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.

add to watchlist collapse/expand all replies

Show only:
DaringDashwood
Medium: Videogame
02:38:25 AM 1st Oct 2014
Hey folks, trying to remember two gamecube games I used to play at my friend's house about 10 years ago, give or take a couple years. They were my favorite games at the time, by my friend moved away and we lost contact, and I forgot about them for a long time. Anways:

Game 1) Some kind of "Japanesey" type game. It had multiplayer and single player. You chose one of four or five characters, I think each had an elemental power they could shoot. The only two I can remember are a girl in red with a staff who could shoot fireballs, and I think a girl with a sword. One character shot wind I think. In Multiplayer you teamed up to fight a huge horde of enemies in different levels. The basic enemies were kind of zombie samurai type guys. I remember there were these giant bears called "bruins" who were really tough. Also one of the main bad guys was called "Cai", and in single player you fight a giant bird called a roc.

Game 2) I think this game only had multiplayer. Each player drove a car and you had to shoot each other. It was a pretty cartoony game. The character I remember was a vampire whose car had a crossbow. You could pick up stuff like chainguns, giant axes or hammers, and dynamite, and they would get attached to your car.

Those descriptions are kind of vague, but your help would really be appreciated!
see/hide 2 replies  
Vios
08:27:23 PM 30th Sep 2014
edited by Vios
For the first one: could it be Brigandine? I can't find any mention of it being available for Gamecube, but it does feature some of the things you mention: elemental powers, enemies called rocs, a character called Cai, and choice of a team. I'm not familiar enough with it to be very sure, though.
madhair60
02:38:25 AM 1st Oct 2014
First one could be Mystic Heroes.

Second one could be Cel Damage.

close replies  

NerdusMaximus
Medium: Western Animation
02:17:56 AM 1st Oct 2014
I´m looking for either a show or a movie I zapped into when I was a kid, it may even be an anime, but I think it was a western work. I´m not quite sure about the exact year, but I assume it was around 2000 or so, making it a work from the 90s or 80s. I only got to see about 10 minutes or so of the movie/show, but I really liked it and some details have been burned into my memory ever since. I was hoping to catch a rerun, but sadly, there was none.

So, here´s what I remember:

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much.
see/hide 2 replies  
NerdusMaximus
10:29:22 PM 22nd Sep 2014
Optimistic Bump
NerdusMaximus
02:17:56 AM 1st Oct 2014
(little less) Optimistic Bump No. 2

close replies  

RancidWarmasta
Medium: Music
12:51:34 AM 1st Oct 2014
Rock song where a man with a thick Scottish accent sings the word 'slaughter' continuously. The song starts off calm but turns heavy in the middle. I've tried looking on lyric sites for it but to no avail. It isn't Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter by Iron Maiden.
see/hide 5 replies  
RancidWarmasta
04:32:30 PM 29th Sep 2014
bump
Bananaquit
11:57:18 PM 29th Sep 2014
"Garden Party" by Marillion?
TheNinth
07:35:20 AM 30th Sep 2014
Garden Partly only uses the word "slaughter" once and it's fairly melodic.

Rancid Warmasta — I know you said it isn't Iron Maiden, but is it that same genre?

RancidWarmasta
08:24:16 PM 30th Sep 2014
To be honest, the song is more like hard rock than heavy metal. The singing is very gravelly, but not to the point of something like Cannibal Corpse. I think the number '7.0' was said in the beginning verse as well.
alaman
12:51:34 AM 1st Oct 2014
edited by alaman
oooh, might it be Toxicity by System of a Down? He says 'Disorder' not Slaughter, but he definately says 'software version 7.0' at the beginning... it's an Armenian accent, by the way :D

close replies  

RancidWarmasta
Medium: Western Animation
08:37:57 PM 30th Sep 2014
Television commercial that had a man in a blue jacket and jeans, and his hair was red and spiky like Sideshow Bob from the simpsons. The ad was animated in CGI, and there were two variants: one had the man talking to the viewer in front of a wall of televisions, and the other had the man riding a sentient giant piggy bank, and I think he said something about saving money. He wasn't Max from Blue tax. This ad aired in the UK around the early 2000's.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

RancidWarmasta
Medium:
08:30:26 PM 30th Sep 2014
Controversial dramatic play from either Spain, Mexico or Brazil that featured a dog. The dog was an ugly puppet, and a man tries to put a human mask on it to make it feel like a human, but the dog tears the mask off in anger. It was banned for a while because it was supposedly shocking, and it was based on a book.
see/hide 2 replies  
RancidWarmasta
10:22:40 AM 25th Sep 2014
bump
RancidWarmasta
08:30:26 PM 30th Sep 2014
bump

close replies  

Azzizzi
Medium: Film
07:13:20 PM 30th Sep 2014
I don't know if this was a film or an episode of a TV show. My brother told me about it quite some time ago, but I think it was made some tie before 1982.

The plot: this guy who is a whino somehow finds himself in a wine-tasting competition against some world-renowned tasters. In the end, he loses the competition, not because he gets anything wrong, but because of his form. Rather than sipping the wine, he kind of swills it down.

I doubt anyone will recognize this based on my vague description, but it's worth a shot.
see/hide 9 replies  
snag
01:20:48 AM 22nd Sep 2014
Was it like he was totally savant (amazingly good) with it but he was so drunk that people had to hold him up or he'd fall over? I remember something like this, but its really vague. I think there was an episode of 'Taxi' where Reverend Jim got put in a tasting competition. I could have also been one of the regulars on Cheers. Norm maybe?
Azzizzi
06:08:06 AM 22nd Sep 2014
I'm going to have to ask my brother for more details on it, but it wouldn't have been unusual for him to have watched an episode of Taxi and told me about it. I think it would have been before Cheers, though.

Also, thanks for the help.
EricaB
10:38:32 AM 22nd Sep 2014
edited by EricaB
There is a scene like this between Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the Poe anthology film Tales Of Terror.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-aQhLTDUjQ
Azzizzi
10:20:22 AM 23rd Sep 2014
Erica, that is pretty much exactly the scene as it was described to me. Thanks for the information and the link!
EricaB
11:15:23 AM 23rd Sep 2014
Cool! Happy to help. :)

Although, the 'wine taster who actually gets drunk' is an old comedy staple, so there are likely a lot more examples out there. If this is the one, though... hooray! :D
Azzizzi
10:59:29 AM 24th Sep 2014
Yeah, there's nothing in the scene you posted that is different from what was described to me. It's too bad it isn't avalable on DVD. "The next time I talk to my brother, I'll ask him if he remembers this. Thanks again.
Azzizzi
07:50:33 PM 26th Sep 2014
Wow, and I'm watching Tales of Terror now and I didn't even know I had it in my collection.
EricaB
10:12:00 AM 27th Sep 2014
As with many of the Roger Corman Poe movies, it's not bad as long as you try not to compare it *too* much with the original stories. :)
Azzizzi
07:13:20 PM 30th Sep 2014
Yeah. I think you're right. I watched the movie and I was realizing I had read a story by Poe about a guy building a wall in front of his enemy, but I didn't remember any of the initial scenes in the story.

