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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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Lexie-Lou
Medium: Live Action TV
08:51:13 AM 6th Feb 2016
Hi,

I hope someone can help as this is really bugging me.I am trying to find a tv programme or episode of a tv programme shown in the UK from the mid-late 90's/early 00's.

I think it was a crime or thriller and I can only remember the very end where 2 girls in their late teens are revealed to be the people behind the murders of the programme. I think they are sisters or posing as sisters and possibly have a lesbian relationship. I think they are desperate to stay together which is what causes one, if not both to commit murder. One drinks poison and dies and I think the other then jumps of a roof.

I thought it was a Morse episode and one of the girls was played by Jodhi May, but I haven't found anything that matches.

It's not much to go on but perhaps someone out there saw it too!

Thanks to anyone who reads this and a bigger thanks to anyone who can solve this.
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WriterGirl2015
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09:16:50 PM 5th Feb 2016
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There's this black and white movie I remember seeing a while ago. The husband is revealed to be possessive of his wife. She's terrified and paranoid of him because of this and tries to leave him. He does things like threaten to kill her (over the phone once too I believe while playing piano music) if she ever leaves him, and messes up their car so she can't drive to get away from him. When she manages to escape he follows her with the intent to kill.
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WriterGirl2015
08:50:10 AM 5th Feb 2016
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WriterGirl2015
09:16:50 PM 5th Feb 2016
I think there's also a scene where she hides food and tells her husband she needs to go out and buy some more to use as an excuse to escape from him.

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tuttix
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05:55:31 PM 5th Feb 2016
hello i have had this memory of an old cartoon but never found it . all i remember is the intro of the cartoon of hippo i think he was dressed in brown zoo keeper clothes and passes by the other animals and they follow him a giraffe in a house another animal bathing and the song had no lyrics just ( dapa dapa dub dub ) or something like that . the drawing style was different the colors were light. please help me find it
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EricaB
05:55:31 PM 5th Feb 2016

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AnandM
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05:15:48 AM 5th Feb 2016
Spitting Image Wildebeest I'm wondering if this has been forgotten - can't find many references to this poor hapless victim of circumstances anywhere online. Does anyone else remember this? Was a recurrent sketch, as well as lion fodder, but maybe unique to Spitting Image...

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nickmills
Medium:
03:45:56 AM 5th Feb 2016
Hi.

I'm looking for a documentary which was about hunting in Africa. Can't recall the exact air date but it was in the 2000s I believe.

The two parts I recall the most were a scene with a guy who was hunting a hippo. They got really close to it and the South african guide asked him to confirm where he would place the shot for a clean kill. The guy gave an incorrect answer, and the guide had a bit of a go at him, firmly stating the correct shot placement.

Second part I remember was a british guy going down a river in a canoe or small boat, shooting every animal he came across including iguanas and monkeys. When the filmaker asked him how he managed to get permission to do this, it transpired that he had lied to the local African politician, telling him he was some sort of British high society member or nobility. There was also the payment of bribes involved somewhere.

It was not "Louis therouxs African hunting holiday"

I watched this in the UK.

Thanks
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nickmills
01:19:21 AM 29th Jan 2016
Bump can anyone help?
nickmills
03:45:56 AM 5th Feb 2016
Ok so I found this link. It's the hippo hunting scene I described, except it's shown from a different camera angle and you can't make out their voices. But it's definitely the scene! Can anyone help? http://youtu.be/2IwkCpQFesQ

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Bravado
Medium: Live Action TV
09:45:17 PM 4th Feb 2016
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I remember only one episode I think it was a spooky tv show in the 1990's and it was a kind of R.L Stine show. A teenager is forced to wear a metallic bracelet around his arm and is haunted by a man with a green face that only him can see. Then, bad things would happen to him like he was doing a oral presentation and suddenly appeared naked in front of everyone in the class. Please help it's been bugging me for years!
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modgethanc
07:27:09 PM 31st Jan 2016
Are you Canadian? It's possible it was Are You Afraid of the Dark?. There's an episode list somewhere on Wikipedia that might help you track it down, if that's the show it was from.
WriterGirl2015
09:45:17 PM 4th Feb 2016
I believe that was Are You Afraid Of The Dark and the episode was called "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus"

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Mr.Didact
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07:36:02 PM 4th Feb 2016
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I've been looking for Superhero Literature to read and the trope page for the genre provided a wide array of works. However one of them, as far as I can see, doesn't exist.

The entry is listed as The Meta Wars, and the trope page claims it is a 2011 novel by an author named Joshua Bruckner that deals with a group of government sanctioned heroes called the Guardians and their war with someone named Nucleon.

Overall the plot description on the trope page sounded very interesting but googling The Meta Wars, brings up only the trope page as evidence that such a book exists. I also can't find any sign of an author named Joshua Bruckner. Overall the entire thing is a huge mystery to me and I'd like someone to help shed some light on this
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MichaelKatsuro
07:36:02 PM 4th Feb 2016
For the record, there does exist a book series called Meta Wars about a group of youngsters called The Guardians, though the main plot is completely different and it was written by Jeff Norton. Not sure this is relevant, not sure it's not.

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Trollercoaster
Medium:
03:48:24 PM 4th Feb 2016
There was a segment on a kids' variety show (I THINK the show may have been Itsy Bitsy Town, but I'm not sure) that was stop motion and involved moving foods around to create pictures or scenes. The food was not anthropomorphic at all, and there was no plot to the segments whatsoever, therefore I know that it was not Veggietales. There are two more key things I remember about the show:

1.) Each segment had the same background music; It would begin with an opera yell, which then transitioned into what I can only try to describe as "Sega Genesis" music 2.) The show these segments were a part of aired on Fox Family Channel (shortly after they'd just became Fox Family Channel)

PLEASE get back to me, this has been driving me insane for years.
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jormis29
02:48:25 AM 4th Feb 2016
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Soupe Opéra [1] [2]
Trollercoaster
03:48:24 PM 4th Feb 2016
OH MY STARS AND GARTERS YES!!! THANK YOU!!!

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DrNoPuma
Medium: Music
01:59:01 PM 4th Feb 2016
2 songs by Kevin MacLeod. Both are fairly old. I tried looking on incompetech.com, but I couldn't remember anything about the songs' titles or "feels", so I had no luck.

Recognize either of these songs?
  1. An Ominous Pipe Organ (though it sounded more like a jazz organ) song meant to sound like something from a 50's/60's radio show. It was slow in tempo.
  2. A song played on 70's/80's style synths, and meant to sound like music from a PSA or documentary from that era. I remember that the melody followed this pattern: E D E C (2x) F E F D (2x) G F G E (2x) F E F C (2x. repeat.)
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DrNoPuma
01:59:01 PM 4th Feb 2016
I found Song 1. It's "Supernatural Radio A". But I still need help with Song 2!

