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We all have our favorite cartoons, TV shows, movies, and whatnot that we remember fondly from our youth. Sean and Chris certainly do. Listen to them reminisce about the good ole days of children's programming while they analyze movies and TV shows with a critical eye, all the while wondering if this show or that show could be remade for today's audiences.

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We all have our favorite cartoons, TV shows, movies, and whatnot that we remember fondly from our youth. Sean and Chris certainly do. Listen to them reminisce about the good ole days of children's programming while they analyze movies and TV shows with a critical eye, all the while wondering if this show or that show could be remade for today's audiences.

    The Santa Clause

    The Santa Clause

    Episode 107 – The Santa Clause

    Santa Claus and Christmas go hand in hand. Whatever traditions you may have, Santa is pretty ubiquitous during the holidays. But who is he? Some traditions hold that he is Saint Nicholas, the 4th Century Greek Bishop. Others believe him to be Father Christmas from British folklore or Sinterklaas from Dutch stories. Still others claim he is the embodiment of the Germanic god Wodan, who is associated with the Yule Festival.

    Whatever his origins, he has always been associated with the modern Christmas season. But, what if Santa Claus weren’t a person so much as a title? Well, in 1994 a movie attempted to answer that question. It produced to 2 sequels (and a lot of existential questions), while cementing Tim Allen as the quintessential Santa in a lot of our minds. That movie was The Santa Clause.

    From Wikipedia:

    The Santa Clause is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy family comedy film written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, and directed by John Pasquin. The first film in the Santa Clause film series, it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick’s trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

    Highlights:

    Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle, Disney, ELFS, Comet, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, Martin Short, Psychiatrist, Sport.

    Links:

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Santa_Clause

    IMBD: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111070/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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    How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    Episode 106 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch. You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel! The song is a classic. Even if you don’t know the all the lyrics, you know the melody. Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of selfishness, isolation, and redemption is a Christmas favorite for many around the world.

    What does Christmas mean to you? Does it mean presents? Food? Family? To the Whos, it meant all that and more. But to the Grinch, well, the Grinch just wanted to be left alone for Christmas. But what kind of Christmas would that be? Not a great one, that’s for sure. Let’s see how Christmas was handled in 1966’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

    From Wikipedia:

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) is a 1966 Christmas animated television special directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. The special also features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator.

    Highlights:

    Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff, Chuck Jones, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Ted Geisel, Cat in the Hat, MGM, Warner Bros, CBS, Grinch, Whoville

    Links:

    Wikipedia (TV Special): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!_(TV_special)

    Wikipedia (Book): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060345/

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    Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

    Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

    Episode 105 – Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

    If you were a child of the 90s, I guaranteed you played Mortal Kombat. The game was a cultural phenomenon. It was in every arcade (when there still were arcades, that is) and often attracted a crowd whenever anyone was playing. But it was just as infamous as it was famous. The gory nature of the game and it’s signature fatalities caused parents groups and community leaders to condemn the game and, in part, lead to the creation of the ESRB, which provides age ratings for video games.

    It’s strange then that the creative team behind Mortal Kombat decided, just 4 years after the game’s initial release, to develop a cartoon series based on the game franchise. This cartoon showcased fairly toned down versions of some fan favorite characters, as well as some new characters that had just debuted in the third installment of the game, and was called Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.

    From Wikipedia:

    Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (known as Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series outside of the U.S.) is a cartoon series based on the popular Mortal Kombat video game series. Produced by Threshold Entertainment and Film Roman, it aired on the USA Network‘s Action Extreme Team animation block for one season of thirteen episodes from September to December 1996, back-to-back with those of the Street Fighter animated series. The show serves as a combination of an alternative sequel to the first Mortal Kombat film and the events of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

    Highlights:

    Ed Boon, John Tobias, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Jax, Raiden, Nightwolf, Cyrax, Sektor, Scorpion, Mortal Kombat, Toasty, Noob Saibot, Midway Games, USA Network, Film Roman, Threshold Entertainment, Food Fight, Jonathan David Sloate, Clancy Brown, Brian Tochi, Cree Summer, Luke Perry, Dorian Harewood, Olivia d’Abo, Ron Perlman, Tod Thawley

    Links:

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat:_Defenders_of_the_Realm

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122355/

    Mortal Kombat Wiki: https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat:_Defenders_of_the_Realm

    TV Tropes: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm

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    The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

    The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

    The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

    Thanksgiving is a time to come together as a family to eat and be merry. It’s an American holiday that has its roots in the pilgrim days of the 1600s. In 1972, Hanna-Barbera decided to create a Thanksgiving special that told the story of the first Thanksgiving and the talking squirrel who played an important role in bringing together the pilgrims and the native Americans.

