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post #51 of 161

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Recently noticed one of the local digital stations was airing this childhood abomination on weekday mornings. Watch with a friend and you'll have a blast.

 

 

Best effing theme song ever.

 

And yes, that's Otho from Beetlejuice voicing Nimbar.

Seems like the mob needed a good money-laundering story to tell

post #53 of 161

The Prankster, Robocop The Series...did air in the US.  It was ok.  The made for cable miniseries was better.

post #54 of 161
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Originally Posted by HypnoToad View Post

Recently noticed one of the local digital stations was airing this childhood abomination on weekday mornings. Watch with a friend and you'll have a blast.

 

 

Best effing theme song ever.

 

And yes, that's Otho from Beetlejuice voicing Nimbar.

 

 

That clip led me to this amazing piece of popular Culture!

 

post #55 of 161
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Just ended today. Gossip Girl

 

Who the hell was watching it so that it lasted 6 Seasons?

To me, Gossip Girl fit perfectly into that post-Sopranos world of chilly television series about collapsing empires. That show was relentlessly downbeat and often quite ugly, emphasizing that, for a lot of these rich kids, this was sadly as good as it would get. I found it fascinating.

 

I did not watch the last two seasons. I may be pulling things out of my ass here.

post #56 of 161
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Originally Posted by HypnoToad View Post

Recently noticed one of the local digital stations was airing this childhood abomination on weekday mornings. Watch with a friend and you'll have a blast.

 

 

Best effing theme song ever.

 

And yes, that's Otho from Beetlejuice voicing Nimbar.

 

Ah, Leslie Danon.  That name brings back fond memories of the movie BEACH BALLS on Cinemax.  

post #57 of 161
Thread Starter 

Viva Laughlin, watch it all:

 

post #58 of 161

There's a show running right now about the second Black President and his family. It's a sitcom. It's really not very good. I always end up watching it, because I have some issues. 

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Two season folks. Two.  And I watched Every Episode.

post #60 of 161

How soon we forget: Terra Nova.

 

 

P.S. This is a picture of the saddest line-dance ever.

post #61 of 161
Thread Starter 

Ooof.  I will continue to forget.

post #62 of 161
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Viva Laughlin, watch it all:

 

 

In my dream world, Hugh Jackman would be the lead in a new Cop Rock and Glee would be cancelled.

post #63 of 161
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Two season folks. Two.  And I watched Every Episode.

Holy shit! Somehow this show had left my mind but as soon as I saw this thumbnail it all came rushing back, so I had to watch it.

post #64 of 161

I could've sworn there were FOUR Seasons.

post #65 of 161

It was four. It started on NBC and then became a syndicated series.

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It was four. It started on NBC and then became a syndicated series.

 

Oh my goodness.  That means I have to track down the other two seasons.

 

I hope you're happy, you bastard.

post #67 of 161

I bought the pilot episode of "Freddy's Nightmares" (directed by Tobe Hooper!) on VHS a couple years back during the apex of my NOES fandom. Great googly moogly, it turned out to be an agonizing 22 minutes. If I remember right, the episode needlessly retcons Freddy's origin, which had been annually retconned by each NOES sequel up until that point anyway. Just an ugly (did they film it on a VHS camcorder?) and boring and uniquely disappointing waste of potential.

post #68 of 161

No beheadings in this one, folks.

 

post #69 of 161

The magnificence of FABIO everyone!

 

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Anyone else want this to be better? We hoped too much, I think.

post #71 of 161

Any X-Files episode dealing with the alien black oil. That shit was so tired, weak and boring.

 

Give me Mulder and Scully tracking down a new monster or human freak every seven days and I was in heaven.

post #72 of 161
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The magnificence of FABIO everyone!

 

Given that I remember watching TV in the late 80s and early 90s quite clearly, it's absolutely astounding to me how utterly and completely awful and campy so much of it looks now. Someone linked me to a montage of forgotten early-90s TV intros, some of which I actually remembered, and I swear it seemed like TV had actually taken a step *back* from the 70s and early 80s. At least TV of that era wasn't agressively bland.

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Any X-Files episode dealing with the alien black oil. That shit was so tired, weak and boring.

 

Give me Mulder and Scully tracking down a new monster or human freak every seven days and I was in heaven.


 I always preferred the stand alone episodes.

post #74 of 161

Same here.

post #75 of 161
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The magnificence of FABIO everyone!

 

 

Holy Crap. I've never heard of this but you may have just won the thread based on the opening titles alone. I think the funniest part is the woman sitting next to the pool with her laptop. Is it even on? Doesn't look like it is.

post #76 of 161

And you know what, i don't even recognise any of those people (except for Fabio).

 

By the way, talk about foreshadowing here.

 

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And you know what, i don't even recognise any of those people (except for Fabio).

