View Full Version : Name That T.V. Show 2
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 10:18am
As I was right last in the original, I suppose the honor of starting the second edition of this wonderful game falls upon me. To quote Splunge, the recognized creator of 'Name That T.V. Show':
So here’s the deal. Name something identifiable with a particular T.V. show. It could be anything – a character, location, organisation, often-used phrase - whatever. Try to avoid something that could easily be from more than one show. The person who correctly guesses the show gets to go next.
Same rules as the other games apply – wait for confirmation, no Google searches, impatient jackass rule if someone doesn’t post a new clue within 24 hours after having their guess confirmed correct, etc.
And to start off the new round:
Of the original main cast members of the show, only Weaver and Carter remain.
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 2:02pm
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 7:12pm
Yup, you be up Laiwethel.
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 8:42pm
Wow, lucky guess :)
Characters in this show include Col. Jack O'Neil, Major Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal'c.
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 8:45pm
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 8:45pm
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 9:01pm
You're up JSBB!
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 9:12pm
Everybody's final appointment is scheduled on a post-it note.
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 9:55pm
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 10:39pm
No, it is not Newhart.
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 10:54pm
Mon, 4th Oct '04, 11:09pm
Dead Like Me?
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 12:10am
Yeah it is Dead Like Me. Go Mesmero.
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 12:13am
Bah, never heard of it.
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 10:22am
Doug, Carrie and Arthur.
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 10:36am
King of Queens?
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 11:06am
King of Queens is correct.
Next time, remind me to think up something harder.
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 12:19pm
Ok, this was one of the main charchters trademark line -
Hey Now !
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 4:37pm
Mr. Belvedeere? (IIRC the dad used to say it a lot)
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 9:40pm
Not from Mr. Belvedeere
Tue, 5th Oct '04, 10:26pm
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:14am
I pity the fool who thinks it's from the A-Team ;)
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:33am
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids?
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:39am
Harbourboy, I think you just made that one up. You have too much spare time! Join the New-Zealand Navy!
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:45am
I didn't make up Fat Albert. He was always saying "Hey Hey Hey" so I thought he might have said "Hey Now" as well. If I'm way off mark then give us some more clues.
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:55am
The line is from a comedy, taking a behind-the-scenes look at a late night talk show.
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 12:58am
Garry Shandling Show?
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 1:04am
Actually, The Larry Sanders Show, but since we're not splitting hairs here...
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 1:20am
Oh yeah. Glad you knew what I meant.
OK. how about this one:
The main character of this show was effectively a male nanny.
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 1:30am
Charles in Charge?
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 1:46am
..of our days and our nights....
Yes. Charles in Charge. You win. I must choose something slightly harder next time......
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 10:58am
I am not a number, I'm a free man!
Wed, 6th Oct '04, 9:10pm
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 2:12am
Yup, your go.
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 2:33am
Woohoo. Here's one for Splunge but it will probably have gone before he gets back. Might be easy, might be tricky (knowing me, it will probably be easy)...........
The main actors in this show included:
- a character actor who has gone on to a career in movies (in front and behind the camera)
- a one trick actor who went on to play an identical character in a long running but bad sitcom
- an actor who played a Kramer-like character and went on to be the star of my third favourite movie trilogy
- an actor whose life was the subject of a movie
- an actress who went on to a string of terrible TV mini-series
- ironically the star of this show probably went on to become the least famous of all his co-stars.
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 4:09am
Well, two of those clues make me think it might be Taxi
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 4:19am
Ah, good work Splunge. Yet another of my offerings is guessed on the first attempt. For clarity, the actors referred to in my clues were:
Tony Danza (Who's The Boss)
Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future)
Andy Kaufman (Man in the Moon)
Your turn, Splunge-bob.
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:02pm
I didn't really watch the show, but I thought deVito and Kaufman were two of the people.
Buffy, Jodi and Mr. French
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:19pm
Err, it can't be Buffy the Vampire slayer, can it?
