM 28th Aug 2014
VVVVVV? It's a platformer where you flip gravity to get through, I think there's a 3DS version.

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hadle.II
Medium:
09:13:08 AM 28th Aug 2014
There's this painting that freaked me out as a child and still haunts my dreams. It showed two people in a dark room, a man and a woman, both looking quite gaunt and miserable (kind of like the American Gothic). In the background on the right-hand side of the picture was an open doorway leading out into the passage, and three figures were approaching with kind of yellow skull-like goblin faces, dressed in black and carrying a coffin. What always stood out for me was the fingers of these creatures, which were very long and pointy. The picture had mostly a yellow color scheme and reminded me of Bosch. It is also likely that it was by a German artist as it was in a book in my German grandfather's house.
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Embryon
09:18:38 PM 25th Aug 2014
Shot in the dark after a bit of Googling: could it be "The Damned" by Felix Nussbaum?
hadle.II
09:13:08 AM 28th Aug 2014
Definitely the one. I'm surprised to see that it was just a detail from a large painting- the bit i saw was only the corner with the two people and the skull-things, hence my thinking it was inside a room. much appreciated!

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Cpt.Sqweky
Medium: Film
05:51:19 AM 28th Aug 2014
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I remember seeing a late 80s or early 90s action sci-fi film on the Sci-Fi channel. It had something to do with a corrupt corporate executive who's company had created food replication, and he wanted to move onto cloning animals right away, but the animals cloned this way were aggressive/evil and died after a short period of time. And then the main character got cloned... somehow... and had to fight his clone. And the stinger at the end was that the clone had cloned himself. That's all I remember. For some reason I want to say that the word "replicate" was somewhere in the title, but I'm not positive. Also, searching for that just brings up Van Damme's movie "Replicant" which is not what I'm looking for, it's far too new and the plot is all wrong.
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snag
10:59:30 AM 26th Aug 2014
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"the sixth day" covers your cloning corp crossing the line but they were making animals and organs, not food. The movie "repi-kate" covers your title comment. IMDB didn't help with a key word search "clone".. I mentioned the two above depending on how sketchy your recall of this is.
Cpt.Sqweky
05:51:19 AM 28th Aug 2014
No, neither of those are it. Both are far too new and neither's plot is anywhere close. The movie was definitely from the late 80s or early 90s. And I'm not sure if it was made for the sci-fi channel or was just playing on it, but it definitely had that 90s sci-fi channel vibe. If that makes any sense.

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Malady
Medium: Film
10:26:45 PM 27th Aug 2014
A movie where the characters distract an AI by asking it meaning of life...
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TheTeeth
06:29:09 PM 24th Jul 2014
Do you remember when or where you saw this?
Malady
07:28:16 PM 24th Jul 2014
On TV, and 5 years ago?
snag
01:01:11 AM 29th Jul 2014
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Dark Star. The AI was a bomb is one example....buuuuut that was 1974..oops

so distract the AI from doing what?
Malady
10:26:45 PM 27th Aug 2014
I'm quite sure it was to prevent the security system AI for a vault from going off, and it had the blue hologramness, maybe

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DatLonerGirl
Medium: Music
09:43:18 PM 27th Aug 2014
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Okay, there is this song that I can't remember the lyrics of. It was probably made in the 2000s. It was sung by a guy and has sort of a rockish beat if that makes any sense. The chorus is something like this:

This is* duh nu nu nu nu nunu nu

This is* duh nu nu nu nu nu nu ni

Duh nu nu nu nu ninini nunu you**

Duh nu nu nu nu nini me**

(*) Could be "this is", "this kiss", "is this", etc.

(**) Could be anything really

I know it's not a lot to go on, but I thought it was worth a shot.
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DatLonerGirl
03:04:09 PM 4th Aug 2014
Also, it was about a girl and a guy, I think.
snag
05:59:29 PM 4th Aug 2014
unfortunately, these lyrics seem to be very similar to how anyone sings a guitar lick when playing air guitar
DatLonerGirl
03:01:59 PM 5th Aug 2014
Oh no, the duh nus are just stand ins. I have no idea what the actual words are, that is why I can't find it. Also at some point it seems to reappeat the "this is" part three times.
mogiks
06:41:06 PM 5th Aug 2014
Do you remember the beat? There are apps where you can tap out or hum a song you heard and it will try to identify it. Admittedly I doubt they are usually very accurate, nor know all the songs in the world.

Do you have any other info you can give? Where did you hear it exactly? In a store, on TV, on the radio? What country?
KEVP
05:24:05 AM 6th Aug 2014
Okay, so you have a few "duh"s, a lot of "nu"s, two "nunu"s, one "ni", one "nini", and a "ninini"

How can I replace these with, like, quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes, etc?

