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You Know That Show

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

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elecyan
Medium: Western Animation
08:40:43 PM 2nd Jul 2015
It was a show about two girls and a pet bat encountering paranormal stuff like crop circles, stonehenge, and other stuff
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jormis29
08:40:43 PM 2nd Jul 2015
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Macifayo
Medium: Music
07:17:19 PM 2nd Jul 2015
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I heard a song on the radio on the way home that was an early classic-rock style song, that was like "the train- don't come 'round here anymore" at the end of the chorus, and there is a guitar beat that sounds like the one in "Rock This Town". I tried every variation of the lyrics I could think of, maybe I misheard them, but I wanted to listen to the full song and can't find it. Does anyone know what it could be?
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FerrousFaucet
04:52:40 PM 25th Jun 2015
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash?
Macifayo
12:44:03 PM 2nd Jul 2015
No that wasn't it, it was less country and more rock-and-roll. I might have the words wrong.
Bananaquit
05:00:29 PM 2nd Jul 2015
Macifayo
07:17:19 PM 2nd Jul 2015
No it was faster paced, maybe I heard it completely wrong more than I even thought, or maybe it's just a really obscure song, it was on one of the 80 something numbered stations.

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mariic
Medium: Live Action TV
07:05:18 PM 2nd Jul 2015
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Does anyone know what this is from? www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QzXY_Tfybc
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DeisTheAlcano
Medium: Music
04:55:56 PM 2nd Jul 2015
This song appeared in a video (around the 2:00 minutes mark), I don't know when it was made or who made it. All I have is this clip.
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DeisTheAlcano
04:55:56 PM 2nd Jul 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Literature
02:13:34 PM 2nd Jul 2015
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YA Lit book about a girl (maybe in England) with serious physical self-image problems. Her friends remember her taking on different "personalities" through their school years together, and one of the personalities was a Spanish woman named "Maria" in an abusive relationship. Eventually she "faints" while ironing and burns her face with the iron, and nobody knows if she did it on purpose. In the hospital this celebrity guy who is obsessed with plastic surgery meets her. I remember this guy reminded me of Michael Jackson somehow. Celeb guy takes the girl "under his wing" and is going to help her get plastic surgery, but eventually she finds out that his face is permanently screwed up from endless surgery (sometimes just for stunt reasons) and he is going to steal her face. At one point it started getting really surreal and weird because she was in celebrity's mansion and she saw a girl who looked like her face had been ripped off? I would Google it but I don't know how to phrase my search.
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gaimanite.pkat
02:13:34 PM 2nd Jul 2015
bump, i know it's soon but the post is getting drowned

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Macifayo
Medium: Music
12:47:47 PM 2nd Jul 2015
The song from AI called Story for the movie Big Hero 6 sounds like something I heard in the 90's, just the opening sounds familiar and the rest of it does also. It wasn't in Suspiciously Similar Song though, but this song is very similar to SOMETHING I've heard before.
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Macifayo
Medium: Music
12:40:43 PM 2nd Jul 2015
I remember this weird music video I saw as a kid where they were in this large room with people dancing, and this one guy pulled off his skin and then throughout the song was pulling off his muscles one at a time. At the end of the video he was a skeleton and swinging around his skin or something over his head. I have no idea what the song was though, I only remember the video because it was weird and creeped me out. Does anyone know the song?
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DPXmusic
06:04:29 PM 25th Jun 2015
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Oh, I've read about that music video... I never watched it, though, because I really don't like gore, but I know what you're talking about.

Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

You watched that as a kid? Something makes me think you had nightmares after that.
NemuruMaeNi
01:21:22 AM 26th Jun 2015
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I recall it being too tame to be gore. It was a Logical Extreme of striptease, since he ran out of clothes and the girls around kept asking for more. It felt stupid much more than it felt scary. But then I've never liked his songs.

Hm, could be an example for You Can Leave Your Hat On page.
Bisected8
02:56:10 AM 26th Jun 2015
It could have still been Rock DJ. When I was little, I saw a version which had him naked, start pulling on his skin and cut to him dancing as a skeleton. I didn't even know the gorier version existed until I looked it up years later.

Could it have been a censored version?
NemuruMaeNi
05:03:47 AM 26th Jun 2015
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Oh, I might've come off as a sockpuppet of query starter. I am not. The song is undoubtedly "Rock DJ" by Robbie Williams, I'm just chiming in to suggest that even the not-censored version (yes, I, too, remember there being a censored one that skips him peeling off muscles and rollerskaters around him catching bits he throws away) could be overrated as a nightmare fuel; could have been presented in overly dramatized fashion wherever DPXmusic read about it.
Macifayo
12:40:43 PM 2nd Jul 2015
Yeah that was it thanks, I don't think I had bad dreams from this though, maybe something else though. It was playing while we were waiting on the bus in the living room, my mom had it on music videos in the morning and wasn't in the room when this one was on.

