Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dr. Mr. Horse, Hospital Heart Throb

I found a bunch of old model sheets from Stimpy's Pregnant. I thought about spinning
off Dr. Mr. Horse in his own soap opera series.
...supported by his faithful love interest, Nurse Sheep who worships the stable he trods in. Tears and laughs abound.

Girls would eat this shit up, I tell ya.

30 comments:

Laylassong said...

I would eat that up! Make it john! I will buy it.

MJ said...

More more modelsheets!

Brian Damage said...

Got any rubber walrus protectors?

The Butcher said...

Everyone loves Mr. Horse. I bet a spin-off series would be very well-received. As much as I like George, Jimmy and the gang, not everyone who watched Ren and Stimpy know much about them.

TheDan said...

Did Nick Cross draw these? It looks like his style.

HemlockMan said...

George Liquor in Dr. Killdeer.

kurtwil said...

Would Adult Swim bite? Do they have enough women viewers?

Then again, perhaps this might help them __get__ more women viewers?

Thiago Levy said...

Mr Horse deserves his own show or maybe his own movie.

Erik Butter said...

I think it's a great idea to make a Mr. Horse hospital drama! I can see it happening right now :P
People suffering and dying in the background while Dr. Mr. Horse and his nurses are worrying about more important stuff, like love triangles and what colour hooves should go great with is operation scrubs.
and don't forget the madeup diseases.

Hope you can get it made.

cartoonjoe said...
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cartoonjoe said...

Yeah, I'd watch it...an' I'm not even a chick!

Steven M. said...

I would so watch this.

AtomicTiki said...

So long as there is Hammond organ accompaniment and in-show endorsement for soap and smooth cigarettes (now with filters for the ladies).

I can feel that afternoon tension already. Will Mr. Horse fall for Nurse Sheep? Or her clone; Nurse Sheep?

I could also see Mr. Horse branching out, y'know, hosting some form of "General Products Theatre" a variety show for the dinner hour that brings together the latest jazz ensembles and V8 engine technologies into one gleaming minimalist-set-framed black and white glory.

jeffreyJack said...

Scratches chin whiskers- hmmmmm....... Yes sir, I like it!

Alex Printz said...

Yessir, I think I'd like that.

Thiago Levy said...

Mr Horse is too "manly" for todays girls. Maybe if he was more Mr Bambi or if he sparkle when hit by sunlight, they would love him.

Janky said...

I dunno, that's a bit of an antiquated idea... I don't know anyone over the age of 40 who watches soap operas.

Roberto Severino said...

Happy New Year's Eve and Day, John! Here's to another year of fantastic, groundbreaking cartooning, and some new adventures ahead as I get out of high school.

Lucas Nine said...

Too late, Dr. House stole the character...

Forbidden Hippo said...

Hi John. I have a question unrelated to this post. I've read that you are a fan of Mike Judges cartoons. I love the humor in Beavis And Butthead and I think they are hysterical looking characters but the animation seems almost non existent as does the animation on King of the Hill. Do you enjoy those cartoons and what are your thoughts on the animation?

scabfarm said...

What would happen if a certain cartoonist did this: (hint, hint) ...

Rather than debut his newest special, Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater, on a cable network and have fans wait for a DVD release, Louis launched the program online and directly toward fans. And like an affordable Fugazi show, he priced the performance at five dollars, which would be paid directly to him via PayPal (EBAY). No distributor, no network, no middlemen.

And only after a few days of release, it's already a huge success. (Possibly too much: The site selling the performance has been slammed with traffic and is still down at the time of this writing.)

In a statement, Louis revealed that he's made $500,000 in sales and, after expenses, $200,000 profit.

Laylassong said...

I like the idea above. I wish john would do internet toons again! I would pay $5 an episode to watch his cartoons!

Alex Printz said...

the problem with the Louis CK model is that its dependent on an established series (his standup) for fans to know and love, and thus purchase.

John might be able to pull it off with george liquor (ren & stimpy would be even better), but I'm not sure if a new series could do it. Unless you started advertising / sneak peaks through youtube and were paying for advertising.

It's an interesting concept though, especially once its working. But how to get the ball rolling...?

Stephen said...

Off topic question, John. I just saw that Ronald Searle has died, and his obituaries indicate just how popular his work was, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. There were movie spin-offs, advertisements, magazines paid him to travel the world drawing cartoons. It's almost unimaginable in 2012 for a cartoonist to have that kind of public success. I don't recall that you've done any posts on Searle, so was just curious what you thought of his work.

jeffreyJack said...

The Soap Opera format is good.
You could call it Young Dr. Mr. Horse.

blah said...

Hey John, please do a post on stock Disney acting, please. I see you use that phrase all of the time but I've never seen you use examples,and I would like to know what it looks like to you.

Mattieshoe said...

The placement of the red crosses always kills me

christian louboutin said...

I really like this blog ,will remember the attention to it.

Elana Pritchard said...

Every nurse sheep wants a real horse. One they can call, who makes them feel safe and cared for and hugs them. Why do I have to be blocked and hidden away like there's something unsavory about me? Huh? When do I get hugs just like any other person?

Harvey Rothman said...

I love Nurse Sheep. Why don't you feature her in your cartoons more often?