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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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
12:58:19 AM 17th Sep 2014
I remember some TV show (or maybe a movie I forget) in The Nineties where this kid had a puppet dinosaur as a companion. At one point the dinosaur knocks over this container full of dead fish on him and he freaks out. Also at one point the dinosaur keeps singing "I'm gonna bite you". It seemed really dark for a kid's show. That's all I remember.
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randomsurfer
03:06:06 PM 16th Sep 2014
Scortch? [1]
Bootlebat
03:42:27 PM 16th Sep 2014
No sorry, the dinosaur puppet was pink or red if I remember right and didn't have wings.
Aspectifer
12:58:19 AM 17th Sep 2014
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This was ''Living With Dinosaurs'' which was written by Anthony Minghella of Truly Madly Deeply and The English Patient fame. It was a TV special from Jim Henson Productions which was made for Channel 4 and shown around Christmas 1990. The dinosaur was a plush toy that came to life in a Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane fashion, a bit like Hobbes, though I have a feeling that unlike Hobbes ambiguous nature it was quite strongly hinted that this was due to the boy's imagination. The protoganist had a crippling phobia of fish, which is why the freak out when the dead fish fall on him is significant.

The Muppet Wiki article linked above says that there was an intention to repackage this special for showing in The Jim Henson Hour, but following that show's cancellation it was eventually shown in the US on Nickelodeon in 1993, which is where you may have seen it.

Oh, and the dinosaur (named "Dog") was adorable. Here's a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Bguq52cKg


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LordXavius
Medium:
11:29:53 PM 16th Sep 2014
Would anyone happen to know the origin of this picture? Reverse image search fails me, sadly.
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tronfan
11:01:02 PM 15th Sep 2014
A reverse image search shows it to come from the Deviant art page of "Zaro the Hedgehog", but it doesn't seem to be on there anymore.
LordXavius
03:17:16 AM 16th Sep 2014
Looking at that dA page, the images there don't even begin to approach the quality of the leviathan pic. I really doubt that's the source, but still, thanks for trying to find it.
tronfan
09:42:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
That's what I thought. Here's the results of the reverse search . https://www.tineye.com/search/b0010ea18f7dfbf0d5c3c3d047303643da5ccd72/
LordXavius
10:13:14 AM 16th Sep 2014
Browsing those links I managed to find out it's the work of someone named Layne "Tyranx" Johnson, who's apparently worked on a game called PoxNora, among other things. Mystery solved, I guess. Thanks for the help!
tronfan
11:29:53 PM 16th Sep 2014
You're welcome. I wonder why it was on the other dA page.

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ConnorGorden
Medium:
01:38:26 PM 16th Sep 2014
A song that was originally by Johnny Cash, remade by a woman. It's much softer, and a bit slower in tempo, my question is do any of you fine folk know who this singer may have been?
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Dalillama
11:18:43 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Which song by Johnny Cash?
Diretooth
11:22:38 PM 3rd Sep 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_Johnny_Cash is a comprehensive list of songs by Johnny Cash.
ConnorGorden
05:58:12 AM 4th Sep 2014
When the man comes around.
FuzzyBoots
06:52:23 AM 4th Sep 2014
I have a vague memory in my head of a female soulful version of it, but I can't place it, and Wikipedia doesn't have a list of cover versions by artists. There is a list of usages in popular culture. You might take a look at the list and see if there's one that you were likely to have heard.
ConnorGorden
07:08:34 AM 4th Sep 2014
Soulful is actually a really great way to,describe the song. Thank you.
ConnorGorden
11:40:03 AM 4th Sep 2014
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ConnorGorden
09:12:04 PM 4th Sep 2014
Bump once more
FerrousFaucet
05:45:32 PM 8th Sep 2014
http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/36860/versions

That website is essentially a database for songs and cover versions of those songs, so hopefully it'll put you on the right track.
snag
06:37:57 PM 9th Sep 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_III:_Solitary_Man

just to contribute, i looked up this album recalling that Cash did a cover of 'One' by U2, and as I figured, its filled with Cash doing covers of other people's songs. So, possibly, the Cash song is the cover and the woman is the original.
PaulA
09:20:45 PM 9th Sep 2014
The OP has specified that the song in question is "The Man Comes Around", which is a Johnny Cash original.
snag
10:44:39 PM 9th Sep 2014
yeah, i missed that (shame)... i'll try this anyways... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e91zoL6oTVk

it is hurt by lucinda williams at johnny cash's 80th birthday. i went through itunes (.ca) and saw some cash songs sung by women, but none were 'the man comes around'..and yes this is a rezner song
ConnorGorden
01:38:26 PM 16th Sep 2014
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has tried to help, and that if I find it with one of the links I'll put the answer here( assuming I can find it again. ( one more thing that may or may not help. I believe the woman was British)

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diamonddmgirl
Medium: Music
12:08:18 PM 16th Sep 2014
This one's a song where every line in the verses ends in "stop", like a telegram or something. The singer was male. I think it was from about two to five years ago.
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thomas_macaroni
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12:03:52 PM 16th Sep 2014
Ok, so a few days ago I remembered a thing that I watched when I was a child. I remember watching an episode of Tweenies on CBeebies but I remember it as being a separate show of short clips.

