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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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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
10:20:33 AM 1st Feb 2015
edited by Bootlebat
There is this music video from late eighties/ early nineties. I only remember 2 things about it

1. There is the sound of someone snapping their fingers throughout 2. At one point it shows this wall with all these silhouettes of industrial ceiling fans on it.
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drrobbo
05:18:39 PM 31st Jan 2015
Any chance it's Billy Joel's "The Longest Time"?
Bootlebat
06:18:11 PM 31st Jan 2015
no sorry
Bananaquit
07:41:40 PM 31st Jan 2015
“In the Mood” by Robert Plant?
Bootlebat
10:20:33 AM 1st Feb 2015
not it

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Johnny2071
Medium: Music
09:15:28 AM 1st Feb 2015
What is the name of this metal song that is about wolves and sounds similar to Sonic and the Black Knight's "Knight of the Wind"?
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Johnny2071
09:15:28 AM 1st Feb 2015
BUMP.

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Synonyms
Medium:
09:15:16 AM 1st Feb 2015
I am looking for a quote that goes something like "If the world says that hope requires sacrifice then the first thing I do when I have the power to change the world is to destroy that rule/world." I remember that the quote was in one of the examples of a trope, but I can't remember the name of the trope or the name of the work it was in, only that the work was either an anime or a literature work or a fanfic. Oh and the quote was named as a subversion of the trope. Any pointer is appreciated.
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Kayube
09:15:16 AM 1st Feb 2015
Well, the work you're looking for is most likely Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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Christy
Medium: Western Animation
10:09:32 PM 31st Jan 2015
There is a kids movie(or at least I'm pretty sure it's a movie) that I watched as a kid that I would like to find. All I remember is a young man being sent on a quest by a queen to rescue her kidnapped daughter from a sorceress. However the sorceress claims that the girl is actually her daughter and proceeds to prove it by showing the young man an image of the girl(possibly with a magic mirror)happily picking flowers in the garden. I also recall a scene with a bird snatching the girl as a baby and carrying her away in a basket and...that's it. I have no idea when this may have been made but I suspect it was a tape my mother rented for me when I was little(like maybe when I was five or six or perhaps younger)so it was probably made in the early nineties or earlier. I've had these scenes stuck in my head for years but no matter how hard I try I can't remember what this may have been from. Any help is appreciated.
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Christy
01:33:29 PM 25th Jan 2015
Bump.
Christy
04:47:48 PM 28th Jan 2015
Unfortunately that's not it. I'm pretty sure the movie I'm searching for was made earlier, possibly very early in the 90s or maybe even in the 80s.
Christy
12:09:39 PM 30th Jan 2015
Bump
Ellowen
07:13:59 PM 30th Jan 2015
It's the animated version of "the Magic Flute"—it differs from the opera a bit, but that's it, I'm certain. It's only online in baddly dubbed over russian, I'm afraid, and I doubt it was made into a DVD—I have it on VHS.

the queen of the night claims her daughter was kidnapped by a wicked King—and she was, only it turns out the Queen is a witch who stole the girl, Pamina, as an infant to have access to her magic powers, which will activate on her 18th birthday. the queen gives the young man, Tamino, a magic flute to aid him. I remember that scene well.
Christy
09:42:34 AM 31st Jan 2015
  • Watches on YouTube* Oh my Gosh! That's it! Thank you so much!!
Ellowen
10:09:32 PM 31st Jan 2015
Welcome! It was a favorite of mine as a child.

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isoycrazy
Medium:
08:52:22 PM 31st Jan 2015
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I am looking for a classic movie from either the 1940s and 1950s.

A rich owner of a retail chain hears many criticisms about his business practices and decides to get hired in one of his stores to see how things are going. It is set in the 1930s or so.
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ragsorz
Medium: Anime
06:05:54 PM 31st Jan 2015
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since it seems the last show i was looking for are forgotten i try the secound show im looking for, its a lion that i think its a prince or something that traval trough time too collect some magic items too break a spell, the viecel he is using are a boat, and he have a crew with people that helps him on the mission..
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trovamp
Medium: Live Action TV
04:56:36 PM 31st Jan 2015
I remember a VHS starring a brown puppet dog about dinosaurs
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snag
01:42:38 PM 30th Jan 2015
edited by snag
I think he's just trolling to get someone to type "Weinerville" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinerville
trovamp
10:56:03 AM 31st Jan 2015
It wasn't Weinerville
Bisected8
11:57:38 AM 31st Jan 2015
Could you describe the puppet or give any other details?
NateTheGreat
04:56:36 PM 31st Jan 2015
He's not quite what I'd call brown, but Hush Puppy from Lamb Chop's Play Along?

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theteeth
Medium: Videogame
04:29:42 PM 31st Jan 2015
I remember reading about a game about a man dying of smoking related illness (probably cancer?), and it was something like you fighting the illness inside his body? I'm not sure if it was him sending a robot in to fight, or someone else, but it was something like that?

The one thing I'm not 100% about, I feel like it was a vaporware game? If I'm remembering right, it was something that got reviewed in a magazine but never actually released. Whether it got good marks or not, I can't remember.

I actually can't remember where I read about this game, so I can't go searching for it that way, googling it just brings up a bunch of anti-tobacco program websites, and I went through the entire Vaporware trope page (actually reading almost every entry, not just skimming) and I couldn't find it.

I might be misremembering everything, but that was the basic idea.
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Bisected8
02:40:09 PM 29th Nov 2014
Could you be thinking of Ben's Game?
theteeth
03:04:11 PM 29th Nov 2014
edited by theteeth
I feel like it might have been a similar concept, but I can say with 99% certainty that it's not Ben's game. I've read about that one, but not in the same place as this game.

I forgot to mention, I think it was a console game, with 2-D graphics. I remember there being screenshots, and I think it was a side-scroller/platformer?

Thank you for your lightning fast response though! I'd forgotten about Ben's Game.

edit- Also, more important info I left out!! I totally just remembered now, but I think the villain was an evil tobacco company of some sort, who the sick guy might have been affiliated with, and I think the implication was they were actually purposely TRYING to kill the guy?
Vios
03:06:37 PM 4th Dec 2014
There's a game called Re-Mission which has players control a nanobot injected into someone to fight cancer. It was released, but not for sale - it's intended as an educational game for cancer patients. However, I'm not sure it's the one you're after - it's not 2-D or a side-scroller, and I don't know if it has a "villain" as such (besides cancer). I thought I'd mention it just in case, though.
theteeth
07:48:32 PM 4th Dec 2014
edited by theteeth
Unfortunately, no, this doesn't seem to be the one either, but thank you for the suggestion! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there's a bunch of games with this premise, hehe, but I still kind of am. Is there a trope page for this sort of scenario that I could maybe be directed to so I can search through it?

(edit- it's not on the "Fantastic Voyage" plot page or the womb level page)
TheTeeth
04:29:42 PM 31st Jan 2015
What's frustrating me most is the fact that I can't remember where I read about this game. I know it wasn't TV Tropes, because it was an article, not a wiki sort of setup. And the only place I regularly read articles is Cracked, but I've read and re-read just about every video game based article they've published repeatedly, and I haven't seen it more than once, which makes me think it has to be an article elsewhere, but the thing is, I don't really read anywhere that's not TV Tropes or Cracked regularly, and it's got me stumped where else it would be.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
12:13:41 PM 31st Jan 2015
A hard rock song from The Nineties , male singer, at the beginning there is this weird sample of a voice saying "I'm falling" or something. That is all I remember about it
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PPPSSC
12:09:31 PM 31st Jan 2015
Was it "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" by the Butthole Surfers?
Bootlebat
12:13:41 PM 31st Jan 2015
I think you're right thanks

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Bootlebat
Medium: Live Action TV
10:30:03 AM 31st Jan 2015
There was this tv show in The Nineties that was for kids and about scary stuff (think like Are You Afraid of the Dark?) I only saw one episode but I remember it had to do with this school where the teachers are secretly spider monsters who are hurt by mustard.
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snag
09:53:19 PM 29th Jan 2015
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111987/?ref_=kw_li_tt "Goosebumps" from what i read is a similar show to "AYAOTD" and fits the time period. i haven't searched the episode list yet
IronicHandle
07:12:00 AM 31st Jan 2015
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I meant to post in the category below and it won't let me delete this but uhhhh....I do remember this? So you're not crazy?
Bootlebat
10:30:03 AM 31st Jan 2015
Not Goosebumps, though the title had something to do with scary stuff like that.

