Friday, May 23, 2014

Barkley Memories - Chances are Remote

Mom, he better not be messing up my TIVO of Animal Planet!

I rarely watch TV shows, with the exception of NCIS,  Dr. Who and the occassional Top Gear and Mythbusters.  Frankly, I'd rather have a root canal than watch most of the reality shows out there(though I did enjoy the few episodes of Deadliest Catch that I caught).  Besides, I have a collection of classic sci fi, westerns and a few old horror flicks at the crash pad in case I'm on call and don't feel like starting a book (page 50 into a engaging read  is usually the first sign that the bat phone will ring).

In looking at some of the Reality shows out there lately,  it dawned on me that I could likely replace any of these shows with some of the old classics and no one would be the wiser.

Here's some that's been on TV in the not so distant past and what you could replace them with: 

Jersey Shore - The Horror of Party Beach
Real Housewives of Orange County - Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Piers Morgan - Buckaroo Bonzai, Across The Eighth Dimension.
Amish in the City - Children of the Corn
Ice Road Truckers - Mad Max 2, Road Warriors
The Real Housewives of New Jersey - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jon and Kate Plus 8 - Village of the Damned

Sister Wives - Stepford Wives
Kim and Khloe Take Miami -Killer Klowns From Outer Space
The Bachelor -  I married a Monster from Outer Space

Teen Mom - I Know What You Did Last Summer
Fear Factor - Alien

Hey, seriously, Animal Planet is on.


  1. If that expression in the last picture doesn't say "Hey, what's WRONG with you people??!!" then I don't know what does. LOL. Bless Barkley's tell it like it is heart :)

  2. LOL! Indeed. I'm running now to find a DVD or DVR something to watch. Perhaps a first season Mission Impossible, or UFO. Totally entertaining. I don't have the stamina tonight to whip out a STII, Dr. Strangelove, or 2001 tonight!

  3. Did Barkley ever bark at dogs on TV? Cody will do that sometimes, silly old hound!

  4. The View - Rabid Grannies

    Isn't The Range in the original "Svengoolie" territory? Sven's had some really interesting good-bad flicks on the national METV Saturday night feed recently, but I believe that the episodes are still reruns of the Midwest show.

  5. The dogs here pretty much are attracted by TV sounds and movement. Still haven't figured out which ones...
    BUT, they do (much to my consternation) like Beverly Hills Chihuahua!
    It's like little kids and Barney. At least they can't ask "Play it again!"


  6. He looked like my dog Cloud. He was named by my eldest when he was about three. The full name was Black Cloud.

    Maybe they have met in dog heaven and chase squirrels together.

    Cloud was an epic squirrel chaser

  7. +1 for Barkley ;)

    I have to say that More and more I find that I know exactly what is going to happen in any given TV Drama these days....there is a decided lack of imagination and new ideas. So Ive been doing more reading and watching old classics or playing World of Tanks on the computer...yeah I know a "Computer game wooo" but it can be fun reliving World War II armored fantasies. Oddly our muttlies seem to enjoy sitting with their backsides to the TV and watching us watch TV we do.

  8. Okay, now you owe me a new keyboard, but I think I can save the monitor... LOL

  9. Deadliest Catch is outstanding, but its imitators are not. It's hard not to genuinely love some of those men.


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