December 31, 2006

Dirty Centaurs
— Ace

Christopher mentioned centaurs.

Surprisingly, the dirty centaurs sketch is available on YouTube.

Bonus: Do you like Christopher Walken?

Do you like Poe's The Raven?

What if you could somehow combine those two enthusiasms?

Played straight (I think), and halfway between a good reading and a kinda-silly Walken deal.


More... Now I'm desperate to find William Shatner reciting it -- which I guessed he'd done, and it seems I was right.

Haven't found a recording of that yet. But here's an odd 1974 concept album of rock (well, hippy-rock) interpretations of Poe's poetry. You can listen to the Raven one; it's not really all that horrible. Not particularly good, but not bad.


No Closer To Shatner's Raven... But running into odd things.

What the hell were these things supposed to be?

God I hated them. Though I think they had a Three Musketeers cartoon that I liked.

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1 Centaur searches at airports slow everything to a halt. They should have their own line.

Oh, was that insentitive?

Too bad, Mr. Ed.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2006 04:59 PM (FWrFx)

2 What the hell were these things supposed to be?

Those things were Drooper, Fleegle, Bingo, and Snorky.

Posted by: at December 31, 2006 05:08 PM (hXQn6)

3 Next you'll show us Josie and the Pussycats

Posted by: at December 31, 2006 05:12 PM (zoBWw)

4 What the hell were these things supposed to be?

I vaguely remember the song from my childhood.  But I have no memory of what the context was ...


Posted by: JayC at December 31, 2006 05:14 PM (G7SJG)

5 Best part of the Banana Splits was "Danger Island"

It's where Jan-Michael Vincent got his start.

Posted by: TheSev at December 31, 2006 05:17 PM (JkjS2)

6 Escape from Danger Island, anyone? Hey, as bad as this tripe was, at least it kicked New Zoo Review ass, in my opinion anyway...

Posted by: TheManTheMyth at December 31, 2006 05:17 PM (Gvo/q)

7 The Alan Parson's "Poe" LP was pretty cool

Posted by: docweasel at December 31, 2006 05:19 PM (tNHjJ)

8 Y'know what? YouTube just has wayyy too much stuff on it...

Heh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ywc503A_Y

Posted by: TheSev at December 31, 2006 05:20 PM (JkjS2)

9 Danger Island was directed by Richard Donner. (Lethal Weapon, Superman, Goonies, etc.)

Also on the Banana Splits was the Arabian Knights.

"Siiiize of a mouse."

Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 05:22 PM (hXQn6)

10 Duude!! Who didn't like the Banana Splits! Next thing you know Ace will be saying Space Ghost wasn't tha shizznit.

As for Poe, the only real '70's concept album of any note dealing with his material was of course the Alan Parson's Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Posted by: Enas Yorl at December 31, 2006 05:24 PM (Cdosr)

11 Space Ghost was a poor man's Super Man.

The guy traveled around with a monkey and two kids.

Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 05:31 PM (hXQn6)

12 Dirty Centaurs and the Banana Splits.



Serendipity is the wrong word, but it's something like that. You get to the point where you think a blog can't really surprise you, and you find out just how wrong you can be.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 31, 2006 05:35 PM (hNyWr)

13 Space Ghost was very gay. VERY gay.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 31, 2006 05:35 PM (GlKkD)

14 When the acid heads of the Sixties started getting jobs in children's entertainment, this happened. Sigmund the Sea Monster, H. R. Puffinstuff and anything else Sid and Marty Croft produced all had echoes of Puff the Magic Dragon.

Posted by: Gordon at December 31, 2006 05:41 PM (8zF9q)

15 The only reason i allowed myself to be humiliated on that show was because drooper was hung like a rhino.

Posted by: chongo at December 31, 2006 05:41 PM (/oy7/)

16 Uh oh, Chongo.

Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 05:47 PM (hXQn6)

17 I'm 95% certain there was a Bill Brasky joke about the Banana Splits, but I'm too lazy to find it right now. Something about how he killed them, and they all begged for their lives except Fleegle.

