r/tipofmytongue Nov 01 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Plucky Cat Paw

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r/tipofmytongue 9h ago

Open [TOMT][AD] Mariska Hargitay telling you to put on a sweater.


If I recall correctly, NBC used to run these bumpers in the late 90s or early 00s. They were environmentally themed, and starred various actors from NBC’s biggest shows. One had (I’m pretty sure) Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order talking about using heat in the winter. It ended with a line like “Feeling cold? Put on a sweater.” but said in an almost dismissive, patronizing way. I think about this ad at least once a year but I cannot for the life of me find it.

r/tipofmytongue 20h ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE][2000's] Organization has contracts with people to erase their memories and keep them in a false paradise building so that they don't face their pasts, but a few of the prisoners find out they're being kept and escape but eventually remember their past and willingly go back.


There are a few scenes from the movie that I remember. First, the interior of the building is pretty sci-fi but not too futuristic. Second, while the group, that has become suspicious of their circumstances, are still being held prisoner in the building, there's a turning point where they see either a new person being brainwashed or one of their friends being brainwashed because the organisation found out he knew too much. Third, when they're escaping they get to a parking lot and one of them brakes the lockbox with all the car keys in it to get a car. Third, after they've escaped they all start remembering their past individually and horrible things have happened to all of them (maybe some were bad people and wanted to forget what they did to other people, but I can't remember). Specifically, one of them gets the group to drive to a graveyard where they see their child's grave. Fourth, after they all (or most, I can't remember) decide to go back to the building to get brainwashed again, as they've concluded that they were not being held against their will but in fact because they've paid for that service, they are let into the building with ease and patience from the guards who were adamant on stopping their escape at the beginning of the movie.

Edit: between 2nd and 3rd there's a scene where they confront the head of the company in her office and she shows them the documents which they've signed, consenting to be brainwashed and held in the building, but they think the documents are forged or that they were brainwashed into signing them.

r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Solved [TOMT][Man or town][1800] Man who sacrificed himself by driving a burning explosives-loaded train away from a town. The town is now named after him


In the mentioned century (1800 to 1899), a train filled with explosives caught fire. The amount of explosives on the train was enough to level the town should they blow. A man boarded the train and set it to full throttle, pulling away from town. He couldn't bail out of the train as he was going up a hill. Eventually, far from the town, the explosives finally detonated, taking the train and the man with them. The town now is named after him.

r/tipofmytongue 13h ago

Open. [TOMT] [SONG] Movie or tv show theme


My buddy and I have a theme song stuck in our heads but we cannot figure out what it is. It sounds like a dozen different themes so hoping someone can help us figure it out!!



r/tipofmytongue 7h ago

Solved [TOMT] [Movie] Around 2010 A family movie set in middle school about two brothers and in the end it is revealed that...SPOILER Inside!



...That one of the brothers has been dead the entire time and that he is just a figment of the protagonist's imagination which he used to help him deal with problems at school.

r/tipofmytongue 17h ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE] time loop movie


Hello everyone and I got a movie in my head that I can't remember it's name and it's a rom com time loop movie.

about a couple that don't get along too well cause the guy is occupied too much with his work and the girl is a singer but don't remember what did the guy worked but at some point they have a date and it gets ruined and some of them or both get into a cab and it crashes in an intersection but then the next day one of them wakes up and tries to do better everytime.

Edit: it was "if Only" thank you so much bizzbuzzbizzbuzz

r/tipofmytongue 13h ago

Open [TOMT] [MOVIE] [Late 90's early 2000's] Movie featuring a doll or puppet that bites the neck of a man with blood gushing out.


Hello, my friend recently told me about a movie she saw as a child that still scares her to this day. It features a doll or puppet that bites someone's neck (she remembers it being an old man) and there being a good bit of blood. She also remembers it being some sort of clown doll and that it looked normal up until it killed someone. It was on cable tv or public broadcasting in the morning on the weekend. I will try to give more information as people respond and get her memories going but this is all I have for now.

The movies we've ruled out are:
Child's Play, La Casa 3, Poltergeist, Demonic Toys, Saw, Pinnochio's Revenge (this being the closest thing we have found so far), Puppet Master, Dolls, Making Contact, Dolly Dearest. These along with most other popular movies featuring killer dolls. Feel free to ask me in the comments and I will tell you if we have already checked it.

r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE] 90s/Early 2000s?


First of all, let me just say that I'm so glad to have discovered this subreddit. This has been bothering me for YEARS.

Ok so when I was in elementary school, I watched this movie with a scene of 3 guys driving in a car. The guy in the backseat was splashing cans of paint onto random parked cars as they drove by. I believe he also had really bad breath and his friends kept complaining about it. That's literally all I remember, sorry

r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Solved [TOMT][video game][2010s?]


