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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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Zadia
Medium: Music
12:24:50 AM 3rd Mar 2015
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A song with a sombre keyboard riff, sung by a man who sounded a little like Andy LaPlegua. The only bit I remember was that he was singing about someone strange, or a stranger, and said both words a lot in the song.
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snag
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09:36:32 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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okay i have two which aren't REALLY that important to me but is a curiosity at least. both of these were sunday afternoon things… assume they were viewed in north america, sometime between 75 and 85.
A scene where a guy in a personal submersible caught a depth charge with a manipulator arm and then proceeded ascend with it until it contacted the hull of a ship and detonated. the amount of the sub i saw resembled a flying saucer with an elongated dome on the top centre of it. you could see at least the guy's head and shoulders in the dome. the depth charge was shaped like a bowling ball with a steel ring attached to it. around the edge of the saucer were evenly spaced poles with simple forks on the end (which extended and ultimately caught one of the charges after several attempts to catch one) the pilot was white with dark afro if i recall and probably a full beard. he sacrificed him and his sub in this action.

so what i remember was he was doing a lone wolf kind of saving of a sea lab type thing down below being depth charged (probably intentionally) a young woman at least was on the radio trying to talk him out of killing himself to save them (she was presumably in the target of the explosives)

i can't recall if anyone had any accents… if they did, it would most likely british.

i also think i remember them mentioning the name of the facility was "the ark" but that is really sketchy.
I'm thinking this one was some rendition of captain nemo. there was a sea creature draped across the bow of a whaler or fishing vessel (maybe smaller than the crabbers in 'deadliest catch') it was octopus like in form but the body part (well head really) was really b-movie looking like a dressed up 3 foot log stump from a 2 foot diameter tree. the think i remember about it was it had a large parrots beak on the side of it.

the crew were attacking its head with pikes and such and the arms of this creature were wrapping around crew members, swinging them out over the water and dropping them. the thing which hooked it in my mind was someone tossing a spear at its head and it stuck hard… and the creature opened its beak and let out a scream but continued raising havoc. probably not important but i think this happened which the ship was in the middle of a harbour as opposed to out at sea. also, the time period could have been anywhere between the 20's and the 70's (i.e. it was a metal merchant ship)

thank you.
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FloydPinkerton
11:20:58 PM 16th Feb 2015
Some of the details are different, but the first one sounds a lot like The Abyss.
snag
02:00:52 AM 17th Feb 2015
no. not the abyss. but you are right if you think from the alien's perspective. the production values of this show were kind like that of 'the man from atlantis' or 'the andromeda strain' from the 70's. and i should add that they are both live action and i don't know in either case if they were movies or episodes.
EricaB
11:58:47 AM 17th Feb 2015
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Your first one might be either the film or the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

On the wikipedia page for the series, there's a DVD art image that shows a mini-sub like the one you described.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_to_the_Bottom_of_the_Sea_%28TV_series%29

The second one sounds rather a lot like Disney's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. A giant squid does attack the Nautilus, and has a big snapping beak.
snag
02:23:00 PM 17th Feb 2015
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hence you see my problem. i have previously watched all the voyage episodes (the base hart/hedison series) and the movie. they aren't it. i categorize them as similar to 1950/60's war movies for the look and pacing. think i have to go digging into the man from atlantis stuff just to make sure it isn't from that.

the 20,000 of disney's is not it either. my clip was in colour, it wasn't a submarine the monster was draped over, and it was live action not stop motion. the octopus (if that is what it was) was a practical effect. probably laughable now. it may be no coincidence that this resembles what i'm thinking of.. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74239093830544502/ if they actually made the creature from one of these, firstly it would have been about 1/2 the size, and also it would be dressed to hide any man-made aspects. the "head" was proportionately larger and was covered with something. i want to say brown fur but i'm "fuzzy" about it. and the beak was mounted on the side of the head, not in the proper location for an octopus/squid. i also don't think it had eyes or at least weren't obvious.
snag
01:35:22 AM 24th Feb 2015
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snag
09:36:32 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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TroperNo9001
Medium: Music
08:04:02 PM 2nd Mar 2015
A 2010s techno song where I keep on hearing the chorus as "Fletcher Fluttershy Fletcher Fluttershy..." Please help? It's getting on my nerves!
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FortyTwoForty
Medium: Live Action TV
07:55:41 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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This was an episode of a Real Crime tv show that I saw in late June of 2004 in Vancouver. I was 8 at the time and probably should not have been watching it, thus I was a bit scarred and remember a few parts.

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

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

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

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

were the children killed? do you remember how many?

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

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

just putting this here as a resource... definitely not a definitive list.
FortyTwoForty
07:55:41 PM 2nd Mar 2015
bump

I don't even want to find the episode as much as I want to find the crime.

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
07:54:26 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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A song that's a cross between dubstep, rock and baroque pop with ethereal female vocals. It opens with sweeping strings, and because everybody else in the school were being juvenile delinquents I was unable to hear the lyrics but I was able to make out the word "song", though I highly doubt it's in the lyrics. And no, I don't think it's from Nero, Lindsey Stirling, Galantis or Clean Bandit.

(And by the way, I REALLY enjoyed this particular mystery song, unlike the one I posted before.)
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FerrousFaucet
09:01:07 AM 20th Feb 2015
You should really consider asking your school's office for its playlist.
Bootlebat
03:35:52 PM 23rd Feb 2015
I agree, if only because I am curious also.
alaman
02:11:01 AM 26th Feb 2015
Depending on how large the rock and baroque pop aspects were, this sounds like it might be something from Abney Park.. although I'm not sure if they ever used any dubstep
FromtheWordsofBR
03:49:55 PM 28th Feb 2015
Nope, not from Abney Park.
FortyTwoForty
07:54:26 PM 2nd Mar 2015
Is it anything by Grimes?