Posted by: Andrew at December 31, 2006 05:47 PM (AVrGW)

18 yes there was... that's the joke exactly.

After I posted the BS clip, i started thinking it would be funny to write a piece about hunting down and killing the banana splits... but something in my mind nagged that it sounded like it had been done before.

And so it has been.

Posted by: ace at December 31, 2006 05:52 PM (4qddO)

19 I think I saw them on some reality show with Danny Bonaduce.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2006 06:12 PM (FWrFx)

20 You know, this is a reckless post. There must be lots of people out there that underwent years of psych therapy to block out those things.

Now they're back.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2006 06:14 PM (FWrFx)

21 Liz Phair's version of that song was sweet.

Posted by: p. thadz at December 31, 2006 06:24 PM (2JGJ6)

22 God I hated them.

You. Heartless. Bastard.

Posted by: John from WuzzaDem at December 31, 2006 06:26 PM (Pt3Le)

23 Liz Phair sang the puff n stuff theme song? Clearly the track wasn't on exile in guyville.....

Posted by: TheManTheMyth at December 31, 2006 06:39 PM (Gvo/q)

24 The Sev: Damn---had very VERY vague memories of Danger Island but before watching that clip, I had no idea how far ahead of its time the show was in terms of racial diversity as well as its tendency to sexualize birds and various species of monkey.

Posted by: Poopstain at December 31, 2006 06:57 PM (Gvo/q)

25 My beef witht he banana splits was theat the show never lived up to that kick ass opening. Great song, lots of energy, I was all hyped up and then the show... kinda sucked. Nothing much happened.

I'd watch the damn thing repeatedly expecting some kinda wild to follow, but it never did. Never. Yet I watched, hoping. Much the way I always tuned into Wonder Woman, hoping her top would fall off during a fight or something. Let me tell you, it never did. NEVER.

Posted by: Ray Midge at December 31, 2006 07:36 PM (rH3Ei)

26 In a simlar vein, ZOOM never came through. The kids, all dressed up like bubmlebees in that black and yellow shit, came screaming out, running, yelling "Come on and Zoom. Come on and ZOOM, ZOOM!"

I was all like, "Fucking A! Let's Zoom!" But it always turned out that by "Zoomin" they meant talk about the alphabet and shit like that. Buncha fuckin cockteases.

Posted by: Ray Midge at December 31, 2006 07:40 PM (rH3Ei)

27 Oh, I know Ray.

Don't get me started on Cookie Monster.

That hypoglycemic bastard took the best days of my life.

Posted by: lauraw at December 31, 2006 07:48 PM (DbybK)

28 If I remember correctly from my misspent childhood, the Banana Splits also had Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, kind of a rock spin-off from Lancelot Link, Private Eye.

God, I cannot believe that I remember that shit. My life blows great big enormous geeky chunks.

Posted by: physics geek at December 31, 2006 07:50 PM (vKMFv)

29 YouTube has more crap than you can shake a stick at. Behold, Lancelot Link stuff.

Posted by: physics geek at December 31, 2006 07:58 PM (vKMFv)

30 Don't get me started on Cookie Monster.

Cookie Monster, I thought, was the shit. That is, until I watched closely and realized that the fucker never actually ate a cookie! He just put the things in his mouth and crushed it, having like an epileptic fit. Just crushed them and spewed them around everywhere.

Cookie Waster, more like it. Seriously, as a kid, once I realized that's that blue freak's game was, it really got under my skin.

I think these comments give some insight into how much I expected of my childhood programming and how they only broke my heart.

Posted by: Ray Midge at December 31, 2006 08:00 PM (rH3Ei)

31 Happy New Year Ace and AoS minions/morons/window lickers..

It just hit midnight -- I live a couple of blocks from Detroit, the sound of gunfire is helping ring in the new year in superb gangsta fashion. I don't think I'll walk outside for a few minutes.

