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Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:27 am

I was rolling around on YouTube looking for some good a capella music and came across the band called "Rockapella". For those who don't know, they were the ones who sang the theme to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"

That got me thinking about all the great shows that have been pulled or just plain stopped after so many years. I am especially talking about those shows that we grew up with. You know, the ones that you couldn't wait to get home and at 4pm it started.

MacGyver- The guy could make a bomb using nothing but yarn and goat tears.

Full House- oh the twins (playing as one character) and their shenanigans

Simpsons-the first of a few adult cartoons is aired

Seinfeld-dont actually like seinfeld but I'll give him his place for those who actually watch(ed) the show

Friends-10 years of a funny soap

In the later 90s (or basically 2000s  Wink), you had Family Guy and Futurama debut in 1999.

I am just getting the list started.

What say you, television watchers? What are some shows that you miss?

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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:31 am

Anyone remeber step by step? or The Nanny? They were good IMO.

Also those teenage sitcoms back in the day such as Saved by the bell, Hang Time, USA High, California Dream, Malibu CA etc etc etc...

And for all the NZers out there, Skitz and Tele laughs should make a come back.
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:37 am

1) M*A*S*H

2) JAG

3) Boomtown (only ever a couple of episodes filmed, but a brilliant way to tell a story)

4) Scrubs (It's still on, but it's the last season, so I'll miss it soon enough)

5) Baywatch (for fairly obvious reasons)
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:39 am

Frasier, Cheers, and ST:TNG. If I could only have 3 shows for life, those would be them.

Currently missing The Office.  Sad
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:52 am

I definetly would not complain if they brought back The Red Green Show. Now that was an awesome show, not that I'm a huge Red Green fan that carries duct tape at all times or anything  Wink


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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:57 am



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 4):
Red Green fan that carries duct tape at all times or anything

Isn't that our national show? Duct Tape holds this country together  Wink
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:11 am



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 4):
I definetly would not complain if they brought back The Red Green Show

One channel here does air that on a daily basis. I can't remember the name of the network but I see it pop up all the time.

The one show that I miss the very most is "Get Smart" I can't wait until I can build up enough extra money to be able to buy the DVD set.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:45 am

does the Apprentice count? I miss the apprentice! I've thought from time to time of writing to Trump and suggesting he do a show called "The Apprentice: Road Warriors" something akin to the amazing race, but the apprentices would fly to different cities and do business related tasks. One week they'd be in detroit for an auto industry related task, another week in chicago and etc, a different city every week, with a task related to the major industy or company that town is known for: Steel related in Pittsburgh, tech related in Austin, something with the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Procter and Gamble in Cinncinnati and so forth.

I used to watch MASH in college, brilliant show, i always used to say if i was a character on that show, i'd be radar o'riley. I'd love to see it brought back, but i don't think it'd work, unless they could somehow bring back the original cast: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, and so forth. They made the characters memorable.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:57 am

I really really miss Airwolf. Absolutely loved it as a kid. Loved the X-Files too until the writers lost control and let it get too pretentious for its own good.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:26 am

A UK show from years ago, London's Burning. I enjoyed it but mainly because i was 7 and wanted to be a fireman! Still, was a good show.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:33 am



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
I really really miss Airwolf.

I came across it a month or so ago, though I don't remember what channel. I too loved it as a kid, but watching it again was so funny. I didn't realize how cheesy it was. lol But I did download the theme song!


Bring back The Facts of Life!!!!!!!!!!!

I miss Fraggle Rock and I used to love watching TailSpin.
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:01 pm

If we're going that far back...

Wild, Wild West,

Mission Impossible

M*A*S*H

Baa Baa Black Sheep

JAG

Funny how in the A-Team they would fire the annual training alotment of the USMC and never hit anybody, and Don Johnson in Miami Vice would stick his pistol around a corner and kill someone three blocks away...
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:44 pm



Quoting Tom12 (Reply 9):
A UK show from years ago, London's Burning.

Second that. Watched it too when I was younger.

There was a British show called Bugs, if I'm not mistaken, that was pretty good.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was good as well, too bad it got cancelled.

Oh yeah, for all sit-com lovers on this site: Wings.