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MaximusX
Medium:
11:23:24 AM 2nd Jul 2015
So I Know of this from tv tropes what episode of game grumps is the story of Danny's mom getting mad at his teacher? The moment of awesome page doesn't say what the episode is
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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
10:44:30 AM 2nd Jul 2015
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I am looking for two shows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

several there I totally forgot about… eureeka's castle for one...
bradleyangle@129
08:57:13 AM 5th Feb 2015
I saw it in 2001, but I'm not sure what season it was.
bradleyangle@129
05:04:17 PM 7th Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
01:49:30 PM 9th Feb 2015
Bump.
Dalillama
03:06:21 PM 9th Feb 2015
Maybe wait a couple weeks (or months) before bumping again?
bradleyangle@129
12:45:06 PM 13th Feb 2015
Bump. I know it's early, but I can't handle the wait.
raptyr
06:10:21 PM 13th Feb 2015
If you know it's early, don't bump. It will actually end up driving people away from your query. The more you tell people to do something, the less they will be willing to do it.
bradleyangle@129
05:11:46 PM 24th Feb 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
12:35:29 PM 12th Mar 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
09:03:28 PM 20th Mar 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
03:55:21 PM 6th Apr 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
07:18:21 PM 23rd Apr 2015
Bump once again.
bradleyangle@129
11:23:59 PM 7th May 2015
Bump. It's been so long since this trope was up, and I still can't find answers. Either that, or I was imagining things the whole time. If anyone can help me out, that would be great. Thank you.
bradleyangle@129
06:01:18 AM 3rd Jun 2015
Bump.
bradleyangle@129
09:16:56 PM 1st Jul 2015
Bump.
lakingsif
10:44:30 AM 2nd Jul 2015
can't help dude

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DeisTheAlcano
Medium: Film
10:17:52 AM 2nd Jul 2015
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A military AI controls a futuristic looking plane and gradually starts thinking and actively killing the main cast. The three main characters are a black man who dies while trying to shoot down the AI's aircraft, a white woman who somehow ends up in an asian country after her plane is shot down, and a white man who almost gets killed when trying to stop a missile from destroying a building, I think in said asian country.

There is also a scene where they try to stop the AI by not letting it recharge fuel but the AI solves the problem by shooting at the fuel container and somehow filling its own tank. The AI also starts downloading tons of songs after being hit by the lightning that makes it sapient.
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jormis29
09:40:54 PM 1st Jul 2015
DeisTheAlcano
10:17:52 AM 2nd Jul 2015
That's the one, thank you.

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TwinBird
Medium: Videogame
04:06:35 AM 2nd Jul 2015
An old (nineties at latest) casual game, I think bundled with some versions of Mac-OS, definitely pre-Jaguar. There's a lattice of dots, and you control a line spinning around one of the dots. You press a key to catch a neighboring dot as you pass it, and you have to dodge various obstacles to get to a goal dot. One thing I remember very clearly is that the timer doesn't start until you leave the starting dot, but the moving obstacles move, so you have time to wait until they're in a good position.
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Kayube
04:06:35 AM 2nd Jul 2015
Spin Doctor also known as ClockWerx.

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DeisTheAlcano
Medium: Western Animation
07:54:03 PM 1st Jul 2015
A kid can wish for anything he wants by eating magical mashed pumpkin (The ingredients may be different as I watched it dubbed in Spanish) but due to its formulaic nature the only wish he didn't screw up was a female purple dragon he wished before the start of the series. It was made in stop motion and he also had and uncle/grandpa that sometimes helped him solve the magic hijinks.
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jormis29
07:46:40 PM 1st Jul 2015
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Could be Henry's World, in english he eats mashed carrots which can look like pumpkin since they are both orange
DeisTheAlcano
07:51:08 PM 1st Jul 2015
You are right, thanks. And apparently I made up the pumpkin bit, they were carrots all along
jormis29
07:54:03 PM 1st Jul 2015
Glad I could help

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
07:17:46 PM 1st Jul 2015
Song from The '80s, male singer, genre maybe rock. All I remember is the chorus consisted mainly of nonsense words and he would say the words in pairs like "eeda eeda, unga unga" though I think the rest of the song was real words.
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Bootlebat
05:50:00 PM 23rd Feb 2015
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It's possible he was saying real words and I just misheard it
Bananaquit
05:54:02 PM 23rd Feb 2015
“De Do Do Do De Dah Dah Dah” by The Police?

It’s from the 70s but, maybe “#9 Dream” by John Lennon?
Bootlebat
05:59:18 PM 23rd Feb 2015
Neither one sorry
radams
08:22:47 AM 24th Feb 2015
Could it be you're remembering the "Ooga Chaka" introduction to "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede?
Bootlebat
10:16:05 AM 24th Feb 2015
Nope I checked that and it's not it. It has a faster tempo than that song if that helps
Chabal2
08:27:29 PM 25th Feb 2015
The Witch Doctor maybe? "Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang".
Bootlebat
11:00:03 PM 25th Feb 2015
nope
Bootlebat
05:00:43 PM 1st Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
02:31:10 PM 5th Mar 2015
Here is a clip of me singing in case someone recognizes the tune http://tindeck.com/listen/bfrxx
Bootlebat
09:22:34 PM 13th Mar 2015
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Bootlebat
06:29:30 PM 17th Mar 2015
Even if I got the lyrics completely wrong does the tune sound familiar to anyone
snag
03:25:48 PM 18th Mar 2015
"Walk the Dinosaur" by Was Not Was? what a stupid song.
Bootlebat
04:01:14 PM 18th Mar 2015
no sorry
Bootlebat
01:52:56 PM 28th Mar 2015
bump
Bootlebat
02:10:19 PM 4th May 2015
bump
Bootlebat
04:07:30 PM 19th Jun 2015
bump
Manafichu
06:58:50 AM 23rd Jun 2015
Hooked on a Feeling?
Bootlebat
02:41:47 PM 23rd Jun 2015
no
Bootlebat
01:54:41 PM 25th Jun 2015
does the tune in my recording sound familiar to anyone?
Bootlebat
11:49:31 AM 1st Jul 2015
bump
TwinBird
07:17:46 PM 1st Jul 2015
You know, it's not from the eighties, or rock, and it's sung falsetto, but I can't help but think of the mock cell-phone noises from "Dragostea Din Tei."

