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My favorite memories of childhood Saturday mornings....
Topic by: hamano
Posted: March 18, 2004 - 11:39 AM PST
Last Reply: March 25, 2004 - 11:46 AM PST

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author topic: My favorite memories of childhood Saturday mornings....
markhl
post #81  on March 20, 2004 - 7:00 PM PST  
> On March 20, 2004 - 6:29 PM PST IronS wrote:
> I don't know about China as I have never been there, but in Taiwan at the school I attended (considered progressive because of no corporal punishment)

Ehh.. I don't think I was so "pro-corporeal punishment" when I was a student but in retrospect, it did shape us up quite nicely. Let's see.. the stick to the hand.. holding your arms above your head usually with an object that is far heavier than first thought and what we termed "duck walks" (wait.. I didn't know english back then, it must've been called something similar) around the school yard and stuff like that. Ahh.. even with my horrible memory, I remember those VIVIDLY :)


> I do remember watching the Flintstones subtitled but not on Saturday mornings.

Hmm... all I remember from over there is Tom and Jerry, Mickey Mouse, and Popeye being imported in. Tons of what-I-now-know-as anime.. Sesame Street was around even back then to help educate me with the alphabet before I woke up one day in this country.. gee.. what nice preparation... thanks mom and dad...
artifex
post #82  on March 21, 2004 - 5:42 AM PST  
I remember that one Saturday morning I woke up so early to watch cartoons that I stumbled across eye surgery on PBS.

After that, I started waking up much later :)
Cosplayer
post #83  on March 21, 2004 - 3:39 PM PST  
I'm still a kid...HA!...but it all sucks...bad.... they have this new one. "STATIC SHOCK". They show it twice. Seriosly. it was good for...5 episodes. Then they just have guest stars. SOme insinc guy guest stared on a super hero show. What the heck. The way I see it, when they add new characters more, and more frequntly...it's dead. YEah...

I saw johny quest one. IT WAS GOOOD! mupet babies...yeah. Alvin and the chipmunks...TIN TIN! I LOVE HIM!
larbeck
post #84  on March 21, 2004 - 5:43 PM PST  
Oh, you young people! Rocky Jones: Space Ranger was my introduction to the wonderful world of space opera and they even had a "cabin boy" (think Wesley Crusher but younger). It is so hardly ever seen anymore. Rader Men of the Moon was another - actually produced as a serial for movie house. At the time, I thought it was far superior to Flash Gordon.

But enough of this live action stuff. The old Max Fleischer Popeye cartoon were the bomb! Then the A.A.A.P. came along and coloured it but with much less detail and changed Bluto to Brutus. "Et, tu Eisner?"

Tom and Jerry was much loved. So was Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, and all of those Looney Tunes. Mel Blanc is a GAWD!!! But the BEST, the craziest was Rocky and Bullwinkle! So smart and funny at the same time!

Now, Tom Cat and Huckleberry Hound had some nice writing and the Flintstone rocked (so to speak), still I cannot help but think that Hanna and his pet Barbara are the Two Horse's Patooties of the Apocolyse as far as animation is concern.

I could go now but I wouldn't.
larbeck
post #85  on March 21, 2004 - 6:26 PM PST  
oo - oo - oo - but I just GOTTA mention my first stop action experience and a sweet one too...


GUMBY!

Anyone remember the name of his horse friend?
IronS
post #86  on March 21, 2004 - 11:02 PM PST  
Pokey, of course.
ivygirl
post #87  on March 21, 2004 - 11:34 PM PST  
I just had to jump in and throw in my favs...
(in no particular order)
and drop a hint to GC

1. Jem! (Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD March 30!) *Hint Hint* Get it please! *Hint Hint*
2. Popples
3. Rainbow Brite
4. Care Bears (gotta love the Care Bear Stare)
5. Poochie! (Pink haired dog)
6. My Little Pony
7. Wuzzles
8. Pound Puppies
9. She-Ra: Princess of Power
larbeck
post #88  on March 22, 2004 - 2:00 AM PST  
And minna-san, sorry about the triple post. It was weirded out and would not respond. I emailed support and asked that the dupes begoned!
hamano
post #89  on March 22, 2004 - 5:10 AM PST  
> On March 21, 2004 - 3:39 PM PST Cosplayer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm still a kid...HA!...but it all sucks...bad.... they have this new one. "STATIC SHOCK". They show it twice.
> ---------------------------------

My kid watches Pokemon, Trading Places Boys VS Girls, Endurance (a teen Survivor knock-off), Scout's Safari, and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High.

