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The show's over
Poll: The show's over
What's that mean?
Sit Ubu sit. Good dog.
That's some bad hat, Harry.
Grrrr. Aarrgh.
I made this!
You Stinker!
And... dance by the light of the moon.
Good Night, Mr. Wallters.
I'm a lawyer.
Stupid Monkey.
View Results (64 votes)


Oct 16 2013, 4:29am

Post #1 of 23 (1354 views)
The show's over Can't Post

Time to turn off the tv and vote.


Oct 16 2013, 4:55am

Post #2 of 23 (1177 views)
clever!! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Oct 16 2013, 5:54am

Post #3 of 23 (1190 views)
It is. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank goodness multiple answers were allowed. Fun poll, Magpie! Cool


Oct 16 2013, 4:01pm

Post #4 of 23 (1183 views)
"Stoopid Monkey" [In reply to] Can't Post

But I also like:

"That's good soup!
"Qué sopa mas buena!"
"Qu'ils mangent de la soupe"
"Ca, c'est un sacre bon soupe"
"That's bl**dy good soup!"
"That's good chowder."


Oct 16 2013, 6:47pm

Post #5 of 23 (1187 views)
Monkeys and Ubu...great idea Magpie!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 17 2013, 2:16am

Post #6 of 23 (1131 views)
No vote yet for my favorite: "That's some bad hat, Harry." [In reply to] Can't Post

Within the context of this poll, it's the sign off production company 'vanity card' for Bad Hat Harry Productions that produced (among other things) the tv show House.


I had completely forgotten, until I watched the movie in reruns, that the line was from Jaws.


It might have only been used for House.

Grey Havens

Oct 18 2013, 4:21pm

Post #7 of 23 (1105 views)
"Down in Fraggle Rock." [In reply to] Can't Post

Couldn't resist!


Oct 18 2013, 5:43pm

Post #8 of 23 (1153 views)
Grrr. Arggh. You Stinker! Shhh! [In reply to] Can't Post

Grrr. Arggh.
Mutant Enemy Productions
Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
They also did Cabin in the Woods and are doing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D but I'm not sure if this logo played/plays on those shows.

The name "Mutant Enemy" is taken from the song "And You and I" by progressive rock band Yes, of whom Whedon is a professed fan. (On the special features of the Buffy DVDs, Whedon also says in an interview that he called his typewriter "mutant enemy".) The company's end-of-credits logo and mascot is an intentionally poorly animated vampire monster cartoon figure crossing the screen from right to left and saying, "Grr. Argh." It was drawn and voiced by Whedon himself. In certain episodes of Buffy the animation was changed: (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/...ctions#Name_and_logo)


You Stinker!
This is for the older folks in the room. It's from David E. Kelley's production company who did Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, and ... more recently ... Harry's Law which was cancelled not because the numbers were bad but because the numbers were all old people and they don't count. ;-/

In the logo segment, a granny in a rocking chair is watching TV. When she clicks the remote, the words "David E. Kelley Productions" whoosh out of her TV, knocking her backward. As she falls over, she exclaims, "You stinker!"

(which means, in the US, a mischievous/bad person, but not someone you'd really hate - it apparently means other things in other countries)

The woman is Kelley's 97-year-old grand-mother, Mildred, and that's her saying "You stinker!" - one of her favorite phrases. Kelley lived with Mildred while he attended law school.

(from: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/...productions-thirteen)


Gracie Films does The Simpsons but some might remember The Simpsons first appeared on the Tracey Ullman Show where I first noted this logo card.

The Gracie Films Logo depicts whispering and even noisy movie patrons in a theater being shushed by a woman so the company's logo accompanied by music and a blue background can be seen and heard. Versions of the company's ending jingle is used on some Simpsons episodes in the Treehouse of Horror series such as an organ playing in a minor key accompanied by a terrified girl screaming in the background. (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracie_Films)

more info here: http://tvtropes.org/...php/Main/VanityPlate



Oct 21 2013, 12:42am

Post #9 of 23 (1070 views)
Dogs: Sit Ubu Sit. [In reply to] Can't Post

This is another oldie: Ubu Productions that produced Spin City, Family Ties (both with Michael J Fox) and Brooklyn Bridge.

Ubu's mascot is founder, Gary David Goldberg's dog Ubu Roi, a black labrador retriever which he had in college and subsequently traveled the world with. The closing tag for Ubu Productions is a photograph of Ubu Roi with a flying disc in his mouth, taken in the Tuileries Garden close to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Along with the picture is Goldberg's voice saying "Sit, Ubu, sit! ...Good dog!", followed by the sound of a bark. The dog was named after Ubu Roi, an 1896 play by Alfred Jarry that is considered a precursor to the Theatre of the Absurd.