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Raimar
Medium: Film
11:59:13 AM 1st Jul 2015
I remember seeing a film about time travel, they use a "fossil claw" or "fossil footprint" of a lizard like humanoid that lived among dinosaurs to go back in that time... Then they kill a tyranosaur there, I think by accident or by self defense. When they try to come back, the present is ruled by those lizard creatures... So, they manage to go back in time again and kill the humanoid-lizard in the past. In the end they come back to present and everything is fine... Looks like a 60's-70's or early 80's movie...

Anyone??
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steuben
12:16:58 PM 24th Jun 2015
Raimar
11:59:13 AM 1st Jul 2015
Nope, not that one... It's probably a film, movie... or a episode of something with featur lenght... What it is Not: A Sound of Thunder, The Time Travelers, Journey to the Center of Time, The Land That Time Forgot, Journey to the Beginning of time, Land of the lost...

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Steva
Medium: Film
09:35:09 AM 1st Jul 2015
I'm looking for a movie about an airplane race around the world. I don't remember much, except one scene where a pilot skipped a refueling stop (there was a quote something along the lines of, "And this pilot...is on his way to Scotland?!") and the very end (some years later, a commercial flight is canceled, and one of the people in the waiting room turns to the camera and begins to flap their arms.)
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jormis29
11:15:05 PM 25th Jun 2015
Steva
09:34:34 AM 1st Jul 2015
Thank you!
Steva
09:35:09 AM 1st Jul 2015
Thank you!

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jormis29
Medium: Film
09:03:19 PM 30th Jun 2015
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A non-English slasher movie set at a university (I think I watched it on SBS so I’m not sure what the original language was). Some of the parts of the movie:
  • Movie starts with a girl coming in late to test in morgue and there are cheat notes written on the underside of the cadaver she is dissecting. Killer comes in a black cloak and dragging a knife along the metal dissection tables then kills her
  • One of the characters is captured by the killer in an ally and tied to stake and set on fire. The other characters find her but due to the fire are unable to get close enough to rescue her.
  • At the end, the murderer is revealed to the main character/Final Girl who enrolled in university to kill students who cheat on tests.
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jormis29
06:42:09 PM 18th Jun 2015
Bump
jormis29
09:03:19 PM 30th Jun 2015
Bump

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KnownUnknown
Medium: Film
08:56:44 PM 30th Jun 2015
This is a film I constantly get mixed up with The Last Starfighter, but it's not. It's about a bunch of kids who find a crashed alien warsuit (a la Iron Man), and at least one of them gets stuck inside it when they mess around with it.

Then hostile aliens show up, and I think the suit has an AI or something that the kids befriend, and I think I remember that - like The Last Starfighter - while it was in general an upbeat action movie for kids the film could get quite gruesome at times.

It's been killing me for ages...
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Genayre
Medium: Film
08:44:16 PM 30th Jun 2015
There was this live-action film that was about this insane mix-up between a bunch of people staying at the same hotel who all owned versions of the same plaid bag. The main protagonist was an award-winning absent-minded professor who was studying the connection between geology and music who keeps getting trailed by a shameless swindler whose father is the local judge.
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jormis29
08:44:16 PM 30th Jun 2015
I think Whats Up Doc

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henke37
Medium: Videogame
04:39:35 PM 30th Jun 2015
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A 2d game where you played as a wizard that could transform into a couple of animals. I think they included cat, maybe rabbit and maybe elephant? The wizard had to be himself in order to use items. I don't think there was any platforming challenges, but it did have a working platforming engine.
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Prfnoff
04:39:35 PM 30th Jun 2015
This sounds like Imogen, which was originally a monochrome BBC Micro game but was remade in the 2000s.

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KingWumpus
Medium: Film
10:17:08 AM 30th Jun 2015
A mid-2000s live acction adaptation of a 1980s anime that has only a vague similarity. It has a stylized kind of industrial look to everything as made possible by every scene having not terribly convincing CGI. A couple human-looking robots (maybe genetically modified people) exiled to die in a desert randomly stumble upon some lost floating castle with the resources they need to wage a war against regular humans. The main character is some guy that gets mortally wounded and ends up sustained through a cyborg body that gives him super powers.

I distinctly remember that the iconic image of the TV show that also made an appearance in the movie is the hero cleanly karate-chopping a robot in half vertically. The TV show had more of a sentai look to its hero with him wearing a white suit and helmet, which also got a quick visual reference in the movie.
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Kayube
10:17:08 AM 30th Jun 2015
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That would be Casshern, with the anime version being Neo Human Casshern.