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mimitchi33
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11:39:00 AM 4th Feb 2016
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  • A movie involving a talking dog which has a scene where he goes to the vet's office and yells "Please! Just let me DIE!"
  • What is the song used in this Vine?
  • This is a kids' song about making mistakes that played all the time at Toys R Us back in 2003-ish, and each chorus ended with "If we make a mistake, we can learn/try to create something different and totally new!" One part had a little kid mention cookies. I asked this before and nobody knew what it was, so I'm merging it with this post.
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Bootlebat
11:39:00 AM 4th Feb 2016
Song is Soundclash by Flosstradamus. No idea about the others.

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IamM
Medium: Western Animation
11:55:34 PM 3rd Feb 2016
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I'm not sure if this was a full show or a segment from the late 80s/ early 90s (nickelodeon) it opens with live action- a human woman, I believe in her kitchen and she would do the intro, talk about something, and then it would pan in (to the frame of either a picture on the wall or her garden window) into a world of anthropomorphic creatures. At the end of the episode I believe it would either pan out to her again or straight to credits... Thanks!
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the-witchhunter
09:04:32 PM 2nd Feb 2016
Could it be a Beatrix Potter video? I remember having a couple VHS of them and it sounds pretty similar.

PaulA
11:55:34 PM 3rd Feb 2016
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Specifically, this sounds like the format of the early 90s series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.

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freysk
Medium: Music
01:37:15 PM 3rd Feb 2016
hi! trying to figure out a song that i hear at a place i go to often. there's two voices, one is a girl and the other is a boy, at some point the guy says "i can feel it all, i can feel it all". he's talking pretty fast. it might be a remix of some kind. has a dance vibe to it, i'm not sure exactly what the genre would be called. thanks in advance
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jackaling
08:10:29 PM 14th Jan 2016
maybe this one? > https://youtu.be/ngORmvyvAaI :)
freysk
11:07:40 PM 17th Jan 2016
nope : ( a bit more of house music
MUTEscifan31W
06:21:02 PM 22nd Jan 2016
Does this sound more like it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWmFiZRdJfM
freysk
01:37:15 PM 3rd Feb 2016
found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJNNxQZdIc : ) thanks again for your help!

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1q2w3e4r5t
Medium:
04:56:30 AM 3rd Feb 2016
its a tv show, a remember watching it in the beginning of 2012, but im not sure if it was live, so for sure hadnt started after 2012. i dont remember much, but it had something to do with a family living in a small town (maybe they just move there?), maybe the father was a doctor, but i may be confusing with another series. they had a teenage daughter, she was in love with one of the neighboors boy... at some point she fights with her mother/parents and go live for a while with her grandmother. and the only line i remember is when her mother sees her after a while she says "you look so skinny". please anyone help finding it!!!!
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randomsurfer
08:13:37 AM 1st Feb 2016
I was thinking Everwood but that's too old, it was cancelled in 2006. Unless you were seeing reruns.
1q2w3e4r5t
04:56:30 AM 3rd Feb 2016
i think this is the one!!! :) thank you!!!!

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deku_link
Medium: Live Action TV
08:06:11 AM 2nd Feb 2016
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This was a gameshow of sorts that I vaguely remember from Germany where the host was a pile of Shit.

I know that's not a lot to go off of, but that's all I remember.
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Joesolo
12:36:01 PM 24th Mar 2015
a literal pile of shit?
snag
10:17:13 PM 25th Mar 2015
does this fall within your criteria?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distraction_%28game_show%29

Kiefen
08:06:11 AM 2nd Feb 2016
Olli's wilde Welt

An edutainment game-show about obscure animals The piece of shit wasn't the host but he was in every episode and nit picked on common misconceptions about the featured animal(his name was Klugscheißer literally means "smart shitter")

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Taioko
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08:04:45 AM 2nd Feb 2016
I can't remember a specific german cartoon on the Super RTL Toggo channel about this teen skating kid.....Eddie was it. It has been like 10 years since i've last watched it and can't find it anywhere.
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Kiefen
08:04:45 AM 2nd Feb 2016
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<edit> wrong article

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
06:04:48 AM 2nd Feb 2016
There's only one scene that I can remember from a movie. I think it was in black-and-white, but I could be wrong. The scene takes place outdoors and there are two characters, a boy and a grown man. The man makes a bet with the boy that he can pour some water on the ground and clean it up before the kid can stab him in the hand with a knife. The kid takes the bet and sits on the ground with his legs apart and holds the knife. The man squats down in front of him, pours the water on the ground, and holds a rag in his hand. He makes a few swipes at the little puddle and the kid tries to stab him with the knife. The man drops the rag and then grabs the kid by the feet and pulls him across the puddle, winning the bet.
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Azzizzi
06:04:48 AM 2nd Feb 2016
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AlexandraSB
Medium: Literature
04:22:32 AM 2nd Feb 2016
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Four questions:

1) A short book that was in my grade 2 classroom in 1998 (though could be older) about a boy who gets a microscope and is obsessed with it. I remember it has picture of what things like hair and skin look like under a microscope.

2) A book of poems for children that I got in about 2000 (2001?). I remember it had a picture of a dark-skinned, dark-haired girl in a blue shirtdress on the cover, and she kept appearing throughout the book. All of the poems had something to do with nature or discovery. I remember one poem about apples and another about seeing rainbows in oil slicks.

3) A middle-grade novel that I think I read in 2000. Again, could be older, since I took it out of the library. It's about a boy who starts fifth grade and has a notoriously tough teacher, and he's forced to do group projects with the smartest girl in the class and two "loser" types. I always thought the book was called "The Loser's Club" but when I search that, I never find the right book.

4) A gigantic book of science experiments for kids. I remember that it was large both in size and volume, and the cover was a dark purple with a picture of a guy in a labcoat on it holding a lizard. There were lots of experiments divided into themes, illustrated with line drawings. I can't remember all the sections, but I know the first section dealt with simple reactions and involved things like folding paper to show how triangles are good for support and the trick where you put soap on your finger and put in a bowl of pepper.

All four of these have been driving me bonkers for years. All help appreciated!
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AlexandraSB
06:42:32 AM 28th Jan 2016
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AlexandraSB
05:59:33 PM 1st Feb 2016
One more try
Bernd
04:22:32 AM 2nd Feb 2016
Maybe a starting point for (2): google gives me "A Rainbow In An Oilslick - Poem by David Lacey" when I look for "poem rainbow oilslick" — might be a first "grip".


