• 4 Jul 30th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Aug, 2011 02:37:04 PM
    I'm trying to remember the name of a TV show that was on years ago. Before its premiere, there were advertisements that said you'd get to see what actually happened to the victim when the episode was over. The first episode had something to do with someone killing this woman (was it his girlfriend/wife? I forget...), and her body was found in some sort of pool. The suspect was found not guilty, and at the end of the episode, you find out that she accidentally slipped and hit her head, became dazed (and was bleeding), and slipped again and died. At the end of another episode, you find out that some sort of faulty roller coaster had someone killed, because she either hit her head against something, or something came flying at her and killed her. Reply

      I think you're leaving out some details (was this a cop show, courtroom drama, ...?). I'll guess The Jury, though I've never seen it.

      I don't think so. The listed first episode doesn't match my description. Also, the other episode I was talking about had the woman die during a roller coaster ride, and there's no mention of that in the episode listing.

      As for what the show was about...I forgot, honestly. Although, I remember the first episode having a part where they try to simulate how the murder might've happened, and they also try to simulate the possibility of the victim accidentally killing herself by slipping and hitting her head. Plus, I think the show was only about murdered victims, although since I never saw every episode, I might be mistaken.

      It was a show called Justice, actually, and it was the first episode. The whole idea was that basically the guys the lawyers defend are innocent, but we have to see if their defense can get the accused from being found guilty anyway, hence why it was called Justice.

      The guy who played Syd's father on Alias was the leader of the lawyers, by the way, and that was the pilot episode you saw. The roller coaster episode was another one I recall.

      Shame the show went off after one season. It was a nice counterpoint to shows like Law and Order where EVERYONE is ALWAYS guilty.

      That's the show. Thanks!
  • 4 Jul 31st, 2011 at 12:12AM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Aug, 2011 11:25:41 AM
    Do you know that show where the girl wanted this guy to join them to fight against God? What was it? Reply
  • 2 Aug 1st, 2011 at 9:09PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Aug, 2011 08:47:11 AM
    This is going to sound silly but here it is...

    I "saw" a movie on august 1, it seemed to go off at about 8:00 pm or a little before that, however I never saw the actual movie. The picture on my TV was out, so I could just hear the end song and credits and now I really REALLY want to find that song and possibly the movie too.

    It was, as I said, on August 1, 8:00 pm is when it ended maybe a little earlier, and it was on the "THIS Tv" channel. If you know what I mean, here in Detroit it's channel 4.2, but I believe on Comcast it's 294 according to their website. I tried to find the schedule there but it wouldn't go back far enough to show what was on earlier today. Presumably the movie was on about an hour and a half, maybe two.

    The end song was kind of a ballad I think, sounded distinctly like Gloria Estefan, but it may not have been. The end song was playing over what sounded like a lot of people cheering, and if I recall one of the lines was something about, again I believe, "wishing" on a "shooting star" or some combination of those words.

    Anyway, I know this is HYPER-MEGAOBSCURE, but thanks in advance for any help guys! Reply

      ThisTV's website has a schedule that goes back a couple of days. It says the movie was Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox, which would make the song "Shooting for the Moon" by Amy Holland.

      Thank you! I had checked the website but it didn't go back that far at the time, I guess you have to wait a day for it to show the last day's listings.

      Anyway I looked up the song, that's definitely it, so thank you.
  • 3 Jul 29th, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Aug, 2011 09:27:02 PM
    A very long time ago, I remember seeing a series of online videos that were creepy. The basic premise was that a bunch of teenagers or college age kids (I couldn't figure out if it was Dawson casting or not) were buried alive and had limited communication with each other.

    the only thing I can think of that may help narrow the search (if it isn't narrow enough already) was that there was a red herring somewhere where the kids thought they knew who did it, but were wrong...not that not helped them escaping anyway.

    Any idea to what this might be? Reply

      Sounds interesting. I want to know this too! If anyone/the OP figures this out, post what you know, for sure.