KEVP
GordonWay2
11:00:53 AM 6th Aug 2014
You could record yourself singing it and upload it to YouTube.
DatLonerGirl
05:51:38 AM 7th Aug 2014
I don't have a mic or smartphone, I've tried tapping, and I heard in the US on the radio, so it probably used to be a hit. I think that it is 120 BPM, but I am not good with music theory so I can't be sure.
DatLonerGirl
11:50:58 AM 7th Aug 2014
I think the words "falling in love" might have been in there.
madhair60
05:33:03 AM 8th Aug 2014
DatLonerGirl
09:30:01 AM 8th Aug 2014
Sorry, too old.
DatLonerGirl
08:32:40 AM 11th Aug 2014
Bump?
DatLonerGirl
06:09:25 AM 14th Aug 2014
I'll bump one more time before I give up.
DatLonerGirl
08:44:03 PM 27th Aug 2014
I recently got a smartphone and downloaded sound hound. The song was dance dance by fallout boy. Man, I was way off.
snag
09:43:18 PM 27th Aug 2014
Score! Nicely done

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SathuraWanderer
Medium:
05:53:13 PM 27th Aug 2014
There was a video, perhaps from an ad, where there was a slim woman in a dark place, on a black vinyl suit, and she would slowly take of parts of the suit to reveal she was obese or something. Does it ring a bell on anyone?
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alaman
02:19:36 PM 21st Aug 2014
I remember a video with a beautiful woman taking off a suit to reveal she was actually an older man. Maybe that's it. But I have no idea what it was either.
FerrousFaucet
07:28:15 PM 21st Aug 2014
I vaguely remember seeing something like this as well. I feel like it was supposed to be one of those serious, sobering advertisements, like an anti-smoking, anti-drinking, or anti-bullying message perhaps.
SathuraWanderer
08:09:41 PM 23rd Aug 2014
Bumpty dump
EricaB
07:30:17 AM 24th Aug 2014
Could it have been some kind of trailer for Uwe Boll's Blubberella?
SathuraWanderer
07:37:17 AM 24th Aug 2014
No, I don't think so.
SathuraWanderer
05:53:13 PM 27th Aug 2014
prod

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smadronia
Medium: Literature
05:27:34 PM 27th Aug 2014
This was a book I read as a kid, probably 4th or 5th grade, so it had to be published in 1990 or earlier. It was a chapter book, and if it had illustrations, it only had a few.

It starts with a pegasus getting bored with wherever he lived (the clouds?) and sets off on adventure. He flies until he comes to where the humans are, in a normal modern day (the 1980s) town. He's fascinated by the cars as patterns on the highway, thinking they're insects. He gets closer to see what they are, and he's either hit by a car or the wind from the car sends him flying and breaks or damages a wing, and he ends up landing in some trees.

There's a girl who doesn't have any friends, she might be new in town? Her father is the town vet, and the barn they have doubles as a recovery room for some of his patients. There's a grey/brown horse, and some other animals. She ends up finding the Pegasus and hides him away in the barn until he can heal up and fly away.

Eventually the town finds out there's a pegasus in the barn, and they demand to see it. The girl and the pegasus find a way to colour the horse, I think through pegasus magic. Her dad shows the townsfolk the now white horse, and they go away, convinced there's no pegasus. The pegasus heals up enough to leave, and he does.

I can't remember if the Dad was in on the pegasus, I think he was, since the girl didn't know how to fix the pegasus. There were no siblings, and no mom in the story. I think it might have been the mom died, and so the girl and her dad moved to another town. I also want to say the girl's name was Becky, or Becca?

Sound familiar to anyone? I'm pretty sure it's a scholastic book fair, or book club book, but their website turns up nothing. Google doesn't show much, because girl, hurt pegasus, vet (or veterenarian), and book/novel turn up a lot of unrelated results.
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smadronia
01:59:58 AM 27th Aug 2014
Wow, it's been 10 months. so.. 10 month bump?
Bananaquit
05:27:34 PM 27th Aug 2014
Was it one of the books in the Serendipity series?

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BinaryStep
Medium: Literature
01:38:29 AM 27th Aug 2014
A book about a boy and a girl (may have been part of a series?) in a fantasy setting, at one point they have to make a deal with one of the villains, and the girl gives up her sarcasm (yeah the books didn't really make much sense).
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smadronia
01:38:29 AM 27th Aug 2014
Could it be Talking to Dragons by Patricia W Wrede? In it, the son of the king of the Enchanted Forest has the ability to make a girl's magic not work unless she's being polite. It's not exactly the same, but it's part of a series, and kind of fits.

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SonicPanther
Medium: Videogame
11:55:11 PM 26th Aug 2014
I'm trying to remember the name of an educational computer game (I played it on a Mac but it was probably playable on PC too) I played in the late 90s about dinosaurs. There are a lot of games that fit that criteria but I can't find this particular one no matter how much googling I do. There was a character who was (I'm pretty sure) a blue parasaurolophus that talked to you throughout the game, and I think your goal was to find and hatch eggs. It was a cartoony point and click deal. I remember you could explore different regions, like a valley and a desert and etc., and I distinctly remember learning what amber is from this game because that little blue dinosaur explained it. I hope this is enough info to jog someone else's memory. This has been bugging me for a looong time.
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smadronia
11:55:11 PM 26th Aug 2014

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LordXavius
Medium: Music
09:29:56 PM 26th Aug 2014
Heard a song earlier today in a café, probably on the radio but I guess it could've been a CD or something. Female singer (dunno about the genre, maybe pop?), the only other thing I really remember was the "oh" vowel in certain words (like "so" or "know") being repeated in a manner that seemed catchy ("you are so oh oh oh oh oh oh" or something like that). Vague, I know, but suggestions are appreciated.
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FerrousFaucet
02:47:19 PM 28th Jun 2014
Were the "oh"s monotonous, or was there some melody to it? If there was some melody, I think I heard a Lady Gaga song like that but I don't know the song.
LordXavius
06:49:08 PM 28th Jun 2014
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Definitely melody. Somewhat upbeat. Might have been Lady Gaga, but I'm not familiar enough with her music to be sure either way.
Dalillama
02:23:20 AM 29th Jun 2014
LordXavius
07:38:55 AM 30th Jun 2014
That's not it, but thanks for the suggestion.
Bananaquit
08:39:31 PM 30th Jun 2014
Euphoria?

