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Partially inspiring a generation of furries
There are days I'm torn between TVs tendency to recycle/reboot old ideas vs. trying something new. They do seem to have a similar failure rate.
For a five-year span in the early 90's, every cartoon intro was required to have a dumb character with a bomb materialize at the last second to explode into the main titles.
That's the best part. You could say it...Blew me away.
I have no memory of this yet it is strangely familiar.
I believe this may have first shown up on TV as a live-action puppet segment on one the Hensen people's shows from the latter 80s. I'm not entirely sure though.
The Jim Henson Hour, 1989. Jim Henson decided to adapt the Dogs Playing Poker paintings, and spoof film noir.
I'm amazed Henson's company spun this idea out for a three-season run.
THREE SEASONS? Wow. This cartoon blew.