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MizPataki

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« on: 08-02-2002 02:37 »

Okay, if you could, what cancelled or on hiatus shows would you resurrect?  I've got several.
Futurama- Fl'uh!  It's one of the most original shows I've seen and definitly deserving of recognition.  I'm sure you all agree, no?
Hey Arnold!- Okay, so technically it's not off the air, but with the *ahem* box office failure (Which did better than PPG, might I add) the show's end seems to be lurking on the horizon.  I think I heard somewhere Craig Bartlett left the show for his new project "Party Wagon".  Nick also dropped the second movie after he wouldn't sign a two year exclusivity contract.  However, I'm not 100% positive.  Anyway, this show despite being on a kids network is very witty and funny.  Not to mention the many well-loved characters like lovesick Helga G. Pataki and Gerald, the Keeper of Urban Legends.  It also showcases probably my most loathed cartoon character, the "poor farmgirl" Lila.  And let's not forget the hero.  He may not be the funniest character, but it's nice to see that amidst a crazy, mixed-up world there are still some nice guys out there.  I could go on and on, but it wouldn't be fair as I've been in love with Arnold since I saw his claymation short on Sesame Street when I was three.
Daria- Despite the fact that she was an MTV character, I can't find anything wrong with Daria.  Well, except for the way that she dumped Tom and how the finale left way too many loose ends.  Daria herself is so funny, frank and completely honest.  But her peers get plenty of laughs too (Who doesn't chuckle at the Fashion Club's deep-voiced Sandi and slow-talking Tiffany?).  The series managed to pull off a feat I don't often see in other shows (Save for Futurama and HA!): You could have one episode that was incredibly laugh-out-loud funny while still adding some dramatic moments (Think LOTF and "Married" for HA!).  Most of these episodes of Daria left me sitting on the couch begging for more.  I just HAD to see if she and Jane patched things up at the end of "Dye! Dye! My Darling!".  But I've babbled enough.
Invader ZIM- While it may not be pure excellance and can drag at some moments, this series is one of the most inventive I've seen in a looooong time.  It's what got me to watch cartoons again (I heard TV's Frank Coniff was a writer, so I tuned in.).  The absurdity of everything is what makes it so worthwhile and it seems to have what can be described as a cult-like following.  Too bad Nick canned it so they could have money to make a Rugrats spin-off.  Ah well.  At least I can still get my Gaz fix at Hot Topic.
MST3K- Everytime I see "Danger: Diabolik!" (The ep, not the movie) I feel a bit saddened.  Yes, I think the conclusion was okay, but it could have been better. I think Joel coming back for the big finale would have been better, but what can ya do?  Thanks to Rhino, we can still relive the early days on VHS or DVD, the good ol' days.  Which is not to say that the Sci-Fi era wasn't good, but I sorely missed Dr. Forrestor and Frank.  It just wasn't the same.  Anyway, despite another box office disappointment case, this show's absolutely wonderful.  It's just so hilarious and creative.  I don't know if my stomach's ever ached more than it did when I first saw "Pod People."

haleys_comet

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« Reply #1 on: 08-02-2002 02:40 »

I wouldn't bring back any shows. I like to move forward.
Venus

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« Reply #2 on: 08-02-2002 02:52 »

i would bring back Futurama, mst3k, daria, invader zim, mysterious ways, early edition, Stark raving mad, greg the bunny, X-Files ( not the new X-Files but the classic, with Mulder and Scully together but without all the new people )married with children ( i'd at least like to see a proper final ep for this show)and last but not least i'd like to bring back God the Devil and Bob, a show that was just as awesome as Futurama.
Tweek

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« Reply #3 on: 08-02-2002 03:30 »

A couple of things that got killed after just one series: "American Gothic" and "Space: Above and Beyond"
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 08-02-2002 03:47 »

I would like to see another series of Red Dwarf, although that hasn't a such been cancelled (they're making a movie apparently) I wouldn't mind seeing more in the ways of series - a bit more true to the classics, and also what happens to Rimmer at the end of the last one?
cellery

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« Reply #5 on: 08-02-2002 03:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2002 03:59 »

Densest post ever! I didn't read it all since my eyes started to hurt, but here's a few of my picks:

* Futurama (duh)
* Platypus Man
* Lois and Clark
* ST: TNG
* The Pretender
Langly
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« Reply #6 on: 08-02-2002 04:38 »

Need to resurrect Rod serling and bring back the twilight zone.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #7 on: 08-02-2002 05:47 »

Futurama--I know it's predictable, but I would be a fool to leave it off my list.

The Maxx--I love this show/comic so much it makes me want to cry. I remember reading about an upcoming second season, but for some reason nothing ever came of it. That's really too bad, because as great as the show was, the comic got even better in later issues(and then kind of lost me with the rushed ending, but hey, I can forgive that). The Mr. Gone origin story stirred up emotions in me, weird scary emotions that even today I can't quite identify.

Also, the show had great, creative animation from Rough Draft. Very true to the comics.

The State--maybe I'd hate it if I saw it now, but back in the day, this was my favorite sketch comedy show. A few of the cast members went on to direct crappy movies and star in Snickers bar commercials, but damn it, I want the show back.

