• 0 May 25th, 2018 at 1:01PM
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    This might have been a supporting character from a movie, actually, but I've somehow convinced myself that it was a recurring/occasional TV character in a '90s TV series. The actor was someone respectably gray in the 1990s, along the lines of, say, Hal Holbrook or Kevin Mc Carthy. The gag was that he was employed by the same corporate office that the main character(s) worked for, and that he was always in all the important management-level meetings, but he'd been working there for so long that no one (including him) actually knew what his job was supposed to be. As a result, he just kept showing up for work and collecting a paycheck for being a meeting-attendee and occasional instutional-memory-repository. I'm sure this will be a quick and easy answer for someone, but my usually keen Googling skills have turned up nothing. Reply
  • 5 May 8th, 2018 at 5:05PM
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    Lastest Reply: 25th May, 2018 06:22:59 AM
    Okay, so there are actually quite a few of them, I remember my mother watching them online.

    1. A TV show where a woman loves manatees. She freaks out at the beach because she thinks she sees a lot of dead ones.

    2. These guys keep singing Disney songs. One memorable aspect is that they started singing "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid when a straight couple were on a date.

    3. A TV show that had a theme tune that said something like "I'm not that rich, but I can tell you she's a—" and then a Sound-Effect Bleep. Pretty sure that it's this show that has a woman keep mentioning "casual sex" and eventually goes, "I did it! I did it! I had casual sex!" and one of them is making jam and another calls it "sexy", but she says, "There's nothing sexy about jam."

    4. A man and a woman do it in a public bathroom.

    5. It's happening like Groundhog Day and one of the characters is an old man. Possibly it's the same one, where a woman is told that sports are "just for dudes" and she shouts, "Nothing's just for dudes! Not even peeing standing up!"

    6. Pretty sure this is Laverne & Shirley, I just want confirmation. The intro shows two women skipping down the street singing some sort of rhyme, then the Theme Tune plays. Reply

      Sorry. I didn't mean to do it twice.

      6. is definitely Laverne & Shirley, or a parody of it.

      Bumping because I still don't know the other shows. Don't wish to be demanding, though.

      I think number 3 is 'Don't Trust the B*** in Apartment 23'

      I think number 1 with the dead manatees was an episode of Cougar Town called "A One Story Town".
  • 0 May 24th, 2018 at 2:02PM
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    So I thought the show was FBI Criminal Pursuit but I can't find the episode of which it was so I'm thinking it might be a different show.

    So here's what happened. A brother and sister (young like 8 and 10) were kidnapped by someone. And one night they get abducted. The boy is found dead but the girl is eventually found eating at a restaurant with the man. And it's revealed the man is a registered sex offender who picked them specifically while scoping out the neighborhood Reply
  • 0 May 24th, 2018 at 8:08AM
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    A show featuring some children and a bunch of colourful glow in the dark animal puppets on a black background. The viewers were asked to move with the animals. The episodes were very short and showed in between episodes of other shows. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called or any other details! Reply
  • 2 May 20th, 2018 at 9:09PM
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    Lastest Reply: 23rd May, 2018 12:50:13 PM
    A show about investigating paranormal things/reports in the US starring a dark skinned boy, a girl I can't remember much about, and a 'mad' scientist who I believe was named Dave. He once demonstrated how to create a realistic vampire bite. It aired on either YTV or Discovery Kids (long before The Hub happened.) Reply
  • 41 Jul 30th, 2013 at 10:10AM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd May, 2018 05:11:53 PM
    I need help finding these:

    1. A life-size puppet show, possibly PBS Kids, aired in either 2001 or 2002. The intro of the show is somewhat similar to the Hoobs, although it is not because I checked. The episode of that particular show involves kids sitting in front of blue tarp or sheet (Video is somewhat similar to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGL4hbWV4Q]); does include animation, somewhat similar to Sesame Street. The ending shows the same clip of kids in front of blue tarp or sheet (1st half shown), and 2nd half shows credits with audio of clip still playing.

    2. An American TV sitcom (1960s through 1980s); A woman dressed in blue falls in water, probably a fountain. The next scene shows the same woman, still dressed in blue, being questioned by another person.

    If any of these descriptions are wrong, please let me know. I have been trying to find these for a very long time. Please help me. Thanks. Reply

      So far, I have no one replying for mine, and I do not want to bump this at all.

      I have no clue, sorry. Are there are any more things you remember?

      For the first one, I remember watching it in Gadsden, AL. The show was somewhat similar to Sesame Street, it might be "Play with Me Sesame". For the second one, it was from an episode of the sitcom with the same description.

      I just don't know the names of these shows, unless I was just imagining about them. That's all.

      It could be "Play with Me Sesame", I think there was also a Spain version of "Sesame Street."

