Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mighty Mouse Presents: The League of Super-Rodents

EPISODE 6
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MOUSE: opener

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This week's episode is dedicated to Pete Emslie, a rodent lover from way back!
THE LEAGUE OF SUPER-RODENTS, PART 1

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THE LEAGUE OF SUPER-RODENTS, PART 2

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THE BAKSHI MIGHTY MOUSE SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:





If only the super villains knew about this product...

Bonus Rodent Thrill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5_hbfIwCvA

Ever wonder why we think disgusting things from real life make the cutest cartoon characters?

26 comments:

Eric said...

That rat in the commercial looks almost Roth-ish

Pete Emslie said...

John said: "This week's episode is dedicated to Pete Emslie, a rodent lover from way back!"

Thanks John, though in truth, I'm actually more partial to marsupials...

lastangelman said...

Oh wow! I must have missed this episode. This has got it all. Fantastic poses , my fave MM villain, great voice work, a sexy female cartoon animal (Betty Rubble, take a hike), amazingly funny stuff all around. The music grabbed first, it is terrific as well as great voice work by Mike Pataki doing both The Cow and several Super-Rodents.
What do I want for dessert? Mo' Lasses! Funny ending!

Mitch K said...

Wow, there's a whole basket of bad puns in this!

And a whole lotta sexy scenes too! How'd they ever get approved!? They're great!

JohnK said...

Yeah Mitch, not only a lot of bad puns, but a crapload of pink and purple too!

I forget who wrote this but I'll bet I complained about the puns at the time.

This wasn't one of my favorite episodes. I liked the ones that had had a simple story line that was based on the characters.

This is more like just a string of super hero jokes.

Pete Emslie said...

There are two main reasons this particular episode appealed to me when it first aired on TV. Firstly, like Mitch, I was amazed at the suggestiveness of the scenes with Madam Marsupial and her pouch. I, too, wondered how you guys got that stuff past the censors. (I'm glad you did, because it's pretty damn funny!)

Secondly, I was struck by how bizarrely funny some of the rodent designs are. To this day, I still have no idea what that critter that resembles a light bulb with a moose rack is supposed to be! Or the other similar oddity that has facial features mixed up over it's head as well as a finger poking out among them. Just what the heck is that beastie?!! Funny as hell...

Bill Field said...

What song did the Ramones write for the Hulk?

Gamma Gamma Ray


What song did Black Sabbath write for Iron Man?----Ohhhh, never mind...

Yeah, the puns do run this episode, it wouldv'e been nice to see some Jack Kirby style plotting and action sequences to maintain that 4-color drama. Just a lot of great characters-- reminds me of the Legion of Superheroes tryout week.....Matter Eater Lad--how'd he sneak in?

Zam3d said...

How I miss sexy degins in kid´s cartoons, The last ones I remembered are from Animaniacs.

Duck Dodgers said...

I'd like to have this seris on DVD.
Who got the rights of it now?

Tom said...

Doug Moench wrote it.

Art F. said...

IT'S SCAMPERIN' TIME!!
I had forgotten about this episode.

Roberto said...
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RodTramonte said...

Hi John,
I´m really enjoying those posts about the 80s´ Mighty Mouse, it´s one of the only toons from that decade which I admired for real, ´cos it was so different from the others in such a bizarre way... I guess it would also be interesting to post some of your designs for the 80s´ Jetsons, when you have the time...

Roberto said...

Whoops, John! I didn't put "much as" in my second sentence. I didn't catch that error when I was previewing the comment. I hope you don't mind approving this comment because once you do, I'll delete the other one.

Yeah Mitch, not only a lot of bad puns, but a crapload of pink and purple too!
I noticed those garish BGs too. So I guess you didn't have as much control over the BG colors as much as everything else.

NineInchNachos said...

these mighty mouse posts are awesome... fucktacular! They've given me escape during my lunchbreak. Keep em coming sir!

also, in general this is probably the best blog ever.

also the marsupial chick character gave me a boner.

Clinton said...

Hi John, I never paid much attention to him as a kid, the jokes were over my head. Now I can watch the episodes you upload for study. I appreciate you showing some mighty mouse episodes.

lastangelman said...

1.)sorry John K but I am a sucker for puns
2.)the story seems like it was regurgitated from one of Stan Lee's Brand Eccch! comic books. The only fault I can find in the cartoon is there really isn't a story, just an excuse to draw some great visual puns,
3.)What exactly is Madame Marsupial? We know she's a mammal, she's got deep pouches and she's hot. EH, who cares, she's a great cartoon character.

Chip Butty said...

Love how Madame Marsupial is always digging into her crotch. All her leg-stretching made me realize something else: when you did designs for that lame Heathcliffe and the Cadillac Cats show, you MUST'VE designed the girl cat with the leg warmers and honest-to-gosh actual curves.

It's so great you're going through these! New Adventures was just slightly before my time, so I've only seen the ones that have been on YouTube already, and this one wasn't.

Would love to hear any stories behind "Don't Touch That Dial," though it doesn't really need explaining - I just dig the fact you got to mock bad pseudo-realistic animation like The Real Ghostbusters when no one else has, even to this day. Scooby Doo parodies, on the other hand, EVERYONE has done now, but you actually took it to task in a critical way, none of that lame smug post-modern ironic posturing...

Kali Fontecchio said...

"I'm actually more partial to marsupials..."

So am I! But I'll settle for a pet mouse.

Zam3d said...

Speaking of Cleo from CatillacCats... Is it true that her model sheet was not really "sexy" and the overseas studios were the ones that drew her that way?

Colman G said...

John,

What seems like an email exchange between you and somebody called Marc is appearing as an item in the news-feed for your blog. Nothing embarrassing or scandalous (dammit), but I thought I should mention it all the same.

The email begins "DIDN'T STEVE RECAPTURE THIS FOR US?" and it's appearing between the "Oswald: Race Riot" item and the "Amir Avni's Progress" item.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Haw!!!!!

David Germain said...

I'll bet I complained about the puns at the time.

You mentioned before that your least favourite form of humour is puns. Oddly enough, your hero, one Robert Emerson Clampett, was the king of the pun. Like in The Film Fan, the doctor was fired for losing his 'patients' or a baker retires because he no longer 'kneads the dough'. I haven't watched that cartoon in a while so I'm sure they're not exactly as I put it here.
Also, his Beany & Cecil Show. Many of those episodes were like "pun jamborees" practically.

When you hung out with Clampett back in the day, did you two clash on this topic?

Christopher Soto said...

Hey John, I was at Wal-Mart and saw this rip off of the Log kids on a t-shirt. Thought maybe you'd like to know so you can maybe gets some money off these THIEVES!
Maybe it's authorized or maybe you don't have the time or inclination to do anything about it.

http://pixar.or.bust.googlepages.com/Picture.jpg

Anywho, great posts all the time, keep fighting the good fight.

NateBear said...

"So, big boy, what do you want for dessert?"

"Mole ass-es"

Juan Pablo said...

Ohhhh you changed the Mickey & Minnie Mouse image! Wow, where did you get that? It's disgusting!! Ha ha