Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:14 am

This is probably the one opinion my wife and I have that isn't shared with anyone else - we actually tolerated Caillou. It got us through a 15-hour road trip with a two-year-old, the holiday special is fantastic (fight me), and my kids absolutely loved it (I guess we're the only ones who live in a house where we can go to other rooms instead of having to watch whatever the kids watch).
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:25 am

We also tolerated Calliou with our daughter, but we mostly succeeded in keeping him away from our son. I think there were changes with Sprout, either in their programming or schedule (we had moved three time zones, which probably also contributed), then eventually DirecTV switched out the channel. Of course, we had two kids sharing the TV at the later point, as well.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:38 pm

Jeez, what a bunch of cynical, snarky twats. It was a sweet, inoffensive kids show.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:42 pm

Easy to say when home televisions didn't become common until one's kids were already out of the house.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:59 pm

Neil Sheehan, who exposed The Pentagon Papers and was one of the great journalists of the 20th century (like seriously up there with Upton Sinclair and Ida Tarbell).

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:25 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:38 pm
Jeez, what a bunch of cynical, snarky twats. It was a sweet, inoffensive kids show.
15 years ago, my former writing partner (who had written a few episodes of Caillou) and I were called in to pitch ideas on a Caillou movie. We worked like dogs and prepared an outline. We didn't get the job even though they led us on and we made revisions. (a Writers' Guild no-no).

Fuck Caillou. May he rot in hell forever. He may be sweet and inoffensive, but he was a front man for a whole crew of exploitative assholes.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:39 am

Awwww. The driving test from the first PA is such a good scene.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:15 pm

Michael Apted, best known as the director of the "Up" documentary series (7 Up, 14 Up, etc.), though he also directed a very, very underrated Val Kilmer movie in the late 80s (Thunderheart)

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:01 pm

The Pope's personal doc...complications from COVID.

Also Thunderheart holds a strange warm place in my heart. Remember going to see it with a buddy which turned into a really fun night.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:41 am

ETA: Guess he deserves his own thread.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:29 am

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:09 am

Siegfried Fischbacher (of Siegfried and Roy).

Sad that he's passed, but it's nice to think those two are reunited again.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:09 am
Siegfried Fischbacher (of Siegfried and Roy).

Sad that he's passed, but it's nice to think those two are reunited again.
Predeceased by his brother British Fischbacher
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Square Rob » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:28 pm

Sylvain Sylvain, guitar player for the New York Dolls. Honestly surprised any of them were still alive.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33 pm

Square Rob wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:28 pm
Sylvain Sylvain, guitar player for the New York Dolls. Honestly surprised any of them were still alive.
David Johansen's still around.

I saw Johnny Thunders perform in a club in New York in the mid-80s. He was in bad shape.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:05 pm

I was a fan of the Dolls. A big influence on the music of the mid/late 70s punk bands. I have their first two albums and also one by Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers (pre-dating Tom Petty's band). David Johansen is the only one left alive now of the five. The first three all died years ago.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:08 pm

Donald G. Tober....Sweet N Low N Splat. Went out on his own terms it seems.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:23 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:08 pm
Donald G. Tober....Sweet N Low N Splat. Went out on his own terms it seems.
https://www.businessinsider.com/former- ... Insider%29
The writer Rich Cohen's grandfather invented Sweet 'n' Low, and he wrote a fantastic family saga centred around it. Highly recommended.

NY Times Review of "Sweet and Low"
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