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    The Bill Cosby Show

    The Bill Cosby Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.moreless
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    World's Most Amazing Videos

    World's Most Amazing Videos

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    NBC
    World's Most Amazing Videos is a relity TV show that shows home videos of people who have had near death experiences.

    It has recently been picked up by SPIKETV
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    Captain N: The Game Master

    Captain N: The Game Master

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, and his dog Duke are brought to another universe called Videoland, where Nintendo video games are real, to defeat the evil villainess Mother Brain. Mother Brain is trying to conquer Videoland. Kevin has been brought to defeat her, as foretold in an ancient prophecy. Kevin is given the title "Captain N: The Game Master." He and Duke join the N Team consisting of Princess Lana (the ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from "Castlevania"), Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and later Gameboy (a supercomputer that looks like a Game Boy system). The N Team goes up against the evil Mother Brain (the villianess from "Metroid") and her minions King Hippo (from "Punch Out"), the Eggplant Wizard (from "Kid Icarus"), Dr. Wily (from "Mega Man") and Count Dracula (from "Castlevania"). The forces of good and evil go up against each other and often find themselves in comical, hilarious situations. The Characters The Good Guys: Kevin Keene/Captain N: Kevin Keene is from Northridge California. He was brought to Videoland through the Ultimate Warp Zone to become the savior of Videoland as Captain N: The Video Game Master. Kevin cares greatfully for Lana and his dog Duke. As Captain N, he has a weapon called a Zapper which shoots laser-like beams to dedigitize his enemies. He also wears a power pad, a wonderful item that allows him to jump higher, run extremely fast, and stop time around him for a limited duration. Duke the Dog: Duke is Kevin's pet dog whose weapons are his bark and his bite. Duke will do anything to protect Kevin but is actually a slightly coward. He loves to chase cats. Princess Lana: Princess Lana took over as ruler of Videoland after her father King Charles disappeared. She wishes for peace more than anything else and is too trusting of others, even Mother Brain, if there is a chance of peace. This leads to many problems. Kid Icarus: Kid Icarus AKA Pit is the winged archer from Mount Icarus. Even though he's small and weak, he has a variety of arrows from which to choose for his attacks. He has speech impendiment when he puts the suffix "-icus" after a few words. Mega Man: Mega Man was created by Dr. Light. He is extremely strong due to a mighty arm cannon and is very strong. Like Kid Icarus, he also has a speech impendiment by putting mega in front of a few words. Simon Belmont: Vampire hunter Simon Belmont is extremely vain. He keeps a mirror in his backpack to constantly look at himself. He hats getting his hair mussed up. Despite this, he's very strong. Gameboy: Gameboy was sent to Videoland by King Charles at the start of season 2 from the Mirror World. He is young and naive and uses his display to create weapons. The Bad Guys Mother Brain: Mother Brain is a brain in a bottle and the villain from Metroid. She banished King Charles to Mirror Warp and tries many attempts to overthrow Princess Lana. Eggplant Wizard: Eggplant Wizard is the villain from Mount Icarus. He and King Hippo tend to bungle up tasks that Mother Brain send him on. King Hippo: Like his partner Eggplant Wizard, King Hippo also bungles things up with Eggplant Wizard. He's from Punchland. Dr. Wily: Dr. Wily is Dr. Light's archnemesis who builds Robot Master and other devices for Mother Brain. He also wheezes constantly in his speeches. Alucard: Son of Count Dracula. He's not much like his father. He skateboards and is pretty much a punk. Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong is the giant ape of Kongoland. Although he's not truly evil, he must be appeased with food or else he'll wreak havoc upon the people of Kongoland. Gannon: Gannon is the master of evil on Hyrule. Before he is given the Potion of Power, he looks quite weak until he's returned to his big, powerfulm hoggish mage as he drinks it. He doesn't like to work with others and refuses to obey Mother Brain since he likes to work solo.moreless
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    Seaquest DSV / 2032

    Seaquest DSV / 2032

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    NBC (ended 1996)
    A guide for this show already exists. This one is to be deleted.
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    Roland Garros

    Roland Garros

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    NBC
    With over 80 years of history, Roland Garros has become the most famous and acclaimed tennis tournament to be played on clay in the world. Played and televised in mid-May until early June this French tournament is one of the premier events on the tennis calendar. The second Grand Slam of the annual tennis season and the first Grand Slam tournament to join the Open era in 1968, it keeps attracting the elite of the tennis world to its orange courts in Paris every year.moreless
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    Mr. Rhodes

    Mr. Rhodes

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    NBC (ended 1997)
    MR. RHODES was a short-lived sitcom starring Tom Rhodes who plays an acclaimed but unsuccessful writer (with the same name) who decides to return to his old private school to teach English. There, Tom will meet Nikki (Farrah Forke), a girl from his past, who is now working as a guidance counselor. As days go by, Tom will become a much beloved professor, and sometimes a major punch-line.

