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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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Simpsons, The - TV Shows
How can you have continuity on a show that's been going on for over 20 years and with characters that never age? That said, I think it's time for the show to finally come to an end. It was great for the first 10 years or so. In the more recent episodes, there are more ridiculous plots, more sex jokes, and more gross out gags than ever before. Overall, it's been a gradual bone. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on August 1, 2012, 12:07 pm

Olympic Games - Random Topics
American Olympic coverage is pretty bad, especially with the tape delay so you may already know who wins by the time the event airs. I'm lucky to be in Canada because the coverage is so much better and is more or less live. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on August 1, 2012, 11:46 am

Olympic Games - Random Topics
I wouldn't mind the primetime tape delay if it wasn't for the fact that most of the games aren't aired live and the fact that it's the only way to watch the swimming and gymnastics events in the US. In addition, the opening ceremony would've been better if Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer didn't talk through most of it (and NBC editing out the 7/7 memorial segment felt insulting IMO). Finally, airing commercials in the middle of the soccer match (which is what NBC has been doing) is basically the worst thing a network can do while airing a soccer match. Te games themselves have been pretty good, but I'm not too thrilled with how NBC has been airing it. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on August 1, 2012, 2:07 am

Red Dwarf - TV Shows
Had to go with Never Boned. Sure, there have been some "low moments". The entire 8th series and the 9th, "Back To Earth" were rather rocky. Shown in 3 parts, "Back To Earth" didn't run smoothly. However, when viewed straight through, unedited, it's much better. I'm certainly looking forward to Series 10 which is to be aired in the fall of 2012. My introduction to "Red Dwarf" was in fact the American pilot. Many fans have nothing but negative things to say about it. For myself, the American pilot was good enough that I sought out the original UK version. For those who may not know it, Jane Leeves who played Daphne on "Frasier" played the part of Red Dwarf's computer, Holly in the American pilot. Believe it or not, even though only her face was seen on a monitor screen, she was still incredibly sexy! An example of the humor in the American pilot: After being in suspended animation for one million years, Lister discovers the head of his android friend, Kryten, sitting on a shelf in a storage room. Kryten has been "conscious" the entire one million years. Lister asks Kryten how he's coped with sitting immobile on the shelf for a million years. Kryten nods toward a sign on the wall. The sign has only one word on it. Kryten answers, "Well sir, I've been reading that Exit sign." Horrifying and Hysterical! -- Submitted By: (Profzed) on July 31, 2012, 10:53 pm

Hawaii Five-O - TV Shows
Original "Hawaii Five-O" never boned. Jack Lord's McGarrett was the epitome of Cool! (And his hair did move - it often would blow just a tiny little bit in the Waikiki wind!) I still love to watch this show for the scenery and for McGarrett's detest of not only the criminals but also for the innocents who almost always did or said something the would get Steve's ire up! - - - - - As for the new "Hawaii Five-0"? It's still to be seen if it's going to bone any fish. It's gotten close. The one thing I definitely don't get about this new take on the show is that the producers/writers can't seem to figure out if it's a remake of the original or a continuation. The fact that the characters share the same exact names as the original signify that the show is a remake. However, in the 2nd season, the show brought back actor Ed Asner to reprise a role he played in the original show alongside Jack Lord. It's the same character who recently got out of prison for the crime Jack Lord's McGarrett arrested him for. But now it's the new McGarrett who is questioning him. ??? The character, named August March, doesn't question as to why McGarrett is now much younger and looks completely different. Also, the new Steve McGarrett is rebuilding his father's car - the exact same car that Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett drove on the original series. ??? The only explanation I can come up with is that the new "Hawaii Five-0" is taking place in the BIZARRO UNIVERSE! - - - - - I voted Never Boned on behalf of the original series. -- Submitted By: (Profzed) on July 31, 2012, 10:36 pm

Everybody loves Raymond - TV Shows
I can't understand how anyone can vote "boned from Day 1" for a show which they (I have to think most likely) have never watched. Nor can I understand why someone would write such negative comments about a show/actor/character, when they've never watched the show beyond the first episode. In my case, with "Everybody Loves Raymond", I never watched a single second of the show when it originally aired on CBS. I wasn't familiar with Ray Ramano's stand-up comedy and the main concept of the show didn't appeal to me. However, I would never make negative comments about either Ramano or the show because I wouldn't have had seen anything on which to base negative comments. It was only years after the show ended it's run that I was introduced to the series on cable television. Only then did I realize what a brilliantly written, produced and performed series it was. Yes, Ramano's character, Ray Barone is (as wife Debra would say) an idiot, but he always "learns" by the end of each episode. (And yes, he's usually back to Square One in the next episode. That's pretty much how all sitcoms work.) Every character on the show is portrayed by excellent actors. Every word of every script is perfect and true to life. These characters don't get along with one another every minute of every episode. That certainly reflects true life. Even still, it comes through clear that these characters love and cherish one another. Even the bickering grandma and grandpa. A true classic for it's time. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (Profzed) on July 31, 2012, 10:18 pm

