Do you remember .....(old TV shows)


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Venture brothers was really a parody of johnny quest so really want you need to do is bring back johnny quest. then later you can parody it again. Best episode of JQ btw the one with the invisible energy monster.


I'm not sure The Adventures of Pete & Pete could ever be created again, though Man Seeking Woman was a superb homage to it.

Beyond the obvious (Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?), I suppose I would love to see a new You Can't Do That On Television.


Arty would be really weird in this day and age. It was a much more innocent time back then. Also the ice cream man was bizarre too.

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Cool to see mentions of First Wave, and Space: Above and Beyond!

V and Nowhere Man, I vaguely recall as being kind of similar, and were pretty cool. The same pseudo-network that brought us Lexx and Cleopatra 2025, IIRC, also produced Tek War, which was about as close to Altered Carbon as it got, back then.

Non-genre shows I liked included Miami Vice, cause I was exactly that shallow (and the cheaper sleazier USA knock-off, years later, Silk Stalkings). There was a Nikita show, with Peta Wilson, before this newer Nikita show, with Maggie Q, that was also fun. :)

Black Adder was cheesy good fun, in the vein of Monty Python.

The less said about sci-fi/fantasy tv of the 70s, the better. Jason of Star Command? Man from Atlantis? Manimal? Oy. I remember liking Battlestar Galactica, at the time, but an attempt to rewatch it lost me when Boxy and the robot-dog showed up. The pain! The pain!!


Oh my I had forgotten about manimal. Now I'm trying to remember that old sci-fi channel show about the magician guy. I think he was mostly an escape artist and did magic tricks can't remember if he did any real magic.


Remake Wild & Crazy kids. That was a fun show. And the show What Would You Do? Bring back the giant creme pies!


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Oh my I had forgotten about manimal. Now I'm trying to remember that old sci-fi channel show about the magician guy. I think he was mostly an escape artist and did magic tricks can't remember if he did any real magic.

I don't recall that one, but I wish Bill Bixby's The Magician had run longer. Playboy philanthropist professional stage illusionist, formerly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, inherits a fortune and uses his skills to solve crimes.

It's almost like the writers couldn't decide on an origin/background, so they used them all. Bill Bixby performed all the illusions himself, with no trick photography.


Beakman's World. They definitely need to remake Beakman's World. We need something on air nowadays that's both educational and funny.


Dare, double dare, or the physical challenge?


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Set wrote:

Cool to see mentions of First Wave, and Space: Above and Beyond!

V and Nowhere Man, I vaguely recall as being kind of similar, and were pretty cool. The same pseudo-network that brought us Lexx and Cleopatra 2025, IIRC, also produced Tek War, which was about as close to Altered Carbon as it got, back then.

Non-genre shows I liked included Miami Vice, cause I was exactly that shallow (and the cheaper sleazier USA knock-off, years later, Silk Stalkings). There was a Nikita show, with Peta Wilson, before this newer Nikita show, with Maggie Q, that was also fun. :)

Black Adder was cheesy good fun, in the vein of Monty Python.

The less said about sci-fi/fantasy tv of the 70s, the better. Jason of Star Command? Man from Atlantis? Manimal? Oy. I remember liking Battlestar Galactica, at the time, but an attempt to rewatch it lost me when Boxy and the robot-dog showed up. The pain! The pain!!

Nowhere man....that show was fantastic. I would love to see that resurface somehow


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Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

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Rising from the depths, thirty stories high
Breathing fire, his head's in the sky!

[bigger]GODZILLA! GODZILLA!

And Godzoooooky!


If the criteria is crappy 80's sci fi,

how about The Powers of Matthew Starr?

I loved Buck Rogers but a remake would be hopeless, its appeal was mainly for teen males because of the babe of the week in hot pants, and of course Erin Grey every episode in spandex. Don't think that will fly these days.

in a non sci-fi vein,

Too close for comfort
We got it made
Remington Steele

and my favorite:

ENOS!

Only in the 80's could a bit on character get his own show. Sometimes like for Frazier from Cheers, or Mork from Happy days, it worked. Sadly, it often didn't. Enos was something that should never have been..I would have preferred a show about Roscow P Coltrane or Deputy Perkins from Lobo.

Possums on a gum bush indeed.

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Fig wrote:
I suppose I would love to see a new You Can't Do That On Television.

Except that list would be immensely small nowadays compared to back then...


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Black Dougal wrote:
Only in the 80's could a bit on character get his own show.

I'll see your Enos and raise you a Gomer Pyle.


So what about the galaxy trio or mightor. Hanna Barbara used to have so many action characters although I think they used the young kids being helped by superhero formula a bit to much.


