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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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Literature
12:19:55 AM 20th Apr 2014
This was a young adult book about a boy and his pet wolf in prehistoric times. It was fairly realistic (no dinosaurs or Flintstones-type stuff). I don't really remember anything about the plot, just a little about the characters and setting. I think keeping a pet was a novel concept, because the boy asks, "Can an animal have a name?" An adult replies, "Every rock on the mountain can have a name if you want." I also remember an old storyteller saying the wind was born when a man tore a hole in the sky with his walking stick.
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VoltaireMagneton
Medium: Anime
04:20:20 PM 19th Apr 2014
I just need to remember the title of this. It is an anime adaptation of Greek mythology. I believe it is anime because it is anime-styled, e.g. the sweat, chibi versions of the gods, and the "looks".

As for the episodes, it is more of the Greek myths/stories being retold in anime-style.

Thanks in advance! (:
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drrobbo
04:20:20 PM 19th Apr 2014
There was one from the 80s called "Winds of Change", there's a page about it on the other Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphoses_%28film%29

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Lunarcat
Medium:
02:47:36 PM 19th Apr 2014
Hey guys! (yeah it me again, I just have so many questions!)

I'm looking for two particular deviantART people.

The first artist had a disney/ don bluth style and draw a lot of dogs that looks like balto, but it was set in the wild west and they weren't anthropomorphized (well, not much, there was a female dog that wore a necklace and like I said they were disney style, bu they weren't walking around on two legs or anything)

The second I can only remember from a flash game they made. It was about this young wizard in training and it was on halloween so you went around and talked to people and depending on which dialog choices you picked they would give you different candy. It was based off a webcomic the artist was doing at the time but I never read the webcomic.

Thanks for all your help!

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Lunarcat
02:47:36 PM 19th Apr 2014
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Gralien
Medium:
01:49:01 PM 19th Apr 2014
I remember seeing a really weird cartoon on YouTube; I think it was Russian or something.

Anyway, this kid sees on a monitor screen that some robots up on a planetoid somewhere are malfunctioning, so he (I think it's a boy) gets on a rocket to fly up there. But he's aided by this weird cat-like thing. It has an asymmetrical face and can launch itself into space by yanking on the longer side of it's face. There was something about a mouse, and another kid already in space, and then things got even weirder somehow...

Point is, I can't find it again, and when you're the only person who can remember something this messed up, you start to worry.
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Gralien
06:39:29 AM 5th Apr 2014
Bump.
Gralien
12:57:29 PM 6th Apr 2014
Anybody? Hello?
Gralien
08:21:16 AM 9th Apr 2014
Am I alone here?
mogiks
11:39:33 AM 9th Apr 2014
Yup, all alone.

Any extra info you can give? What year you saw it for example? Was it in colour, what sort of animation was it?
Gralien
12:51:18 PM 9th Apr 2014
It was in color and it was traditional cel animation.
Gralien
10:35:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
Still here.
Gralien
01:49:01 PM 19th Apr 2014
The cat thing was yellow, blue and red, and it could transform into stuff by doing that 'yank on it's own face thing', but the transformation could be halted if something that wasn't already part of the 'cat' was attached to it, like if a ribbon was tied to it's tail or something.

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CaliforniaDave
Medium: Live Action TV
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
There was a variety show during the early to mid-70s. I can't remember which one, but one of the performers was William Shatner doing a dramatic reading. I remember it ended with the lines "Did I ever give? Did I ever...love?" in trademark Shatner style. Anybody else remember this?
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KEVP
04:59:11 AM 19th Apr 2014
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There are a lot of times Shatner did dramatic readings. He actually seriously thought that he could recite the lyrics to pop songs in his hammy, overblown William Shatner style and that somehow this would be art. Apparently he still does.

Here's a good wikipedia article to get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shatner's_musical_career

(At least once he appeared on the Dinah Shore show in the 1970s, so that may be what you are thinking of)

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Italiaandnostalgia
Medium:
07:37:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
I watched this about 4 to 8 years ago, it was a movie or show that was not animated. It was set in middle-age Europe. I can only remember one particular scene. There was a werewolf in human form sitting in a jail cell. There were peasants that were near him but I believe they were prisoners too. All of the peasants were afraid of the werewolf, naturally. After that I believe he killed a few of the peasants but I am not sure. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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mogiks
07:37:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
This is ringing a lot of bells with me. My first thought is the Doctor Who New Season 2 Episode 2, Tooth and Claw, which first aired in England in 2006. However, that wasn't middle-age Europe, it was the Victorian era, and I guess you probably would have remembered the sci-fi themes. So, perhaps that wasn't the one.

I'll have a think and see if I can remember anything else.

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EricaB
Medium: Videogame
06:32:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
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This was a video game from the mid- to late-90s, about the same time as games like Descent, Full Throttle, and the Dig, so 1994-1997 or so. It was a PC game on CD-ROM.

It was 3rd-person, and you were a blue-silver robot or cyborg fighting other robots or cyborgs in a futuristic prison or military base. Sorry for the sparseness of details! I remember one scene a friend was playing in which you had to blow open a door with a grenade to progress, and kept dropping his gun and running off instead of dropping the grenade. Another scene takes place after you defeat one of the other cyborgs, and learn some information from him. He begs for his life, saying, "No! Please!" over and over again. The whole point of the game, IIRC, is to keep the base from self-destructing.