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YeOldeLuke
Medium: Literature
05:27:55 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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This was a Judge Dredd comic. A woman wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and proves to have the power to see deaths a few seconds into the future; she sees a doctor get murdered by a flying axe before it happens. The Judges are after her and she's not sure why, but she manages to escape the hospital via a gang's getaway vehicle, who tells her that she's their leader and they came to rescue her. It ends mid car-chase with a "Stay tuned for next issue and the thrilling conclusion!" I never got to read the concluding issue and now I can't even find the first.
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ragsorz
Medium:
04:40:46 PM 2nd Mar 2015
in the 90-92s "maybe up too 95 but not after that" there was a show in the morning part of tv1000 that was the children channel, the show was hold by a crocdile looking caracter, and showed short cartoons and had a dice game were they song up side down, inside out when they trowed the dice, it migth be forgotten but i try here anyway
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snag
03:32:14 PM 15th Feb 2015
TV 1000 == Nordic Countries????
ragsorz
10:10:38 AM 16th Feb 2015
i thinked that tv 1000 was an international channel since it so many movies from around the world there, i live in a nordic country, i dont know what america have or anything like that
snag
12:57:54 PM 19th Feb 2015
was the croc a puppet, drawn or cgi?
ragsorz
04:41:10 PM 21st Feb 2015
i think it wear almost like a big hand doll or maybe like a kostume with a person inside, the channel was from uk and spread around in europe
PaulA
10:53:03 PM 21st Feb 2015
ragsorz
11:38:59 AM 22nd Feb 2015
the studio are in a room like with som pilars and pillows, not in the sewer, so from what i saw in round the bend its not it
ragsorz
02:40:15 PM 24th Feb 2015
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ragsorz
04:40:46 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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jupiterrocks24
Medium: Film
04:33:29 PM 2nd Mar 2015
I was shown this in the counselor's period in the late 2000s, but the film was probably 80s. It featured this older teen (or maybe he was a young adult) who didn't live with his parents, but an aunt and uncle? He moved away as part of the plot and during the leaving scene said something like, "There, they make spaghetti with real ketchup!"
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Bootlebat
05:13:57 PM 28th Feb 2015
I don't know sorry
ragsorz
04:33:29 PM 2nd Mar 2015
this movie migth be wrong but it was what i could find with the saying tyou talked about http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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DarkCyberWolf
Medium: Music
03:55:14 PM 2nd Mar 2015
I'm wondering about a song. I'm pretty sure it's by the Beatles. I don't know any of the actual words, but it sounds kind of like "Sunshine anemone, SATISFY repetitive, THAT IS WHY my meditive oh yeaaahh".
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Dalillama
12:41:23 AM 2nd Mar 2015
FerrousFaucet
03:55:14 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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Maybe it's the song "Killer Queen" by the band Queen.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Literature
03:18:17 PM 2nd Mar 2015
This young adult horror/thriller book I had in circa 1999. I remember 2 things from the first chapter 1. the protagonist recalls a time when she was at the beach and accidentally hit a guy with a ball or frisbee and goes to apologize but then has Love at First Sight and kisses him on the lips 2. The protagonist's sister has some rare blood disease. I remember I thought the book was really dumb so only read the first couple chapters but I am still curious about if for some reason.
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Bootlebat
12:35:15 PM 15th Nov 2014
Also it wasn't by R.L. Stine but the same genre
Bootlebat
05:22:01 PM 18th Nov 2014
bumpp
Bootlebat
03:48:15 PM 20th Nov 2014
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lalalei2001
06:04:20 PM 20th Nov 2014
Maybe one of the Bonechillers series?
Bootlebat
08:41:51 PM 20th Nov 2014
No it was for a older demographic like the Fear Street books
Bootlebat
12:22:12 PM 22nd Nov 2014
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It was part of a series and for some reason I seem to remember the title of the series started with an S. I also THINK the cover showed a house at night but could be wrong. Oh and I checked the Love at First Sight page if anyone was wondering but didn't see it.
Bootlebat
01:40:01 PM 26th Nov 2014
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stgermain
09:02:53 PM 30th Nov 2014
I don't suppose it was one of the Spinetinglers series? I think those were aimed at a younger audience.
Bootlebat
01:30:33 AM 2nd Dec 2014
No it was about the same age group as the Fear Street books and I remember the book was about the same size.
theteeth
04:55:28 AM 3rd Dec 2014
Possibly a book in the 'Point Horror' series? Seems to fit the the age group and kind of genre you're looking for, although I'm struggling to find a list of book synopses to confirm or deny if they had a plot like you describe, so I can't give you a specific book.
Bootlebat
01:26:50 AM 4th Dec 2014
I'm not sure. I seem to remember the series title was displayed prominently on the cover
Bootlebat
08:12:15 PM 4th Dec 2014
Now that I think about it the series title might have been the town it took place in or maybe the name of the school in it
Bootlebat
03:50:03 PM 15th Dec 2014
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Twentington
06:16:24 PM 15th Dec 2014
Possibly a Michigan Chillers/American Chillers series? Those are usually named for the town they take place in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Chillers
Bootlebat
08:42:06 PM 15th Dec 2014
No, It was for an older demographic than Goosebumps and the like, about the same age level as Fear Street
Bootlebat
02:21:12 PM 25th Dec 2014
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One more think, I think the author was female.
Bootlebat
09:00:46 PM 1st Jan 2015
one more bump then giving up for now
Bootlebat
10:51:07 AM 18th Feb 2015
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Bootlebat
03:18:17 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
Medium: Literature
03:16:15 PM 2nd Mar 2015
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There was this picture book about this kid who finds out some people are secretly aliens. Only part I remember clearly is he thought someone was an alien because his lunchbox smelled like tuna fish. Also at one point the protagonist tells an alien "only cowards point guns at people" I remember I thought it was really dumb even as a kid but I am still curious for some reason.
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Bootlebat
03:16:15 PM 2nd Mar 2015
One more detail I remembered: The author was himself a kid and there was some info about him the back of the book.

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Prfnoff
Medium:
12:29:16 PM 2nd Mar 2015
One of those collages where you're asked how many of the old video game characters you can identify. This one included the first boss from Pop'n Twinbee.
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RaisedByTV
Medium: Film
05:41:12 AM 2nd Mar 2015
I saw this film at school. It starts off with 2 brothers watching a man try to commit suicide using exhaust fumes from his car. The older brother tries to sabotage it so the suicidal guy locks him in the car too. The brothers somehow escape but the younger one is traumatised and goes into a coma-like state. Some detectives get fingerprints from a drinks can the older brother was holding to prove that he was in the car aswell. That's all I can remember. Anyone know the name?
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snag
11:24:31 PM 26th Feb 2015
a timeframe of when you saw this would help. I am curious as to what possible context you would be shown this in a school setting?
RaisedByTV
02:51:23 PM 27th Feb 2015
I think it was 2010/2011, in English/English Literature. I'm also curious as to why they showed us this. The rest of the plot might have been relevant, but I can't remember it.
FirecatFG
10:53:32 PM 27th Feb 2015
It sounds like it could be the 1994 flim adaptation of The Client
RaisedByTV
05:41:12 AM 2nd Mar 2015
That was it, thanks.

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XFllo
Medium: Literature
05:34:43 AM 2nd Mar 2015
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I'm searching for a book that I read in the late 90's. I think it was written at that time or slightly earlier because it felt contemporary. Then again, there was not many cultural references. It was translated to my mother tongue.

It was set in England, probably not in London. The main character was a British teenage girl who wrote the book as her diary. She has an older sibling, probably a sister, who does not live with them (at university? with bf?), and an older brother. The book cover said this was a free continuation of her brother's diary.

Here are the details I remember:
  • She was a vegetarian.
  • Her brother's girlfriend's father died during the book and there were some musings about how to behave to her.
  • She expressed a wish not to be cremated after her death, and her father thought it is a waste of space. It seemed to be a running argument with those two, but it was not brought up more often.
  • She was not a devoted student and kept comparing herself to her more successful siblings. She studied for her O-levels and to her surprise, she did fairly well. She could not for the world choose her specialization and kept bringing various subject combination. She decided to study biology, math and one more science subject after her O-levels.
  • She went to France for a short time as an "exchange student", but spent most time with her British classmates.
  • She made some sympathetic and curious remarks about other girls' and women's period, e.g. she wondered whether women synchronized or whether her grandma was still menstruating.
  • She was without a boyfriend for most of the book, but ended with a nice guy.
  • She had a weirdo of an uncle who kept asking her every Xmas whether she had a boyfriend since she was little. The book ends with her regretting that he got so drunk this year that he forgot to ask her, she regretted it because for the first time, she could have answered yes.
  • She smoked in some parts of the book, but made an effort to stop when her bf was against smoking.
  • There was a chapter about giving parties (her mum never allowed her to host one).
  • There was a chapter about anorexia.
  • She started doing sport, especially running. She enjoyed it because she loved the feeling of winning and overcoming someone.

I remember quite a lot from the plot and the book, except the characters' names which would be the most helpful for looking. Google did not satisfy my curiosity. Does it ring a bell?
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XFllo
05:34:43 AM 2nd Mar 2015
Anyone?

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Chabal2
Medium:
12:03:29 AM 2nd Mar 2015
A Chinese story, where an artist creates pictures more beautiful than real life. The Emperor has the artist brought to him, telling him that ever since he saw his pictures, life has lost all meaning for him, since nothing is as beautiful as the paintings, so he's going to have the artist killed (he eventually escapes via Portal Picture).

