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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE

@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not


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#1 Mighty Maximal

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:05 PM

I wanted to start a Movie topic but not a current one - but a sort of Nostalgic one - if you have in the back of your head a vague memory of a Movie or TV show - I thought it might be fun to be able to post what you remember and see if other can help you narrow it down and ID it.

 

I'll start :

 

I had this memory of a Movie Starring Susanna Hoffs & Liam Nesson - where he was an Older man she has a fling with him at a beach Hut.

 

Yet when I look it up on IMDB - no such Movie seems to exist.

So I may have got the actors muddled up in both cases.

 

So can anyone recall a Movie with a Younger Woman Older man situation set in America (most likely) I don't recall much else other than the main man might have been someone semi-famous and the Movie was likely made sometime between 1985 & 2000.

 

At First I thought it was the Movie "The All Nighter" from 1987 but it isn't that one as Liam Neeson isn't in it and I can't even find any evidence that Liam Neeson has ever made a Rom Com like that.

 

So The question I need to track down is who could I have mistaken for Liam Neeson and Susanna Hoffs ?

 

Any help most welcome.

 

And if you have a Movie or TV show that you can't quite recall post that too.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 01:08 AM

Did he fight a helicopter?


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 01:43 AM

I'm guessing it's this. No Susanna Hoffs, but it features Justine Bateman playing a very Susanna Hoffs-like character and hanging out with Liam Neeson at the beach.

 



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:07 AM

Oh well done ! - yep that is the one - now why couldn't I find that earlier ...

 

I can totally see why I'd miss-remembered it as Susanna Hoffs as Justine Bateman is pretty much playing her ! 

 

LOL at Julia Roberts - that amuses me as much as recently noticing Robert Downey Jnr is in Weird Science.

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:27 AM

Only thing I'm still trying to find the name to is this one thing where I swear it was Fred Savage in a special about Disney's Haunted Mansion, yet every time I try to google this thing nothing comes up.

 

In it, this boy meets this girl and they end up going on the ride together. At one point they even appear to get off the ride and dance in the ballroom with the other ghosts. At the end of the short it's revealed that the girl was a ghost herself all along.

 

I know I saw this, but it's like no information exists for it anywhere.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:23 AM

How about a cartoon? I think this was a pilot like a three or five parter where aliens invade the earth by making electrical devices stop working. I can't remember what the aliens look like though. The cops or government discover that gold negates the electricity canceling field so gold becomes a super valuable commodity again. They fight back by wrapping gold something's around these uh, VHS, looking things that seem to be personality cores. I THINK those were the good aliens? Or perhaps the goverment's anti terrorist defense whatever. They insert the tapes into vehicles which they use to fight back. That's the toyetic aspect.

The human factor is a bunch of crooks breaking out of jail and hijacking some gold being transferred. The bad aliens get in touch with them since it needs their own soldiers. So the punks wrap the bad alien VHS tapes and power their own attack vehicles. One of the criminals is a young lady who meets with a rookie and ends up joining their side since the good guys had no ladies on their team.

So it's good guys vs bad guys in toyetic talking vehicles with gold being a factor. I recall the animation is comparable to GI joe or COPS. Looks to be 80's or early 90's animation.

A scene I distinctly remember is the good guys communicating with each other and one side build a small cabin of gold bars with their radio array inside. Also the wrapping of gold... strips? Wire? around VHS tape shape thing that they insert into their vehicles that gets then working again.

Dunno if it had a toy line but certainly felt like it would have. Ideas?

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:25 AM

Only thing I'm still trying to find the name to is this one thing where I swear it was Fred Savage in a special about Disney's Haunted Mansion, yet every time I try to google this thing nothing comes up.

 

In it, this boy meets this girl and they end up going on the ride together. At one point they even appear to get off the ride and dance in the ballroom with the other ghosts. At the end of the short it's revealed that the girl was a ghost herself all along.

 

I know I saw this, but it's like no information exists for it anywhere.

 

 

https://theentertain...aunted-mansion/


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 04:44 AM

 

In it, this boy meets this girl and they end up going on the ride together. At one point they even appear to get off the ride and dance in the ballroom with the other ghosts. At the end of the short it's revealed that the girl was a ghost herself all along.

 

I know I saw this, but it's like no information exists for it anywhere.

 

 

https://theentertain...aunted-mansion/

 

 

I'll do you one better:



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 04:47 AM

 

 

In it, this boy meets this girl and they end up going on the ride together. At one point they even appear to get off the ride and dance in the ballroom with the other ghosts. At the end of the short it's revealed that the girl was a ghost herself all along.

 

I know I saw this, but it's like no information exists for it anywhere.