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WilliamRadarStorm
Medium: Film
01:42:49 AM 30th Jun 2015
This one can best be summed up with a line that was in the trailer: "Your voice brought them out of the book?!"

Okay, there was more to it than that: there was a character from a book-within-the-film that had a ferret as his animal companion, and a plot about bringing an eldritch abomination/Sauron expy into the real world to reek havoc by killing the author.

Before anyone asks, no, I don't think it was Stranger Than Fiction.
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alaman
01:42:49 AM 30th Jun 2015
Sounds like Inkheart, the movie to 'The Inkworld Trilogy'.

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fairyfeller
Medium: Literature
03:43:04 PM 29th Jun 2015
Book I read about ten years ago and I just can't for the life of me remember the title. It's about a private detective who takes a case for a woman looking to clear her mother's name; her mother had killed a teacher before the daughter was born. Early on in the book, the PI also ends up looking after a friend's exotic bird.
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RaneXen
Medium: Videogame
02:56:26 PM 29th Jun 2015
I actually discovered this video game from TV Tropes! I remember it had to do something with a god and a goddess. The world was ending and I think that because one of the deities was angry or something they caused people to mutate and such. There was a talking dog at one point. Anyway, I think it had two endings depending on how you finished the game. It was a sidescroller. I swear it was in Mind Screw or a similar trope page, but I could be wrong. I've searched but can't find it.
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Diretooth
02:56:26 PM 29th Jun 2015
I believe you're talking about Gyossait, which can be found on Newgrounds.

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Zeego
Medium: Live Action TV
12:18:32 PM 29th Jun 2015
Around 2004-2005, I remember seeing a sci-fi show on Canadian TV on two separate occasions. I may be conflating two different shows, but I'm quite sure they were two episodes of the same series.

The first one I remember has a guy who looks sort of like Rowan Atkinson walking down a street. He smells some flowers, then starts looking around suspiciously. He ducks into a corner, and when he comes out, he's somehow transformed into a spider with his head on it. A woman sees this and screams. In a later scene, a man is in a subway station. He transforms into a different man by sticking his finger up his nose and somehow pulling the new body out, while his old body gets sucked back in. This leads into a chase sequence on top of a train.

The second one I remember is more vague, but I remember two specific scenes: A woman holds a cage with a miniature T-rex inside, and a different woman spends the entirety of the show with a laptop somehow suspended at her chest level.
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Zeego
10:28:45 PM 2nd May 2015
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Zeego
07:14:40 PM 16th May 2015
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Zeego
06:51:24 PM 7th Jun 2015
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Zeego
12:18:32 PM 29th Jun 2015
Bump

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innocentvillainsunite
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11:22:52 AM 29th Jun 2015
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a show that features two girls that can make black and white costumes magically appear using tamagotchi-like magical items, it might be an anime or a normal cartoon. Also I remember a small part of one episode where the tamagotchi thing has a tamagotchi chef and was trying to get tama-chef to make him an omelette.
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mimitchi33
03:50:25 AM 29th Jun 2015
innocentvillainsunite
11:22:52 AM 29th Jun 2015
Yep that's it! Thanks!

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SirRavenIII
Medium: Live Action TV
08:09:11 AM 29th Jun 2015
Okay, so this has been bothering me for years. It's a show, I'm not sure whether it was British or American, about a geeky guy who has a crush on this girl. While he likes this girl, another girl is in love with him. I remember there's a scene where the second girl (the one in love with him) goes into his room or something, and when he turns her down, she goes crazy and all the furniture and items and stuff in the room starts floating and flying around, like she has telekinetic powers. In another scene, the guy and the girl he likes are about to make out or something, like they've finally realized they love/like each other, when the guy's mom shows up with the girl's dad. The two say that the couple can't be together, because the mom says, "I am your father," and the dad says, "And I am your mother."

Please, this has been driving me nuts, and no one seems to remember seeing this but me. I remember watching it in the early 2000s or late 1990s, I don't think it came out earlier than the 80s. And also, for some reason, I associate it with Beach Boys music, if that helps for whatever reason.
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Omeganian
10:38:41 PM 28th Jun 2015
Nothing on the Surprise Incest page rings any bells?
SirRavenIII
08:09:11 AM 29th Jun 2015
Nope, unfortunately. Although thanks for the suggestion

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Amabax
Medium: Western Animation
06:52:03 AM 29th Jun 2015
An animated TV show (perhaps 90's or early 2000's) about a girl who can travel (via a book i think?) where i remember 2 episodes: 1) Her brother gets sick so she travels through an encyclopaedia to the amazon where she befriends a tribe and gets a cure for the common cold. 2) She can't draw very well so she travels back in time to be taught by Da Vinci. In return for teaching her she gives him a calculator but he ends up inventing a telephone so she uses some sort of magic when he shows it to people to turn the inside of the phone into a parrot that talks. HELP PLEASE! I have been searching for this show for years!!!
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mimitchi33
03:55:04 AM 29th Jun 2015
Lily The Witch.
Amabax
06:52:03 AM 29th Jun 2015
Thank you so much!!

