Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

The Super Friends (1973 - 1986)

In various forms, The Super Friends ruled Saturday mornings for thirteen years. The series titles changed from Super Friends to Challenge of the Super Friends to The All New Super Friends Hour (my favorite just for its blatant disregard to be creative)and a few others. I remember liking it a lot at first but lost interest with the original comic kid characters they added; Marvin, Wendy, The Wonder Twins and that dog with the cape that is not Super Dog, but Wonder Dog.

This is from one of the later versions of the series in 1980 simply called The Super Friends Hour. In theory they tackled some darker stuff, in this case voodoo and vampires, but it's watered down through a combination of grappling with ABC's "standards and practices" people and cheap animation. You'd think a vampire might like to bite people and suck a little blood now and again. Nope. This vampire shoots lasers from its teeth and turns people into zombies, which I guess is the voodoo part. None the less, it's dumb and fun. Enjoy!


Yesterday, I asked...

"When Adrian McKinnon of Montgomery, Alabama found a burglar in his home, he made him do what at gunpoint?"

10% said "Rob his neighbor instead"
- Which would have been awesome, except his neighbor doesn't have anything worth having another man steal.

10% picked "Dance"
- And then he laughed, spat tobacco into a spittoon, and had another shot of dead eye.

Nobody fell for "Sleep with his wife"
- Seemed plausible to me. Maybe I've read too many letters to Penthouse.

80% scored mightily with "Clean up his house"

According to the Associated Press, Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned. While Adrian surveyed the damage, the man who ransacked the place walked in the back door and nearly bumped into him. Adrian McKinnon held the suspect, 33-year-old Tajuan Bullock, at gunpoint and made him clean up the mess he made. When police arrived, Bullock complained and the police just laughed at him. I don't blame Tajuan. Sometimes that's what it takes to get me to clean up after myself. Tough love.