 

 

https://theentertain...aunted-mansion/

 

 

I'll do you one better:

 

I'm not sure that's better as much as it's the same thing, I think.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Oh my god, THANK YOU. I've been trying to figure this thing out for a decade now!


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:36 AM

Oh my god, THANK YOU. I've been trying to figure this thing out for a decade now!

You're welcome...lol


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 04:24 PM

I will give it a shot, if you guys don't mind... 

 

It was a live action tv show about time travel. The heroes were a kid and his... uncle? Grandpa? Pretty sure not his father. They were traveling in a machine that always reminded me of a glorified camper. :p Their enemy was a black guy (I think) who was time traveling in a cool looking armor. Their goal was to find bunch of time crystals or something like that, that were scattered across space and time.

 

Anyone recognise this, or did I just dream it all up? :p I've been looking for this for good 10 years now.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:21 PM

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.




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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:23 PM

I have a vague memory of this horror-ish looking film where a woman's looking through a photo album at what I assume is her son and then as she turns the page there's on pictures and then she turns the page back and they're gone from there too, and it's this image that's stuck in my head for years.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

I'm not sure that's better as much as it's the same thing, I think.

 

 

Well, except your's is a description of a thing whereas mine is the thing itself. The difference between describing a chocolate bar to someone and giving them a chocolate bar.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:14 AM

I will give it a shot, if you guys don't mind... 

 

It was a live action tv show about time travel. The heroes were a kid and his... uncle? Grandpa? Pretty sure not his father. They were traveling in a machine that always reminded me of a glorified camper. :p Their enemy was a black guy (I think) who was time traveling in a cool looking armor. Their goal was to find bunch of time crystals or something like that, that were scattered across space and time.

 

Anyone recognise this, or did I just dream it all up? :p I've been looking for this for good 10 years now.

 

 

I know exactly the one you mean there is a very attractive young brunette actress in it who looks a bit like Pheobe Cates or Mira Sara (Actually Jennifer Burns who was later in Power Rangers & Space Above & Beyond) they get chased about bye this Menacing Scientist in Armour called Zoetrope (played by Derek Webster) and there is a twist ending.

 

It's called Josh Kirby Time Warrior : http://www.imdb.com/...=nm_flmg_act_10

 

I remember it well as I had a huge crush on Jennifer Burns. I also remember Irwin (the Character Barrie Inglham played) as he's so memorable in from : ST:TNG Up the long Ladder episode - they guy who causes so much problems for the crew by starting fires etc...

http://www.imdb.com/...=nm_flmg_act_15so when I saw him in this I remember him right away.

 

Here is a trail :

 

 

It's cheesy as all heck - but actually has some quite snappy dialogue in it sometimes so it's harmless fun (I liked it anyway).



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:00 PM

I remember watching a cartoon back in the early 90's that I never knew what it was called, but I remember the premise and two episodes of it quite vividly. Each episode was based on a classic fairy tale or nursery rhyme story. The main character (whose name I don't remember) I think was an anthropomorphic animal of some kind and lived in what I think was some underground home in a forest with his friends who were also talking animals. In both episodes, the main character would be unwillingly forced into the role of a character from one of the stories that each episode was based on.

 

 

The first episode I recall was based on Little Red Riding Hood. The main character got turned into The Big Bad Wolf... except that he wasn't The Big Bad Wolf of the story since the real Big Bad Wolf was also in the story at the same time (to distinguish the two, the main character's wolf form was brown while the real wolf was gray). As the wolf, the main character would try to change the story to fix any problems he saw in it, while the story's characters themselves seemed to be aware that they were playing out the events of the story and kept trying to force the main character to play out the story as it's supposed to be.

 

A scene I recall very well from this episode is when the main character (as the wolf) heads to Grandmumsy's (as she was called) house and tries to convince her that he isn't the real Big Bad Wolf and that he wants to help her, but Grandmumsy (trying to stick to the story proper) refuses to listen and insists that the wolf she's speaking to is there to eat her. This leads to an argument between the two with the two of them have this back and forth exchange:

"No! I'm here to help you!"

"No! You're here to eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

"Help you!"

"Eat me!"

The argument ends with the main character succumbing to the savage instincts of his wolf form and he looks as though he really is about to eat her. But then the scene dissolves into a time skip in which we see the main character (still in his wolf form) waking up and wearing Grandmumsy's pink pajamas with his stomach large and bulbous, causing him to think that he really did eat Grandmumsy.

 

When Little Red Riding Hood and the real Big Bad Wolf arrive and see the main character having seemingly already eaten Grandmumsy, both of them are irked to see how much he's ruined the story and so the real Big Bad Wolf decides that the only way to get the story back on course is for him to eat the main character. The main character flees from Grandmumsy's house into the woods and finds, strangely enough, some kind of office building where he tells the attendant at the desk that he needs to speak to the person in charge. The attendant doesn't let him for some reason (he might have needed an appointment or something), and when Red Riding Hood and the real wolf catch up to him, a big commotion ensues that causes the boss of the place to burst out of his office to see what's going on. And the boss is some kind of vampire or something.

