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Old 09-16-2002, 04:23 AM
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Dammit Walloon, you stole my chance to sound smart for once on this board.

Oh well, back to the "Hot Chicks" threads.
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:49 PM
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I guess this post got lost when the boards went down...good thing I thought to save for once!

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TV's Batman is horribly dated. C'mon, Batman, get yourself a pager or a cell phone! A Bat-laptop would be nice, too.
You want dated, just listen to Bat Girl's theme song. "Who's baby are you?" indeed!

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I'm sorry that I don't have a cite available, but I recall seeing a TV program a while back about the Mary Tyler Moore show. During the show, it's mentioned that the original premise would be that she was divorced and had moved to another city to start over. The idea was axed by the network, and part of the reason was that they were afraid that they'd confuse the character of Mary Richards with Laura Petrie, and think that she'd divorced Dick Van Dyke. Anyone else remember this or have a cite?
I heard the same thing on Nick at Nite. Mary's divorce was changed to a broken engagement for the show -- this may be what jayjay was thinking of.

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The whole dome city looks like a giant mall with permanent elevator Muzak.
It was a giant mall -- the Dallas Market Center. My uncle was a security guard there and got a small part in the movie since he was 1) available and 2) one of the few people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in the '70s who didn't have much of a tan, since he worked nights. I believe all his lines were cut in the editing process, though.
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Take a closer look at the computer equipment on Max Headroom and compare it to the computers in Brazil: old-fashioned typewriters mated to televisions and so forth.


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Welcome Back, Kotter has NOT aged well.
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Giant computers with random, completely pointless, blinking lights that were UNLABELLED.

What, were they really into Christmas decorations or something?
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Old 09-20-2002, 08:26 AM
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I loved Lost in Space as a kid. I saw an episode or two on cable recently and the whole thing was just so bad! I swear you could see the aluminum foil marks on the spaceship.
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Old 09-20-2002, 09:32 AM
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Well, I guess my nominations got eaten.

West Side Story. The idea of clean shaven gang members grand jeteing their way down the streets of Manhattan and then agreeing to a fist fight instead of guns...how quaint.

War Games The huge floppy disks, the monotone computer screen...the phone handset modem...also very quaint.
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Old 09-23-2002, 05:33 AM
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Rebel Without a Cause. Let's see...the "delinquent" guy conforms to the school dress code? Drinks milk? Passively waits for the girl to kiss him, and doesn't follow up?

Another cordless-phone reference: Terms of Endearment. Towards the end of the film, Emma visits her well-to-do friend, Patsy. Emma's husband calls; Patsy answers and hands the phone to Emma; Emma looks at the phone in mild amazement before talking into it.

And The Prisoner! The phones on that show were cordless, and that was supposed to be truly bizarre. My official Prisoner companion helpfully explains "Cordless phones had not been invented in 1967".

There was an episode of Dick Van Dyke where Rob and Laura thought their marriage wasn't valid, and hastened to rectify it. It was supposed to be outlandish when Laura said, "But we can't get married tonight; I couldn't get a babysitter!"

Anyone remember a TV show from the '70s called James at 15? My parents made me watch it, thinking it would "prepare" me for adolescence. Anyway, ol' James is going to Go All The Way with his SO, after being told [gag] "Be good...and if you can't be good, be careful." [Shudder]. By way of being "careful", James trades his official NHL hockey puck and his Bobby Orr hockey stick for the expired condom his friend nicked from his parents' nightstand. God almighty. How did we ever survive the '70s.
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Old 09-23-2002, 06:55 AM
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War Games The huge floppy disks, the monotone computer screen...the phone handset modem...also very quaint.
Quaint, maybe, but it's still the most realistic portrayal of a hacker you're ever going to get from Hollywood.
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I just thought of one today. So as not to make unfair assumptions, I'll aska question first:

In South Pacific, when Nellie dumps Emile, is it because he was previously married, or because his first wife was Polynesian?