Hogan's Heroes - TV Shows
Just for the sake of those who will read these comments in the future, it should be made clear that the Germans who ran the Prisoner of War camp, Stalag 13 in "Hogan's Heroes" were not Nazis. They were "Regular Army/Military". Even the rotund General Burkhalter, whom Kommandant Klink and Sergeant Shultz were deathly afraid of, was not a Nazi. Klink, Shultz and even Burkhalter often had disparaging remarks about the Nazis and the Nazi Party. When Nazis were shown on the series, they were presented in a non-comedic manner and were always portrayed as the real Nazis were - Evil. The series did combat this "Nazi POW Camp" misunderstanding during it's original run. The producers and actors, especially Werner Klemperer who played Klink, did their best to make the truth of the series set-up understood. Obviously most viewers at the time, and through the decades that the show has been in syndication, did (and do) understand the set-up or else the show would not have been highly rated in it's original run and would never have made it into syndication. (In fact, the show was still doing great in the ratings when it became a victim of the infamous CBS "Purge" which saw highly rated series such as "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres" and "Mayberry RFD" removed from the CBS Network as these "rural" sitcoms didn't fit in with the then-CBS Bosses vision of their "Tiffany" Network.) - - - - - As for Boning the Fish? Even though the show was flailing a bit during it's last year, and retreading script ideas, it was still fresh enough and funny enough that it never boned. -- Submitted By: () on July 31, 2012, 9:47 pm

La Femme Nikita - TV Shows
This was a pretty decent show. Plus, the original movie was good, too. -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on July 31, 2012, 9:33 pm

myspace.com - Websites
Here's one nobody picked, and fewer probably remember, but it boned when it was BOUGHT by a social network. When Napster was in its hey day, I used myspace.com to store my downloaded mp3s. They provided up to 300 Meg of online file storage for free, per account (I had two). This came in handy when I wanted to move my mp3s off my friend's computer and onto my own (back in 2000). I'm sure other sites do this now, and there's better ways to transfer files between computers, but myspace.com was the best one at that time. When they closed I was disappointed. Later the domain was sold and they became this mega social network I never used, as I was eventually invited to join facebook. So for me they boned when they stopped providing a service I could use. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 31, 2012, 4:01 pm

Facebook - Websites
I agree with the sentiments that people shouldn't add / accept "friends" they don't actually know. I had a relative delete his account because he believed it was being hacked. I immediately thought "then why did you accept all those friend requests from people I swore under oath we never knew in school and didn't even GO to school with us?" It was easier for him to just delete his account than play closer to his vest. So while I agree with the sentiment, I don't think it makes facebook seem dumb. I think it makes people seem lacking in common sense. I fell into the "trap" with two FRs myself. When I realized that "experience" wasn't enriching, I dropped those two and made it a policy NEVER to accept an FR from someone who wasn't at least a confirmable friend of a friend. For me it's never boned, and whether it ever does is down to the individual user, not "it", unless the design changes are really an issue for you. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 31, 2012, 3:37 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
I like that you have to submit a wikipedia link. Otherwise, what's to stop people from making up shows, movies, bands, etc.? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 31, 2012, 3:14 pm

Wizard of Oz, The - Movie Series
Will the remake play along with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon" and show a guy hanging himself too? If not....BONED! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 31, 2012, 3:05 pm

Weird Al Yankovic - Music Groups
Parker, I recall that 'Hey Ricky!' vid! It was awesome and a good tribute that Lucy herself loved. What Desi's opinion was of it, I've never heard, though. Overall, Weird Al's never boned- if for no other reason that SOMEone needs to bring some humor into rock via the spoofs! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 31, 2012, 10:07 am

Olympic Games - Random Topics
Since I work during the time the Games are actually happening, I'm somewhat grateful for the time delay and the late night repeat. Yeah, I've watched a few events. Never thought that white water rafting could be so tricky! LOL. As for the Opening Ceremony. Cool trick making it look [to a five-year-old] that the Queen had parachuted in from a helicopter but nice that she was willing to go along with it. Wonder what they were thinking in having that countryside deal turn into an ugly industrial wasteland with smokestacks? Depressing! Also, why didn't anyone in the Indian Delegation tip off security re that crasher? Did they all think that someone amongst them knew her? So far so good for 2012, though. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 31, 2012, 10:04 am

Hobbit, The - Movie Series
The Hobbit is now 3 movies instead of 2. Wonder where they will break those storylines up? -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on July 31, 2012, 9:37 am