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Lyner
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07:57:16 PM 28th Jun 2015
I once had an anime, but since lost it, and I can't remember its name for the life of me. I don't remember much, but I remember a major female character getting furious with her father for causing trouble and interfering with her romantic pursuit of the main character. In retaliation, she ties him up and tortures him. His bodyguard shows up looking like she's ready to fight the daughter for assaulting him, and the daughter tells her that she can't stop her. Instead of trying, the bodyguard just sighs and tells the girl that her efforts are not only wasted, they're having the opposite to her desired effect, because apparently Daddy is way Too Kinky to Torture.
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lakingsif
Medium: Western Animation
06:21:48 PM 28th Jun 2015
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So I think this is western animation, but it might be an imported anime. It was on cartoon network or fox kids or one of the subsidiaries of those in the 2000s in England. It was styled like an anime, with characters designed like the ones on Shogun Steel.

I think the name of it was similar to that, too - it might have had shogun or shuriken in it, and was maybe only one or two words. I think it aired near (before or after) Yu-Gi-Oh! or Xiaolin Showdown maybe? (EDIT: though it might actually be earlier than those, but I think they were on the same channel at the same time if it was)

It mostly followed this one guy who could access a spirit version of himself, and there was a girl I think called Mae(?) who had a long red thing she tied around her forehead and the rest of the main guys weren't sure if she could be trusted completely or not.
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lakingsif
09:12:14 AM 13th Jun 2015
Nevermind, I think it's the anime of Shaman King. Has anyone seen it recently/know where to find on the internet to confirm?
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alaman
Medium: Music
11:04:31 AM 28th Jun 2015
I'm looking for a song I found on youtube last year. It was slightly punk-ish indie rock, I guess. A rather small unknown band, but had a not bad view count. The singer was female, and I'm pretty sure she had short red hair. I remember the chorus, which went 'give me shelter, cause the slightest of breezes could knock me off my feet right now, and I don't wanna be on the ground', not too sure about that last part. I cannot find anything with those lyrics. I'm even pretty sure it was called 'Shelter' but still no success.
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MysteriousKnight244
12:49:18 PM 25th Jun 2015
alaman
11:04:31 AM 28th Jun 2015
most definitely, thanks

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epicparadox
Medium: Literature
08:38:53 AM 28th Jun 2015
I'm looking for the title of a Klutz book, it was about making food. I've looked everywhere already, but no website seems to have any information on it, even websites with other older Klutz books listed. It came with a few things, like a pink tool for dipping food in chocolate, and icing bag tips. Other things too. One of the last pages of the books taught how to melt chocolate, and have chocolate/things to dip combos. Like, this goes best with dark, this goes best with white, etc. I know they had Oreos listed, and fried chicken as a joke. There was a picture of fried chicken dipped in chocolate. There was also a page on how to make almond paste "fruit". There were probably some tools for this included as well. I remember there was a strawberry, probably an orange. I think the rest of the book was like this as well, it didn't have typical recipes. I got mine in the early 2000s.
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epicparadox
08:38:53 AM 28th Jun 2015
Nevermind! I found the title

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detrimidexta
Medium: Anime
02:32:14 AM 28th Jun 2015
I'm trying to remember anime (as I recall, it was an anime) series I watch in the 90s. It's about girl, I think she's a miner stranded on some desert planet. She often use some kind of light exoskeleton which amplifies her strength. Her companion is a multi-tail fox-like creature with the power to transform into multiple illusions, which he often abuse to pull pranks on heroine.
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jormis29
04:47:33 PM 23rd Jun 2015
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The trickster multi-tail fox sounds like a Kitsune, have you checked that page
detrimidexta
11:23:55 PM 23rd Jun 2015
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Well, yes, that creature is surely modelled after Kitsune, but, as I recall, in this series the creature falls more in Funny Animal category, wearing clothes and baseball cap.
detrimidexta
02:32:14 AM 28th Jun 2015
OK, question is closed. This anime is called "Maris: The Chojo". I get it all wrong, the main heroine is mercenary and her exoskeleton limit her super-strength, not increasing it

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Johnny2071
Medium: Film
09:55:10 PM 27th Jun 2015
What's the name of the live-action movie where the young boy is crying at the end because he doesn't want his "special friend" to leave?

At first I thought the film was called Bogus, but I was wrong.
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FerrousFaucet
11:25:49 AM 3rd Jun 2015
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This needs more details. I'm going to guess that it's E.T..
Johnny2071
02:52:21 AM 15th Jun 2015
No. EVERYONE knows what E.T. is.
FerrousFaucet
12:33:34 PM 15th Jun 2015
Then give more details. Where and when did you see it? What does the boy look like, and how old is he? What kind of friend is his "special friend" and where is he leaving to?
jormis29
06:44:52 PM 15th Jun 2015
spacemonkey187
08:19:13 AM 16th Jun 2015
Mac & Me?

Embryon
07:32:33 PM 26th Jun 2015
I'd guess Gooby, but I'm pretty sure nobody saw that movie...
krtwofer
09:55:10 PM 27th Jun 2015
Shane?