GUMBY!
GUMBY!
GUMBY!
artifex
post #90  on March 22, 2004 - 9:33 AM PST  
> On March 21, 2004 - 6:30 PM PST larbeck wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> oo - oo - oo - but I just GOTTA mention my first stop action experience and a sweet one too...
>
>
> GUMBY!
>
> Anyone remember the name of his horse friend?
> ---------------------------------


He can walk into any book
with his pony pal, Pokey, too
If you've got a heart, then
Gumby's the one for you...

I loved the spikey fish friend, the mischevious dinosaur, and, of course, even DEVO loved the blockheads.

Now on Sunday morning, there was Davey and Goliath! Hmmmm... I wonder why Gumby makes me think of D&G? :)
Cinenaut
post #91  on March 22, 2004 - 11:29 AM PST  
I have a copy of the Gumby CD (1989), which features the following tracks:

1. (In Love) With You Gumby performed by Dweezil Zappa / Zappa, Moon Unit / Scott Thunes - 3:41
2. Concrete and Clay performed by Eddie Wade / Jesse Boyce - 3:39
3. Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya performed by Brave Combo / Jeffrey Barnes / Carl Finch - 2:23
4. Bend Me, Shape Me performed by Donna McElroy / Kimberly Fleming / Vicki Hampton - 4:36
5. Gumby, We Love You performed by Sly & Robbie - 4:30
6. I Like Gumby performed by Jonathan Richman / Ron Wilson / Brennan Totten - 2:57
7. Pokey's Polka performed by Brave Combo / Carl Finch / Jeffrey Barnes - 3:02
8. The Ballad of Gumby performed by Rick Schulman / Jon Sherberg / Alan Ross - 4:07
9. We All Are Gumby performed by Flo & Eddie - 6:00
10. The Gumby Heart Song [Original TV Theme] performed by Sinatra, Frank Family / Plas Johnson

The highlights for me are Johnathon Richman's track and the kooky I Am the Walrus homage by Flo & Eddie.
Sisyphus
post #92  on March 22, 2004 - 12:04 PM PST  
Davey and Goliath fans may appreciate knowing about the Todd Hayne's produced live-action short "He Was Once," which is a spoof of Davey and Goliath, with some disturbing corporal punishment going on (Davey's Dad beats him with a belt). I haven't seen the MAD TV episodes, which SonjaBlue suggested, but the actors here do a very credible (and funny) job of replicating the voices and movements from that show. There's info on it at the imdb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097489/
The only place I've ever seen this available is as a bootleg tape, usually paired with "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story." Like that film, it is worth seeking out.

> On March 18, 2004 - 11:19 PM PST SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 18, 2004 - 10:51 PM PST hamano wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Dear sweet lord, I used to watch Davey and Goliath!
> > ---------------------------------
>
> hamano, you might appreciate this -- did you ever get to see the MAD TV (series) episodes in which they faithfully spoof Gumby and all the other "stop-motion/claymation" specials/series (like "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer")?
>
> Davey and Goliath was presented (very accurately with original sounding voices and animation style) as Goliath corrupting Davey into doing very bad things (e.g. violence, destruction of property). If you saw this, you'd swear the original series producers/actors were in on the joke! (Kinda like the Davey & Goliath Mountain Dew commercial...)
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Sisyphus
post #93  on March 22, 2004 - 12:08 PM PST  
> On March 21, 2004 - 11:34 PM PST ivygirl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I just had to jump in and throw in my favs...
> (in no particular order)
> and drop a hint to GC
>
> 1. Jem! (Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD March 30!) *Hint Hint* Get it please! *Hint Hint*

The first two seasons of JEM are now a Request title at GreenCine. If enough fans of that show put it on their lists, we'll certainly be carrying it.

