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Lynch and later by Col. While on the run, they became heroes for hire, working as good-guy vigilantes. Hannibal was their leader and an expert at disguises. Twas their mechanic, but also took care of mayhem and intimidation. T wore chucks of various designs every now and then as well, including a pair with multi-colored striping across them and in another episode a pair of gold chucks.
Back to TV Show Index. After writing a hit song, Will Freeman David Walton was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. So imagine his surprise when Fiona Minnie Drivera needy single mom and her oddly charming year-old son, Marcus Benjamin Stockhammove in next door and disrupt his perfect world. In the show Will wears Jack Purcells. Marcus wears both black and red high tops chucks in different episodes.
Click on the link to see a photo gallery. Syndicated on PBS since Repairs and fix it information for your home hosted by Bob Yapp who wears chucks in different colors on the show. Broadcast on the SciFi channel since The Copeland family battles for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague — and the rise of supernatural creatures.
Taylor Hickson, who plays Brianna Copeland, wears black high top chucks in the series. Taylor Hickson in Aftermath. Broadcast between September and July, American Gothic is set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity.
When Gage dies, Caleb becomes the center of a custody war. Sheriff Buck wants to raise his son in his own image, teaching him everything he knows. The local doctor, Matt Crower, gets curious when suddenly the Sheriff wants everything to do with Caleb, and vows to keep Buck away from Caleb. Meanwhile Caleb has one more protector, that of his dead sister-turned angel Merlyn, who knows more about Sheriff Lucas Buck than anyone. Lucas Black, who plays Caleb, wears black high top chucks in most of the episodes.
In the series was revived with a new set of episodes in a new location. In this series, the members of a prominent Boston family suspect that one of their own is working with an infamous serial killer. Gabriel Bateman plays young Jack Hawthorne, and wears black low cut chucks in many of the episodes.
Broadcast in on FX. The first season of this series is set in a gothic mansion in Los Angeles that has a sordid past as the location for many murders.
The series opens as the Harmon family moves to Los Angeles from Boston to get away from family problems there. They soon met a bevy of strange characters, some real, some spirits or ghosts as details of past crimes emerge. Evan Peters plays Tate, a psychotic teenager with outward charm but inside emotional problems who is later revealed to be a serial killer.
Tate wears black high top chucks. Click on the link above to view an article with pictures about the first season. Broadcast since on PBS.
One of these appraisers, Gary Sohmers, from Framingham, Massachusetts always wears orange high top chucks and a matching Hawaiian shirt for his appearances on the show, which include over sixty times over the past thirteen years. Gary Sohmers on Antiques Roadshow. Are You Afraid of the Dark? First broadcast between August, and February, on Nickelodeon. Once a week, at a secret site in the woods at night, one member would tell a scary story to the group. The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer.
The themes usually revolved around paranormal phenomena, such as ghosts, magic, vampires, haunted houses, magical curses, aliens, witches and the like. Betty Ann passes the birch bark powder to David by the campfire. Broadcast since October, on The CW. Based on the DC comic books. Click on the link to view an article with pictures. Broadcast since October, on Starz.
A new series of episodes based on the cult classic produced by Sam Raimi in and Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, the somewhat unbalanced fighter against vampires and other paranormal creatures. Ray wears charcoal grey high tops in the series.
Ray and Ash at the Value Stop store. Baking Bread with Father Dominic. Syndicated on PBS starting in March, A cooking show hosted by a Dominican monk. The opening credits show the feet of monks, while Gregorian Chants play in the background, wearing dark sandals and socks.
Soon, there is a full close up of the blue high top chucks of the main character, Father Dominic. Broadcast in Spring, on NBC. Click on the link to see an article with pictures. Broadcast from October, until May, on Fox.
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Popular series about high school and later college romances centering around the Walsh family and their friends. Dylan was seen wearing black high top chucks in some of the episodes. The Big Bang Theory. Broadcast since September, on CBS. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny Kaley Cuoco moves in next door.
However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities Leonard wears black chucks in most of the episodes. Blossom Russo Mayim Bialik was an adventuresome thirteen year old living in the world of the nineties. Her parents are divorced and she and her two brothers Joey and Anthony are living with their dad. Blossom wore blue and red high top chucks, part of the fashionable look of the early 90s.
Broadcast from September, until March, on Fox. The result is an often strained relationship, but the results are better than either side of the team could accomplish on their own. Booth sometimes wears black high top chucks on the show. The rival agencies both go after him when they discover he has the information, but eventually he realizes that it gives him power over them. Chuck wears what else?!