'cause I think it was a Ms. French :p
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:22pm
Ara, if you had correctly guessed this show, I would have been shocked, since it was on when your parents were probably kids. :D
No, not Buffy the Vampire Slayer. :p
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:23pm
/me looks up hastily at the prospect of a show from HER era
Family Affair. What an easy chestnut!
Try this: Phoebe Figalilly and Harold Everett
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:23pm
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 3:41pm
Oops, confirmation came while I was editing my post to include a question... look up, folks! :roll:
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 4:24pm
Sounds annoyingly familiar, strangely enough...
I need to watch more TV...
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 8:04pm
Hmm, it's ringing a bell. I'm thinking an older show that's sort of the T.V. equivalent to Mary Poppins, but the name of it is escaping me.
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 8:20pm
I'm thinking something like the Nanny and the Professor, but I may be mixing this up with something else.
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 8:29pm
Nope, dmc, you're right on the money. Fire away!
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 8:56pm
Does anyone mind if I jump in with a suitable question?
where are the following individuals from in the show MASH?
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 9:20pm
Hawkeye-Crabapple Cove, ME
BJ-Mill Valley, California (a GORGEOUS town!)
Rizzo(state only)-Louisiana (somewhere in the Bayou)
Back to you, dmc...
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 9:23pm
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 10:51pm
John Gage and Roy Desoto
Thu, 7th Oct '04, 11:01pm
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 2:26am
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 2:28am
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit?
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 2:38am
Come on! I'm old -- think old. I don't even watch TV any more.
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 2:46am
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 2:51am
Now you're just guessing (although it is suitably old). :)
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 3:37am
Harbourboy is just in a hurry to get to 2,000 posts; his next guess would probably be The Munsters. :p :p
Anyway, this one's ringing bells too. There was an emergency rescue show on 30-35 years ago; in fact, I think it was called Emergency, and I think Gage and Desoto were the names of the two main characters.
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 3:47am
It's slightly more productive to make an educated guess than to say "I have no idea, give us a hint, you meanie!".
My next guess was not going to be "The Munsters".....it was "Z-Cars".
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 6:21am
Splunge, however, is suitably old - his turn.
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 9:49am
I find this thread to be threadjacked by old geezers! Tongue-in-cheek aside it would be a teensy-weensy bit of fun if we could try to have somewhat contemporary stuff so the people not yet 30 may have a chance. It is hard enough as it is in not being America. I will stop my whining now ;)
*really just want to put forth his show for guess work*
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 3:09pm
Actually, the teensy-weensy bit of fun part is listing shows that all you young whippersnappers haven't got a clue about. :p
OK, joacqin, how's this? - Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist (probably a softball)
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 3:18pm
hehehe - scooped!
Since I happen to agree with Splunge that it's fun to finally have an arena around here where age and treachery really do overcome youth and skill, I offer this challenge:
Name the actor who brought both of these TV roles to life (bonus points if you also name the shows the characters are from):
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 4:53pm
Well, it has to be Bill Bixby because of the Courtship of Eddie's Father (Tom Corbett), but what was the show with him as Anthony Blake? I'm drawing a blank.
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 5:11pm
Drat, that was too quick. Since you got 2/3 of it right I'll give you the other piece... "The Magician," my favorite show as a pre-teen. I had a HUGE crush on Bill Bixby then...
No accounting for a nine-year-old's taste, eh? Take it away, dmc! :roll:
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 6:24pm
Higgins!!!! (Yelled with a slightly petulant whine in the voice)
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 7:01pm
Fri, 8th Oct '04, 7:10pm
Sun, 10th Oct '04, 9:47am
I hereby invoke the Impatient Jackass rule and hijack the thread: :p
At the end of the opening theme song, the protagonist would say his catch phrase: "lets get dangerous".
Minor hint: he said it with a lisp ;)
Sun, 10th Oct '04, 10:32am
Sun, 10th Oct '04, 12:27pm
Good grief, don't you do anything but watch tv? :p Your turn :)
Sun, 10th Oct '04, 6:34pm
Hey, that one was easy as soon as you mentioned the lithp...