Olympic Games - Random Topics
Time for a few Comments. Do you watch the Olympic Games? What do you think of the time delay? -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on July 31, 2012, 9:33 am

Twitter - Websites
The London Olympic Games have shown us why Twitter has very few pros and very many cons. Athletes have been kicked off teams, grilled by the media, looked immature, and have just come across as narcissistic jerks due to this evil tool. I've stayed away from Twitter this far and have zero interest in exploring it now. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 31, 2012, 1:42 am

Ghost Adventures - TV Shows
One of the few things that bothers me about "Ghost Adventures" is the over-reliance on EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). The guys could have some interesting evidence of other sorts, then they'll play an EVP of a "ghost" speaking, and it sounds like, "bzvp". The guys will listen to the "bzvp" and say, "Oh my God! The Ghost just said "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death"!!!" Otherwise, it hasn't boned yet. -- Submitted By: () on July 30, 2012, 10:23 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
It's just been on for far too long. It started going bad around the time Groening was working on Futurama. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 30, 2012, 8:33 pm

Superman - Movie Series
The whole affair in Superman 2 between Clark and Lois was overdone. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:58 pm

Star Trek - Movie Series
I won't comment on the reboots, but I thought the way "The Wrath Of Khan" ended would have been the PERFECT way to end the Star Trek TOS series. Spock sacrifices his own life to save the enterprise. They give him a funeral that brings the starship down. The end. Was it sad? Hell yes! Possibly the most original, some would say best, character from the series meets his fate. For once, they didn't do a cop out ending (e.g. "Checkov died because his MIND killed him".), or pick some "red shirt" to kill off ("alas Lieutenant Lipshitz I knew they well, even if the viewers didn't"). No, they gave the audience something they totally didn't expect, Spock's demise in the service of Star Fleet. Sad ending, but epic. A stroke of genius right? WRONG! Too many "trekkies" apparently got their bowels in an uproar over Spock being killed off, so they had him be "regenerated" in the next sequel by some sort of, oh who the hell knows? I'm not saying no ST film after ST2 was good, but by the time they had "The Voyage Home" it was more like a comedy than anything else. I think they missed a great cinematic opportunity there just to maximize their profits. "Spock's death" could have been looked back on as one of the most shocking moments in movie history. Instead, it's looked at as just another "guy not in a red shirt" getting reincarnated with a lame explanation for it. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:43 pm

Smokey and the Bandit - Movie Series
Smokey and The Bandit 2 is when this boned. Instead of the good times we got in the first movie, we got a down and out Bandit, now on the outs with Sally Field who's ready to marry Sheriff Justice's son. Burt spends the entire film either bickering with Sally or trying to win her back after alienating her. In the end we're left not knowing if they met the challenge or not, but that isn't important because Bandit is a new man now (read: the kind of man Sally's character wants him to be). Total lame "a very special" concept that turned a fun original film into a sappy sequel, complete with a stereotypical Italian immigrant veterinarian (Dom Deluise who was wasted in this movie) taking care of the elephant they're transporting (BONE!). This franchise didn't have to wait for Burt Reynolds to leave to bone. I think its boning is one of the reasons he didn't want to be involved after this. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:30 pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show, The - Movie Series
Count me among those who never got what made this film such a pop culture icon. I get that it's more about audience involvement than the movie being any good on its merits, but what I don't get is the motivation. Why should anyone care enough about this awful movie to take part in some recurring audience involvement shtick? I would think that gets quite repetitive and boring after a very short time. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:20 pm

Pink Panther - Movie Series
Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) gets disintegrated in "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", so how do they explain his return for "Revenge of The Pink Panther"? Ah, why bother? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:01 pm

Oh, God! - Movie Series
Oh God Book 2 was really juvenile stuff. John Denver and Terri Garr were likeable characters in the 1st movie that you actually cared about. In the 2nd film, they're replaced by some snot-nosed kids, led by a child of impending divorce. Overly contrived quasi-Home Alone type stuff. The 2nd sequel with Ted Wass was an improvement. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 2:53 pm

Carrie (1976 film) - Movie Series
Y'all really need for that scene to be realistic bad doncha lol? Tell you what. Google when that's ever been reported IRL over some girl getting her first period, and provide the link and I'll believe you. BTW, if that "happened today" as someone claimed it would, they'd be expelled instead of the wrist-slap they received in the movie. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 2:28 pm

Married with Children - TV Shows
I stopped watching after Bud got a grant for college and his parents found the money and spent it all without a thought in their heads about where it came from or what it was for. I didn't like that. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:52 pm

This Old House - TV Shows
I watched this so I could see the contractors and trade people get annoyed with Bob Villa's constant interruptions as they were trying to get their work done. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:41 pm

Becker - TV Shows
Cranky doctors are always funny. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:21 pm

