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.
Shhh! 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
It's possible Bad Hat Harry Production ...
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... 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)