An eternal struggle between twins Adam and Zachary (played by the same actor) that will decide the fate of the world. The bad guy is helped by a beautiful witch called Beatrice, while the hero's main helper is a strange fat monk called Godbold...
Sun, 10th Oct '04, 8:38pm
Hmm, sounds familiar but I can't quite place it.
Mon, 11th Oct '04, 9:23am
Sounds like something I read of in a Bryan Brown filmography
Mon, 11th Oct '04, 10:58am
Aha, Aldazar is close...
Any guesses on the name of the show?
Mon, 11th Oct '04, 9:03pm
Still no ideas. Roll out some clues so we keep this game moving along.
Tue, 12th Oct '04, 10:41pm
Ok, it doesn't look like anyone is going to get this one - but Aldazar was almost there so he might as well continue...
The series was called 'Wanderer' and was actually quite good. I don't really know any more about it - I just happened to see it one evening on TV and watched it during the next year or so...
Tue, 12th Oct '04, 10:47pm
Never heard of it. Oh well. /waits for Aldazar to come up with something obscure.
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 4:42am
You putting this in MY hands again??
I'll give it a shot and I think I have an easy one.
A 'colour-blind' amnesiac with a computer-like brain is on the run from a mysterious, malevolent organisation.
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 4:44am
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 5:09am
Nope, much more recent.
(I had to look Joe 90 up on IMDB to find out what it was)
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 5:56am
No idea. Can't think of any TV amnesiacs.
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 1:07pm
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 2:15pm
not on topic:
I'd say Star-Trek (for Data) but that's obviously not it.
Wed, 13th Oct '04, 3:50pm
I'm tempted to say The Pretender, but Jarrod wasn't an amnesiac, and he wasn't color blind...
It sounds so familiar.
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 2:25am
BTW, this isn't an American TV show, is it?
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 4:15am
We're all stumped. Give us a clue!
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 4:49am
Mesmero got it, it was John Doe.
And I thought The Pretender might figure in some people's thoughts, that's why I added the amnesiac bit.
@Enagonios - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com) is basically a database of info on virtually ANY movie/TV series ever made.
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 2:15pm
@Enagonios - IMDB is basically a database of info on virtually ANY movie/TV series ever made....and using it to answer these questions is decidely CHEATING! ;) :roll:
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 4:51pm
A father and his son solve murders; one does it for a living, the other is a doctor.
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 4:57pm
Crazy as a fox! - I think. The one with Jack Warden? That was a great show :)
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 6:22pm
Nope, that's not the one I have in mind.
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 6:46pm
Thu, 14th Oct '04, 8:01pm
Yep, Diagnosis Murder is correct. I really need to watch more tv, to come up with something besides these utter softballs.
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 12:04am
This show had a golden condor in it, and was set in south America.
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 12:09am
Well, that's me out, as I cannot think of any shows at all that were set in South America.
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 1:40am
Sounds like some old Hanna-Barbara cartoon.
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 4:20am
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 4:22am
...and using it to answer these questions is decidely CHEATING! That's why I only use it in instances such as the one that I did - if someone guesses something that I've not heard of, I check to make sure it's not like that show I intended. I never actually use it to post a guess.
Anyway, is it "The Mysterious Cities Of Gold" Takara?
Fri, 15th Oct '04, 8:26am
yup. My all time fav memory from growing up. You're up Aldazar.
Like you, if I've no idea on a quote, I'll sometimes check IMDB, but after I've checked. I'll never post a guess.
Sat, 16th Oct '04, 12:37pm
"The Mysterious Cities Of Gold"? Sounds a bit Road to El Dorado-ish
Mon, 18th Oct '04, 8:40am
Okay, hopefully this is an easy one because I have a hectic week and I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post this week.
A cop framed for killing his girlfriend breaks out of jail and becomes a bounty hunter in order to find the real killer.
Mon, 18th Oct '04, 9:18am
He was a cop, and good at his job... lol - Renegade?
