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    DebrisStorm wrote:
    CleverHans wrote:
    DebrisStorm wrote:
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    Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.


    Do you have any Turboteen nostalgia?


    There isn't a day of my life that goes by that I don't think about Turboteen. Turboteen and MLP.


    What about Manimal?


    Ah, no. Fuck Manimal.
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      CleverHans wrote:
      DebrisStorm wrote:
      CleverHans wrote:
      DebrisStorm wrote:
      CleverHans wrote:
      Turboteen was pretty fucking bad too. I'm surprised no one's asked about it lately. Used to be all the rage on here.


      Do you have any Turboteen nostalgia?


      There isn't a day of my life that goes by that I don't think about Turboteen. Turboteen and MLP.


      What about Manimal?


      Ah, no. Fuck Manimal.


      The Voyagers?
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        I have the Voyagers on disc. Good bad show.
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          CleverHans wrote:
          I have the Voyagers on disc. Good bad show.


          Too bad about Hexum and his Russian Roulette addiction.
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            Yeah, he shot himself the fuck dead.
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              CleverHans wrote:
              Yeah, he shot himself the fuck dead.


              With a blank!
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                CleverHans wrote:
                Anything ending in "mon".

                TheEducator wrote:
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                I always thought Ed, Edd,and Eddie was a stupid show even when I was growing up.

                Come to think of it "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Ren and Stimpy" were pretty pointless as well.


                Rocko's Modern Life was a parody of American society, dumbass. Pretty solid concept.


                Oh goodness. How'd I miss this guy? I am seriously slipping these last few weeks. Oh well, the opportunity has passed. C'est la vie.




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                  Gemini_Guy wrote:
                  TheEducator wrote:

                  As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.


                  Agreed and on top of that it also taught kids to be rude and act out. I mean I saw one ep where they went to a club for adults and just because they didn't want a bunch of loud noisy kids disturbing them, they said it's ok to break every rule in the book and piss people off just because they don't want to be annoyed.
                  I liked Rocket Power. For the most part, if the kids did something wrong, and was caught, they got in trouble for it or punished. You obviously haven't seen much of it. And what's wrong with a bunch of kids trying to find things to do to have fun during the summer?

                  The ep you mentioned seemed, to me, to point out that just because something seems better, it really isn't. Before going to that fancy club, the kids thought it was going to be really fun, but realized that they couldn't be themselves while there (play like kids do), like if they were hanging out with the "poorer", common folks at like a community pool or something. It was too snooty and snobby for them, which they realized when they went back home to spend the day with their father (and also apologized for ditching him in the first place just because they were invited to that place).

                  Hm, another ep that comes to mind was when the two younger ones had a substitute teacher that turned out to be the guy who ran the skate park. Those two were trying their bests to take advantage of him, like not listening and all that because he'd always been a friend to them and expected perks (well, Otto did mostly and talked Twister into it, if I remember it right). They ended up with detention given by him for it. They boys realized that they weren't being respectful of him as an actual instructor and realized that they wouldn't have done that if it had been their regular teacher. The two learned to respect him, and apologized for all of their actions and rule breaking and even did all of hte homework they'd skipped out on. Sorta like that ep of Doug where Chalky was caught cheating and had to miss out on the game to do his work since he "came clean".

                  IMO, you just haven't seen many episodes to even think the kids never got in trouble for their actions. Personally, I liked the show's premise. Kids out, exercising, playing, and having fun (on break), but get reprimanded if they got out of line. I mean, how realistic is that, and I'm sure many of us have gotten away with things that our parents never found out about.
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                    Pinky and the Brain ruled.

                    Watch your mouth.
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                      SSJ_Jup81 wrote:
                      Gemini_Guy wrote:
                      TheEducator wrote:

                      As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.


