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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Cain9821
Medium: Western Animation
10:07:53 AM 24th Apr 2014
When I was a little kid back in the early to mid 80's, my parents rented a cartoon for me to watch that I have never seen since. I want to know what the name of it is. Unfortunately, I only recall very few details about it.

What I remember is the cartoon had a space theme to it. It focused heavily on fighter pilots who seemed to be engaged in pitched combat against some evil alien empire.

I also recall one of the "good guys" was once a captive/slave to this empire, and to control him, the empire fused a helmet on him, which covered all of his face except for his eyes. He was somehow able to escape when the antenna (which apparently the empire needed to keep their slaves under control) on his mask broke off.

This helmeted individual then (somehow) became a higher ranking officer in the "good guys" fleet. There was also some distrust between the helmeted individual and the other pilots. I think these trust issues were laid to rest when the helmeted individual proved his worth and loyalty sufficiently.

As mentioned above, I have only the faintest recollection of this cartoon. I am not certain if it was a pilot episode for a series at the time, or if it was a cartoon movie.

Does anyone out there remember this, and if so, what was the name of it?

Thanks in advance.

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TheTeeth
10:07:53 AM 24th Apr 2014
Do you remember what the art style was like? Like was it distinctive at all or that generic 80's cartoon style?

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alaman
Medium: Videogame
06:59:59 AM 24th Apr 2014
I'm searching for a videogame I played some time between 2000-2003.

It was on PC, but it felt kind of console-y so it might have been available for other platforms as well. I remember the intro cutscene: You were some kind of alien (your player character throughout the game) on a space ship. It was implied that you were pretty awkward and constantly fucked up. The cutscene showed you experimenting in some kind of lab and mixing two fluids (?) It was then implied that you had unwillingly created some kind of "life serum" which gave everything it touched a life and mind of its own. The alien dropped some on the floor and the screws became alive and unscrewed themselves, causing the entire spaceship to crash on some planet. From then on you ran around on the planet, which was very chaotic, I think the serum had completely changed it and mutated a lot of objects/creatures.

I think it was 3rd person. Mostly Jump and Run, with some puzzle/adventure aspects. The alien that you play might have been purple/violet.
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albinotiger
Medium: Webcomic
08:34:32 PM 23rd Apr 2014
A webcomic I started reading about two years ago, then lost track of. It was a fantasy western setting, about a young girl who's on the run with some sort of supernatural man with white hair and yellow eyes. I think her father had been murdered. It was fairly new when I started reading. I remember feathers were featured prominently, the artwork was really good, and the main colors tended to be yellows, grays, and reds. I think it might have been recommended by the authors of Namesake, if that helps at all. I'd love to check back and see what happened with the story, if anyone could help.
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Dalillama
08:34:32 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Could it be Next Town Over? I don't follow it, but it's the only magical western webcomic I know of, so I'll throw it out there.

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Flareth
Medium: Music
07:29:18 PM 23rd Apr 2014
There was this song that played on the radio. It was probably late 90s-early 2000s. I'd hazard a guess it was around 1999-2001. It could be earlier though.

All I can remember is that the chorus sang something that sounded like either "neon bro" or "meon bro", but it was probably something else I couldn't make out, possibly another language. It was also sorta punkish I think.

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Flareth
03:20:09 PM 20th Apr 2014
Bump. If it helps, it was most likely a popular song at the time. Pretty sure it had a lot of radio airtime, but could possibly be indie or something (My sister was and still is a big indie rock type person so).
Embryon
04:25:54 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Maybe "Flavor of the Weak"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASfZtc34E7g
Flareth
07:29:18 PM 23rd Apr 2014
I don't think that's it, but thank you.

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Norbitessert
Medium: Music
05:47:50 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Okay, I cannot for the life of me remember this song.. I mostly remember the music video, which had an animation of a seal or walrus done in a sort of cutout style. The seal/walrus was traveling through a surreal landscape of some kind, and I think at one point goes on a hot air balloon. The song itself had a lyric that I think was something like "we used to be.. (etc)". It had a heavy kind of guitar in it, like an electric one. The song was maybe about how the singer used to be friends with someone, and at the end the seal finds its way back to another animal. Any help would be really appreciated!
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TheNinth
11:49:47 AM 23rd Apr 2014
I can't find a video for it, but it's possibly the Chris Carrabba cover of "We Used to be Friends" by Dandy Warhols.
FloydPinkerton
05:35:12 PM 23rd Apr 2014
I think I remember this. It was a hit in 2010, right?
Norbitessert
05:47:50 PM 23rd Apr 2014
I ended up finding it on my own, but thank you for the help :) It was Requiem for OMM 2 by Of Montreal. I remembered it completely wrong.

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TheCrystalRing
Medium: Videogame
04:28:49 PM 23rd Apr 2014
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There was a PC game where the entire world was populated by cars, kind of like the Pixar film. You are trying to help save your friend who had broken down, seemingly beyond repair, from being towed away and wrecked by a giant green wrecker vehicle. To avoid this, you had to travel all over the land and collect various car parts by playing minigames. I remember playing this game all the time when I was little, but I just can't seem to recall the name. I believe it was a game from the '90s. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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PPPSSC
01:40:24 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Was it one of the Putt-Putt games?
TheCrystalRing
04:03:56 PM 23rd Apr 2014
No, although I played those games as well.
TheCrystalRing
04:28:49 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Never mind, I just found it! It's called Big Action Garage! Thanks for the help!

