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Universe Of Evil

Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!

Hanna-Barbera’s take on the Justice League of America were kinda’ phoning it in by the end of the Disco Decade. Although the WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERFRIENDS had a full hour time slot (albeit as the 8AM curtain-jerker), only eight half-hour episodes were made for the series. The rest was recycled from earlier Super Friends shows.

I picked this one because it features a concept that has been recurring since the DC Multiverse was established in the early 1960s, and which has been beaten like the proverbial deceased equine in recent years… Alternate versions of our superheroes — including Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman and Aquaman — who are, in fact, villains. From October 1979. More from the Old Horseman.




Sex, Satan & Babylon’s Boule: 2

Sir Patrick Mack, the pundit behind In Pursuit of Truth, returns with his long-awaited second installment of Pop: Sex, Satan and Babylon’s Boule. He’s subtitled this episode Exodus, Entertainment and Erav Rev.

What’s it all about?

Mack opens with The Biblical book of Exodus, as God admonishes Moses to lead his people from Egypt because they have fallen victim to sin and iniquity. We see how the Israelites have forgotten their Lord and instead bow down before idols such as the Golden Calf.

Mack gets philosophical as he strolls through history, introducing the kabbalistic teachings of Shabetai Tzevi, Isaac Luria and Jacob Frank.

But this is not a dry Sunday school lesson. Much of the focus is on the brazan Satanic content found not only in pop music, but most forms of popular entertainment — movies, television, books, even plays and comedy skits. Also introduced: How the Oscars are an outgrowth of pagan culture, modified by the Free Masons, to reflect their peculiar traditions.

 




 

Saturday Morning Champ

Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!

So, giving the SUPER FRIENDS a break, what was on the other channel during CHALLENGE OF THE-?

Same thing that had been on, in one form or another, since 1962. And a couple years in Prime Time before that. And which would be on network TV into the 21st Century, before going to cable, and most recently to broadcast digital subchannel MeTV.

THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW is like a slasher movie star. No matter how badly the censors mutilated the classic WB ‘toons, they still drew an audience. The wabbit headlined the First String collection of theatrical shorts, with Porky and others getting their own shows at times, featuring the strong Second String, while the lesser entries of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies got syndicated for your local afternoon kiddie shows. Eventually, the second string shows merged with Bugs’… By 1978, we had the BUGS BUNNY / ROAD RUNNER SHOW that ran 90 minutes.

Our sample today isn’t that long. But it does spare you the commercials and is free of the killjoy censorship of ’70s TV! Featuring a collection of three Merrie Melodies shorts, including the Chuck Jones 1955 masterpiece, One Froggy Evening. More from the OldHorseman.




Another Suicide

Rose McGowan vows to bring down those lizard people Clintons.  Her days (daze?) of free speech are probably numbered. More from The Salty Cracker.




McGowan also appeared this week on Dave Rubin’s Show. She advocated voting for Larry Elder to get rid of the lizard Gavin Newsom as California’s governor. Also, she talked about the Clintons’ connections with Harvey Weinstein.




Wanted: The Super Friends

Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!

As we covered in recent weeks, the DC comic book superheroes came to TV animation in the ’60s, being the project that got Filmation off the ground. In 1973, Hanna-Barbera took over (mostly) and softened the superhero elements to try and satisfy the killjoy TV censorship groups by adding a big dollop of SCOOBY-DOO elements to create the SUPER FRIENDS series.

In 1977, they dropped the meddling Earth kids and their dog (who were surprisingly useful despite lack of superpowers) and replaced them with Vulcan-looking space teenagers and their blue monkey (who managed to be frequently useless despite having formidable superpowers) for the ALL-NEW SUPER FRIENDS HOUR. Covered that one while on the subject of hot Jungle Girls several weeks back. It’s how we got onto this tangent.

The following year, we got CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER FRIENDS. This incarnation brought the show much closer to comics than the earlier HB takes had been, with more action, references to alter-egos, back-stories, and actual bad guys. The first half of each show resembled the previous series’ segments. The second half featured the conflict between a larger Justice League roster and the Legion of Doom; a group of comic book villains organized by Lex Luthor and including Cheetah (with razor-sharp claws), Braniac (whose mind-games are deadly), Scarecrow (who is… uh… made of straw?), and Solomon Grundy (who wants pants too)!

