Obscure TV Shows

Obscure TV Shows

Postby JohnnyRyall » 17 Nov 2004, 00:27

I was flipping through the tv channels tonight, and came across Cop Rock. What the hell was that all about?
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Postby Dunking Donut » 17 Nov 2004, 08:07

Dude, someone actually re-aired that?!

I remember watching, like, 2 minutes when it premiered because it got such bad hype. Ugh.

You had to be kidding, right? :)

How about Manimal? That show kicked ass.

TV Playhouse was comedy gold.
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Postby JohnnyRyall » 01 Dec 2004, 18:53

Simmons references Cop Rock in his latest column. Either he's lurking on the site big time, or the dude has watched way, way, way to much televison.
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Postby Dunking Donut » 01 Dec 2004, 21:38

I was thinking that.

Your not him, are you? :)
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Postby TheWolf » 02 Dec 2004, 09:03

There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that Simmons has watched way, way, way too much TV. But there's still a pretty good chance he's been checking out the site.
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Postby Big Scary Monster » 02 Dec 2004, 12:01

Cop Rock is pretty obscure... now I am looking for other clues.
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Postby Dunking Donut » 02 Dec 2004, 12:56

We need to come up something so obscure, or fictional, that there could be no mistaking it if it shows up in a column.
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Postby jack_daniels » 02 Dec 2004, 16:13

21 Jump Street, ALF, or even Duckman(anyone remember this HILARIOUS show with Jason Alexander)?!
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Postby Frank the Tank » 02 Dec 2004, 16:17

I loved Duckman! Another fine example of getting away with stuff in a cable-channel animated show that the networks would never touch.

I would argue Alf wasn't obscure, just weird. Considering his temporary comeback in those 10-10-220 ads he apparently still had a cult following.
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Postby howboutafrescahmmm » 02 Dec 2004, 16:20

Duckman great show I haven;t seen that in years, although it seemed like from time to time you could stumble across and episode
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Postby TheWolf » 02 Dec 2004, 16:21

I wouldn't consider ALF obscure either. It was popular enough to create an animated version, and there were all kinds of ALF stuffed animals on the shelves for years. Now he has those commercials, and I've heard a rumor (which I have yet to confirm) that he currently hosts a late-night talk show.

Duckman was hilarious. It took me a while to warm up to it, and I wasn't a fan for a long time. But then one day I just decided it was a fantastic show, and it made me laugh a lot.
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Postby Dunking Donut » 02 Dec 2004, 16:42

Alf and Duckman were both pretty common and funny.

How about Misfits of Science with a young Courtney Cox?
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Postby Big Scary Monster » 02 Dec 2004, 17:03

Duckman was great! I loved all the characters.

Alf and 21 Jumpstreet are way too mainstream...

I want to see something about "Airwolf" or "Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling" Cartoon or "Molloy" (which included both Jennifer Aniston and Mayim Bialik in the cast)

How's that for random?
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Postby jack_daniels » 02 Dec 2004, 17:10

I'm suprised SG never ripped Full House. The unintentional comedy would reach unspeakable levels, BAD acting, and an even worse script. And don't even get me started on the ungodly amounts of homoerotic overtones(countless hugs btw guys, talking about feelings) in EVERY single episode.
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Postby Snake » 02 Dec 2004, 21:17

jack_daniels wrote:I'm suprised SG never ripped Full House. The unintentional comedy would reach unspeakable levels, BAD acting, and an even worse script. And don't even get me started on the ungodly amounts of homoerotic overtones(countless hugs btw guys, talking about feelings) in EVERY single episode.


Full House was an awesome show. It was the first sitcom I ever watched regularly (OK, so I was 6 when I started watching). But it's not really fair to rip on Full House, it was made to be a family show that 6 year olds would enjoy, so looking at it in an adult context of course it looks ridiculous, like saying you think Blue's Clues isn't intelligent enough for a modern audience.

I liked Duckman as well, and what about The Critic? Family Guy's humor is more or less directly stolen from The Critic (far more so than The Simpsons), and it's always made me laugh out loud.
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