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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Monkees, The - Music Groups
I don't know, Brewmaster. I think their TV show was pretty fresh and inventive at the time (some compared their romps to the a mixture of the Beatles and the Marx Brothers - I didn't) and since they used some decent songwriters (Neil Diamond, Boyce & Hart, etc.), the tunes weren't bad at all ("Daydream Believer," "Last Train To Clarksville," "Valeri," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," among others). The premise wore out pretty quickly (two seasons), but like "Bat-Man," the whole enterprise was never taken too seriously, so no harm done. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 3:38 am

Brady Bunch, The - TV Shows
When Dad and Greg got matching perms, the series moved to the edge of the Mouth of Hell. When Cousin Oliver arrived on the scene, he pushed them into the abyss. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 18, 2009, 2:13 am

National Basketball Association (NBA) - Random Topics
NBA referees have about as much credibility as WWE refs -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 17, 2009, 10:36 pm

Journey - Music Groups
"Captured" is one of my all-time favorite live albums. Just plain fun, like Rock is meant to be -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 17, 2009, 10:23 pm

My Three Sons - TV Shows
Arghhh! Dodie ("Dopey in the 1971 MAD Magazine satire) was about seven when she appeared on "My Three Sons," so I sincerely HOPE Uncle Charlie was not diapering her at the time. Yikes! -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 10:18 pm

Full House - TV Shows
Thanks. Oh and something else I forgot, The show featured a dog named "Comet" or something. Now, I know he was a dog and all, but he was the worst animal actor I've seen since the chimp who bit everyone on the set of the TV series "Tarzan" (with Ron Ely). You could almost hear the animal's trainer giving the pup instructions from behind the camera. Just No. 442 of my 500 reasons to hate "Full House." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 10:16 pm

Dirty Jobs - TV Shows
Mike Rowe's deadpan humor and down to earth, slightly self-deprecating style are a perfect match for this show. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 17, 2009, 10:10 pm

NASA - Random Topics
"Failure is not an option". Neither is boning the fish. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 17, 2009, 9:41 pm

David Letterman - Celebrities
I honestly could not care less about Letterman's politics, as long as he was funny. When he was the late, late show on NBC, he was funny. Cutting edge, stupid skits, hilarious characters and fun audience banter were trademarks of a show I looked forward to seeing. If he did skewer Ronald Reagan or other politicians at the time, it was done in good taste, fairly and not with the mean-spiritedness he exhibits today. To tell the truth, I had NO idea what Letterman's political affiliation was when he was on NBC, nor did I care. After a few seasons on CBS, however, it was clear he was left of center. By the time George W. Bush came along, it was clear he was VERY left of center - and nowhere near as funny or clever as he was back in the day. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 8:05 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
To DolFan: I think you're making a huge assumption that someone ELSE would have come along to tell Tim Allen he was funny. I'd like to think that it was ultimately the responsiblity of just ONE idiot way back when ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 7:55 pm

Radio - Random Topics
WASN'T decent anymore??? It STILL isn't. And I fear it will never be again. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 6:21 pm

Streets Of San Francisco, The - TV Shows
Greg, you were definitely not making it up. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000216/#actor1970 -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 6:20 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
I just have one thing to say: SarahGoodwich OWNS!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 6:15 pm

Ozzy Osbourne - Music Groups
Anyone else remember the "No More Tours" tour? Turns out Ozzy really should've stopped touring after that. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 6:06 pm

James Bond - Movie Series
It's not that Daniel Craig's Bond was "too serious" for me, it's that he had absolutely none of the wit and style I had grown accustomed to the Bond role having, and on top of that he seemed to just blunder around like a bull in a china shop. In other words, he might as well have been just another guy in the suddenly popular again spy genre of media. Craig always seemed more of a hitman than an actual spy, who I assume in real life needs at least *some* degree of subtlety to do the job. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 6:02 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Greg, the problem with your plan is, it would be a lot easier to just eliminate Tim Allen as long as you're taking the trouble of going back in time to do this to people. because even if you keep that first guy from telling him he's funny, some other guy would just do it later on and you couldn't possibly get them all :-) ExplodingConsole, you just summed up perfect what happens when a comedy becomes a "dramedy" and why this should be one of the main reasons for fish boning, period. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 5:56 pm

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
I realize this show was supposed to be cheesy, really I do. But there's a point beyond which a show is just too cheesy for its own good, with plot holes that would make even a 5-year old cringe, and this show crossed it in spades. Ignoring for a moment the weird dichotomy of shows like this being on TV when in real life America was starting to become *much* edgier and more obscene, there's just no excuse for deus ex machina scenarios where Batman and Robin can get turned into literal cardboard cutouts of themselves and have a solution for it (the "three dimensional bat restorer"). I swear this happened in one episode I saw, and if this show hadn't BTF before, it definitely did at that point. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 5:45 pm

