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Aug. 11th, 2006

in watching something silly on amc, i started putting around online and found synopses of old beloved random television shows. i wanted to see how many you could actually guess.

comments are screened. googling is CHEATING, jerks. ***stars*** are put into places where someone's name will very obviously give away what show it is.

have fun.

#1 - Ralph Hinkley was minding his own business, a teacher on a field trip with his high school students, when the bus he's driving mysteriously drives itself out into the desert. A startled Ralph is soon visited by aliens, who had decided to endow him with superhuman powers to fight the battle against injustice and crime. To this end, they gave him a special suit and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, Ralph managed to lose the instruction manual, and the aliens have a nasty habit of never being around when you need them.

#2 - He's part boy scout, part genius... and ALL hero. Angus *** is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, *** is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans.

#3 - Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty.

#4 - the estranged mother of Amanda Woodward, is the owner, president and CEO of ***, a top Los Angeles modeling agency which, like her ruthless and aggressive daughter on "Melrose Place," she runs her company with an iron fist and deals with all the usual problematic situations with the models and co-workers of the agency which include, backstabbing, murder, betrayal, seduction, blackmail, stalking, and other trash on an everyday basis.

#5 - Judge Harold T. Stone presides over a court which deals with petty crimes which can be dealt with in a dime-a-dozen manner. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's ok because Judge Stone is not your regular judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks and District Attorneys who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial.

#6 - (easy peasy) A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. because it's so durned easy, i also want you to tell me the name of the comic version alter ego and the name of the one from the tv series and why there was a difference.

#7 - *** was a self-made millionaire--the CEO of *** Industries, a global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist. They were both amateur sleuths, and in every episode found themselves up to their eyeballs in murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. They also managed to find time to snuggle together.