Click on the link to view a photo gallery. The cast of Chuck. Clarissa Explains It All. Broadcast from until on Nickelodeon. Melissa Joan Hart stars as Clarissa, a wise-cracking teenager who has to deal with her parents and know it all younger brother Ferguson Jason Zimbler. Broadcast from May, on YouTube Red. Set thirty years after the events of the All Valley Karate Tournament, the series focuses on Johnny Lawrence reopening the Cobra Kai dojo, which causes his rivalry with Daniel LaRusso to be reignited.
Garcia, directed by Mark Pellington, and first broadcast in season 4. The sixteen-year-old, played by Nathan Halliday, always wears red high top chucks. There are a lot of great shots of him dancing in them. Click here to view an article with photos about Shuffle, Ball Change. Scott Aukerman hosts this series which combines comedy sketches and talk show formats. He wears white slip-on chucks most of the time. Scott Aukerman wearing white slip on chucks.
On this episode, guest Rainn Wilson sports graphic print high top chucks. Erik Knudsen plays Alec Sadler, a computer whiz who assists Kiera. Alec wears black chucks in every episode. Click on the link to see a short feature on Continuum. Top view of Alec in his lab. Erik Knudsen in his role as Alec Sadler in the series Continuum. Broadcast on the Food Network from — Sara Moulton with some pink high tops.
Broadcast on CBS since Reed Matthew Gray Gubler has been seen wearing black Jack Purcell sneakers in most of the episodes he is in. In the ninth season he is starting to wear black low cut chucks.
Reed is a voracious reader. Both have appeared wearing black chucks in the last seasons. Broadcast from June-August on the Freeform Channel. Set in the late s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses — and first kills.
Two of the counselors wear chucks. The show goes through your average high school life, sex, drugs, love, fights, and more. At least two of the characters have been seen wearing chucks. Dennis was usually seen in his outfit of overalls, striped t-shirt, and black Chuck Taylor high tops. Broadcast since September, on German Television. In the middle of season three, Vivi becomes the lead of the show and introduced new characters to the show. Intwo new seasons of the show were ordered with an all new cast.
Four of the five lead kids wear chucks in some of the episodes. Laurenz wears grey or blue high top chucks and Lily wear light colored low cuts, Marie wears black and Yeliz wears navy blue high tops. A seventh season was planned for with a fourth cast.
This series is based on the Douglas Adams novel of the same name about a quirky detective Samuel Barnett who only investigates supernatural cases.
Both Todd and Amanda wear black low cut chucks in the series.
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Occasionally he wears black chucks. Broadcast originally on BBC. The tenth incarnation of Doctor Who, played by David Tenant, sports a pair of white high top chucks and sometimes black or maroon pairs. David Tennant has been devoted to the Converse brand for more than twenty years, and was able to convince the producers that he should wear chucks with his very English looking three piece suit. Click on the link to see a gallery of photos.
Fad Show was a Saturday morning game show that encouraged creativity and inventiveness.
In each episode, three children competed in a series of challenges to pitch a new invention they had created to the audience of other kids for points and prizes. Fad, wore Converse Chuck Taylor high tops in various colors. Broadcast from January, to September, on Nickelodeon. The series is focused on a pair of stepbrothers who have opposite personalities. Drake Parker is a popular but immature aspiring musician idolized by his schoolmates and able to court a countless array of girls with ease, whereas Josh Nichols has trouble with dating and popularity.
In the series, both Josh and Drake wear chucks. The Drew Carey Show. Broadcast from until on ABC. This comedy starred Drew Carey as an office manager, and dealt with his relationships with his co-workers and their lives.
One of the characters, Oswald Harvey Dietrich Baderwears black low cut chucks in many of the episodes he appears in. Dietrich Bader from the Drew Carey Show.
Marshall Teller Omri Katz was an inquisitive 13 year old who had just moved to the strange town of Eerie, Indiana with his family from New Jersey. Along with his friend Simon Justin Shenkarowthey would investigate all of the strange and supernatural phenomena that kept occurring in their town, which everyone else found to be normal. In most of the episodes Simon wore natural white high top chucks. An opening shot in many of the episodes shows the town basketball team, all wearing black high tops.
Daily Talk and Variety Show. Broadcast on NBC since September, In the early seasons Ellen usually wore low cut chucks on her show in various colors, and the logo of her production company is a pair of blue or black low cut chucks. Broadcast on HBO from to With his friend Sally nearby to protect him from Bugs Meany, the town bully, Encyclopedia exposes a variety of crooks, cheats and liars.