David Letterman - Celebrities
So in other words, just like the overly liberal media Letterman didn't bother with the annoyance of checking facts before making statements about someone on national TV. In this day and age of Twitter and texting there's just no excuse for him not to know which Palin daughter it was. And I've still not received any explanation as to why teen pregnancy is bad when it's the daughter of a Republican, but perfectly fine in every other case. In fact it's liberals who glamorized teen pregnancy to begin with! The only reason he even "apologized" at all was because people called him on it. he knew what he was doing and the effect it would have the whole time. Just admit that Letterman's become just another liberal mouthpiece who will probably start in with Christian-bashing jokes any might now. Could you imagine him making jokes like that about any Democrat at any point? Neither can I. And it's not because they lead lives of complete moral perfection either. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 17, 2009, 5:31 pm

All in the Family - TV Shows
I think the point was that any fringe political belief was fair game, as Micahel's dopey left wing ideology was skewed, as well. Norman Lear has stated that there is a little Archie Bunker in all of us, and it's true. The one thing most people forget about the show (unless you see reruns of the very early seasons), is that Archie gets into it with Michael, Edith's cousin, Maude, and George Jefferson (who was played by someone other than Sherman Hemsley back then), and while his opinions sometimes defy logic, he does not always come out on the short end. In one particular brilliant argument, Gloria is bemoaning the fact that guns kill so many people per year. Archie says matter-of-factly, "Would you feel better if those people got thrown out of windows?!" -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:29 pm

Kung Fu - TV Shows
This show (which Bruce Le auditioned for, reportedly) did not know if it wanted to appeal to highbrows (with its emphasis on meditation and eastern philosophy, or the lowest common denominator (seeing some guy get kicked in the head). Still, for 1973, it was a radically different program and still stands up today. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:22 pm

McLean Stevenson - Celebrities
Leaving M*A*S*H was a career-killing mistake for Stevenson, and he admitted as much. His post-M*A*S*H guest appearances didn't trigger any fish-bonings, so Stevenson isn't in the same category as Ted McGinley. But in everything he STARRED in after that, Stevenson had the Sadim touch ("Midas" spelled backwards). "Hello, Larry" ALONE justifies Stevenson's status as a Patron Saint nominee! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 17, 2009, 1:45 pm

David Letterman - Celebrities
Letterman still rocks, and since he's done his bit to apologize for the Palin comment, the public needs to just let it go. Here's the scoop: When Letterman (possibly also including his staff) wrote the joke, he knew only that Gov. Palin had attended a Yankees game with one of her daughters -- he had heard nothing specific about which daughter it was. Assuming it was 18-year-old Bristol, Letterman made the "knocked up by A-Rod" comment. Crude and a bit juvenile, but with Bristol being 18, and already a teenage mom, at least she would have been fair game for that kind of thing. However, Palin had attended the game with 14-year-old Willow. Predictably, public outrage ensued, with the facts getting twisted into saying that Letterman knew all along which daughter was at the game, and therefore was knowingly making a joke about impregnating an underage girl. Letterman quickly apologized for the comment, explaining that he hadn't known which daughter was at the game and if he'd known it was Willow he would never have made that joke. That's good enough, so the calls for Letterman's head (or any other parts of his anatomy) need to cease. Yes, Letterman is guilty of making an envelope-pushing joke without first checking the facts to make sure it was kosher. However, props to Dave for having the class to make a "My bad" admission on his show in front of the whole TV audience. Letterman fan or not, you gotta respect him for that. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 17, 2009, 1:37 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Home improvement may have been overrated but I still think it was an overall enjoyable show. As the show went on however, it had more then its fair share of issues. Randy's whole environmentalist stuff while annoying was believable. He was at the age where he's starting to understand the "polluting is bad, we should stop doing it" issues but he was also not realizing that solving it isn't as easy as flipping a switch. If it was, companies would have done it long ago. There was also Mark's Goth stuff, Jill needing surgery, the immature and tasteless way they handled the death of Al's Mother, Jill going back to school and boasting about her GPA and taking pleasure in how her getting a good grade on something wrecked the curve for the rest of the class, the way they had Tool Time/Binford tools have management issues toward the end, Al getting married when Ilene was perfect for him and Randy leaving the series. The whole feel of the series changed in the last season or two. It just wasen't the same. It was more then the kids growing up. It got too serious and overall, it just wasen't Home Improvement anymore. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on July 17, 2009, 1:21 pm