 

After everyone explains their sides of the story, the vampire reveals that Grandmumsy wasn't eaten and she herself steps out of his office, just as angry over how badly the story has deviated from how it's supposed to have gone. Shocked to see Grandmumsy alive, the main character draws attention to his bulbous stomach and questions why it's so huge. A little knob on his stomach is then pulled to reveal that it was just inflated to simulate Grandmumsy having been eaten.

 

I don't remember how the story part of the episode ended, but once the main character is snapped back to his own proper reality by revealing that it was all a dream, he tells the horrible tale to his friends in which this exchange occurred:

Main character: "I dreamed that I ate Grandmumsy!"

His friends: *gasp!*

Main character: "Well, I thought I ate Grandmumsy."

His friends: *sigh of relief*

 

 

The second episode I remember was based on Jack and the Beanstalk. The main character this time got turned into Jack, but this time he was the real Jack instead of a second one, so not like what happened with the wolf in the other episode. Anyway, as Jack, the main character is instructed by Jack's mother to do some work like his chores or something, and something leads to them having the beanstalk grow like in the story. The main character climbs up the beanstalk and finds the castle with the giant inside it. The giant doesn't like the main character (as Jack) and I think the giant wanted to eat him. But the giant's wife takes pity on the main character and tries to help him escape. She sends her husband away as she tries to help the main character escape, but the main character won't leave until he takes something that can help with the poverty of Jack's mother. The giant's wife gives the main character a single gold coin from the giant's treasure, but the coin is so ginormous that the main character accidentally drops it down the beanstalk.

 

The giant coin lands in the ground below, creating a narrow but deep hole in the ground near Jack's mother's house. As the main character tries to dig it out, he finds his efforts futile as the coin seems to have fallen so far down into the earth that it's nowhere to be found. So he climbs back up the beanstalk to get something else from the giant's castle. The giant tries again to stop the main character, but the giant's wife again distracts him to send him off. This time, she gives the main character the goose that lays golden eggs (which itself can talk). Inside the castle, we are shown that the goose can seemingly lay golden eggs at will, but when the main character brings it down the beanstalk to show to Jack's mother (whose reaction to being told what this goose is was something like "You're joking me."), all the goose is able to lay are instead worthless dark-colored cubes.

 

The main character tries one more time to get something of value from the giant's castle, and this time the giant's wife gives him the golden harp that soothes her husband (which itself is an anthropomorphic harp with a squeaky voice). However, this time the giant is not warded off by his wife and instead chases after the main character down the beanstalk. Once the main character gets down the beanstalk, however, the harp accidentally falls into the hole created by the coin from earlier and breaks upon hitting the bottom. When it is pulled out from the hole, we see that its strings are snapped and its frame is busted.

 

What's worse is that the giant is on his way down the beanstalk and the main character quickly asks Jack's mother for an axe so he can chop down the beanstalk. Jack's Mother, however, hands him the only thing she has on hand: a broom. With no axe to chop down the beanstalk, the angry giant reaches the ground and confronts the cowering main character. I don't remember what happened after that point, though.

 

 

All my attempts to find what this show was have failed me. All I know is that it was on in the early 90's (it could have started in the 80's though) and I didn't have cable at the time so it must have aired on broadcast television.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:06 PM

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:08 PM

I remember watching a cartoon back in the early 90's that I never what it was called, but I remember the premise and two episodes of it quite vividly. Each episode was based on a classic fairy tale or nursery rhyme story. The main character (whose name I don't remember) I think was an anthropomorphic animal of some kind and lived in what I think was some underground home in a forest with his friends who were also talking animals. In both episodes, the main character would be unwillingly forced into the role of a character from one of the stories that each episode was based on.
 
 
The first episode I recall was based on Little Red Riding Hood. The main character got turned into The Big Bad Wolf... except that he wasn't The Big bad Wolf of the story since the real Big Bad Wolf was also in the story at the same time (to distinguish the two, the main character's wolf form was brown while the real wolf was gray). As the wolf, the main character would try to change the story to fix any problems he saw in it, while the story's characters themselves seemed aware that they were playing out the events of the story and kept trying to force the main character to play out the story as it's supposed to be.
 