If the former, that just seems weird by today's standards. If the latter (which I'd always assumed it was), however, then I can't imagine an audience today being expected to sympathize with such a racist little bitch.
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Old 09-28-2002, 08:36 AM
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It's been a long time since I've seen if, but IIRC the whole subtext of South Pacific was racism, so, yes, that's why Nellie dumps Emile. The movie was one of the first sympathetic looks at interracial relationships on the big screen, so you can't judge Nellie by today's standards. The audience is expected to remember society's attitudes in the early forties and know that she is shocked because interracial relationships are unthinkable. Literally, something that Nellie had never really thought about. The most interesting part of the story is Nellie coming to terms with the idea.
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Old 09-28-2002, 08:57 AM
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Well, ok, but can I still hate Lt. Cable for dumping poor Liat?
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Old 09-28-2002, 08:16 PM
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I don't remember Lt. Cable "dumping" Liat. Lt. Cable was killed in combat, wasn't he?
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I don't know if St. Eligius Hospital had MRIs, but MRIs were first demonstrated in 1980, and St. Elsewhere was on 1982-1988.
It was all in that kid's head, anyway.
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FWIIW this is 14 year old thread and Walloon hasn't posted since 2010
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I don't know if St. Eligius Hospital had MRIs, but MRIs were first demonstrated in 1980, and St. Elsewhere was on 1982-1988.
St. Elsewhere installed its MRI in 1987 (Season 6.) It turned out to be improperly shielded, leading to TV sets flickering, beds shaking and other happenings one might associate with a Halloween episode.
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2010: The Year we Make Contact (1984). Okay, you've got the big bad Soviets... um....
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An Officer and a Gentleman
-or maybe not?

OH, and how a big deal it was for couples to live together w/o marriage, the whole premise to Three's a Crowd!
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Fashion is different. In 2011, audiences will rent old DVDs from the turn of the century and laugh their heads off to see guys wearing shorts and cutoff jeans and swim trunks where the legs go nearly down to their knees. No one would be caught dead in anything so old-fashioned in 2011, except maybe Grandpa. And don't even get me started on those baggy-ass jeans!
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St. Elsewhere. The character stories are still engrossing, but the difference between what was considered to be cutting edge medical drama and what we have today is just a little discordant. I caught it on Bravo one afternoon and the doctors were conferencing over one patient... all i could think was "give him and MRI and find out." Then I realized they didn't have MRIs.
My Dad was a doctor and a fairly senior staff member (basically someone like Dr. Westphall or Dr. Auschlander from "Elsewhere") and even during the original run of the series, he would be gnashing his teeth, grimacing, and sometimes even groaning and guffawing out loud at the mispronounced medical jargon, the ridiculous "life or death" drama over what were routine medical procedures, and just what he viewed as the contrived and inept portrayal of what actual hospitals are like.


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As for cigarettes- "The Exorcist" is dated iin that same way. A doctor lights up, and for a moment I knew something was wrong but couldn't put my finger on what...but then I realized. And according to my dad, some of the procedures they do in that movie are things that are needlessly painful now. And there's smoking in "Eye of the Beholder"- a Twilight Zone episodes, circa the 1950's.
My dad also smoked up to the day he died in 1988. I recall going to the hospital with him and sitting in the doctor's lounge, and just CLOUDS of cigarette smoke.

Recently, I watched a few episodes of "Twin Peaks" for the first time in, well, decades. Even though the show is supposed to be set in a sort of retro 50's Americana town, all I could see was the gigantic, owl-rimmed glasses that Ben Horne, Madeleine, and the Log Lady all wore. Also, Agent Cooper's incessant speaking into a tape recorder to tape messages for his secretary "Diane" back in D.C. seems hopelessly dated now. He could just call her on a phone now.

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I'm feeling dated by saying this, but I was watching a DVD over the weekend of the show CHiPs.

Ponch and John were on their bikes and John said "The best things in life are free" and Ponch responds "FREE? We had to pay 25 cents to go over the bridge!"
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Another thread reminded me of Chasing Amy recently. And the scene at the train station where Banky and Holden are going to go to a Con.

