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« Reply #80 on: 01-19-2003 19:46 »

That is C4, so they are UK ones.
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« Reply #81 on: 01-20-2003 00:23 »

Nobody's forgetting (the original) Power Rangers? That ruled until after the movie... They never should have gotten rid of Lord Zedd...

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« Reply #82 on: 01-20-2003 00:53 »

Power Rangers sucked the first day it aired.
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« Reply #83 on: 01-20-2003 02:13 »

seeing as you were a teenager when it came out, and I was a young child...

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« Reply #84 on: 01-20-2003 06:46 »
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OK Mike and Angelo was one of the most bizarre and not funny programs ever. Utter crap, but oh well. Each to their own.

Thomas thge Tank Engine and Rainbow used to entertain me as a kid so I'll always have fond memories. Then there's The Magic Roundabout... great fun to watch after the porn at 5am   wink

Not strictly kids shows, but I used to love Gamesmaster (until it got crappy) and Bad Influence. I hold them responsible for turning me into a geek  tongue
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« Reply #85 on: 01-20-2003 07:52 »

Huh? Where 's my post?

Anyway: about the Power Rangers: there was at least 1 similar show before them, also from Bandai. It was called something like Bio-Man or Bio-Force.
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« Reply #86 on: 01-20-2003 08:37 »

Teenager nothing, I was 11 when that crap started.

And I say this without hindsight bias, because I distinctly remember watching the preview commercials and thinking "this looks kinda cool," thn watching the first show and thinking, "ok, this sucks."
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« Reply #87 on: 01-20-2003 09:28 »

The Kids Of Degrassy Street and Degrassy Junior High, was there anything better than this Canadian Melodrama?

Yeah, The Littlest Hobo.
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« Reply #88 on: 01-20-2003 10:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Teenager nothing, I was 11 when that crap started.

Yeah, well, I was 10 when I stopped watching it. It was designed for younger kids than 11 years old.


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« Reply #89 on: 01-20-2003 10:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
OK Mike and Angelo was one of the most bizarre and not funny programs ever. Utter crap, but oh well. Each to their own.

Okay, the later episodes (ie anything after 1991) were moronic, but I'm talking about the very early episodes.

*puts on his rose-tinted glasses*

Back then Angelo was this alien who was lonely because he was stranded on Earth, and Mike had just moved from America, and was lonely becuase he'd left all his friends behind.  So the two of them became fast friends (sort of Fry and Leela without the UST).  Even after Angelo did a Doctor Who style rgeneration to cover a change in actor, the bond was still there.

But when the original Mike left, it started a revolving door of Mikes and Michelas turning up on the doorstep, and lasting a year before being replaced by the next Mike/Michela.  Without the friendship there, the show just went straight downhill, and I gave up watching in the early 90s.
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« Reply #90 on: 01-20-2003 14:08 »

That was a great afternoon on CITV - I'd get home from school at about 3:30, started off with Mike & Angelo, then either Fun House or Finders Keepers, and if you were lucky Nitemare (at least it seemed that way...I'm sure it wasn't).
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« Reply #91 on: 01-20-2003 18:12 »

In retrospect, maybe M&A didn't go downhill, maybe I just outgrew it.  The important thing is that I enjoyed it at the time.
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« Reply #92 on: 01-20-2003 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
That was a great afternoon on CITV - I'd get home from school at about 3:30, started off with Mike & Angelo, then either Fun House or Finders Keepers, and if you were lucky Nitemare (at least it seemed that way...I'm sure it wasn't).

I remember Fun House and Finders Keepers, they were actually quite good!

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« Reply #93 on: 01-20-2003 20:00 »

What did I like as a kid?  Hmmm ... can I remember that far back?  What was the question again?  Oh, yeah!

Well, since I grew up during the Stone Age, the Flintstones was a favorite (at least until that little green pest showed up).  I thought the original Jonny Quest was very cool, especially since it was a prime time show.  I loved the Bugs Bunny Show.  Rocky and Bullwinkle was another favorite.  It's the only show I know that got funnier as I got older.