Really, though, it could be any number of popular songs from the past five years. That stuttering thing is, annoyingly, quite popular right now.
LordXavius
07:13:25 AM 1st Jul 2014
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Heh, I don't actually listen to much modern music outside of the ESC. Speaking of which, it's not Loreen either. The song I heard was less... overly dramatic and more... cool? Wow, I suck at describing music.
hadle.II
04:00:02 PM 8th Jul 2014
Could it have been "If You Seek Amy"? There is a recurring line that goes, "Oh, oh, tell me have you seen her cos I'm so, oh"
LordXavius
04:04:50 PM 8th Jul 2014
Still not it, but it's kinda similar (I think). The one I head had a lot more "oh"s, though. Again, thanks for trying to help.
rumpelteazer
11:01:36 PM 5th Aug 2014
Maybe "80s Dance Song" (orsomething to that effect) by Regina Spektor?
snag
10:08:21 AM 6th Aug 2014
it may be worthwhile asking the cafe what they normally listen to. you could get a) yeah i know the song its <...> or b) its satellite station 'x' in which case they may have an online play list you can look up.

i've been in this situation too, where you're listening to something which strikes a cord (chord?). I think the occasions i've been luck on, they've had something i think was called DMX and the decoder box actually displays the name, artist and album of the song playing.

if this happens to you a lot, there are apps like Music ID and Shazam you put on your mobile device which are pretty good at identifying music playing by listening to it. and just like a camera its good to have an app handy which will record sound for later.

seriously, it may be worth a phonecall to the cafe. Most people would empathize with you.
FromtheWordsofBR
04:36:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
Both the regular version and Hippie Sabotage remix of Tove Lo's "Habits" open with "Oh oh...oh oh...oh oh..."
originalhobbit
09:29:56 PM 26th Aug 2014
Could it be "Blow" By Ke$ha? It's got the upbeat songs and Oh Oh thing going on.

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Nicknacks
Medium: Literature
08:34:11 PM 26th Aug 2014
A series of books, six in all, about two magicians, who lived in a fantasy world and travelled around. The fifth or sixth book involved them travelling to a castle, the fourth had them travel to a foreign court filled with Intrigue! and Danger! The colour was sort of yellow and purple, IIRC.

The girl had kind of tom-boy hair, too...

I know very little about these books, except that they were in my high school library.

The genre was Young Adult, and they were relatively quick reads, but not wholly disposable.
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PaulA
07:01:21 PM 14th Jul 2014
Do you remember anything about the magicians? Old? Young? Male? Female? Was one the student of the other? Why were they travelling around?
Nicknacks
07:07:43 PM 14th Jul 2014
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Young, teens or early 20's at the latest. One of each gender, and I think... typical sort of young adult stuff.

One or the other had been the apprentice of some other guy, but he went sour. They ended up abandoning him, and travelled together. I think they were of roughly similar power, and there was a UST thing going on between them.

But, honestly, any possible suggestions are welcome — I'd remember the covers or blurbs if I saw them.
editerguy
08:34:11 PM 26th Aug 2014
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Sounds a (loosely) similar to the Chrestomanci series maybe? That series has six novels (plus a seventh book of short stories) and magician apprenticeship is a big element.

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MissMokushiroku
Medium: Film
07:31:05 PM 26th Aug 2014
Workless example from For Inconvenience, Press "1":

"One Serial Killer movie whose title escapes me had a Title Sequence during which an unseen burglar tries to report a murdered woman in a house he'd broken into. After a comic sequence of him trying to get past this trope, he gives up and calls the operator, offering to pay for his call with some stolen credit cards. The indignant operator decides to connect him to the detective protagonist instead."
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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
01:41:12 PM 26th Aug 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.

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Aspectifer
Medium: Film
12:35:13 PM 26th Aug 2014
OK, this one's been bugging me for decades.

It's a live-action film, probably American. I don't know whether it was released in cinemas or made for TV. I'm not even sure whether it was in colour or black and white, but I think it was in colour. I saw it on British TV in the mid to late 70s.

I remember a bit near the beginning where the main character, a young woman, was messing around with her friends in the back of an 1920-30s era open top car. She and her friends were in the clothes of that era - this portion of the film would have been set around that time.

I think the main plot was a proposition the heroine is given to go into suspended animation to be the bride of a child heir when he grows up. I think she may have been offered a large sum of money to do this which would get her family out of serious financial dire straits (this may have been something to do with the The Great Depression). I can't remember whether she actually goes through with it. I've checked the Human Popsicle page and nothing matches.

I have a feeling that the film was a romantic comedy and actually quite light-hearted in tone. Perhaps something like the 60s-70s live-action Disney comedies or a Doris Day romantic comedy (though I've checked both of these and not come up with anything). It's the kind of thing that may have been shown as a BBC 2 afternoon matinee. I was very young at the time and my parents were quite strict about my viewing, so it wouldn't have been anything not considered suitable for family viewing at the time (any 70s era Values Dissonance aside).

