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Mon, Sep 4, 2017 7:09 AM

Live Poll: The Canes' Festival

"There's the cane from 'Citizen Kane'. Wait a minute, there was no cane in 'Citizen Kane'!

You're right, Lisa Simpson, but there was a cane in many other movies and TV shows, and although we can't really call them 'cane' in the orthodox meaning of the word, let's accept any walking stick (of magical or deadly power) as a technical cane. So, let's start the Canes' Festival (yeah, it was no typo) and ask the question:

Which of these memorable TV/movie characters with a cane is your favorite?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020242830/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/8xsJoBhUF3s/

(Need more TV-related options, thanks)

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Wasn't John Steed's "swordstick" coming from an umbrella? Didn't he have a cane anyway? I wish I could add him, if I have only one TV character, I guess I'll "stick" to movie characters.

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I love this idea! And, of course, the Lisa Simpson angle, lol. My vote would go to House. 

I'll try to brainstorm about other characters, especially from TV. 

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Thanks Ruby, I'm brainstorming too :) Btw, do you know if Perry Mason had a cane? And Huggy Bear?

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Hmmm, I'm not sure. I definitely don't know about Huggy Bear but I don't remember ever seeing Perry Mason with a cane. My mom and I used to watch re-runs of Perry Mason all the time and I'm pretty sure he didn't have one. 

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If I recall correctly, Raymond Burr did not ever use a cane during the television series, Perry Mason. However, he did eventually use a cane during the later Perry Mason movies.

Image result for perry mason cane

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Tanks Jen. There's no need for Depp's Wonka since there is the original. I never 'duplicate' characters in polls but I'll mention him in the Wilder option.

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I would agree with you 100% except Depp's is so cool. :)

Your linkback doesn't seem to work.

Judge Doom: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008314/mediaviewer/rm3736084736
John Hammond: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/mediaviewer/rm3853525248
Zuse: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/mediaviewer/rm3031441664

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Thanks a lot for Judge Doom (I added the others, except for Jafar who was already there)
I hesitated a lot for Wonka, if there's enough room for 1 last addition, I might think of including him anyway :)

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You have the names of Zuse and Rumpelstiltskin spelled incorrectly.

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Thanks, it took me twenty seconds to find the 2nd one

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35, it's all here!
Thanks for all the suggestions!

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5 y ago

"Discussing the list?" is better written as "Want to discuss this list?" based on the sentence that follows.

Isn't John Steed's an umbrella, not a cane?

Here are some better shots of Scrooge McDuck's cane:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0027722/mediaviewer/rm676521216
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0027722/mediaviewer/rm3218745856

Here's a shot of Huggy Bar that actually shows his cane:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0009821/mediaviewer/rm4021259264

The shot you have for Hershal isn't his cane - it's a bar with a loop on the end of it foputting around animals (and zombies) necks to control him. This is his real cane:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/mediaviewer/rm1245360640

And the shot you picked for Morgan is just showing a stick he was sharpening, not his actual cane (se the details on this photo): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/mediaviewer/rm1135799552

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Why is it that after reading your comments, the confidence I have over my English writing suddenly drops. Seriously, I'm even questioning the usefulness of writing reviews if I can't even write properly.

Yes this "discussing the list" sounded awful, what was I thinking?

As for the Walking Dead pics, I didn't want a "black and white" one but a still frame from the show, as for Hershel's cane, I tried to find one where he was right in the middle or visible enough (same reason why I picked the other Huggy Bear's pic) but it doesn't seem like Hershel has his cane everytime.

I'll see what I can do.

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Hershel is barely visible in the cane picture, we'll pretend it's his cane in that picture, the voters will 'get the point', as for John Steed, I read he had many 'cane-weapons' and sword-sticks (besides the umbrellas) so ...

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I'm sorry for trying to make your list and grammar as accurate as possible. I won't make that mistake again.

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I didn't mean anything bad. Really, I was blaming myself for not noticing these mistakes in the 1st place. There's nothing wrong in trying to correct someone, I'm the one with "issues about writing". 

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Hey Brat, thanks for your kind words. I don't think 'malice' prevails in the poll board, my "feeling down" about English writing was incidental to Jen's post but that doesn't invalidate her remarks for all that. I should take it easy and accept that I'll never be as fluent as someone whose mother tongue is English. C'est la vie...

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I don't mind you correcting my posts, Jen. Really, no hurt feelings.

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Well I guess we spend so much time on this board it is likely to be a source of irritation sometimes, I'm also bothered by a thing or two but I try not to pay attention or to keep my reactions to them as "occasional" as possible... on the basis that we're all human and I might have my share of bad habits. 

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Brat, the comment was directed at ElMo. I misinterpreted his response about the English correction.

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Elmo, the list looks great! I'm so sorry that I didn't contribute earlier. I told you that I'd brainstorm but, when that didn't work, I asked my brother, whose knowledge of films is amazing. He thought of a few and I wrote them down, then did a few Google searches, and thought of two myself. I didn't, however, come on to post my suggestions until now and the suggestions I have  either have already been suggested or are much less well-known that most of the characters on your list or have better images than a couple of mine. 'So sorry, but am so glad that you were able to get such great images and that you found an answer about Huggy Bear, lol. 'Well done, Sir ElM. 

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Since you like The Simpsons, I thought you might want to know about one of my few suggestions that aren't already on your list: Hans Moleman, lol. He didn't have an image on iMDb but I added one. I'll let you know when it appears on IMDb, just in case you want to use it. : )

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I hope his pretty face will pop us soon on the gallery, I check every hour :)
Thanks for your contribution, ruby.

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I hope so, too! : )

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ElM,

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020242830/?view=grid

Your current image #5 doesn't crop well. You may wish to change the order of your poll so that image #5 crops better:
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You may wish to use one of the following choices for the fifth position:
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I put Carl, not sure I want to mix a real-life or religious figure in the mix, and at least, there'll be an animated character:)

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Thanks ElM,

The cropping for the first five images now looks fine.

You have a legacy of great polls. I'm simply trying my best to improve your chance of this poll appearing on the IMDb Home Page when it goes live.

Please consider any of my suggestions as suggestions from a colleague and not a mandate from an admin.

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Carl cracks me up. Just that photo makes me laugh. : )

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You haven't written any name in entry #7.

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All of the entries now have a description.