 

Not even Hollywood superhunk John Vernon?

post #78 of 161

I've never actually seen it, but I'm slightly obsessed with the mere idea of Baywatch Nights. Having come of age in the Baywatch era, I actually remember seeing ads for that and somehow being able to rationally process the thought, "Oh, they're just ripping off The X-Files now."

 

From what I understand, the original idea was to do a "noir" spinoff of Baywatch, with Hasselhoff's character (yes, he was on both shows...unless he left Baywatch at the time? I'm not even sure) becoming a private eye when he wasn't lifeguarding. Yes, it's the classic "solves crimes in his spare time" scenario. Somehow, possibly due to a low ratings-inspired attempt to get on the zeitgeist, the cases became more supernatural in nature, and it sounds like the result must have been a fascinating trainwreck. 

 

Holy shit, I just checked, and some philanthropist has uploaded the entire show to YouTube! Good-bye, afternoon!

 

(The X-Files shit apparently didn't start until S2.)

 


 

post #79 of 161

When I was working at a FOX station, we aired this on Saturday nights...

 

 

I totally forgot the Asian from 21 Jump Street was in this.   I imagine in some markets, this aired back to back with that awful Fabio show.

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The magnificence of FABIO everyone!

 

 

 

God almighty, the Fabio part. If I was the type who changed avatars every week, right now it would be Fabio holding that brick phone and checking his watch like he has somewhere important to be.

 

Thank you for posting the clip, I've watched a LOT of crap TV, but somehow this one slipped past me. Love the part where the token hispanic (complete with Mario Lopez's Saved by the Bell mullet) crashes into a Taco stand.

post #81 of 161

I vote we turn this into a Fabio appreciation thread

 

post #82 of 161
Thread Starter 

I miss four-minute opening titles.

post #83 of 161
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I vote we turn this into a Fabio appreciation thread

 

 

 

I don't think CHUD needs a second boob thread.

post #84 of 161

Another Series i like to throw out for discussion.

 

Silk Stalkings

post #85 of 161

If you're going to throw that one out I need you to put your back into it. Get some AIR under that sucker.

post #86 of 161
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Secret Life of the American Teenager

 

I'm pretty sure this show was filmed by a race of alien robots trying to understand how humans interact.


That show is hilarious, but not as good as Brenda Hampton's masterpiece, 7th Heaven. I love 7th Heaven.

post #87 of 161

Oh FUCK, 7th Heaven. I remember watching a couple episodes of that as a kid, and even THEN I thought it was pretty ridiculous. I'll say this, though: David Gallagher is actually not a bad actor in other stuff, especially his voicework in the Kingdom Hearts games.

 

How the hell did that thing last so damn long?

post #88 of 161

I am not sure which was worse. This or M.A.N.T.I.S.

 

post #89 of 161
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Oh FUCK, 7th Heaven. I remember watching a couple episodes of that as a kid, and even THEN I thought it was pretty ridiculous. I'll say this, though: David Gallagher is actually not a bad actor in other stuff, especially his voicework in the Kingdom Hearts games.

 

How the hell did that thing last so damn long?


Writer Don Winslow and I marathon it, inserting our own filthy dialogue. We're in the middle of season 2 so not at the really good stuff like Lucy marrying the cop who looks like Hitler's Wet Dream, Mary going down her dark road and getting high on pot and wrecking the gym, Matt marrying a Jew and the writers writing her Rabbi dad with every stereotype imaginable...So much good stuff!

 

7th Heaven is genius television.

post #90 of 161

7th Heaven is everything that pisses me off about hardcore fundamentalist Christianity distilled into hilarious melodrama.

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post #92 of 161

 And lest we forget TekWar... a show that makes sure you know CREATED by William Shatner; based on the popular books studied at Springfield Elementary!

 

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Oh wow. Bronson Pinchot, Ed Begley Jr, Dawn from "Buffy" and a dragon. This feels like it was made by an algorithm that randomly combines stuff I like.

post #94 of 161
Thread Starter 

Lets all take a moment of silence for PTEN: Prime Time Entertainment Network.

 

post #95 of 161

That may be the first time anyone has used "moment of silence" and "PTEN" in the same sentence.

 

And aww, Babylon 5 started on PTEN.

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I am not sure which was worse. This or M.A.N.T.I.S.

 

 

 

I'm really really really sorry about this:


Edited by Hammerhead - 1/6/13 at 11:08am
post #97 of 161

Heroes.

 

Fuck that show.

post #98 of 161

Let's add Transporter: The Series to that list. Just utterly horrible on every level.

post #99 of 161

You've seen that? A lot of us at the -B-Action Thread have been wondering that it ourselves.

post #100 of 161

The desolate years during the WB and UPN's existence could fill pages of this thread. Although some of them had a goofy charm like Deadly Games. 
 

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