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Western Animation
03:55:33 PM 30th Sep 2014
In The Nineties there was some cartoon show about this inventor who "invented" things that had already been invented. Only episode I remember was one where he "invented" baseball which he called "basic ball" and tried playing it indoors but ended up breaking lots of stuff.
see/hide 2 replies  
Bananaquit
03:42:34 PM 30th Sep 2014
Sounds like the Clyde Crashcup segments of The Alvin Show. Which dated from 1961-62, but was rerun on (I believe) Nickelodeon in the 1990s.
Bootlebat
03:55:33 PM 30th Sep 2014
I think your right

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
03:11:07 PM 30th Sep 2014
Not a song but a remix: I remember hearing around 2006 this remix of Jurassic 5 "What's Golden" that was really fast paced compared to the original song. Tried searching for remixes of the song but none of them were right.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

hadle.II
Medium: Literature
02:08:08 PM 30th Sep 2014
A very odd one. I have this memory of a play being done at my old school called The Shirt. The story involved someone (a king?) who had a shirt which may or may not have been made by a mad scientist. There was definitely a scientist in it. The main plot involved this man taking this shirt around the world and encountering various people. I don't know if they were signing it or what. The only other details I remember are a scene with some people gambling and a man (I think the scientist) whose wife constantly shouted at and berated him. Is it possible that this was an actual play, or a children's play of some sort? It may have just been invented by the school. I know it's not much to go on.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

Aspectifer
Medium: Literature
01:56:09 PM 30th Sep 2014
edited by Aspectifer
This was a short story in a collection of Science Fiction stories aimed at children/young adults which was in my high school library in the UK (I attended 1980-1985). It was about a teenage boy who plays an arcade game which turns out to be a recruitment tool in an interstellar war. I know what you're thinking, but I'm positive this pre-dates The Last Starfighter by several years. It's also definitely not connected with Terry Pratchett's Only You Can Save Mankind.

The main detail I can remember is that the protagonist notices that the background stars in the game don't twinkle but shine with a hard, constant light, like you how you would see them when viewed outside the Earth's atmosphere. I think the story may have been set in Britain and had an anti-war tone. I want to say the story was by Nicholas Fisk, it seems like the kind of thing he would write, but can't find enough detail in entries for his short story collections to confirm.

Edit: I've just checked the And You Thought It Was a Game trope, and it's not there.
see/hide 3 replies  
DatLonerGirl
07:16:56 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by DatLonerGirl
Ender's Game? Came out in 1985.

Edit: Oh wait, short story. Never mind.
KEVP
05:15:42 AM 30th Sep 2014
Ender's Game started out as a short story, published in a 1977 issue of the magazine Analog. The novel did come out in 1985.

Aspectifer
01:56:09 PM 30th Sep 2014
edited by Aspectifer
It's not Ender's Game. Thanks for the suggestion though. This was set in present day rather than in the future. The way the game was described put me in mind of something like Galaxian. I would say it was actually quite close both in plot and tone to The Sarah Jane Adventures story "Warriors of Kudlak", with the arcade game acting in a similar fashion to the laser tag style game from The Sarah Jane Adventures story.

close replies  

Gamebreaking
Medium: Music
01:45:45 PM 30th Sep 2014
edited by Gamebreaking
Hello, I am looking for a song. I have the chorus to go on, which I remember most of, and a vague idea of what the singer sounded like.

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

The singer sounded vaguely John Mayer-ish, as far as I recall.
see/hide 21 replies  
alaman
04:59:48 AM 4th Sep 2014
The Rascals - I'm blue?
Gamebreaking
07:53:25 AM 4th Sep 2014
edited by Gamebreaking
Nope. Also, I can say for certain this is not a blues song, or anywhere in that direction, despite how intuitive that would be.

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

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

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

The singer is male.

The song is rather new, say 2000s.
Gamebreaking
11:27:55 PM 17th Sep 2014
bumpity
Gamebreaking
10:22:46 AM 19th Sep 2014
Sorry, another bump.
Gamebreaking
10:53:41 AM 21st Sep 2014
bump
Gamebreaking
01:18:05 PM 23rd Sep 2014
bump
justanotherrandomlurker
09:27:23 PM 25th Sep 2014
This probably isn't it, but perhaps "Blue" by Eiffel65?
Gamebreaking
02:35:55 AM 26th Sep 2014
No, sorry, not at all.
FromtheWordsofBR
08:48:46 AM 27th Sep 2014
edited by FromtheWordsofBR
ignore wrong thread
Gamebreaking
10:23:54 AM 29th Sep 2014
bump again
Bootlebat
01:45:45 PM 30th Sep 2014
Are you sure those are the exact lyrics?

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
01:37:59 PM 30th Sep 2014
edited by Bootlebat
There's a song I heard in circa 2004 with a female woman singing something about getting "back up to zero". Genre maybe alternative?
see/hide 6 replies  
alaman
01:46:10 AM 26th Sep 2014
Hugo - Hopelessly stoned is sung by a 'female woman' (teehee) and has the part 'Gotta get up Back up to zero'
Bootlebat
12:58:14 PM 26th Sep 2014
Thought that might be it but no
Bootlebat
01:01:07 PM 26th Sep 2014
She sounded kind of like Suzanne Vega if I remember right.
Bootlebat
12:13:31 PM 29th Sep 2014
hump
mattybree
01:33:41 PM 30th Sep 2014
Aimee Mann Humpty Dumpty, maybe.
Bootlebat
01:37:59 PM 30th Sep 2014
That's it Thanks

close replies  

lexicon
Medium: Literature
09:11:40 AM 30th Sep 2014
There's a book or short stories about vampires. Most to all were pretty mild. One vampire just craved rare meat. In another story a girl told her older sister that a boy said he was a vampire but it turns out that the sister was one and dressed up sexy and went to feed on the boy. I'm not sure if this was actually aimed at children. Can any vampire literature readers help me out?
see/hide 14 replies  
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
edited by hillbilly
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.