Edit: If it helps, the animation was polygons, not cartoony like the Dig or Full Throttle.
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Vios
08:07:16 PM 30th May 2013
Could it have been Rise of the Robots? (See http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/rise-of-the-robots, for example). Released for PC (among others) in 1994. Blue-ish cyborg protagonist trying to fight through a base to deactivate the AI core.
EricaB
07:57:55 AM 31st May 2013
That does seem to hit on all the points I remember, but I don't remember it being a fighting game. This was a 3rd-person shooter, like Tomb Raider.
EricaB
06:32:11 PM 18th Apr 2014
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Found it!

BioForge.

:)

That's a 20 year search over at last!

The "No! Please!" scene that stuck with me for some reason can be seen here, starting at about 13 seconds in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY6SQfjQfwo


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ToastyBuns
Medium: Anime
05:46:40 PM 18th Apr 2014
I've tried Googling and asking on other forums to no avail.

So this would have been around the 90s but it could be from early than that, and it was just rerun when I was little. But definately no newer that the 90s.

It was a Magical Girl anime where our heroines are teenagers trapped in a weird fantasy world of floating islands. The natives are small dwarven/pixie people who live in tribes- each group seeing the girls as a source of power. Some tribes are good and others are evil.

I distinctly remember flying slugs used as transport - they had little buzzing flippers on them.

I'm in the UK and at that time it was only 5 terrestrial channels, if that helps narrow things down.

Any ideas? I might have messed up some of the details so if you know an anime that almost fits, please post anyway - I have to find out the name of this thing!
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Asuyuka
05:46:40 PM 18th Apr 2014
It sounds like Magic Knight Rayearth.

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jakovu
Medium: Literature
10:13:36 AM 18th Apr 2014
I can't remember the name of this. It's a graphic novel, and features a small child accompanying a portly, bearded man (who may or may not have been a pirate) through outer space. Towards the end, we meet the large man's mother, who reveals his real name: "Pokemon".
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jakovu
10:13:32 AM 18th Apr 2014
Never mind, I have found it. It's "Sardine in Outer Space".
jakovu
10:13:36 AM 18th Apr 2014
Never mind, I have found it. It's "Sardine in Outer Space".

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pure_mercury
Medium: Live Action TV
10:06:48 AM 18th Apr 2014
Does anyone else remember a TV show from the '90s in which the audience was supposed to try to figure out who committed the crime/murder in the episode? It had some pretty oddball deaths, like someone locked in a steam room who wrote the name of their murderer in the glass window before succumbing.
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CrazyCatKid
04:04:19 PM 9th Apr 2014
What channel/brand?
pure_mercury
10:12:44 AM 10th Apr 2014
I want to say Fox, but I am not certain.
randomsurfer
08:19:45 AM 11th Apr 2014
My best guess is Justice but that's from 2006. The show follows a lawfirm defending their clients. At the end of the episode it shows what really happened, whether the subject was guilty or not - irrespective of the outcome of the trial.
pure_mercury
09:59:57 AM 11th Apr 2014
No, it was nothing to do with the legal ramifications. It was little whodunnit-type stuff. And it was way earlier than that.
mrk1976
09:39:01 AM 16th Apr 2014
Sounds like "Likely Suspects", which aired on Fox, and starred Sam Mc Murray.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likely_Suspects
CaliforniaDave
09:13:25 PM 16th Apr 2014
No, I remember this too. It was in the late 70's and played kinda like a game show: there were three "contestants" who watched things unfold and then tried to solve the murder. Erik Estrada played one of the victims; he was a singer who got electrocuted because someone had wired his mic stand.

I checked IMDB and The Other Wiki and there's no mention of him doing this role.
FuzzyBoots
11:10:15 AM 17th Apr 2014
Erik Estrada apparently guest-starred in ''Whodunnit? which fits the trope. :)
CaliforniaDave
02:20:01 PM 17th Apr 2014
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Yep, that's the one *I* was thinking of. Hopefully it's what Mercury had in mind.

EDIT: Thanks, Fuzzy - and apologies for not saying "thanks" sooner!
FuzzyBoots
10:06:48 AM 18th Apr 2014
Huh. And apparently the 2013 remake uses a message written on steamed glass either by the victim or the murderer, possibly a tribute.

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Film
09:21:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
On here at the bequest of a friend. He remembers flipping through the channels at home as a kid, placing this sometime in the early-to-mid 1990s, and seeing the following strange film clip: It began with the image of a live-action person vomiting. (It could have been a guy or a girl, he remembers nothing else about the person.) Then, as the person continued to vomit, the camera zoomed out to show the doorway of the room they were vomiting. The camera was outside, you could see the person vomiting through the door. On the side of one wall by the doorway, on the outside, you could then see a HUGE insect. He said it took up most of the wall and resembled a giant ladybug or beetle. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thanks

This could also be a Live Action TV episode, but from the sound of it, I think it might have been a movie on cable. Wish I could describe this better, but it's not my memory :(
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FerrousFaucet
09:21:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
Perhaps a television adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.

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WittyBubble
Medium: Literature
09:49:01 PM 17th Apr 2014
I remember reading this book...I think prior to the year 2000. It was about two boys who were learning magic from the...uncle?...of one of the boys. And the nephew was concerned that his uncle liked his friend more or thought he was a better magician or something. I remember a scene where the boys were on a train and one or both of them were practicing card tricks. There was another boy that they called...Skeleton? Pretty sure it was Skeleton...and he was evil. But he was also able to do real magic. At the climax of the story, the two boys are in...an auditorium? a barn?...and the Skeleton boy is...in the rafters?...anyway, they end up burning the auditorium down and I think killing him.
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Ryonne
Medium: Literature
03:29:35 PM 17th Apr 2014
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When I was really young, I read this story—either a children's or young adult book—which for some reason I remember as being post-apocalyptic (at the very least least taking place in some dystopian future). The concept of the story was that there was some horrible acidic superstorm approaching the house of these kids, and since the power is out, the older sibling tries calming the younger ones down by telling them a story about fairies. Their parents aren't there—either missing, dead, or out of the house. I can't remember. (I remember the first part being really dark, and the second part was considerably lighter.)