      Many, many, many countries have their own version of Sesame Street, often just called whatever "Sesame Street" would be translated to in the local language.

      It's American, but is show is similar to Sesame Street, but I don't think it's it. Also, how is it going with the second one? Any ideas yet?

      You may have to give us some more info about the second one.

      The second one is from a retro television program. I think the woman also wore something that looked like a shower cap, which was also blue. Probably still airs on either TV Land or Hallmark. I think that's all that I can remember.

      A woman, in blue, with a cap on her head, lands in water, then is later interviewed. The clip is notable enough to be reshown. Your very vague description makes me think of Lynda Carter's appearance on "Battle of the Network Stars" where she competed in a swimming event. The way her blue swimsuit fit her was quite memorable. If that's not it you are going to need to give us a better description.

      The woman was wearing either a blue dress or miniskirt, and she was interviewed in a different room after the commercial break, so I don't think that is it. I think it was more of a retro sitcom.

      Why was she being interviewed? I think there is a show that cuts between Lynda's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and a later interview with her about that appearance.

      Why do you think it was a "retro sitcom"? What about what you saw and heard made it seem like that to you?

      That is not it! It was a retro television sitcom that still airs reruns. The woman accidentally fell in a water fountain, making her dress wet, at a party somewhere. She was really wearing a blue dress or miniskirt. I actually believe that she was also wearing a blue bonnet on her head. In the next scene, one man was asking the same woman, dressed in blue, about the incident. It took place in a different room and she was sitting on a stool. That's all I know for now.

      Also, the party was indoors. I checked Lynda Carter's appearance on Battle of the Network Stars and it was not it. I know for a fact it was a retro television sitcom.

      Maybe you should explain to us what you mean by the phrase "retro television sitcom".

      A retro television sitcom, in my definition, is a comedy or drama that has aired between the 1950's and the 1990's.

      The show that I am struggling to find aired in either the 70's or the 80's. I am pretty sure of that.

      I decided to separate into two different topics so each user can figure out much easier.

      Bump. BTW, this is the old version of my long-waited topic.

      Bump. It's been a long time since I last used this. And now, I'm still on a mission to figure out what these two shows are. If anybody here has an idea, please let me know.

      Would the first one maybe be Puzzle Place? I know that aired on PBS and had some Sesame Street qualities to it.

      I know, but it's not it unfortunately.

      Is #1 "Elliott Moose", "Storytime" or "Someday School"?

      Bump.

      Oh my god you're still looking for this.

      I'll try to investigate this further when I can lol

      Thanks Automation. Yeah, I'm still having trouble figuring out what these two shows are.

      I think I also remember about the second show mentioned that the woman who fell in the fountain was elderly (I think). And after the commercial break, the next scene had the same woman (I think she was still wearing the same clothing from the party) and I think she was interrogated by a man in a suit and tie (at least that's what I think). I think it was also on TV Land at some point, so it may or may not be rerunning.

      Yes, KEVP, so many countries have their own version of Sesame Street, but that does not mean it was a terrible suggestion. I have this account, but I vaguely remember posting that, anyway. Can you remember anything else Ipbtheactor?

      To answer your question, I believe that the tarp was held on each side vertically by the two mascot-like puppet characters. Unfortunately, I don't remember the characters' names. I think it also took place in some sort of classroom if I remember correctly. The kids were sitting on the floor dancing (almost like swaying), and then cuts to another puppet in front of the action. So there would be the intro, a live-action segment, an animation segment containing a certain number of objects, then the song performed by the kids and puppets, then the same animation segment with the same number, then another live action segment, and it ends off with the same song performed earlier. And in about the last quarter of the song (the shot when the puppets does its little dance in front of the action), the footage fades to black and then the credits roll. And I think that's all I can remember.

      Bump.

      I did a quick bit of digging on the PBS kids channels as I remember you mentioned Sprout last time. I found this intro, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ELdEwV1wSE which leads me to believe that you might be misremembering?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprout_Sharing_Show Wikipedia says it aired in 2008 which is well out of your timeframe though :/

      Ooh what about this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07sNn9avpNw

      Has an animated intro and a fake blue window you could've mistaken for a tarp

      If it wasn't either of those then you might like to have a browse of this list if you haven't already: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_PBS#PBS_Kids

      Now that I think about it, I don't think it may have appeared on Sprout because that show was around before Sprout existed. And I do remember seeing two mascot-like puppets holding a blue sheet though.

      I know that PBS airs a decent amount of British programming so it could very well be something that I am familiar with.

      What other channels could it have been on?

      Not that I can recall, unfortunately.

      Bump.

      oops, I already suggested Someday School. Sorry for the double post.

      1. 1 kind of sounds like the old Muppets tv show to me. I never watched it so I might be wrong

      Bump.

      Bump.

