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Sil

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« Reply #40 on: 03-18-2004 18:42 »
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Standard for a British TV show though. What pisses me off is that crap like My Family can go on and on and on even though it sucks (especially now Kris Marshall's gone) and yet some of the finest things are left to rot in the gutter, ie, the League of Gentlemen.

"Are you local?"

EDIT: Yet another TOTPD! *hulas*
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #41 on: 03-18-2004 21:13 »
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-Farscape (well, can't really call it short-lived, but it lasted as long as Futurama in terms of seasons - forget the 4-hour wrap-up miniseries they're making right now...)

-The Chronicle (c'mon now, who didn't love Pig Boy?)

-Godzilla: The Animated Series
 
-Playmakers (ESPN show, really damned good)
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squishy_alien

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« Reply #42 on: 03-19-2004 02:20 »

3-South was a cartoon on MTV that didn't even make it all the way through its first season!  And I doubt it'll ever appear on DVD.  It lives on now only in my memory.

Did anyone else see 3-South?
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #43 on: 03-19-2004 02:53 »


Yeah I did, I thought 3-South was really great. I taped two episodes off of MTV when they did an Animation weekend like a month back. It was so great, it definitley deserved to at least finish the season
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #44 on: 04-01-2004 02:36 »

They cancelled Time Trax, and Kung Fu the Lengend Continues.  NY Undercover was also a good show.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #45 on: 04-01-2004 03:35 »

Whoa, you watched Time Trax?  I didn't think anyone remembered it.  I believe it was part of the great early-1990s wave of American syndicated shows as well as part of the great early-1990s wave of American science fiction shows.  About the only show from the former that's really remembered is Babylon 5.
NotFound

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« Reply #46 on: 04-01-2004 08:48 »
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
 Invader Zim, from what little I saw of it, was a really good show.  It's funny to see how closely the rise and fall of this show paralleled Futurama's.  Little to no advertising, random time slots, episodes deemed inappropriate by network suits, of course followed by cancellation due to "low ratings".  FOX isn't the only network run by idiots.

So true.    cry Invader Zim could've done great things. Amazing it was! A show on Nickelodeon that was actually good. Better then Spongebob Squarepants ever was... I can't beleive that was more popular. Stupid children.    no no

If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #47 on: 04-01-2004 09:43 »


Invader Zim was really great. But when you look at it, it is kinda of a creepy show, especially in the eyes of some younger children. But I personally love it and they really shouldn't have taken it off the air, but at least they are relasing a DVD. I hope they put out a second DVD with the episodes that they finished but never aired on TV.

Oh and by the way, Welcome NotFound to PEEL, enjoy your stay with us, as we fly the nerdy skies.
Chelsea

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« Reply #48 on: 04-01-2004 18:49 »

Definitely The Critic, as well as Greg The Bunny. Anything with Eugene Levy gets my vote, I was really sad to see that show go.
Future Angel
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« Reply #49 on: 04-01-2004 20:30 »
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I'd have to say Firefly, The Lone Gunmen and Freakylinks. I'd also say Dark Angel, but the second season completly sucked, so I guess there was a good reason it got cancelled. I'm going to go out on a limb and say another favorite short lived show of mine. Thunderbirds. Can I call it short lived considering had two movies with the marionettes and a live action movie coming out this summer?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #50 on: 04-03-2004 13:23 »

Duckman,Dilbert and The Critic.
starone

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« Reply #51 on: 04-03-2004 13:31 »

Dinosaurs, it was about animatronic dinosaurs that lived alot like we do during the dinosaur age. It got about 65 episodes done, that show was great, too bad it's not in syndication anywhere.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #52 on: 04-03-2004 14:25 »
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Gary and Mike was a funny show and UPN cancelled it with it leaving a to be continued... I was pissed just like when that happened to ALF.  Celebrity Deathmatch was another good show and it was cancelled before its time.

This thread is a list of all my favourite shows. All of them. Harsh realm was good. Great feel to it all. Reminded me of Fallout.
Im pretty sure Dinosaurs were people in Rubber suits not Animatronics.

F#$%. I remembered a show that I wanted to mention, But I forgot it. Its on the tip of my tounge. Yet I cant remember anything about it.  frown Isnt that just the way it is?
No way I'll be able to sleep now.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #53 on: 04-03-2004 22:56 »

Can you remember what the show was about?
evan

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« Reply #54 on: 04-03-2004 23:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Undergrads (One season of 13 episodes, optimistically called the first season on the DVD set)

They made a DVD set for "Undergrads?" Why have I heard absolutely positively nothing about this?  Nor seen it in any store?  You'd think with the rest of the crap sets they have clogging up the racks, there'd be room for Undergrads.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #55 on: 04-03-2004 23:33 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
Dinosaurs, it was about animatronic dinosaurs that lived alot like we do during the dinosaur age. It got about 65 episodes done, that show was great, too bad it's not in syndication anywhere.

"Hey, don't have a stegosaurus man!"

In any case, I'll add a show that hasn't been mentioned to the mix: That's My Bush!  Strange but great show.

Col. Klink

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« Reply #56 on: 04-04-2004 11:27 »

No I remember nothing of it. Its like a memorial Ghost. I think It might have had something to do with Science Fiction. I remember it was quite short lived.

