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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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thestormtrooper
Medium: Literature
06:18:04 PM 23rd Oct 2014
I was visiting my local library around 2007-2009, and I read a MAD Magazine. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the cover (front or back) or most of the magazine, but I remember the departments page. I saw images, such as a colored illustration of a baby sitting down wearing a bloated diaper, a superhero, a small garbage can (I think), someone vomiting, and a piece of talking pizza (maybe), and I think there were toys designed for kids in the magazine. I do not think this is #427, could be, but my local library told me they mostly store current magazines, and there is no way they can track back to their prior magazines. Anyway, I know this is not much to go on, but can anyone please help? This is driving me nuts, and I already emailed the official MAD Magazine site, and my local library, but no success. Thanks in advance.
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thestormtrooper
03:31:03 PM 26th Apr 2014
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Twentington
03:26:54 AM 18th May 2014
http://madcoversite.com/mad427.html lists what's in #427. You can search the site and see if anything rings a bell.
thestormtrooper
08:25:23 PM 20th Oct 2014
No, I do not think it is #427. It features another baby with a bloated diaper on the MAD Departments page, and the baby was similarly colorized, also had a smile, and had a similar haircut, the baby was smaller and was sitting down. Also as I said, it is from a more current MAD Magazine, 2007 to current, but I think from 2009-10. Does anyone know this? I wish there was some site, where you can view all MAD Magazines (from front cover to the pages to the back cover).
Omnichron
06:18:04 PM 23rd Oct 2014
While it's not the only possibility, it's likely that the baby is from the recurring strip "Monroe." This would have been during the colorized run of the strips, so did the baby have a similar style to this [1]?

Also, the superhero, do you remember if he was a generic one or a specific hero? That could narrow it down.

Could this have been a MAD Kids or Mad Classics issue too?

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unstoppableAnimosity
Medium:
05:51:20 PM 23rd Oct 2014
Would it be acceptable to ask here about an adult video?
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Gamebreaking
Medium: Film
02:29:23 PM 23rd Oct 2014
What movie does this come from? It was a black-and-white movie, not that old, and generally only sound effects and the sounds of nature accompanying.

I know what it is, I've seen parts of it, but I've completely forgotten the name.
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hadle.II
Medium: Music
01:47:45 PM 23rd Oct 2014
Okay the chances of anyone knowing this are so slim that I almost feel it's pointless to try, but still.... a compilation of gospel songs by an African choir which included the South African national anthem and, for some reason, a short narrated folk tale about a baboon. That's literally all I have to go on, but worth a shot I guess.
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AlexandraSB
Medium: Live Action TV
11:08:01 AM 23rd Oct 2014
Three shows that were all on Treehouse TV (Canada) in the really early 2000s. They were really short, maybe about five minutes each. They probably played between shows, but my sister watched Itsy Bitsy Time a lot, so they may have been part of that.

The first was about an artist who would draw things on the screen and pick them up and play with them. He was dressed like a stereotypical Frenchman and never spoke, only laughed. The same piece of classical music played each time, but I can't think of the name of the piece either - kind of waltz like.

The second was about an orange cat who traveled around the world and told stories of his adventures. The art was hand-drawn, but the characters didn't move - it was more like they were showing us pictures in a book. Every episode ended with "But that's another tale for another time".

The last one was the weirdest. There was a pair of hands in yellow rubber gloves against a black screen that would show you a craft or recipe. This one was also silent, just music in the background while the hands did their thing.

Ideas?
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FromtheWordsofBR
02:43:58 PM 10th Oct 2014
I believe the third one is Roll Play.
AlexandraSB
04:09:10 PM 10th Oct 2014
That doesn't look right, I don't think there were any kids, just the gloves.
AlexandraSB
03:22:06 PM 12th Oct 2014
Bump. If it helps at all, the classical piece from the first one is Boccherini's minuet.
fangirling
12:55:34 PM 19th Oct 2014
edited by fangirling
Could the third one be "The Handymen" segment from the show "ZZ Zap!"? I'm pretty sure this is what you're thinking of. http://youtu.be/dh9-dXnIB5s
fangirling
01:02:03 PM 19th Oct 2014
And the first one is "Smart Arty," also from ZZ Zap. http://youtu.be/HHu5aH5Lbz0
AlexandraSB
11:08:01 AM 23rd Oct 2014
Yes! Those are totally it! Although I don't think that comic book intro was part of what I saw...we just got the segments on their own.

Thanks for your help! One to go!

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MiscellaneousSoup
Medium: Literature
09:25:35 AM 23rd Oct 2014
If I can brag for a moment, then I'm slightly proud of my book-finding skills. Last month, I found a book that I had been searching for for years by looking up a few key words. Earlier, I rediscovered a different book by typing in a partial quote from a review. When I was at the library today, I found a book that I think I've read before. If I remember correctly (and I don't think I do), I read it on a trip with my religious school. The same day, I read a book about a teenage girl in a writing class. She starts a blog and strikes up a friendship with one of the commenters. After many months of joking R Ping, she discovers that the R Per is not the gender they said they were and gets uncomfortable. (Part of the R Ping involved a fantasy story where they were nude, for some reason. I think it involved a river and hygiene.) I can't find the book, despite many different searches. Can you help?
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MiscellaneousSoup
05:39:18 AM 23rd Oct 2014
Never mind, I found it.
FuzzyBoots
07:53:25 AM 23rd Oct 2014
:) Well, what was it?
MiscellaneousSoup
09:25:35 AM 23rd Oct 2014
Kingdom Of The Strange.

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PacificGreen
Medium: Literature
06:36:14 PM 22nd Oct 2014
A book where a girl "dies" and winds up in some weird ethereal realm where she can touch objects from throughout her life. Girl's name was something like Madison...
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diamonddmgirl
Medium: Music
03:30:05 PM 22nd Oct 2014
This one's a song where every line in the verses ends in "stop", like a telegram or something. The singer was male. I think it was from about two to five years ago.
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FromtheWordsofBR
08:46:09 AM 17th Sep 2014
edited by FromtheWordsofBR
"Stop!" by Against Me?
FromtheWordsofBR
12:10:03 PM 20th Sep 2014
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MikeK
12:50:55 PM 19th Oct 2014
Duncan
02:23:27 PM 20th Oct 2014
"The Telegram Song (Stop)" by Eddie Cantor? But that was from the 1930s, maybe a cover?
Asuyuka
03:30:05 PM 22nd Oct 2014
A long shot, but Trans-X Living on Video? It's an 80's song, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9xBAtCsCTQ

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
03:22:46 PM 22nd Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
Can anyone identify this song? (circa 2003)

http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/49658732/file.html
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Azzizzi
09:48:32 AM 5th Oct 2014
I couldn't get the song to play from my iPad.
Azzizzi
09:48:41 AM 5th Oct 2014
I couldn't get the song to play from my iPad.
Bootlebat
12:24:35 PM 5th Oct 2014
It works for me but I tried it on my computer.
Bootlebat
06:47:34 PM 6th Oct 2014
posted a better clip
smadronia
06:06:33 PM 7th Oct 2014
Sounds familiar, but I can't place it. I tried soundhound on my phone, no luck
Bootlebat
03:23:37 PM 8th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
11:45:56 AM 10th Oct 2014
bump
FromtheWordsofBR
02:44:21 PM 10th Oct 2014
No luck for Shazam either. Must be a live performance.
Bootlebat
12:27:49 AM 11th Oct 2014
Not live was on the radio
Bootlebat
12:59:51 PM 15th Oct 2014
bump
Bootlebat
02:32:56 PM 18th Oct 2014
whump
Bootlebat
06:19:17 PM 20th Oct 2014
dump
Bootlebat
09:48:13 PM 21st Oct 2014
ump
Asuyuka
03:22:46 PM 22nd Oct 2014
You don't have to bump it every day. Maybe every other week, sure, or whenever it falls off the page, but once a day, or once every other day, dumping is quite excessive.