From there, it follows the story of the exploits of a fairy in the human world while periodically interjecting dialogue between the older sibling and the other children. I can't remember the story very well from there, and I don't think I finished the book.

If it helps at all, I remember there being a storm on the cover (lightning, I think) and the title was something involving either "Sprite" or "Fairy."

Thanks!
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Ryonne
03:29:35 PM 17th Apr 2014
Not many people may know it. I feel like it was quite obscure, from what I can remember.

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EthercosNavuran
Medium: Videogame
12:47:13 PM 17th Apr 2014
Sometime between 2003 and 2012, I was at Wal Mart, and my nephew ran off to the games section. When I found him, he was playing a demo game about mecha, on either the PS2 or PS3(the system also had a demo for Blue Dragon, if that helps.). I forget most of the details, but the intro had the MC talking to someone, standing on a cliff overlooking some enemies. After a bit of talking, he (jumps? feet-jet hovers? I dunno) down, and then gameplay starts. The mecha is mostly restrained to melee attacks, but every now and then, a beam attacked could be used, but then had to be charged up again. I maybe kinda think you ally mecha on the field were blue, and there were a few special mecha with names that took a lot of damage to kill- when we left, the last one had soaked up three beams from my nephew's mecha and still hadn't gone down. Helps? Please?
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shigmiya64
12:47:13 PM 17th Apr 2014
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How big were the mecha? House-sized, tree-sized, skyscraper-sized? What kind of design would you say the mecha had? Did they look like humans in suits, like a Gundam, or a less humanoid design, like an AT-ST?

When you say the mecha was mostly constrained to melee attacks, it makes me think of one of the Dynasty Warriors Gundam titles. They were on Xbox 360, just like Blue Dragon like you mentioned.

EDIT: according to Wikipedia, Blue Dragon and the original Dynasty Warriors Gundam came out on the same day in 2007, so it would've been very likely to see them on display together in a store.

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Flareth
Medium: Music
12:34:44 PM 17th Apr 2014
There was this song that played on the radio. It was probably late 90s-early 2000s. I'd hazard a guess it was around 1999-2001. It could be earlier though.

All I can remember is that the chorus sang something that sounded like either "neon bro" or "meon bro", but it was probably something else I couldn't make out, possibly another language. It was also sorta punkish I think.

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y2k
Medium: Music
07:50:44 AM 17th Apr 2014
I can't for the life of me find the name of this recurring song on many youtube videos. It can be found on this video at 3:04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc6A3yx0M_k
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EricaB
07:50:44 AM 17th Apr 2014
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It's the theme from the tv show Ironside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGfnoORaC2c

It was made popular recently in the film Kill Bill.

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PhantomDusclops92
Medium: Western Animation
01:06:41 PM 16th Apr 2014
It's an episode of The Jetsons.

In a scene, Jane arrives at home and complains about her feet aching or something like that. In this scene we discover that she actually wears shoes in the same shade of purple as her tights that blend with them, as she takes off the shoes.

The question is, which episode was?
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Dolski
12:19:13 AM 14th Mar 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
10:20:57 AM 22nd Mar 2014
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Bump. If thst can help, I know for sure it's one of the 60's episodes.
Bisected8
03:05:03 PM 22nd Mar 2014
Can you give any more details about the episode? Wikipedia has a summery, if it helps.
PhantomDusclops92
01:34:05 PM 26th Mar 2014
Bump. Can't check now.
PhantomDusclops92
01:41:32 PM 28th Mar 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
01:52:46 PM 4th Apr 2014
Bump.
PhantomDusclops92
10:17:09 AM 11th Apr 2014
Bump more.
PhantomDusclops92
01:06:41 PM 16th Apr 2014
Bumpaga.

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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
01:04:07 PM 16th Apr 2014
Last one, a videogame with a reputation for being incredibly hard. Staring a red megaman-type hero. Maybe armed with a sword but if it was I don't think it was an energy sword. It was apparently either for the PS1 or Nintendo 64 and it was not in the Megaman X series.
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y2k
01:04:07 PM 16th Apr 2014
Megaman Zero perhaps?

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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
11:15:22 AM 16th Apr 2014
Oh, I forgot one. A fairly old videogame where you play a mech pilot. The game starts with you on a date with a girl, then something happens that makes you want to get into the mech and you have to travel to get to the fight.

My friend played it once on either a demonstration in a mall or an arcade. Does anyone know? I cannot find anything on it more specific.
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Bisected8
09:13:52 PM 12th Apr 2014
That sounds vaguely like Zone of the Enders, but I don't think that was an arcade game.

Can you describe the quality of the graphics?
Wildcard
06:08:10 AM 13th Apr 2014
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No I haven't ever played the game just kinda curious what my friend could have been playing. Apparently he didn't know the title either. I have played Zone of the Enders though and know it is not that.

If it helps apparently the date with the girl and getting to the mech might not be a cut scene. I think you play the human on foot in those parts.
ImmortalFaust
11:15:22 AM 16th Apr 2014
Hmm..If you're memory is screwy as mine, that almost sounds like the intro cutscene to Mech Assault Lone Wolf, but you are "talking" (the Mechwarrior doesn't talk, a la Gordon Freeman with the ship's mechanic, and the lieutenant, who is female, radios that bad guys are blowing stuff up and you use the upgraded Elemental Armor to lay down some smack...But there are all kinds of mech games out there.