      There's a recent series of viral videos called Inside - The Social Film where a girl is locked up. I never watched it, but there was an ad on here that was similar to your description.

      I remember that too! Not the title, but I remember the ending, and I knew it the second you described it. Man if only I could remember the title...
  • 0 Aug 1st, 2011 at 3:03PM
    i can't seem to get this show out of my head. i remember it was about kids or teens or something like that, who had really strange powers. one kid could turn into inanimate objects, at least i know he once turned into a ladder. a girl could see animal spirits, and one of them was sad because she had no powers but was still part of the group. i think the show was some type of claymation. one episode involved a guy who was a car racer and all the animals he ran over turned into some giant animal ghost monster. and in another the kid who could turn into a ladder turned into a ladder so he wouldn't have to enter a girls' room. i think it's from the 90s but i'm not sure, could be 2000s Reply
  • 2 Jul 31st, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 1st Aug, 2011 10:58:58 AM
    It's a Lego fan movie that takes place between Star Wars 1 and 2 where Obi Wan takes on Jar Jar as an apprentice instead of Anakin. It ends with a parody of the sword fight in Princess Bride. Link would be appreciated. Reply

      Bombad Bounty? Though Jar Jar Binks is a janitor on Princess Leia's ship.

      Nope. It's at least half an hour long, I think it has multiple parts.
  • 0 Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:09PM
    Anime
    I remember watching a cartoon in 1975-76 about two small animals that looked sort of like monkeyish teddy bears. The girl gets sick, and the boy goes to find medicine for her. He goes through a multiple costume change, where he peels off one layer after another, looking like many different animals. There is a huge waterfall and pretty scenery. I remember crying because it was sad. Reply
  • 2 Jul 28th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 09:18:35 PM
    I want to remember the name of a 2005 Xbox video game by SEGA. It was a brawler, based on one of their older arcade games. Christopher Sabat was one of the voice actors. The game itself was critically ravaged; I think that X-Play gave it a 1/5.

    Reply

      Spikeout: Battle Street.

      Spikeout sounds familiar. Thank you, now I can look it up on YouTube.
  • 2 Jul 29th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 08:51:36 PM
    There is a song played at the end of the movie remake of 'Get Carter' starring Sylvestor Stallone. Does anyone know the song which is played at the end of the movie/beginning of the end credits? Thanks very much. Reply
  • 1 Jul 29th, 2011 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 08:49:04 PM

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  • 3 Jul 31st, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 07:28:04 PM
    There was a 90s cartoon on Fox Family that I used to watch. There were some young dinosaurs, including one named Marshall. I don't seem to remember the show's name. Could you help me? Reply
  • 10 Jul 28th, 2011 at 2:02AM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 01:24:46 PM
    2 here. 1. A British (probably) children's cartoon, from the early-mid 00's, about a family and their cat. The show revolved around this cat's antics, which usually included the cat being naughty. I can't remember the cat's name, but I think he was orange, and no, it's not Garfield and Friends. Basically, think Horrid Henry meets Garfield.

    2. A cartoon about a boy prince and his band of adventurers, which include his unwilling servant and protector, whose name may have been Quest, and this person's friend who was a cyborg, and I'm pretty sure was black. I think he could spit metal shards at things or something. Basically, these adventurers are trying to save their world from some evil, yada yada, i think they were looking for some atifacts of power like magic swords and stuff. I distinctly remember there being an episode involving talking rocks, and the aforementioned protector of this annoying little prince said "I hate X" at least once each episode, and he was voiced by Joe from Family Guy. Reply

      I'm more interested in finding the second one, btw.

      Oops, never mind, found it. World of Quest.

      Keep going with the first one though.

      For the first, perhaps Heathcliff? The only cartoon I remember of him involved him living in a junkyard with his friends, but the newspaper cartoon featured him as part of a family, so they might have made a cartoon of that.

