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admiraldennis
Jul 22, 2003

I am the stone that builder refused
I am the visual
The inspiration
That made lady sing the blues


Six-Of-Hearts posted:

That episode where Daria leads an anti-communist rally at the coffee house felt like brain whiplash when i rewatched it last fall.

mind the walrus posted:

E: Ok watched the episode. Credit for half-remembering something nearly 25 years after airing, but it's very blatantly not anti-Communist. Daria is forced to participate in a reading and says she has nothing, Jane tells her to read something that dullards like Kevin/Britany would drink up "like an elixir." Here's what Daria reads-- we don't see her deciding to choose this, we're not sure if it's her own words or just some airport broiler, but based on the entire rest of the series it's not unreasonable to think she was plagarizing:

I just started in on a full Daria rewatch earlier this week and that scene hit me in the aforementioned brain-whiplash way and I had to re-watch it to figure out wtf I just saw.

I reached the same "she just plagiarized this, or it's some kind of tongue-in-cheek stir-up-the-crowd writing" conclusion. I can't see Daria penning "twelve dead Russians, five dead Chinese, three or four dead Cubans. The world was once again safe for democracy..." with sincerity. But, yeah - doesn't really land. 4th episode follies.

The show as a whole is S-tier though, even in the first season.

admiraldennis has a new favorite as of 15:01 on Mar 6, 2021

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ZDar Fan
Oct 15, 2012



I just learned that Jane and Quinn were the same voice actress

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Speaking of cartoons, someone uploaded the whole of Duckman to YouTube, so get it while it's hot, I guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc6e_lF_xWE#t=21661s

In rewatching it, I'm about halfway through the second season and I think the show mostly holds up. It is the most painfully mid-90s thing ever, and as such there's the usual moments that are a little more genuinely off-color. But for every eye-rolling joke there are two that made me laugh out loud, though 90% of that is the delivery of the voice actors (Specifically Jason Alexander and Tim Curry when he shows up.)

This Is the Zodiac
Feb 4, 2003


Look up here, man
I'm in danger


mind the walrus posted:

Related-- anyone notice that Daria's voice actress dropped off the face of the earth after the show? I googled around to see if she worked much after, and she basically vanishes after 2002.
Sheís an executive at Comedy Central, some kind of VP I think.

Sekhmnet
Jan 22, 2019




This Is the Zodiac posted:

Sheís an executive at Comedy Central, some kind of VP I think.

VP of 'on air creative' whatever the hell that means. That Morgendorffer family really liked to eat frozen lazaney. https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Daria/

This Is the Zodiac
Feb 4, 2003


Look up here, man
I'm in danger





WHAT THE gently caress

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


Heath posted:

Speaking of cartoons, someone uploaded the whole of Duckman to YouTube, so get it while it's hot, I guess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc6e_lF_xWE#t=21661s

In rewatching it, I'm about halfway through the second season and I think the show mostly holds up. It is the most painfully mid-90s thing ever, and as such there's the usual moments that are a little more genuinely off-color. But for every eye-rolling joke there are two that made me laugh out loud, though 90% of that is the delivery of the voice actors (Specifically Jason Alexander and Tim Curry when he shows up.)

This show is amazing and highly recommended.

Caedus
Sep 11, 2007

It's good to have a sense of scale.





Duckman was the first truly adult oriented cartoon I ever saw. It was also the first piece of media, coming at the tail end of the 90's, that said loudly and proudly "being an adult sucks and you should try to avoid it for as long as possible". I always got told I was "mature for my age" and I'm 90% sure it was from the cynicism I picked up from Duckman.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Caedus posted:

Duckman was the first truly adult oriented cartoon I ever saw. It was also the first piece of media, coming at the tail end of the 90's, that said loudly and proudly "being an adult sucks and you should try to avoid it for as long as possible". I always got told I was "mature for my age" and I'm 90% sure it was from the cynicism I picked up from Duckman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHeA9q19Mc

It was always a joy to find Duckman airing on late nite USA Network. I wish the show was better known because it's so quotable and yet and there aren't many clips on Youtube.

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


I tried watching for a bit, but I found the ultra 90's nothing matters cynicism overbearing. Life sucks, yes, but there are more creative and entertaining ways to express that than just blatantly stating it over and over.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.






Grimey Drawer

I did like that they devoted an entire episode to making fun of Michael Medved.

Happy Landfill
Feb 26, 2011

But Nemo, I am Pagliacci

Michael Medved...now there's a name I haven't heard in forever

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



Someday Bob Mackey will get his Talking Duckman on Talking Simpsons.

I remember when Teletoon in Canada spent a ton of money to get the rights to Duckman and it was all over the channel in its early days. Hilarious I remember critics complaining that there was too much stuff that wasn't Canadian and it should just be Nation Film Board cartoons and other Canadian content. Yea that would have been real popular.

Anyways, I was reminded today that Len had a song that was fairly popular here in the mid 90s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1EUfNFL8vk
I dunno if it would have been more popular, but their skater shoegaze sound is a lot more interesting than what they did later.

madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



SweetMercifulCrap! posted:

I tried watching for a bit, but I found the ultra 90's nothing matters cynicism overbearing. Life sucks, yes, but there are more creative and entertaining ways to express that than just blatantly stating it over and over.

There really isn't.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/Jimllpaintit/status/1371499410354540545
Full size image (56k beware)

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003



Is that Billy Corgan in the lower right, playing Screwball Scramble/Run Yourself Ragged?

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


madeintaipei posted:

There really isn't.

Classic Simpsons had no issues doing it creatively.

Duckman is like listening to an rear end in a top hat entitled boomer run their mouth.