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alaman
02:07:41 AM 26th Feb 2015
I am pretty sure that I've seen an animated version of this once. Are you looking for an actual written story or could it have been an animation?
Chabal2
03:22:46 AM 26th Feb 2015
It could have been an animation, yes.
alaman
03:54:04 AM 26th Feb 2015
the one I mean can be seen in this video: http://youtu.be/ZccmVVfJTWE?t=4m55s I don't know if you understand German, but the guy is talking about the plot of the animation and says it's about a painter who makes paintings so beautiful that the emperor wants to kill him. Maybe it's just one adaptation of a traditional story.
Chabal2
05:23:47 AM 27th Feb 2015
While that's not the adaptation I'm thinking of, it's likely the same story. I don't speak German though, do they give the name of the folktale?
RaisedByTV
03:01:13 PM 27th Feb 2015
I'm sure I read this story once, but haven't seen it animated. Try searching Chinese folklore.
alaman
06:16:55 AM 28th Feb 2015
They didn't give the name, but I found this information: This is "How Wang-Fo was saved", a short film directed by French director René Laloux ("Fantastic Planet", "Gandahar", "Time Masters") in 1987. The screenplay is a close adaptation of a short story by Marguerite Yourcenar, a respected French writer who was the first female writer to become a membre of the Académie Française. The story can be found in Yourcenar's collection "Oriental Tales". The drawings are by French comic artist Philippe Caza (who also draw the visuals of Gandahar).
Chabal2
12:03:29 AM 2nd Mar 2015
That's probably it, thanks.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
06:10:26 PM 1st Mar 2015
A kid's movie where a sundial is used to show transition of time. Since that was the only scene I saw in a play area, I can't tell if the sundial was plot-important or not. Can anyone help, please?
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TroperNo9001
07:19:04 PM 30th Jan 2015
I saw this in 2005.
TroperNo9001
01:04:01 AM 4th Feb 2015
I think the main character is probably a little girl.
TroperNo9001
01:34:31 AM 8th Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
09:25:16 PM 10th Feb 2015
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randomsurfer
09:02:43 AM 11th Feb 2015
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I don't know, but did you check through Time Passes Montage and Spinning Clock Hands to see if anything jumps out at you? (Be sure to check the Related tabs too.)
TroperNo9001
08:34:59 PM 11th Feb 2015
Yes, but it's not in either entry.
TroperNo9001
07:38:44 PM 15th Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
07:35:23 PM 23rd Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
06:10:26 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
05:35:40 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Techno song from 2005 or so. Singer was male and the refrain was something like "I'm feeling the pressure" I remember the song sounded kind of like "Behind The Wheel" by Depeche Mode. For some reason I think the band name started with a P or Q but I could be remembering wrong.
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Bootlebat
12:01:47 PM 19th Sep 2014
bbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmppppppppppp
Bootlebat
08:32:55 PM 19th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
08:33:16 PM 19th Sep 2014
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Embryon
09:33:19 PM 21st Sep 2014
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Maybe "Inner City Pressure" by Flight of the Conchords?
Bootlebat
11:42:29 AM 22nd Sep 2014
No sorry
Bootlebat
06:13:08 PM 24th Sep 2014
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madhair60
06:26:27 AM 25th Sep 2014
Drop the Pressure by Mylo? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tb3RLqY9Xo
Bootlebat
11:56:32 AM 25th Sep 2014
No, I like that one though
madhair60
06:01:48 AM 26th Sep 2014
A bit too old, but "Breathe" by The Prodigy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdCJ50dqW4
Bootlebat
12:54:18 PM 26th Sep 2014
nope
FromtheWordsofBR
08:49:42 AM 27th Sep 2014
I'm going out on a limb here but could it be "Pressure" by Paramore?
Bootlebat
09:24:22 AM 27th Sep 2014
no sorry
Bootlebat
06:50:19 PM 5th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
11:48:21 AM 25th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
09:42:33 PM 28th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
02:24:39 PM 30th Oct 2014
Couple more details: The voice was kind of androgynous tho I think it was male voice. I may be remembering the lyrics wrong but I'm sure the word pressure was in them
KEVP
05:23:26 AM 31st Oct 2014
"Under Pressure" by David Bowie with Queen?

Bootlebat
11:51:58 AM 31st Oct 2014
Definitely not
Bootlebat
05:55:54 PM 7th Nov 2014
If it helps any I'm pretty sure the song title is the same as the line about pressure. I remember the DJ announced the name and artist at the time but I can't remember now obviously. From how he announced it it sounded like the song had just came out recently (2005 at the time)
LeiHarper
07:29:29 AM 13th Nov 2014
Is it "Pressure" by Signum? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqYXobgTYcI
Bootlebat
10:46:09 AM 13th Nov 2014
fraid not
Bootlebat
03:49:25 PM 20th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
02:20:54 PM 30th Nov 2014
bomp
Bootlebat
02:50:44 PM 5th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
04:02:49 PM 6th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
07:02:18 PM 8th Dec 2014
someone must know
FromtheWordsofBR
08:11:30 AM 11th Dec 2014
Anything by Orbital or Underworld?
Bootlebat
03:44:43 PM 11th Dec 2014
No I am pretty familiar with them
Bootlebat
03:46:35 PM 16th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
02:42:33 PM 22nd Dec 2014
b u m p

Bootlebat
12:55:33 PM 25th Dec 2014
Christmas bump
Bootlebat
07:49:30 PM 1st Jan 2015
New Year's bump
snag
10:29:58 PM 1st Jan 2015
oh a whim, 'pressure' by the Stereo MC's
Bootlebat
10:26:45 AM 2nd Jan 2015
definitely not sorry
Bootlebat
11:37:54 AM 4th Jan 2015
ugh, not even sure I am remembering the lyrics right now. All I remember for sure is: I heard it in 2005, was a techno song, had a male singer with a kind of high pitched (perhaps digitally altered) voice, and sounded similar to Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel. Also I know the DJ announced the artist and title at the time but I obviously don't remember now. From how he announced it though it sounded it had come out recently.
Bootlebat
11:42:43 AM 13th Jan 2015
One more bump then leaving it for now
Bootlebat
05:35:40 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
05:27:49 PM 1st Mar 2015
There was this short (less than half an hour) in The Nineties about why you shouldn't eat too much candy. It starts out in the real world but when a kid eats too much candy he or she first gets teleported to the "hyper zone" and then goes to this dark dungeon type place. I forget how it ended
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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
05:00:43 PM 1st Mar 2015
Song from The Eighties, male singer, genre maybe rock. All I remember is the chorus consisted mainly of nonsense words and he would say the words in pairs like "eeda eeda, unga unga" though I think the rest of the song was real words.
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Bootlebat
05:50:00 PM 23rd Feb 2015
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It's possible he was saying real words and I just misheard it
Bananaquit
05:54:02 PM 23rd Feb 2015
“De Do Do Do De Dah Dah Dah” by The Police?