Banky has a bag full of porn mags. Now it would be just a cell phone full of it. Maybe a couple extra microSD cards. Not nearly as good for the visuals.

Holden is paged on a beeper by Alyssa. That's right, paged. He then goes over to a pay phone to call her. Again, it'd be all cell phones now.

Most of that scene would be quite different if done today.
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St. Elsewhere was all in that kid's head, and so was every other show because that web site showed that they were all in the same universe. Even the real world is somehow inside that kid's head. I don't understand it totally but St. Elsewhere showed that the whole universe is fake. I stopped going to church.
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I'm feeling dated by saying this, but I was watching a DVD over the weekend of the show CHiPs.

Ponch and John were on their bikes and John said "The best things in life are free" and Ponch responds "FREE? We had to pay 25 cents to go over the bridge!"
I remember a Dragnet episode where, in the intro, Sgt. Friday says something like, "this is L.A., where some of these homes cost upwards of $100,000".


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I don't remember Lt. Cable "dumping" Liat. Lt. Cable was killed in combat, wasn't he?
Yes, he was -- but after he dumped Liat. He sings, bitterly, about his own impossible-to-overcome racist background and family in "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught."

Emile returns safely from the mission and Nellie realizes how foolish her earlier concerns were. The kids sing Dites-Moi. The End.
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Any show that heavily uses Freudian psychology to explain character's actions. In the 50s/60s psychoanalysis was treated as holy writ, and now it's considered in the same light as dowsing.
In a more specific note, I can't imagine that the MASH episodes where they botch medical care for a bloodthirsty general or help out a South Korean trying to avoid army service would be done today. Can you imagine a show, a sitcom no less, where an Iraqi kid who didn't want to fight ISIS was helped out by Army doctors? You'd be considered somewhere between insensitive to treasonous.
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the waltons..........i know it was the 30s but dads adding up the bills and complaining saying they need to go to bed earlier so they wouldn't use so much

ma says thell try then says "oh by the way how much is the bill?"
pa says "1.75 that's right a dollar seventy five for a month of electric

our average bill is 100-150 ...................................
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Zombies are never dated.


I re-watched Project Moonbase a while ago. It was an effort by Robert Heinlein nto make a hard SF TV show in the 1950s, only the producers took the footage, condensed it down into a single movie, and released it as a one-shot.


Technically, it's pretty good. It's a low-cost technically accuratye SF movie about the first trip to the moon, done in true von Braun fashion with a Space Station waystop (albeit a non-rotating one, so no artificial gravity.) and atomic rockets (a la rocket Ship Galileo, and other Heinlein offerings). There are lots of cute throwaway bits that aren't explicitly commented on -- the telephones with handsets not connected to the deskset with wires (they have antennas, like cordless phones from three decades later); people using different frames of reference on the space station (and there are signs: No Walking on the Walls). Even the fact that the President of the United States is a woman.



On the other hand, the human drama and interaction is appalling. Captain Breiteis is condescended to, and called "Bright Eyes" *. It's pretty neat that the first human into space is female, but she has to put up with this kind of abuse.

The female columnist gets it even worse. She's every prattling female ignoramus from every Heinlein story, only turned up to 11.


Anyone who's ever defended Heinlein's depiction of women in his works has to watch this at least once and try to avoid cringing.
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FWIIW this is 14 year old thread and Walloon hasn't posted since 2010
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:22 AM
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V the original was on El Rey over the weekend.

Damn, but the graphics were bad. I know it was cutting edge back in 1983, but it hasn't aged well.
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I'm always amazed by how primitive the credits were not too long ago, even in big-budget movies. Looking as if they were generated by the internal captioning system on a 1980s consumer video camera.
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A couple mentions up thread about the retro look of computers and such in Max Headroom. That was deliberate on their part. They used some stuff that was already out of date by decades even when they made it.

