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Essential Seven Famous Homes

Last week the Home Alone (I would love to buy it) house went up for sale. That got me thinking about what it must be like to live in a house that was a location of a feature movie or TV. What is it like to have people standing on the street photographing your home? People love visiting these places. For some films or TV shows everybody can instantly recognize the exterior of a famous house. So what are some of the most famous homes? That’s what this weeks Essential Seven Famous Homes is about:

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Essential Seven Cartoons Based on “R” Rated Movies

A weird thing started happening with cartoons in the ’80s. Studios began producing cartoons based on “R” rated films. Movies that kids aren’t allowed to see suddenly showed up on Saturday mornings in toon form. Why? Well I assume the thinking that if the concept works for adults, tone down the language, violence, and nudity and you have an instant kid classic! Take the film Friday. The film revolves around Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), who must pay a drug dealer $200 by Friday night. Wow, that sounds like a show kids should see! With a big giant face palm to the face, here are the Essential Seven Cartoons Based on “R” Rated Movies:

 

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Essential Seven Unanswered Anakin Questions?

Our final Star Wars Unanswered Questions focuses on Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. The original trilogy provided only a few glimpses of who Anakin was. We learned that he turned to the darkside, but never learned why. Did it matter? Not until the prequels were made. The original trilogy told the story of Luke, while the prequels focused on Anakin’s story. His betrayal left so many unknowns that we feature the Essential Seven Unanswered Anakin Questions:

 

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Essential Seven Unanswered Questions: Bonus Bounty Hunters Edition

When we first saw the group of bounty hunters assemble on the bridge of the Executor in The Empire Strikes Back, many of us shouted innumerable questions about them. Who are they? What are they capable of? Why would a bad ass like Vader need freelancers? The bounty hunters in Star Wars are always mysterious and unpredictable, so here are the Essential Seven unanswered questions concerning bounty hunters in the Star Wars Universe.

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Essential Seven Unanswered Yoda Questions

Continuing this month with our Star Wars Unanswered Questions we put our focus on unanswered Yoda questions. Yoda is the ultimate Jedi Master. Keeping his own council of Jedi, he helped keep peace in the Old Republic. When Palpatine took over he went into hiding to one day train Luke or Leia in the ways of the force. Make a list of the Essential Seven Unanswered Yoda Questions I will:

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Essential Seven Unanswered Emperor Palpatine Questions?

I got some really good (“civil”) feedback about my Essential Seven Unanswered Obi-Wan questions list. A lot of you agree with me that Lucas probably was just a bit lazy, but still enjoyed the films. A few emails also provided some additional questions they had.  Because people are interested in this topic, I decided to dedicate this months Essential Seven lists to unanswered Star Wars questions.

Palpatine or Lord Sidious is the ultimate evil in the Star Wars universe. Little was known about this character until Return of the Jedi. We learned that he was the emperor of the galaxy, and that everybody listened to him, including Vader. I was satisfied with that. The prequels “attempted” to show his rise to power from chancellor to dictator. His scheme for ultimate power was confusing. Oh i’m afraid this weeks list features the Essential Seven Unanswered Emperor Palpatine Questions:

 

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Essential Seven Unanswered Obi-Wan Star Wars Questions

We can all agree that George Lucas is a genius for creating the Star Wars universe. The original Star Wars trilogy is flawless in my eyes. The films left a lot of unanswered questions, but it didn’t bother me they weren’t all answered. It didn’t become important until the prequels. Lucas attempted to address a number of details that  probably should have been left alone (midichlorians anybody?). This created even more plot holes that made the actual stories confusing. Too many details. Star Wars debates now involve books, comics, and video games to answer any unanswered questions.  The extended universe is filled with talented writers attempting to answer all of the plot holes that Lucas left opdn. With so many unanswered questions, this weeks list focuses on the Essential Seven Unanswered Obi-Wan Star Wars Questions:

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Essential Seven ’80s Sentimental Theme Songs

The TV show theme song was a standard on all ’80s sitcoms. The warm sentimental theme would often talk about how nothing else is more important than love and family.  These days the sitcom theme has evolved to keeping it simple. The sappy lyrics of staying together have been replaced by simple musical pieces or in the case of LOST a simple sound effect. I miss the storytelling nostalgic themes. As I wonder what ever happend to predictability, the milk man, the paper boy, or evening T.V. I put together the Essential Seven ’80s Theme Songs.

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Essential Seven Worst Transformer G1 Toys

Transformers was a revolutionary toyline. Not only did we get a robot, but the robot transformed into a variety of cars, planes, and even a gun! For the most part, the entire generation 1 line was fairly well done. However, once in a while I was disappointed with a Transformer. I’m not talking about the the Transformer as a character. If it was, Wheelie would be number one (Man did he suck!). The character, and their role obviously play a role, but there are a few other factors. When you look at the play value, and comparing them to the cartoon they were based on, I came up with the Essential Seven Worst Transformers G1 Toys:

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Essential Seven Evil Doctors


When your young you were always told that you shouldn’t be afraid of the Doctor. Well obviously, your parents lied to you. They didn’t take into consideration that your Doctor could actually be evil! So many good medical and academic Doctors turn to evil making this weeks Essential Seven Evil Doctors list very important:

 

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