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - TV Shows
Any sentence that begins with the words, "Tyler Perry" means just one thing: It ain't funny. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 11:23 am

James Bond - Movie Series
Never boned but it has it low and high points -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on July 17, 2009, 10:35 am

Bourne Identity, Supremacy & Ultimatum - Movie Series
Like Kill Bill it was one movie in three parts. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on July 17, 2009, 10:30 am

Jericho - TV Shows
I am going to say day one because introduction of Robert Hawkins. Jericho was good until the second season with the whole government conspiracy arc. If they left it as just a small town after a nuclear attack the show would be excellent it boned when it got into the LaRouche, militia, Bush hating, right wing nut, big brother, conspiratorial plot. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on July 17, 2009, 10:18 am

American Idol - TV Shows
Marcus, you're right, the show DID bounce the bone, but it wasn't this year, it was when Reuben "defeated" Clay. It proved - even back then - that the voting is a sham and the results are more then fixed. Other subsequent "winners" have proved this. The Kris thing is just the latest fiasco. Plus, what the Hell is with the age limit crap?! Are Americans not able to listen to (or look at) someone in their 30s sing a crappy song? And another thing, please get rid of the idiotic, drunken, pill-popping Paula Abdul and the vapid Randy Johnson (feel me, dog?). Thank you for your time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:32 am

Yes, Dear - TV Shows
No, dear. With the world's most boring leads (where did they find Anthony Clark, in an ad looking for extras for "Mannequin 3"?), it's up to the supporting couple, Christine and Jimmy (Liza Snyder and Mike O'Malley) to fill all the comedy gaps. It's a job that - sadly - is far too much for them to accomplish. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:24 am

Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The - TV Shows
Yeah, nice concept, but it turned into "Forrest Gump" without the action and adventure. Better to just put on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and enjoy the moment. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:16 am

Supernanny - TV Shows
A dumpy British nanny who scolds and shames dopey American parents into finally disciplining their moronic, out-of-control moppets. Who couldn't love this bucket of fish parts?! -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:09 am

Streets Of San Francisco, The - TV Shows
I was too young to be a fan of such a serious show, but I later saw an episode in reruns which featured Arnold Schwartzenegger as a body-builder who freaks out and kills women who laugh at his muscles. I'm sure that was an actual episode, but then agian I could have been really drunk or on medication at the time ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:06 am

St. Elsewhere - TV Shows
Yeah, one of the biggest kicks in the ass a TV show could ever give to the audience (an autistic kid's dream, WTF are you KIDDING me?!). I mean, what did the writers think, that it was CLEVER?! Or did they simply run out of every conceivable idea which ever existed or ever WILL exist? A huge disappoinment to fans a a massive failure for anyone involved in writing or producing it. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 6:01 am

LOGAN'S RUN - TV Shows
I don't think California's drought conditions have anything to do with "Global Warming." (Political mode turned off) "Logan's Run," the film, came out a year before "Star Wars." It had won the Best Special Effects Oscar in 1977, but after George Lucas' film, those effects were not very special. Neither were the television show's versions. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:44 am

Kenan & Kel - TV Shows
Writing that "Kenan & Kel" is the "funniest show ever made" is like saying "Phyllis Diller is the most beautiful woman on the face of the earth." Here are a few shows funnier than "Kenan & Kel": "Home Improvement," "Roseanne," "Hello, Larry," "Duet," "Herman's Head," "Perfect Strangers," "Barnaby Jones," "Gary Unmarried," "X-Files," "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," "Saturday Night Live," "The Today Show," "Full House," "Deadliest Catch," "The Michael Jackson Memorial" and "Jon & Kate Plus Eight." Just thought you'd like to know ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:40 am

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
DolFan, was Olbermann EVER witty ...? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:29 am

Get a Life - TV Shows
One of my absolute favorite comedy shows of all-time (especially during the first of its two season)and very unappreciated in its time. Chris Elliot (who up until that time was really only known as "The Guy Under the Stairs" on the old Letterman show) starred with his father, Bob (one half of the famous comedy team of Bob & Ray), and Elinor Donahue (from "Father Knows Best") in this FOX gem. Chris is a childlike 35-year-old idiot paperboy still living with his parents. He is mentally abused by both on a daily basis (his dad always calls him a "horse's ass" and both sit around the kitchen in their pajamas all day), as well as by his best friend's wife, Sharon (Robin Riker, in one episode he even becomes her personal slave). In year two, though, Chris moved out of his house and in with Brian Doyle-Murray, a gruff cop. Their antagonistic relationship was funny, but not as much as Chris and his parents' had been. The original theme to the show was R.E.M.'s 1989 No. 6 hit, "Stand." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:27 am