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hogofthefuture
Medium: Film
11:39:07 PM 15th Apr 2014
There was a French film I saw several years ago and remember nothing about except that the main character was orphaned on the day of his birth because his parents killed each other arguing about whether he would grow up to be a doctor or a footballer. I think the plot is him getting lost trying to get to a bar for a date but I'm not sure.
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shigmiya64
Medium: Music
10:42:44 PM 15th Apr 2014
I hope someone else here is a listener of the 80s channel on Sirius XM satellite radio. Between songs, they do promos for the channel, and one of the things they'll do is spoof songs from the 80s so the lyrics are plugs for the channel. I'm wondering which song one of the promos is a spoof of; it's the one that goes, "Sirius XM. (guitar starts playing) You're on. Big 80s. On 8." The "Sirius XM" part also sounds echo-y.
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Odd1
11:51:14 AM 8th Apr 2014
I can't remember it right now, but I do listen to the station, so I'll get back to you on this next time I hear it.
shigmiya64
10:42:44 PM 15th Apr 2014
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I found it, completely by accident while playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as it happens. It's a spoof of Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode. This is too bad, because the spoof sounded like a cool song I'd like but I'm familiar with Personal Jesus thanks to the aforementioned game and I don't like it. :/

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ElRigo
Medium:
07:36:04 AM 15th Apr 2014
Guys, I am trying to find an old web original comic I read once in that imageboard that must not be named, lets see if it can be found.

It was a comic about the female sidekick of a batman-like superhero dating a guy he met at a foiled bank robbery. It was pretty sweet and heartwarming, but besides that I can remember nothing.

Any clues?
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FuzzyBoots
05:38:50 AM 14th Apr 2014
That would be Josh and Imp, released around 2004, but the guy writing it was told that it wouldn't sell, so he dropped it.
ElRigo
04:33:22 PM 14th Apr 2014
Mother of god, it is! You have a gifted memory dude.
FuzzyBoots
07:36:04 AM 15th Apr 2014
One of the fellows at the Atomic Think Tank had the quote from it, which I remembered as involving "X and Imp". For some reason, I was thinking "Drake and Imp", but a bit more Googling got it for me.

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DamnedHeathen
Medium: Literature
06:41:53 AM 15th Apr 2014
Asking for a friend so some details may be wonkier than usual: A short story about a poor blind kid who lives with his single mother. He weaved rugs and his mom told him that they were selling the rugs but she actually was unravelling them at night so he could reuse the same yarn. He loved going outside and always felt good outside but he wore out all of his clothes at one point and couldn't go outside anymore. It's implied that his mom has lost many jobs because she has to take care of him but she finally finds a job as a cleaning lady. One of her clients was throwing out a suit and she brought it home for her son so he could go outside again. He gets super excited, puts it on and goes outside only to be stabbed on the front steps to the house.
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Wildcard
Medium: Videogame
10:37:41 AM 14th Apr 2014
I remember a very old videogame. It was either or the NES or it's own packaged game system. I don't remember if you could control it with a controler or if you had a joystick.

What I do remember is that it was a game where you controlled a magic carpet, you did it in third-person back view, and I'm almost certain this game came out before Disney's Aladdin. I don't have vivid memories of playing it and I think I only played it once as a very young child. Anyone have any ideas?
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Beefcube
04:50:36 PM 13th Apr 2014
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You fly on a magic carpet in Magic of Scheherazade for NES in cutscenes: http://www.significant-bits.com/the-magic-of-scheherazade-bits

It's not third person and you don't control it, but I figure I might as well throw it out there just in case.
Wildcard
05:17:18 AM 14th Apr 2014
No I think the graphics were a little more sophisticated than that.
Nezumi
10:37:41 AM 14th Apr 2014
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This is almost certainly wrong given the details you've given, but... Magic Carpet? Otherwise, I believe The Immortal had a magic carpet segment, and it was released for NES, among many other platforms.

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Blurring
Medium: Film
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
I saw this on TV. A teenage girl living with her single father. She found a key that unlocks the elevator of the apartment they are living in making it a time machine. She goes to sometime after the American Civil War and befriends a girl there.
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ClinkerGynoid
07:18:52 PM 8th Apr 2014
Blurring
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
That's it! Thanks.

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diminishedseptachord
Medium: Anime
05:34:44 PM 13th Apr 2014
I am looking for an animation film (not a series, to my knowledge) that is most likely anime but could be western animation. There are two opposing camps of robots that look like animals (not Transformers), and they're fighting over crystals on some alien world. I remember something like the robots carrying the minds of a dead alien race. One of the robots actually turned traitor. I also remember there being humans in it, though I am not so sure. The final battle took place on a space ship, and it seemed that the head evil robot was vanquished, but just before the credits it turned out he had survived.
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Flareth
03:23:44 PM 12th Jan 2014
Could it possibly be related to Zoids in anyway?
datchik
08:10:45 PM 12th Jan 2014
Possibly Beast Wars? I know that was a series but I would imagine that there was at least one direct to video movie
treysind
11:35:39 AM 13th Jan 2014
Voltron?
dmwriter
12:11:22 AM 13th Apr 2014
This might be Robotix
EponymousKid
05:34:44 PM 13th Apr 2014
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Yeah, my guess is Robotix. That was a series of animated shorts later packaged together as a movie, and the robots were essentially exactly as described. I'd look that up on Youtube if I was you.