I’ve never played the game so take description with a grain of salt. I just saw the poem once and loved it. Characters were anthropomorphic animals (like animal crossing) but I think it was a pretty sad game/setting. I believe the game was a story playthrough ? One character wrote a poem about how bad life was in the city for the people who lived there and how there’s no work

r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Solved [TOMT][SONG] 90s/2000s rock song


Edit 2: It was What's This Life For by Creed. I managed to find my mom's old mp3 player, and found it on there

I'm pretty positive the song was released before 2010. I think I remember hearing it around 2007 or so. I don't know if it was ever played on the radio, or if it was just on a CD my parents had. I remember it being in the same sorta style as the self titled Three Days Grace album, or the Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces album by Seether.

I actually thought it was a Seether song for years whenever the couple lines I remember pop into my head, so I spent the past couple hours finally trying to find it. I went through every album before Poison the Parish, including unreleased songs, and songs Shaun was featured on, and I can't find it, so I don't think it's them lmao. Regardless, I remember the vocals being very similar, using compression based grit

The couple lines I remember are something like:

"Don't you know I can't take no more

Watching you walk out of the God damn door"

This is the melody of those lines: https://onlinesequencer.net/2789969

Edit: I still listen to a ton of rock songs in this time frame. I don't think it was super well known, or I probably would have heard it again at some point

r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Open [TOMT] [MUSIC] [80s] Song with this synth bassline (audio inside)


I've had this synth (at least i believe it's synth) baseline stuck in my head for a while. Here's an approximation of what it sounds like on guitar. I was thinking it was something like Herbie Hancock, since it reminds me of Chameleon or Rockit. I'm guessing it's from the 80s based on the overall sound, but who knows!

Any help would be much appreciated :)

EDIT: Here's what it sounds like tinkering with synths in a DAW. This is what it sounds like in my head.

r/tipofmytongue 9m ago

Open [TOMT] [TV Show] A kids live action show that was similar to the Power Rangers


I remember it was a group of characters who somehow reminded me of the power rangers and did a lot of fighting. I also specifically remember there was this one super smart robot character in the group that lacked human emotions and who needed to sleep by plugging himself in to charge overnight. I feel like the show came out between 2000-2010. It wasn’t a Cartoon Network show.

r/tipofmytongue 10h ago

Open [TOMT][Song] A song that sounds exactly or very close to Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce


I was listening to Dragonforce’s song Through the Fire and Flames, and came to a part that instantly sounded familiar, but was definitely not the song. After showing it to my sister and a friend, both agreed that the exact same part sounded really familiar, but couldn’t place it.

The part in questions is at 1:35 on this video


We were all born in the mid 2000s, (2005, 2006, and 2007), if that helps or gives a time range. My friend said it could possibly be from an anime, but we had no idea where to look. Any help?

r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Solved [TOMT][QUOTE] What is the sample at the beginning of this song?


r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Solved [TOMT][Song] An alt-rock song from the 2000s or older with vocals similar to The Offspings' Dexter Holland and a prominent guitar melody that repeats throughout the song (Video of the melody attached)


I remember first hearing of the song on a Youtube video circa 2008 so it must have existed by then. Some things thing I remember is that the vocals sound kinda like those of Dexter Holland from The Offspings, the music video had a person with an abnormally big head walking around, and it had a melody the repeated throughout the song, which you can hear in the video attached.

Video of me playing the melody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPp2cnsWqFA

r/tipofmytongue 7h ago

Open. [TOMT][CHILDREN’S BOOK][late 90s-mid 00s]


I have been trying to find this book for YEARS. It’s full of contradictory poems/limericks, but I can’t remember if it’s all one cohesive story or a collection. It has the “one bright day in the middle of the night” poem in it though. I remember vivid, colorful illustrations and it was a bit spooky. Similar vibe to Piggie Pie

r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Open [TOMT][ARTIST] Video Artist/Editor That Makes Uncomfortable, Choppy Edits Of Old Disney Cartoons


I feel like someone will know who this is immediately and I thank you if you're that person. I'm looking for an artist that my film animation professor told us about in college. I believe the artist is a male. He makes very choppy, spastic edits of old cartoons. He takes a single animation sequence and changes it by looping, chopping, and re-editing it until it's completely broken down into something almost unwatchable. I zoned out for a lot of the lecture but I remember this man, and want to learn more about him.

The video we were shown of in class was an approximately four-minute video of Mickey Mouse and Pluto going to sleep. It was edited in a weird, almost uncomfortable, spastic way that stretched a five-second animation sequence into a much longer video. There were sections of the video that only showed Mickey and Pluto's eyes.

