Friday, May 12, 2006

Rediscovering He-Man. By Sam Anderson

A great article:
In retrospect, it's pretty clear that my love for the show—my quasi-religious immersion—was just a Pavlovian response to aggressive cross-marketing.

Mine too. But I loved that show.


lifeindaburbs said...

great memories...
cartoons just aren't the same anymore... with all the amazing CG going on, i kinda miss what we had. as a pre-schooler, He-Man, along with Transformers and Voltron were all you wished for.
In addition, if you know the main characters to the A-Team and the Cosby show, you pretty much have an all american kid. life was so much simpler back then.

Kendra Lynn said...

I remember being fascinated by He-Man, but I wasn't allowed to watch it. We didn't have a television, so I only watched cartoons at my grandparents' home. He-Man was not properly clothed. Neither was She-Ra...I was supposed to only watch Looney Tunes. Sigh.
See what I missed out on????

Jonathan said...

I wasn't allowed to watch "Three's Company," but I'm still not sure why. Maybe my dad doesn't like Don Knotts.

She-Ra was awesome. It turns out it might not have been that bad for you, because there was a moral:
"Loo-Kee was used to deliver the end-of-show "morals" segment (a trademark of most Filmation shows of this era), and it was during this segment that it was revealed where exactly he could be found in the episode."

Kendra Lynn said...

Well...I wasn't SUPPOSED to watch "Three's Company" but I sure did, whenever my Papa would let me. :)
Oh...and "Love Boat" was another one that was great. Oh, and the "Incredible Hulk" although, I'm not sure what drew me to that one. LOL


Kristin said...

Jon, I wasn't allowed to watch Three's Company, either, and I'm really not sure why. My parents have never given me a good explanation, but that's the one show I remember not being able to watch. Maybe that's why I can't resist in whenever I come across it now.

Jeremy said...

Wow... surprisingly I was allowed to watch "Three's Company", guess I had a liberal upbringing.

The whole premise to the show was that Jack was living in the apartment with Chrissy and Jan (obivously), but the only reason he was allowed to was because he told the landlord, Mr. Roper, he was gay. So, he was always playing up the gay angle when the Ropers were around.

Eventually, the Ropers left and spun off their own short-lived series, and Mr. Furley (Don Knotts) came in to fill the landlord role. The dynamic was the same, except you could say that Mr. Furley's sexual orientation was questionable (even though he thought he was quite the ladies man with his fine collection of leisure suits).

So, overall, there were lots of sexual innuendos and adult situations that perhaps parents wouldn't want their kids exposed to.

Then again, I can remember that when all my friends were playing Transformers, I wanted to hang out at the Regal Beagle.