Might also be confusing Gobots a little bit in there, as Gobots were once flesh-and-blood humanoids who transferred their brains into transforming robot bodies

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Cranberries
Medium: Anime
12:01:42 AM 13th Apr 2014
In this manga there was this elementary/middle school aged girl with glasses and everyone in the school picked on her for being ugly and poor, and in the beginning there was this scene where a boy flipped up her skirt to reveal much to the girl's horror that her underwear is old and has stains on it and the prettiest/popular girl in her class comes to defend her. The pretty girl befriends the outcast, and even invites her over to her house after school. The girl's mother was even more beautiful, and seemed very sweet, but turned out to be a bitch in sheep's clothing who told her daughter that "If I catch you playing with that little girl again I'll have to punish you." And the outcast, for some reason, controls a giant robot.
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dmwriter
12:01:42 AM 13th Apr 2014
This is Brigadoon: Marin and Melan.

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Yolanda
Medium:
09:06:29 PM 12th Apr 2014
I am trying to remember a short animation, I believe the title is the girls name. simple animation about a young happy go lucky girl who lives next to a witch, and just by her good nature all the bad things that the witch tries to do to her end up back on the witch. There are some animals in the cartoon as well...and I believe this is about ten years old probably from nickelodeon....the opening song sings the girls name in it as well....any help?
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Synchronicity
Medium: Western Animation
06:13:21 PM 12th Apr 2014
I watched this in the 2000s. A 2D show about ninja school? The characters were drawn Super-Deformed and there was a blonde Alpha Bitch with pigtails or something.

The only scene I remember was that they were arguing about whether something was pink or orange and someone piped up with "porange."
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Albertosaurus
08:06:13 AM 11th Apr 2014
Shuriken School?
Synchronicity
06:13:21 PM 12th Apr 2014
Yes! Thanks.

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mogiks
Medium: Videogame
06:10:05 PM 12th Apr 2014
(NSFW - I hope it's ok to post this here) This was a free, downloadable game for PC a friend told me about last year or the year before, which I played for a short time as a novelty, and now I can't remember the title. It was a fairly simple RPG-like game, text-based with static art, with a choose-your-own-adventure feel. I think it had "porn" in the title. At the beginning, you created a character, and you had all sorts of options about gender, your genitalia, being a furry/futanari and stuff like that - seemed to cater to every possible kink and was very detailed.

You were then unleashed in a city, and you could choose places to go - you had to occasionally stop to sleep, or to work for money, but most importantly you had to have sex with characters - that was basically the only point, there wasn't any story as far as I could tell. You had a number of sex-related stats which affected your performance. The characters were illustrated mostly in an anime/manga kind of style, some pics were hentai and some were not. Many of the characters were somehow fantastical/supernatural or futanari/furry/or something, and the art had obviously come from at least several different sources as the style tended to vary quite a lot. Oh, and it was in English, and I'm fairly sure that was the original language.
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Asuyuka
03:01:06 PM 7th Apr 2014
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Not one I've had personal experience with, but know of through my circle of friends. Are we looking for Slavemaker?

The specific terms you're looking for are hentai, visual novel and life-sim or raising-sim, for future reference.
mogiks
08:57:18 AM 8th Apr 2014
No, it wasn't Slavemaker, but thanks for the suggestion and terms. As I said, it didn't really have any objective (like slave-raising) as far as I can remember. I got the impression it was not meant to have any real story or objectives; its only purpose was as a sort of self-insert sexual fantasy fulfillment game, aiming to be as inclusive as possible of all fetishes, kinks, sexualities, etc. I didn't play it long though, it's possible I'm mistaken on some points.

The game as a whole was rather forgettable in my opinion, so it's hard to recall much about it. The one thing I remember vividly because it was so bizarre was some sort of sewer area where you could have sex with a girl made out of goo.
Kelekona
04:00:37 PM 12th Apr 2014
It probably wasn't Corruption of Champions, but I recommend that you give that game a look as a substitute... No graphics, or really simple pixel art.
mogiks
06:10:05 PM 12th Apr 2014
I found it! Well, as you rightly suspected it wasn't Corruption of Champions, but I looked a little at the wiki to be sure and the gameplay had so many similar elements that it was a very good starting point for googling. As it turns out, Fenoxo, the maker of Co C, had mentioned the game I was looking for in his links to other similar games section. The title was Pornarium. It seems the developer has abandoned it now. This sort of game is really not my thing (perhaps because I'm asexual), so I'm not too broken up about that. I'm just glad I got the name. Thanks Asuyuka and Kelekona for helping.

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Wildcard
Medium: Film
01:19:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
A film I caught on Tv once but I don't think it was a made for TV movie. A man and woman are escaping a futuristic prison where a collar explodes if you go a certain distance away from the prison. They manage to escape but have to stay together while running from the cops.

The man is bald and looks sorta like Vin Diesel but for some reason I don't think it was him in this movie.

They start out hating each other than they fall in love. Along the way we learn the man was divorced and his ex-wife had kids.

This is a pretty cliched action movie, but it fells sorta weird to me that I don't remember the title ever being shown or said. Got any ideas? I don't remember what channel it was on.
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Bisected8
12:29:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
I looked on the Explosive Leash page and I found Wedlock (also known as Deadlock). Could that be it?
Wildcard
01:19:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
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No I don't think so. Neither leads looked like that and I'm pretty sure the movie actually was more modern than that. Around 2002-2004?