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I'd love to see maybe Netflix do Have Gun, Will Travel. Loved the VHS tapes of that show my dad had when I was a kid. To date one one the only westerns I like, and the inspiration for a great deal of RP for LG characters.


Anyone else up for a revival of Automan? Or a live-action Herculoids show? That's not counting shows that were "local" to NC, like "Barney's Army" and "Frog Hollow."

I watched far too much TV as a kid.


I feel that is all I did as a kid.


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I'm posting again to +1 another persons Galaxy Rangers entry.

Loved that show.

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Heather 540 wrote:
Ugh, not the Tick. That show weirded me out as a kid.

I stand by endorsing the current live action reboot on Amszon and not just because Yara Martinez is amazing.

Though in fairness it might still weird you out.

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And The Venture Brothers is not really a family friendly show.

I may have been joking a tiny bit.

Though grown-up Jonny Quest does show up in it, so it at least counts as a (very odd and definitely not family friendly) sequel.


I have no plans to watch it. I'm not a fan of creepy stuff.

Another show that I had to stop watching as a kid because it creeped me out was Rocko's Modern Life. Although I really don't remember why anymore.


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Rocko's Modern Life was great and it wasn't "creepy" though Ren and Stimpy would go there a lot.


Ren and Stimpy went way way out their. I think back about that one and wonder how it got past the censors.

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Come to think of it, Rocko's Modern Life might work out really, really well if it made a comeback right about now. It was pretty rich in thinly-veiled social commentary, and worked hard to push the envelope - it attacked corporate culture regularly, and they wanted one of Heiffer's (Heffer's?) wolf stepsisters to be a lesbian, but the higher-ups wouldn't allow it. This time around, of course, they'd get more flack if they didn't than if they did.

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Daria would be another great show to bring back right now. Of course, there would be two weighty considerations:

- It could be utterly ruined if the wrong people took hold of it, but on the other hand, if you had the right writers, it could be fairly powerful.

- Would it be better for such a show to show the same characters at the age they would be today, or take the same characters and reintroduce them as contemporary high school students? I don't know which would be better.

Watching that show now, one thing that is hard not to notice is how much WORSE everything has gotten since the late 1990s - and it was bad enough then.


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

Daria would be another great show to bring back right now. Of course, there would be two weighty considerations:

- It could be utterly ruined if the wrong people took hold of it, but on the other hand, if you had the right writers, it could be fairly powerful.

- Would it be better for such a show to show the same characters at the age they would be today, or take the same characters and put them in the contemporary context?

Watching that show now, one thing that is hard not to notice is how much WORSE everything has gotten since the late 1990s - and it was bad enough then.

Quit it you'll depress me more.

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Then of course, there's Johnny Bravo. Remember that? Imagine if they tried to bring that back now *ripple dissolve*....


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Come to think of it, Rocko's Modern Life might work out really, really well if it made a comeback right about now. It was pretty rich in thinly-veiled social commentary, and worked hard to push the envelope - it attacked corporate culture regularly, and they wanted one of Heiffer's (Heffer's?) wolf stepsisters to be a lesbian, but the higher-ups wouldn't allow it. This time around, of course, they'd get more flack if they didn't than if they did.

Actually that is one of the shows that is being rebooted. Or in this case continued. Story is that Rocko and friends have been frozen since the end of their last episode, and then get dropped and unfrozen into Earth present day

Trailer Here


What, no love for
M.A.S.K.
or
Sky Commanders

???

What about Inhumanoids?


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Then of course, there's Johnny Bravo. Remember that? Imagine if they tried to bring that back now *ripple dissolve*....

Sigh. Woke PC Johnny Bravo is not Johnny Bravo.

I'm not saying the character was ever a good male role model, but he was who he was, ludicrous hair style included.

Plus, he's now going to be second banana in his own series, an honor heretofore only enjoyed by Wonder Woman.

"The show will be titled, Suzy and Johnny and is geared to be a more woman-friendly show. The Johnny Bravo character will be a sidekick to a young woman named Suzy. Suzy, a little girl in the original series will be the same age as Johnny in this new series and the new main character. The show will explore the dangers of street harassment and the struggles that the modern woman faces today.

2017 will have a new Johnny Bravo that women will love. I can’t share all the details now but expect a softer more feminist Johnny. The muscles and ugly yellow hair fin are gone. And with that goes the chauvinistic humor too."

I strongly believe in gender equality and fully recognize that JB wasn't with the program, but I'm not watching this. I also don't want to see a reboot of Dexter's Lab where DeeDee is a brilliant scientist whose ideas Dexter can only copy; or a Speed Racer where Trixie is a friendly rival driver who Speed idolizes and tries to keep up with.