Dysgenesis
Jul 12, 2012





rockinricky posted:

Is that Billy Corgan in the lower right, playing Screwball Scramble/Run Yourself Ragged?

No its Richard O'Brien.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!



Okay, this is just awful; Nobody needs to be reminded of Mr Blobby existing.


Actually who would win in a fight; Mr Blobby, or Gritty?

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Neddy Seagoon posted:

Actually who would win in a fight; Mr Blobby, or Gritty?

Gritty would win in every fight, how dare you

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



something about that print, i just really hate it. like if someone had that up on their wall i'd just assume they were some steve job turtleneck jizzer.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



Yeah I'm a piece of poo poo 90s kid who posts in this thread and ngl that print is some serious Ernie Kline poo poo.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?



appropriatemetaphor posted:

something about that print, i just really hate it. like if someone had that up on their wall i'd just assume they were some steve job turtleneck jizzer.

It's lazy. It's just "here's a bunch of stuff from the 90s!". As like maybe a pub quiz kind of thing where you have to to identify stuff as a game, yea, but "omg its the most 90s picture ever!" no, its bad. It's like that kid you knew in high school who thought just quoting movies and tv shows was comedy.

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!



Born in 89 so the early 90s are a bit of a blur, other than the Gameboy are there any other things from the 80s in there?

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!


Killingyouguy! posted:

Gritty would win in every fight, how dare you

Agreed, but let'a be honest if anyone could make it a challenge it'd be the 90's Hellbeast that is Mr. Blobby.

Hardcordion
Feb 5, 2008

BARK BARK BARK


Neddy Seagoon posted:

Actually who would win in a fight; Mr Blobby, or Gritty?

During the pre-match staredown they get lost in each other's googly eyes and then it's straight to fuckin

Edit: Speaking of Duckman and loving, I'm pretty sure that's the show that gave prepubescent me enough clues through dirty jokes and euphemisms to figure out how sex works.

Hardcordion has a new favorite as of 00:35 on Mar 18, 2021

Parkingtigers
Feb 23, 2008
TARGET CONSUMER
LOVES EVERY FUCKING GAME EVER MADE. EVER.


Killingyouguy! posted:

Gritty would win in every fight, how dare you

Gritty would never lose, but Mr Blobby can never die.

uber_stoat
Jan 21, 2001





Pillbug

Parkingtigers posted:

Gritty would never lose, but Mr Blobby can never die.

he wants to die, but can't. "kill me ! free me from this accursed husk of flesh!" he wants to say, but he can only speak one word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNkgDJpcuwU

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



look what I found





apologies for the quality, itís a little bit curved which is enough to throw off the lenticular effect on the phone camera

itís the cover card that came in the special edition VHS

anybody also get a watch from Burger King when that movie came out?

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!



I had all of them but some little poo poo stole them when the gym teacher made me take them off during gym class

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Len posted:

I had all of them but some little poo poo stole them when the gym teacher made me take them off during gym class

oh that really sucks dude

I had the ugly baby stegosaurus one, which was hella lame

I even politely asked the Burger King lady if they had literally any other one, and she checked for me but they didnít

same Burger King would go on to screw me again four years later when they had those glass LoTR goblets with the plastic LED bases. Motherfuckers only had Frodo staring like a doofus at the ring

like who the gently caress wants Frodo when you could have Gandalf or Aragorn?

Caedus
Sep 11, 2007

It's good to have a sense of scale.





twistedmentat posted:



I remember when Teletoon in Canada spent a ton of money to get the rights to Duckman and it was all over the channel in its early days. Hilarious I remember critics complaining that there was too much stuff that wasn't Canadian and it should just be Nation Film Board cartoons and other Canadian content. Yea that would have been real popular.

This is in fact, exactly where I saw it, ha! Teletoon played a lot of weird poo poo and I'm really glad they did. Totally opened up the world of animation for me beyond reruns of 80's cartoons, and 90's kid-friendly After School/Saturday Morning programming.

Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



Ok Comboomer posted:

oh that really sucks dude

I had the ugly baby stegosaurus one, which was hella lame

I even politely asked the Burger King lady if they had literally any other one, and she checked for me but they didn’t

same Burger King would go on to screw me again four years later when they had those glass LoTR goblets with the plastic LED bases. Motherfuckers only had Frodo staring like a doofus at the ring

like who the gently caress wants Frodo when you could have Gandalf or Aragorn?

Maybe they just used you to dump off all their lame collectibles?

ZDar Fan
Oct 15, 2012



Doesn't get much more 90's than this: Nickelodeon Studios Opening Day Celebration (all 3 hours)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3nDgI5trMQ

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


Shared from the NHL thread (now named the XHL thread):

https://twitter.com/addicted2helmet/status/1376293523100696584

EDIT: and some more backstory: https://www.icethetics.co/blog/2014/7/16/designing-the-90s-nhl-part-4-to-the-extreme

TITTIEKISSER69 has a new favorite as of 21:45 on Mar 30, 2021

Len
Jan 21, 2008

Pouches, bandages, shoulderpad, cyber-eye...

Bitchin'!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msRZJyceXBw

Winty
Sep 22, 2007


I'm feeling Awesome! Nothing bad will ever happen!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MznHdJReoeo
Changing the world through SOFTWARE. Building new paradigms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLtzaD235k
Your future begins... Now.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



"Castles in the Sky" triggered this for me ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKduhUXa0rg

Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


https://twitter.com/owenreynoldson/status/1377793467624001538?s=21

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admiraldennis
Jul 22, 2003

I am the stone that builder refused
I am the visual
The inspiration
That made lady sing the blues



Holy poo poo and

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