Encyclopedia Brown wears red high top chucks in all the episodes. Several other characters wear various chucks. Sally, a member of the historical society, and Encyclopedia Brown looking up at a statue. Encyclopedia Brown and Sally Eyewitness. Teenagers Philip and Lukas accidentally witness a triple-homicide during their first ever romantic encounter.
Tyler Young, who plays Philip, wears black low cut chucks in some of the episodes. Gil Bellows and Tyler Young in Eyewitness. Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This show takes deserving families and under a time deadline rebuilds their home to be modern and more functional.
Ty Pennington, the design team leader and carpenter, is often found wearing low top chucks in blue and Carolina blue. The Facts of Life. The show went through many twists of premise and cast members and in Cloris Leachman replaced Mrs.
Garrett as housemother and surrogate parent to the young girls.
George Clooney who later starred in ER appeared on the show during the last three seasons as George Burnett, the maintenance guy and carpenter who helped the rest of the cast rebuild the store they were now running after it was destroyed by fire.
George wore grey or faded black high top chucks. Christopher Donlon Billy Hufsey was a young student who liked to wear black high top chucks. April, until June, on FX. This series is somewhat based on the Coen Brother film with the same name. Each season of the series is set in a different time and locale with mostly different casts of characters, and each season has received critical acclaim.
The series is a combination black comedy and crime drama. In the third season Graham Verchere plays young Nathan Burgle and wears black low top chucks. Graham Verchere and Carrie Coon in Fargo. Felicity Keri Russell is the story of a new college freshman who was all set to attend Stanford University with the full support of her parents, but suddenly at graduation, she realizes that she has missed out on a lot of life and is determined not to let that happen in college.
On a whim she applies to a New York City university where Ben Scott Speedmana boy she barely knew in high school but secretly admired, is attending. When she is accepted and tells her parents that her plans have changed, they are devastated, and cut off her financial support. But Felicity refuses to back down, and goes to New York.
The show is about her relationships with Ben, other students that she meets, and her drive to be independent. Felicity is seen wearing black low cut chucks in many scenes in the series. Keri Russell starred as Felicity. Broadcast from November, until July, on Nickelodeon.
Finders Keepers was a kids game show. The contestants and the host wore high top chucks. The show premise was that things were hidden in different rooms in this house and the kids had to find them. Broadcast since September, on CW. Allen has the superpower of being able to move at lightning speeds, something he obtained from an accident at a research lab after spending nine months in a coma.
Grant Gustin wears black high top chucks and sometimes other models in many of the episodes. Click on the link to see an article with pictures about the series. The Flash Grant Gustin making a dramatic landing. When ten students from Los Angeles take off on an eco-camping adventure to the distant islands of Micronesia, they never expect that their plane will crash-land on a remote tropical island. Flight 29 Down follows the continuing story and adventures of these castaways — their crushes, competitiveness, jealousies, insecurities and goofiness — in paradise.
One of the students, Cody Jackson Johnny Pacaris a big, quiet guy with a past who goes by his last name. There is constant speculation why Jackson is so cool.
Theories range from his having a possible juvenile-hall past; to being super-intelligent and operating on a higher plane; to being a dope and unable to communicate on any plane. The cast of Flight 29 Down. Broadcast from October, on Hulu.
When a chemical plant near their school explodes, a group of high school students must struggle to survive against freakish zombie creatures from their school and town created by the disaster. Tyler Chase plays Barrett McIntyre, one of the students not affected by the explosion.
He wears black high top chucks throughout the series. Violet and Barrett lying on the gymnasium floor. This short lived series developed a cult following but only twelve episodes were originally shown.
The story centers on Lindsay and Sam Weir, a brother and sister attending a surburban Detroit high school. As it was set in the s there are many people wearing chucks at different times in the episodes. Based on the movie of the same name, this critically aclaimed series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas uses this small-town setting to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion and lack of economic opportunities.
Aimee Teegarden wears black low top chucks in the series. Click on the link to see a feature article about the series. The show at first dealt with their failed attempts at relationships otherwise why would they be hanging out together all of the timebut as the show progressed, they began to get serious about each other and pair up.
Ross Geller Schwimmer wears low cut chucks in some of the episodes. Three kids and three young men made up this unlikely television family living in San Francisco. Stephanie Tanner Jodie Sweetinone of the young children wore black high top chucks along with her younger sister Michelle, played by the Olson twins.
