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Old 05-12-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Segments that have not aged well...

It seems like most of the segments are pretty dated looking now, especially the ones from the late eighties and early nineties (the glory years) when big hairdos and glasses with HUGE lenses were all the rage. It's hard to select any one segment, but what are some that are so dated it's almost humorous?

That segment about the fake cell phone shop/drug operation fits the bill. The phones and beepers they had were pretty massive.

While not really funny per say, I think some of the bank robbery segments seem pretty dated where they talk about some banks not having cameras, so there not being any pictures of the robbers. Or "the so and so robber has been photographed for the first time thanks to quick thinking bank tellers who activated the camera". Are there any banks left in America today where the actions of every person is not video recorded?

Any others?
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:12 AM   #2
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UM the dark dante segment with his huge computer is certainly out of date.

Off Topic: anyone ever notice in the 80s there were tons of films that had to do with the future? - I mean I remember for awhile it seemed we were fed a daily diet of robots, computer related films etc....and then all of the sudden it just sort of stopped. I remember a few months ago having a conversation with a friend of mine and just asking out loud why these types of films/tv shows etc just seemed to vanish overnight...

his response: "Well someone figured out that the future was pretty much going to suck so they stopped making films about it."
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What about the one where the girl is a stripper and it is the epitome of 80s cheese? (I forget which segment this was)
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Off Topic: anyone ever notice in the 80s there were tons of films that had to do with the future? - I mean I remember for awhile it seemed we were fed a daily diet of robots, computer related films etc....and then all of the sudden it just sort of stopped. I remember a few months ago having a conversation with a friend of mine and just asking out loud why these types of films/tv shows etc just seemed to vanish overnight...

his response: "Well someone figured out that the future was pretty much going to suck so they stopped making films about it."
Interesting point, DD. Somewhat along those lines, but I always thought it was funny how a lot of movies made back then portray the future generation as having hover cars. I don't see that coming true any time soon. Hell, we can't even get off gasoline.
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What about the one where the girl is a stripper and it is the epitome of 80s cheese? (I forget which segment this was)
Mmm... that could be any of the following segments: Jamie Santos, Crystal Spencer, Tara Breckenridge or Susan Walsh.

I'd vote for the Susan Walsh segment, that vampire scene was very cheesy. I think some extra had a mouthful of chicklets gum for fake teeth ... or at least that what it looked like!
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maybe edith moore
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Mmm... that could be any of the following segments: Jamie Santos, Crystal Spencer, Tara Breckenridge or Susan Walsh.

I'd vote for the Susan Walsh segment, that vampire scene was very cheesy. I think some extra had a mouthful of chicklets gum for fake teeth ... or at least that what it looked like!
I'm not sure which case it was, but apparently the lady was living a double life and was a stripper by night and they showed the stripper scene and it was pretty silly 'cause of the way she was dancing and spinning the clothes as she was taking them off.

I also thought the scenes in the Gus Hoffman case where his mother is going slumming in biker bars to find out about her son were pretty cheesy looking and dated too.
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I like how the earlier UM episodes had that "aged" feel. just added a creepy feeling.

I guess the boys on the track episode didn't age well.
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As a huge 80's fan, I actually enjoy watching the older segments for the then-current fashions, trends, etc.

My votes for this topic would be cases that have as 'bout as much re-watch value as "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault" hosted by Geraldo Rivera. How that didn't end his career in 1986 is beyond me.

-Y2K.

-UM's segment on the Green River Killer is pretty embarassing to watch now, since it only went down one road and it was the wrong road.
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The Rae Ann Mosser case immediately came to mind. The mother's eyeliner is very outdated. Especially when the new UM reran the case and made no mention of the date of Rae Ann's death.
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My votes for this topic would be cases that have as 'bout as much re-watch value as "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault" hosted by Geraldo Rivera. How that didn't end his career in 1986 is beyond me.
I was about 18 when Geraldo did the live Al Capone's vault thing on TV. I was naive and actually believed they knew there was something in there or else they wouldn't have made such a big TV production out of it.

Blah, what a let down that was.

And now, he's tweeted a nearly nekkid bathroom mirror selfie.... at 70 years old! OMG!
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Yeah, Geraldo has a long list of "accomplishments". Like going on tv and giving away war strategies.
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As a huge 80's fan, I actually enjoy watching the older segments for the then-current fashions, trends, etc.

My votes for this topic would be cases that have as 'bout as much re-watch value as "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault" hosted by Geraldo Rivera. How that didn't end his career in 1986 is beyond me.

-Y2K.

-UM's segment on the Green River Killer is pretty embarassing to watch now, since it only went down one road and it was the wrong road.
I would add the GD Anastasia/Anna Anderson segment... it was always likely she was faking, but now that's been conclusively proven.
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I also liked the "aged" feel segments....adds an element of super spookiness, and forces me to run off to google to see if anything ever happened???

I'd say any segment where someone is wearing glasses has aged LOL. Think Cheryl Holland, Leon Camp, Dub Wackerhagen, Dave Bocks (and there are many others, mostly women interviewed but I can't think of them off the top of my head). Seriously, Sally Jessie Raphael called and she wants her glasses back!! Also, some of the hair, like Tim McClure and Tom Keuter really helps (not in a good way!) date their segments.
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There's one laughable segment where UM not only missed the boat with what they were saying, but missed the entire friggin' harbour! Remember that segment they aired shortly after the San Francisco earthquake, where this so-called expert, Dr. Iben Browning, predicted that a catastrophic earthquake was going to devastate the Midwest within the next three weeks? They even had Robert Stack provide safety tips about how to prepare for it! Apparently, Dr. Browning was known for accurately predicting earthquakes, but needless to say, he was WAY off on this one.

One of UM's more obscure segments and with good reason.
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