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Embryon
Medium: Live Action TV
04:23:50 PM 23rd Apr 2014
Short-lived multi-camera American sitcom that aired sometime between the late 90s and early 2000s, probably on ABC. The two main characters were an older (40s-50s) guy and a younger guy. I think the older guy had black (or at least salt-and-pepper) hair, and maybe some stubble — he looked a bit unkempt, suiting his "oddball" personality. The younger guy was the Straight Man and more clean-cut.

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

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

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Wildcard
Medium: Film
11:16:52 AM 23rd Apr 2014
A film I caught on Tv once but I don't think it was a made for TV movie. A man and woman are escaping a futuristic prison where a collar explodes if you go a certain distance away from the prison. They manage to escape but have to stay together while running from the cops.

The man is bald and looks sorta like Vin Diesel but for some reason I don't think it was him in this movie.

They start out hating each other than they fall in love. Along the way we learn the man was divorced and his ex-wife had kids.

This is a pretty cliched action movie, but it fells sorta weird to me that I don't remember the title ever being shown or said. Got any ideas? I don't remember what channel it was on.
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Bisected8
12:29:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
I looked on the Explosive Leash page and I found Wedlock (also known as Deadlock). Could that be it?
Wildcard
01:19:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
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No I don't think so. Neither leads looked like that and I'm pretty sure the movie actually was more modern than that. Around 2002-2004?
alaman
03:28:25 PM 20th Apr 2014
Maybe it was "Fortress"? The first part matches it but the man and woman were actually married so I'm not sure if this is it.
AnotherDuck
03:33:28 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Sounds like Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 to me. Which was a TV film, and he wasn't bald, so it may not be it. Still, they escape from prison by rewiring the collars to detect each other instead of the prison.
FuzzyBoots
11:16:52 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Interestingly enough, the above movie was apparently also marketed as Deadlock 2, a sequel to Wedlock. I checked over on Chained Heat as well, but no dice other than the mention of Wedlock there as well.

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Zeanobia
Medium:
10:08:33 AM 23rd Apr 2014
I see this bird all over the city. Who is that bird?
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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
09:56:56 AM 23rd Apr 2014
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Two things I was looking for a long time, and I still have not found any information.

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

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

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

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Aronatia
Medium: Videogame
01:05:48 AM 23rd Apr 2014
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When I was in school (somewhere 1997-1999 maybe), there were two games we were allowed to play after finishing a typing practice. I'd like to track them down for nostalgia's sake.

The first one was like MS Paint on steroids. It had all the drawing tools and stuff, but also all kinds of little images you could add in. I remember one being a campfire, and I think it was animated. I think there may have been other games on the same program, but I' not sure.

The second one I'm pretty sure was attached to some sort of encyclopedia software, and had you wandering through a castle solving little puzzles in each room. I think it was a format where you couldn't move on until you solved the puzzle to open the next door, but it was one where there were multiple ways to go, so that you could go another direction if you were stuck. I think it was a mouse-only point and click game. (Found it! It was Encarta Mindmaze. Someone else was looking for it too.) I know it's a very odd request, but I'd love any help you could give me.
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Embryon
10:11:09 AM 30th Aug 2012
The art program might be Kid Pix.
JMQwilleran
01:46:42 PM 1st Sep 2012
I'm pretty sure that the art program is Kid Pix, I remember having a lot of fun with it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Pix
UltramarineAlizarin
11:25:01 PM 1st Sep 2012
As an alternate suggestion, how about Flying Colors? Here's a page with some sample pictures. I know it says Flying Colors 2, but the image stamps have the same style as the original program that I'm familiar with.
aronatia
06:26:41 AM 2nd Dec 2013
Kid Pix doesn't look quite right... It was something very similar, though. It MIGHT have been a different version? Flying Colors isn't it. The graphics are way too advanced. The game I'm thinking of had pixelated graphics.
Asuyuka
12:19:16 PM 2nd Dec 2013
It could've easily been an older version. The original one I played on a B+W Mac certainly is different from the PC version I picked up years later, for nostalgia sakes. I'd suggest taking another look before discounting it entirely. =)
cpj
12:33:59 PM 2nd Dec 2013
Microsofts Fine Artist maybe?
PS3D
09:55:41 AM 9th Dec 2013
If it had an obnoxious little mascot (Mc Zee?) it was Fine Artist. Otherwise it was Kid Pix. Scads of Kid Pix versions have been released over the years.
pgj1997
07:17:51 AM 21st Apr 2014
Your probably thinking Three D Movie Maker. That's the only thing I can recall that has McZee in it.
anostalgicnerd
01:05:48 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Could it be Storybook Weaver? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storybook_Weaver

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

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

Anyone have any ideas?
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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
05:08:32 PM 22nd Apr 2014
Trying to find anything I can about two flash animation series on the U.S. Nickelodeon website when I was a kid. This would have had to have been around 2000-2003, and I'm really hazy on the exact details, but I know it was Nickelodeon website for sure.

The first one was, I believe, a talk show or game show with a chimp for a host. The host was an intelligent primate, but the guests were wacky and irrational. I remember one of the guests being this stereotypical redneck farm girl who screamed 'sooooey' a lot, and another was this woman who was obsessed with the host to the point where she was trying to steal locks of his hair? The host would get really flustered by his crazy guests. There was always a game in the middle of the cartoon, I'm pretty sure the farm girl's was one of those memory games where you flip the cards. I remember the style being sort of realistic. Like realish looking heads on cartoonish bodies.

The other I don't remember watching as much, and I'm not sure if I ever saw more than an episode of it. It was about a girl living in a video game world. I think she had pink/purple hair, but I can't remember. In the episode I remember took place at a hospital where all the babies in the maternity ward got turned into little demon babies. The main character had to turn all the babies back in what I think was a game where you had to spray the demon babies with an aerosol can. There was this part where a bunch of fathers (I think) were standing outside the hospital waiting. The girl asks a real ragged looking guy how long he'd been waiting, and he replies something about being from a desert video game. Can't remember the style, but it was cartoonish.