I'll remember it in a couple of years and go "Damn, That was it"

I think I've got almost all the eps of thats my Bush on tape. They Still show it here infrequently.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #57 on: 04-04-2004 13:03 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
Dinosaurs, it was about animatronic dinosaurs that lived alot like we do during the dinosaur age. It got about 65 episodes done, that show was great, too bad it's not in syndication anywhere.
I remember that!  smile
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #58 on: 04-05-2004 01:57 »

That's My Bush was a great show.  They only made eight episodes.  I couldn't believe they cancelled that show.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #59 on: 04-05-2004 02:06 »
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"One of these days, Lauren, I'm gonna punch you in the face!"
evan

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« Reply #60 on: 04-05-2004 02:40 »

I'm not sure what constitutes "short-lived," but "Home Movies" was definately cancelled before its time.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #61 on: 04-05-2004 02:47 »

^But, man did it go out with a BANG.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #62 on: 04-05-2004 03:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 03:05 »

Short lived shows, eh?

Titus
Andy Richter
Undeclared
Keen Eddie
The P.J.'s
The Critic
The Lone Gunmen
Greg The Bunny
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?
Undergrads
Gary & Mike
Dilbert

FOX has had 3/4 of my favorite short-lived shows. Yeah, I think they need smarter execs too.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #63 on: 04-05-2004 03:14 »

I think Keen Eddie has new episodes on Bravo!
Speli

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« Reply #64 on: 04-05-2004 12:29 »
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Lone Gunmen
Invader Zim
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Dilbert
The Critic


EDIT: Oh yes! Titus was awesome! Me and my dad watched it religiously back when it was on the air.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #65 on: 04-05-2004 18:25 »

Add to my list: Wonderfalls.

Four freaking episodes. Beat that.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #66 on: 04-05-2004 18:27 »

To add to my list, now that the last episode has aired, Home Movies. It got four seasons, but only 52? episodes. sigh.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #67 on: 04-05-2004 18:34 »

Titus was hilarious
dilbert was also
Duckman was also great.

I thought Home Movies was coming back (I don't watch it, but I see commercials during Futurama)
EvilLunch

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« Reply #68 on: 04-05-2004 18:40 »

That was the last episode of Home Movies? Huh.. Now that I think of it.. A very fitting end..

Rocko's Modern Life has always been a favorite of mine.
That's My Bush and TV Funhouse were both retarded but had their moments.
And Dinosaurs.. was BADASS. I'm the baby, gotta love me....
Chelsea

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« Reply #69 on: 04-05-2004 22:03 »

I'm so glad other people remember Dinosaurs! For the longest time, I was convinced I had made it up, because no one I knew had ever seen it.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #70 on: 04-05-2004 22:07 »

Huh, I didn't know people actually liked Dinosaurs honestly.  It always looked pretty dumb to me, and was allegedly a Simpsons rip off too.  Oh well, I never saw it myself.  I do remember having a coloring book of it for whatever reason, though I have no idea why.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #71 on: 04-05-2004 22:35 »

I used to have a talking baby stuffed animal that said "not the mama" when you pulled the string. I don't remember the actual show, though, but I do remember liking it. (I was quite young at the time)
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #72 on: 04-06-2004 00:03 »

I'd have to say another short lived awesome show would be Invader Zim. That show was just so funny and had so much potential. But Nickelodeon had to cancel it so they could show more f'n Rugrats and Rocket Power. I hate them as much as i hate FOX!
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #73 on: 04-06-2004 02:26 »

It is with deepest sympathy that I call attention to the cancellation of "Wonderfalls," yet another casualty of the Fox network.  Of course, that doesn't mean a DVD is out of the question.  Gail Berman, look forward to my calls.

On another note, "Home Movies" is over?  I thought it was one of the top rated Adult Swim shows. *slaps herself for not watching it recently*

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
Action Jacktion

Professor
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« Reply #74 on: 04-06-2004 02:37 »

Dinosaurs actually ran more than sixty episodes, so it wasn't too short-lived.  I haven't seen it, but I heard that in the final episode, an ice age starts and all the characters die.  Apparently the TV listings had special warnings about the possibly traumatic nature of the episode.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #75 on: 04-06-2004 18:17 »
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I liked when the baby dinosaur would hit the father in the head with a frying pan.  I also liked the into to the show, and the fact that they had flannel shirts back when the dinosurs lived (and that the dinosaurs actually wore them)

Does anyone remember that show Erie, PA from several years back.  Plus a show I think is called freaky links on fox a few years ago.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #76 on: 04-07-2004 14:15 »

That CGI show on MTV Spider-man.  I cann't believe they cancelled that show based on the ending I saw.
boingo2000

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« Reply #77 on: 04-07-2004 14:28 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
It is with deepest sympathy that I call attention to the cancellation of "Wonderfalls," yet another casualty of the Fox network.  Of course, that doesn't mean a DVD is out of the question.  Gail Berman, look forward to my calls.

I saw the first 3 episodes of that (I missed the 4th one when it was moved to Thursday), and thought it wasn't bad, but I'm not exactly going to mourn it's passing.  It was kinda clever, but not outstanding.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #78 on: 04-07-2004 14:56 »

I remember enjoying the BBC's short-lived school sitcom "Chalk" when it was on, but it's been so long since it existed that for all I know it could've been absolutely pony. Anyone else remember it?
Coilette

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« Reply #79 on: 04-07-2004 15:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrr_2004:

Duckman was also great.

I forgot about Duckman! Very funny show indeed.

Also The Critic was cancelled far before its time.

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