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Old 11-25-14, 08:22 PM
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Mister Ed: Actually, it had a lot of hidden political humor that only adults would have gotten. As kids, we loved the idea
of a talking horse, but as adults, we "Get the joke". That aside, I agree, it should not be brought back.

-Bay watch, unless the lady lifeguards are wearing thongs. That should drive the ratings sky high.
-Most, if not all, of the classic Westerns I grew up watching. They are classics, best enjoyed on Netflix
or Hulu. Leave them alone.
-The Green Hornet.
-The Partridge Family.
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I was going to say MASH for the same reason, it was done right the first time.
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Old 11-26-14, 09:37 AM
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Fun in it's time, but too fluffy for today.
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
I was going to say MASH for the same reason, it was done right the first time.
no argument from me...MASH was great television.
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Old 11-26-14, 11:44 AM
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I am very disappointed in Dr. Oz. I originally thought he was going to provide something of benefit. But, I think what they all suffer from is some sort of ego/money aggrandizement.
Well, how many people are going to tune in and watch some TV personality say exactly what their own physician is saying? "Eat less, exercise more" to lose weight, control diabetes, and prevent a heart attack. No, no, people want to hear that some goofy cream rubbed on their thighs or some juice made from some berry that no one has ever heard of is going to magically melt away a few decades worth of McDonald's meals that were washed down with 1 quart-sized soft drinks. I've never watched the show, but even if you start out well-intentioned, you can't stay there.

<Rant on> And exactly when did TLC become the "The Freak Show" channel??? Little people, stupid people, enormous people, and the ever-popular "Sex Sent Me to the ER." This generation's "bread and circuses".... <Rant Off>
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Old 11-26-14, 12:14 PM
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Well, how many people are going to tune in and watch some TV personality say exactly what their own physician is saying?
This is quite true IMO. The fact that these shows can exist and derive profits tells you just how vacuous we are as a people.
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Old 11-26-14, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
no argument from me...MASH was great television.
Funny you say that... I watched it religiously... when it came back on in reruns.... tried to watch it and found it so "dated" and lame... in order to bring it back the producers were have to seriously udate the humor and relevance of the show...

OT: A month ago a friend and I rode Malibu Creek State Park for the first time. We especially rode (mountain biked) out to the "Mash" Site... getting there was quite the adventure (although we realize the trucks and equipment came in through the other side of the park through a neighborhood). As soon as we reached the site, I immediately knew where we were... flash to the opening scenes showing the hospital tent, mess, trucks etc. Very interesting....
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
I was going to say MASH for the same reason, it was done right the first time.
I beg to differ. Alan Alda's character was insufferable, can't stand such smugness; MASH was even worse TV than all the TV detectives who are always right, PC, squeaky clean and find the guilty party in an hour like Columbo, Law and Order, or CSI.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I beg to differ. Alan Alda's character was insufferable, can't stand such smugness; MASH was even worse TV than all the TV detectives who are always right, PC, squeaky clean and find the guilty party in an hour like Columbo, Law and Order, or CSI.
Or the ultimate... Dragnet.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
Funny you say that... I watched it religiously... when it came back on in reruns.... tried to watch it and found it so "dated" and lame... in order to bring it back the producers were have to seriously udate the humor and relevance of the show...

OT: A month ago a friend and I rode Malibu Creek State Park for the first time. We especially rode (mountain biked) out to the "Mash" Site... getting there was quite the adventure (although we realize the trucks and equipment came in through the other side of the park through a neighborhood). As soon as we reached the site, I immediately knew where we were... flash to the opening scenes showing the hospital tent, mess, trucks etc. Very interesting....
I thought a lot of that had been lost to a fire?
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
This is quite true IMO. The fact that these shows can exist and derive profits tells you just how vacuous we are as a people.
Being social is a such a huge part of our makeup. It's amazing how we educate each other.

You get a physician's advice all for watching a few minutes of commercials instead of paying hundreds of dollars. It may not be the highest quality information, but when you compare it to what tribes in the backwoods of New Guinea, or other animals know, it's amazing.
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Old 11-26-14, 07:39 PM
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American television is in the dementia stage of aging. There are a few lucid moments. Remakes and restarts would be in the other parts.
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You said it!

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Any "reality" show.
Reality Shows (pickers, pawn shops, american desicrations, et.al) a bunch of weirdos in faked situations

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jerry springer I hate that show mso much that if I even see a few seconds of it when I don't turn the chanel after the news I get vivid
Springer: I really hate this guy. I only saw the show a couple of times and I think many of his "guests" actually have some serious mental problems. Putting them on stage and permitting them to make fools out of themselves is disgusting. Of course that could all be faked situations like reality shows above. I did read somewhere that he was a politician and that explains a lot.


QUOTE=I-Like-To-Bike;17342715]I beg to differ. Alan Alda's character was insufferable, can't stand such smugness; [/QUOTE]

+1 on the smug Alda character.

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American television is in the dementia stage of aging. There are a few lucid moments. Remakes and restarts would be in the other parts.
My addition would be the Flip Wilson Show Unfortunately it is currently playing on our cable network. When originally aired I was working 2 jobs and saw little television but would hear people talking about it. Last week I had the opportunity to watch a couple shows. Made me realize how little talent you need to be a television star both then and now.

My television fare now includes sports, local news, movies, and documentaries that are of interest to me. Thank god for dvd's and believe it not, VHS tapes. Just 2 weeks ago at a flea market I picked up VHS tapes of the 1998 and 2001 TDF, and the 1996 Giro D'ITALIA for $2!
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
but when you compare it to what tribes in the backwoods of New Guinea, or other animals know, it's amazing.
I think I might might put my money on the the backwoods of New Guinea

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I'm a little surprised that none of my fellow baby boomers have mentioned... "The Ugliest Girl in Town". Man, this show, updated for the new millennium, would fit right in
with the world of today. But seriously? This was just about as bad as a TV show could get. No remake, ever.


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Seinfeld... but I think I'm the only one who hated that show in the whole world! Most annoying group of people EVAR!
I agree. I never understood what was funny about Seinfeld.
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I agree. I never understood what was funny about Seinfeld.
nothing was funny about it.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I beg to differ. Alan Alda's character was insufferable, can't stand such smugness; MASH was even worse TV than all the TV detectives who are always right, PC, squeaky clean and find the guilty party in an hour like Columbo, Law and Order, or CSI.
Hmmmm...... looks I better make a chalk mark on the wall, since this is one time I agree with you, I only watched a few MASH episodes in the first season, before it spiraled into the realm of moralistic preaching. As for shows in finding the guilty party in an hour, add Perry Mason to that list.
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I thought it was funny it lasted more than 1 episode

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nothing was funny about it.
Watched it for a few minutes once or twice and that twangy guitar crap between scenes and the canned laughter tracks at the slightest hint of something not even remotely funny drove me up the wall.

But then again, I must be in the wrong because I tend to hate all the most popular shows and steinfeld or whatever his name is a millionaire and I'm not.
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