Mon, 18th Oct '04, 9:27am
Yup, I figured it's be an easy one. You're up notforyou
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 3:25am
Can't think of anything good right now, so anybody with a quote ...
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 3:54am
OK - I have one:
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 5:00am
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 5:20am
That's the only thing that came to my mind too. :rolling:
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:12am
No, not Transformers. One of the main characters of this show said "Transmute!" about once per episode to herald an event that happened pretty much once per episode.
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:31am
Sounds like Battle of the Planets (a cartoon here in the states which was adapted from an earlier Japanese cartoon). I think it was later renamed G-Force. Pretty avant-garde at the time, and probably a precursor to such things as Pokeman and the like.
Of course, I am probably completely wrong and just showing my age.
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:43am
dmc is correct, except for his comparisons to Pokemon. Battle of the Planets was great! It was about these 5 kids who regularly saved the Earth from aliens with the help of their hi-tech vehicles. Their leader, Mark, said "Transmute!" and their normal every day vehicles became super-charged. When things became really bad, all their vehicles bolted onto their plane (the Phoenix) which then transformed into the "Fiery Phoenix" - a dangerous manoeuvre which, not surprisingly, always seemed to work (a bit like Voltron's "Blazing Sword"). Anyway - enough reminiscences.....it's your turn dmc.
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 5:57pm
Gee our old Lasalle ran great
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:10pm
And you knew who you were thennnnn
Goils were goils and men were men
Mister we could use a man like Hoibert Hoover agaaaaaain
All In The Family
Ain't waiting on that one.
Thurston Howell III
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:24pm
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:28pm
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:33pm
the theme is called "suicide is painless"
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:35pm
Tue, 19th Oct '04, 6:44pm
correct, your up.
Wed, 20th Oct '04, 10:15pm
This was a show about an organisation of intergalactic crime-fighters whose greatest nemesis ;) were a group of beings from the Vapor Zone Dimension, who have the ability to travel between dimensions, and the treacherous renegade Jessie Blue.
Wed, 20th Oct '04, 11:58pm
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 6:40pm
Nope. Hint: animated.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 3:26am
More hints please.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 8:51am
Yeah... at the moment, I'm struggling for an animated sci-fi. Only got futurama. :lol:
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 9:39am
Ok, I'm going to be away for three days, so a heavy hint follows:
The main characters were:
- A british swordsman
- A japanese car racer
- An american cowboy
- and a girl whose father desgned their giant robot - Renegade
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 10:48am
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 2:13pm
SABRE RIDER AND THE STAR SHERRIFS OF THE SKY??? hehe. man, it sounds like it... but i'm not too sure. last time i saw the damn show i had a single-digit age :p
Sat, 23rd Oct '04, 4:16pm
Well, since Vukodlak said he's away for a few days, I googled it, and it appears that Enagonios is right, so I guess it's his turn.
Sun, 24th Oct '04, 5:25am
Awright. here's mine:
The Age of Science has ended, and the Second Age of Magic has begun. The dark age for civilization has resulted in feudal societies being formed which wage war upon one another. Yet thanks to the great wizard Merklynn, 14 Knights have gained magical powers of transformation. The group is divided between the good Spectral Knights and the evil Darkling Lords.
ah yes, back in the good old days when cartoons were still good ;)
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 4:39am
Ooh I think I remember that show - it is Visionaries, the show based upon the line of action figures with hologram logos on them, right?
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 7:48am
hehe man, you watch everything! yup, you got it. did the action figures come before the cartoons? I always thought that it was the other way around...
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 9:55am
did the action figures come before the cartoons? I always thought that it was the other way around... It was the same with the Zoids cartoon. That was based on the toys rather than vice-versa.
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 2:41pm
Yeah, many of the 80s cartoons were made to be commercials for already created lines of toys - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was probably the most blatant example but there are many to choose from.
As for my next show - every episode saw the crew of the Mean Machine resorting to underhanded tactics and losing badly when they backfired - always leading to one member of the crew cursing while the other stood there snickering at him.