Of course this was a very long time ago, so my memories are vague and there may be things I've misremembered.

This has been at the back of my mind for years. Anyone who can solve this will have my eternal gratitude.

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Aspectifer
12:35:13 PM 26th Aug 2014
I had a feeling this would be a difficult one. I've asked on other forums in the past, with no joy, but I'm sure this exists. I'm going to bump this just once more, for now anyway.

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

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

Cpt.Sqweky
11:44:17 PM 24th Aug 2014
I'm not sure. Is it possibly Lost Girl? I've only seen a few episodes of it, so the emblem doesn't ring a bell, but it's similar-ish to Grimm.
TheTeeth
11:51:35 PM 24th Aug 2014
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It's not this thing from Supernatural is it? http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERNATURAL-ANTI-POSSESSION-Symbol-Necklace-Protection-Tattoo-Pentagram-Sun-/271452106287 (idk a ton about Supernatural, but that was the first fandom I thought of and googled, and it's mostly similar to what you describe?)
MasterheartsXIII
08:40:40 AM 26th Aug 2014
It was Lost Girl. The emblem means "ownership." Grazi
snag
09:50:36 AM 26th Aug 2014
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I know its solved but here is a pic I guess.

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

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

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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
08:39:16 AM 26th Aug 2014
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Three books:

1.[FOUND]] Children's novel with some illustrations, read in the 1970s. Concerned a family summer vacation road trip. The boy in the family [or maybe a friend of one of the family members?], who is the protagonist, had a large amount of money he had saved and was going to buy a load of fireworks with it. He does and they bring them towards home in a small trailer attached to the back of the family's station wagon, but at the climax of the book they get set off early. At an earlier point in the book the boy gets a nosebleed and washes his face in a nearby river, then lies down on a rock for a nap while in his underwear (his clothes are wet and he's letting them dry). The daughter of the family[?] sees him but doesn't recognize him, describing a horrific scene she came across: a naked dead body with blood all over its face after having the neck sliced open!

2. [Dang, I forgot! It was another children's novel from the same vintage, I'll try to remember and update the post.]

3. Adult novel from the mid-1990s. A lower-class person (possibly American) had earned himself a Rhodes Scholarship and is studying Shakespeare at Oxford. He gets an outside job doing "contract research" for a woman and her father, who have what they believe is proof that Shakespere didn't write Shakespeare's plays, Francis Bacon did. He is initially reluctant to take the job but he needs the money, and as the story goes along he's sucked into their belief. At one point slightly more than halfway through the book a small bidding war erupts between the woman/father and another couple for a trunk they find in an estate sale: the researcher thinks there is some vital clue in the trunk, and the other couple see their interest and figure hey, if they want the trunk it must be valuable so we'll bid on it too!
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FuzzyBoots
11:40:44 AM 1st Jul 2013
The first is Henry Reed's Big Show. :) Shows up all the time on here.
RandomSurfer
04:14:15 PM 24th Sep 2013
Yes, Henry Reed was it. I think the particular book I read was a compilation of 's Journey and Big Show, both of which take place over the same summer.

Still looking for #3, and I haven't remembered #2.
FuzzyBoots
05:17:12 AM 25th Sep 2013
Interred With Their Bones involves a mysterious box with a woman and her father, but I don't think it matches otherwise. Chasing Shakespeare involves a graduate student pulled into research for a woman on a possible authorship question. Lastly, there are some other fiction books listed here where you might check to see if a title strikes you.
RandomSurfer
07:48:57 AM 25th Sep 2013
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All of those are much too new - I definitely read the book in the mid 1990s.
randomsurfer
07:55:23 PM 2nd Apr 2014
Bump.

Another couple of bits I remember from the Shakespeare book:
  1. the important items in the trunk were a letter and an manuscript. The letter says something to the effect of "the manuscript will prove that Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare." The letter is loose and has survived the centuries, but the manuscript was sealed in the best that the 1700s had to offer so it has crumbled to dust.
  2. In the end the researcher has been completely convinced that Bacon (or someone else) wrote Shakespeare's works and is given a dressing-down by one of his professors. The researcher is humbled by the professor. But AIR the professor doesn't really give any reason why the researcher is wrong. I don't know if this was just poor writing on the part of the novel's author or if it was purposely ambiguous.
randomsurfer
08:39:16 AM 26th Aug 2014
Bump.

