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Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.






Grimey Drawer

The one that's an option on the Switch Online's streaming NES/SNES games works pretty well I find.

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twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Defunctland did a video about the Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego gameshow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVVkSlXl41Q

I watched the poo poo out of that in the early 90s. Though it was at the tale end of when kids shows would be entertaining for me.

KHLAV KALASHNIKOV
Nov 13, 2005



RIP Lynne Thigpen. Carl Tart did a pretty fantastic Chief on Comedy Bang Bang.

Thomamelas
Mar 11, 2009


KHLAV KALASHNIKOV posted:

RIP Lynne Thigpen. Carl Tart did a pretty fantastic Chief on Comedy Bang Bang.

I remembered her, and I remembered Rockapella but I didn't remember the host at all.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Thomamelas posted:

I remembered her, and I remembered Rockapella but I didn't remember the host at all.

Yea, i honestly remember the show as just having the Chief and Rockapella and no other host. Just another generic white guy in the early 90s.

I thought the part about them having to change stuff due to the world itself changing. I also remember the end game being really hard because it was clear some of the kids couldn't lift the things to mark the countries.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

I'm 99% sure I attended a Carmen Sandiego taping as a kid, but since I didn't understand some of the finer points of how a TV taping would look different in person, I assumed it was some sort of knock-off or "touring" version. (I grew up about a half hour away from Astoria, where it was taped season 2+)

Later in life I went to a Letterman taping and a Conan taping, and now it all makes sense. Those sets always look so much smaller in person. Even to a kid.

BigBallChunkyTime
Nov 25, 2011

Kyle Schwarber: World Series hero, Beefy Lad, better than you.



Illegal Hen

twistedmentat posted:

Yea, i honestly remember the show as just having the Chief and Rockapella and no other host. Just another generic white guy in the early 90s.

I thought the part about them having to change stuff due to the world itself changing. I also remember the end game being really hard because it was clear some of the kids couldn't lift the things to mark the countries.

As a kid my worst nightmare was getting the africa map at the end. That was the one map I would have failed.

Also I was a gigantic nerd whose nightmares were about geography competitions.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Sir Lemming posted:

I'm 99% sure I attended a Carmen Sandiego taping as a kid, but since I didn't understand some of the finer points of how a TV taping would look different in person, I assumed it was some sort of knock-off or "touring" version. (I grew up about a half hour away from Astoria, where it was taped season 2+)

Later in life I went to a Letterman taping and a Conan taping, and now it all makes sense. Those sets always look so much smaller in person. Even to a kid.

My family went to Disney World and Universal Studios for vacation in the summer of, I think it was 1993 when I was in 6th grade. Nickelodeon Studios had just finished filming Clarissa Explains it all, so we got to see the taping of a few episodes of Weinerville.

I ended up being in several audience shots including a couple closeups. It was a real awkward in 7th grade when a few of my classmates had spotted me on there.

KHLAV KALASHNIKOV
Nov 13, 2005



BigBallChunkyTime posted:

As a kid my worst nightmare was getting the africa map at the end. That was the one map I would have failed.

Also I was a gigantic nerd whose nightmares were about geography competitions.

I always thought I would have dominated on that show and those kids were idiots, but Iíve since come to realize I never took nerves into account (despite being riddled with anxiety all my miserable goddamn life) so I offer my apologies to a bunch of preteens whom Iíve never outwardly insulted.

dialhforhero
Apr 3, 2008


Iron Crowned posted:

My family went to Disney World and Universal Studios for vacation in the summer of, I think it was 1993 when I was in 6th grade. Nickelodeon Studios had just finished filming Clarissa Explains it all, so we got to see the taping of a few episodes of Weinerville.

I ended up being in several audience shots including a couple closeups. It was a real awkward in 7th grade when a few of my classmates had spotted me on there.

How was that awkward and not baller? I would think you could just bask in your 15 minutes (seconds) of fame right there!

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Some portions of some games used crt specific hacks, but a lot of people way overcompensate and say that nobody was ever supposed to see sharp pixels, and well

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Sir Lemming posted:


Later in life I went to a Letterman taping and a Conan taping, and now it all makes sense. Those sets always look so much smaller in person. Even to a kid.

Too bad I'll never get to see a Conan taping, even if I manage to go to LA ever. Seriously, the 90s was when my parents let me stay up as late as I wanted for the first time and while looking for boobs on late night TV i found Conan in his like 2nd or 3rd season and was "wait, this is exactly my humor".

KHLAV KALASHNIKOV
Nov 13, 2005



The first year or so was rough, and Conanís nervousness was palpable in the first episode. I remember seeing it once in its first season wondering, ďwhat the hell is this goofy crap?Ē even though, like you, his humor totally resonated with me and, as a fan of Letterman at the time, his style didnít really seem that far removed. Iím going to chalk it up to a lack of confidence that went well beyond his usual self deprecation.