ANYTHING would help!
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TheTeeth
05:08:32 PM 22nd Apr 2014
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Okay wow, I already answered my own question.

Go Bananas with Tony Simiano (much more horrifying than I remember.) and Agent Pixel.

Thank goodness for Wayback Machine, I guess.

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MochaNeko
Medium: Webcomic
03:39:48 PM 22nd Apr 2014
I used to keep up with this comic in 2006 and 2007. It's about an anthro character (grayish-brown fur and I think he had small horns) who journeys from his home town for some reason. He ends up meeting a female character who I believe is a bounty hunter. She's well known but wears a cloak with a hood all the time to hide the fact that she is an elf - apparently elves are looked down upon by humans. Somehow the two end up working together and teaming up.

They team up with several other people along the way, but I can't remember much about the other characters. Although I'm now recalling a character with dark hair and blue eyes who looked like he might've been in his teens. (??)

Later on in the comic I *think* the anthro main character gets captured and put in some kind of illegal fighting ring against his will.

Also the comic seemed to be set in a kindof medieval/fantasy setting. Lots of cobblestone buildings and castles and the like.

Anyone have any clue what the name of the webcomic was/is?
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FuzzyBoots
11:34:25 AM 22nd Apr 2014
Errant Story perhaps? It has the female character hiding her (half-)elven heritage under a hooded cloak. No anthro protagonist other than the talking winged cat.
darklink2188
12:33:46 PM 22nd Apr 2014
Inverloch, website is inverloch.seraph-inn.com
MochaNeko
03:39:48 PM 22nd Apr 2014
darklink2188 - Thank you so much!! That's definitely it!

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FuzzyBoots
Medium: Literature
11:31:00 AM 22nd Apr 2014
I read this, or at least part of it, while at my grandmother's house, which means that my dad or his brothers probably owned a copy, meaning it was published by 40-50 years ago. I know that it was well before 2000. It was a dystopian novel. I don't remember a lot about it other than that the main character located the ragtag group of rebels, who were maintaining, of all things, a support hotline. The concept was that it was an entirely anonymous call, routed through all kinds of scramblers, where someone would listen to you no matter what. The scene which really sticks out in my mind involves a woman in the resistance group telling the protagonist about one time when the woman who'd called in was using a spoon to lob vitriol at her baby, who'd been locked into its high chair to keep it from dodging, and the woman listening had to keep listening even as she heard the baby screaming in pain and betrayal in the background.

That scene just really stuck out in my mind. I don't suppose anyone else knows what I'm talking about?
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FuzzyBoots
08:27:32 AM 8th May 2013
Bumping
FuzzyBoots
11:31:00 AM 22nd Apr 2014
Asked about it on http://scifi.stackexchange.com and they found it. The Shockwave Rider from 1975, newer than I had thought. Apparently, it was the originator of the term of "worm" for a self-propagating computer virus.

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ToastyBuns
Medium: Anime
09:31:24 AM 22nd Apr 2014
I've tried Googling and asking on other forums to no avail.

So this would have been around the 90s but it could be from early than that, and it was just rerun when I was little. But definately no newer that the 90s.

It was a Magical Girl anime where our heroines are teenagers trapped in a weird fantasy world of floating islands. The natives are small dwarven/pixie people who live in tribes- each group seeing the girls as a source of power. Some tribes are good and others are evil.

I distinctly remember flying slugs used as transport - they had little buzzing flippers on them.

I'm in the UK and at that time it was only 5 terrestrial channels, if that helps narrow things down.

Any ideas? I might have messed up some of the details so if you know an anime that almost fits, please post anyway - I have to find out the name of this thing!
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Asuyuka
05:46:40 PM 18th Apr 2014
It sounds like Magic Knight Rayearth.
Nezumi
10:06:48 AM 21st Apr 2014
If it is Magic Knight Rayearth, it's a really distorted memory of it. Which isn't out of the question here, but I'd be inclined to guess it's something else, myself. Just not sure what "something" that would be. Sorry, OP.
ToastyBuns
02:53:53 PM 21st Apr 2014
It's not Magic Knight Rayeath. That was suggested before, and it wasn't it.

I think one of the teens was black or atleast super tanned
FerrousFaucet
09:31:24 AM 22nd Apr 2014
I suggest searching the Dark-Skinned Blond and Ambiguously Brown pages.

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pgj1997
Medium: Literature
07:56:50 AM 22nd Apr 2014
A kids book about a dog and a poilce officer. The police officer goes to a school and gives safety tips to some students in the auditorium, which the kids find boring. The dog then livens it up by phantoming the tips, which the kids find entertaining. There's also a small Plot Point (if you can really call it that) with a kid who always wears a helmet and writes letters to the police officer (which the other kids do), shaped like stars.
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fortytwoforty
04:28:43 PM 21st Apr 2014
That would be Officer Buckle and Gloria.
pgj1997
07:56:50 AM 22nd Apr 2014
That's the one!

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Literature
11:33:37 PM 21st Apr 2014
This was a young adult book about a boy and his pet wolf in prehistoric times. It was fairly realistic (no dinosaurs or Flintstones-type stuff). I don't really remember anything about the plot, just a little about the characters and setting. I think keeping a pet was a novel concept, because the boy asks, "Can an animal have a name?" An adult replies, "Every rock on the mountain can have a name if you want." I also remember an old storyteller saying the wind was born when a man tore a hole in the sky with his walking stick.
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GordonWay2
06:38:43 AM 20th Apr 2014
Bond of the Fire?
FloydPinkerton
11:33:37 PM 21st Apr 2014
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I can't find any reviews or summaries of "Bond of the Fire," but I did find the blurb from the back cover. It sounds like the same book I read, but, like I said, I barely remember any of it. Ironically the blurb says, "The reader will long remember the events in this book."

