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You Know That Show

The purpose of this page is to allow contributors to post descriptions of half-forgotten shows, those old classics that sit on the edge of the mind, with details and images remembered but names tantalizingly forgotten. Whether to gather trope examples or just for peace of mind, post them here. Be warned that, due to necessity, all entries may contain spoilers.

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VictorHate
Medium: Anime
04:51:31 AM 30th Jul 2015
I saw this anime in the 90's or early 2000 it involved a group of young teens who were pilots of robot suits that they used to protect the city from aliens and ect.

I remember that it had cussing and had nudity.

Every time they would go into the suit it would rip off the clothing so they would have to pilot it naked.

One episode I remember is with one of the pilots out walking where he meets a character playing an harmonica commenting that its a sad tone.

Then a moment where one of the girls was told she had an invitation to the one pilots pants ( thought that was funny as shit)

I know this is along shot but I have been trying to find out this show for a very long time if someone can help me I will be very happy thank you.
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BlackCoyote
11:30:14 AM 1st Nov 2014
You wouldn't happen to be thinking of Genesis of Aquarion would you?
VictorHate
07:57:52 PM 1st Nov 2014
no its not that show sadly :/
VictorHate
01:17:17 AM 2nd Nov 2014
Bump
Hylarn
08:48:52 PM 4th Nov 2014
lalalei2001
09:42:10 PM 4th Nov 2014
Rayearth OVA?
Asuyuka
11:26:14 PM 5th Nov 2014
I'm just saying, it's definitely not the Rayearth OVA, unless you watched it under the influence.

My guess is with Moldiver, as well.
baeijun
08:23:52 PM 29th Jul 2015
Kinda sounds like Neon Genesis Evangelion?
jormis29
04:51:31 AM 30th Jul 2015
Knights of Ramune?

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hijhiysonikku
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10:00:30 PM 29th Jul 2015
I have 2. The first was this anime I watched as a kid, it was on Disney or something, it starred this unnaturally fast snail (IT ISN'T TURBO) and a maiden girl...was her name Vivi or something? Maybe it was in the late 1980s-early 1990s. One of the episodes was where the snail was talking to this blue heart-like orb which (IIRC) was named "Yume-chan". The second is a game about a little girl who's a genie and she attacked with her hair. I remember the Game Over screen where this sexy pirate lady appeared...was this on the Game Boy Advance or something?
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Kayube
08:10:35 PM 17th Jan 2014
The second one is Shantae for GBC.
hijhiysonikku
08:55:22 AM 18th Jan 2014
Thank you on Shantae. Now for sexeh pirate ladeh.

I need that first one, I haven't watched it in years!
baeijun
08:57:56 PM 29th Jul 2015
Could the first one perhaps be One Piece?
FlamingoKai
10:00:30 PM 29th Jul 2015
It could be One Piece all right, though the snails are just means of communication there and not a main character. Plus I don't think it was around in the 90's... we'll see.

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glassbooks
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09:54:35 PM 29th Jul 2015
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Science fiction story

Main character is a female reporter

Scientists have directed a laser beam at a distant reflective asteroid/planet. On the day the reflected laser is supposed to return, it doesn't. I think the idea is that the universe is disappearing, starting from far away and getting closer to earth.
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Omeganian
09:54:35 PM 29th Jul 2015
Must be Touching Centauri (I remember answering a similar query here a few months ago).

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ClockworkUniverses
Medium: Music
06:30:45 PM 29th Jul 2015
There's a song that seems to be quite popular with radio stations these days: I usually hear it in more crowded places like malls and restaurants, and can't pick out the lyrics, but what I can here is a recorder-like instrument repeating this one bar over and over again. What's this song called?
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Bananaquit
03:52:17 PM 29th Jul 2015
“Wiggle” by Jason Derulo? No courtesy link, I don’t want my recommendations to change based on that horrid abomination.
PaulA
06:30:45 PM 29th Jul 2015
The recommendations I get are rubbish anyway, so I don't care.

Here's the Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiP14ED28CA

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JKSDude666
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03:41:53 PM 29th Jul 2015
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I caught a glimpse of a TV show or movie sometime during the 2000's or 2010's, probably later than 2006. It was memorable because there was this guy who was insisting that he had "The Throne Chair," and that he was therefore invincible. He said something like, "The fools! They actually think they can oppose me," after sitting down in the Throne Chair. He might have been bald. Can anyone remember seeing this?
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pellycan
Medium: Literature
01:55:25 PM 29th Jul 2015
I'm trying to find a horror short story that I believe I first read after seeing it mentioned on this site. I know that I read it online, but Google has proved useless so far. The story is from the POV of a wife who I believe is visiting her husband's parents for the first time. She is constantly thinking to herself how great her husband is, how in love with him she is, things like that, but the only dialogue we get from the husband is sort of flat and unimpressive. (I want to say the husband's name was also something really dull like Kevin.) We start to realize that the husband is not this incredible dreamboat but something way worse - he has sort of hypnotized his wife into adoring him and caring for him - I seem to recall something about her clipping his awful toenails while she's in this hypnosis. Anyway, this all comes out after the wife meets her mother-in-law, and it turns out the husband's father has the same thing going - "hypnotizing" the mother-in-law to tend to him and take care of him when really he's kind of awful - even monstrous. The two women are alone together when they manage to figure out that they've been married to these toad-like, horrible men who have convinced them to be their caretakers. There's a sort of awful realization where the wife has flashbacks to taking care of her husband where she is able to see that he's ugly, charmless, the toenails, etc. etc. As the women are realizing this they both turn to each other in horror and I think decide that they have to kill their husbands to break free of this awful hypnosis. I think they do end up murdering their respective husbands - I forget the murder weapon but want to say it's a shotgun or a shovel for the wife (POV character). Despite recalling the plot this much I haven't been able to find hide nor hair of this story - can anyone help me out?
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pellycan
02:19:15 PM 8th Mar 2015
Bump!
pellycan
05:22:03 PM 16th May 2015
Bump!
pellycan
01:55:25 PM 29th Jul 2015
Bumppp