It’s from the 70s but, maybe “#9 Dream” by John Lennon?
Bootlebat
05:59:18 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Neither one sorry
radams
08:22:47 AM 24th Feb 2015
Could it be you're remembering the "Ooga Chaka" introduction to "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede?
Bootlebat
10:16:05 AM 24th Feb 2015
Nope I checked that and it's not it. It has a faster tempo than that song if that helps
Chabal2
08:27:29 PM 25th Feb 2015
The Witch Doctor maybe? "Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang".
Bootlebat
11:00:03 PM 25th Feb 2015
nope
Bootlebat
05:00:43 PM 1st Mar 2015
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mimitchi33
Medium: Western Animation
03:57:20 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Hi, I have a few queries.
  1. An educational program on either Nickelodeon or PBS. The only scene I remember had a character say "The signifigance of milk!" or something, and it cut to a baby drinking either from a bottle or his mom's breast. It may or may not have been Zoobamafoo or however it's spelled, but I'm not sure.
  2. Found this after someone pointed it out - JumpStart PreSchool.
  3. Thanks to Google, I found out that this one was Baby Jake.
  4. This one has been bugging me for years-it's a children's novel (not picture book) I read in elementary school. It involved these kids who had a pet dog named Rascal and it took place in the summer. The kids also visited their grandparents. I've asked this twice on here and it hasn't been answered.
  5. This is "Wasted Talent".
  6. A U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm (on Garfield and Friends) episode where Bo said "That was radical, man!". I only watched this episode, Rooster Revenge and Wanted: Wade as a child.
  7. Found-same thing as #5.
  8. What episode of Thomas the Tank Engine is this GIF from? (seizure warning)
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PPPSSC
11:44:14 PM 26th Nov 2014
Do you remember what channel it was on, or when you saw it roughly?
mimitchi33
11:17:38 AM 30th Nov 2014
It was on PBS and probably was Zoombafoo or something, but I'm not sure.
mimitchi33
04:06:17 PM 10th Feb 2015
Bumped up since I added two new queries.
TroperNo9001
09:24:22 PM 10th Feb 2015
I believe #2 is Baby Genius. The song was about Frankie the Elephant.
mimitchi33
03:47:52 AM 11th Feb 2015
No. Number two isn't Baby Genius. It was aimed at preschoolers and kindergartners and was 2D animation. I watched this in the early 2000's, and I'm 99% sure it is Jump Start.
TroperNo9001
07:42:00 PM 11th Feb 2015
I didn't know Jump Start also had a TV series.
mimitchi33
02:59:46 AM 12th Feb 2015
edited by mimitchi33
Trooper No 9001, thanks for pointing that out! I found it trying to google "JumpStart TV Show" Still need help trying to find #1 and #3, and added two more examples from childhood.
EricaB
07:19:49 AM 12th Feb 2015
edited by EricaB
As for #7, I don't know when you were a child, but the opening scene for Disney's Recess has theme music that is reminiscent of military marches sort of like The Great Escape or Hogan's Heroes.
mimitchi33
01:01:52 PM 12th Feb 2015
No. A kid was nervous about school and thought the teachers would torture him. The kid on my bus said it was on one of those animated sitcoms on FOX or their kids block.
mimitchi33
04:12:31 AM 13th Feb 2015
I also found #3 searching terms in my query. It's Baby Jake!
snag
09:32:54 PM 13th Feb 2015
mimitchi33
03:12:30 AM 14th Feb 2015
Thanks. What episode of Family Guy is this though?
snag
01:35:47 AM 15th Feb 2015
it might be "wasted talent" if this is the clip you are curious about, what it is doing is making reference to the 70's incredible hulk tv show with Bill Bixby as Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the hulk. If memory serves, Banner was forever wandering because the government was hunting him. So the final scene in every show was of him walking down the road hitchhiking with that piano music playing over it. however, the show has a few favourite things it likes to make references to, and seems the hulk show is one of them. so you might have to dig around a little bit yourself. there were 2 scenes with stewie doing the walk.. one indoor and one out. wasted talent may only contain one of them.
Aspectifer
02:05:42 PM 15th Feb 2015
edited by Aspectifer
Both the Family Guy scenes come from the Season 2 episode "Family Guy S 2 E 20 Wasted Talent" (the one where Peter can play the piano brilliantly, but only while intoxicated). The first is when Stewie asks Peter to play the The Incredible Hulk "Lonely Man" theme for him and he pretends to hitch-hike across the living room (like snag says, as Banner would do at the end of an episode). The second is during the end credits, with Stewie superimposed over live-action footage of a road.
mimitchi33
04:38:09 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Thanks! Updated it.
mimitchi33
07:50:42 AM 1st Mar 2015
Bump.
snag
03:57:20 PM 1st Mar 2015
regarding 8. do you know which crane it is? i'm thinking that is a crane sitting there. this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-rail_vehicles_%28Thomas_%26_Friends%29 lists Cranky, Merrick, Reg, and Colin as stationary cranes. To make things more difficult, it implies that there are nameless 'props' taken from another show (tugs) which get used.

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djkimcheelove
Medium: Western Animation
12:36:55 PM 1st Mar 2015
i'm hoping you can help me!

i was in germany in 1996 and watched an old animated film dubbed in german (only caught about the last half an hour or so). i'm pretty sure it was from eastern europe—the names in the credits looked more polish or slavic rather than russian. for some reason i felt like i had seen it as a child so it was probably from the 70s or possibly earlier.

the details i can remember: a boy and girl are underground (in a castle?) trying to escape. the evil (queen? witch?) had vulture-like minions working for her and to fool them, they flew to the stairs that wound around a large column and had various dark spots for doorways—one of them disguised itself as a doorway to throw off the children's count.

the children spoke with blind people who asked about what it was like above ground and the children told them—especially about sunlight.

and at some point some large mechanical robot like creature destroyed the "castle" they were in and the blind people could feel the sunlight coming in and were then "freed."

needless to say, it was a bizarre story and the part of the minion disguising itself as a dark doorway really tripped me out. i have always wondered about this movie and want to see the whole thing, especially because while watching it as a young adult, i had flashbacks of watching it as a child (possibly in Korea or the U.S.). I hope someone here can help! thanks!!
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djkimcheelove
03:30:43 AM 15th Feb 2015
bump!
DatShambler
03:12:33 PM 20th Feb 2015
edited by DatShambler
Whoops. Sorry, got the wrong one. Hehe. Sorry.
djkimcheelove
12:36:55 PM 1st Mar 2015
bump

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium:
06:31:27 AM 1st Mar 2015
There was this website I found one time that was essentially a foreign-owned laptop version of Flipnote Studio. One of the animations I remember seeing was a remake of the VID mask logo, and I made an account on the website as well. I forgot the name however. It's also not Scratch, either.
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FromtheWordsofBR
03:16:03 PM 28th Feb 2015
Bump.
snag
01:25:10 AM 1st Mar 2015
i don't understand why vid mask = link to nightmare face???
FromtheWordsofBR
06:31:27 AM 1st Mar 2015

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modgethanc
Medium: Live Action TV
03:11:53 AM 1st Mar 2015
Two things from my childhood:

This was a sci-fi show (I think) that aired in Canada in the early 90s. A guy was running through a forest and fell into a hidden pit that was disguised as part of the forest floor (my dad called it a tiger trap). I think it was a Hunting the Most Dangerous Game plot of some kind.

The second was a kids' show that aired on YTV, I think, again in the early to mid 90s. It was also sci-fi. The protagonist was a young girl, or one of them was. I remember one scene where they were in the villain's lair or something and they pulled these huge cables out of a machine to sabotage it. Unfortunately that's all I have to go on.
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mimitchi33
05:12:25 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Is the second ReBoot?
snag
03:50:52 AM 23rd Feb 2015
i'm not well versed in sliders but scifi show + canada + live action... sliders? stargate sg1? outer limits?
modgethanc
09:41:59 AM 28th Feb 2015
It wasn't ReBoot because it was live-action (although it was geared towards children). I did watch ReBoot as a kid, though. I'll look at past shows that have aired on YTV.

I'm thinking the first show may have been Sliders, which I remember watching now and then. I'm pretty sure it was not any iteration of Stargate. I have no idea if it was The Outer Limits, because I never watched that show, but I'll give that a try.

snag
03:11:53 AM 1st Mar 2015
edited by snag
just throwing this out there... did you watch Deepwater Black at all? it only hits on YTV, science fiction, kid protagonists and early 90's. it wasn't aimed at children, more like 13-17 yr olds...

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Zadia
Medium: Music
12:45:13 AM 1st Mar 2015
A pop song with a funky beat and a female singer. The chorus started with something like 'I want to change' or 'I need a change from you', and they repeated the line through the song. That's all I've got, sorry.
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PPPSSC
09:34:35 PM 27th Feb 2015
Was it "A Change Would Do You Good" by Sheryl Crow?
Zadia
12:45:13 AM 1st Mar 2015
I think it might have been! Thank you!

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curiousguy
Medium:
07:20:00 AM 28th Feb 2015
edited by curiousguy
I am 23 now so i would what i am looking for has been around since about 1998. I want to say it was a mini-series although im not quite sure. It was about a boy and a girl, maybe brother and sister. They go on a field trip to a museum or exhibit, although the two get trapped inside the works of art. Also they had a guide, which was a white microphone. Any hints or suggestions would be greatly apprecitated. *Note- It is not from the Mixed-Up Files.
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snag
11:30:42 PM 26th Feb 2015
Daefaroth
07:20:00 AM 28th Feb 2015
And if it isn't in ^ check Portal Picture

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UFAlien
Medium: Film
08:01:08 PM 27th Feb 2015
There was a made-for-TV disaster movie from the 90s, I think. I remember it was about tornadoes, and had a lot of stock footage to save on special effects. The lead character was a blonde lady. The scene I remember best is one where she and a guy - possibly a romantic interest? - were outside when they saw ball lightning, and the lady had to explain what it was.
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snag
10:57:59 PM 26th Feb 2015
UFAlien
08:01:08 PM 27th Feb 2015
No, but I did eventually figure it out! It was Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158242/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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glassbooks
Medium: Live Action TV
05:37:05 PM 27th Feb 2015
Film or episode about a housemaid who goes to stay with a man and his daughter. The man's wife was killed for being a witch, and he sees the daughter as a witch also. The little girl makes a Voodoo Doll of her dad and sticks pins in it which cause him pain. At the end of the movie, the girl throws the voodoo doll into the fire, which kills the man.