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 4:28pm
Dick Dastardly and Muttley (aka stop the pigeon)?
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 6:30pm
could also have been whacky races
Mon, 25th Oct '04, 9:25pm
It is Wacky Races, as far as I know they didn't use the Mean Machine in Dastardly and Muttley.
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 5:17pm
i guess i do learn something new everyday, I always thought that cartoons came before action figures :D
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 6:30pm
Maybe a softball.... but this show had Doozers living under a lighthouse.
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 7:56pm
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 10:39pm
Heh, thought it might be a softie. ;) You're up VI.
Wed, 27th Oct '04, 8:03pm
Thanks Takara. Ok this one's a golden oldie and it's a HUGE softball for anyone who's ever watched Nick at Nite :p .
This is an excerpt from the TV show's intro/theme song:
"Goodbye grey skies
There's nothing can hold me
When I hold you.
Feels so right,
It can't be wrong.
Rockin' and rollin' all week long."
Like I said, it's really easy.
Wed, 27th Oct '04, 8:37pm
Happy days :roll:
Wed, 27th Oct '04, 11:49pm
Right on the mark, Takara. You're up.
Thu, 28th Oct '04, 8:38am
Since I'm extolling some old children programs....
You have a talking jet, fuel truck, baggage truck, and tow truck...
Thu, 28th Oct '04, 9:11am
Budgie? Or whatever Fergie's creation was called.
Either way, it sounds like a Thomas The Tank Engine-type show.
Thu, 28th Oct '04, 9:32am
Bob the Builder?
Thu, 28th Oct '04, 10:32am
Jamie and the Jet Set?
Sorry, Jimbo & the Jet Set?
[ October 28, 2004, 17:20: Message edited by: Carcaroth ]
Thu, 28th Oct '04, 6:33pm
hehe, You've got a good memory there Carcaroth. It is indeed Jimbo & the jet set. :shake:
Fri, 29th Oct '04, 10:42am
It's not that old (is it?) Too much time watching kiddies TV as an adolescent.
This may be easy for some of the older members. I loved it as a kid.
Simon MacCorkindale played British Doctor (or professor?) Jonathan Chase with a special skill in crime fighting in this early 1980's sci-fi set in New York.
Clues for the weekend:
Key is the "Special Skill" (worthy of a b-list comic book super hero) if you knew this, you'd know the program.
Only 8 episodes made, plus a feature length one
Ursula Andress stared in the feature length TV film.
Known (for a time) as David Lettermans favorite program. Apparently, he even paid tribute to it with a touching short film when it was cancelled.
[ October 29, 2004, 16:49: Message edited by: Carcaroth ]
Fri, 29th Oct '04, 11:08am
No idea on that one.
Fri, 29th Oct '04, 6:55pm
hmm... dont really know that myself. When it comes to crime fighting doctors, I cant get past Diagnosis murder.
Sun, 31st Oct '04, 2:13am
Manimal? I don't remember the character's name in that show but the rest sounds kinda like it.
The only other thing is I don't remember it as being British. But I WAS young back then.
Tue, 2nd Nov '04, 12:26am
Bah, this one has gone on for three days now. Get on with it!
Tue, 2nd Nov '04, 1:36am
I googled it. It was Manimal, so it's Aldazar's turn.
Thu, 4th Nov '04, 6:24am
Actually, according to a book I have at home - "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fantasy" - it was a US production, I found out last night.
A man killed in a subway accident is 'reborn' and genetically modified by the US Government then forbidden to see his family.
Thu, 4th Nov '04, 10:25am
sounds like robocop.. heh
Thu, 4th Nov '04, 10:28am
Damn, remember seeing the trailers for this one, but it's name doesn't spring to mind yet.
Oh, I never said it was a British production, just that he was a British doctor.
Thu, 4th Nov '04, 8:03pm
Fri, 5th Nov '04, 5:47am
Oh, I never said it was a British production, just that he was a British doctor. Mea culpa, read it wrong I guess. But I did get the right answer so...not all bad then.