Anyway, thanks for (probably) solving this mystery.

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VoltaireMagneton
Medium: Anime
08:00:57 PM 21st Apr 2014
I just need to remember the title of this. It is an anime adaptation of Greek mythology. I believe it is anime because it is anime-styled, e.g. the sweat, chibi versions of the gods, and the "looks".

As for the episodes, it is more of the Greek myths/stories being retold in anime-style.

Thanks in advance! (:
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drrobbo
04:20:20 PM 19th Apr 2014
There was one from the 80s called "Winds of Change", there's a page about it on the other Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphoses_%28film%29
VoltaireMagneton
08:01:20 PM 20th Apr 2014
Um nope. It is more of a TV show than a film. Also, some episodes have parts quite similar to Superbook. Like there are two characters from the current world, have some conflict, then someone retells a myth from the Greek Mythology which supplies the moral.
drrobbo
05:14:27 AM 21st Apr 2014
Sorry if I double posted. I don't think this is it, but could it be the Book of Virtues cartoon? It's animated, episodic, and has some retold Greek myths sprinkled it.
VoltaireMagneton
08:00:57 PM 21st Apr 2014
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Nope. It only showed Greek myths only. Also, iirc, the title went by "Olympus's Guardians" or something. Searched it but nope. Or maybe the TV Network altered the title (like "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" was turned from "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox").

If it helps, one of their episodes were about Athena and Arachne, and Eros and Psyche.

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EDIT: Anyways, I found it! It is entitled "Olympus Guardian". Something like that. Thanks anyways!

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Embryon
Medium: Webcomic
06:25:50 PM 21st Apr 2014
A webcomic that I read around 2005-2006. I think it had the word "blue" in the title. The background of the website was black or grey. The main character was a blue-furred anthropomorphic feline who worked as a some kind of spy, in the unrealistic Mission: Impossible sense. The whole comic was drawn and coloured in a slick, professional way. I think there was a bit of dialogue between the main character and his "handler" that involved waffles.

When I stopped reading it, only a few pages had been uploaded. I think the creator was too busy to do a webcomic — he had a day job working at Blizzard Entertainment, I think — and I wouldn't be surprised if it was gone today. Still, the fact that I can't remember the title has been bugging me.
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Embryon
06:25:50 PM 21st Apr 2014
Bump.

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iamnotausername
Medium:
06:25:01 PM 21st Apr 2014
A board game wherein the board starts empty and players place tiles with lines on them and must move their pieces to the end of the line whenever possible, trying to avoid falling off the board or colliding with each other.

I believe it was themed after eastern dragons.
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Embryon
06:25:01 PM 21st Apr 2014
Sounds like Tsuro.

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

The show was about a girl who wasn't very popular at school, probably got picked on etc., but had one best friend. She has to go buy new glasses so she goes to a shop, where she finds a rather strange man convincing her to pick a specific pair. I think she gets them for free. She soon realizes she can see other people's secrets while wearing these magical glasses. I don't remember exactly how it all happens, but one incident is that she sees one of her bullies picking his nose while reading a newspaper (she sees through the paper, but I don't think that's the only thing the glasses do). At one point she goes back to the store, where another person is not working and tells her those glasses don't come from them/the store wasn't open when she came/they don't have anyone working for them that matches her description, or something of the sort, so she understands the man was behind it. At the very end, she tells her best friend about her glasses, as she had seen one of her best friend's secrets. She lets her friend wear them but tells the girl (unless it was a boy, but I don't think so) not to look at her because she fears that one of her own secrets will be found out. Of course, her friend looks at her and clearly sees something surprising. The main character freaks out and asks what she saw, but the episode ends before we find out. I think the end had a very obvious voice-over saying something like "What did [friend's name] see with the glasses? Find out next episode!", but maybe no second episode was ever made? Thanks!
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alchixinren
Medium: Videogame
10:33:58 AM 21st Apr 2014
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I played this online Flash / Shockwave game about 10 years ago and I can't remember what it is.

You play as a light brown robot resembling an artistic mannequin (those wooden ones on stands) and you walk around a maze in isometric view. The background was black and the only areas that existed were paths, suspended in the air. Over time, the maze grew more complex and you ran into other similar, grey, robots.

At the end, a red / brown robot zaps you with electricity and that's where it ends. Anyone else play that?
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alchixinren
10:33:58 AM 21st Apr 2014
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MetaSkipper
Medium: Videogame
10:30:05 AM 21st Apr 2014
Trying to find a video games I once saw and looked up.

The "Game Over" screen had a girl, memory serves me right wearing dark blue, pointing a gun down at you, with "Game Over" text underneath that image. That's how I found out about the game, and I Google Images'd the game. Alas, I cannot find a picture of that anymore.

The gameplay was light gun (click the targets, kill 'em before they kill you), and the plot involved an army of girl clones or something like that. The death sounds were orgasmic, that I remember reading.

It used sprites, and I believe it was a one-man or small-team development.

Many Thanks.
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Dolski
11:22:51 PM 17th Mar 2014
What era and console are we lookin' at here? Arcade? Atari? Sega? SNES? PS2? Game Boy?
MetaSkipper
09:25:29 PM 9th Apr 2014
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@Dolksi - Afraid I don't know the era, but I do believe it was actually a PC game. Don't take that as gospel though.