    Sadly, the show was cancelled after only one season, and 2 episodes remain unaired.moreless
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    Nightmare Cafe

    Nightmare Cafe

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    A mysterious and mystical all-night cafe gives second chances to deserving people. It's staffed by Fay and Frank, two people who made bad choices in life and whose paths crossed with the cafe in the first episode. There's also Blackie, another enigmatic figure who has been working with the cafe longer. Together, the three use the powers over time and space that the cafe grants them to help the worthy and punish the evil, just as they themselves have been helped. First seen on a darkened dock, the cafe would eventually begin transporting itself to different locations wherever it was needed. This 1993 effort by noted horror director Wes Craven was short-lived, canceled after only six episodes. It was Robert Englund's first role after he finished his run as Freddie Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of motion pictures (although he would revisit that role one last time a decade later).moreless
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    Encore! Encore!

    Encore! Encore!

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    Joe Pinoni (Tony winner Nathan Lane) is a world-famous opera singer, but because of an accident while pumping his stomach in Italy, he will never be able to sing again. Having squandered all of his money and lost all of his friends, Joe returns home to his mother, sister and nephew, who run a vineyard. The show only lasted 13 episodes but only 11 when to air. The ratings were never great.moreless
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    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1948)
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event featuring imaginative floats and spectacular pageantry making it one of America's favorite holiday extravaganzas.
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    Mann & Machine

    Mann & Machine

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    A sci-fi/police adventure "Mann & Machine" featured a tough street cop partnered with an android who has all the knowledge but none of the experience. Although canceled after four weeks, the nine existing episodes are highlighted as Yancy Butler\'s first starring role, as well as numerous actors who reappeared in later Dick Wolf productions.moreless
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    Final Appeal: From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries

    Final Appeal: From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries

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    NBC (ended 1992)
    In this spin-off of the popular Unsolved Mysteries, Robert Stack presents an investigation of criminal trials from the perspective of both the prosecution and defense. The evidence in the case is examined as is the fairness of the trial to determine if the convicted deserve a final appeal.moreless
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    America's Dumbest Criminals

    America's Dumbest Criminals

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    Crime is no laughing matter, except when the criminals are bumbling fools. This show looked at breaking the law through a humorous lens. The show is hosted by Debbie Alan and Daniel Butler.moreless
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    TV Nation

    TV Nation

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    NBC (ended 1995)
    Producer Michael Moore presented this newsmagazine as a humorous presentation that reports on things that big corporate media tends to avoid. These topics include a running feature on crimes by business corporations, positive reports on labour union activity, debunking right-wing political claims, and the general exploitation of the little person by the privileged and powerful in society.moreless
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    Scrabble

