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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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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

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
Like it's parent program, "Happy Days" (itself a spinoff of "Love, American Style"), I never liked "Laverne and Shirley." Probably because instead of a honest look back at the era it was supposed to represent (the mid-to-late 1950s), it was a cheap, glossed-over nostalgic look with a few costumes and wigs and bad retro dialogue that never fully disguised its 1970s timeline. So, are the two supposed to be sluts (they were when they appeared on the episode of "Happy Days" where Richie couldn't get a date) or not? Idiot neighbors Lenny and Squiggy wore on the sensibilities pretty quickly and - for some reason only my analyist can fathom -I still harbor a seething hatred for Carmine Ragusa (Eddie Mekka), who, on the show, won a role in the Broadway version of "Hair" (what?!). Later, Betty Garrett, who helped kill "All in the Family," came along to harsh the buzz of this program. In the final season, Shirley actually LEAVES the show ("Laverne and ...?") and everyone in the neighborhood moves to Burbank. In one particular episode, the hapless duo is kidnapped by a guy who wants to kill them (hey, I'm with him there), but they outwit him and throw him to his death from an airplane. This bloated, overblown catfish slopping around in the mud of 1970s American culture is in dire need of a serious gutting. At least we have the theme song ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:00 pm

Life Goes On - TV Shows
Yeah, the show had a real life Downs syndrome actor (Corky was the best thing about the program), but the other characters were thin and hollow (even Kellie Martin); gruff dad, longsuffering mom, socially awkward daughter, etc. Then Kristy's friend, Chad Lowe, gets HIV and later marries Reese Witherspoon. Oh, who cares?! Show started as television's first honest exploration of the trials of the mentally retarded and then turned into an A.I.D.S. benefit. Get the newspaper ready, folks, 'cause it's fish-wrappin' time. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:41 pm

Yo Gabba Gabba! - TV Shows
Even my kids won't watch this floating pile of dead carp, and when Jack Black appeared, it was guttin' time (of course, I felt the same way about "Year One"). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:26 pm

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
One of my all-time favorite shows, but it was dead and buried when Fred (Redd Foxx) departed. Provided several seasons of gut-busting laughs when Fred and Aunt Ester (LaWanda Page) got into it. Of all the program's great characters, Lamont (Demond Wilson), Esther, Bubba (Don Bexley), Julio (Gregory Sierra), Woodrow (Rollo (Nathaniel Taylor), cops Smitty (Hal Williams) and Hoppy (Howard Platt), Ah Chew (Pat Morita) and Hoppy's mother (Nancy Culp), however, Grady (Whitman Mayo) was by far the lamest. When Fred left during a contract dispute and Grady took over, it was the end of the end. "Sanford Arms" just put the last nail in the franchise coffin. One particularly ridiculous episode had Grady buying a garish painting for his daughter and son-in-law. When they didn't like it, he blubbers about being "useless" (he's right). He could also never replace Foxx and I kept asking myself, "Where's Fred during all of this?!" Later, ironically, on the set of "The Royal Family," Foxx actually had the "Big One," but cast and crew members thought he was faking it - until he died. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:10 pm

NewsRadio - TV Shows
I hated how they turned former "Kids in the Hall" comedian Dave Foley into an ineffectual bore while making Phil Hartman's character a constant buffoon (always being outwitted by the show's female characters, including Andy Dick). Nothing really but a sad rehash of "W-KRAP In Cincinnati," only with really bad and unfunny supporting characters. Hartman's death at the hands of his drugged up and whacked-out wife send this program into the fishnet where deck workers held their fillet knives at the ready ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:34 pm

Mr. Belvedere - TV Shows
I actually liked this show, especially the dynamic between the uppity British slave Belvedere (Christopher Hewiit, the gay director in the original "Producers") and his owner/master, George Owens (Bob Uecker, a catcher on the 1964 World Series campion St. Louis Cardinals - hoo hah!). Early seasons had some good laughs, but (as always happens with many sitcoms) later years brought some seriously depressing episodes. One has a kid getting A.I.D.S. and another has George's son, Wesley (Brice Beckham), being molested by a Boy Scout leader (we're supposed to LAUGH at these scenerios?!). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:19 pm

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Show became awkward when Beaver reached puberty (I can't believe I wrote that). No longer the cute, mischevious little boy who got into good-natured trouble and who was then bailed out with a little fatherly advice from Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers' (whom I met in 1996 when he was a judge at a Miss San Deigo beauty contest - he still looks the same) popularity (as well as the show's) declined precipitously. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:06 pm

Late Show with David Letterman - TV Shows
Yeah, in recent years he's become a shill for the Democrats, but his recent series of apologies to the idiot Sarah Palin proved he does indeed have no more balls. But, I think his Oscars hosting episode signalled the beginning of the end. ("Uma, Oprah"). I miss "The Guy Under The Stairs," "Larry 'Bud' Melman" and "Stupid Pet Tricks." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:58 pm

In Living Color - TV Shows
The first two seasons were brilliant with 27,000 members of the Wayans family in top form and token white guy James (Jim) Carrey showing some fantastic sketch comedy cred. Later, Jamie Foxx joined the cast and Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez were a dancer and choreographer, respectively. Classic skits like "Hey, Mon," "The Head Detective," "Fire Marshall Bill," "Men On Film," "Homeboy Shopping Network," "The Brothers Brothers," "Calhoun Tubbs, Blues Man," "Handy Man" and "Homey the Clown." The show also featured some pretty funny MTV-type music video parodies ("Ice Ice Baby," "Can't Touch This," "Black and White," etc.) Later, though, censorship problems with Fox caused half of the Wayans to leave while the show's cutting edge became duller and duller. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:42 pm

Good Times - TV Shows
After this comment, I'm going to buy that last poster some pronouns. Yeah, like most people, I'd say the departure of John Amos was the death knell of this Norman Lear-produced "Maude" spinoff. The chemistry between him and Jimmy "J.J" Walker was the glue that held this concept together. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:23 pm

Fantasy Island - TV Shows
Okay, having someone be able to live out there fantasies is one thing, but late in the series it became a bizarre series of supernatural episodes. There were shows where folks were able to re-visit with dead relatives and where theyy could go back in time to correct some wrong in their lives (like "Highway To Heaven" without the laughs). Also, in one episode, owner Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban)even faces "Satan," who has come to the island to challenge him for his immortal soul (what is this, "The Devil and Daniel Webster?!"). THAT was a bit much for me. Once, his sidekick, Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) was even able to live out his own fantasy - which involved being chased by native cannibals in a canoe (what was wrong with this guy?!). Oh, and then the producers fired Tattoo and replaced him with a gay English butler (are there any other kind?). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:12 pm

Monkees, The - Music Groups
The Pre-Fab Four. Throwaway pop garbage. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:08 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
A once great band who have become an embarrassing parody of themselves. Time to hang it up. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:04 pm

Fox News - Random Topics
..because we all know that to be a credible journalist, you need to be a card carrying Marxist. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 12:02 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
After the return from cancellation, Seth MacFarlane got a big head and instead of clever social satire, it became about pushing the envelope to get away with as much as he could. Not to mention padding the show with 5 minutes of an old Conway Twitty clip...WTF?? are you guys out of original ideas? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:57 am

Family Guy - TV Shows
Like others on this forum, I have to say that in the beginning, this was a fresh, funny approach to adult animation, doing things "The Simpson's" either couldn't or wouldn't do. There were some really good laugh-out-loud moments as the show was the ultimate politically-incorrect vehicle for those of us with a slightly skewered sense of humor. I was also very happy when it was renewed. Recently, however, the whole thing has gone far left with plotlines involving the state of Texas being bad, George W. Bush being evil and Stewie turning gay. Then, when creator Seth McFarlane appeared on "Countdown with Keith Obertard," he went out of his way to alienate half of the show's audience (as if liberals are the only ones who watch "Family Guy"). Thank goodness "South Park" was abkle to capture the show's inanities with a spot-on and vicious frontal assault. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:56 am

Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez - Celebrities
Mr April - September, chokes like a dog in the playoffs. "o-ver-ra-ted *clap-clap-clapclapclap*" -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:46 am

Y2K Bug, The - Random Topics
I'm picturing the guy sitting in his basement at 8AM January 1, 2000 sitting next to his $10000 pallet of survival gear and freeze dried food, quietly crying. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 11:38 am

CBS Evening News, The - TV Shows
Obviously boned when Walter Cronkite left, we just didn't know it at the time ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:36 am

Bob the Builder - TV Shows
One hundred times better than the lame "Manny the Handyman." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 11:30 am

Hot wheels - Random Topics
Hot wheels jumped the shark when they stopped producing real cars. I simply do not care about these "HW-original" crappy cars they create How long should I wait to get a 1/64 Ford Thunderbird from Hot wheels? A BMW Z-7? A New Generation Ford Explorer? A Volvo S-40? The new Jaguar XK-8? Porshe Cayenne? Now the First Editions are only hw-original crap and "new" editions of the Hummer, Camaro and Mustang all over again and again. I still collect the few new real cars they release, but it is nothing compared to the golden years (1998-2000) when they produce whatever what hot in the market -- Submitted By: (erickjan) on July 15, 2009, 10:39 am

Rugrats Movie, The - Movie Series
The Rugrats movies are NOT THAT GREAT!! In fact, they're not great AT ALL. Someone voted "Never Boned." If he's not an idiot, there's no way that Frankie Valli was born in 1934! -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 10:31 am

Bewitched - TV Shows
Whenever the actor who plays a main character is replaced, it's an automatic BTF. Bewitched was NOT a great show when Dick York was replaced, you mentally retarded freak. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:27 am

Youtube - Websites
For the person(s) who voted "Never Boned" three times: You're mentally ill! Youtube totally deserves to be overthrown by a mob and sent back to the way it was. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:19 am

IMDB - Websites
Dropmurphy, if you're not mentally ill, Bruce Springsteen is Jewish. Period. What is wrong with you people?! Don't you realize that this site sucks ass, especially now?? I had quite a few messages deleted when I did NOTHING WRONG! These guys who vote "Never Boned" should be shot five times in the head, DEAD!! -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 8:06 am

American Idol - TV Shows
Some idiot voted "Never Boned" bringing the vote count up to 2. Of course the show boned! It boned when Kris Allen won. If they don't come up with a new technique for eliminating contestants (as the judges should have done for Kris), I stand by my decision. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on July 15, 2009, 7:56 am

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
This show BTFs before the theme song even finishes! There's just something creepy about a chrous of teenage girls gushing, "I want Charles in charge of me!" To answer Chubby's question, Willie Aames, according to his Wiki bio, is still alive and has been mostly drug free since about the mid-90s (after 20 years of addiction), but is not without issues: in the last year or so, he's dealt with separation from his wife, bankruptcy, and falling off the wagon, which led to a suicide attempt. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Aames) That's too bad, because he never struck me as being a bad person. It looks like for now he's pretty much out of the celebrity scene while he works on getting his life back together. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 15, 2009, 7:34 am

Magic Johnson - Celebrities
Is there really a secret cure for HIV that we dont know about, and Magic does? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:29 am