Taxes - Random Topics
"If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it oughta be enough for Uncle Sam" -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 17, 2009, 5:21 am

Barney Miller - TV Shows
Yeah, you're right. I should have written it the other way around, they brought in Steve Landesberg and THEN Jack Soo died. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 5:05 am

Barney Miller - TV Shows
Actually, Greg, Steve Landesberg was brought on to the program several years before Soo's death. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on July 17, 2009, 4:27 am

Twelve O'Clock High (TV series) - TV Shows
I'll lay five down that few if any one this site remembers this show (at least in its original run), but along with "Combat," "Garrison's Guerillas" aand "The Rat Patrol," it constituted a series of fairly decent World War II dramas in the mid-1960s. Based on the 1949 film (starring Gregory Peck and Dean Jagger), this program paid homage to the men of the Army Air Corps and the missions they flew over occupied Europe. It was also on of the first Quinn Martin productions and helped the careers of several stars take off, including Paul Burke, Bruce Dern, Edward Mulhare, Tom Skerritt and Andrew Duggan, among others. Also "B-1" Bob Dornan, who starred in "The Starfighters" (A film featured on "Mystery Science Theatre 3000") and later became a U.S. Congressman (before having his last election stolen byllegal aliens), also had a role in the series. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 3:09 am

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
I have to take a little umbrage with a few things that Sarah Goodwich wrote. First of all, I would rather watch A THOUSAND "Samurai" sketches than one of those retarded Roxbury dancers. Come on, the "Samurai" skits were with John Belushi when the show was in its genuis stages. And for those who think the show is bad now, you should have seen it around 1979-80, when the original cast left and was replaced by people like Gilbert Gotfreid and Charles Rocket. Let's face it, "Saturday Night Live" has died and resurrected itself several times. After the 1980 debacle, the show came back with Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo and others. In 1984, the cast featured Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Martin Short. It declined over the next few years (does anyone remember that Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall were actually part of the ensemble?), but came back again in the late 1980s with Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Victoria Jackson and Dennis Miller. Others, like David Spade, Mike Myers, Norm MacDonald and Adam Sandler joined in. There were a few lean years, but comedians like Jim Brewer, Chris Farley (calling him "Chris Fat-ley" is really lame and immature, by the way) and Chris Rock put out some quality sketch work. Even later, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Amy Peohler came along. Right now, however, the show is in a definite intellectual decline, especially since they refuse to do any hard-hitting satire like they've done on every other President since Gerald Ford. You can check out YouTube or Hula.com to find the few and far between decent sketches and commercial parodies if you want and save yourself 90 precious minutes on Saturdays. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 17, 2009, 2:48 am

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
This used to be a great show that everyone could enjoy they should have quit after the movie, then they just had to bring it back after Stephen Hillenburg left they took everything that was a stereotype about Spongebob and the rest and overly exaggerated them, examples are Spongebob went from a loveable, creative, responsible, intelligent, character to a hyperactive, ,effeminate,immature, obsessive compulsive, screaming, idiot, and Patrick went from good natured fool to retarded asshole. -- Submitted By: (comic_guy87) on July 17, 2009, 1:19 am

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
What can I say what the hell has happened to this channel, it used to show showing music videos and great original tv shows like Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, Aeon Flux, Daria, the Maxx,etc, but now all it focuses on is stupid reality tv shows, celebrity gossip, rappers, and teen idols, it was great that they payed respect to Michael Jackson after he died but why can't they do that all the time and not just when a major icon dies. -- Submitted By: (comic_guy87) on July 17, 2009, 12:53 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Man, did I ever hate this show. I hated EVERY aspect of this show. How did it become so popular? Did the entire nation fall into some drug-induced stupor from 1991-99 (perhaps that might explain the Clinton administration)? Am I the only voice crying out in the wilderness here? If I could, I would invent some sort of machine that would allow me to go back in time, find the first person who told Tim Allen he was funny and eliminate that person. That's what I would like to do. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:31 pm

Hollywood Squares - TV Shows
The fillet knife was removed from the drawer when Charlie Weaver died. It was sharpened when Paul Lynde passed away. And it was finally put to use when Peter Marshall departed. That's it. After that, there was no "Hollywood Squares." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:26 pm