    Scrabble

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    A six-letter word; it's where you go to read all about your favorite TV shows, including Scrabble. The age-old crossword game that everybody loved to play, but never quite like this, came to television in 1984 for a moderately successful six-year run. Here, contestants used punny and double-entendre clues to fill in words on a gameboard resembling the famous Scrabble game. The format for Scrabble (the TV series) was tweaked several times, but one format lasted longer than others, described below: Crossword Round Two Crossword Rounds were played per show, with two contestants competing at a time. The first game had the returning champion played a challenger, while two new contestants played in the second game. In each Crossword Round, a letter "to build on" is placed in the center "starred" space to begin the game, and host Woolery reads a clue, with the number of letters (five to nine) in the word. Example: A nine-letter word - Drunks hate to see pink ones; bargain shoppers hate white ones. Answer: ELEPHANTS.) A pool of tiles, each representing all the letters in the puzzle plus three stoppers (letters NOT in the puzzle) are placed in the rack between the players. The player chosen to go first draws two tiles from the rack and places them in an electronic reader. The player chooses one and, if the letter was in the word, it was placed in the proper spot (following effects denoting its "search" for the correct position). The player could guess the word or place the other tile in the reader; if he/she still could not guess, then they were allowed to draw two more tiles and play continued. That is, unless he/she chose one of the stoppers, which then passed control to the opponent. If all three stoppers are revealed before the word is guessed, a Speedword format is used, where each of the blanks (save for the last one) are filled in at the rate of one every half-second. The Speedword was also played if time was running short. At least one of the tiles in each word were colored (blue or pink), which provided bonuses for providing a correct answer immediately after filling it in. Those bonuses were $500 for the blue space and $1,000 for a pink space. A player also won the bonuses if he/she buzzed in and guessed immediately after the colored space was filled. After each word is guessed (or sometimes not, if neither player could provide a guess after all but one of the letters were shown), a new word was played, building off a letter in the previous word. The first player to correctly guess three words won $500 and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round. Scrabble Sprint Round Here, the winner of the first Crossword Round met the returning champion (or second-round winner, if the champion was defeated). The challenger is timed to the tenth of a second for how long it takes him to guess four words (again, five to nine letters, with shorter ones offered first) correctly. There were no stoppers in these words, and a player could choose from two possible letters in the word. All except the last letter were filled in, and a player offered a guess by hitting the plunger in front of him/her. Penalties were assessed for incorrect guesses (10 seconds) or failing to guess (5 seconds). The champion must then beat the challenger's time, playing the same four words. For either contestant, alternate words were played if they failed to guess or were incorrect. The winner earned $1,000 and advances to the Bonus Sprint Round. Bonus Sprint Round The Bonus Sprint Round was played exactly like the Scrabble Sprint Round, except the player had a fixed 10-second limit to guess two words (one six letters, the other seven). Guessing both words correctly won a jackpot that began at $5,000 and increased by $1,000 for each day it went unclaimed. The champion returns to the next show to face a new challenger. Several other formats were utilized during the run, briefly described thusly: * In the Crossword Round, two new players played. Regular tiles for each word were worth $25, blue ones $50 and pink ones $100, with the money added to a "pot." The winner of three words wins the value of the pot and advanced to the Scrabble Sprint Round to face the returning champion. Each Scrabble Sprint Round win was worth $1,500, with five wins amending his/her winnings to $20,000. A 10th win ammended the winnings to $40,000 and retired the player undefeated. * Later, before the longest-lived format was used, the "pot" was scrapped, and players won $500 and $1,000 bonuses for placing letters on blue and pink tiles. A flat $500 was paid to the Crossword Round winner. Scrabble was known for its highly imaginative clues and its extensive use of sound effects (14, according to several sources). That may have helped draw in viewers, but not so much as the fast-paced gameplay. Scrabble fared fairly well against The Price is Right, but eventually, the show surrendered in the ratings. In 1993, Scrabble returned once again, not in encore reruns (as was the case for Classic Concentration) but in a new, cheaper format. The game rules were the same, but smaller cash awards (a $1,000 base jackpot for Scrabble Sprint Round winners, plus extra money added for guessing words on pink and blue squares) turned off many viewers. It didn't help that demographics had changed and many NBC affiliates chose not to air Scrabble, instead opting for syndicated fare such as The Jerry Springer Show. After Scrabble's successor, Caesar's Challenge was cancelled in January 1994 due to failed ratings, NBC was out of the daytime game show business entirely. Scrabble is a registered trademark now licensed to Hasbro, but the original trademark holder - Selchow-Righter - was acknowledged on each show.moreless
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    Nasty Boys

    Nasty Boys

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Nasty Boys guide at TV.com.

    Drugs are taking over in Las Vegas and the police need something new, The North Town Narcotics Bureau. This rag-tag bunch of misfits and hard-hitters begins taking the fight to the drug dealers and earns a name for themselves in the media. They call them The Nasty Boys.moreless
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    Shannon's Deal

    Shannon's Deal

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a good relationship with his daughter, his professional career has hit rock bottom. He becomes a general practioner of law, gaining a loyal secretary in Lucy Acosta when he manages to free her boyfriend from jail. Shannon also gains an unlikely investigator in Wilmer Slade, a verbose enforcer for one of the many loan sharks to whom Jack is in debt. Although he has sworn off gambling, Shannon continues to use his skill as a cardplayer to help him work out his cases, and he always tries to work out deals for his clients without having to go to court.moreless
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    Gravedale High

    Gravedale High

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    NBC (ended 1991)
    Gravedale High is about teacher Max Schneider, who taught a group of teenage monsters. Each of the kids are modeled after Hollywood's greatest horror monsters. Vinnie is a vampire, Duzer is a gorgon, Blanche is a zombie, Frankentyke is the monster, Reggie is a werewolf, Cleofatra is a mummy, J.P. is a zombie, Gill is a swamp creature, and Sid is an invisible boy. It was produced by Hanna-Barbara and lasted for one season on NBC before being canceled.moreless
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    Notre Dame Football

    Notre Dame Football

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    NBC
    Since 1991, NBC has been the exclusive over the air broadcaster for Notre Dame Football. Airing up to eight home and neutral site games a year, Dan Hicks handles the play-by-play duties with Mike Mayock providing color commentary and Alex Flanagan working the sidelines.moreless
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    LateLine (1998)

    LateLine (1998)

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    NBC (ended 1999)
    "LateLine" is set behind the scenes at a fictitious TV network's late-night news program based in Washington, D.C. The show follows anchorman Al Freundlich, who got the job when his predecessor Pearce McKenzie quit as a publicity stunt, and his co-workers Mona, Vic, Briana, Raji, and Gale. Broadcast History NBC: 3/17/1998--3/16/1999 Showtime: 2/4/1999-12/25/1999moreless
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    Café Americain

    Café Americain

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    NBC (ended 1994)
    Holly Aldrige is a young American living on her own in France. Even though Holly is unable to speak the language, which frequently caused her some trouble, she finds a waitress job in a small cafe. It is at the cafe that she meets an assortment of characters from around the world. Holly soon becomes friends with them therefore finding a place for herself in her new home.moreless
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