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SmylexCo
Medium: Literature
07:55:11 AM 26th Aug 2014
Looking for a short story about two friends writing each other letters. The first is a man who's injured his leg and is stuck inside, and he's writing these letters to a friend as a way to pass the time. In order to get his friend's mind off the whole 'stuck inside' thing, the other friend starts telling him about this woman who lives in the town. The two keep exchanging letters, and the injured man becomes increasingly fascinated with the woman. Eventually, he announces that he's fallen in love with this woman, and the friend is forced to tell him that the woman doesn't exist; he made her up to get the injured man's mind onto other things. Any thoughts?
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dungeonmaster11
Medium: Live Action TV
04:20:00 AM 25th Aug 2014
Okay, so, I remember seeing a clip of this years ago on YouTube. It looked like the opening to a Japanese show with a small segment afterwards. The opening was animated had a bunch of crude, horny oni chasing around/harassing one or more women (with a very simple, crudely-animated style), and the segment that followed had a schoolgirl (actually a grown woman playing a schoolgirl) trying to leap over a chain link fence to get onto schoolgrounds, and in a bit of a quick cut it shows her running up to leap and then over to her on the other side of the fence, but after a moment looking back and seeing that her panties caught on the fence and are hanging on it. The look of the animation style of the opening and the segment with the 'schoolgirl' seems like it was made in either the seventies or the eighties. Basically it looked like a raunchy comedy show.
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mimitchi33
02:32:48 AM 21st May 2014
dungeonmaster11
03:52:47 AM 3rd Jun 2014
Nope! The opening (or at least, I THINK it was the opening) was animated, but the segment with the 'schoolgirl' jumping over the fence was live action, which leads me to believe it was either a live action show or a show with live action segments and animated segments.
flamyangelwings
12:48:31 AM 1st Jul 2014
Dude, It's been over a month and a half, at this point you can assume that no, nobody here knows what this is. Try asking around on Anime forums instead.
dungeonmaster11
12:58:28 AM 1st Jul 2014
I dunno, I could swear there was at least one I put out way back in the day that took at least three months to find. Plus, like I said, I'm not even sure if this IS an anime, or just a live-action show with an animated opening. I'm sorry if I'm being a bother.
flamyangelwings
10:41:05 AM 1st Jul 2014
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You're not being a bother, sorry if I came off as annoyed, I was just saying that nobody on TV Tropes seems to be giving any suggestions. I said Anime Forum because you said Japanese, and you may have more luck with people who watch lots of Anime, who may watch other Japanese stuff as well.
dungeonmaster11
10:34:59 PM 3rd Jul 2014
I'll have to try that, then! In the meantime, though, I'll stick around here, if that's okay. Thank you for the advice!

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

Thanks,
Telcontar (moderator).

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TheSnowSquirrel
Medium: Western Animation
11:59:07 PM 24th Aug 2014
Around 1997-98 I saw a short in early CGI about a Sentient Vehicle train. (It wasn't "Cars" or "Thomas the Tank Engine") The train had no face or eyes IIRC.

Anyway, the short began with the train having a destination to go to, and somehow it gets delayed. It then has this daydream where it's smashed and torn apart in a junkyard for failing it's job. A lot like the "Worthless" scene in The Brave Little Toaster. Next thing I remember is there's a sign that reads "Train On Time" or something like that, implying a happy end.

This might have been on Nickelodeon since I watched that channel religiously at that time, but I'm just guessing. There was no dialogue in the short that I remember.
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GordonWay2
09:13:11 PM 24th Aug 2014
"Locomotion" by Pacific Data Images (now PDI/Dreamworks): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=468W7XW4Kpg
TheSnowSquirrel
11:59:07 PM 24th Aug 2014
Thank you!

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vortexmanipulator
Medium:
10:30:03 PM 24th Aug 2014
This is either live-action film or live-action television - I'm not sure which one it was. It was fairly recent, maybe in the past year or 5 years.

Basically the only scene I remember is this sort of cute old man, tall, with white hair and maybe a mustache, perhaps in a uniform, and he kept coming back into a room and winking at the main character (I don't remember the situation they were in or who it was, but I know the character was maybe winking back) - and when he winked, he winked with his whole face and he wouldn't leave. He just kept winking. It was comedic.
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vortexmanipulator
10:30:03 PM 24th Aug 2014
Boy was I off this is a scene in the first episode of the second season of Twin Peaks

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Coujagkin
Medium: Film
09:28:51 PM 24th Aug 2014
Anybody know a movie which involves a character named Vivian (I think...) who falls in love with a rich widow who has several daughters? I thought at first it was an Olsen twins film but I couldn't find anything about it. There's a lady who wants to marry the dad or something like that. And there's also a stolen camera involved.

The song "Pretty Woman" plays at one point in the movie, but it's not that "Pretty Woman" film...

Can't remember the year, although I'd like to guess early 2000's.

Rings a bell, by any chance?
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snag
04:36:00 PM 30th Jul 2014
You know that the main character in the 1990 movie "pretty woman" is named "vivian ward" right?
Coujagkin
12:15:40 PM 2nd Aug 2014
Yes, but it's definitely not that movie.
Terrie
07:04:58 PM 2nd Aug 2014
Looking at the films in IMDB which include the song Pretty Woman doesn't result in anything matching. Do you remember if the widower romance was the main plot or a side one
snag
08:52:13 PM 2nd Aug 2014
just a 1/2 assed stab at this. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120687/ i found by doing a search on 'widower "stolen camera" daughers movie drama' and ended up here http://rabbiatthemovies.com/tag/drama/

do a string search in the latter page for 'camera'
Coujagkin
04:10:58 PM 3rd Aug 2014
The song was only there for maybe 20 seconds and that was it. If I remember correctly, it involved the Vivian character walking towards the daughters. I don't think it would show up in the soundtrack (if there even was one), though I could be wrong.
Coujagkin
08:46:15 AM 16th Aug 2014
Bump?
vortexmanipulator
09:28:51 PM 24th Aug 2014
edited by vortexmanipulator
Is it The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan Version)?

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium:
05:36:37 PM 24th Aug 2014
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A game on the PlayJam TV gaming network, involving two eskimo characters. One had a pink color, the other green. It was kind of like a cross between a casual game and arcade games like Break Out.
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MaddyDonna
05:36:37 PM 24th Aug 2014
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Not Brother, is it?