      Nope. One episode of the cartoon I'm thinking of involved the ubiquitous plot of "character must make cake, but has no time, so character puts cake in oven for half as long at twice the heat." I'm sure that's a trope itself, but i can't remember the name.

      The trope is Oven Logic; I can't see anything on the trope page that looks like what you're looking for, though.

      Ah, as in you looked up picture of Heathcliff and it doesn't match. Disappointing because apparently he did have a cartoon which followed the living in the household idea. Cheers.

      Yeah, it's definitely not Heathcliff. It's newer than that, maybe 2007?

      Could be the English dub version of "Billy the Cat". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGHFMT-j1ts

      Again, sorry, but no. I actually JUST remembered the name of it. It wasn't an animation either. It was stop-motion, and it was called Rotten Ralph. I'm not even sure it WAS a cat, come to think of it.

      That was actually a pretty nightmare-fuely style of animation.

      I remember Rotten Ralph TOO! It was stop motion based on a book!
  • 6 Jan 20th, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jul, 2011 01:21:41 PM
    Okay, so for some reason I suddenly remembered a part of this cartoon I used to watched when I was little, so like mid/late 90's. All I can remember was there was this round green monster who kinda looked like Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. and I think there was human but I'm not sure what gender. There were also these wolves who were blue and greyish striped and I'm pretty sure they were the bad guys and they looked a tiny bit like one of the Digimon monsters. I remember vaguely a part of an episode where the green monster had a sort of necklace thing which the wolves wanted so he hid it in his mouth. A wolf kept asking him to show him the under and over side of his tounge "under, over, under, over.." to catch the monster out and get the necklace from him, while other wolves searched the human for it, but then they found it in the green monster's mouth. I'm sure there were other characters, but apart from that I can't remember anthing, not the theme song or what channel it was on, but I think maybe Fox Kids or Nickelodeon? Reply

      Ummm, Monster Rancher? It's not Western animation though.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Rancher_%28anime%29

      There's no way it wasn't Monster Rancher. And for the record, it aired on what is now ABC Family.

      Yeah it was Monster Rancher, thanks a lot :) Nah it was probably Fox Kids or something though, 'cos I didn't have ABC or anything 'cos I live in England and we don't have it here. But thanks anyway :)

      I said it's now ABC Family. At the time it aired that show it was Fox Family.

      nooo it was foxkids, then jetix now it's disney xd or something

      Yes, the show was on Fox Kids in Europe, but it was on Fox/ABC Family in the USA.
  • 0 Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:09AM
    I'm trying to think of the name of a trivia show. In each 'episode', three IRL people try to win a prize. To win the priize, they have to get to the end of the course. The 'course' consists of panels, each on different floors. To get to the next panel along, the people have to answer questions.

    However, that's not it. There's a man dressed in black following them past the panels and if the man ends up on the same panel as the people, the people can't win the prize.

    Anyone know what it's called? If I recall correctly, it's something like 'Eliminator' or 'Exterminator'. Reply
  • 2 Jul 29th, 2011 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 09:07:56 PM
    A long time ago, I read a comic/graphic novel series. It was a classic adventure story in a fantasy setting and the hero was very young. He might have been The Chosen One or something, I don't remember. He was blond. I seem to recall him having a fairly large friend in his band of heroes, and there was also the token girl in the group (dark hair I believe). I do remember two distinctive things about the story: 1) About halfway through the adventure, the protagonist turns right into some small flying weapon (like a shuriken) in a fight and loses an eye. He wears an eyepatch for the remainder of the story. I remember there being a panel with the weapon-thing centimeters from his eye. 2) That ending. Turns out it was All Just a Dream. He was in a coma or something. Very frustrating. Still, it's been driving me crazy. And any of these facts could be wrong. My memory's not great. Reply

      Sounds like the fantasy comic book series, "Tellos".