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alphakurgan
Medium:
01:52:25 PM 11th Apr 2014
I saw this web animation way back around 2005/2006, and I have been totally unable to find it since, so I might not remember everything totally accurately. I recall that the animation had large head on all the characters (like, almost as big or larger than their bodies) and I don't think any of them had arms (they may have had Rayman style floating hands). The animation follows Seasee Tiin, Mace W Indu, A Gen Kolar, and Kit fisto on their way to apprehend Palpatine, starting with a line elevator ride wherein the various Jedi place bets as to whether or not Palpatine is or is not a Sith Lord. This culminates in Seasee Tiin betting his life on Palpatine being innocent, to which Kit Fisto quips that someone would have his head soon. I also recall there being a running gag in which the Jedi would kill stortroopers (or clone troopers I guess) rather than bothering to use the Jedi mind trick, and a brief joke about some monstrous Jedi watching the Younglings.
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Thatsbkid
Medium: Literature
12:24:34 PM 11th Apr 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.
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LizardOfAus
Medium: Live Action TV
07:31:53 AM 11th Apr 2014
I'm positive this exists, but I can't find a trace of it anywhere.

It was a British series that showcased poems for children, often with some kind of display or accompanying animation. The show was hosted by poet Roger Mc Gough, and I know this because he ended each episode by saying "My name's Roger Mc Gough, and I'm off." There was an episode set around the zoo, and another one involving scary stories.
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Bisected8
01:46:15 PM 10th Apr 2014
I vaguely remember something called "Wham Bam Strawberry Jam" which involved poetry. Could that have been it?
Tarlonniel
08:35:49 PM 10th Apr 2014
I believe you're thinking of the series A Poem Is... See this article.
LizardOfAus
07:31:53 AM 11th Apr 2014
Bisected8: I think it was a different show from that...but thank you anyway for reminding me about Wham Bam Strawberry Jam.

Tarlonniel: Too recent. The one that I remember was, I think, around the late nineties.

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EllaV
Medium: Videogame
03:54:30 AM 11th Apr 2014
This was in the mid-to-late 80's, though I'm sorry that I can't even remember what game system it was on: it was a first-person maze exploration game where you would round a corner and encounter a monster. You could back away to safety, or you could approach, which would "activate" the monster so you could kill it (while, of course, it tried to kill you).

The only monster I remember was the worst of them all: three blob-like things who, if you activated them by accident (and after the first time you would ONLY ever activate them by accident) would open their mouths and start singing the Mr. Sandman theme. And wouldn't stop. And couldn't be killed. Have fun finishing the rest of the level while hearing the same thirteen notes over and over and over and over again. AAAGH.

Any takers?
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FloydPinkerton
01:01:39 AM 9th Mar 2014
Just from looking at lists of first-person maze games made before 1990 and crossing off the ones I know aren't it, I've come up with Maze Wars, Wizardry, and the Bard's Tale games. Was it one of those?

This next part might not help, but two users on the Escapist Forums were trying to find the name of a game that sounds like the same one, but I don't think they ever did. First-person maze game in the Atari generation, green blocks of jelly, your reflection was an enemy, you entered your name on a tombstone when you died, and the church could bring you back. Does that sound right?
Prfnoff
12:41:36 PM 13th Mar 2014
Remembering what the thirteen notes of hell sounded like (did it sound like an IBM PC beeper, or like something else?) could help narrow down what system it was on.
Dolski
11:27:47 PM 13th Mar 2014
Oh, man! I want to find this one, too! (And I apologise that this really doesn't help y/our search!)
FloydPinkerton
03:25:50 AM 1st Apr 2014
Are you there, Ella V? Did you find it yet?
Synchronicity
03:54:30 AM 11th Apr 2014
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illegalcheese
Medium: Literature
03:53:21 AM 11th Apr 2014
I'm looking for a fantasy novel I once read. This is in the middle of a series. There's a guy (a former magician?) who is an Anti-Villain and wants to destroy all magic. He is missing a hand from previous events (depicted in earlier books, I guess). He decides that only a diamond can cut a diamond, so he takes up magic again in order to destroy magic.

One scene has him regenerating his hand with magic, but passing it off as a miracle to convince his cult that he's some sort of prophet or chosen one or something. This is only a small part of the book, but it's the part I remember the most.

He also has a magic...gauntlet, I think?...that has the spirit of a woman in it, like a genie, who advises him. There were elves and dragons in the setting, I think.
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Synchronicity
03:53:21 AM 11th Apr 2014
Bumping.

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Lunarcat
Medium: Music
10:35:33 PM 9th Apr 2014
I need help finding a cover of the song what a wonderful world.

It was an acoustic version, with a female singer who had a very smooth voice. Indie sounding.

Her name (Or the bands name) is what I can't rember. It was Italian sounding, and it started with an I for the first name and an M for the second name. I think the second name was something like Misso? Or something?

Thanks!
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Twentington
02:54:54 AM 9th Apr 2014
Lunarcat
10:35:33 PM 9th Apr 2014
No, it was none of those. Sorry. Thanks for helping!

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Nezumi
Medium: Western Animation
10:02:27 PM 9th Apr 2014
Remembering more tiny snippets of random cartoons I remember nothing else about. In this case, I can remember that it would have been from very early 90s or late 80s or so, and it starred dogs or cats or something... and the only other detail I remember is one character getting trapped stiff in baked dough of some sort, form-fitted to their body, leading to a deadpan "That's the way the cookie crumbles" joke about it.
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alaman
Medium: Western Animation
09:46:43 PM 9th Apr 2014
I'm searching for probably as many as 3 different animated TV shows.

I saw them some time between 1997-2002, I think. On German Television, but I'm sure they were American/something else originally.

The first was about two small, green dragons, I think they were brothers. They were obsessed with cookies, and always tried to find the biggest cookie in the world. That's all I remember. I think the setting might have been somewhat oriental.

The second.. well, I only remember one scene from that, one which I found kind of beautiful. Someone was in one room together with some kind of witch/villain. There were shelves with a thousand different glass animals on them in all sorts of colours. The witch said that she had let the friends of the protagonist become two of these glass animals, and they would stay like that forever unless he was able to find out which ones they were. I don't remember anything else.

