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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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Qualine
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02:46:34 PM 29th Mar 2015
There is an old cartoon I saw when I was kid. In the animation there was a girl and a boy who actually fell in love with eachother (i think), and they was in a castle. Another thing that i remember is a raven with a blue hat.. he's trying to help them to escape from the castle. The animation was a little surreal. Anyone know this? Thank you
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Medinoc
02:46:34 PM 29th Mar 2015

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
01:53:10 PM 29th Mar 2015
Once again, the school has played a song over the PA that is making me curious as all get out.

It's a Spanish pop rock sung, sung by a female. The song opens with an ethereal synth, much like Nena's "99 Red Balloons", and has the word "chocolate" (pronounced "choh-coh-lah-tay", not "chaw-cu-liht") in the chorus.
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FerrousFaucet
09:15:32 AM 15th Oct 2014
The school faculty played this song over the PA? You could try asking them what the song was.
FromtheWordsofBR
01:53:10 PM 29th Mar 2015
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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
01:51:50 PM 29th Mar 2015
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A song that's a cross between dubstep, rock and baroque pop with ethereal female vocals. It opens with sweeping strings, and because everybody else in the school were being juvenile delinquents I was unable to hear the lyrics but I was able to make out the word "song", though I highly doubt it's in the lyrics. And no, I don't think it's from Nero, Lindsey Stirling, Galantis or Clean Bandit.

(And by the way, I REALLY enjoyed this particular mystery song, unlike the one I posted before.)
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FerrousFaucet
09:01:07 AM 20th Feb 2015
You should really consider asking your school's office for its playlist.
Bootlebat
03:35:52 PM 23rd Feb 2015
I agree, if only because I am curious also.
alaman
02:11:01 AM 26th Feb 2015
Depending on how large the rock and baroque pop aspects were, this sounds like it might be something from Abney Park.. although I'm not sure if they ever used any dubstep
FromtheWordsofBR
03:49:55 PM 28th Feb 2015
Nope, not from Abney Park.
FortyTwoForty
07:54:26 PM 2nd Mar 2015
Is it anything by Grimes?
FromtheWordsofBR
05:16:05 PM 7th Mar 2015
No, it is not Grimes.
FromtheWordsofBR
05:21:42 PM 24th Mar 2015
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FromtheWordsofBR
01:51:50 PM 29th Mar 2015
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LobsterMagnusNovus
Medium: Anime
12:11:33 PM 29th Mar 2015
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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
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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.)
mimitchi33
04:48:09 PM 13th Jan 2015
edited by mimitchi33
Could it be Manga Hajimete Monogatari, an anime franchise starring the Japanese voice of Mumfie the elephant as a pink critter called Mogu-tan with weird hands that taught kids about history?
Ryo
12:36:58 PM 15th Jan 2015
I think it is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%ABmu_Iro_Iro_Yume_no_Tabi, it is called The Many Dream Journeys of Meme in English it seems.
LobsterMagnusNovus
12:11:33 PM 29th Mar 2015
edited by LobsterMagnusNovus
@Ryo: Yep, this it is! I recognize the guy in the article's picture on The Other Wiki! Thank you very much!

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Goldude
Medium: Videogame
10:26:43 AM 29th Mar 2015
This one's either a flash game or a game you had to download. I remember most of it, but I forget the name. It's an Interactive Fiction-like game where it takes place in the future or something where robots have taken over and are hunting humans down. You manage to get into contact with someone, but you aren't sure if it's a human or not, so you need to talk to the person to determine whether or not he/she is. And the more you talk to the dude, your character notes a higher and higher percentage of the dude being human.

Sorry for the spoilers, but at the end, there's a Twist Ending where a cutscene plays, revealing you to have been one of those human hunting robots all along.
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alaman
10:26:43 AM 29th Mar 2015
That sounds a lot like it would have some connection to Blade Runner, or Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?, which is the original book title.

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dinosaurdan
Medium: Western Animation
09:13:51 AM 29th Mar 2015
The show I'm looking for used to be on TVO kids. The episodes were short, around 5 or 10 minutes long. It was about a detective who was some sort of animal (Although I have no idea what), and he may have had a sidekick. I remember 2 episodes, although there were certainly more. Here's descriptions of the episodes I remember: Episode 1: Someone got mugged (the cartoon actually showed the mugging),and the villain was a Kangaroo (The detective found this out by looking at the tracks the mugger left. From the tracks, he could tell that the mugger was hopping), and I think the Kangaroo was named Captain Kangaroo (The one in the cartoon has nothing to with the Captain Kangaroo TV show).I remember the episode very well because the mugging scene gave me nightmares. Episode 2: Someone's apartment was trashed (I think it was while they were on vacation or while they were at a party). I don't remember this episode very well at all. I think the solution to the case had something to do with hibernation, but I'm not positive. One other thing I remember was that near the end of the mugging episode (Right when the villain was about to be revealed), the show was interrupted by the annoying host of TVO kids who proceeded to make a guess as to the villain was. He got it right, spoiling the ending. Can someone help me identify the cartoon?
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Medinoc
01:28:05 AM 26th Jan 2012
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Let's get the big ones out first: I guess it wasn't Sherlock Hound, was it?

What degree of anthropomorphizing was used for these animals? Were they humanoid? Were they clothed? Shod? etc.
dinosaurdan
05:15:13 AM 26th Jan 2012
It was not Sherlock Hound. The animals were wearing clothing
GordonWay
11:23:19 AM 27th Jan 2012
bernie and corneil?
dinosaurdan
06:13:37 PM 1st Feb 2012
No, there was no humans in the show I watched

dinosaurdan
06:03:13 PM 15th Mar 2012
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MetalGearChick
02:27:41 PM 16th Mar 2012
I've tried looking up everything I can on Google: "tvo kids", "tvo kids show about a detective", "tvo kids show about an animal detective", and "tvo show about an animal detective", and I can't find anything. Sorry.
dinosaurdan
08:35:55 AM 7th May 2012
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I found two other people who remember the show, but can't remember it's name. I now remember that there may have been an epsiode about a stolen diamond, but I am not certain. I think that diamond vanished after a blackout. I also think that the animal who was mugged in the mugging episode was a scientest working on an invention of some sort, altough I could be wrong. It could have aired on a diffrent channel that wasn't TVO.
dinosaurdan
07:36:15 AM 9th Jun 2012
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dinosaurdan
05:56:57 AM 13th Jun 2012
Bump.

kgpunkykid
08:03:10 PM 14th Jun 2012
Hey, try "read all about it". i watched it all the time when i was a kid. what your describing is a small segment of a bigger show. i am pretty confident i am right. Good luck.
kgpunkykid
04:52:15 AM 15th Jun 2012
Sorry. I meant 'Read Along'. Read all about it was another show.
dinosaurdan
10:14:01 AM 26th Jun 2012
Finding info on read along has proved to be tricky, but I'm doubtful the cartoon I'm looking for is part of Read Along. One thing I forgot to mention was that the cartoon I'm looking for aired somewhere between 1999-2005 (maybe 2006 or 2007). Read Along apparently stopped airing in 1979.