I gave him another chance a bit later and was completely hooked. Insomnia sucked but at least I had the best possible entertainment for it. Conan is, to me, the greatest late night host, transcending Letterman. Iím too young to have really appreciated Carson, but I donít think he really jibes with me anyway.

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twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



KHLAV KALASHNIKOV posted:

The first year or so was rough, and Conanís nervousness was palpable in the first episode. I remember seeing it once in its first season wondering, ďwhat the hell is this goofy crap?Ē even though, like you, his humor totally resonated with me and, as a fan of Letterman at the time, his style didnít really seem that far removed. Iím going to chalk it up to a lack of confidence that went well beyond his usual self deprecation.

I gave him another chance a bit later and was completely hooked. Insomnia sucked but at least I had the best possible entertainment for it. Conan is, to me, the greatest late night host, transcending Letterman. Iím too young to have really appreciated Carson, but I donít think he really jibes with me anyway.

I remember seeing some Carsons before Leno took over, and yea, it was old man humor. Conan probably clicked with me because he's only about 15 years older than me so that means he was young enough to make jokes about stuff I actually had some cultural knowlage about and also lined up with Kids in the Hall and that early 90s Silver Age of SNL.

Blood Magnet
Nov 25, 2010


A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

Gone Fashing
Aug 4, 2004

KEEP POSTIN
I'M STILL LAFFIN


Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

loving awesome

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

I feel like that ad was to counter the thought at the time that Nintendo was for kids, because it really was purely marketing towards younger people at the time.

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



It seems to be trying to do both with that one. There are a lot of youngish kids in it as well as teenagers, and the line about "children are the future." It's got that kind of energy like it's trying to market to the younger brother of the family.

admiraldennis
Jul 22, 2003

I am the stone that builder refused
I am the visual
The inspiration
That made lady sing the blues


Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

Oh, yes. That's the stuff.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



And any excuse to post the actual video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNAkbbKycCM

Also it wasn't until the Todd in the Shadows video about Pepper did I learn that Gabby Haynes did sing the lyrics for Jesus Built My Hotrod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXCh9OhDiCI

An old argument from high school could have been settled, as some people insisted it was Butthole Surfers, but other said it was Ministry.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Heath posted:

It seems to be trying to do both with that one. There are a lot of youngish kids in it as well as teenagers, and the line about "children are the future." It's got that kind of energy like it's trying to market to the younger brother of the family.

Yeah I remember as a kid who was a little too young for the grunge era (I was 8 when Nevermind came out) that the older brothers and sisters of my friends and the secondary school kids in plaid shirts and band tees (who I imagined were on their way home to watch horror movies and read 2000AD) were the loving coolest and I aspire to it to this day. I imagine advertisers know to sell who kids want to be, not who they are.

I remember hating seeing other kids in adverts, but loved the kind of stuff in the Nintendo ad or this Sega ad:

https://youtu.be/E36JA1meigk

or this anarchic UK Nintendo ad:

https://youtu.be/OwjPQ3pNMKY

Shibawanko
Feb 13, 2013



Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

drat that kicks rear end

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

Wow that's wild. Strikes me as more of a Sega thing to do.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Blood Magnet posted:

A SNES commercial that uses a Butthole Surfers song? Peak '90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArjEUhBgP4

Beeping the hell in the song makes it seem much worse.

Give the world a wedgie.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Nintendo America got up to some weird poo poo. not quite 90s but in the early '00s they used the Goldfrapp song Strict Machine for a gameboy commercial. that song is incredibly horny if you look into it so it's pretty funny it got used for a video game ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0el2TPmbH8

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007




Horny or violent is fine, as long as nobody uses disgusting language like "hell" or "drat".

Blood Magnet
Nov 25, 2010


Heath posted:

It seems to be trying to do both with that one. There are a lot of youngish kids in it as well as teenagers, and the line about "children are the future." It's got that kind of energy like it's trying to market to the younger brother of the family.

I got into the Butthole Surfers specifically from that commercial. I bought Independent Worm Saloon because it had Goofy's Concerns and Who Was In My Room Last Night.

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ZDar Fan
Oct 15, 2012



Disco Pope posted:

Yeah I remember as a kid who was a little too young for the grunge era (I was 8 when Nevermind came out) that the older brothers and sisters of my friends and the secondary school kids in plaid shirts and band tees (who I imagined were on their way home to watch horror movies and read 2000AD) were the loving coolest and I aspire to it to this day. I imagine advertisers know to sell who kids want to be, not who they are.

I remember hating seeing other kids in adverts, but loved the kind of stuff in the Nintendo ad or this Sega ad:

https://youtu.be/E36JA1meigk

or this anarchic UK Nintendo ad:

https://youtu.be/OwjPQ3pNMKY

Is that loving Methos from Highlander

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