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Bernd
Medium: Live Action TV
04:12:23 AM 2nd Feb 2016
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A film with the not-so-original theme of people being replaced by androids, but with the twist that the androids keep some traits of their "original", even if it hinders them. I remember a scene in which the hero goes to ask a professor for help, only to find out that the professor is also an android who then tries to kill the hero (glowing red eye(s) included). The hero escapes by stalling the professor with questions, causing the android to interrupt his kill program to deliver a lenghty answer.

This little scene has been floating around in my memory for some time now, and I would love to put it to rest :-)

As for the timeframe: not sure; I think I saw it on German TV in the late 90s or early 2000s

Any help appreciated!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
05:08:22 PM 1st Feb 2016
There was this live action movie I only saw the first 10 minutes or so of on TV circa 1994. I only remember 2 details: 1. At one point it shows this guy on fire running and screaming 2. At another point it shows this computer with this message saying "black pearls suck". I tried searching for that phrase but Google turns up nothing.
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Bootlebat
11:47:04 PM 20th May 2015
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Bootlebat
05:13:34 PM 25th May 2015
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Bootlebat
11:47:05 AM 28th May 2015
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I'm not 100 percent sure it was a movie could have been a tv show but pretty sure it was a movie. I didn't see the title or opening credits but I think it was near the beginning when I started watching. I was watching with my dad but he changed the channel after only 10 minutes or so (perhaps because he thought it was too violent for a 10 year old)
Bootlebat
04:25:21 PM 21st Sep 2015
Someone on another site said it was a movie called Fearless Tiger. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Bootlebat
05:08:22 PM 1st Feb 2016
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MrYoshbert
Medium: Music
02:14:19 PM 1st Feb 2016
Can anyone identify the music used in the opening sequence of this episode of Bad Movie Beatdown?
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MrYoshbert
02:14:19 PM 1st Feb 2016
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Bump. Any help would be appreciated.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
08:20:05 AM 1st Feb 2016
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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 is about a boy who moves into a new town and wants to join the Cub Scouts - the real Cub Scouts, not a Scout Out situation - but he isn't allowed to because all the dens are full. If he can 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 (which is 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 note  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.
randomsurfer
05:51:42 PM 24th Oct 2015
Another bump.
randomsurfer
08:20:05 AM 1st Feb 2016
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Bump 3. For the record I just found Dan Carter, Cub Scout and it isn't that one.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
08:17:57 AM 1st Feb 2016
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Book from Scholastic probably, read in the 1970s. It was an anthology of four or five fiction stories about kids playing sports and overcoming obstacles.
  • One story involves a swimmer who works on his parents' farm. He has to work instead of training so he swims in the irrigation ditches and dives into the resevoir. This comes in handy on meet day because swimming the ditches gave him the ability to swim in a straight line (the pool's pontoons are missing or broken) and diving into a low level of water helped too in some way I don't remember now..
  • A basketball player whose father works at a restaurant wearing a "monkey suit." (When I read the book I thought it was a themed resteaurant a la Suck E. Cheese's but I know now it meant a tie-and-tails or other uniform.)
  • A chubby boy who builds a soapbox derby car which takes advantage of his extra weight as ballast. He zooms past the finish line and (almost?) crashes. I think that maybe he also invents drum brakes for the car.
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randomsurfer
07:08:40 AM 21st Oct 2015
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3 month bump.

I think another story in the same book was about a baseball player up against a rival team with a very good but out of shape pitcher. The protagonist's team decides to bunt every time, in order to make the pitcher run around and get out of breath. In the end the protagonist obviously sets up to bunt but at the last moment, as the pitcher is taking a running start towards the batter, he switches his grip and sends a line drive straight into the pitcher head, which knocks him out. In story this was a good thing.

And another possibly-Scholastic sports book read in the 1970s, a self-contained novella (not a part of an anthology, and certainly not part of the other anthology already mentioned) that had to do with a southern boy who moves north with his family and joins his new high school's baseball team. He is insultingly nicknamed "Corn Pone" and throws sidearm; he has to learn to throw overhand.
randomsurfer
04:36:33 PM 23rd Jan 2016
Bump #2.
Wynne101
09:45:43 AM 31st Jan 2016
Could they be Matt Christopher stories? "Kids playing sports and overcoming obstacles" was his main genre. I never read them, but there were several books by him in almost all of my classrooms in elementary school, and I think he started writing them in the 60s.
randomsurfer
08:17:57 AM 1st Feb 2016
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I looked up Matt Christopher's bibliography and didn't find anything anthology-like, they all seem like self-contained stories; that might fit the Corn Pone book, I'll keep looking through them for that one.

The anthology might have been titled something like The World's Greatest Sports Stories or Great Sports Stories for Kids or something like that. Or y'know, not.

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direguy
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04:29:52 AM 1st Feb 2016
Its a comic book about a woman who by day is a normal wife at night she is a vigalante who hunts criminals and in the long run she ends up killing her family.
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Wynne101
09:48:51 AM 31st Jan 2016
Dark Horse's Lady Killer series? Maybe?
MichaelKatsuro
12:37:47 PM 31st Jan 2016
Maybe Jennifer Blood?
direguy
04:29:52 AM 1st Feb 2016
Thats it Jennifer Blood

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Tylendal
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12:58:58 AM 1st Feb 2016
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Trying to remember a movie I saw as a kid. At the start, a kid was playing a video game when his grandmother called him in for dinner, but he said he needed to save the princess. The grandmother said something about saving a real princess. At some point the kid ended up in a desert, with some sort of monster burrowing through the sand towards him. I think a pirate and a mermaid were involved at some point, too.
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modgethanc
Medium: Film
12:55:20 AM 1st Feb 2016
I'm pretty sure this is a movie I've seen before, but I can't remember for sure (it may have been a television show).

The one scene I'm trying to place is at some kind of masquerade ball, where the hero (a man) goes up to a woman (who is an anti-villain of some sort, or they're just not on very good terms). They have some sort of conversation while engaging in some kind of choreographed dance which involves a lot of steps, turning and touching their hands against each other's. Even though they're wearing masks, they recognize each other. I think perhaps she tries to warn him about something the villain is up to.

I've looked at the page for Masquerade Ball and other lists of them, and nothing is jumping out at me.

Also: It was definitely not Eyes Wide Shut. I know that movie has a well-known scene at a masquerade, but I've never seen it in my life.
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Albertosaurus
11:13:16 PM 31st Jan 2016
Something like this happens in Batman Returns.
Tylendal
12:55:20 AM 1st Feb 2016
Bit of a long shot, but it wasn't Mirror Mirror, was it?