So wait are you saying they are bringing back Johnny? why? his show wasn't even that good.

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Damon Griffin wrote:

Sigh. Woke PC Johnny Bravo is not Johnny Bravo.

You understand you were reading satire, right?

Vidmaster7 wrote:
So wait are you saying they are bringing back Johnny? why? his show wasn't even that good.

My mother really enjoyed it.


I did enjoy the scooby-doo and johnny episode that one was entertaining.


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Velma: "I can't see without my classes."

Johnny: "I can't be seen without my classes."

Did anyone watch Ulysses 31, Mighty Orbots, Kidd Video, Pole Position, and/or Tiger Sharks?


Dragon78 wrote:

Velma: "I can't see without my classes."

Johnny: "I can't be seen without my classes."

Did anyone watch Ulysses 31, Mighty Orbots, Kidd Video, Pole Position, and/or Tiger Sharks?

Yes, along with "Turbo Teen." The 80s were weird.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
So wait are you saying they are bringing back Johnny? why? his show wasn't even that good.

LIES AND HERESY

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Anyone else up for a revival of Automan? Or a live-action Herculoids show?

Ooh, Automan was terriblriffic.

Ha, Heruloids! I actually started to stat up the explosive-rock-shooting-rhinoceroid as an alien animal / potential druid companion for the Wayfinder themed on Numeria, but backed away from the crazy (and then there's the potential IP issues, since I'm pretty sure *nobody* would have believed I came up with the idea of a six-legged rhino that shot exploding rocks out of it's horn coincidentally...). :)


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Swat cats, i remember that one, home from school and it was around 16:00 on the TV.

Also:

- Beetleborgs
- Eerie Indiana
- Dungeons & Dragons, animated series.


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I don't remember why Rocko creeped me out, it just did. Ugh, Ren and Stimpy was NOT a kid's show at all!

I think Daria should be left alone personally. You don't mess with a classic.


Ren & Stimpy was....bizarre, putting it mildly.

- Pinky & the Brain.
- Rescue Rangers.
- Darkwing Duck.

Dragon78 wrote:
Did anyone watch Ulysses 31, Mighty Orbots, Kidd Video, Pole Position, and/or Tiger Sharks?

Ah yes, Ulysses 31, i almost forgot. That was interesting, i don't think i ever saw the end, it dropped too suddenly from our tv. :/

- Tekkaman Blade / Teknoman in the states.
- Captain N: The Game Master :)


Ocean Girl.
Jackie Chan Adventures.
Xcalibur (with updated C.G.I./animated).
Prince of Atlantis.
The Tribe.
The Secret Life of Alex Mack.
Clarissa Explains It All.
The Girl from Tomorrow.
Aquila/Aqvila.
The Queen's Nose.
Oh, to further rot your brain : The Genie From Down Under plus Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn left.

I did not at all make this so long so as to reference them myself again later ...


I would totally be down for a return of alex mack.

I don't think we could have clarissa explains it all without marissa joan hart same thing for sabrina the teenage witch. I think the only reason I watched those was cause of my crush on the actress. (Shh I'm the right age for that)


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Damon Griffin wrote:

Sigh. Woke PC Johnny Bravo is not Johnny Bravo.

You understand you were reading satire, right?

Nope, I'm clueless that way.


I would support bringing these -- most already named -- back without substantial changes:

Pinky & the Brain (no Elmira, please)
Danger Mouse
Darkwing Duck
George of the Jungle/Tom Slick/Super Chicken
Dexter's Lab
The Tick (animated)
Jonny Quest
The Secret Life of Alex Mack
Ocean Girl
Kolchak the Night Stalker (but...how, without Darren McGavin?)
Shadowchasers
Eerie, Indiana

I always kinda wanted to see a crossover between Eerie, Indiana and the X-Files.


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A good remake to Ocean Girl would be nice, too bad they never finished showing the rest of the series here in the states.


Speaking of Eerie Indiana.

Has anyone ever noticed the slight similarity regarding evil plot, between its episode [Just say no to fun]
(Simon gets brainwashed into being a proper studying kid.), and the '98 movie Disturbing Behavior?

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I don't think we could have clarissa explains it all without marissa joan hart same thing for sabrina the teenage witch.

A Netflix show is already in the works. You do realize the character existed for well over a decade before Hart was even born, right?

Gonna be a more horror-oriented take, based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic. Kiernan Shipka in the lead role.

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Id say Get smart, but honestly i'm tired of the spy spoof.

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I think it's about time Carmen Sandiego got another show, don't you?

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