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acekanigirl
Medium: Literature
10:27:23 AM 22nd Oct 2014
A book where there's a lot of snow. A girl meets a mystical king who has a snowflake shaped ocarina. She goes out in the middle of the night to meet him. She has a dad but no mother.
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acekanigirl
10:42:00 AM 21st Oct 2014
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theteeth
10:27:23 AM 22nd Oct 2014
Was this a picture book, or novel, and if so who was the demographic. Kids? Adults? When did you read this, what year? Do you remember anything else about the story?

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CidSilverWing
Medium: Videogame
10:06:49 AM 22nd Oct 2014
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This probably came from a demo disc I once saw.

This one is a top-down racing game. Some kind of "wacky races" thing, likely with Mario Kart elements in it.

The only other thing I can remember is the racer selection screen had the racers all lined up and sort of walking in place towards the player. One of the guys in particular was this Lantern Jawed fellow with blonde hair (maybe). Definitely a PlayStation 1 title.
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madhair60
02:10:20 AM 3rd Oct 2014
Could be Micro Maniacs, Micro Machines V3 or Circuit Breakers?
CidSilverWing
12:08:30 PM 3rd Oct 2014
Sadly none of those are it.

The racers did use karts, the selection screen was a looping 2D thing with everyone in a crowd rather than separated by portrait boxes, and the one track I did see took place in a badly modeled city.
Shrikesnest
09:58:20 AM 18th Oct 2014
This list might help, but there are a lot of entries on it:

http://www.rolling-start.com/articles/PS1_Racing_Game_List.html
madhair60
01:36:55 AM 20th Oct 2014
Was it definitely top-down, not Mario Kart-style chase cam?
CidSilverWing
05:09:03 AM 20th Oct 2014
Shrikesnest: That's unfortunately too many names to work with.

madhair60: I'll have to say yes. If it wasn't a playable demo, it was at the very least a video, and it starts out top-down. But on reflection that sounds strange for a racing game.
madhair60
02:33:03 AM 21st Oct 2014
I ask because Speed Punks (Speed Freaks in Europe) for PS1 has a character select where the characters are all lounging around in a garage. So it may be that?
CidSilverWing
10:06:49 AM 22nd Oct 2014
Unfortunately Speed Punks/Freaks isn't it.

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CidSilverWing
Medium: Videogame
10:02:14 AM 22nd Oct 2014
There was a point-and-click game my dad gave to me once for the PC.

You started out on the street and go into this hotel-like place, you had an omnipresent inventory on the bottom with shadows of items you were to pick up, and you go around solving DIY-ish puzzles to restore operational capacity to the place (like cutting open a power box to restore power to the elevator, painting a wall etc). Among the things I remember, one of the floors featured a blue vase you could drop to the floor causing an instant Game Over. The scanned cover art for the game claimed its title was "Crazy House", but Google turns up nothing.
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CidSilverWing
07:20:26 AM 24th Oct 2013
Bump, I badly need to know this, please
DataAngel
08:17:13 AM 24th Oct 2013
What year was it? What were the graphics like? Was there "hidden object" gameplay involved?
CidSilverWing
10:04:32 AM 24th Oct 2013
Between 1994 to 2003, somewhere. The graphics are very polished and realistic. I can't remember any "hidden objects" in the strictest sense, though the part about painting the wall in one room on the upper floors, if completed, would pull away a cover on a chair and reveal a power strip you have to pick up.
windyshadow32
08:11:26 PM 24th Oct 2013
Zork?
CidSilverWing
01:41:28 AM 25th Oct 2013
It had beautiful graphics, not a text parser. It was made for at least Windows 98 or XP.
DataAngel
06:10:31 AM 25th Oct 2013
In the mid-to-late 90s, there were graphics-based versions of Zork. There's also Myst, which is from about that same time.
CidSilverWing
06:44:58 AM 25th Oct 2013
It bears no relation to Zork or Myst. I suspect it's a one-shot game, or part of a franchise of similar point-and-clicks. The setting is an apartment complex in the 2000's, the player being an unknown handyman or janitor of some description as all the puzzles require problem-solving (aforementioned elevator).
supergod
11:59:29 AM 25th Oct 2013
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Are you sure about the date? Because it sounds like something from Big Fish Games, though I haven't played any myself.
CidSilverWing
12:12:31 PM 25th Oct 2013
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Positive. I checked Big Fish Games and "Crazy House" doesn't turn up in their listings. If it helps narrow the search, there are no mini-games or navigation to speak of, as the player is confined to navigating through the building's basement to the 2nd or 3rd floor when just starting out. You can click on random objects "and see what happens" like what Jump Start likes to do.

To elaborate more on the setting - the basement is the first place you gotta go to in order to pick up an angle grinder. While down there you can put a plank in a vice and take a saw to it in order to cut different sizes of wood for something (not sure if that was part of a puzzle). Then you grind open the junction box in the lobby to turn on the elevator. One of the floors above has the aforementioned blue "Game Over" vase (presumably owned by the person living just next door who immediately rants you out off-screen). There's a kitchen that's all messed-up with a telephone hanging off the hook that variously just beeps or plays a sped-up rant, one closed room has a crying baby in it. One of the "forward" rooms leads into a hobby room, where on the left you can interact with a Picasso-y painting and an electric guitar. To the right is the room where you paint the wall white to reveal the power strip lying in the chair.