However, it is quite possible that the cartoon I'm describing is part of a bigger show, which might be why I'm having so much trouble finding it.
HeyPC
12:16:26 PM 26th Jun 2012
Could it be Secret Squirrel?
dinosaurdan
10:22:05 AM 18th Dec 2012
It's not Secret Squirrel.

dinosaurdan
03:55:35 PM 29th Dec 2012
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dinosaurdan
09:57:59 AM 1st Jan 2013
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dinosaurdan
01:36:12 PM 3rd Jan 2013
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KEVP
06:40:44 AM 4th Jan 2013
I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing. This was a children's show? But it had real violence in it, like a mugging? There were criminals, who were real bad guys? Did these end up in jail? What age children did it seem to be aimed at? Can you tell us any more about the "style" of the drawings and animation?
steuben
01:17:06 PM 27th Mar 2015
sounds like The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysteries_of_Alfred_Hedgehog
mimitchi33
09:13:51 AM 29th Mar 2015
A Miss Mallard Mystery?

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Martyrius
Medium: Western Animation
09:09:55 AM 29th Mar 2015
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Hello. Just something that suddenly crossed my mind. It was animated series with Island in the sky. None of our two tropes (Floating Continent) & (World in the Sky) has not such example I mean.

The island was suspended in the sky by technology, there was some kind of fuel/magical crystal (perhaps) that the people living there needed to gather in the world bellow. There were also bandits around the island.

EDIT: It was most probably from 80-90s, certainly not after 2004
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Martyrius
12:24:11 AM 12th Jul 2013
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EricaB
07:38:29 AM 12th Jul 2013
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Possibly the anime Laputa: Castle in the Sky?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Anime/CastleInTheSky?from=Main.CastleInTheSky

It's not a series, though, but a movie.
Martyrius
08:43:22 AM 13th Jul 2013
Nope, I don't think this was it. It wasn't anime though.
steuben
01:58:07 PM 27th Mar 2015
Except for the bandits bit it sound like Dragon Flyz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Flyz
mimitchi33
09:09:55 AM 29th Mar 2015
Magic Adventures Of Mumfie has a magical island where power is needed from the Queen of Night's magical jewel. At one point, the characters go underwater to find it when Mumfie drops it in the ocean trying to wave to Whale.

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Spinosegnosaurus77
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06:39:15 AM 29th Mar 2015
I seem to remember a commercial from the early 2000s (sometime between 2000-2005) about the Grim Reapear chasing two boys through the woods because he wanted to take them to Dairy Queen. Can anyone confirm this?
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Jlw111
Medium: Western Animation
05:48:34 AM 29th Mar 2015
aahh i remember this show i used to watch on nickelodeon (i think) and it had these robots and other weird machines and they had these puzzles (like brainteasers), and they had a lot of different mini-shows inside the show, like returning topics, and they introduced these by like loading cassetes and things into places

i remember they had this scene with a jamaican fish or something i dont remember i just remember a lot of things like "can you guess which of these aren't like the others?" and there'd be like a fish, a shark, and a boot.

It had a really weird animation style, sort of like the video game machinarium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machinarium)

if anyone remembers this weird show just let me know pls
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korra_knope
05:48:34 AM 29th Mar 2015
This is Crashbox and it was on HBO

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

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Raptor
Medium: Music
11:18:13 PM 28th Mar 2015
I know this is going to seem to vague, but I've been hearing this song everywhere lately (even on the phone, when they put me on hold!) so I suposse it must be a recent hit or something, but I'm not sure. I have no idea what the lyrics are, but at the very end there's a tune very similar to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", only very slightly modified. And I do have a vague memory of accidentally clicking on a music video on Youtube last year and getting that same song. Im not completely sure but I think there was a rather androginous guy with face paint in the video- I can´t be sure because I closed the browser almost at the same time as I realized (dont know if correctly) that it was that darn song! Any ideas?
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Raptor
12:16:55 PM 28th Mar 2015
Bump!
GordonWay2
01:43:54 PM 28th Mar 2015
Somebody That I Used to Know?
Raptor
11:18:13 PM 28th Mar 2015
Yes, that's it! Thanks a lot, man, it was driving me crazy!

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TeaDrinker
Medium: Live Action TV
10:45:56 PM 28th Mar 2015
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Okay, so ive tried everything i could think of to search this on google, could not find a thing.

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

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

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TeaDrinker
11:33:20 PM 19th Mar 2015
Bump Please help, my friends think im crazy haha
TeaDrinker
09:54:59 PM 21st Mar 2015
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TeaDrinker
09:48:43 PM 23rd Mar 2015
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TeaDrinker
11:55:33 AM 28th Mar 2015
Im pretty sure it was in the last 8 years, i think they were playing some sort of fantasy mmo or dungeon crawler. was the newest in the series that they must have. the guys were in their maybe mid to late 20's
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TwinBird
Medium: Literature
10:22:44 PM 28th Mar 2015
I may be remembering this very incorrectly, but I have a fuzzy memory of a children's book (preschool-level language) about preparing a cannon, illustrated with photographs of toy soldiers; it ends abruptly when they fire it, a final photo suggesting it killed them all.
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DrNoPuma
Medium: Film
04:38:23 PM 28th Mar 2015
Okay, this is driving me insane. We saw this movie in History class when we were learning about the American Civil Rights movement. I remember so much about this movie, but I can not for the life of me remember the title. It stars Whoopi Goldberg as a black woman named Odessa. Odessa works as a maid(?) for the Thompsons, a white family. (Mr. Thompson is played by Dwight Schultz.) When Rosa Parks is arrested, the bus boycotts begin. Odessa and her friend begin walking to work. However, Mrs. Thompson begins to support the bus boycott and starts driving Odessa to work (because Odessa doesn't have a car, and I don't think she knew how to drive). Of course, since she is a white woman helping blacks, Mrs. Thompson recieves a lot of hatred. In the climax, Mr. Thompson's brother turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk when he SLAPS Mrs. Thompson. Mr. Thompson turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who stands up for his wife, and eventually for the blacks. The only other thing I can remember is that the story is narrated by the Thompsons' daughter (We hear her, grown up and possibly elderly, as a voice-over, while we see the daughter as a little girl)

