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Uncle Bobby (1964– )
5/10
All I Remember Is That Goddamned Clown
31 August 2010
I know that this was before my time but the reruns on CFTO as it was known back in the day were absolutely horrible. :( All I remember of the Uncle Bobby Show was Bimbo jumping out of the closet and I know that's not too much to anybody else that may have been watching at the time but other than that it's okay. I know that the most people wouldn't be scared to see a clown jump out of a closet but ugh!!! :(

"Come on out Bimbo please!!"

What kid in his/her right mind wouldn't be afraid of a six foot clown jumping out of a closet and singing his own intro? I know that I was and it was ever thus that I don't want to put my clothes away for fear that Bimbo might jump out of my closet and sing happy birthday to me. :(
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1/10
What A Stupid Movie
20 October 2008
I just watched this movie on Movie Time and not even Kevin Sorbo could keep me watching this waste of film. All this movie is is a lot of testosterone mixed with pretty women. Jesus if I wanted to watch a pretty boy killing people off I'd watch The Legend of Hercules not this atrocity.

Please ladies if you see this movie in the stores RUN. RUN hard, RUN long, and RUN fast because I wasted about 10 minutes of my otherwise active life watching this movie and I feel like it was a really big waste of 10 minutes of my life and 3.5 hours of their film.

It was really stupid and machismo stuff aimed at 15 year old boys and if I had a 15 year old boy I certainly wouldn't let him watch this.
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Pole Position (1984–1985)
10/10
I'm Getting Too Old For This..........NOT!
3 February 2008
It was one of the highlights from my youth to get up early on Saturday mornings and watch television. But that's a thing of the past given how crappy things have gotten since network cartoons were given the ax in favor of more adult things. Not that I really care or anything like that it's just that I would like to see weekday afternoons dedicated to cartoon blocks instead of the garbage that's on now. My Wife and Kids?! What the hell is that?

I used to love this show and to think that people tell me that I should "grow up" is ridiculous. Lord knows I hear enough of it from my family. But still Pole Position was one of my all time favorites no question. It just seems that it didn't last long enough for the characters to develop very well.
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Centurions (1986)
10/10
Jake Rockwell ROX!!
3 February 2008
I had such high hopes for Teletoon Retro to air this but instead of having shows such as this, ones that don't get the treatment that they deserve, they air things that I may have seen dozens of times before.

The Centurions was the highlight of my pre-teen years. I know that may seem a little bit clichéd but it's true. After Duke from G.I. Joe, Jake Rockewell is another one of those cartoon characters that I really had a crush on.

It's too bad that Teletoon Retro doesn't see it the same way people of my generation do. Otherwise Teletoon Retro would be a lot better than it is.
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Spider-Man (1967–1970)
7/10
I Wasn't Around Back Then But I Was Around In The 80s
29 May 2007
I think that today's Spiderman animated series doesn't even come close to being as good as this. My mother says "the animation was bad but at least they had an excuse back then." When you're a little kid like that you tend not to care what other people think. I didn't really care what my mother thought at the time because she wasn't a little kid back then so how could she have possibly known about the animation of these films? I think to get a good enough prospective of it you have to see it through a young child's eyes. Seeing their favourite comic book super heroes coming to life right before their very eyes and wondering how did they do that? That's what this cartoon series has meant to me. I didn't really care one way or the other just how bad the animation was or how corny the jokes were. I just saw it as "it's Spiderman! Shut up and let me enjoy it" (Note that I never would have said that out loud when I was a kid but it was just something that I was thinking at the time.) Spiderman is probably one of my most favourite cartoon superheroes next to Wolverine from the X-Men but that's a different comment all together.
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InHumanoids: The Movie (1986 Video)
10/10
Gory And Graphic But Good
18 May 2007
Warning: Spoilers
As a product of the 80s generation I must say that this movie is one of the best I ever saw even though it was a bit on the gory side. D'Compose is affected by light and can turn anything that's organic into one of his nightmare soldiers just by poking them with his fingernail and yelling "D'Compose" or by squeezing his victims with his hand until he/she submits. Metlar, the leader of the Inhumanoids, is affected by magnets and can turn statues into living organisms, and Tendril who is made out of organic matter. The Mutors, an ancient race, imprisoned the Inhumoids eons ago and because of the human abuse of the earth Metlar, Tendril, and D'Compose were accidentally released. This movie is just action packed and full of fun dialect including a Geraldo Riveria sound alike. All and all an excellent movie for older viewers.
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1/10
Is This Cornball Show For Real?
22 April 2007
This show is beyond bogus and not that interesting to begin with. I'm not sure what's worse about this show? Listening to these kids spewing out liberal amounts of the f-word or the fact that these kids aren't great rappers to begin with. What the hell were the producers smoking when they thought of this I don't know but I do know that you have to have a natural talent to rhyme or you won't survive in this business. All of the little boys that MC Strech have on this show are just plain arrogant. When M.C. Strech has to pick someone to get that money I hope that he picks the right person. I just hope to hell that it's not Sullee.
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6/10
I Was Upset When YTV Decided To Ban This
17 April 2007
Being a child of 11 years old the first year that this show aired I was kind of glad that I got to watch this on CBS. I loved TMNT and find that TMNT 06 is barely even watchable.