And why do they still let Dick Clark on TV? It's impossible to understand the guy and I haven't had a drink tonight -- saving myself for the Rose Bowl.

Go Blue!

M-i-c-h-i-g-a-n!


Posted by: mesablue at December 31, 2006 08:09 PM (DzeyU)

32 Happy New Year ace, and all commenters on this blog.

Midnight has come and gone here with little fanfare.  Just the way I like it.

Posted by: Slublog at December 31, 2006 08:19 PM (s/x2h)

33 Speed Racer taught me how to drive at least.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2006 08:25 PM (642Cb)

34 Cookie Waster, more like it.

Exactly, Ray!
NO ESOPHAGUS.

But that didn't stop the greedy son of a bitch did it?

Hey, maybe little Laura wants a cookie? No fucking way. She only gets to watch them all get shattered to shit.

Rot in Hell, fuzzy blue Satan.

Posted by: lauraw at December 31, 2006 08:26 PM (DbybK)

35 I never did get the fuckin' UNICEF shit on PBS and that prick wasting enough cookies every day, to feed a village of pigmys.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2006 08:28 PM (642Cb)

36 Happy New Year!

Go Bucks!

Posted by: ErikW at December 31, 2006 08:29 PM (N7QC9)

37 Happy New Year, y'all.

Posted by: harrison at December 31, 2006 08:45 PM (yYMAJ)

38 You are ALL my bitches!

Posted by: Cookie Monster at December 31, 2006 09:03 PM (hNyWr)

39 Was anybody else forced to watch some crappy show called Mulligan Stew in elementary school?

It was basically a preachy show about diversity if i remember right.

Posted by: myshitdoesindeedstink at December 31, 2006 09:16 PM (mK8N3)

40 Happy New Year by the way.

Posted by: iamdrunk at December 31, 2006 09:18 PM (mK8N3)

41 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Big Bird at December 31, 2006 09:34 PM (TdD2X)

42 Midnight has come and gone here with little fanfare.

There was an ominous loud thump on my roof. I'm hoping some fool didn't fall out of an airplane or there's some severed limb up there from some twit blowing themselves up. I'll take a look in the morning.

There were some pretty big bangs, and a lot of stuff that sounded suspiciously like a 12ga shotgun rather than ordinary fireworks.

I'd really be unhappy if my roof were all blood stained.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 31, 2006 09:44 PM (GlKkD)

43 whaddya know it was a crappy show about food

Posted by: imdrunk at December 31, 2006 09:57 PM (zsMCl)

44 This show really pissed me off.

Seriously.

Once again, it's time for Timer!

Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 10:12 PM (YIz8V)

45 What do you do with your junk mail and credit card offers?

Here's a solution!

------------------------------

The funnier part of this is a comment by a youtube viewer: "Why not put the mail in the bag and then pee in the bag?"

That's what I like to call a Purple Avenger-ism.
Because PA would watch this video and offer a better and more efficient way to accomplish the wacky stunt, whatever it may be.

Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 10:24 PM (MtIvD)

46 Poopstain

Did you try the other one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is1bZNNM6Jg&mode=related&search=

I'd love to find out where the master negatives are...

Posted by: TheSev at December 31, 2006 10:32 PM (JkjS2)

47 One of my favorite Walken moments was when the Simpsons went to a book fair and Walken was reading a children's book and as he read the kids slowly backed away in fear.

Of course it wasn't Walken but it was still good.

Posted by: Mr. Mxyzptlk at December 31, 2006 10:34 PM (Nv6CM)

48 I found a classic PSA!



Posted by: Bart at December 31, 2006 10:46 PM (MtIvD)

49 It was possible to join the Banana Splits fan club if you sent in some cereal box tops or something. As a member, you got an ID card and some other cool stuff. Those who weren't members were belonged to a group called the Sour Grapes. How do I know? because I joined the club when I was around eight (or eighteen).