close replies  

FossilsDaDaDa
Medium: Videogame
11:33:50 PM 29th Sep 2014
There was this PC game my old man used to play back when I was a kid. He let me watch him sometimes, and I think it may have been a FPS, but don't quote me on that. These are very old, possibly warped memories, so bear with me. The one part I can describe in detail is as follows: for reasons I cannot remember, there is a giant King Kong Expy trying to kill a tribe of weird alien-midget-thingies (I think their species/tribe name began with an S). Since none of your weapons will work, the tribe people have to use giant catapults to bring it down. Unfortunately, other bad guys are trying to kill the tribe people, so your job is to kill all the bad guys to protect the tribe people while they fire stuff at the gorilla. This last part is what I remember best: after bringing down the gorilla, the tribe people question what to do with his corpse. Cue an "I Know What We Can Do" Cut to the gorilla roasting on a gigantic spit over a bonfire, and the entire tribe sitting around it, waiting to eat.
see/hide 2 replies  
Bootlebat
11:06:41 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by Bootlebat
FossilsDaDaDa
11:33:50 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by FossilsDaDaDa
Wow, memories from your childhood really do look a lot different when you look back on them. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, man.

close replies  

windchillfactor
Medium:
09:11:14 PM 29th Sep 2014
'I am trying to find the name of a tv show that was on in recent years. It is a story of a police detective who is living in 2 different realities. In the first episode, he is driving home with his wife and son, and gets into a collision. when he wakes, he lives in a reality where his wife is dead, when he sleeps, he lives in a different reality where his son is dead. he is aware of both realities, but doesn\\\'t know which reality is real. I am looking to see if it is available on dvd. I think it only ran a season or two in recent years. '.
see/hide 6 replies  
lorgoth
11:35:55 AM 29th Sep 2014
Life on Mars. Couldn't tell you if you are looking for the U.S or the U.K version though.
windchillfactor
11:40:15 AM 29th Sep 2014
nope, wasn't "life on Mars" although that was a cool show, preferred the british version. This one is about a detective in a U.S. city. He is seeing therapists in both realities explaining the other reality. Each time, in each reality, he goes to bed and falls asleep, immediately waking in the other reality.
windchillfactor
11:42:58 AM 29th Sep 2014
In each reality, he is continuing to work cases, and there are similarities in cases within each reality...

lorgoth
12:00:16 PM 29th Sep 2014
Must have been Awake then http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839683/
windchillfactor
12:07:58 PM 29th Sep 2014
That's it. Thank you very much

Kayube
09:11:14 PM 29th Sep 2014
I loved that show!

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
07:17:09 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by Bootlebat
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.
see/hide 7 replies  
Bootlebat
11:19:10 AM 16th Sep 2014
bump
Bootlebat
11:28:24 AM 18th Sep 2014
bump
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
clump
Bootlebat
12:14:35 PM 29th Sep 2014
chump
DatLonerGirl
05:28:52 PM 29th Sep 2014
Probably not, but Billy Talent-Red Flag?
Bootlebat
07:17:09 PM 29th Sep 2014
nope

close replies  

MikeK
Medium: Music
07:07:58 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by MikeK
These are a few music videos I've seen projected on stage at a club's DJ night, so I have no idea what the actual music sounds like. If that description sounds familiar, it's because I've asked about two other videos I saw under the same circumstances (I identified one, but not the other).

1) very much a Surreal Music Video: It involves the band standing in front of a white or grey backdrop, while mirror effects distort their appearances in various Body Horror or Uncanny Valley-ish ways. Some bits of "Gun" by Chvrches reminded me of it, but that's not the right video. I seem to remember that it also involved a dead octopus/squid somehow? If it helps any, the lineup included a few women and a bald man. It looked like something pretty contemporary in terms of production value.

2) This one I would guess to be from the eighties: The singer is a man (who I think is dressed in a suit), and it starts out as a simple Performance Video with him miming in front of a microphone stand. Then a very colorfully dressed woman keeps getting in front of the camera and trying to upstage him. About halfway through, she accidentally runs into him and knocks him out; after trying to convince the audience that everything is okay by kneeling down and trying to move the singer's mouth around to the lyrics, she takes over miming herself, with the singer still prostrate beside the microphone. At the very end of the video, the singer manages to get up, and this causes the woman herself to faint; the last shot of the video is the singer dragging her offstage.

3) Also probably from the eighties. It's set at some sort of peep show; the singer has very short, bleached blonde hair, and she's also portraying the dancer. Most of it alternates between her doing Three Minutes of Writhing, reaction shots of the men leering at her, and a little boy in a suit and bowler hat standing outside of the club, looking at the posters. Eventually, the woman comes out of the club dressed identically to the boy; they dance around to the music together for a while, then walk off into the sunset. At one point during the "walking into the sunset" part, the boy playfully knocks the woman's hat off and she has to go retrieve it.
see/hide 6 replies  
randomsurfer
07:26:59 AM 27th May 2014
edited by randomsurfer
3 is "Open Your Heart" by Madonna.
FromtheWordsofBR
03:57:46 PM 27th May 2014
The 1st one sounds like "WTF?" by OK Go but I definitely know it's probably not that.
MikeK
08:11:09 PM 27th May 2014
I thought the vocalist in 3 looked like Madonna, but I wasn't really sure - That's definitely it. #1 is not OK Go - I'd recognize them, and as I mentioned there were female members in the band.
MikeK
09:46:43 PM 10th Jul 2014
I saw #2 again in the same place - if it helps any, I realized the singer was actually a woman in a black suit. The rest still applies.
KEVP
08:20:46 AM 12th Jul 2014
Annie Lennox was a singer in the eighties who often wore masculine suits. She could have a very androgynous look, which sometimes made networks uncomfortable about showing her videos, because they thought the viewers would think she was transgendered. She also was lead singer of the E Urythmics. But nothing else about your video #2 rings any bells.
DatLonerGirl
07:07:58 PM 29th Sep 2014
The woman in sounds like Janelle Monae, but she is more recent.

close replies  

Andrew_Maltani
Medium: Music
06:44:11 PM 29th Sep 2014
All I know that it sounds like a catchy 80s song and one line of the refrain consists of "Tell me, tell me you want me." It sounds very Madonna-esque (the vocalist is female and damn near sounds like her), but I'm not sure.

It's not Leela James or Reset Safari. Can anyone help?
see/hide 2 replies  
snag
05:53:40 PM 4th Aug 2014
"love spent" by madonna released 2012. has "tell me you want me" in it.
DatLonerGirl
06:44:11 PM 29th Sep 2014
Lovefool by the Cardigans?

close replies  

Qaz__
Medium: Western Animation
06:24:03 PM 29th Sep 2014
This was an episode of The Simpsons. In the credits, they had a family quartet singing the Simpsons theme. They also showed the video while showing the credits.

Anyone remember this episode and/or the name of it?
see/hide 2 replies  
BrickSponge2015
05:51:28 PM 29th Sep 2014
Can you be a little more specific? It could be Homer's Barbershop Quartet (which I haven't seen) or one of the clip shows.
TheTeeth
06:24:03 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by TheTeeth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWT77bW1nJQ Not a family quartet, but this was an a cappella group singing during the closing credits from the season 20 episode "Father Knows Worst"

(if this isn't it then I can tell you it's not from Homer's Barbershop Quartet, I've seen that like 20 times in the past weeks and that's not it.)

close replies  

biggestsmalls
Medium: Anime
06:17:55 PM 29th Sep 2014
There's this anime I watched a long time ago. I've forgotten the title. My own memories of it are rather vague, but I still think I remember enough for this.