The episode I remember involved Jake finding a box of matches and an angel and devil Jake appeared on his shoulders. I know it was not a full episode as I remember it being around 5 minutes long.

Also, I vaguely remember another episode of these shorts where they called 999 because the cookies were missing from the jar but I can't remember if it was one of these shorts or if it was on the end of the episode.

I am sure these were separate as they did not end the same way as every other episode. No one else that I have talked to remembers this but I am sure that it was separate.
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thomas_macaroni
Medium:
12:03:45 PM 16th Sep 2014
Ok, so a few days ago I remembered a thing that I watched when I was a child. I remember watching an episode of Tweenies on CBeebies but I remember it as being a separate show of short clips.

The episode I remember involved Jake finding a box of matches and an angel and devil Jake appeared on his shoulders. I know it was not a full episode as I remember it being around 5 minutes long.

Also, I vaguely remember another episode of these shorts where they called 999 because the cookies were missing from the jar but I can't remember if it was one of these shorts or if it was on the end of the episode.

I am sure these were separate as they did not end the same way as every other episode. No one else that I have talked to remembers this but I am sure that it was separate.
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Bootlebat
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11:20:08 AM 16th Sep 2014
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When I was a kid (circa 1993) I had this cassette tape with a story/info about sharks. At the end of it there was this song about sharks and I think the first lyrics were "hungry hungry sharks, waiting in the dark" or something along those lines. The tape might have had a book that came with it but I forgot.
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Bootlebat
11:20:08 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
11:19:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
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There is this song I have been looking for since 2003. It is a hard rock song with a male singer and in the refrain he says something like "we need to renovate" or maybe "it's time to renovate" I am possibly remembering the words wrong but that was the general meaning of the lyrics: everything's old and worn out and we have to make new stuff.
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Bootlebat
11:19:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
11:09:23 AM 16th Sep 2014
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" verb might have been different but the "into the nation" part I'm sure of
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lexicon
Medium: Literature
10:58:29 AM 16th Sep 2014
There's a book or short stories about vampires. Most to all were pretty mild. One vampire just craved rare meat. In another story a girl told her older sister that a boy said he was a vampire but it turns out that the sister was one and dressed up sexy and went to feed on the boy. I'm not sure if this was actually aimed at children. Can any vampire literature readers help me out?
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Omeganian
08:43:07 AM 15th Aug 2014
The Tomato Surprise page mentions a story similar to the second one you mention, but no name is given.
hillbilly
03:06:36 PM 15th Aug 2014
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never mind
lexicon
03:17:22 PM 15th Aug 2014
I think I found the example you're talking about. The editor should have said the title of the vampire book the story came from. Does anyone recognize it?

One short story involves a disabled little girl who becomes terrified of her neighbor, whom she believes is a vampire. She expresses her fears to her older sister (also the narrator), who is naturally doubtful, but agrees to look into it to set the girl's mind at ease. The ending reveals that the neighbor is not a vampire, but the older sister is. She feeds on the neighbor and then expresses her intentions to wait around for her sister to reach her age, and then turn her, as vampirism will reverse her disability.
lexicon
04:50:36 PM 2nd Sep 2014
I asked Yahoo Answers and someone said The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories by Alan Ryan which seems to also be called Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories. I checked it out and it doesn't look right at all.
Dalillama
12:45:47 PM 3rd Sep 2014
I had a book of vampire short stories at one time that may be that one. Was there one involving a vampire convenience store clerk who killed a serial killer who was pretending to be a vampire?
lexicon
08:20:49 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Not that I remember but I only really remember that one story and that the others were also more Friendly Neighborhood Vampire but I can't find it on that page.
lexicon
12:45:55 AM 12th Sep 2014
Can any vampire literature readers help me out?
lexicon
12:15:14 AM 16th Sep 2014
Titles anyone?
icrog
10:58:29 AM 16th Sep 2014
Oh! Oh! I'm pretty sure I know this one exactly, it's caked the accidental vampire, YA book I remember the rare Meat part because he goes to the original vampire that turned him thinking is a cute but is told that it only quirks temporarily Wait, that was just one story not a collection but maybe?

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Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
10:42:13 AM 16th Sep 2014
I remember at this arcade watching a kid play this fighting game and was at the last boss who was really hard but the kid still beat him. If I remember right the boss had blue skin and name started with an A (although it was NOT Apocalypse from the Xmen)
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madhair60
07:06:36 AM 16th Sep 2014
Abyss, from Marvel Vs Capcom 2, perhaps?
Bootlebat
10:42:13 AM 16th Sep 2014
No it was a lot earlier maybe 1995

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Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
10:41:07 AM 16th Sep 2014
I remember circa 1995 there was this science trivia game for the computer. In it you join the "Commission Against Bogus Science" where you have to listen to these scientists and decide based on what they say if they are real scientists. I distinctly remember one of the "scientists" saying "The Earth's rotation is slowing, so that by the year 2010 it will no longer rotate at all! AHAHAAHA
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icrog
05:35:26 AM 16th Sep 2014
Science Blaster?
Bootlebat
10:41:07 AM 16th Sep 2014
Maybe, I remember the game in question had several sub games and that was one. Does anyone know the name of the sub game in question?

