Back in the day, what did contemporary viewers of The Andy Griffith Show
feel about the show? Was it good and wholesome, or sordid and immoral? Was it 'funny ha-ha' or 'funny omg i can't believe they just did that!'? Realism or surrealism? Sitcom or soap? And all that jazz. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Songfilter: HBO is running a new commercial to promote their upcoming season of sopranos... [more inside]
posted by Radio7
on Feb 26, 2006 -
ForgottenAnimationFilter - a man goes for a walk every Sunday. His house and shed feel abandoned, so they decide to follow him (on legs). I remember this chap walking along oblivious to the fact that right behind him are two walking buildings. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier
on Feb 21, 2006 -
What (movie? television show?) is being referenced when a character points at some interloper and emits a loud droning sound? [more inside]
posted by jenovus
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Last Sunday's Grey's Anatomy episode is bothering me. At the end of the episode, Dylan (the bomb squad guy) takes the bazooka shell from Meredith and slowly walks out of the room. This seems illogical/silly/non-bomb-squady to me. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Feb 16, 2006 -
What are the options, if any, for live video of the Winter Olympics online in the US? Having been able to watch CBC in 2002, I was spoiled, but this year it's back to NBC only. Worse, with the games in Europe this year, they will be showing everything that matters spliced into bite-size melodramatic bits, in between interminable ads and features, six hours after it actually happens. So, any options, licit or illicit?
posted by thirdparty
on Feb 9, 2006 -
I have a friend that's trying to remember the name of a TV show from a few years ago that Fox cancelled abruptly. It was a drama about a family that had moved into a fire station and was having financial problems trying to rebuild it. [more inside]
posted by bbrown
on Jan 27, 2006 -
I'm looking for classic "Saturday Night Live" sketches that might not have made the "Best of..." DVDs. Namely, John Belushi performing as Joe Cocker WITH Joe Cocker! But there were far too many good ones to let them all fade into oblivion! Is there any way to find these classic sketches to save them for posterity?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel
on Jan 25, 2006 -
Does anyone know of the name of the actress who played the elderly patient who's no longer sick, but refuses to leave the hospital on the 1/22/06 airing of Grey's Anatomy [entitled: Tell Me Sweet Little Lies]? [more inside]
posted by KevinKarl
on Jan 23, 2006 -
I have a small LCD television hanging on the wall. I hung it in front of the power outlet in order to hide the cord, but it picks up a little bit of interference in that position. If I move it away from the outlet, the interference goes away, but you can see the cord. Is there a solution that will allow me to sheild the TV from the interference and keep it hanging where it is?
posted by spilon
on Jan 23, 2006 -
A few years ago, I saw a PSA narrated by what sounded like a black man in his 40s or 50s. It described how one summer he and his brother were told by their father to build a brick wall for no apparent purpose. He talked about how hot it was, how they didn't spend any time with their friends, and they had to rebuild parts that weren't up to snuff. At the end, the father said something like, "Now don't ever tell me there's anything you can't do." I loved the ad, and was wondering whether it was available online. Any ideas?
posted by ykjay
on Jan 20, 2006 -
I've got a 28" CRT Television, it was left in the garage in the freezing cold and I'd like to know what I should do before I power it on again. [more inside]
posted by rc55
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Just how much do people make on television? I'm not talking about the big-time tv stars with well-publicized contracts such as network stars like Friends, Oprah, Letterman, Katie Couric, etc., or the many people who get sitcom/series deals on major networks where we can guesstimate how much they are earning to the right order of magnitude.
No, I'm asking about all the "little people" who fill my teevee screen. (much more inside
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posted by hincandenza
on Dec 29, 2005 -
How can I use the IR port on my Windows XP laptop to control my television?
posted by punishinglemur
on Dec 26, 2005 -
I've just moved into a new apartment and plugged in my entertainment center. My television, a 32 inch CRT Samsung which has always before had an excellent picture, now has these bars moving slowly upwards over the picture. [more inside]
posted by shanevsevil
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Who created the artwork shown alongside Claire's in the season 4 finale of Six Feet Under? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Dec 18, 2005 -
We're having a "Disco Party" for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow.
I've got the music covered, but I was looking for some VIDEO I can burn onto a DVD and just have playing in the background.
posted by chococat
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Why is there a different theme arrangement/recording only for episodes 20, 21 and 22 in M*A*S*H season 1? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Nov 14, 2005 -
I've just bought a shiny new LCD television. It's very beautiful but there's a serious problem with audio and video synchronisation. Sounds come out, then the lips move. The effect is weird. It hadn't occurred to me that this was a problem but apparently it is
, a known one. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Nov 6, 2005 -
I have an old Intel Celeron 501MHz PC sitting around collecting dust. I'm wondering whether it would be suitable as a video server for my television, assuming I upgrade it with WiFi and a TV card. I don't have/want cable, so I don't necessarily need TiVo-like capabilities, but it would be nice to have something that could access my WiFi network, grab my downloads (mostly fansubbed anime, foriegn shows, etc.), and play them on the home theatre system. Is it worthwhile to use such a system for this purpose? Is there a more elegant solution that I'm overlooking that doesn't involve burning a ton of DVDs?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Nov 3, 2005 -
How can I find out what bands are booked/playing on each of the specific late night shows (letterman, o'brian, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by hubs
on Oct 20, 2005 -
Do the people who schedule TV episodes (specifically reruns) purposely pick episodes which coincide with holidays or recent events? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Oct 16, 2005 -
Who sang "I want to be on your teevee so that you will notice me./You don't notice nothing else except that box that's on your shelf."?
posted by Eothele
on Oct 7, 2005 -
The Daily Show: Great Moments in Punditry as Read by Children. I just don't get it. [more inside]
posted by phrits
on Sep 28, 2005 -
I'm finally going to get a new television! Looking for recommendations on a quality t.v. that will last me for a long while. [more inside]
posted by meta87
on Sep 23, 2005 -
I have a standard cable television cord that runs from through a small hole in my living room floor (coming up from the basement). I would like to re-route this cable to another part of the house. The problem is that the connector on the end of the cable is too big to fit into the hole. Is there an easy way to disconnect this bit so I can pull the cord through the hole (and reattach it after I create a hole in a different room)?
posted by sharksandwich
on Sep 15, 2005 -
Where is the best place to watch NFL games on TV in Portland, Ore.? Where do the most diehard fans assemble at?
posted by iced_borsch
on Aug 27, 2005 -
Why, when a TV is turned on--even in another room--can I detect some kind of buzzing/electronic noise, that many other people around me can't detect?
posted by dead_
on Aug 26, 2005 -
In the sea of new "strange" shows coming to television this fall, I'm convinced that we're seeing a cycle in popularity that we once experienced in the mid to late 70s. However, I was <10 years old at the time, and while I remember some aspects of the shows in question, I don't recall any of the details or identifications. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Aug 24, 2005 -