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IeatDogs
21-08-2004, 06:24 AM
After hearing that Fred Savage got married over the weekend it got me thinking about my favorite show that is no longer on the air the Wonder Years. It was so great at capturing the time and was so sappy but without being corny. The love story between Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold never got old and it seemed that every charachter was well developed. Whether it was his best friend Paul, his brother Wayne, or his hippie older sister. Of course the greatest character of all was Kevin's dad and the music that seemed to set the tone for the show. I would like to see them start airing the old episodes somewhere or atleast release them on DVD. Anybody else have old shows that they still love.

Pinkfairy
21-08-2004, 08:38 AM
Cheers.
Nah, I just watched it from time to time.
I did watch every single episode of Saved by the Bell until they got to the new class. That's when it got even more stupid.
I will miss Friends, that was my favorite show.

gracie
21-08-2004, 04:23 PM
clarisa explains it all and my so called life, truly awesome early 90s ness.

Renegade
21-08-2004, 04:29 PM
clarisa explains it all and my so called life, truly awesome early 90s ness.

Heh, I can't believed I watched that show. Twas great.

As for me, I miss Friends and Seinfeld. The 2 best sitcoms of the 90's.

Spire
21-08-2004, 05:05 PM
Third Rock from the Sun.

NBC totally dismissed it, despite it's 31 Emmy noms in the 5 1/2 years it ran.

Mandy
21-08-2004, 05:10 PM
I'd probably have to say Saved By The Bell...the old skool kind. And the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will Smith=genius.

DragonRat
21-08-2004, 06:43 PM
A short-lived comedy-drama on ABC called "Cupid", starring Jeremy Piven. Basically, he plays a supposedly delusional headcase who believes he's the god of love, and that he's been sent back down from the pantheon, because of misdeeds. He then had to hook up 100 couples as penance (along with the help of his relationship therapist, played by the gorgeous Paula Marshall, with whom they obviously had sexual tension). Unfortunately, the witty dialogue and overtly romantic sentiment couldn't attract enough of an audience, and it was cancelled after a month or so. Still, it was one of those awesome shows that deserved a chance.

duckula
21-08-2004, 06:49 PM
Aye, that show was funny. Jeremy Piven is cool.

Mags
21-08-2004, 07:10 PM
Night Court...




Night Court


Oh...and Growing Pains

duckula
21-08-2004, 07:49 PM
Also Boomtown and Space: Above And Beyond (cheesy sci fi at its finest). Another series of Spaced wouldn't go amiss either.

acliff
21-08-2004, 07:57 PM
Buffy. Those evenings spent gawping at Sarah Michelle Gellar are precious moments that are missed to this day.
Dark Angel, for Jessica Alba. In tight clothes, quite often leather. Nuff said.

EmotionSickness
21-08-2004, 08:02 PM
Boomtown was a good show and I'll miss it, but luckily it's now out on DVD.

Of course I miss Seinfeld, probably more than I'm going to miss Friends. As most of you know, I'm practically aching for a new episode of Family Guy, but, thankfully, my wishes will come true soon enough.

Call me crazy (and extremely cheesy), but I miss Full House, even though, in its later years, the content/quality of the show was really going down-hill. The Wonder Years was a great family show, as well.

I'm also a HUGE Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan and miss that show with a passion (I have them all on tape).

Ohh, and I really miss a little-known sketch comedy show that used to air on MTV called The State. Great stuff, really. Made by the same great minds that brought us Stella Shorts, the film Wet Hot American Summer and Reno 911. Anyone else remember The State? Lastly, I'll miss my dear Buffy the Vampire Slayer dearly (I see I'm not the only one :D).

All of that said, I will be very disappointed when Law & Order (or Law & Order: SVU) finally go off the air. Same with Chappelle's Show and The Simpsons, but hopefully that won't be for a long while.

Dyce_Blue
21-08-2004, 08:04 PM
Cheers got so much better after Shelley Long left the show. Woody and Frasier got bigger roles and there was a newfound sense of complexity to Sam's character. I will dearly miss Cheers, for it only comes on at 1 AM on weekdays here.