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rodwiremattfire
Medium: Western Animation
04:45:54 AM 29th Jul 2015
it just had this school thing and gameshow where a guy got drunk to remember useless trivia and there was this blonde girl singing to her baby it was animated and i need to know what it is, there was also this woman with a raspy voice who i believe had dark hair.
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jormis29
Medium: Webcomic
10:40:46 PM 28th Jul 2015
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A webcomic parodying Breakable Weapons in a videogame. Specifically a character questions why spellbooks degrade with use and then sees someone light a spellbook on fire then throw it at the enemy.
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Kayube
09:19:00 PM 27th Jul 2015
The joke is definitely referring to Fire Emblem. It might be Awkward Zombie or perhaps Brawl in the Family.
jormis29
09:33:01 PM 27th Jul 2015
Thought it may be Awkward Zombie but I can't seem to locate it
Khantalas
02:03:54 AM 28th Jul 2015
It's probably not Brawl, because I don't read that and I also recall that strip.
PPPSSC
06:19:34 PM 28th Jul 2015
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It was indeed Brawl in the Family. It's linked on Headscratchers.Fire Emblem at the end of the "you broke my book!" folder.
jormis29
06:21:34 PM 28th Jul 2015
Huh, could have sworn it was colored. Thanks
Khantalas
10:40:46 PM 28th Jul 2015
That's definitely not the strip I remember, so I wonder what I had read.

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kumar91
Medium: Live Action TV
08:25:40 PM 28th Jul 2015
Hey guys, I'm looking for a show that I saw as a kid. It was quite similar to Xena and Hercules, it had a female lead. In one of the episodes, I remember people turning into stones. Sorry I couldn't be more specific as it's been almost years since I watched that show.
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jormis29
06:11:16 AM 28th Jul 2015
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A) What time period and country was the show on (we know nothing about your childhood)?

B) By "similar to Xena and Hercules" do you mean it was fantasy setting or the style of the show

(BTW have you had a look at the Taken for Granite page?}
Rio
03:27:30 PM 28th Jul 2015
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kumar91
03:48:58 PM 28th Jul 2015
Hi jormis29, it was a show from the 90s and it was an english language show. I watched it around 1997 if I'm not mistaken. And yes it was a fantasy setting show. Yes, I did check it out but to no avail :(
kumar91
03:52:46 PM 28th Jul 2015
Hi Rio, sadly it isn't Spellbinder :(
Omeganian
08:25:40 PM 28th Jul 2015
The Adventures Of Sinbad had an episode with turning people into stone.

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PriscillaCMBAUTA
Medium: Live Action TV
02:41:19 PM 28th Jul 2015
Hello Everyone!!!

My friend posted on facebook she was trying to find a tv show from possibly the late 90's early 200's. This is what she posted...

Can someone remind me the name of the show from when we were kids were the guy would make cool picture from using regular stuff like binders, pencils, shirts ect... I am pretty sure it used to be on treehouse or YTV.

If canyone can please possibly help that would be amazing! I have done over 4 hours of research for her and I can't find it. Would appreciate the help please!
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jormis29
10:32:32 PM 5th Jul 2015
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PriscillaCMBAUTA
10:53:08 PM 5th Jul 2015
she says he barely talked but I asked her if he was british and she hasn't answered yet
jormis29
10:59:02 PM 5th Jul 2015
It wasn't particularly British as far as I remember
Xtroper
07:58:04 PM 21st Jul 2015
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Watch this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzd287Yx61I it's the spanish version of the show but the guy doing the salt "painting" could be your guy, as he also does what you describe other times, and he became the host of the show later on (i.e used the red sweater).
MaryD
02:41:19 PM 28th Jul 2015
It certainly sounds like Art Attack, presented by Neil Buchanan. Here's a link to an episode from the UK version if it helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkrooxNBS-o

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Pinokio
Medium:
01:12:00 PM 28th Jul 2015
Looking for either a webcomic or flash video with Link sitting at a bar getting drunk on Lon Lon milk.
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DatLonerGirl
08:44:42 PM 20th Jul 2015
The Sucks To Be Weegee comics have Link drinking. Can't remember him ever getting drunk though.
DatLonerGirl
08:44:44 PM 20th Jul 2015
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Ugh, double posted again. Ignore.
mariic
12:29:03 PM 27th Jul 2015
Was it about Majora's Mask?
mariic
01:12:00 PM 28th Jul 2015