I don't think it was long enough to be a movie. Maybe an episode of some series of horror shorts.
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glassbooks
05:32:05 AM 25th Feb 2015
Bump.
gaimanite.pkat
04:38:59 PM 25th Feb 2015
Could it be something like Tales From The Darkside?? That sounds like something they would do.
glassbooks
07:14:13 AM 26th Feb 2015
Thanks but I don't think it's that. I looked at the Episode List on Wikipedia and didn't find anything. I also went on to the Tales From The Darkside wikia and searched keywords, didn't find anything.
glassbooks
05:37:05 PM 27th Feb 2015
Bump.

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lpbtheactor
Medium: Live Action TV
07:10:31 AM 27th Feb 2015
edited by lpbtheactor
I need help finding these:

1. A life-size puppet show, possibly PBS Kids, aired in either 2001 or 2002. The intro of the show is somewhat similar to the Hoobs, although it is not because I checked. The episode of that particular show involves kids sitting in front of blue tarp or sheet (Video is somewhat similar to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGL4hbWV4Q]); does include animation, somewhat similar to Sesame Street. The ending shows the same clip of kids in front of blue tarp or sheet (1st half shown), and 2nd half shows credits with audio of clip still playing.

2. An American TV sitcom (1960s through 1980s); A woman dressed in blue falls in water, probably a fountain. The next scene shows the same woman, still dressed in blue, being questioned by another person.

If any of these descriptions are wrong, please let me know. I have been trying to find these for a very long time. Please help me. Thanks.
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lpbtheactor
01:59:05 PM 31st Jul 2013
So far, I have no one replying for mine, and I do not want to bump this at all.
statetroper
06:47:17 PM 31st Jul 2013
I have no clue, sorry. Are there are any more things you remember?
lpbtheactor
08:23:08 AM 1st Aug 2013
edited by lpbtheactor
For the first one, I remember watching it in Gadsden, AL. The show was somewhat similar to Sesame Street, it might be "Play with Me Sesame". For the second one, it was from an episode of the sitcom with the same description.

I just don't know the names of these shows, unless I was just imagining about them. That's all.
statetroper
07:58:15 PM 1st Aug 2013
It could be "Play with Me Sesame", I think there was also a Spain version of "Sesame Street."
KEVP
07:41:26 AM 2nd Aug 2013
Many, many, many countries have their own version of Sesame Street, often just called whatever "Sesame Street" would be translated to in the local language.
lpbtheactor
11:23:14 AM 2nd Aug 2013
It's American, but is show is similar to Sesame Street, but I don't think it's it. Also, how is it going with the second one? Any ideas yet?
KEVP
08:37:47 AM 3rd Aug 2013
You may have to give us some more info about the second one.
lpbtheactor
02:32:26 PM 3rd Aug 2013
edited by lpbtheactor
The second one is from a retro television program. I think the woman also wore something that looked like a shower cap, which was also blue. Probably still airs on either TV Land or Hallmark. I think that's all that I can remember.
KEVP
08:09:02 AM 5th Aug 2013
A woman, in blue, with a cap on her head, lands in water, then is later interviewed. The clip is notable enough to be reshown. Your very vague description makes me think of Lynda Carter's appearance on "Battle of the Network Stars" where she competed in a swimming event. The way her blue swimsuit fit her was quite memorable. If that's not it you are going to need to give us a better description.
lpbtheactor
08:27:49 AM 5th Aug 2013
edited by lpbtheactor
The woman was wearing either a blue dress or miniskirt, and she was interviewed in a different room after the commercial break, so I don't think that is it. I think it was more of a retro sitcom.
KEVP
08:42:50 AM 6th Aug 2013
Why was she being interviewed? I think there is a show that cuts between Lynda's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and a later interview with her about that appearance.

Why do you think it was a "retro sitcom"? What about what you saw and heard made it seem like that to you?
lpbtheactor
09:34:04 AM 6th Aug 2013
That is not it! It was a retro television sitcom that still airs reruns. The woman accidentally fell in a water fountain, making her dress wet, at a party somewhere. She was really wearing a blue dress or miniskirt. I actually believe that she was also wearing a blue bonnet on her head. In the next scene, one man was asking the same woman, dressed in blue, about the incident. It took place in a different room and she was sitting on a stool. That's all I know for now.
lpbtheactor
09:01:10 AM 13th Aug 2013
Also, the party was indoors. I checked Lynda Carter's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and it was not it. I know for a fact it was a retro television sitcom.
KEVP
09:12:34 AM 13th Aug 2013
Maybe you should explain to us what you mean by the phrase "retro television sitcom".
lpbtheactor
08:42:32 PM 13th Aug 2013
A retro television sitcom, in my definition, is a comedy or drama that has aired between the 1950's and the 1990's.
lpbtheactor
07:58:31 PM 14th Aug 2013
The show that I am struggling to find aired in either the 70's or the 80's. I am pretty sure of that.
lpbtheactor
05:33:46 PM 4th Sep 2013
I decided to separate into two different topics so each user can figure out much easier.
bradleyangle@129
07:10:31 AM 27th Feb 2015
Bump. BTW, this is the old version of my long-waited topic.

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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
07:08:18 AM 27th Feb 2015
edited by bradleyangle@129
Two things I was looking for a long time, and I still have not found any information.

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

2) Children's life-size puppet show aired on TV in 2000 (possibly PBS) where kids dance while sitting in front of a blue tarp in a song (the whole song the first time), and the second time is the same thing, but video cuts off and the credits roll while the song is still playing.
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KEVP
02:04:21 PM 21st Apr 2014
Dude, you could have just bumped your old query.
bradleyangle@129
09:56:56 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Bump!
bradleyangle@129
07:08:18 AM 27th Feb 2015
Bump.

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The_Rigel_Noble
Medium:
11:48:44 PM 26th Feb 2015
Alright, I've been sweeping the web for the past 7 years or so looking for a half-forgotten computer-animated (possibly) cartoon I saw on TV in passing somewhere in the mid to late 90's.

There was this guy with weird hair. He almost looked like Beaker from the Muppets. He lived in a house on a green hill, and the house had black and white tiles, and a table. And that's pretty much all I remember about the house. The guy sang a lot in a semi-operatic style, and I'm pretty sure he was singing Italian, although I just might not have understood what he was singing at the time. I do remember that he was afraid of a poster on the wall which was of a purple drama mask on a black background, and it occasionally interacted with him. Like, it stuck its tongue out at him, and on the tongue was an apple, and that meant something, I guess. All I know is the singing guy hid underneath the table a lot because it meant the mask thing couldn't see him. Although, I think the singing guy started attacking the mask thing with a wooden spoon, perhaps?

I feel like I'm going crazy because I was witness to this and no one else knows what the hell I'm talking about.
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snag
11:48:44 PM 26th Feb 2015
i'd like to know this one too now

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deepakcharles
Medium: Anime
11:42:10 PM 26th Feb 2015
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Hi, First timer, but long time reader here. I grew up in India where we had Animax, a TV channel that broadcast a lot of anime, some pretty risque. The parents in my town had the channel stopped but for the time it was on, I remember watching a series that had vampires. This was 8 years ago and I literally cannot remember anything except the magical aspect of the show. There's more tiny bits of detail I can remember, so I'll just list them in case that helps. The show was in the afternoon. The lead wore glasses. The art style was tall, lanky characters (a bit like xxxHolic). The lead was rich if I remember right and I think that he didn't know his history or something. (i.e. that he had magical abilities). I tried going through every show that Animax aired in hopes that I'd stumble on it but there were so many. So if I could get help, it'd be great! Thanks!
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deepakcharles
11:42:10 PM 26th Feb 2015
And if I think the tone of the show was dark. It wasn't light hearted. If that helps.

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Jordan13Hardison
Medium: Live Action TV
10:48:09 PM 26th Feb 2015
edited by Jordan13Hardison
So I remember this show where there was this old man living alone and he would go out and kill people but like one at a time. Like he killed this old lady and then took her body home and like put acid on it and then put the bones back together and dressed her up. And he had like a whole family of dead people. One was a little girl. He gets new neighbors a husband and wife who lost their daughter to "cancer". They suspect that he was a murderer since they are like a journalist and a cop or something. They get close to him and investigate and eventually figure him out and I can't remember if he killed the husband at the end but I remember the last scene the wife shows him a picture of her daughter and he admits he killed her but then says something like "I thought she died of cancer" and she said something like "you are a ducking cancer" and then tortures him.