You've got 4 turtle teens each having different personalities and their sensei who happens to be a rat and the TMNT name is born. I loved TMNT when I was a child and I had hoped for its return to YTV. If not for the parent and teacher groups acting to get this show banned from YTV I think it would have lasted a lot longer than it did.

Thank goodness for TELETOON otherwise we wouldn't have Ninja Turtles today.
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The Comic Strip (1987–1988)
10/10
Capture A Tiger By The Tail
9 March 2007
My brother and I used to get up at 7:00 AM just to watch the Comic Strip. I think our favourite show was the Tigersharks. I even remember the theme song.

You've got a tiger by the tail hold on Tigersharks, Tigersharks, Look for a human with a tail, Hold on Tigersharks.

Hold on Tigersharks.

I didn't really care about the Street Frogs, the Mini Monsters, or Karate Cat. As long as I got to watch the Tigersharks then I didn't really care as far as that went. Of course I was 11 and I didn't really care anyways.

I haven't outgrown cartoons yet and I'm not about to out grow them either.
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10/10
A Log Driver's Waltz Pleases Girls Completely.
5 March 2007
I used to love watching this national treasure. It made me giggle a lot every time I saw it. I'm kind of sad that all of the major TV networks in Canada which includes YTV, TeleToon, and even APTN don't bother airing classic Canadain short films like this.

If you should ask any girl from the parish around what pleases her most from her head to her toes?

She'll say: "I'm not sure that it's business of yours but I do like to waltz with the log driver."

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

When the drive's nearly over I like to go down and watch all the lads while they work on the river I know that come evening they'll be in the town and we all like to waltz with the log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

To please both my parents I've had to give way and dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers Their manners are fine but their feet are of clay but there's none with the style of my log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

Now I've had my chances with all sorts of men but none is so fine as my lad on the river so when the drive's over if he asked me again I think I will marry my log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely
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10/10
Even Though It Started 7 Years Before My Time
28 February 2007
I still think that Scooby Doo is a great cartoon. There's something that's magical about the work of Bill Hanna and Joseph Babera's work that stands out in my mind and now that these animation geniuses are gone there's nothing left but the memories of my childhood when Scooby Doo made a comeback along with the Flintstones, The Jetsons, and the Gobots. I can't thank Bill and Joe enough for their work because I have a lot of great memories of coming home from school and watching their shows that they made so memorable. I appreciated a lot of the work that Mr Hanna and Mr Barbera did and what it means to a lot of people.

It's something that will be with me for always.
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2/10
Was It Because Tonka Was Running A Bit Low On Ideas?
26 November 2006
You'd think that with all of the money that Tonka was making selling Gobots they could come up with new and better ideas than Rock Lords. I was almost 10 when this movie came out and frankly I didn't really see what all of the fuss was about. A transforming rock shtick that was probably done because Tonka running a bit low on ideas. I can't even begin to tell everyone how disappointing this movie was to me. Maybe it was because I was a preteen and I really didn't care or it could have been because I was getting into other things.

If I had the chance to compare this movie to the Transformers movie I'd have said that the Transformers would have won hands down. The Transformers movie was nowhere near as violent as this movie was and even then at least the writers of the Transformers movie waited until somewhere near the middle before they even started killing off characters. In this movie we see a character being killed within the first five minutes of the movie.

