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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Ya Know What I Miss?

Beavis and Butt-Head. There was no middle ground with Mike Judge's MTV morons; you either loved them or hated them. Personally, I loved them. But, then again, I also love anchovies, so . . .


Wiseguy. Remember when CBS had good shows? Me neither. Wiseguy, however, was a great show. Entertainment Weekly named it one of the Top 100 Television Shows of All Time. Wiseguy was also innovative, being the first series to link together many episodes as part of a larger story (called an "arc"). Of course, this used to be my favorite program, then Ken Wahl (above) decided to pull a Shelley Long and left to pursue a big time (non-existent) movie career. Ass.


Crime Story. Michael Mann's take on gangland Chicago starred Dennis Farina (is there anything he isn't excellent in?) as Lt. Mike Torello; a detective obsessed with bringing down mob boss Ray Luca. Torello was the kind of cop I always wanted to be - hard as nails, and not afraid to unleash the nightstick on some guy's head - before I realized that we live in a politically correct country. Although it only lasted three seasons, Crime Story was nominated for three Emmys.

8 comments:

  1. Heh,Heh,He,He said Ass. Heh,Heh,Heh.

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  2. "Come to Butthead"

    "I need TP for my Bunghole"

    "That sucks, Beevis", "This sucks worse than anything that has sucked before"

    I miss those two. I even named two of my kart motors after them. *sniff* Butthead (the motor) is now in the basement of the Academy in Annapolis.

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  3. Maybe I am too young to really remember them or I just don't watch enough TV.

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  4. Insol - Heh, heh, heh.

    GunnNutt - NICE!!! My fave was when the hair stylist bends over to wash Butt-Head's hair, and he says (matter of factly) "I love you."

    Tyler - Probably too young. Crime Story debuted in '86, and Wiseguy in '87 - the year I graduated from h.s. God, I'm old!

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  5. Yep. B and B was pretty cool.
    I like King of the Hill, too.
    Hard to believe it's the same guy (Judge).
    Wiseguy ruled! Remember when it had psycho Kevin Spacey and his uber-hot sister in it (Joan Severance)?
    Stoopid Ken Wahl.

    Didn't watch Crime Story...

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  6. BTW - Let us watch the "old" comments there, Pup.
    I graduated in '82.

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  7. Beavis and Butthead sooooo ROCKED! I even loved the movie:

    Johnson: That's the man whose trailer those kids were whacking off in, sir.

    Robert Stack: Damnit, Johnson! You're federal agent, never end a sentence with a preposition!

    Johnson: Sorry, sir. That's the man...off in...whose trailer...they...were...whacking?

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  8. Beavis and Butthead...one of my all-time faves (and one I wouldn't allow my kids to watch for sure)!

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