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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YeOldeLuke
Medium: Videogame
02:35:46 PM 31st Jul 2014
This was an old 90s educational dinosaur game. It was set in a museum, and the first person player would travel through the museum and learn about the different eras dinosaurs existed. You could take elevators down into the Earth's crust and mine for fossils, then bring the fossils back up to the museum and resurrect them. From then on, the dinosaurs you resurrected would periodically walk past a doorway during the room-switch animation; I don't believe these dinosaurs were hostile, they were a reward for resurrecting that species.

The game appeared to be part of a series, whose introduction involved the camera zipping through the museum seeing all sorts of exciting nature like macaws, historical ruins, constellations, etc.
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GordonWay2
02:35:46 PM 31st Jul 2014
The camera zipping through a museum with macaws calls to mind the Eyewitness TV series. I don't know if they ever made computer games though.

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Fawfulster
Medium: Film
01:18:52 PM 31st Jul 2014
I remember I once was in a hotel and while changing the channel, I saw a short scene of a sex comedy (think "American Pie" or "Eurotrip"). A guy was playing golf on a front lawn and hitting random things with the balls. Then there was some crazy party inside a house and one of the strippers(?) had brought her child there. I remember a scene with this girl and a guy in a bathtub and he peed on her. We then changed the channel because it was "boring" but I found it funny. Anyone knows which movie was it?
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Fawfulster
05:49:35 PM 8th Jul 2014
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Fawfulster
01:18:52 PM 31st Jul 2014
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TheTeeth
Medium: Videogame
12:55:53 PM 31st Jul 2014
Little more specific than I'd like to go, but can anyone tell me what part of Sonic the Hedgehog the song that plays here is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei_Zn5lmweM&feature=youtu.be&t=2m25s

Weird question, but it's important, and I don't know a ton about Sonic.

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BinaryStep
Medium: Literature
12:09:54 AM 31st Jul 2014
Two books, both childrens' books.

The first was part of a series, it may have taken place in the Victorian Era, though I think it took place in modern times (at least the mid 20th century). It was about a girl and her friend who had the nickname "Rubberboy" or something similar, who couldn't feel pain. There was also a part with a tower of pterodactyls or something like that.

The second book was about a girl and a talking rat (and other rodents) it was revealed that there was something special about rodents in general (that may have been the reason for their sentience), and there was a part where a chinchilla was forced to stamp its paw on cookies for some reason. I remember the cover was orange and black, and it was called something like "Rat".
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BinaryStep
07:14:22 PM 29th Jul 2014
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FerrousFaucet
10:08:45 AM 30th Jul 2014
Is the second book one in the Rats of NIMH series?
BinaryStep
12:09:54 AM 31st Jul 2014
I don't think so.

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Kilyle
Medium:
09:58:44 PM 30th Jul 2014
Not sure this is the right place to ask... I started with the Trope Talk forum, but on reading a few threads I found a post telling one asker to try here, and I think my request is similar enough, so here goes:

In rewatching Tin Man, I'm struck by the appeal of the character Glitch, and in particular his endearing inability to make proper use of his mental faculties despite actually having them. Which is to say, he started at level X and got handicapped to X-Y, and in that gap lies a lot of the Woobie-ness of this character. Kind of like seeing a skilled artist be unable to use his arms, only for the brain.

I'm trying to think where I've seen this type of woobie before. Not just characters who are traumatized, not just insanity, but actual mental handicaps (ones they got during the story, not just lifelong problems) that, together with an already sympathetic character, create a woobie.

Only one that immediately springs to mind is in ElfQuest, the Wavedancer character who ran afoul of Winnowill and got horribly transformed both in body and mind. Two-Edge has shades of this, but falls short because his handicap is mostly just "crazy" (which isn't quite what I'm after) and because in general he's actually brilliant and there's not much in his crazy that keeps him from exercising that brilliance.

There's an episode of MASH where Charles Winchester helped a young man who was a pianist who'd lost his arm. And in one of the most heartwarming speeches Winchester has ever given, he explains that he would love to be able to make the kind of music he enjoys, but doesn't have the faculty even though he has two good arms; the young man, on the other hand, despite having but a single hand now, still has the music living inside him due to natural talent, and if he doesn't give up then he will find ways to make that music get out (such as the left-handed music that Winchester orders for him, just to start).

That's not about the brain, of course, but has shades of what I'm after. And there's always the horror of seeing a loved one succumb to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's or similar problems that prevent them from making use of the brain they used to have - worse if they realize it but can't do anything about it. Some of the characters on House have been like this, though none really jump to mind (it's been a while since I saw all the early episodes, and I never did see the later half of the series).

So, can you give me examples of characters who are, well, I guess kind of the opposite of Flowers for Algernon - who start out intelligent, even gifted, and then through plot or character things are handicapped in this fashion (either temporarily or permanently, though if temporarily I prefer long-term character-defining stuff rather than problem-of-the-week)?
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FerrousFaucet
02:31:50 PM 19th Jul 2014
I think this kind of request for trope examples might be more appropriate over at You Know That Thing Where...
Kilyle
12:24:30 AM 20th Jul 2014
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It's been a while since I was on the wiki regularly, and YKTTW has changed formats. Seems more like writing up a trope page, which isn't what I'm trying to do... I'm not even sure that my vague idea here represents a subtrope outright. But, if you think that's where this belongs, I'll consider taking the time to do it in that format. Thanks for the advice.
lexicon
09:30:39 AM 20th Jul 2014
If you want to know if there's a page for this you go to Lost and Found.
snag
01:59:42 AM 23rd Jul 2014
The movie Folks with Tom Seleck and Don Ameche has latter get Alzheimers. Its a dramedy. A Harrison Ford movie "Regarding Henry." Countless Sci-fi examples of where normal people are given super-intellect temporarily and then lose it and feel like how you are describing. Barclay in ST:NG, Bones in "Spock's brain" (star trek) The Riddler in one of the batman movies gets his brain fried after he learns batman's identity. Don't know if Robert De Niro's character in "awakenings" fits your bill. Lots of examples of kids going silent after some traumatic event. If this is helping at all i can probably work out more. My mind keeps getting dragged back to Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys and Dustin hoffman in rainman though which i know aren't what you're looking for. You could certainly look at returning veteran stories with PTSD and re-acclimating issues.
Kilyle
01:43:53 AM 26th Jul 2014
Thanks for the reminder, lexicon.

Yeah, snag, those are helping me work through what this setup means to me. I'm highly interested in the sci-fi and fantasy/magic variants. Not familiar with any of the examples you listed except Spock's Brain, and Rain Man of course which, you're right, isn't what I'm looking for (a lifelong mental illness doesn't have that contrast between the normal person and the hampered). I know I've seen some PTSD stories in stuff like Criminal Minds and I'd be interested in seeing some that are less about "holy cow he's gonna kill someone!" and more a study of the person and his struggle plus the relationships he used to have and how they've changed.

