Terrifyin’ Tim Lucas over at Video WatchBlog has suddenly made my day.
He posts yet another lovingly detailed and written-so-well-it-almost-makes-me-want-to-quit-writing-altogether blog entry, this time about the classic TNT cartoon program Rudy & GoGo’s World Famous Cartoon Show, which was ESSENTIAL viewing back when it was on. Completely subversive (in that it took your expectations of what a cartoon show should be and utterly turned them on their collective heads), it paved the way for the now-common absurdist humor seen on Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] lineup. When Space Ghost spent 30 minutes on his hands and knees, silently following a fire ant across alien landscapes, he couldn’t have done it without Rudy, GoGo, and Jumpin’ Jesse B. I know a lot of people would probably be happy if they hadn’t bothered inspiring Chad Ghostal to do that, but not me. Go read his post for more details, since he sums it up so much better than I possibly could (he’s got videotapes, though! I’m relying on nothin’ but affectionate reminiscence!).