I watched this a few years back and I cant remember what show it is it was really good so please help me out!
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snag
10:48:09 PM 26th Feb 2015
anyone out there an authority on "Criminal Minds?"

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alaman
Medium: Music
10:43:40 PM 26th Feb 2015
Looking for a song. I heard it yesterday during an event of my company. It was an electronic song, but not really something you would dance to - more like something that was designed to loop well, as background or 'waiting' music. It had this stomping rhythm and a piano melody part that played several times, no vocals. I know that's not much to go on. The thing is, some guy in front of me apparently wanted to find the song too and used an app on his smartphone. I remember that he got a result and I swear it said 'Ground Control'. So I thought that would be the group's name and that I would easily find it later. But I can't find anything that matches when I search for Ground Control. Maybe it was a similar name. Maybe the result was wrong, I don't know.
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snag
02:11:19 AM 26th Feb 2015
look through this. https://pro.beatport.com/chart/ground-control-spring-bass-chart/62345 there are preview play buttons.

i found this using a google search "ground control" "electronica"
alaman
02:43:03 AM 26th Feb 2015
None of those, also not in the tracks that are attributed to 'Ground control' on that site. Some are not too far off, style-wise, but they're all too fast and complex. The song I'm searching for was midtempo, pretty simplistic, mostly just the beat and the piano part. It had a cold feeling to it, kinda.
snag
10:43:40 PM 26th Feb 2015
my intention was to get you started by finding some tunes by 'ground control'... would have been nice if that page had the one you are looking for on it, but i didn't sift through them to find one with a piano melody somewhere in them. i'll do some more looking and the information you added i think narrows the search a bit.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
10:35:48 PM 26th Feb 2015
A movie that I very briefly saw in the early 2000s. The scene in question shows an old, graying man waking up inside a non-CGI bag of flesh. Possibly a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot, but he wasn't shrunk.
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snag
03:21:36 PM 15th Feb 2015
something from "Lexx" maybe?
TroperNo9001
07:36:13 PM 23rd Feb 2015
I don't know. Bump.
FloydPinkerton
01:07:21 AM 25th Feb 2015
It sounds like a scene from Fire in the Sky except D B Sweeney wasn't old and graying.
TroperNo9001
03:57:22 AM 25th Feb 2015
Sounds like it. Thanks?
FloydPinkerton
06:07:43 AM 25th Feb 2015
You should watch the whole movie. It's really something. Not necessarily something good, but something.
Bananaquit
07:14:18 PM 25th Feb 2015
If you enjoy Fire in the Sky on its own terms as a science fiction/horror movie, it works well as an evening’s scary entertainment. Just don’t buy into the “based on a true story” hogwash and you’ll be fine.
FloydPinkerton
08:51:25 PM 26th Feb 2015
Whether or not Walton's book was true, the movie barely followed it. The scenes on board the ship (including the aliens' appearance and the whole organic look) were invented by the filmmakers.
snag
10:35:48 PM 26th Feb 2015
i remember this in the theatre as being, to that point, the loudest movie i'd ever watched. specifically, the dialogue was quite quiet but the sound effects were painfully loud. i think U-571 took over that title for me though.

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Ellowen
Medium:
07:39:52 PM 26th Feb 2015
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A book with at least one sequel, written sometime before 2005, but probably in the mid 90s because it was old then. Title was something along the lines of " Billion Dollar Boy" or "Million Dollar Kid"—those are not the correct titles though, I've looked.

A kid lives with his uncle in a trailer and is "kidnapped" by men in suits—turns out a really rich guy conducted a bunch of secret tests of character and this kid passed them, and will be the rich guy's heir. Rich guy had his brain uploaded into a computer after he died, and I think he's already dead by the time the kid is brought there.

the climax had a break in, trying to steal..something. science, tech, magic thing? it ended up offlining the computer for good. I remember nothing in between.

the second book featured a plot to spread Sleeping sickness, with the kid's uncle as a first victim....something about a high school reunion was involved.

the covers were blue and green, one each, around the edges and had a scene in the middle.

the author's last name started with a letter between A and E, I think it was probably a C or a D, based on where it was on the library shelf ( I have moved away and the library was a middle school library with shitty records)
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Ellowen
11:01:26 PM 16th Dec 2014
bump.

please?
Ellowen
11:34:36 PM 19th Dec 2014
bump.
Ellowen
10:20:27 PM 1st Jan 2015
Another bump. It's possible the kid's name was Eddie or something similar.
Ellowen
07:39:52 PM 26th Feb 2015
so I tracked down the publisher, Avon Camelot, by remembering that the cover looked a bit like some covers of The Fairy Rebel in style from there I did some fancy googling and I found it! It only took me 8 years, lol.

Robert Hawk's "The Richest kid in the world" with the sequel "the sixty billion dollar fugitive"


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Harmonia
Medium: Literature
05:19:15 PM 25th Feb 2015
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There was this fantasy book, or perhaps it was a series. The protagonist was The Chosen One, by some prophecy which said that he had to be of double royal blood or something. It turns out that his father and mother were both royals but of different nations. The book had a map, and I believe there were mountains in the middle and a desert in the south-east. The Big Bad had a MacGuffin which was some kind of magic that also caused great cold in the region.

In a later part, which may either be a second book or a second part of the same book, it follows a man in said desert who acquires the MacGuffin and uses it to make the desert fertile. He somehow also matches the prophecy.

Does anyone know what I'm describing here?
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Harmonia
05:07:20 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Bumb
Harmonia
12:26:11 AM 25th Feb 2015
Last bump
Ellowen
05:19:15 PM 25th Feb 2015
When did you read it and was it new then? do you remember anything about the role of the big bad—was he a usperper or just a mage? Was there a rebellion? the making the desert fertile puts me in mind of Hilari Bell's Farsala trilogy...and just Hilari Bell in general. but I don't think the rest of this fits her.

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Duncan
Medium: Literature
04:56:42 PM 25th Feb 2015
This was a children's/young adult book I read in the 80s in North America. It was set on the Mississippi Delta (it was the first time I'd heard the word "delta" not referring to the plane), and was about two kids who possibly ran away from home and stowed away with (or were kidnapped by?) some people who dressed as hippies and had a steamboat. Turns out they were aliens who hadn't done enough research and thought hippie fashion was still in. The main alien guy had a fringed coat and the main alien woman painted her face white with red dots on her cheeks like a character from Pippin. The book had illustrations. Been trying to find this one for ages.
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Duncan
01:57:58 PM 26th Feb 2014
Hopeful bump
Duncan
02:13:57 PM 19th Feb 2015
Yearly Bump
gaimanite.pkat
04:56:42 PM 25th Feb 2015
I'm trying really hard to find this one, because I would sure love to read it! :)

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Music
04:41:10 PM 25th Feb 2015
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I heard a neat chiptune song playing at Pier 1 today. It started with regular beats that were like bursts of white noise. Reminded me of "Seven Years in Tibet" by David Bowie. There was sprightly piano playing under the beats. Then it turned into a chiptune song with loud and clear beeps playing the main melody, plus some other sounds that reminded me of the game Duck Hunt. The vocals were really quiet compared to the music. The only lyric I could make out clearly was "same street." There was another part that might have been "across the ocean." The song ended with a very long fadeout.

Does this description sound familiar? I know the lack of lyrics will make identification difficult.