Hello, Larry - TV Shows
Did the people who voted "Never Boned" even see this program? After all, it only stayed on the air for about a year back in 1979. The show was about a radio talk show host (think Rush Limbaugh without the charm) and followed two other disasterous sitcom efforts ("The McLean Stevenson Show" and "In the Beginning") and would proceed another, "Condo." Still, after leaving the highly-successful "M*A*S*H" series, Stevenson did appear as a regular on "Match Game," so all wasn't lost. Fun trivia: The day after Stevenson died in 1996, the man who originated the role of Col. Henry Blake in the film version of "M*A*S*H," Roger Bowen, also passed away. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:23 pm

Grady - TV Shows
I like how the producers of "Sanford and Son" thought - of all the great characters on that show - that the witless Grady (Whitman Mayo) should have his own sitcom. Not Lamont, Bubba, Rollo, Donna, Hoppy or even the great Aunt Esther, but the idiot Grady (who's lame catchphrase was "Good Gooblygook"). After 12 episodes (11 more than were needed to prove the point), this bluegill was ripe for the boning and Mayo skulked back to the S&S set with his beard between his legs. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:09 pm

Gary Unmarried - TV Shows
A comedian like Jay Mohr is not supposed to be emasculated on national TV. Typical broadcast channel sitcom chum. We're gonna need a bigger boat for this fish. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:51 pm

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
Yeah, all of these reasons for the Boning make sense, but to me, the show slipped when they brought on Joe (what she a lesbian or what?!) and then that handicapped girl who was supposed to be a comedian. Hey, I'm all for equally and all, and having an actor with a didability is no problem, but I guess the producers thought we were laughing with her and not at her (they were wrong) and that her jokes were not SUPPOSED to be funny. As far as Joe, I just couldn't figure out why she was even there, and the "dynamic" between her and the increasing-bloating Blair just never did it for me. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:44 pm

7th heaven - TV Shows
In the very episodes I forced myself to watch in the early years, I always hated the little girl who always seemed exasperated and to roll her eyes at every situation her parents had to converse with her (as a parent, I'm well aware of this attidute, but it usually doesn' begin until the terrible teens). This became such a seething hatred that whenever the words "Seventh" or "Heaven" are mentioned in the same sentence, I am compelled to pull out a fillet knive and begin whittling on a piece of wood like a demented, toothless extra from the film "Deliverence." But maybe that's just me. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:37 pm

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - TV Shows
In 2004, I was asked to put together a package for a family who wanted consideration to have their home made over on this program. We made videos, took pictures and collected several newspaper articles about this group who had adopted 12 children and helped take care of at least a dozen more foster kids. Never got one response from ABC or the show's producers. Later, after seeing some of the people who DID win, I thought to myself, "What a crock of s**t." I know many more people will be rejected, but some of the winners actually had fairly nice homes to begin with. Thus, I believe this show boned on Day One (if that's conceivable). Oh, and then there's always Ty and his group of crying reprobates. Bitter, oh a tad ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:32 pm

ER - TV Shows
I didn't mind the soap opera aspect of it during the first few years, after all, that's what happens in these large cast shows. What bugged me was all the ridiculous situations that took place (the ER is invaded by gang- members who shoot up the place, doctors are stabbed to death, trucks and cars crash into the venue and all sorts of explosions and disasters take place. It made it seem the writers were like, "Uh, I don't have any REAL ideas, so let's make a bus crash into the E.R." Then they have the one guy who's supposed to rein in these idiot doctors and he gets his hand chopped off and then (if you can believe it) a helicopter falls on him! Didn't anyone in charge of this show say, "Guys, isn't this just a bit over the top?" Finally, what really killed the show is all of the original (or more-liked) cast members began leaving until no one recognizable was left. Even Angela Bassett and John Stamos could not save it from going Code Blue. Nurse, hand me a difibulator and a fish knife, the patient has gone into full arrest. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:24 pm

Electric Company, The - TV Shows
Yeah, I remember watching this show as a really young kid back in 1972 (I despised "Sesame Street"). The theme song, the silly comdey sketches and the frentic energy of it all got me hooked. And, like "Fat Albert," I'd like to think I learned a little bit, too. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:08 pm

Divorce Court - TV Shows
The embarrassing vouyerism of many of this nation's unemployed seems to be an endless wellspring of sweet, natural stupidity. Thus, shows like this and every other daytime court/talk or reality program will continue to thrive. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:04 pm

Daily Show, The - TV Shows
Was a much funnier show when Craig Kilborn hosted it as a news show parody. Then, left-wing host John Stewart turned it into his own liberal soapbox every night for the past eight years (consequently, it has not been funny). Constant criticism of Bush and the Republicans has turned into a general appeasement to Oblama and the Dems, except on a rare occasion. Would be nice to see a guest who DISAGREES with Stewart once in a while, but as with the equally vacant Keith Obertard, that isn't likely to happen. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:59 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
To Indigo: If the death of someone causes the show to die, then WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU CALL IT?! -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:53 pm