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Gamebreaking
Medium: Music
07:44:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Hello, I am looking for a song. I have the chorus to go on, which I remember most of, and a vague idea of what the singer sounded like.

The chorus I remember going like this "I'm so blue for you, I don't know what to do" repeatedly. I don't think it really did anything else, except adding a "nooo" at the end of it and going almost into falsetto with the later choruses.

The singer sounded vaguely John Mayer-ish, as far as I recall.
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alaman
04:59:48 AM 4th Sep 2014
The Rascals - I'm blue?
Gamebreaking
07:53:25 AM 4th Sep 2014
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Nope. Also, I can say for certain this is not a blues song, or anywhere in that direction, despite how intuitive that would be.

Thanks, anyway.
Gamebreaking
01:16:03 AM 6th Sep 2014
Bump I guess
Gamebreaking
11:35:06 PM 7th Sep 2014
Another bump
Gamebreaking
07:35:58 AM 9th Sep 2014
Sorry, no.

Musically, that's not very close either.
Gamebreaking
11:30:48 PM 10th Sep 2014
Another bump?
Gamebreaking
04:38:21 AM 12th Sep 2014
bumpity
Gamebreaking
05:23:53 AM 14th Sep 2014
Bump
Bootlebat
07:59:49 PM 15th Sep 2014
I tried searching for the lyrics but only found a hit for this very thread. Sorry.
icrog
05:18:26 AM 16th Sep 2014
Could it be "am I blue" by Billie Holiday or some cover of it? Heck even Batman has sung it
Gamebreaking
07:44:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Sadly, no. Thanks anyway.

I have some other things about the song I am rather certain about, but not quite:

The singer is male.

The song is rather new, say 2000s.

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azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
07:40:06 AM 16th Sep 2014
There was a TV show that came out in early 1986, if I remember correctly. They used the Zapruter film from the Kennedy assassination and asked the question, "What would have happened if Kennedy hadn't been shot?" I didn't see the show, but there was a lot of buzz around using technology to examine different angles of the film and to do some kind of re-enactment.
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snag
Medium: Live Action TV
07:22:39 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Caught a tiny bit of this long ago and am curious to figure out what its from.

The scene I remember, had a man in a single person submersible who used a manipulator arm to catch what i'm guessing were either depth charges or mines being dropped from a ship above. The charges were shaped like bowling balls with a wire loop handle on them by which one was caught after several previous attempts. The pilot of the sub then slowly surfaces the sub and successfully attempts to contact the charge on the hull of the ship dropping them to stop the barrage.

The sub was shaped like a flying saucer with a transparent cockpit dome top centre. it would have been about 8ft diameter. At the farthest edge were the arms which were kind of like toothpicks sticking out with hooks on the ends.

I can't be sure but i think the pilot sacrificed himself and the sub to protect some kind of sealab down below. I don't think this was an episode 'man from atlantis' as it was a sunday afternoon thing. i don't recall if anyone had any accents, but it could have easily been a british show. I think the people in the sealab were in contact with the pilot and telling him not to do what he was doing.

i think there was mention of something called 'the Ark' or arc. possibly the name of the sealab or whatever it was being attacked.

Thank you for any suggestions/questions

S.

oh yeah.. time period was mid 70's to maybe as late as 1981
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CrypticMirror
07:22:39 AM 16th Sep 2014
Could it be the 1971 Irwin Allen movie City Beneath The Sea?

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feliciawinters
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05:24:33 AM 16th Sep 2014
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This is a play. I think it's British. It's about this woman who gets knocked out and wakes up in a bunker with a guy who says there has been a nuclear bomb or something and they have to stay down there, but as the play goes on, it turns out he might have kidnapped her? There's all this dark humor in it. The one scene that really sticks out to me is the two are playing Dungeons and Dragons for fun and they start arguing, and she has her character walk toward orc fire while taking her clothes off and he keeps screaming at her for not playing the game right.
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icrog
05:24:33 AM 16th Sep 2014
I am fairly sure I saw this on one of the scifi anthology series, like tales of the darkside or power limits

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Bootlebat
Medium: Literature
08:33:19 PM 15th Sep 2014
When I was in high school we had this book of short stories. The one I'm looking for was some story from Buddhist Mythology that's something about this bad guy who went to hell when he died, however since he once saved a spider from being squished Buddha sends down a giant strand of spiderweb to give him a chance to escape.
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Bootlebat
08:33:19 PM 15th Sep 2014
I solved it. It's called The Spider's Thread