#8 - After her business manager absconds with her fortune, frosty ex-supermodel Maddie Hayes has only one option: sell her remaining asset -- a detective agency headed by wisecracker David Addison.

~~~ and because i'm running out of brain juice to come up with more, here's some of my favorite movies from when i was a child that aren't really meant for children, but that i thought were AWESOME TAWESOME!!:

#9 - A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

#10 - A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.

#11 - Who seduces an angel? Who strips in space? Who conveys love by hand? Who gives up the pill? Who takes sex to outer space? Who's the girl of the 21st century? Who nearly dies of pleasure? In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Duran-Duran. (why on EARTH my father let me watch this is beyond me.) (i wondered why the name 'jon phillip law' sounded familiar, and it was because he later starred as Kalgon on space mutiny. oy. 'it's santa, debbie reynolds, and sting!')

#12 - Two girls from the Valley (one a cheerleader!) wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

#13 - An English student at a 1960's American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

can't think of any more, though it made me add an awful lot of things to my netflix queue.

ooh, and this was what was on that made me want to check out the taglines for all of these:

- Troubled horror novelist and Vietnam vet Roger Cobb, reeling from his recent divorce and the mysterious disappearance of his young son, moves into the strange house left to him by his late aunt. Hoping to find some peace and quiet so he can write his current book, Roger instead must deal with the house's evil apparitions and monstrous demons!

ganked some fun nurse themed icons from a community.

also got a random message from my stepdaddy that he'll be in town next week. i think it's been... nine? ...years since i've seen him. and of course he's coming into town during probably two of my busiest days next week, tuesday and wednesday.

Comments

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duffy61
Aug. 12th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
•Greatest American hero
•MacGuyver
•Manimal
•-stumped
•Night Court
•The incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner/ David Banner Wasn't it somebody's kid's name?
•Hart to Hart
•Moonlighting
•-I am mongo-mystified
•Clash of the Titans
•Barbarella
•-Arggh! I know this I just can't think of the title...
•-?
aubkabob
Aug. 12th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
the ones that stumped you were:

models, inc.
flash gordon
night of the comet
grease 2

and the one on the bottom:

House, with the guy from greatest american hero.

and david WAS the producer (or whomever)'s son's name, he hated alliterated names (found on most comic book heroes, a la peter parker, clark kent, bruce banner) and thought that the name bruce was too homosexual.

capitalsax
Aug. 12th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
1. Greatest American Hero
2.
3.
4.
5. Night Court
6. Incredible Hulk
7. Hart to Hart ??
8. Flash Gordon
9. Clash of the Titans
10.
11.
12. Grease 2
13.

I like a lot of these too. My parents were evidently way lax on what I was allowed to see. LOL
macmanchad
Aug. 12th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Do I get extra points for responding so quick?
#1) I can think of the theme song... "ready or not, I'm walking on air...duhduhduhduhduh...duhhhhhh....something, it's just meeeeee."

#2) What is MacGuyver?

#3) Manimal.

#4) ::crickets chirp::

#5) Night Court

#6) The Hulk

#7) Hart to Hart

#8) Moonlighting? That's so not right though...

I don't know any of the movie ones.
defensor
Aug. 12th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
ok, here we go.
the greatest american hero.
not sure about this one. macgyver?
manimal.
don't know this one. never watched melrose place.
night court. watch the first episode again if you can. they went somewhere totally different with dan fielding. "I hope the new judge plays chess." yeah, sure.
the hulk.
hart to hart.
moonlighting. awesome show.
flash gordon.
clash of the titans.
barbarella.
night of the comet.
grease 2? never saw it, so that's a guess.
house! richard moll makes his second appearance on the list!





geminigirl
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
The Greatest American Hero
MacGuyver
Moonlighting
Night Court
The Hulk-David/Bruce and Bruce was too gay
I saw a few episodes of the Melrose Place one, and can't think of the name.
sircaliban
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)

- Ralph Hinkley was minding his own business, a teacher on a field trip with his high school students, when the bus he's driving mysteriously drives itself out into the desert. A startled Ralph is soon visited by aliens, who had decided to endow him with superhuman powers to fight the battle against injustice and crime. To this end, they gave him a special suit and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, Ralph managed to lose the instruction manual, and the aliens have a nasty habit of never being around when you need them.

Greatest American Hero


- He's part boy scout, part genius... and ALL hero. Angus *** is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, *** is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans.

Macguver

Judge Harold T. Stone presides over a court which deals with petty crimes which can be dealt with in a dime-a-dozen manner. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's ok because Judge Stone is not your regular judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks and District Attorneys who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial.

Nightcourt

- After her business manager absconds with her fortune, frosty ex-supermodel Maddie Hayes has only one option: sell her remaining asset -- a detective agency headed by wisecracker David Addison.

Moonlighting

- *** was a self-made millionaire--the CEO of *** Industries, a global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist. They were both amateur sleuths, and in every episode found themselves up to their eyeballs in murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. They also managed to find time to snuggle together.
Hart to hart?

- A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Flash Gordon


oatmeal
Aug. 12th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
American Hero.

MacGyver.

dunno
dunno

Night Court

Incredible Hulk.

Dunno -- but it sounds like a Thin Man rip off.

dunno.

Flash Gordon

Clash of the Titans?

2 more dunnos and

Grease, of course.
ecotopian
Aug. 12th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
I couldn't get all of them, but these are the ones I could get.

- Ralph Hinkley was minding his own business, a teacher on a field trip with his high school students, when the bus he's driving mysteriously drives itself out into the desert. A startled Ralph is soon visited by aliens, who had decided to endow him with superhuman powers to fight the battle against injustice and crime. To this end, they gave him a special suit and an instruction manual. Unfortunately, Ralph managed to lose the instruction manual, and the aliens have a nasty habit of never being around when you need them.

"Greatest American Hero"

- He's part boy scout, part genius... and ALL hero. Angus *** is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, *** is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans.

"MacGuyver"

- Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty.

"Manimal"

- Judge Harold T. Stone presides over a court which deals with petty crimes which can be dealt with in a dime-a-dozen manner. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's ok because Judge Stone is not your regular judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks and District Attorneys who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial.

"Night Court"

- (easy peasy) A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. because it's so durned easy, i also want you to tell me the name of the comic version alter ego and the name of the one from the tv series and why there was a difference.

"Incredible Hulk"

- *** was a self-made millionaire--the CEO of *** Industries, a global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist. They were both amateur sleuths, and in every episode found themselves up to their eyeballs in murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. They also managed to find time to snuggle together.

"Hart to Hart"

- After her business manager absconds with her fortune, frosty ex-supermodel Maddie Hayes has only one option: sell her remaining asset -- a detective agency headed by wisecracker David Addison.

"Moonlighting"

- A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.

"Clash of the Titans"

- Who seduces an angel? Who strips in space? Who conveys love by hand? Who gives up the pill? Who takes sex to outer space? Who's the girl of the 21st century? Who nearly dies of pleasure? In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Duran-Duran. (why on EARTH my father let me watch this is beyond me.) (i wondered why the name 'jon phillip law' sounded familiar, and it was because he later starred as Kalgon on space mutiny. oy. 'it's santa, debbie reynolds, and sting!')

"Barbarella"

- Two girls from the Valley (one a cheerleader!) wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

"Earth Girls are Easy"

- An English student at a 1960's American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

"Grease"
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
The one you thought was Earth Girls was, indeed, Night of the Comet.

FUN.

I had forgotten I had done this.
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Erm, and I think the last one was Grease 2.
kateri_kachina
Aug. 12th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
1. Greatest American Hero
2. 3. 4. No idea
5. Night Court
6. The Incredible Hulk. I never read the comic, but the alter ego on TV was Bruce Banner
7. no idea
8. Moonlighting
9. FLASH GORDON
10. no idea
11. no idea
12. no idea
13. Grease II
14. House (watched it last night)

Curious about the No idea ones. *lol*
hurricane_amy
Aug. 12th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
gee! There's MacGuyver in there and there's Night Court and Night of the Comet and Grease 2, the Incredible Hulk, Melrose Place, Clash of the Titans, Barbarella, Hart to Hart
johnkeats
Aug. 12th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
I am a TV junkie
1. Greatest American Hero
2. MacGyver
3. Manamal (I thought he could only turn into the
panther, the shark and some bird. Guess it's been
to long since I saw it.)
4. I'm not recalling this one. Is it the one where
the lead actor accidentaly shot himself?
5. Night Court ruled!
6.Spider ma....er The Incredible Hulk
7. Heart to Heart
8. Moonlighting
9.Flash ahh ahhh helll save every one of us... oops
sorry that movie always calls forth the song.
10. Clash of the Titans. I always wondered if her head
kept turning fish to stone in the water.
11. Barberella (sp?)
12. Night of the Comet
13. I can only think of Grease 2 but I know that's wrong.
14. was that the first House movie or the second? I
get them mixed up.