One of the episodes shows a flash back to when Danny Tanner Bob Saget and Joey Gladstone David Coulier first met as kids, and the young Danny was wearing blue high tops and the young Joey was wearing black high tops. Jackson Brooks is a successful attorney who seems to have it all, but his world is turned upside down when his long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years wanting to right the wrong that occurred when they were kids.
Their well-intentioned and heroic attempt to save their friend Jessie from her alcoholic mother ultimately cost the year-old boys nine months at Quitman Youth Detention Facility.
Now the nightmare of the worst nine months of their lives has resurfaced, uprooting a mystery even deeper than their buried past. Gary Unmarried stars Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall in a comedy about Gary Barnes, a recently single painting contractor, and his controlling ex-wife, Allison, who face post-divorce mayhem after 15 years of marriage as they each embark on new relationships.
Together, they share custody of their two children — Louise, a politically correct and environmentally conscious year-old, and Tom, their socially awkward year-old son who is nervous around girls. Tom wears black high top chucks on the show. The Get Down is a musical drama television series set in the South Bronx in the late s.
Broadcast from September, to March, on Fox. Anthology series based on the R. If Feersum Endjinn hadn't wrapped up the story itself, Blame!
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In YuYu Hakushothe gang fights a team of baddies who are perversions of the main characters from various Japanese myths. Yes, with the original ending. There's a series of illustrated stories that transform a lot of fairy tales into yuri, and twist the ending. For example, " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs " ended with the eponymous character living with the seven women and " The Little Mermaid " ended with the protagonist falling in love with her sister since the princess was a flirt who didn't notice her.
Monster broadly mimics the story of the Beast from Revelation 13, but there are many subplots which mirror many popular fairy tales, including Beauty and the BeastHansel and Greteland The Pied Piper of Hamelin. There is also an in-universe example, in that the characters unwittingly enact the plots of Bonaparta's fairy tales and his son's puppet show. One chapter of Yandere Kanojo retells " Cinderella ".
Miu being Miu, however, it's riddled with all sorts of weird additions and changes, and ends up with the Fairy Godmother marrying the prince as compensation for her falling down the stairs twice.
She figured the original had a messed-up moral, which, if it's true, means she wants a thousand yen for the beauty salon.
The Queen's Blade animated adaptation has three of them per season: The plot of the first season mimics somewhat the plot of Odin Sphereespecially the Gwendolyn's story on Leina and her family. Heck, even both Leina and Gwendolyn shares the same voice actress as wellexcept the plot is less depressing than in the game.
The plot of the second season resembles somewhat the one used in Mobile Fighter G Gundamincluding the warriors fighting in their own or their opponent's home turf and the fact the winner will rule the land for four years.
The plot of the sequel, Queen's Blade Rebellion but only in the novelizations is a mix between the plots of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and some aspects from the Chinese classic Water Margin the one who Suikoden took inspiration of and even some aspects from Star Wars. Especially the main villain being the mother of two of the main heroines, Annelotte and Aldra.
Subtlety of the points where the older story is references varies. Having the villains of each arc virtually identical was not that subtle, but some of the moments found are not ones you would notice if you didn't know to look. What's especially noticeable is the beginning where Urahara's test to show Ichigo he relies too much on bankai is almost identical to Genkai's test to show Yusuke that he runs in without knowing enough about his enemies.
Ukuleleman would not look, sound, or act out of place if he were suddenly transplanted to Courage and made the focus of an episode. The Tailor Of Enbizakaaside from building off of the song it's named after, features large elements from the Japanese folktale of Momotaro, with the primary character being born from a tree, meeting 3 friends who symbolize the animals Momotaro befriends, and going to a place called Onigashima and dealing with a demon there. Episode 10 shows that life in the Plantation inner city is basically Brave New Worldand the kids are pretty much one of the lower classes used by the "adults" for their needs.
One Piece Flim Gold: A film featuring an All-Star Castsetting in a Casino City as background, involving a convoluted heist against a powerful evil casino owner in order to rescue a crew mate, only to find out this convoluted plan is the cover to another plan in order to trick the casino owner. Are we talking about this film or Ocean's Eleven? Everything in the movie was in the graphic novel, including the twist ending.
X-Men Fairy Tales is a series of these, casting the X-Men in the role of characters from various fables. Sometimes in The Spirit Will Eisner would create new versions of fairy tales, set in the s. Gorsky and Butch do a brief Matrix parody in their first book. In the third one, they do a more extended parody: In the meantime Gorsky leads the resistance under the guise of Morfinius, attempting to destroy the Comix by making Jerry the heroes Butt-Monkey sidekick the main character.