@Deadeye_Duck Nope. Think more arcade light-gun games (House of the Dead, for example).

After talkin' with the guy where I was the image from, he doesn't rememebr the game name himself (though he does the image, but he lost it), he is fairly sure it started with the word "Gun." Again, not gospel.
MetaSkipper
10:30:05 AM 21st Apr 2014
Bumpity bump.

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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
10:10:06 AM 21st Apr 2014
Oh, I forgot one. A fairly old videogame where you play a mech pilot. The game starts with you on a date with a girl, then something happens that makes you want to get into the mech and you have to travel to get to the fight.

My friend played it once on either a demonstration in a mall or an arcade. Does anyone know? I cannot find anything on it more specific.
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Bisected8
09:13:52 PM 12th Apr 2014
That sounds vaguely like Zone of the Enders, but I don't think that was an arcade game.

Can you describe the quality of the graphics?
Wildcard
06:08:10 AM 13th Apr 2014
edited by Wildcard
No I haven't ever played the game just kinda curious what my friend could have been playing. Apparently he didn't know the title either. I have played Zone of the Enders though and know it is not that.

If it helps apparently the date with the girl and getting to the mech might not be a cut scene. I think you play the human on foot in those parts.
ImmortalFaust
11:15:22 AM 16th Apr 2014
Hmm..If you're memory is screwy as mine, that almost sounds like the intro cutscene to Mech Assault Lone Wolf, but you are "talking" (the Mechwarrior doesn't talk, a la Gordon Freeman with the ship's mechanic, and the lieutenant, who is female, radios that bad guys are blowing stuff up and you use the upgraded Elemental Armor to lay down some smack...But there are all kinds of mech games out there.
Nezumi
10:10:06 AM 21st Apr 2014
Except for the fact that it's hardly the sort of game you'd see on demonstration, it sounds a lot like a slightly distorted recollection of the early parts of Front Mission 3

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shigmiya64
Medium: Film
08:22:04 AM 21st Apr 2014
This is a movie that was only ever described to me; I never actually saw it. So some of the details might be off.

So, there's this old gardener or housekeeper or similar. He's not too bright and worked this job for decades, when one day he's fired for some reason. He puts on his nicest suit and I think intends I just hobo about, but some rich guy sees him sitting there is his fancy suit and thinks he's some distinguished, worldly gentleman, and invites him to dinner. From there, he ends up hobnobbing with various high-society types who all mistake his simple folksy sayings as deep, meaningful advice. At the end of the movie he walks onto a pond and doesn't sink. Noticing this, he dips his umbrella into the water and finds the water is quite deep, then continues walking. The movie doesn't explain how this is (but he's probably walking on rocks unknowingly).
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Twiddler
Medium:
06:49:47 AM 21st Apr 2014
A kid's show from the 90's. It was probably on CBC. It was about talking boats. In one episode there was a boat who wanted to be a... I don't what. The job involved helping or directing other boats somehow. She also wanted a green tire to wear. But whenever she moves, she makes waves that push other boats around, and this gets in the way of helping. Then one boat gets stuck or something, and the protagonist boat tries to help. Her waves push him, and she realizes she can use her waves to push him to safety. So she does, and she gets the job and her green tire.
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EricaB
09:43:37 PM 20th Apr 2014
There was a "Thomasthe Tank Engine"-like show called Theodore Tugboat. Could that have been it?
Twiddler
10:40:44 PM 20th Apr 2014
I don't think the narration spoke for the characters, I think they had their own voices. So, probably not.
Aspectifer
06:49:02 AM 21st Apr 2014
edited by Aspectifer
This could be a British series called TUGS. The character animation was similar to early seasons of Thomas the Tank Engine (i.e. animatronic models). The show did have a narrator, but the characters also spoke in their own voices. According to The Other Wiki, the director went on to direct the similar Theodore Tugboat in Canada. Also according to The Other Wiki, TUGS was re-versioned for use in the American Series 'Salty's Lighthouse'. I'm not sure which version you would have got in Canada.
pgj1997
06:49:47 AM 21st Apr 2014
Was it Tugs? The precursor the Theodore?

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willehelm
Medium:
06:34:27 AM 21st Apr 2014
My brother and I are trying to remember the name of an early kids tv show (or series maybe) that was really scary (to us),

It must have been shown late 70s/early 80s it may have been black and white.

It had a kid who (in his dreams) was trapped in a two story house, which another kid (or maybe he) had drawn. He could look out the window and see stones with eyes in them on the lawn. Each time he dreamed, the stones were closer to the house, and towards the end they were climbing up his stairs inside the house.

One time (while he was awake) he scribbled all over the picture of the house, and in his dream there were lines all over his window. I can't remember how it ended.

Just thought I'd ask on the off-chance someone remembers what it was....

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Cain9821
10:46:26 PM 20th Apr 2014
Hi willehelm,

From what you've described here, the show which comes to my mind is "Monsters". Of course, this show isn't late 70's/early 80's. It is actually late 80's ('88 to be exact).

The reason I am suggesting this as a possibility is because "Monsters" ran during the block of time other Saturday morning cartoons did, and as near as I can tell, it was clearly aimed at getting kids to watch it (but it was definitely not a cartoon).

In your post, you mentioned the show you saw was really scary to both you and your brother. "Monsters" was a horror themed series much like "Tales from the Darkside" or "Tales from the Crypt", albeit it was no where near the shock/scare factor common to Darkside and Crypt.

The scenario you've described sounds like it could easily be an episode of "Monsters".

Do you remember if the scenario you've described is about the entire show itself, or is it a stand alone episode similar to what Crypt and Darkside did?