Oh, can't forget George of the Jungle. 
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« Reply #94 on: 01-20-2003 20:37 »

Johnny Quest was awesome...
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« Reply #95 on: 01-20-2003 20:54 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
That was a great afternoon on CITV - I'd get home from school at about 3:30, started off with Mike & Angelo, then either Fun House or Finders Keepers, and if you were lucky Nitemare (at least it seemed that way...I'm sure it wasn't).

Okay, I remember M&A, Fun House and Knightmare.  Was Finders Keepers the one where two teams of kids had to find objects and stuff in that house?
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« Reply #96 on: 01-21-2003 04:02 »
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I loved Trapdoor, Thomas the Tank Engine, Willo the Wisp, Paddington Bear and Bagpuss when I was small.

Then Tundercats, Transformers, Turtles, Ghostbusters.

Then Ren & Stimpy became the only TV show I watched in months. Then it went away.

Animated Batman, Spider Man, He-Man (the old version).

Let's see... anybody mentioned Rude Dog and the Dweebs yet?

Kids TV sucks now though. All the classics have been replaced by crap like Pokemon, Digimon, and the like.
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« Reply #97 on: 01-21-2003 04:56 »

What about that program that was kinda weird, that had a crocodile as the host, and all the humour was low-grade, toilet based...
Er, it was called, Down the Drain, or, um, something like that?
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« Reply #98 on: 01-21-2003 06:14 »

Round The Bend
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« Reply #99 on: 01-21-2003 06:56 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Okay, I remember M&A, Fun House and Knightmare.  Was Finders Keepers the one where two teams of kids had to find objects and stuff in that house?


Yeah, and the host of the show would always say "Now remember Kids, don't go into your parent's bedroom" whenever the teams were asked to search the bedrooms.

And Fun House - surely the pinacle of Pat Sharpe's (and his mullet's) career, and as for that theme song:

(Female voice) Fun house! / Always having fun/ Prizes to be won / (deep male voice) It's a real crazy show / where anything goes!
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« Reply #100 on: 01-21-2003 07:27 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Round The Bend

And that reminds me of 'Round the Twist', which was some Aussie programme, I think, which had a theme song so catchy I can still remember it now...

'Have you ever... ever felt like this? When strange things happen, like you're goin' round the twist?' etc etc!
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« Reply #101 on: 01-21-2003 13:40 »

"Round the Twist" was  based on the books of the really weird and bizarre short stories by australian author Paul Jennings - but also added a subplot about some boy and his struggles against the local government (I think, I can't honestly remember). It made it's way onto UK TV, where I guess it must have got good ratings, because it seemed to stay on the air forever...
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« Reply #102 on: 01-21-2003 14:02 »

It was on TV for ages, that's right - repeated ad nauseum, too, if I remember rightly. I don't remember that much about the show itself, so I suppose it must have been a bit pants, yet I can remember every bloody word of the theme song. Embarrassing but sadly, true.
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« Reply #103 on: 01-21-2003 14:03 »

I loved Round the Twist. Some episodes I remember well, like that one where they boy had fingernails all down his fingers, and at the end he turned into a mermaid or something.
Have you heard the word about the bird and the spider?...
 I used to love Fun House. With those twins, Martina and Melanie or something similar.
 Finders Keepers was another favourite of mine. I always wanted to go on that show.

Does anyone remember the VR Troopers? It was similar to Power Rangers...
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« Reply #104 on: 01-21-2003 14:07 »

Yeah, one of those twins was called Melanie, I think. It's like an unspoken rule that anyone on TV called Melanie is painfully annoying and resulted in endless teasing for me. Like Melanie that used to be on Neighbours, with her awful laugh.

But recently the Mels on TV seem to be improving - Mel on Eastenders was hot.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #105 on: 01-21-2003 18:14 »

Bad news for Mel.  Bonnie Langford's character in Doctor Who was called Melanie!  evil laugh

 
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« Reply #106 on: 01-21-2003 18:19 »

Ack, curses!
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« Reply #107 on: 01-21-2003 19:52 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
Like Melanie that used to be on Neighbours, with her awful laugh.

She was sexy though. Mmmmmm, red hair. I saw her in panto once. This sounds hilarious, I'm sad I missed it.