It doesn't resemble anything in the Horror genre, making it a rather innocuous game, but with an alleged title like "Crazy House", about the craziest thing I can think of is the game's inability to tell you where to go. I recall no soundtrack and no characters to interact with outside of the "angry guy".
supergod
12:19:06 PM 25th Oct 2013
Is it a "normal" setting or does it have an air of horror or mystery?
CidSilverWing
12:26:42 PM 25th Oct 2013
Normal setting, nothing remotely resembling horror or mystery in any way. Although it is unusually quiet on account of the lack of soundtrack. The setting could well be somewhere like New York or Los Angeles, as when you go to the "forward" room mentioned above, there's ambient traffic outside.
CidSilverWing
03:17:52 PM 25th Oct 2013
Ka-bumpski
CidSilverWing
05:03:34 AM 26th Oct 2013
Super-bump
CidSilverWing
07:16:48 PM 26th Oct 2013
Ultra-bump
CidSilverWing
05:05:43 AM 28th Oct 2013
Bumpety combo breaker
CidSilverWing
03:32:20 PM 28th Oct 2013
Is anyone out there able to come up with what game this was?
KEVP
07:48:25 AM 29th Oct 2013
There is no reason to bump more than once a day. And little reason to bump more than once a week. And people have answered my questions even when I never bumped at all.
marasmus
11:10:39 PM 1st Nov 2013
Urban Runner?
CidSilverWing
03:30:32 PM 19th Oct 2014
Damnit, I let this topic dust away. ><

Urban Runner is sadly not it.
radams
08:03:31 AM 21st Oct 2014
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"Crazy House" might have been the name of the developer, not the game. They were a Russian software company. They only made one adventure game as far as I know, called "Vij" or "Viy", which doesn't sound very like what you describe. Still, maybe you'll get somewhere with this lead.
CidSilverWing
10:02:14 AM 22nd Oct 2014
I chased down some leads, and unfortunately Viy looks nothing like what I remember.

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KEVP
Medium: Live Action TV
05:48:10 AM 21st Oct 2014
I saw this on a TV in a hotel sometime in the 70s or 80s. I don't remember where the hotel was, so potentially anywhere in English speaking North America. I think it was a local show.

It was mostly live action, with some puppets and costumes and so on.

Obviously, I only saw one episode. It was a kids show. I think the main character was not human, maybe a horse or pony. The other character was a little boy. The episode I saw had a guest star, another little boy who had a problem that he kept stealing things. The little boys were live action actors. The main characters take the stealing boy to a world inhabited by balloon people. The balloon people are all afraid of a "pine-cu-por" which turns out to be a porcupine. The boy who steals things saves the day with a pillow, which he puts on the porcupine and all of the porcupine's quills go into the pillow, rendering the porcupine harmless. The most important object to the balloon people is something they call an "Arr Mackiney". I think this was represented by a spinning top. Basically, the stealing kid steals the Arr Mackiney. Then later the characters discover that the Arr Mackiney is really an Air Machine, and thus vital for the balloon people to live. They return the Arr Mackiney, and the boy who stole it understands that his stealing things can really have negative effects on other people.
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TuefelHundenIV
Medium:
04:14:42 AM 21st Oct 2014
There was a movie about these terrorist who take over a boys school I think it was to try and get their demands met. The bad guys hunker down and hold the kids hostage under a tight regimen to ensure none of them escape. The boys passively resist at first and then become more active in resisting the bad guys including escaping out of the school to deliver intel to the good guys outside.

It ends with the school being stormed by the good guys including a bad guy sniper getting shot up in a bell tower by a helicopter.
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Daefaroth
04:14:42 AM 21st Oct 2014
Was that Toy Soldiers?

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IronicMouse
Medium: Live Action TV
01:22:56 AM 21st Oct 2014
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I have vague memories of a Live-Action TV Show from the late 80s(?). The main cast consisted of a family of monsters living in an old theater. The monster characters were full-body Muppets, and one of their human friends was a British lady with vaguely-defined magical powers. I think the monsters performed in a band, but I don't know if they were known to be real by people at large.

One of the episodes involved the monster daughter getting overly excited about her new camera and taking pictures of everything. She inadvertently blinded her brother with the flash, which then led to him accidentally mark his favorite tree to be chopped down.
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Jikashi
01:22:56 AM 21st Oct 2014
Bit of a long shot since it's an Irish 90s show rather than British 80s show, but could you be thinking of The Morbegs? Full body muppet-style creatures with long striped ears, one green and one orange, and they lived with a magical human woman and were fascinated by human day top day stuff.

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Shrikesnest
Medium: Videogame
11:01:02 PM 20th Oct 2014
Looking for a side-scrolling beat-em-up video game for the SNES, somewhat similar to Streets of Rage for the Genesis. The playable characters were cyborg ninjas, and I remember the female one was called Kunoichi. My only experience with it is emulating it roughly ten years ago, so I'm not sure what country it was released in.
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HarmoniousFusion
09:42:29 PM 20th Oct 2014
The Ninja Warriors Again fits the bill pretty nicely.
Shrikesnest
11:01:02 PM 20th Oct 2014
That's the one. Thanks!

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BinaryStep
Medium: Literature
08:03:12 PM 20th Oct 2014
As my earlier post seems to have vanished...

Three books. The first one was a series of at least two entries, the covers were red and white, and were similar to A Series of Unfortunate Events in style, and one character was a boy who couldn't feel pain, nicknamed Rubberboy. I also remember there being an evil teacher, and a tower full of pterodactyls.

The second book is about a girl who discovers rodents are sentient, the cover was orange and black, and I'm pretty sure it was called Rat, but Google was unhelpful. The main thing I remember was a scene with a chinchilla being forced to put its pawprints on pastries for some reason.

And the third is a fantasy book, mostly a satire, that features a girl who makes a deal and has to give up her sarcasm.
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fangirling
06:18:23 PM 20th Oct 2014
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The first book: "The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken" by Howard Whitehouse. This is the first book in the series, called "Mad Misadventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones". http://www.amazon.com/The-Strictest-School-World-Misadventures/dp/143959189X

And the second: "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat" by Lynne Jonell. The first book in the "Emmy and the Rat" series. I happen to own this book! :) http://www.amazon.com/Emmy-Incredible-Shrinking-Rat/dp/0312384602

BinaryStep
08:03:12 PM 20th Oct 2014
Thank you so much!

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higurashimerlin
Medium: Live Action TV
06:52:18 PM 20th Oct 2014
So there was this show where a bunch of people, mainly students but also their pilot and a young kid had a plane crash and are stranded on a abandon island with no resources other then what was on the plane. The show was about them trying to stay alive while waiting for rescue. Any idea?
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alaman
04:57:02 PM 27th Jun 2014
It's not 'Lost', is it? Guess that would be too obvious.
Cain9821
06:07:15 PM 27th Jun 2014
edited by Cain9821
From what you describe, that sounds more like "Lord of the Flies".

Lord of the Flies details a plane load of young students from a military academy who become stranded on a deserted island, and end up becoming increasingly barbaric as their time on the island progresses.

I believe there were two versions of this movie.

The first version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_%281963_film%29

The second version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_%281990_film%29

I hope this helps.
Omnichron
06:41:28 PM 27th Jun 2014
I'm guessing you might be thinking of Flight29Down? Aired on Discovery Kids, and had the same premise, and one kid was much younger than the others.
fangirling
06:52:18 PM 20th Oct 2014
Probably Flight 29 Down. I used to love that show!