      Bump.
  • 2 May 19th, 2018 at 4:04PM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd May, 2018 03:53:10 PM
    It was this show that took place in a park or zoo and there were people dressed up in an owl costume and a frog costume. I think I watched it on some sort of local channel, but i'm probably wrong. Reply

      New Zoo Revue

      Yes! Thank you!
  • 0 May 22nd, 2018 at 2:02PM
    Live Action TV
    Can someone tell me the name of a show that was on in syndication? It was on in the first decade of the 2000's and it was half a hour. It was a reunion themed show where someone calls the show wanting to meet someone they used to know in high school or sometimes college. They lost contact over the years, the show calls up the other person, tells them someone wants to meet you and we get to film it, there's a surprise meeting, the people talk... Sometimes, it was a old girlfriend, sometimes it was a best friend, sometimes it was somebody hoping for a date, sometimes it was a victim wanting to confront a bully. 2 different pairs met in each show. I can't remember the name of this show and the internet isn't helping. Reply
  • 3 May 14th, 2018 at 5:05PM
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    Lastest Reply: 22nd May, 2018 07:48:11 AM
    About 18 years ago I saw a show where a family was BBQ ing and there was a dead bird on the ground (close up.pf dead bird). Suddenly the family starts spontaniously bleeding and dying. Blood everywhere, and it ends with everyone dead. It seemed like a twilight zone type show... but I can't find it anywhere. Reply

      That was an episode near the end of the second season of Millennium (I believe it was "The Fourth Horseman") in which a terrible disease begins killing people in the U.S. Northwest and threatens to destroy humanity. The show took a different turn in the third season, and after killing off a major character, the disease was all but forgotten.

      Yeah, Chas Fink has got it. Definitely the 2nd season finale of "Millennium."

      Actually the penultimate episode of season 2, leading into the finale.
  • 6 Apr 15th, 2018 at 3:03AM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st May, 2018 09:42:01 PM
    I've got this memory of an old, I think American TV show, in the intro a man jumps into a spinning black and white spiral then spins with it and maybe goes back in time or something, my brain hurts please help Reply
  • 0 May 21st, 2018 at 9:09PM
    Live Action TV
    He had his back against a door/wall and was slowly assembling a gun, hitman-style, out of kitchen parts (grinders, spoons, etc). Maybe while singing/muttering to himself? The bit was definitely comedy-focused, might've been a cameo by Ainsley Harriott on another show but I can't say for sure. I think there might've been bullets whizzing past him all the while. Pretty sure at the end of the scene he finishes the gun, says the punchline, and then kicks down the door/runs out guns blazing.

    My brother and I both remember seeing this but can't remember much beyond that. It's been driving us insane for ages trying to figure out what it was from. Reply
  • 1 May 21st, 2018 at 11:11AM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st May, 2018 09:37:20 PM
    This may seem totally random and it's not very helpful, but I have this show on the tip of my tounge but can't remember it. It's an episode of it not the whole show if that helps. I thought it was dynasty for the longest time on the cw, but it's not. What I remember is this one evil guy tries to take control of the company and we get to a point where all the members of the board or the group are voting for who they want. Some one persuades them to vote for the other person, not the evil guy, by telling them all their dirty secrets. Like It would be a shame if you didn't vote for them because I might let out that you cheated on your wife or something like that. I cant remember exactly but it's stuck in my head. It ends with the evil guy losing the company but that's all i remember. Please if anyone knows this episode please let me know Reply

      There’s a scene like this in Babylon 5.
  • 4 May 20th, 2018 at 1:01PM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st May, 2018 02:17:52 PM
    Crime show, could either be British or American, I think from the 2000s. One episode was about a mum whose daughter was always unwell in some way and in and out of the hospital and they had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with her. Toward the end of the episode it turned out that the mum was suffering with Munchausen Syndrome and was purposely making her daughter unwell for the attention (daughter may have died due to this). It also turned out that the mum was faking cancer for attention also and would shave her hair and wear head scarves. Reply

      Sounds similar to Law and Order: SVU. Season 5, Episode 19 "Sick"

      ^ not that unfortunately

      It´s not a crime show but could it be a House episode?

