Steve's Blog of the Bizarre

Sunday, February 27, 2005


Tonight on TV we have The Hundred Greatest Cartoons! Wow! And to think that we'd almost forgotten such joys as Thundercats (Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Hoh!) - so much better than He-Man - but then there was the great catchphrase: "By the power of Greyskull!" Ah! Had forgotten the green tiger. Hang on - they're saying He-man is gay and all very homo-erotic. I don't remember that. What? There was a character called Fist-o? Ok, then.

Similar revelation: Penelope Pitstop has a button in her car marked "Vibrator". What?!

Great theme tune, shame about the cartoon:
  • Transformers: Robots in disguise!
  • Spiderman! Spiderman! Does whatever a spider can!

"Those pesky kids!" Ah, Scooby-Dooby-Doo. Where are you, indeed? And why the hell did you introduce your annoying nephew Scrappy-Doo to us?

Immortal phrases:
  • "I tawt I taw a puddytat!"
  • "What's up, Doc?"
  • "That's all, folks!"

Oh, wow! Dungeons and Dragons. It was completely rubbish! And they never made it back. Shame. (This was only going to be a short post - now turning into a running commentary of the programme. Which goes on until midnight. Could be here a while...)

Disney! Sing-a-long-ness!!!
  • Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast ("Tale as old as time...") - as sung by Angela Lansbury in the film, not the version Celine Dion released. (Urgh... Celine Dion + film soundtrack = not good).
  • Hakuna Matata ("...what a wonderful phrase! Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passin' craze!" - The Lion King
  • This could turn into a practically endless list - will stop now

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Heroes in a half-shell! Turtle power! Now, I remember this being censored at some point - becoming Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Are ninjas too scary for children? There was something on at about the same time - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. If that's in the top 100, I've missed that bit. I'd also be surprised.

Dangermouse! Bananaman! Kid's today don't know what they're missing! (Pokémon? Huh?)

Popeye the Sailor-Man! Let's eat spinach!

Stopping now - have actually got to an ad break. Will end with a current favourite: Dexter's Lab. Stylized, vaguely Japanese-influenced (like many current cartoons) randomness. Today I'm going to invent something / fix computer / be annoyed by sister. Cartoon Network - hurrah! Will spend tomorrow watching this channel!


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