Another movie's coming to mind: Robot And Frank. He's still got the mental skills but he's not afforded respect. And although I liked that one, I don't actually want to delve into lack-of-respect stuff. I do see Alzheimer's and dementia as related to this topic, yes, but... I dunno, it seems like, even though it's obviously "why must this happen to someone like him?" it's also just a part of life on this imperfect world. I guess it's too "real" to appeal to me? I'm after something that happens to younger types, no older than 50 (as humans go... sage races are free to be as old as Elrond so long as they're obviously better for their age instead of worse, but then get affected by something), and, like I said, the magical or sci-fi stuff hits the right buttons, or interests me at a higher level.

Come to think of it, the despair of certain mutants who can't use their powers (either from Genoshan collars or from M-Day's depowering) hits close to this area too, as does any character who could fly or swim and can't anymore... Rayek's loss of powers in ElfQuest, Alliar's being forced into mortal form in A Strange and Ancient Name. Not precisely - they don't have trouble communicating - but that despair at a loss of expected abilities is palpable. Not sure if a more normal "I'm going blind" or "I'm going deaf" would be quite so effective to me, but I'd be willing to check out stories that cover these areas.
snag
12:56:28 AM 29th Jul 2014
I'll come back to this, but I recall Frankie Munez had an interesting character in "True Night" episode of criminal minds. In the comics, when Storm goes from the bouffant hair style to a mohawk, she's been robbed of her elemental powers and consequently becomes a vicious hand to hand combat master. A few of the comics have her exploring and dealing with the fact she isn't a "goddess" anymore. Uncanny Xmen I think. There was an episode of Mash i remember where hawkeye is temporarily blinded, and is feeling somewhat useless.

I remember seeing something about a colleague of Gandalf's in the hobbit (movie) who was a powerful wizard but losing his marbles.

The computer in red dwarf (holly) admits that he/she is losing its marbles too, but there are moments where its evident that its a ruse and he/she is still sharp as a tack but just doesn't take things seriously anymore.

I'll ponder it some more. I have a couple of degenerative brain examples kinda picking at me but can't pull them out of the fire yet.

Rodney Mc Kay in Stargate Atlantis goes through a lengthy mental degeneration in one episode. He makes a point of documenting the process. That was one of the ones i was trying to remember.

S.

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Film
09:58:34 PM 30th Jul 2014
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horror or drama film where an old man is eating soup at a table and a painting of a cherub urinates in the soup. The old man presumably doesn't realise and eats the soup anyway. This was apparently Played Straight as a drama trope, and not for comedy or grossout humour
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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Videogame
09:47:57 PM 30th Jul 2014
PS1 game made by Capcom featuring a girl and robot. I think the idea of the game was like Elevator Action where you go up lifts and kill enemies. The cover of the game is drawn in yellow/black colours.
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GordonWay2
Medium: Film
08:35:40 PM 30th Jul 2014
Which installment of "An Evening with Kevin Smith" is it where he tells the story of showing Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to his young daughter, and her actually being able to follow the story because, unlike his other movies, the story is told visually and not just through dialogue?
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Nezumi
Medium: Music
08:25:59 PM 30th Jul 2014
... Okay, this may not actually be music, but I think it was a concept album. Either way, I seem to remember reading either on this site or somewhere else about something about an evil puppet show that used people as the puppets — possibly using a rather grotesque physical alteration to make them work. I seem to remember the protagonist had a lover who disappeared, and ended up discovering her as part of the show, but my memory may be off.

Either way, I can't find it on here for anything I could think of to search for.
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snag
04:43:34 PM 30th Jul 2014
check out the description of S 5 E 14 "Smile Time" episode of Angel. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0512900/

randomsurfer
08:25:59 PM 30th Jul 2014
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The Puppet Master perhaps? I picked it post perusing past the Puppet Permutation page.

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megahello
Medium:
07:37:59 PM 30th Jul 2014
I'm looking for a song that I heard on the radio while shopping at Claire's a few days ago. The most memorable lyric were along the lines of " and you and I will be K-I-S-S-I-N-G" and I believe I heard X-Y-Z right before that. It had a very poppy beat.
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alaman
07:24:12 AM 12th May 2014
Probably not it, but the "you and I will be kissing" made me think of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW2R2zAVGVY (it's at the end of each verse). Not exactly poppy though.
megahello
08:25:43 PM 12th May 2014
No, that's not it. The word kissing is spelled out and "you and I will be k-i-s-s-i-n-g" may not be the exact words but it's something like that. Also the song is sung by a boy.
Asuyuka
01:36:42 PM 15th May 2014
Any relation to the kid's singsong?

"Blank and Mc Urist sitting in a tree K-i-s-s-i-n-n-g First comes love, Than comes marriage, Thank comes the baby in the baby carriage"
megahello
05:06:39 PM 15th May 2014
No, the tune is diffrent and it sounds like it was meant for late-preteens/teens. ounce again, a very poppy beat.
Dhalilhia
02:56:12 AM 16th May 2014
"Then he Kissed Me" by the Crystals?
FuzzyBoots
06:10:50 AM 16th May 2014
For some reason, I keep wanting to hear that line as being rendered by Avril Lavigne, but I can't find any song she's done where she says that, and you did say that it was a boy who sang it.

And "Then He Kissed Me" has no such lyrics that I know of.
rip1550
11:45:37 AM 16th May 2014
Is it this song?

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rhett_akins/k_i_s_s_i_n_g.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICuAE-FFruA

or a remake by someone else, cause this one's way more country than pop.
megahello
03:39:49 PM 16th May 2014
nope, i'm pretty sure the letters XYZ were there. I think the letters were used as sort of a gimmick/theme.
megahello
06:47:04 PM 19th May 2014
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megahello
09:52:00 PM 23rd May 2014
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starryeyedkitty
06:48:30 AM 28th May 2014
Is it possibly ttylxox by Bella Thorne? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol74ihSvd4w This is the only song that came to mind.
megahello
09:13:51 AM 1st Jun 2014
No. the song I heard was sung by a boy , and i'm pretty sure it had less of a techno-y feel to it. but aside from that your on the right track, as far as style.
megahello
07:44:55 PM 8th Jun 2014
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megahello
03:41:28 PM 15th Jun 2014
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FromtheWordsofBR
01:42:47 PM 16th Jun 2014
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megahello
11:46:09 PM 20th Jun 2014
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megahello
01:41:14 PM 25th Jun 2014
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Omnichron
06:45:52 PM 25th Jun 2014
Its a long shot, but possibly "Over and Over" by Hot Chip [1]? It has a poppy beat, a male singer, and around 2:15 you can hear them spelling "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" (which they repeat twice, after spelling "you" and "I")
megahello
11:00:57 PM 29th Jul 2014
No. The voice and tune sounded much more boy band-y. I Heard the song while shopping at Claire's, so I think a boy band is likely.
snag
07:37:59 PM 30th Jul 2014
So on a whim i went looking. this fits the bill of boy band with the word kissing spelled out. The video on youtube doesn't have the lyric in it, but maybe the album version does. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9MTF_oGzFQ lyrics: http://www.lyrics.net/lyric/5399129