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hadle.II
Medium:
07:20:25 AM 20th Oct 2014
I read somewhere, I think in a Cracked article, about a pair of Those Two Guys in the Star Wars Expanded Universe who are supposed to be various characters throughout the films. Basically, the idea was that whenever you see two slightly significant random guys together, it's them or something like that. Could anyone point me in this direction?
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Bisected8
06:48:27 AM 18th Oct 2014
That sounds a lot like just Those Two Guys. Could you be more specific?
KEVP
06:53:31 AM 18th Oct 2014
I think it is a specific request. Hadle is looking for an article (online, I am pretty sure), MAYBE on the "Cracked" website, which imagines that various pairs of slightly significant random guys IN THE STAR WARS FILMS are really the same pair of characters over and over again.
Daefaroth
01:11:27 AM 20th Oct 2014
I can't find the article but as a shot in the dark Those Two Guys are probably Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles.
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SuperTulle
Medium: Literature
05:34:10 PM 19th Oct 2014
A book I saw in a bookshop once. From what I remember from the back, the story goes a little something like this:

Around 200 years ago, a human colony ship crashed on an alien planet. The natives upper classes are all scheming, backstabbing folk, but eventually an island reservation is created for the humans. In the years since the crash, humanity has recovered and now have a space station in orbit. The main character is a diplomat, and the only one who is allowed to leave the reservation.

I think I saw the third or fourth book first, and then checked the first book in the series, so I might be mixing plots a bit.

All suggestions are welcome!
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JET73L
Medium:
11:10:16 AM 19th Oct 2014
A comic (maybe manga, manhwa, or OEL Manga) where a unicorn eats a human to gain its powers and the other unicorns think he's crazy, then he gets to pick three of humans' many powers off of a list (a demon might have held it, I think), including the ability to digest meat, and the list-holder gets irritated so the unicorn ends up getting "can make fire" as "firebreath". Then the giant, firebreathing, carnivorous unicorn destroys a village or something.

I thought it was "Tales of the Dark Forest", and another person a couple of years ago seems to have thought something similar, but I've only been able to find a reference to their comment- the comment itself is gone.
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lexicon
Medium: Literature
07:24:55 PM 18th Oct 2014
There's a book or short stories about vampires. Most to all were pretty mild. One vampire just craved rare meat. In another story a girl told her older sister that a boy said he was a vampire but it turns out that the sister was one and dressed up sexy and went to feed on the boy. I'm not sure if this was actually aimed at children. Can any vampire literature readers help me out?
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Omeganian
08:43:07 AM 15th Aug 2014
The Tomato Surprise page mentions a story similar to the second one you mention, but no name is given.
hillbilly
03:06:36 PM 15th Aug 2014
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never mind
lexicon
03:17:22 PM 15th Aug 2014
I think I found the example you're talking about. The editor should have said the title of the vampire book the story came from. Does anyone recognize it?

One short story involves a disabled little girl who becomes terrified of her neighbor, whom she believes is a vampire. She expresses her fears to her older sister (also the narrator), who is naturally doubtful, but agrees to look into it to set the girl's mind at ease. The ending reveals that the neighbor is not a vampire, but the older sister is. She feeds on the neighbor and then expresses her intentions to wait around for her sister to reach her age, and then turn her, as vampirism will reverse her disability.
lexicon
04:50:36 PM 2nd Sep 2014
I asked Yahoo Answers and someone said The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories by Alan Ryan which seems to also be called Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories. I checked it out and it doesn't look right at all.
Dalillama
12:45:47 PM 3rd Sep 2014
I had a book of vampire short stories at one time that may be that one. Was there one involving a vampire convenience store clerk who killed a serial killer who was pretending to be a vampire?
lexicon
08:20:49 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Not that I remember but I only really remember that one story and that the others were also more Friendly Neighborhood Vampire but I can't find it on that page.
lexicon
12:45:55 AM 12th Sep 2014
Can any vampire literature readers help me out?
lexicon
12:15:14 AM 16th Sep 2014
Titles anyone?
icrog
10:58:29 AM 16th Sep 2014
Oh! Oh! I'm pretty sure I know this one exactly, it's caked the accidental vampire, YA book I remember the rare Meat part because he goes to the original vampire that turned him thinking is a cute but is told that it only quirks temporarily Wait, that was just one story not a collection but maybe?
FuzzyBoots
09:36:55 AM 18th Sep 2014
@icrog: I'm only locating two books named The Accidental Vampire and neither of them are YA. Is that the actual title? I'm having a very hard time reading your sentences.
icrog
04:49:55 PM 18th Sep 2014
Sorry aurocorrect plus writing that late at night didn't help. I found the book, it's part of a series but I do recall the rare meat part being tried as a cure http://www.amazon.com/The-Vanishing-Vampire-Accidental-Monsters/dp/0590907182
lexicon
10:56:26 PM 18th Sep 2014
I remember in the book I'm thinking of the vampire didn't have to drink blood, he just had a craving for rare meat. It wasn't meant to cure him. That was one of several short stories in the book. The girl with the disabled sister was separate story. Thanks for trying though.
lexicon
10:59:31 PM 29th Sep 2014
Does anyone know any books of Friendly Neighborhood Vampire short stories?
Scar2
09:11:40 AM 30th Sep 2014
This one? It has the story you described in it.
lexicon
07:24:55 PM 18th Oct 2014
That's it! Thank you Scar2. It's Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories, Edited by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg. I wasn't sure until I was able to get a hold of it because the wed site you link to really doesn't say much.

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
06:45:14 PM 18th Oct 2014
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I once heard a song on an indie station on Soundrop before leaving to go see Frozen in November 2013, that I forgot the name and artist of, and it's been bugging me for a long time.

The genre is some sort of artsy indie pop with tons of horns and a male singer with a really deep voice (kind of like Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits, but it's not those artists). The cover art has a purplish-red color scheme, with a checkerboard floor and a weird gramophone/brass instrument on it. I have a feeling the artist's first name is either Patrick, Tom or something. It also came slapped with an "EXPLICIT" tag on it, too. I think it might've been released by Merge or Matador Records, but I could be wrong. It was released either in 2011, 2012 or 2013.

I'd ask the workers on the station, but they're kinda rude...
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FromtheWordsofBR
05:29:52 AM 18th Oct 2014
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FromtheWordsofBR
06:45:14 PM 18th Oct 2014
edited by FromtheWordsofBR
Miraculously, I've randomly come across the artist on another Soundrop station. The song is "Mad Ocean" by Daughn Gibson.