Anyway, not Gemini Man. I've not actually heard of that I don't think. This one only lasted one season IIRC.
Fri, 5th Nov '04, 10:23am
I got flashbacks of it on my way home last night and it's now really bugging me.
He was a portly middle agged chap that fell (pushed?) under a subway train. They then used his Brain in a 20-something body. I think he kept trying to help his wife because the insurance company refused to pay out saying it was suicide.
Pretty sure it was a Sky 1 program, around the same time as the first series of Dark Angel.
Can I "phone a friend" ?
[ November 05, 2004, 15:35: Message edited by: Carcaroth ]
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 8:20am
I know that the guy who fell, as well as the voice in his inner dialog was played John Goodman, IIRC.
Damned if I knowthe title, but I'll HB it.
Umm, 6 Million Doller Man?
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 7:28am
Carcaroth is definitely on the right track. Got everything correct except the name is missing.
The 'portly' chap is probably much better known for starring opposite a very annoying and grating woman in another sitcom.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 11:49am
Crap, the connection to the Subway keeps making me think of Ghost with Patrick Swayze :/
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 4:35pm
I gave up and had to ask one of my old flatmates, and no, I was never going to get it by myself.
Given the sparsity of other suggestions, despite having the main plot line for three days, I think you may need to come up with a new one Aldazar.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 7:59pm
I have no idea and can't even think of anything speculative to guess that even has a chance of being right. C'mon Aldazar, keep it moving!
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 9:40am
Quicksilver? Maybe that was a different show...
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 9:50am
Man is this STILL going? Come on!
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 11:09am
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 7:19am
Okay, the main guy was played in his 'portly' incarnation by John Goodman, then in his trimmed version by Eric Close. The series also starred Dennis "President Palmer" Haysbert as the main character's 'Handler'.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 7:51am
Yeah, we knew about John Goodman, but as for the title, I am still drawing a blank.
It lasted what, one season? Two at the most. More details man.
Dark Haired Beauty
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 7:59am
''then and now"
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 7:59am
IIRC the hteme song had the same name as the show and the song was sung by a female.
Heather Matarazzo played the main character's daughter I think.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 8:47am
I think this has gone on long enough Aladazar. New TV show quote, or an IJ will jump in.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 1:41pm
DHB is very, very close.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 3:08pm
Now and Then?
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 3:32pm
OK, since Aldazar seems to show up only once every 2 or 3 days, as the initiator of this game, I'm going to declare DHB correct since she was the closest (google says it was actually Now and Again).
(Sorry, Aldazar, but this has been going on far too long - if you want to play, you need to show up more often :p ;) )
DHB is up. But don't take too long. :p
Dark Haired Beauty
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 5:09pm
This tv show told you creepy stories that were true and creepy stories that were lies. At the end of the hour they recapped the stories telling you which were based on true accounts and which were fabricated by the writers. James Brolin and Jonathan Frakes were the hosts.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 10:27pm
Bah. I remember the show, but didn't really watch it. It was called something like Unbelievable (although I don't think that's quite right).
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 10:29pm
Ripley's Believe it or Not?
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 10:30pm
Is that that show hosted by Jonathan Frakes? yeah, something like The Unbelievable or Fact or Fiction or something?
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 10:31pm
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Saw it in the listings yeaterday.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 10:34pm
Damn! Beyond Belief - that was it. (And I googled to make sure.)
Oh well, even though DHB should confirm, Jag might as well go.
Dark Haired Beauty
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 1:38am
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is correct :thumb: Go Jag
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 7:04am
Apologies for not showing up that often, I do try to post softballs when I do get a chance though because my work schedule is awkward right now. Not to fear, I'll be back in form as of Wednesday next week.
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 9:54am
Gaia, Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi, Ma-Ti.
"The Power Is Yours!"
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 10:25am
Captain Planet (and the Planeteers). Now I'm probably gonna have that theme song stuck in my head all day.