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Pinokio
Medium:
11:36:08 AM 28th Jul 2015
A commercial possibly for a hotel or travel agency, where two receptionists behind a desk are having a conversation in French, and two American tourists come up to the desk and ask for directions in French in thick American southern accents, and the receptionists ignore them and continue their conversation.
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Pinokio
Medium:
11:33:07 AM 28th Jul 2015
A commercial aimed at parents during the 90's where some kid is sitting in front of a TV saying "can't forget my video games" and playing a 3D flight sim on a console with a controller, and the graphics for the airplane on the screen look smoother than the video games of the time as if rendered on an SGI machine, around the SNES/N64/Playstation period.
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dungeonmaster11
Medium: Anime
09:37:01 AM 28th Jul 2015
Okay, we're going REALLY obscure here. As in, I don't really remember much at all about it and I have my doubts that nearly ANYONE has heard of it (though someone other than me must have, since it was fully scanlated). There was a manga that was about three or four long-ish chapters long. From what I remember, it dealt with a handful of robot/android/cyborg women who look 100% human, with the protagonist either BEING one or sheltering/helping one. And the main bad guy is an imposing business dude who is also capable of combat. But there's one particular element that always stuck out to me. One of the evil android women (who works for and is later murdered by the evil businessman dude) has the ability to, for lack of a better term, lay robot eggs. As in, she lays little egg-shaped robot things to do her bidding. It should be noted that this manga is NOT a hentai, but it DOES have heavy sexual elements in it.
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KanonZombie
07:27:16 AM 24th Jul 2015
Sounds a lot like the Saber Marionette series, but I haven't seen or read it to comment on specific. From the little I know, everything except the eggs thing is present. Good luck.
dungeonmaster11
09:37:01 AM 28th Jul 2015
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Nope, sorry, it's not that, but thank you for the good luck and suggestion anyway!

Bump!

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mariic
Medium:
04:05:22 AM 28th Jul 2015
Does anyone know where this QR code leads?

http://bit.ly/1KuhbDa
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Bisected8
02:18:54 PM 27th Jul 2015
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According to my QR code reader, it leads to a URL: www.heroes-comic.com ?

This seems like an odd question...
dawnmarie
05:17:33 PM 27th Jul 2015
Maybe mariic wanted to make sure it didn't lead to a virus or something of the sort. Thanks for mentioning the QR code reader. I had no idea such a thing existed.
Bisected8
04:05:22 AM 28th Jul 2015
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More specifically, I grabbed my 3DS and used the one built into the camera (it gives you the text encoded on the QR code and asks if you want to go to a URL if there is one). I've got an app on my smartphone which does the same thing.

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
08:44:29 PM 27th Jul 2015
Here's something easy for once.

Can anyone tell me what the Minecraft animation shown here is from? https://youtu.be/BnPO5Xbcif4?t=6m50s

(Probably would be answered if I read the comments, but I don't have the emotional energy to sift through youtube comments right now.)
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jormis29
04:16:01 PM 25th Jul 2015
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It's part of the preveiw for Telltale's Minecraft Story Mode. See here
TheTeeth
08:44:29 PM 27th Jul 2015
Late reply SORRY!

Thank you so much, Jormis! It was bugging not having heard of it really bad.

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THEBOOMBRINGER
Medium: Videogame
03:04:11 PM 27th Jul 2015
A web game that I used to play when I was very young. It was a batman game, I remember a level where you were on a train and you battled some ninjas and it had a green sky background. I also remember another level where you battled the penguin. The art style seemed similar to BTAS
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DrNoPuma
06:59:00 AM 20th Jul 2015
I don't remember the train part, though I do remember the Penguin. However, I remember the art style being more like The Batman. Was it a sidescroller?
THEBOOMBRINGER
08:13:00 AM 20th Jul 2015
Yep a sidescroller beat-em up

DatLonerGirl
08:40:52 PM 20th Jul 2015
I remember a sidescroller game online based on The Batman cartoon where you battled the Penguin, then his two creepy henchmen on something moving. Maybe those were the ninjas? My sisters played it and I think it was on the Kids' WB website.
DatLonerGirl
08:40:53 PM 20th Jul 2015
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Double posted by accident. Ignore.
GitarooHero
03:04:11 PM 27th Jul 2015
Yep, this definetely sounds like The Batman: Cobblepot Caper. http://www.agame.com/game/batman-the-cobblebot-caper

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Tuckerscreator
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01:56:27 PM 27th Jul 2015
A long time ago I heard a voice clip in a Youtube Poop where a guy went: "Sure I didn't care about him either but DAMN!" Anyone know where the line comes from?

The video with the line has been taken down, but it was an parody of Halo: Starry Night where someone edited Chief throwing the bubble shield down to make it look like he threw a grenade at his feet and blew himself up.
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CanisMinor
Medium: Music
12:36:40 PM 27th Jul 2015
Okay, so I unfortunately don't have that much information to describe this one. I was in a restaurant at the time, so I can't really describe much of the song itself, but I'm fairly certain it was some kind of indie rock. The music video was playing, though, so I can put down what I remember about it.