                      Agreed and on top of that it also taught kids to be rude and act out. I mean I saw one ep where they went to a club for adults and just because they didn't want a bunch of loud noisy kids disturbing them, they said it's ok to break every rule in the book and piss people off just because they don't want to be annoyed.
                      I liked Rocket Power. For the most part, if the kids did something wrong, and was caught, they got in trouble for it or punished. You obviously haven't seen much of it. And what's wrong with a bunch of kids trying to find things to do to have fun during the summer?

                      The ep you mentioned seemed, to me, to point out that just because something seems better, it really isn't. Before going to that fancy club, the kids thought it was going to be really fun, but realized that they couldn't be themselves while there (play like kids do), like if they were hanging out with the "poorer", common folks at like a community pool or something. It was too snooty and snobby for them, which they realized when they went back home to spend the day with their father (and also apologized for ditching him in the first place just because they were invited to that place).

                      Hm, another ep that comes to mind was when the two younger ones had a substitute teacher that turned out to be the guy who ran the skate park. Those two were trying their bests to take advantage of him, like not listening and all that because he'd always been a friend to them and expected perks (well, Otto did mostly and talked Twister into it, if I remember it right). They ended up with detention given by him for it. They boys realized that they weren't being respectful of him as an actual instructor and realized that they wouldn't have done that if it had been their regular teacher. The two learned to respect him, and apologized for all of their actions and rule breaking and even did all of hte homework they'd skipped out on. Sorta like that ep of Doug where Chalky was caught cheating and had to miss out on the game to do his work since he "came clean".

                      IMO, you just haven't seen many episodes to even think the kids never got in trouble for their actions. Personally, I liked the show's premise. Kids out, exercising, playing, and having fun (on break), but get reprimanded if they got out of line. I mean, how realistic is that, and I'm sure many of us have gotten away with things that our parents never found out about.


                      My problem with the show is twofold:

                      1. The kids could not have been bigger douches. If it were a parody of airheaded douchebags from California, it would have some promise. But these kids were designed to be the protagonists. Not cool, bro.

                      2. Lousy writing. No wit. No nuances to the plots. They faced no real dilemmas, and they solved very brief, minor issues in what seemed like a nanosecond. I want to see some struggle and some actual story telling. This isn't a short.

                      Just my take, anyway.
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                        Catdog.

                        Where did its poop come out?

                        Pretty dumb to make a character(s) that can't function correctly anatomically.
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                          TheEducator wrote:
                          SSJ_Jup81 wrote:
                          Gemini_Guy wrote:
                          TheEducator wrote:

                          As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.


                          Agreed and on top of that it also taught kids to be rude and act out. I mean I saw one ep where they went to a club for adults and just because they didn't want a bunch of loud noisy kids disturbing them, they said it's ok to break every rule in the book and piss people off just because they don't want to be annoyed.
                          I liked Rocket Power. For the most part, if the kids did something wrong, and was caught, they got in trouble for it or punished. You obviously haven't seen much of it. And what's wrong with a bunch of kids trying to find things to do to have fun during the summer?

                          The ep you mentioned seemed, to me, to point out that just because something seems better, it really isn't. Before going to that fancy club, the kids thought it was going to be really fun, but realized that they couldn't be themselves while there (play like kids do), like if they were hanging out with the "poorer", common folks at like a community pool or something. It was too snooty and snobby for them, which they realized when they went back home to spend the day with their father (and also apologized for ditching him in the first place just because they were invited to that place).

                          Hm, another ep that comes to mind was when the two younger ones had a substitute teacher that turned out to be the guy who ran the skate park. Those two were trying their bests to take advantage of him, like not listening and all that because he'd always been a friend to them and expected perks (well, Otto did mostly and talked Twister into it, if I remember it right). They ended up with detention given by him for it. They boys realized that they weren't being respectful of him as an actual instructor and realized that they wouldn't have done that if it had been their regular teacher. The two learned to respect him, and apologized for all of their actions and rule breaking and even did all of hte homework they'd skipped out on. Sorta like that ep of Doug where Chalky was caught cheating and had to miss out on the game to do his work since he "came clean".