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Christy
Medium: Western Animation
09:52:20 AM 31st Jan 2015
Okay this maybe a bit long as I have multipul quries this time. Here we go: 1.There was this weird space themed show that used to watch on Teletoon. It came on at about 10 pm,had rather crude pastel coloured animation(sort of like the early rugrats cartoons)and the main character was a guy who always spoke in a monotone voice no matter what crazy stuff he and his crew go into. 2.This one is actually a video I watched at a friend's house years ago. It was three different versions of Beauty and the Beast narrated by an asian-american man(my brain keeps saying David Suzuki but I'm not certain about that). The first story was just the regular version,the second,set in medival Japan or China was about a princess being held captive by an evil wizard(therefore making her the "Beast" to be saved)and a common guy who saves her with the help of a bird lady(who I believe was meant to be the princesses familiar or animal spirit guide or something)though not before the evil wizard kills the bird lady and turns the princess to stone. I don't remember the third story at all but I recall that the narrator would pause between the stories and discuss the differences and similarities between each story. 3. A claymation show about a kid whose wishes came true whenever he ate mashed carrots(for some reason)and he had a female dragon friend living in his closet. 4.This one was a Hello Kitty special about a prince and princess who are cursed(they were siblings and squirrels I think). The boy was kidnaped/lured away by some dark force as a kid and the girl is in a cursed sleep,leaving it up to Kitty and friends to save the day. 5.Last one. This was a scene of a movie I saw when I was small and it freaked me right out. A little blonde girl and her parents go for a drive but end up crashing into a ravine filled with hazardous waste and they are left unconcious. I recall being so upset over the scene of the little girl lying limply in the car with her teddy that I couldn't even finish the movie.

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You!
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Medinoc
02:59:30 AM 31st Oct 2014
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SolipSchism
08:09:36 AM 31st Oct 2014
Okay this maybe a bit long as I have multipul quries this time. Here we go:

  1. There was this weird space themed show that used to watch on Teletoon. It came on at about 10 pm,had rather crude pastel coloured animation(sort of like the early rugrats cartoons)and the main character was a guy who always spoke in a monotone voice no matter what crazy stuff he and his crew go into.
  2. This one is actually a video I watched at a friend's house years ago. It was three different versions of Beauty and the Beast narrated by an asian-american man(my brain keeps saying David Suzuki but I'm not certain about that). The first story was just the regular version,the second,set in medival Japan or China was about a princess being held captive by an evil wizard(therefore making her the "Beast" to be saved)and a common guy who saves her with the help of a bird lady(who I believe was meant to be the princesses familiar or animal spirit guide or something)though not before the evil wizard kills the bird lady and turns the princess to stone. I don't remember the third story at all but I recall that the narrator would pause between the stories and discuss the differences and similarities between each story.
  3. A claymation show about a kid whose wishes came true whenever he ate mashed carrots(for some reason)and he had a female dragon friend living in his closet.
  4. This one was a Hello Kitty special about a prince and princess who are cursed(they were siblings and squirrels I think). The boy was kidnaped/lured away by some dark force as a kid and the girl is in a cursed sleep,leaving it up to Kitty and friends to save the day.
  5. Last one. This was a scene of a movie I saw when I was small and it freaked me right out. A little blonde girl and her parents go for a drive but end up crashing into a ravine filled with hazardous waste and they are left unconcious. I recall being so upset over the scene of the little girl lying limply in the car with her teddy that I couldn't even finish the movie.

Anyone got any ideas? Please and Thank You!
flamyangelwings
01:52:31 PM 31st Oct 2014
The third one is Henry's World, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWHZAY62TbI The fourth one is Hello Kitty in the Sleeping Princess, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4mTrQk0UMw
christy
07:56:56 PM 31st Oct 2014
I'm sorry if my original post is "unreadable", I didn't intend for it to come out that way but my old laptop had other ideas apparently. Anyway thank you to SolipSchism for organising it. Henry's World and Hello Kitty in the sleeping princess were definitely what I was searching for, thank you flamyangelwings! Two down and Three to go.
Bananaquit
08:20:53 PM 31st Oct 2014
Would #5 be Erin Brockovitch?
Bananaquit
08:20:53 PM 31st Oct 2014
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Double post, sorry!
christy
11:57:35 AM 1st Nov 2014
No I don't think so. It was an animated movie but thanks anyway.
christy
10:03:19 PM 17th Nov 2014
Bump
christy
07:41:50 PM 10th Dec 2014
Hey I actually found the first one! It's Captain Star. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Star
Christy
04:02:37 PM 3rd Jan 2015
Bump
Christy
09:52:20 AM 31st Jan 2015
Bump!

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christy
Medium: Literature
09:51:28 AM 31st Jan 2015
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This time I have four kids books I'd like to find.

1.A picture book about a young girl who wants to play with a doll at her grandmother's house but the grandmother says no. The girl disobeys and plays with the doll anyway and it turns out that the doll is alive or something. It escapes and causes mischief and bad luck including causing the girl to get hurt falling from a merry go round at the fair.

2.A picture book about a wizard who wants revenge on a village(or someone in the village maybe?)so he makes a straw mannequin and turns it into a real girl. A young man from the village falls in love with the girl but when he goes to marry her she turns back into straw. The wizard appears and has his Mwah Ha Ha moment before he flees. Fortunately a unicorn has been keeping an eye on the situation and helps the villagers find the wizard(and possibly turns the straw girl into a real girl for good).

3.An anthology of kids tales. I only remember the first which was about a magical man giving his goddaughter(or possibly granddaughter) a necklace of raindrops that gives her special powers. He gives her one raindrop on each birthday but just before he can give her the final raindrop she gives the necklace away. He gets so mad that he throws the final raindrop away and leaves in a huff, even when she retrieves the necklace he won't come to her again but her tears form the final raindrop completing the necklace and her powers.

4.A story from an anthology(not the same one above)collecting stories about witches. The story was about a woman taking her daughter to get enrolled in witch academy, while waiting to see the head mistress they see a painting of the best witch the academy ever produced(though no one seems to know her whereabouts)and the mother notes that her daughter bares a resemblance to the woman in the portrait. Later at the meeting the head mistress isn't sure she can admit the girl to witch school since she was adopted and therefore they don't know if she's actually a witch or not. Just then a man arrives outside and starts making a scene about he's going to demolish the school. To the surprise of all the girl stops him by using a difficult spell that only the witch in the portrait was able to perform and the head mistress changes her mind about admitting the girl to the school.

Any ideas guys?
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ClinkerGynoid
09:47:53 AM 6th Nov 2014
The first one is called "Babuska's Doll"
Christy
03:59:21 PM 3rd Jan 2015
Number one is indeed Babuska's doll and I found number Three as well. It's A Necklace Of Raindrops and other stories by Joan Aiken. That leaves number two and Four so here's another bump.
Christy
09:51:28 AM 31st Jan 2015
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christy
Medium: Literature
09:50:25 AM 31st Jan 2015
Reading this page has made me think of several books I read or at least skimmed as a kid. I'll try to keep this from becoming a wall of text like last time.

1.A book about a pair of twin sisters who buy an old doll from an antique store. It turns out that the doll is evil(possibly it was possessed or cursed or something)but only one of the twin's realizes it.

2.A book about a girl whose aunt died in an apartment fire as a kid. The aunt is fondly remembered as a hero because she was the first to discover the fire and ran around the building ringing all the bells which alerted the other residents to the fire and ultimately saved their lives. The aunt also had a weird hobby of collecting things in boxes. The main character and her cousin like to play out these events as a game and one day the girl finds one of her aunt's boxes in her granny's closet. However when she and her cousin are seen playing with pretend jewelry inside the box by the cousin's father he gets upset. The girl later discovers that her aunt wasn't a hero at all, the uncle had been the one to ring the bells and her aunt was a brat who refused to leave the apartment without her boxes(which is what lead to her death).

3.A book about a young witch named(I think) Libby. It may have been part of a series and it was not Sabrina The Teenage Witch or The Worst Witch.