Mythbusters - TV Shows
I stopped watching when they tried to use dynamite to clean hard concrete from the inside of a mix truck and just blew the truck up instead. I like seeing things explode as much as the next guy, but this just rubbed me the wrong way for some reason. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:15 pm

King of the Hill - TV Shows
My mother is a lot like Peggy Hill. Thinks she's smarter than she actually is. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 10:57 pm

Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The - TV Shows
I loved this show. I'm hoping all of the seasons will be released on DVD. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 9:57 pm

Yahoo! - Websites
@Locotus: Weird, considering that most of the comments I see on Yahoo are right-wing comments. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 28, 2012, 9:08 pm

Dane Cook - Celebrities
Dane Cook is an unfunny, insensitive asshole who is living off of the little fame he conjured up from about ten years ago. I hope his terrible joke has ended his career for good. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 28, 2012, 2:25 pm

Michael Bloomberg - Celebrities
And now I hear not too long after the theater shooting in Colorado, Bloomberg opens his big mouth and demonstrates how he's so out-of-touch with reality - he urged police to go on strike even when it is RIGHT THERE in the contract that striking is illegal and therefore is not an option. Bloomberg's off his rocker if he thinks a police strike would make things better. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on July 28, 2012, 10:00 am

Carrie (1976 film) - Movie Series
PT, a couple of things about the shower scene: 1) Just because you haven't heard of it happening (the period-teasing) doesn't mean it never happens. There are some things that girls seldom if ever talk about to guys--even their husbands. When Stephen King wrote the novel he was a bit uncomfortable writing from the female point of view and ran a lot of scenes by his wife to make sure he got it right (his need for accuracy in the writing that was putting bread on their table trumping the above-implied "girl honor code"). No doubt this included the shower scene, to make sure he portrayed the other girls' cattiness, teasing, and general reactions realistically. 2) In the context of the novel, Carrie's being teased and bullied about her period makes perfect sense. These are a bunch of girls who have known each other since they started grade school, and for all that time Carrie's been picked on for being different. Now fast-forward to the shower scene and Carrie's doing something REALLY different: getting her first period at age 16, being frightened out of her mind because she thinks she's bleeding to death, and having no idea what to do (although you can certainly blame her mother for the latter two). It's been the community norm for as long as anyone can remember to tease Carrie for being different, so it's no wonder the other girls just totally unloaded on her. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 28, 2012, 9:16 am

Glee - TV Shows
Yeah, unfortunately, it's still on the air. Since there are a limited number of American TV shows in the Philippines (where I live), it just takes up useless space. At least I can go to the History Channel or check out "No Reservations" (Anthony Bourdain) on the Travel Channel. -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on July 27, 2012, 8:40 pm

Master, The - TV Shows
Good show. Introducing the concept of Ninjitsu was definitely a plus for TV viewing at that time. -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on July 27, 2012, 8:35 pm

Second City Television - TV Shows
If you want to see something really funny, check out "The Chicken Lady Visits Her Old House" - it's on youtube. The ending is just hilarious! -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on July 27, 2012, 8:33 pm

Dane Cook - Celebrities
He dared to joke about the Colorado theatre shootings. Very insensitive and in real bad taste. Just when you thought he couldn't stoop any lower. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 27, 2012, 6:55 pm

Grace Jones - Music Groups
Friedrich, there's a video for that (actually for both The Police and GJ) if you're interested in youtubing it....just out of curiosity. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 27, 2012, 3:30 pm

U2 - Music Groups
I don't know if Bono "has" a swelled head or not, but if the question is whether that has caused U2 to BTF, I say no. If it had, why has the band stuck with him for over 30 years with no lineup changes? Obviously THEY consider him someone they can work with. I don't agree that he's up there with Prince (fired entire first band) DLR (quit Van Halen - possibly fired which means he was a victim of swelled heads not the perp) or Sting (thought he was too groovy for The Police). He hasn't done what those other three did. He recognizes that U2 isn't U2 without Edge, Clayton and Mullen backing him up. They have never disbanded so he could pursue a solo career, or otherwise disbanded and later reformed due to in-fighting. Even The Beatles can't say that. He's never unilaterally kicked any of his bandmates to the curb (Roger Waters anyone?). Does he even have a solo album? Do any of them? His head may be swelled on some topics, but not regarding the other members of his band. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 27, 2012, 3:28 pm

Yahoo! - Websites
Any time anyone makes a conservative/right wing comment, it gets deleted. Way to be inclusive and fight censorship, liberals! -- Submitted By: (Locutus) on July 27, 2012, 2:59 pm

Weird Al Yankovic - Music Groups
I kid you not, I had an English Lit. professor in college who praised Wierd Al to the sky. He said, and he was being completely serious, that Wierd Al Yankovich was truly a lyrical genius- a truly gifted songwriter. He went on to give us a convincing lecture with examples and technical explanations to back up his opinion and, frankly, I was sold. :) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 27, 2012, 2:03 pm