-It took place in what looked like a small banquet hall, completely empty, except for the band, ~maybe~ a small group of people facing them, and in the center there was a dead/unconscious girl dressed in white, lying on a table. -The band included basic stuff, a lead singer, guitarist, bassist, pianist... but also had a decent sized section for brass instruments and strings. -There was one guy, I'm not sure what instrument he was playing (could have been maybe guitar/bass or drums) who was completely bald, except he had a very prominent beard. -One guy in the brass section (playing the saxophone) had long, straight hair and a semi-curly mustache/goatee combo. -Everyone was well-dressed in suits, but the lead singer might have been wearing a knitted cap with his. Come to think of it, if you've ever seen Series/Bones, he looked a lot like one of the interns... the guy who was always depressing and being a total downer. -There was only one woman in the band who was predominantly shown (I think). She was the pianist. She had a gray(?) piano, short-ish hair and was wearing a ton of black eye shadow. -The guitarist/bassist was wearing a black fedora. To clarify, I think it was an actual fedora, as opposed to a trilby, or whatever.

The final detail that I must stress: There is a very solid possibility that this group is Mexican or some other form of Latin American. I live in Mexico, and the restaurant seemed to only be playing Spanish songs. I didn't hear any of the words, so I can't confirm that, though, but it's a solid possibility. Sorry for the overly-long post, but this is kind of bugging me.
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CanisMinor
08:12:30 PM 21st May 2015
Bump
CanisMinor
12:39:18 PM 27th May 2015
Bump 2: The Road Warrior
CanisMinor
05:03:10 PM 5th Jun 2015
Bump 3: Rise of the Machines
mariic
12:36:40 PM 27th Jul 2015
Bump 4: A New Hope

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BatBatBat
Medium: Western Animation
12:31:24 PM 27th Jul 2015
This is a relic from my past, from the early 2000s. I'm pretty sure it was from Adult Swim, though I could be wrong about that.

If I recall, the title was two words, though they escape me, and I think it was a collection of various animations possibly telling a story. I think there was something to do with Shakey-line animation as well, though that could be something unrelated.
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EricaB
04:50:05 AM 11th Jul 2015
BatBatBat
01:09:47 PM 11th Jul 2015
Not Home Movies; I remember that one really well, and still watch it really often! Thanks for your help, though.
jormis29
03:46:27 PM 11th Jul 2015
Is it done in Squiggle Vision like Home Movies?
TheTeeth
06:29:07 PM 11th Jul 2015
O Canada? It was a bunch of collection of Canadian cartoon films they showed on Cartoon Network around 2000ish. A lot of them had squiggly weird animation.
BatBatBat
09:52:39 PM 12th Jul 2015
As far as I recall, a majority of the cartoons at least were in Squiggle Vision, yes.

I did a quick google search, and it might very well have been O Canada! It's definitely the same style of cartoon, though I feel like the name was different... But that could just be my mind playing tricks on me, too.

BatBatBat
10:45:18 AM 13th Jul 2015
Just clarifying that I believe the title started with an S, at least for one of the words. (Could be completely off, again)
HEAVYMETAL666
10:07:54 AM 14th Jul 2015
was it 'Sunday Pants'?
HEAVYMETAL666
09:30:32 AM 16th Jul 2015
bump

BatBatBat
11:06:33 AM 16th Jul 2015
It might have been Sunday Pants! It does seem really familiar...

mariic
12:31:24 PM 27th Jul 2015

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Toastyeah
Medium: Videogame
12:27:40 PM 27th Jul 2015
okay. So back in the day,there was this weekly Codename: Kids Next Door videogame, where if you scored high enough in the game you'd be ranked and see your username on Cartoon Network the following week. I think they'd update it with new missions every week.I was wondering if anyone knew what is was called cause I loved it and want to try to find a download for it or something.
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Xtroper
08:24:55 PM 21st Jul 2015
Okay, so here are all the KND web games (apparently can't play them), and if you hover over the game's image you get animations of the gameplay, hope it helps. http://www.cartoonnetwork.ca/tv/codename-knd/games/
mariic
12:27:40 PM 27th Jul 2015
It's called, "Operation: B.E.S.T." The winner was some guy called Z-Ninja.

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masterofnone
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11:31:26 AM 27th Jul 2015
Anybody remember a series in the 80's, in one of the episodes a girl comes into a bathroom showroom when the salesman is about to lock up and strips off and gets into one of the baths. She then encourages him to give her the bath for free. Ring any bells with anybody?
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TheSnowSquirrel
Medium: Anime
02:19:57 AM 27th Jul 2015
Ok, a few things from the early to mid 90s I'd like help with:

1. A really messed up kiddie movie that involved this (I think) lizard boy that in the beginning played a flute. He meets a girl lizard who wears a tutu IIRC and she dances to the flute music. Later on everything becomes super depressing and involves someone getting slapped. No, really. I think it starts when one of the boy's family's eggs gets stolen by these bullies/thugs who try to kill it. The boy lizard tries to get it back and ends up getting slapped repeatedly by these bullies till he's bruised and crying, he ends up getting slapped and knocked over by his own dad, then he even slaps the girl lizard and sends her flying into tree, who was actually nice to him throughout the film I don't remember much else, I was 4-ish at the time and was crying cause of all this so my parents turned it off. It might have been released later than the 90s because it was a rental at a small town store.