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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
06:54:57 PM 27th Jun 2015
This techno song from 1999 or so with this sample that keeps saying "electric eel (something I can't make out)"
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mimitchi33
04:59:47 AM 13th Jun 2015
Could it have been from the Magic Adventures Of Mumfie song Real Eel Electricity?
Bootlebat
09:34:13 AM 13th Jun 2015
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No it was a song I heard on radio. It also had a sample that goed "what's that smell"
Bootlebat
02:58:20 PM 14th Jun 2015
One more detail. It had some vocal sample that I think was from Woodstock 1969
sunlitgarden
03:01:58 PM 14th Jun 2015
MGMT - Electric Feel has the line "Shock me like an electric eel" but it's from 2008.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZexg8sxyk
Bootlebat
05:59:13 PM 14th Jun 2015
Sorry not it. If I remember right it didn't have any lyrics other than those samples
Bootlebat
04:04:50 PM 15th Jun 2015
I could be hearing the lyrics wrong
DPXmusic
11:51:33 AM 16th Jun 2015
Just listened to Electric Feel...

That is not techno.
Bootlebat
06:54:57 PM 27th Jun 2015
bmp

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DatShambler
Medium:
03:33:12 PM 27th Jun 2015
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This isn't really a TV show or a movie, but it's actually a computer program that came with my grandad's PC.

The PC was made by HP (Hewlett Packard) and I think it ran either Windows 95, 98 or ME.

The program was a welcome program, you know like, one of those programs where an animated character pops up on screen and says the obligatory "Welcome to Windows and HP, blah blah blah" and tells the user where all the useful programs are and what those programs do.

Just to give you a vague understanding of what the program was, the animated character was a man with white hair, glasses, a light brown jacket and either blue or black trousers.

And just a side note, this was not downloaded off the internet. This was pre-installed on the PC.

Can anybody remember what the name of it was?
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jormis29
05:40:09 AM 27th Jun 2015
I'm pretty sure that it was Office Assistant, does this look like the guy?
DatShambler
03:33:12 PM 27th Jun 2015
No, that's not the guy, or the program for that matter. Also, you opened it through a desktop shortcut, not through Office.

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maddeningstars
Medium: Literature
08:44:31 AM 27th Jun 2015
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I read this book in late elementary, but I got it from the school library so it was probably more of a middle-school reading level. It was an older book, I'd say 60s or 70s. I remember the cover being kind of a rust color and missing a dust jacket (if that helps at all, idk). I don't remember much of the plot, but the main character was a young teenage girl, who I think had a little brother. They lived with an aunt or grandmother, not their parents. A good deal of the plot revolved around the cellar, can't recall whether they got stuck in there, or their guardian locked them in. There was an adult male character, who I want to say was a preacher? Jars, like mason jars, were important in some way. It had kind of a spooky atmosphere, but I don't think ghosts or anything were involved. I'm sorry this is so vague, I read this when I was like ten, but I recall really loving it.
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HEAVYMETAL666
Medium:
08:18:50 AM 27th Jun 2015
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A computer program for Windows XP in the early 2000's. I think it was a music tutor, and it featured a cgi fat guy who did these actions (like clapping his hands) when you pressed certain keys. From what I remember he had light brown skin and wore glasses. I think it might have had something to do with Yamaha keyboards; presumably plugging the musical keyboard in via USB would replace the computer keyboard.
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asparagusunited
Medium: Live Action TV
12:46:23 AM 26th Jun 2015
Does ANYONE remember a French-Canadian children’s TV program from the 80s or 90s that involved either mimes or clowns in white costumes with white props against a dark background?

I have really vague memories of this show associated with the song “Alouette” and I want to know if it actually existed or not.
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Xiumi
Medium: Videogame
10:44:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
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I was gifted this (PC) game a few years back (around 8 or so), and I can't quite remember the title.

Here's everything that I remember:

The game was based on three kids searching for a dog; the dog was stolen from one of the children (rich child, they stole the dog for a ransom), however that particular child's parents were away and couldn't help.

The town was explorable, and you could find money to purchase various items, such as binoculars, torch, etc., to help aid the search for the stolen dog.

The dog was stolen by two(?) guys, who kept this dog in a hideout and the kids had to break in to take it back because they couldn't get the money for the ransom.

The only other things I can remember was that you could talk to the people in the town and get clues, one of the children was a girl, (the rich one), and the other two were boys. One had glasses. Their hideout/base was a treehouse.

There's other little things too but that's the basics, if anybody can help/tell me the name of this game because it's been bothering me for years! Thanks.
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sunlitgarden
03:20:30 PM 14th Jun 2015
The clues and the treehouse remind me of Eagle Eye Mysteries, but I don't know if there was a case with a dog.
Xiumi
04:10:26 PM 15th Jun 2015
Hmmm, that's not it, but thank you anyway ^-^
alaman
10:44:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
was the dog a white terrier by any chance? Cause then I might have played it, though I'm afraid I don't know the name either

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NonSequiturWalrus
Medium: Film
08:42:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
There's this one movie my sister saw a long time ago and neither of us know what it is. She says it has something to do with some "Ring of Doom" or something. (No, it was not The Ring.) She distinctly remembers some monsters talking to each other and chanting "If there's a will... there's a way" repeatedly. It could just be a dream, but...
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Medinoc
08:08:19 AM 24th Jun 2015
There was an animated Lord of the Rings which contained a Villain Song by the slave-driving orcs, whose chorus was "when there's a whip there's a way".
Nezumi
08:27:40 AM 24th Jun 2015
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I honestly can't think of what else it could be besides that Lord of the Rings movie.
LordXavius
02:15:24 PM 24th Jun 2015
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The Rankin-Bass Return of the King, specifically. Another song is called "Frodo of the Nine Fingers and the Ring of Doom".
NonSequiturWalrus
08:42:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
Yaaaas! 'Tis it! Thanks, guys!