J.D., Elliot and Turk are interns at the wackiest hospital ever.
(Probably too easy...)
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 11:14am
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 11:23am
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 12:18pm
T'was fairly easy. I think "Green Wing" may challenge it for wackiest hospital status though.
Marshall and Simon investigate strange goings on in a small American town.
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 12:31pm
That town being Eerie, Indiana?
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 12:33pm
Thought it may be a soft ball. Correct
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 12:56pm
Bah! I have already used Scrubs once! Get your own shows! ;)
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 1:06pm
Hey everybody, it's the Seavers!
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 4:32pm
Grrr.... why oh WHY was I asleep? I would have gotten that Captain planet one.... *pout*
Fri, 12th Nov '04, 11:33pm
Time for a hint, Jag
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 8:09am
A hint? Man, I thought this one was a soft ball.
The theme song starts out "We're nowhere near the end. The best is ready to begin . . ."
It was off air, but it recently came back with a sequal type show, starring Kirk Cameron, Brandon Douglas, Tracey Gold, Ashley Johnson, Joanna Kerns, Jeremy Miller, Chelsea Noble, and Alan Thicke.
If nobody gets it now, Ill eat Splunge's leather armour.
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 10:28am
Growing pains? You forgot 'boner' :D
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 10:58am
Correct. Make us think Vukodlak. :hmm:
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 1:15pm
O'er the hills and o'er the plain,
Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain,
King George commands and we obey,
Over the hills and far away.
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 2:05pm
Man.... totally excellent series that! have it all on DVD. Sharpe. :thumb:
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 2:49pm
Indeed. Chosen man Takara ;)
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 3:02pm
I will not be filed, stamped, briefed, debriefed...
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 3:16pm
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 3:19pm
I'm not a turnip, I'm a free Gnome! um... :hahaerr:
your turn Lai.
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 3:30pm
Who do you serve, and who do you trust?
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 5:03pm
I am haveina very vivd mental image here.... Crusade.
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 6:04pm
Since Lai wont be on for a bit, she's told me and I can confirm that it was Crusade. You're up.
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 6:39pm
Yayness... now, what to pick, what to pick...
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Lord Byron. Richie Redstone. Tessa Noel.
All are somehow relevat to the show in question :D
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 6:50pm
The Young Ones?
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 7:52pm
Sun, 14th Nov '04, 12:04am
Sun, 14th Nov '04, 10:06am
I think I can confirm laiwethel's answer.
Sun, 14th Nov '04, 4:17pm
It is, indeed, Highlaner. And the ball id off to Laiwethel...
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 2:01am
Ah, Highlander, what a show.
Okay, next show on the list:
A living ship manned by escaped convicts and a human fight Peacekeepers, Sebaceans and other alien, or not so alien, races.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 2:11am
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 2:18am
Nope, not Blakes Seven.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 3:21am
Oh, I know this one. Damn my memory...
I think maybe Farscape?
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 3:30am
You think correctly, Jag. Farscape it is.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 4:00am
Man, I am on a role. Lemme see...
"The best thing about childhood is... at some point it stops." - Malcolm
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 9:29am
Malcom in the Middle? (or is that too obvious?)
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 10:18pm
Obvious but correct.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 11:04pm
Ah cool :)
How 'bout this:
'GENERAL VON KLINKERHOFFEN!!!'
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 11:13pm
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 11:45pm
Isn't that from Allo Allo?
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 12:44am
'Allo 'allo indeed. Your turn Mesmero
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 10:23am
One of the characters in this show is a wrestler called The Cry Baby
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 1:41pm
This is just typical, I have logged on only to find that I knew the latest show but it had already been guessed for six of the seven previous shows - and when I finally log on and find an unguessed show I don't know it.
Well, I guess that means I will just have to take a wild guess and try a show I have never even seen! Is it Mucha Lucha?
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 3:05pm
You're not alone JSSB, the easy ones always appear to be in (my) evenings. The only "shows" with wrestlers I can think of is the WWF ones.