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alaman
Medium: Literature
04:47:32 PM 30th Jul 2014
I'm looking for a book I read about 5 years ago. It was scifi with some mystery elements. There was this dystopian future where the earth is pretty much fucked and there are not many humans left, no real government or structure anymore. A scientific group was living underneath the earth and trying to develop some kind of time machine (I think a phenomenon where time can be reversed had already been known for some time, but they did not know how to trigger it in a controlled way). The book was probably named after the scientific name of that effect. Anyway, they managed to create that machine and sent various people, starting with the smartest and strongest, back in time to avoid the events that lead to this future, I don't remember what it was exactly. But none of them came back and nothing changed until they were pretty much down to 2 people or so and sent a weak, scared guy (the protagonist). He actually arrived back in time and did pretty well at first, only to find out after some time that the dystopic future was actually caused by some side effect of the time travel.. or by their own actions maybe? It didn't make a lot of sense if you really thought about it. Anyway the book ends after he realizes that humanity will die out and since he is a coward he decides to just stay in the past and live there instead of going back, and the remaining scientist in the future (his girlfriend, I think?) waits for him and dies alone.
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snag
04:47:32 PM 30th Jul 2014
Dunno if this helps, but there is a lot of similarities between this and the movie "12 Monkeys" so look up 12 monkeys on here, and see if any of the tropes overlap with the book you are thinking of.

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Coujagkin
Medium: Film
04:36:00 PM 30th Jul 2014
Anybody know a movie which involves a character named Vivian (I think...) who falls in love with a rich widow who has several daughters? I thought at first it was an Olsen twins film but I couldn't find anything about it. There's a lady who wants to marry the dad or something like that. And there's also a stolen camera involved.

The song "Pretty Woman" plays at one point in the movie, but it's not that "Pretty Woman" film...

Can't remember the year, although I'd like to guess early 2000's.

Rings a bell, by any chance?
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snag
04:36:00 PM 30th Jul 2014
You know that the main character in the 1990 movie "pretty woman" is named "vivian ward" right?

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SilverFang
Medium: Anime
04:42:57 AM 30th Jul 2014
The trope I am thinking of had this trope pic- It's anime with a girl holding a guy's severed head. I wanted to see the anime. I thought it was School Days, but it wasn't. Anyone know this trope, and the anime? Probably a trope for dark anime? Like Elfen Lied perhaps.
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SilverFang
04:42:57 AM 30th Jul 2014
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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
11:15:05 PM 29th Jul 2014
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These are movies I never saw but I saw segments about them in a "making of" show in the early '90s. I think the same show covered the making of House II, one of the Terminator films, and one of the Piranha films.

1. A sci-fi or fantasy film where a man and woman mind meld. There is videotape of real microorganisms in the background for psychedelic effect.

2. A scene where a man is bleeding from one hand. A drop of blood falls into a pool on the floor in slow motion. There's also a closeup of his Mickey Mouse watch. A scene in Pink Floyd: The Wall reminded me of it, but that's not the same movie I'm remembering.
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FloydPinkerton
02:07:32 PM 24th Oct 2012
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FloydPinkerton
01:48:20 PM 8th Nov 2012
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FloydPinkerton
11:57:11 PM 4th Mar 2013
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Azzizzi
02:33:42 AM 5th Mar 2013
Was the second one possibly Hellraiser? I don't remember a Mickey Mouse watch, but there are scenes of blood dropping in slw motion and it was out the same year as House II.
FloydPinkerton
10:20:11 PM 9th Jul 2013
It's not Hellraiser.
FloydPinkerton
12:06:35 AM 5th Jun 2014
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KEVP
05:41:43 AM 5th Jun 2014
I doubt this is it, but the first one reminds me a bit of the first episode of the series "The Tomorrow People". The "classic" series, from 1973. There is a scene where Carol basically "mind melds" with Stephen, and all sorts of strange images are shown for "psychedelic" effect. These images are used in the rest of the series as the opening sequence.
alaman
06:46:22 AM 5th Jun 2014
The first scene - the mind-meld.. was it a black man and a white, blonde woman? In that case it might have been an episode of Babylon 5. If so I can find the name for you.
Bisected8
11:06:36 AM 6th Jun 2014
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The second one might be the Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code movie; IIRC the protagonist had a Mickey Mouse watch in the book at least.
FloydPinkerton
12:37:34 AM 9th Jun 2014
This was before Babylon 5 and long before the Dan Brown movies. I think 1990-92 time frame.

The only opening for the original Tomorrow People I can find has fast zooming in to opening hands and stuff like lattices and space photos. Not the same thing I remember.
snag
11:15:05 PM 29th Jul 2014
Scanners? (for the first one)

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Dalillama
Medium: Literature
07:22:40 PM 29th Jul 2014
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There was a science fiction novel (possibly series) that I read relatively recently (within the last decade), which had a justified Planet of Hats; there was a race if Cat Folk aliens who all had one culture across their homeworld, because it turns out that wasn't their homeworld, it was a colony started by a single ethnic group shortly before a massive nuclear war killed everyone on their homeworld and rendered the place uninhabitable. This wasn't a major plot point, just a piece of the background, but it's about the only detail I can recall. They were part of a unified Space Navy alongside humans, I can't recall if there were any other known aliens, but I'm pretty sure there was at least one other alien race, who was at war with the human/catpeople alliance. The cat people made really good fighter pilots.
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FerrousFaucet
05:43:33 PM 29th Jul 2014
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In the Wing Commander video games, a group of cat people called Kilrathi are at war with the humans, and the focus is on fighter pilots in outer space. So maybe in the series of novels, the humans and Kilrathi made peace.
Dalillama
07:22:40 PM 29th Jul 2014
I realize that Proud Warrior Race Guy is a pretty common hat for Cat Folk, but this isn't one of the really big/famous ones like the Kilrathi or the Kzinti or the Chanur

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GordonWay
Medium: Live Action TV
06:29:31 PM 29th Jul 2014
This would have been in the late eighties or early nineties, when I was a little kid. It took place in an office, and reminded me of Murphy Brown. The bizarre thing is that one of the characters was a person dressed as a lion — but he was actually SUPPOSED TO BE a real (albeit a talking) lion, and everyone acted as though that's what he was. Not out of the ordinary for a kids' show, but everything about this show screamed "grown-up show" to me, except for the person in the lion suit.

The lion's name may have been Leo or Leah or something. He got nervous anytime anyone said the word "shoot", and at one point one of the other characters does indeed shoot at him with a gun. I seem to recall one of the other characters being a nervous guy with glasses.

