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That guy right there? Know what his name is? His name is Jumpy Ghost Face and I love him. I love him so much. So, very, much. Also, I’ve had a whole lot of coffee again this morning, so please forgive me…

So, there’s this new…ish (March 2010)  show, Hero 108 on Cartoon Network and that’s where this little guy is from. Generally speaking, the show is about humans and animals trying to live in peace in the Hidden Kingdom, loosely inspired by the Chinese novel, Water Margin. It’s really not my kind of show, but I love Jumpy Ghost Face SO MUCH! SO MUCH IT KIND OF HURTS!

Voiced by Mark Drummond (GARU ON PUCCA! ZOMG! And more famously, I suppose, Vegeta from Dragonball Z), Jumpy Ghost Face is a badass ninja bunny with shuriken carrots and hand grenades and a bit of a daydreaming problem. He is my long lost child and fraternal twin of Turnip. I’m convinced. Plus, his name is Jumpy Ghost Face. Seriously.

And yes, that’s right, he’ll also beat you silly with a jump rope:



{July 16, 2009}   Sheep in the Big City

Sheep In the Big CityOh, Sheep In the Big City, how I miss you. While it ran for only two seasons, this was one of the greatest shows ever. At the time, it was the highest rated premier of a Cartoon Network original series.

Created by Mo Willems, Sheep In the Big City is exactly that…a Sheep in the big city. Fed up with Farmer John and rural life, Sheep goes to the big city! The lights! The buildings! The sounds! The…poodles? In the big city, Sheep meets Swanky, an upperclass poodle with a coat simply to die for.

Sheep In the Big City 2Amongst trying to track down his canine love, Sheep is being hunted by The Secret Military Organization’s henchmen, Angry Scientist, Private Public and General Specific, for their sheep-powered ray gun. (If I were to build a ray gun, it would be sheep-powered, no doubt.)

This show is absolutely bizarre and I really don’t think it was made for children. So much humor lost on those young ones. Sheep In the Big City regularly breaks down the fourth wall by making numerous references to the show’s script, structure, and premise.

Sheep In the Big City 3Example: After finally catching Sheep, General Specific brings him to the lab to be hooked up to the sheep-powered ray gun. Angry Scientists then admits that the ray gun is actually not ready because he never thought that they would actually capture Sheep, with it “being so contrary to the set-up of the show”.

I miss the good old days of Cartoon Network, with their snarky attitude and mischievously inappropriate content…and Sheep In the Big City. They never even put out a DVD. I am forced the watch the same episode featured on a Powerpuff Girls DVD that I picked up at the Record Exchange, FOR A DOLLAR! (Gotta love that place.)

Some Sheep In the Big City for your enjoyment:

AND! The RANTING SWEDE!

(See pictures for links on Sheep In the Big City!)
And to see what Mo Willems is up to these days, check out his site, here.



{April 9, 2009}   The League of Super Evil

League of Super Evil Be afraid, be slightly afraid!

The League of Super Evil is SUPER AWESOME! This brand spanking new cartoon started on Cartoon Network about a month ago and it’s freaking hysterical.

The League of Super Evil (or L.O.S.E. for short) consists of four main dysfunctionally evil characters:

Voltar: Like a cross between Invader Zim and GIR, Voltar is hell bent on world domination and is incredibly, incredibly stupid. I must say that he does have a great evil-villain laugh, though. Voltar is the leader of L.O.S.E. and does most of the evil plot making, I’m not saying SUCCESSFUL evil plots, but evil plots nonetheless. Also, he wears a helmet and pees purple. Why? I don’t know, but I like it.

Doktor Frog: Dr. Frog is the mad scientist of the crew and seems to have some deep seeded fucked-up-ness about him. Perhaps it’s from having badly functioning 3-fingered robotic hands. I bet it’s really frustrating to pick up a penny with those bad boys. He’s the dark, mysterious, and possibly homicidal one of the group. Bonus: slightly foreign accent…key to being an evil supervillain!

Red Menace: Once a Siberian Farmboy, Red is now the muscled henchman of L.O.S.E. Don’t be afraid though, Red only uses his “anvil-sized fists of judgement” on truly evil people. How Red really fits into L.O.S.E., I’m not so sure. Perhaps he’ll develop a little more evilness as the series progresses.

Doomageddon: Once I get a new pet, it’s name will be Doomageddon, end of story. Doomageddon is a partially retarded hellhound. While he can shrink, teleport, grow, and turn invisible, he’s incredibly clumsy and drools a lot.

Then, there’s the henchbots…
Named 17 and 32, the henchbots of L.O.S.E. frequently malfunction and fall apart. They’re kind of like the Kenny’s of L.O.S.E….they die ALL THE DAMN TIME. They do have the super awesome job of providing Voltar’s evil theme music. However, most of the time, they just play what they want to play. They seem to have an odd fondness for polka.

I love this show. I have a severely twisted sense of humor.
You should check it out!

The League of SUPER EVIL!!!!!



{March 13, 2009}   Making Fiends

So, I’m terribly into this cartoon right now.
Amy Winfrey is a damn funny woman.
Making Fiends is the life of Vendetta, an evil little child who has the ability to make fiends which she then uses to terrorize the town of Clamburg. Then Charlotte moves in. Stupid, stupid Charlotte (teehee!).
It started out as a webcartoon on these here intertubes in 2003, and in 2008 became a cartoon on Nickelodeon. I fear for this cartoon, like I feared for Invader Zim when it got popular, but nevertheless, it’s still good, macabre fun!

I’m particularly fond of this one:

“Eat vegetables with every meal,
Or your lips will start to peel,
And your eyeballs will fall out,
And your feet will smell like trout”

And this one:

Links:
Amy Winfrey
Making Fiends



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