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
07:07:59 PM 15th Sep 2014
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One more.Back in 1998 I heard some song on the radio that was rock and had a male singer and all I remember is the refrain had the lyrics "son of a bitch" as well as something before that which rhymed. Sorry to be so vague but I only heard it once 16 years ago so...
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TheNinth
06:47:16 AM 15th Sep 2014
Give "Hair of the Dog" a listen. It was by Nazareth originally but covered by Guns N Roses.
Bootlebat
11:57:10 AM 15th Sep 2014
That's not it sorry
MikeK
12:28:40 PM 15th Sep 2014
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Other than the Nazareth song, I can think of a couple of popular rock songs that had the word "bitch" in the refrain, but not specifically "son of a bitch": "Cold Hard Bitch" by Jet and "Crazy Bitch" by Buckcherry. However, one was from 2003, and the other was from 2006.
Bootlebat
02:42:03 PM 15th Sep 2014
I'm positive it was in 1998. Although if I remember right it was during some kind of "80's weekend" or the like so might have been a lot older than 1998
Bananaquit
04:43:20 PM 15th Sep 2014
Harley David by the Bollock Brothers?
Bootlebat
07:07:59 PM 15th Sep 2014
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THAT'S IT THANKS!

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Videogame
05:46:30 PM 15th Sep 2014
PS2 era video game like Grand Theft Auto. You play as a man wearing a vest and jeans, and one of the missions is set in a shopping mall. When you die, There is a cheery voice that says "You've been killed!". It isn't Dead Rising.
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FerrousFaucet
05:46:30 PM 15th Sep 2014
Saint's Row? You could try searching "Grand Theft Auto clone" in a search engine, maybe along with the year you think you played it or the system you think it was on.

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Andrew_Maltani
Medium: Western Animation
05:34:23 PM 15th Sep 2014
This is actually an episode locator for The Cleveland Show, and I can only remember one scene of it:

Cleveland going "Boooooo. Boooooo." whenever Donna was going to say something about her sister.

I want to say it was Season 2's "Another Bad Thanksgiving," but can anyone confirm this?
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RancidWarmasta
05:34:23 PM 15th Sep 2014
In this clip (Another Bad Thanksgiving), Cleveland says 'Boo Janet'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2nMPX8huOk


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MichaelKatsuro
Medium: Webcomic
05:34:15 PM 15th Sep 2014
There's this webcomic I used to read but can't find anymore — it's about a trans man, and his process of coming out and handling his transness. I think it was autobiographical.
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alaman
Medium: Literature
05:32:31 PM 15th Sep 2014
I'm not sure if requests like this are ok to post here. If not please let me know.

I'm not looking for a specific thing I remember, more for something I would like to read but haven't found yet. Does anybody know any books which feature a lesbian relationship and are NOT set in real life? Fantasy, historic, sci-fi, anything. The relationship doesn't have to be the main topic, but it should also not be mentioned in just one sentence or based on vague implications. I can read German and English. Anything else is not really important. If you have any matching recommendations, I'd be forever grateful.
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Bisected8
03:42:27 AM 11th Sep 2014
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Just skimming through the literature section of Queer Romance (which unfortunately seems pretty rife with Zero Context Examples), there's apparently a lot in the work of Katherine V. Forrest (a scifi writer), but it doesn't elaborate. There's also Tipping the Velvet (set in Victorian England).

EDIT: And Gossamer Axe (Urban Fantasy) and Fingersmith (Victorian England again).
FuzzyBoots
05:32:03 AM 11th Sep 2014
There's also a forum topic in the Literature section.
Rvdz
01:34:54 PM 15th Sep 2014
The 2008 run of the Marvel Comic Guardians of the Galaxy has two characters in a lesbian relationship, though I haven't read all of it so I don't know how 'deep' it really goes.
MichaelKatsuro
05:32:31 PM 15th Sep 2014
Black Blade Blues by J.A. Pitts is the first book in a series of decent urban fantasy novels where the main character is in a lesbian relationship.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Western Animation
06:54:57 AM 15th Sep 2014
What episode of Arthur does this screen capture (the one at the pool) come from? http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4624568/The+Many+Faces+of+Arthur/
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FloydPinkerton
10:05:59 PM 14th Sep 2014
Somebody here has got to know this.
lexicon
11:23:25 PM 14th Sep 2014
I don't see Arthur at the pool in your link.
randomsurfer
06:54:57 AM 15th Sep 2014
Scroll down a little; it's a shot of Brain, Arthru, Sue Ellen, and Buster at the pool.

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Jarina
Medium: Literature
06:11:04 AM 15th Sep 2014
I remember an audiobook I listened to at some point.

In the first part, I think there was a girl who found out she's a witch or had magical powers or something. There were also two or three other women who were also witches and looked out for her. Her mom was gone or missing or something, but still alive. I think she had a pendant with a streak of her hair inside (that at the end turned out to be her own, since her mother had changed the main character's looks because someone/something wanted to find her or something). Also there was some guy or woman who was very nice to the main character but it was just acting, and I remember that they gave her a bra at some point. Another detail that comes to my mind is that illusions made by magic would start to crumble once somebody started doubting them.

I also remember something about the sequel, which was in the end more of a prequel because most of it was the main character's mother telling her daughter that as a teenager, she had accidentally summoned a goddess or something, and the goddess ended up haunting her. At one point she was on a ship with her boyfriend and the goddess was a guinea pig, and also they spent a lot of time near the north pole. I think I found the sequel a lot darker.

