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  1. "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup." " I'm trapped! I feel like I'm caught in a web!" "Professor Little Old Man." " 'Lillolman'."Lillolman''." -This film could be seen as a beloved tribute to the work of a different director, by the one that directed it. -One actor was unavailable- otherwise he would have played in yet ANOTHER role under the same director (would have made that 4 roles in 4 movies rather than 3 in 3.)
  2. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! The show's title referred to the highways they needed to travel (usually) as well as their requirements. B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! Some people might think there's nothing more odd than seeing a bunch of "celebrities" dumped together in one home, as if it was a sort-of Twilight Zone version of reality. That's probably overthinking this, though. C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury! D) This reality show has a comedy troupe- the Tenderloins- do a hidden camera show. Each comedian wears an earpiece, and the others give him instructions he HAS to follow, and deal with the public. If he fails at his task, he loses. The biggest loser of an episode has a big punishment at the end of the episode. The biggest surprise is always waiting to see what the public does. We've seen people sign a petition for a charity called "Fake Charity". We saw one comedian security-wanding at an event, and a woman deliberately vague as to if she was concealing drugs (so she would have to be searched), and incidents where it looked like the comedians' lives were in danger! It's pranks on the public and on the comedians. E) This "documentary" attempted to compared different types of fighters and their weapons, to see who would win if they were forced to fight face-to-face, either one-on-one or five-on-five. Despite attempts to be fair, they often were wildly subjective in how they measured damage, and applied rules inconsistent from episode to episode. As an example of the former, they had both weapons slash on a side of beef- but it was the SAME side, so the second cutter had his target area reduced to half before he even began to swing! (I would have insisted, before the swing, that they agree they were only making me hit the same slab of beef because they could only make the contest even by cheating.) As an example of the latter, one episode considered the concealability of the weapons- and a different episode comparing similar fighters completely disregarded it- both times to the benefit of whoever was representing the exact same fighters (the Italian Mafia, vs the James Gang and the Yakuza, respectively.) Whether armor was a consideration was often applied inconsistently (as protection against the LAST weapon but not the first 2), and a shield was never measured for its ability to block a blow (its primary function), but only for its ability to DELIVER a blow. The unreliability of a weapon was often ignored. (When comparing Knight vs Pirate, the primitive "grenado" in the demonstration FAILED on camera. However, when doing calculations for 100 versions of the same fight, they assumed the grenado would go off each time it was used- without even a 1% chance of failure. Likewise, his black powder pistol was assumed to be 100% reliable.) Finally, the wieldiness of a weapon was ignored in favor of only how much damage it did if it connected. (Somali pirates with a boat anchor vs some drug cartel with a machete. The anchor was slow to swing and hard to direct and slow to recover, the machete was fast to swing and easy to direct and fast to recover. They said the anchor was more dangerous. In a life-or-death fight with one against the other, give me the machete. I have to evade the first swing of the anchor, then I have all day to slash one of the attacker's arms since the machete is one-handed and the anchor is not.) All of that aside, they TRIED to measure who was more fatal, and it WAS entertaining despite its flaws.
  3. Brian Doyle Murray Wayne's World Rob Lowe
  4. You may well be considered a local celebrity, but you can leave here whenever you feel you must. In other news, you didn't name any of the shows I mentioned. I'll add more clues later tonight, or something before dawn at any rate.
  5. Ooo, we've got the "red skies crossovers" and so on? I was waiting for those. I'm waiting on Mrs Wolf to watch Flash and Arrow. We're about 2 episodes behind right now, but will catch up soon I imagine. I can catch Supergirl and Batwoman this week and catch up there. I'll let you know what we're up to. (Next Arrow episode- "Purgatory", next Flash episode: Part 1 of "Last Temptation of Barry Allen." ) As soon as this all is over, I should binge-watch Marvel movies and catch up. (I haven't seen "Endgame" yet- I'm good through "Infinity War", at least 1 viewing, for the Avengers plotline.)
  6. Then in that case..... David Carradine Kill Bill Volume One Lucy Liu
  7. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury! D) This reality show has a comedy troupe do a hidden camera show. Each comedian wears an earpiece, and the others give him instructions he HAS to follow, and deal with the public. If he fails at his task, he loses. The biggest loser of an episode has a big punishment at the end of the episode. The biggest surprise is always waiting to see what the public does. We've seen people sign a petition for a charity called "Fake Charity". We saw one comedian security-wanding at an event, and a woman deliberately vague as to if she was concealing drugs (so she would have to be searched), and incidents where it looked like the comedians' lives were in danger.[/b]
  8. "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup." " I'm trapped! I feel like I'm caught in a web!" "Professor Little Old Man." " 'Lillolman'."Lillolman''."
  9. Ok, next song. "Kick down the barricades. Listen what the kids say. From time to time people change their minds But the music is here to stay. I've seen it all from the bottom to the top"
  10. Supposed reality shows this time. Name ANY to take the round. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. The emphasis was more on the journey than on the locations, much of the time. They eventually ended up not only crossing over with another "reality" show, but sort-of merging into the crossover show, which has lasted a LOT longer than this show! B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode! C) This short-lived reality show had a businessman study martial arts, then travel around to places with an indigenous martial art. There he tried to crash-course on it in a few days, after which he tried to compete in it. They didn't take it easy on the guy, and sometimes you had to wonder if he was going to suffer permanent damage or a fatal injury!
  11. No. "Big Brother" has some people and MAYBE later has some sort of "celebrities." This show started with the "celebrities" and continued that way through its run.
  12. Supposed reality shows this time. Name ANY to take the round. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. B) This reality show put some "celebrities" together (for some value of "celebrity" or another) into one house. We got Gary Coleman, Tammy Faye Baker, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, Erik Estrada in one season. Another season had Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis, Gabrielle Charteris, and Vince Neil. Another had Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, Jordan Knight, and Brigitte Neilsen. Another had Adrienne Curry, Christopher Knight, Verne Troyer, and Jane Weidlin. Another had Jose Canseco, Janice Dickenson, and Bronson Pinchot. Another (yes, six seasons!) had Sherman Hemsley, Tawny Kitaen, Florence Henderson, CC De Ville, and Steve "Smash Mouth" Harwell. This show had more than 1 spin-off. One memorable moment from the season with Jose Canseco was a softball game versus "the celebrities" - lookalikes of Michael Jackson, etc. Heading that team was "Jose Canseco." The resemblance was truly uncanny- because Jose Canseco has a twin brother and they brought him in for the episode!
  13. Supposed reality shows this time. Name ANY to take the round. A) This reality show put a bunch of people in an RV and sent them around the US (usually) to finish tasks and try to win "a handsome reward." One season was on a big ship, and another season was across islands in Latin America or thereabouts. Probably the crowning moment there was when they were waiting for a boat on a beach. It arrived, piloted by Bob Denver in appropriate costume. "What's so funny? "IT'S GILLIGAN!!!!!" It would have been twice as bad if I were there- I was making Gilligan jokes as soon as a boat appeared on the horizon. Having him actually appear after that would have been too much. Oh, and the wind snatched off his hat- but one contestant jumped from the boat to rescue it. Bob was very thankful. (Starting with just one.)
  14. "I'm dreaming of a White Ho-Ho...." Yes, someone typed that up, and yes, we sang it.
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