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FerrousFaucet
Medium: Film
07:57:28 PM 24th Jun 2015
I saw it on television. It looked like a film but might have been part of a series of made-for-TV film.

It was many years ago, probably early to mid 1990s. I only saw a few minutes of it. The setting appeared to be an English boys' school where the boys wore uniforms. The boys spoke in with a British accent. One boy bullied by other boys, and the bullies had put a sign on his back with the word "biter". The victim was unaware of the sign on his back, walking through the corridors when another boy suddenly asked, "Is your name Biter?" and the victim boy didn't know what he was talking about until he was told of the sign on his back.

I only saw this one scene, I remembered it for many years because I thought it seemed so ridiculous. When I watched this as a boy, I thought it seemed a very odd thing for a bully to do, and I also thought another boy would be a fool to think that the kid's name was Biter and he was wearing his name on his back.
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jormis29
06:37:08 PM 24th Jun 2015
Just a guess, but could it be one of the adaptions of David Copperfield?
FerrousFaucet
07:57:28 PM 24th Jun 2015
Thanks. I've heard of it but never read it. After a web search of "David Copperfield biter" it seems that there is a part in the story that is much like what I described. So yes, it's probably some film version of it, but I don't know which.

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MysteriousKnight244
Medium: Webcomic
05:57:11 PM 24th Jun 2015
It was a Fancomic about a warden from Dragon Age: Origins. I don't remember too much, but I know Alistair and Morrigan were in the party, and the Dog was also named Alistair. the Protagonist was a girl with white hair, and her father used blood magic to force her hand to slay her mother when she was a child. I think it was on deviantArt?
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Johnny2071
Medium:
11:04:45 AM 24th Jun 2015
What is the name of the Japanese version of Shanice's "I Love Your Smile"?

I used to listen to it a few times on Youtube, under the title of what I thought was "Natsu Yasumi".
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Johnny2071
11:04:45 AM 24th Jun 2015
Bump.

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Nezumi
Medium: Webcomic
08:12:10 AM 24th Jun 2015
Vaguely remembering a webcomic I saw with possibly-undead girls with special powers, and a weird scribbly art style, and I think it started with one of them being broken out of an abusive school or similar that was actually more of a prison castle.
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Nezumi
11:34:09 PM 11th May 2015
Bump?
17michela
04:44:00 AM 13th May 2015
This is a long shot, but Teen Girl Squad from Homestar Runner?
gaimanite.pkat
09:27:20 PM 15th May 2015
That's not Teen Girl Squad. I had an idea but it was a graphic novel series, not webcomic.
Nezumi
08:12:10 AM 24th Jun 2015
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I tried a few thoughts on what the name was, and it was Dead Girls, but it's defunct now. The Noah Elder comic that still has a working FB page, not the several other webcomics or conventional comics with the same name.

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NonSequiturWalrus
Medium: Film
06:57:16 AM 24th Jun 2015
At school, sometime in maybe second grade, there was a rather disturbing educational video. (Counts as a film, right?) It was about emergencies, opening with some kids riding their bicycles, one of them helmetless. The helmetless one rode his bike into a mailbox, ending with a gash in his head graphic enough to traumatize your average nerdy, sensitive oddball - namely, me. SECOND. BLEEPING. GRADE. Each time something bad happened to someone (e.g. car crash), a clock popped up on the screen and everything froze. During this, the narrator asked what we thought should be done in that situation instead of the stupid things people actually did. What the heck was this‽ Not the interrobang, stolen from wikipedia, but the video?
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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Live Action TV
06:30:01 PM 23rd Jun 2015
I remember my mom watching an episode of this show when I was a kid and it scared me. There was a human teen boy, and he was talking to some friends. Suddenly he looked in a mirror that I think was hanging in a closet, and instead of him being reflected, it was a puppet that was orange and looked like Ernie from Sesame Street or something from Avenue Q. At one point, when the boy looked in the mirror again, maybe a hand mirror this time,and it was the puppet, but the puppet had porcupine quills stuck in its face. I would have been about five or so, so this would be like 14 years ago, in the United States, during the daytime.
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mimitchi33
06:52:01 AM 23rd Jun 2015
Cousin Skeeter?
mimitchi33
06:52:03 AM 23rd Jun 2015
Cousin Skeeter?
gaimanite.pkat
06:30:01 PM 23rd Jun 2015
Might have been. I thought the boy was Caucasian, not to mention that thinking a Black puppet is orange is pretty erroneous, but the puppet looks pretty familiar to what my child brain remembers. Unfortunately I don't think there are any episode synopses of that show to be found, so I can't confirm. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
06:15:36 PM 23rd Jun 2015
Okay two things, both would have been web hosted cartoons. Both would have been 2000-2003. They could have been flash, I'm not sure.

First one was something I could swear was one of those 'pick the cartoon' things Cartoon Network did a few times, but looking through any of the descriptions, it's doesn't seem to be any of them.