The last thing I remember is that magic originated from some people whose name were only one or two letters, I think there was someone whose name was M who had kids named Ma, Mo and so on, and also, there was a wizard named S. That's as much as my memory can get together.
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NerdusMaximus
Medium: Western Animation
03:25:07 AM 15th Sep 2014
Im looking for either a show or a movie I zapped into when I was a kid, it may even be an anime, but I think it was a western work. Im not quite sure about the exact year, but I assume it was around 2000 or so, making it a work from the 90s or 80s. I only got to see about 10 minutes or so of the movie/show, but I really liked it and some details have been burned into my memory ever since. I was hoping to catch a rerun, but sadly, there was none.

So, heres what I remember:

The most important detail would probably be the art. It had a quite stylized, limited animation, very much like Samurai Jack, which I mistook for that show/movie at first. The lighting/coloring was pretty unnatural as well, to fit the mood of the scene rather then being realistic; one scene was allmost entirely shades of red, another mostly blue.

It featured samurais and ninjas(another reason I mistook Samurai Jack for it), with the Hero being one of the two, yet Im not quite sure which one. There was a battle, with at least one army attacking some place in the mountains, I think it was either a japanese-looking castle or a budhist monastery.

There were some warriors(I think they were ninjas as well) who were looking after a little girl(could have been a boy in a kimono as well, its a little blury), Im not sure whether they were good guys(babysitting the kid during the battle) or bad guys, who kidnapped her/him, but either way they were having a lot of trouble due to the kid demanding to leave and keeping them busy all the time. I think it was either two or three guys.

I really hope that someone might know what show/movie it was, because Ive been trying to figure it out for more then a decade now.

Thank you very much.
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cellyangiechowski
Medium: Literature
02:24:53 AM 15th Sep 2014
Two things. Fantasy. There was two series with unicorns in them that I came across as a preteen. One I could've sworn was called, "Unicorns of Avalon," was from the point of view of unicorns. I don't remember much about it, only that the cover of the book had a bronze brown impressive looking unicorn on it.

The other was from the point of view of a teenage girl who had a normal nickname which was short for a fancy royal-ish name. Something starting with an A. There was a portal or something that was in the woods close to the house/ranch the girl lived in with her aunt and uncle, and a unicorn came through it looking for her. There was another girl who was a real brat and hated the main character, until she eventually got roped in the adventuring too and threw a mighty huge fit and cried about wanting to go home.

Any takers?
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alaman
02:24:53 AM 15th Sep 2014
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First one might be Unicorns of Balinor? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorns_of_Balinor (look on google images, the cover looks like it might be the one)

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Fawfulster
Medium: Music
01:00:12 AM 15th Sep 2014
Where can I find this song? http://youtu.be/VaqKM7OWt1o?t=13m57s I know it's a remix of the Hammer Bros. theme from Mario 3, but I can't seem to find it anywhere!
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Indalecio
Medium: Literature
12:02:16 AM 15th Sep 2014
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3 YA book series.

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

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

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

Long Gonh is the hero's Asian sidekick; the hero himself, if memory serves, isn't named. In fact, the series title might be something like "The Nameless Detective" — though not exactly that, because that's Bill Pronzini's character — or "The Phantom Detective" or something like that. Or maybe I'm getting confused, and the Phantom Whatever was the guy on the bicycle...
PaulA
08:45:41 AM 20th Aug 2014
Oh, and the second one could be the Bugs Potter novels by Gordon Korman.
Indalecio
09:24:40 AM 20th Aug 2014
The second one is definitely Bugs Potter. Thanks. For the first one, the book I read involved the hero and Long Gonh traveling with an expedition in South America to find some ruins, but someone was sabotaging it. I even remember the villain of the story was a guy named Ortega, but beyond that I don't really remember anything.
PaulA
12:21:00 AM 14th Sep 2014
It came to me in a flash this morning: Dakota King. (What a very 1980s Adventurer Archaeologist name, in retrospect.)

The Secret Files of Dakota King is the series title. Two-Wheeled Terror is the one I was remembering, and I recognise a couple of the other cover illustrations now I've found them, though I don't think I read them. I'm guessing The Haunted City of Gold is the one you remember.
Indalecio
12:02:16 AM 15th Sep 2014
That's the one! Thanks!

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
11:43:32 PM 14th Sep 2014
Okay two things, both would have been web hosted cartoons. Both would have been 2000-2003. They could have been flash, I'm not sure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm worried about the difficulty of ever finding these things since a lot of web animation seems to be lost forever.
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TheTeeth
02:19:16 PM 14th Sep 2014
Here we go.
MUTEscifan31W
11:43:32 PM 14th Sep 2014
I wish I could help. The first one does sound familiar to me, but it's not Homestar Runner, Happy Tree Friends, or Foamy the Squirrel. And it isn't from Weebl's Stuff... I hope you find them.