2. This one involves a boy, I want to say his name was Toi (pronounced toy? Someone in the movie jokes about it..?) who I think finds an injured seal or something and tries to tell some adults about it but they all think he's lying. I think an Award Bait Song at the end that I'd love to find again, but unfortunately I can't recall any of the lyrics and just the melody.

3. An episode of Hello Kitty and Friends on Toon Disney that involved a villain that was turning all of HK's friends to stone, I think they were trapped in the woods maybe, in any case it was sort of freaky for a Hello Kitty story.
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02:19:57 AM 27th Jul 2015
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DrNoPuma
Medium: Literature
12:04:18 PM 26th Jul 2015
A young adult novel I read about 2-3 years ago. It's about a support group for vampires. The main character is a young woman who became a vampire in (I think it was) some time in the 90's or 80's. She is writing a novel about a superheroine vampire who is perfect in every way and doesn't have to suffer like real vampires do.

I remember one character, my favorite character, was a Badass Preacher who supported the vampires and helped them out whenever possible.

Another character was a vampire who had trouble controlling his urges to bite people. At the end, he gives in and bites someone, and the other vampires are forced to seal him away somewhere for the time being.

The main character and some others stumble upon a man and his father who are secretly holding werewolf fights, which is pretty much what it sounds like: They capture werewolves and force them to kill each other for the amusement of humans. The vampires are able to save one of the werewolves, who becomes friends with them. I can't remember if he joins the support group or not.

Any ideas on what this is?
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jormis29
04:33:47 PM 25th Jul 2015
DrNoPuma
12:04:18 PM 26th Jul 2015
Yes, that's it! Thank you!

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thevisualboy37
Medium: Videogame
12:58:10 AM 26th Jul 2015
An edutainment game involving aliens; I believe they were multicolored and you had to sort them or something. I also remember that once you finished, they would leave, each one individually, and say things like "Good. Bye. Earth. Ling." and "I'm going now..."
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thevisualboy37
02:19:07 PM 7th Sep 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
02:01:30 PM 15th Sep 2012
Bump. So sorry for the obscurity.
cgsilverscreen2020
12:08:04 PM 25th Sep 2012
Math Blaster?
thevisualboy37
09:31:28 PM 26th Sep 2012
No. It couldn't have been Math Blaster.
maniesansdelire
05:52:22 PM 29th Sep 2012
Bump! I have no idea what that was, but I remember having a nightmare about that game (or one very much like it) in kindergarten.
thevisualboy37
09:51:20 PM 3rd Oct 2012
You had a nightmare about this game? Wow. So did I.
thevisualboy37
07:45:05 PM 11th Oct 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
03:46:57 PM 19th Oct 2012
Bumpity.
thevisualboy37
01:21:56 PM 24th Oct 2012
Final bump.
thevisualboy37
05:02:05 PM 26th Jan 2015
May as well bump this one again.
thevisualboy37
12:18:36 PM 28th Jan 2015
Bump.
thevisualboy37
09:41:02 PM 25th Jul 2015
Bump.
jormis29
12:58:10 AM 26th Jul 2015
Was the art 2d of 3d? What were the monsters like (did they have limbs)?

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randomsurfer
Medium: Music
01:53:48 PM 25th Jul 2015
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Song from the mid 1980s. I thought it was "Come On Eileen" or "Celtic Soul Brothers" by Dexys Midnight Runners, but having just seen those, I'm wrong. (Unless there's more than one version of the music videos?) The band in question are all scruffy lower class people like DMR presented themselves as in their "Eileen" period.

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

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

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

Oh, and I think the waitress is late middle aged & chubby.
randomsurfer
12:24:48 AM 23rd Nov 2013
My last bump worked out well so I'll try bumping this one.
randomsurfer
09:57:14 PM 19th Nov 2014
Not-quite one year bump.
randomsurfer
01:53:48 PM 25th Jul 2015
'nother bump.

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backpack
Medium: Film
10:35:53 AM 25th Jul 2015
This is a film I read about a month or so ago in Fangoria, and it's bugging me that I can't remember the name, or find it on their website. The things I remember:

-It was about a haunted Ship wreck. -(I think) It was Canadian (I think Quebec, specifically). -The filmmaker had previously made documentaries about real-world shipwrecks, and some of the materials from those influenced the film.
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backpack
10:35:53 AM 25th Jul 2015
Found it. It was Death Dive. I had trouble because it's IMDB name was in French as Le scaphandrier.

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dawnmarie
Medium: Anime
06:44:39 PM 24th Jul 2015
I caught a couple of clips of an anime show on youtube once and darn if I know the title of it.

I have no idea what the show was about it in its original Japanese but the English language dub was done by various famous voice actors and instead of doing a direct translation of the original show (one of the youtube uploaders said that since the original show sucked so much, the cast was told to do whatever they wanted during the dubbing), they were basically making up the dialogue as they went along.

What I saw was absolutely hysterical and I would love to watch more episodes.

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Bisected8
05:05:02 PM 24th Jul 2015
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That sounds like Samurai Pizza Cats?

Then again, what you described could cover most of the anime section of Gag Dub.
dawnmarie
06:44:39 PM 24th Jul 2015
Thanks for mentioning the Gag Dub page. I looked it over and found the show—Ghost Stories.