I also loved Home Improvement and Walker, Texas Ranger. The difference between these and Cheers is that they appear on 2-3 cable networks plus local syndicated coverage. Cheers is relegated to the midnight slot on TV Land.


Aye, that show was funny. Jeremy Piven is cool.

I feel sorry for Jeremy Piven. He is a really good actor, but his projects are usually scrapped. I hope he doesn't end his career before he has success in something other than his role on "Ellen". He has a cable series called "Entourage" now, I believe on HBO. Maybe this will succeed.

Renegade
21-08-2004, 09:13 PM
Oh yes, I forgot Family Matters. Steve Urkel will be sorely missed :p. He was the comedic engine of the show (e.i. 'Heh heh, did I do that?'). The show had mediocre storylines but who cares, Urkel was funny:p.

Richard
21-08-2004, 09:16 PM
Wonderfalls - A very short lived show, four episodes to be exact. But the DVD will make it's way into my hands when it's finally released. :)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Been a fan, always have been. It's a shame really, the early seasons were awesome, but it's final seasons were really... a let down. Besides, I think they were just running out of ideas.

Friends - We all miss the gang, I personally think they could have gotten on forever. There's just so much you can do with a show like that.

Angel - No not really, the recent seasons were just plain horrible. I couldn't bare to watch it anymore.

Beverly Hills 90210 - The possibilities are endless with what they could be doing now if the show wasn't over. Possibly the best characters anyone can fall in love with other than the O.C.

Honorable mentions:

Fresh Prince
Popular
Cupid (the reality dating show)

duckula
21-08-2004, 09:22 PM
How could I forget. The unforgetable Due South. Genius, with a Mountie.

Kelsey
21-08-2004, 09:30 PM
Avonlea
Grosse Pointe
Time Of Your Life
Party of Five
Jessie
90210
Friends
Buffy
Who's the Boss? (I love the reruns)

Jacoby
21-08-2004, 11:08 PM
3-South and Clone High. They weren't the greatest shows..but no one has mentioned them yet, so I thought I'd throw them out there. They were both on MTV and they both were for only one season (I think.) They were both animated, and actually kind of funny as well.

Pinkfairy
21-08-2004, 11:10 PM
Hey, nobody misses the Power Rangers??
C'mon, they managed to keep a straigth face while saying "It's morphin time".
Ha... I kinda watched it whenever my brother did, and as cheesy as it was, it was entertaining. Before Buffy, they kicked ass. Quality saturday morning fun...

MeggieHoops
22-08-2004, 12:20 AM
*sob* sex and the city. i was such a sex and the city whore. still am, really.

Narg
22-08-2004, 01:29 AM
Seinfeld, That show made me laugh so hard i would cry, even thinking about certain parts in certain episodes still makes me laugh to this day. I'd also have to say i really miss "Totally Full Frontal" it was an aussie sketch show, which has been replaced by cheesy ripp offs that are noware near as funny as full frontal.

DesignatedJerk
22-08-2004, 01:43 AM
Highlander


There can Be only one.

Hazzle
22-08-2004, 02:38 AM
Hairy Liam's porn corner.

Dyce_Blue
22-08-2004, 03:14 AM
Hey, nobody misses the Power Rangers??
C'mon, they managed to keep a straigth face while saying "It's morphin time".
Ha... I kinda watched it whenever my brother did, and as cheesy as it was, it was entertaining. Before Buffy, they kicked ass. Quality saturday morning fun...

Yeah, I miss it too. But why was the black guy automatically the black ranger, and why was the Asian girl automatically the yellow ranger. The White Ranger was, himself, white. This borders on discrimination I guess.

I miss the X-Men cartoon from FOX. I watched that show religiously. They just made Gambit so cool.

More along the subject of FOX cartoons, the new Ninja Turtle cartoon kicks the old one's ass. Too bad I can't physically wake up that early anymore...

DefyingGravity
22-08-2004, 04:01 AM
Sailor Moon and Clone High.

