Daily Cartoon: Futurama S03E01 “The Honking”

Welcome to your Friday cartoon recap where today we’ll be looking at what I believe is the only Halloween themed episode of Futurama. This was one of those shows that I didn’t truly appreciate during its run and only really came to love once it was being shown in marathons on Comedy Central.

I can’t tell you why I didn’t love it from the jump; maybe unfamiliarity, maybe the way it kept getting jerked around into different time slots all the time, I don’t know. But it took a while for this to become a show that I would think of as one of “my” shows.

In my research – the equivalent of Googling “Futurama Halloween” – I came across this episode and thought it’d make a fine addition to this cavalcade of blogs I’ve got going on right now. It’s Halloween Futurama-style. What could go wrong? Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Pinky & The Brain S03E17 “A Pinky & the Brain Halloween”

Welcome to another Halloween cartoon episode recap! We’re just a week away from the big day and I can’t wait to move on to something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.

Something like that.

After checking out Animaniacs last week, it’s only right that we take a look at its spin-off: Pinky & The Brain. Pinky and the Brain had recurring skits on Animaniacs and were eventually given their own series due to their popularity. The premise is simple: two genetically-altered mice decide to break free of Acme Labs each day in an attempt to take over the world. Easy, right? And productive since having an established goal always makes it feel as if it’s within reach.

I always got a kick out of Pinky and the Brain, but by the time they got their show I was starting high school and spending much less time on watching the new cartoon series on Fox Kids. Was this even on Fox Kids? I mean, I just assume it was, but – as with Animaniacs – it was written for a bit of an older audience.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an episode of this show (probably since it was actually airing in the first place) so I’m looking forward to a rollicking half-hour of fun with this. Fire up those Hulu machines and let’s get it! Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Family Guy S09E04 “Halloween on Spooner Street”

It’s a Friday and we’re closing out our third week of Halloween cartoon recaps! The time flies when you’re having fun.

Today we’re checking out the Season 9 Halloween-themed Family Guy. Over the years, they’ve done a number of Halloween episodes, so why this one? Because I Googled something and found a list that ranked this particular one the best of all in the series. Easy enough, right?

Full disclosure: I am not what you would call a fan of this show. I absolutely loved its initial run before being cancelled, but grew tired of it rather quickly after it was resurrected. Since then, I’ve caught episodes here and there with very mixed opinions on what I’d seen. It’s not even a Seth MacFarlane thing as I very much enjoy American Dad and loved The Cleveland Show while it was around. Something about Family Guy though just grinds my gears.

Yes, that was just a Family Guy reference to illustrate my dislike of the show. Big whoop, wanna fight about it?

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Now that the table’s been set, let’s get on with the show. Fire up your Hulu machines and hit that play button! Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Jem & The Holograms S02E16 “Trick or Techrat”

Welcome to another Halloween cartoon recap! What a week we’ve had so far, right?! The hits just keep coming and I’m sure they’ll continue today as we check out a chapter from one of my favorite shows ever: Jem and the Holograms!

I’m completely biased here, I love this show. Going back as far as I can remember, I’ve always loved rock bands with female singers and – if anything – this show probably helped form that opinion. I just always thought it was great and “re-discovered” it a few years back when it was up on Netflix.

I mean, it’s competing rock bands battling not only for musical supremacy, but doing shit like sabotaging each other’s vehicles and lives. It’s absolutely bonkers. The Misfits could be trying to run The Holograms off a fucking winding road and cause permanent injury or even death! The stakes of the music industry are more than I ever thought before seeing this show!

This episode from Season 2 is called “Trick or Techrat” and I have absolutely no clue what that’s referencing or what the plot will be which is even better. I love being surprised. So, without further ado, let’s watch some cartoons! Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S02E04 “Luna Eclipsed”

What’s up, everybody? Welcome to another Halloween cartoon recap and I hope you’re strapped in and ready for wildness because I am expanding my horizons today.

I know that this has been a big deal for quite a while now, but I have never seen an episode of My Little Pony. I know there were toys and stuff in the 80s when I was just a young buck with a dime in my pocket and a dream in my heart, but I’d think it’s way more popular in recent years than it was back then.

Yeah, this is the My Little Pony I remember and those toys are basic as fuck. I hope today’s are much better for the sake of those playing with them.

Regardless, I’ve never been a Brony. Not like there’s anything wrong with that: I like plenty of my own weird shit, but I’ve just never branched into this realm. So today, I’ll peep it and see what all the hullabaloo is all about. You can find this on Netflix if you want to watch along and – let’s be serious – why wouldn’t you? Let’s do this, Brutus! Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Tiny Toon Adventures S03E15 “The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain”

It’s time for another Halloween episode recap! Yay! Huzzah! Way to go! I can dress myself!

I’m really excited to watching today blog installment. Tiny Toon Adventures was the bee’s knees for a while when I was a kid. It was a fresh take on the Looney Tunes association and felt fresh and new while existing in the same universe as the classic characters. It had a ton of merch, a super popular direct-to-VHS movie and was the subject of one of my favorite Nintendo games of all time!

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It was very Super Mario 3ish, but was just oodles of fun!

This series isn’t something I’ve gone back to look at that much, but all of the fond memories make it something to be excited for. I just don’t want to be disappointed. Nahhh…that would be unpossible.

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Fire up those Hulu machines and check it out with me. It’s Tiny Toon Adventures and it’s happening….now!

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Daily Cartoon: Animaniacs S01E30 “Draculee Draculaa/PhrankenRunt”

Welcome to a fresh new week of Halloween episode recaps! Last week featured some terrific viewing and, hopefully, this week will produce more of the same.

We’ve recapped Animaniacs on this site before, but today we’ll go back and watch their Season 1 Halloween themed episode. This was always a show that I liked a lot when I was younger even though a lot of the jokes went over my head at the time, but when looking back now, have a greater appreciation for how smart the writing was. There’s a lot in here that makes you wonder how they were able to slip certain lines past the censors and get them into a kids show. It’s terrific.

That’s what I’m looking for today. To be entertained and to find something that I know I sure as shit didn’t understand when I was 12, but an older, wiser me thinks is gangbusters. Hit me with it! Continue reading