MST3K--yup. I don't care which era, either. Joel/Mike, Comedy Central/Scifi, it doesn't matter. They can go back to the crappy old UHF station type improv shows, and I would still watch.

Dr. Katz--I didn't watch as much of this show as I would have liked, because I didn't have Comedy Central when they were still making new episodes. But it's a great show, and I always long for it when I hear Katz's sweet sweet voice on Home Movies.

I'm sure there are others, but I don't feel like thinking of any more right now.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #8 on: 08-02-2002 11:53 »

Futurama,Pinky and the Brain *without that dumb redheaded kid*,MST3K *without the new evil people I want the old ones*!
Aleel

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« Reply #9 on: 08-02-2002 12:04 »

Futurama.. everything else may be cancelled, even if I didn't like it, but the star trek shows were finished in a good way... and they had more seasons, but Futurama... I'm going to be lost without it...
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« Reply #10 on: 08-02-2002 14:47 »

Stargate SG-1
It's on its 6th and last series I believe, which they SAY they plan to end with a 2nd Stargate movie but I'd prefer another few series AND a movie.

If that's being greedy then GIMME GIMME GIMME!!

"Live forever or die trying."
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 08-02-2002 14:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2002 14:52 »

Futurama: ...well, gl'obviously.

Duckman: Probably the last good thing to come out of Klasky-Csupo (Rocket Power? That thing with the monsters?   puke ). Plus... the show got cancelled... AND THEY ENDED ON A CLIFFHANGER!

Gargoyles: The single best thing Disney ever did.

Pinky and the Brain: The first episode could feature the violent, agonizing death of Elmyra.

Sheep in the Big City: The Rocky & Bulwinkle of the 90s. It's way better than any CN show that came after... I mean, Grim & Evil? Time Squad? That thing with the robot?

The Nudist & Mr. Pendleton: Yes, I know this was just a two-minute video clip, but, dammit, it SHOULD be a show.
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 08-02-2002 15:18 »

Futurama - This is PEEL, besides everybody is doing it, and I want to fit in.

The Critic - I really miss this show, it had such potential. Plus it was making fun of Hollywood actors and crappy movies, what's not to love?

Star Trek: DS9 - Best Trek series ever. Depth of characters, shades of grey, machiavellian plotting, continuity, great actors. So what if had the best finale of any show ever, I want this show back now!!

Space Precinct - Maybe it's just because it's soo long ago I've seen this how, but I remember it as good, innocent sci-fi fun. I'd really like to see it back. Maybe I'll be disappointed, but that's not the point.

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« Reply #13 on: 08-02-2002 15:38 »

MST3K:We want Our Fix
Dilbert:Cool but not great
Family Guy:Better than Malcom.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #14 on: 08-02-2002 16:48 »

Bring back these shows, you bastards!
Futurama
The Critic
Invader ZIM
Sheep in the Big City
The Angry Beavers
... all right, I'm done.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #15 on: 08-02-2002 16:52 »

Sheep in the big city was cancelled??
NNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #16 on: 08-02-2002 17:03 »

I guess, there are no new episodes. Sometime in spring, it used to be on at 3pm on weekdays and I would watch it. Now it's replaced by frickin' Johnny Bravo which got horrible when they put in Pops and Carl. But Sheep was great! Remember General Specific and Private Public and the Mad, er, Angry Scientist. THEY ROCKED!!!
KENNEDY

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« Reply #17 on: 08-02-2002 17:16 »

Angery! Angery! Why can you not be pronouncing his namedness?!!?
Zed 85

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« Reply #18 on: 08-02-2002 17:33 »

Hm, I seem to be the only person not to mention Futurama...  hmpf

I would just like to say that I WOULD like to see it back, other wise FOX might recieve a nasty Rocket Propelled Grenade through their letterbox
Shadowstar

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« Reply #19 on: 08-02-2002 17:38 »

And I guess since the new word of FOX owning all rights to Futurama, I guess the idea of moving the show to another station is down the toilet.
Kryten

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« Reply #20 on: 08-02-2002 18:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
I guess, there are no new episodes. Sometime in spring, it used to be on at 3pm on weekdays and I would watch it. Now it's replaced by frickin' Johnny Bravo which got horrible when they put in Pops and Carl. But Sheep was great! Remember General Specific and Private Public and the Mad, er, Angry Scientist. THEY ROCKED!!!

You know what really returns my tray table to its upright position? It's when people say "remember all the characters from that Sheep in the Big City show?" and they leave out the Ranting Swede! What does a guy have to do to get noticed around here! Oh, sure, maybe he doesn't invent stuff or chase after a stupid sheep. But he's there at the end of every show ranting his brains out, and does he ever get any mention? Noooooo! Oh, it ticks me off so much! And another thing, why do they call them "chick peas" if they're neither CHICKS nor PEAS?!

*takes a bow*
VelourFog

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« Reply #21 on: 08-02-2002 22:21 »

dude, teral i want The Critic back too

I want SNL to be good and I want something decent to be on in the afternoons, like ducktails, man i loved that show.