      Yeah, that looks like it. Thanks!
  • 2 Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 09:04:00 PM
    It would have been in the late 1970s, possibly on US public television. It was a show about a janitor who liked to sneak into a computer facility and talk with a computer who was his friend. This being the 1970s, the computer was a big refrigerator sized box with large front mounted spinning tape drives and a bank of blinking lights. And by talk, I mean literally talk — this was before most people had access to computers and thought that HAL 9000 was a plausible depiction of what computers were.

    Reply

      Could it be Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine?

      I think this was it! Looking on the web, I see that he wasn't a janitor, but being banished to the "sub-sub basement" as Marlo was rings a bell.

      And finding a Youtube video of the opening sequence confirms that was it. Thanks!
  • 3 May 10th, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 08:12:54 PM
    Does anyone here remember the Storykeepers? It was a Christian cartoon series created from 1995 to 1997, and it had 13 episodes total. I'd like to add it to the index, but as I only have a short list of the tropes it contains, I'd appreciate input from other tropers who watched the series.

    The series was about a group of underground Christians living in Rome. They consisted of church leader Ben the Baker, his wife Helena, and their four foster children (five if you want to include their resident teenager Zak). In between preaching and searching for the kids' parents, Ben and Helena would tell the kids the stories of Jesus. Reply

      You might want to try the Western Animation forum for a help request.


      I remember that one!

      Someone's uploaded most (if not all) the episodes to Youtube. A search there for "The Storykeepers" should yield you the needed results.

      Good luck!
  • 1 Feb 21st, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 04:55:55 PM
    I believe its western animation, possibly rotoscoped because I remember a slight ralph bakshi look to it. It was on syfy back in the 90's when they had all kinds of crazy cartoons on every sunday. It took place ina medieval/robin hood setting.

    The only scene I recall is the protagonist being duped into performing trials and tribulations for possibly a witch/warlock. One of these trials is archery, shooting hay dummys. This is just a ruse, the hay dummies are actually his fair maiden and buddies, who have now bled out and died. Any takers? Reply

      Definitely not the Disney "Robin Hood".
  • 2 Jul 30th, 2011 at 3:03PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 04:13:46 PM
    Alright, so there was this boy. Aaaaand he was friends with this group of mummies. Said mummies could become superpowered mummy men and fight crime. I think they often fought anubis. One of the mummies was a prissy smart guy with an british accent, and another one of the mummies ate alot. I bet that, like, sometimes the two would High-lariously clash heads, with like the prissy guy saying something like "Dont you do anything besides eat? Harumph" and the fat mummy going "Shut up, princess." Or something. Hmmmmmmm...

    I think the boy always wore a blue long sleaved shirt, but dont quote me on that. If anyone can tell me what I'm talking about, that would be amazing. This has been killing me for a while now. Also, I had some sweet sneakers with these characters on them, if that helps. Reply
  • 7 Jul 26th, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 11:44:57 AM
    This is going to be pretty vague, so my apologizes in advance.

    Ok, I'm pretty sure this show aired on Nick or disney and was a live-action drama (well, a kid drama I suppose). I don't remember much at all about this show except for one scene . The scene I remember is when the two main characters (both girls) first met- One of the girl's had stepped in a pile of gum and was trying to get it off her shoe when the other girl came up and either helped her or lent the girl her shoes. One was a blonde and the other had dark hair I believe.

    I think the show was about how different the girls were as one was preppy and other was more of a tomboy. I think. haaa.

    Yeah, it's insanely vague, but I'd love to remember what the hell this show is. Reply
  • 6 Jan 2nd, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 30th Jul, 2011 12:06:32 AM
    A black and white short film about a guy with elf ears going to something like a zoo/freak show where he sees a family of snowmen and an accordian playing robot behind cages Reply

      Bump

      bump

      live action? animation?

      @Sam E Circle: Medium: Western Animation. Says so right above the post.