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Chabal2
Medium:
04:32:29 PM 24th Jul 2015
A Scooby-Doo episode where the monster is a giant eagle that turns out to be a robot piloted by the military.
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jormis29
04:25:02 PM 24th Jul 2015
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Chabal2
04:32:29 PM 24th Jul 2015
Yep, thanks.

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BirdieGirl
Medium: Anime
01:46:02 PM 24th Jul 2015
When I was a kid I watched a show either in the late nineties or early two-thousands, I believe on FX Kids. It was an English dubbed Anime I am pretty sure but it could have been a Fox original, all I remember is you could draw pictures of monsters/fighting monsters and they might make your drawing into a character on the show. I also distinctly remember one of the protagonists having to fight a butt monster where the cheeks were it's face and I believe it wore boxing gloves and were possible fighting in a ring. I feel like it also had a low brow type of humor, the type of show that would crack fart jokes that ten year old boys might enjoy
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TheSnowSquirrel
01:46:02 PM 24th Jul 2015
I think this could have been Ultimate Muscle. I remember it involved wrestling/fighting in a ring and they had a villain that had a butt for a head. I don't remember the drawing contest though, but it aired on The Fox Box, what became of Fox Kids.

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Khantalas
Medium: Videogame
11:39:38 PM 23rd Jul 2015
There was a game in the late '90s or early noughts, where you played some sort of trader on a floating island, and had to defend your island from pirates while getting it to its destination. At first you could only build and man turrets as necessary, but later you could automate the turrets and got a jetpack that allowed you to take the fight to the enemy.

The only other detail I remember is that the island had a building called the lighthouse, and it was how you directed the lighthouse towards your destination.

Any games in the Shattered World or Floating Continent do not fit, so it's probably a tad obscure. If anyone can find it, I'd be super grateful.
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jormis29
11:14:17 PM 23rd Jul 2015
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Khantalas
11:16:22 PM 23rd Jul 2015
No, the game I'm thinking of played more like a third-person shooter with some base building elements.
jormis29
11:17:56 PM 23rd Jul 2015
Khantalas
11:39:37 PM 23rd Jul 2015
That's the one! Strangely, it is listed on Floating Continent, but I looked at all of those earlier, and it's not a recent addition. I wonder how I missed it.

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trailmix1
Medium: Western Animation
07:07:59 PM 23rd Jul 2015
I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm going nuts trying to find this out! There was a cartoon on classic Nickelodeon -and it might have just been played on Sundays I'm not sure. It may have been French like chopi and chapo the two characters that played around in a world of blocks and shapes, but the cartoon I'm looking for had a boy who hung out in the top of a tree; he laid there to think & I believe he was very close to his grandfather. The boy's name may have been Charlie. Again, it was only on classic Nickelodeon in the late 70's and early 80's. Does anyone remember the name of this cartoon?
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jormis29
07:07:59 PM 23rd Jul 2015
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Kalles klätterträd (translation title: Charlie's Climbing Tree)?

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Midna
Medium: Music
10:35:21 AM 23rd Jul 2015
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What game is the linked music track from? (1:04 in case the link is screwed up.) It sounds ridiculously, obnoxiously familiar.
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Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
06:12:06 PM 22nd Jul 2015
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This is probably gonna be a hard one but here goes: There was this game/module/whatever someone made for ZZT where you are a kid in this school where the teachers are really mean so you go around shooting them. I remember at one point you face the principal who's name is something like Mr.Dias. When you talk to him he asks a riddle "Is a sphinx good" and says he will rip your heart out if you answer wrong your possible answers are Yes, No, and Nope. If you say Nope he says "yes but you used improper grammar and rips your heart out. Only if You guess No do you beat him. I played it around 1995
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randomsurfer
Medium: Western Animation
01:52:11 PM 22nd Jul 2015
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Does this exist? US. An animated Burger King commercial from the 1960s. A wolf goes to BK and orders a Whopper, and then another, and then another. After the third or fourth Whopper he turns into a pig.
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Gojirob
Medium: Live Action TV
09:59:14 AM 22nd Jul 2015
Looking for an old commercial, I think for Ohio Arts toy products. A very average family had a Human Alien kid staying with them as an exchange student, and the alien kid was all impressed by Etch A Sketch or something like it. I don't have any more than that.
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thomas_macaroni
Medium: Literature
03:47:44 AM 22nd Jul 2015
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I have a recollection of these children's books. They looked somewhat like the Mr Men books, being the same size and shape, but they all had these monster things in them. There was this one which was long and (I think) orange, and which ate golf balls, and a purple one which ate a house in the story. Those two are the only ones which I remember. I would have read them in the early 2000s but I assume they were from further back than that time. I read them in England as well, and they were in English.
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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
02:00:01 AM 22nd Jul 2015
In 2006 or around that time I was in the room studying while someone was watching a TV special about movies that got changed at the last minute. I only caught bits and pieces, and I didn't care much at the time, but I've grown curious about what one of these movies was.

All I remember about the movie was that it was live action and involved time travel. A critic at the advance screening pointed out a plot flaw that the filmmakers hadn't realized, and they changed some part of the movie to correct it before the general release. Other movies discussed in the special included the remake of The Stepford Wives and some movie where a pregnant woman drinking wine had to be edited out at the last minute.