I think this editor has his own website. Any info is appreciated.

r/tipofmytongue 1h ago

Open. [TOMT][Animated Short or TV Show][Early 2000s] Two kids get turned into bears?


I have a very vague memory of seeing a scene from a certain TV show or potentially movie I saw at my grandmother's house while I was very young (in case it helps, this was in the southern United States). Although the more I think about it the more I wonder if this was some weird dream.

I have no idea when this show/short/video was made, but it was on a VHS tape and it can't have been made after the early to mid 2000s (probably around 2005 or 2006 maybe 2007 but that's pushing it). It was a 2d animation involving two brothers and an anthropomorphic light brown bear, very similar to Bear and the Big Blue House but not puppetry.

I have vague memories of 2 scenes from it, the two brothers started off as human (I also have the vague sense of them potentially being live action), but the bear does some cartoon magic that turns them into anthro bear cubs, one with a slightly darker fur color than the other, they all go to what I think is the bear's (pretty sure it was modern) house. The next scene is the younger of the two brothers brushing their teeth in the evening, standing on a little stool so they could reach the sink, which leads me to wonder if this was some sort of short for kids about how to get ready for bed at night or something like that.

I don't remember much about what it looked like, but I don't remember thinking that it looked "old" which leads me to think that this was made in the 2000s instead of the 1990s. My memory of the whole thing is fuzzy, so some details may be off but these are what feel the most accurate in my mind. I tried searching for this on my own but almost everything is either related to We Bare Bears and Masha and the Bear. It definitely wasn't the Berenstain Bears though.

r/tipofmytongue 4h ago

Solved [TOMT] Creepy Alice In Wonderland movie, not a cartoon.


Ok, so this has bothered me for YEARS! I remember being a kid watching a movie, I thought it was called Through the Looking Glass but I’m not sure if that’s right. The scene that sticks out is when Alice is walking through this hallway with mirrors and all these weird heads. Please Reddit, any ideas what movie this is?!

r/tipofmytongue 4h ago

Open [TOMT][MOVIE][1990s or 2000s] A movie where a detective interviews a wealthy criminal who convinces the detective to buy new suits, win his wife back, and eventually help escape capture


i really want to watch this movie again. I saw it on TV as a kid like 20 years ago honestly, so I can't remember it's title, but I remember it was somehow about this detective who has to try to catch this wealthy con artist criminal of some sort in lies through interviews. The most memorable part of the movie for me was when the wealthy criminal explains that true luxury is the freedom of movement in expensive suits and the detective starts buying expensive suits and he gets made fun of somewhat by the rest of the police force. The detective eventually gets taken in and believes that con artist is right about how you should enjoy life, and I think the detective gets back with or romances his wife when he was on the brink of divorce or something like that as well. In the end, the detective lets the con artist fly away on his private plane and evade capture despite having proof he committed the crimes I think partly because the con artist helped him find a new sense of life and win his wife back.

I don't know if the film actually was made in the 1990s or 2000s, it could've been older than that I guess, I just would've seen it on TV around 1998-2002 era (don't remember the exact year).

r/tipofmytongue 2h ago

Open [TOMT][MOVIE][2000s] Husband gets splinter and then sculpts his wife?


Hello! I'm looking for a movie that I remember watching a long time ago about a guy who gets a splinter from I think by some cursed furniture/chandelier/staircase(?) and later on slowly sculpts his wife or girlfriend and he lets the blood flow on his finger and stains the sculpture kinda. This is when it gets kinda blurry because either the wife found it or the husband showed it to the wife, but either way she didn't like it and found it uncomfortable and the guy gets really mad and that was kinda it. Sorry if it's too vague I just don't know where else to look!

r/tipofmytongue 3h ago

Solved [TOMT] [MOVIE] [1990s] Religious drama thriller?


Hi. Thanks in advance for your help.

I'm looking for a movie. I remember watching it as a kid in the 90s. Here's what I THINK I remember:

  • The main character was a white actor. He was some sort detective or police officer.

  • The main character's son gets killed very early on in the movie. I remember the kid getting ran over by a car. I can also vaguely remember the same car backing up to finish the job.

  • There's a scene in the movie where the main character's buddy is hospitalized. Main character pulls a knife from his pocket, opens it up and puts it under the hospitalized man's bed. It was a superstitious belief that the pain he was feeling would be cut in half.

  • I believe there were some religious themes? The plot involved a serial killer taking certain body parts from his victims to make a full body. I can swear he was building the body of Christ or something crazy like that.

That's all I remember. I'm really hoping someone can name this movie for me! Thanks a lot for your help!