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Live Action TV
01:56:03 PM 14th Sep 2014
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A show I saw on a shop display TV around 2010. It had a black zombie kid that wore a Freddy Kruger style jumper and had a scowl. The kid was animated in a poorly done puppet style (like a shoddy version of a Gerry Anderson puppet), although I think it was supposed to be So bad it's good. I think there was a parody of Michael Jackson's Thriller.
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RancidWarmasta
01:56:03 PM 14th Sep 2014
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flamyangelwings
Medium: Live Action TV
01:44:17 PM 14th Sep 2014
Looking for an educational show I watched back when I was homeschooled, so around 2000-2002ish, The hosts were two kids, a [maybe?] black girl and a [I think] white boy, they learned about all sorts of things and there was an adult who had small segments who I swear was Bill Nye, but it's not on his IMDB as far as I can find?

The two parts I remember most were the episode where the kids learned about police or something? All I remember is that at the end of the show, the girl arrested the boy for just sitting around eating donuts. The other part was from another episode. and the Not-Bill-Nye guy explained condensation by 'being stuck in a desert' and digging a hole in the sand and covering it with something, to get water to drink.

I swear it was called "[something] For kids", or something along those lines, and had an abbreviation with a G in it.
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MyFinalEdits
10:20:07 PM 13th Sep 2014
Popular Mechanics for Kids?
flamyangelwings
01:44:17 PM 14th Sep 2014
Huh, that actually is it, I could have sworn I'd checked that...Oh well. Thanks!


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Antithesisx
Medium:
10:02:34 AM 14th Sep 2014
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A fiction that not only contains but also centers around a victorious Childhood Friend Romance. The lovers form a union very early on, and stick to it till the very end. The love affair is obsessive, but platonic. No sex is involved.

The story is male-oriented, where the female is a bit of a mysterious figure whose feelings or inner struggles aren't told in too much detail.
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Antithesisx
10:02:34 AM 14th Sep 2014
Bump.

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GordonWay2
Medium: Literature
07:16:31 AM 14th Sep 2014
Somebody posted this on the Something Awful forum, and I'd love to find the story in question.

" I read a short story once that messed with that idea. A pastor buys an android to help around the church and starts discussing theology with it. He tells the robot that it doesn't have a soul but as a thinking being it should be able to earn one through good works. Then a child dies and at the funeral the pastor tells the android that children automatically go to heaven when they die. Since going to heaven is a good thing and seeing as it doesn't have a soul so it can't sin the android starts a murder spree, killing children. "
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Juggy#3
Medium: Live Action TV
06:48:14 AM 14th Sep 2014
I love this forum! Maybe you guys can solve a puzzle thats been vexing me for over a decade.

I remember a made-for-TV movie from some time in the mid-90's. It's set in the future, and most of humanity lives in dome cities. Outside of the domes is a wasteland full of wandering sub-humans—giant, super-strong, barely intelligent freaks created as a side-effect of a drug that makes most people remain young-looking until they die of old age.

Inside the dome cities, I remember the people wearing little colored jewels, either necklaces or maybe implanted in their upper chest. Different colors symbolized different genetic types—only people of the same color were allowed to reproduce. There was a character who was a hybrid—his mother was a normal human raped by one of the wandering mutants. His jewel was black—he was the only one with a black jewel. I remember him being examined by a doctor, the doctor being concerned that his pain levels were very high, and the character responding that that is perfectly normal for him—all the mutants are in constant, unending pain due to their pain nerves being constantly stimulated directly by a malfunctioning brain.

There was drama between two characters, a man and wife—the wife had taken the drug to stay young looking, the man hadn't, there was an argument about her flirting with somebody.

That's it. That's all I remember. Please help me find out what this is!
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EricaB
05:53:58 PM 5th Sep 2014
This sounds a bit like Brave New World. There was a TV move version in 1998.
Juggy#3
07:21:51 PM 5th Sep 2014
Thanks for the response! I was set to watch A Brave New World next week anyway, so I went and checked it out. Definitely not the one I was talking about, although very fascinating in it's own right.
Canceroussheep
06:48:14 AM 14th Sep 2014
It's Island City. It was a failed pilot. You can watch it on YouTube.

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azzizzi
Medium: Film
06:11:19 AM 14th Sep 2014
This was a live-action film made around the early to mid 1990s. I think it was made somewhere in Europe. I can't remember if it was in English or if it was dubbed. I only saw a little of the movie. Here are the scenes I saw:

The main character was an attractive waitress. She worked at a caf on the beach. Her uniform was a black shirt that split all the way up the middle in the front, but came together at the neck line.

A male customer is buying coffee or something and he faints for some reason. She and a friend of hers get permission to take the customer back to their place to tend to him for a while. He wakes up in an hour or so and they send him on his way before returning to work.
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Sulris
Medium: Western Animation
05:31:55 AM 14th Sep 2014
Also, looking for a western show (though, on the other hand, it might have been an anime). It was about a guy, who had a Robot Buddy - said robot looked like a morgenstern, except without spikes, was absolutely immobile (and has to be carried), but could easily reprogram other, bigger combat robots, to do his bidding. The show also had Those Two Guys in the form of two deserters from the military.
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Sulris
Medium: Videogame
05:26:51 AM 14th Sep 2014
It's a console game with two parts in it - strategic, turn based part, where you move around units on the map, and action part, where the game suddenly becomes a fighting and units begin beating the crap out of each other. There were monstrous fighters there, and it's at least six years olds.