Triumph - Music Groups
Triumnph would've fared much better methinks if they'd just laid it on the line and stopped wasting my time ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:37 am

Wham! - Music Groups
Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting this impression, this vibe, this strange feeling that ParkerTillman didn't care for 80s music too much. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:34 am

ZZ Top - Music Groups
I tried growing a long beard to score with hot chicks once, just because of ZZ Top. It didn't work. BTW anyone else see the irony of the one guy in the group whose NAME is Beard having the shortest one by far? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:32 am

Escape from New York/Los Angeles - Movie Series
The worst part of both movies? Snake being injected with "poison" that turned out to be...the flu. Or maybe it was just a cold. Mega-lame either way. The best part of both movies? OX BAKER, baby!!! :-D -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:30 am

Carrie (1976 film) - Movie Series
Okay, your point's taken. But that would SO happen today--and probably has lots of times. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:27 am

Clue (The Movie) - Movie Series
A REMAKE?!?! NO, OH DEAR GOD NO!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:24 am

Escape from New York/Los Angeles - Movie Series
I'm shocked to see ParkerTillman posting so much here lately. I heard he was dead. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:13 am

U2 - Music Groups
I'm not comparing Bono to Hitler and Stalin, but at this point he's tried to tell more people what to do than both of them combined. Who died and left him ruler of the planet? I missed when that happened. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 4:02 am

Friday the 13th - Movie Series
The sad part is, the way the Jason character's been watered down the writers would have Berkowitz win. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 3:57 am

Weird Al Yankovic - Music Groups
The only reason Weird Al's not as popular now is because being creative, funny and clever isn't as popular now. He didn't bone, the media consuming public did. (BTW my mom absolutely loves "White And Nerdy".) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 27, 2012, 3:54 am

Kung Fu Panda - Movie Series
As of 2012, with the first two films in the series, I can say that the Kung Fu Panda series hasn't boned yet. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 26, 2012, 11:11 pm

Weird Al Yankovic - Music Groups
First off, the guy doesn't age. He looks exactly the same as he did from the 80s. Secondly, he's got a great mix of clever, funny, and creative lyrics that almost always make you smile and laugh. He might not be as popular as he was in the 80s-90s, but he still puts out some very humorous stuff. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 26, 2012, 10:55 pm

U2 - Music Groups
Bono doesn't have a swelled head? Are you kidding me? The guy might have the most swelled head of that decade. He's up there with Prince, David Lee Roth and Sting as one of the most egotistical guys of that decade. I'll give him credit for staying married, staying with his band, and putting out good music over the past 30+ years, but to say he doesn't have a swelled head is a little much. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 26, 2012, 10:52 pm

Godfather Trilogy - Movie Series
I don't think Part 3 was an "abomination", but I think making it without trying harder to get Robert Duvall to reprise the role of Tom Hagan was. Instead, they cast George Hamilton as Michael's attorney. He's a good actor, but the script gave him almost nothing to do. Tom was a better character as not only Michael's attorney, but also as his de facto step-brother. The way I heard it, only one offer was made to Robert Duvall. When he held out for more money, they didn't make anymore offers. There were already so many characters that couldn't come back either because they were killed off, or died IRL. Why "whack" Tom over money? Did they think a "Godfather" movie wasn't going to gross enough to pay him? It's not like they had to pay Brando again. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:34 pm

From Dusk Til Dawn - Movie Series
The first one was great. I knew nothing about the sequels until I voted "Never Boned". I think I stand by that vote though as I doubt Quentin had much involvement with the sequels. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:24 pm

Friday the 13th - Movie Series
Originally "Jason Takes Manhattan" was supposed to be called "Jason Takes Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island Too", but they decided that title was too long. J/K, but anytime you have a horror film with the main protagonist (antagonist?) "taking Manhattan" be on the lookout for a lot of comic relief. What's next? "Jason Meets David Berkowitz"? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:22 pm

Exorcist, The - Movie Series
Max Von Sydow, easily the best actor in the original film, dies at the end (well, his character does). Why would you do more "Exorcists" without THE Exorcist? Ugh! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:14 pm

Every Which Way But Loose - Movie Series
A lot of people wanted to watch this at the time. It wasn't like everyone had cable. Most people still had to go out to movies, and Clint Eastwood was a popular ticket fresh off his Dirty Harry and Josey Wales successes. This was slightly more light hearted. I believe the title song was a hit single as well. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:12 pm

Escape from New York/Los Angeles - Movie Series
Just about every character in the first one says at least once to Snake "I heard you were dead". I was about 15 when I first saw this, so I didn't think much of it at the time, but when you've seen the film as many times as I have by now you find yourself saying "I heard you were dead" along with the characters. People seeing it for the first time with me get a kick out of that. BTW, how was he supposed to have died? Nobody ever mentions what spawned this rumor, which was obviously greatly exaggerated. BTW, R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine. Not known for this film really, but he was still great in the cabbie role. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 5:10 pm

