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    The Funniest/Dumbest show you never saw...

    ...was Heat Vision & Jack.

    Just your typical Astronaut-gets-too-close-to-the-sun-and-develops-superhuman-intelligence-and-has-to-go-on-the-lam-with-his-talking-motorcycle-who-used-to-be-his-unemployed-roommate kind of show.

    Jack Black was Jack Austin, a NASA astronaut who, after being bombarded with solar radiation, becomes "8 times smarter than the smartest human" when exposed to sunlight.

    THe evil NASA wants to capture him, so they send Ron Silver, former astornaut and sometimes actor (being played by Ron Silver naturally ) to hunt hom down.

    Jack is partnered with Heat Vision, a motorcycle who used to be Jack's unemployed roommate Doug. Doug was shot with an experimental ray aimed at Jack that melded him with the motorcycle he was sitting on. Doug/Heat Vision sounds alot like Owen Wilson.

    And the whole thing was directed by an Emmy Winning Ben Stiller.

    Sound too good to be true? Can't wait to see it? Wondering which channel to tune in to catch this monumental show?

    Well, tough luck. FOX never picked this series up in '99 so the only episode is the pilot, where a line cook (played by Vincent Schiavelli) is invaded by an alien calling itself Paragon. Heat Vision and Jack have to stop the evil Paragon, avoid Ron Silver and convince the beautiful local sheriff (played by Mrs. Ben Stiller) not to call NASA and turn Jack in.

    And the only way to see it is to get ahold of one of the few bootlegs circulating the back rooms and dark alleys...

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    Well my vote would go to that Chris Elliot show, I think that it was called Get A Life or something. The episode I'm thinking of is the one with Spewy the regurgitating alien. I didn't know whether to laugh or destroy my television.
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    Originally posted by The Ghost of Jonna
    Well my vote would go to that Chris Elliot show, I think that it was called Get A Life or something. The episode I'm thinking of is the one with Spewy the regurgitating alien. I didn't know whether to laugh or destroy my television.
    Dude- what are you saying that show was great! So stupid you laugh at its stupidity of being stupid, or something like that. I'm stupid.

    =MATT=

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    Originally posted by The Ghost of Jonna
    Well my vote would go to that Chris Elliot show, I think that it was called Get A Life or something. The episode I'm thinking of is the one with Spewy the regurgitating alien. I didn't know whether to laugh or destroy my television.
    Oh my God....I LOVE that episode.

    My friend and I used to talk about it for YEARS afterwards!
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    I would have to agree as well on the Chris Elliot show. Chris Elliot is such an underrated comedian. It's too bad that his projects didn't propel him to better greatness. I haven't seen him in a while, anyone know what he is up to?
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    Just saw last night's "John Doe" episode. I was certain it was going to be one of those "It's all a dream" episodes. It was bad -- real bad. So many inconsistencies and 80's MacGuyver like stuff I don't think I'll ever watch it again.

    ** SPOILER **

    An example: the show was about a murder on a plane. A high-tech remote controlled device was used to activate the poison dispenser. John Doe concludes that it could not have been used from one of the lavatories because the walls were too thick to have a signal go through them. But later on in the episode, when he is trapped in the lavatory, he uses a child's cheap plastic walkie-talkie to radio for help. The show makes me ashamed to come from Seattle (which is where the show is based)!
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    Actually, his point was the remote - which was a simple battery, button, LED indicator, antenna and housing - was too weak to get that signal all the way back there. They even proved that point by having him walk with the remote closer and closer to the device until it set off, the range was only 20 feet.
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    Small Wonder?

    Cop Rock?
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    What amazes me is that Small Wonder ran for more than one season. Didn't anybody notice that VICKI was aging?!?

    Seriously though, why the heck did Saved by the Bell live so long, and why did it spawn multiple spinoffs?
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    Hey, 3 words about Saved by the Bell: Tiffany-Amber Theisen

    Nuff Said.


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