                          IMO, you just haven't seen many episodes to even think the kids never got in trouble for their actions. Personally, I liked the show's premise. Kids out, exercising, playing, and having fun (on break), but get reprimanded if they got out of line. I mean, how realistic is that, and I'm sure many of us have gotten away with things that our parents never found out about.


                          My problem with the show is twofold:

                          1. The kids could not have been bigger douches. If it were a parody of airheaded douchebags from California, it would have some promise. But these kids were designed to be the protagonists. Not cool, bro.

                          2. Lousy writing. No wit. No nuances to the plots. They faced no real dilemmas, and they solved very brief, minor issues in what seemed like a nanosecond. I want to see some struggle and some actual story telling. This isn't a short.

                          Just my take, anyway.
                          You sure seemed to expect a lot from a kid's show. I thought it was just shorts given the type of show it was. It seemed to be based on action and getting kids outside (as far as my cousin is concerned, it did work with her and got her interested in cinematography because of Twister's character when she was younger and even had herself a camera). Guess the movies had the "dilemmas". Movie 1 was based on friendship and teamwork, movie 2 (don't remember, but I think it was pretty dumb [imo]), and movie 3 focused on the kids having to deal with the fact that their father was interested in another woman. Guess growing up for so long with just your widower father would affect ya. Guess some kids could relate to that one.

                          That aside, I still didn't find too much wrong with the main premise so I don't find the concept of it too out there or dumb. It seemed to promote going outside and playing. How is that concept dumb?
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                            SSJ_Jup81 wrote:
                            TheEducator wrote:
                            SSJ_Jup81 wrote:
                            Gemini_Guy wrote:
                            TheEducator wrote:

                            As for a show with the stupidest concept...staying within the Nickelodeon theme, I vote for "Rocket Power." When I saw a few episodes of that show, I knew Nickelodeon had officially fallen off a cliff.


                            Agreed and on top of that it also taught kids to be rude and act out. I mean I saw one ep where they went to a club for adults and just because they didn't want a bunch of loud noisy kids disturbing them, they said it's ok to break every rule in the book and piss people off just because they don't want to be annoyed.
                            I liked Rocket Power. For the most part, if the kids did something wrong, and was caught, they got in trouble for it or punished. You obviously haven't seen much of it. And what's wrong with a bunch of kids trying to find things to do to have fun during the summer?

                            The ep you mentioned seemed, to me, to point out that just because something seems better, it really isn't. Before going to that fancy club, the kids thought it was going to be really fun, but realized that they couldn't be themselves while there (play like kids do), like if they were hanging out with the "poorer", common folks at like a community pool or something. It was too snooty and snobby for them, which they realized when they went back home to spend the day with their father (and also apologized for ditching him in the first place just because they were invited to that place).

                            Hm, another ep that comes to mind was when the two younger ones had a substitute teacher that turned out to be the guy who ran the skate park. Those two were trying their bests to take advantage of him, like not listening and all that because he'd always been a friend to them and expected perks (well, Otto did mostly and talked Twister into it, if I remember it right). They ended up with detention given by him for it. They boys realized that they weren't being respectful of him as an actual instructor and realized that they wouldn't have done that if it had been their regular teacher. The two learned to respect him, and apologized for all of their actions and rule breaking and even did all of hte homework they'd skipped out on. Sorta like that ep of Doug where Chalky was caught cheating and had to miss out on the game to do his work since he "came clean".

                            IMO, you just haven't seen many episodes to even think the kids never got in trouble for their actions. Personally, I liked the show's premise. Kids out, exercising, playing, and having fun (on break), but get reprimanded if they got out of line. I mean, how realistic is that, and I'm sure many of us have gotten away with things that our parents never found out about.


                            My problem with the show is twofold:

                            1. The kids could not have been bigger douches. If it were a parody of airheaded douchebags from California, it would have some promise. But these kids were designed to be the protagonists. Not cool, bro.