Perhaps it was a sketch on a sketch show?
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Embryon
09:54:26 AM 16th Jun 2011
Possibly the TV fantasy-romance-drama Beauty and the Beast? The female lead worked in an office, and the male lead definitely looked like a lion.
GordonWay
02:21:04 PM 16th Jun 2011
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Good thought, but the Beast's makeup is much too realistic. The lion I saw looked more like a mascot suit.

I should add that it seemed to be a comedy.
GordonWay
07:11:20 PM 19th Sep 2011
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Bananaquit
10:43:28 PM 19th Sep 2011
I know the show you’re talking about but I can’t think of the title. It was short-lived and pretty infamous and it may have been an unsold pilot that only aired once. I want to say that it aired on Fox, but don’t quote me on that.
GordonWay
05:30:47 AM 21st Sep 2011
Right on. Do you remember any other details about it?
GordonWay
06:14:36 PM 6th Dec 2011
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GordonWay2
07:24:02 PM 27th Mar 2014
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GordonWay2
06:29:31 PM 29th Jul 2014
Bump.

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StraightFlame
Medium: Videogame
04:40:10 AM 29th Jul 2014
There was this flash game, forgot which website i played it on. It's a sidescrolling puzzle-solving-y kinda game, with Flip Screen Scrolling.

The setting was just sort of this generic medieval thing. To my recollection it was just a few underground passageways and valleys, with maybe one or two buildings. There was a sign somewhere that said "Beware of antlions", which was on the only screen that had giant antlions. The save points were eyes on the walls, and if you examined them the player character would say something about them stealing your soul.

You started out in some kind of prison cell or something, and had to generic-Myst-puzzle your way out of it. (You can actually go back and talk to the guy guarding your cell, and he won't notice a thing.) After that, you're basically on your own, but eventually you'll come across a door that requires three things (Keys? Magic gemstones? I forgot.) to open.

Once you walked around enough to have all door-openers and you open the door, you'll get a message saying that the world will end within a rather short time limit (45 seconds?) unless you go to a tower on the east end of the map. During that time the save points will give a different message when you walk past it. (I remember it starting with "Aggress" or something and a second word that started with M and ended with "-ed", something like "Mauled" or something.)

Once you get to the tower, there will be this generic evil hooded wizard guy. You'll then have two battles with him. The first battle took place in a room with three mirrors, and the wizard would shoot projectiles from above. You defeat him by simply pointing a mirror upward to deflect his projectiles.

What came next is rather memorable. After you climb the tower for a bit, the wizard will eventually become "self-aware" and start breaking the fourth wall. After a while, a close-up shot of the wizard would appear - with a number of game screenshots (including the game over screen) randomly flashing between lines of dialogue - and he'd say that there is someone watching them. The wizard's sprite would then become more opaque, put his hands in front of the HUD, and say that he can see you now. He'll then go on to rant about you - the player - for a while (I think it was about him not liking the fact that as video game characters they don't have free will), and then at the end stating that you have as much say in what happens as they do.

The second "battle" would take place at the top of the tower, with you on a "dodge all this stuff" kinda setup of platforms on the right-hand side of the screen, and the wizard on the left, shooting his projectiles. You had no obvious means of fighting back. Near the bottom, there was a place where the projectiles couldn't reach, because there was a wall in the way. If you hide there, the wizard would at first call you out for it, and then he'd beg you to do the boss fight "like normal". After a while of hiding there, the wizard would die for some reason involving the game's game-ness. The game would cut to black, and there would be text. The game itself then talked to the main character, stating (among other things) that the wizard never really became self-aware, and that it was just part of the game. What happened then, i don't remember.
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StraightFlame
11:54:57 AM 26th Jun 2014
So, bumps are apparently acceptable? Well then.

BUNP.
StraightFlame
06:50:39 AM 30th Jun 2014
Bmup.
StraightFlame
02:54:08 PM 7th Jul 2014
Boomp.
StraightFlame
03:17:42 AM 14th Jul 2014
Bamp.
Diretooth
03:44:03 AM 21st Jul 2014
I KNOW THIS GAME. Inquisitive Dave, it's found here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/449208 This is one of my favorite games, I hope you are happy and have fun.
StraightFlame
04:40:10 AM 29th Jul 2014
Inquisitive Dave? That's a rather strange name. Anyways, thanks.

(Also, wow, i didn't check up on this for a long time.)

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Lima6
Medium: Literature
03:45:46 AM 29th Jul 2014
Can't find anywhere a book I read twenty odd years back.

Set in an industrial pre WW2 England, they create a race/breed of genetically engineered creatures/humans to fight a coming global conflict. Seem to remember the creatures were made from a kind of amorphous clay like substance with no discernible features, who funnily enough are difficult to control and begin to misbehave! All set in a pre-jet age landscape. Remember the cover showing ranks of these creatures/blob men marching off to war with 4 prop-engined bombers flying overhead. Any ideas?
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dungeonmaster11
Medium: Live Action TV
02:27:31 AM 29th Jul 2014
Okay, so, I remember seeing a clip of this years ago on YouTube. It looked like the opening to a Japanese show with a small segment afterwards. The opening was animated had a bunch of crude, horny oni chasing around/harassing one or more women (with a very simple, crudely-animated style), and the segment that followed had a schoolgirl (actually a grown woman playing a schoolgirl) trying to leap over a chain link fence to get onto schoolgrounds, and in a bit of a quick cut it shows her running up to leap and then over to her on the other side of the fence, but after a moment looking back and seeing that her panties caught on the fence and are hanging on it. The look of the animation style of the opening and the segment with the 'schoolgirl' seems like it was made in either the seventies or the eighties. Basically it looked like a raunchy comedy show.
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dungeonmaster11
04:57:47 AM 11th May 2014
Bump.
dungeonmaster11
10:20:54 PM 12th May 2014
Bump.
dungeonmaster11
06:18:33 PM 19th May 2014
Bump!
mimitchi33
02:32:48 AM 21st May 2014
dungeonmaster11
03:52:47 AM 3rd Jun 2014
Nope! The opening (or at least, I THINK it was the opening) was animated, but the segment with the 'schoolgirl' jumping over the fence was live action, which leads me to believe it was either a live action show or a show with live action segments and animated segments.
dungeonmaster11
09:34:39 AM 6th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
06:34:23 PM 8th Jun 2014
BUUUUUMP!
dungeonmaster11
05:43:39 AM 10th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
03:27:03 AM 12th Jun 2014
Bump
dungeonmaster11
12:53:50 AM 14th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
10:23:32 PM 16th Jun 2014
Buuuuuuump!
dungeonmaster11
01:43:30 PM 19th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
10:08:24 PM 24th Jun 2014
BUMP!
dungeonmaster11
09:48:58 PM 27th Jun 2014
BUMPITY-BUMP-BUMP!
dungeonmaster11
12:37:26 AM 1st Jul 2014
Bump!
flamyangelwings
12:48:31 AM 1st Jul 2014
Dude, It's been over a month and a half, at this point you can assume that no, nobody here knows what this is. Try asking around on Anime forums instead.
dungeonmaster11
12:58:28 AM 1st Jul 2014
I dunno, I could swear there was at least one I put out way back in the day that took at least three months to find. Plus, like I said, I'm not even sure if this IS an anime, or just a live-action show with an animated opening. I'm sorry if I'm being a bother.
flamyangelwings
10:41:05 AM 1st Jul 2014
edited by flamyangelwings
You're not being a bother, sorry if I came off as annoyed, I was just saying that nobody on TV Tropes seems to be giving any suggestions. I said Anime Forum because you said Japanese, and you may have more luck with people who watch lots of Anime, who may watch other Japanese stuff as well.
dungeonmaster11
10:34:59 PM 3rd Jul 2014
I'll have to try that, then! In the meantime, though, I'll stick around here, if that's okay. Thank you for the advice!

