Posts tagged cartoon
Posts tagged cartoon
It occurred to me last night that quite a few of my favorite childhood shows were cancelled in 1991. I just did a little research, and lots of shows I remember watching ended in 1991 or the last two months of 1990.
This list only includes shows that lasted two or more seasons. Incidentally, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Ghostbusters premiered on the very same day, as did Beetlejuice and Captain N.
I wonder if there’s some reason so many shows went on the chopping block at the same time.
As time passes, there are more and more.
hav fun w/ ur nurce
"I don’t have anything against you. I just have no nose or abdominal organs, and you seem as good a donor as any."
I wanted to scan my Golobulus trading card after reading Jonathan Wojcik’s write-up of G.I. Joe: The Movie. Not Retaliation or The Rise of Cobra but The Movie which is a movie and it’s name is The Movie because it’s more of a movie than the movies that are not The Movie. I can’t find that card (I think it’s at another house in a tin where I keep Valentines from college girls and business cards of potential employers), so here’s the next best thing: Croc Master.
This is the only Cobra Honor Roll trading card I had besides Golobulus. I don’t know what ruthless terrorists have to do to get on the Honor Roll, but Major Bludd didn’t have what it takes, and that’s why the border on his card isn’t a two-bodied snake. I have no memory of Croc Master from the cartoon or the toyline. I know absolutely nothing about him besides what you’re seeing right now. The text certainly paints a colorful picture of the character, even though it never explains his blue face, and raises at least six additional questions.
I remember reading an interview with Larry Hama (the original head writer of Marvel’s G.I. Joe comics, now famous for his contributions to the Wolverine mythos) where he said he wrote a ton of material for action figure packages and other G.I. Joe merchandise, so it’s possible he wrote this card. I still have no idea who created this artwork. The profile picture was clearly cropped from a larger picture, probably a comic page. I would normally do some research in a case like this, but I’m actually afraid of shattering the mystique of Croc Master by learning things about him. I have an irrational hope that nothing of Croc Master was ever released besides this trading card, and his story exists only in the imaginations of children of all ages.
Before we get into several solid months of Halloween-centric content, here’s an article I’d been meaning to do almost all year long! It’s every last ridiculous living weapon and whatsit from G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE!
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If this animated tour de force was not part of your childhood, I feel sorry for you.
Remember that time the Rescue Rangers watched Alien?
very awesome episode of the Simpsons- not least because George is in it (eating of course!)
I can’t get over how obscure some of the references in this episode are.
Yes, I’m still here! A digital scribbly to end the night… Zoot suits. That is all.
I don’t know who this is, but Matt Frewer should play him in the film version.
Vintage TMNT magnets.
I was going to make fun of that “watch for the TOTALLY INSANE TV show” blurb, but thinking back to the many mutating warthogs, and rhinos, and lizards and frogs, and extraterrestrial dimensions filled with evil rock men, and conspicuously inconspicuous blimps, and disembodied brains, and turtles eating pizza… yeah, I guess the description was apt.
I think most people have forgotten how unabashedly weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was compared to the other cartoons of its time. Of course, once they struck gold, everybody else scrambled to make the weirdest action cartoon they could think of.