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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...there were certainly some very odd customs.

(This may be a quickie, depending on who tries to solve it.)
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Does this have anything to do with what we were talking about yesterday on Facebook? If so, I'll stay out of this one.
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Absolutely nothing, Balin. Please, feel free to jump in. Someone needs to.
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Is a foreign land relevant? Real? Fictional? If real, please [LTPF list of continents]. Is another land relevant?

Time relevant? If so : BC? AD?

Odd customs: were they related to birth? marriage? death? criminal penalties?
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Is a foreign land relevant? Yes Real? Fictional? This If real, please [LTPF list of continents]. Is another land relevant? No

Time relevant? If so : BC? AD? This

Odd customs: were they related to birth? apparently, in his foreign land one does not light birthday candles. Other than that, irrelevant, I think. marriage? death? criminal penalties?
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Foreign lands... Discworld? Middle-earth?
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Foreign lands... Discworld? Middle-earth?
The name of the foreign land is irrelevant, it was never mentioned. Could be Gregory Coke Land for all I know, lol.
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You wrote "in his foreign land" - "he" relevant? H/A/M?

Is it a land mentioned in a book? A film?

Time relevant? Does the fictional land use the same year dates as we do? If so, [LTPF list of centuries], please.
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You wrote "in his foreign land" - "he" relevant? Very H/A/M? Human, teen, male

Is it a land mentioned in a book? A film? Neither...keep trying

Time relevant? The relevant media appeared in the 1990's Does the fictional land use the same year dates as we do? IrrelevantIf so, [LTPF list of centuries], please. See "time relevant"

HINT: The HTM is speaking the title quote. Figure out the situations.
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Is it something he says to someone else? Anything relevant about this "someone else"?
Is he a time traveller?

Is it a game? A TV series?
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Is it something he says to someone else? Yes, several different "someone elses" Anything relevant about this "someone else"? They usually "offend" him somehow
Is he a time traveller? lol, no

Is it a game? A TV series? this
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An American series? European? Is the whole series set in a fictional world? Or is it in the real world, but he comes from a fictional place? Are the others from that land too?
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An American series? yes European? Is the whole series set in a fictional world? Or is it in the real world, but he comes from a fictional place? More like this Are the others from that land too? No
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Is the series still running? Is it an animated series? Comedy? Drama? Fantasy? Science fiction?

Is he about to explain the customs to the others?
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Is the series still running? I don't believe so, or at least this bit isn't in it anymore Is it an animated series? no Comedy? It's got this Drama? and this Fantasy? and this Science fiction? and this in it, too

Is he about to explain the customs to the others? yes, exactly
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I can has recat an littul hintz?
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I can has recat an littul hintz?

courze:

RECAT (er, RECAP ;-) )

"In my foreign land..." is something often said by a certain human, adolescent male when he is unwittingly offended by others, and just before he corrects them by explaining the way things are done in his foreign land, expecting them to follow his customs. He is a character on a TV show that ran for several years in the '90s (it may or may not be on reruns on some channel, but I believe it's no longer produced, which is a pity). He was only in the show for its first few seasons.

The show included much comedy, with elements of drama, fantasy, and sci-fi, as well as other genres that haven't been brought up yet. It was filmed in live-action, though animated characters from at least one show did appear in one brief shot during *one* appearance by this character (yeah, sorry, that's confusing...basically, this show is not animated, but others on its channel were, and characters from another show cameo'd on this one.)

I hope that helps...
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Are the customs themselves relevant? Are they related to family? School? Food/drink? Work?
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Are the customs themselves relevant? yes Are they related to family? at least one School? Food/drink? a couple of these Work? possibly no to rest, but irrelevant right now, anyway
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Does he really think the customs are odd? Or does he just say so? Do the others consider them odd? Because they make him look socially awkward?
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Does he really think the customs are odd? He thinks (or at least, he pretends to think) that the *others'* customs are odd...they think his foreign land's customs are
Or does he just say so? his catchphrase is "In my foreign land, ___"
Do the others consider them odd? Oh yes
Because they make him look socially awkward? definitely...and they usually affect the people he's explaining them to, more than they actually end up affecting him
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Is the show a sitcom? A soap opera? Daily? Weekly?

Is it set in a school? Neighbourhood? Hospital?

Does it target children? Teenagers? Adults?
Are the main characters teenagers? Young adults? Adults?
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Is the show a sitcom? some parts of it were done like this A soap opera? and some like this, but you haven't covered all of it Daily? I think this Weekly?