Best decision I ever made.

Posted by: Pigilito at January 01, 2007 12:44 AM (+e769)

50

When the Sour Grapes Bunch danced through the set something stirred in my pants......I figured it out eventually.


Posted by: TBinSTL at January 01, 2007 01:58 AM (MSiPb)

51 Well,

Theyr'e all dead........................Just the way I like it.

Posted by: Eoer at January 01, 2007 06:43 AM (VcGyt)

52


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Posted by: at January 01, 2007 06:47 AM (VcGyt)

53 pigilito-

another member here. i still have the records!
did y'all know that barry white sang "doin' the Banana Split"?

Posted by: shedmaster at January 01, 2007 08:26 AM (CZc15)

54 I like Christopher Walken.

He's quirky and strange. I like that.

Posted by: Good Lt at January 01, 2007 10:00 AM (D0TMh)

55 The fourth Indiana Jones flick is scheduled to start filming this year.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2007 12:10 PM (FWrFx)

56 THE RAVEN hey they once made a movie THE RAVEN with BORIS KARLOFF and PETER LORI and PETER LORI gets turned into a big black bird

Posted by: spurwing plover at January 01, 2007 12:42 PM (oN6hw)

57 Goodnight Moon, Walken style.

Posted by: Jake at January 01, 2007 12:46 PM (VX1p+)

58 Yeah, Indiana Jones and the application of BenGay.

Can't wait.

Posted by: TheSev at January 01, 2007 02:13 PM (JkjS2)

59 "Indiana Jones and the Toilet of Doom"

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2007 02:28 PM (FWrFx)

60 Let's write this collaboratively.

In the opening scene, Indiana Jones mows his Buick LeSabre through a crowd of picnickers in a park.

Posted by: lauraw at January 01, 2007 02:41 PM (DbybK)

61 'mows' = wrong, but you get the idea

Posted by: lauraw at January 01, 2007 02:42 PM (DbybK)

62 One of the people Indiana mows down is a Nazi spy searching for the lost "Hearing Aid of the Covenant".

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2007 02:46 PM (FWrFx)

63 Another one is Indiiana's father's long lost twin brother, who earned his living as a dowser and whose 'doodlebug' was not destroyed in the wreck.

Posted by: max at January 01, 2007 03:26 PM (sZsVD)

64 "Hey, as bad as this tripe was, at least it kicked New Zoo Review ass, in my opinion anyway..."

EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!

She was so hot she would make a Bishop kick out a piece of stained glass window.

Posted by: The at January 01, 2007 03:41 PM (koO9y)

65 "Hey, as bad as this tripe was, at least it kicked New Zoo Review ass, in my opinion anyway..."

EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!

She was so hot she would make a Bishop kick out a piece of stained glass window.

Posted by: The at January 01, 2007 03:41 PM (koO9y)

66 "Hey, as bad as this tripe was, at least it kicked New Zoo Review ass, in my opinion anyway..."

EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!
EMMIE JO!

She was so hot she would make a Bishop kick out a piece of stained glass window.

Posted by: The at January 01, 2007 03:41 PM (koO9y)

67 Dr. Jones (Prof. Emeritus) has traded in his trusty bullwhip for a deadly-accurate pepto-bismol pez dispenser.

Posted by: at January 01, 2007 04:02 PM (FWrFx)

68 Dr. Jones (Prof. Emeritus) has traded in his trusty bullwhip for a deadly-accurate cialis pez dispenser.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2007 04:05 PM (FWrFx)

69 I was in love with the girl Bugaloo.

Posted by: Dave Munger at January 01, 2007 04:42 PM (2DpdP)

70 Re: Banana Splits. I have seen parts of it on the Cartoon Network once in a blue moon (neither I nor the kids can watch too much of that). I try to convince the kids how "great" we had it back then (when we had the Banana Splits, Flintstones, Speed Racer, Gilligan and Popeye for 2 hours a day on our 3 channels). All the little shits today get 24 hours and 20 stations on satellite every day filled with cartoons so well-written, funny (both kid and adult humor), and so visually incredible that I feel like my childhood was unfair by comparison.


