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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 08:37:00 AM »
Back in the early 90's I remember reading a magazine, which I think was published by Focus On The Family, where there was a parody story called "The Hardly Boys" where the author took the concept of the Hardy Boys series and kept most of the characters but changed their names enough (ie. Chet Morton=Chet Mountain) to make it a parody about how the boys never seem to be in life-threatening danger in the Hardy Boys series, but in this story someone was sending them warnings saying that they were going to die.  And, because it was a Christian magazine, the end had a moral about how we've all inheirited our sinful nature from our parent's because of Adam and Eve's disobedience and God's decision to have us live for only so long on this earth before we die.
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 03:56:08 PM »
Back in the early 90's I remember reading a magazine, which I think was published by Focus On The Family, where there was a parody story called "The Hardly Boys" where the author took the concept of the Hardy Boys series and kept most of the characters but changed their names enough (ie. Chet Morton=Chet Mountain) to make it a parody about how the boys never seem to be in life-threatening danger in the Hardy Boys series, but in this story someone was sending them warnings saying that they were going to die.  And, because it was a Christian magazine, the end had a moral about how we've all inheirited our sinful nature from our parent's because of Adam and Eve's disobedience and God's decision to have us live for only so long on this earth before we die.


Yes! I read that too. But I'm pretty mad because one of my family members lost that edition and I really wanted to keep it!!! >:(  And that was the Clubhouse magazine.
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 03:55:30 PM »
Cool! I remember Clubhouse- that's good stuff. I used to get the Breakaway magazine too. That's also a neat concept to illustrate the fall of man and the need for Christ's forgiveness.  :)
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 11:19:40 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfl3m9DHv9o&feature=related
Here's another parody.

I remember a Fox Trot strip that used the Hardly Boys pun too.

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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 04:26:06 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfl3m9DHv9o&feature=related
Here's another parody.

I remember a Fox Trot strip that used the Hardly Boys pun too.

That is time I will never get back. Wow....  :o
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 11:00:28 PM »
Hahaha- I've actually borrowed that video from the library before just because it was a Hardy Boys parody. Nice find. William Wegman- classic stuff. It was always funny seeing his talking dogs on Sesame Street. ;D
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 05:41:21 PM »
Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood to find it amusing. lol
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 08:39:52 PM »
Sorry for the double post but I found something I had to share. Keep watching all the way through. I think the bloopers are funny.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in "The Hardy Boys"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SibAQgXkoJY

Here's another one... ??? is all I have to say...

http://blip.tv/file/656423/
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2010, 12:04:35 AM »
The Dresden Files mentions the Hardys. Police Officer Murphy says "OK so you're Nancy Drew. Which Hardy are you?" Episode 9 The Other Dick She was asking Harry Dresden who is a wizard and private investigator. The show is based on the novels by Jim Butcher.

Also, the new series on Toon Network, Unnatural History was described as a cross between the Hardy Boys and Indiana Jones. This was during a promo commercial. This show can be watched on Sunday nights.
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2010, 12:38:31 AM »
Here's a pretty cool promo for the premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977 on ABC! 8) (I always loved that the show incorporated the book covers in some fashion throughout all 3 seasons.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=11uSMpWG28Q&feature=related
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 02:03:33 AM »
Here's a reference to The Hardy Boys in the NBC Preview for its Fall 1987 Saturday morning cartoon lineup- hosted by ALF! (ALF Loves A Mystery) :) http://www.retroist.com/2011/04/01/1987-nbc-saturday-morning-preview-special-alf-loves-a-mystery/
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2011, 07:08:12 PM »
Here's a reference to The Hardy Boys in the NBC Preview for its Fall 1987 Saturday morning cartoon lineup- hosted by ALF! (ALF Loves A Mystery) :) http://www.retroist.com/2011/04/01/1987-nbc-saturday-morning-preview-special-alf-loves-a-mystery/

Just watched the first part and noticed Shannen Doherty is in it. That was before her 90210 days and probably near the time of Heathers. Wow.

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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2011, 07:10:08 PM »
Here's a pretty cool promo for the premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977 on ABC! 8) (I always loved that the show incorporated the book covers in some fashion throughout all 3 seasons.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=11uSMpWG28Q&feature=related

I loved seeing the promo! 8)
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2011, 08:07:03 PM »
ALF had a few funny moments in this, but for the most part- I think it's only worth having on DVD for the big time ALF completists- I wouldn't mind it as an extra on one of the season DVDs and I am glad I finally got to see it- but I'm sure it would be fairly tricky to get it to DVD- though I would imagine all the shows there would still be owned by NBC. I actually wouldn't have minded having ALF's appearance on Blossom included as an extra- that's a great and funny appearance for ALF. (If you're interested, just look for "The Geek" episode on Youtube.)
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Re: The boys in pop culture
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2011, 03:56:08 PM »
ALF had a few funny moments in this, but for the most part- I think it's only worth having on DVD for the big time ALF completists- I wouldn't mind it as an extra on one of the season DVDs and I am glad I finally got to see it- but I'm sure it would be fairly tricky to get it to DVD- though I would imagine all the shows there would still be owned by NBC. I actually wouldn't have minded having ALF's appearance on Blossom included as an extra- that's a great and funny appearance for ALF. (If you're interested, just look for "The Geek" episode on Youtube.)

NBC probably owns a few of the shows, but just like Alf, other companies own the different shows.
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