Updated: Think Postal Service. I don't know if it was that band, but it was quite similar.
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FloydPinkerton
02:31:45 AM 11th Jan 2013
Bump.
Asuyuka
09:39:54 AM 11th Jan 2013
Any sort of chord progression it sounded similar to? It could easily be shoegazing, since the quiet vocals and synths are pretty classic (from my experience, though this isn't a genre I listen to everyday. I have more experience with Madchester music.)
stokesty
05:07:00 PM 11th Jan 2013
I'm with Asuyuka. This sounds like it could either be Snow Patrol or The Postal Service (with my bet on Postal Service, since they use a LOT of chiptune-like synth work).
FloydPinkerton
07:15:27 PM 12th Jan 2013
Yes, it was the Postal Service or someone like them. Thanks for bringing up that band. I tried searching their lyrics for the words I heard but the only song that came up was "We Will Become Silhouettes" and that's not the one I heard. I listened to a number of their songs on YouTube and samples on Amazon, but can't find the one. But it is the same style, only maybe a little closer to video game music.
septembergrrl
07:54:43 AM 14th Jan 2013
You might want to check Owl City. I don't know the specific song you remember, but they're very much in the style of the Postal Service.
FloydPinkerton
12:53:37 AM 22nd Jan 2013
I still haven't found the song. I'm pretty sure it's not Owl City or Snow Patrol.
albinotiger
01:51:41 PM 22nd Jan 2013
It's not Heart Skipped a Beat or something else by Xx, is it?
FloydPinkerton
12:38:51 AM 30th Jan 2013
It's not that song, and probably not anything else by the XX.
FloydPinkerton
04:52:30 PM 20th Feb 2013
Still searching.
FloydPinkerton
09:09:17 PM 9th Jul 2013
...And still searching. I think it might be something by Chad Valley, but I can't find the exact song. That's the only lead I have right now.
FloydPinkerton
03:22:15 PM 29th Aug 2013
The hunt continues.
FloydPinkerton
05:27:38 PM 4th Feb 2014
Still haven't found the song. I'd appreciate any ideas.
FloydPinkerton
01:13:07 AM 25th Feb 2015
Still hoping to find this.
gaimanite.pkat
04:41:10 PM 25th Feb 2015
You should investigate Owl City even if you had your doubts. He has been compared to the Postal Service pretty heavily...and he is definitely fond of electronic noises like video games.

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Cattilyn
Medium: Film
03:15:31 PM 25th Feb 2015
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I remember watching an American movie (I think) in 2005, late at night, on a Danish television channel (which means the movie is probably from before 2004). It was about a couple who got married in a hurry and had two children, first a girl and then a boy. The mother had some sort of mental disorder, because one of the scenes I remember clearly is her screaming in front of a lot of guests, because her tulips had changed their shade (even though the gardener had warned her about this), she was very controlling. They were rich and their house was white, but after some time the couple split and things turned bad. Both of them got new lovers and then the mother died of some disease (or pregnancy), and I think her boyfriend murdered someone, and there was a bit with the will, too, and who got the children. The mother was blonde and the kids had trouble/were bullied in school, I think, but I'm not certain.
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Cattilyn
11:47:31 AM 24th Feb 2015
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fangirling
03:15:31 PM 25th Feb 2015
Did the movie take place in the present day?

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Literature
06:06:42 AM 25th Feb 2015
This was a big hardcover book I checked out from my grade school's library in 1990 or '91. It was about a boy and a girl who got lost in a big garden that seemed to move them around magically. I think the first scene was in a horse stable. I was confused about what was supposed to be going on. I remember describing it to a friend and saying it had warp zones like in the Super Mario games.

I had it in my head the book was The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg, but I just got a copy of that and it's a different book with similar black and white illustrations.
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FloydPinkerton
01:13:27 AM 25th Feb 2015
Bump.
FerrousFaucet
05:48:51 AM 25th Feb 2015
FloydPinkerton
06:06:42 AM 25th Feb 2015
It was a picture book, not a chapter book.

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dokatron
Medium: Film
03:08:46 AM 25th Feb 2015
A film involving some sort of transformation. All I remember is one line, something like:

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

Really bugging me!
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zoop
Medium: Literature
09:59:25 PM 24th Feb 2015
I once came across a quote. It went something like, "A country's flag should be unique, yet simple enough for kindergarteners to draw, so that patriotism can be taught at a young age."

I keep thinking that it was Machiavelli (although he wouldn't have used the word "kindergartener" obviously), but whenever I search for Machiavelli quotes containing the word "flag" I don't find anything.

Does this sound familiar to anybody?
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Omeganian
09:47:57 PM 24th Feb 2015
There are the five principles of flag design, but they say nothing about patriotism among children.
PaulA
09:59:25 PM 24th Feb 2015
Googling for A country's flag should be unique, yet simple enough for children to draw gets a lot of hits attributing something of the sort to George F. Stanley, the designer of the Canadian flag.

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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
05:11:46 PM 24th Feb 2015
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I am looking for two shows:

1) An American sitcom (sometime between the 1960s and 1990s) with one episode involving a woman in a blue dress accidentally falls in water (possibly a fountain) indoors at a mall or at a party somewhere.

2) A 2001 short-lived kid's TV show somewhat similar to Sesame Street (I think it was on either PBS, Nickelodeon) with puppets (both hand puppets and life-size puppets) and 2D animation. One episode includes kids (in pajamas, I think) dance-sitting holding a toy (possibly teddy bears) in a classroom, while two life-size puppets in front of a blue tarp or sheet. NOTE: the whole song is played the first time; the second time is the same thing, but the video quickly fades to black and the credits roll while the song is still playing.

I have been searching for these topics for my entire life, and I still can not find anything. I remember watching them when I was in Gadsden. This is bugging me ever since, and I want to know what these two shows are.
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Asuyuka
01:54:44 AM 15th Dec 2014
Number 1 has been asked before, though no one's had any luck finding it. I wish you luck!
Cain9821
06:31:24 PM 21st Dec 2014
Regarding number 1, are you certain it was a sitcom, and not a movie from around that time?

I ask this because there is a movie which does have the sort of scene you've described in your inquiry. The movie is called "License to Kill" and it was made in '89.

In it, Carey Lowell ends up in an indoor pool/fountain at some sort swank function. I think she may have been wearing a blue dress as well, but I wouldn't swear to that.

bradleyangle@129
06:16:42 PM 2nd Jan 2015
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That's not it. I think the water was shallow, not deep. Number one could probably be a soap opera, not a sitcom.
Civanfan
12:42:34 AM 3rd Jan 2015
Could it have been this scene from Dynasty?
rachiebird
12:51:47 AM 4th Jan 2015
I watched a lot of PBS around that time and I can't seem to recall any shows like the one you mentioned in #2. So Nickelodeon might be your best bet.
bradleyangle@129
08:06:49 AM 5th Jan 2015
I think during that time, I have watched some shows on Nickelodeon also. So, that may be a possibility.
bradleyangle@129
08:11:36 AM 5th Jan 2015
edited by bradleyangle@129
Also, that fight in Dynasty was outdoors not indoors.
bradleyangle@129
08:28:29 AM 16th Jan 2015
Bump.
mimitchi33
03:40:51 AM 18th Jan 2015
Is number 2 Tweenies or Bananas in Pajamas?
jjjj
06:32:14 PM 18th Jan 2015
edited by jjjj
Is #2 Elliot Moose from the PBS block the bookworm bunch?
bradleyangle@129
01:40:09 PM 19th Jan 2015
The kids I mentioned earlier are real, as in human.
snag
05:42:50 PM 20th Jan 2015
if the woman going into the water was the result of a klutz bumping her in there, i have an impression of something like that happening in a movie "the party" with peter sellers. it may even have been a pond/water fountain deal.
bradleyangle@129
03:11:59 PM 25th Jan 2015
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Bump. Also, someone questioned the woman after the incident. Therefore it was not The Party. Good try though.
bradleyangle@129
02:47:57 PM 27th Jan 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
08:10:19 AM 29th Jan 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
07:04:12 AM 2nd Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
08:05:13 PM 4th Feb 2015
Also if I remember, the puppets are a combination of both traditional puppets and life size walk-around puppets.
snag
09:47:57 PM 4th Feb 2015
re: the puppet show - can you eliminate the shows in this list?

http://tophatsasquatch.com/the-10-greatest-puppet-tv-shows-of-the-90s/

several there I totally forgot about… eureeka's castle for one...
bradleyangle@129
08:57:13 AM 5th Feb 2015
I saw it in 2001, but I'm not sure what season it was.
bradleyangle@129
05:04:17 PM 7th Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
01:49:30 PM 9th Feb 2015
Bump.
Dalillama
03:06:21 PM 9th Feb 2015
Maybe wait a couple weeks (or months) before bumping again?
bradleyangle@129
12:45:06 PM 13th Feb 2015
Bump. I know it's early, but I can't handle the wait.
raptyr
06:10:21 PM 13th Feb 2015
If you know it's early, don't bump. It will actually end up driving people away from your query. The more you tell people to do something, the less they will be willing to do it.
bradleyangle@129
05:11:46 PM 24th Feb 2015
Bump.

