Twelve laughs a year? You think THAT’S bad…
This week’s episode is all about Ben and I geeking out over cartoon crossovers. What happens when two or more of your favorite cartoons pals meet? Well, hopefully something good, but usually not.
The appeal of a crossover should be simple enough to understand. It’s a chance for popular characters to meet and share the spotlight. It’s like watching two of your favorite shows simultaneously. It’s a chance to mix and match styles of different universes to play off of one another. But usually what happens is that one half of the crossover will assume the lead and the other will simply be along for the ride. Sometimes there’s no chemistry and no reason is ever given for the crossover to have occurred. And sometimes, crossovers fail because the hype surround a crossover becomes so great that the people making it forgot to tell a story.
In any event, Ben and I talk about some of our favorite and not-so-favorite cartoon crossovers that have happened over the years.
Defenders Of The Earth
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Jetsons Meet The Flintstones
Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
Daffy Duck Meets The Groovie Goolies
This was the greatest nergasm of my childhood.
Well, we knew it had to happen sooner or later.
Hector Ramirez; the shining core of the Sunbow universe!
“Thith ith the latht time I work with thomeone with a thpeach impediment!”
Some crossovers are best forgotten.
Bat cookies and bat milk for everybody!
The GOOD Clone Wars
This week, we’re joined by Pablo in a galaxy far, far away. We talk about a number of Star Wars cartoons, in particular Droids and Ewoks. We conclude that both were pretty wretched.
After the show, we have was is apparently an impromptu episode of Comic Connoisseurs. In essence, today’s podcast is a two-in one show, as our post show is as long as the main show. In the extended segment, we talk about our experiences as webcomic authors and spill some webcomic community dirt.
Links to our stuff
One moooooore thing:
Between the first and second segments, you’ll hear a clip in which “Bill Cosby” reads the opening crawl to Star Wars Episode 2. This is actually an old clip from DVDpodBLAST. It’s an old favorite podcast of mine, in which a bunch of mid-westerners transplanted to north Hollywood record their own alternative commentaries for some of the worst movies ever made. Nothing is scripted, and they’re funnier than Riff Trax.
There, I said it. Blasted, Riff Trax!
Check out their entire archive rightch’ere!
Kittyhawk of Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki
joins us yet again as we explore the amazing history of Pixar, Disney’s now primary animation house. Pixar exploded onto the scene in 1995 with Toy Story and has captivated audiences ever since.
Join us for our 80-minute main show and our after show. In all, one hour and forty-seven minutes of entertainment for you!