Some parts of the show got cyberspace concepts right ahead of their time.

But the TV channel stuff is really off.

People in that universe only watched what a limited number of channels were airing as it aired. Versus the huge number of options now plus DVRs. (We almost never watch a show as it is actually airing. About of 1/3 of our nighttime TV are shows that aired months to years ago.)

So the key concept of real-time ratings monitoring where shows get replaced midway thru an episode if their ratings fall too low is quaint. How 80s!

Plus there's the pirate TV station run by Blank Reg. What's the point of a pirate TV shation now? How are people going to even know it's there. People, if they have antennas, run one setup scan at the beginning and forget it. If you want to show weird videos, start a YouTube channel.

(OTOH, it does appear that pirate radio is booming in some areas to serve otherwise ignored subpopulations.)
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Anything with a Trans Am in it -- especially if it's the super-duper one with the giant eagle decal on the hood!
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There are some episodes of "Space 1999" where they have the computer chose people for a mission, most notably the episode "Earthbound" with Christopher Lee. There is also one where the mention the Boston Red Sox beating the St Louis Cardinals in the 1998 world Series. Actually, they were only off by 8 years.
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CRT screens are jarring to me now, especially in science fiction where the computers are supposed to be advanced. Babylon 5, for example, has a lot of shots where they have a fairly high-tech looking computer but an obviously curved CRT screen instead of a modern flat screen, and places where the workings clearly takes up quite a bit of room behind the screen. (I suspect shows like TNG and Farscape would do the same thing if I rewatched them). It's noticeable to me because the sets, including the computers, look reasonably futuristic in all ways except the monitor/TV, so it glares out. Star Wars screens don't jump at me the same way because they Star Wars goes for a lower tech look with manual switches and dials.

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CRT screens are jarring to me now, especially in science fiction where the computers are supposed to be advanced. Babylon 5, for example, has a lot of shots where they have a fairly high-tech looking computer but an obviously curved CRT screen instead of a modern flat screen, and places where the workings clearly takes up quite a bit of room behind the screen. (I suspect shows like TNG and Farscape would do the same thing if I rewatched them). It's noticeable to me because the sets, including the computers, look reasonably futuristic in all ways except the monitor/TV, so it glares out. Star Wars screens don't jump at me the same way because they Star Wars goes for a lower tech look with manual switches and dials.
the original film 2001 didn't use real computer screens for their displays. As a result, they don't look like CRTs.

On the other hand, the sequel, [b} 2010[/B], DID use them, because they were the currently available technology.

As a result, the displays in 2001 actually look more futuristic than the real (but dated CRT) displays in 2010, which was made later and set at a later time.
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I find it jarring that the TV's seen on Gotham in 2016 seem to all be SD CRT sets. Even the one in boy billionaire Bruce Wayne's mansion. Yet it's not like the show's a period piece or anything (they have cellphones).
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I was just rewatching a scene from The Rocky Horror Picture Show yesterday. Frank is talking to Brad and Janet and asks Brad if he has any tattoos. Brad says "certainly not". So Frank then turns and asks Janet if she has any.

It was a punchline back then because the idea that a young woman would have a tattoo seemed crazy back in 1975.

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What gets me is when they have a xb 360 or later with a snes controller playing a game that's Atari pacman in the 3 seconds ya see it
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If you see the 1978 Playoff game between the Yankees and Red Sox, early on Yankee broadcaster describes Red Sox pitcher Mike Torrez (who is from Topeka, KS) as "an excitable Latin type". Try that now Scooter and you will get a louder reaction than the time you left Babe Ruth off your all-time Yankee team.

Although I have met Torrez and he is quite animated, friendly, likes to tell funny stories and looks every inch of his 6'5" height. Wears his 1977 Yankees world champions ring. Because of Reggie jackson, people forget Torrez had two complete game wins in the world series, as well as 5 shutout innings coming out of the bullpen in the decisive ALCS game 5.