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FuzzyBoots
Medium: Literature
10:05:07 PM 23rd Aug 2014
This is an odd one. I read this book as a teenager as a mass-market paperback somewhere in the late 90s. The cover was relatively monochromatic, albeit with hints of blue. I think that it had the lower body of a man on the cover. The title had something to do with a chimney, I think.

The protagonist was male, white. I believe he was raised by a single mother who had a side business of forming wax phalluses for entertainment purposes. From an early age, the protagonist was well-endowed and he provides a cast for his mother's business, later leading to some trauma for him when he finds out that she uses one of them on herself. There was also a bit where he learned that he got more attention from a pretty teacher at school when he wears tighter jeans until one day, she confronts him and tells him she knows what he's trying to do. Somehow — I don't remember exactly the sequence of events — he winds up forcing himself on her, thinking that it was what she actually wanted.

He winds up running away from home and has a sexual encounter with a man — I don't remember if he was explicitly walking the corner or if he was just solicited — where he panics and accidently kills the man. He stuffs the body up a chimney, then leaves town. He returns to town years later and learns that the building in question is being demolished and worries that the body will be found with evidence that will implicate him. He winds up working alongside the local sheriff. I remember there was a scene where the sheriff tried to scare him by running a red light while looking for something on the floor with the protagonist reflecting that the sheriff probably arranged things with a traffic cop. Later, the protagonist is captured and threatened with castration via rubber band.

That's... pretty much all that I can remember. For some reason, the book has stuck with me through the years.
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FuzzyBoots
10:05:07 PM 23rd Aug 2014
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And I found the right set of search terms. The Chimney Sweeper: A Murder Novel by John Peyton Cooke.

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Outsyder0486
Medium: Film
02:21:44 PM 23rd Aug 2014
All I remember about the movie (or maybe it was a made-for-TV movie?) was this: there was a really rich family. The son was a slacker and the parents were worried that their son wouldn't ever have any direction because they had money. So the dad, without telling anyone, gave away all their money and had them move to a one-bedroom apartment so their son would have to work. It ends with the son coming up with the idea to film the scenery during a bike ride so that people riding exercise bikes can feel like they're actually biking.
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orenla
Medium: Live Action TV
08:37:58 AM 23rd Aug 2014
A TV show in the early 80’. I remember a boy and a girl. The girl maybe ran away from home and is peeling the skin of her knee and they are both scared. At the end of the episode they come to a cave and there is a bubbling piece of flesh (maybe a hand) on the ground, they are terrified and the episode ends. A couple of episodes later (maybe it is a totally different show) there is an evil woman in a huge glass bubble, giving orders or something :)
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orenla
04:46:14 AM 14th Aug 2014
bump
orenla
08:37:58 AM 23rd Aug 2014
bump

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kenceo
Medium: Live Action TV
06:58:22 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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I remember a character which has super intelligence and strength.He has no belly button and sleep in the bathtub.He poke paper with crayon that form a picture which looks like it is taken from a digital camera.
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KEVP
05:56:16 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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He pokes people with a canyon? He carries a deep gorge around and pokes people with it? How does he do that? How is this connected to the fact that he does not have a seaborne armed service? :)
Omnichron
06:28:43 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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That's Kyle XY for sure.
kenceo
06:58:22 AM 23rd Aug 2014
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@KEVP Poke paper not people with crayon.(sorry for the misspelling and poor description).

@Omnichron Thanks

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ConnorGorden
Medium:
06:36:49 AM 23rd Aug 2014
At the end of this movie I only remember one scene. The villian, who rules post apocalyptic town, and has exerted his power throughout the wastes, knows that the heros are coming for him and that they will kill him when they get done with his men in town. He takes this time to go through paperwork at his desk, and when the heroes eventually do kill him we see that he's happy about it( don't remember how we know, but we do) ( this scene made struck me as sad, because though the heroes don't know it, and likely never will, the man tried to be affably evil, even though he went full full villian for most of the film)
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FerrousFaucet
06:36:49 AM 23rd Aug 2014
Any idea of the age of this movie? When and where did you see it?

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

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Western Animation
06:14:47 AM 23rd Aug 2014
I saw this short cartoon on the Disney Channel in the early-mid 90's, sometime between '95-'97. It was on in the early morning (8:30 or so) in the summer months as part of an anthology of old Disney Shorts (old Mickey stuff, Johnny Fedora, etc. -that era.) I forget what the series itself was called or most of the details of the cartoon, the cartoon is more important. Here's what I remember: The short was animated, but it was narrated by two LIVE ACTION actors who were ONLY seen in silhouette. They played a father and son and were wearing long togas or robes. I think they were supposed to be Greek or Roman gods, or perhaps angels. They were remarking on historical events from their point of view and voicing their opinions on the nature of man (my memory's a little fuzzy on the plot.)
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justanotherrandomlurker
11:19:00 AM 12th Jul 2014
At first, I thought maybe it was the Aesop and Son segments from Rocky and Bullwinkle, but you said the narrators were live action and silhouetted.

It does sound vaguely familiar, but I too am drawing a blank... a search on YouTube may turn something up.
ClinkerGynoid
06:51:06 PM 25th Jul 2014
Bump.