I'm hoping someone knows what movie this was referring to. It might be fun to track down the TV special as well.
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FloydPinkerton
11:30:01 PM 25th Oct 2013
Bump
aznjosh98
11:42:16 AM 3rd Aug 2014
I think I remember seeing this on Vh-1 or Mtv. I think the movie was Kate & Leopold. In the theatrical cut of the movie Stuart (Liev Shreiber) was a descendant of Leopold (Hugh Jackman), which is troubling cause he cause Stuart used to date Kate (Meg Ryan) who eventually SPOILERS (I guess) went back in time to be with Leopold. This means at some point Stuart slept with his great great great grandmother. I think they even showed a clip of Ebert and Roeper where they mentioned this.
FloydPinkerton
02:00:01 AM 22nd Jul 2015
That's got to be it. Thanks for the info!

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Literature
01:44:43 AM 22nd Jul 2015
As a kid in the early Nineties I read a big hardcover educational book about robots. It covered current real robotics, hypothetical future robots, and robots in science fiction. It discussed the difference between "robot" and "android." It had a couple riding in a futuristic car playing chess while the computer brain did the driving. But I mainly remember the beautiful full-color illustrations of possible robots and their inner workings, which were probably done with airbrush and looked stereotypically Eighties (or maybe late Seventies). I'd love to find this book so I can scan those.

I thought this book was Robots: In Fact and Fiction by Melvin Berger, but I ordered that and just got it today and the illustrations are totally different from what I remember. It's possible that what I've described is really two or more books that my imperfect memory has merged into one.
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Medinoc
12:35:35 AM 4th May 2012
Is it also possible that it may be a reedition with a different artist? This can happen when artist and publisher break up...
FloydPinkerton
07:34:57 PM 7th May 2012
I'm pretty sure it's a different book. I read lots of books about robots when I was a kid. Now that I have the real Robots: In Fact and Fiction I remember reading it, it just wasn't the one with the color illustrations.
FloydPinkerton
11:38:31 PM 13th Dec 2012
Bump.
minuteforce
07:39:06 AM 28th Apr 2015
Did the cover feature a painting of a three-legged robot in a jungle?
minuteforce
07:56:54 PM 16th Jul 2015
http://paleo-future.blogspot.com.au/2007/05/robots-world-of-future-1979.html — so my guess is that it is this book, part of a series called "The World Of The Future"
FloydPinkerton
01:44:43 AM 22nd Jul 2015
Yes! A bunch of scans come up for "The World of the Future" book series and both Robots and Future Cities have pages I remember. Thank you so much for answering this old query!

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Western Animation
01:33:53 AM 22nd Jul 2015
Web Original: a series of fan-made My Little Pony videos on YouTube. Somebody showed me the intro to one and I meant to check the series out but forgot everything that would allow me to find it again.

The intro had an original pegasus character flying into frame while a multitracked voice harmonized with itself in a sort of wordless choir.
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FloydPinkerton
01:33:53 AM 22nd Jul 2015
Bump.

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Fukboi666
Medium: Live Action TV
09:17:39 PM 21st Jul 2015
So there was this show with i think 2 seasons that used to air on netflix about urban legends and myths, It had stuff like The jersey devil or wendigo or some fucking myth.It was like a documentary kind of.
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Fukboi666
09:17:39 PM 21st Jul 2015
Nevermind though hard work i found it, LOST TAPES YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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Xtroper
Medium: Live Action TV
08:27:58 PM 21st Jul 2015
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Okay so there was this Super Senai-esque show that aired on Fox Kids (not sure tho, basically in the same channel that aired most of the Power Rangers shows) and the theme of the rangers was beetles (mostly sure).

When transforming their morpher (which was essentially a mechanic beetle if I recall) would fly up (maybe up to their face), disassemble, and become their suit or something. I know their was more than one "ranger", but I can't recall more.

It seems as though it might be Kamen Rider, but like I said, Fox Kids and the transformation; then again, I think I saw it like 11 years ago so I'm not sure.
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jormis29
08:13:23 PM 21st Jul 2015
Xtroper
08:27:58 PM 21st Jul 2015
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Yes, that's it! I even remembered the old house but wasn't sure about that detail, anyways thanks! (Although I was quite off on the transformation part)

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HannahHypolita
Medium: Literature
04:24:47 PM 21st Jul 2015
A children's book, I read it when I was eight or nine so around 2007 or so? Maybe a bit later.

It was a sort of faux-creepy children's book. Had a sort of parody of Edgar Allen Poe in it—the main girl character really loved the work of an author with the initials EAP and joined the "EAP Society". There were these kids, the girl and a boy and there might have been others, and they lived in a big old house at the top of a hill. They'd go to school every day and the kids would sing insulting rhymes at them. I don't remember the rhymes, or I could just look that up.

There was a flood, at the end. And an old lady who...lived in an abandoned submarine, I think? I remember not understanding the ending. I don't know if it was really a kid's book or not, maybe it was meant more for preteens.
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jormis29
07:19:30 PM 20th Jul 2015
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One of The Joy of Spooking series?
HannahHypolita
04:24:47 PM 21st Jul 2015
Oh my god, that's it! Thank you so much!