I read all of these during Elementary School, which for me would have been the mid-late 90s.
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christy
10:02:14 AM 3rd Nov 2014
Bump
Christy
03:52:05 PM 3rd Jan 2015
Bump again
alangiaceae
03:07:49 AM 5th Jan 2015
  1. 1 is probably Janet Lunn's Twin Spell, also published as Double Spell.
Christy
09:50:25 AM 31st Jan 2015
1. is definitely Janet Lunn's Twin Spell. Thanks alangiaceae!

Bumping again.

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jjjj
Medium: Live Action TV
06:56:08 AM 31st Jan 2015
It was a canadian television series airing on YTV, that I first saw in either 2005 or 2006. If I remember correctly it was very videogame like. There were live action segments that took place in the real world and when it went into the videogame world the action was in CGI. Cartoon network was briefly planning on airing it in the beginning of its CN real stage. Also it's not code lyoko, that I am sure of.
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OrganicRambler
07:03:25 PM 30th Jan 2015
Perhaps it is Level Up? It actually aired for a while though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_Up_(TV_series)
OrganicRambler
07:06:31 PM 30th Jan 2015
Hang on. Ace Lightning is more correct in the time line. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Lightning

Perhaps Level up was inspired b this one. either way might be your ticket.
jjjj
06:56:08 AM 31st Jan 2015
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It's neither of those. I found it yesterday: It's called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zixx.

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superspyaustin
Medium:
06:26:01 AM 31st Jan 2015

There was this video game youtube video I can't find. Basically it had these four guys playing Smash Bros. Melee and the Mario player was very good (he also was obsessed with his power glove). Anyway the Pikachu, Kirby and Donkey Kong players went into the Mario player's dream where they then used the characters power's in the dream world. So you had a guy who was like a Pokemon trainer, a guy who was puffy like Kirby and a guy like DK. They beat Mario and then he wakes up and realizes he doesn't have his power glove anymore. Any links?
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FerrousFaucet
09:49:14 AM 29th Jan 2015
superspyaustin
06:26:01 AM 31st Jan 2015
No sadly. It was a Youtube video. It had guys playing Melee at the very beginning.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
03:10:38 AM 31st Jan 2015
Western I saw on tv once or possibly twice many many years ago. I may have only seen one scene.

Two men (the protagonist of the film and someone else - maybe his antagonist, maybe a friend) are involved in a bare knuckles boxing match. They both cheat by having something wrapped in their fist which increases the power of their punches. As the rounds keep going and going they both get more and more beat up. At practically the end of the fight, but during the fight itself, the both 'fess up to the other that they have something in their hand. The winner of the fight (probably the protagonist) has a rifle bullet wrapped in his hand. The other man has something else, but I don't remember what that was.
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muddycurve424
07:53:35 AM 28th Jan 2015
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movie or series?

Maverick
randomsurfer
07:22:37 AM 29th Jan 2015
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Pretty sure it was a movie. In color. I"m reasonably sure not Maverick the TV series, and waaaaaay too early for the film.

I'm thinking it might have had Paul Newman in it. But I don't think it was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Their fight is in a round open space, with a circle of spectators standing around the ring.
alangiaceae
03:10:38 AM 31st Jan 2015
It might've been the Maverick reboot starring Charles Frank. Young Maverick.Wiki says there was a TV movie before the series: The New Maverick.

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rachiebird
Medium: Literature
12:02:13 AM 31st Jan 2015
Okay. So, this time, I have a few queries from friends looking for books.

I remember it as a story where this story where this girl is in school or something in the beginning? Then she somehow ends up on a beach, with no ocean, then there's a lighthouse. And her friend at the end gets taken by someone, or something, and there's an ocean? the end was a cliffhanger and slightly vague...hm? I remember it being really confusing and weird?

~

I'm looking for a book about this girl who lives in a futuristic society where people have chips put in their heads to help them stay cooperative to the way the government runs the world and the girl occasionally breaks out of the hold of the chip and struggles to hide it. Eventually she escapes with some guy, and she has these drawing she makes that she hides under her mattress. There is a part where she sees this little girl fall in front of a train and either she or someone else screams which is a sign the chip stopped working. They all live underground in tiny housing sectors with just enough room for their family to live efficiently. I don't really know what else to say about it but I really hope someone knows what book this is!
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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
07:19:04 PM 30th Jan 2015
A kid's movie where a sundial is used to show transition of time. Since that was the only scene I saw in a play area, I can't tell if the sundial was plot-important or not. Can anyone help, please?
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TroperNo9001
07:19:04 PM 30th Jan 2015
I saw this in 2005.

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jjjj
Medium:
05:03:26 PM 30th Jan 2015
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I stumbled upon this game a few years ago on lazylaces. The game starts out in medias res. The first level as I remember heavily features the color yellow. Eventually when you reach the end you meet a guy who goes on a long speech ending with "I killed your master". This transports you to another webpage. Eventually, this is where I got stuck, you are sent to a webpage where you have to press the arrow keys in an incredibly fast quicktime event. I do remember right before the quick time event one of your allies in the story said something along the lines of "fuck you lady".

edit: If I remember correctly the entire game was in flash. Each webpage also the url seemed to refer to its place in the story. That in itself might not be so unusual, but the in between the www and the .com indicated where chronologically the story was at.
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OriDoodle
10:35:20 PM 17th Oct 2012
You are in the right spot. I don't know about this game, but no worries.
jjjj
07:54:54 AM 19th Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
09:56:53 PM 21st Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
01:04:21 PM 23rd Oct 2012
bumpity.
jjjj
02:58:21 PM 27th Oct 2012
bump.
jjjj
08:53:44 PM 16th Jan 2015
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2 1/3 year bump.
jjjj
06:43:07 AM 22nd Jan 2015
bump.
timelady_cass
06:49:59 AM 22nd Jan 2015
Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut.
Medinoc
06:59:40 AM 22nd Jan 2015
↑I think you misfired.
jjjj
02:07:29 PM 25th Jan 2015
bumpity.
jjjj
05:03:26 PM 30th Jan 2015
bump.

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wea111
Medium: Live Action TV
03:10:05 PM 30th Jan 2015
I am looking for a TV show that aired on CBBC in the late 90's to early 2000's.

It was about a world that was more technologically advanced than ours hidden below ours and it could be accessed through the sewer system. While its technology was advanced a good deal of it appeared to be rundown or in ruins with some people living within the ruins.

The main character was a boy of school age and he had a female companion around the same age. He locates the hidden world and goes down to explore it with the girl. (I think the boy had some kind of technology that acted as a key or locator device)

I believe that the boy had an arc where he was trying to locate his father who apparently had gone down to the world below before him (how long before I don't know).

In the first episode the boy was within a history class and asked the teacher how we didn't know that there wasn't a civilisation that had more advanced technology than us. One of the other children responded by hitting him over the head with a textbook and said something along the lines of "Because it's not in the book dummy!".

That's about all I can remember. If anyone can think what it might be I would be greatful.
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WhizzerMckwoff
Medium:
11:46:00 AM 30th Jan 2015
There's this song that plays on the radio. It has a strong dance beat and the lyrics are just basically a guy going "oh..whoaaaaaaa....ohhhh-oh-oh-oh-oh!" and then some weird flute playing the same thing in response at the end.