It was about a little girl whose mother dies in a car crash and then she is sent to live with her cousins, who treat her poorly. (I think at one point they lock her somewhere?) The girl insists that her mom is still alive, she is just somewhere else.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Sorry if I'm not being descriptive enough — this was a long time ago.

see/hide 1 replies  
DatLonerGirl
06:17:55 PM 29th Sep 2014
Is it an adaptation of Jane Eyre?

close replies  

randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
04:36:57 PM 29th Sep 2014
(Comic book, but that's not an option! Literature is the Closest Thing We Got.)

I asked about this quite a while back on the old format YKTS but never got a good answer.

In 2003 an acquaintance mentioned that he had read a comic book many years earlier where Batman and Superman fight, and Batman ends up using a nuclear bomb on Superman. When I previously asked about it The Dark Knight Returns was suggested, but I don't think that's it - it'd've been even older than that.

PS What happened to the old format YKTS & LNF archives?
see/hide 8 replies  
KEVP
04:57:44 AM 24th Sep 2014
Sounds like "Dark Knight Returns" to me. That originally came out in 1986, which is indeed "many years" earlier than 2003. Dark Knight Returns was one of the comic books that inaugurated the "Dark" age of comic books, in other words it completely changed the way comic books were written. So it is unlikely that there would have been a comic book like that before 1986.

KEVP
randomsurfer
07:05:43 AM 24th Sep 2014
edited by randomsurfer
Yeah, as I said that was the general consensus from the last time it came up. Knowing the person I was talking to though, I think that it was older-er (so to speak). He was in his - I want to say mid to late 50s when we had this discussion, and my impression was that he was talking about the comic books of his youth, not his 30s. It could have been an Imaginary Story or took place on one of the other Earths of the DC multiverse.

But hell, I'm getting to be an old fart myself - actually I bought The Dark Knight Returns when it was first released!
Rio
02:38:01 PM 24th Sep 2014
"Superman Red son" maybe?
randomsurfer
05:10:23 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by randomsurfer
Nah, that's even newer than Dark Knight Returns. Actually, that came out in 2003, and he was definitely talking about a comic from a long time ago (at the time). The general subject of the conversation was old comics that he and another man of about the same age used to read in their youth, not recent ones.
icrog
10:20:38 PM 24th Sep 2014
So you think it might be like silver age?
randomsurfer
08:16:42 AM 25th Sep 2014
Yes, silver or maybe bronze.
icrog
12:47:38 AM 29th Sep 2014
Hey I'm pretty sure it's the Armageddon 2001 tie in Superman Annual, it has an inversion of the Dark Knight returns fight http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/11/03/nostalgia-november-day-03-superman-annual-3/
randomsurfer
04:36:57 PM 29th Sep 2014
Amrageddon 2001 was from 1991, so again, I think it's too new.

close replies  

LayLay
Medium: Anime
03:56:50 PM 29th Sep 2014
edited by LayLay
Was not sure whether to put this into Anime or not, since I'm pretty sure, it's actually Korean, not Japanese.

Looking for a kid's show from the 60s or 70s (judging from the art style). Pretty similar to Andersen Monogatari, except about Korean legends/fairy tales: Pixie-like creatures (one male, one female) helping fairy tale characters, because they want to/ need to make up for a bad deed they did. The pixies seemed more human than the ones in Andersen Monogatari, but I can't remember their looks too clearly. The girl was the smart one, the boy was more childish and sometimes got them into trouble, because he was kinda clumsy. One episode they did was about the meeting of all the mountains in the world. One gets tired on his way home and rests on a plain, falling asleep. That's why there is mountain on that certain plain now. (Sorry, it would be more helpful if I knew which area of Korea this legend is about, but I can't remember).

Also looking for a really similar show who seems to be from the same decade, except that one featured Japanese fairy tales (I remember they did an episode on Momotaro, whether they featured Korean or Chinese fairy tales too, I can't tell). This time the pixies were characterized more as old wise man in contrast to the more childlike pixies in the other show, they also didn't interfere with the story, but merely "told" it to the viewer. The plot was interrupted a few times each episode and the pixies cometed on what happened so far, pointing out morals. One wasblue and I believe the other was red or orange. Both had large beards.

The shows probably are pretty obscure, but I would be grateful for any help. Reruns of them were aired in Germany on Anixe a few years ago, where I had the chance to see them.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
12:16:21 PM 29th Sep 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"
see/hide 6 replies  
Bootlebat
03:35:45 PM 17th Sep 2014
bump
Bootlebat
11:28:43 AM 18th Sep 2014
bump
Bootlebat
11:16:25 PM 20th Sep 2014
ump
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
bump

close replies  

Jernik
Medium: Literature
11:50:03 AM 28th Sep 2014
edited by Jernik
Im looking for a Young Adult book that I read probably sometime in 2009. It was part of a trilogy (I think it was at least, I know I read 2 books out of the series). It had a tree on the cover of it (the sequel had the same tree, but a different color scheme, I think), and there was a lot of mind-twisting plays with different dimensions and time travel and stuff. There was a boy in one dimension whose mother was dead, and he traveled to another dimension where his family had a daughter instead of him and his mother was alive. The "shifting" was related to the tree, when they were touching it, at some points, they were shifted. There was also an old man who owned the house before the children's family, and the boy saved his life in the past or something. This has been bothering me for a while, and I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out! EDIT: at the end of one of the books, I remember that the universes were collapsing and they had to merge them
see/hide 1 replies  
OftenPartisan
11:50:03 AM 28th Sep 2014
This series is the Withern Rise series/The Aldous Lexicon by Michael Lawrence. The three books in the series are A Crack in the Line (#1), Small Eternities (#2), and The Underwood See (#3).

close replies  

n8
Medium:
11:48:00 AM 28th Sep 2014
Can anyone tell me what this is referring to: A sadly defunct-for-years website contained rules for a tabletop RPG set in alternate world where, in the Old World, the hominid family tree branched out into half a dozen sentient species that were all analogous to various fantasy races (elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, orcs, goblins, and of course humans), while in the New World dinosaurs never went extinct and gave rise to several races of intelligent saurians (all with culture similar to the Aztecs). Also, dragons. Completely illogical, but fun.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

Thatsbkid
Medium: Literature
11:19:02 AM 28th Sep 2014
I'm trying to remember a book that I read when I was about 10/11-ish, so circa 2005/2006, although the book may not have been released in that time. From what I remember, it was set in modern day. I'm not sure if it was a series or a standalone book, but one plot point (not, I believe, the entire plot) I remember is this:

A girl has never known anything about her father. She does some research and believes she may have found him, so gets the bus to see him. She finds out there is a man in hospital in a coma with his face bandaged who she believes is him. She frequents his bedside, developing a slight bond and eventually helping him awake.

