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Thursday, September 27, 2007

It made sense at the time... I guess.

The Scene: Drek and his Sainted Fiancee are at home having dinner. Drek, still recovering from his recent head cold, is obviously congested.

Sainted Fiancee: Are you still snarfling?

Drek: You know what it reminds me of when you say that?

Sainted Fiancee: What?

Drek: Snarf from the Thundercats.

Sainted Fiancee: Really?

Drek: Yeah. When he was upset he used to say, "Snarf, snarf, snarf."

Sainted Fiancee: What? He'd say his own name?

Drek: Yeah. It was like saying "Oh, dear."

Sainted Fiancee: Was he a thundercat?

Drek: No, he was a snarf.

Sainted Fiancee: So he had the same name as-

Drek: As his species, right, you've got it.

Sainted Fiancee: But he wasn't a thundercat?

Drek: No, he was a... well... a cat-analog.

Sainted Fiancee: A what?

Drek: Sci-fi term. He wasn't a cat, but he served the same role in thundercat society as a cat does in ours. So he was a talking, relatively intelligent pet.

Sainted Fiancee: Were the thundercats cats?

Drek: Not really. They were sort of human/cat hybrids. And aliens.

Sainted Fiancee: Were there many of them?

Drek: Not since their planet blew up. The series followed the adventures of a few survivors. You know, come to think of it, they all had really stupid names.

Sainted Fiancee: How stupid?

Drek: Well, there was Lion-O.

Sainted Fiancee: Lion-O?

Drek: Sorta like Cheerio. There was Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit and WilyKat. They were siblings.

Sainted Fiancee: Who?

Drek: WilyKit and WilyKat.

Sainted Fiancee: There was a Lion-O and a Panthro?

Drek: In retrospect, I'm just glad there wasn't a Negr-O. I woulda had a hard time with that one.

Sainted Fiancee: So, if their planet was gone what were they doing?

Drek: Oh. Hanging out on this planet. Fighting these guys. They were supposedly the last of their species, which bugged me since there were so few of them I doubted they had sufficient genetic diversity to keep their species going.

Sainted Fiancee: You're kidding.

Drek: No, although I think it especially bothered me that with only two females- Cheetara and WilyKit- pretty much every male was going to have to father multiple children with every female to improve the chances of stability in the future. Which, you know, really spelled incest.

Sainted Fiancee: How old were you?

Drek: Eh. Ten?

Sainted Fiancee: You're weird.

Drek: Yes I am.

Sainted Fiancee: So who were they fighting?

Drek: This guy named... um... Mustafa? No.... Mum-Ra.

Sainted Fiancee: What was he?

Drek: Honestly? No idea. Undead, I guess, as he was a mummy... thing. He also had these guys working for him.

Sainted Fiancee: Were they mummies?

Drek: No, although that would have made more sense. There was an ape-man that they named Monkian.

Sainted Fiancee: That's... creative.

Drek: Gets better. There was also a jackal guy they called JackalMan and a vulture dude named VultureMan. I think they even pronounced it like "Goldman," rather than like, "Super MAN." You know? There could have been a spinoff about Joel Vultureman, attorney at law, or something.

Sainted Fiancee: And you watched this?

Drek: Oh, I loved it. At least until that season when Thundera-

Sainted Fiancee: Thundera?

Drek: Their homeworld.

Sainted Fiancee: Right. You were saying?

Drek: Until that season when Thundera reformed.

Sainted Fiancee: You didn't like that?

Drek: I just thought it was implausible.

Sainted Fiancee: That's what you thought was implausible?

Drek: I was ten. What do you want from me?

Sainted Fiancee: ...

Drek: Thundercats ho?



As a side note: I should mention that when she was little my Sainted Fiancee's parents didn't allow her to watch any television with even a hint of violence. As such, we have very different recollections from our youth.

As an additional side note: Thundercats broke new ground for children's shows in that, during the first episode, the main characters spent a lot of time... well... naked. It was a children's show about an entire race of nudist cat-people. So, basically, the show was a Furry's dearest dream.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Drek's Former Officemate said...

Man, I loved me some Thundercats back in the day. Looking back at it now, though, it was just terrible. Much like every other cartoon that I thought was fantastic as a kid. Can't quite decide if I just had terrible taste then, or if I've just grown averse to shitty shows as I've gotten older.

Now, of course, I'm less-than-eagerly waiting on a movie version to show up. Hey, if the transformers got a terrible, big budget action movie then the the thundercats are due, too. It's only a matter of time until Hollywood remakes every semi-successful cartoon franchise of the late 70s and early 80s.

Though I'm willing to bet that Drek is eagerly awaiting the Voltron and Superfriends movies...

Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Drek said...

You want a movie version of the Thundercats? You got it!

Of course... if you want a movie version with a budget then you're screwed.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger ΕΡΜΕΣ said...

this thread needs a link to those priceless outtakes that leaked a few years back

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Thundercats is never funnier than when you try to explain it to someone who has no idea what you're talking about.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 6:04:00 AM  
Blogger monsoon said...

Thundercats were awesome back in the day! Muttely was also one of my favorite cartoon pets as well!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2007 6:40:00 PM  
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Thursday, October 04, 2007 6:41:00 PM  

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