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The Official Top 10 Anything...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greengables95, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Wow...I have very little in common with you guys besides Muppets. Ha...to each their own, I suppose. :)

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  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Top 10 Retro Commercials (in no particular order):

    1. Cotton - The Fabric of Our Lives
    2. Stetson - Easy for You
    3. The Milford Plaza - The Lullabye of Broadway
    4. Pepsi - Cindy Crawford and "Just One Look"
    5. CBS Celebrates New York (and New Jersey)
    6. Cheerios Christmas Carol (the original!)
    7. Hallmark - Halloween's Coming
    8. E.T. Video Game
    9. Partnership for a Drug Free America - The Long Way Home
    10. Martini & Rossi - The World Trade Center
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  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Top ten retro commercials:
    10. M&Ms - Christmas "he does exist!"
    9. Taco Bell - "Here lizard lizard lizard!"
    8. Pepsi - Alien re-enacts Star Wars Episode I with special cans
    7. M&Ms - puppets promote a million-dollar contest
    6. Nintendo 64 - "Jingle bells, Santa smells..."
    5. Dr. Mario - "Witch Doctor"
    4. Sega - Genesis or Game Gear and Lion King combo ("Mega pegasis for reindeer?")
    3. M&Ms - Christmas "grab on to that M&Ms feeling"
    2. Pepsi - boy gets himself sucked into a bottle ("Mom, he did it again!")
    1. Game Boy Pocket - teenagers vs. old people at a mall
  4. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    "You're old people..." Lol

    Glad you also chose to honor the retromercials, hehe. :)
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I used to think the line was "Ewww! Old people!" I think my friends (well, my classmates) even quoted it that way. But then I found the clip on YouTube, and the girl just says "Old people", in a disgusted manner.

    Though I found this tribute to that commercial which uses the "Ewww! Old people" line:

    I even made my own parody/homage to this great commercial:

    But I guess nothing beats the original commercial:
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I already did the top ten retro commercials, but how about the top ten best Nick at Nite and/or TV Land promos?

    10. "Bad TV! Bad TV! Bad TV!" (in regards to not getting TV Land)
    9. The Dick van Dyke Show theme with lyrics
    8. "Times change. Great tv doesn't": Uncle Bill from Family Affair announces that he's getting a nose ring
    7. Why the Beaver from Leave it to Beaver doesn't learn his lesson
    6. "A TV show Bob Newhart never made": Mr. Bob, with Newhart as the voice of a talking gerbil
    5. "A TV Show Bob Newhart never made": The Six Million Dollar Bob
    4. The Brady Bunch - "Alice will kill you"
    3. "Times change. Great TV doesn't": Joe Friday from Dragnet raps
    2. The Brady Bunch: Carol Brady never ONCE said "don't play ball in the house"
    1. Happy Days: Chuck Cunningham commercial

    And the top ten Cartoon Network promos:
    10. Sidekicks talk about why they are needed (while Chicken of Cow and Chicken denys that he's a sidekick)
    9. Boo-Boo Baba Dee-Dee
    8. Go ask Cartoon Network
    7. A viewer asks Cartoon Network to change the "Cartoon Network Thing-to-Do" so that they'll inform kids that it's just a joke
    6. A viewer writes to ask for a picture of Jim Carrey
    5. Cartoon Network responds to a fan who only watches Smurfs and Snorks to tell him of a new show called "SmurfSnorks"
    4. How to Draw Bullwinkle
    3. The Animaniacs appear at the end of The Jetsons opening
    2. Fred Flintstone, Chicken, and somebody else struggle to find a parking spot
    1. Yogi Bear forgets to bring his work I.D. and the desk guards don't recognize him

    By the way, entries 7, 6, and 5 were all part of a series of promos where viewers supposedly wrote to Cartoon Network. Anybody remember what those were called? I'm pretty sure it wasn't "Go Ask Cartoon Network" which I listed at number 8 (that's one where various cartoon characters are asked questions, like why Wile E. Coyote keeps shopping from ACME, how come Daffy, Sylvester, and Elmer never get hurt, and what Sylvester would do if he caught Tweety).
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  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I remember that one; I used to rewind my tape to hear it over again, llol.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Top ten best Nick at Nite marathons (though keep in mind I rarely recorded Nick at Nite programming during their marathons, and I have only been able to find a handful of marathon bumpers on YouTube, so most of these marathons I haven't seen since the weeks they were on, though Nick at Nite did have a marathon back in late 1999 repeating many marathons of the past, can't remember if it was a full week with a different marathon each day or if it was multiple weeks):
    10. Totally '80s Marathon (2001)
    9. Laverne and Shirley marathon hosted by Lenny and Squiggy (1998)
    8. The Brady Bunch marathon with the cast discussing Phoebe, "the lost Brady" (1998)
    7. Bob's Bob Bob Newhart Newhart Marathon (1997)
    6. First episodes marathon (1998)
    5. Nick at Nite's 10-year anniversary marathon (1995)
    4. The Odd Couple on Ice (1997)
    3. Happy Days - Chachinated or De-Chachinated (1997)
    2. TV Land sneak-peek/first day marathon (1996)
    1. Greatest TV Episodes Marathon (25 out of 100 TV episodes chosen by Nick at Nite and TV Guide as the best) (1997)

    I want to give special mention to the 1998 Classic TV Countdown, since that's the only one that I really remember any details on (Casey Kasem hosts from an attic, and clips from past countdown bumpers were shown), and I sort of want to acknowledge the "Au Revoir Mister Ed" marathon from 1993, but then again, that marathon's purpose was to acknowledge that Mister Ed was leaving the channel.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I remember back when TV Land used to be good, they had a tradition where every New Year's Eve, they would have a marathon of the finales of a lot of series, and then on New Year's Day, they would air all the pilot episodes of their shows.

    And then there used to be their "Merrythons" where every weekend throughout December, they aired Christmas, or otherwise special-themed episodes of classic shows.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The marathon I am referring to was a one-night marathon on Nick at Nite during spring break of 1998. I finally got to see all the first episodes (of shows that were on the channel at the time) I hadn't seen. A few weeks later this was followed by an entire week-long marathon of last episodes (many of which were two-part episodes so they couldn't fit them all in one night), which I didn't get to see all of because of school nights. TV Land started doing annual first and last episode marathons a few years later, and for some reason I didn't pay much attention to these (though I know that the first episode marathons made it the only time you could see a black and white Petticoat Junction episode on the channel).

    I don't remember month-long Christmas marathons, though Nick at Nite had week-long Christmas marathons.

    Of course there were also regular marathon blocks, like "Block Party Summer" and on sundays in 1998 marathons of 2-part episodes (I think there were occasions when these marathons showed two three-part episodes instead of three two-part episodes).
  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    "Nick at Nite's Kotter Friday's starring Kotter, Kotter, Kotter, Kotter, Kotter, Block Party Summer!"
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The marathons weren't month-long, they were every weekend during the month of December.
  13. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    Top 10 favorite books when I was a kid:
    10. Ramona the Pest
    9. Wayside School is Falling Down
    8. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    7. Fudge-a-Mania
    6. Ghost Beach
    5. Attack of the Jack O'Lanterns
    4. A Light in the Attic
    3. Falling Up
    2. Ramona Forever
    1. Matilda

    Top 10 Favorite Books Now:
    10. Buddhism for Beginners
    9. Lies My Teacher Told Me
    8. Skinny Witch (real title can't be said here)
    7. On the Road
    6. I am America (and So Can You!)
    5. The Spiral Dance
    4. A Witch's Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural
    3. The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life
    2. Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat (Calvin & Hobbes treasury)
    1. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Top 10 SpongeBob Episodes:
    10. "Chocolate with Nuts"
    9. "I Had an Accident"
    8. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy I-V are tied for #8
    7. Christmas Special
    6. "No Free Rides"
    5. "Can You Spare a Dime?"
    4. "Walking Small"
    3. "The Bully"
    2. "Survival of the Idiots"
    1. "Band Geeks"
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Top ten board games:
    10. Nick at Nite Trivia Game
    9. Sorry
    8. Outburst
    7. Trivia Pursuit
    6. Disney Trivia Game
    5. Muppet Monopoly
    4. Guess Who
    3. Operation
    2. Monopoly
    1. Don't Wake Daddy

    I'd like to give special mention to Melvin the Looney Gooney Bird Game, because I don't know if it actually counts as a board game (since there's no game board).
  15. jgidley

    jgidley Well-Known Member

    Hold it, hold it, hold it. There was a Nick @ Nite TRIVIA GAME? Man, have I been missing out! One of my favorites was this Nicktoons trivia game that's totally obscure nowadays but was AWESOME
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Top ten best non-Disney 2D animated films (already listed the top ten Disney ones):
    10. The Land Before Time
    9. South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut
    8. The Simpsons Movie
    7. Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island
    6. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
    5. Snoopy Come Home
    4. The Rugrats Movie
    3. Eight Crazy Nights
    2. The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie
    1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
  17. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    Top 10 Favorite Nostalgia Critic Episodes:

    10. Milk Money
    9. Sidekicks
    8. IT
    7. The Langoliers
    6. Double Dragon
    5. Suburban Commando
    4. Cool as Ice
    3. Alone in the Dark
    2. Saved by the Bell
    1. The Room
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  18. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Those are very good choices. Why didn't I think of that...?
  19. Greengables95

    Greengables95 Well-Known Member

    The Top 10 most beautiful women in Hollywood (past and present)
    10. Millie Perkins
    9. Elisabeth Harnois
    8. Belinda Carlisle
    7. Anne Francis
    6. Diana Hyland
    5. Raquel Welch
    4. Pat Benatar
    3. Donna Summer
    2. Maureen McCormick
    1. Rita Hayworth
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  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'd have Elizabeth Montgomery and Barbara Eden on my list.

    If I could think up a list for the top ten actresses who have aged really, really well, Sally Field, Barbara Eden, and Lindsey Wagner would top that list.

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