Tuesday, April 01, 2008

You know what I wonder? I wonder why after all those years of dying in barrels and crates and other means of conveyance did no one ever try one of those rafts over Niagara Falls that Marshall Will and Holly plunged a thousand feet below in during the greatest earthquake ever known? I don't think they got so much as a hangnail from that experience. Niagara Falls would be total chump change by comparison, yeah?

I don't know about you, but nothing evokes the atmosphere of prehistoric times for me like the sound of born-to-be-mild vocals against the plucky ostinato of a choir of banjos.

What's hilarious is that the production quality here is Flintstonian. It was really nice of that dinosaur to give them a head start - maybe he just hadn't had his morning cup of coffee yet. Yeah, I totally watched that show.


vinnie said...

I still remember the stone soup episode.

Breda said...

a little off topic, but have you ever seen the series Wonderfalls? I think it'd be right up your alley.

Christina LMT said...

Phlegmmy, you've done been tagged!

Matt G said...

I watched it and was pissed off almost every episode, because 90% of the dinosaur animation that the show ever put on was in the initial opening credits. I watched it for the frickin' dinosaurs, and barely saw any. (Stop-frame animation was expensive for the Kroffts' budget.)

So what did they show us a lot of? Frickin' SleeSacks! After they'd made the payments on the green rubber lizard suits, they were home free, and Sid and Marty by-Gawd intended to get their money's worth on 'em, too.

"Will! Holly! Chaca! Hurry! The SleeSacks are coming! Oh my gosh, hurry, or they'll hiss at you, and that's really scarey!"

They also milked thos pylon sets for every foot of videotape that they could, too. Lord.

Were they underground? Why was there a sky? Where did the sun come from? Why was there a night?

Come to think of it, I think I hate that show now worse than any other I wasted my childhood life watching, and that's an impressive list of crap.

phlegmfatale said...

vinnie - I don't remember that ep, but I remember the baby brontosaurus called "Baby" which they fed giant (bigger-than a human head) strawberries.

phlegmfatale said...

breda - I haven't seen it, but I'll seek it out.

christina - *groan* I think I'm not smart enough for that meme, but I'll take a crack at it for you, babe!

matt g - however many hours you wasted watching that series, I'm glad of it since it yielded that glorious little rant. I suppose in a way those sorts of series served to help hone our irony chips and cynicism skills. I think yours are functioning quite well! Thanks for the giggles.