Thursday, March 29, 2007

Roger Ramjet - "Woodsman" - clip 3 -grunting bear

I loved this bear when I was a kid. He's real funny looking. His voice killed me and my friends. We used to go around school talking in grunts like the Ramjet bear. You shoulda heard us moan and groan when the teacher would hand out the homework assignments!

We learned to actually communicate with grunts and expressions and knew what each other wanted. We would go to the corner store and order potato chips, cigarettes and comic books just by gesturing and grunting. One time Nick the Leb chased us out of his groceteria screaming his own foreigner obscenities at us and waving his broom. We didn't understand the words, but we knew exactly what he meant!

I still do it. Where is this all leading?? To the next writing lesson: How to write grunt language - with conviction and heart.



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14 comments:

dontdoitd said...

how are these drawings any different from family guy?

Gabriel said...

haha, they used the wrong background right after he eats the pill

PCUnfunny said...

From 28 to 34 secounds, it looked like Roger Ramjet was gettin' gay with the bear.

Desiree said...

I can hardly keep up with you these days. You're on fire! It's a lot to take in in such a short time, but
keep it up and hope ur well!
Des

Gabriel said...

how are these drawings any different from family guy?

These drawings are funny and joyful, family guy is boring and ugly. Roger Ramjet is not the kind of cartoon I adore, but one obviously quality of it is that it looks so good. I love how there are different kinds of characters, while in FG everyone has the same face.

Thomas said...

The Family Guy drawings are counterfeit. Everything they've done was done better before by others. The only difference is they got rich.

Mad Taylor said...

Here's a cool interview with Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick:

http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2007/
02/podcast-
jackson-publick-of-venture.html

abwinegar said...

That's a funny story. I would like to read how to write in grunts.

Ha Ha Ha.

TP said...

woah, that bear is SWEET! that's my fav. design from roger ramjet yet!

Kali Fontecchio said...

"We would go to the corner store and order potato chips, cigarettes and comic books just by gesturing and grunting."

FOR SHAME. What a dirty rotten kid you were (are)!!!

Roberto González said...

Yep, I'm starting to like this cartoon too. I enjoyed how the bear was making faces at Roger when he wasn't looking, LOL...

Roberto González said...

I think the difference between this and Family Guy I think it's subtle, but one thing is that they are expressive and not dead looking. If you let the people who draw FG to have fun instead of force them to draw on model they would probably come up with some expressions like those (even if the designs per se are already worse in FG too). For example, the pupils, I think they could look a lot better.

Incidentally I have been watching some Tracey Ullman shorts recently and I have to admit that, while I find The Simpsons animation enjoyable, there were some things in that little shorts that I wish they'd have kept in the series. I'd enjoy some comment about the actual animation of The Simpsons movie here (I guess you won't like it, but still), but just to be a litle more fair. You used an example from the teaser trailer with the fake Homer/Superman thing before, that was obviously something they finished very fast and that won't be in the real movie anyway. The long trailer even includes some in-betweens of a scared Marge that are pretty off model (though they are very fast and you can't SEE them).

Vanoni! said...

I should seek out some Roger Ramjet.
I'm familiar with it - but don't remember seeing much of it.

That tiny scene alone had me rolling.
The bear's grunts - he ear poking gag - the bear's crosseyed look over Roger's shoulder - and Owens' delivery of the lines - all funny as hell.

Tim said...

Hot damn...

I dunno what it was, but I've laughed more at those Roger Ramjet clips than I have at anything in ages. If I had to guess, I'd think it was the spastic editing, the hilariously cheap-looking but personality filled drawings and the awesome dry delivery from the voice actors. I can't remember the last time I laughed at a freaking GRUNT.

I'd never seen any of this show before coming to this site, and now I must have it.