If I remember correctly, the man is revealed and it his her dad, but for some reason this is a trick and it was the wrong man-in-coma. The real man-in-coma is then revealed and it isn't her dad.

As a series, I believe it may have some kind of kid/teenage spy thing, but more a la "Famous Five", not quite "Cherub"-style, but don't quote me on that. There also may be a science institute involved at one point, but again, I'm not certain. Also, there may-or-May not be some kind of gameshow involved, which may or may not be hosted in a school hall, and it may or may not be a distraction to some higher plan.

It's been bugging me for a while, now. Sorry my recollection is quite vague, but hopefully it's enough.
see/hide 1 replies  
OftenPartisan
11:19:02 AM 28th Sep 2014
I can't be 100% sure but this sounds vaguely like one of the Demon Headmaster books, by Gillian Cross. I think this plot happens to Dinah Hunter (the main character) at some point, also there's definitely science institutes and game shows in that series. It also fits age range wise.

close replies  

ambertooze
Medium: Live Action TV
03:51:50 PM 27th Sep 2014
So sometime before 2008, I watched a movie. I can't remembermuch about the movie other than the ending. There a a husabnd, a wife and their baby and they decided to leave because of a man on a walkie-talkie. They had packed up and the wife was giving the baby a wash in the bath before they left with the walkie-talkie listening in and talking to the baby, saying things he shouldn't have been saying. The wife then gets angry and chucks the walkie-talkie on the floor and ends up exiting the bathroom when she does this. Then the door slams behind her and we hear the tap being turn on and it's assumes that the baby then drowns. I can't remember anymore but I hope this helps, please can you tell me what it could be.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
09:24:22 AM 27th Sep 2014
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.
see/hide 12 replies  
Bootlebat
12:01:47 PM 19th Sep 2014
bbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmppppppppppp
Bootlebat
08:32:55 PM 19th Sep 2014
bump
Bootlebat
08:33:16 PM 19th Sep 2014
bump
Embryon
09:33:19 PM 21st Sep 2014
edited by Embryon
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
lump
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

close replies  

FromtheWordsofBR
Medium:
08:57:40 AM 27th Sep 2014
Yesterday, my school blasted a song over the PA that is stuck in my head. It's a country pop song sung by a female (NO, I don't think it's Taylor Swift), and the chorus features the lyric "when I'm with you".
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

Jamly
Medium: Western Animation
01:28:05 AM 27th Sep 2014
Okay, so there's this cartoon... and it's been driving me kind of crazy not remembering. I don't have a lot to go on, but...

It was about a family of foxes who lived in a hole at the trunk of a tree in a city park or someone's back yard. The colors were vivid, and I think most of it took place at dusk or sunset. That kind of color palette, with lots of oranges and purples but with really dark greens and everything else. I THINK the foxes talked but were otherwise not anthropomorphic, no clothes or anything. They may have had accents. British? It might not have had a full timeslot, but been a short that showed in between programs. And the network I saw it on would've been AFN (overseas armed forces network) so there's no guarantee that it came on regular american tv. Could've been a segment just for AFN.

The ending theme, can't really remember any words, but it was a repetition in this pattern; "word word word, word word word, word word word, word word word, in(?) the(?) sun(?)." All one syllable words, exactly or close to that many, and they'd repeat that sentence three times.

The tune went like this: "G A F, G A F, G A F, G A G, F E F." Three times, sung to the words in the sentence, with the last set harmonizing the lyrics more than the others.

Please please help. Haha, I know that's not a lot of information, sorry.
see/hide 3 replies  
flamyangelwings
01:16:23 AM 27th Sep 2014
Was it Pablo the Little Red Fox? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xol05wCCFo
Jamly
01:17:14 AM 27th Sep 2014
YES YES YES THAT WAS IT, THANK YOU

Finally finally. This song has been stuck in my head on and off for YEARS.
flamyangelwings
01:28:05 AM 27th Sep 2014
Glad I could help, I used to watch that show all the time

close replies  

Nicknacks
Medium: Videogame
12:27:22 AM 27th Sep 2014
Hey, I'm looking for a game whose demo I've only played, and that was years ago, so it's possible it never made it to release. It was on an old PC Powerplay demo disk, from 1998 (give or take three years), and the game consisted of third person gameplay.

It was a fantasy RPG, and though I can't remember the total expanse of the demo (which wasn't very large) it involved the player character running around a city, sort of zoomed out a bit, but not completely isometrically.

In terms of lay-out, the city was mostly deserted, barring a few eneies, and the demo section involved walking across a tall bridge (left to right), or under it. The left side had a number of hidden coins? or something? hidden along the embankment. Eventually, walking through the city, you'd find your way to an open plaza, and could make your way into an arena of some kind, (though you could do nothing there).

I seem to recall that the arena was run by some kind of necromancer or wizard? Who was also leader of the city?

Enemies encountered were mostly (only) guards, wearing medieval armour, though there may have been beetles (or chimera!? my memory is foggy) in the arena itself.

The demo didn't really end, or at least I don't remember finding a way to end it.

There were at least two magic spells I can remember, one a fireball, which did more damage and shot a large orange ball at opponents, and the other was a white version of the same attack, which did less damage but had the advantage of bouncing around a couple of times.

I guess it could have been one of a number of Diablo clones (or even Diablo, I've never played), but don't quote me on that.

Any help would be appreciated.
see/hide 3 replies  
Shirokurou
03:56:37 AM 23rd Sep 2014
The only Diablo clone I know is the glorious "Nox". Though I have no idea what its demo was.
Bootlebat
12:59:49 PM 26th Sep 2014
Sounds like Nox to me too.
Daefaroth
12:27:22 AM 27th Sep 2014
Doesn't sound familiar but here is a ginormous list of Diable clones

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
11:33:04 AM 26th Sep 2014
edited by Bootlebat
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?
see/hide 6 replies  
Bootlebat
04:00:20 PM 21st Sep 2014
pump
Bootlebat
04:19:11 PM 23rd Sep 2014
thump
Bootlebat
09:48:07 PM 23rd Sep 2014
gump
Bootlebat
03:35:06 PM 24th Sep 2014
jump
Bootlebat
02:21:58 PM 25th Sep 2014
lump
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.

