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Old 04-08-2017, 10:58 AM
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Hi! I'm Octo! You might remember me as the guy who discovered and fell completely in love with Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, or Challenge of the Superfriends, of Star Trek the Animated Series, or G. I Joe!

I have a deep and profound love of cartoons of variable and dubious quality! And this lead to a conundrum! As there are a lot of episodes of any given one of the series I like to recap it takes a long time to get around to finishing it, and I don't want run the risk of taking so long with G.I Joe that He-Man vanishes from Netflix before I'm finished. That would be tragic!

And then I said "Screw the rules! I'm the master of my own destiny!"

And, like a lone child playing Monopoly, I've opted to cheat to make it more interesting!

SO IM PUTTING IT TO A VOTE!

Everyone give me suggestions, either in this thread or in a PM, and, once a week, I'll watch one episode of a given cartoon and recap it to the best of my ability. Only got a couple of stipulations;

1. It needs to be something I have immediate access to. Either something I have on DVD, or which is freely available on Netflix/YouTube. Don't really want to spend money on this endeavour.

2. No comedies. They don't really lend themselves to this kind of thing.

3. I reserve the right to ignore any suggestions and just do whatever if the mood strikes me. See above re: manifesting my destiny.

4. im going to try to go in chronological order with episodes. This is a bigger deal with any serialized stuff, or two parters and the like.

Here's what I already own which is sufficiently bananas/dubious to warrant suggesting:


Godzilla: The Animated Series
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Tick
The Real Ghostbusters
Slayers
Samurai Pizza Cats
G.I. Joe


OKAY THATS ALL!

GIMME SOME CARTOONS TO WATCH, YA CORNBALLS!

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:23 AM
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Not sure if you have seen it, but if you haven't, I highly recommend Steven Universe!

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:31 AM
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Variable and dubious quality, huh? How about Robocop: Alpha Commando? It's on YouTube.
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:45 PM
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Yeah the problem with Steven Universe is it's just good. Likewise, while I'd be tempted to suggest original Voltron, it's pretty much bad.

Hmm, what about original Space Ghost? Or Herculoids? Ooh, ooh... Silverhawks!
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:15 PM
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Hanna Barbara's Godzilla
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:15 PM
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Captain N: The Game Master seems like an obviously Octo thing.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:33 PM
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The 90s Spider-Man animated series gets into some seriously scene-chewing Octo goodness on the regular. I think it could still be floating around on YouTube, though it did show up officially in Hulu's catalog a while back alongside the 90s X-Men animated series.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:39 PM
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I discovered S.W.A.T Kats a few years ago and felt like my life had changed.

Samurai Jack is also a good choice.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:40 PM
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Ring Raiders?

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Old 04-08-2017, 01:48 PM
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Samurai Pizza Cats?

Bucky O'Hare?
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:57 PM
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WWE and Jetsons: Robo Wrestlemania
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:59 PM
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Or this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byj8KZ0CiPU
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:07 PM
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Ulysses 31 is a cartoon about "what if the greek gods existed in Star Wars and Zeus got mad at a space ship captain?"

Sounds like an Octo thing.

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Old 04-08-2017, 02:20 PM
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Have to second this one, because I'd love to have an alternative perspective on it than the one I have, which is "what the fuck was this?"
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:34 PM
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There are some VERY good suggestions already. I am very excited for the future!
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:51 PM
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COPS

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Old 04-08-2017, 04:18 PM
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Should we consider the Pebbles and Bam-Bam show? I remember three things about it

1. It had flintstones characters
2. It was much more recently made than any episodes of the flintstones
3. musical interludes (I'm pretty sure)

Other considerations:

That Carmen Sandiego cartoon (Where on Earth Is... I believe I it was called?) [NOTE: I don't think I watched this as a kid very much and have, again, basically no recollection of specifics]
Mummies Alive! which I watched a lot and can confirm is going to be very Octo

and, this might be a bridge too far for us, but...Sonic Underground
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:35 PM
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I know I said I would listen to others, and only cover one cartoon per week, but I also said I reserve the right to ignore any and all rules at my leisure.

And BOY OH BOY did I find something leisurely!

SUPER PRESIDENT presents



THE GREAT VEGETABLE DISINTEGRATOR

Okay, so, okay, I have no friggin' idea about anything regarding this show save that 1. The President of the United States (James Nocross who bears a striking resemblance to Race Bannon) has been granted the power to change his shape into any element courtesy of cosmic radiation and 2. Nobody knows that the incredible superhero Super President is also the actual President, despite, well, going by Super President.

And thats all I WANT to know about the development of this series. I don't want to know how the sausage is made when the sausage is delicious!