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modgethanc
Medium: Live Action TV
07:53:02 PM 31st Jan 2016
Two things from my childhood:

This was a sci-fi show (I think) that aired in Canada in the early 90s. A guy was running through a forest and fell into a hidden pit that was disguised as part of the forest floor (my dad called it a tiger trap). I think it was a Hunting the Most Dangerous Game plot of some kind.

The second was a kids' show that aired on YTV, I think, again in the early to mid 90s. It was also sci-fi. The protagonist was a young girl, or one of them was. I remember one scene where they were in the villain's lair or something and they pulled these huge cables out of a machine to sabotage it. Unfortunately that's all I have to go on.
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mimitchi33
05:12:25 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Is the second ReBoot?
snag
03:50:52 AM 23rd Feb 2015
i'm not well versed in sliders but scifi show + canada + live action... sliders? stargate sg1? outer limits?
modgethanc
09:41:59 AM 28th Feb 2015
It wasn't ReBoot because it was live-action (although it was geared towards children). I did watch ReBoot as a kid, though. I'll look at past shows that have aired on YTV.

I'm thinking the first show may have been Sliders, which I remember watching now and then. I'm pretty sure it was not any iteration of Stargate. I have no idea if it was The Outer Limits, because I never watched that show, but I'll give that a try.

snag
03:11:53 AM 1st Mar 2015
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just throwing this out there... did you watch Deepwater Black at all? it only hits on YTV, science fiction, kid protagonists and early 90's. it wasn't aimed at children, more like 13-17 yr olds...
snag
09:04:43 PM 4th Mar 2015
Don't know if this is useful to ANYONE, but there is an episode of 'Star Trek the Animated Series' called 'The Practical Joker' which does the tiger trap as you describe. Notable because it was the first occurrence of the 'holodeck'. Mc Coy, Uhura, and Sulu are on the 'recreation deck' and fall into one. (1973-74)
modgethanc
10:31:42 PM 4th Mar 2015
I don't remember a show by the name of Deepwater Black, and I don't think the episode in question was in space. That's the best lead I've gotten so far though, so thanks.

That bit of trivia about TAS is interesting, although the show was definitely not animated. Maybe this is a trope unto itself?
modgethanc
11:30:04 PM 4th Mar 2015
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After doing some more research, I now think the second show I'm looking for was in fact The Outer Limits, specifically an episode called "The Hunt". I haven't watched it yet, though, but the synopsis sounds right (Hunting the Most Dangerous Game in a forest). Also, I know my dad liked the original Outer Limits series, so it's not surprising he would be watching the remake.

I found an Australian cyberpunk-ish show (think Hackers for preteens) called Crash Zone which may have been the first show, but I'm getting increasingly doubtful I'll ever find it, since I've looked over all the sci-fi shows broadcast on YTV and haven't found anything that sounds right. It's possible it was on a different network, but I'm 99% sure it was YTV.
Medinoc
02:20:30 AM 5th Mar 2015
Wait, did the first and second show somehow get swapped? Anyway, the Australian one with teens could be Mission Top Secret.
gaimanite.pkat
09:55:52 AM 6th Mar 2015
Cyberchase? Not sure about YTV, but it is a kids' show and there would definitely be some cables in there. Plus I feel like it was relatively obscure, so maybe that explains why you wouldn't see it again?
modgethanc
07:53:02 PM 31st Jan 2016
Sorry for the extremely late reply and for any confusion. I meant the second show was the one about cables and computers or something, and I didn't say it was Australian - in fact, it was more likely Canadian - but I said I did find an Australian show which may have been it. I hope this clears up any confusion.

As for Cyberchase, I've never heard of it, but I'll look it up.

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Glowsquid
Medium: Western Animation
12:31:39 PM 31st Jan 2016
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An animated special in the early 2000's. The story was that the military (or maybe a mad scientist, I don't really remember) created a bunch of super-intelligent animals for some reason. They escaped/the plane carrying them crashed and they had to learn how to live in the wild and tolerate each-other. One of the character was a gorilla who wore a shirt and (I think) a cap. The art style primalry used dull shades of blue and green.
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Glowsquid
11:47:35 AM 16th Feb 2013
bump.
Glowsquid
09:57:16 AM 23rd Dec 2014
year bump.
Flareth
12:31:39 PM 31st Jan 2016
I know this is an old post, but could this be Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure?

Here's a link to a some of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbvQAnQbkT4


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astrokitty
Medium: Videogame
09:42:26 AM 31st Jan 2016
I remember playing this game when I was in kindergarten. It was a computer game, and it was about this kid who's obsessed with a superhero, and has a lunchbox of said superhero. Somehow, he gets transported into another world, where these jerkish trees take his cape(?) and lunchbox. I think there were multiple endings, and I definitely remember a talking minecart. I think the game was a point in click and/or puzzle game.
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MUTEscifan31W
08:32:13 AM 28th Jan 2016
Sounds like Pajama Sam
poof227
09:29:29 AM 28th Jan 2016
It's definitely Pajama Sam. More specifically, it's "Pajama Sam in No Need tho Hide when it's Dark Outside"
astrokitty
09:42:26 AM 31st Jan 2016
Thank you!

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
07:15:31 PM 30th Jan 2016
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
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Bootlebat
10:07:06 PM 11th Aug 2015
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Bootlebat
06:00:57 PM 25th Oct 2015
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Bootlebat
07:15:31 PM 30th Jan 2016
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pyrotornado
Medium:
06:53:09 PM 30th Jan 2016
Okay, I'm not sure if this one was anime or western animation, as it was something I watched back when I was five or so. I'm not sure when it came out, but I feel it HAD to have been a VHS my parents bought for me to watch, because I know it was something I watched over and over. By the way, this was sometime between the early and mid 90s.

Regarding the show itself, I believe it was some anthology of a animated short stories. I can't remember them all, but two that stick out most in my memory are as follows:

1) A rich girl's family buys a mansion with a grim backstory they ignore. Upon entering the house, they all notice a gruesome red stain on the floor. They get the stain cleaned up, but it keeps coming back every morning. One night, the girl comes downstairs and finds a ghost painting the stain back on the floor. I can't remember much about what happens after that, but I think the girl led the ghost to heaven at the end.

and 2) The second one I remember less of, but the scenes I do remember are about some kind of magical globe with a shiny needle in the middle, a gun that shoots it, and a young boy as the main character who's only desire is to have a pair of shoes so he can attend school. I think the globe was supposed to be some kind of artifact that granted wishes, and when it got shot, all the wishes it granted started to dissolve or something. I think at the end the globe was repaired by some kinda fairy.