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2640
Medium: Western Animation
11:14:48 AM 21st Jul 2015
Years ago on Adult Swim there was an anime-style Western animated TV show that I saw. I vaguely remember an episode where a girl (I think it was someone's sister) was riding a horse-drawn carriage around a mountain, but then there was an accident & the carriage fell down the cliff & she died. Does anyone remember what show this was?
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theteeth
04:32:47 PM 13th Dec 2014
Perfect Hair Forever?
BatBatBat
11:14:48 AM 21st Jul 2015
Was it possibly Hell Girl? I do know that that's the backstory for one of the characters— he was the wagon wheel for a wagon that was carrying a princess. I think he caught a rock and caused the carriage to fall off the cliff, and now he's doomed to haunting the world because of his regret.

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Khantalas
Medium: Music
04:43:53 AM 21st Jul 2015
There was a song I found on Stereomood a year or two back, which was instrumental, mostly piano with only a few effects, largely hollow and droning with few highlights. I remember it being by a fairly major composer, but I don't remember who it was.
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Khantalas
04:43:53 AM 21st Jul 2015
Note: It probably isn't by Marek Iwaszkiewicz. It sounds somewhat like his Watashi wa sonzai shimasen, though.

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jokergirl
Medium: Film
02:49:39 PM 20th Jul 2015
Movie (I saw it on TV), I think it was probably a spoof of the Stepford Wives or so? Humanoid robods posing as humans, at some point the useless cop wants to prove it and stabs the non-robot doppelganger in the thigh. At some other point hot girls that are robots in disguise suddenly kangaroo-jump away when they notice they're being watched.
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Macifayo
Medium: Music
11:24:26 AM 20th Jul 2015
The song from AI called Story for the movie Big Hero 6 sounds like something I heard in the 90's, just the opening sounds familiar and the rest of it does also. It wasn't in Suspiciously Similar Song though, but this song is very similar to SOMETHING I've heard before.
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Macifayo
05:41:39 PM 13th Jul 2015
Hello?
EricaB
04:59:37 AM 14th Jul 2015
I agree with you. That is a tantalizingly familiar piano tune at the start, but I can't place what it reminds me of. I wish I could help! I'm in the same boat as you now! lol
Ellowen
06:23:59 AM 14th Jul 2015
(I seem to recall that the song was an older one just re-done? perhaps you heard the first? otherwise maybe look at the other songs by the artist?
EricaB
10:02:49 AM 18th Jul 2015
Macifayo
11:24:26 AM 20th Jul 2015
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That does sounds kind of similar. I think Story might also sound similar to something more like a pop song than a classic rock one than Heaven. My stepdad occasionally listens to Heaven.

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Tareeestima
Medium:
10:50:17 AM 20th Jul 2015
Hello , there is this old cartoon i remembered but do not know its name , its about a few kids , with a cosmonaut on a space station or ship with a blue talking gooey thing that jumped on one kids face and transformed him in a woman , quite strange show but i cannot seem to find it and i searched it for days , that blue thingy jumps on faces covers all the face and in a matter of time it turns the kid in a female.. Any help ? Strange childhood i want to know , what in the world had i seen...
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Tareeestima
10:50:17 AM 20th Jul 2015
Bump!?

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Raytaku
Medium:
07:03:19 AM 20th Jul 2015
Hey guys I've been looking for this one show that I watched as a kid. I watched it around 2005-2006 and it was on a kids channel if I remember correctly. The show had two children with pierrot/theatre masks for faces and they lived in a circus in the middle of the desert.

One of the kid's masks was sun themed, while the other kid had a moon themed mask. They both had a father figure who looked like them, with the mask and all. From what I remember it was aimed to younger audiences, and occasionally they would do circus acts.

I remember one episode where the two kids were on a seesaw.

The show had a Miss Spiders Sunny Patch friends feel to it. The show is not Popee the Performer, it is different from that show, even if there are a lot of similarities. I think he show aired in Canada in the early/mid 2000s.

Any help would be appreciated, I've been looking for this darn show for HOURS now.
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Raytaku
02:30:09 AM 9th Jul 2015
Bump. If anyone could help me with this that'd be great.
Raytaku
08:25:54 PM 9th Jul 2015
Bump.
Raytaku
08:04:13 AM 11th Jul 2015
Bump. Please help me with this.
Raytaku
06:02:05 PM 16th Jul 2015
Bumping again.
DrNoPuma
07:03:19 AM 20th Jul 2015
I have no idea what it is, but it sounds very interesting, so I want to find out what it is too. Do you remember what type of animation it had? (2D, CGI, Stop Motion, maybe?)

Also, the show aired in Canada, right? Perhaps it was created by Nelvana?

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CasWarner
Medium: Literature
01:16:20 AM 20th Jul 2015
Children's book. Fiction. Probably religious. Meant to warn kids about dangers of roleplaying. Only remembered scene involves kid demanding to be referred to by his character's name. Narration later refers to him by that name in quotation marks. Want to say he stood on top of a stump or something of that nature.
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jormis29
12:19:53 AM 20th Jul 2015
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The Dungeon Master (and Mazes And Monsters story that was based on it) are the only anti-D&D books that I can think of (don't know why you want to read it though).

Edit: also found Hobgoblin
Medinoc
01:16:20 AM 20th Jul 2015
Well there's also Dark Dungeons, but that's a comic, not a text story.

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