Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Saturday Afternoon Watchmen

Many people alerted me to this, and many more put it up. I am always late to the party, but here it is.

8 comments:

Christian said...

The thing that really sells it for me is the "TRACKING ---" at the beginning. I'd completely forgotten how videos use to look.

It's a fun little meta piece.

How many homages are there to old 80's cartoons, btw? I caught the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Jewel/Scooby Doo bits, but I imagine, I'm missing some.

Prof Fury said...

I think this video might finally lead someone to produce the Bubastis/Cringer fanfic that I've been waiting for.

ba said...

the theme song has been stuck in my head all week.

Andrew said...

Christian: the opening reminds me of Captain Planet where the villains just like polluting for no reason. And by Jewel do you mean Jem? (Okay, I'm a little ashamed that I know both those things...)

Prof Fury said...

Oh, and there's a Turbo Teen reference there, too. Turbo Teen: the most unintentionally horrifying show on Saturday morning.

Christian said...

Andrew: Yeah that's the one. Jem was never actually aired here, so I only know it second hand.

And the Captain Planet and Turbo Teen stuff is spot on.

Btw Turbo Teen? How the fuck does that even work?


And if you guys want to talk about catchy and incredibly stupid intros, how about Skeleton Warriors from the mid-90's?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMU1_ctXthM

scott91777 said...

Prof Fury,

Did you ever see the Robot Chicken bit they did on Turbo Teen? It was incredibly disturbing...

Prof Fury said...

Scott, someone told me about it, but I never saw it -- I need to find it. Mebbe it's on the internets . . .

If I remember the cartoon correctly, he would change into the car when he got hot, and in at least one episode, he had to take a cold shower to avoid the transformation. I'm pretty sure that even pre-teen me got the subtext, if "sub" we can even label it.