Anyway, I've been trying to find this show for a few years, and finally found this thread. I'm sure there were more stories than this, and I think it would be neat to find it again.
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jormis29
06:59:31 PM 29th Jan 2016
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1 sounds like an adaption of The Canterville Ghost
jormis29
07:27:28 PM 29th Jan 2016
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Could be Classic Fairy Tales From Around The World. Does this look right? 2 1
pyrotornado
05:07:20 PM 30th Jan 2016
I'm not so sure about either of those two. The stories were definitely the same as the one I just described, but the tone of the adaptations I remember was much more somber and not as light-hearted. The ghost I remember wasn't a sneaky trickster, and wasn't shown to the rest of the audience till the climax of the cartoon.

Thank you for the opinion, though. Now I realize I must have been watching a compilation of animated fairy tales.
jormis29
06:53:09 PM 30th Jan 2016
How about The Animated Classic Showcase - came out in in the early nineties and includes adaptions of The Canterville Ghost and The Boy from Napoli

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Keniko
Medium: Live Action TV
04:38:21 AM 30th Jan 2016
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I used to own a VHS tape in the early 2000s. It was a kids educational show, which taught letters and how to write. The quality wasn't very good, from what I remember, I think it might have been from 1980's? Anyway, the two main characters were a woman who was the teacher, and a monster who was supposed to be like a little kid, who was played in live action by someone in a costume, and who just made noises which the teacher could understand. There might also have been a group/class of kids. Partway through the video it would stop and tell you to either stop the tape, or continue for the next lesson. I think one of the skits they had involved the monster having a fake arrow in it's head, and another one it brought in a doll. I'm pretty sure there was at least one part where the teacher taught a song.
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Keniko
05:22:03 PM 17th Dec 2015
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Keniko
06:46:12 AM 25th Dec 2015
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Keniko
05:00:05 AM 3rd Jan 2016
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Keniko
02:43:42 PM 9th Jan 2016
Bumo... Anyone?
Keniko
03:37:55 AM 15th Jan 2016
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PokeSh6698
11:26:11 PM 16th Jan 2016
Maybe ABC Factory
Keniko
04:12:55 AM 17th Jan 2016
No, it was live action.
Keniko
04:24:33 AM 24th Jan 2016
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Keniko
06:52:30 AM 29th Jan 2016
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MrYoshbert
12:34:05 PM 29th Jan 2016
I think I know which tape you're talking about. Is it Learn to Read with Mrs. Phipps and Snoothy?
Keniko
04:38:21 AM 30th Jan 2016
It is! Thank you, I've been looking everywhere for this!

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Wynne101
Medium: Music
10:22:37 PM 29th Jan 2016
I've heard this song on the local alt radio station a couple of times over the past few months. The singer sounds like she might be the lady from Chvrches, she has that sort of voice quality (It might be Chvrches, I'm not super familiar with them, but their stuff seems a bit more ambient than this and I haven't had any luck on their youtube page yet).

Anyway, the build up isn't very memorable, but when the chorus hits suddenly it gets this... like... 70s groove almost, and the singer just starts belting it. She doesn't have the sort of voice you'd normally associate with belting, but she just goes at it.

I dunno, it's hard to describe, and I could never figure out the words, but it suddenly gets very punchy. Somewhat 70's, with a groove, and punchy.

Any ideas?
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Wynne101
10:22:37 PM 29th Jan 2016
Just to make this a little less vague, if I had to describe it in terms of other music, the chorus kind of sounds like the beat from the 3:47 mark of Digital Love, but with a Lauren Mayberry-type singer belting over it. Exuberantly. That's all I've got.

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LadyJuse
Medium: Videogame
04:01:52 PM 29th Jan 2016
It was a web game on YTV.com, sponsored by Crush Soda, if memory serves.

It takes place on the last day of summer and you have to work with your friend to throw this beach party/concert.

I feel like there were multiple endings and remember you communicated using emoticons.
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Chabal2
Medium:
01:33:28 PM 29th Jan 2016
A Donald Duck comic where Donald is the medieval lord of a tiny territory. Specifically one story where one of his henchmen inherits a title and leaves, so in order to convince him to stay, Donald becomes his servant to teach him what life as part of the upper crust is like (no more feasting, boozing or fighting).
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DarkerShining
Medium: Western Animation
02:56:30 AM 29th Jan 2016
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Hi. I tried to figure out what this movie was called, but I'm not sure what happened to my entry in the old one, so I will try this again.

There was this animated movie I watched several years ago, and the protagonist was a male mouse named Infinity. He lives at this school built into a tree, with the teacher of the school being his uncle, or grandfather or something. The school starts up, and they are joined by a female mouse who plays a violin and who moves in to attend the school there, and the other classmates consist of numbers with arms and legs.

There is also this mean teacher who is very strict and later tries to have school closed, I think. Infinity and the girl mouse eventually come across a hidden chamber under the school, where they find a library and come across a magical book. The book does some sort of magic thing depending on what is in the heart of the one who opens the book, I think.

When Infinity opens the book, it produces an image of him and a golden substance starts pouring out of the book and allows the two mice to fly around, until Infinity's uncle/grandfather/whatever catches them and closes the book, although Infinity forgets to put a sapphire thing needed to keep the book locked back into its slot.

Unbeknownst to them, the evil teacher witnessed the book's magic, and tries to use it for herself. So, after some stuff happens and the school is being forced to close down, Infinity decides to leave for some reason, and the evil teacher goes back to the secret library. However, when she opens the book, it starts flooding the chamber with a black substance (causing the evil teacher to have a My God, What Have I Done? moment), and Infinity must get to it and put the sapphire thing back in to lock it.

He succeeds, although is injured in the process, but he recovers, the no longer evil teacher decides to leave, the school stays open and I think it ends with the mice and their classmates dancing while the female mouse plays her violin.

... Yeah, I remember a lot of details about it, but I don't know what the movie was called. Does anyone know?
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Medinoc
08:32:45 AM 16th Mar 2015
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Bumping because it sounds interesting.

Edit: Damn, the original post's date was lost. It was an old one, I'm not even sure its author is still on the website.
FerrousFaucet
09:50:41 AM 16th Mar 2015
Any ideas about how old this movie is, where you saw it, or what is the film's country of origin?
DarkerShining
02:56:30 AM 29th Jan 2016
No, I'm afraid I don't really know how old the movie is or where it might've come from. If I remember correctly, I think the channel I watched it on was NRK 1, although I'm not sure if that helps give some more clues since that's a Norwegian TV channel. The animation was tradional 2D animation.

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chaoticvoyager
Medium: Videogame
11:15:20 PM 28th Jan 2016
This one is for my friend who is not an internet person so sorry I don't have any more details.

