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Celebaelin
47160.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:49 pm Reply with quote

It can't get Hal from Malcom in the Middle (I've tried it twice in case my opinions/choices were throwing it off and it didn't get it either time). It does have the show though as it got Lois right.

 
Jenny
47162.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:55 pm Reply with quote

I have great difficulty in distinguishing between sitcoms and soap operas!

 
gerontius grumpus
47169.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:44 pm Reply with quote

It does say 'sitcom' at the start of the game.

It didn't get Vivian from The Young Ones, Alice from The Vicar of Dibley or Patsy from Ab Fab. It did get Julius Caesar, not surprisingly.

I thought it would have got Patsy.

 
gerontius grumpus
47172.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:49 pm Reply with quote

It got Ignotowski from Taxi, I thought everyone had forgotten that character.

 
Natalie
47176.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:27 pm Reply with quote

Who? From where?

 
gerontius grumpus
47178.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:35 pm Reply with quote

Taxi was a sitcom in the early 80s about a New york Taxi company.
Jim Ignotowski was played by Christopher Lloyd.
The best character in the show without a doubt.

 
tetsabb
47179.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:41 pm Reply with quote

gerontius grumpus wrote:
It got Ignotowski from Taxi, I thought everyone had forgotten that character.


It got Latka Gravas, too, but not Boadicea! (or should that be Boudicca?)

 
Natalie
47183.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:55 pm Reply with quote

She weren't a dictator...She were a strong, female, leader.

 
gerontius grumpus
47185.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:04 pm Reply with quote

Dictatrix?

 
samivel
47193.  Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:02 pm Reply with quote

Is it an American site, by any chance? It seems to do better on characters from US sitcoms than British ones

 
Gray
47205.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:29 am Reply with quote

Hitler had a much-loved alsatian called Blondi, who was brave enough to die for the Reich by testing out a cyanide pill in the Fürer's bunker, shortly before he and Eva Braun killed themselves.

Hitler's house in Bavaria had a bomb-proof kennel installed as well.

Blondi is also credited with the following Act of State:
Quote:
Hitler decided to mate his beloved Alsatian dog, Blondi, and summoned a breeder to bring a pedigree male. Hitler asked his butler, after emerging from a briefing about the Eastern front, whether his dog had copulated. “Yes, my Führer, the Act of State has been completed,” Heinz Linge said with heavy humour.

“How did Blondi take it?”

“They both behaved like beginners.”

“How do you mean?” Hitler was genuinely curious.

“They both fell down.” Hitler burst into laughter.


http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1998/01/11/whit11.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1532240,00.html

 
Tas
47211.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:30 am Reply with quote

Whoever said that German Dictators had no sense of humour. My, how the War must have flown by...

:-)

Tas

 
tetsabb
47232.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:40 am Reply with quote

Natalie wrote:
She weren't a dictator...She were a strong, female, leader.


Point taken!

But by today's standards,
Was she voted in?
Did she carry the electorate's favour in opinion polls?
Did she go to war with Rome on dodgy 'Intelligence'?

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

 
Celebaelin
47237.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:10 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Did she carry the electorate's favour in opinion polls?


Actually, yes she did. Whilst there was no actual vote when her husband, the King, died (possably by being poisoned by her) she became queen by common consent, much to the discomfort of the Romans who did not allow women to rule in their own right. Thus the whipping and rape incident, to humiliate the barbarian 'queen', unfortunately what this achieved was to severely piss off the tribesmen, who were of course hunter-warriors to a man (but sadly not, in the end, yer actual soldiers).

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=boudicca+husband&meta=
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa051098.htm

 
eggshaped
181980.  Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:13 am Reply with quote

A Chinese TV show was looking for a look-a-like for Chairman Mao and found this lady:



She now makes a living as a Mao-a-like and spends around £50 a month on make-up and styling to create Mao's famous receding hairline.

link

 

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