In the meantime, BUMP!
dungeonmaster11
04:29:09 PM 7th Jul 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
06:11:35 PM 16th Jul 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
12:45:35 AM 22nd Jul 2014
B-b-b-bump!
dungeonmaster11
02:27:31 AM 29th Jul 2014
Bump!

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Malady
Medium: Film
01:01:11 AM 29th Jul 2014
A movie where the characters distract an AI by asking it meaning of life...
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TheTeeth
06:29:09 PM 24th Jul 2014
Do you remember when or where you saw this?
Malady
07:28:16 PM 24th Jul 2014
On TV, and 5 years ago?
snag
01:01:11 AM 29th Jul 2014
edited by snag
Dark Star. The AI was a bomb is one example....buuuuut that was 1974..oops

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curiousguy
Medium: Live Action TV
12:24:23 AM 29th Jul 2014
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I can't find anything about this. 2 kids, maybe brother and sister, get lost in art paintings, while on a field trip to a museum. They also have a hand held speaker as a tour guide for help. Also i watched it in my elementary art class so its about 10 years old. I've looked on google but nothing comes up. Any ideas?

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snag
12:24:23 AM 29th Jul 2014
edited by snag
sounds like something which could have happened in "Sabrina the teenaged witch" or "wizards of waverly place"

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zeromass
Medium: Film
08:19:10 PM 28th Jul 2014
i'm looking for a movie and all i can remember is the end of it. a guy drew a magic circle using popery for protection and called out someones name. then a women(might be his old girlfriend) shows up. she died sometime earlier and is now a demon/succubus. they fight and she tries to drain the life from him. he kills her(with a fire poker i think) and the police show up. they arrest him for murder and one of the cops is next to the ambulance where the dead women is. he says how hot she looks and the she comes to life and grabs him. she says something like " i like being on top." then it fades to black.
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MaddyDonna
04:36:00 PM 28th Jul 2014
edited by MaddyDonna
Do you mean the magic circle used popery or potpourri?
zeromass
08:19:10 PM 28th Jul 2014
edited by zeromass
potpourri something like this http://www.thelostogle.com/2012/09/10/great-now-kids-are-smoking-potpourri/ only from a big clear glass bowle (i think).


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SynchFX
Medium: Film
06:45:46 PM 28th Jul 2014
I remember watching an old VHS when I was young, and it would have been very late 80s or possibly early 90s. I can't recall if it was a family film or a horror to be honest, but it involved a bunch of toys somehow coming to life and attacking people. There was a teenage boy and girl, I seem to remember them running through a warehouse or garage or something, and small soldiers and toy tanks etc firing at them. I can't recall if this was the premise of the whole film, or just a particular scene. Does anyone recall this film?

It wasn't computer animated or anything, I know it wasn't Small Soldiers.
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Omnichron
05:43:18 PM 28th Jul 2014
Could it have been the movie Toys, its from 1992, so it was probably on VHS, and it seems like the climax involves attacking toys.
cupcakegraffiti
06:45:46 PM 28th Jul 2014
This sounds like a scene I remember from the end of Babes in Toyland (1961) but it could also be from the 1986 version.

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mimitchi33
Medium: Western Animation
04:09:47 PM 28th Jul 2014
Where does this clip come from?
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FromtheWordsofBR
04:09:47 PM 28th Jul 2014
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The description says it's from Channel Frederator.

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aliciaryan__
Medium: Anime
02:15:30 PM 28th Jul 2014
I remember seeing this anime around 1am - 2am, it was dubbed and playing either on SyFy or Adult Swim. It was 2011-2012, all i remember was that it was really gory, centerd around a group of teenagers or adults fighting these creepy looking monsters or demons, they were fighting in a city, during the episode the main guy character left the group, and it was amazing. I've searched for this anime for months. I know it's not Tokko or any of the Blood series. If you think you know what is please let me know.
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zeromass
02:15:30 PM 28th Jul 2014
was it Gantz?

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mutedsanity
Medium: Videogame
09:54:13 AM 28th Jul 2014
There was this PC game we played in the computer lab as a kid in elementary school where we had to get a group of little people across all the levels, and they each had certain attributes, like sex, hair color, clothing, ect. and there were puzzles based on that on each level and you were supposed to find a way to get them all across. Like, I remember that the first level (or one of the first) was you had to cross a bridge where the mountain would knock off a little creature if you got it wrong, and I remember another level where you had to cross lily-pads or logs or something followinf specific rules. Each level was a puzzle, some were math based, some were straight logic puzzles and I think some were word-based as well. One thing that bothered me and struck me as dark even as a kid was that some of the little creatures would be left behind presumably forever or would get knocked off the bridge or fall in the water and then they were gone. Or maybe I'm misremembering; that seems kinda dark for a kids puzzle game. (Looking at you, Professor Layton) Anyone remember this game?
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nickybull
09:54:13 AM 28th Jul 2014
one of the Zoombinis games

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Omeganian
Medium: Western Animation
04:27:29 AM 28th Jul 2014
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I remember this cartoon from at least 15 years ago, where a guy tries to unite with his love in different time periods, going backwards I believe. He is always opposed by another man (they might have been anthropomorphic animals, but I'm not sure). One part was in medieval Italy, and I remember a part when a woman puts a patch on the guy's clothes and receives a kiss in return. Then all the nearby women pounce at him and he ends up in a Harlequin costume.

I don't remember there being much talking in the cartoon. Perhaps there were no intelligible words at all, but I can't be sure.
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Omeganian
04:27:29 AM 28th Jul 2014
Bump.

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alaman
Medium: Music
02:15:23 AM 28th Jul 2014
I'm searching for the name of an all-women-band that was kinda popular for a short time, about 5-8 years ago.