The story goes that around middle school/early highschool (which would be 2005-2010ish for us) she would watch game trailers with her brothers, or AM Vs made with game trailers, something like that, and she really liked this one with like, fancy armor, and a love story and two cities fighting each other.

She thought it was Final Fantasy but it doesn't sound like any of the main series FF games to me. I'm guessing it had anime-realism graphics in the trailer. I actually spit balled Dragon Age because she kept talking about the armor, but it's definitely more anime-esque. The armor was more western middle aged, but fancier like roman armor. Her words not mine.
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MUTEscifan31W
11:15:20 PM 28th Jan 2016
The Suikoden games are a medieval style. That's my best guess.

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Bane7495
Medium: Film
08:58:29 PM 28th Jan 2016
This show I saw when I was a kid, I think it ran on Sci Fi, but I'm not entirely sure. It's been bothering me because I haven't been able to find anything about it.

It was about this demon or monster who hated demons/monsters I think, but for whatever reason he fought other beings like him, and one of the supporting characters was this... snail demon girl? I think the show ran somewhere from 1999 to 2004. I think it may have been a western animation film, not a series, but it may have been an anime movie.
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nillipad
Medium: Videogame
05:35:17 PM 28th Jan 2016
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I'm looking for a video game with a blue-haired protagonist whom I'm pretty sure had a monkey tail. When they lost health they'd turn into an actual monkey, and when they powered-up they'd glow and their hair flashed in pink and yellow. They somersaulted instead of jumping normally and the game had a jungle setting. I think it's a Japanese game because the style looked like anime.

I don't know the year or the system; I played it on a CD that had PC versions of old video games.
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MrYoshbert
05:35:17 PM 28th Jan 2016
That's Congo's Caper you're thinking of. Released for the Super Nintendo in 1993.

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ZeroZmm
Medium: Videogame
05:25:02 PM 28th Jan 2016
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Evening everyone, today I'm looking for 2 things, the problem is that I have very vague descriptions.

1. This one I am asking for a friend. She says it's a game around the NES or SNES era, it's anime-ish and apparently you play as a girl throughout different points of her life; elementary school, high school, university and such. Also she remembers having to escape a building (possibly a school) that is on fire.

2. This one has tortured me for long. I played this game around 15 years ago, it was on PC and it was a 3D space shooter. As a kid I never got a handle of it so I never got past the intro stage. You are a red (I believe) spaceship outside, what I suppose to be, a space station and try to defend it from an army of ships.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tanks in advance.
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Freshmeat
01:27:32 PM 25th Jan 2016
Could the second game be Freelancer?
ZeroZmm
07:26:11 PM 26th Jan 2016
That's a very close guess. Mine looked gritty though, the design of the ships was sharper and angular, less steampunky. Also after the intro cutscene you are immediatelly dropped in the middle of a dogfight unlike freelancer. Freelancer looks good and similar, so I might try it, thank you.
MrYoshbert
05:25:02 PM 28th Jan 2016
For the first one, your friend might be thinking of Momoko 120%, a weird Japan-only arcade game.

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MUTEscifan31W
Medium: Literature
08:52:17 AM 28th Jan 2016
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Need two books:

1. A boy enters a free throw competition. Large money prize. I think he needs it to help his family or something. He gets nervous as the competition gets nearer and has trouble hitting free throws until someone (a girl I think) shows him how to calm himself by taking the shot with his eyes closed. I don't think it's Free Throw by Jacqueline Guest. I read it before 2002. It's really bugging me.

2. These two kids find a mummy in the back room of some lab that they clean during the summer. Both boys. One is the narrator and he complains about some "look" his friend always gives him that makes him laugh. Even when he can't see it (like at his sister's piano recital). This one I read in 2002, it is probably older, though. So, yeah... Two boys, mummy, a "look". Please and thank you.
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mutescifan31w
01:13:38 AM 18th Sep 2014
Probably a good time to bump this...
mutescifan31w
09:27:55 PM 6th Oct 2014
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mutescifan31w
01:02:33 AM 10th Oct 2014
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MUTEscifan31W
07:24:33 PM 2nd Nov 2014
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MUTEscifan31W
06:49:31 PM 22nd Jan 2016
These both still haunt me. Any fresh eyes have any fresh ideas?
gaimanite.pkat
04:22:54 PM 23rd Jan 2016
"The Million Dollar Shot"? Kid wins a contest to take a free throw for a lot of money. He has a friend who's a girl. Pretty ok book. The kid's name is Eddie Ball in case I got the title wrong.
MUTEscifan31W
08:52:17 AM 28th Jan 2016
Yes! No wonder I couldn't find it, I was searching for "free throw" instead of "shot"...

Now I just need the Vegetable Laboratory Mummy... thing book

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poof227
Medium: Music
07:34:57 AM 28th Jan 2016
I remember when I was younger, a song on the radio. It had a punk/emo/rock vibe, and the only lyrics I remember are "time is a valuable thing, watch it fly by as the pendulum swings." And and all help would be appreciated..
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batsyjokes
07:34:57 AM 28th Jan 2016
I think you mean "In the End" by Linkin Park.

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matteste
Medium: Live Action TV
05:15:05 AM 28th Jan 2016
I am looking for an old documentary I once watched that was about a hypothetical manned journey around the solar system. The thing I remembered about it where the spaceship they used was very long and had this giant disc in the far end of it where the thrusters are. I also remember two events in it. The first was a swing-by close to the sun where the crew used that giant disc as a shield to protect themselves from the sun. The second and more memorable scene happens later in it when they are next to Saturn. One of the crew ended up with cancer due to radiation exposure, and died as a result of it. The last we see of him alive is him being in the observation deck to get a close view of Saturn's rings. The crew then enter radio silence and hold a Burial in Space, allowing him to become a part of the rings he so adored.
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jormis29
05:15:05 AM 28th Jan 2016
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oogie
Medium:
01:36:30 PM 27th Jan 2016
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I am searching for a show that probably aired back in the 80's. All I remember from the show is that two kids would visit a home owned by some old guy that had a magical mouse door that would lead into another world and these kids would shrink and enter this world where inside they are friends with some creatures and the bad guy is I think a possum who is always trying to ruin either their day or their homes.((I found it. ignore this. The show is called Sylvanian families.))
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monkeyheroine
Medium: Literature
09:20:10 AM 27th Jan 2016
There was a novel which was about a boy and a girl who meet a strange old man who keeps tigers in cages in his basement. The tigers were also in danger of being taken away.