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 7:17pm
It isn't Mucha Lucha (I've never even heard of it).
The Cry Baby is one of the main characters from this sitcom.
Wed, 17th Nov '04, 9:06am
Los Lucha- Dores? Probably not, but still a damn funny show while it lasted.
Wed, 17th Nov '04, 11:31am
Nope, never heard of that one either.
The two main characters from this show came to Las Vegas to persue their dreams; one became a wrestlers (nicknamed The Cry Baby) and his wife became a dancer.
Wed, 17th Nov '04, 12:35pm
Nikki? (or somwthing close...)
Wed, 17th Nov '04, 1:07pm
Nikki it is.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 12:50am
Impatient jackass time.
I hate meeses to pieces!
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 3:07am
I think it was from Huckleberry Hound, although I think Jinx the cat is the character that said it.
Definitely Hanna Barbera material.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 3:48am
You're on the right track, dmc, but it's not from Huckleberry Hound (other than generally, much as Foghorn Leghorn was part of the Bugs Bunny show, but they never appeared in the same cartoons). It is Hanna Barbera, as you say.
The show was named after the "meeses".
Dark Haired Beauty
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 3:55am
Klondike Kat maybe seems like it was on with chilly willy.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 3:57am
Nope. It was actually very much like Tom & Jerry.
Dark Haired Beauty
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 4:03am
Pixie and Dixie and that cat.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 1:04pm
umd'lay umd'lay ariba ariba.
(Ot something like that)
Speedy Gonzales zee faster mouse in zee west.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 1:17pm
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 2:58pm
DHB got it right - Pixie and Dixie (and Mr. Jinks, as dmc said).
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 5:02pm
I think that Pixie and Dixie was the name of the skit, but the overall show (as introduced on the hour or half hour, whenever it started, was actually Huckleberry Hound (just like Foghorn Leghorn or the Roadrunner was the skit, but the show was Bugs Bunny).
That being said, whatever. Take it away DHB.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 6:37pm
I know what you're saying, dmc - I was looking for the name of the specific cartoon (or 'skit'), rather than the overall show. Just like I would expect the right answer to "Wiley E. Coyote" to be the Road Runner, not Bugs Bunny.
But hey, it's Friday, I'm in a good mood, and it's only a game. So dmc or DHB - whoever posts first can take it. :D
Dark Haired Beauty
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 7:03pm
This TV character was a New Orleans insurance company investigator. While on a case he had the double misfortune of having his wife killed and his eyesight destroyed by people determined that he not solve the case. Despite his injury, he refused to quit the business and with the help of his canine guide dog Pax to help him get around he felt confident of his abilities to solve cases. His girl Nikki was his biggest booster and his friend Duke Paige worked with him on many cases. Bruce Lee appeared throughout the series as his self-defense instructor.
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 7:12pm
On second thought, I think I'll just give it to dmc. :p
(j/k - I have no idea on yours, DHB)
Dark Haired Beauty
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 7:17pm
Does the name James Franciscus help. hehe
Fri, 19th Nov '04, 10:33pm
The seeing eye dog was a white german shepherd if I'm remembering correctly (gorgeous dog). Those scenes where ********** would go into a trance and "see" what happened always had me hooked when I was a kid.
[ November 19, 2004, 22:51: Message edited by: T2Bruno ]
Dark Haired Beauty
Sat, 20th Nov '04, 6:38am
Since nobody has gotten this one and I am starting Thanksgiving break and may not be online much the answeer was "LONGSTREET" First person to post can start a new one.
Sat, 20th Nov '04, 4:18pm
O.K. DHB but everyone will curse you for letting me post this one.
This children's show's theme song was "I've got a head like a ping pong ball" sung (repeatedly) to the tune of the William Tell Overture. :shake:
Sat, 20th Nov '04, 4:39pm
GAH! I have no idea what the show is, but I can imagine how the song goes. And goes. And goes. And...
Damn you, JSBB! :grr: