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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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Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Just ONCE I'd have liked to have seen Josie REALLY let the skunk-haired Alexandra have it instead of being so annoyingly 'patient'. It would have done no harm since their manager Alan was discomfitted by Alexandra's trying to steal him from Josie and even their producer Alexander couldn't STAND his twin sister but didn't have the cojones to keep her away! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 3, 2009, 11:21 am

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
I agree, Andy C. It totally BONED that sly, ole Fred would have trusted such a dork as Grady with the care of his two most valued possessions instead of the more wily Bubba. But then again, I never bought that Fred really considered Grady his best friend instead of someone he felt he had no choice but to tolerate just like the Fonz did with Potsie! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 3, 2009, 11:13 am

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
Definitely boned when Redd Foxx left. When a show revolves so much around the star, it's difficult to understand the logic in keeping it going after the star leaves. Redd Foxx was the whole show. Lamont was important, but only as a comic foil, and as much as I liked Grady, he was no Fred. And does it make any sense that Sanford and Son is a show about Sanford's son and an old guy named Grady who was left in charge? I don't think so. Can't have Sanford and Son without Sanford. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 3, 2009, 6:38 am

Twitter - Websites
Yeah, we really needed another social networking site with a goofy name. Fish food. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 2, 2009, 10:32 pm

Ron Howard - Celebrities
I have to say he's never boned. Howard might, at times, have made films I hated, but then he'd follow with something I enjoyed. He's still doing good work. Although not having a part for Clint in The DaVinci Code was inexcusable. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 2, 2009, 10:30 pm

AfterMASH - TV Shows
The supporting actors, who had no better prospects when MASH ended, got together and starred in their own show, playing the same characters in a completely different setting. Oh yeah, that's a great idea. Boned from the beginning. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 2, 2009, 10:28 pm

AC DC - Music Groups
Day what you will about Black Ice only being exclusive to Wal Mart, but it didn't hurt sales any. Black Ice was the second best selling AC/DC album (behind Back In Black), and was a smash hit world wide. AC/DC has always rocked, and always will rock! -- Submitted By: (BAM) on May 2, 2009, 9:56 pm

Sandra Oh - Celebrities
The woman's a decent actress, but she looks like a foot! -- Submitted By: (BAM) on May 2, 2009, 9:19 pm

Mighty Ducks, The - Movie Series
The reason the kids didn't want to be Ducks: "They don't even have any teeth!" Gordon's reply? "Neither do hockey players." I LOVE that quote. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 2, 2009, 8:30 pm

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
Coincidentally, the voice actor for the baby, Kevin Clash, also did the voice for Elmo. I'll give the baby a little credit: Elmo is waaaay more annoying than the baby ever could be. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 2, 2009, 8:17 pm

Albertsons - Random Topics
Between Albertsons, Winn-Dixie, and Publix, Albertsons always had the highest prices of all three of them in my area. But when it came to sales, they blew the competition out of the water. Why should the only time their prices be good be during sales, huh? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 2, 2009, 8:10 pm

Sesame Street - TV Shows
A chilhood classic, forever ruined by that little red monster Elmo. He's everywhere when it comes to Sesame Street: episodes, goods, you name it. It doesn't help that the last 15-30 minutes of the show are dedicated to Elmo's World. It's more like an advertisement for Elmo and toys of Elmo than actually teaching kids anything. The skits of the classic characters are so tightly squeezed into the schedule to make sure we get as much time of Elmo's World as possible. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 2, 2009, 8:00 pm

TV Tropes - Websites
Well Well, I see "Bone the Fish" is on TV Tropes as part of the "Jump the Shark" history pages.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 2, 2009, 2:18 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
I'll say this again: A show CANNOT "jump", er, "bone" on its final episode. If a show bones it starts going downhill. If there's no more shows left, it can't possibly go downhill. That being said, the finale was atrocious. -- Submitted By: (Tryclyde) on May 2, 2009, 2:16 pm

Office, The - TV Shows
The hiring back of Michael, Pam, and Ryan was ridiculous. All Dunder Mifflin had to do was wait another month and the Michael Scott Paper Company would have been out of business. No company on earth would have taken any of them back under the circumstances. Really stupid. -- Submitted By: (Tryclyde) on May 2, 2009, 2:07 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
The Cosby Show jumped the shark when they brought Cousin Pam in town. She was the most irritating character I've met as well as Charmaine, Lance and Slide. It really brought the show down when these characters appears. Olivia really kept the show interesting and more family oriented with her cuteness up until Pam came to town. Pam really changed the show since it was no longer the innocent family oriented sitcom. Sep 5, 2007 4:16 PM Durell ____________ This comment was taken from the good old jumpedtheshark.com website the old version. -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:18 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
That annoying friend you're thinking of was Charmaine...and actually, although I thought Pam are her dopey friends were complete bores, I kinda liked Charmaine. She was pretty funny. Not in a Cosby kind of funny I suppose, but she still made me laugh, just about the only thing I laughed at during the entire 8th season. Sep 24, 2007 12:26 AM Stevo ____ This comment is taken from the old jumpedtheshark.com website. -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:16 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
I'm always stunned at the nasty references to Olivia by posters(even when discussing other shows, like some lame running joke) Talk about following trends with the "no talent and annoying" claims. I think people are right in declaring she was brought in to repair Rudy's vacating the Cute Factor, but this character was a self-possessed and pragmatic little person in her own right. I found that very appealing from the startand yes, I DID like Rudy very much) she was played with much aplomb by a particulary young actress: I THINK she was only 3 or 4. The show WAS just heading towards Suckville by then, but gave me seasons of enjoyment prior to that. Oct 3, 2007 3:45 AM phillip gray _________ This is a comment taken from the old jumpedtheshark.com website -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:14 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
I have to say The Cosby Show suffered Cousin Oliver Syndrome not once but TWICE! Olivia is the addition that I could understand; she was Denise's step-daughter. OK. She didn't annoy me as much as C.O.S. sufferer #2: Cousin Pam. Pam struck me as a character that was thought of on a coffee break by somebody who didn't know a thing about television. The final season was DOMINATED by storylines about Pam and her friends Charmaine and Lance. It confused a lot of the die-hard fans of the show. To rectify the error of Pam, create a spinoff of the show using the storylines of the final season that nobody else was in and have the family make guest appearances in selected shows. I know the show ended in 1992 and it is 2007 now but that is how i would prevent another Cousin Pam-like occurance on any other show. Oct 24, 2007 5:41 PM Chris Whitfield _________ This is an old comment taken from the good old jumpedtheshark.com -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:13 pm

Lost - TV Shows
After having read all the "supposed" reasons for LOST to JTS, it seems like people are missing the point. LOST is a story. A fantasy, it's not real. Open your imagination and let the story unfold. I LOVE this show, mostly because of all the crazy things happening. It have been developed during the whole show that this island is not normal. Which could mean anything. People like Star Wars for the same reason, it's not real. So for the people complaining about the lack of realism in LOST are lost themselves. This is a great show, with great character development and interaction, and excellent story telling. Oct 5, 2007 5:13 PM Tom ______ This comment is taken from the old jumpedtheshark.com website -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:07 pm

Lost - TV Shows
Too many annoying characters getting too much air time. And also the story just got more and more unbelievable and cliched. It's truly tragic that a show with such great potential really went downhill so much that they aren't considered for the Emmy anymore after the first season. Second season was a real disaster. The story moves along at a snails pace while at the same time they introduce new mysteries instead of answering old ones in every episode. The final episode will be a real bummer because it will all be a dream or involve drugs or something like that. Oct 7, 2007 2:31 PM Joe This is a comment taken from the old jumpedtheshark.com website -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:06 pm

Lost - TV Shows
Killing off the main characters like Boone, Shannon, and Charlie; and The Others like Ana Lucia, Libby, Desmond, Henry, JULIET hogging so much airtime. Oct 15, 2007 11:00 AM Guest This is a comment taken from the old jumpedtheshark.com website. -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:06 pm

Lost - TV Shows
Lost jumped within the first twenty minutes of the show, when some "monster" ate the pilot. This show should've been named "Gilligan meets the Creature from the Black Lagoon." LAME. Oct 21, 2007 4:15 PM Phorat This comment is taken from the old jumpedtheshark website. -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:04 pm

Lost - TV Shows
How can you say the show's jumped the shark with all the crazy stuff that's been going on? I don't think you can conclusively say it's jumped yet. Once they reveal that they're actually in a time warp, even though the writers and producers have adamantly denied this, THEN you can say the show's jumped the shark. I like watching the show, but I think they're so obsessed with making the plot so complicated that I'm wondering if they're writing themselves into a corner. Oct 23, 2007 3:55 PM Tony ___ This is a comment taken by the old original JTS website -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on May 2, 2009, 12:04 pm

Alias - TV Shows
Alias was like, the best action/spy action show ever. Everything was so cool : music, disguises, revelations, everything was just perfect. And the first 2 seasons were ! When finally, the 3rd season came, it was really a disappointment. Irina no longer there, Will missing, Francie killed. Everything that contributed to make Sydney close to us, as a true human being, with her friends, her home, her lies... all of that disappeared to just become a action-like show. The fourth season with its episodic structure and its "terrorist of the week" was also very weak. The final season was really fun and for a moment, I felt like one of my favorite show was back again... but somehow, something was lost forever in the process. -- Submitted By: (Kristian) on May 2, 2009, 10:12 am

Pretender, The - TV Shows
I am missing Jarod, Miss Parker, Sydbey... all those characters. It is really a shame that CBS just cancelled a show with such popularity and such a big fan base. I am still waiting for some answers in the plot's mysteries... maybe someday, the Center is gonna come back from the ashes... -- Submitted By: (Kristian) on May 2, 2009, 10:07 am

Earth - Final Conflict - TV Shows
The first season was good. More than good, exceptional. It had such an amazing potential. The second season, with Boone's death, was just lame, as for the third, it was SO disappointing. The fourth one brought good continuity and revelations, but I felt like I was watching a totally different show. The Taelons became more and more "humans" in their reactions, thus losing what made them so particular. The final one is just horrible. All those cast changes and change of direction and focus through the course of Earth Final Conflict destroyed the series. -- Submitted By: (Kristian) on May 2, 2009, 10:05 am

College - Random Topics
I look for an education bubble bursting just like the housing market- too many colleges with too many people attending that shouldnt be at college- also, the price has gotten too high, the debt so many recent grads have for degrees that arent marketable is a disaster waiting to happen in our country's financial health, just like the housing boom/bust. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 2, 2009, 7:42 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
You can still see some of the old content and comments from the wayback machine website- i would say that someone should starat taking their old show comments and move them over to this site from "Wayback", and then see if TV guide comes after you for "freeing" your old comments or reasons to be seen again, however the wayback archives are limited to what you can see/read, and not every show is accessible. But I'm sure there is a Bone or two willing to try to find out? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 2, 2009, 7:07 am

Jane Fonda - Celebrities
I've never quite understood how she wasn't brought up for Treason for helping to "aid and comfort" the North Vietnamese. Puts the Dixie Chicks in perspective. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 2, 2009, 7:05 am

CSI NY - TV Shows
I just couldn't get into this one. I love original CSI, and CSI: Miami is fun in its own goofy way, but this one just didn't draw me in. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 2, 2009, 3:49 am

CSI Miami - TV Shows
How can anybody say this boned? I watch it for one reason - Caruso is hilarious. That has stayed consistent. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 2, 2009, 3:46 am

Dixie Chicks - Music Groups
I don't like the Dixie Chicks one bit, but I have to agree with the sentiment that the people who were/are calling them unpatriotic are jumping the gun. For the sake of argument, let's say that the president were a bona fide madman who was throwing people into jail and killing millions right and left. If the Dixie Chicks or anyone else had said that this man were a lunatic, would they necessarily be unpatriotic. If so, what would be the patriotic thing to do, shut up and/or endorse the madman's antics? The President and the country are two different things, and one can have different feelings about one than the other. They disagreed with his actions during wartime, and they were perfectly within their rights to do so. This is why the Constitution was written the way it was, so that we don't wind up under a King and end up forced to go to war with no recourse at his whim. It wasn't like they actively committed treason against the country, in which case I'd be the first person wanting them to be shot. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on May 2, 2009, 3:45 am

War of the Worlds (1989 Series) - TV Shows
Definitely the second season, in one of the most brutal shark humpings...err I mean fish bonings on network television. This show is an object lesson for a few things about TV shows period: 1) Network execs don't know jack about entertainment. The End. 2) Sometimes, cast shakeups are inevitable, and someone you like may move on to greener pastures. However, if you look up and half the cast is gone, or they add 20 new people to the show, it's about to hump the shark. 3) TV series based off of movie properties almost never work, because no one ever follows the movie canon properly. I don't know what to say: this show could have been legend in the sci-fi community. It certainly had the pedigree for it. I hope the idea is picked back up in a retcon or something, simply starting the premise of the old series from now, and pretending the old series never happened. I know it won't, but it's nice to dream. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on May 2, 2009, 3:30 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Far too early to say. I'll reserve judgement until his presidency is over. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 9:26 pm

M*A*S*H - TV Shows
I voted for the show getting too preachy. In the earlier seasons, the comedy was the focus and the horrors of war managed to speak for themselves most of the time. But after a while, you couldn't have an episode without someone, usually Hawkeye, explaining at length that war is bad, in case we missed the truckloads of wounded soldiers that kept arriving. Really, MASH did surprisingly well in adapting to cast changes. People often cite the departure of Henry, Trapper, Frank or Radar as the point of boning, but Potter, B.J., and Charles were each good in their own way. The departure of Radar does, however, lead to Klinger leaving the dresses behind, which is pretty much a final departure from the show's original zaniness. Actually, a number of things happened around that time that could be cited, such as Hotlips and Winchester becoming part of the big, happy family that is the 4077th. So many possibilities, but which was the kiss of death? I think I'll stick with the preachiness. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 9:24 pm

Cop Rock - TV Shows
What can be said about this show that isn't right there in the description? A musical cop show. Sucked from Day 1. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 8:53 pm

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
This was a very funny show, although at times the baby could be annoying. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on May 1, 2009, 8:50 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
We can argue that the comments made on JTS were the intellectual property of the people who wrote them, that TV Guide's actions are censorship, and that Hein was unethical in making a big pile of cash off a website that was only valuable because of the content donated by the people he screwed over. I can agree that some unethical things have taken place, but there was no malice. The bottom line is that TV Guide never cared about the content of JTS. They wanted the URLs. They saw a TV-related site with extremely high traffic and they bought it as a place to put their crappy fluff. It's the same as a big company buying a prime piece of real estate to tear down what is there and put their own building on it without a second thought. Almost makes me wish it was a plot to destroy JTS. The truth is much sadder. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 8:34 pm

My Mother The Car - TV Shows
Can you believe Jerry Van Dyke turned down the role of Gilligan to star in this? -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 8:09 pm

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - TV Shows
never boned never will bone 30 years from now it still won't bone -- Submitted By: (freakofn99) on May 1, 2009, 5:27 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
gpshaw wrote: "I have no ill will against the original owner and I am willing to forgive TV guide, it's their site they can do what they want with it". It's not that simple: under copyright law, all the submissions were the intellectual property of the original posters; and they were submitted ONLY for the purpose of public viewing. When TV guide came along and purchased the site so that they could ERASE the content, they and Jon Hein committed a civil violation of "Conversion" against these posters, since it was a breach of implied agreement between them; since he did not OWN the comments, and therefore had no right to SELL them for the purposes of deletion out of corporate-censorship. It's not the same as if he simply closed down the site: he SOLD comments that weren't his, in order to DESTROY poperty that was submitted for PUBLIC DISPLAY ONLY. That's ILLEGAL. The court might agree, but we should at least try to get our property back! -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 1, 2009, 4:11 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
TV Guide bought JumpTheShark.com in order to silence public criticsm of crappy Television. I think we should sue John Hein and TV Guide, since he had no right to sell the show's content, or to silence pubic criticism. I made many submissions about what I thought of TV shows, and I very much enjoyed the often intelligent and insightful statements about a show's good and bad points-- an when they finally started beating a dead horse. Then one day I clicked onto the website, and it was turned into some tabloid-style publicity site, talking about how great shows were-- no matter how bad they SUCKED! It woud be like "How great is this show/actor/writer" etc-- alongside full-color photos of the stars etc: all written by TV-guide writers, with not a single line by actual VIEWERS. Obviously, TV guide realized that people were bad-mouthing the awful shows they pitch, and wanted to shut everyone up from airing their public opinions-- and so they bought out Jon Hein-- who did NOT own the original content, but rather it belonged to the original posters themselves. And so now TV Guide has this brainless on-line verion of itself, CLAIMING to offer honest criticism-- in their book, a show only Jumps the Shark when they can't talk idiots into watching it any longer-- not when it SUCKS, as long as they can squeeze another dollar out of it with their hawking it like the next classic show. I think that all the original submitters should SUE Jon Hein and TV Guide, since we intended our submissions to be for PUBLIC VIEWING-- NOT to be privately sold to make him rich, by COPORATE CENSORSHIP! -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 1, 2009, 4:01 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
Saragoodwich's Comments are too much, the paragraph below this is funnier than the last 15 years of SNL combined!! My "Fish Cap" is tipped to you! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 1, 2009, 3:52 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
I have a broken clock that's right on time, more often than this show was funny. It just wasn't quality stuff, and if they ever DID come up with something funny then they'd beat it like a dead horse, with the "Samurai this" and "Samurai that." Someone needs to tell them that a joke ONLY WORKS ONCE, and gets OLD REALLY FAST (like the skit with Haddaway's "What is love?" song and the 2 guys who thought they were SO cool). The new cast was even less funny, since they were just no-talent losers who were willing to humiliate themselves on stage and television (Chris FAT-ley and Chris Kattan are prime examples), Another problem was the "Live from New York" line, which is a red flag since New Yorkers will laugh at anything if a celebrity tells it: and it got even worse with the celebrity guest-hosts, since they'd come in like fricking ROYALTY with their false-humility, treating everyone in the cast and audience like peastants who were SO lucky to be in the celeb's presence-- when in reality their HUGE HOLLYWOOD EGO'S overflowed the entire NBC studio. Then they'd just barge in center-stage and become the center of attention for the whole show, do some lame plagiarism, crap all over the cast and let their butts got kissed, and then strut off back to Hollywood like they were some sort of gods gracing everyone with their presence... it just JUMPED THE SHARK (yes I said JUMP THE SHARK-- go ahead and sue me, TV guide) and just showed the world how New Yorkers think. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 1, 2009, 3:42 pm

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
This show NEVER jumped; nothing will EVER replace "Hey Dummy!" and "I'M COMIN' TO JOIN YA ELIZABETH, I'M COMIN' TO JOIN YA HONEY!" and "How'd you like FIVE upside yo lip?" and "Ya ol' fish-eyed fool!" The black-and white cop team (the white one was super-professional with the big words, while the black one talked ghetto) was even funnier-- as well as Grady, Aunt Esther, the hispanic neighbor with the goat, and all of Fred's various scams. It only BTF when Lamont left, and they tried to do a revival-show without him. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 1, 2009, 3:29 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
I never said it got too raunchy, I said that it's SUPPOSED to be. It's not for small children or women who are easily offended: that's not the show's primary audience. The show is for those who LIKE ribald humor and outrageous plots-- just like "Friends" was for people who like a soap-opera with a laugh-track. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on May 1, 2009, 3:02 pm

Grey's Anatomy - TV Shows
I've never missed an episode yet. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on May 1, 2009, 1:35 pm

Grey's Anatomy - TV Shows
So i haven't watched this show in a almost 2 years so i watched last night to see if I missed much. needless to say I figured it all out by the end, they all just trade who they are having sex with thus why I stopped watching the show -- Submitted By: (MaggieWessel) on May 1, 2009, 1:23 pm

Subway (Restaurant) - Random Topics
I think it's hilarious how they claim that going to a fast food place will make you fat, give you "badonkadonk" butt, and cause your pants burst open when a lot of the items on THEIR menu (sweet onion chicken teriyaki, for example) have more fat and calories than many of the popular items on the fast food restaurants' menus. Glass house, subway! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2009, 12:52 pm

Home Alone - Movie Series
1). The first one is a Christmas classic. The second one was good, but the third one sucked: No Macauley Culkin (if he grew up, that means Home Alone should have stopped there), spies instead of Harry and Marv, and a totally different family. 2). As for Kevin (Culkin's character) being forgotten about in the first and second movies, I thought it was odd they forgot about him. But after watching the movies again, I saw how it holds water: It's because he's the family punching bag. If you watch the beginnings to both 1 and 2, you'll see how he always gets the short end of the stick. In the first movie, Buzz ate his pizza, and it was Kevin who was sent to his room in the attic. Buzz is not punished AT ALL for eating Kevin's supper--not even a slap on the wrist or a scolding! In the second movie, Buzz and Kevin ruined the Christmas pageant. After making an apology so clearly phony even a blind man could see through it, Buzz is pardoned. Kevin, however, is sent to his room for refusing to apologize. When he tells his mother Buzz called him a trout-sniffer after the phony apology, she didn't care. At all. And, considering how little respect they have for him at home, and with all the stress and chaos of being late, it's no surprise Kevin was forgotten twice. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2009, 12:32 pm

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
While the show hit bottom with the addition of new kids, I agree that the point of boning was when it got too preachy and pretentious. Cosby originally set out to make a show about a family who just happened to be black. Prior to that, race was a major factor in sitcoms like Good Times, Diff'rent Strokes, The Jeffersons, etc. Cosby originally wasn't going to do that. Then, as the show maintained its popularity year after year, every month started to become Black History Month. Suddenly, we're hearing all about the civil rights marches and the Tuskeegee Airmen, and various black pioneers who, while they deserve recognition, just seemed clumsily crammed into this otherwise funny family sitcom. The "family fun" themed opening credits gave way to pretentious dance routines honouring the Apollo Theater and whatnot. They couldn't admire an artist without pointing out that he was a great black artist. The grandkids were named Nelson and Winnie for crying out loud. Cosby set out to make a show people of any colour could relate to, and then it started to lose that universality. Although they did try to keep it inclusive with things like kids' parties that were so meticulously multiracial you'd think the Huxtables had some kind of quota system for friends. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on May 1, 2009, 12:22 pm

Youtube - Websites
You can find almost anything you want on Youtube. But the biggest problem is over copyrighted materials. There was this one video that had to drop its ENTIRE sound--not just the copyrighted music in it, ALL of the sound, period--just because the intro to the video used a song, and the company that owned that song complained. I understand copyright laws are there for a reason, but come on! Most of the people on this site are just people sharing their videos, not bootleggers! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2009, 12:15 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog - Random Topics
Sonic boned after Sonic and Knuckles, but for a number of different reasons. 1) Sega started taking Sonic way too seriously. When the game came out, the story was about an anthropomorphic hedgehog that had magic sneakers on a quest to save his furry animal friends and the environment (who he just happened to be 3 times taller than). If you think about it, it made no freaking sense whatsoever, but like most video game stories at the time, it was the perfect excuse, to put a blue walking hedgehog into a game running at breakneck speed and executing game mechanics derived from Mario. Tweaks were made to the storyline, but all in all, it remained pretty simplistic: like Virtua Fighter, there was just enough story to make the game work, no more, no less. Then after Sonic and Knuckles, the furry fans got involved, and that was the end of Sonic. They tried to make a meaningful story where Sonic interacted with humans. In the ABC series commonly known as Sonic SatAM, this kind of worked, because humans were offscreen for the most part, save Robotnik, and while there were some unnecessarily deep plots, for the most part, it was a simple story that didn't get into ugly contradictions and relationships. Then Sonic XTreme, the aborted Saturn game, didn't come out, and that was the end of the franchise. When the Dreamcast came out, Sonic was back in a new adventure, however this was where Sonic started having problems. Suddenly, they tried to make this whole thing work in the HUMAN world, complete with explanations that all of this was taking place in Australia on Earth, not Moebius, and we just weren't noticing this until now. Furries got this wonderful idea that we'd love to see Tails as a super genius flying around in a spaceship with Sonic, Amy, and a whole lot of other characters that we just didn't give a flying damn about. Robotnik's name was changed to match up with his Japanese incarnation, and some inane overly complex "epic" storyline was concocted in order to add "depth," to the storyline. Maybe the idea was to 1up Mario in both storyline and gameplay, but they failed at both. You would think that Sonic Team would learn some lessons from the Mario dev team by now, namely keeping it simple and uncomplicated WORKS, and sometimes less is more. Look at Mario games: even today Mario's goal is pretty much "save the princess, save the world," period. No more backstory than is absolutely necessary is provided to make the game move. That's not to say that the story isn't good, but it's simple, and it focuses on what is necessary, not what is not. Here's an example of Nintendo's backstory on Super Mario Brothers: Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two plumbers, are accidentally sucked into a drain pipe leading to the Mushroom Kingdom, a magical land filled with talking turtles, walking mushrooms, and many other magical creatures. In order to get home and save the land they're in, they must use magic and their wits to defeat Bowser, King of the Koopas, and rescue the Mushroom Princess, whose magic may be able to get them home. Simple, easy, straightforward. If Sega and Sonic Team were writing this backstory today, we'd have to have a 150 page story about how Mario got his abilities from being a genetically modified ex CIA agent, and Luigi was a weapons expert, and Toad suffers from a curse that changes him into a demon on certain nights, and the Princess is a latent psychic ESPer with the power to destroy the world, and Bowser is actually a genetic experiment gone wrong who was designed by the Princess's father, who was secretly a madman himself... You may laugh, but this is the kind of plot that we see floating around in Sonic games now. In other words, the kind that we not only don't care about, but is actually stupid enough to take away from the gameplay. Which leads me to my second point, which I shall have to write at a later time, as I have been too long on this first part already. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on May 1, 2009, 12:09 pm

Land Before Time, The - Movie Series
So far, there are 13 sequels, with number 14 on the way. They should have stopped at the first one. Number 2 was OK, but they kept making more. And more. And more! And what's worse, they now have the dinosaurs SINGING! So many ridiculous sequels. There oughta be a law against it. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2009, 12:00 pm

eBay - Websites
Once again, multiple bonings apply. Fees and stupid customers are both valid reasons. 1) You won't quite understand how bad eBay gets you with fees until you realize that eBay and PayPal are the same, that eBay pretty much requires you to complete transactions in PayPal, that PayPal charges you fees on top of eBay as though they were a separate company, and that PayPal will charge you several times for doing the same thing. 2) As a seller, you have no protection. When you first look at the ebay policies, and see all the measures they have in place, you might think that this is a good thing for buyers and sellers, because they can report bad sellers without fear of retribution, and good sellers don't need to worry about getting bad ratings. However, if you're a buyer AND a seller, the truth comes out quickly: as a buyer, I've made about 60 purchases over the past two years. I've had _One_ instance where a seller tried to scam me to the point where I had to threaten to go to court to get my merchandise, and this was after 2 months of talking and exhausting every other method. In the same time period, I have sold about 50 items. 17 of them were non-pay's after extended periods (over 2 weeks), where I had to go to eBay to go after them for my money, or people complaining about mail transit time, expecting it to be unrealistic (IE complaining that the US Post office didn't mail them their 200 lb exercise bike in 1 day from Florida to Alaska when they selected First Class mail as opposed to Express or UPS...you can't mail such a thing 1st class, but that's an exaggerated example), or people complaining about issues that they were informed of through email or on my listing (IE complaining that an item arrived disassembled when I clearly stated in larger than normal print that the item will be disassembled for ease of shipping, or complaining that an item is using substitute parts in a refurbishing when I have stated that said item included substitute generic parts, and explained where they can find OEM parts if they so choose before they purchase), or non issues (IE the customer is just lying). The truth that you realize quickly is, as a buyer, you have a lot less to fear from being screwed over than as a seller. Market forces keep most sellers honest: a seller could rip people off, but one who wants to make a lot of money realizes that you're better off being honest, because they want a buyer and as many of their friends to come back to them as often as possible, as opposed to someone else. However a buyer doesn't really care who someone else sells to, so long as they can find one seller who will sell to them, which there always is. Word of mouth travels among sellers as well as buyers, but it's easier to get blacklisted as a bad seller than a bad buyer, even though there are probably more bad buyers than bad sellers. As it stands, there's little reason to sell on eBay unless you're using it to augment another business like selling at the flea market or selling at home. When you count in all the fees from eBay, PayPal, and shipping, it's hard to make a profit as it is, and when a customer makes a complaint, win or lose, YOU the seller pay for that complaint, as PayPal charges you for them having made that complaint, regardless of how unfounded it was, regardless of whether you were rectifying the problem, regardless of whether there was even a problem. It's so bad that technically, you can mail an item to someone, and someone can complain to PayPal that they didn't receive their item, virtually immediately after you sent it, and PayPal will freeze your account with them, take money out of it to investigate it, and blame you because the delivery service doesn't use teleporters to send packages. Even if they conclude that the buyer's complaint was ridiculous, they won't give you your money back for having investigated a BS claim. So yeah, eBay is one hell of a fish Fillet. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on May 1, 2009, 10:49 am

Speed Racer - TV Shows
May God smite "Chim Chim" down to Cartoon Hell.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 1, 2009, 6:04 am

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Orko? Uni? Snarf? Chim Chim? Were they the most annoying "cute" side kick caharacters everyone hated of all time? NO!! that title is held by "Gleep" from the Josie and the Pussycats psychedelic move to outer space in the mid 1970's. How bad and annoying can a show and character be? Damn you to eternal Cartoon Hell Mr. Gleep! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 1, 2009, 6:01 am

James Bond - Movie Series
Loved the new Daniel Craig Bond films - it goes back to the Ian Fleming no-nonsense hardened killer. I respectully slide the vinegar and tartar sauce away from your fishy Daniel Craig comments good sir!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 30, 2009, 9:32 pm

Friday the 13th - Movie Series
Friday the 13th managed to stay watchable through several movies. The first heavily influenced the genre for years to come, the third gave us the iconic hockey mask, and even the fourth was a great story, with Corey Feldman killing Jason in the end. It started sharpening up the fillet knife with Part 5, the faux-Jason movie, but then Jason Lives came along with lots of action and humour, great characters and an Alice Cooper theme, plus Jason became a superhuman zombie and a serious badass. Part 7 wasn't bad, and even 8 was entertaining, but Jason Goes to Hell dumped a whole truckload of bony fish on us. The FBI operation at the beginning was fantastic, then it all went down hill, what with the retconning and the body swapping and the complete lack of Jason until the very end. What the hell was that? Jason X, however, wasn't bad, except that Freddy vs. Jason dealt us a serious fishslapping soon after. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 9:28 pm

James Bond - Movie Series
I voted for Timothy Dalton, not because he was a bad Bond, but because the quality of the stories seemed to decline from that point on. Brosnan had a couple of decent movies, particularly Die Another Day, the most Bond-like Bond movie since the 80s. But alas, the role passed to Daniel Craig, who might be good but seldom has any opportunity to act. The writing has gotten very fishy since the job was apparently given to a bunch of hyperactive kids. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 9:18 pm

Nightmare on Elm Street - Movie Series
Nightmare was good for the first three movies. Hard to say which I enjoyed most. The original was the best horror movie, but 3 was a lot of fun. Together, the first three kind of developed Freddy into the monster we all remember. From 4 on, it was just the same shtick repeated in forgettable sequels that kept milking the cash cow until it dropped over. The series came back a little with New Nightmare, which was kind of clever, but then Freddy vs. Jason came along and slapped it in the face with a big, bony mackerel. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 9:10 pm

Batman: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Never boned. Quite possibly the best animated adaptation of a superhero comic book in history. -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on April 30, 2009, 8:33 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
Indeed, Donna's blonde hair wasn't what undid the show, but it is a good marker of just where the show started to go astray. For me, the real problem was That 70s Show fell prey to the same affliction as Happy Days. The effort going into recreating the period setting started to wane. The early episodes were full of 70s references, 70s style, plots built around real 70s events, and characters authentic enough that I could seriously remember knowing people just like them. Then the show started running out of steam, and the setting got kind of generic, with maybe a few superficial trappings of the 70s. It became less about teens growing up in the 70s and more about a bunch of people who could be around today. What was the point? -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 5:18 pm

Land Before Time, The - Movie Series
LOL I so agree! How many of these have been made, anyway? -- Submitted By: (SVN) on April 30, 2009, 4:40 pm

Youtube - Websites
Youtube has its pros and cons. I get a real kick out of sharing my video collection (both VHS and DVDs) with the rest of the world. I enjoy uploading my favorite movie clips, commercials, tv shows, etc., and commenting on others. The cons is indeed the copyright system. The most egregious example i can think of is the little rascals/our gang films. Many of them are in public domain, but there is a german company that holds the distribution rights of those films to europe. Not the copyrights. Just the distribution rights. However, anyone who uploads a little rascals film, even if its in the public domain, sooner or later gets a "copyright notice" that the german company filed and the film is pulled. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on April 30, 2009, 1:53 pm

U2 - Music Groups
I love every album they did up untill POP, including Passengers. Even POP is a good album, but it just wasn't the same from then on. Actually after POP they became crap, the next album sounded like a bunch of greeting cards being read by a frog while semi-decent tunes drone on. -- Submitted By: (Spooky) on April 30, 2009, 1:16 pm

Back to the Future - Movie Series
It never really boned, all three movies were good (ok, incredibly cheeseball, but still good), but the third one was a wee bit weak, just not as interesting as I would have liked. -- Submitted By: (Spooky) on April 30, 2009, 1:10 pm

Quiznos - Random Topics
Oh, they boned from day one as far as I'm concerned, but what is up with the sexual-predator oven and the skeezy numnut who 'works' in the back eating sandwiches? Either Quiznos has perverted ovens trying to manipulate people or it just has schizophrenic guys in the back doing things with the equipment. -- Submitted By: (Spooky) on April 30, 2009, 1:04 pm

Home Alone - Movie Series
I liked the first one. I tend to watch it when it pops up on tv close to Christmas time. The second one was weak. They pretty much repeated the gags from the first one, only didnt do them as good, and it wasnt believable that his parents would lose him a second time, plus not believable that Kevin would be running up against and battling Harry and Marv again. Its not THAT small of a world. 3rd one simply sucked. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on April 30, 2009, 12:54 pm

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - TV Shows
Teaching kids about the environment is not a bad idea, but it is a bad idea to make it heavy-handed and preachy. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2009, 12:49 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
Who in their right mind would want so many kids? She already has 6, why did she need more? Now the older kids are going to be neglected as Octomom and her friends and family spend all their time raising and caring for the octuplets. Even though she is unemployed and each child costs a fortune to raise, she decided to have MORE, until she now has 14. Know what? I bet she'll be discontented once those 8 grow up, then will have still even more kids in the future. But, like the old saying goes: The rich get richer, the poor get...children! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2009, 12:42 pm

Captain N: The Game Master - TV Shows
Yes! Captain N is getting bwned! What an awful excuse for a video game based cartoon. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2009, 12:27 pm

Disney Channel - Random Topics
Disney Channel boned when animated shows were largely replaced by live action. Even though most of Nickelodeon's recent cartoons suck, at least they still have a good balance of live-action and animation. -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on April 30, 2009, 12:15 pm

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - TV Shows
All of them had some active power one of them had "heart". I don't get that -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 30, 2009, 12:00 pm

Heroes - TV Shows
The positive reactions online almost make me want to watch the show again. I just need a little push to get me back. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 30, 2009, 9:02 am

Boston - Random Topics
Please stop the paak the caa in Haavaad Yard jokes. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 30, 2009, 8:58 am

Shaquille O'Neal - Celebrities
This guys could never hit a free throw. I think he boned when he starting inviting random people to dinner using twitter. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on April 30, 2009, 7:58 am

Kyle Chandler - Celebrities
You guys really need to watch Friday Night Lights to see him act as coach Taylor. Awesome! -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 30, 2009, 7:56 am

Michael Emerson - Celebrities
I like him just watch Lost. Hasn't boned in my opinion. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 30, 2009, 7:55 am

Angelina Jolie - Celebrities
This chick is plain ole messed up. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on April 30, 2009, 7:31 am

Ed, Edd N Eddy - TV Shows
This show is total crap. -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on April 30, 2009, 6:36 am

American Idol - TV Shows
And is Kara half chicken? That constant bobbing of her head when she talks is really distracting. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 3:38 am

Leonardo DiCaprio - Celebrities
I chose "never boned" but it's a little more complicated than that. Leo started out pretty bony in my opinion. Just another annoying young pretty-boy actor. He's actually gotten better as his career has progressed. His performance as Howard Hughes changed my opinion of him. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 3:24 am

Pinky and the Brain - TV Shows
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain. Where does one even begin to explain what was wrong with that? It didn't make any sense. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 3:15 am

X-Files - TV Shows
I liked The X-Files in the very beginning, when the format was "freak of the week." That was the X-Files of Tooms, the Fluke Man, the little green bugs, etc. It was fun. At that time, the story arc (Mulder's sister, the Mulder-Scully relationship, the big conspiracy) was more of a backdrop that added some dimension to the show. After a while, it just came to be about chasing the conspiracy, and worse yet, a lot of "will they, won't they" crap. It was a soap opera. For me, the show improved with the introduction of Doggett. He brought a different style that freshened things up, while the show got back to its roots - two agents investigating the paranormal. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 30, 2009, 3:10 am

Twitter - Websites
Are people who twitter called twits? -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 30, 2009, 12:03 am

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - TV Shows
Now here's a show that I haven't seen in syndication, ever. Why not bring some of this stuff back? It absolutely rocked. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 29, 2009, 11:59 pm

Fox News - Random Topics
Rather, the Adolph Bushler XLIII years... -- Submitted By: (JamesCraven) on April 29, 2009, 11:23 pm

Ed, Edd N Eddy - TV Shows
I wonder what part of "bites, blows, stinks and sucks all at the same time" didn't they get? The same plot all the time... -- Submitted By: (JamesCraven) on April 29, 2009, 11:11 pm

Paula Abdul - Celebrities
Boned when she came to American Idol as an already washed-up singer. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 29, 2009, 10:41 pm

Unhappily Ever After - TV Shows
This was good when it was called Married...With Children. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 29, 2009, 10:38 pm

Land Before Time, The - Movie Series
The first movie was a good kid's movie. It is one of Don Bluth's finest works. However, while one sequel may have been tolerable, this one has had too many (think Friday the 13th). Please put it out of its misery! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 29, 2009, 10:32 pm

Disney Channel - Random Topics
I agree with regulus on Disney Channel. Most of the crud on there gets repeated as "E/I" shows on ABC on Saturday mornings. If I owned an ABC station, I'd dump it all for original shows and other worthy E/I programming. -- Submitted By: (JamesCraven) on April 29, 2009, 8:51 pm

VH1 - Random Topics
VH1 needed reality shows all the time like Joan Collins needed plastic surgery. -- Submitted By: (JamesCraven) on April 29, 2009, 8:49 pm

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
MTV should have gone back to being Music television a long time ago. -- Submitted By: (JamesCraven) on April 29, 2009, 8:46 pm

Motley Crue - Music Groups
A highly overrated band. Really only the first two albums and the one with Corabi (which everyone seems to hate) were any good. The rest was typical pop garbage. -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on April 29, 2009, 8:13 pm

2 Stupid Dogs - TV Shows
This show was cute and fun to watch these cartoons aren't what they used to be. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on April 29, 2009, 6:32 pm

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) - TV Shows
Never really had a bone moment, and the short-lived 2002 Cartoon Network revival only improved upon its predecessor. The live-action movie, however, is a different story. -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on April 29, 2009, 4:51 pm

Starship Troopers - Movie Series
I agree with the reason that this had little to do with the books, but the reason about the antiquated war tactics is equally as valid. I'll add another: the logic doesn't really work out for a bunch of stuff. The stated logic regarding why only soldiers are allowed to vote doesn't really work in the book or the movie: it is said that this system is used because it ensures a balance of power, and "the maximum amount of power that you can wield is equal to the maximum amount of responsibility that you can accept for wielding it." This doesn't quite work, because I can presumably vote again and again and again, and affect neither society nor myself in the least (think everyone who voted for Ron Paul in the 2008 election), however if I die to pay for this, I am permanently affected by this irrevocably, even though my ability to vote had no effect. If they had just said something trite like "if you're brave enough to hold a gun and get shot at you're responsible enough to cast a ballot" I'd have brought it more. The thing about women being better pilots in High G environments is questionable as well: not because I have a problem with women being portrayed in such roles, but because at the level of the forces that we're dealing with, the slight advantage that women have over men in high g conditions would be moot, and you'd probably be better off using pilotless vehicles run by AI or broadcast signals from mother ships that remain in orbit. It's like saying "I'm going to fire a bullet at you at the speed of light, what would you rather have as armor, iron or steel?" Of course, some of these comments veer off into the book too, so I'm going to stop here. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 29, 2009, 4:10 pm


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