Wikipedia has some examples of how this was parodied in popular culture.

(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 21 2013, 12:43am)


Oct 21 2013, 12:53am

Post #10 of 23 (1059 views)
and Cats: Meow [In reply to] Can't Post

MTM Enterprises, named after Mary Tyler Moore who founded the company with her (then) husband Grant Tinker, played off the MGM roaring lion logo.

by having a cat meow instead of a lion roar.

They did a ton of shows. See a list here.

from wikipedia:
Mimsie the Cat was the cat seen in the MTM Enterprises logo, in an apparent spoof of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's famed lion mascot, Leo.

In the standard version of the logo, as first used on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mimsie appears in a crouched position, looks up at the camera, and meows once. Mimsie would not meow for the camera crew, so they eventually used footage of her yawning, run in reverse, with the sound effect added. By the 1980s, there were many different variants of the logo, with Mimsie often appearing in different painted "costumes" corresponding to the style and theme of the particular programs. For the detective series Remington Steele, a Sherlock Holmes-esque stalking cap and pipe were added; The White Shadow featured a basketball with Mimsie; Hill Street Blues painted a police uniform hat onto Mimsie's head; St. Elsewhere used a surgical mask; in contrast, Newhart kept the original, unadorned footage, but replaced the sound effect with Bob Newhart's voice-over of "meow" in his trademark deadpan style.


I think my favorite was Bob Newhart's.


Tol Eressea

Oct 21 2013, 5:36am

Post #11 of 23 (1051 views)
They're all pretty clever [In reply to] Can't Post

but I went with "Night, Mr. Walters" and "...and dance by the light of the moon". I love that non-commital "uh-uh" response from Mr. Walters, plus Taxi was one of my favorites. I don't know why; it wasn't one of the more kid oriented sit-coms ever, it was even a bit meloncholy, but I loved it. As for "dance by the light...", I'm a sucker for It's a Wonderful Life, so I love any reference to it. And I admit I was hooked on all of the 30-something whining. Tongue

I don't know why I feel like "That's some bad hat, Harry" seems so familiar. I never got into House, and I've never seen Jaws. But I swear I've heard that phrase and seen that logo. Hmmm.Tongue

(This post was edited by zarabia on Oct 21 2013, 5:38am)


Oct 21 2013, 6:04am

Post #12 of 23 (1046 views)
re 30 something [In reply to] Can't Post

i really loathed timothy busfield's elliot watson character in thirty-something, so it is a true tribute to busfield's acting skills and range that i found him wonderful and charming in the west wing, as danny concannon.



Oct 21 2013, 8:37pm

Post #13 of 23 (1043 views)
It's possible Bad Hat Harry Production ... [In reply to] Can't Post

... has produced some other show or movie you've watched that has used that logo at the end. It's hard to tell what logos are used on what productions. Apparently they switched to another logo for X-Men First Class.

It's also possible that you tuned into the show after House and caught the last few moments of the credits while you waited.

I love the whole song Buffalo Gals. I mean... it's Buffalo Gals. And dancing by the light of the moon. They just seem like they must have been cool women.

OMG... 30 Something whining. I was so into it at 30 something. Now it seems so self indulgent. (them and me) But then, it's all part of life's stages, I guess.


Oct 21 2013, 8:38pm

Post #14 of 23 (1040 views)
I haven't seen West Wing but I watched Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip recently [In reply to] Can't Post

and he played an okay character in that, too.


Oct 22 2013, 1:35am

Post #15 of 23 (1070 views)
What's that mean? I made this. [In reply to] Can't Post

What's that mean?

This is the logo for Far Field Productions which is primarily responsible for Bones but also did Finder... a show I loved and felt was cancelled too soon, although the loss of Michael Clarke Duncan would have hit the show hard.

A boy points at a tree and says, "What's that mean?"

I have to say... when the production company logos roll at the end of Bones, I know just went to raise my hand, point and speak along with the tv.

explanation from FFP's Hart Hanson? (I think that's who's speaking)
I asked my son, Ben, to make me (a logo card) and if he made me one I would give him a guitar. He went out to Camarillo and took a picture of some field with a tree in it. He flopped that and did some sort of Photoshop thing to it... made it look like a painting. And then stuck Little Joe in it. 72 separate pictures of him raising his arm because Ben didn't have a camera that did video [..] and Joe says, "What's that mean?" And I thought Ben had him say "What's that mean?" because Brennan (from Bones) says that all the time. And they just laughed and said, "We don't know what Brennan says." They hadn't seen the show. They said, "That's what *you* say all the time." Ben said, "You never know what anything means. 'What's that mean?' What's that mean?' 'I don't know what that means.'" So they thought it was a good thing to put in. The most common thing that Dad says. Bridget and I watched the show and up comes Barry's (logo card) ... really cool and then there's this jerky, "What's that mean?" And every time we watch it, because he's now out of the house, we go, "awwww.... there's Little Joe." And that's my logo and now I can never change it.

from: http://www.fox.com/...the-far-in-the-field


I made this.