      Oh yeah! Is it 2d, 3d, stop motion, cutout, computer, what?

      traditional drawn, it was in black and white for artistic purposes
  • 2 Jul 29th, 2011 at 9:09PM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 29th Jul, 2011 11:11:23 PM
    There was this cartoon show I used to watch when I was a kid and they show either came out in the 80's or 90's but i'm not sure. I rememeber the show was about two talking cats (like house animals) only two; these were cool cats that fought crime and drove around a cool animated car. I remember one cat was lean and average height and the other cat was stought and more muscular. One episode I rembember was about one of the cats getting bit, injected or diagnosed with some kind of disease that made him go bad and the other cat had to bring him back to reality on his own. Would anyone know what this cartoon show might've been? It might've been on Cartoon Network or Nickelodean or something. I would really appreciate it. Thanks Reply
  • 4 Jul 27th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 29th Jul, 2011 09:02:24 PM
    Two series of children's books:

    The first was a series aimed at young girls, which, if my very fuzzy memory serves me correctly, was about a group of girls and some kind of magic closet (or something - the logo for the series involved either a key or a keyhole). Each book centered around one of the girls entering the closet and winding up in another time and place in history. I remember it particularly because it was a tie-in with a line of 11" dolls, which, although I really wanted one, I never ended up getting.

    The second was a series about a group of kids who routinely run into supernatural beings in disguise, usually at school. Said creatures ranged from typical supernatural fare (vampires, werewolves, etc.) to more unusual ones (I remember a Valentine's entry in the series centering around a Cupid being the new lunchlady). The titles of each entry in the series went along the lines of "[Monster of the Week]s Don't [Mundane Action]!" Reply

      The second one is the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey. Titles included Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball and Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers.

      The first one sounds like the Magic Attic Club. They were written by a handful of different authors, and definitely had dolls that went with them. http://www.sherisinykin.com/magic_attic.htm


      You're both right! Thanks!

      You're both right! Thanks!
  • 4 Jul 27th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 29th Jul, 2011 09:02:24 PM
    Two series of children's books:

    The first was a series aimed at young girls, which, if my very fuzzy memory serves me correctly, was about a group of girls and some kind of magic closet (or something - the logo for the series involved either a key or a keyhole). Each book centered around one of the girls entering the closet and winding up in another time and place in history. I remember it particularly because it was a tie-in with a line of 11" dolls, which, although I really wanted one, I never ended up getting.

    The second was a series about a group of kids who routinely run into supernatural beings in disguise, usually at school. Said creatures ranged from typical supernatural fare (vampires, werewolves, etc.) to more unusual ones (I remember a Valentine's entry in the series centering around a Cupid being the new lunchlady). The titles of each entry in the series went along the lines of "[Monster of the Week]s Don't [Mundane Action]!" Reply

      The second one is the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey. Titles included Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball and Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers.

      The first one sounds like the Magic Attic Club. They were written by a handful of different authors, and definitely had dolls that went with them. http://www.sherisinykin.com/magic_attic.htm


      You're both right! Thanks!

      You're both right! Thanks!
  • 1 Jul 26th, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 29th Jul, 2011 04:35:02 PM
    A novel set right around the JFK assassination, probably under YA. Our protagonist lives in what is viewed as a "bad" part of town by most people who don't live there. The part of town is named after a plant of some sort, perhaps it is called Hazel Street or Willow Street. Her mother might have run away for some part of the book, I'm unsure. Her best friend has no father, although her (the friend's) mom has frequent boyfriends. Two lesbians live on the street as well. There is also a family that is described as a bit "Bohemian", it is unclear whether this refers solely to their habits (the mom wears a bra-less peasant blouse sometimes, the children -of which there are many- do not always have their hair combed) or whether this has an ethnic connotation as well. At one point, a tree is graffiti'ed, as is the driveway of the lesbians. Money is stolen by a bad boyfriend. J Fk is shot. Much talking occurs on the bus to school. Reply
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