Also, there's this live CD with I think a green cover I saw in June 2005. It was by a female artist, and the title of first track started with "y". That first track also began with some weird violin playing that sounded like in "Fiddler on the roof".
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WhizzerMckwoff
12:12:49 PM 27th Jan 2015
Bump
WhizzerMckwoff
04:42:00 PM 27th Jan 2015
Bump
WhizzerMckwoff
10:02:33 PM 27th Jan 2015
Bump
WhizzerMckwoff
10:59:57 AM 28th Jan 2015
Bump
WhizzerMckwoff
04:53:53 PM 28th Jan 2015
Bump
snag
08:09:25 PM 28th Jan 2015
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wow... that *is* a strong dance beat... now when you say "fiddler on the roof" are you saying that it sounds like the "if i were a rich man" is being ripped off? like as in, how pdiddy ripped off 'every breath you take' for the notorious BIG tribute? (same theme but different presentation?) or was it an obviously different tune but done in the same style? (example: compare "stuck in the middle with you" against "all i wanna do is have some fun")

does this make sense?
WhizzerMckwoff
10:08:37 AM 29th Jan 2015
no, it actually sounded like a fiddle playing. as in, what you hear the fiddler playing in the movie. And it came from the album I mentioned.

the album and the song with the beat, the whoa-oh-oh-oh and the weird flute are 2 different things.
DatLonerGirl
06:44:19 PM 29th Jan 2015
Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani begins like Fiddler on the the Roof.
WhizzerMckwoff
09:48:32 PM 29th Jan 2015
No...it wasn't that for sure. It was just a weird sounding fiddle that began a live album by a female artist. And the name of the first track started with a "y"
WhizzerMckwoff
11:46:00 AM 30th Jan 2015
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hadle.II
Medium: Videogame
06:04:27 AM 30th Jan 2015
I am remembering a disc of water-themed computer games. I think it was just called "Water"? There were different games you could choose from which taught you about the sea, sort of environmental. It was all animated. The presenter was a girl called Thirsty Kirsty. One of the games (she may have featured in that one) was called Thirsty Work and I think it was on a boat. The titles of the games were announced by a man's voice. Another game which was scary for me as a child featured the narrator speaking about his ginger cat, Gus, who was then shown standing a burning building. You played as a fireman and had to squirt the fire and save Gus, who moved from window to window. There was one called "Sink or Swim" with Shelly the Turtle and Kelvin (?) the Crab who helped you decide whether different objects sank or floated, and then there was an undersea one in some kind of submarine where you were on a mission and had to look through different compartments and you were guided by a woman resembling Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet.
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06:04:27 AM 30th Jan 2015
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MSPachina#2
Medium: Anime
02:54:15 AM 30th Jan 2015
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First show: It aired on some Asian channel sometime in the 2000s with subtitles.
The main cast seemed to be all-girl (though it's possible that a few were guys with long haircuts and I couldn't tell back then.)
One girl who wasn't the leader / most outspoken member became the last of the [something to do with dragons] after the villain was killed off in the finale (he was the same species?).
The villain was ineffectual (in the consistent failure way) and showed up fairly often throughout the show.
I remember being pretty emotional when it ended so I really want to find it.
I've watched the first five episodes of Slayers TRY and don't think it's that.

Edit: removed second show.
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Hylarn
03:41:58 PM 9th Nov 2013
That second one is a pretty common gag. You'll need more details there
MSPachina#2
06:21:42 PM 9th Nov 2013
Honestly don't remember anything else besides that the competition took place on a beach, but most swimsuit competitions are out on the beach. It was probably standard ecchi, so I'm not too concerned about finding it. Thank you though.
MSPachina#2
08:03:45 AM 14th Nov 2013
bump
MSPachina#2
09:34:45 AM 25th Nov 2013
bump
ShanghaiSlave
06:54:39 AM 26th Nov 2013
edited by ShanghaiSlave
your description doesn't really narrow it down a lot. outspoken characters are very common. dragons too, kinda.

can you recall the art style? see this for a rough guide on artstyle by year. it's pretty accurate actually.
MSPachina#2
06:11:44 PM 26th Nov 2013
I can't recall the art style. What I meant was that one character stood out for being particularly outgoing and so was likely to be the leader of the group. The other character was, well, not them, but part of the group and most likely a girl. She didn't want to kill the villain because he (pretty sure it was a he) was the only other of their kind. I've checked this page already and nothing else stood out to me.
firefoxprime
09:32:13 PM 28th Nov 2013
Was the second show an episode of Tenchi Muyo OVA? I remember (Rhi Ohko?) Participating in a swimsuit contest and wearing some super revealing swimsuit. Could be that...
MSPachina#2
03:24:34 PM 16th Dec 2013
edited by MSPachina#2
Bump. I'm fairly sure it was fantasy and that all the good guys had superpowers. It didn't seem to be a long-running show. If it was, then it was divided into somewhat self-contained seasons because the ending felt pretty wrapped up.
MSPachina#2
01:10:51 PM 2nd Nov 2014
It was likely 12-24 episodes. The main cast seemed to have heroic ideals, now that I think about it. It really couldn't have been Slayers.
MSPachina#2
04:26:43 PM 18th Dec 2014
Still here.
MSPachina#2
02:54:15 AM 30th Jan 2015
It was...medieval-ish? Lots of greenery and I don't remember any electronic modern conveniences. All seem like inconsequential details. Am I looking for the most cliched fantasy anime ever?

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IronicHandle
Medium:
06:27:45 PM 29th Jan 2015
There were fairies that looked like teenage girls, and they all lived together and had superpowers and stuff. Around 2004 or 2005, I saw it on a few months ago and it was some shitty new version. It was animated, not sure if western animation or anime.
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bradleyangle@129
Medium: Live Action TV
08:10:19 AM 29th Jan 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
edited by bradleyangle@129
That's not it. I think the water was shallow, not deep. Number one could probably be a soap opera, not a sitcom.
Civanfan
12:42:34 AM 3rd Jan 2015
Could it have been this scene from Dynasty?
rachiebird
12:51:47 AM 4th Jan 2015
I watched a lot of PBS around that time and I can't seem to recall any shows like the one you mentioned in #2. So Nickelodeon might be your best bet.
bradleyangle@129
08:06:49 AM 5th Jan 2015
I think during that time, I have watched some shows on Nickelodeon also. So, that may be a possibility.
bradleyangle@129
08:11:36 AM 5th Jan 2015
edited by bradleyangle@129
Also, that fight in Dynasty was outdoors not indoors.
bradleyangle@129
08:28:29 AM 16th Jan 2015
Bump.
mimitchi33
03:40:51 AM 18th Jan 2015
Is number 2 Tweenies or Bananas in Pajamas?
jjjj
06:32:14 PM 18th Jan 2015
edited by jjjj
Is #2 Elliot Moose from the PBS block the bookworm bunch?
bradleyangle@129
01:40:09 PM 19th Jan 2015
The kids I mentioned earlier are real, as in human.
snag
05:42:50 PM 20th Jan 2015
if the woman going into the water was the result of a klutz bumping her in there, i have an impression of something like that happening in a movie "the party" with peter sellers. it may even have been a pond/water fountain deal.
bradleyangle@129
03:11:59 PM 25th Jan 2015
edited by bradleyangle@129
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.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
07:25:18 AM 29th Jan 2015
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Two books either by Judy Blume or of the Judy Blume "type."

First book has a male protagonist who is a high school senior (I think) and gets involved romantically with a female teacher. She breaks up with him towards the end of the book. There's a scene where he is having a picnic with her and they're drinking wine; within the context of the scene it's not treated as a big deal but I remember thinking at the time that he's underage and drinking! Or maybe, he goes out alone in a picnic-for-one after she breaks up with him.

Second book has a younger female protagonist. Two incidents I remember are: (1) the boys in her class are all tit-crazy, and at one point at a public pool they untie the back of this one girl's bikini top while chanting "boobies, boobies, boobies." She's wearing the kind that has a strap across the back and also around her neck so she doesn't get exposed but she is (a little) traumatized. (2) There is an old saying to the effect of if you get shat upon by a bird it's good luck. When it is first discussed the proper verb is discussed at a little length; the protagonist suggests "plops" but is rejected by her mother for still being disgusting. At one point the protagonist does get "plopped" on the arm by a bird, which she displays to her mother and points out the good luck. (All of that may have been the same scene.) [EDIT: Found.]
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randomsurfer
09:14:04 AM 19th Jul 2014
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Two more books*

3. Young male protagonist, circa 12-14. He finds a new friend who is a rebel who wears a black leather jacket. The protagonist convinces his mother to buy him a leather jacket too, even though the boys who wear leather jackets are bad news. At one point they buy a baby alligator from an ad in a comic/newspaper/magazine; they have it for a while then flush it. The only other bit that sticks in my head is they make two "giant" tuna sandwiches from a single can of tuna - this was back when a can of tuna was much larger than it is now. [EDIT: Found]

4. Girl gets involved with a rebellious girl. The rebellious girl may be living with the protagonist girl & her family for some reason, but the book starts at about the time the rebellious girl moves in. In the town where they live there's a ten cent store, which the rebellious girl refers to as a "five and dime." The protagonist girl picks up this bit of lingo, and at oine point mentions the "five and dime" to her older sister. The sister says "do you mean the ten cent store?" (Italics per original IIRC). The sister, who is significantly older & doesn't hang around with the protagonist girl & the new girl, doesn't pick up on her sister having adopted that slang from the rebellious girl.

