Before I get started with today’s post I’d just like to say thank you to a friend of mine who left me an awesome message on another website that I thought I’d share.
“Dan, how’s it goin? Oh, how I’ve sooooooo missed your blogs! I have not been on here too much due to various reasons and my son being a SPORE FREAK!!!! I just checked out your blogs on wordpress.
Man, you’ve gotta post those on myspace!!!! I am ROFL!!!!! So, is Mickey fucking Mouse really gonna be on the ballot? Your WM trip, whatta hoot!!! I SERIOUSLY think you need to be the next Michael Moore and start filming this stuff! Start out on youtube! People dig this stuff! You are so incredibly talented in writing, why not take it a step farther and film? Anywho, I just wanted to let you know I miss your adventures, and to WRITE ON!!! (and possibly FILM!) Take Care!!!!!”
Now don’t get me wrong I look forward to and love all the comments my regular readers leave me but something like this coming from a friend I went to high school with means a lot to me and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank that person (they know who they are)! 😀
Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way on to the meat of today’s post! I hinted back in this post that I might get around to doing a post on Saturday morning cartoons. Well since I have no other ideas rattling around in my head that time is now!
I’m not gonna cover the more well known ones because everyone knows/remember them, no I’m gonna talk about the ones that most people have forgotten (or want to forget). Like the music of the 80’s it didn’t take much to make a cartoon back in the day. If it was popular or could sell a toy it was fair game. Case in point.
Does anyone (aside from me) remember watching this? I wish I could say this was a good cartoon but it really wasn’t. The basic premise was three kids discover a magic Rubik’s cube named, amazingly enough, Rubik and they go around helping people and trying to keep Rubik out of the hands of his evil previous owner. The catch to this magic cube shaped genie? If you scrambled his colors Rubik was scrubed (get it? screwed + cubed = scrubed!) I mean screwed!
Video games weren’t exempt either
I gotta admit I used to watch and like this one, and come on one of the main characters is named Dan so of course it’s gonna be good! 😉 And you have to admit the theme song was kind of catchy.
Not all car themed shows were good though there were some stinkers out there! Don’t believe me? Ok, you can’t say I didn’t warn you!
I honestly wonder what the hell they were thinking when they came up with this one. If I remember right Knight Rider was out at the time so I’m sure they were trying to cash in on the popularity of that but seriously? Make a kid that turns into his car when he gets hot? Ladies don’t date this guy!!
Speaking of TV shows inspiring cartoons……
And who could forget this gem!
You can’t, believe me I’ve tried. But hey as long as we’re in Milwaukee, let’s visit Laverne & Shirley! You think I’m kidding don’t you? Sadly, no I’m not.
I guess I could have spared you the pain of watching those last two by just showing you this one. Even Mork & Mindy had a cartoon! They clumped all three of them together in one show.
Ah how am I kidding, I knew about this one and still posted those other two, I just wanted to make you suffer!
You know there are a lot of other bad cartoons out there, too many for one entry so as usual I’m gonna make you wait for part two. That and I think you’ve suffered enough for one post.
Until then, be afraid, be very afraid!