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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:47 pm

St: TNG and Voyager
La Femme Nikita
Buffy
Angel
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:54 pm

Blue Thunder (Airwolf blew compared to this show!)
Code Red
A-Team
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:58 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 11):
If we're going that far back...

I agree with all of yours, save JAG. Never really saw too much of that one. And since we're showing our age, I'll add

Mannix

Cannon

Barnaby Jones
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:28 pm



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 15):
Mannix

Cannon

Barnaby Jones

Weren't those radio programs and not T.V. programs?  duck   Wink
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:35 pm



Quoting KROC (Reply 16):
Weren't those radio programs and not T.V. programs?

Vaudeville even....  biggrin 
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:51 pm



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 17):

Cave paintings.....
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:06 pm

In the early sixties Irwin Allen had a slew of sci-fi/fantasy programs that seemed to be perfectly targeted at eight year old boys (perfect timing for me) -- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants ... they still pop up from time to time on various nostalgia channels.
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:33 pm

Home Improvement - Always loved that show, Tim Allen played his role awesomely

Futurama - Whatever is the status on that one? One day I hear new episodes are coming, then it's just DVDs, then nothing. Just hope something actually does come out, and it better be at least 3 more full seasons

Married... with Children - Al Bundy, nuff said  Wink

ALF - If only because to this day I still say the end of that series svcked donkey balls, IMHO one of the worst ends for a TV series ever
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:54 pm

Red Dwarf

Blackadder
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:22 pm

I really miss JAG and Everybody Loves Raymond.  frown 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:24 pm

Red Dwarf for sure. There were talks of a movie, but doesn't look like that will ever materialize.

Also, does anyone remember Street Hawk? It was like Knight Rider but on a kick ass motorbike. I think it only ran for one season sometime in the late eighties, but that was an excellent show.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:27 pm

Every Tuesday night I miss Gilmore Girls.


Good thing is that most all of these shows are in regular syndication somewhere.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 22):
Everybody Loves Raymond

I never liked Raymond.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:32 pm

Wow, so many shows!!

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 2):
JAG

Never really was a fan of "legal" shows, but I started watching because Harm was a pilot. Got hooked because his partners were easy on the eyes.  Silly Oh and the stories were pretty good too.

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 4):
The Red Green Show

The local PBS station down here used to show it, then without warning it was gone.  Angry

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8):
I really really miss Airwolf

It really wasn't the same when Jan Micheal Vincent left.

Quoting Lobster (Reply 10):
Fraggle Rock

I have the first season on DVD. I'd forgotten just how much I loved that show as a kid. My kids will definitely watch this show!

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 11):
A-Team



Quoting KROC (Reply 14):
Blue Thunder

I vaguely remember that show. Bubba Smith was in it, right? The movie was kinda good too.

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 20):
Futurama - Whatever is the status on that one? One day I hear new episodes are coming, then it's just DVDs, then nothing. Just hope something actually does come out, and it better be at least 3 more full seasons

Bender's Big Score, the first Futurama feature length movie was released yesterday. Cartoon Network will stop airing the series some time soon (end of December I think). A new crop of episodes was supposed to be aired on Comedy Central some time in 2008, the last I heard.

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 20):
ALF

The show was pretty good, though I don't remember the series finale. There were one, maybe two, made for TV movies starting ALF, but none of the series cast members. They were kind of tacky, but watchable.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:17 pm

FAWLTY TOWERS

the best English comedy, nuf said.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:06 pm

JAG

Fastlane

Star Trek: Enterprise & DS9

Charmed

Sex and the City

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 11):
M*A*S*H

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Those are absolute classics.  thumbsup 

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 2):
Baywatch (for fairly obvious reasons)

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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:20 pm

Futurama: but at least we now have Benders Big score and other stuff in the works!

Arrested Development: cancelled far too soon by the horrible network that is Fox!

Future Prediction for Battlestar Galactica: They're wrapping it up after 4 seasons only, the show had amazing potential and I hope at the very least the end is fantastic!