All four were read by me in the mid to late 1970s.

* I thought I had posted them before but I can't find them now.
panicandhavefun
09:34:32 PM 19th Jul 2014
Number 3 should be Trouble After School By Jerrold Beim? It's a good thing you were specific cause I just googled 'leather jacket baby alligator tuna sandwich' haha
panicandhavefun
09:50:06 PM 19th Jul 2014
And the bird poop one might be Starring Sally J. Freeman as Herself by Judy Blume. Both the novels I've come up with came out in the 70s so these seem to add up!
randomsurfer
11:41:59 AM 20th Jul 2014
I certainly recognize Trouble After School 's cover, I think that's it. I'll look into Sally J. Freeman. Thank you.
JoieDeCombat
01:27:57 PM 24th Jul 2014
edited by JoieDeCombat
I'm positive I've read #4 - that exchange sounds familiar, but sadly I remember even less about the rest of the book than what you've described. I'll rack my brain and see if I can dig up any other useful details. Do you recall anything else about it?
randomsurfer
02:22:51 PM 24th Jul 2014
Um, it was printed on paper? It had a beginning, a middle, and an end.
randomsurfer
07:25:18 AM 29th Jan 2015
edited by randomsurfer
Finally got around to getting Sally J. Freedman from the library, and that was it. So two down, two to go.

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NESBoy
Medium: Film
12:28:00 AM 29th Jan 2015
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Can anyone tell me which movie this animated .GIF is based on?

I've been told it's Barton Fink. Thank you.
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snag
12:28:00 AM 29th Jan 2015
barton fink with john turturo

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ragsorz
Medium:
11:24:11 PM 28th Jan 2015
early 90s i saw a cartoon show on tv i think its american or something, i dont remember much it was something about krystall guardians that had some crystalls with some powers in, when they needed the power the activated the crytals, dont know if this help much, but its all i remember
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EricaB
07:23:28 PM 27th Jan 2015
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Is this something that might be listed on the Power Crystal page?
Omeganian
10:24:44 PM 27th Jan 2015
The first thing to come to my mind is Stone Protectors.
ragsorz
10:36:08 PM 27th Jan 2015
didnt see anything on either link that was giving back memories, all i remember are that it was i think 5 normal lucking teens and they activted their powers by holding up the crystalls and saing crystall power or something, saw it on norwegian tv in the early 90s so probably its older than that since it on that time wasent fast transmition from usa too norway
snag
01:28:12 AM 28th Jan 2015
this isn't something like power rangers or voltron is it?
ragsorz
02:39:06 AM 28th Jan 2015
No, not power rangers or voltron
alaman
03:50:04 AM 28th Jan 2015
were they male or female?
ragsorz
05:26:18 AM 28th Jan 2015
i dont remember exactly but think it were a mixed group, i dont remember wery much since on that time i could only watch it every third weekend
ragsorz
06:30:52 AM 28th Jan 2015
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i mean too remmeber that the crystalls wasent like the diamond on the cards, butt bigger and 2 half parts that they had too unit too activate the powers and the closest show i can find that are of newer age are steven universe, but its not that similar
FerrousFaucet
02:44:09 PM 28th Jan 2015
Is it Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light? A little older than the 1990s I think but just a try.
ragsorz
04:32:29 PM 28th Jan 2015
i have watched 1 episode of the visionaries, and can already say that it is not the rigth serie, but i would think the serie i looking for are from about same time in drawing form, with same time i mean its much similar drw style, but those i talking about i dont tink have armors like a knigth
snag
08:08:27 PM 28th Jan 2015
re: power rangers etc... i also meant in the same spirit where the characters themselves are minor and the only real purpose of the show is the battle scenes and the elaborate suiting-up sequences. it may help to know.
ragsorz
10:11:28 PM 28th Jan 2015
if i remembered the battle styles and clothing i know it had been easier too help me but i dont remeber that much since it almost 20 years since i last saw itt
snag
10:38:46 PM 28th Jan 2015
battle of the planets/science ninja team gatchaman did a similar thing; an arm swing and a command and it would activate their costumes and/or transform their rides into super vehicles. ???
ragsorz
11:24:11 PM 28th Jan 2015
i dont remember any type of viecel from that series im looing for, i mean too remember that it was on earth and much of the area was drwn with dark coloor like dark green leafs on trees and i dont remember any spesific type of costume either

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sailormean
Medium: Live Action TV
08:38:22 PM 28th Jan 2015
I'm trying to find a show I watched once with my cousins back when we were all like 5-7 years old, so it can't be older than 1999-2001 or maybe early 2000's. but I'm pretty sure it's from like mid-late 90's. It actually might not be a show, could possibly be one of those made-for-tv specials or a movie. I really want to say that it's from one of those kids horror/mystery anthologies like goosebumps or are you afraid of the dark because it has that vibe but nothing I searched up matched anything from my memory. I've been trying to search for this all night but it's kind of hard to know what keywords to put when memories are hazy and I have the story all botched up, so I'll just try and list everything I can remember:

It deinitely was in the horror/mystery genre, but wasn't genuinely scary, kind of a spooky cheesy thing, most likely made for kids or we wouldn't have been watching it. I also feel like it may have been disney channel or abcfamily or something but all the disney halloween movies are fairly popular/specific and this doesn't match any of them. I'm pretty sure it involved a group of kids/people being haunted by this creepy little ghost boy, or demon kid or something. I can't remember if this kid was the main antagonist but I THINK he might have just been like a scare tactic kind of thing that ended up harmless or like they end up freeing him, and the real villian was like this older ghost/monster/trickster type dude. the main characters were trying to solve a haunting that was happening to or around them and I remember the ghost kid being on this merry go round. I think he might have worn like colonial or old-timey clothes, and I might be mixing this up with something else but there was something involving a delivery boy? like the kid might have been a newspaper boy? or maybe was just wearing something reminiscent of it. The ending/climax involved a showdown at a carnival which i guess is where the merry-go-round comes in and there also might have been a fire happening around them. I think the main villian might have been trying to take the rest of the kids' souls or something like that, and they find a way to defeat him. I think there was also an obligatory creepy doll scene (but that might be me mixing it up with the scene from don't look under the bed).

sorry my memories of it are really vague so this probably won't ring a bell with anyone else but it's been killing me that i can't remember what it's from every time I think of it!
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EricaB
01:09:47 PM 25th Jan 2015
Parts of your description bring to mind Something Wicked This Way Comes, especially the part about the carousel.

There was a movie made in 1983, and a pared-down version of the story appeared on the show Ray Bradbury Theater.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0683206/?ref_=ttep_ep4

sailormean
06:43:05 PM 25th Jan 2015
I thought it could be something wicked this way comes, it always came up whenever I searched for the show, but watching the trailers didn't really bring up anything familiar. The 90's ray bradbury theater one was on youtube, I watched that and I don't think that was it either. kind of close in terms of the ghost kid but I think the one I'm thinking of was a brunette kid. I think whatever I watched was newer, like more late 90's than 80's.
AADalton128
11:14:24 PM 25th Jan 2015
Could it be "So Weird"? It was on the Disney Channel around that time.
AADalton128
01:15:37 PM 26th Jan 2015
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And I know it had stories about supernatural things.
ClinkerGynoid
04:16:14 PM 26th Jan 2015
That scene on the merry go round sounds an awful lot like the Are you Afraid of the Dark finale, Tale of the Silver Sight, as does the rest of the story you mentioned.

is this the episode/merry go round scene? (starts at 14:45 with merry go round) http://youtu.be/YE7Bl5JuFKA?t=14m45s
sailormean
08:38:22 PM 28th Jan 2015
OOMG YES THIS IS TOTALLY IT!!! I thought I'd gone through most of the AYAOTD episodes but missed this one. thank you!!!