(Thanks randomlurker. Yeah, I know it's not Aesop, but I appreciate you giving it a shot. )
ClinkerGynoid
06:14:47 AM 23rd Aug 2014
Bump?


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piearty
Medium: Literature
06:07:50 AM 23rd Aug 2014
This was a fantasy book I read a couple years ago. It had two brothers who were demons and the sons of Lucifer/Satan, and they were very focused on this little girl...I think she was blonde? She was very special, and powerful. There's a part where I think she's sold into sex slavery. There were gems of different colors, some were uncut and some were cut and all these factors measured how much power a gem had, I think. At the end of the book one of the brothers has this weird reverie where the little girl is aged up and is some unicorn deer person and he realizes that he is in love with her. It was a very good book as I recall and I'm pretty sure it was part of a series so please let me know!
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Albertosaurus
08:27:39 AM 21st Aug 2014
Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy?
ClinkerGynoid
06:07:50 AM 23rd Aug 2014
This is DEFINITELY Black Jewels.

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Film
06:06:41 AM 23rd Aug 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
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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!

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ghibli22
Medium: Film
09:45:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
An old movie I watched as a kid, maybe from the 80's or early 90's. I don't remember much about it except for oddly specific scenes, like the beginning when the main boy character is hiding in a tree from his mom and telling his dog not to tell her where he is. He's hiding because he and his sister are going somewhere (a farm?) for a while and he doesn't want to go. Then there is another scene where they're riding on a boat through a giant white space (inside a palace?) and there are lots of people on rocks looking down at them as they pass. Then there's some sort of animal later who almost gets hit by a car because he thinks the headlights are his food source. Also, there may or may not be magic dust of some kind.
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thenameless
09:45:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
Was it animated or live-action?

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tinykitten
Medium: Literature
07:38:56 PM 22nd Aug 2014
This is probably a long shot, but I read this in one of those elementary school reading textbooks with a bunch of short stories. That was in 2004.

In the story humans had migrated to another planet. All I remember about the planet was it had some sort of dangerous natural occurrence (I want to say it rained literal acid but I'm not completely sure that's actually what it was) and the people had found out how to tell when it was about to happen, and had to run into shelters. I think there was an alarm or something that went off to warn them. Basically the story was about a schoolgirl getting caught outside during the whatever-it-was but she managed to protect herself.
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FuzzyBoots
07:53:00 AM 21st Aug 2014
It's a bit of a longshot, but Dragonsong is a book set on Pern, a planet which experiences periodic rains of "Thread", which is a sort of fungus that eats into organic material. She gets stuck in a cave but is saved by the "Fire Lizards" she's befriended, who burn away and eat the "Thread". That part of the story was released as a short story independent of the novel (first of a trilogy).

It's a longshot because it's not revealed until much later that the residents of Pern are immigrants from another planet, and it's a much more medieval setup where "schoolgirl" only really matches due to Menolly's age.
tinykitten
07:38:56 PM 22nd Aug 2014
I don't think that's it, but I'll try to find the short story version anyway to see. Thanks for the answer.

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shigmiya64
Medium: Videogame
05:56:52 PM 22nd Aug 2014
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Not just a video game, but a series of two or three promo videos for the game. It was a fantasy RPG with online co-op, and the videos had short snippets of gameplay as experienced by four players. The first player is a serious role player, but he's not very good at it. At one point, in reference to the area they're exploring he says something like, "The Cave of Darkness is a damp, dark, den of depravity!" The second player is a guy with a very effeminate way of speaking, who's more interested in looking at the scenery than slaying monsters. At one point he gets the other three to pose for a picture with him, which I think may have been intended to show off a screenshot feature the game had. The third player is a typical online idiot, refusing to wear armor and instead preferring to run around in his skivvies. The last player, and the group's leader, more or less, is a pretty average gamer who just wants to play the game, but he takes his teammates quirks in stride.

I'm pretty sure this was a console game for the PS3/360 generation.
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shigmiya64
10:16:02 AM 21st Aug 2014
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Bump!
Goldude
03:14:39 PM 22nd Aug 2014
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A quick search turned up White Night Chronicles. Here and here the videos you saw in question.
shigmiya64
05:56:52 PM 22nd Aug 2014
That's it, thanks!

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
02:29:34 PM 22nd Aug 2014
Okay two things, both would have been web hosted cartoons. Both would have been 2000-2003. They could have been flash, I'm not sure.

First one was something I could swear was one of those 'pick the cartoon' things Cartoon Network did a few times, but looking through any of the descriptions, it's doesn't seem to be any of them.

Whatever it was, it was a short cartoon about this group of children. From what I remember there was a girl and a baby sibling, and maybe another sibling? They were torturing a woman, I *think* a babysitter/nanny/caretaker. Like not graphic torture, obviously, bad kid torture. I think they were trying to get rid of her.

The part of the cartoon is the caretaker woman has pretty much given up on the kids and is ready to run away in terror. The girl kid says something along the lines of 'Aw, we didn't even get to dump you in the septic tank,' in this really deadpan tone.

The cartoon reminded me a lot of the characters from A Series of Unfortunate Events, just the kids and the bleak style of the art. I think it was mostly black and white, and other sort of depressing colors. (It was NOT Nanny Mc Phee, or anything related to that, nor was it a Web Premier Toon)

The second was this bunch of cartoons, they were all sports themed, and I'm pretty sure that sport was baseball. (This was before I could read so it's difficult to say.) It must have been something that I got to from an ad on the cartoon network website, so it was child friendly.