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Lyner
Medium:
06:03:38 PM 23rd Feb 2015
I've forgotten the name of an anime I saw once. I only saw the first episode so I don't remember much, but I'm pretty sure it was high fantasy type stuff, most likely with people falling into the world from our own. The one distinct thing I remember is that fighters fought with swords pulled magically from the hearts of girls with them. No, not X, here the sword extraction had no ill effects on the girls to my knowledge.
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Dalillama
01:00:19 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Revolutionary Girl Utena involves pulling swords out of schoolgirls.
ragsorz
02:35:24 PM 22nd Feb 2015
some here in norway says it can be trapped in another world
ragsorz
03:24:24 PM 22nd Feb 2015
or someone think it can be shining tears x wind, hope any of these help you
ragsorz
08:50:48 AM 23rd Feb 2015
if no of the other animes that said are rigth then maybe it can be Guilty Crown
Lyner
06:03:38 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Shining Tears X Wind sounds right. I remembered the title had "Shining" in it. Thanks.

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Thebrawlbro
Medium: Videogame
10:42:57 AM 23rd Feb 2015
This game was made a while ago, and was for either the playstation or playstation two. The plot was that a team of blue tornado creatures find a person named Armageddon, who for some reason they believe is a good person and so help him find something that is lost on earth. Opposing them were these red fire creatures. For gameplay, the player had to act as a tornado and keep collecting objects to increase in size. At one point in the plot, the leader of the team supposedly dies and leaves behind his cape which comes with a warning. That's pretty much all I remember. Anyone know the name of it?
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Omeganian
02:23:05 AM 21st Feb 2015
The gameplay sounds similar to the Katamari Damacy series, but the only game of that type I found mentioning tornadoes is from 2008, and for Nintendo at that.
Prfnoff
10:42:57 AM 23rd Feb 2015
Tornado Outbreak fits this description closely, except that it was made for the PS3 generation of consoles.

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Omeganian
Medium: Western Animation
10:41:42 AM 23rd Feb 2015
I watched this cartoon in the nineties; it might have been something Harvey Comics based, but I am not sure. A dinosaur egg hatches in modern times, and the dinosaur (Brontosaurus like) considers a hen his mother. When people are trying to show him to the public, the dinosaur is just lying there crying, missing his mom, so the crowd thinks the dinosaur is a fake and demands the money back. It ends with the family reunited, and the dinosaur giving a proper show by being a living slide for his mom and "siblings".
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Prfnoff
10:27:36 AM 23rd Feb 2015
This sounds sort of like The Enormous Egg, which was made into a non-animated TV Movie in 1968.
Omeganian
10:41:42 AM 23rd Feb 2015
No, the dinosaur wasn't triceratops like, and I am pretty sure people weren't involved in the raising. I think the dinosaur went through an extremely rapid (as in, a single scene) growing up by eating a thatched roof.

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AtomicKitKat
Medium: Anime
03:50:23 AM 23rd Feb 2015
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Saw it in I think late 90s/early 2000, when I was doing my conscription. Editing to add, this was a manga.

Guy is a ridiculously tough snot-nosed brat type, probably around middle-school. When I say "tough" I mean he frequently gets badly beaten up(and they frequently show him with the injuries resulting from such), but he's somehow still able to win(I think). The only other vague memories I have of it were when some girl wound up wetting herself in school, and there was at least one scene where his bits were represented with an elephant's head. And possibly a baseball bat at some point.

Just want to find out if it was anywhere near as awful/esome as my memory suggests.
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MSPachina#2
05:57:52 PM 21st Jan 2015
Searched anime + elephant + censor = Inukami!. Well I'm not sure about most of it, but it's the only one I can recall with elephant censors.
AtomicKitKat
02:20:37 AM 24th Jan 2015
Yeah, I looked that up, but didn't seem like it. The kid/guy looked sort of like Gon from Hunter × Hunter(though I don't watch that), with a side of Desert Punk. He seemed like a real loser-type, yet somehow always won his fights, despite looking like a pinata by the time he was done.
AtomicKitKat
12:39:05 AM 23rd Feb 2015
Bumping in case anyone has new info.
FloydPinkerton
03:50:23 AM 23rd Feb 2015
Go! Go! Itsutsugo Land maybe?

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Calzone_Layer
Medium: Literature
11:06:04 PM 22nd Feb 2015
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Hello! A kind Redditor pointed me this way after I failed to get this identified on a science fiction subreddit. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give me in figuring out the name of this short book:

- A boy/teen landed in the ocean of some other world, or possibly a future Earth, in a sort of pod thing. - A female character found him and got him out of the pod. - He turned out to be a jerk. - I THINK there were either two moons or two suns in this world. I may be remembering this from the book cover, which I believe featured a sky and some seashore.

I was but a single-digit lass at the time I read it, but I remember enjoying it and not having read anything at all like it before. I'd like to see how it strikes me now if I can find it.

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mogiks
11:06:04 PM 22nd Feb 2015
You might have even greater luck on a site geared specifically towards literature. Goodreads has this What's The Name of That Book? group who have a pretty great success rate: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/185 You need to make an account and join the group in order to post. They also have a thread full of links to other sites for book identification.

Anyway. First of all, what year approximately do you think you read it in? Do you think it was a new book when you read it, or had it been out some time? Where did you get the book? What country was this? Was it paperback or hardback? Who do you think the target audience was? Were there pictures?

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drrobbo
Medium: Film
07:30:36 PM 22nd Feb 2015
There was a spy movie (or maybe a caper movie) that must have come out before 1980. The only things I remember are that it was in color, the main character had a beard and maybe wore a leather trenchcoat, and the main character was killed at the end of the movie at a playground or near a carousel, in kind of a downer ending. Any thoughts?
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snag
10:29:40 PM 26th Jan 2015
drrobbo
07:24:24 PM 2nd Feb 2015
Bump
snag
09:45:48 PM 5th Feb 2015
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so here is a starting point.. i'm going to poke away at it a little bit, but you can too. if you can look through the list of other keywords and tick a few which may relate to your movie it will narrow the search for you…

http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=death-of-protagonist

EDIT: here is it narrowed a little bit… it shows movies released up to 1982

http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=death-of-protagonist&sort=moviemeter,asc&mode=advanced&page=1&release_date=%2C1982&ref_=kw_ref_yr

drrobbo
07:30:36 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Thanks for the suggestions! That's a clever way to search. I don't think any of those are it, but I'm also not positive I'd be able to pull it out of a lineup of titles. The main character looked a little like Serpico, so it must be an obscure title from the 70s.

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Roguedragonx17
Medium:
07:10:03 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Alright I remember this one show that was about a group of kids I think being able to transform into these beasts that may or may not have had elemental abilities. Eventually these beasts would get stronger and the kid would lose control and fly into a rage. I think the main character had a beast or fire or at least one of a red color.

I think it was either an anime or a western animation. I watched it as a kid probably around 2000 to 2009.
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ragsorz
02:19:43 PM 16th Feb 2015
i dont know its right but after looking trough a list i found this http://www.tv.com/shows/gormiti-the-lords-of-nature-return/

This show follows two brothers, Nick and Toby, who discover that they have the power to transform into powerful creatures known as Gormitis. Their two friends Jessica and Lucas join the fight, and together they harness the power of the four elements. Now it's up to them to save their world, and many others, from destruction.
Roguedragonx17
09:32:50 PM 19th Feb 2015
No that isn't it. It's similar but the show I'm thinking of is less cartoony. I think the main characters beast resembled a dragon or something of that nature that could fly. The secondary characters beast resembled a wolf and he was always the calm and cool one. The kids might have also been trapped in another world or something like that. (This is stuff I just remembered)

Anyway thank you for the suggestion.
Ellowen
10:29:07 PM 19th Feb 2015
Not Digimon? the motifs of fiery dragon and cool wolf fit for main and second main character, at least, it shows up in most of the digimon arcs. could be season..4, that was when the kids turned into the digimon.
Roguedragonx17
08:22:42 PM 20th Feb 2015
WOW That's it! Thanks dude! this has been eating at me for months!
Ellowen
07:10:03 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Glad to help!

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