Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Super Chicken (1967)

Appearing as a part of the George of the Jungle show was the very inventive, very funny, very pun-heavy and slightly sarcastic Super Chicken. It's as if Jay Ward (creator/producer of Rocky and Bullwinkle) and his co-horts just decided to see how weird they could get with the whole super hero thing. Super Chicken's sidekick is the most unlikely match-up, a lion named Fred. A chicken and a lion? Yep. And Super Chicken does all the heavy lifting. Although it ran for three years on ABC, they only produced one season's worth of original material. A very cheap way the networks saved money figuring kids will watch anything and don't care if it's a rerun.

This is an episode, complete with the wonderful theme song, called One of Our States is Missing.

Thanks for the suggestion, Henri!


Yesterday, I asked...

"In New Mexico, 33 Lea County inmates set fires and broke toilets and windows after being told what?"

44% picked "They would have to quit smoking"
- No. The smoking helps keep the prison population down. Besides, having nicotine patches become the standard of currency just doesn't sound very prison-y.

11% thought it was "They could no longer wear make-up"
- No. They can still wear make-up. Just no glitter.

11% rightfully thought a small riot might be caused by "John Tesh would be performing there"
- No, Tesh is no Johnny Cash. . Although he once shot a man. Just to watch him die. Or was it to put the guy out of his misery at one of his concerts? One of the two.

34% got justice with "They would only get one sausage at dinner"

According to the Associated Press, Lea County inmates set fires and broke toilets and windows after being told they would be allowed only one sausage at dinner. Jail officials said the inmates began yelling and banging on their doors in what they described in a news release as a "temper tantrum." Bring in John Tesh. That will calm them down. Or teach them to never complain, again.