Let no one forget that the main character's name in ChalkZone (2002) is "Rudy Tabootie." The theme song is hype or whatever, too, but come on. Just say it out loud.
"A boy finds out he has a family of elves squatting in his air duct, burdening him with a moral dilemma whenever he needs to turn the heat on." - Austin on today's Friday Banger, “The Littles" (1983)
Do we even need to write a post about this one? Truly the Rugrats theme is Devo’s sickest jam.
This week, Kyle wants us to take it down a notch and actually learn a thing or two, with "Between the Lions" (2000).
"While the show itself was only so-so, the animation in the intro sequence is smoother than your pop-pop's river rock collection." - Andy, on this week's Friday Banger, "Mega Man" (1994)
"What would a frozen, defrosted, and revived French explorer have on his to-do list in the 20th century? Kickstart colonialism, of course!" - Kyle, on this week's Friday Banger, "Yvon of the Yukon" (1999)
"Remember Laverne and Shirley? Remember when they joined the army with a talking pig and then immediately went into to space?" - Austin, on this week's Friday Banger, "Laverne & Shirley in the Army" (1981)
"This beat is so sick and these boys have so much swag that you're gonna need to be flashy-thing'ed if you ever want to enjoy anything ever again." - Andy, on this week's Friday Banger, "Men in Black: The Series" (1997)
"This acronym-hyped police romp predates the reality show and is full of on-the-nose nicknames like Hy "Taser" Watts...who should really cut it out with the tasering." - Kyle, on this week's Friday Banger, "COPS" (1988)
"Man, talk about some rippin' synth guitar and 80's power vibrato to put you in the mood to do some serious montage-level workin' out on your fingers and toes" - Rory, on this week's Friday Banger, "Pole Position" (1984)
"If you're not going to put Fonzie on a time-traveling alien spaceship, what's the goddamned point?" - Austin, on this week's Friday Banger, "The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang" (1980)
In honor of this coming Tuesday's special on "Wholesome Bears," today's Friday Banger is The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988). This. Song. Bangs.
"Ch-ch-ch-check out that funky bass! These little chipmunk scamps got re-branded as private detectives - and if that doesn't thrill you yet, Disney's prepared to modulate the whole song up a minor third. TWICE." - Andy, on this week's Friday Banger, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers (1990)
"Never before have so many hours been spent animating a muscle tying its shoes than in this canyon-loving masterpiece." - Kyle, on this week's Friday Banger, Rambo: The Force of Freedom (1986)
"Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987) is proof you can keep putting more hats on a show and it only gets more and more baller. And the song is so banging that you're gonna forget your own name." - Rory, on this week's Friday Banger
"You can't listen to The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and not get your adrenaline pumped through the stratosphere while you soar through a green topographic canyon" - Austin, on "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" (1996)
Hey, did you catch our special on Beverly Hills Teens last Tuesday? YOU DIDN'T? Will the alluring synthscapes of this theme song entice you?
Ok, so I know we missed a couple Fridays. So I'm sneaking The Mask: Animated Series (1994) in here, as a response to Kyle's last pick, M.A.S.K. What is there to say about this show, really? It was a mistake.
Our lovely Kyle has chosen 1985's "M.A.S.K." for this week's Friday Banger (Saturday edition). "Stay tuned for the upcoming movie reboot of this highly merchandiseable G.I. Joe/Transformers mashup!"
"Wet your whistle in the dumpy puddle of early 90s cable, where a team of hulking football monsters teleport to King Arthur's Court and then get to be King Arthur. The thrashing guitar solo is so you know the football monsters are also rad dudes." - Rory, on "King Arthur and the Knights of Justice" (1992)