I think it consisted of 5-7 women. I only remember than one of them had long blonde hair, wore baggy pants and a short top in the video and had a pretty defined sixpack, which was kinda awesome. The music was pretty generic pop stuff with a bit of a pseudo rebel-rock-touch. I think they must have been American, don't know how well known they were all over the world since I'm from Germany. Pretty sure they only had one or two chart hits here.
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FerrousFaucet
05:04:32 PM 31st May 2014
Gwen Stefani maybe?

What kinds of instruments did they play?
alaman
05:30:03 PM 31st May 2014
uh, no instruments, they were just singing and dancing. Definately not Gwen Stefani.
Dalillama
07:00:55 PM 1st Jun 2014
Maybe the Spice Girls?
Duncan
11:21:56 AM 4th Jun 2014
Maybe Girls Aloud?
FromtheWordsofBR
01:46:37 PM 4th Jun 2014
Sugababes?
dokatron
03:48:04 AM 5th Jun 2014
Pussycat Dolls?
alaman
04:01:45 AM 5th Jun 2014
nope to all of those :( I will look through the German charts of that period now.
Bananaquit
08:25:56 PM 7th Jun 2014
No Angels?
FromtheWordsofBR
05:23:13 AM 21st Jul 2014
No Secrets has five members.
alaman
04:29:46 AM 23rd Jul 2014
Yeah, I looked through that list too, the problem is I have no idea what they were called. I thought it might have been something with either "six" or "socks" in the name, but no sure. It was not No Secrets.
CanzetTheCoyote
06:17:29 PM 27th Jul 2014
Vanilla Ninja, maybe?
alaman
02:15:23 AM 28th Jul 2014
No, should have clarified that. I know and loved Vanilla Ninja. This band had more members though and Vanilla Ninja didn't do any dancing which I think this band did in the video.

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Music
09:43:24 PM 27th Jul 2014
A colourful, animated pop music video from either the late 90's or early 2000's. It featured blocky, NES style visuals, and the verses 'Everybody!" and "Oh Oh Oh' were repeated throughout the song. There were also what sounded like arcade sound effects.

A different music video, also animated, but with moody designs and more muted colours. It featured a naked humanoid man (his groin area blurred) with an exaggerated, triangular shaped face and yellow skin. He slowly sank into a hot tub at shoulder height, leaning back. The design was so exaggerated it looked vaguely similar to similar to Beavis and Butthead. The man was singing something, but I can't remember what the words were. The genre was calm, but not upbeat.
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dokatron
02:19:24 AM 23rd Jun 2014
Is the first one Move Your Feet by Junior Senior?
RancidWarmasta
10:09:04 AM 24th Jun 2014
I think so
RancidWarmasta
11:42:34 AM 26th Jun 2014
any idea about the second one?
FromtheWordsofBR
07:09:51 PM 26th Jun 2014
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead?
RancidWarmasta
12:53:10 PM 27th Jun 2014
nah, less colourful than that. The 'humanoid' character was animated in a jagged, moody Gorillaz style, but I'm sure it wasn't a Gorillaz video.
RancidWarmasta
05:19:22 AM 28th Jun 2014
if it helps it was around at least 2003-2004ish, as I saw it right after 'Move Your Feet' on a music channel. I saw it probably no later than 2005.
RancidWarmasta
11:57:51 PM 1st Jul 2014
bump
RancidWarmasta
11:42:22 AM 5th Jul 2014
any ideas about 2 or is it too obscure?
RancidWarmasta
06:03:37 PM 6th Jul 2014
Bump
RancidWarmasta
09:47:22 AM 11th Jul 2014
the song the man sang sounded radiohead-ish, like a soft rock song. he also wore black sunglasses, and his skin was a pale yellow.
RancidWarmasta
12:30:14 PM 19th Jul 2014
bump

RancidWarmasta
06:27:17 PM 20th Jul 2014
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doesnt matter anymore
FromtheWordsofBR
05:17:23 AM 21st Jul 2014
Bump
snag
02:09:15 AM 23rd Jul 2014
RancidWarmasta
07:08:15 PM 23rd Jul 2014
edited by RancidWarmasta
nah
RancidWarmasta
07:10:08 PM 23rd Jul 2014
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dont really care about second song anymore, but thanks for guessing the first song (Move your feet)
RancidWarmasta
02:22:09 AM 25th Jul 2014
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ok
FromtheWordsofBR
07:08:59 PM 26th Jul 2014
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Anything by Yeasayer or Animal Collective? Or, God forbid, Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt"?
RancidWarmasta
11:19:53 AM 27th Jul 2014
nah it was 2002-2003. The song doesn't have 'everybody' lyric, that ones already been guessed as 'Move your feet'. Looking back, it could easily be a misremembered Gorillaz video.
RancidWarmasta
11:25:47 AM 27th Jul 2014
It wasn't Everybody Everybody by black box either
RancidWarmasta
09:43:24 PM 27th Jul 2014
dont need anymore help thanks im sure it was a gorillaz video

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VeryCreativeUsername
Medium: Literature
08:17:46 PM 27th Jul 2014
Maybe a bit scant on information for this one, but bear with me.

It was from elementary school, a book my teacher read aloud to the class. It was a book about a teacher and a class, actually. All I can remember clearly is that at the end of the book, the class had to have a lesson on how to forget.

The rest of the book, I'm fairly sure, was telling the stories of each of the children in the class, in a fantasy world.

When I try to think back to this story, I can't help imagining a Swan. I don't know why.
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Ossley
08:17:46 PM 27th Jul 2014
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Was it in the Wayside School series?

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ZaklogtheGreat
Medium: Videogame
07:16:19 PM 27th Jul 2014
There's this old video game I remember playing at the public library (probably on an Apple) in the late eighties, early nineties, where you are some kind of secret agent and you're trying to stop this disease from taking over the population. When someone catches the disease, they become a pattern of black & white static. You have to collect crystals to help cure the people you run into.

That's all I got. Any ideas?
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YaoiForever
Medium: Anime
02:15:01 PM 27th Jul 2014
I saw a small part of an anime a few years ago and have no idea what it was and it's bugging the heck out of me. It was dubbed, there was a small blonde girl who I think was a robot or some other kind of man-made human. There was a scene where someone enters her room and she's sitting in the corner and she's written something all over the walls. She also repeatedly claims that her father is "Souichi" or "Shuichi" or some other similar sounding name and then begins crying black tears that might be oil. Anyone have any clue?
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FerrousFaucet
02:26:08 PM 21st Jul 2014
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It's Metropolis. The robot girl mistakenly thought Ken-Ichi was her father, and it was Ken-Ichi she was writing on the walls.
YaoiForever
02:15:01 PM 27th Jul 2014
Thank you! That's been bugging me for years.

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kor
Medium: Music
12:47:01 PM 27th Jul 2014
This is a piece of music which appears to be best described as "banjo dance music", and the music video for it was all-CG and featured a bunch of robots with T Vs for heads.