The third was a typical "girl's show". There were three women as protagonists, and everything was pink with a shitload of unicorns. They had some kind of magical powers, fighting for the good and all that. I think everyone had some kind of unique stone which gave her these powers. In one episode one of the girls - she had brown hair - got sad about something and thought that she no longer deserved her powers, so she removed her stone or destroyed it, something like that.

Grateful for any hints!
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Omeganian
04:25:28 AM 18th Mar 2014
Ozma of Oz has a plot similar to the second scene you describe (but the villain is male). There are a number of adaptations. Nothing else rings any bells.
GordonWay2
05:41:36 AM 18th Mar 2014
Could the third be Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders?
alaman
05:50:57 AM 18th Mar 2014
YES! I had the graphics in mind a little differently but the rest is spot-on. Thanks!

The Oz one I will check later.
gaimanite.pkat
11:22:45 AM 26th Mar 2014
I know there was a BOOK in the Oz series called Ozma of Oz, but if I am correct the movie version is "Return to Oz". The entire thing isn't animated, but the Nome King (owner of the knickknacks that are really people) is claymation. It's a freaky-ass movie, you should definitely check it out even if it isn't what you're looking for. Fairuza Balk plays Dorothy.
PhantomDusclops92
01:30:34 PM 26th Mar 2014
The first one is Pocket Dragons.
Nezumi
09:46:43 PM 9th Apr 2014
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The second one sounds like the Oz anime that was on HBO for a time when I was younger, to me. Lemme grab the TV Tropes link. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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MetaSkipper
Medium: Videogame
09:25:29 PM 9th Apr 2014
Trying to find a video games I once saw and looked up.

The "Game Over" screen had a girl, memory serves me right wearing dark blue, pointing a gun down at you, with "Game Over" text underneath that image. That's how I found out about the game, and I Google Images'd the game. Alas, I cannot find a picture of that anymore.

The gameplay was light gun (click the targets, kill 'em before they kill you), and the plot involved an army of girl clones or something like that. The death sounds were orgasmic, that I remember reading.

It used sprites, and I believe it was a one-man or small-team development.

Many Thanks.
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Dolski
11:22:51 PM 17th Mar 2014
What era and console are we lookin' at here? Arcade? Atari? Sega? SNES? PS2? Game Boy?
MetaSkipper
09:25:29 PM 9th Apr 2014
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@Dolksi - Afraid I don't know the era, but I do believe it was actually a PC game. Don't take that as gospel though.

@Deadeye_Duck Nope. Think more arcade light-gun games (House of the Dead, for example).

After talkin' with the guy where I was the image from, he doesn't rememebr the game name himself (though he does the image, but he lost it), he is fairly sure it started with the word "Gun." Again, not gospel.

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Odd1
Medium: Music
06:47:09 PM 9th Apr 2014
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I'm looking for an '80s New Wave song. It's got a tense chorus, with the word "never" being repeated in it a lot, the notes of the music escalating with each word...it sounds something like this, but it might be a little bit different. That's basically how it goes, though, with backing vocals repeating the word "never" each time it's said, I believe. The song I think is halfway between pop-rock and New Wave, though it might be neither and I might be overthinking the classification here. Either way, it's a really catchy song and I've never never never never never never known its name.
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Odd1
04:18:41 AM 7th Apr 2014
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Azzizzi
06:47:09 PM 9th Apr 2014
Is it possible that it's "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up," by Lisa Stansfield?

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CrazyCatKid
Medium: Film
04:03:49 PM 9th Apr 2014
Frozen score used in the Verizon Video on Demand commercials. It has a tuba beat to it. Anyone know that name of that score?
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Twentington
Medium: Music
05:33:20 AM 9th Apr 2014
A parody of "Jingle Bells". The singer was impersonating Bill Clinton. One line went something like "How the heck can we [something] this political repartee". It was near the end of his second term, so probably 1999-2000 or so. I heard it on a local country station, and it wasn't made in-house, because they don't do in-house parodies like some stations do.
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FuzzyBoots
05:33:20 AM 9th Apr 2014
"The Capital Steps" are usually my go-to group for political parodies and they had a fondness for impersonating Bill Clinton. Juggle Bills was a parody they did of Jingle Bells.

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Twentington
Medium: Film
02:49:10 AM 9th Apr 2014
Saw this in probably fifth or fourth grade, so about 1995-96. It was a film or TV show episode with a futuristic house, and I think a robot was involved. One scene had a chute that would dispense candy. At one point, things go on the fritz, the robot starts talking in a distorted voice, and the candy dispenser starts spitting out candy like crazy. That's all I remember.
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EricaB
01:07:40 PM 27th Feb 2014
Could it have been some adaptation of the Ray Bradbury short story There Will Come Soft Rains?
SSDG
06:52:55 PM 27th Feb 2014
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Sounds like something out of Pee-Wee's playhouse, though I don't remember seeing that specific scene.
Twentington
01:39:57 AM 28th Feb 2014
@Ericab: No, there were still people in it.