Anyway; one fine day in the Oval Office, Super President is having a debate with his only actual staff member, Jerry, about whether or not to go ahead with the secret bid for a Mars expedition from the mysterious APEX Aerospace corporation. Super President is apprehensive about giving a billion dollars to APEX, because he's never actually heard of them before. Neither has Jerry or NASA, so Super President has Jerry go off to investigate, bringing along a radio contained in a cold pill, referred to as a Midget Transmitter.

Because it was the 1960s, and that was a cool thing to say back in history times.

And, so armed with a tiny, tiny radio, Jerry heads out and hops into the first cab he sees, driven by a shifty looking man with stubble. Which naturally means he's actually a bad guy. A prediction shown to be true when the back of the cab contains not one, but two martians!

Or possibly Chinese people. With 60s cartoons, it's hard to tell what's a weird space monster, and what's just racism.

And then they are in a plane, four thousand miles away at APEX Aerospace headquarters, so either the animators forgot they were in a car a second ago, didn't bother to animate the car changing into a plane (neither were animated at all, actually) or else Jerry went to the airport and was loaded on to a plane at gunpoint while two green skinned people shouted in heavily accented English at him.

Jerry, to his credit, is pretty lippy about the whole thing. When you're the best friend to both the President, and a super hero, let alone a Super President, it takes a lot to impress you.

At the basement of APEX, it's revealed that the aliens (if they they ARE aliens, still unclear about that) wanted the Aerospace contract so they could use one billion dollars to build a DEfertilizer Machine, capable of killing all the plants on Earth. And then rule the World.

Somehow...

"The President will never give you a penny!" says Jerry, defiantly
"I think he will give me ONE HUNDRED BILLION PENNIES" laughs the green man.

Anyway, with all the surreptitious skill of loudly proclaiming "Anyone mind if I take my pill?", Jerry swallows the tiny radio and then repeats Dr. DeCorto (this is the first time the green man was named) everything he just said. Which is now being transmitted to Super President.

DeCorto also fills in with some slightly more incriminating evidence about his plan as well as mentioning his exact position because that is how conversations work.

So Super-President flies to the Apex building in the secret air-car he keeps in the White House garage (again, NOBODY KNOWS HIS TRUE IDENTITY) and makes short work of the traps DeCorto filled the place with, as he's pretty much invulnerable. Turning into the Ozone Layer (???) and also Steel to bypass a laser beam and smashing wall.

Frankly, Super President would have had a much harder time saving himself if DeCorto didn't scream the name of every trap he was going to use when SP was standing, like, five feet away.

So Super President punches him right in the face and then hauls him off to jail. Or possibly just straight up murdered him. This, too, is unclear.

And the episode ends with Jerry asking if the radio transmitter he ate was going to dissolve or if he had to have his stomach pumped or what.

The possibility of just pooping it out, too, is never raised.
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:37 PM
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As a Canadian, you must know that 55% of the shows broadcast must be produced, at least in part, by Canadian producers!

Therefore, I suggest you get more Canadian Content in your list before the CRTC comes down on you, Octo. You can start with this:

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Old 04-08-2017, 04:39 PM
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There is exactly a 0% chance I wasn't going to get to that sooner or later
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:59 PM
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David the Nome
Disney's The Raccoons (can't remember if this was a comedy)
The Mysterious Cities of Gold
Batman: The Animated Series (this is such a 'duh' suggestion it may be condescending, like telling an RPG fan they need to play Chrono Trigger)
Home Movies
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Maxx (seriously, this)
The Boondocks
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:12 PM
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:26 PM
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Oh mannnn, Super President! Honestly I would totally have suggested that if I had thought of it earlier. Friends of mine (possibly including Raider, I forget which years this was) showed clips from that at HELL, a thing at the local anime convention where they would basically throw on whatever completely wack-ass animation they could find to delight the kids.



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... that if you don't mind subtitles there exists a short animated episode based on Chrono Trigger that makes not the slightest bit of goddamn sense, so that could work too.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:35 PM
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Does Inspector Gadget count as a comedy? I just remember really liking it as a kid and being scared of Dr. Claw's cat.

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Old 04-08-2017, 09:03 PM
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Oh shit Roger Ramjet Octo do Roger Ramjet
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:41 PM
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Some things that only dubiously count as cartoons:

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
Photon

Alternately...
Ninja Gaiden OVA
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:06 PM
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How about Dinosaucers and Dino-Riders? Both are apparently on youtube.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:31 PM
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:16 AM
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Here, I present an example of Roger Ramjet as evidence this would be ideal for Octo's magic words:



It is a comedy, sure, but there's so much potential here to play off of.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:27 AM
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My brain always briefly turns this thread title into "Uncle Cap'n Octos Fuck-Time Cartoon Shack", which seems strangely off-brand for Octo.
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