|Old_Zircon - 2012-11-30 |
|positively - 2012-11-30 |
I don't understand, are they gummi in the cartoon? They don't look gummi, but then the song references them bouncing.
Binro the Heretic
Well, seeing as how "gummi" is comprised primarily of collagen and collagen is the primary ingredient of animal flesh and bones...
That means whoever the fat kid is who found the magic lamp got his wish: Everything in the world is made of gummi bears. Damn him!
Cognitive: How poorly did you take not only the replacement of Lorenzo Music on "The Real Ghostbusters," but the re-dubbing of his dialog in old episodes when they were syndicated after his death?
I think that might have been my first nerd-rage.
And holy crap, I didn't realize Bill Scott did so many voices in this show. I thought a few of them changed, but I was too young to really notice at the time.
The other thing I recall about the show was it took place during the voice-actors strike, where people doing cartoon voices wanted to be paid by the character instead of whatever flat fee or hourly rate they were getting. The radio station we listened to had a bunch of the strikers "doing the voices" for the reporters, and I think the yellow bear's voice was one of them.
I was more weirded out by the "sweet" Janine Melnitz. The producers felt she was too threatening to the girl demographic and so they toned her down and made her Egon's love interest.
This lasted for a season until the writers rebelled and explained it was because she had been possessed the entire time.
|Toenails - 2012-11-30 |
Disney's Hobbit: Boring shit happens to interesting characters.
It's not like you could have dragons burning whole kingdoms in a kid show.
I do recall an episode where the bad guy hires a bounty hunter to get as many Gummis as he can. The hunter was a pretty good parody of Clint Eastwood.
Really? I remember this being one of the better 80s cartoons. It wasn't The Real Ghostbusters but what is?
Yeah I still remember the Clint Eastwood Bounty Hunter episode.
Then, for some reason, the one where a chef makes world famous taffy once a year.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2012-12-01 |
My childhood was pretty cool. It says something that this was the worst of the Disney afternoon shows and was still pretty solid.
I wouldn't call it the worst, though that kind of thing is a matter of opinion. I couldn't remember many of the other shows and I had to consult Wikipedia, at which point suppressed memories of the "lesser" cartoons came to light. I'd say the following ones were worse than this:
- Tale Spin (though this is a furry favorite for obvious reasons)
- Goof Troop
- The Mighty Ducks
- Quack Pack
I vaguely remember Gummi Bears being good, but what the hell did I know as a kid?
Anyway, those were mostly pretty crap, kleenex, but I have to take issue with you badmouthing Talespin. Furries tarnished the show's legacy, but it was easily one of the best "nontraditional family unit composed of talking bears with blue collar jobs" shows of it's age.
Rodents of Unusual Size
I could never watch Mighty Ducks as it was too mind blowingly stupid for me to even consider watching. But Bonkers...I have a very special hatred of the waste of animation cels it took to create that crap. His voice gave me hives.
I may have been burnt out (yeah, even as a kid; our over-the-air TV stations had a LOT of old sit-coms) on the attempt to put family drama in a cartoon, coupled with another attempt to shoe-horn an existing Disney property into a setting where they didn't seem (to me, at least) to belong.
The bear from Jungle Book flies a plane? And what the hell is that fan-thing the kid-bear keeps riding on?
I'll withdraw the comment that it's "worse" than the Gummi Bears, but I still didn't care for it.
Oh wait, now that I think about it, Launchpad McQuack wasn't in TaleSpin, was he? I think I've got Darkwing Duck, Count Duckula, and TaleSpin all mixed up in my head.
The Bear Necessities bear... and the kid with the flying surfboard, I remember that, I thought that was wicked cool back when I was eight. There was some bitchy shebear who was like a lowrent Gadget Hackwrench for the furs, and... the monkey from the Lion King, I think? Did Launchpad have a cameo role, or am I nuts?
Whatever, it was still better than Gummi Bears.
|FABIO - 2012-12-01 |
Actually when you think about it, this was a better animated, better written, less homo erotic version of Thundercats that cut out Lion-o.
Two dudes, a token woman, a brother and sister, and an old mystic are the last refugees of their race who hide out from mutants led by an evil dude. When everything looks hopeless they whip out a magical artifact from their race that puts them into overdrive.
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