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modgethanc
Medium: Film
08:23:02 PM 28th Jan 2015
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This is a movie I remember watching in the mid-90s. I only recall a few details, but I think it involved the following:
  • the protagonists were two or three teenage boys
  • they found some cabin in the middle of nowhere (I think they believed it was abandoned and were going to use it as a hideout or something)
  • the cabin was in fact occupied by an older guy who was a criminal or something who was hiding there, and I think he held them hostage and made them work for him, or just wouldn't let them leave, and was very rude and abrasive
  • the villain was played by an actor who I thought was Joe Pesci, but nothing he's done matches this description
  • one wall had a bunch of photos, mostly of women; at one point, the criminal guy berated the teenagers about how difficult it is for him to be on the run from the law (I think that's why he was living there) and not be able to have a girlfriend
  • I think a black car, which may have been broken down or just parked outside, figured into the plot somehow (maybe the criminal guy owned it)
  • I think there was a scene where the teenagers went to some kind of field party at night and took drugs, and did something called "purple hazing" (looking into a bright light which then makes everything look purple-tinted, a stoner activity)
  • I thought the title was something like "The Lost Boys" but there was a vampire movie by that name made in the 80s and it wasn't the same movie

Does anyone have any idea what it is?
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FerrousFaucet
11:22:37 AM 24th Jan 2015
Was this a horror movie? The OP description made it sound more like a coming-of-age flick to me.
modgethanc
11:49:01 PM 27th Jan 2015
It was not a horror movie. Coming-of-age story is more like it. I looked up American teen movies, but there are so many I'll probably never find it that way.

It's possible it was made in the 1980s, but I don't think it can be any older than that. Also, I'm pretty sure the title had the word "boys" in it somewhere", but keep in mind this was almost two decades ago, so I could be wrong about that. The only details I'm sure of are the older guy, the cabin, and I think the car.
modgethanc
01:48:36 PM 28th Jan 2015
Thanks! That was definitely it. It didn't even occur to me that it was Canadian. How long did it take you to find it?
snag
08:23:02 PM 28th Jan 2015
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it wasn't that bad. i used the search facility in imdb, and narrowed it down bit by bit. maybe about 20 minutes. i wouldn't have found it if it wasn't tagged (keywords) with "coming of age" and "hiding" or at least i think those were the ones i eventually used.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
03:29:50 PM 28th Jan 2015
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Can someone identify the song playing in the background of this commercial? (assuming it's a real song) http://www6.zippyshare.com/v/45332108/file.html
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Bootlebat
07:03:25 PM 6th Jan 2015
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Bootlebat
01:17:27 PM 14th Jan 2015
Commercial was from 1999 if that helps
Bootlebat
03:29:50 PM 28th Jan 2015
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thevisualboy37
Medium: Videogame
12:18:36 PM 28th Jan 2015
An edutainment game involving aliens; I believe they were multicolored and you had to sort them or something. I also remember that once you finished, they would leave, each one individually, and say things like "Good. Bye. Earth. Ling." and "I'm going now..."
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thevisualboy37
02:19:07 PM 7th Sep 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
02:01:30 PM 15th Sep 2012
Bump. So sorry for the obscurity.
cgsilverscreen2020
12:08:04 PM 25th Sep 2012
Math Blaster?
thevisualboy37
09:31:28 PM 26th Sep 2012
No. It couldn't have been Math Blaster.
maniesansdelire
05:52:22 PM 29th Sep 2012
Bump! I have no idea what that was, but I remember having a nightmare about that game (or one very much like it) in kindergarten.
thevisualboy37
09:51:20 PM 3rd Oct 2012
You had a nightmare about this game? Wow. So did I.
thevisualboy37
07:45:05 PM 11th Oct 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
03:46:57 PM 19th Oct 2012
Bumpity.
thevisualboy37
01:21:56 PM 24th Oct 2012
Final bump.
thevisualboy37
05:02:05 PM 26th Jan 2015
May as well bump this one again.
thevisualboy37
12:18:36 PM 28th Jan 2015
Bump.

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Dalillama
Medium: Live Action TV
11:29:04 AM 28th Jan 2015
In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency,Richard breaks into his girlfriend's flat (It Makes Sens In Context), and when found there says that he had been emulating the chocolate ad, only he'd forgotten the chocolate. Does anyone happen to know which ad he was referring to, and for what chocolates?
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PaulA
06:55:33 PM 27th Jan 2015
snag
01:12:06 AM 28th Jan 2015
(laughing at this) I did enjoy this book, despite how douglas adams was always pointing out how clever he thought he was. The bit with the couch stuck in the stairway will be with me till i die. That and the 'someone else's problem' field used to hide a space ship in hitchhikers guide.
Dalillama
11:29:04 AM 28th Jan 2015
Well, that's Adams all over. Pratchett does it too, as does Ben Aaronovitch, but they're better at it (I suspect because, meaning no slur on Adams, they're actually more clever than he was).

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SolipSchism
Medium:
11:19:22 AM 28th Jan 2015
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There was a relatively recent (post-2005, I'm pretty sure; I'm guessing around 2008 or 2010) movie oddly similar to, but unrelated to, Underworld. I can't remember much about it, except that vampires have taken over the world.

If I remember correctly, in this mythology, vampires get progressively more feral the longer they go without drinking blood, and in what might be a weird metaphor for income inequality, the most powerful vampires have all the blood they could need and remain Wicked Cultured and classy, while the majority of them are feral beasts in human form.

If, again, I'm not mistaken, they have established some kind of human ranches where they treat humans like cattle. But I might be fudging that in my memory.

Any ideas?

Also, my memory is pretty sketchy, but I'm fairly positive there were no werewolves in this world. It was strictly a vampire setting.

EDIT: Nevermind. Daybreakers. Good thing I found the Vampire Fiction index. Sorry! :/
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snag
05:42:17 PM 26th Jan 2015
kind of fits with "Blade 2"
SolipSchism
11:19:22 AM 28th Jan 2015
Nah, it's definitely Daybreakers, everything on the page matches what I was thinking of, and even reminded me of a few things. Thanks though!

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smashing
Medium:
09:53:48 AM 28th Jan 2015
I need help to remember a show about a girl going to get dogs in a different dimension by using a magic dog collar if it would help I have so much detail of the show just not the title
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smashing
03:02:12 PM 23rd Jan 2015
hint one of the dogs looks like the dog from Barbie life in the dream house if that help
smashing
03:24:37 PM 23rd Jan 2015
all the stuff that it looks like makes you think its a Barbie show character wise finally a episode is about a forgetful person so (look at first of my post)(the dog she brings back with her is a bloodhound)
smashing
07:09:30 AM 28th Jan 2015
bump
muddycurve424
07:32:24 AM 28th Jan 2015
Puppy in my Pocket
smashing
09:53:48 AM 28th Jan 2015
thanks muddycurve424 that the show


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muddycurve424
Medium:
07:33:19 AM 28th Jan 2015
There was a kids' show where there were characters that live inside a juke box. I think they sang about the Sandman once. 80's or 90's, no idea what network
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GordonWay2
06:28:17 AM 28th Jan 2015
Shining Time Station? The jukebox characters were just one element of the show, not the main characters.
muddycurve424
07:33:19 AM 28th Jan 2015
Yup, much obliged

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Mino
Medium: Music
09:27:53 PM 27th Jan 2015
Ok I'm looking for this bizarre J Rock music video where the band is playing with Orange Brand amps in an orange room and the band members keep changing size, like becoming small and stuff, The lead singer has crazy hair and kind of a scrunched up face and the song is really catchy but I can't find it anywhere. Thanks for your help guys.
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Mino
02:37:16 PM 27th Jan 2015
Oh my god I finally found it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9CM44MohAs
CirroccoJones
09:27:53 PM 27th Jan 2015
Thanks for turning me on to that. It is rather catchy. And the shrinking is just the camera playing with perspective.

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CirroccoJones
Medium:
09:22:23 PM 27th Jan 2015
A comedian once did a bit where he described going rollerblading with his family for the first time. He fell into a rose bush and was scratched up by the thorns and his wife laughed at his misfortune.

He describes being upset because, as a professional comedian, he tells his wife a joke and gets nothing. "But I fall into a thorn bush? Depends she needs!"

Does anyone know which comedian did this bit and where I might be able to find it? I desperately want to let my wife hear it because...well, she does the exact same thing.

I first heard it about 7 years ago on the comedy channel on satellite radio.
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CirroccoJones
08:50:50 PM 27th Jan 2015
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CirroccoJones
09:22:23 PM 27th Jan 2015
Found it! It was Craig Shoemaker talking about rollerblading on his album "Daditude."