Creep Show - Movie Series
THANKS FOR THE RIDE LADY!!!!!!!! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 4:59 pm

Clue (The Movie) - Movie Series
OK, I get that a remake is "in the works", but until that's a reality, how is this a "series"? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 4:54 pm

City Slickers - Movie Series
It wasn't that the sequel was horrible, but it was just OK, and following a classic like the original it was going to be disappointing being "just OK". Lovitz was funny, but Kirby should have been brought back. Where was he supposed to be anyway? The whole "Curly's twin brother" thing seemed contrived. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 4:53 pm

Carrie (1976 film) - Movie Series
Day 1. I'm sure this was a big time thriller in its day, and I'm sure it would still scare a lot of people, but I totally DO NOT BUY that locker room scene with all those girls ganging up on Carrie, chanting "plug up your leak" like crazed jackals, just because she got her period and didn't have a tampon. I don't think that would happen in a ghetto much less where it was depicted. I found that more offensive than the blood and violence, because it insulted my intelligence. Was there bullying in the 70s? Yeah, I just think there were certain lines they didn't cross even then. NEVER heard of a girl getting bullied about her period....NEVER! Probably because most girls empathize about that sort of thing. That boned this franchise for me. How good could the sequels be if the original insulted my intelligence like that? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 4:47 pm

Banana Splits, The - TV Shows
Jan Michael Vincent was so cute back then! -- Submitted By: (MmeM) on July 26, 2012, 3:10 pm

Royal Pains - TV Shows
It's always a bad sign when the peripheral characters are more interesting that the supposed main character. -- Submitted By: (MmeM) on July 26, 2012, 3:09 pm

Police - Music Groups
"The funny thing is I loved The Police, but I could never stand Sting on his own. I find his solo stuff boring as hell, so his leaving was the boning point because Sting on his own does not = Sting with The Police...." My thoughts exactly. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 26, 2012, 3:09 pm

Grace Jones - Music Groups
Wow. A Grace Jones cover of Demolition Man. I didn't even like the original. Glad I missed that one. That must've been one of the years I was kinda out of the Pop-Culture loop. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 26, 2012, 3:07 pm

Bad News Bears, The - Movie Series
Remakes are automatic bones, but in this case the remake factor is blown out of the water by the "Go To Japan" factor. It was an absolutely dreadful movie that all the basic aspects of boning the fish including: Exit Stage Left (Tanner Boyle; Timmy Lupus; Amanda / Carmen Ronzonni) Puberty (Pretty much everyone) New Kid In Town / Cousin Oliver Syndrome (Ahmid's kid brother; and there's a Jesus freak on the team now?) Same character; Different Actor (Matthau begat Devane begat Curtis; Musical Engelbergs) Even without all of the above, the plot was awful. Tony Curtis' character was impossible to like. There was no "game" other than the sand lot one they played at the end (outcome unknown). This was effectively the movie the "Bears" didn't need to make. The reboot may have been bad (I honestly didn't see that), but at least it was based on the original movie and characters. "Go To Japan" was just awful. Breaking Training wasn't AS good as the first, but it was good enough, definitely funny, had a feel good ending and cameos by Bob Watson, JR Richard and Enos Cabell. That was a decent sequel. Go To Japan was not. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 12:10 pm

Back to the Future - Movie Series
"I'll have a Pepsi Free." The owner of the soda shop's reaction to that was so funny back when most people would have gotten that joke. I doubt most people know what "Pepsi Free" was, and I bet most people who were around when Caffeine free Pepsi was called "Pepsi Free" don't even remember that. Of course they could read this site and learn it. :) -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 12:00 pm

Austin Powers - Movie Series
It boned at the very beginning of the 2nd movie when Vanessa / Elizabeth Hurley was suddenly revealed to be a "fem bot". How was that even possible when Austin supposedly worked with her mother before he was frozen? Her mother didn't know her "daughter" was a fem bot? She didn't recall not having given birth to her? What a cop out! Then they bring back Number 2 / Robert Wagner after we saw him burned to death in the 1st film. How did he survive unscathed, and why did Dr. Evil take him back? Just bizarre discontinuity. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 11:54 am

Arthur - Movie Series
Arthur 2 wasn't as funny. The plot was recycled from the first movie, with the same psycho trying to blackmail Arthur into marrying his daughter. It also suffered from "sappy ending" syndrome. The actress who played Arthur's grandmother was old and ill by this time and was only seen sitting down. Watching her get hot over her "trainer" was something I could also do without. Too many forced jokes. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 11:44 am