@SSDG: I remember it being more subdued, so Pee-Wee's is out.
tleach98977
11:08:41 AM 3rd Mar 2014
I think your talking about "Smart House", but it wasn't a robot, it was a hologram projected by the house. It went crazy because the kids told it that it couldn't be their mother, who was already dead, and the house became upset and enraged. It was on the Disney channel.
Twentington
11:07:15 AM 24th Mar 2014
@tleach98977 This was before 1999. I was definitely still in middle school at the time, and by 1999 I was in high school.
Twentington
02:49:10 AM 9th Apr 2014
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RandomSurfer
Medium: Literature
11:25:45 PM 8th Apr 2014
Youth book, read in the late 1970s/early 1980s but written probably in the early 1970s or possibly even the 1960s. A teen boy starts hanging out with another boy who wears a black leather jacket and is a bad influence on him. The protagonist teen gets his mother to buy him a black leather jacket too. At one point in the story the guys buy a baby allagator from a magazine ad; they keep it for a while and eventually flush it down the toilet.
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randomsurfer
07:20:12 AM 6th Jan 2014
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And a similar book read in the same time frame, this one with a girl protagonist. A new girl moves to town and becomes a bad influence on the protagonist - no leather jacket though. The new girl might be living with the protagonist and her family, I'm not sure. Only bit which really sticks in my head is, there is a variety store which the protagonist girl & her family frequent that they call "the 10 cent store." The new girl calls it "the five and dime." At one point the protagonist girl, speaking with her sister, refers to it a a "five and dime" and after a moment of confusion the sister replies "do you mean the ten cent store?" (italics per original IIRC.) The sister doesn't know that she picked up "five and dime" from her new friend.
randomsurfer
11:25:45 PM 8th Apr 2014
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VashtaNerada
Medium: Western Animation
07:29:09 PM 8th Apr 2014
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I have been going crazy trying to remember the name of this show! I had it on VHS when I was a kid and I'm fairly certain it is from the mid to late 80's, but possibly the early 90's. The show was about this blonde girl who babysat two kids, a girl and a boy. It also showed her at school, so it wasn't 100% just about the babysitting. I remember that she was also trying to win a radio contest. While she was babysitting them they would (I think) go into the closet, and that's when they became cartoon animals or insects in a cartoon world. I especially remember one episode in which the boy(who wore glasses) turned into an elephant (still had glasses), and the babysitter was possibly a butterfly, don't remember what the little girl was, and they were running from a — lion maybe a panther —. I think it maaaaybe had the word "book" in the title. I'm thinking that if I'm remembering correctly the opening credit was a song from the radio, there was something to do with a toaster, and she always woke up to the radio contest. Please help, I really want my daughters to watch it!
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VashtaNerada
02:14:28 PM 18th Mar 2014
Bump, please help!
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MikeK
Medium: Western Animation
07:16:32 PM 8th Apr 2014
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I read about a surreal scene from an a movie on this very wiki, and I swear it was an example in the "animated film" section of Big Lipped Alligator Moment, but when I went through that section recently I didn't see anything like it: It's an animated film where the main characters are, er, sea creatures of some kind, and at one point they meet a pair of walruses living inside a sunken ship. The walruses go through a whole song and dance number while moving around the ship, which concludes with the two of them dying and rapidly decomposing, after which the main characters just leave. The walruses' sudden death supposedly made sense in context because the plot involved a Green Aesop of some kind and the ship was implied to be radioactive or something... The rest of it was as much of a BLAM as it sounds, particularly because if I remember correctly, the musical number was all scatting anyway. I think the film was said to be a language other than English, but it was hard to tell from that one scene because there was no dialogue other than the scatting musical number.
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ClinkerGynoid
07:16:32 PM 8th Apr 2014
This is a movie called 'Samson and Sally", about whales. I haven't watched it but I'm sure that's the scene, I remember it from also reading that example. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_%26_Sally

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HarryPee
Medium: Film
11:53:12 AM 8th Apr 2014
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I used to rent a short children's movie from the library around 2000-2002. It was an animated short film in black and white, where these plumpish bunnies were living underground. They had to go above ground for something and there were like stairs and a hole to lead outside. They looked outside to see if anything was out there. They went out.

Something happened and they got chased by an animal of some kind and there was a scene where the rabbit was running away and it was very dramatic. The whole movie was very eerie and almost creepy. There wasn't any talking, just quiet creepy music. But it wasn't a horror movie, just a very disturbing children's film
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Shanther
Medium: Western Animation
11:50:22 PM 7th Apr 2014
I remember very little. It was a cartoon that was meant to be modern looking, so not like magic school bus and such. It was about a boy (100% sure it's a boy) who had a friend (not pet) who was a monster who lived in his wardrobe...sort of. The 2 of them traveled to other dimensions through the wardrobe.

I think the monster was blue and I think the cartoon had a lot of use of the colour purple.

The only episode I remember partially was the one where they go to a universe that is exactly like the one the not is from except one difference...in this universe he is a female so he has to dress up like a chick and find his friend so he can get back home. I only remember it because the female version of him never showed her face.
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Websterpup
02:35:32 PM 7th Apr 2014
My Pet Monster?
Kellor
05:11:27 PM 7th Apr 2014
It may have been a French cartoon called "Mot".
PaulA
11:50:22 PM 7th Apr 2014
This does sound a lot like Mot.

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zerohelix
Medium: Live Action TV
11:49:57 PM 7th Apr 2014
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The comedy show I'm looking for would have been from the 90's, possibly taking place in an office? All I remember is a scene when one character was about to be crushed by some huge block because he was on some tiny tricycle or something and couldn't get out of the way in time (like a sort of stuck on an escalator moment). Another character dramatically pushed them out of the way and was crushed, causing one more to comically attempt to reassure him while trying to pull him out by his tie despite him clearly having been reduced to a pancake. What followed was him going to the pearly gates where two angels were weighing people's souls as black balls as they let them in and the older one being impressed by the dead characters soul which was glowing white to show he died to save another. In the end I think he ended up going back after a while anyway, though I can't remember why. Does any of this ring a bell?
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PaulA
11:49:57 PM 7th Apr 2014
The bell this is ringing is "The Last Day", the fifth-season finale of The Brittas Empire. I haven't watched it in ages, though, so I'm not sure I'm right.

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