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SvartiKotturinn
Medium: Western Animation
02:14:29 PM 18th Oct 2014
edited by SvartiKotturinn
There was an old educational series that aired in Israel back in the early ‘90s that I occasionally watched as a kid. It was obviously dubbed, but I can’t find the original anywhere, not even a title. It had a butterfly teach kids to ask adults and know when to say no when offered or asked to do something, to avoid being molested or worse. Here’s a clip from the Hebrew dub on YouTube.
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Lyner
Medium: Videogame
01:33:55 PM 18th Oct 2014
Long ago, I enjoyed a peculiar Atari game; I've looked for the title a few times now, but can't find anything like it. In the game, you control an eagle/falcon moving along a scrolling plane in the Egyptian desert, with numerous obelisks and occasional materials you could land to retrieve. Your ultimate enemy were sphinxes that shot beams at you, and you somehow had the ability to shoot them back and destroy their faces.
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Shrikesnest
09:46:00 AM 18th Oct 2014
Are you looking for Desert Falcon?
Lyner
01:33:55 PM 18th Oct 2014
BINGO. I looked online for Atari game lists on several occasions and never could find this! Thank you.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
09:39:56 AM 18th Oct 2014
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There is this song I have been looking for since 2003. It is a hard rock song with a male singer and in the refrain he says something like "we need to renovate" or maybe "it's time to renovate" I am possibly remembering the words wrong but that was the general meaning of the lyrics: everything's old and worn out and we have to make new stuff.
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Bootlebat
11:19:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
11:28:24 AM 18th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
02:05:47 PM 22nd Sep 2014
Might have been grunge rather than hard rock I'm not good at describing genres
Bootlebat
06:08:29 PM 24th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
12:14:35 PM 29th Sep 2014
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DatLonerGirl
05:28:52 PM 29th Sep 2014
Probably not, but Billy Talent-Red Flag?
Bootlebat
07:17:09 PM 29th Sep 2014
nope
Bootlebat
04:02:08 PM 1st Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
Weird question but is there anyway to upload a recording of me singing it that might help? I only remember those lyrics but can still sing the tune of it kind of.
alaman
01:32:38 AM 2nd Oct 2014
upload it to youtube and give us the link, maybe..
Bootlebat
04:49:58 PM 3rd Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
Here is the tune and some lyrics: http://tindeck.com/listen/eqqc
Bootlebat
02:14:03 PM 7th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
12:48:07 PM 11th Oct 2014
Even if lyrics are wrong does the tune sound familiar to anyone?
Shrikesnest
01:24:05 PM 17th Oct 2014
Ten bucks says it's Godsmack's "Serenity"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLUNB993Dw
Bootlebat
02:46:38 PM 17th Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
I think you may be right thanks. It's a lot different than I remember. I must have confused serenity with renovate
Shrikesnest
09:39:56 AM 18th Oct 2014
Yeah, what made me think of it is that I originally heard "I need serenity" as "I need to renovate," so I was gambling on the idea that we heard the same Mondegreen.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
01:45:31 AM 18th Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
Song I first heard on a tape circa 1994 (Though the tape may have been much older) Male singer. The refrain was something like "Step, step into the nation". It might have been "cross" rather than "step"
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Bootlebat
03:35:45 PM 17th Sep 2014
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11:28:43 AM 18th Sep 2014
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11:16:25 PM 20th Sep 2014
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icrog
03:06:15 PM 21st Sep 2014
What do you vaguely recall the singer looking like?
Bootlebat
03:14:39 PM 21st Sep 2014
didn't see him just heard the tape
Bootlebat
12:16:21 PM 29th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
04:03:57 PM 1st Oct 2014
edited by Bootlebat
If you mean what did he sound like he was fairly high pitched. Tenor maybe? May have been more than one singer too but I forget.
Bootlebat
01:39:49 PM 3rd Oct 2014
I am probably remembering the lyrics wrong but I am sure it was something about "(in)to the nation"
Bootlebat
04:52:57 PM 3rd Oct 2014
Here is a Mp3 of me singing it. http://tindeck.com/listen/nbeb
Bootlebat
01:45:31 AM 18th Oct 2014
One more thing that might help. On the same tape (I think all the songs were by the same group and part of the same album) one of the other tracks has a line that says something about "The Big Bad Wolf" though it wasn't the chorus

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Ayame
Medium: Live Action TV
01:44:47 AM 18th Oct 2014
Looking for this for ages and Google couldn't help me in any way.

I was watching this TV series when I was a kid in the 90's, so probably it was created in the 90's or late 80's.

Two princesses - the older one is blonde and girly, the younger one has dark (and curly?) hair and is kind a tomboy. They live with their royal parents in the castle.

Also there is a young guy (a prince? a sorcerer?), a friend of the younger princess. Another character is a non-human two-legged creature, a friend of them.

I clearly remember one episode when the younger princess and her two friends are trapped in a weird world being a game board with many doors. They have to roll a dice and move together like pawns. When they meet a door, they have to do a task to pass (I remember saying their names backwards or assembling a meat grinder...). They can hear a voice of an evil guy who is behind the game. If they fail to do a task, he adds more doors to the game.

Another episode I remember vaguely is something about the sleep potions. Friends wanted the blonde princess go to sleep and someone else not to sleep all night but they mixed the potions by accident.

There is a chance I don't remember this correctly, because I couldn't find it anywhere, but I think the younger princess' name was Noemi.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Western Animation
07:46:21 PM 17th Oct 2014
What episode of Arthur does this screen capture (the one at the pool) come from? http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4624568/The+Many+Faces+of+Arthur/
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FloydPinkerton
10:05:59 PM 14th Sep 2014
Somebody here has got to know this.
lexicon
11:23:25 PM 14th Sep 2014
I don't see Arthur at the pool in your link.
randomsurfer
06:54:57 AM 15th Sep 2014
Scroll down a little; it's a shot of Brain, Arthru, Sue Ellen, and Buster at the pool.
FloydPinkerton
11:32:50 PM 9th Oct 2014
Bump.
justanotherrandomlurker
04:00:01 PM 12th Oct 2014
It looks familiar, I think it may be from the season where Arthur's balls dropped (Season 5), but I don't remember what the episode is - I think Arthur's dad took them to the beach.
FromtheWordsofBR
01:28:09 PM 14th Oct 2014
"The Shore Thing"?
FloydPinkerton
06:43:43 PM 14th Oct 2014
You are correct! Now I have raw material for a meme-related GIF. Thanks!
justanotherrandomlurker
07:46:21 PM 17th Oct 2014
The ass was fat?

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alaman
Medium: Music
03:47:33 PM 17th Oct 2014
Might as well post yet another query for a song.

I heard it last year, April, playing at the Camden Markets in London in one of the stalls. It had a reggae touch, with a bit of indie/pop mixed in. A guy and a girl were singing at the same time for most of the song. One line I remember is "next time, you better keep your head down" or something like that, it was repeated quite often, but I can't find anything with that.
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alaman
06:58:13 AM 20th May 2014
Bumpity Bumpington.
alaman
03:47:33 PM 17th Oct 2014
bumping again.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
05:21:12 AM 17th Oct 2014
This was a live-action film from around the early 1970s. I can't remember a lot of detail, but it was a kind of love story about this boy and girl who meet as kids on a beach. They may have been marooned there, but maybe not. They carve their initials in the back of a baby sea turtle. They end up getting rescued or separated some other way, I think, and then meet up again when they were in their teens or early 20s. I think the last scene shows the same sea turtle all grown up, but with the initials still on its back.
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EricaB
08:29:07 PM 16th Oct 2014
If you grew up in the 70s, chances are this movie is a distant memory! Lots and lots of folks try desperately to find this film.

Your search is at an end. You're looking for... The Bermuda Depths.

