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Retired gentleman that solves people's problems

My guess is The Equalizer The Equalizer is an American crime drama television series, originally airing on CBS from fall 1985 until late-spring 1989. It starred Edward Woodward as a retired ...
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Please identify a series in which some teens meet in the night and tell horror stories

Is it Are You Afraid of the Dark? Both series of Are You Afraid of the Dark? revolved around a group of teenagers who referred to themselves as "The Midnight Society." Every week, at a secret ...
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Sci-Fi movie, about binary code, aliens, and headaches

It's the episode The Message of The Outer Limits TV show: From the Wikipedia article about Pioneer plaque: In "The Message," an episode of the science fiction series The Outer Limits, a deaf ...
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TV-Show: Time travel with group of different times. Fork-like tool used as weapon

This is The Fantastic Journey. It's actually from the late 70s rather than the 80s. The show revolves round a group of people shipwrecked or lost on an island in the Bermuda Triangle where different ...
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Scene from a TV show with two men talking and one of them summarising Star Wars in a funny way

The Thick of It, season 4, episode 2. Malcolm tries to describe it to Oliver with hilarious results. Malcolm: What's that film that you love? What film? The one about the f&$%ing hairdresser, the ...
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Identify 80's "horror" film with elements of Hell on earth and an astronaut savior

It sounds like Invitation to Hell (1984), an American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy and Susan Lucci. IMDB When the ...
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Fight breaks out in a restaurant, Hitler salutes in the background

It's Blazing Saddles (1974) Though I can't find a clip of that precise scene, it's documented in "The Hitler Filmography: Worldwide Feature Film and Television Miniseries" & also the uncredited ...
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TV episode about patient who has revenge on plastic surgeon who botched his/her surgery

Yes, that does ring a bell. There were a number of pretty good series that basically emulated the Twilight Zone in format and style. One of those was the HBO-created series called The Hitchhiker (...
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Episode From Old Sci-fi TV Series

Distant Early Warning (an episode of the "The Wide World of Mystery" TV series) IMDb: Aliens infiltrate an Arctic research station, and perform experiments on the unsuspecting crew by mind ...
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Need name of a classic Sci Fi episode, involving a soldier frozen in time saving a woman?

Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits original 1965 run, The Premonition (Season 2 episode 16). Instead of a soldier, he's a Test Pilot, saving his daughter, not his wife (she's with him), and it'...
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Series with "dark" hero riding futuristic bike

This could be Super Force (1990)... The series is about a former astronaut who uses an advanced combat suit and motorcycle to fight crime in the city of Metroplex during the year 2020. Among the ...
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Tv show about kids traveling parallel worlds to find their dad

Sounds like MythQuest from 2001. MythQuest is a Canadian television series that originally aired on PBS in 2001. It stars Meredith Henderson and Christopher Jacot as Cleo and Alex Bellows, two ...
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Pink bird and turtle travelling in time?

Albert Says... The Nature Knows Best and Albert Asks... What is Life? Is this your bird? (Youtube link) The main character Albert is a mythical creature that, according to the outside, like a ...
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Please identify a series in which some teens meet in the night and tell horror stories

You seem to be confusing two shows, so I'll just fill in the blanks. The format of kids telling stories does indeed sound like Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, but the episode you were looking for is ...
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TV Mini Series with people that control Elements

Invincible IMDb: "The Shadow Men are immortal beings of darkness and destruction. One such Shadow Man, Os (Zane), is confronted by the White Warrior, a being of light, and given the chance to ...
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Scene from a TV show with two men talking and one of them summarising Star Wars in a funny way

The Thick of It (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459159/) The scene in question
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What was this TV movie featuring Peter Ustinov and a space ship?

The movie is called Murder in Space from 1985. It does not star Peter Ustinov. It stars Wilford Brimley, who can easily be mistaken as Peter Ustinov. It aired as a Science Fiction Murder Mystery. ...
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Aliens disguised as school children learn about humans in retro TV show

Sounds like Dr. Xargle from 1997, based on the children's book series. From an online synopsis: Dr. Xargle, supposedly Planet Queeg's greatest expert on life on Planet Earth, is trying to teach his ...
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An American TV series about human-like aliens

I wonder if you're after Galactica 1980, a spin-off of the original Battlestar Galactica that was cancelled after 10 episodes. Airing in 1980, it featured the Galactica crew members reaching modern ...
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Show with car going over cliff into the (actual) Grand Canyon

According to this site, Dar Robinson jumped a car off a ramp from a section of the canyon belonging to the Hualapai Indian Reservation (which is on the west rim) in 1980 for a reality television show ...
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TV show involving a town where only the kids and adults up to age 21 are alive

You're most probably after Between, that is being distributed by Netflix: The series stars Jennette McCurdy as Wiley Day, a pregnant teenage daughter of a minister living in the small town of ...
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Zombie movie with evolving zombies - ability to run & speak

Well, they're kind of zombies (They behave like ones, but the film insists they're mutant vampires). You seem to be looking for Against the Dark from 2009 with Steven Seagal. When most of the ...
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Sci-Fi movie playing in start and end of Seinfeld episode

It sounds like The Heart Attack and Wikipedia mentions.. After watching a science-fiction B movie (featuring a cameo by series co-creator Larry David), .. Which suggests the footage was made ...
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Comedy movie/TV show featuring a lactating girl convincing a boy to consume her breast milk

Seems you saw a clip from the season 2 premiere of Nip/Tuck from 2004 where Gina, whose baby Christian helps her with, is lactating and doesn't want to ruin her silk shirt, so she asks Christian to ...
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Scifi/supernatural TV show about two kids (brothers or friends) in a weird town

This is Eerie, Indiana. The series revolves around Marshall Teller, a teenager whose family moves to the desolate town of Eerie, Indiana, population of 16,661. While moving into his new home, he ...
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Russian/East-European/Soviet Cartoon show with 3 main characters

You're probably after Pomysłowy Dobromir from the 70s, a dialogue-free Polish cartoon about a boy who lives with his grandfather and a pet bird and always comes up with inventions. I think the episode ...
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80s TV action series about an "electric man"

Sounds like Automan from 1983-1984 about a glowing blue superhero fueled by electricity: Automan (the "Automatic Man") follows the adventures of a police officer and computer programmer ...
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Looking for an old tv show featuring tiny caricature red haired boy with human blond girl

Most of it sounds like Pumuckl, most likely the 80s TV show Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl. The [elderly] master carpenter Eder meets the Klabauter Pumuckl, whom only Eder can see, because Pumuckl ...
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"Sex" sci-fi TV show from the 90s about a girl in her spaceship

Sounds likethe movie Barbarella (1968) From Wikipedia: Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. [...] Barbarella ...
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TV series, a blonde lady talks every day with a stranger on the phone

You're looking for Side Order of Life that ran for a single 13-episode season on Lifetime in 2007. Marisa Coughlan plays Jenny McIntyre, a photographer who reconsiders her life and is reawakened to ...
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