But what was the piece called?
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Tuomas
06:06:27 AM 27th Jul 2014
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I'm pretty sure it's Swamp Thing by The Grid, which kickstarted a brief trend of country-flavoured Eurodance music back in the mid-90s (other artists who followed the trend were 2 Cowboys, Rednex, and Basic Element). The video isn't all-CGI, but it does have the TV-head robots.
kor
12:47:01 PM 27th Jul 2014
That was the one, thank you. Strange though, I don't remember the live-action bits at all.

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Feature4
Medium: Western Animation
07:57:29 AM 27th Jul 2014
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So I am trying to remember the name of this show from the late nineties or early 2000. It ran on Fox Kids way back in the day when they had a "girls section", it featured shows such as Sofie & Virginie and Princess Sissi. The show I am after ran along those, but for a much shorter time if my memory serves me right. All I remember is one episode which I saw several times, I think the show had very few. I don't remember much from that episode either, but I believe there were three main characters, all girls in their late teens. The antagonists were two similarly aged girls, whom may have worked for some kind of villain. The main characters lived in a mansion on the top of a cliff by the sea. They all had magical powers, but I am not sure which. All I remember is one of them being blindfolded and practicing levitating object. “How do I know if it is floating when I can't see?” she asked one of the other girls. For some reasonhey been tasked with gathering magical marbles from around the world, I don't remember by whom. The marbles would give whom ever possessed them more magical powers. One was called “the cats eye” and I think it granted night-vision and/or perhaps invisibility. It was found in a cave or something, but they might have lost it to the bad guys.
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adder999
10:25:30 AM 17th Nov 2013
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Can you tell me what international fox kids has a girls section? I could help you, you know.
FromtheWordsofBR
12:55:06 PM 29th Nov 2013
A Fox Kids 'girl section', huh? Maybe you're thinking of Fox's VERY short-lived sub-channels "girlzChannel" and "boyzChannel", both of which are incredibly hard to find ANY information on. Here's what the schedule for both channels looked like; it features Saban's Princess Sissi on it.
Aldo930
10:40:16 AM 30th Nov 2013
Which country's Fox Kids was it? The Scandinavian version?

If it's that, here is a list of the series featured on the channel... http://home.no/knappe-lill/rama/program.htm In Norwegian, sorry...
adder999
08:04:11 AM 4th Dec 2013
Well, yes, but Fromthe Wordsof BR, what show is Enigma?
adder999
06:34:59 AM 5th Dec 2013
Never mind, I know what it is. But I checked and it wasn't there.
adder999
07:57:29 AM 27th Jul 2014
Also, Feature4, I know what show it is... Princess Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic.

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rumpelteazer
Medium:
04:08:54 PM 26th Jul 2014
It's two ballets. I saw the first one performed twice by a local group under the name "Hijinx in Paris," but this is not a direct translation of its French name. The only thing I really remember was that there were monkeys (two, I think) causing trouble in Paris. I think there was a "boy meets girl" type love story amongst the chaos but I'm not certain.

The second one might have been made up by another local group, but since I'm asking about the first one I might as well add it. There was a "lost princess" (like Rapunzel in Tangled) with the only distinctive identifying feature given being a birthmark shaped like a butterfly on her arm. Some people decide to enact this scheme of trying to pass off a female orphan and/or Street Urchin as the princess by painting the birthmark on her arm. The royal officials or whoever see through the disguise quickly, however, they notice she has a real butterfly-shaped birthmark on her OTHER arm, proving her to truly be the lost princess.
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rumpelteazer
Medium: Literature
03:58:19 PM 26th Jul 2014
My mom told me about this book she read as a tween/teen, so it's from the 80s or earlier. It has a black horse with blue eyes who is actually a boy who was transformed into a horse, possibly by a gypsy curse - she says there were definitely gypsies involved somehow. Also, there's a girl who falls in love with him. Any ideas as to what this book could be? Thanks in advance!
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rumpelteazer
12:36:39 PM 28th May 2014
bump
rumpelteazer
03:58:19 PM 26th Jul 2014
If it helps any more, she says she read it in the summer of 1988, so it's no later than this, but she doesn't know how old it was when she read it.

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Aspectifer
Medium: Film
11:25:27 AM 26th Jul 2014
OK, this one's been bugging me for decades.

It's a live-action film, probably American. I don't know whether it was released in cinemas or made for TV. I'm not even sure whether it was in colour or black and white, but I think it was in colour. I saw it on British TV in the mid to late 70s.

I remember a bit near the beginning where the main character, a young woman, was messing around with her friends in the back of an 1920-30s era open top car. She and her friends were in the clothes of that era - this portion of the film would have been set around that time.

I think the main plot was a proposition the heroine is given to go into suspended animation to be the bride of a child heir when he grows up. I think she may have been offered a large sum of money to do this which would get her family out of serious financial dire straits (this may have been something to do with the The Great Depression). I can't remember whether she actually goes through with it. I've checked the Human Popsicle page and nothing matches.

I have a feeling that the film was a romantic comedy and actually quite light-hearted in tone. Perhaps something like the 60s-70s live-action Disney comedies or a Doris Day romantic comedy (though I've checked both of these and not come up with anything). It's the kind of thing that may have been shown as a BBC 2 afternoon matinee. I was very young at the time and my parents were quite strict about my viewing, so it wouldn't have been anything not considered suitable for family viewing at the time (any 70s era Values Dissonance aside).

Of course this was a very long time ago, so my memories are vague and there may be things I've misremembered.

This has been at the back of my mind for years. Anyone who can solve this will have my eternal gratitude.

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cillianflood
Medium: Western Animation
04:05:35 AM 26th Jul 2014
A long time ago I remember seeing an animated movie that seemed even old for the time. The primarily things I remember about it was a kick ass heroine who married a prince and swore of using any kind of weapons. Then the prince got captured by a witch who wanted to brain wash him into starting a war prompting his wife to storm the castle using creative solutions to kick ass without technically using a weapon. A two headed sea serpent who bickered over how to eat people also made an appearance. Any help in naming this show would be much appreciated. I'd love to give it a watch again now to see if it's actually any good.
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ClinkerGynoid
06:50:00 PM 25th Jul 2014
I really want to see this if someone ever finds it.
mogiks
01:48:13 AM 26th Jul 2014
Approximately what year did you see this? What country were you in, what language was it in? Did you see it on TV, on VHS, on DVD, etc.? The more info you can give the better.
cillianflood
04:05:35 AM 26th Jul 2014
Pretty sure it was on TV in Ireland, probably around the late 90s and no later than the early 2000s. I believe a talking horse and talking rock were also involved. One of the solutions was to have the horse kick the rock to break a window because if she just threw the rock it would disintegrate thanks to her vow not to use weapons.

