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Eating and toilet taboos are reversed

Can anyone identify a (possibly French) film where the cultural taboos about going to the toilet and eating (not at the same time!) are reversed? I remember seeing a scene with someone knocking on a ...
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Scene from a TV show with two men talking and one of them summarising Star Wars in a funny way

A while ago I watched a scene from a TV show on YT. The title of the show was provided, but unfortunately I don't remember it. I think the show was British, but I'm not sure. The scene was around 1-2 ...
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399 views

What 80s TV show featured a crime-fighting scientist with dwarfism?

There was a show in the early 80's with a goofy, yet brilliant lead character with dwarfism who had some sort of a laboratory or something and solved crimes. He had a partner or a team or something ...
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718 views

Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Idenfity Late '90s early 00's Sci-Fi mini-series

I've been trying to identify a tv mini-series (maybe movie, but I don't think so) I watched 10-15 years ago. Here are some key points I remember about it: Plot An alien ship arrives at a ...
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620 views

A cartoon about two men in top hats chasing after a girl in distress

I remember watching a movie on Cartoon Network as a child with two men in top hats chasing after a girl in these very colorful, very vivid scenes. The only characters are the two men in top hats, the ...
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604 views

Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
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753 views

What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
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Video in which a man follows a string all his life to end in the desert

I am looking for the video where a young man stumbles upon a string (or cable) and begins to follow it, out of curiosity. He follows it a really long time as you can see him age and grow old. At the ...
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Tv show about another dimension/magic land through a magic mirror

I keep thinking about a show I used to watch on tv, and damn I wanna know the title :P It was a live-action show that I saw somewhere between halfway the 90's and halfway the 2000's, and I'm almost ...
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670 views

Nineties sitcom about small software company

I am trying to identify an old TV show with the following properties: Was broadcast in the early 1990s in South Africa, but the show likely came from the United States The main characters were a ...
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271 views

TV show where characters use books full of gibberish to prove they're dreaming

I have a memory from a few years ago (before 2000, probably before 1995) of a TV show where several characters were in a library; the clothes and setting were similar to how I imagine an Agatha ...
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431 views

TV series about a suburban town digging up a space ship?

It was on TV in the US about 10 years ago, it is a mystery with some sci-fi/horror elements. The people in a suburban city start acting weird (possessed/influenced). They would go out at night and ...
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Anime where pilot phases through a mountain to reach his mecha

Can anybody help identify this anime series with a fighting robot? Two specifics stood out in my mind (which hopefully doesn't indicate my remembering two different series): The boy who controlled ...
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542 views

Post-apocalyptic survivors and shredded paper as currency

There was this series which I saw during the 90s in which there are 4 to 8 survivors after a nuclear war. the survivors consisted of elderly as well as young people. This is all I remember about the ...
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Show with car going over cliff into the (actual) Grand Canyon

I was at the Grand Canyon last week and did a tour of the west rim. During the tour, one of the guides pointed to the bottom of the cliff and there was (what appears to be) a mangled up car that is ...
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Movie/TV Show with hackers where a computer virus materializes in the real world and can morph items at will

Now this one has been in my memory for forever, but I never figured it out on my own, so I'm giving it to you to try. I don't know if this was a movie or a TV show, but I recall seeing it on TV ...
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Boy can bring anyone back to life for 8 minutes

I had a friend tell me this story once .. The boy can bring anyone back from the dead (not physically i think but like a spirit) and talk to him and find out how that person died, ask him questions ...
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Plane crash survivors stuck on a creepy island

About 20 years ago, I saw part of a film or TV series about a group of people being stranded on a creepy island after a plane crash. I can't remember whether it was a movie or a TV episode, but it ...
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Submarine crew fakes a software/virus-initiated missile attack to trick bad guy programmer into revealing the abort code

I'm having trouble recalling which television show had an episode with a particular plot. It was probably on TV in the 1990s but could well have been a movie. Haven't had much luck googling and ...
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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid?

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include ...
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Inspector space time

In the series Community the characters Abed and Troy love to watch the series "Inspector Space Time". It feels like it is a series that really exists. So does it? And if so, what is its name? (when ...
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Cartoon similar to Transformers, with two gangs, good and bad

I was born in 90's, and I used to watch Cartoon Network. I have been trying to identify a show for the past 3 years, but I have not yet found it. It was a bit like a Transformers style, but not ...
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An American TV series about human-like aliens

I watched this TV series in the late 80s or maybe the early 90s, it was subbed in Arabic Most likely it was American and it was not animated, I believe its from the same era of Small Wonder. I don't ...
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'80s Aquaman tv-series?