Anyone remember the name of the novel?
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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Western Animation
08:54:28 AM 27th Jan 2016
There was this kids' show on TV at a car rental kiosk that I watched out of sheer boredom. I couldn't really hear anything they were saying. There was a little girl with two dark brown pigtails and her little brother who was tiny and dark haired and kind of chubby. They were learning about cacao beans and how you get chocolate from them and at one point there was obviously a song. For some reason it seemed Spanish-language related but again I couldn't hear - maybe because of how the kids looked? Their mother (I think) looked a lot like the mom from Meet the Robinsons. The animation looked very simple, almost like someone had cut out pieces and layered them like a paper doll and animated each piece individually. I just want to know what it was called, it wasn't that scintillating or anything lol
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gaimanite.pkat
08:54:28 AM 27th Jan 2016
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LordXavius
Medium: Music
07:32:59 AM 27th Jan 2016
Heard a song earlier today in a café, probably on the radio but I guess it could've been a CD or something. Female singer (dunno about the genre, maybe pop?), the only other thing I really remember was the "oh" vowel in certain words (like "so" or "know") being repeated in a manner that seemed catchy ("you are so oh oh oh oh oh oh" or something like that). Vague, I know, but suggestions are appreciated.
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FerrousFaucet
02:47:19 PM 28th Jun 2014
Were the "oh"s monotonous, or was there some melody to it? If there was some melody, I think I heard a Lady Gaga song like that but I don't know the song.
LordXavius
06:49:08 PM 28th Jun 2014
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Definitely melody. Somewhat upbeat. Might have been Lady Gaga, but I'm not familiar enough with her music to be sure either way.
Dalillama
02:23:20 AM 29th Jun 2014
LordXavius
07:38:55 AM 30th Jun 2014
That's not it, but thanks for the suggestion.
Bananaquit
08:39:31 PM 30th Jun 2014
Euphoria?

Really, though, it could be any number of popular songs from the past five years. That stuttering thing is, annoyingly, quite popular right now.
LordXavius
07:13:25 AM 1st Jul 2014
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Heh, I don't actually listen to much modern music outside of the ESC. Speaking of which, it's not Loreen either. The song I heard was less... overly dramatic and more... cool? Wow, I suck at describing music.
hadle.II
04:00:02 PM 8th Jul 2014
Could it have been "If You Seek Amy"? There is a recurring line that goes, "Oh, oh, tell me have you seen her cos I'm so, oh"
LordXavius
04:04:50 PM 8th Jul 2014
Still not it, but it's kinda similar (I think). The one I head had a lot more "oh"s, though. Again, thanks for trying to help.
rumpelteazer
11:01:36 PM 5th Aug 2014
Maybe "80s Dance Song" (orsomething to that effect) by Regina Spektor?
snag
10:08:21 AM 6th Aug 2014
it may be worthwhile asking the cafe what they normally listen to. you could get a) yeah i know the song its <...> or b) its satellite station 'x' in which case they may have an online play list you can look up.

i've been in this situation too, where you're listening to something which strikes a cord (chord?). I think the occasions i've been luck on, they've had something i think was called DMX and the decoder box actually displays the name, artist and album of the song playing.

if this happens to you a lot, there are apps like Music ID and Shazam you put on your mobile device which are pretty good at identifying music playing by listening to it. and just like a camera its good to have an app handy which will record sound for later.

seriously, it may be worth a phonecall to the cafe. Most people would empathize with you.
FromtheWordsofBR
04:36:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
Both the regular version and Hippie Sabotage remix of Tove Lo's "Habits" open with "Oh oh...oh oh...oh oh..."
originalhobbit
09:29:56 PM 26th Aug 2014
Could it be "Blow" By Ke$ha? It's got the upbeat songs and Oh Oh thing going on.
LordXavius
12:50:28 PM 30th Aug 2014
Ah, sorry for not noticing this had been posted in earlier. It's not Habits or Blow, sadly. I remember it being sort of similar to Blow, though (what a weird video that song has). I'll also try to remember the abovementioned advice in the future.
FromtheWordsofBR
07:29:15 AM 1st Sep 2014
Well, Jesus Christ, this song must be ridiculously obscure, then.
LordXavius
12:12:36 PM 1st Sep 2014
Apparently so! Which is weird because it sounded both pretty modern and "mainstream-y".
ChameleonFactor
01:02:52 PM 5th Sep 2014
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hadlee
11:07:44 AM 12th Sep 2014
How about Regina Spektor's Fidelity?
LordXavius
02:19:21 PM 13th Sep 2014
Still not it, sorry. Too... soft? I still suck at describing music.
grumpybat
03:51:09 PM 3rd Dec 2014
Still looking? Might've been CHVRCHES's "The Mother We Share".
dokatron
12:49:00 AM 4th Dec 2014
Maybe some cover of Have Love, Will Travel? There was a modern cover used on an advert in the UK recently.
LordXavius
09:25:36 AM 5th Dec 2014
It's neither of those, sorry, but I appreciate people still looking (listening?) for it.
Bootlebat
01:33:52 PM 7th Dec 2014
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Bootlebat
08:26:58 PM 16th Dec 2014
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May sound weird but if you have a microphone you could try singing it and uploading at for example zippyshare.com and linking it here. Helped with some songs I've been trying to figure out
Axelsonfire
09:48:42 AM 20th Dec 2014
This is a long shot but is it possibly "Little Bit" by Lykke Li?
LordXavius
04:49:15 PM 21st Dec 2014
@Axelsonfire: Still not it, sorry. At this point I'm starting to feel embarrassed for occupying such a large part of this page. >_>

@Bootlebat: Even if I wanted to do that, I don't remember even nearly enough of the song. If I hear it again I'll recognize it, but that's about it.
aethelflaed
09:55:30 AM 31st Dec 2014
I don't know....
FromtheWordsofBR
02:00:05 PM 1st Jan 2015
ANOTHER Regina Spektor song, is it the song "On the Radio"?
LordXavius
02:56:39 PM 2nd Jan 2015
Still not it, sorry. Like the other Regina Spektor song that was suggested it's too "soft" to be what I heard.
GitarooHero
06:01:02 PM 24th Mar 2015
I know this may not fit your specifications EXACTLY, but...D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin?
snag
02:00:50 AM 25th Mar 2015
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old school:

USURA - Open your mind

Black Box - Everybody Everybody

i've actually got an "ear worm" right now of a tune where they sample and replay the "oh" at the end of a word like 'so' about 8 times in 2 seconds with the pitch of it sliding up a note or two. i can't work past it into the actual lyrics but it was a woman singing... i'll figure it out

Edit: I was thinking of Carla Vallet - Streets of Tomorrow

LordXavius
07:07:36 PM 26th Mar 2015
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^^ That's actually pretty similar to what I remember of the mystery song (other than the singer being female), but it still isn't quite it (listened to some covers just to make sure). I don't recall any reggae influence in what I heard, and I don't think it was that relaxed. I guess it could be some obscure cover, but I doubt it.