DragonRat
22-08-2004, 07:50 AM
Batman: the Animated Series

The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers were great. I think it reached its peak with Green/White Ranger. And even the Thunder-Zords were not too shabby. However, once the spin-offs started, it just went downhill. And of course I grew up.

Dyce_Blue
22-08-2004, 05:40 PM
Batman: the Animated Series

The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers were great. I think it reached its peak with Green/White Ranger. And even the Thunder-Zords were not too shabby. However, once the spin-offs started, it just went downhill. And of course I grew up.

Speaking of Power Rangers, I think the best episodes were the ones when they called out that big turtlezord thing. They got all 5 animals together with the dragon, then they combined with the turtle. It was like the mega ultra super zord or something.

I would wait months for that.

Batman was pretty good too. It was always a darker, more serious cartoon than the other shows at the time.


Nothing beat the episodes of X-Men when they fought Apocalypse. They played that crazy music that gave me nightmares. Apocalypse is definitely the best villain ever. That is the one thing wrong with X-Men, the range of the villains. One day they fight invincible Apocalypse, and the next day they fight mutant hobos from the sewer...

What happened to all of this quality TV?

Jacoby
22-08-2004, 06:11 PM
http://ultimatecomics.free.fr/ultimate_xmen/images/Ultimate_X-Men_Cover_016.jpg Thank you for reminding me of the X-Men cartoon series. I just got a huge rush of childhood memories looking at that pic of Wolverine. That guy was the greatest. I think I'm going to go buy a motorcycle.

MeggieHoops
22-08-2004, 08:12 PM
Ooh ooh! I already posted about Sex and the City, but I just remembered another one.

Today there is a marathon on ABC Family of Boy Meets World! Oh my god, I love that show. It gives me such good childhood memories. And it was always SO hilarious.

Yeah good times.

Richard
22-08-2004, 08:34 PM
Call for Help on TechTV. Chris got canned. :mad:

frodo1511
22-08-2004, 08:51 PM
I did like Boy Meets World on Disney when I was younger. I still manage to catch a scant episode or two every once in a while. Also, I loved the Spider-Man animated series, I thought that was up there with Batman and Xmen for favorite cartoon, back when they were still on the air. I was dissapointed with the MTV spinoff, and I'm suprised that the original cartoon is not on any more, what with the success of two blockbuster movies and all.

Hazzle
22-08-2004, 09:30 PM
How could I forget. The unforgetable Due South. Genius, with a Mountie.

Yah...classic television...

Liam
23-08-2004, 10:45 AM
Seinfeld and Dark Angel. For different reasons, obviously.

Hazzle
23-08-2004, 01:52 PM
Seinfeld and Dark Angel. For different reasons, obviously.

Obviously...you like the fashions in Dark Angel for the weekends and you fancy Jerry ;)

I'd have thought your porn show being pulled would get to you too :p

hasselbrad
23-08-2004, 06:54 PM
Friends is off the air?!? How did I miss that? :rolleyes:
I can't think of any show that I truly miss. I usually get sick of them before they get canned because I am a crotchety old man.

Spire
23-08-2004, 08:03 PM
Oh, how could I forget. The only dramatic show I ever really watched, The X-Files. The reruns are still the best thing on TV.

Liam
23-08-2004, 08:29 PM
Obviously...you like the fashions in Dark Angel for the weekends and you fancy Jerry ;)

I'd have thought your porn show being pulled would get to you too :p

Ha ha! Ho..hauargh...

*dies*

kilyncw
24-08-2004, 12:57 PM
GREG THE BUNNY. starring seth green who is one of my fav. actors. this was the funniest show in the world. it only aired for maybe an entire season but it was great.

does no one remember this show?
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Renegade
24-08-2004, 07:34 PM
GREG THE BUNNY. starring seth green who is one of my fav. actors. this was the funniest show in the world. it only aired for maybe an entire season but it was great.

does no one remember this show?

I do. :wave:

I liked it and it seemed a lot people did too (atleast IMO). Don't know why they cancelled it. It had Seth Green and the dad from American Pie. It was funny...too bad it was short-lived. Well, that's FOX for ya.

frodo1511
24-08-2004, 09:50 PM
Did anyone like "The Tick" when it was on Fox a couple years ago?
I thought that was the funniest show on at the time.

