Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Good Ol' Days

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are disturbingly entertaining when I'm on meds. I don't mean those geeky space rangers, ninja storm or megarangers either with all their high tech gadgets. Sheesh. Anyone can be a hero with advanced technology.

I'm talking ORIGINAL McCoys that started airing on Fox in 1993. Rangers totally rock riding Thunderzords and wearing shiny leotards with shields of quilted batting. And those episode titles were mind numbingly brilliant -- Enter the Lizzinator. Whoa. That's deep. Has there ever been a MMPR villain to top Rita Repulsa and her henchmen, Finster and Goldar? I think not! Rita, with her pointy cones and screechy voice, is every man's nightmare -- a ticked off alien sorceress hell bent on galactic domination! Yeah, good times.

But then again, I love Sid and Marty Krofft weirdos like H.R. Puffnstuff (RIP, Jimmy) and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Katie Couric is far too civilized to kick off my insane days and I lament the loss of Saturday morning entertainment with the likes of Witchiepoo. Thank goodness for DVD's and cable. Marty Krofft said that their programs weren't drug induced.
"That was our look, those were the colors, everything we did had vivid colors, but there was no acid involved," Krofft said. "That shit scared me. I'm no goody two-shoes, but you can't create this stuff stoned."
Hmm. So, maybe it's not my meds and I just have a thing for tights, magic flutes, and characters with names like Weenie the Genie -- or wacky low budget and imaginative alternatives to animated entertainment. I'm assuming there's no longer a market for stuff like this. Shame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MaryAn ~ im with ya on this one.

one thing the 80's had was grime, dirt n' dust.

this generation of heroes are waaay too well-groomed fer my tastes..