Anyhow I hope this helps, and if it's not what you're looking for, best of luck in your continuing search.

Aspectifer
06:34:27 AM 21st Apr 2014
Hi willehelm,

I'm almost positive that this is "Escape Into Night", a 6 part television adaptation of Catherine Storr's children's novel "Marianne Dreams" (the protaganist being a girl rather than boy) made by the ITV company ATV and originally shown in the UK in 1972. Though originally made in colour, only black and white recordings of the series now exist (is it possible that you watched the DVD, or if you saw it when first broadcast, on a black and white TV)? The book was later adapted into the feature film "Paperhouse", though in that version, unlike the TV serial and original book, the stones only appear in a minor capacity and the antagonist was instead an imagined version of the girl's father. Details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_Into_Night

I've not seen the series myself (though I've seen the film version and read the book), but you and your brother are not the first I've heard of to have been terrified by it at a tender age....

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Ryonne
Medium: Literature
11:43:59 AM 20th Apr 2014
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When I was really young, I read this story—either a children's or young adult book—which for some reason I remember as being post-apocalyptic (at the very least least taking place in some dystopian future). The concept of the story was that there was some horrible acidic superstorm approaching the house of these kids, and since the power is out, the older sibling tries calming the younger ones down by telling them a story about fairies. Their parents aren't there—either missing, dead, or out of the house. I can't remember. (I remember the first part being really dark, and the second part was considerably lighter.)

From there, it follows the story of the exploits of a fairy in the human world while periodically interjecting dialogue between the older sibling and the other children. I can't remember the story very well from there, and I don't think I finished the book.

If it helps at all, I remember there being a storm on the cover (lightning, I think) and the title was something involving either "Sprite" or "Fairy."

Thanks!
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Ryonne
03:29:35 PM 17th Apr 2014
Not many people may know it. I feel like it was quite obscure, from what I can remember.
Madrugada
moderator
11:43:59 AM 20th Apr 2014
edited by Madrugada
Try asking on the website Stump The Bookseller. They can find the most obscure answers. There are also archives of previous requests here.

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Lunarcat
Medium:
02:47:36 PM 19th Apr 2014
Hey guys! (yeah it me again, I just have so many questions!)

I'm looking for two particular deviantART people.

The first artist had a disney/ don bluth style and draw a lot of dogs that looks like balto, but it was set in the wild west and they weren't anthropomorphized (well, not much, there was a female dog that wore a necklace and like I said they were disney style, bu they weren't walking around on two legs or anything)

The second I can only remember from a flash game they made. It was about this young wizard in training and it was on halloween so you went around and talked to people and depending on which dialog choices you picked they would give you different candy. It was based off a webcomic the artist was doing at the time but I never read the webcomic.

Thanks for all your help!

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Lunarcat
02:47:36 PM 19th Apr 2014
bump?

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Gralien
Medium:
01:49:01 PM 19th Apr 2014
I remember seeing a really weird cartoon on YouTube; I think it was Russian or something.

Anyway, this kid sees on a monitor screen that some robots up on a planetoid somewhere are malfunctioning, so he (I think it's a boy) gets on a rocket to fly up there. But he's aided by this weird cat-like thing. It has an asymmetrical face and can launch itself into space by yanking on the longer side of it's face. There was something about a mouse, and another kid already in space, and then things got even weirder somehow...

Point is, I can't find it again, and when you're the only person who can remember something this messed up, you start to worry.
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Gralien
06:39:29 AM 5th Apr 2014
Bump.
Gralien
12:57:29 PM 6th Apr 2014
Anybody? Hello?
Gralien
08:21:16 AM 9th Apr 2014
Am I alone here?
mogiks
11:39:33 AM 9th Apr 2014
Yup, all alone.

Any extra info you can give? What year you saw it for example? Was it in colour, what sort of animation was it?
Gralien
12:51:18 PM 9th Apr 2014
It was in color and it was traditional cel animation.
Gralien
10:35:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
Still here.
Gralien
01:49:01 PM 19th Apr 2014
The cat thing was yellow, blue and red, and it could transform into stuff by doing that 'yank on it's own face thing', but the transformation could be halted if something that wasn't already part of the 'cat' was attached to it, like if a ribbon was tied to it's tail or something.

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CaliforniaDave
Medium: Live Action TV
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
There was a variety show during the early to mid-70s. I can't remember which one, but one of the performers was William Shatner doing a dramatic reading. I remember it ended with the lines "Did I ever give? Did I ever...love?" in trademark Shatner style. Anybody else remember this?
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KEVP
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
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There are a lot of times Shatner did dramatic readings. He actually seriously thought that he could recite the lyrics to pop songs in his hammy, overblown William Shatner style and that somehow this would be art. Apparently he still does.

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

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

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

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Italiaandnostalgia
Medium:
07:37:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
I watched this about 4 to 8 years ago, it was a movie or show that was not animated. It was set in middle-age Europe. I can only remember one particular scene. There was a werewolf in human form sitting in a jail cell. There were peasants that were near him but I believe they were prisoners too. All of the peasants were afraid of the werewolf, naturally. After that I believe he killed a few of the peasants but I am not sure. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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mogiks
07:37:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
This is ringing a lot of bells with me. My first thought is the Doctor Who New Season 2 Episode 2, Tooth and Claw, which first aired in England in 2006. However, that wasn't middle-age Europe, it was the Victorian era, and I guess you probably would have remembered the sci-fi themes. So, perhaps that wasn't the one.

I'll have a think and see if I can remember anything else.

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EricaB
Medium: Videogame
06:32:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
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This was a video game from the mid- to late-90s, about the same time as games like Descent, Full Throttle, and the Dig, so 1994-1997 or so. It was a PC game on CD-ROM.