Back in the good old days of Automan, The Greatest American Hero and Manimal, I remember watching another (probably) tv-series featuring a sort of Aquaman. I think I watched just a few episodes of ...
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80s TV action series about an “electric man”

I'm looking for an 80s tv-series. The main character was some kind of superhero-ish. He had a blue sparkling/glowing body, and he "healed" himself with electricity. He had a "sidekick" who was a star ...
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Parents are secret agents and their son is kidnapped

I want to say it came out after 2000. There is a mother, father and one son. The parents are both secret agents and while the boy was growing up the father faked his own death by a car bomb so even ...
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Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I ...
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Russian/East-European/Soviet Cartoon show with 3 main characters

I used to watch this show when I was a kid back in 1984. The show is in color. No dialogue, only music and sound effects. The characters are: a boy, his grandfather, and a bird (possibly a crow, but ...
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Identify this animated series with the animal fighters which transforms

Approximately 7-8 year before I have seen a cartoon series where animals fight with their enemy using super natural powers. The main enemy in the series is a self minded machine which sends mechanical ...
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Early '90s horror/thriller movie/tv show - guy's head and arm trapped by closing electric car window

From a young age, early nineties, I've always remembered quite vividly a couple of scenes from what I 'think' was a movie (I was young so could have made it up although that's unlikely as it scared ...
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Man and daughter marooned on planet until she is kidnapped

I've been trying to recollect what movie or (mini series) I watched in the 90s. It may have been made before the 90s, I'm not sure. In any case, it was about a man and his pre-teen daughter. They ...
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TV show about man transforming into animals

I recall very rough memories about a TV show where a man could transform into animals, which you might help me identify. I watched it a long time ago and it should be a US-show from the 80s or very ...
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Girl can stop time by pressing together her index fingers

What was the show in the 80s about a girl (I think Evie) who could stop time by pressing her index fingers together and she could talk to her dad through a glowing cube or crystal?
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Sliders episode: City surrounded by huge wave

I'm afraid i cant be very helpful here but when i was much younger i watched an episode of a tv series which i remember being Sliders but cant seem to find any episode of that show with this ...
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Cartoon about computer programs fighting computer viruses

I am looking for the name of a cartoon that was made in the late 80's or early 90's. The premise was a group of sentient computer programs who were fighting computer viruses. It might have been ...
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595 views

Soldiers hiding from robots or mechs in a forest

I'm 25 (born 1987). When I was young (must have been very young) I saw a show or movie that was an anime, but the kind that has a mature drawing style, smaller eyes, more serious, and the character ...
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A show about four heroes fighting against evil

I'm looking for a show I watched about 10 years ago. I don't remember much from that show, but I hope it will suffice. The show has a medieval setting. The four protagonists have each a specific ...
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Documentary series in one episode they attacked a casino

I am trying to get the name of a tv series which had R. Paul Wilson from 'The Real Hustle' in it. The episode I saw was when he performed a penetration test on a casino with some colleagues he picked ...
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Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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Name that 80's educational TV show

Back in the 80's there was a really neat educational show on PBS in NY. I remember having to wake up just before 6 am to watch it on a weekday right before school. The episodes might have only been 15 ...
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Random cartoon from the 90s?

I'm trying to remember a cartoon that aired in the mid or late 90s (I think 1996-1997), the good guys drove high tech armored vehicles (It was not MASK) and had specialized suits. One of the vehicles ...
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658 views

TV series where they plant a chip in the brain of students

I watched these as a kid and have no idea what the series was called... The idea is that students get a chip implant in their brain (the parents don't know this), and when they try to escape from some ...
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Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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TV episode with a man betting on a ship

Can you identify this TV episode (probably from the 1950-60 era, possibly Hitchcock)? Man is on an ocean liner to Europe. There is a game for the passengers: bet on how far the ship will go in the ...
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Television show with a cross-eyed lion

Looking to identify a television show that I saw a long time ago. I believe the show was from the 80's but may have been even from the late 70's. It involved people living/working on a game preserve ...
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Educational Cartoon children show about whole numbers and fractions

I saw this show in 1997. Educational cartoon about fractions and whole number. Not sure if it was a show or a one time lengthy episode. This was the only episode I saw. The story begins by telling ...
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Need help identifying movie and/or TV show by plot point

There was a movie or a show where a guy has a date with a girl. He thinks it goes well, but she doesn't return any of his calls so he begins to think something terrible has happened to her. He ...
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Movie (maybe show?) where clinic is held hostage for adult son who dies

At the latest, I saw this movie in January of 2008 on TV. I'll describe what I remember and see if it rings any bells. There were three adult men, including what I believe to be a father and a son. ...