                            2. Lousy writing. No wit. No nuances to the plots. They faced no real dilemmas, and they solved very brief, minor issues in what seemed like a nanosecond. I want to see some struggle and some actual story telling. This isn't a short.

                            Just my take, anyway.
                            You sure seemed to expect a lot from a kid's show. I thought it was just shorts given the type of show it was. It seemed to be based on action and getting kids outside (as far as my cousin is concerned, it did work with her and got her interested in cinematography because of Twister's character when she was younger and even had herself a camera). Guess the movies had the "dilemmas". Movie 1 was based on friendship and teamwork, movie 2 (don't remember, but I think it was pretty dumb [imo]), and movie 3 focused on the kids having to deal with the fact that their father was interested in another woman. Guess growing up for so long with just your widower father would affect ya. Guess some kids could relate to that one.

                            That aside, I still didn't find too much wrong with the main premise so I don't find the concept of it too out there or dumb. It seemed to promote going outside and playing. How is that concept dumb?


                            I don't think it's unreasonable to desire intelligent writing for a kids show. I'm not going to insist intelligent TV makes kids smarter, but it certainly doesn't hurt. I loathe the idea that kids shows need to be dumbed down and cater to the lowest common denominator in order to be appropriate. In that case, Nickelodeon may as well have shown Nick Jr. all day long.

                            I've always been a believer in the "it's better to be the dumb kid in a smart class" saying. Shows such as Rugrats, Doug, and Rocko's Modern Life exposed me to adult wit and humor at a young age, and the fact that I sensed some of the writing was a bit beyond my level of comprehension made me do some thinking that I otherwise would never have done. And then there were some adult-oriented things I DID grasp, and that gave me a higher opinion of myself and made me feel more cultured, even before I knew what "cultured" meant.

                            Rocket Power may be a way for a kid to kill a half hour in the afternoon, but it's simple stuff that never really stimulates much thought.
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                              To me, I didn't feel the show was dumbed down and the premise was just about kids having fun. I liked the other shows you mentioned too and do agree that it's not unreasonable to want that. Still seems the primary premise was to get kids to go outside and play (sports) or do something creative (cinematography). Not all shows need to have adult humor/wit tossed into it for such a simple premise, I feel. That aside, I liked the other shows you mentioned too and I also tended to like Warner Bros stuff a lot (especially junk like Animaniacs), so I see where you're coming from.

                              The thread was talking about shows with stupid concepts. To me the premise is a normal one...too normal to be dumb to me. Go out and play. I like that premise and concept and therefore, to me, it's not a dumb concept.
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                                Flint the Time Detective: I mean look at the idea, let's take a violent cave kid, turn his father into a comically over sized weapon and trust him with a time machine and a robotic pterosaur...what can go wrong?
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                                  I'd say Fred and Barney Meet the Thing. It was actually two cartoons sharing the same show on Saturday Mornings. I can't say I remember much about Fred and Barney on the show but The Thing was a lame and insulting version of the Fantastic Four character he was based on. In this series they made Ben Grimm into a tall and skinny teenager hanging out with the other kids. Whenever there was trouble he touched together two rings that he wore saying " Thing ring do your thing!" Then these orange rocks flew out of nowhere and attached to him turning him into The Thing which made very little sense anyway. In fact, many of the plots and character actions in the show never made any sense! I remember actually watching this around the age of 6 and liking it but it doesn't take long to realize how ridiculous this show really is.
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                                    The most "out there" concept probably goes to Space Cases, (although it was extremely well executed.) The winner for me HAS to be Hey Dude! A group of kids who run a dude ranch, pretty tough to get past that premise but the show was actually pretty good.
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                                        How has Kid Video NOT been mentioned yet???
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                                          I have to say that Bonkers was the stupidest things to ever hit TV, a cartoon about a cop who gets paired up with a cartoon, seriously? my sister loved it and i couldn't stand it. Animanaks was also stupid.
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