A scene I recall very well from this episode is when the main character (as the wolf) heads to Grandmumsy's (as she was called) house and tries to convince her that he isn't the real Big Bad Wolf and that he wants to help her, but Grandmumsy (trying to stick to the story proper) refuses to listen and insists that the wolf she's speaking to is there to eat her. This leads to an argument between the two with the two of them have this back and forth exchange:
"No! I'm here to help you!"
"No! You're here to eat me!"
"Help you!"
"Eat me!"
"Help you!"
"Eat me!"
"Help you!"
"Eat me!"
The argument ends with the main character succumbing to the instincts of his wolf form and he looks as though he really is about to eat her. But then the scene dissolves into a time skip in which we see the main character (still in his wolf form) waking up in Grandmumsy's pink pajamas with his stomach large and bulbous, causing him to think that he really did eat Grandmumsy.
 
When Little Red Riding Hood and the real Big Bad Wolf arrive and see the main character having seemingly already eaten Grandmumsy, both of them are irked to see how much he's ruined the story and so the real Big Bad Wolf decides that the only way to get the story back on course is for him to eat the main character. The main character flees from Grandmumsy's house into the woods and finds, strangely enough, some kind of office building where he tells the attendant at the desk that he needs to speak to the person in charge. The attendant doesn't let him for some reason (he might have needed an appointment or something), and when Red Riding Hood and the real wolf catch up to him, a big commotion ensues that causes the boss of the place to burst out of his office to see what's going on. And the boss is some kind of vampire or something.
 
After everyone explains their sides of the story, the vampire reveals that Grandmumsy wasn't eaten and she steps out of his office, just as angry over how badly the story has deviated from how it's supposed to have gone. Shocked to see Grandmumsy alive, the main character draws attention to his bulbous stomach and questions why it's so huge. A little knob on his stomach is then pulled to reveal that it was just inflated to simulate Grandmumsy having been eaten.
 
I don't remember how the story part of the episode ended, but once the main character is snapped back to his own proper reality by revealing that it was all a dream, he tells the horrible tale to his friends in which this exchange occurred:
Main character: "I dreamed that I ate Grandmumsy!"
His friends: *gasp!*
Main character: "Well, I thought I ate Grandmumsy."
His friends: *sigh of relief*
 
 
The second episode I remember was based on Jack and the Beanstalk. The main character this time got turned into Jack, but this time he was the real Jack instead of a second one, so not like what happened with the wolf in the other episode. Anyway, as Jack, the main character is instructed by Jack's mother to do some work like his chores or something, and something leads to them having the beanstalk grow like in the story. The main character climbs up the beanstalk and finds the castle with the giant inside it. The giant doesn't like the main character (as Jack) and I think the giant wanted to eat him. But the giant's wife takes pity on the main character and tries to help him escape. She sends her husband away as she tries to help the main character escape, but the main character won't leave until he takes something that can help with the poverty of Jack's mother. The giant's wife gives the main character a single gold coin from the giant's treasure, but the coin is so ginormous that the main character accidently drops it down the beanstalk.
 
The giant coin lands in the ground below, creating a narrow but deep hole in the ground near Jack's mother's house. As the main character tries to dig it out, he finds his efforts futile as the coin seems to have fallen so far down into the earth that it's nowhere to be found. So he limbs back up the beanstalk to get something else from the giant's castle. The giant tries again to stop the main character, but the giant's wife again distracts him to send him off. This time, she gives the main character the goose that lays golden eggs (which itself can talk). Inside the castle, we are shown that the goose can seemingly lay golden eggs at will, but when the main character brings it down the beanstalk to show to Jack's mother (whose reaction to being told what this goose is was something like "You're kidding me!"), all the goose is able to lay are instead worthless dark-colored cubes.
 
The main character tries one more time to get something of value from the giant's castle, and this time the giant's wife gives him the golden harp that soothes her husband (which itself is an anthropomorphic harp with a squeaky voice). However, this time the giant is not warded off by his wife and instead chases after the main character down the beanstalk. Once the main character gets down the beanstalk, however, the harp accidentally falls into the hole created by the coin from earlier and breaks upon hitting the bottom. When it is pulled out from the hole, we see that its strings are snapped and its frame is busted.
 
What's worse is that the giant is on his way down the beanstalk and the main character quickly asks Jack's mother for an axe so he can chop down the beanstalk. Jack's Mother, however, hands him the only thing she has on hand: a broom. With no axe to chop down the beanstalk, the angry giant reaches the ground and confronts the cowering main character. I don't remember what happened after that point, though.
 
 
All my attempts to find what this show was have failed me. All I know is that it was on in the early 90's (it could have started in the 80's though) and I didn't have cable at the time so it must have aired on broadcast television.


Mother goose and grimm?
I finally got rid of that big white box.

#20 AgentOrange

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:10 PM

I have one as well, I remember an old kids show from the 90s on Nick (I believe) that didn't last long but I remember something about some kids who might have had special powers/telepathy, dealing with Wasp or Hornets that were hurting people. It was live action and sadly thats all I can remember. May have been a telephone booth involved as well.

 

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