^ None of those sound close, sorry.

In any case, thank you both for responding.
dokatron
12:05:13 PM 4th Apr 2015
Heard this on another advert: Spark by Fitz and the Tantrums? Male vocalist, but female co-vocalist.
LordXavius
12:55:28 PM 4th Apr 2015
Still not it, but it does sound similar.
thehurgling
10:14:50 PM 5th Apr 2015
I know that I'm a little late into the game, but is the song "The Mother We Share" by CHVRCHES?
dokatron
03:00:36 AM 7th Apr 2015
Anything by Marina and the Diamonds?
LordXavius
07:01:20 PM 10th Apr 2015
The Mother We Share was already suggested, and that's not it.

As for Marina... She sounds a lot like what I remember, so much that I thought it was her for sure, but none of her songs seem to be the one. Oh well.
snag
11:41:37 PM 10th Apr 2015
give us a link to whatever the Marina song is which "sounds a lot like". and i realize you mean her singing and not the actual tune. but if its a distinctive sound, it may ring some bells

LordXavius
05:52:18 PM 12th Apr 2015
Girls and Oh No! are probably among the closest, based on what little I remember of my mystery song.
snag
12:42:44 AM 13th Apr 2015
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any chance it's this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvcjqcVpH-I

edit: this is Pick up the phone by dragonette... darn darn darn... i was so hoping this was going to nail it.
LordXavius
03:43:58 AM 13th Apr 2015
Not it, sadly.
Bootlebat
01:26:50 PM 1st May 2015
Bootlebat
04:02:37 PM 26th Jan 2016
did you ever figure it out?
LordXavius
07:32:59 AM 27th Jan 2016
Sadly not. Oh well, maybe I'll just stumble upon it some day (in which case I'll post it here, of course).

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TheTeeth
Medium: Western Animation
09:07:39 PM 26th Jan 2016
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Looking for a cartoon I swear I saw on the a Cartoon Network website around '00-'03. Possibly flash, but it was NOT a "Web Premier Toon".

I could always thought it was a "Big Pick" (the thing where you'd vote which pilot to become a full-fledged show) pilot, but this does not seem to be the case.

It was a short cartoon, with a mostly monochrome, gothic art style. (The style of "Emily the Strange" products are what I'd compare it to, but probably more cartoonish?) Our main characters seemed to be three siblings. Older sister, baby, and another sibling.* There was also some sort of nanny/babysitter/caretaker/etc. character.

The siblings had the nanny character cornered next to a cliff. It was one of those "bad kids torture their nanny" type plots.** The nanny seemed at the end of her rope, and was surrendering. The older sister said something a long the lines of "Oh, we didn't even get to dump you in the septic tank."

I know that's not a ton to go on, but that's all I remember. I've always thought it was Cartoon Network related, but maybe it was on a site linked in a sidebar ad, and if that's the case, I'm guessing my chances of finding it are quite low. For the time being, I'm going to hope it was somewhere someone else might have seen it. If you have any memory of this, please help me!

(*I know what you're thinking, it's not Series of Unfortunate Events. It's not. The animation in the credits of the film had a style very reminiscent of what I'm talking about, but it's not it.

(**It's not Nanny Mc Phee either. Very similar premise, but not related.)
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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
edited by TheTeeth
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
edited by HEAVYMETAL666
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.
TheTeeth
09:07:39 PM 26th Jan 2016
Removed the second cartoon, because I really don't remember enough to justify looking for it here, and rewrote the first one.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Music
04:32:26 PM 26th Jan 2016
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Can someone identify the song playing in the background of this commercial? (assuming it's a real song) http://www54.zippyshare.com/v/LayJEYLP/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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Bootlebat
03:00:12 PM 6th Feb 2015
bymp
Bootlebat
10:15:06 AM 19th Mar 2015
one more bump
mariic
01:49:25 PM 1st Aug 2015
The file's gone.
Bootlebat
06:37:52 PM 15th Jan 2016
bump with re-uploaded file
NateTheGreat
07:20:16 PM 15th Jan 2016
edited by NateTheGreat
Hmmm....
Bootlebat
04:16:13 PM 19th Jan 2016
bump
MUTEscifan31W
05:43:37 PM 22nd Jan 2016
It's probably music specifically composed for whatever video game is being advertised.
Bootlebat
04:32:26 PM 26th Jan 2016
1. It's not an ad for a videogame was an add for this big concert/festival type thing 2. The commercial later plays bits two other songs that are real songs (namely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATuNsUAj6Ww and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1mY8jH9r0 ) which strongly suggests this one is a real song to.

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noahzark22
Medium: Live Action TV
04:08:04 PM 26th Jan 2016
This occurred in the late 80s or early 90s. I recall it being a 3d show on tv. I don't know if it was a once off or a reoccurring series but you didn't need the blue/red 3d glasses but grey polarizers. Or you could look through one lens of a pair of sunglasses.

There was an intro, possibly by a bearded man, who possibly was a magician. I recall a sword being thrust toward the camera to test the 3d capabilities of your glasses. It could have been a movie on tv as well.

I hope someone can help.
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Bananaquit
04:08:04 PM 26th Jan 2016
The Best of Magic?

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fyrafire
Medium: Western Animation
02:57:52 PM 26th Jan 2016
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Hi! Im looking for a western cartoon that I saw in Spain around late 90s/00s. It was most likely either in cartoon network, jetix or nickelodeon. It had three characters i think, two male and one female, and most of the show, if i remeber correctly was dealing with the strange events and characters from the city/town they lived in. The city itself was really strange and it housed odd (sometimes antropomorphic) characters, the art style also made the buildings not stand up straight, and they were kinda wobbly-looking sometimes. The whole thing had a very particular colour pallete too, with lots of oranges and dark greens and purples. It was a really long time ago, but i think the main characters' skins were orange too and their hair was also in the dark green/purple area. One of the episodes that i remember the most is when one of the male characters (the 'dumber' one i think) got kidnapped by these small creatures (i think they were round and yellow, maybe to resemble smileys) that caused laughter, and strapped him down to a table, and the other two characters got there in time before the creatures harmed him. Please help ive been trying to find this everywhere its driving me nuts! Also it was a really long time ago and my memory is really fuzzy so if you find something similar but doesnt perfectly match you can suggest it anyway. Thank you!
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PhantomDusclops92
01:12:08 PM 20th Jan 2016
I want to say this is Monster Allergy, but I'm not really sure.
fyrafire
05:32:24 PM 20th Jan 2016
Its not that one, sorry! I have a feeling the one i'm looking for is way older.
fyrafire
02:57:52 PM 26th Jan 2016
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