No, it's not Soul Calibur III Chronicles of the Sword mode.
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dlee
Medium: Anime
02:54:40 AM 14th Sep 2014
Bare with me because I don't remember much, however it was about a series girl who gets sent in a different world. She has to fight these enemies with the help of a robot (with a conscience) which she fights inside of. She makes friends with a couple of characters including a man with a magical gun that shoots powerful bullets. I remember that in the end of the series, the man sacrifices his life to turn himself in the bullet for the main protagonist to fire at the final enemy. Anyone have a clue? Found this anime in a blockbuster a few years ago. Not sure if it is popular or not.
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Medinoc
02:07:58 AM 14th Sep 2014
Are you sure you're not conflating two shows? Because the gun part was in Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and I don't remember any robot being in that.
dlee
02:54:40 AM 14th Sep 2014
Yeah. I specifically remember these two features in this anime. Maybe it just wasn't popular and is an unknown anime.

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trovamp
Medium:
08:32:07 PM 13th Sep 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_nn_cY07mY

What's the song from 3:22 to 3:25? (warning, the video is nsfw)
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trovamp
Medium: Music
08:30:06 PM 13th Sep 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEM5eqPErY8

What's the song that starts at 9:41? (warning, the video is nsfw)
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MUTEscifan31W
12:03:47 AM 8th Sep 2014
Benihana by Marilyn Chambers
trovamp
08:30:06 PM 13th Sep 2014
thanks

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
07:36:35 PM 13th Sep 2014
This would have been 2004-2008ish, maybe? I honestly can't remember.

My mom was flipping through channels once when I was younger, and I remember seeing a commercial for a TV show. It was CGI, and at this point it wouldn't have been as common or as attractive as it is today. No clue what the actual premise of the show was, but I remember the premise of the episode they were advertising? (Or it could have been the entire premise, and it was a movie? This seems less likely, unless it was made-for-TV, since I feel like I would have seen some sort of AD for it.)

The main character seemed to be a weird alien looking thing. It was kind of a little cartoonish lizard monster. Someone was pampering him, and a human character told him something to the effect of "You know he's just fattening you up so he can kill you." The lizard alien thing kind of brushed her off, and then the AD showed another scene where, yep, now someone is trying to kill him.

I don't remember what channel it was, but it was on American cable, and it was was NOT!! a kids channel. I don't know if this show was 'adult', I just know it wasn't made for children.

I can't guarantee this, was something like "(verb-ing) the (weird alien sounding name)"

I only ever saw this thing once, so I'm curious as heck.
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drrobbo
06:38:01 PM 13th Sep 2014
Tripping the Rift?
TheTeeth
07:36:35 PM 13th Sep 2014
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Whoa, yep, that's gotta be it. Nothing I would have been allowed to watch, so no wonder it seemed so out of place. A LOT OF details were wrong in my head, but it's not surprising, hehe.

Thank you so much, I think this is the fastest someone's ever found my thing.

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MyFinalEdits
Medium: Film
07:22:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Can someone please tell me from which film (at least I think it's a film) comes this song heard from the start? And if it's not asking too much, do you know the song's name? Thanks in advance!
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Azzizzi
06:41:10 PM 13th Sep 2014
Shazam says the song is "Now we are free" by Lisa Gerrard. Wikipedia says this was in Gladiatoer.
MyFinalEdits
07:22:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Thanks a lot!! ^u^

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Fawfulster
Medium: Film
06:44:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
I remember I once was in a hotel and while changing the channel, I saw a short scene of a sex comedy (think "American Pie" or "Eurotrip"). A guy was playing golf on a front lawn and hitting random things with the balls. Then there was some crazy party inside a house and one of the strippers(?) had brought her child there. I remember a scene with this girl and a guy in a bathtub and he peed on her. We then changed the channel because it was "boring" but I found it funny. Anyone knows which movie was it?
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Fawfulster
05:49:35 PM 8th Jul 2014
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Bumb?
Fawfulster
01:18:52 PM 31st Jul 2014
Bumidy bump
Fawfulster
06:44:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Bada-bada bump.

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Steva
Medium: Literature
05:03:30 PM 13th Sep 2014
There was this series of children's books (I think it was a trilogy). It started in a society that used a color-coded caste system. Every year, every person was tested to see if they could ascend/descend/stay in their caste. The main character was in a family with her mother, father, brother, and their baby. It was ruled by someone called the Emperor. I think the main character left this city about a quarter of the way through, but I can't remember what happens after that.
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rip1550
08:32:02 PM 8th Sep 2014
Kind of like this Garth Nix series? Doesn't match the nuclear family set up you describe, though :( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seventh_Tower
Tizrah
01:43:27 AM 10th Sep 2014
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson, first book of the Wind on Fire trilogy?
Steva
05:03:30 PM 13th Sep 2014
That's the one! Thank you so much.

