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Silly Adult, Cartoons Aren’t Just for Kids! August 8, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Cartoons/Animation/Video, Education, Family, Fun, Humor, Learning, Parenting/Children, Science & Technology, Stupidity.
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Those who think of “adult cartoons” as Anime, pornographic cartoons, and so on, have no clue what they’re missing. In the early 90’s, Steven Spielberg produced several cartoons that took chidren’s programming into some fairly zany areas. My favorite was “Pinky and The Brain.”

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Any number of people have posted raves about this cartoon, which was ostensibly for kids, so I won’t add more verbiage than is absolutely necessary. In my opinion, this cartoon, possibly even more than the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, wrote at multiple levels.

For example, where else would you find a scene in which stealing a submarine would be hindered by the steering wheel having “The Club” on it, but it’s referred to as “the Sub Club”? In that same episode, the right-hand-turns-only route describes a Nautilus shape, which The Brain correctly identifies as being representative of “the Golden Mean.” In this episode alone (titled “Das Mouse,” a clear reference to the movie “Das Boot”), there are pages of movie spoofs, accurate science lingo, and pop culture references.

If you were unlucky enough to miss “Pinky and The Brain” when it originally aired, you can pick up the DVD and enjoy those laughs all over. However, this is one DVD that the kids may swipe, so keep it under lock and key.

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1. litlove - August 8, 2006

My son and husband both love ‘Pinky and the Brain’, and they are big fans of Futurama too. My brother and I remain loyal to Dexter’s Laboratory, however.

2. twg - August 9, 2006

Since you commented about it, I believe to be accurate you missed a ‘c’. Unless there’s some science lingo I’m not familar with… you know how much I love cartoons, and I believe we both remember how much Dad loved cartoons (Road Runner & Bugs Bunny)… what are we doing tonight Brain?

3. Tim - August 9, 2006

Acurate? It’s a novel way to say “a curate science lingo has a high level of curate..”

NARF!

As for what we’re doing tonight, we’re doing the same thing we do every night… try to figure out how to pay University of Kentucky tuition! – Tim

4. Tiffany - August 10, 2006

I’ve just added the DVDs to my NetFlix queue; I’m sure that my family will enjoy them. 🙂

5. Tim - August 10, 2006

Last night, my oldest called me to ask if I had seen the one where P&TB are going to dress up as mummies. The Brain warns Pinky, “You may see old and decaying bodies here.”

Pinky replies, “Are the Rolling Stones on tour again?”

🙂 – Tim

6. Lady Ingenious! - August 10, 2006

I`ll have to look for it! I agree that a good cartoon will appeal to both children and adults! I like a lot of the Disney movies for that reason!

7. Grace, T - August 10, 2006

Now i want to watch the cartoon channel instead of work today…
Have you seen Boondocks?
I love it, totally not for under age 16 – unless South Park is…?…I would like to see bugs bunny again too.

8. Marie (The other sister) - September 22, 2006

Please post the complete listing of “Are you pondering what I’m pondering?”

9. camphor - September 20, 2007

🙂 Calvin and Hobbes is not kiddie-only stuff either. And that I think is the most brilliant.


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