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« Reply #108 on: 01-22-2003 08:44 »
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Her annoying red hair, obsession with carrot juice, horrible, horrible clothes, accent...and was then replaced with the pyromaniac Ace, who was only slightly better (is it me, or did all of the actor's who played Dr Who assitants see there career go down the drain when they left the show?).
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« Reply #109 on: 01-22-2003 19:10 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
 And that reminds me of 'Round the Twist', which was some Aussie programme, I think, which had a theme song so catchy I can still remember it now...

'Have you ever... ever felt like this? When strange things happen, like you're goin' round the twist?' etc etc!

That was weirdly cool! It was on after school and i watched it, my brother tried to turn over, and often won as he's older.

On the Weakest Link they had Kids TV Presenters and i recognised alot of them. Kirsten, CBBC Presener/SMart presenter, won.

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« Reply #110 on: 01-22-2003 19:16 »

Going back a little, I agree with Nix. Power Rangers was the worst show ever, regardless of where in the show's timeline you watch it. It saddens me to see young people remembering it fondly.

It makes me question my own nolstalgic TV-watching values. He-man and GI Joe weren't really as bad as Power Rangers...were they? Please god, tell me they were better than that!
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« Reply #111 on: 01-23-2003 19:37 »

He-Man wasn't as good as She-Ra - she had the power!

And also on the weakest link was Timmy Mallett - who I see is as annoying as ever.
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« Reply #112 on: 01-23-2003 19:55 »

When I was younger I was a big fan of teenage mutant ninja turtles, I used to think that was the best thing ever when I was a kid

"turtle power, foo!"
PCC Fred

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« Reply #113 on: 01-23-2003 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
He-Man wasn't as good as She-Ra - she had the power!

And also on the weakest link was Timmy Mallett - who I see is as annoying as ever.

She-Ra, the Princess of Power who went on to play for England in the World Cup.

Speaking of football, did anyone hear about the fracas between Timmy Mallett and West Ham United a few weeks back?  He said that West Ham's hammer mascot looked like his Pinky Punky Mallett, and that it was confusing to the public.  roll eyes
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« Reply #114 on: 01-25-2003 16:00 »

Oooooooo..the memories. I like this thread  smile

Thomas the Tank Engine
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
King Rollo
Count Duckula
Chip and Dale Rescue rangers
Captain Planet
The Flumps
Bertha
Fun House
Finders Keepers
The Racoons (Any English folk here remember them? Think waaaaay back to Saturday mornings on that show called 'Going Live' with Gordon the Gopher and Phillip Schofield)
Paddington Bear
The Mr Men
Mr Benn
..theres loads more as well but I cant quite remember them at the mo  smile

But I never used to watch 'Seasame Street. Woah that scared the living hell out of me. What with that huge yellow bird and that dude who lived in the bin! That still freaks me out even now!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #115 on: 01-25-2003 19:43 »

Speaking of Saturday morning shows, does anyone remember MotorMouth, Get Fresh or even No. 73?
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« Reply #116 on: 01-25-2003 19:57 »

I dispised Captain planet man I hated that show I still like some of the nickolodean cartoons though well only the old ones ahhhh real monsters loved that show! 
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« Reply #117 on: 01-25-2003 20:59 »

I remember the Racoons, that was great!
And also I remember no 73... which wasn't quite as good as the racoons, but still better than any saturday morning tv they've had for years now.
At least - I think it was on on a saturday morning...
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« Reply #118 on: 01-25-2003 21:25 »

 
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Originally posted by MelBee:
I remember the Racoons, that was great!
And also I remember no 73... which wasn't quite as good as the racoons, but still better than any saturday morning tv they've had for years now.
At least - I think it was on on a saturday morning...
yeah, no 73 was a Saturday morning show - Sandi Torsvig (later of Whose Line is it Anyway) and Neil Buchanan (from Art Attack) were in it - god, the garbage that I remember
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« Reply #119 on: 01-25-2003 22:03 »

Anybody out there remember Pee Wee's Playhouse? Now THAT show was seriously &%$#@'d up.
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