Needless to say if I had 1000 monkeys on 1000 computers they could come up with a better idea than this.
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A Piece Of Canadiania
5 August 2006
You Can't Do That On Television was absolutely one of my favorite shows of all time. Aladstar Gillis was one of my favorite cast members along with Chirstine McGlade and Alanis Morissette. They don't quite make children's shows like YCDTOTV anymore mostly because they pulled out all of this making children's shows PC bullshit. I think that if parents actually took the time to see what their kids are watching there wouldn't be any need for the government to step in and make up all of these rules. YCDTOTV is a piece of Canadiana and as such it should be well preserved for future generations of kids and the kids who grew up with it.
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Empowerment For Girls: It's About Bloody Time
17 July 2006
Both He-Man and She-Ra were my most favorite cartoons of the 80s but to me She-Ra, yes a fictional cartoon character, gave me a sense of empowerment. What He-Man did for the boys She-Ra did for the girls. I'm grateful for Filmation for creating She-Ra and a role model to look up to. I often wonder what Mike Young Enterprises would have done to She-Ra if they had gotten their hands on her but I just know that it wouldn't have been good. So more power to the girls is all I have to say. She-Ra RULEZ!! Bar none. No question or doubt in my mind that She-Ra is a role model. You can count on my comments being positive about She-Ra.
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Sesame Street (1969– )
5/10
It's Not The Same As It Used To Be
28 May 2006
I think that Sesame Street, although it is a really good children's show, isn't really the same as it used to be. It hasn't been the same since Jim Henson died and it hasn't been the same since a lot of the characters have died or moved on. The people that have come and gone from this show are the ones that have been the best I've seen in a very long time. Now instead of recording new shows and going on without some of the major players in the show they just pasted together clips from old shows. I remember the days before Jim Henson died when Sesame Street was more than just a clip show. It meant a lot to the kids of my generation.
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G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 (2005–2006)
Sigma Six Is NOT G.I. Joe.
13 April 2006
I'm a product of the 80s generation and I've never seen anything that was so poorly conceived, poorly animated, and so poorly put together. This show is so bad that I don't even want to bother with the show or the toys. It's not the same as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The lip sync is horrible and the jokes are even worse.

Safficed to say I am not very impressed with this latest incarnation of G.I. Joe. I was even less impressed with Sigma Six than I was with G.I. Joe Extreme and that isn't saying very much. I will be all too happy if 4KidsTV finally canceled Sigma Six in favor of something that's not a painfully obvious rip-off of the original G.I. Joe TV series.
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Samurai Pizza Cats (1990–1991)
Hated It.
13 April 2006
I never really bothered with this show because I was a teenager and I didn't really give a hoot about it one way or the other. It wasn't just a blatantly obvious rip-off of the TMNT but it was just silly and juvenile. I just didn't get the humor in it and I never wanted to get it. YTV started airing this after they went to air in 1988 but the quality of their afternoon programing is still lacking. I hoped for a miracle that they would put stuff on that's worthwhile and so far that hasn't really happened. I really wish that they would get up off their duffs and think of better things to air than this. If YTV can do this then I will be completely happy.
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Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003–2012)
In Dog We Trust.
23 March 2006
There's fear and darkness all around you, the criminals are on the run,

no use in hiding in the dark, I'll hunt you down cause I'm the Dog

I'm the Dog, the big bad Dog, the bounty hunter.

When I think of the Dog I think of somebody who shows a lot of compassion for the people that he hunts for. I always enjoy watching Dog and his family take down the hunted and it's a family affair. Dog is the kind of person that you want to have on your side. Sure he's a foul mouthed S.O.B. but I think he takes it personally when he and Beth put money on someone and they don't do what they tell him they're going to do. I think we can all put our trust in the Chapmans and what the Dog does for his living. :)

I just want to say in Dog we trust.
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Ewoks (1985–1987)
A Guilty Little Pleasure
17 February 2006
Warning: Spoilers
I remember watching this show as a 9 year old child and never getting bored with it. Watching an animated version of the Ewoks was a mainstay at our house. I never had the stuffed Ewok toys so this was the next best thing. I remember an episode where Wicket and Wigi's dad was struck down by a blue plant and the episode where Teebo became Morag The Tulgah Witch's apprentice. But that's about all I can remember. This show was so much fun but it's too bad that it only lasted 1 season. It was the only reason why I woke up on Saturday mornings since a lot of the shows that I usually woke up for were either canceled or in rerun mode.
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The Littlest Hobo (1979–1985)
There's a voice keeps on calling me.
27 November 2005
Down the road that's where I'll always be, every stop I make, I make a new friend, I can't stay for long, just turn around, and I'm gone again.

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow I'll just keep moving on.

So if you want to join me for a while. Just grab your hat, come travel light, that's hobo style.

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow I'll just keep moving on.

Until tomorrow the whole world is my home.