Brooklyn Bridge - TV Shows
I remember this show from the early 1990s. It had Mrs. Cunningham from "Happy Days," a fat kid and tried to make us nostaligic for growing up Jewish in New York in the 1950s. It didn't work. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:47 pm

Benson - TV Shows
The character of Benson ceased to become funny when this show began. As the acerbic butler on "Soap," Robert Guillaume (Williams) was hilarious. Here, as the servent to an idiot governor (and then president, if one can believe such nonsense), he was left to be the straight man of a different bunch of idiots, only much less funny or likable than on his original show (especially the extremely creepy Helga lady). Dinner is served ladies and gentlemen. Benson will be your waiter and we be dining on Fillet of Stupidity tonight. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:44 pm

Bobby's World - TV Shows
Uh, let's just say this boned itself years before it even aired. When Howie Mandel (aka "The Luckiest Guy in the World") left "St. Elsewhere," he started doing lame standup. One of his lamest characters was "Bobby." Consequently, in my universe, anything I dislike so much is obviously made into a Saturday morning cartoon series. The voice of "Bobby" is as irritating as fingernails on a chalkboard, and the plots were below juvenile - even for a kid's program. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:39 pm

Blue's Clues - TV Shows
This show, which was ridiculous anyway (even as a kid's program), boned itself when the first guy left and was replaced by his "younger brother," Joaquin Phoenix. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:31 pm

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
Come on, people. This show was produced in 1966. America wasn't ready for a prime time "Dark Knight." Yeah, "Bat-Man" was silly, juvenile and had faults, but it never took itself serious and basically invented the term "camp." The show and the villians WERE cartoonish because they came from the COMICS. Geesh. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:24 pm

Petticoat Junction - TV Shows
The show that introduced the world to "Benji" the dog, bit the bone when it was moved from Tuesdays to Saturdays and Bea Benaderet died in October 1968. Now I'm sure June Lockhart is a nice lady and all, but she wasn't the best fit on a show that weekly matched wits with "Green Acres" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" for the nation's intellectual quotient. Still, these shows remained quite popular with the nation until CBS' famous "Rural Purge," which paved the way for such urbane high-brow entertainment as "All in the Family," "Maude," "Good Times" and "Full House." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:10 pm

Cop Rock - TV Shows
A big, loud, bloated off-key disaster from an egotistical mind that thought he could do know wrong. I may not know how to tune a piano, but I know how to bone a fish ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 9:00 pm

Full House - TV Shows
AMEN to that Gregeichelberger!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 16, 2009, 7:57 pm

Full House - TV Shows
I admit my shortcomings. After all, I'll never understand quatum physics, I'll never comprehend how Keith Olbermann has his own show and I'll never get the popularity of this, one of the worst (and certainly the least humorous) shows in the history of TVdom. Had I had my way (and I didn't), I would have popped open the tartar sauce, prepared the breading and let the free-wheeling filleting began before the pilot even aired (just to save everyone the trouble). Inane plots revolving around annoying kids (hey, I'm a father of five, but those kids were the most irritating ever - just look right into the camera and say your lines, girls), and abyssmal "acting" by the adult characters, especially Dave Coulier. I'm sorry, but as a thespian, this guy was a step above Tommy Kirk, but leagues below Tor Johnson. As a so-comedian, he was a funny as touring a children's cancer ward. Then add the pretty but vapid John Stamos and Bob Saget, who often competed with Coulier to see who was the least funny or talented. Imagine kids, those of us alive in the early 1990s had to watch this, "Family Matters," "Perfect Strangers" and "Step By Step" on Friday evenings. And my folks used to talk about how bad the Great Depression was ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 7:46 pm

Adam-12 - TV Shows
"One Adam-12, one Adam-12, see the man." Dawn Lyn or not, what little I remember about this show was how dull it was. Since they followed the same two cops around (Martin Milner and Kent McCord), very little typical police TV series action (i.e shootouts, car chases, explosions) took place. Oh sure, an occasional arrest would occur, but most of the time these officers would be called upon to rescue a cat, help a lady cross the street or stop some kind of argument. Part of the reason maybe was that it was produced by Jack Webb, whose own show, "Dragnet," was not high on the excitement factor, either. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 7:30 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
I think the show begin dying in the late 1990s for several reasons. First of all was the advent of funnier, more cutting edge cartoons like "South Park" and "The Family Guy." The show, used to passing off older jokes and situations relevent to aging veiwers found it hard to keep up. One poster mentions the death of Phil Hartman and the characters he voiced, as well as Lisa being the spokeperson for the creator's liberal politics and the death of a major character (for no good reason), that may be a small part of it, but overall, a newer generation (and many older ones) just found the show's humor stale and/or forced. Subsequently, it tried to copy both SP and TFG, but it wasn't able to duplicate those program's laughs. The film was much better than recent years of the series had been, but it was probably released 10 year too late. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 5:00 pm