Happy to help! ^_^
Azzizzi
05:21:12 AM 17th Oct 2014
That's the one! Thanks! There are a lot of details I never would have remembered.

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Umbee
Medium:
12:50:01 AM 17th Oct 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jvLZKPfRY

The video description contains just about everything I know about this... whatever it is. It's really bugging me that I have no idea where it came from. Somehow it reminds me of those low-budget religious propaganda films - I have no evidence whatsoever that it originated from one, but it feels right.

Any clues help, any whatsoever.
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FerrousFaucet
02:51:22 PM 16th Oct 2014
Sounds like a telephone recording. Seems like the kind of person who would call in to Coast To Coast Am. The last part sounds like backmasking, so you could try playing it in reverse to see what is being said there.
Umbee
03:45:46 PM 16th Oct 2014
That's actually the first thing I did when I found the file. It's the same woman, saying "I am practicing an art" three times.
Bootlebat
10:55:59 PM 16th Oct 2014
Tried searching for the words in the clip and no results sorry
Umbee
12:50:01 AM 17th Oct 2014
edited by Umbee
Edit: I did find the original source. Some backmasking database of sorts. And the woman DID appear on Coast To Coast!

Thanks, guys.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
10:09:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
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This may sound really weird (and frankly I'm not sure it wasn't just a Bad Dream ) but here goes: I remember on this kid's news show (possibly Nick News) there was some episode where they are talking about pollution in the ocean and how it hurts wildlife. At one point they show someone feeding a pelican out of a gasoline container (which I assume was really just water but at the time it really upset me) Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Bootlebat
04:00:20 PM 21st Sep 2014
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04:19:11 PM 23rd Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
09:48:07 PM 23rd Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
03:35:06 PM 24th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
02:21:58 PM 25th Sep 2014
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TheNinth
11:33:04 AM 26th Sep 2014
psst. You don't need to bump every day. Even if it starts to get pushed down to the bottom of the list, people will still find it. Especially if they filter by medium.
Bootlebat
10:09:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
probably hopeless but bump

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IronicMouse
Medium: Film
09:59:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
I vaguely recall a movie from the mid-90s(?). The main characters were a boy and a girl who get transported to a magical realm (is there a trope for that?) by a magical talisman. In order to find their way home, they acquire the help of a Disembodied Head. At one point in their adventure, they make a grappling hook out of a vine and some incredibly sticky tree sap. At the end of their journey, they find some sort of chamber where they place their talisman on a table and summon dozens of other children to them, each with a similar talisman. This, in turn, wakes up the talismans' maker(?) who wields a bubble-wand.

Of note: all people from the real world are played by humans, all people from the magical realm are portrayed by puppets.
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PaulA
09:53:52 PM 16th Oct 2014
The trope for "character transported to a magical realm" stories is Trapped in Another World, in case that's any help.
IronicMouse
09:59:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
edited by IronicMouse
It's not on that page. Thanks, though.

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Manworm
Medium: Live Action TV
07:47:41 AM 16th Oct 2014
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Hi guys,

I watched this TV show when I was a kid in the 90's, so probably it was created in the 90's or late 80's.

What I remember is these kids (friends / neighbors) were living in the same building, and in the basement of that building they discovered a magic book, and if I remember correctly the book connects them to other dimensions of some sort ..

Don't remember anything else .. it was a long time ago ! Any help is really appreciated , thanks!
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FromtheWordsofBR
12:32:30 PM 2nd Apr 2014
This is highly unlikely, since it's not live-action, but this makes me think of Dragon Tales.
FromtheWordsofBR
07:47:41 AM 16th Oct 2014
Bump.

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Live Action TV
07:40:45 AM 16th Oct 2014
I just suddenly remembered a commercial for something I've been trying to find for several years.

The commercial started airing in 2003 or so, and it stopped airing in 2007 or so. I think it depicts a mom having a phone conversation at night. There's two bars on top and below the screen, they have the company's logo (which I think has a sun in it) and the phone number. The service advertised I think was something similar to Sylvan, but it wasn't Sylvan.
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Odd1
Medium:
09:47:19 PM 15th Oct 2014
I believe it's an old Looney Tunes short. All I can remember specifically is the focus character in the short, who needed to reach something or someone high up, deciding "screw logic" and walking up stairs that don't exist, pausing for a moment to hold up a sign saying something along the lines of, "Anything can happen in a cartoon!" I feel like it was a Sylvester short, but I don't remember exactly.
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radams
06:41:49 AM 13th Oct 2014
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It is a Sylvester short, called "Peck Up Your Troubles". Sylvester was trying to get a woodpecker living in a tree, and the sign said "Anything is possible in a cartoon". Fun fact: this short was the first appearance of Hector the Bulldog.
Odd1
09:47:19 PM 15th Oct 2014
Holy crap, thank you very much! Been looking for that for ages! Thanks for the trivia too :D

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Zanreo
Medium: Videogame
09:14:24 PM 15th Oct 2014
So I posted about this earlier but can't find it. Well, seeing how I still haven't found it it's time for a repost:

I played it on the PC (windows 98) back in the early 00s-end of 90's, though the actual game might have been older. It was a maze-style game where you control several "blob"-like characters (for lack of a better description). They looked like blobs with eyes, and sort of resembled the Pac-Man ghosts. There were 3 or 4 of them (I think) and you either controlled all of them at a time (or rather, controlling one with the others walking in a line behind) or you could switch between them. There also was some big character, likely a "blob" character (just much bigger) but using a somewhat different sprite, and I think it was blue, that was either a boss you had to defeat or a character they had to get back to. If I remember correctly, the maze consisted of several screen and when you walked off-screen you'd go on to the next screen (like in the original Zelda) The graphics were NES-like 8-bit, no outlines. Anyone know?
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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Music
09:15:32 AM 15th Oct 2014
Once again, the school has played a song over the PA that is making me curious as all get out.

It's a Spanish pop rock sung, sung by a female. The song opens with an ethereal synth, much like Nena's "99 Red Balloons", and has the word "chocolate" (pronounced "choh-coh-lah-tay", not "chaw-cu-liht") in the chorus.
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FerrousFaucet
09:15:32 AM 15th Oct 2014
The school faculty played this song over the PA? You could try asking them what the song was.

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Lemia
Medium: Film
09:02:10 AM 15th Oct 2014
I was reading the Amnesiac Lover article and it suddenly occurred to me that I've watched a film that would be a perfect addition to its examples...except that I naturally can't recall its title at all. It was a foreign-language film (probably Japanese, but definitely Asian at the very least) that I watched on a plane trip last year, and its main plot was that a boy had broken up with a girl when she was diagnosed with cancer and coincidentally got amnesia right after their break-up in a bike/car accident that caused him to lose all memories of their relationship. The girl plans to wait five years before she approaches him again because if she lives that long, her cancer is more likely than not to stay in remission.

