Something a little different for your viewing pleasure…
I’m a big fan of the old cartoon show “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” developed by Jay Ward Studios and brought to you by General Mills Cereals. The original show ran from 1959 to 1964 on the NBC and ABC television networks, and in reruns ever since, though I haven’t seen it in a long time. This was a show that was definitely not for kids, but we watched it every night at 6:00 for a long time with absolutely no ill effects whatsoever. (Well, okay, a few.) I’m such a fan of the show that my icon on Google+ is Boris Badenov and my Twitter icon is of Aesop and his son. Boris was Rocky’s nemesis, “Aesop and Son” were characters in another feature, one practically the same as today’s feature.
A regular feature of the show was something called “Fractured Fairy Tales,” narrated by the wonderful comedic actor Edward Everett Horton. They would take a fairy tale and destroy it to great comedic effect. They would introduce characters that were not in the original story, modify some of the characters so that they were grifters, and basically wreak havoc on the entire legend.
I’ll show you what I mean. First, we have “Snow White.”
Now, here’s what they did to “Sleeping Beauty.”
For more of this madness, YouTube appears to have just about all of them, as well as many of the other features of the show, such as “Aesop And Son”, “Peabody’s Improbable History”, “Dudley Do-Right”, and many other features of the show, not to mention the stars, “Rocky and Bullwinkle”.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed the cartoons. Let me now if you’d like me to do more of this.
And that’s your Two for Tuesday, June 24, 2014.