MacGyver - TV Shows
The show has gained new popularity thanks to the "Saturday Night Live" "McGruder" sketchs, which are actually bettwr than this middling action/adventure series ever was. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 4:43 pm

Robot Chicken - TV Shows
Strangely enough, I feel this show actually sucked ass at first, and imrpoved as time went on. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:32 pm

Home Alone - Movie Series
To me, this series has always been idiotic slapstick, nothing more. Then again, these are kids movies, and maybe I'm overanalyzing :s -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:07 pm

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - TV Shows
Would believe that Who Wants to be a Millionare is STILL on TV!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:04 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
While I don't believe the show jumped the shark, Alex Trebek does not help matters by being an unfunny, unlikable tool. Actually kind of strange, as Trebek's supposedly funny as hell in real life. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:02 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
Looking at the reasons here, only one question: HOW THE FUCK DOES SOMEONE BONE THE FISH BY DYING!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:58 pm

Radio - Random Topics
Radio BTF in 2000-2003, when current music simply wasn't decent anymore. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:51 pm

WWE Friday Night Smackdown - TV Shows
Depends on what you're referring to in regards to that comment; 1 hour of current WWE may kill brain cells because the writing's shit, or it may kill brain cells because of the fact it's wrestling. The latter mindset is what I have a problem with; how can scripted entertainment BTF because it scripted entertainment!? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 3:33 pm

Eminem - Music Groups
Close this topic, for BrianBuck has said everything that can be said. Bravo. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 3:26 pm

Guinness World Records - Random Topics
I agree it used to be a weighty tome that had an air of authority, now it is just a tabloid-y record of freak show "accomplishments". Perfect for the illiterate short attention span crowd -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 3:21 pm

Perfect Strangers - TV Shows
It's difficult to believe that people actually voted "Never Boned" on this pathetic piece of tripe. Did Bronson Pinchot's three-minute cameo in "Beverly Hills Cop" actually deserve a prime-time series? And to play one of the single most annoying characters in the history of television (as well as a complete ripoff of Andy Kaufman's in "Taxi")? That, and Mark Linn-Baker coming from a hilarious performance in "My Favorite Year," comes across as the biggest idiot in the free world. Part of ABC's original "Thank Goodness It's Funny" (even though it wasn't) programming lineup for Friday evenings, which included one of the worst TV shows ever, "Full House." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 11:18 am

America's Funniest Home Videos - TV Shows
Even when it was in its current run in the early 1990s (with host Bob Saget), I despised this show. I always thought Saget's lame voiceovers of the videos was pathetic and his jokes to the audience were even worse (maybe Bob Saget just isn't funny - that's it). Later, after a series of moronic hosts, they came up with Tom Bergeron (who seems to be on every other program now), which is a bit of an upgrade compared to Saget (who is evidently doing "adult" comedy). That still leaves the ridiculous videos to deal with,however, many of which (with the possible excetion of weddings) are obviously staged for the show. I mean, after all, who is going to have a recording device set up for all of these occurances? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 16, 2009, 10:54 am

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
For 60s Batman, instead of caviar and champagne, I would suggest anchovies and Fanta grape soda (completely artificial grape flavor). I mean this show, instead of bringing the heart and soul of the comics to life, actually warped the whole plots and characters' personalities, as far as I know. Yes, I would have to say this show is fairly overrated, to say the least, though not nearly overrated as the overhyped Rugrats Movie. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 16, 2009, 7:28 am

Howard Stern - Celebrities
Brewmaster- The humour is targeted at people much older than 17, I could be 100 years old and still love this show. Stern is airing some never before heard private interviews with the 3 Stooges on July 31rst from the 1960's. Best entertainer in America, hands down.... for all ages. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 16, 2009, 6:17 am

Howard Stern - Celebrities
His "humor" seems to be targeted at a wide range of males 13 - 17 years old -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 16, 2009, 6:15 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
My personal favourite is the one where Homer gets addicted to medical marijuana. But I think all in all, each new episode is at least as entertaining as most past shows. It hasn't become a decrepit piece of crap, IMO! -- Submitted By: (Martonio) on July 16, 2009, 12:28 am