Also i dont know if they are making new episodes for disney channel, but I want Pepper Anne back on Saturday morning ABC
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 08-02-2002 22:26 »

Futurama.  All my other shows (TNG, Cheers, DS9, MASH) ended at the right time, and I wouldn't want to see them dragged on.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #23 on: 08-02-2002 22:37 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
Also i dont know if they are making new episodes for disney channel, but I want Pepper Anne back on Saturday morning ABC

Nope, the show is officially retired. Had an official final episode and everything, with flash-forward sequences that showed the characters as adults.

Sigh...it never even got a crappy movie.
VelourFog

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« Reply #24 on: 08-02-2002 22:42 »

are you kidding me?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #25 on: 08-02-2002 22:47 »

Nope. I never saw the episode myself, but I read a sexy synopsis somewhere. Apparently the idiots at disney didn't even bother to air it on ABC...it got casually mixed in with the reruns on the disney channel.
Torquemada

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« Reply #26 on: 08-02-2002 23:03 »
« Last Edit on: 08-02-2002 23:03 »

The Tick

   
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Space: Above and Beyond
Dude, all but one of them died. Great ending to a series though.
Was it really only one series? It seemed longer than that.
   
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
The Maxx
The problem there is, everything was resolved. Julie got it together and moved, Maxx remembered stuff and went gardening. There is little room for a continuation. Fantastic story though, it was dark, sad, funny, light, sureal and poigniant all rolled into one.

Once more, with feeling: The Tick!

A hollow heart and empty head, makes the streets run red. A careless desire leaves a child with a future of fire.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 08-02-2002 23:24 »

That's not the real ending. The Maxx isn't even a gardener! He's a plumber.

In the comic, Julie goes around and becomes a big whore and gets knocked up, while The Maxx deals with everything dying in the Outback thanks to her leaving. And then it shifts ten years later, focusing on Sarah and her Maxx, and her relationship with Mr. Gone(this storyline started out great, but like I said before, it sorta lost me with the ending).
bart182

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« Reply #28 on: 08-02-2002 23:30 »

Futurama
Get real (not animated)
Dilbert
Good simpson episodes  tongue
Clerks
Dextors lab
Two Stupid dogs
the critic
Torquemada

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« Reply #29 on: 08-02-2002 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
In the comic, Julie goes around and becomes a big whore and gets knocked up, while The Maxx deals with everything dying in the Outback thanks to her leaving. And then it shifts ten years later, focusing on Sarah and her Maxx, and her relationship with Mr. Gone(this storyline started out great, but like I said before, it sorta lost me with the ending).
Wow, I will have to hunt them down.
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« Reply #30 on: 08-02-2002 23:45 »

My after-school time is so incomplete without "Bill Nye: The Science Guy".  I'd also like another Star Trek series to be aired in syndication.  I love Voyager, but I'm interested to see TNG or DS9.
MizPataki

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« Reply #31 on: 08-03-2002 02:28 »

 
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 Nope, the show is officially retired. Had an official final episode and everything, with flash-forward sequences that showed the characters as adults.

Sigh...it never even got a crappy movie.

Like *cough cough* Recess.  That is so sad though.  I love/d Pepper Ann.  One of the better Disney cartoons.  It's so much better than their other attempts (Teacher's Pet or The Proud Family, anyone?).  At least it got a finale.  FJ, you got a link to the finale summary?
Tweek

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« Reply #32 on: 08-03-2002 03:36 »
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Originally posted by Torquemada:

     
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Space: Above and Beyond
Dude, all but one of them died. Great ending to a series though.
Was it really only one series? It seemed longer than that.
   

Only one of them died, two definately survived, and two were missing in action.

Impossible

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« Reply #33 on: 08-03-2002 07:26 »

Futurama
The Crystal Maze
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« Reply #34 on: 08-03-2002 09:34 »

The Crystal maze ruled, but I kinda lost interest when the old presenter quit the show.
Tweek

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« Reply #35 on: 08-03-2002 09:49 »

 
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The Crystal maze ruled, but I kinda lost interest when the old presenter quit the show.
  I agree, I stopped watching about the same time they changed presenters
aslate

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« Reply #36 on: 08-03-2002 09:56 »

Yea, it was great until it changed, too bad there aren't any now...
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« Reply #37 on: 08-03-2002 10:32 »

What have you lot got against Ed Tudor-Pole? He's a fine figure of a man.

Bring back Kickstart!

Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 08-03-2002 11:08 »

Ducktales! How could I forget that show? Yes, bring it back, nut more importantly bring back:

Derkwing Duck - This show have got to be the best ever created by Disney. Why? Because it's so un-Disney. The good guys are all with huge gaping character-flaws, yet lovable. The baddies are hillarious, silly and yet dangerous. Other Disney baddies doesn't even begin to compare.

And while we're at it, bring back Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers.
VelourFog

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« Reply #39 on: 08-03-2002 11:19 »

I'd bring back the Storyteller series by Jim Henson. They didn't air it regularly, just a few times a year, but they did takes on little known folk and fairy tales and it was so good. sigh. Also maybe bring back the muppet show or something while they're at it.
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