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ConnorGorden
Medium:
09:00:35 PM 27th Jan 2015
I don't know if anyone will get this one since there is so little detail, but what is there to lose?

When Iwas a kid I remember sneaking downstairs to turn on the tv, and I don't remember what channel it was( It was likely either Disney, or Sci-Fi.) It was around Halloween, however. I remember that this one hitchiker was riding down the street with the person that was giving him a ride. He was telling the guy a scary story of how their was a man once that got his face caught under the grill of a truck( kinda rough on this detail, but it was something similar) He asked the driver if he wanted to see something scary. The hitchhiker told the driver that he was the one that had gotten his face caught. The driver, confused, turned to the hitchhiker, to see his face had changed to that of the mulitated man he had described. ( the reason I question if it were scifi or Disney is because the scene hadn't been all that bloody, just animated and terrifying.) I don't know what happened afterwards, however, as I switched it off in terror.
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FerrousFaucet
04:29:21 PM 27th Jan 2015
Something like this happened in the Twilight Zone movie with Dan Aykroyd. You can find a video of it by searching the web.
drrobbo
09:00:35 PM 27th Jan 2015
Since your recollection is fuzzy, is there any chance that it could be the nightmare fuel inducing scene in Pee Wee's Big Adventure with Large Marge?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9jKNT2rufs

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trovamp
Medium: Western Animation
04:28:12 PM 27th Jan 2015
Which Earthworm Jim episode had Jim say "that's a cheap shot"
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Bootlebat
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02:36:43 PM 27th Jan 2015
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When I was a kid (circa 1993) I had this cassette tape with a story/info about sharks. At the end of it there was this song about sharks and I think the first lyrics were "hungry hungry sharks, waiting in the dark" or something along those lines. The tape might have had a book that came with it but I forgot.
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Bootlebat
11:20:08 AM 16th Sep 2014
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Bootlebat
11:29:21 AM 18th Sep 2014
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alaman
02:33:36 AM 19th Sep 2014
all I can find is a book called 'Hungry hungry sharks' by Joanna Cole. Doesn't seem to have a cassette in it though.
Bootlebat
12:00:07 PM 19th Sep 2014
Might there be an audiobook form on a tape and the song was added as a bonus? I can't find anything on it
PaulA
07:30:49 PM 1st Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
03:03:32 PM 30th Oct 2014
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Bootlebat
01:25:59 PM 5th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
02:34:01 PM 16th Nov 2014
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Bootlebat
03:50:55 PM 16th Dec 2014
somebody's gotta know!
Bootlebat
02:36:43 PM 27th Jan 2015
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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
02:04:10 PM 27th Jan 2015
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True-to-life book for boys written in maybe the 1950s or 1960s; my parents bought it for me in the 1970s. The version I had was hardcover with a beige/roseish cover, no dust jacket. I don't know that it was published by/on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America but it could have been.

It was about a boy who moved into a new town and wanted to join the Cub Scouts but there weren't any openings - all the dens were full. If he could find enough boys to start a new den they could all join together. He does, and they do. His mother becomes their den mother (not den leader, as it was called by the time I was in Cub Scouts).

At the pack meeting where they join, held in the school gym, there's a tug-of-war activity after the meeting. Our heros win, even though they were all new and/or younger than the rest of the pack, because the rest were all wearing the full Cub Scout uniform including hard-soled shoes whereas the new kids were all wearing sneakers (except one boy whose mother always makes him dress up, and he is wearing shoes with crepe soles so they're practically as good as sneakers) so they have better traction on the gym floor.

At a later point in the book the boys in the new den (who are well established by now, but it's still their first year I think) happen upon a small house fire. and all the boys know what to do: run to the fire alarm call box and get the fire department. (Remember, this was in the 1950s before everyone had a cell phone.) We follow our protagonist as he does this. But it turns out that all the other boys did it too, and since they don't all live in the same neighborhood they all ran to their own neighborhoods' fire alarm call boxes - because that's where they knew where one was - so this relatively small house fire is suddenly a six-alarmer.
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randomsurfer
02:04:10 PM 27th Jan 2015
10 month bump.

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AADalton128
Medium: Live Action TV
01:19:18 PM 27th Jan 2015
I remember seeing one episode of a TV show on Nickelodeon, sometime in the early 2000s. The main characters (I think they were teens?) were in a haunted hotel. The ghost was a comet-like beam of red light. One of the main characters ended up in a janitor's closet that had been closed off years before. He found an old cleaning product called Comet. The show was on early in the morning when I saw it, but probably aired later originally. I didn't watch it much because it always had something supernatural, which scared me at the time.
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fangirling
11:03:23 AM 26th Jan 2015
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Could it be an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? I didn't find anything that matched your description but maybe you could. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Afraid_of_the_Dark%3F
AADalton128
01:18:34 PM 26th Jan 2015
I can't find any episodes that match it either. But it was that type of show. Also, I believe the guy in the janitor's closet was African American, if that helps.
Bananaquit
06:24:39 PM 26th Jan 2015
AADalton128
10:20:12 PM 26th Jan 2015
Doesn't sound like it, but thanks.
snag
12:50:41 AM 27th Jan 2015
looking at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_Nickelodeon i'm wondering if it is "Ghostwriter" There are episodes of it on youtube
AADalton128
01:19:18 PM 27th Jan 2015
Might be it. I'll check it out.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
11:27:17 AM 27th Jan 2015
song from The Seventies or The Eighties where they say "Magic Colors" a lot. I forget if there were any other lyrics
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FromtheWordsofBR
03:55:25 PM 14th Jan 2015
It's from the sixties, but "Magic Colors" by Lesley Gore?
Bootlebat
04:53:53 PM 14th Jan 2015
Sorry that's not it. I think it had both a male and female singer singing in unison
FloydPinkerton
10:39:48 PM 14th Jan 2015
"Do It" by the Fingertips?
Bootlebat
12:10:17 PM 15th Jan 2015
nope that's way too recent
Bootlebat
03:53:37 PM 15th Jan 2015
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If I remember right they sort of stretched out the word magic when they sang i.e "maaaagic colors" It might have actually been The Sixties now that I think about it.
Girlyyy
05:01:26 PM 15th Jan 2015
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is it Teddy Robin & The Playboys - Magic Colors?? it's from 1969... I know it's not a girl singing with a man but...
Bootlebat
05:10:53 PM 15th Jan 2015
No sorry, I think the words "magic colors" were almost the only lyrics in the song.
Bootlebat
02:44:34 PM 21st Jan 2015
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Bootlebat
11:27:17 AM 27th Jan 2015
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yaxie
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11:02:59 AM 27th Jan 2015
Hello everyone, I'm trying to find a children's book, which I'm sure I saw a blog about linked to from this very Wiki. I've looked extensively on this wiki using search and all of the likely pages I can think of but I cannot find it again.

The book was something like "how to draw monsters," or "how to make papercraft monsters" (there are many similar books on amazon but they don't have this one's unique features). The feature is that towards the end of an otherwise innocuous children's art book about making dinosaurs, the tone changes quite suddenly (Mood Whiplash), and it starts talking about continental drift and Pangaea, and relating them to the effects of nuclear weapons. It then moves on to a set of questions, which are largely rhetorical (the blog said something like, "questions to which nobody knows the answer") which have a Socratic questioning style and lead towards implications of previous mass extinctions being caused by nuclear war. At some stage there is the classic question, "who are the real monsters?"
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ClinkerGynoid
11:02:59 AM 27th Jan 2015
That's on here under Surprise Creepy! (Literature) It's called Model a Monster. This is the page they linked to:

http://babbletrish.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-play-extinction-game-wait-what.html

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
10:57:25 AM 27th Jan 2015
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Techno song, not sure what year but I think from The Nineties. It had a bunch of samples and one seemed to be this guy fighting some badguy with a robotic voice and at one point the badguy says something like "face me now, or i'll scatter her body across this field!"
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Bootlebat
02:45:45 PM 21st Jan 2015
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Bootlebat
11:27:54 AM 26th Jan 2015
One more clue: it had a sample of the "SEGA" sound Sega games make when showing the logo at the beginning
Bootlebat
10:57:25 AM 27th Jan 2015
SOLVED: It's Alec Empire- Pleasure Is Our Business

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Hegelund
Medium: Western Animation
10:13:35 AM 27th Jan 2015
I remember watching this Animated feature when I was younger, I'm guessing about 12-13 years ago. It was aired on the Danish channel DR 1, so it might've been released a while earlier.