Married with Children - TV Shows
I actually think this show has gotten funnier in reruns. It was always one of the most original shows on television. When the old JTS site jumped on Ted Mcginley for his role in arriving on shows and causing them to die, I always thought that this show was the exception. I thought Ted was actually funnier than the actor he replaced. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on July 15, 2009, 9:24 pm

Boston - Music Groups
These guys put out fantastic music in their day but when your lead singer dies it's probably time to hang it up. Instead, these guys got a guy from Home Depot to be the new lead singer because he sang Boston songs on his myspace page. I heard they renamed one of their classic songs from Smokin' to Fishin' -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on July 15, 2009, 9:17 pm

Mythbusters - TV Shows
Science, explosions, and a smokin' hot redhead. What's not to love? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 8:21 pm

Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, The - TV Shows
Jay Ward was everything Seth MacFarlane wishes he could be. Simply brilliant and unboneable. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 8:19 pm

50 Cent - Music Groups
You can't spell c-r-a-p without r-a-p -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:53 pm

Led Zeppelin - Music Groups
One of the very few musical acts that changed the face of their genre. Their influence still resonates. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:50 pm

WWE Friday Night Smackdown - TV Shows
Confirmed: Watching 1 hour of WWE kills as many brain cells as chugging a bottle of Jack Daniels -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 7:44 pm

Late Show with David Letterman - TV Shows
Hearing the these things about Letterman now, I'm glad I haven't watched his show for the last 15 years. And there was a time when it really was "must see TV". -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:45 pm

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Watching this show can actually be depressing when you think about how much better the America portrayed on this show was compared to the America of today. And it really wasn't *that* idealized for the time--this is pretty much the way suburban America really was back then. People had actual standards and everything. And now...(breaks down sobbing). -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:42 pm

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Keith Olbermann has gone form witty ESPN anchor (anyone remember that?) to a servant of evil, who along with other liberals actively roots for America to be destroyed. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:37 pm

CBS Evening News, The - TV Shows
When avowed Bush hater Dan Rather thought he could get away with passing off 30 year old documents as the work of Bush, not only did CBS bone the fish but TV media as well. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:31 pm

Terrell Owens - Celebrities
Wait, who *is* the other person on your list, Brewmaster? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:20 pm

AOL - Random Topics
Not that my current ISP is anything special, but thank God I got off AOL 3 years ago. It's called AO Hell for a reason. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 15, 2009, 4:17 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) - TV Shows
It may not have been faithful to the comics and I know that I'm looking at it through rose tinted glasses. But this was a fun show. It didn't take itself seriously and I glad that it didn't. Now-d-days, people are so serious and pessimistic. I think we need more cartoons like this that are fun but without all the dark, serious and depressing baggage. This show is an example of how a show can be light-hearted and still enjoyable for a wide variety of ages. I remember watching it up until around when the Technodrome was in the Arctic. I think it had changed Networks by then and had become a Saturday Morning cartoon but I don't really remember. I think it was still a fun cartoon by then. I'd say it never boned but if they removed Shredder, then I can see that being a boning point. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on July 15, 2009, 4:11 pm

Small Wonder - TV Shows
In the annuals of bad TV shows (i.e "Punky Brewster," "Herman's Head" and "My Mother the Car," etc.), "Small Wonder" has to be right up near the top of the list. A premise based upon someone's drug-induced, whisky-soaked nightmare, the program features easily the single worst actors in small screen history, led by Tiffany Brissette, who was typecast perfectly as a slack-jawed, dull-eyed, monotone-speaking android created by engineer Ted Lawson (Dick Christie). After he "creates" the idiotic little moppet, he then tries to pass it off as his own daughter. It's "The Bionic Woman" without the laughs. Everyone involved (except first season character Edie McGlurg - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Back To School," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles") went on to oblivion and this show went down as one of the worst (and certainly the one with the cheapest production values) of all-time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:31 pm

Crocodile Hunter, The - TV Shows
Crikey! I know we're supposed to feel sorry for this annoying guy who got killed by a sting ray (one of the funnier deaths in celebrity history), but I still can't get over him holding up his infant son over a crocodile like a Milk Bone (maybe he was imitating Michael Jackson but couldn't find a railing). That, and his almost incomprehensible idiotic Aussie ramblings to the camera as he basically invaded the spaces of wild animals just to prove whatever he was trying to prove. Now, at least his young daughter can continue to exploit animals on her "Jungle Girl" show ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:09 pm

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