In the spirit of the NHL’s Stanley Cup finals, Instagram user ak47_studios made 25 NHL team logos featuring characters from The Simpsons. Pretty awesome! Which one if your favorite?
I was a very proud Flinstones Kid. I took my chewable vitamins everyday, often going for the red “Wilma” cherry flavored one. Hard to believe they were first introduced in 1968, but then again The Flintstones were at their peak in the mid-60s. This is one of the earliest cases of using a pop culture image to market and sell a product. The product was not only successful in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, but is still on the market today. That jingle was so catchy they could have put that with anything and my mom would have bought it for me. What about Flintstones Chewable Morphine?
I was watching some weekday morning television (which is a rarity) and while flipping around I came across an old childhood favorite…Bananas in Pajamas! I was shocked to see that the show was still on the air, although it has changed form as it’s now a Computer Generated cartoon version. This classic series which was just a couple of Aussies in giant banana costumes lasted from 1992 – 2001. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking, B1?” “I think I am, B2!”.
I love discovering new pieces of nostalgia for the first time (does that make sense?), just like this discovery…New Kids on the Block had their own cartoon series. Seriously! The show was of course titled New Kids on the Block and premiered at the height of the bands popularity in 1991 on ABC. Following in the footsteps of shows like Hulk Hogan’s Rock N’ Wrestling and The Super Mario Super Show. This cartoon series featured a mix between cartoon stories and live action segments. The interesting thing (just like Hulk Hogan’s cartoon) is that the voices of the characters were done by actors and not by the band members themselves, apparently due to licensing rights. The show lasted all of one season and it’s not too hard to figure out why.
Now this brings back memories. For those of you who don’t remember Dog City, it was a Jim Henson Production’s animated series that ran from 92 – 94 on FOX. In Canada it was rerun’d all the way up until 2000 on Teletoon. It started as a 39 minute TV movie which featured a mix between puppetry and cartoon animation. It of course spun into a 31 episode series. The cartoon portion of the show followed Ace Hart a canine private investigator, while the Muppet portions focused on the Ace’s interaction with his animator Eliot Shag. Both were German Shepherds. Eliot would illustrate the stories while Ace would traverse through them, solving mysteries and saving the day. It was actually a pretty inventive show for its time and had fun breaking the fourth wall with Ace’s and Elliot’s conversations.