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Izon
Medium: Film
12:11:57 AM 26th Jul 2014
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I remember seeing a movie trailer on TV once; the first scene it showed was of some kind of sports coach pacing back and forth in the locker room, giving a speech to the team. He said something like: "We are the best of the best... and, we are the worst of the worst." I think the coach was wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap, but nothing else.
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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Western Animation
06:51:06 PM 25th Jul 2014
I saw this short cartoon on the Disney Channel in the early-mid 90's, sometime between '95-'97. It was on in the early morning (8:30 or so) in the summer months as part of an anthology of old Disney Shorts (old Mickey stuff, Johnny Fedora, etc. -that era.) I forget what the series itself was called or most of the details of the cartoon, the cartoon is more important. Here's what I remember: The short was animated, but it was narrated by two LIVE ACTION actors who were ONLY seen in silhouette. They played a father and son and were wearing long togas or robes. I think they were supposed to be Greek or Roman gods, or perhaps angels. They were remarking on historical events from their point of view and voicing their opinions on the nature of man (my memory's a little fuzzy on the plot.)
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justanotherrandomlurker
11:19:00 AM 12th Jul 2014
At first, I thought maybe it was the Aesop and Son segments from Rocky and Bullwinkle, but you said the narrators were live action and silhouetted.

It does sound vaguely familiar, but I too am drawing a blank... a search on YouTube may turn something up.
ClinkerGynoid
06:51:06 PM 25th Jul 2014
Bump.

(Thanks randomlurker. Yeah, I know it's not Aesop, but I appreciate you giving it a shot. )

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Samari45
Medium: Live Action TV
10:43:43 AM 25th Jul 2014
I'm looking for a stage show where a lady was telling people about all the crazy things that happened in scientology that she experienced while a part of it. She did it in a stand-up comedy like format with some songs thrown in.
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randomsurfer
08:08:47 AM 25th Jul 2014
Samari45
10:43:43 AM 25th Jul 2014
Yeah that's it. Thanks!

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antimisa
Medium:
06:08:07 AM 25th Jul 2014
From The Zack Files, Cam(eron) tried to give Zack kiss of life one episode. But what episode?
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texasliz
Medium: Film
06:28:18 PM 24th Jul 2014
I think this was a made for TV movie on HBO or Showtime that aired a few years ago. A young female writer/blogger? and her family are invited to her rich Uncle's house for Christmas. He is found dead in his bed and the family members have to follow clues to find his will or get the inheritance. It was a cozy mystery, more cheesy than scary. I think the Uncle turns out to have faked his death in the end. I also remember one of the family members gets drunk and falls off the porch or is pushed. The same female detective was in another movie. She is hosting her friend's wedding at her estate. The fiance disappears and she has to follow a series of clues to find him. The fiance is being held in one of the estate's guest cabins by a romantic interest who is trying to get the detective's attention. Thanks in advance!
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MaddyDonna
06:28:18 PM 24th Jul 2014
Any chance that first movie could be "The Westing Game" (a.k.a. "Get a Clue") from 1997? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120495/

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TheTeeth
Medium: Anime
04:01:31 PM 24th Jul 2014
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Nevermind, it was totally the thing I specified it wasn't, whoops.
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OnlyALime
Medium: Film
02:47:58 PM 24th Jul 2014
Is there a movie that ends with someone, possibly a murderer, saying "Is that okay?" and then staring at the camera and repeating it in a hopelessly lost voice? I think the actor might me Edward Norton, but I'm not certain. This has been haunting me for a while now, so any leads would be appreciated.
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MaddyDonna
02:47:58 PM 24th Jul 2014
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A search for "movie end 'is that okay? Is that okay?'" turns up the 2011 HBO movie called "The Sunset Limited": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1510938/ It starred Tommie Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. You can watch the last scene on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyJA7J7LTao

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randomsurfer
Medium: Literature
02:22:51 PM 24th Jul 2014
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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.)
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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.

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
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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.

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noneofthismatters
Medium: Literature
08:40:58 AM 24th Jul 2014
Growing up I was given these books to read that detailed famous people in history and the stories behind them. For instance, the books (I believe it was a 2 book set) told the story behind Goodyear who invented vulcanized rubber by accident, the story of the guy who discovered penicillin (also by accident), and other famous but perhaps not as well knwon stories (Francis Scott Key writing the national anthem, the first man to run a four minute mile, jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong). I believe the books were entitled "People to know) pts 1 and 2 but a google search has yielded no results. I vaguely remember them being blue books and would love to find them to reread some of the stories, does anyone recall something of this sort?
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starryeyedkitty
Medium:
05:05:44 PM 23rd Jul 2014
This was back in the late '90s early 2000's in Florida, if that helps.

There was a television show that featured videos from children (mainly teens). These videos ranged from animations to live action videos. After the video was shown, there would be an interview with the creator of said video.

This particular video clip was a claymation. There was propaganda everywhere either against drinking milk or for drinking milk. The milk was an important factor, either way. Like the world was milk-oriented in some way. The focus of this particular claymation was on a boy. I remember he was sitting on the ground in front of a TV playing one of the many milk propaganda videos that existed. Suddenly, either because the boy was or wasn't drinking milk, a group of cows (or who knows, maybe it was just one cow) broke through the kid's house Koolaid-Man style and started to beat up the kid.

I've posted this here before so apologies for bringing up again, but it has been killing me for years.
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AccidentalTroper
Medium:
02:56:16 PM 23rd Jul 2014
I read a book back in the 90's: Science fiction, takes place in the modern world. A man's girlfriend runs away, and when he chases after her, he finds himself in a parallel word. In that world, technology advanced at different speeds than ours (they have robotic Barbie dolls, but don't yet have color television). It turns out that the goddess of that world likes having boyfriends, but can't in her own world because in her world men can only have sex once before they die. So she comes to our world for such things... The main character is simply her latest... and she's ready to move on to someone else. The book ends with him deliberately trapping himself in her world, hoping for another chance.
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KEVP
Medium: Webcomic
05:24:19 AM 23rd Jul 2014
I'm putting the medium as "Webcomic", but it is actually a webpage.

Here's the story—I was looking for David Morgan Mar's page where he explained Cricket in terms of Baseball. While googling, I found another page, that had explanations of all kinds of sports (Cricket, Baseball, Football (both kinds), Rugby), each one explained in terms of another sport. The basic sport listed was "Tag". This was sort of the "ur-sport", and the simpler sports could be explained as variations on Tag, while more complex sports were variations on the simpler sports.

At the time, I thought this was another page by David Morgan Mar.

But I have never been able to find that page again!
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KEVP
05:24:19 AM 23rd Jul 2014
No. That's not it. Please read my query before replying. I know about those pages, what I am looking for is a DIFFERENT page that I stumbled across one day while looking for those pages.

The page I am looking for had LOTS of sports on it, not just Cricket and Baseball. One of the sports on it was "Tag".

I THOUGHT the page I am looking for—the one with lots of sports including "Tag"—was by David Morgan Mar, but now I am not so sure.

KEVP

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