(It's good to have my computer back so I can play
again.)
drocera
Aug. 12th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ha! This was fun.

1. Last American Hero? (or Greatest American Hero...was it the one with that guy with curly hair...theme song "believe it or not I'm walking on air?)

2. Gotta be McGyver!

3. Mannimal? (something like that)

4. No clue

5. Night Court, of course. All I had to do was read "Judge Harry T. Stone. Bingo!

6. Hulk

7. Hart to Hart. (My parents watched this one all the time)

8. Moonlighting. Again, the mane gave it away.

9. No Clue

10. I can't remember the name of the movie, but I know which one it is. Harry Hamlin starred in it. There were all those centaure/demon creatures, medusa, the clockwork owl and giant scorpions!

11. No clue

12. No clue

13. HOUSE! (hee hee - I watched it last night, too!)
imnotbob
Aug. 12th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
1. Greatest American Hero
2. Magyver
3. MANAMAL!
4. ?
5. Night Court
6. Hulk. Davif Banner on tv, Bruce in the comic. Bruce sounded gay.
7. ? I can remember the show though
8. Moonlighting.
9. Flash Gordon
10. Clash of the Titans
11. Barbarella
12. Night of the comet.
13. Grease. Wasnt she Australian?
14. Cant remember, but I read the book,
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
7 was Hart to Hart, and NO ONE got #4, which was Models, Inc. :D

I think you got the most, though.

I shall unscreen them all now.
nothinganything
Aug. 12th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, remember that gig poster I made with the Greatest American Hero? Great stuff.
Oh c'mon, Night Court is still on TV whenever I turn it on.
Manimal?
Barbarella - and I believe that it was rated X when it came out.



They've all been given superpowers by an accident and must use SCIENCE to fight crime. They're the "_____ of _____" !

On "______!" a member of a league of time travelers and a boy travel through time repairing errors in world history.
aubkabob
May. 4th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
ZOMG, I have no idea for the first one you gave me, and I can't remember the NAME of the 2nd one, but totally remember the show!!!

TELL ME.
beccak1961
Aug. 12th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
1-Greatest american hero.. OMG I am so ashamed but I actually watched that show... and I think the theme song was a hit.. I'm flying on air or something

2- wow, not a clue...not the avenger surely... nope, nothing oh wait, science, not macgyver is it?

3-shoot. 3 sounds so familiar... I can see him transforming in my mind and I know I can't google...manimal? man something

4-not a clue.. I didn't watch melrose place either

5-Night Court! I never missed an episode!

6-Hulk.. do you know my grandmother liked that show, she had a crush on bixby.. we used to watch the courtship of eddie's father too... hah. Me and grandma, watching the incredible hulk

7-Hart to hart, and don't forget max the butler/driver

8-Moonlighting, bruce willis is better looking now than he was then I think

9-flash gordon

10-Oh... I can picture this in my mind, the fake flying horse, the disfigured brother/enemy who is killing all the flying horses....they tossed him naked in an arena, the gods had humans like chess boards... shoot... the special effects were so darn cheesy...not coming- I cannot think of the name even though I can actually see scenes in my head

11- barberosa? jane fonda?

12-Night of the Comet, I love this movie. I have watched it so many times. When Regina keeps playing that game and then in the end her sister drives off with the guy who keeps beating her score, and the scientists are all mutating... great movie

13-Grease 2, horrible horrible movie

14-House? Not the tv show but the original movie...?
tefen
Aug. 12th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Of course they don't make TV shows like they used to. That's why they're turning all the old ones into movies.

Actually, I was thinking about it the other day, and TV shows of the 70s and 80s seemed to have a higher mix of action. In twenty years when they start making movies about our current TV shows they're going to have nothing to watch but drama.
aubkabob
Aug. 12th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
they also seemed to have a much higher tolerance for stuff that was OUT THERE. i mean, the CHEESE that was the superhero shows - i remember watching spiderman, wonder woman, bionic woman, million dollar man (even had the creepy action figure!), incredible hulk, etc.
imnotbob
Aug. 12th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
7. OH! Hart to hart.
wiccanpain
Aug. 13th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
I know the first one,"Greatest American Hero", but no clue on the second.

Is the last synopsis "House"? I love William Katt...
greenminions
Aug. 14th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Those are really hard. I feel dumb. I think I maybe remember #4 but can't think of the name or anything.
thrillkisser
Aug. 14th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
2 MacGyver?
5 Night Court
6 Hulk (I don't know the rest)
7 Love something? or Something Love? I dunno.
9 FLASH! aah-aah ah :)

There are a couple more I have a guess for, but I'm not putting them. Too embarrassing.
When do we get the answers?

Okay, I HAD to look up the one that takes place in the far future about the highly sexual woman who nearly dies of pleasure...
Barbarella. I have a cousin named that. Her Dad says he thinks it's a beautiful name. She goes by Barbi. Anyway, never seen it. Maybe I'll check it out. :)
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