Absolutely one of my favourite shows in the world is the Littlest Hobo. I just adored London from the time I first saw him which was when I was three up until I was nine. I don't think it takes a genius to figure out that they used several dogs for London but this London was very well trained. I hope that if he has any descendants that they're chips off the old block like their dad is.
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Let's Go (1976–1987)
We're Going To Make Believe. We're Going To Be Pretending To
19 November 2005
I suppose nobody else remembers this show because I have the very first comment about it. I used to love this show. It had all kinds of skits in it and it was a really fun show that lasted over 11 years before the network decided to cancel it but I'm not complaining. I was 11 by the time it ended and by then I had lost interest in it. Eh! It was fun while it lasted. I liked the theme song because there's so much truth to it and it was a great theme song to a such a great piece of Canadian television show.

Make believe and make it real. Be anything you want. You can be a moon beam or a star so come on: LET'S GO!

We need somebody just like you. We're going to make believe. We're going to be pretending to.
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BraveStarr (1987–1989)
One Of My Childhood Heroes.
11 November 2005
In a distant time and far away place the planet of New Texas floats deep in space. Land of three suns, and land of precious ore. The carrium rush bought out-laws by the scores. BraveStarr. BraveStarr. Then one day a lawman came with powers of hawk, wolf, puma, and bear. Protector of peace, mystic man from afar. Champion of justice Marshall BraveStarr. BraveStarr, BraveStarr, eyes of a hawk, ears of a wolf. BraveStarr, BraveStarr, strength of a bear, speed of a puma. BraveStarr, BraveStarr, BRAVESTARR!

Absolutely one of my favourite cartoons. At the time I was eleven and I didn't really care that Marshall BraveStarr was a fictional cartoon character. I just knew that the BraveStarr cartoons were great and that I wanted to watch more and more of it every time it came on. Marshall BraveStarr was one of my childhood heroes and I never forgot the day that he first came on. I was in awe about it because it was the first time that I saw a country western cartoon that wasn't about the Lone Ranger and Tonto.
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One elephant went out to play upon a spider's web one day.
8 November 2005
They had such enormous fun that they called for another elephant to come. Two elephants went out to play upon a spider's web one day. They had such enormous fun that they called for another elephant to come. Three elephants went out to play upon a spider's web one day. They had such enormous fun that they called for everyone to come.

This show was such a fun show for me to watch. Sharon, Lois, and Bram always made learning fun and they had this way of reaching children that I don't think any other children's entertainers had.

If Sharon, Lois, and Bram should ever happen to come across this page I would say to them thank you for all of the good memories and thank you for reaching this kid in a way that she's never been reached before and thank you for the fun times.
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Thundercats (1985–1989)
The Thundercats are loose
6 November 2005
This was definitely one of my most favourite cartoons. Even though it was made in the US my brother and I used to love this show. I think it could have lasted a lot longer than 3 years but what are you going to do?

Thunder, thunder, Thundercats.....HO! The Thundercats are on the move, The Thundercats are loose, feel the magic, hear the roar. The Thundercats are loose. Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Thundercats.

They just don't make them like they used to. Heroes, villains, it doesn't matter. That was a magical time for me between 1985 and 1987. I almost wish I had taped the Thundercats when it was on TV that way I could have had it all on videotape but I never thought to do that very thing. So them's the breaks.
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21 Jump Street (1987–1991)
10/10
I Said Jump.... Down On Jump Street.
28 October 2005
My absolute favorite show on the Fox Network was 21 Jump Street. Oh whoa was Johnny Depp ever cute. I would sit around on Mondays waiting for it to come on and when it did come on I was just contented to watch it because of Johnny Depp. When it did come on I would be like: "okay it's on. Don't talk to me when it's on, don't talk to me when Johnny is talking. Speak only when the commercials are on because if I miss out on one thing Johnny says I will slug you." Believe me when I get a new TV and DVD player this is what I want to have in my DVD collection just so I can watch Johnny Depp. I was absolutely heartbroken when Johnny Depp left the show to pursue movie roles. Quite frankly I think he was better off staying on 21 Jump Street but when you have to move on then you have to move on.

We never thought of finding a place where we belong Don't have to stand alone we'll never let you fall Don't need permission to decide what you believe

Oooh I said jump down on Jump Street I said jump down on Jump Street

Your friends will be there when your back is to the wall and when you finally meet us cause there's no one left to call and if it's hopeless a decision's what you need

You gotta be ready to... Be ready to Jump

21 Jump Street.
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