Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

7 Action Figures That Managed to Ruin Great Characters

Sometimes, the writers of a show, movie, comic book or whatever will put a lot of effort into creating an enigmatic character with an air of mystery surrounding it ... only to have the marketing department kill all the mystique by putting out a stupid action figure.

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8 Actors You Won't Believe Voiced Famous Cartoon Characters

What vocal sorcery is responsible for this!

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The 8 Worst X-Men Ever

For every Cyclops whining about how he can literally kill things as soon as he looks at them, there are numerous genetic disasters sitting around Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters putting quotation marks around the word 'gifted.'

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25 R-Rated Scenes Cut from Classic Kids Movies

So much harsh reality and unresolved sexual tension has to be smoothed over in family movies to get their G or PG rating. We asked you to show us the scenes that got left on the cutting room floor.

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7 Insane Easter Eggs Hidden in Movies and TV Shows

We've shown you mind-blowing Easter eggs in everything else on this planet. It was only matter of time before we brought you ones from movies.

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5 Lost TV Pilots That Will Make You Question Your Sanity

Dozens of pilot episodes get produced each year, and only a tiny handful are ever broadcast. Sometimes it's because network executives are talentless morons, and sometimes it's because the shows are impossibly and hilariously shitty. Here's a few from that second group.

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NBC Cancels 'Outsourced': An Anti-Protest Letter

TV is littered with the corpses of beloved shows with lousy ratings. You can't mention Terriers around one of its 10 viewers without hearing the president of FX is worse than Robo-Hitler. But what if programming did something smart?

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7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters

Some of the best-loved characters of today are practically unrecognizable from their original forms.

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5 Superhero Movies You Won't Believe Almost Got Made

We almost got Nic Cage as Superman. We don't say it often, but thanks, Hollywod.

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6 Classic Movies You Didn't Know Were Remakes

A lack of creativity in the entertainment world is nothing new -- people have been doing adaptations, reboots and remakes since the first stories were told. What you may not have realized, however, is that some of the great landmark motion pictures were themselves just remakes of originals that nobody remembers.

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5 Things That Aren't Nearly As Dangerous As Hollywood Thinks

For some reason, it's not a big deal to jump away from an erupting fireball, but we're supposed to believe that encounters with the things on this list are certain death.

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The 7 Worst Lessons 80s Cartoons Taught Us About Drugs

Cartoons prepared us for real-world problems exactly as well as you'd expect from men in fur underwear with magic swords.

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6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy

Writing is hard, we know. That's why Hollywood writers have to rely on tricks to get you to root for the vampires in one movie, when in another they are terrible innocent-killing machines.

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9 Absurd Movie Premises That Actually Happened

Even a great movie or TV show isn't above throwing in one ridiculous, larger-than-life character who almost ruins any element of realism in the plot. The genius who's TOO smart, the hero who's TOO cool, the rebel who breaks the rules but somehow never gets punished for it. Hey, you know where else you find ridiculous characters like that? Real life

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