Like several red-blooded American child, I grew up with the Saturday morning cartoons. Looney Tunes was simply my favourite, whereas I needed to put up with my brother’s obsession with G.I. Joe. (There’s a punchline in that assertion, people, however I’m leaving that one alone.) We had Disney greats like Ducktails, Woody Woodpecker, Animaniacs, and so forth and so forth, however the closest factor we needed to any form of car-racing cartoon was Transformers…and the one time I cared about Transformers was when Bumblebee turned a 1977 Camaro as an alternative of a Volkswagen. Type of a let-down, actually, but when I wanted my automotive repair, I had Rad Racer II on my Nintendo.
However racing cartoons had been a factor. Past the Coyote and Roadrunner episodes that had been tied into musclecar tradition, the place Tastyus Supersonicus would spend it’s time out-witting Hardheadipus Oedipus within the Arizonan desert, you had the likes of Pace Buggy, Wacky Races, and extra. One which I genuinely didn’t find out about till a few days in the past was “Tom Slick”, which was a part of the George of the Jungle cartoon that aired in 1967. Tom Slick is a do-it-all form of racer who’s upstanding and polished, the standard form of hero kind. Pared off with hippie chick Marigold, the cantankerous Gertie Growler, and whoever occurred to be on his unhealthy aspect in that episode, Tom Slick and his “Thunderbolt Grease-Slapper” would win the day.
You’ll be able to watch the entire episode of George of the Jungle in order for you, however we’ve skipped straight to the “Dranko the Dragster” clip, full with Slick at a drag race with a film star, a biker and an alien. Hit play, you’ll see what I imply…and attempt to not evaluate Lohnes to Dick Two-Lane, please. Lohnes doesn’t put on a rug on high of his head!
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