Why do I always love the shows that are critically acclaimed but never get enough viewers?! Argh!
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:28 pm

Let's see, this should be the list of shows I definitely miss...
  • Star Trek TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT
  • M*A*S*H
  • JAG
  • The A-Team
  • Knight Rider
  • Married with Children
  • Futurama
  • Dallas
  • Alles nichts oder? (A German nonsense comedy show with a special guest and odd games)
  • Dall-As (a talkshow with a guy named Karl Dall, not to be confused with Dallas)
  • Jux und Dallerei (another talkshow with Karl Dall)
  • Wie Bitte?!
  • Frontal (a borderline satirical political magazine with Bodo Hauser and Ulrich Kienzle)
  • Talk op Platt
  • Die Sportschau
  • Ruck-Zuck
Shows I definitely DON'T miss are crap such as the Traumhochzeit (I mean both the original show with Linda de Mol and the event that was held for Gülcan's wedding), Flitterabend, any show with Kai Pflaume, and these recently new dancing shows (Dancing with the Stars or in the names of the countries produced).

With regards to shows such as Traumhochzeit, in which you first have to casually pop the question to the guy/girl you want to propose in front of a camera crew, and if you successfully complete the challenges during the show, you get to win the wedding of your dreams and that wedding gets broadcast on live television, here's my gripe with it: who the hell is dumb enough to get married on live national television? Marriages are a thing you celebrate with family and friends, not with complete strangers in front of the TV. I mean, are those who get married on live TV just attention whores or do they genuinely want to share their joy in front of strangers? I never got that.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:43 pm

Prisoner: Cell Block H

Fast Forward (Aussie show)

M*A*S*H

Kikaida (kids show in Hawaii in the 70s)

Will and Grace (hated Will and Grace, though. Much preferred Jack and Karen)

The Outer Limits

The Twilight Zone

and a slew of others.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:03 pm

Luckly a lot of these shows are still playing in reruns.

Some shows I liked were:

The A-Team
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
MASH
Black Sheep Squadron
Fraiser
Cheers
BJ and the Bear
Dukes of Hazzard
Batman (the one with Adam West)
That 70's Show
Airwolf
MacGyver
Friends
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:32 pm



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 25):
The show was pretty good, though I don't remember the series finale.

Alf gets another call to be picked up from his Melmac friends, the Tanners drive him to the meeting point somewhere in the desert, and before he can leave he is suddenly surrounded by dozens of military guys, and that's it.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 25):
Bender's Big Score, the first Futurama feature length movie was released yesterday. Cartoon Network will stop airing the series some time soon (end of December I think). A new crop of episodes was supposed to be aired on Comedy Central some time in 2008, the last I heard.

Thanks for the info Big grin .
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:33 pm



Quoting Lobster (Reply 10):
I came across it a month or so ago, though I don't remember what channel.

NBC was the one who carried the show, along with Knight Rider.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 24):
I never liked Raymond.

HOLY CRAP!  Wow! Are you kidding me?!

I miss:

Cheers
Home Improvement
Fraiser
Star Trek: TNG
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Only lasted 1 season, which sucked)
Punky Brewster

Most of the shows I miss are pretty much from NBC. I rarely watch shows from other channels.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:47 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 29):
# The A-Team
# Knight Rider



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 31):
Fresh Prince of Bel Air



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 31):
MacGyver



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 33):
Home Improvement

That pretty much covers my list

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 33):

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 24):
I never liked Raymond.

HOLY CRAP! Wow! Are you kidding me?!

I never liked him either...
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RE: Shows You Miss

Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:26 am



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 31):
BJ and the Bear

Damn. Excellent call. I had BJ's matchbox truck as a kid. One of my favorites!

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 31):
Fresh Prince of Bel Air

I loved this show back in the day too, but it did jump the shark bigtime and lost a lot of its luster.

The original Hulk was pretty good, as well as Wonder Woman and Charlie's Angel's
 
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RE: Shows You Miss

Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:49 am

The Loop! It's like The Office...but funny..and about aviation!

One of the best lines is something along the lines of: "Safety is the number one priority for any real airline...and Southwest"

That and when the "jetBlue CEO" wasn't allowed to sit at the same table as the other CEOs having lunch.
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RE: Shows You Miss

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:28 am



Quoting KROC (Reply 14):
A-Team

Irony  Wink

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 33):
Cheers
Home Improvement
Fraiser

All the shows listed that I know about are awesome but these three were my favorites as well.

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