Gordon wrote: "... H. R. Puffinstuff ..."
Does anyone remember the show "Millenium" with Lance Henriksen on Fox? The show was pretty cool for the first season or two but I remember the exact moment it jumped the shark and, as God as my witness, I swear I remember some drug-riddled scene where the witch from Puffinstuff was riding her broom in the middle of an episode. I haven't done any (illegal) drugs for many years but I did have a single margarita that night but I know I didn't imagine it. It's been driving me crazy. Does anyone else remember seeing that? I never did hallucinogenetics enough to give me any real flashbacks. It stunned me so much that I can't even remember the context.



'myshit...' wrote "Was anybody else forced to watch some crappy show called Mulligan Stew in elementary school?"

I was forced to watch. It was around the bicenntennial. I don't remember what it was about but I remember enjoying being able to watch that sweet, sweet mother, brother, secret lover - television - instead of doing math.

Posted by: slug at January 01, 2007 04:59 PM (WbjpP)

71 God I am so old, I remember them from my childhood and yes I hated them too.

Posted by: Michael at January 01, 2007 06:11 PM (QKD1A)

72 There was an X-Files episode, I think it was sort of a sequel to "Jose Chung's From Outer Space", where Jose gets killed off. At the begining of it, Jose (Charles Nelson Riley) is having flashbacks to his career before becoming a writer, and there's a shot of him as Hoodoo Voodoo from Lidsville, flying around on some kind of contraption. Lidsville was WAY worse than HR Puffinstuff, BTW. When people complain about all the other Sid and Marty Croft shows, then I know they're wimps who never sat through a full episode of Lidsville. Anyway, that sounds kind of like that Millenium that Slug just mentioned.

I can't quite put my finger on when Agent Frank Black was raped by the panda (Millenium kind of flirted with sucking from the very begining, with of those nonsensicaly morbid storylines), but I remember an episode after which I thought it was going to get REALLY COOL and it didn't. I think it was a season ending cliffhanger, the Millenium Group had a vaccine for some plague they knew was coming, and they only had enough for themselves or something, so this one lady ends up sacrificing herself so that Frank will have enough vacine for his wife and kid. Part near the end of that one was kind of like a music video, and I though, OK, next season will be totally different, because the big crisis they were leading to has happened, the Millenium Group will probably be exposed and everything. But then I think it just turned out that his wife died anyway, and he got a sceptical hot chick for a partner.

I think the big problem with a lot of Chris Carter stuff is that it builds up to something (the culmination of a huge conspiracy, an alien invasion, armageddon) but then he has no idea how to show the thing he's building up to. I think it could have been done effectively, but just not by the people who were writing those shows. Like on the X-Files, they should have had Scully turn out to be part of the conspiracy, then the conspirators turn out to actually be the good guys (they're right, we CAN'T handle the Truth, it makes people go crazy like in Lovecraft stories, we really do need them to protect us from the Truth...), and then Mulder is revealed as an Alien. Then the invasion happens, and it's kind of like "Jose Chung's From Outer Space", but on a global scale - no one knows what's happening, the very fabric of reality seems to be coming unraveled like the point about a third of the way through "Schrodinger's Cat" where I started screaming "die, hippy, die" and threw the fucking book out of the window. Then, the very last episode is a flash forward to fifteen years or so later, and it's a COMPLETELY different show, like Star Trek or something. We beat the aliens and got their technology.

When I go off at length about the X-Files out of nowhere like this, I'm as surprised as anyone, probably more so.

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