The weekend starts here for most of you, so the Weekend Discussion begins today!
Nostalgia: the mind killer. I hate it when people go on and on about something they loved as a kid as if it’s actually quality. The reality is that you were ten, and easily impressed.
But there are some things that hold up just as poorly as you remember. For a number of years there was a spate of cartoons based on live action properties. While I ate up all kinds of crummy cartoons and loved them – I really liked the Q-Bert cartoon for some reason – even at nine and ten I understood just how monumentally ridiculous and bad these shows were. And in some cases these cartoons had the voice talent of the actors from the real TV shows. As a kid who adored Star Trek: The Animated Series, I was drawn to anything that used the real voices. And so I watched the time traveling adventures of the Fonz and his friends, and watched as Laverne and Shirley tried to make it in the Army. And I sat in slackjawed disbelief as Gilligan and the other castaways got their asses marooned on an alien planet. So I’m nostalgic for a time when children’s television programming included such poorly thought out spin-offs of popular prime-time shows.
For your Christmas Eve enjoyment, here are the opening sequences to these terrible, terrible cartoons:
Make your pitches good – if we get enough quality ones I’ll be running the best responses (from below and the message board)_in an article next week.