Yearly Wrap-Up 2022

Howdy, folks.

Well, gang, here we are once again. The last blog post of the year, and let me you, this is one year I’m looking forward to see in the rearview mirror. You want to know what I thought about 2022?

“Oh, wowsy, wowsy, woo-woo! Miserable year, wasn’t it?”

Well maybe I wouldn’t go that far, but this year was a rough one. Too often, there have been things happening in real life that left us feeling this way:

And as a result of being sidelined by so much jackassery, we haven’t been able to devote as much time to this site as we would have liked, and we’re not happy about that. This coupled with the fact that at the start of 2022, I was in a really bad place, feeling just a little bit…

So with that, it’s time to bury 2022 into the cold, cold ground and look ahead to 2023. I’m cautiously optimistic.

Overall, we don’t have a whole lot of new stuff to announce now (of course, that could change at any time. We’ll keep you posted). The main thing that we’d like to do is make the giant leap from blogging to video production. There are a few things coming down the pike, if we get the time and space to sit down and work on them. Damon’s Pop Dream for Animal Jam and my What The Funny for Regular Show may resume. Initially, we put them on hold because in case we wanted to continue them in video form. Speaking of WTF, Damon and I have considered doing another What The Funny miniseries for WB’s Jellystone!

One good thing about this prospect is that with both of us working on a miniseries together, we should get it completed in half the time. As previously noted, now these 2 miniseries are semi-regular or recurring thing here, we won’t be numbering the individual entries anymore.

Also, as Damon mentioned in an earlier blog post, there will be some more posts that don’t fall into any particular category. They’ll just be stuff that we want to talk about that we do for our own amusement.

Overall, hopefully, there will be more activity here in 2023. It would be nice if maybe we could finally be able to switch to video format next year (fingers crossed).

So see ya, 2022. You won’t be missed. Here’s looking forward to another 12 months of nonsense. Happy New Year, everyone!

One Thing I Don’t Like about “Jellystone!”

I don’t like this show’s take on The Banana Splits. I, like many, I presume, was initially stoked when I found out that The Banana Splits were going to be characters on Jellystone!, but unfortunately, their portrayal here leaves something to be desired.

Fleagle doesn’t have his signature lisp. Drooper doesn’t speak with his signature southern drawl (which was based on that of Monkee’s member Mike Nesmith, btw). And most importantly, The Banana Splits are NOT villains! The Jellystone! characters neither sound nor act anything like the Banana Splits that we know and love. These are just 4 guys who look like The Banana Splits.

These are the real Banana Splits; goofy, fun-loving musicians who sing, dance, tell corny jokes and fall down a lot. That’s how the Splits should have been portrayed on Jellystone. The portrayal of the Splits is one of the few blemishes on an otherwise OK show.

And why would C.H. Greenblatt and his team make The Banana Splits antagonists on a Hanna-Barbera love letter series when Dick Dastardly and Muttley are right there?

Looks like I’ll have to wait a little longer for the triumphant return of the Ant Hill Mob.

Player Two Start!/That’s Warner Brothers! – Characters We’d Like To See in Multiversus

Howdy, folks.

Unless you’ve been living in a remote log cabin in the woods somewhere, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Warner Bros. new video fighting game Multiversus.

Prepare to get knocked the toon out!

The game is still early, but the first character roster has been revealed, and we think that the lineup is pretty good.

However, we feel that this lineup is, shall we say, a tad incomplete. The official Multiversus website says that more characters will be revealed soon, but in the meantime, we’d like to list some of the characters that we would add to the Multiversus roster. Let’s go, man, go!

LOONEY TUNES

So far, we’ve got Bugs Bunny and Taz, which is great, but there needs to be more. There are too many awesome Looney Tunes characters for there to only be 2 in this game.

Multiversus needs to have Daffy Duck. It just does. Daffy is wacky and nutty, and his moves would be erratic and unpredictable. This isn’t up for debate. Daffy is awesome and he needs to be in the game. Period.
I’d also throw in Lola Bunny for gender balance, and I want The Looney Tunes Show version of the character. Wacky Lola is best Lola. I don’t care about “bunny boobies”, and neither should you.

And also, Yosemite Sam.

A little guy with a big mouth and big guns. He’d be perfect for a WB slug fest.

Here’s a kooky thought: why not add Granny as a wild card?

She could have a ramming motor scooter attack, an umbrella whack, some Matrix-style karate moves, plus another female Looney Tune is always welcome.
I considered Sylvester and Tweety, but the way I imagined them playing would be too similar to Tom & Jerry.

DETECTIVE COMICS (DC)

So far, we’ve got the Trinity (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman) and Harley Quinn. Nice, but there should be more.

Bring in The Flash. The Scarlet Speedster is a no-brainer.
And also Green Lantern, aka John Stewart. Yeah, I know that Hal Jordan is the most famous Green Lantern, but come on. We need some representation.
Cyborg would be another good choice for this endeavor; we haven’t gotten a decent Tech Factor hero in this game yet.
Or Static Shock. He’s got a unique power set. That works too.
And since Harley Quinn is already here, might as well bring in The Joker as well.

HANNA-BARBERA

There is a rumor that Fred Flintstone may show up in Multiversus, and if that’s true, yeah, we get it. The Flintstones is iconic. But personally, if we’re going to have an H-B caveman in this game, We’d rather have Captain Caveman.

He’s super strong. He can fly. He has a magic club. Tell me that having Cavey in this game wouldn’t rock (Sorry, couldn’t resist)!

And hey, since Multiversus is technically a fighting game, why not throw in Hong Kong Phooey?

Number One super guy! Fanriffic!
WARNING! Obscure TV show reference. You risk losing your contemporary audience! Please move on.
And since we’ve already got some super heroes, how about Space Ghost? He’s got groovy powers.
I think the Scoob! versions of Blue Falcon and Dynomutt might be cool, but that’s probably just me.

One more thing. I suspect that we’ll get more members of Mysteries Inc. somewhere down the line, but I think that it’s ridiculous that Shaggy and Velma made it to this game before Scooby Doo, so let’s rectify that.

“Ring me in, clowns!”

CARTOON NETWORK

So far, on the Cartoon Network side, we’ve got Finn and Jake from Adventure Time, Garnet and Steven Universe from, well, Steven Universe. Not bad, but there needs to be more.

The Powerpuff Girls

I don’t think that I need to explain why the Powerpuff Girls should be in Multiversus. They were originally called The Whoop-Ass Girls. ‘Nuff said.

I also think that this game should have Dexter as a playable character.

Give him a pile of gadgets and/or a mech suit and the pint sized mad scientist is good to go.

I’d also add Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show.

I have no idea what they would do. I just want to see them in there.

An obvious choice from Cartoon Network’s roster would be Ben Tennyson, aka Ben 10.

The obvious hook with him would be having him switch into his various alien forms and giving each one of them a special attack. It would a bit to make, but it could be done.
For balance you could throw Gwen in there as well, just give her her Anodite magic and she’s all set.
Feakazoid would be a good addition, but he’s co-owned by Steven Spielberg, so WB would need to get clearance from Amblin in order to use him.

Moving on…

Again, I don’t know how this would work, but you have to admit, having Godzilla in this game would be freakin’ cool!