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jjjj
Medium:
02:34:46 PM 13th Sep 2014
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There was a scene from a movie with a guy who looks a lot like carrot top (might be carrot top, but I checked imdb and none of the films on the list match the description). anyways he gets stuck between bars that cover a building, and he asks for the help of a cop, who either beats him or blows him off. If I remember correctly, the main character, a girl, has some supernatural element to her, in that she can either teleport or make people disappear in a flurry of letters, but I fully admit I could be remembering that scene wrong. It also might be a tv show, i'm not sure.
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jjjj
02:54:04 PM 3rd Sep 2014
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azzizzi
06:47:32 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Could this have been a movie with Yahoo Serious?
jjjj
04:47:00 PM 6th Sep 2014
It definitely could have been.
Azzizzi
02:24:47 AM 7th Sep 2014
H only has three acting credits, so it may be easy to figure out if it was him or not. The only one I've seen is Young Einstein and that doesn't sound like what you're talking about.
jjjj
08:18:00 PM 8th Sep 2014
Yeah I looked over all his films, I don't think it is him. Thanks anyway. Anybody else got any ideas?
snag
07:16:42 PM 9th Sep 2014
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i tried looking up the magic element in this but i haven't found anything to narrow it down yet... can you add anything to this, like time period for either when you saw it or your impression of the show? do you remember any things in it like cars or posters, the weather, city stuff... anything random which may jog your memory?
jjjj
02:34:46 PM 13th Sep 2014
Sorry for long reply, if I had to guess it would probably be 1930s-1960s police uniform. I think new york city, definitely a city if not new york.

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LordXavius
Medium: Music
02:19:21 PM 13th Sep 2014
Heard a song earlier today in a caf, 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.

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Christy
Medium: Western Animation
09:36:34 PM 11th Sep 2014
I can't remember the name of a movie. Can anyone help?

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

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

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

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

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You.
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Azzizzi
Medium: Live Action TV
01:53:02 PM 11th Sep 2014
I'm looking for a TV show I watched in the late 1970s. I was pretty young then, but I think the show was aimed at adults. I think the show only lasted one or two seasons. The show was about this one guy who was in the Air Force. He would travel the country to investigate UFO sightings. I think he was usually in uniform. I think they would usually show the "witness" making his/her claims and they'd show a kind of flashback of what supposedly happened. The episode would then go into the investigation and it would always end up being some logical explanation and nothing to do with UF Os.

In one episode, a couple of guys claimed to have seen a UFO in the woods. They even pointed out where it supposedly landed, leaving behind a scorched area that had been subjected to such high heat that it had crystallized some of the soil. In the end, the investigation proved that the guys were drinking beer, started a fire, and threw their beer bottles into the fire. The supposed crystallization was just the remains of their beer bottles.

Another episode was set mostly on a commercial aircraft at night. People were spotting UF Os outside the plane. The UFO investigator was on the plane. By the end of the episode, he's explaining what the supposed UF Os are with explanations like, "That's simply the moon's reflection on the water."
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FurtiveDark
03:49:21 AM 8th Sep 2014
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This sounds a good amount like Project U.F.O.

It aired from 1978-79 and features the elements you specified.
Azzizzi
04:22:20 AM 8th Sep 2014
That looks like it. The "Dragnet" style makes sense, too. Thanks!
intersection786
01:20:04 PM 11th Sep 2014
I remember Project UFO. I concur.
Azzizzi
01:53:02 PM 11th Sep 2014
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's it. I looked it up on. IMDB and the episode summaries sound familiar.

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intersection786
Medium: Western Animation
01:15:28 PM 11th Sep 2014
There was an animated short (about 5 minutes) that was shown on PBS around 1980 between some educational programs. It was about a train ride from the point of view of a man going home while putting up with antics such as an Ax-Crazy passenger and a crowd of smokers who puff up a cloud in the car. It ends with the man reaching his destination in (now calmed-down) train and ends with him walking home in the evening.
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ThePaSch
Medium: Videogame
10:31:45 AM 10th Sep 2014
I've played this game years ago in German, and I'm not sure if it was ever made in English. Can anyone enlighten me?

It's a chat- or text-based game, 3-8 players. It's played in 10 rounds. Every round, a topic is given; for example, "This is why dinosaurs actually died!", or "Interview Scandal! Hilary Clinton was publicly denounced for stating this!". Each of the players would now type in their own, witty answers during a 60-second time period, which would cut short if everyone typed in their answer before it expired. All the responses are now anonymously shown on the board, and everyone gets to vote for one of the responses (except their own). After the voting period, votes are counted and every answer receives one star per vote that it received. The winner is who has the most stars after 10 rounds.

I know of Cards Against Humanity (or Pretend You're Xyzzy), which has a similar concept, but not quite the same.

Can anyone help me out here?
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snag
08:48:38 PM 9th Sep 2014
You are closely describing how "Balderdash" works, but its a table top game
FerrousFaucet
10:31:45 AM 10th Sep 2014
The scoring system also sounds like Acrophobia, also known as Acromania. In that game, instead of making a response to a sentence, players make an acronym out of random letters given. Maybe you could search for similar games.

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