ZZ Top - Music Groups
I think it was when I realized that whoever was doing their videos had no imagination, except for whoever did "TV Dinners". Yeah, I get it. All the problems in the world can be solved by three hot chicks riding around in a cool car. I don't need umpteen videos revolving around that same theme to convince me. Sheesh! I realize eye candy is nice, but some of those vids were just plain dumb. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 26, 2012, 11:37 am

More unfunny live-action dreck from the Adult Swim Crap Factory. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 26, 2012, 7:37 am

Wings - Music Groups
Paul didn't pull the plug on Wings. Denny Laine did. Paul was reluctant to tour after Lennon's murder. There was also lingering static from Paul's arrest for pot possession in Tokyo, which caused the cancellation of the remainder of that tour. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 4:38 pm

Who, The - Music Groups
While Keith Moon's death was the "boning moment", The Who still managed to put out a few "classics" from the Kenny Jones era. "Another Tricky Day" and "Eminence Front" still sound great. I didn't like either album really, but Face Dances was better than It's Hard. At least Face had some decent album tracks ("You"; "The Quiet One"), and some decent singles ("You Better You Bet"; "Don't Let Go The Coat"). It's Hard had "Athena", which charted higher than Eminence Front and actually made the billboard top 40, but was a dog as a song. It's rarely heard anymore. Hits don't always equal classics. Funny thing is in their videos from those two albums they seemed old to me at the time, but watching them now I realize how young they really were, even still. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 4:30 pm

Wham! - Music Groups
They did suck from the start, but that's just my opinion, not the reason they boned. They boned because they were (wait for it) yet another 80s act that made two (three?) albums before the most popular one's swelled head threw the whole thing under the bus. I guess in George Michael's defense, he was right at first. He was successful as a solo act, and seemingly to a far greater extent than "Wham!" was, but then "it" happened. Now I've heard whisperings about a Wham! reunion. Don't need one myself, but it would be pretty funny. I guess once most women realized they couldn't have George his music didn't sound as good. BTW, the original name for this band in the states was "Wham UK", which was done to avoid confusion with another US-based "Wham" that was around back then. I actually thought the original name sounded cooler than just plain "Wham!" -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 4:19 pm

Weird Al Yankovic - Music Groups
"Hey Ricky", a parody of "Hey Mickey" with an "I Love Lucy" theme, was a side-splittingly funny tune, and video. Weird Al's Ricky Ricardo is spot on! This was done just before he "broke through" with "Eat It". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 4:11 pm

Van Halen - Music Groups
Another band killed, sorry I mean BONED since they insisted on continuing, by swelled heads and overbearing synthesizer tracks in the 80s. Go figure. It started with "Jump" and "I'll Wait", but the boning wasn't complete until DLR's departure. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 4:08 pm

Invader Zim - TV Shows
best line ever: Zim: I put the fires out. Tallest: you made them worse! zim: worse? or Better? never boned. -- Submitted By: (wambamsam) on July 25, 2012, 4:07 pm

U2 - Music Groups
Guess I'm in the minority here, but this group never boned. How many bands formed in the 1980s, the decade of swelled heads, one album wonders and synthesizers taking over bands' sounds, have been through ZERO lineup changes and still manage to put out good material after over 3 decades together? Of all the 80s groups I've commented on, U2 is the first one I've been able to say that about, and I'm up to "U". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 3:49 pm

Triumph - Music Groups
When MTV was still young, in the early 1980s, it seemed they would show the "MTV Concert" version of "Magic Power" like it was going out of style. Took me a long time to warm up to this band because I was so sick of the one song before I finally heard another one. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 2:37 pm

Thin Lizzy - Music Groups
Not a one hit wonder. "Jailbreak" and "Whiskey In The Jar" were also hits. Who says "hits" make the band anyway? How many "hits" did Pink Floyd have in the US? Two? "Call The Police" is another good tune, albeit one of those dreaded album tracks. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 2:19 pm

Animals, The - Music Groups
Love the original band's material. Don't go much for any "incarnations" after the first. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 2:17 pm

STYX - Music Groups
I thought they were great right up until "The Best of Times" (Paradise Theater), but when they did "Kiljoy Was Here" and Dennis DeYoung decided "the dad look" was in, they boned. It only got worse from there with various egocentric in-fighting, illness and death. R.I.P. John Panozzo. G.W.S. Chuck Panozzo. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 1:55 pm

Stray Cats - Music Groups
Swelled head syndrome of course! This was, after all, an 80s group! What else could have ruined them? Only difference this time is it wasn't the lead singer who had it. Well, he did, but no worse than the others. Between Brian Setzer thinking he was better off on his own, and the ludicrously pretentious "Phantom, Rocker & Slick" endeavor with their overplayed single (how could it not be? it was, after all, an 80s hit song!) "Men Without Shame", the Stray Cats became yet another early-80s endeavor that started out with so much promise only to give their fans the shaft in the end. Yes, I know they've reunited more times that I've had hot dinners. They still boned because few cared anymore by then. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 1:50 pm