It was 3rd-person, and you were a blue-silver robot or cyborg fighting other robots or cyborgs in a futuristic prison or military base. Sorry for the sparseness of details! I remember one scene a friend was playing in which you had to blow open a door with a grenade to progress, and kept dropping his gun and running off instead of dropping the grenade. Another scene takes place after you defeat one of the other cyborgs, and learn some information from him. He begs for his life, saying, "No! Please!" over and over again. The whole point of the game, IIRC, is to keep the base from self-destructing.

Edit: If it helps, the animation was polygons, not cartoony like the Dig or Full Throttle.
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Vios
08:07:16 PM 30th May 2013
Could it have been Rise of the Robots? (See http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/rise-of-the-robots, for example). Released for PC (among others) in 1994. Blue-ish cyborg protagonist trying to fight through a base to deactivate the AI core.
EricaB
07:57:55 AM 31st May 2013
That does seem to hit on all the points I remember, but I don't remember it being a fighting game. This was a 3rd-person shooter, like Tomb Raider.
EricaB
06:32:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
edited by EricaB
Found it!

BioForge.

:)

That's a 20 year search over at last!

The "No! Please!" scene that stuck with me for some reason can be seen here, starting at about 13 seconds in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY6SQfjQfwo


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jakovu
Medium: Literature
10:13:36 AM 18th Apr 2014
I can't remember the name of this. It's a graphic novel, and features a small child accompanying a portly, bearded man (who may or may not have been a pirate) through outer space. Towards the end, we meet the large man's mother, who reveals his real name: "Pokemon".
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jakovu
10:13:32 AM 18th Apr 2014
Never mind, I have found it. It's "Sardine in Outer Space".
jakovu
10:13:36 AM 18th Apr 2014
Never mind, I have found it. It's "Sardine in Outer Space".

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

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

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

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

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Film
09:21:28 AM 18th Apr 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.

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WittyBubble
Medium: Literature
09:49:01 PM 17th Apr 2014
I remember reading this book...I think prior to the year 2000. It was about two boys who were learning magic from the...uncle?...of one of the boys. And the nephew was concerned that his uncle liked his friend more or thought he was a better magician or something. I remember a scene where the boys were on a train and one or both of them were practicing card tricks. There was another boy that they called...Skeleton? Pretty sure it was Skeleton...and he was evil. But he was also able to do real magic. At the climax of the story, the two boys are in...an auditorium? a barn?...and the Skeleton boy is...in the rafters?...anyway, they end up burning the auditorium down and I think killing him.
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EthercosNavuran
Medium: Videogame
12:47:13 PM 17th Apr 2014
Sometime between 2003 and 2012, I was at Wal Mart, and my nephew ran off to the games section. When I found him, he was playing a demo game about mecha, on either the PS2 or PS3(the system also had a demo for Blue Dragon, if that helps.). I forget most of the details, but the intro had the MC talking to someone, standing on a cliff overlooking some enemies. After a bit of talking, he (jumps? feet-jet hovers? I dunno) down, and then gameplay starts. The mecha is mostly restrained to melee attacks, but every now and then, a beam attacked could be used, but then had to be charged up again. I maybe kinda think you ally mecha on the field were blue, and there were a few special mecha with names that took a lot of damage to kill- when we left, the last one had soaked up three beams from my nephew's mecha and still hadn't gone down. Helps? Please?
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shigmiya64
12:47:13 PM 17th Apr 2014
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How big were the mecha? House-sized, tree-sized, skyscraper-sized? What kind of design would you say the mecha had? Did they look like humans in suits, like a Gundam, or a less humanoid design, like an AT-ST?

When you say the mecha was mostly constrained to melee attacks, it makes me think of one of the Dynasty Warriors Gundam titles. They were on Xbox 360, just like Blue Dragon like you mentioned.

EDIT: according to Wikipedia, Blue Dragon and the original Dynasty Warriors Gundam came out on the same day in 2007, so it would've been very likely to see them on display together in a store.

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y2k
Medium: Music
07:50:44 AM 17th Apr 2014
I can't for the life of me find the name of this recurring song on many youtube videos. It can be found on this video at 3:04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc6A3yx0M_k
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EricaB
07:50:44 AM 17th Apr 2014
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It's the theme from the tv show Ironside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGfnoORaC2c

It was made popular recently in the film Kill Bill.

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PhantomDusclops92
Medium: Western Animation
01:06:41 PM 16th Apr 2014
It's an episode of The Jetsons.

In a scene, Jane arrives at home and complains about her feet aching or something like that. In this scene we discover that she actually wears shoes in the same shade of purple as her tights that blend with them, as she takes off the shoes.

The question is, which episode was?
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Dolski
12:19:13 AM 14th Mar 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
10:20:57 AM 22nd Mar 2014
edited by PhantomDusclops92
Bump. If thst can help, I know for sure it's one of the 60's episodes.
Bisected8
03:05:03 PM 22nd Mar 2014
Can you give any more details about the episode? Wikipedia has a summery, if it helps.
PhantomDusclops92
01:34:05 PM 26th Mar 2014
Bump. Can't check now.
PhantomDusclops92
01:41:32 PM 28th Mar 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
01:52:46 PM 4th Apr 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
10:17:09 AM 11th Apr 2014
Bump more.
PhantomDusclops92
01:06:41 PM 16th Apr 2014
Bumpaga.

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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
01:04:07 PM 16th Apr 2014
Last one, a videogame with a reputation for being incredibly hard. Staring a red megaman-type hero. Maybe armed with a sword but if it was I don't think it was an energy sword. It was apparently either for the PS1 or Nintendo 64 and it was not in the Megaman X series.
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y2k
01:04:07 PM 16th Apr 2014
Megaman Zero perhaps?

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hogofthefuture
Medium: Film
11:39:07 PM 15th Apr 2014
There was a French film I saw several years ago and remember nothing about except that the main character was orphaned on the day of his birth because his parents killed each other arguing about whether he would grow up to be a doctor or a footballer. I think the plot is him getting lost trying to get to a bar for a date but I'm not sure.
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shigmiya64
Medium: Music
10:42:44 PM 15th Apr 2014
I hope someone else here is a listener of the 80s channel on Sirius XM satellite radio. Between songs, they do promos for the channel, and one of the things they'll do is spoof songs from the 80s so the lyrics are plugs for the channel. I'm wondering which song one of the promos is a spoof of; it's the one that goes, "Sirius XM. (guitar starts playing) You're on. Big 80s. On 8." The "Sirius XM" part also sounds echo-y.
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Odd1
11:51:14 AM 8th Apr 2014
I can't remember it right now, but I do listen to the station, so I'll get back to you on this next time I hear it.
shigmiya64
10:42:44 PM 15th Apr 2014
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I found it, completely by accident while playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as it happens. It's a spoof of Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode. This is too bad, because the spoof sounded like a cool song I'd like but I'm familiar with Personal Jesus thanks to the aforementioned game and I don't like it. :/

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ElRigo
Medium:
07:36:04 AM 15th Apr 2014
Guys, I am trying to find an old web original comic I read once in that imageboard that must not be named, lets see if it can be found.

It was a comic about the female sidekick of a batman-like superhero dating a guy he met at a foiled bank robbery. It was pretty sweet and heartwarming, but besides that I can remember nothing.

Any clues?
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FuzzyBoots
05:38:50 AM 14th Apr 2014
That would be Josh and Imp, released around 2004, but the guy writing it was told that it wouldn't sell, so he dropped it.
ElRigo
04:33:22 PM 14th Apr 2014
Mother of god, it is! You have a gifted memory dude.
FuzzyBoots
07:36:04 AM 15th Apr 2014
One of the fellows at the Atomic Think Tank had the quote from it, which I remembered as involving "X and Imp". For some reason, I was thinking "Drake and Imp", but a bit more Googling got it for me.

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DamnedHeathen
Medium: Literature
06:41:53 AM 15th Apr 2014
Asking for a friend so some details may be wonkier than usual: A short story about a poor blind kid who lives with his single mother. He weaved rugs and his mom told him that they were selling the rugs but she actually was unravelling them at night so he could reuse the same yarn. He loved going outside and always felt good outside but he wore out all of his clothes at one point and couldn't go outside anymore. It's implied that his mom has lost many jobs because she has to take care of him but she finally finds a job as a cleaning lady. One of her clients was throwing out a suit and she brought it home for her son so he could go outside again. He gets super excited, puts it on and goes outside only to be stabbed on the front steps to the house.
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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
10:37:41 AM 14th Apr 2014
I remember a very old videogame. It was either or the NES or it's own packaged game system. I don't remember if you could control it with a controler or if you had a joystick.

What I do remember is that it was a game where you controlled a magic carpet, you did it in third-person back view, and I'm almost certain this game came out before Disney's Aladdin. I don't have vivid memories of playing it and I think I only played it once as a very young child. Anyone have any ideas?
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Beefcube
04:50:36 PM 13th Apr 2014
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You fly on a magic carpet in Magic of Scheherazade for NES in cutscenes: http://www.significant-bits.com/the-magic-of-scheherazade-bits

It's not third person and you don't control it, but I figure I might as well throw it out there just in case.
Wildcard
05:17:18 AM 14th Apr 2014
No I think the graphics were a little more sophisticated than that.
Nezumi
10:37:41 AM 14th Apr 2014
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This is almost certainly wrong given the details you've given, but... Magic Carpet? Otherwise, I believe The Immortal had a magic carpet segment, and it was released for NES, among many other platforms.

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Blurring
Medium: Film
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
I saw this on TV. A teenage girl living with her single father. She found a key that unlocks the elevator of the apartment they are living in making it a time machine. She goes to sometime after the American Civil War and befriends a girl there.
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ClinkerGynoid
07:18:52 PM 8th Apr 2014
Blurring
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
That's it! Thanks.

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diminishedseptachord
Medium: Anime
05:34:44 PM 13th Apr 2014
I am looking for an animation film (not a series, to my knowledge) that is most likely anime but could be western animation. There are two opposing camps of robots that look like animals (not Transformers), and they're fighting over crystals on some alien world. I remember something like the robots carrying the minds of a dead alien race. One of the robots actually turned traitor. I also remember there being humans in it, though I am not so sure. The final battle took place on a space ship, and it seemed that the head evil robot was vanquished, but just before the credits it turned out he had survived.
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Flareth
03:23:44 PM 12th Jan 2014
Could it possibly be related to Zoids in anyway?
datchik
08:10:45 PM 12th Jan 2014
Possibly Beast Wars? I know that was a series but I would imagine that there was at least one direct to video movie
treysind
11:35:39 AM 13th Jan 2014
Voltron?
dmwriter
12:11:22 AM 13th Apr 2014
This might be Robotix
EponymousKid
05:34:44 PM 13th Apr 2014
edited by EponymousKid
Yeah, my guess is Robotix. That was a series of animated shorts later packaged together as a movie, and the robots were essentially exactly as described. I'd look that up on Youtube if I was you.

Might also be confusing Gobots a little bit in there, as Gobots were once flesh-and-blood humanoids who transferred their brains into transforming robot bodies

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