Patrick
GC Inventory Mgr.
sinisterguffaw
post #94  on March 22, 2004 - 3:19 PM PST  
> On March 22, 2004 - 11:29 AM PST Cinenaut wrote and sinisterguffaw chopped up, sometimes incoherently, the following:
> ---------------------------------
> I have a copy of the Gumby CD (1989), which features the following tracks:
>
> 3. Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya performed by Brave Combo / Jeffrey Barnes / Carl Finch - 2:23

> 7. Pokey's Polka performed by Brave Combo / Carl Finch / Jeffrey Barnes - 3:02

> 9. We All Are Gumby performed by Flo & Eddie - 6:00

> 10. The Gumby Heart Song [Original TV Theme] performed by Sinatra, Frank Family / Plas Johnson
>
> The highlights for me are Johnathon Richman's track and the kooky I Am the Walrus homage by Flo & Eddie.
>
> ---------------------------------



I noticed a couple of "Brave Combo" songs in there. Did you see them on The Simpsons last week (last night)? They were the band performing at Oktoberfest! You have to look at the banner above their heads or you won't know! That was a fine episode. Finally, George Lukas.. er, Randall Curtis gets his comeuppance!

also

In Gumby, was Denali the dinosaur or the Mammoth? Boo was the Blue Ghost or Water Drop or whatever. Prickle! Prickle was the Dinosaur, Denali was the Mammoth! And in other Gumby music news, Gumby and friends formed a rock band themselves... hmmm... were they just called Gumby and friends? I think it was a better name than that, but I can't remember...
artifex
post #95  on March 22, 2004 - 5:01 PM PST  
> I noticed a couple of "Brave Combo" songs in there. Did you see them on The Simpsons last week (last night)? They were the band performing at Oktoberfest! You have to look at the banner above their heads or you won't know! That was a fine episode. Finally, George Lukas.. er, Randall Curtis gets his comeuppance!

Ever heard their version of "People are Strange"? I can't remember the original any more, only BC's version :)
Cinenaut
post #96  on March 23, 2004 - 9:12 AM PST  
Brave Combo performed at David Byrne's wedding. They'd be a really fun band for a wedding party. I missed that Simpson's episode. I have heard their version of People Are Strange and I know what you mean, artifex.


Here are the lyrics to that Jonathon Richman song (forgive the Internet transcription, I don't have the CD with me to verify the lyrics):

I Like Gumby
Well sometimes Ill see something kind of kooky
and wonder why it's affecting me spooky
silent or strange or i don't understand it
weird or feared like it's from some planet
reminding me of somethin that I already knowed
aha! this is kinda like a gumby episode

One day as went walkin by the [?] encyclotron
I saw the workers workin with their uniforms on
oh so silent standin around
like that statue not one sound
the truck like a tonka toy there in the road
just like somethin from a gumby episode

I like gumby
(he likes gumby)
I like gumby episodes
(especially certain episodes)
and I still remember the spooky parts
(he still remembers, wahoo)

Well here I am in Reno with the keno lights a blinkin
lookin kind of strange like an evil dude a wakin
boy they're strange I think think think
boy this is weird the way they blink blink blink
reminding me of somethin that I already knowed
I know, it's like a railroad in a gumby episode

I like gumby
(he likes gumby)
I like gumby episodes
(especially certain episodes)
and I still remember the spooky parts
(he still remembers, wahoo)

Ruzerian
post #97  on March 25, 2004 - 9:42 AM PST  
Like most of you here I would get up at the crack of dawn, something I can't do anymore, and watch cartoons all day Saturday. It really didn't metter if they were good or not. Some of my favorites were(in no particular order)

Transformers
G.I.Joe
Mask
Hanna-Barbera cartoons(yes there were a couple of these like Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, others that escape me)
Superfriends
He-Man
Smufs
Tom and Jerry
Pac-Man
Q-Bert
Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy too
Alvin and The Chipmunks
Spiderman
Hulk
Woody Woodpecker
Mighty Mouse
Huckleberry Hound
Cartoon Olympics(I always forget the title of this cartoon.)

THose are just some I can remember of the top of my head.
IronS
post #98  on March 25, 2004 - 11:34 AM PST  
> Q-Bert

I vaguely remember this one although I remember the game quite well. I'd be playing okay until my brain flips the cube faces then I'd get confused and my Q-Bert would die.
sinisterguffaw
post #99  on March 25, 2004 - 11:46 AM PST  
> On March 25, 2004 - 9:42 AM PST Ruzerian wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...
> ...
> Cartoon Olympics(I always forget the title of this cartoon.)
> ---------------------------------

the Laff-a-lympics! I think that was the only HB produced cartoon I actually enjoyed.
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