Dyce_Blue
25-08-2004, 01:15 AM
Did anyone like "The Tick" when it was on Fox a couple years ago?
I thought that was the funniest show on at the time.


SPOON!!!

frodo1511
25-08-2004, 01:22 AM
SPOON!!!

dude, that show was hilarious!
Andy Richter is god.

Ashley
25-08-2004, 02:15 AM
Friends of course, and Two Guy and a Girl... which was Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place for the first 2 seasons I think. Anyway, a hilarious show that ABC took off for no good reason. I got addicted to it after it was cut from ABC and shown in synidcation. Absolutely hilarious.

Jacoby
25-08-2004, 02:17 AM
Friends of course, and Two Guy and a Girl... which was Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place for the first 2 seasons I think. Anyway, a hilarious show that ABC took off for no good reason. I got addicted to it after it was cut from ABC and shown in synidcation. Absolutely hilarious.

Berg is my hero. That show was great. It was around the time TGIF changed from a kids thing to an older teen, mid-twenties thing. Awesome.

Dyce_Blue
25-08-2004, 03:32 AM
Friends of course, and Two Guy and a Girl... which was Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place for the first 2 seasons I think. Anyway, a hilarious show that ABC took off for no good reason. I got addicted to it after it was cut from ABC and shown in synidcation. Absolutely hilarious.


I forget, did Pete ever make it as a firefighter?


Another show I remember might be a little old for the younger members. Does anyone remember "Hey Dude" on Nickelodeon? The show about the teens working on a cowboy ranch owned by a wealthy New York accountant. It featured Ted Lascher who went on to various small, teen-oriented roles, as well as Christine Taylor, who is married to Ben Stiller.

Elijahfan
25-08-2004, 04:50 AM
buffy- been watching since the first episode, i was around 7 or 8 years old, it was my first cult show i loved. i just love the reruns they play at 12 at night, my favorites at season 1 thru 3, i dont really care about the rest. i dressed up as buffy for about four different halloweens

angel- i miss it even though it was so weird at the end, but i loved the cast and the characters

dark angel- jessica alba was just plain hot and awesome in that. i so wanted to be her, and she's still freaking hot. wanted to dress up as her for a halloween, didnt own any black clothes or leather

Mystery science theater 3000- my parents had cable at their work, so we'd watch it from around 12 to 3 in the morning while we worked. so weird but it stuck with me

futurama- i finally have all four seasons, as europe had it earlier damn Fox and their marketing techniques, just got the last season today

sex and the city- i spent the being of my summer just sitting on the couch and watching disc after disc of that show. went through 6 seasons except for the last part.

freak and geeks- just wonderful, james franco and linda cardiella(?)

wish i could have seen My So Called Life, but i'll probably see it on dvd some time

the office- excellent british show, have the first two series and awaiting the last part, the christmas special which i think it out nov. 9

kilyncw
25-08-2004, 05:45 PM
yes the tick was a knee-slappin good time of a show
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Ashley
25-08-2004, 10:58 PM
I forget, did Pete ever make it as a firefighter?


Another show I remember might be a little old for the younger members. Does anyone remember "Hey Dude" on Nickelodeon? The show about the teens working on a cowboy ranch owned by a wealthy New York accountant. It featured Ted Lascher who went on to various small, teen-oriented roles, as well as Christine Taylor, who is married to Ben Stiller.

Yeah he was a fireman, then somehow got together with Ashley, Berg's ex, and when the show ended on the last episode they revealed she was pregnant.... nice way to end ABC... :mad:

Spire
26-08-2004, 04:34 AM
Who can forget...

Mr. Show!

One of the weirdest and funniest shows I've ever seen, it ran on HBO for 6 seasons before getting the boot. Please, does anyone else remember this awesome show?

kilyncw
26-08-2004, 12:48 PM
the critic was a funny show. but gotta love friends. and i agree with 2 guys and a girl but from way back in the early 90's.......













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