Stevie Wonder - Music Groups
Musically.....never, but I could understand if someone wanted to vote "hair care". Hard to hold that against a guy who can't see himself though. Also can't believe nobody voted "Ebony & Ivory", but that's more like "boning after the fact" since it was a number one song for umpteen weeks in a row when it was new. It's only in the last decade or two that many of the same people have decided they hate it. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 1:39 pm

Stevie Nicks - Music Groups
As a soloist? Day 1! I like her work in 70s-era Fleetwood Mac, but her solo stuff all happened after her voice started sounding less like the girl who sang "Rhiannon" and more like a nasal raspy twang. Even her later Mac songs like "Gypsy" were pretty bad. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 1:35 pm

Steppenwolf (band) - Music Groups
After Goldy McJohn was thrown out of the band they tanked. The stuff they released in the 80s and 90s, with Steppenwolf nothing more than a label for John Kay, was very subpar, and the lineup Kay toured with during those years seemed low budget. When I saw them in 1991, they didn't even have a bassist. Keyboardist Michael Wilk was using his synth (y'all know how much I love an overbearing synth!) to double as a bass. Very artificial sounding, especially when bass is my main instrument since high school. Also, Wilk is no Goldy on keyboards. Nobody is. Goldy had the sound and look that helped to define Steppenwolf. His piano and organ playing was an integral part of Steppenwolf's sound. Give "Cat Killer" and the full version of "For Ladies Only" a listen if you want examples of his talent being showcased. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:59 am

Fishbone - Music Groups
Party at Ground Zero is a cool song. Some of their other stuff was interesting. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 25, 2012, 11:50 am

Police - Music Groups
I've heard that Sting is one of the biggest jerks in music. He notoriously didn't get along with either member of the Police and I've heard he's an egotistical tool bag to most people in general. He was also the one who demanded the tickets to the Police reunion be raised to a price that a lot of people couldn't afford. I also agree that besides some really early work, his solo stuff was bland and boring. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 25, 2012, 11:49 am

Snoop Dogg - Music Groups
I find it amazing that this guy gets a pass after a murder acquittal (which of course means he's totally innocent of any wrongdoing), but Joe Paterno, who was never charged with anything, is a pariah forever more based SOLELY on the opinions of Louis Freeh who never interviewed Paterno. Just saying. Regardless of whether he's innocent or not, wasn't it in questionable taste to make a video depicting the man's funeral while he was awaiting trial for killing him? Maybe Paterno should have mocked Sandusky's victims in a video. Then he'd be a "cool bro" too. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:45 am

Duran Duran - Music Groups
ARCADIA! That was the name of the other side project. They bit! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:29 am

Haircut One Hundred - Music Groups
All too common story in the 1980s. New wave band makes one album that's pretty good. They find success with it. Then their egocentric tool of a lead singer (Nick Heyward in this case) decides he's bigger than the band and goes out on his own, on the "strength" of ONE successful LP that he didn't do alone. Nick Heyward gets my vote for "biggest jerk of the 80s", not just for flushing his own music career by making this ill-advised selfish move, but for taking his former band down with him. Let's not even get into the many fans who were hoping for another album out of this group and got nothing. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:27 am

Guess Who, The - Music Groups
One of my favorite groups, but did they ever BONE! What's worse is they weren't totally forthright about it. I could deal with the numerous lineup changes up and through 1975, as long as Burton Cummings was still out front. The quality of their music, and their ability to play, was still quite good. However, once Cummings departed and albums continued to be made under The Guess Who name, which sounded NOTHING like The Guess Who, they really let their fans down. In the 1990s, I purchased a CD called "Lonely One", which I believed was a Guess Who reunion CD. No lineup was listed on the back (red flag right there). I open this thing up and notice only the original bassist (Jim Kale) and drummer (Gary Peterson) played on it. No Burton. No Randy Bachman. No Donnie MacDougall. Nobody who's name you'd recognize. Then I listened to it and it was a sorry excuse for a synth pop CD. Nothing anyone would consider to be "classic rock". Not a single redeeming track. I wrote the fly-by-night record company (Intersound) a nasty letter accusing them of false advertising. I couldn't unload that paper weight fast enough. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:19 am

Jeffersons, The - TV Shows
Sherman Hemsley has died today. RIP. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 24, 2012, 9:02 pm

Top Chef - TV Shows
I have passionately watched the show since season 1, and the recent Top Chef Texas was their best ever. Innovative ideas are still being implemented and the show still rocks. -- Submitted By: (egbluesuede) on July 24, 2012, 8:54 pm


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