Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

MOM UPDATE - The doctors have stabilized her blood sugar level and she's out of the hospital in Toledo and back in Port Clinton at The Edgewood Manor Nursing Center.

CLOSING - OLD's sketch comedy revue Sketch Khaki closes tonight. It's at 7:30pm at Donny's Skybox.

DROOPY - Man, I love this cartoon! Directed by the great Tex Avery, it's one of the first one's where I remember noticing self-referential humor (Droopy's comment about the TV and the second time Wolf changes his pants).

My brother reminded me of another cartoon host. He was out of Toledo on week day afternoons after school and his name was Johnny Ginger. I remember writing him fan letters and drawings of him with his sidekick, a crow named Blackie. Gee, didn't seem racist at the time...?

Enjoy!




3 comments:

Rob Kozlowski said...

Were you aware that every theatrical Droopy cartoon just made it onto DVD? I'm not lying!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe,

I am Johnny Ginger's youngest son, Sean. The crow's name was actually "Black Jack". I was only two years old at the time and was afraid of that puppet!!

Thanks for remembering my dad. He's still going strong and living in Farmington Hills, MI.

Sean

Joe Janes said...

Thanks, Sean!

I appreciate the correction. Hope you and your dad are doing well. If you ever make it back here, please let me know if there are any videos from that show posted anywhere. I'd love to see them.

- Joe