Magic Hour, The - TV Shows
Is it amazing to anyone else that Magic Johnson survived AIDS, but this show as well? Two real career killers! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:25 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
Just went over to the Scottish Site, what a MESS!!! There are no new gossip blogs and Erin Fox, the hatchet lady that wrote on there is gone. Fired? Can anyone figure this out? Also there are no comments there except people slamming the site, and there are very few of those. I wonder if all of the other user comments on the blog articles were TV Guide employees or bots? Check it out, it is really a sad and odd sight to behold, and a guy even wrote a poem on there!! Here it is...thanks A.S. MARTBOY (As published on the Scottish site..) As I was cutting the lawn yesterday, the rich history of this site moved me to poetry. I hope you enjoy it: There once was a man named Timmy Molloy Who people at Radnor did choose to employ. Their mission was clear; their mission was dark: "We'll go fix the site they call 'Jump the Shark.'" And Timmy assisted, like lambs in their flocks; He'd seen what had happened to poor Erin Fox. The suits made a change, like a prince to a frog They turned it into a "whats on TV" blog. But with 4 dismal comments, it's starting to fade It's been almost 2 weeks, no columns been made. Think of your ratings, please heed this remark: "C'mon, TV Guide, give us back "Jump the Shark!" Thank you. Thank you very much...... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 7:18 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
Greg- tell us how you really feel about this show! Love the new "Fish Talk" you used here- it's inspiring!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:08 am

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
Isnt Willie Ames a drug addict/ or dead now? Seriously? Can one of our rookie fish scalers find out about this legend of the small screen? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:06 am

Antiques Road Show - TV Shows
I get a strange thrill when an item is outed as "fake" and you are told it is worth NOTHING!!! the people's expressions are priceless. Sort of like waiting for a car wreck at a race.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:03 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
The foul stench of rotting mackerel was rubbed all over this show the minute it moved from Discovery Health. It ceased to be anything but a horrid, vile, explotative pile of human and animal waste festering in a July heatwave. The parents are hateful, greedy bastards who deserve chunks of decomposing perch shoved down their respective throats. The "father" is a gutless, pouting, ineffectual moron who could not be a role model for the Mason Family, let alone his own, while "mom" is the biggest joke of all. Equally money-hungry, and seemingly obsessed with a freakish desire to control anything and everything around her (forcing the kids to dress in the same colors), she bitches and moans about her husband's infidelity - all while committing adultry herself. A pox of plague preportions on this, one of the worst reality (or any other kind) of program in the long sick history of rotten television. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:34 am

Wonder Pets - TV Shows
My daughters love it, and my youngest (who sounds like Ming-Ming) always imitates the duck ("This is sewious ... "). What can I say? It's harmless and there are moral lessons to be learned; plus there's cute furry animals (except the ugly turtle) abounding. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:14 am

Real Time with Bill Maher - TV Shows
Another example of a left-leaning celebrity trying to use meanspirited "comedy" to ridicule others of a different political persuasion. In a group, like he was on the ironically-titled "Politically-Incorrect," Maher could be kept on a leash (although I am still shaking my head about his comments that Aaron Sorkin, who was busted at an airport with hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana, and crack cocaine, was "too intelligent" to be jailed). Unfettered, Maher runs about like a rabid pit bull and has become equally cruel and brilliant. But, his mean side overshadows any laughs or enlightenment one would get from his often interesting arguments. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 5:06 am

FOX News - TV Shows
Every time someone complains about Fox News being biased, I simply point that uninformed person in the direction of MSNBC and (to a lesser extent, CNN). The former is the bastion of intolerance (with "balanced" hosts like Keith Olbermann, Chris MAtthews and Rachel Maddow - who looks more like Payton Manning than Payton Manning); while the latter is just incompetent. At least for its slant, Fox News still attempts to present both sides, something MSNBC doesn't even know the meaning of. Don't believe me? Remember that network's brilliant move of having Matthews and Olbermann - both strident Obama lackies - host the coverage of the Republican Convention? Real fair and balanced there, huh? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:53 am

Fernwood 2 Night - TV Shows
At the time, in the summer of 1977 (before it became the lame, "America Tonight"), this was as funny and cutting edge as ANYTHING on television. Years ahead of its time, it spun off from (and a summer replacement for) Norman Lear's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and concerned a smarmy late night talk show host, Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) and his vapid co-host, Jerry Hubbard (Fred Willard). Complete with the most depressing band in history, Happy Kyne (Frank De Vol) and the Myrth Makers, "Fernwood" parodied the genre of locally-produced programs as Gimble bantered with the audience, plugged businesses (like Peterson's Hardware and Home of Hotcakes) and brought on bizarre guests who commented on contemporary issues (an iron lung pianist, a guy who designed cancer-proof leisure suits for rats, a little girl who sings a song about gun control and a Catholic priest whose parents are trying to "deprogram" him, among others). Although I have not seen an episode in over 20 years, it's still one of my favorites of all-time. No fishing here, friends. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:34 am

Fawlty Towers - TV Shows
Never came near seafood. Probably second only to "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as far as top British humour is concerned, this John Cleese vehical always made me laugh (especially at the relationship between Basil Fawlty (Cleese) and Manuel ("I am from Bar-celona."). Cleese's then-wife, Connie Booth, also starred - as his TV wife ("I'm doing it, you great cow!"). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:23 am

F Troop - TV Shows
One of several historical military comedies of the 1960s (along with "Hogan's Heroes" and "McHale's Navy"), this featured Ken Berry ("Mayberry RFD," "Mama's Family") as Capt. Wilton Parmenter; Forrest Tucker ("Auntie Mame") as Sgt. O'Rourke and Larry Storch as Cpl. Agarn, all serving with other bumbling calvarymen at Fort Courage in the Kansas Territory. Supporting soldiers included veteran silent era cowboy actor Bob Steele as Duffy ("There I was with Davy Crockett at the Alamo") and James Hampton as buglar Dobbs (he later starred in films like "The Longest Yard" and "The China Syndrome"). There was also a love interest for Parmenter, Wrangler Jane (Melody Patterson) and a local indian tribe, the Hekawis, led by white actor Frank DeKova ("Teenage Caveman" for you MiSTies out there). Only on two years, the series never really had time to bone anything, and I always enjoyed it in reruns after I came home from school in the mid-1970s. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:17 am

Colbert Report, The - TV Shows
No one could be as stupid as the previous poster intimates. Of course these people know it's all fake and Colbert is as liberal as they come. Besides, they're just on to push their left-wing books or agendas. I'm surprised that some conservatives actually think this clown is on our side. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:03 am

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
As far as I'm concerned, Scott Baio is as guilty as Ted McGinley of leading TV shows to the fish market or shark cage or whatever. Baio (whom many dellusional girls thought was cute in the 1970s) appeared on such garbage scows as "Blansky's Beauties," "Who's Watching the Kids" (Jim Belushi's first gig, as well), "Joannie Loves Chachi" and this excrement sandwich. Oh well, at least we haved "Zapped" to fall back on. Willie Ames, where are you ...? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:59 am

Branded - TV Shows
Never had time to bone ANYTHING. Few, if any, visitors to this site are going to remember this rather short-lived series starring Chuck Conners (after "The Rifleman" and "Arrest and Trial") as a disgraced calvary officer who was accused of cowardice in battle. He then spent the rest of the show's run trying to prove his innocence to a disbelieving populace. Most Americans at the time preferred the comedy of another U.S. Calvary program, "F-Troop," however. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:51 am

Breaking Bad - TV Shows
Ok to all the BTF Community, I just finished watching season one of this show. If you like excellent scipted TV and dig my opinions on things on this site- do yourself a favor and go buy season one of this on DVD and watch it. Simply a delight to watch. Five Stars and not a fish scale in sight... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 3:28 am

People's Court, The - TV Shows
Obviously boned when Judge Wapner left the show. This used to be the only show of its kind, now daytime television is full of inferior clones. Unemployed people must really dig these ridiculous courtroom "reality" programs. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:17 am

Dick Van Dyke Show, The - TV Shows
Still funny today. It was clobbered in the ratings by "The Beverly Hillbillies," but always walked away with Emmies year after year. Morey Amsterdam (the poor man's Sid Melton) could get quite annoying, but overall one of the best casts in TV history. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:08 am

Greatest American Hero, The - TV Shows
Another short-lived show that was probably a few years ahead of its 1981 air date. It did spawn a big No. 2 pop single, however, in "Believe It Or Not," by the equally obscure Joey Scarborough. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:06 am