      Not House ☹️
  • 1 May 21st, 2018 at 1:01PM
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    Lastest Reply: 21st May, 2018 01:59:33 PM
    I think it was on Global TV (Ontario) in the 1990's. Aired in the afternoon on Sunday. Live-action. A three-person band. They sort of looked like Kiss maybe... They wore metallic wigs. Each was a different colour... one was red, one was blue. Wigs looked like pom-poms kinda. Super random. My friend remembers it as well and we can't figure out what it was called.... Reply
  • 4 May 14th, 2018 at 5:05AM
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    Lastest Reply: 20th May, 2018 08:03:49 PM
    The only thing I really remembered was a car called 'The Green Monster', and it was a buddy-show. One guy was normal, the other was an android/robot. I think it was only a pilot for a show, but the end of the show had the robot/android griping about getting a new arm with a mismatched skin-tone. American show I'm pretty sure. It was not Highway with Jacko. I watched that too. Reply
  • 0 May 19th, 2018 at 8:08AM
    Live Action TV
    I believe it was a British program where this woman was cheating on her husband with another hotter man. Then new guy might have been foreign and he might have worked in a circus or something. The woman and her husband lived in an apartment type building. The show is set waaay back then. Her and the man shes cheating with have had a scene in like a pond or lake or something. I think he might have been shot as well... Im not sure. Reply
  • 0 May 16th, 2018 at 12:12PM
    Live Action TV
    There was this pilot for a show I watched a few years ago. I think it came on before or after Doctor Who. It was BBC. It had a mysterious man in a suit following a little boy trying to get him to go with him I think. There were these tiny cards that had something written on them, and black stones if I remember correctly. It took place on kind of a beach. I think the show started between 2012-2016. Reply
  • 1 May 16th, 2018 at 8:08AM
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    Lastest Reply: 16th May, 2018 10:48:15 AM
    A show on animal planet or discovery where scientists solve killings of animals in the wild, using the environment and knowledge of the food chain and what not. It didnt have a long run but I liked it. What is the title of that show? Reply

      Possibly Animal Crime Scene or Killing for a Living?
  • 0 May 16th, 2018 at 9:09AM
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    Hi, Ive seen a horror movie like 10 years ago about about some adolescants spending time at a house. One of them starts to go mad (shown by his eyeholes going black and killing the others). As soon as he gets killed, his killer goes mad and so on. Any idea? Reply
  • 2 Oct 22nd, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 16th May, 2018 06:59:48 AM
    A teenager is somehow cursed by a blue or green Celtic god (who sounds scottish) to be followed by The Weird? One episode he is attacked by dark fairies in another episode near the end the god offers to remove the curse and place it on a girl he has a crush on, but he antagonises the god into letting him keep it to protect her. Reply

      Seriously Weird

      Kinda odd that it does't have a page yet

      That was it! I shall begin the binge at once! Thank you for your help
  • 2 May 15th, 2018 at 12:12PM
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    Lastest Reply: 15th May, 2018 05:30:26 PM
    I remember my mom telling me about this supernatural tv show she used to watch. There were a lot of details she talked about, but I forgot most of them. I do remember though that she said one of the episodes had a wood chipper or something of the sort, and when you feed a person into the machine money comes out. That's all I can remember at the moment. Does this detail sound familiar to anyone? Reply
  • 3 May 13th, 2018 at 6:06PM
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    Lastest Reply: 15th May, 2018 04:58:17 PM
    does anyone remember a show about this group of people that would investigate folklore and myths, then travel the world and listen to peoples encounters or whatever and look at real animals, and slowly build a 3d model on what it might look like? at the end of each episode, they'd show off the creature attacking a town or a person or something Reply
  • 1 May 11th, 2018 at 12:12PM
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    Lastest Reply: 15th May, 2018 08:05:45 AM
    The intro of the show had a lady riding around through some muddy/swamp with her jeep/pickup. The title of the show had the word "Critters" or "Creatures" in it, it sounded like "[Lady's name]'s Critters". The lady would pick up insects and different kinds of animals that lived near a swamp like millipedes, centipedes, spiders and such. She would sometimes take samples of water and show what was in it with a microscope. Other shows that were on during that time were The Letter People, Read All About It, 3-2-1 Contact, etc, but it might be older. Reply

      It's more recent, but could it be Kratt's Creatures? The two main hosts were male, but there was also a female co-host.
  • 3 May 10th, 2018 at 1:01AM
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    Lastest Reply: 12th May, 2018 03:48:37 AM
    Saw an episode of what looked like an American series about the late 90s/2000s

    • I think most of the cast were black
    • There was this news report about an athlete getting a huge salary and some lady says that teachers should be paid that sort of money
    • This teacher has a nap and dreams about a world where teachers are treated like sports stars - complete with NFL style commentators for their classes and slow motion replay when they draw on the screen
    • He was teaching something like snails or something and he fakes eating it then the there was a replay showing how he palmed it
    • He was considering getting a new contract for a whole heap more money this little girl tries to give her meagre savings to get him to stay
    Reply

      Possibly Hanging with Mr Cooper?

      ^ I'm having trouble finding what episode it could be

      damn, sounds like a nice place to live
  • 1 May 11th, 2018 at 9:09PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 12th May, 2018 01:28:39 AM
    It was a show with an alien I think? He was pale and he'd get like kidnapped and stuff during the episodes, it was probably made in the 90's to the 00's. The alien was grown I believe but he acted like a kid. It was a really strange show, sorry if this is vague but it's all I can remember. Reply
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