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Nostalgia
Memories vs. Reality


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#1 Squee

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:35 PM

I'll start out with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Memories: I loved this show. The turtles were total badasses but were also really cool. They fought really sweet enemies, like Krang, who was a brain in the stomach of a huge robot. They had awesome weapons, they loved pizza, I loved pizza. It was perfect. Oh, and Shredder was bad ass! The movie was also really sweet, and Shredder got crushed in a garbage truck! Brutal! YEAH!



Reality: Wow... I didn't even remember that high pitched chip munk voices were singing along during the chorus - man, this sounds horrible. And the lyrics:

Splinter taught them to be ninja teens (He's a radical rat!)
Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, Jack!)
Raphael is cool but crude (Gimme a break!)
Michaelangelo is a party dude (Party!)

Man this is awful. Here's another clip:



So basically, these turtles were just four catchphrase machines who never really killed anyone. And what's with the animation? I thought today's standards were awful but this looks like crap. Beebob and Rocksteady's voices are actually kinda fun, but really, this show is just ridiculous.

EDIT: Damn, I didn't know it was Will Smith's uncle from Prince of Bel Air who did the voice for Shredder.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

Here in Romania we didn't get TMNJ on TV, instead we got the syndications of Biker Mice from Mars and Street Sharks (which are both kind of rip-offs of TMNJ, hence the comparison). Long story short, i remembered them being way cool, found some clips from both series on youtube, watched for about 10 minutes, and was completely disappointed.

Same goes for Pirates of Dark Water.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:59 PM

HAMMERMAN!

Ah man, it's MC Hammer! He's amazing! He did that 'Can't touch this' tune that I love so much, so a cartoon about him is double amazing!
Check out the animation, it's so street and FRESH. Man, this has to be the best event in TV history. And that THEME TUNE! Oh the theme tune. Pure genius.



Oh sweet jesus I wish a terminator would go back through time and kill me for ever liking this turd.

Did MC Hammer ever have credibility? Because it was gone after this fucking awful TV series. And fun fact: I still have the VHS.

Edited by Obel, 24 March 2010 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:01 PM

EDIT: Damn, I didn't know it was Will Smith's uncle from Prince of Bel Air who did the voice for Shredder.


fucking lol

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:01 PM

both those videos don't allow embedding, just so you know...

Didn't know that about Uncle Phil doing Shredder, it's obvious now I know!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:14 PM

Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, Jack!)


I never even noticed there was a 'jack' in there. I always thought it was 'Thats a fact!'. ahhh this has ruined it for me now.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

"This video contains content from Lionsgate, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

I'm really baffled by these fucking retarded copyright laws.

Edited by JW Modestburns, 24 March 2010 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:14 PM

I have extreme nostalgia for Captain N and mario brothers tv show but i find it totally unwatchable now. same with a lot of old videogames i loved merely because they were fighting games with 'cool' graphics

for intance i loved this game -
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edit: haha sometimes wikipedia delivers

Despite the difference in name for the Genesis/Mega Drive and Super NES versions, there was no actual difference in gameplay, content or characters. However, it is widely believed that the game's box cover and title were renamed only to keep up with Nintendo's stringent no-violence policy, as the Genesis/Mega Drive cart features a closeup of a character being punched in the face, with a torrent of blood erupting from the impact. The SNES version's box featured the same image, with the red blood re-colored to look like sweat (the same tactic used with Mortal Kombat).


Edited by Awepittance, 24 March 2010 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:18 PM

Courage the Cowardly Dog is even better now than it was as a kid.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:19 PM

Here in Romania we didn't get TMNJ on TV, instead we got the syndications of Biker Mice from Mars and Street Sharks (which are both kind of rip-offs of TMNJ, hence the comparison). Long story short, i remembered them being way cool, found some clips from both series on youtube, watched for about 10 minutes, and was completely disappointed.

Same goes for Pirates of Dark Water.

I fucking loved both TMNT and Biker Mice.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

ill second that nintendo notion. i remember reading about double dragon in nintendo power and shitting myself over how cool it looked. you could pick up weapons like bats from enemies, it looeked to be legendary

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i also loved the show CHiPs when i was little... i wanted a motorcycle so bad

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:24 PM

So basically, these turtles were just four catchphrase machines who never really killed anyone.


don't know how to embed this, but:

http://www.collegehu...m/video:1930734

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:56 PM

Pingu must be one of the only TV shows that is still awesome no matter how old I am.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:46 AM

He-man

I loved it as a child. I've seen a episode about two years ago and boy...it sucked. One of those shows that may really be making kids stupid lol.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:00 AM

Michaelangelo is a party dude (Party!)


lawlzopan megatropolieno... that show was highly goofy

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:14 AM

lolz dear god calling TMNT highly goofy.. not trying to claim obvious inebriated excusified.. but common dewd

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:34 AM

luke skywalker was THE MAN...

luke skywalker was a whiny little bitch.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:05 PM

I still enjoy Top Gun as much as I did when I saw it as a kid, albeit for completely different reasons.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:20 PM

Courage the Cowardly Dog is even better now than it was as a kid.

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true.dat - although I watched it as an adult, and still do when it comes on!

Wished they'd make more episodes. Oh well, we've got brilliance like Flapjack and Chowder to take up the mantle...

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Pingu must be one of the only TV shows that is still awesome no matter how old I am.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

I regret the £12 I spent on the box set.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:17 AM

I just rewatched some scenes from Ghostbusters and damn... it's actually a lot better as a grown up than it was as a kid. As a kid I just loved the proton packs, the ghosts, action scenes - and Sigourney Weaver - but as a grown up I love the dry sense of humor and the way the characters interact with each other.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:41 AM

hammy the hamster was awesome and im pretty sure it is still awesome i have to get the dvds.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:57 AM

Courage the Cowardly Dog is even better now than it was as a kid.

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yes, completely correct!

its depressing and nihlistic and awesome.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:01 AM

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