As promised last week, this week we're pleased to bring you the short lived prime time cartoon, Capitol Critters. While it did miserably in it's original airing (ABC only aired 7 of the 13 produced episodes), I really do believe that it was a case of being ahead of its time, or at the very least of both audiences and executives trying to get The Simpsons and being disappointed because the wise cracking rat kids didn't say "Cowabunga, dude." It's smart, funny on multiple levels, and while I think the writing does need punching up in places due to he highly visual nature of the storylines, it's a thoroughly enjoyable, if occasionally heavy handed cartoon.
You may have noticed that it's not the easiest show to find information, as result of both the era and brevity of the show, however, if you enjoy the episodes in today's SMCS, you don't really need much more. :) It's a good time. And yes, Beta and I both can't stop thinking about Cow and Chicken every time Jammit speaks. One really neat things about these copies of Capitol Critters that makes understanding them a little easier is that the voiceover promos at the end of the show are in tact, so we can see that the first episode was aired immediately before President George H. W. Bush's third State of The Union address. They clearly had some high hopes and some specific demographics in mind with this choice. On the second episode we play, the big political scandal is government officials bouncing checks. Who'd've thought such a thing would make us nostalgic, eh? In any case, it's neat stuff.
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- DJ Muppet