During its network run, the whole program ran under the “Challenge of the Super Friends” title. For a while, the show was expanded to 90 minutes by folding-in material from the previous “All-New Super Friends Hour.” Later, for syndicated reruns, the first-half segments (which didn’t feature the LoD) were run with the 1977 series opening, while the LoD second-half segments retained the “Challenge” opening. From Sept. 1978. More from the OldHorseman.




Left In The Lurch

Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!

Let’s give the SUPER FRIENDS a break and see what what was on the other channel!

Ah, the well-loved creepy, kooky family who jumped from Charles Addams’ magazine comic to live-action TV in the ’60s is back with an animated version the next decade. Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan return as Lurch and Fester. The rest are new voices, including preteen Jodie Foster as Pugsley and Lennie Weinrib as Gomez. Weinrib was one of the most prolific cartoon voice actors ever, but his version of Gomez misses the mark, I think.

I noticed that, on the other channel (we pretty much only had the three, back then, kids!), we find SCOOBY MOVIES, where the SUPER FRIENDS version of BATMAN and ROBIN, as well as the animated ADDAMS FAMILY, had been introduced. (They had the live-action series actors do Gomez and Morticia on the Scooby show, though.)

The 1973 Hanna-Barbera Addams series ran a full season of 16 episodes. The family would reboot and be back to TV animation in ’92… In a very rare case where I liked the newer version better than the first. More from the OldHorseman.




Hollywood Is Burning!

Hollywood Is Burning! So says Hollywood attorney DILARA ESENGIL, appearing in this weekend’s video of McAllister TV. The discussion focuses on the clone farms, where the Hollywood magnates and Tinsel Town’s rulers in the CIA go about creating the next generation of hybrid stars. Isn’t it funny how they always look the same! Much of the discussion revolves around Deep State panic. Otherwise, we get a look at the recruitment and enslavement of clones to populate Hollywood’s films and shows.




 

Agatha Christie Decode

Was Agatha Christie a great mystery writer, or simply a great reporter? Here, McAllister TV reviews an Agatha Christie TV movie, Hallowe’en Party, looking for Illuminati signs to decode. Why were so many actress parts in Christie shows always played by men in disguise? Was this practice encouraged by the BBC as a form of mind control? Here, we get more questions than answers, but always delivered with a healthy dose of snark.




Learning To Use The Force

In the movie Star Wars, the force is a mysterious energy field created by life that binds the galaxy together. Harnessing the power of the Force gives the Jedi, the Sith and others sensitive to this spiritual energy extraordinary abilities, such as levitating objects, tricking minds and seeing things before they happen.

While mainstream Scientists and academia are mostly skeptical about a “real world” explanation for the Force, mystery school religions take it very seriously and teach its adherents how to work with similar subtle bio-energetic phenomena on a gradient. More from Robert Sepehr,  anthropologist and author.




Child Sex Scandal Hits SNL

A lawsuit has been filed alleging that Saturday Night Live comedian Horatio Sanz groomed and sexually molested a 16-year-old girl at an SNL after-hours party. Jimmy Fallon also got into the act, drinking with the 16-year-old victim while also emailing and chatting up another minor — aged 15. They have been named in a new lawsuit that also seeks damages from Saturday Night Live Studios and NBC Universal. More from The Quartering.




Want the full details of the case? Here, Jamie Dlux draws from the filings for the case to give us clear evidence of what happened. It wasn’t merely a sexually inappropriate Horatio Sanz who crossed the line, but also the executives of Saturday Night Live, including its creator Lorne Michaels and longtime producer Michael Shoemaker.




This incident brings to mind the old Family Guy episode called Don’t Make Me Over, in which Meg gets a new makeover and transforms into a sexy pop singer. She makes a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live and is deflowered by Jimmy Fallon. Peter Griffin beats Fallon to a pulp for taking advantage of the child.

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