Of course, since love is an inexorable force, the boy approaches the girl himself one year before her five-year mandate is over even though he still doesn't remember her. She discourages his advances at first but eventually caves and agrees to be in a relationship with him; he even asks her to marry him after, oh, about three meetings from his perspective, but she convinces him to wait one year for that. She doesn't tell him anything about their past history or her cancer, but then her cancer relapses with a vengeance and he finds out the truth. He also finally remembers that while he did leave her when he first found out about the cancer, he had a change of heart soon after, only to get into that amnesia-inducing accident before he could reconcile with her. There's a rather sad scene where he secretly bikes her out of the hospital and they have a date under the stars where they pretend for a while that she'll live long enough for them to marry. She doesn't.

I've tried Googling what I remember of this film's events, to no avail. Anyone out there better at search-fu than I am?
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FerrousFaucet
09:02:10 AM 15th Oct 2014
Parts of this description sound similar to A Walk to Remember, but not the amnesia. Maybe there was a foreign language version of the same story.

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BinaryStep
Medium: Videogame
01:43:59 AM 15th Oct 2014
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There's this video game, I think for PC, it's a platformer. The main character has a gun, I think. It's NOT I Wanna Be The Guy.

I remember there was a boss that looked like a giant gold sun, and there was a house filled with skull enemies.

I remember two lines of dialogue:

Main Character (when he sees the golden sun statue): I'm gonna be one rich bastard!

NPC who lives in the skeleton house: The cellar is evil! 666!
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Medinoc
01:57:04 AM 13th Aug 2013
  • The Perfect Run Final Boss of Cave Story has a sun-like form IIRC, but its main character is a Heroic Mime not really interested in money.
  • Looting a statue makes me think more of La-Mulana, but I never played nor watched a LP of this one, so I can't be sure.
BinaryStep
10:52:41 PM 14th Aug 2013
edited by BinaryStep
It wasn't Cave Story or La Mulana. Both have Heroic Mimes, the hero in this video game talked a LOT.

Though it was a Retraux one, like those two.

There's an LP on YouTube, I remember seeing it back when I DID know the name of the game.

ALSO:

After saying "I'm gonna be one rich bastard!", the hero says something like "But how will I drag [the statue] out of here?" or "But how will I get out alive?"
BinaryStep
04:07:57 PM 18th Aug 2013
Bumpity bump
FerrousFaucet
06:16:52 PM 22nd Feb 2014
How new is this game? Maybe it's Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures? I haven't played it but I saw some footage. The main character has a gun, it's Retreax, and there are a LOT of skulls if I remember right.
BinaryStep
11:22:42 AM 5th Mar 2014
It wasn't that.

I also remember that there's a recurring doppelgänger boss, and the first level was a modernish city.
BinaryStep
07:30:37 PM 23rd Jun 2014
Bumping again. I also remember that the main character had brown hair. It was like a more detailed I Wanna Be The Guy or something.
BinaryStep
05:05:45 PM 9th Aug 2014
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BinaryStep
05:06:44 PM 9th Aug 2014
If it helps, I remember seeing an LP on YouTube.
Goldude
01:34:01 AM 13th Aug 2014
If you HAVE watched it before, you can always try searching through your Youtube Watch History.
madhair60
05:31:03 AM 13th Aug 2014
Was it freeware, on Steam...?
Indalecio
11:11:50 PM 18th Aug 2014
Midnight Wanderers maybe. There is a Sun boss and the hero occasionally talks, but the rest doesn't match up.
BinaryStep
08:25:26 PM 7th Oct 2014
@Goldude

I watched it in like 2009, before I had my account, and on a library computer.

@madhair60

No idea, I never played it.

@Indalecio

Definitely not it.
BinaryStep
01:43:59 AM 15th Oct 2014
Bump.

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Lyner
Medium:
02:54:34 PM 14th Oct 2014
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I partly remember a movie from the 90s or earlier. The heroine is a woman who lives with her artist husband and maybe-8-year-old daughter. They wind up with a "nanny" of sorts, who destroys the family. What's worse is that she seems to be having a very negative influence on the girl. She frequently tells the girl a story about a prince looking for a princess, but when the mother finally looks at the book the "prince" looks like an image of THAT prince. If I remember correctly, it's ultimately suggested that this girl is something like a daughter of the Devil or at least serves him, and is looking for a new bride for him, who he can personally bring up to be a suitable wife. I also recall the mother finding a portrait made by her husband depicting the nanny's face with horns, and when the nanny is ultimately defeated, she suddenly appears hitchhiking and getting picked up by another wholesome one-daughter family. Any clue what this movie was? Don't know if it was made for TV, straight-to-video or full cinematic release. Might have had a woman's name in the title.

One other thing: I'm pretty sure the 'nanny'-like villain spoke with an accent. Also, the climax involved a fire and the three wound up in a place that forced a Let Her Choose situation, with the little girl having to choose between running to her mother or the nanny to get out.
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TheTeeth
Medium: Anime
02:43:24 PM 14th Oct 2014
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(Not anime, but this is the closest thing.) I'm looking for a Japanese artist. She (I'm 95% sure it was a woman) is/was popular on tumblr, but she didn't have a blog there, it was just commonly reposted there (ugh). I'm pretty sure she has a deviantart account, but most of her art is on her own website.

Her style is anime looking, but not a general/generic anime style. It's very, very stylized and cartoonish and distinct. It's usually mostly black and white, but there is always other color. (It's like, most things aren't colored in, but the things that are are usually red, the colored stuff, if I remember, is usually blood.)

It's usually bloody or violent, but it's really stylized and I don't think it's ever gory. Just blood and minor injuries. (Maybe stylized amputation or decapitation, but not guts.)

Most pictures are of this scrawny man with black hair, baggy eyes and stubble. Generally he's in positions where he's being beaten up or sexualized/objectified by anthro animal women. Any of the stuff I've seen isn't explicitly sexual (I don't even remember nudity), but it's still kind of sexual (the guy is in boxers a lot). She could do more explicit stuff, but I've never seen it.

A lot of times there's writing in the art, and it's mostly, if not all, in English.

She goes by her name, not like a username, but I've never been good at keeping Japanese names in my head, so I can't even begin to remember what she was called.

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TheTeeth
08:14:40 AM 4th Oct 2014
bumps
TheTeeth
02:43:24 PM 14th Oct 2014
It's killing me, oh no.

I was finally able to ask on tumblr, though, so we'll see if that works.

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Asuyuka
Medium: Music
01:26:17 PM 14th Oct 2014
Something I keep catching on the radio at work. It plays on our local top 40/easy pop station, if that helps. I also live in the US. The guitars remind me of several New Order songs, such as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNF-MJv7bzo

It had a female singer, and all I remember of the chorus is something along the lines of, 'I know I said I'd never miss you, but I'm missing you now.'

This is very vague, but any help would be appreciated.
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mutescifan31w
02:25:46 PM 9th Oct 2014
Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo? Not really any guitar featured, but they are missing someone

Asuyuka
03:33:22 PM 9th Oct 2014
Sadly, no. The guitars are a very important thing to me, because they started at the song, and I immediately thought of Bernard Sumner or Hooky, so that's what's stuck with me. But thank you, anyways. =)
FromtheWordsofBR
01:26:17 PM 14th Oct 2014
"The Story of Us" by Taylor Swift"? There's a line in it that goes "I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how".

