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Desc:a.k.a. The Show That Killed The Disney Afternoon
Category:Cartoons & Animation
Tags:Disney, bonkers, they fight crime, Horrible cartoon infinity
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Was it? I heard the production was troubled but I don't know anything more than that and the bit about how the relationship between the cat and the blonde went on the inspire the relationship between the main Gargoyle characters.
I believe that the Jury will find that Shnookums and Meat killed the Disney Afternoon, not Bonkers. Bonkers was merely an accesory to the death. In fact, if anything killed the Disney Afternoon the timeline(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Disney_Afternoon) would suggest that The Mighty Ducks were responsible for the death. Bonkers may have struck the first blow, but Gargoyles came after it and if nothing else Gargoyles was pretty darn cool.

But yeah, Bonkers was pretty terrible. Not as bad as Shnookums and Meat though.
Kid Fenris
The Wikipedia entry for this show is fairly interesting, partly for all the production setbacks and partly for all of the [citation needed] tags.


I was all set to go "god I fucking hated bonkers,"

then I saw "Shnookums and Meat"

and my brain just fucking exploded.

Gargoyles was frickin' amazing. When the first episode has a big-ass demonic creature catch a sword in its hand and it draws BLOOD on an after-school cartoon, I knew it was going to be great.

But eventually, they let the head writer who had created this whole mythology go, moved the show to Saturday morning on ABC, and tried to turn the Gargoyles into superheroes or something, menaced by a version of the Foot Clan called the Quarrymen. They looked like the Foot but they wore different colored outfits and had electro-sledgehammers.

The greatest thing about Gargoyles was Jonathan Frakes as himself.

You could have made a drinking game out of "spot the Star Trek voice actor" for the show. They even had Kate Mulgrew's nicotine-stained mutterings for some character or other.

And yeah, Frakes' character was cool. It even has a TV Trope called "The Xanatos Gambit" named after him.

Rodents of Unusual Size
Data, Worf, and Lt. Paris all had cameos as well. Why do I know this...

Spit Spingola
I actually sorta liked the Tex Tinstar segments of Schnookums and Meat. Mainly for the bandito with a British accent.

Spit Spingola
Also, man. Five for that wikipedia entry.

At the end of the "Lucky" episodes, Bonkers was given a new partner, the attractive[citation needed] Sergeant Miranda Wright

Quick, somebody find an authoritative source that says she was attractive.

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to see all the crappy cartoons littering the front page these days.
Didn't Disney already have the rights to Roger Rabbit? Why make a lazy rip-off of your own property? I'm guessing there was some sort of royalties issue at work here.

Either way, this thing was doomed from the start. The whole "humans and cartoons living together" premise doesn't really work when EVERYONE'S a cartoon.
Seven Arts/H8 Red
Actually, Greg Weisman says he and his team were only inspired by Roger Rabbit, and sold the premise as Toon Cop: http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/archives.php?lid=243

While I don't fully believe him, I wouldn't be surprised if people got drunk, wondered what a Lethal Weapon/Roger Rabbit crossover would look like, and followed from there.

didnt they change his partner half way through the series from the fat guy with the mustache to the blond woman?
The Wikipedia page tells us the sad story of this show's terrible production.

Basically, the original concept had the blond woman as his partner. But she was boring, and the episodes were atrocious, to the point that Disney fired the entire staff after less than half the episodes were produced and got a new team to complete the remaining ones. The new staff replaced her with the fat guy, but set it up so his episodes take place earlier, just to confuse everyone. I guess there's an episode somewhere where Bonkers gets a new partner and then they segue into the blond chick episodes.

Caminante Nocturno
This show was all kinds of terrible. I like to imagine some extremist anime fans infiltrated Disney's animation studio and tricked them into making shit like this and Mighty Ducks in order to drive more people into the waiting arms of Sailor Moon.
I liked this show as a kid, I remember liking a character called Fall-A-Part Rabbit. I dug the zaniness I guess.
The inclusion of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland in this show absolutely baffled me as a kid.
This theme song was always my indication that it was time to go out and play, conserve that precious last hour of TV for SNICK.
Rodents of Unusual Size
This was like malaria for the Disney Afternoon.
Oh that song.
This show would have worked be better if it was live action with animated characters and a serious drama!
According to Wikipedia, there were three Bonkers video games. I'll bet they were terrible.
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