The premise, as I recall, was sleep and the realm of dreams. A boy was in this realm of sleep, travelling on a flying bed (I think). For an animated feature it was rather dark both in tone and animation style, but still looked rather Disney-esque.

Hope you can help!
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EricaB
10:01:52 AM 27th Jan 2015
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Hegelund
10:13:35 AM 27th Jan 2015
That's the one - thanks! :)

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logzlo
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07:36:37 AM 27th Jan 2015
(I'm pretty sure this one was on an audiobook, but it might have been some sort of radio production.) I think this was a short story, because I don't think the concept stretches to a full book. It may have been part of an anthology of short stories, or it may have just been a full book whose middle I'm forgetting.

Here's the parts of the story that I remember: A little boy, smart and funny, licks a frozen flagpole (a la A Christmas Story) on a dare. His tongue sticks. By the time the fire department has arrived, the 'good' part of his tongue has frozen solid (I'm not sure if that part was an extended metaphor or if it was the literal in-universe explanation). He becomes mean and spiteful, a terror of a person to be around, until the end of the story. At the end, his tongue is thawed by...love, I think? Someone being nice to him despite his mean-spiritedness? Something like that. Someone's compassion, is the general idea, and it makes him able to be happy again.

Timeframe is somewhere in the range of late 90's-mid 2000's. Thanks in advance.
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logzlo
07:36:37 AM 27th Jan 2015
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thevisualboy37
Medium: Videogame
07:01:19 AM 27th Jan 2015
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This was an Edutainment Game I played in Kindergarten (around 1999 or 2000). I think it was on Mac. I can only remember two parts about it: in one, you're on a space station in zero-gravity, and if you click on something, Strauss' Blue Danube plays (recently figured this out). The other part is clicking on a radio transmitter will cause a guy to say "This is [I've forgotten the name, but it was something like "Big Bad Joe"] reporting live from Springtown!" and talk for a little while about... something. The name of this game has been bugging me for a long time. I also remember there being a guide, and I think it was a talking frog. Oh, and before you say Microsoft's Explorapedia: World of People, that's not it; I tried it, thinking that might be it, and it wasn't. I don't even think it's Mac-compatible, anyway.
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Random888
06:36:21 PM 25th Nov 2012
Could the talking frog be C.J. from the Jump Start series?
thevisualboy37
06:57:06 PM 25th Nov 2012
No, it wasn't him. I would've remembered.
deadtom
05:20:32 PM 3rd Dec 2012
SPY Fox series?
thevisualboy37
06:21:54 PM 12th Dec 2012
No...
thevisualboy37
06:00:39 PM 16th Dec 2012
Bump.
Theory
08:20:09 PM 16th Dec 2012
Did it have dinosaurs? Futurama? did the guy usually end up bloody?
thevisualboy37
12:11:19 PM 18th Dec 2012
The first thing I said was that it was an Edutainment Game. So no, definitely not Futurama.
thevisualboy37
02:53:32 PM 20th Dec 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
05:49:18 PM 23rd Dec 2012
Bump!
yamoryu
03:32:26 PM 26th Dec 2012
Midnight Rescue, or any of the other Super Solver series?
thevisualboy37
01:12:08 PM 27th Dec 2012
No.
thevisualboy37
08:03:11 PM 29th Dec 2012
Bump.
thevisualboy37
07:46:45 PM 30th Dec 2012
Final bump.
thevisualboy37
07:14:22 AM 19th Jan 2013
OK, bumping again, because I just found out the name of the song.
Kevonni4
01:57:46 PM 19th Jan 2013
Could you provide the notation or the name of the song so that someone who is knowledgeable about classical music could look up the game?
Kevonni4
01:58:27 PM 19th Jan 2013
Sorry about that. I missed it because I was looking in the replies.
Kevonni4
02:14:33 PM 19th Jan 2013
It may be that you merged Elite with another game because that one did use "Beautiful Blue Danube" for the docking music but it seems unlikely since that was not meant as an educational game.
thevisualboy37
07:00:16 PM 21st Jan 2013
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No, it was not that old. The game I remember also used... "real" music? I don't know how else to describe it, but it wasn't whatever format you'd call music from early computers. EDIT: Orchestrated. That was the word I was thinking of.
thevisualboy37
08:46:52 PM 21st Jan 2013
And, bump.
thevisualboy37
05:33:56 PM 22nd Jan 2013
Bump.
Kevonni4
04:54:09 PM 26th Jan 2013
Gex 64 may just be barely possible from your description if by space station, you mean a level in the game. The Beautiful Blue Danube is used in the Rocket Central level on a space station in parody of 2001: A Space Oddyssey and is orchestrated.
thevisualboy37
08:06:31 PM 27th Jan 2013
No. Again, this was an Edutainment Game.
Kevonni4
12:21:12 AM 28th Jan 2013
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Yes, this troper did see that it was an Edutainment Game according to your message, but something does not seem to fit with it being an educational game. The description you provided makes it clear that the section you remember is a parody of 2001: A Space Oddyssey but it would not fit well in an educational game and there don't seem to be any that have a location meeting your description. The second part does not help all that much since that style of line appears in quite a few games but the first part is extremely distinctive, making it possible that you might have inadvertently combined two games.
thevisualboy37
01:58:08 PM 2nd Feb 2013
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I did not. And I've never played any Gex games. In any case, this was a computer game, anyway. Also, "reporting live from Springtown" is distinctive.
Kevonni4
06:08:58 PM 3rd Feb 2013
Could the frog be "Freddy Frog" from Mia's Big Adventure Collection? It's a really extreme guess.
thevisualboy37
04:47:39 PM 4th Feb 2013
No, I don't believe so.
thevisualboy37
04:49:12 PM 4th Feb 2013
Also, it wasn't CG or 3D or whatever.
thevisualboy37
09:21:25 PM 5th Feb 2013
Bump.
thevisualboy37
08:05:56 PM 7th Feb 2013
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Bump again. I may have been wrong about the "guide" being a frog, but I clearly recall hearing "Blue Danube" in the main hub of the game. It was edutainment, and I'm sure that this same game had the "reporting live from Springtown" line in it. Followed by something else that I can't actually remember.
Kevonni4
10:27:11 PM 7th Feb 2013
The Time Warp of Dr. Brain is kind of a stretch but it is possible based on the hub world.
thevisualboy37
08:16:51 PM 8th Feb 2013
No, I don't think that was it.
thevisualboy37
04:06:26 PM 9th Feb 2013
Bump.
thevisualboy37
07:48:10 PM 17th Feb 2013
Aaaaaaaand, bump.
KGWisdom
07:55:53 PM 17th Feb 2013
New to this website, how do I bump? Your entry along with it's replies completely masked mine. :)
thevisualboy37
08:34:50 PM 1st Mar 2013
Simply click the reply button. Most people also say "Bump" or something similar. But beware: this is a very popular section, so yeah, some entries will overshadow others. Also, bump.
thevisualboy37
04:42:04 PM 25th Jan 2015
Well, now that I've figured out Learning Voyage and Mathosaurus by myself, and the book Not So Rotten Ralph thanks to another troper, I think I'm on a roll with these older posts so I'm gonna bump this one.
thevisualboy37
07:01:19 AM 27th Jan 2015
Bump.

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Arith
Medium: Live Action TV
01:06:26 AM 27th Jan 2015
Hey guys, I'm looking for a show I watched back in 2000~2007.

It was about a group of teen highschoolers who were going on a field trip. it had some mystery and conspiracy/time travel stuff where I remember it ended on a cliffhanger where in the end only 2 or so survive and ended up at stonehenge and they both went back in time to before they left the school for the field trip to begin with.

Everytime one of the highschoolers gets caught/knows too much/sees a time travelled self their eyes will turn yellow and they'd have to get carried away by a group of mysterious people that they stumbled into shortly after embarking on the field trip. I watched it in Australia but I have a feeling it could be from BBC too. ABC/BBC.
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Arith
01:06:26 AM 27th Jan 2015
Oh my god! thank you so much!. Yeah this is the show. :)

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