Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Meanwhile, at the Hall of Horror
The winner, by Catfreeek:
Wonder Dog is cool
but he's only in disguise
He's really Astro
A savvy bit of toon-insiderism, and it reminded me of my favorite line from the Wikipedia page when describing Marvin, Wendy and Wonderdog: "none of whom had any special abilities (save the dog’s unexplained ability to reason and “talk”)."
The runner up, by Dana's Brain
Ted Knight, what a voice!
Sweet tones for a crap cartoon.
Must have lost a bet.
These two were neck and neck but I ultimately went with Freeek's because it managed to dis the SFs while also being on their side, and my sister's "crap cartoon" was meaner. Not that it wasn't a crap cartoon...
The honorable mentions:
Everyone had tights
But only one without pants
What was Black Bolt's deal?
Kudos to HS for illuminating another important dimension of the character Black Bolt besides his race, fostering a deeper understanding of the man. He wore no pants.
I’m Apache Chief
First I’m small and then I’m huge
And that’s about it
The Chief's lameness had been covered earlier in the day by Stan, but the simplicity of this one is pure Japan, man.
There were also a couple of notable lines, which I present out of context for better individual appreciation.
Stayed in Darth Vader's Head
Just a wonderful juxtaposition of words and ideas: that you could "stay" in someone's head, and that the someone could be Darth Vader for crying out loud. And best of all...
It's totally true! That is so Darth Vader's head. Is it possible I never noticed that?
The "Egg" episode scared me
Ah! Me too! There's that scene at the end in which they find one more fiendish egg marked with "R E," and Aquaman warns it might be a Rampaging herd of Elephants -- so scary! It turns out it was a "Real Egg" squished on Marvin's head as a prank. I always wondered how the elephants thing would've gone down, though.
And from Nowandzen
Lantern, ring and gills
Just roll that over your tongue a few times. Perfect word choices in perfect place. It makes you realize how this ridiculous, obscure art form became so popular.
Thanks, everybody! And I haven't watched Lost yet, so nobody ruin anything.