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Monday, October 22, 2012

Super Friends in The Monster Times

This gem of an article about the nascent Super Friends TV show comes from a 1973 edition of The Monster Times. Apparently the writer was none-too-pleased with the show, as the write-up shows. Click the image to embiggen and see other snarky comments about the show!

I found this on the blog of Big Time Comics Pro Al Bigley, who is always managing to undercover cool stuff and posts it for all of us to enjoy. Thanks Al!

"Aquaman looks like a foppish Robert Redford"?


Anonymous said...

I always thought Robert Redford was a foppish Aquaman


Joseph Brian Scott said...

Next stop: YouTube, to see if there are any available crumbs of the Lost In Space and Addams Family cartoons.

Wings1295 said...

I wonder if that is the same Addams Family cartoon that Boomerang has been playing this month?

Anthony said...

The article's presumably writing about the 70s Hanna-Barbera-animated "Addams Family" series, which is now entirely on DVD via the Warner Archive service.

"Foppish Robert Redford?" Ah, the 70s...

Tim said...

I know I should be more focused on the Super Friends/Aquaman reference...but "Uncle Festus"? The character is "Uncle Fester" or was there a "Gunsmoke/Addams Family" crossover I wasn't aware of?

Earth 2 Chris said...

HB did an Addams cartoon in the 70s, and those versions even appeared on "The New Scooby-Doo Movies". They later did a series in the early 90s, after the movie did big business. That is what Boomerang is airing now.

Super Friends isn't Masterpiece Theater, but it's no worse than 90% of the Saturday morning material of the same period.


Joseph Brian Scott said...

All 41 minutes of the pilot of the Lost In Space segment of the Superstar Movie or whatever is on YT. It's actually quite bearable if you riff on it while you're watching it at 3 a.m.

"Robot, do we have a course deviation?"


Unknown said...

That guy can fuck off. Feel freeto censor that.