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - TV Shows
I agree with the poster that the monkey thing (and the Roman world and Observers) pushed it into the fish market, but it never went all the way. And, for every good Joel Hodgson episode, there was a good Mike Nelson installment and vice-versa. Still, it was the movies and MiSTing that kept me coming back to the show, not necessarily the host segments. My all-time favorite TV show, bar none. It was the only program that I would make time to see (or record) no matter what was going on at the time. From an original MiSTie from 1991, this show will NEVER EVER bone anything. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:43 am

Monty Python's Flying Circus - TV Shows
Shouldn't even be anywhere NEAR this Web site. Inspired a host of shows and comedians (as well as two great movies, one okay film and a mediocre Braodway musical - I'd rather just watch "The Holy Grail"). Even the final season without John Cleese was better than 95 percent of the so-called comedy crap on television today. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:38 am

Police Squad! (in color) - TV Shows
This silly but hilarious series has never jumped or boned anything. Inspired by the film, "Airplane," and predecessor to the "Naked Gun" movies, this 1982 short-lived series (only six episodes were produced). Starred Leslie Neilson as Lt. Frank Drebin (a character he would reprise in three later films), goofy Officer Norberg, (Peter Lupis of "Mission Impossible" fame), demented lab technician, Ted Olson (Ed Williams), know-it-all stoolie, Johnie (William Duell) and captain Ed Hocken (Alan North, the mayor in the 1989 film, "Lean On Me). Way ahead of its time, which would come in 1988 with the release of "The Naked Gun." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:28 am

PJs, The - TV Shows
I really like this show. One of my all-time guilty pleasure. Eddie Murpy's Super is probably as close to real life as any dramatic series portraying the decaying urban existence. Plus, some great supporting characters, the sister-in-law from Jamiaca, her Hispanic husband, the crackhead, Juicy, the violent old lady. Funny times 10. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:17 am

Punky Brewster - TV Shows
Jumped and boned in its first episode. As dumb a situation comedy with kids the 1980s could have ever produced (see "Small Wonder" or "Out of This World"). In one particular "message" episode, a kid is caught in a refrigerator (remember THOSE days?), but (Punky's adoptive grandfather - or whatever he was), Henry, and a little boy open it up and rescue the idiot. Henry (the guy who played the lustful soap opera doctor in "Tootsie"), who's about 80, turns to the little kid and says, "Wh-what do we do NOW?!" I guess the star, something Moon Pie, later grew really big breasts or something. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 2:14 am

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Olbermann has evidently never forgiven Fox for firing him. He probably actually thinks he's both funny and clever, but calling an already vapid former Miss California a "fake boob" is neither (banter like that disappeared when I moved up to the third grade). Also, really brave of him to NEVER bring on guests with an opposing viewpoint. At least O'Reilly - for all his faults - isn't afraid to argue with (or berate) someone. Who's the worst person in the world? Why, it's Keith Olbermann, of course. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:19 am

Cold Case - TV Shows
One of the very few current programs I will go out of my way to watch. Some cheesy moments and the concluding songs are a bit much sometimes, but also some genuine lump-in-the-throat moments (the one where the young black man with great potential is killed along with the owners of a diner by his brother is a prime example). Also one of the few shows that concerns itself with the victims of crime instead of just the perpetrators thereof. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:14 am

CatDog - TV Shows
My oldest son used to enjoy this show when he was about five. Some clever writing for its time. Disappeared in the wake of "Sponge Bob," however -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:09 am

Blossom - TV Shows
A horrid, horrid program from the day it was conceived. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 1:02 am

Barney Miller - TV Shows
Boned when Jack Soo died and they brought on Steve Landsberg. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:58 am

Crank Yankers - TV Shows
At times the funniest thing on the air, at other times the worst crap ever produced. I guess you had to be in a certain mood, much like the experience of watching "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" or voting for Barrak Obama ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:57 am

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
"Pure comedic genius" is a term I might use for the Marx Brothers or Richard Pryor or George Carlin, but NOT for "Beavis & Butthead." Still, it was the funniest thing on the air at the time (especially "The Arsenio Hall Show"). Full length film probably didn't help the series much. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:55 am

Barnaby Jones - TV Shows
Part of the ridiculous private eye situations of the '70s ("Cannon" was fat, "Longstreet" was blind, "Ironside" was in a wheelchair etc.). Here, Barnaby Jones (Buddy Ebsen) was in his seventies. First year was fine, with Lee Meriweather and all, but annoying tagalong Jedediah brought the fun to a halt. Nice theme song, though. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:52 am

Baa Baa Black Sheep - TV Shows
Maybe changing the name of a series already in production ("Baa Baa Black Sheep" to "Black Sheep Squadron"), or maybe just having Robert Conrad in it shot this program down. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 12:02 am

Avengers, The - TV Shows
Watch the mid-1960s version with Patrick Mcnee and Diana Rigg, NOT the horribly lame American version form the late 70s (although Miss Purdy kicking guys in the face all the time was often quite a rush). The original theme song is one of the greatest TV tunes in history. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:59 pm

Antiques Road Show - TV Shows
my father collected knick-knacks (i.e. junk) most of his life. I think of him when I watch it. Show has gone through at least 10 hosts (I liked the original guy), but it's still kind of interesting. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:56 pm

America's Funniest People - TV Shows
No one was EVER funny on this dreadful show. Jumped, boned or whatever in its first episode ... -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:54 pm

Amos 'n' Andy - TV Shows
Despite the uproar, show wasn't nearly a racist as most of the shows on the WB are today, but the late 1950s was the wrong time to produce a television version of the long-running radio comedy about two supposedly shiftless (but ultimately nice and street-smart) black friends. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:53 pm

Alice - TV Shows
I liked the way CBS tried to make it seem like the waitresses at Mel's Diner (Alice, Flo and Vera) were even halfway attractive; much like the network's failed campaign to prove that M*A*S*H's Loretta Swift was a "hot" female. Early seasons of the show, when Mel was mean, acerbic and politically-incorrect were okay, but later just became silly. After all, how much "kissing grits" could America handle? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:49 pm

ALF - TV Shows
I never got into this show (I was in school in 1987 and when I wasn't studying, I was trying to have some sort of social life), but, for some bizarre reason, my father liked it. Later, in reruns, I thought it was okay (especially when ALF growled at his owner), but not by much. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:44 pm

ABC Afterschool Special - TV Shows
The two I remember from this series was "Something About Amelia," where Ted Danson plays a child molester of some sort; and "Adam," the story of the kidnapping/murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:42 pm

Abbott and Costello Show - TV Shows
Not as good as some of the duo's films ("Buck Privates," "Naughty Ninties," "Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy," etc.), but still good clean comedy fun. Look for Joe Besser (much funnier than he ever was in his few Three Stooges shorts - as Joe, never Curly Joe), as the lisping man-child, "Stinky." -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:38 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
Funny in it's first few years (despite the whole doctor-lawyer perfect household crap), but became obsessively preachy during the early 1990s (especially with posters about ending Apartheid in South Africa placed so prominently in the kitchen (who in real life would have such messages in their homes?!). That, and changing the theme every year was a huge distraction (as were Cosby's garish sweaters). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:26 pm

Cagney & Lacey - TV Shows
The anti "Police Woman." I remember a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" with Angie Dickenson working with Cagney (Nora Dunn) where Dickenson (as Pepper) tried to get Cagney to trap a villain using her "feminine" charm. Obviously, she didn't have any ... Nevertheless, I did not like the show. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:23 pm

Combat! - TV Shows
One of the most realistic of the 1960s World War II TV dramas ("Garrison's Guerillas," "Rat Patrol," etc.). Starred the late Vic Morrow and featured a great theme song. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 14, 2009, 11:20 pm

Commander in Chief - TV Shows
"Will they put your face on money?" ...And awaaaaay we bone!!!! -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 14, 2009, 9:53 pm

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