    From IMDB:

    A talking squirrel must save the holiday by rescuing a young Pilgrim boy and a young Native American boy that has gone missing in the woods on Thanksgiving day.

    Links:

    Watch it on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/movie/the-thanksgiving-that-almost-wasnt-80590d24-4da0-453a-9390-d01972d128b2

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230175/

    Hanna-Barbera Wiki – http://hanna-barbera.wikia.com/wiki/The_Thanksgiving_That_Almost_Wasn%27t

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    • 24 min
    Rambo: The Force of Freedom

    Rambo: The Force of Freedom

    Episode 104 – Rambo: The Force of Freedom Show Description

    There have been a lot of cartoon adaptations of books and movies throughout the years. Often times, those adaptations advance the stories and sometime introduce new characters to the show or book’s mythology. Think about how much was added to the Ghostbustera mythos by the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.

    Well, sometimes a cartoon adaptation can vary so wildly from the original material that a completely new concept is created. That’s the case with the show we’re talking about today. Whereas the original book and movie portray the title character in very human and, often times, very troubling ways, the cartoon doesn’t so much showcase a character as it does a caricature. That show is Rambo: The Force of Freedom.

    From Wikipedia:

    Rambo: The Force of Freedom, often called simply Rambo, is an animated series based on the character of John Rambo from David Morrell‘s book First Blood and the subsequent films First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II. This series was adapted for television by story editor/head writer Michael Chain and the series even spawned a toy line. The cartoon ran for 65 episodes, and was produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises. The series debuted on April 14, 1986, as a five-part miniseries, and was renewed in September as a daily cartoon. Rambo was canceled in December of the same year.

    Highlights:

    Rambo, David Morrell, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Haim Saban, Shuki Levy, Neil Ross, Alan Oppenheimer, James Avery, Falkor, Centurions, He-Man, Skeletor, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Robert Ito, Mona Marshall, South Park, Digimon, Michael Ansara, Batman, Star Trek, Peter Cullen, Optimus Prime, Ghostbusters, Lennie Weinrib, Ed Gilbert, Talespin, Frank Welker, Stanley Ralph Ross

    Links:

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo:_The_Force_of_Freedom

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222619/

    Intro:

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    • 57 min
    Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

    Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

    Episode 103 – Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos

    Chuck Norris is a renaissance man. He’s probably most well known as a martial artist and actor. He created his own form of martial arts called Chun Kuk Do and has earned black belts in Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. He served in the Air Force. He’s also a film producer and writer.



    He was a big deal in the 80s. Honestly, he was a big deal until fairly recently. The man was a meme, for crying out loud. Chuck Norris facts were pretty ubiquitous on the internet for a while, but his heyday was definitely the 80s. Ruby Spears decided to capitalize on this popularity by creating a short-lived, but ultimately memorable cartoon starring Norris called Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos.

    From Wikipedia:

    Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series that originally aired in 1986 as a syndicated five episode mini-series. It was created by and starred Chuck Norris as himself, and produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises.[1] Re-runs of the cartoon have occasionally aired on Boomerang and Adult Swim.

    This fictionalized version of Chuck Norris is a United States government operative with a team of “radically diverse” warriors known as the Karate Kommandos. Together, they fight against the organization VULTURE (it was never revealed what VULTURE was short for) led by The Claw and his right-hand man Super Ninja.

    Highlights:

    Chuck Norris, Kathy Garver, Sam Fontana, Keone Young, Robert Ito, Mona Marshall, Bill Martin, Alan Oppenheimer, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Taekwondo, Jiu Jitsu, Chun Kuk Do, Karate, Mr. T.

    Links:

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karate_Kommandos

    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165166/

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One guys know his stuff, the other guy sounds like he's trying real hard, and might be a nice guy, but the shows they review deserve better, because a lot of stuff is lost on him, and he harps on the wrong points.
Also, they sound like they weren't the smartest kids growing up because they say stuff all my friends knew when we were in 4th grade.

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