Unfortunately I don't remember much about these ones, just that it had an ugly website, was baseball themed, and kind of bizarre.

I'm worried about the difficulty of ever finding these things since a lot of web animation seems to be lost forever.
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Midna
Medium: Film
09:19:49 AM 22nd Aug 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....

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BOFH
Medium: Music
02:05:44 PM 21st Aug 2014
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In the early 1990's, I heard a few lyrics from a song on the radio. It may have been a parody:

I really liked you

When I met you

So I killed you

And then I ate you

And then I laughed

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
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BinaryStep
Medium: Film
10:52:03 AM 21st Aug 2014
A movie about aliens looking for a fountain of youth that was hidden away in space, it started with a narration about the story, which ended with a line like "It was never found. Until...now.". I never saw more than just the opening, and even then I didn't actually see it, I only heard it, as I was in another room.
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Aznjosh98
04:13:12 PM 4th Aug 2014
That kind of sounds like the opening narration to highlander, but i'm not sure since they're not really aliens (at least not until the crappy sequel) but they are immortals.
BinaryStep
03:00:27 PM 7th Aug 2014
Also, the narrator had a weird, metallic, kind of cartoonish voice, like what you'd expect an alien in a low budget tv show to have.
OmegaII
10:52:03 AM 21st Aug 2014
Could be 'Heavy Metal 2000", but was animated.

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Ukobarrywewa
Medium:
09:59:38 PM 20th Aug 2014
I remember a Mario Kart Double Dash commercial that was basically just a video of the different characters switching seats and throwing stuff with music in the background. It was sort of jumpy music, and there wasn't much talking. I looked on YouTube, but I couldn't find it.
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pgj1997
Medium:
08:25:13 PM 20th Aug 2014
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I remember this Let's Play of Welcome To Ponyville on YouTube. I don't remember who played it, but I do remember these things:

1. I believe he picked Mare.

2. He was being a dick to almost everypony.

3. This part:
Sethisto: Of course it is. Didn't you see the stage? That magnificent work of theatrical presentation. Only one mare is worthy of laying her hooves upon it. And that mare, is the Great and Powerful Trixie.
LPer: (beat, imitates Batman) Why does he sound like the goddamn Batman?
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pgj1997
12:39:25 PM 9th Aug 2014
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pgj1997
06:55:00 PM 9th Aug 2014
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pgj1997
08:25:13 PM 20th Aug 2014
found it it was chefmkt

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

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

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TheOneWhoTropes
Medium:
01:09:29 PM 20th Aug 2014
I've come across a work page in main, it's got tropes, but no description - at all. As such, I can't tell the medium it's in, so I don't know what namespace it needs to be moved to. It's here: Morman, anyone know? Also PM'ed one of the main people who worked on the page.
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FuzzyBoots
09:01:07 AM 20th Aug 2014
Ask the Tropers may be a better match for this question.
Medinoc
01:09:29 PM 20th Aug 2014
Sounds like a Candle Cove-style hoax to me, because a lot of the names, when Googled, give the trope page as sole result.

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Indalecio
Medium: Literature
09:24:40 AM 20th Aug 2014
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3 YA book series.

1) Short series about an Adventurer Archaeologist named something like Lone Gone(or that might've been the name of his sidekick). His schtick was that as a boy, his parents were anthropologists, and with whatever culture they were studying they'd have that culture teach the boy their skills. So he had hunting/stealth/investigation skills up the wazoo. The format of the books was in the form of a case file, and who the actual villain of the book was up to you to deduce, or you could just read the answers at the back.

2)[Found!]A series about this teenage boy who was a phenomenal drummer and the adventures he had.

3)Really vague, but it was about bunch of kids who built a time machine out of bathtub. They travel to the future and wind up on a Generation Ships an meet another kid who describes himself as an "Unthief", someone who retrieves what was previously stolen.
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flamyangelwings
02:42:59 PM 19th Aug 2014
The first one sounds like Unnatural History http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unnatural_History_(TV_series)
Indalecio
03:55:48 PM 19th Aug 2014
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I don't think that's it. It's definitely a book series, and the protagonist is probably in his late 20-early 30s, not a teenager
PaulA
07:25:20 PM 19th Aug 2014
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I know exactly the book series you mean, but the title isn't coming to me. (I have a very clear memory of the cover illustration of one of the books — it involved people on racing bicycles — but none of the actual words.)

Long Gonh is the hero's Asian sidekick; the hero himself, if memory serves, isn't named. In fact, the series title might be something like "The Nameless Detective" — though not exactly that, because that's Bill Pronzini's character — or "The Phantom Detective" or something like that. Or maybe I'm getting confused, and the Phantom Whatever was the guy on the bicycle...
PaulA
08:45:41 AM 20th Aug 2014
Oh, and the second one could be the Bugs Potter novels by Gordon Korman.
Indalecio
09:24:40 AM 20th Aug 2014
The second one is definitely Bugs Potter. Thanks. For the first one, the book I read involved the hero and Long Gonh traveling with an expedition in South America to find some ruins, but someone was sabotaging it. I even remember the villain of the story was a guy named Ortega, but beyond that I don't really remember anything.

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