|Sanest Man Alive |
It just starts to lose all impact after the hundred one, like a weird snappy kind of white noise.
|infinite zest |
So, is this show like Dexter's Lab except it's the exact same thing or something?
Sanest Man Alive
Dexter could fit all the charm of this show into a pipette and still have enough room for three clones of Deedee's brain. To give you a better idea, try to imagine if the current version of The Simpsons was the only version there ever was. Now imagine if it couldn't even use swears, boobies or actual celebrity guests for funny-making.
As I see it, Johnny Test (christ, even the name is derivative of something better) is still on the air because it's so cheap to make that they can get enough back in ad revenue regardless of what timeslot it falls in.
yeah I can tell it's not Gennedy Tartakovsky but the style looks very similar and from what I can tell, it's smart scientist twins and a dumb sibling? Captain Marvel was busted for less than this.
If it's any consolation, I heard that the show's been canceled, so at least it's over.
The house I live in has Cartoon Network on like 24/7 and I'm pretty sure I've seen it on, in rerun form anyway. It sucks because the rest of their daytime lineup is pretty sweet for kids/underemployed stoners: Regular Show, Gumball, Adventure Time.. But then there's this and some stupid animated reality tv cartoon that's equally as unfunny and I believe was also cancelled in Canada and the us. I wish they'd just put on some old Dexters Lab or Johnny Bravo to fill the void instead...
Guinness really needs a "longest airing show with zero redeeming qualities" entry.
Fairly Oddparents was fairly entertaining at times. It did get old and lame later, but its far better than this.
A couple of my younger cousins watch this show a lot. Neither of them seem to actually enjoy it; it's as if they felt strangely obligated to watch it no matter what.
Yeah, I still remember having that feeling of obligation when I was a little kid. It's annoying as all hell.
I have never seen this show, and have no desire to. Can someone who has explain to me why they feel the need to use so many whip-crack sound effects? Like do they use whips in the same manner as old cartoons used laugh tracks?
That sound effect was made whenever Johnny Bravo posed. It worked way better for him.
I remember that from Johnny Bravo! But Johnny Bravo was an over-the-top alpha male. The whip crack was meant to drive home the sudden, snapping intensity of his badass poses; like how one might use a whip crack to underscore a Coastie snapping to attention when an officer walks in. But this Johnny Test thing, it just looks excessive; like perhaps the animators heard it on Johnny Bravo, thought it sounded cool, but didn't really understand why it worked?
I just rewatched an old episode of Johnny Bravo, and it dawns on me that Johnny Bravo and Dexter's dad have the same voice actor.
|Boomer The Dog |
I like how when they get into situations where Dogs aren't allowed, like going to the store, Johnny will say Dukey is a kid with some kind of problem, not a Dog.
I think that's a common trope in cartoons. I can't cite many examples off the top of my head, but I feel like I've seen that sort of thing many, many times, when there's a show with a dog character who needs to do things dogs won't usually be allowed to do.
Like Brain from Inspector Gadget, let's say. There were many times when he had to dress up like a human in order to infiltrate an area where dogs were either not allowed to be, or were so uncommon that his being a dog would draw lots of unwanted attention. That may not be precisely the same thing, since Brain wasn't just going to some podunk store, he was involved in highly dangerous, covert spy operations, but still. Dogs are always getting the short end of the leash!
Related question for Boomer: do you have a favorite *cartoon* dog? My favorite is almost certainly Brain, but I also like Spike from Rugrats, Spunky from Rocko, Santa's Little Helper, and Big and Little from 2 Stupid Dogs. (Ren Hoek is technically a dog, too, but I don't really think of him as a dog. In fact, when I was little, I thought he was rat for the longest time.)
Of older cartoon dogs, Mutley was cool, and this is probably going to be a VERY controversial statement, but I actually liked Scrappy Doo.
A counterpoint: The Dog on the Titanic had no trouble getting on, and those rap parties must have attracted some attention from security..
|Boomer The Dog |
I think it's fun to be able to sneak in and fool everyone, that makes a typical outing more adventurous!
I used to think about it when I was less Doggie looking and think how they'd never let a Dog in here, when we went somewhere that was No Dogs Allowed. On the other side, I could think of being thrown out of a place for being a Dog would be kind of cool too, like confirmation.. :)
I think it is pretty common Homer, usually the Dog is already highly anthro, so they make a situation out of it. One I always see is where several Dogs stand on each others shoulders so that they can wear a long coat and sneak in somewhere as a tall Human.
My favorite cartoon Dog in a TV series would be Hot Dog from the Archies cartoons from the late 1960s! I had a crush on him, I just thought all of the stuff he did was charming, his moves, his Hot Dog dance, romance with Foo Foo the Poodle in music videos on the show, and the Dog stuff he did by himself when none of the other Archies were around. He'd carry whole scenes by himself, and run through fields of flowers, 'catchin' up on fun', which I thought was really cool.
Muttley was cool too, and he has a famous laugh, used again at the end of the intro to the Chomps movie, trivia. Brain was cool too, I kind of liked it that he had a 'Dog' type non-speaking voice, rah, roo, raw.
It seemed like I saw the Archies most, I looked for it and it was always on, dropped by one TV station and picked up by another independent TV station, for years. Hey, what about Hong Kong Phooey, he was the star of his show!
I've never bought into the idea about Scrappy Doo making Scooby jump the shark. I just thought maybe that generation was just tired of watching Scooby and wanted to move on.
Rugrats was cool, when the kids ate Dog food to be Dogs, Tommy's Birthday. I thought of another newer cartoon, Corneil and Bernie, where the talking pooch is the mastermind.
On another topic, we barked about the Furry hierarchy, well I went to Anthrocon last weekend and had a great time, the Furries I met weren't buying the crap.
Boomer The Dog
Oh yes, rag Dog Barkley, if you mean Sesame Street. He was a toon along with Bert and Ernie in a book that teaches Dog care.
If you haven't seen my favorite Dogs page, it's http://boomerthedog.net/favorite-dogs.htm I'm sure that I could add more, but I did it pretty quick.
Just now I was just capturing videos of Canadian series Dog House on the USB capture dongle I just got. I did one before and it's been seen on PoeTV, but it was a real pain to do on my old capture card.
Dog House has Digby, the talking Saint Bernard, USA network around 1990.
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