This is the logo card for Ten Thirteen who is repsonsible for The X-Files.

The words "Ten Thirteen" are projected in blurry black and white (with the sound of a projector running) as a child's voice says, "I made this!"

Ten Thirteen represents Carter's birthday: Oct. 13, 1956 (references to this are continually slipped into "The X-Files"). The voice belongs to Nathan Couturier, son of supervising sound editor Thierry Couturier.


Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2013, 2:17am

Post #16 of 23 (1025 views)
Yeah, Danny was a great character [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually, everyone on West Wing was great.Smile And Danny and CJ were so cute together Laugh

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2013, 2:21am

Post #17 of 23 (1020 views)
LOL! I still whine sometimes [In reply to] Can't Post

But I usually catch myself and slap my hand.Tongue Laugh

As for the Bad Hat thing, I thought at first that he said "That's some bad hat hair" which made me giggle because that's one reason I don't do hats - the dreaded hat hair. Laugh

(This post was edited by zarabia on Oct 22 2013, 2:26am)

Tol Eressea

Oct 22 2013, 2:25am

Post #18 of 23 (1045 views)
D'oh! The X-Files! [In reply to] Can't Post

I knew I had heard "I made this" many times, but had forgotten what it went with. Considering how much I loved X-Files, it's hard to believe I forgot.

Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea

Oct 24 2013, 4:56am

Post #19 of 23 (1029 views)
You Stinker and Grrr Argh [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't Kelley do LA Law too? I didn't watch the other shows that much but I did watch Chicago Hope and LA Law. I was a Partirdge Family fan back in the 70s and Susan Dey was in LA Law so I of course had to see what she looked like 10 years later. I started watching and kept on watching.

When I see the Mutant Enemy logo I have an immediate sad reaction because it meant that episode of Fireffly was over and I knew that there were only going to be 14 of them. (I came to Firefly late after seeing Nathan Fillion in Castle.) I loved the characters from the first episode and I wish Joss Whedon would at least write a darn book so I can find out more about them. I read somewhere that Serenity was supposed to be one of at least 2 films that would fill in more back story for Book and Mal and let the audience in on Inara's secret but they were only able to make the one movie, which was a feat of fan pressure in itself. 14 episodes and one movie was not nearly enough time to get to know any of them! My favorite is still Out of Gas.

Talk about fandoms colliding - I have my Serenity ship and my Thorin's key on my key chain.


Oct 24 2013, 8:03pm

Post #20 of 23 (997 views)
without looking it up... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure LA Law is Kelley.

Your key chain makes me think of come comic panels one of our members did. Let me see if I can track it down.


That is swordwhale's drawing.


I haven't read them but there are some comics Joss did in the Serenity 'verse.


I wouldn't mind having them. :-)


Oct 24 2013, 8:17pm

Post #21 of 23 (1638 views)
And... dance by the light of the moon. [In reply to] Can't Post

This is from the Bedford Falls Production company who was responsible for the late 1980s ABC show Thirtysomething and mid-'90s Teen Drama My So-Called Life. Snow falls on a Victorian house as the line "...and dance by the light of the moon..." from the song "Buffalo Gals" is sung. Shout-Out to the movie It's a Wonderful Life. The film was set in the town of Bedford Falls, NY, and there is a scene where Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed sing "Buffalo Girls" before stopping to throw stones through the windows of the abandoned house they would later renovate and live in. (from http://tvtropes.org/...php/Main/VanityPlate)


I'm going to assume the house in the logo is also in the movie but I don't know.

I actually don't like It's a Wonderful Life much. But Bedford Falls does make me think of the Red Dwarf inspired novel, "Better Than Life." It was a depressing book.

I do like the song! Like I said, who could dislike a song about Buffalo Gals (not girls... gals) and dancing by the light of the moon. :-)


Oct 31 2013, 3:52pm

Post #22 of 23 (979 views)
there are Firefly graphic novels out [In reply to] Can't Post

one that bridges the TV series and the movie, and one that does a bit of Zoe backstory. And a new one is coming out soon.

For those of us who will take any crumbs we can get!

Tol Eressea

Oct 31 2013, 8:17pm

Post #23 of 23 (987 views)
The Shepherd's Tale [In reply to] Can't Post

tells Book's backstory, and there's one about Wash too. I guess everybody who dies gets a backstory graphic novel.


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