Is it set in a school? some parts Neighbourhood? some parts Hospital? some parts may have been, but I don't recall

Does it target children? This, but not *little* kids Teenagers? And these Adults? There was humour that only adults would get...TV Tropes calls this a "Parental Bonus"
Are the main characters teenagers? these Young adults? and these, I think Adults?
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Adults? one or two cast regulars may have been this (sorry, forgot to answer)
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Ooh, ooh! ::raises hand, Hermione-style:: I know it -- yay! Sometimes it does help that we're basically the same age ;-) ::leaves puzzle for people who might have watched TV a bit less obsessively than she did at the time of this show's run::
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care to drop me an email, Kalira? Let's make sure you're right...though I bet you are.
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Emailed. :-)
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possible $poyler correct Kalira, though I'm leaving it open for others to join in on if they want :-D YAY for watching the same tv shows :-D
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Hmmm...90s television is not my hotbed...

The person who says "in my foreign land" - a human? An alien? (Hey, it could be.)
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Hmmm...90s television is not my hotbed...Well, the show finished the 2000's...'05 was its last season, I think. Though by then, it arguably wasn't the same show.

The person who says "in my foreign land" - a human? This An alien? (Hey, it could be.)Only in the sense of 'foreigner', not extraterrestrial. At least, so far as we know, lol.
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And it was a kids' show, right?
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And it was a kids' show, right? it was!
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Man, I have NO idea.

Was it on a kids' TV channel?
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Man, I have NO idea. No? =( Keep working on genres and asking questions about the show.

Was it on a kids' TV channel? It was!
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HINT: It was the "parent" of several shows that followed, and a jumping-off point for several young actors' and actresses' careers.
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Was it on Disney Channel? Nickleodeon?

Googlepedia allowed?
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Was it on Noggin? (Dunno how I remember that channel....)
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Was it on Disney Channel? Nickleodeon? this

Googlepedia allowed? naturally, though it'll probably give you the answer right away, so ask before $poyling if you do that


Was it on Noggin? (Dunno how I remember that channel....) it may well have been, but I never watched Noggin. It began on Nickelodeon, though
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I won't google the phrase, just TV series on Nickleodeon (:
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iz gud kitteh, doriana :-) that works :-)
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Rats...I never watched Nickelodeon. =(
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awww Balin kitteh, yuo iz misseded owt on bestest daiz uf it. (hugglez)
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Is the show "All That"?
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Is the show "All That"? And I see this got in Eli's puzzle first...lol...Yes, it is. :-) Very good :-D Do you know the character's name?
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Is it Ishboo?
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Is it Ishboo?
It is Ishboo! ***SPOILER***

From April 14, 1994, to October 22, 2005, the sketch comedy/variety show "All That" aired on Nickelodeon. It was comprised of several different sketches per episode, in the vein of SNL (Saturday Night Live). One of the characters who often appeared during the first few years of the show's run was Ishboo, the foreign exchange student, whose "foreign land" was never named (played by Kenan Thompson). His foreign customs included:

When greeting new friends, bang heads against the wall instead of shaking hands
Stick face into bowls of creamed corn, to apologize for creaming it, for vegetables should be served naturally
Parents wrestle outside after dinner
t was proper in Ishboo's foreign land (which was never named) to shout "Walla Walla Woo!" and hide behind furniture in a panic after somebody sneezed.
It was proper to bark like a dog while proposing a toast.
It was customary to give your psychiatrist a live lobster on your first visit.
A sick person must sleep with a duck
Before the doctor can treat the patient, the patient must make sure the doctor is clean and free of bacteria
When Ishboo's American friends gave him a birthday cake, he ran for a fire extinguisher in a panic and immediately doused the candles, asking, "How dare you set fire to my birthday cake?"

It is suspected that Ishboo may have been a fake, as he is quite adept at getting out of troublesome situations-even those he "did not understand" seconds before.

To escape from predicaments, he would hypnotize people by using his "swinging jewel".

Comedian Sinbad guest starred as Ishboo's father, Sinboo.

I wonder what Mr. Coke would think of Ishboo's foreign land being Gregory Coke Land, just for the sake of amusement...
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I was reading this whole puzzle just now (a little late I see) knowing that I knew it, but not being able to remember what it was. I just remember that I knew that line from somewhere. It was definitely NOT the same show once the original cast left. Once people like Amanda started on the show...

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