Watching "Perry Mason" people are always running off to Mexico or Las Vegas for quickie divorces, with worrying about how long it takes for California to recognize them.
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I find it jarring that the TV's seen on Gotham in 2016 seem to all be SD CRT sets. Even the one in boy billionaire Bruce Wayne's mansion. Yet it's not like the show's a period piece or anything (they have cellphones).
Maybe they're going for that "Timeless" vibe by throwing in technology and styles from several different decades, the way the first Tim Burton Batman movie did.
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I think it's partly a way to on one hand point out that "this is neither your universe nor That Other DC Universe (or that other one, or that...)", partly part of the retro look of Gotham in general, and also the retro details are always purely aesthetic ones (such as having TVs that look old fashioned) but never functional ones (no having to chase down a landline).
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I think it's partly a way to on one hand point out that "this is neither your universe nor That Other DC Universe (or that other one, or that...)"
How about this one?
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Try watching "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with your teenager. With me trying to explain them sniffing freshly dittoed test papers, and the concept of rock concerts and ticket scalpers, and why everyone had jobs at the mall in addition to going to school, he found it all too nonsensical and wandered off.
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Sorry I can't give a cite but there was an episode of some show back in the late '60s/early '70s- was either a sitcom or possibly an episode of Love American Style- where they did the "Housewives discover Women's Lib" shtick. Of course, it ended with their husbands putting their feet down to restore the natural order of things and the wives returning to their roles as obedient domestics. A painfully dated fable.
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Anyway so yeah all these shows were in that kid's head. Crazy stuff.
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There's an episode of "Father Knows Best" titled "Crisis Over a Kiss". You can view it on Hulu at http://www.hulu.com/watch/792944. A college student takes Betty on a date. Later they drive to Prospect Point and he tries to kiss her. She resists and gets out of his car. Bud (up there with his date trying the exact same thing) drives her home.

In the last segment her date shows up at the house, and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have a VERY serious discussion with him (and Mr. Anderson says he'll have a similar discussion with Bud later). That segment is really worth watching to see how radically things have changed.

This episode seemed very quaint. But considering the way colleges have begun handling accusations of sexual misconduct, it can be viewed in a whole new light.

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I don't watch a lot of old TV, but I do like watching the old game shows on Game Show Network. Match Game in particular -- I don't know what's funnier, the outlandish 70's clothes or the porno theme music.

There was one question that literally made my jaw drop: "Max thinks his wife is a rug. Every night, he takes here out and _____'s her." The contestant's answer was "beat." Not only did this get a HUGE laugh from the crowd, but he matched 4 out of 6 panelists, who all made jokes about it! Man, that would NEVER fly today!!
Those of us still here almost 14 years after the above post will probably recognize that if the genders are reversed, it'd get the same laugh or an even bigger one.
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Anyway so yeah all these shows were in that kid's head. Crazy stuff.
Not they weren't. Just because a kid dreams about something doesn't mean that something can't also exist outside of his fantasies. Like Cheers. Maybe he watched Cheers and it somehow got mixed up into his own headverse. Doesn't mean Cheers itself doesn't exist on its own (particularly because the "crossover" didn't have anyone from the kid's head show up on Cheers, just Cheers characters show up in his head).
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The only word of Japanese any of them spoke was "Bonsai!!!!"
Uhhh ... are you sure it wasn't "Banzai!!!!"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banzai_charge
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You want dated, just listen to Bat Girl's theme song. "Who's baby are you?" indeed!
"Whose," not "who's," DUH!
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:53 PM
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Not they weren't. Just because a kid dreams about something doesn't mean that something can't also exist outside of his fantasies. Like Cheers. Maybe he watched Cheers and it somehow got mixed up into his own headverse. Doesn't mean Cheers itself doesn't exist on its own (particularly because the "crossover" didn't have anyone from the kid's head show up on Cheers, just Cheers characters show up in his head).
Read, dude.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b00e2cd5e8118a

They all actually exist only in that kid's head. The evidence is overwhelming.

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