close replies  

SvartiKotturinn
Medium: Videogame
07:20:27 AM 26th Sep 2014
When I was in late elementary (2001-2-ish) there was some idiotic flash game that was mildly popular among my classmates, featuring a man in a room with eight women in eight beds, and the man had to have intercourse with any of them who woke up (or maybe there were some decoys? I don’t remember) in a given amount of time (kinda like a fucked-up Whack-a-Mole). There was a song playing in the background, with the lyrics, ‘Ooh, eeh, just a little minute, ooh, eeh, a little bit more...’
see/hide 3 replies  
EricaB
09:24:51 AM 23rd Sep 2014
edited by EricaB
I can't help you find the game, but for what it's worth the song was probably "Ohh Ahh... Just a Little Bit" By Gina G, from 1996.
justanotherrandomlurker
09:28:30 PM 25th Sep 2014
What kind of a game is that for elementary school kids?!
SvartiKotturinn
07:20:27 AM 26th Sep 2014
edited by SvartiKotturinn
I never said it was designed for school kids, I said it was popular among them. Look, when I was in third grade, one kid used the computers in the hallway to look for porn, and bunch of kids came by to look at it (I was sitting next to him and tried to focus on some Pokémon website). When I was a sixth grader they were spreading rumours in my class that the girls from the other homeroom weren’t virgins and that they performed oral sex on the boys in slumber parties, after everyone has supposedly gone to sleep.

I... didn’t attend a very good elementary.

close replies  

Christy
Medium: Western Animation
01:40:31 AM 26th Sep 2014
There was a tv movie or maybe a special that I cannot find and I don't remember the name.

All I remember is that it was about a princess who loved music and kept a music box as a momento of her deceased mother. One day she goes missing due to an evil woman capturing her and somehow taking away her memories. The woman presents her own daughter to the king as the missing princess meanwhile the real princess is left to wander the country side. Eventually the real princess arrives at the castle and regains her memory due to hearing the music box play or something.

Any ideas? Please and Thank You.
see/hide 2 replies  
flamyangelwings
09:50:21 PM 25th Sep 2014
is it A Fairy Tale Christmas? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491718/
alaman
01:40:31 AM 26th Sep 2014
Doesn't match 100% but still sounds like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_%281997_film%29

close replies  

Sulris
Medium: Western Animation
11:13:08 PM 25th Sep 2014
Also, looking for a western show (though, on the other hand, it might have been an anime). It was about a guy, who had a Robot Buddy - said robot looked like a morgenstern, except without spikes, was absolutely immobile (and has to be carried), but could easily reprogram other, bigger combat robots, to do his bidding. The show also had Those Two Guys in the form of two deserters from the military.
see/hide 1 replies  
Sulris
11:13:08 PM 25th Sep 2014
Bumpity bump.

close replies  

pgj1997
Medium: Videogame
03:41:33 PM 25th Sep 2014
I remember a third-person shooter for the GameCube where you play as a robot. And no, it's not Chibi-Robo. I remember the robots having human voices, no filters or anything, just straight up voice acting. And I think the beginning cutscene had the main character waking up, with some side characters thinking he was dead.
see/hide 2 replies  
Bisected8
06:04:40 AM 19th Sep 2014
pgj1997
03:41:33 PM 25th Sep 2014
Yes!

close replies  

RoflMons
Medium:
02:53:36 PM 25th Sep 2014
Hopefully this is the right place...

I am looking for a fanfiction I read a few years back, Harry Potter. Name(s) for it and or sequel are something along the lines of "Nameless Hero, Thousand Truths". The basic premise is that it was a post-war fic written before the books ended, Ron had died. It was Harry/Hermione, but didn't start that way. There was some random stuff regarding Cho and Harry along the way. The main thing I remember is that Harry had some strange powers, Ron was dead, and that it was NOT on FFN...

Any help appreciated.
see/hide 0 replies  

close replies  

LesserCormorant
Medium: Live Action TV
11:45:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
(Though I saw this on TV, it might have been a film, but I don't think so.)

This is a comedy about a man stumbling his way into and around an industrial facility of some sort. I'm reasonably sure it was supposed to be a nuclear power plant, but I might still have been wrong.

I remember two scenes in particular. At the very beginning, he's going through some kind of initial automated scanner or check and keeps failing. I think he was supposed to stand on a weight plate in the floor or something, but the device it's connected to keeps beeping and he's not permitted to go further.

Somewhat later, he's also around a tangle of pipes where one of the pipes are open (I think), and he loses his hard hat into the opening. I think there were physical gags played with how he tried to get it back but only got himself into a worse situation, but my mind is rather unclear here.

I'm pretty sure it was in English, and I think it was more likely to have been British than American. I saw it in the 80s or 90s.
see/hide 3 replies  
MUTEscifan31W
11:14:59 PM 7th Sep 2014
Could it have been a Mr. Bean sketch?
LesserCormorant
07:10:11 AM 9th Sep 2014
I don't think so. I think it was longer than just a sketch, and it was also played seriously, at least at the start. So the man in question wasn't obviously bumbling like Mr. Bean is. But I'll check anyway!
LesserCormorant
11:45:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
Couldn't find any Mr. Bean sketches with this, so bump.

I recall that it was played relatively straight; i.e. the person wasn't deliberately being a fool (unlike Mr. Bean, where much of the humor is in how he walks around, acts silly even while doing mundane things, etc).

close replies  

BinaryStep
Medium: Videogame
09:41:12 AM 25th Sep 2014
Edutainment game for the PC, starred a young girl (I think she was a redhead?) and some sort of rabbit thing. It was about paintings I think? And there were a lot of puzzles where you'd be trapped in a jail and have to stack crates to the exit.
see/hide 3 replies  
nickybull
09:59:39 AM 21st Jul 2014
can you think of when this was released or when you played it? can you describe the art style or subjects it covered?
MrYoshbert
01:39:09 PM 24th Sep 2014
Jumpstart: 5th Grade, perhaps? It stars a redheaded girl, and the bulk of it takes place in an art museum. No clue on the rabbit, though you could've mistaken it for a mouse who appears as an ally at some point.

Also, I can't find a video of it, but I very distinctly remember a puzzle in the game that's just like you described.
Gralien
09:41:12 AM 25th Sep 2014
edited by Gralien
Yep, that's Jumpstart Adventures: 5th Grade, alright. Played it growing up, best goddamn Edutainment Game series ever. You think you're smarter than me, Polly Sparks? We'll just see about that. Whiny parents kept complaining that having the antagonist of the game verbally bully their kids was too traumatic, so later games featuring her made her bland and nice. Losers, all her bratty behavior did was encourage me to take her down. 4th Grade was my favorite. Haunted Island all the way baby. Another game too awesome for the stupid kids and their litigious parents.

OK, nostalgia trip over, back to the answer. In Jumpstart Adventures: 5th Grade a skateboarding girl with a taste for detective work is drawn into a mad scientist's plot to destroy the city. The inside man would send his talking lab rat, B.F. Skinny, to the girl at the beginning of each chapter to deliver a note. Said note contained a crossword puzzle with clues referring to the various exhibits in the museum you start said chapters in.