Whatever it was, it was a short cartoon about this group of children. From what I remember there was a girl and a baby sibling, and maybe another sibling? They were torturing a woman, I *think* a babysitter/nanny/caretaker. Like not graphic torture, obviously, bad kid torture. I think they were trying to get rid of her.

The part of the cartoon is the caretaker woman has pretty much given up on the kids and is ready to run away in terror. The girl kid says something along the lines of 'Aw, we didn't even get to dump you in the septic tank,' in this really deadpan tone.

The cartoon reminded me a lot of the characters from A Series of Unfortunate Events, just the kids and the bleak style of the art. I think it was mostly black and white, and other sort of depressing colors. (It was NOT Nanny Mc Phee, or anything related to that, nor was it a Web Premier Toon)

The second was this bunch of cartoons, they were all sports themed, and I'm pretty sure that sport was baseball. (This was before I could read so it's difficult to say.) It must have been something that I got to from an ad on the cartoon network website, so it was child friendly.

Unfortunately I don't remember much about these ones, just that it had an ugly website, was baseball themed, and kind of bizarre.

I'm worried about the difficulty of ever finding these things since a lot of web animation seems to be lost forever.
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TheTeeth
02:19:16 PM 14th Sep 2014
Here we go.
MUTEscifan31W
11:43:32 PM 14th Sep 2014
I wish I could help. The first one does sound familiar to me, but it's not Homestar Runner, Happy Tree Friends, or Foamy the Squirrel. And it isn't from Weebl's Stuff... I hope you find them.
TheTeeth
01:11:11 PM 19th Sep 2014
Yeah, good point! I don't think it was part of any of the beloved, long-running web series. And this was a couple years before Youtube had even been created, so it wasn't something from there, either. All I can think is that it could have been something unrelated to Cartoon Network, but advertised on their site? Because for me to have seen it it would have had to have been child friendly.
TheTeeth
09:06:38 PM 16th Jun 2015
Bumping because I'm hoping the first one is still possibly out there. Less confident about the second.
gaimanite.pkat
07:21:07 PM 19th Jun 2015
The first one reminds me of Edgar and Ellen for some reason - I know it was a short-lived book series but not sure if it ever made it online.
HEAVYMETAL666
12:37:24 PM 20th Jun 2015
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Edgar and Ellen was made into an animated series on Nickelodeon around the early 2000's, so it could be that. Not sure about Cartoon Network though.
TheTeeth
12:29:19 PM 23rd Jun 2015
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The style was very similar to Edgar and Ellen, but that wasn't it.

The animated adaption is waaay too late, this was definitely no later than 2004.
HEAVYMETAL666
05:27:33 PM 23rd Jun 2015
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Was the first one 'Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids'?
TheTeeth
06:15:36 PM 23rd Jun 2015
Nope, not that one either. Right time period though, but I'm 100% sure it wasn't any TV show. It might have aired on TV, but it had to have been just a short.

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gennaroc
Medium: Western Animation
04:54:42 PM 23rd Jun 2015
Ok. So I have no idea of country of origin, but I watched it as a kid in Australia in the late 90's or early 2000's, and it was definitely all cgi.. It was educational and about a group of NASA style space exploring robots, one was a Lander type carrier, one was named Wheels coz she like had wheels, and another one was a probe like thing, and they were all sentient and stuff and explored the planets and, my god, its 3am and I've scoured the net and found nothing. TV tropes, yer mah only hope.
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saneismymiddlename
05:10:59 AM 18th Mar 2014
God I wish it was Bing and Bong: Tiny Planets but I don't think any of them had wheels...
minuteforce
07:43:51 AM 28th Apr 2015
I'm looking for this now as well. I'm pretty sure one of the robots was named Hover
jormis29
07:44:38 PM 22nd Jun 2015
I remeber watching it on The ABC but I cannot remeber the name. I think that the robots were different colours (maybe magenta, yellow, aquamarine or blue)
mimitchi33
06:49:05 AM 23rd Jun 2015
Zula Patrol?
jormis29
04:54:42 PM 23rd Jun 2015
No aliens, it was Edutainment

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detrimidexta
Medium: Film
04:46:07 PM 23rd Jun 2015
I'm trying to remember a horror/mystery film. It is about magical black cat who bring good luck to person who capture him. Film consisted of several stories, with the said cat as a link between them. One story is about a man who desperately want to quit smoking, so he turned to some shady company. A clerk shows him the room with black cat inside then starts electrocuting poor animal. After this demonstration, he threaten the smoker, saying that next time he smoke, they put his wife there (and they did it). At the end, magic cat found new home and a loving family, then he saves the girl from monster who steal children's breath.
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GoldenSonic64
Medium: Videogame
12:23:13 PM 23rd Jun 2015
There was that video game that was on the eshop and it was shown in a Nintendo Direct (I'm not sure if it was japanese or not). It is about being a blacksmith and you do mini games about fixing weapons. That's all I remember of the game.
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GoldenSonic64
11:39:19 AM 23rd Jun 2015
BUMP
TheTeeth
12:23:13 PM 23rd Jun 2015
Weapon Shop de Omasse?

(just a heads-up that took literally three seconds of googling to find, you might wanna try that first next time)

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