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hadle.II
Medium: Western Animation
01:16:38 PM 14th Oct 2014
A Popeye cartoon involving a prison where Bluto was locked up and Popeye was guarding, or vice versa. Bluto had two thugs who looked like typical cartoon robbers and they were sent to kidnap Olive at some point. They were locked in an adjoining room of the prison beating on the door with clubs.
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CidSilverWing
Medium: Videogame
02:40:20 AM 14th Oct 2014
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There are two games I need the names for.

One is for the NES - one of the game modes had you playing as a secret agent of some description on a side-scrolling street, going in and out of the shadows of buildings to dodge searchlights until you could climb this skyscraper, then once you make it into the building it went into a gimmicky FPS mode. The second mode, you played a sniper shooting down enemy agents in what I believe is a case of reversing the roles.

The other one I'm not sure if it's for SNES or Genesis, but I suspect the developers are Japanese. It concerns the adventures of this pre-teen boy in a Mario-ish platformer world. It has a world map and the only power-up I remember is a cake that made you invincible. There may have been a bike that helped you traverse the levels faster too.
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FuzzyBoots
06:27:23 AM 28th May 2013
Mission Impossible is the first one. :) That describes the first level perfectly. Another possible match is the Golgo 13 game, but I think those parts happened later in the game.
CidSilverWing
09:08:36 AM 28th May 2013
Sadly neither are a match. Searchlights were a big part of the stealth gameplay, and you had a fixed scope if you played as a sniper.
FuzzyBoots
09:28:44 AM 28th May 2013
^_^ Sorry. I had games mixed up in my mind. Try Rescue: The Embassy Mission. Spotlights with stealth, FPS, and sniper elements.
CidSilverWing
12:44:27 PM 28th May 2013
Perfect match. Still need the title of the other one.
FuzzyBoots
01:15:02 PM 28th May 2013
:) Well, Alex Kidd comes to mind for a Sega-based platformer pre-teen boy. He had a motorbike in two games, including the Genesis one, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, but the only cake I know of there was the rice cake that he ate between levels.
CidSilverWing
05:06:22 PM 28th May 2013
That sounds familiar, but looking at it on YouTube didn't ring a bell. The game may have incorporated an inventory system of some type too.
CidSilverWing
12:27:01 PM 2nd Oct 2014
Bump. Still missing the second title.
CidSilverWing
04:50:54 PM 9th Oct 2014
Bump-de-doo. Does anyone know the second game?
FloydPinkerton
11:25:44 PM 9th Oct 2014
Kid Chameleon and Kid Kleets come to mind. I don't remember any platform game with invincibility cake, and keyword combos aren't bringing up any.
Zanreo
02:27:31 AM 13th Oct 2014
The second one kinda reminds me of Doremi Fantasy: Milon's Dokidoki Adventure (it's a Japanese SNES platformer about a small boy), can't remember if there was invicibility cake but might be(no bike though) However this was only released in Japan
CidSilverWing
04:00:49 AM 13th Oct 2014
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Sadly none of those are it either.

I'm starting to think I may be misremembering, since this was so long ago. Quite maddening.

The graphics were more like Psycho Fox - the resolution is small, which leads me to suspect this was pre-SNES.
madhair60
01:37:51 AM 14th Oct 2014
It really, really sounds like Alex Kidd in Miracle World.
CidSilverWing
02:40:20 AM 14th Oct 2014
Alex Kidd in Miracle World comes dangerously close to this, and yet somehow it doesn't -quite- feel right. I'm gonna have to see if I can visit the person who owned this game.

Thanks for all the help, tropers.

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kazoie1
Medium: Western Animation
12:55:49 AM 14th Oct 2014
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not sure if it was a canadian cartoon but i remember a catoon where kid and his family moved into this town unknowingly filled with monsters (which the parents thought were normal people when they me them and throughout the cartoon), from what i remember he had a friend who was a zombie girl (i think) and in one episode this vampire girl game into town and hypnotised him into coming to her house please can someone tell me i was not just imagining a show like this
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12:55:49 AM 14th Oct 2014

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
09:28:04 AM 13th Oct 2014
Two movies I vaguely remember, and I only remember one scene from each. Both are live action.

The first one I believe was some kind of a mob movie or something (not like a 40s gangster flick or any of those noir movies); I remember a guy - middle-aged or elderly - being pinned down in his recliner by some thugs while another guy bashing the soles of his feet, for whatever reason; the scene then cut to large bucket of ice the guy sticks his feet into as he sits down to dinner with his family.

The second I believe may have been a comedy or something. The scene takes place in an office conference, where this rather butch-looking lady with surprisingly nice legs was speaking; I think the guy who was sitting across from her at the conference table had dropped something on the floor, and he kept trying to reach it with his foot, but accidentally kicked her in some way, causing her to jump out of her chair and give him a chewing out.
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helpusobi1
Medium: Literature
08:56:37 PM 12th Oct 2014
This book is by the son of a baseball pitcher who was known to hit batters. His father hit an up-and-coming baseball star and permanently ended his career. The book is about this son retelling the story and distancing himself from his father before bringing the two former baseball players together years later to reconcile.

I cannot remember a single name for either player or a single team for which either player was on, unfortunately.

I think the book was published in the last ten years.
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ConnorGorden
Medium:
06:47:05 PM 12th Oct 2014
A song that was originally by Johnny Cash, remade by a woman. It's much softer, and a bit slower in tempo, my question is do any of you fine folk know who this singer may have been?
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Dalillama
11:18:43 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Which song by Johnny Cash?
Diretooth
11:22:38 PM 3rd Sep 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_Johnny_Cash is a comprehensive list of songs by Johnny Cash.
ConnorGorden
05:58:12 AM 4th Sep 2014
When the man comes around.
FuzzyBoots
06:52:23 AM 4th Sep 2014
I have a vague memory in my head of a female soulful version of it, but I can't place it, and Wikipedia doesn't have a list of cover versions by artists. There is a list of usages in popular culture. You might take a look at the list and see if there's one that you were likely to have heard.
ConnorGorden
07:08:34 AM 4th Sep 2014
Soulful is actually a really great way to,describe the song. Thank you.
ConnorGorden
11:40:03 AM 4th Sep 2014
Bump
ConnorGorden
09:12:04 PM 4th Sep 2014
Bump once more
FerrousFaucet
05:45:32 PM 8th Sep 2014
http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/36860/versions

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

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

it is hurt by lucinda williams at johnny cash's 80th birthday. i went through itunes (.ca) and saw some cash songs sung by women, but none were 'the man comes around'..and yes this is a rezner song
ConnorGorden
01:38:26 PM 16th Sep 2014
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has tried to help, and that if I find it with one of the links I'll put the answer here( assuming I can find it again. ( one more thing that may or may not help. I believe the woman was British)
PaulA
06:47:05 PM 12th Oct 2014
(bump)

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