Once you solved the crossword, certain squares would hold the letters to a street address you had to get to. When you get there, you spy on the bad guy's three goons as they hold a telepathic discussion with the aid of genetically modified octopuses posing as purple hairpieces.

Using a pair of glasses that the rat delivered at the beginning of the game, you had to play mad libs with the mooks' discussion, filling in the missing words of the conversation that ALWAYS covered exactly what the bomb they were planting would achieve and how to get close enough to disarm it.

Your next task was to go to the same three parts of town to get random crap you could use to get to the bomb. A juice bar where an undercover investigative reporter would let you grab something from the lost and found if you mixed drinks for him in a minigame teaching you about math as it relates to measuring cups, a junkyard run by a New York Mafia stereotype who gives you crap for using the electromagnetic crane to arrange scrapped cars into a certain pattern, and an anal-retentive historian/archaeologist with a crippling fear of the dark who sends you in her place down into the collapsing mineshafts in order to gather historic artifacts while leaping over pits and dodging falling rocks.

Once you've been to all three places, you head back to where the bomb is in order to defuse it, because apparently the city's Police Department doesn't have enough funding to pay for a Bomb Squad. After a cinematic showing how the main character uses the three random objects you just spent half an hour collecting to get to the bomb, you have to play a teeth-grindingly annoying logic minigame in order to deactivate it. Then you go back to the museum and wait for the rat to deliver another crossword puzzle.

The part you remember only happens when you fail the skateboarding minigame. The only non-edutaiment minigame in the program, you have to dodge obstacles of both the moving and non-moving variety while the three goons chase you on foot. If you can't get to the end of the level the goons catch you and throw you into a warehouse, often while making a statement implying they intend to return later and murder you. In order to escape you have to use the boxes in the warehouse to play Towers of Hanoi, with the difficulty increasing the more times they nab you.

The scary part is, I wrote all this from memory. I didn't have to look up a damn thing.

close replies  

Gralien
Medium: Videogame
08:43:35 AM 25th Sep 2014
I remember a third-party (more like fifth-party) game being advertised a whole bunch years and years ago, and I now find myself wondering whatever became of it.

It was some sort of Fantasy City Management/RTS hybrid, if I remember correctly. I seem to recall that the City Management part was browser-based, while the RTS segments had their own seperate program that you had to download. The setting was about this world that had been (literally) shattered, and the player takes on the role of the "spirit of the shard you build on", I think. There were only three factions: A theocracy based around knights and holy powers, a ravenous horde of barbarous beastmen that had been the Theocracy's mortal enemy since time began, and a shadowy and somewhat amoral mageocracy formed by those dissatisfied with life in the theocracy. You had to dedicate part of your efforts to acquiring magic crystals for some reason. You either found them or made them, I can't remember. There was also some gobbledegook in the back story about a "Dreamer" figure, and the website had a (not very good) webcomic based on the game's development. I remember server-resetting gags being quite common.

Anyone else remember this?
see/hide 2 replies  
Asuyuka
05:34:32 PM 24th Sep 2014
I remember giving it a shot a few years back. I think it was called Dreamlords.
Gralien
08:43:35 AM 25th Sep 2014
edited by Gralien
That was it! Thank you!!!

Considering how generic the title was, you'd think I could've remembered that.

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
06:25:36 AM 25th Sep 2014
I remember a Game for the Game Gear where you play as Mickey Mouse. It was a 2d side scroller and maybe platformer. I remember it had a lot of levels 1 was called the Haunted Palace and later was one called the Haunted Castle. Also remember one of the bosses looked like a walking humanoid playing card
see/hide 2 replies  
PaulA
07:37:46 PM 24th Sep 2014
Castle of Illusion Starring Micky Mouse is the first result when I google for game gear mickey mouse.
madhair60
06:25:36 AM 25th Sep 2014
Sounds closer to the sequel, "Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse", which definitely has a playing card boss.

close replies  

hadle.II
Medium: Music
05:09:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
That little tune dum de dum de dum dada dada that you hear for instance just before "So cast off the shackles of yesterday" in Mary Poppins. I've heard it in a lot of different contexts like in circus acts and things like that, does anyone know what the origin is?
see/hide 8 replies  
Bananaquit
05:04:25 PM 17th Sep 2014
Are you referring to “Entry of the Gladiators” by Julius Fučík?
FerrousFaucet
05:29:22 PM 17th Sep 2014
It's so hard to convert a melody into text. You can try browsing the Standard Snippet page.
NateTheGreat
07:36:22 PM 17th Sep 2014
You're looking for a fanfare, but I'm not sure how to look more precisely.
EricaB
07:24:47 AM 18th Sep 2014
I think it's just a generic fanfare meant to bring to mind parade marches, patriotic music, and so on, especially given the theme of the song.
FerrousFaucet
09:54:39 AM 18th Sep 2014
Even if it's a generic fanfare, I also have heard it many times in my life and I expect it may have a name. It seems a similar concept to the Minsky Pickup or the Asian Riff (aka Oriental Riff).
hadle.II
02:07:14 PM 22nd Sep 2014
Thanks, it probably goes way back
radams
02:54:39 AM 23rd Sep 2014
It's the introduction to Sousa's march The Thunderer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nJPUD57L7c) turned upside down. But it could be Sousa was quoting an older piece of music.
hadle.II
05:09:54 AM 25th Sep 2014
Thanks very much

close replies  

SvartiKotturinn
Medium: Anime
03:36:21 AM 25th Sep 2014
edited by SvartiKotturinn
There’s this anime I was wondering if any of you remember, I think it’s pretty obscure. It was a Slice of Life show about a family with five kids. I think it had the format of individual shorts (two or three per episode; the only ones I can remember had some instrument (the horoscope?...) make unlikely predictions that oddly come true (the smart kid in the family fails a test because he forgets to write down his name and gets a 0), and another in which one of the kids sees some kung fu movie or something about some bloke who leaves his home to ‘find his destiny’ and is inspired to do the same, but agrees to his parents’ and teachers’ conditions to come to class and be home for dinner every day (his siblings are worried at first and are surprised when they just go with it and make him do what they want).

This show aired on the Israeli Jetix, and the local opening sequence showed the five siblings dancing together. I don’t know the English lyrics or how to describe the music, so maybe some Israelis can help me: בשיר היו שורות שאני זוכר אבל לא מצליח למצוא בגוגל: "אבא, אמא וילדים חמישה" (משהו כזה), "הקצב לא מפסיק [משהו], ועכשיו כולם לעמוד" (אני זוכר יחסית במעומעם).
see/hide 2 replies  
Hylarn
08:36:53 PM 23rd Sep 2014
SvartiKotturinn
03:36:21 AM 25th Sep 2014
For some reason it’s not there. I tried checking the same page for Nickelodeon but it’s not there either. Weird.