Does anyone know the name of this movie?
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GordonWay2
01:43:13 PM 28th Mar 2015
Googling "whoopi goldberg dwight schultz" yields the title "The Long Walk Home".
Bootlebat
01:43:27 PM 28th Mar 2015
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Searching for "Whoopi Goldberg Odessa" turns up "The Long Walk Home" is this right, EDIT: someone beat me to it
DrNoPuma
04:38:23 PM 28th Mar 2015
Yes, that's it! Thank you guys!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
01:52:56 PM 28th Mar 2015
Song from The Eighties, male singer, genre maybe rock. All I remember is the chorus consisted mainly of nonsense words and he would say the words in pairs like "eeda eeda, unga unga" though I think the rest of the song was real words.
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Bootlebat
05:50:00 PM 23rd Feb 2015
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It's possible he was saying real words and I just misheard it
Bananaquit
05:54:02 PM 23rd Feb 2015
“De Do Do Do De Dah Dah Dah” by The Police?

It’s from the 70s but, maybe “#9 Dream” by John Lennon?
Bootlebat
05:59:18 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Neither one sorry
radams
08:22:47 AM 24th Feb 2015
Could it be you're remembering the "Ooga Chaka" introduction to "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede?
Bootlebat
10:16:05 AM 24th Feb 2015
Nope I checked that and it's not it. It has a faster tempo than that song if that helps
Chabal2
08:27:29 PM 25th Feb 2015
The Witch Doctor maybe? "Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang".
Bootlebat
11:00:03 PM 25th Feb 2015
nope
Bootlebat
05:00:43 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
02:31:10 PM 5th Mar 2015
Here is a clip of me singing in case someone recognizes the tune http://tindeck.com/listen/bfrxx
Bootlebat
09:22:34 PM 13th Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
06:29:30 PM 17th Mar 2015
Even if I got the lyrics completely wrong does the tune sound familiar to anyone
snag
03:25:48 PM 18th Mar 2015
"Walk the Dinosaur" by Was Not Was? what a stupid song.
Bootlebat
04:01:14 PM 18th Mar 2015
no sorry
Bootlebat
01:52:56 PM 28th Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
01:45:00 PM 28th Mar 2015
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Song I first heard on a tape circa 1994 (Though the tape may have been much older) Male singer. The refrain was something like "Step, step into the nation". It might have been "cross" rather than "step"
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Bootlebat
03:35:45 PM 17th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
11:28:43 AM 18th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
11:16:25 PM 20th Sep 2014
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icrog
03:06:15 PM 21st Sep 2014
What do you vaguely recall the singer looking like?
Bootlebat
03:14:39 PM 21st Sep 2014
didn't see him just heard the tape
Bootlebat
12:16:21 PM 29th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
04:03:57 PM 1st Oct 2014
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If you mean what did he sound like he was fairly high pitched. Tenor maybe? May have been more than one singer too but I forget.
Bootlebat
01:39:49 PM 3rd Oct 2014
I am probably remembering the lyrics wrong but I am sure it was something about "(in)to the nation"
Bootlebat
04:52:57 PM 3rd Oct 2014
Here is a Mp3 of me singing it. http://tindeck.com/listen/nbeb
Bootlebat
01:45:31 AM 18th Oct 2014
One more thing that might help. On the same tape (I think all the songs were by the same group and part of the same album) one of the other tracks has a line that says something about "The Big Bad Wolf" though it wasn't the chorus
Bootlebat
06:25:21 PM 29th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
01:22:06 PM 5th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
02:51:16 PM 5th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
10:57:58 AM 31st Dec 2014
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FromtheWordsofBR
01:57:12 PM 31st Dec 2014
"Airships" by VNV Nation?
Bootlebat
02:09:32 PM 31st Dec 2014
No it was way before that. Like 1994
Bootlebat
04:54:00 PM 26th Mar 2015
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modgethanc
11:49:46 AM 28th Mar 2015
This is a real stretch, but maybe "Youth of the Nation" by P.O.D.? That came out in 2001.
Bootlebat
01:45:00 PM 28th Mar 2015
fraid not

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madcatter
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09:21:45 AM 28th Mar 2015
Hoping someone can help, I saw a tv show a while back, I can't remember what channel. It was about 2 guys who chase hurricanes and travel all over America to document the hurricanes. One of the guys has long hair which looked dreadlocked.

It's been irritating me for a while as I really enjoyed the couple of episodes I watched. I know it isn't storm chasers as I watch that show(:

Thanks in Advance!
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snag
09:50:41 PM 25th Mar 2015
madcatter
04:03:30 PM 26th Mar 2015
Nope, not that one, thank you though! New series to watch. Still hoping to find out this one(:
snag
07:36:39 PM 26th Mar 2015
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1495229/?ref_=kw_li_tt "Surviving disaster"

http://tornadohunter.com/

i should add, that i'm making an assumption that it is actually tornadoes being chased and not hurricanes
OceanLore
02:09:02 PM 27th Mar 2015
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EDIT: nevermind
madcatter
09:21:45 AM 28th Mar 2015
It was definitely hurricanes(: the guys tracked the hurricanes, travelled to the relevant place along the sea front and recorded and collected data on the hurricane

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Music
06:51:01 AM 28th Mar 2015
A 2010s techno song where I keep on hearing the chorus as "Fletcher Fluttershy Fletcher Fluttershy..." Please help? It's getting on my nerves!
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TroperNo9001
12:21:35 AM 10th Mar 2015
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TroperNo9001
08:33:42 AM 13th Mar 2015
Sung by a woman. Probably autotuned.
Bisected8
09:22:38 AM 14th Mar 2015
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This is a stretch, but could it have been "Catching the Butterfly" by The Verge or a cover thereof?
TroperNo9001
06:03:30 AM 15th Mar 2015
Nope, sorry.
TroperNo9001
11:01:00 PM 20th Mar 2015
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TroperNo9001
08:20:01 PM 24th Mar 2015
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TroperNo9001
06:51:01 AM 28th Mar 2015
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Dieterlan
Medium: Anime
03:51:27 AM 28th Mar 2015
So... Here's what I remember... There was an alien on Earth, pretending to be a human. He lived with a family in the middle of nowhere, and the family consisted of an elderly grandfather (who was always using a telescope to look for aliens), a girl, and maybe a younger brother. The alien, who looked like a teenager, would spend a lot of time working on his motorcycle. But when aliens would show up he'd ride off, and the motorcycle would turn into a mecha. Eventually the girl gets wise to him, and runs along a cliff/riverbank trying to tell him. He might have been named Orion. It was dubbed, and was from either the 80s or 90s. The alien guys came from a race of aliens that had been wiped out by another race of aliens, and he might have been suffering from survivors guilt. That's all I got.
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Medinoc
03:51:27 AM 28th Mar 2015
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Some of these details remind me of UFO Robo Grendizer...

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OceanLore
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02:03:17 PM 27th Mar 2015
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I'm looking for a YouTube comedy video that I saw in 2007 or 2008 that I remember vaguely. It involves a guy going to a swimming pool and seeing a sentient toy giraffe there that is angry at him for some reason. The video ends with the guy coughing up a condom and reluctantly rubbing the giraffe's tail.
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FortyTwoForty
Medium: Live Action TV
07:37:01 AM 27th Mar 2015
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This was an episode of a Real Crime tv show that I saw in late June of 2004 in Vancouver. I was 8 at the time and probably should not have been watching it, thus I was a bit scarred and remember a few parts.

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

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

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

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

were the children killed? do you remember how many?

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

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

just putting this here as a resource... definitely not a definitive list.
FortyTwoForty
07:55:41 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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I don't even want to find the episode as much as I want to find the crime.
FortyTwoForty
10:43:21 PM 25th Mar 2015
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snag
11:37:39 PM 25th Mar 2015
okay, well maybe that's the way to go. I haven't stumbled on a practical way of searching homocide cases, but i did find a word, 'familicide' which probably fits this. I did go through 3 or 4 pages hoping to luck out for you and didn't, but I'd rather not learn more on this topic.
Aspectifer
07:37:01 AM 27th Mar 2015
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This might fit with the Pater Familicide or Offingthe Offspring tropes. You could try the Real Life sections there.

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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Western Animation
06:52:25 AM 27th Mar 2015
Okay, this was within the last two years. There are three English dudes sitting at a table and it looks like they're talking into mikes like a radio show. They curse quite a bit and they're all animated. One is bald or buzz-cutted and wearing a green shirt and he is talking about going to a haunted house as a kid and staying for the summer, but he is getting the details wrong. For instance he talks about a little girl ghost, and talks about the ghost sitting on his bed, but then says "It wasn't a little girl, it was an old woman." Or something like that. The scenes cut from showing the haunted house to showing the men at the table. I think it was on Comedy Central - I caught it channel flipping but was in a family setting and I couldn't watch it, because of the language.
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madcatter
07:33:58 PM 25th Mar 2015
The Ricky Gervais Show might be the one(:
gaimanite.pkat
07:46:12 PM 26th Mar 2015
YES! Thanks! Bald guy was not wearing a green shirt, damn. Haha!
NegaByte
06:52:25 AM 27th Mar 2015
Series 2 Episode 11.

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ChokoT
Medium: Western Animation
07:45:52 PM 26th Mar 2015
THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY

I believe the show was around the time of Rolly Polly Olly Maybe Nick Jr. or disney I dunno There was this really smart kid in a red shirt but he was super small Everything around him was massive (He was small) He had this red vehicle that could become other vehicles He had a baby brother named Junior who was much larger than him
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PaulA
07:45:10 PM 26th Mar 2015
ChokoT
07:45:52 PM 26th Mar 2015
OMG THANKS

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LordXavius
Medium: Music
07:07:36 PM 26th Mar 2015
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.
LordXavius
12:50:28 PM 30th Aug 2014
Ah, sorry for not noticing this had been posted in earlier. It's not Habits or Blow, sadly. I remember it being sort of similar to Blow, though (what a weird video that song has). I'll also try to remember the abovementioned advice in the future.
FromtheWordsofBR
07:29:15 AM 1st Sep 2014
Well, Jesus Christ, this song must be ridiculously obscure, then.
LordXavius
12:12:36 PM 1st Sep 2014
Apparently so! Which is weird because it sounded both pretty modern and "mainstream-y".
ChameleonFactor
01:02:52 PM 5th Sep 2014
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hadlee
11:07:44 AM 12th Sep 2014
How about Regina Spektor's Fidelity?
LordXavius
02:19:21 PM 13th Sep 2014
Still not it, sorry. Too... soft? I still suck at describing music.
grumpybat
03:51:09 PM 3rd Dec 2014
Still looking? Might've been CHVRCHES's "The Mother We Share".
dokatron
12:49:00 AM 4th Dec 2014
Maybe some cover of Have Love, Will Travel? There was a modern cover used on an advert in the UK recently.
LordXavius
09:25:36 AM 5th Dec 2014
It's neither of those, sorry, but I appreciate people still looking (listening?) for it.
Bootlebat
01:33:52 PM 7th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
08:26:58 PM 16th Dec 2014
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May sound weird but if you have a microphone you could try singing it and uploading at for example zippyshare.com and linking it here. Helped with some songs I've been trying to figure out
Axelsonfire
09:48:42 AM 20th Dec 2014
This is a long shot but is it possibly "Little Bit" by Lykke Li?
LordXavius
04:49:15 PM 21st Dec 2014
@Axelsonfire: Still not it, sorry. At this point I'm starting to feel embarrassed for occupying such a large part of this page. >_>

@Bootlebat: Even if I wanted to do that, I don't remember even nearly enough of the song. If I hear it again I'll recognize it, but that's about it.
aethelflaed
09:55:30 AM 31st Dec 2014
I don't know....
FromtheWordsofBR
02:00:05 PM 1st Jan 2015
ANOTHER Regina Spektor song, is it the song "On the Radio"?
LordXavius
02:56:39 PM 2nd Jan 2015
Still not it, sorry. Like the other Regina Spektor song that was suggested it's too "soft" to be what I heard.
GitarooHero
06:01:02 PM 24th Mar 2015
I know this may not fit your specifications EXACTLY, but...D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin?
snag
02:00:50 AM 25th Mar 2015
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old school:

USURA - Open your mind

Black Box - Everybody Everybody

i've actually got an "ear worm" right now of a tune where they sample and replay the "oh" at the end of a word like 'so' about 8 times in 2 seconds with the pitch of it sliding up a note or two. i can't work past it into the actual lyrics but it was a woman singing... i'll figure it out

Edit: I was thinking of Carla Vallet - Streets of Tomorrow

LordXavius
07:07:36 PM 26th Mar 2015
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^^ That's actually pretty similar to what I remember of the mystery song (other than the singer being female), but it still isn't quite it (listened to some covers just to make sure). I don't recall any reggae influence in what I heard, and I don't think it was that relaxed. I guess it could be some obscure cover, but I doubt it.

^ None of those sound close, sorry.

In any case, thank you both for responding.

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thejokerlaughsatyou
Medium: Videogame
04:56:09 PM 26th Mar 2015
I have two old video games I'm looking for, both from Disney's website in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I know the name of one, but not the other.

1. I'm 99% sure it was called Rip Girls Surfing. It was self-explanatory: a surfing game based off the DCOM "Rip Girls." This was my favorite video game when I was about 7 or 8, and I actually set the second-place-in-the-world high score at one point (a fond memory), so I'd love to play it again.

2. A side-scrolling Tarzan game. I'm pretty sure all the graphics were 2D, and I think it was a platformer. I don't recall any enemies in the earliest levels, but there may have been some later. I didn't get very far because I was young and imprecise with my jumps!

If anyone could find a link to either of them, even an archived link in the Wayback Machine, I'd be eternally grateful. I just want to play Rip Girls again!
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Bootlebat
Medium: Western Animation
04:50:34 PM 26th Mar 2015
There was this commercial for this show in The Nineties I never actually watched but am curious about for some reason. It was either a cartoon or CGI and the characters were some kind of monsters or mutants or the like. I remember in the commercial one of the characters said something like "if you don't watch (show name) I'm coming after you!" That is all I can remember
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EricaB
09:45:24 PM 14th Mar 2015
Well... The Nineties, characters are monsters... what about Aaahh!!! Real Monsters?
ConnorGorden
03:16:39 AM 15th Mar 2015
I'm gonna say either aah real monsters or goosebumps. ( maybe animated tales from the crypt.)
Bootlebat
10:09:44 AM 15th Mar 2015
No it was neither. The monster was big like 8-10 feet tall
Bootlebat
10:41:38 AM 15th Mar 2015
I think the title might have started with an S
snag
10:56:05 PM 15th Mar 2015
the "i'm coming after you" bit sounds like something one of the pro-wrestlers turned actors would say...
Bootlebat
06:28:22 PM 17th Mar 2015
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Might have been a pro wrestler doing the voice acting not sure. Also now that I think about it I'm pretty sure it was CGI
Bootlebat
12:48:57 PM 25th Mar 2015
BUMP
thejokerlaughsatyou
03:49:13 PM 26th Mar 2015
What country were you in when you saw this commercial?
Bootlebat
04:50:34 PM 26th Mar 2015
USA

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PrincessGwenevere
Medium: Literature
03:42:41 PM 26th Mar 2015
Hey, I was looking for a for a book that was a collection of young adult fantasy short stories. Probably published in the 90's (I'm guessing mid to late) or the early 2000's. The cover features a witch, sitting at a computer, looking over her shoulder at the reader. I remember two stories from it.

The first was the eponymous short story about a boy trying to get back at his now ex-girlfriend. He comes across a website of a witch that can cast spells to bring bad luck to people. He starts with small, cheaper spells, but builds up to more expensive ones until he runs out of money. I think he also communicates with the witch via a chat room.

The second one is about a young man that is betrothed but falls in love with what turns out to be a malicious river spirit (I think). I remember at the end, the man runs away from his bride and to the river spirit, who then drowns/ traps him in the river. This one had a more standard fantasy setting, iirc.

Any help is appreciated!
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thejokerlaughsatyou
03:42:41 PM 26th Mar 2015
I loved this book when I was in middle school. It was one of my favorites. :) Took a bit of Googling to find the title, but I remembered some of the other stories from it, like Witch-hunt, so that helped. It's called Curses, Inc.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Curses-Other-Stories-Laurel-Leaf-Books/dp/0440227674/ref=tmm_mmp_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

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Jahsus
Medium: Western Animation
01:50:31 PM 26th Mar 2015
Many years ago ... about 24 - 25-ish I was at my grandmothers watching TV. A bizarre cartoon came on and we proceeded to watch it. The main characters looked similar to Lemmings (the video game). It started with one of them brushing his teeth. His eyes then turned black. He walked to a temple in the middle of his village and proceeded to walk into a room containing a large black hole. He then threw himself in. As he fell he became wrapped in a cocoon, still falling. Eventually he fell out of the bottom of the planet. At this point the cocoon opened and he had changed into a large pink bird type creature. It later turns out the lemming type people hunted these birds on flying boats / ships and harpoon them for food. Today I saw a trailer for the film "The Leviathan" and I was amazed, it looks almost identical but brought up to date. I have been trying to find this cartoon for a LONG time with no success. Can you help? (This is UK TV btw .... either BBC / ITV I cannot remember.)
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Aspectifer
01:15:43 PM 24th Mar 2015
You say you saw this when you were 24-25. What years would that be please?
EricaB
01:18:17 PM 24th Mar 2015
I think Jahsus meant 24-25 years ago, which would be late 80's/early 90s.
Aspectifer
01:38:07 PM 24th Mar 2015
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Oops, I feel a bit silly now. Re-reading it's exactly what Jahsus meant.
Jahsus
02:37:20 AM 25th Mar 2015
Yeah it will be late 80's early 90's!

trovamp
01:50:31 PM 26th Mar 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ6qw1nh0tA

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Estalamaison
Medium: Film
06:42:55 AM 26th Mar 2015
Hi

I can't stop thinking about a setting in a movie where there is some kind of door leading to a sort of heaven or a setting close to Neverland. The door have fairies painting and ivy all around. The character(s?) are looking to go through the door but this heaven can also be some kind hell for them. The room in itself is empty and old looking. It feels weird, maybe some kind of psychological horror movie/series.

Thanks you!
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LiuMeow
06:42:55 AM 26th Mar 2015
This sounds interesting and I'd like to learn about it too. Can't seem to find anything, though. Can you remember a time frame? Were the genres, I'm assuming, fantasy/horror? Did the movie explicitly mention that it was near Neverland or do you just mean it's similar to Neverland?

Also, you meant there were paintings of fairies on the door, right? As in not actual fairies who were painting on the door?

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dokatron
Medium: Film
03:58:33 AM 26th Mar 2015
A film involving some sort of transformation. All I remember is one line, something like:

"whatever reason you're doing this, whoever you're doing it for, hold onto that. It'll make it easier".

Really bugging me!
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dokatron
05:41:06 AM 24th Mar 2015
Bump.
LiuMeow
06:41:11 AM 24th Mar 2015
Do you remember what year or decade you saw this in? Or what country? And was it a personal, figurative transformation; or a literal one, like magic or metamorphosis?
dokatron
10:06:16 AM 24th Mar 2015
I must have seen it in the past 5 or 10 years, but I've honestly no idea when it might have been made. It was a literal transformation (scientific/tech based I think), some sort of "powering up" which was why the reason he was doing it was important. It was supposed to give him the power to help his loved ones in some way.
Bisected8
03:02:32 PM 24th Mar 2015
Was it a live action film? What did it look like (brightly lit? Were the sets industrial, shiny and futuristic, etc?)?
dokatron
06:10:31 AM 25th Mar 2015
I think it was a live action film. I can't remember what the scene looked like. It's the quote that's been stuck in my head more than anything. Sorry this is a bit unhelpful.
Albertosaurus
10:01:41 AM 25th Mar 2015
I'm almost positive that this is X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
snag
10:06:46 PM 25th Mar 2015
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this is from the subtitles file:

00:38:30 When it starts, whatever the reason is that you're doing this, focus on that. Maybe it will help.

excellent job albertosaurus
dokatron
03:58:33 AM 26th Mar 2015
Yes! Thank you! Can't believe I couldn't remember that. I've got the damn DVD!

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AgentORC
Medium:
11:00:08 PM 25th Mar 2015
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1. A VHS tape of animated nursery rhymes and children's songs. I remember the credits had kanji and the characters were animals.

2. Animated kids show. I remember a scene where the alien(?) boy and the human girl were in a museum or something, learning about the heart. The boy shape-shifted his hand into the shape of a heart. The girl tried to hide it and then the museum was attacked by other aliens/monsters.
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deku_link
Medium: Live Action TV
10:17:13 PM 25th Mar 2015
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This was a gameshow of sorts that I vaguely remember from Germany where the host was a pile of Shit.

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

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


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Vitez
Medium: Film
05:40:27 PM 25th Mar 2015
Hi! I remember watching around 2001 a Sci-Fi TV movie (it could also have been an episode of a TV show, but I'm pretty sure it was a film). By the looks of it, I'd guess it's from the late 90s.

In it, a spaceship crew picks up a strange signal. They investigate it and discover its source: a small black pyramid just floating in space, covered in hieroglyphics. They bring it into the ship to analyse it, and they try to open it with a drill. That's when strange things happen, as each of the crew has a different reaction to it: one guy has a headache, one girl starts having flashbacks of her childhood, etc. After that, I remember a scene where a woman (the capitain?) explains to the others that the Tower of Babel was actually a space rocket (!).

Yeah, it all sounds like a Stargate plot, but I asked a friend who's watched all of the movies and episodes, and he said it's not that.

Does it ring a bell for anyone?
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UltimateFalconFart
11:02:59 PM 23rd Mar 2015
LiuMeow
06:48:17 AM 24th Mar 2015
Space Island One?

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

I saw something on Wikipedia that mentioned a Tower of Babel rocket.
Aspectifer
01:10:35 PM 24th Mar 2015
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Thanks for jogging my memory about Space Island One Liumeow. I watched it when it originally aired and there was a quite weird episode called "The Barrier of Second Attention" about the space station crew encountering a potentially alien artifact, and the strange effects it had on them (it was unusual in that the show was fairly hard SF, and aliens generally did not feature). I particularly remember a scene (I think one of the artifact induced hallucinations) where, dressed in her spacesuit, the space station captain climbs to the top of the Isle of Man's Laxey Wheel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxey_Wheel (the series was filmed in studios on the Isle of Man).

Here's the episode recap from tv.com if that helps: http://www.tv.com/shows/space-island-one/the-barrier-of-second-attention-153568/

The episode's director has posted a clip of the other episode he directed on YouTube. Does the crew look familiar Vitez? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyqRx2z0cHA
Vitez
05:40:27 PM 25th Mar 2015
Liu Meow & Aspectifer – that's the one! I thought I'd never find it.

So, it was a TV series after all, even better.

Thanks a bunch!

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EricaB
Medium: Live Action TV
06:38:47 AM 25th Mar 2015
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This is an obscure one and I honestly don't have much hope of finding it. But here goes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!

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trovamp
Medium: Anime
01:33:30 AM 25th Mar 2015
I remember a manga that took place in the late 80s/early 90s -It was about a boy who played video games with a rich girl, she then moved away -One Time Skip later, the boy is know playing video games with another girl

Can anybody help me out
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TheJojolion
Medium: Film
08:38:57 PM 24th Mar 2015
A movie I remember catching some bits of it when playing on someone's home. All I remember was that there are two boys finding a golden statue & someone else trying stop them from taking the statue. As later on the the statue melts into golden liquid, which I believe what happens next this that the boys later carry the liquid in buckets.
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UltimateFalconFart
Medium: Videogame
05:09:58 PM 24th Mar 2015
You play as a dog with six limbs and must rescue your master (at least I think it's your master). In each of the dog's four paws he has cartoony-looking guns (he stands right up like Gromit) and the game looks like a futuristic distopia. Or at least the one level I remember looks like that.

I remember the game being a very trippy experience for me when I was very young. It was probably a PS1 or early PS2 game or at the very least from the late 90s/early 00s.
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PaulA
01:12:37 AM 24th Mar 2015
Google suggests this is Max from MDK 2.
UltimateFalconFart
05:09:58 PM 24th Mar 2015
Thank you.

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LiuMeow
Medium: Literature
05:08:35 PM 24th Mar 2015
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I read some scary story in a children's book in the US, probably published in the late 90s. I think it may have been a collection of scary stories. Anyway, the book, or at least this particular story, had a lot of large illustrations—I think each page was a full-page illustration of the current scene, with the text placed over the picture.

The only story I remember was about the narrator (a child, I suppose) being told a story by his grandma about a dream she had in which she visited someone's mansion as a ghost. One illustration shows a lavish dining room from (I guess) the grandma's point of view in her dream, and I think a woman is looking at her, startled.

The story ends with the narrator wondering if it was a dream, and the last line is something like, "Or was Grandma a ghost...for a real person in a real house?"
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axelsonfire
01:53:08 PM 14th Mar 2015
Could it possibly be one of the stories from the Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark books? I remember those books having some black and white illustrations in them.
LiuMeow
09:56:56 PM 14th Mar 2015
No; I believe I have all of those books and it's not in them. Also, the illustrations in the story I'm thinking of were in color.

But thank you.
LiuMeow
06:29:13 AM 24th Mar 2015
bump
UltimateFalconFart
05:08:35 PM 24th Mar 2015
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Oops, replied to the wrong one!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
10:47:36 AM 24th Mar 2015
There was this video game in circa 1996 for the Sega Genesis that was a 2d platformer that had something to do with the Olympics, like you could get bronze silver and gold medals as power ups. I remember nothing else about this game
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LiuMeow
06:36:56 AM 24th Mar 2015
Was it Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta?
Beefcube
07:43:14 AM 24th Mar 2015
I haven't actually played it myself, but the Mascot of the 1996 games was in a platformer called "Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings". That might be it.
Bootlebat
10:47:36 AM 24th Mar 2015
I think Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings is right

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glassbooks
Medium: Music
07:03:22 AM 24th Mar 2015
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Very sad Tear Jerker Kasane Teto Utauloid song that I saw on Youtube a few years ago. There was no video, just a picture.

The picture was possibly of Teto crying, or smiling with tearful eyes. I'm pretty sure there was a white backdrop.

The title was in Japanese and I can't remember any of the words. I think it had a lot of piano.
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LiuMeow
07:03:22 AM 24th Mar 2015
Don't know anything about Kasane Teto Utauloid, but could this be it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xpRPDZtA-4

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Dertz
Medium: Film
12:30:09 AM 24th Mar 2015
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Some details I can still remember are:

1.The movie is more comedial.

2.The actors are all black.

There are three scenes I can still remember:

1. A asks B what he should wear. The sneakers to the UZI or the boots to the rifle. (or something along that)

2. At the start a boy says that no one gets past 14 years old(maybe something else). He then gets shot and another guy says exactly the same but with 21. Of course it's also his birthday today and he also gets shot.

3. Two guys have a "comparison" and exhibit larger and larger weapons. The winner finishes with a van(?) containing a rocket.

I've seen this in another language, so there might be a little difference to it. Thank you in advance for any help.
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07:26:31 AM 23rd Mar 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
01:08:24 PM 23rd Mar 2015
Definitely Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood. I remember all those scenes. Without a doubt one of the weirdest movies to watch out of context.
Dertz
12:30:09 AM 24th Mar 2015
Yes, that's it. Thank you very much.

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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Western Animation
01:19:41 PM 23rd Mar 2015
So I used to watch a lot of PBS as a kid (basically all I was allowed to watch) and I vaguely remember this one cartoon short. There is a pre-teen boy and his little sister has a cold, and he says "There's something wrong with my sister." Somehow, he teleports inside her nose and meets an old man who lives in there and is apparently making her sick. Maybe he represented a cold? Then the boy goes back outside his sister's nose and is sick himself but she is all better. I believe the sister was sitting at a kitchen table, and I think everyone's skin was blue. It was animated (I think) like it had been drawn with crayons or oil pastels. It was in the early early 2000s, and probably came on after Clifford or Between the Lions.
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gaimanite.pkat
05:02:21 PM 10th Mar 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
01:19:41 PM 23rd Mar 2015
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wolfzilla88
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11:27:19 AM 23rd Mar 2015
so there are these videos/movies that i remember from my childhood, but I can't remember the names of them.

1. so my mom once brought home a video from the library when i was 4. The video was a puppet show about bunnies that lived underground (not fraggle rock) and they were running/hiding from something (my memory of this one is very unclear, sorry, but I KNOW it exists). The bunnies were REALLY cute, they were fluffy, some of them even wore clothes, they had big pink noses and little black eyes.

2. there was another video from the library. It was about children who went on a "tour" around the world, and singing songs from each said country they went to. Also there was these two furry humanoid things, one was blue and one was pink, and they could teleport.

thanks for the help!
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TroperNo9001
08:30:11 AM 6th Mar 2015
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Perhaps the first one is Bunnytown? But then, a time frame would help.
wolfzilla88
12:21:35 PM 6th Mar 2015
No, it's not bunny town. The movie was on a video tape, and since I was four in 2003, the video probably came out that year or before. And the bunnies weren't colorful either. They were all white, black, grey, you know, real life bunny colors. (Also they could talk. And from what I remember, there was actually a plot.)
ClinkerGynoid
12:01:32 PM 7th Mar 2015
Is the second one a video from the "Kidsongs" series? The blue guy was called Billy Biggle, I think. I had an earlier video from this series with an "around the world" theme, but the Biggle characters were not in the series til later.
TroperNo9001
06:09:25 PM 7th Mar 2015
Clinker, I second that the second one is Kidsongs, specifically I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.
Joesolo
08:16:55 AM 10th Mar 2015
OH OH OH

These your bunnies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-3kwXzxnNM

Big Comfy Couch is the only thing I can think of
wolfzilla88
07:38:45 AM 11th Mar 2015
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close. from what I remember the whole video was about bunnies.

but thank you. big comfy couch was also a show that I have been looking for.
wolfzilla88
07:43:45 AM 11th Mar 2015
oh! also, yes, kidsongs is what I was looking for! but i guess I mixed up the videos. the one I was thinking about did, in fact, have the biggles. the only song I remember though was down by the bay, and because of a problem with the tape, the video would stop before it would properly end. I've always been curious as to what happened at the end of the video.
gaimanite.pkat
11:39:22 AM 16th Mar 2015
Kidsongs was a huge part of my childhood lol. Down by the bay! Where the watermelons grow! Back to my home! Forget the rest!
justanotherrandomlurker
09:17:14 PM 18th Mar 2015
Could the bunny video you're refering to be Jim Henson's The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic, in which a community of bunnies are hiding from a mean farmer's dog?
wolfzilla88
11:27:19 AM 23rd Mar 2015
YES! thankyouthankyouthankyou!I was looking for that for such a long time!

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isoycrazy
Medium: Videogame
05:28:06 AM 23rd Mar 2015
A classic Nintendo Entertainment System game from the late 80s or Early 90s. The hero turns into a dragon and seeks to save his lady. It is a upward-scrolling game with no way to go backwards
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FerrousFaucet
10:09:59 PM 22nd Mar 2015
Dragon Spirit? I found it by searching "NES vertical shooter dragon".
isoycrazy
05:28:06 AM 23rd Mar 2015
Thanks!

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mAceOfHearts
Medium: Music
04:22:34 AM 23rd Mar 2015
Looking for a music video I remember seeing once on TV as a kid. The video is about a male voyeur who follows 3 young women in dresses around and films them on his camera. The women eventually discover him and smash his camera, after which they tie him to a tree and dance around him.
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alaman
Medium: Music
02:48:38 AM 23rd Mar 2015
Alright, I'm looking for a song again. I actually remembered some of the lyrics and googled, and apparently it's the text of 'A Dream within a Dream' by Edgar Allan Poe. If I recall right, the lyrics were the entire poem without any changes. It was sung by a woman and I think the only instrument was a piano. A friend sent it to me about 9 years ago but I cannot find it again. I do remember the melody however and might upload a snip of me singing it later.
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FerrousFaucet
11:45:21 AM 19th Mar 2015
The wikipedia article for that poem lists a few song versions. Also, have you tried using google to search for "dream within a dream song" or "dream withing a dream lyrics" or something similar? Maybe try adding the word piano into that search, too.
alaman
12:34:30 PM 19th Mar 2015
I checked wikipedia and googled for the title, and lyrics, but didn't find the version I mean. I now sang the first verse and refrain, maybe that helps to recognize it: http://picosong.com/2vpP
EricaB
01:06:14 PM 19th Mar 2015
alaman
01:22:35 PM 19th Mar 2015
no, the singer had a less airy voice, there was no guitar and definitely no bass or drums. Also I'm 100 percent sure it had the melody I sang.
snag
05:14:10 PM 19th Mar 2015
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I'm not looking this up, but there was a 1975 concept album by 'the alan parsons project' which was all about poe.

album title is 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination'

edit: woman singing? ugh... well, you might listen to it anyways and see if the melodies match up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Mystery_and_Imagination_%28Alan_Parsons_Project_album%29
Bananaquit
07:59:36 PM 20th Mar 2015
Oh God, there’s a bunch of music-alized versions of that poem. I couldn’t find one that matched up what you described, but the version by German new-wave act Propaganda seems to be popular (And lead singer Claudia Brücken seemed to have remade it in a solo version, maybe that’s what you heard?).
alaman
02:48:38 AM 23rd Mar 2015
Aha! I found it. It's a pretty obscure version by a 'Mara Kim', apparently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBHLZvywbPs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UnstoppableAnimosity
Medium: Film
04:49:11 PM 22nd Mar 2015
A movie about two boys, one being mentally handicapped but big as an adult and the other being physically handicapped yet somewhat brilliant (he had glasses and used crutches to walk). They struggle while dealing with regular bullies and honest-to-god criminals and street thugs. They pick up interest in arthurian tales, and the clever one makes a book for a big one, he titled is as somethign among the lines of "Moron the great" (which I believe was also the title of the movie, but couldn't find it)

There are other details, like "moron"'s mother being dead and killed by his father, clever kid was trying to make an "ornitopter" so like a mechanical bird. They retrieve a wallet for a lady that turns out to be anold acquaintance of moron's father and so on. Great movie btw.
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FerrousFaucet
11:49:00 AM 4th Mar 2015
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I used the search keywords "movie crutches boy makes ornithopter" and came up with The Mighty which is apparently based on a book called Freak the Mighty.
UnstoppableAnimosity
04:49:11 PM 22nd Mar 2015
Thank you!

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guilhermekinni
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03:48:14 PM 22nd Mar 2015
Okay. This one is going to be hard. I'm trying to remember a fantasy trilogy I read years ago. It had a female main character. It took place in an island(or something like it) and it wasn't high fantasy(also, I think there was a lighthouse in the story). The only other clue I have is the fact I read it in the same time frame as the Magic or Madness series.
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snag
08:57:04 PM 16th Mar 2015
what were the fantasy elements you can recall?
Bananaquit
12:24:17 AM 17th Mar 2015
Something by Patricia McKillip, maybe?
guilhermekinni
02:43:59 AM 17th Mar 2015
That's the problem. I can barely remember that it was fantasy. I think maybe there was a monster around which the plot of the trilogy revolves. Maybe. So, you can consider this a clue as well. Few fantasy elements. It seems to be more adventure with fantasy elements than straight up fantasy, now that I think about it. I also remember a ship. I looked up Patricia's books and they're not the ones.
Duncan
12:48:20 PM 17th Mar 2015
Maybe the Cassaforte Books by V. Briceland? The first is "The Glass Maker’s Daughter"
guilhermekinni
02:22:56 AM 19th Mar 2015
Not the ones I'm after. I also remembered that in the trilogy I read, all three books had the main character in the cover.
guilhermekinni
05:32:12 AM 21st Mar 2015
Bump
Dalillama
03:40:10 PM 21st Mar 2015
Is the protagonist rich, poor, a fighter, any details like that?

guilhermekinni
03:53:04 PM 21st Mar 2015
As far as I can remember, she is a normal girl. And the more I think about it, the more I get convinced that I was wrong to label this story a Fantasy. Instead, it would be better to say it is an Adventure Trilogy with fantasy elements.
Dalillama
03:48:14 PM 22nd Mar 2015
What tech level? Are there engines? Guns? Swords and horses? Based on history or fictional world?

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