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Videogame
03:00:57 AM 25th Sep 2014
I remember at this arcade watching a kid play this fighting game and was at the last boss who was really hard but the kid still beat him. If I remember right the boss had blue skin and name started with an A (although it was NOT Apocalypse from the Xmen)
see/hide 7 replies  
madhair60
07:06:36 AM 16th Sep 2014
Abyss, from Marvel Vs Capcom 2, perhaps?
Bootlebat
10:42:13 AM 16th Sep 2014
No it was a lot earlier maybe 1995
Shirokurou
03:27:35 AM 23rd Sep 2014
Akuma from the various Street Fighter games?
Bootlebat
11:31:12 AM 23rd Sep 2014
No, if I remember right he looked kinda of like Super Skrull except blue skin and his name was something like "Argly"??
icrog
10:23:26 PM 24th Sep 2014
Was this a 2D sprite fighting game?
Bootlebat
11:11:48 PM 24th Sep 2014
I think it was polygons but could be remembering wrong
FloydPinkerton
03:00:57 AM 25th Sep 2014
Eternal Champions and Virtua Fighter both had blue(ish) final bosses.

close replies  

jjjj
Medium:
08:55:25 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by jjjj
There was a scene from a movie with a guy who looks a lot like carrot top (might be carrot top, but I checked imdb and none of the films on the list match the description). anyways he gets stuck between bars that cover a building, and he asks for the help of a cop, who either beats him or blows him off. If I remember correctly, the main character, a girl, has some supernatural element to her, in that she can either teleport or make people disappear in a flurry of letters, but I fully admit I could be remembering that scene wrong. It also might be a tv show, i'm not sure.
see/hide 9 replies  
jjjj
02:54:04 PM 3rd Sep 2014
bump
azzizzi
06:47:32 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Could this have been a movie with Yahoo Serious?
jjjj
04:47:00 PM 6th Sep 2014
It definitely could have been.
Azzizzi
02:24:47 AM 7th Sep 2014
H only has three acting credits, so it may be easy to figure out if it was him or not. The only one I've seen is Young Einstein and that doesn't sound like what you're talking about.
jjjj
08:18:00 PM 8th Sep 2014
Yeah I looked over all his films, I don't think it is him. Thanks anyway. Anybody else got any ideas?
snag
07:16:42 PM 9th Sep 2014
edited by snag
i tried looking up the magic element in this but i haven't found anything to narrow it down yet... can you add anything to this, like time period for either when you saw it or your impression of the show? do you remember any things in it like cars or posters, the weather, city stuff... anything random which may jog your memory?
jjjj
02:34:46 PM 13th Sep 2014
Sorry for long reply, if I had to guess it would probably be 1930s-1960s police uniform. I think new york city, definitely a city if not new york.
jjjj
02:13:38 PM 18th Sep 2014
bump.
jjjj
08:55:25 PM 24th Sep 2014
bump.

close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
06:11:36 PM 24th Sep 2014
House song from 2000-2001 or so. The only lyrics were a male voice (maybe a sample) saying "gots to be nasty"
see/hide 2 replies  
Bootlebat
02:06:15 PM 22nd Sep 2014
lump
Bootlebat
06:11:36 PM 24th Sep 2014
sump

close replies  

MrYoshbert
Medium: Videogame
06:00:41 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by MrYoshbert
Hey, all. I'm looking for the game (or possibly, games) from which two tracks used in JonTron's review of Birdemic come from.

I've given timestamps of where the two songs in question can be heard:
  • Song #1 (7:42 to 7:59)
  • Song #2 (8:22 to 8:33)

If there's one thing I'm sure about, it's that I know I've heard these two songs in an SNES game (possibly a licensed one, but I dunno). Seriously, my memories of these two songs were buried deep in the back of my mind until I saw that JonTron video.

Can anyone help me out?
see/hide 2 replies  
Asuyuka
05:12:45 PM 24th Sep 2014
Too high a quality for a SNES game; I think they come from Animal Crossing on the GCN.
MrYoshbert
06:00:41 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by MrYoshbert
Did some snooping around on Youtube to verify, and yes, that's it! The instruments sounded vaguely SNES-ish to me, though (and if anyone's curious, the songs are the themes for 4 PM and the Post Office, respectively).

Thank you!


close replies  

Bootlebat
Medium: Music
05:16:38 PM 24th Sep 2014
Back in 2003 some person I knew (who is a big U2 fan) told me the have some song that has the same music as "New Year's Day' but completely different lyrics. Anyone know what this song is?
see/hide 3 replies  
TheNinth
07:38:29 AM 24th Sep 2014
That U2 has a song that's the same music as "New Year's Day" but different words, or that there's a song by someone else that uses the music for "New Year's Day"?
Bootlebat
12:25:18 PM 24th Sep 2014
by u2
Asuyuka
05:16:38 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by Asuyuka
I believe the song you're thinking of is Clocks by Coldplay. I always get those two confused, until I hear the lyrics. =)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIHZBKl7KPw

Good songs, though.

close replies  

Shirokurou
Medium: Videogame
02:42:09 PM 24th Sep 2014
edited by Shirokurou
Yeah. This might be hard for two reasons. At a friend's house, he always had this huge PC game box that I never saw him play. I once asked him about it, but he said it "wasn't that good". It was one of those huge cardboard boxes for tiny PC C Ds (pretty sure it was not DVD). So the only thing I ever saw was the cover. Early 2000s, but the game may have been from an earlier time as my friend had, but chose to just let it rest on the shelf.

The cover had a hero riding a dragon. It looked badass. The style was kinda like Franzetta and Valejo. Dragon was riding right at you, 3/4 turn. The title of the game was also something badass sounding like "Dragon riders", "Draconica" or "Drakengard"(not actual titles as I've checked them) written in gold. The box art may have also had a bit of darker framing around the more orangish box art pic itself.

A Ny help appreciated
see/hide 2 replies  
alaman
05:30:12 AM 23rd Sep 2014
One of the Drakan games?
Rio
02:42:09 PM 24th Sep 2014
Drakan Order of the flame mb?


close replies  

FuzzyBoots
Medium: Webcomic
10:59:58 AM 24th Sep 2014
Trying to remember a webcomic I read several years ago. It largely followed a group of adventurers in a D&D world. I remember one of the later strips was a Christmas one where they broke down what magic items Santa Claus might have to do his feats. There were at least two Critical Failure strips, one involving a bard failing his Bardic Knowledge roll and being convinced that a purple worm was harmless and tiny, and another recounting a tale by the webcomic author of a Mage: The Ascension character who botched multiple rolls, including accidentally dropping a car, flipping the TV while trying to change the channel, and finally tripping over a coffee table while trying to get up from the couch.
see/hide 1 replies  
FuzzyBoots
10:59:58 AM 24th Sep 2014
Found it. Closet Gamers.

close replies  



TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy