Sunday, September 18, 2022

Did You Know That" Google" Possibly Got It's Name From A Cartoon Character ? "Say What"


This post will be short and sweet but very informative, I hope.

            In the 1919 a cartoon character named Barney Google was created by Billy De Beck, he was cartoon character in the "Snuffy Smith" cartoon comics. This character was first published in newspapers and magazines and would become very popular and would be seen in more than 900 newspapers in the USA and other countries also. Barney Google road a horse named Spark Plug. This was a cartoon character which was real popular among children.

In 1930 a mathematician named Edward Kasner came up with a number that had a bunch of zeros in it, a hundred to be exact.  He asked his nephew Milton, aged 9, to give him a name for this new figure. He said "Google", after his favorite comic strip Barney Google. Edward Kasner Changed it a bit to Googol, and he also invented the name googolplex.

The Google founders had their original name as Googol, but when they registered the domain name, they misspelled it as Google.

 Barney Google was patented in 1923 and then copyrighted in 1924 which was good till 2018 (95yrs). Google company was founded in 1998. Did Google pay for the name ? Probably not since a nine-year-old thought of the name many years before the internet and domain names. But if you Google it..." did google, get it's name from Barney Google the cartoon?" you bring up some interesting history about it... and Google admits they got it from Barney Google๐Ÿ˜ฌ

 My mouth is sealed !!! /BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

        Cartoon Clip...


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Not Many Cartoon Lovers Remember The Flash Cartoons 1967..".Do You Remember Anything ?" Very Little


The reason you don't probably remember this cartoon was because of the lack of history, there were only three episodes made. "The Flash" was a police scientist named Barry Allen who could turn himself into the world's fastest human with his ring. Believe it or not a full Flash suit would come out of his ring and in a blurred motion he becomes "The Flash". Not only could he run superhuman fast but could run on water, run up the side of tall buildings, vibrate through solid objects, create whirlwinds, and could master the barriers of time and space....."but I never seen him do that in any of the 3 cartoon episodes, maybe if they made more episodes, we could have seen that happen ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. He has some type of machine in his lab called a hyper-velocity, which helps him catch other speedsters with similar abilities to his. "The Flash" is also a partner in the "Justice League" which is other Superheroes.

Episodes Are: 

1. The Chemo- Creature

2. Take A Giant Step

3. To Catch A Blue Bolt

Flash was also in 3 "Justice League Of America" episodes.

Filmation Asso.(Duconvy Productions)

Now here we go.....

BJ/ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Sunday, September 4, 2022

*Remember Inspector Clouseau From The Pink Panther Movies 1963... But What About The Cartoons With Some Interesting History Facts 1965-69


*Inspector Closeau in the movies was a French police inspector who was a bumbling idiot. Common sense was not his best attributes, but that is what made him hilarious. The cartoon series of shorts came out in 1965 and ran till 1969. I only remember catching some of these cartoons when switching channels by hand because tv remotes did not exist at that time ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ, so this had to be a favorite cartoon of yours to get from your cereal bowl and switch channels... Lol. The actual cartoon was named " The Inspector" Interesting Fact: The cartoon character was actually based off Inspector Closeau of the "Pink Panther" movies even though the

cartoon never called him Closeau. In the 1968 movie" Inspector  Clouseau", credits were given to the cartoon implying that they were connected. The cartoon was produced by  DePatie–Frelenge Enterprises and released by United Artist. Historical note: The cartoon image took a dramatic change in appearance to look more like Peter Sellers the original pink panther 1965-69.
 There were 34 animated cartoon episodes made, also if you're wondering Henry Mancini music was also a part of some episodes. But as I always say" if you need more in-depth history, please use my Wiki search bar above on my blog". Now here is a look at one of the original cartoons....

Monday, August 29, 2022

Wile E. Coyote Finally Catches And Eats The Roadrunner....No Way !! BEEP BEEP

I have been a personal fan of the Coyote and Roadrunner cartoon's for years, but I never knew that the coyote ever caught him !! This blog post is a little sentimental to me because I never wanted the roadrunner to be caught, less known to be eaten by Wile E. Coyote. My wife on the other hand felt the opposite way, seeing the coyote every Saturday morning trying different ways to catch him. She even remembered the Acme Co. that Wile E. Coyote got his trap gadgets from. Now mind you that my wife and I are 9 yrs. apart in age but have different viewpoints about the cartoon. One thing we said in unison when talking about this post was "Beep Beep", Lol, we loved the Roadrunner's trademark for sure. I guess one of the other sentimental things for me, which is a little off base: Was a 1969 Roadrunner car my best friends brother owned that was fast as all get out, and the horn went Beep! Beep! like the cartoon....
Super Kool back then !, "let's get back to the cartoon Bruce" The Wile E. Coyote in every episode tried to catch the Roadrunner and have him for dinner, he would use complex machinery that never worked or take pills that would make him just as fast as the bird. Everything seemed to blow up in his face, I guess that is where my wife sentimental feelings come to play.

Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner appeared on the scene in 1952-2018, created by Chuck Jones/Looney Tones and Merrie Melodies....for more information on timeline and Indepth history, go to the wiki bar at the top of my blog. Remember this not a post about the Coyote and Roadrunner, but "Did He Catch And Eat Him ?". Below I have a lost hidden clip from Looney Toons that answers the question, but I couldn't find out much about it.... hummm๐Ÿ˜•. "I don't like this episode ! lol".... but my wife does !!

                                                  BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Famous Cartoons Catch Phrases...Can you Remember Some Of Them ? Like: "Yabba Dabba Doo !"

 The one liners were catchy and made you remember the cartoon characters for Saturday morning TV. Now that I think about it..."that was crafty counsel on the producer's part". Psychological warfare at it's best๐Ÿ˜ฌ. Here is just a few....Lets Go !

Snagglepuss was a favorite but did not last long early 1961 ended late 1961. His famous catch phrase was ... "Exit Stage Left or Right" or Heavens to Murgatroyd

Who could forget the iconic Fred Flintstone who also aired on ABC primetime evening television 1960-1966. His iconic catch phrase was " Yabba Dabba Doo !

If you didn't grow up on Popeye 1930-1980... sorry you missed out ๐Ÿ˜ž!
I can't say enough about him....Except : his famous catch phrase.. "I'm Popeye the sailorman..Too Too"

Yogi Bear1958-1988... stole and ate enough lunch and dinner picnic baskets to last him a life ! That's why he use to say.." I'm smatter than the average Bear".

Fat Albert 1972-1985... on Saturday morning was cool to wake up to, and I was 19 yrs. old at the time in college. Fat Albert And The Cosby' on now ! "Hey Hey Hey" was his claim to fame catch phrase.

Sylvester the cat who was always trying to eat Tweety Bird 1946-1966, but Tweety Bird outsmarted him every time. However, Sylvester the cat died over 70 times in cartoons. I thought cats only had 9 lives ๐Ÿ˜you talk about "Suffering Succotash"...this was Sylvesters famous catch phrase.

Porky Pig .... My favorite stuttering pig !! of all time but was there any other pig cartoons that did that? ๐Ÿ˜. Porky Pig at the end of the show said..."Th-th-th-th-Thats All Folks"

This is just a few favorite cartoon phrases, but I hope I took you back in the pass for a bit.
                                                  BJ / ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š  

Fat Albert T- Shirt

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Is "Swee' Pea" Popeye And Olive Oyl's illegitimate Child ? And Where They Married ?

 Olive Oyl is Popeye's girlfriend, she has a very slender build, long black hair and is taller than Popeye. Her outfit usually consists of a tight dress, which covers her whole body. In the cartoons, she is the girlfriend of Popeye, but she is fickle, and can be extremely jealous. She is kidnapped by Bluto, who is Popeye's archrival for her affections, and when Olive gets angry at Popeye for whatever he has done wrong, it's usually Bluto's doing. In the cartoons, she takes care of a baby named Swee'Pea or she sometimes asks Popeye to take care of him. But is Popeye really the father ! or Bluto ! ๐Ÿ˜... just kidding Lol. It is sort of not clear whether Popeye is the father, but in the comics, Swee'Pea is a child under Popeye's care when he received him in the mail ("really in the mail") Later sources, mostly in the cartoon series say that Swee'Pea is Olive Oyl's cousin or nephew that she babysits on occasions. 

Now about the marriage/ Where They?

The Short Answer : NO! and YES !.... Popeye and Olive Oyl where never married in the vintage comics or cartoons. But 70 years later !... when the Rhode Island-based "Ocean Comics Inc" put out a special comic book edition, 'The Wedding of Popeye and Olive,' hit the newsstands February 1998.

Well, there you have it.. no illegitimate child by Popeye and Olive Oyl.... Glad to get that interesting fact out of the way ! "Cause I was wondering myself before I did some research". I hope this post was informative.."Well blow me down" ๐Ÿ˜œ

                            BJ/ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Monday, August 22, 2022

Do You Remember Gilligan's Island ? I Bet You Do ! But Did You Know They Had A Cartoon Series ? 1974-1977

"The New Adventures Of Gilligan's Island" was the name of the animated cartoon series that ran from 1974 to 1977.

The animated series was a remake of the original series, and the plots of the episodes were very similar to those of the original series. The main difference was the inclusion of Stubby, an anthropomorphic monkey who is befriended by Gilligan.

The show was geared towards young children and the educational consultant was Nathan Cohen of UCLA. They produced 24 episodes of educational segments to teach children on moral topics...with Gilligan and the Skipper discussing the moral topic of the cartoon at the end. The cartoon show characters were voiced by the original actors except for Tina Louise and Dawn Wells.

The Gilligan's Island cartoon was first produced by Filmation Associates. The company

had approached Sherwood Schwartz (Screen writer/Producer) in 1971 but he was not interested at the time,so they tried again in 1972 and 1973. Finally, Filmation Associates got their break and Schwartz agreed to license the show on the condition that he had a say in the script, storyboards and other creative aspects of the show. Now watch a "New Adventure Of Gilligan's Island" cartoon....

                                             BJ /๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Thursday, June 23, 2022

No Fly Swatter Could Kill Fearless Fly !

Back in the 60's, 1965 to be exact. I used to watch a so called knock off of, "Atom Ant"/ Mighty Mouse, well maybe not the Mouse because he wasn't an insect. As annoying as a real house fly can be, I thought "Fearless Fly" was kind of cute cartoon ("can I say that") I'm a dude, Lol. It held my attention, and I was 12, in 1965. The superhero fly was Hiram, a fly that lived in a matchbox. It was the most popular addition to the Milton the Monster Show 1965. When danger came about, he went into a matchbox, kind of like Superman and a telephone booth, changed into a red sweater and put on a pair of super powered glasses and became a superhero named Fearless Fly. According to the opening scene, he was more powerful than a speeding rocket and faster than a beam of light. No fly swatter could harm him, no fly paper could hold him, and no bug spray could kill him. His chief nemesis was Dr. Goo Fee, and his sidekick Gung Ho. Fearless Fly was powerless without his glasses, he would always express his fate by telling the audience, "My glasses! Without them, I'm helpless!"  but always found them in the nick of time. Hiram would always stop at the Sugar Bowl Cafe to talk with his girlfriend Flory and a bully named Horsey the Horsefly. 

Fearless Fly animated cartoons lasted from 1965 to 1968 on animated tv series "Milton The Monster Show". Produce and directed by Hal Seeger.

Fearless Fly had about 26 episodes. For more on those episodes use my wiki search at the top of my blog...Now for a look at Fearless Fly cartoon. BJ/ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š


Sunday, June 5, 2022

As A Kid Did You Have A Learning Problem ? ....Maybe You Listen To "School House Rocks" Cartoons To Help You Out - 1973

I loved "School House Rocks", it combined catchy cool beats ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Music) to teach basic school subjects. It held your attention with animation cartoon figures. My favorite was "Conjunction Junction". The original series, Schoolhouse Rock! lasted from 1973 to 1984 and aired on the US television network ABC. The show's first episode aired on September 13, 1973. The show's concept was an animated series that would teach young viewers math and other basic skills using a rock song as its basis. The music was 

composed by Robert B. Dorough and illustrated by Tom Yohe. The series was produced by Chuck Jones. The show aired for 27 years on ABC and was revived from 1993 to 1996 for syndication.The idea all started with David Mccall an advertising 

executive whose son was having problems learning certain subjects in school but could remember lyrics to songs on a particular album he played at home. So, dad hired Robert Dorough to write a song about multiplications and it work! ......for more great detail information on "School House Rocks" go to my Wiki Search bar at the top of my blog. 

BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

You Know About Disney's "Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs" Cartoon but Did You Know The History and Controversy About A Black Snow White Cartoon 1943 ?.."I Bet You Don't"

Bob Clampett's cartoon was a parody of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In addition to that, he had his own take on a modern version of the classic story. He took the classic story of Snow White and presented a modern black version of it.  It was the first of its kind. He was inspired by a black musical revue that he attended, and he took his inspiration from that.

Carmen Jones was a black version of the famous Carmen opera and that might also might have inspired him. 

This Bob Clampett cartoon is called "Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs" because of the all black cartoon characters. 

It is not surprising to find that some of the characters in the cartoon were quite stereotyped and demeaning. Characters like the ones in the cartoon were never meant to be taken literally, but used as a cartoon “shorthand” to express a particular idea or concept. The cartoon even included black men in uniform serving their country, something that was never seen in live action films or on the stage at the time. It was a cartoon for adults and not meant to be taken literally.
Black audiences loved the cartoon when it was first shown. If Disney saw it, there is no known comment from him. That doesn't surprise me, Disney was known for some bigotry at times according to some folks that work for him.

The cartoon was censored because it has a racial stereotype in it. In the 1960's, cartoons were censored because of the stereotypes. The cartoon was one of eleven cartoons prohibited from being seen on television or in theaters because of its potentially offensive material. The cartoon has been assumed to be more racist than it actually was.

Some Interesting Facts:

1. Duke Ellington suggested to Bob Clampett to make a cartoon focusing on black music.
2. Vivian Dandridge, sister of famous Dorothy Dandridge was the voice of "So White".
3. Louis Armstrong wanted to do the voice of Prince Charming but had busy schedule.
4. Why ? "So White"...because you just can't copy Disney per batum.
5. 1943 NAACP called Warner Bros and wanted it removed.
6. United Artist in 1968 banned the cartoon short from all circulation.

Got A Little Clip Of Cartoon Below... BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Monday, May 30, 2022

"Did The Pink Panther Ever Talk In His Cartoons" ????

 Pink panther was one of the most hilarious cartoon characters. He was very silent and rarely said anything. He was surrounded by funny characters and cartoon sounds effects and music. The best part of this cartoon was the funny roles of the other animated characters.

The Pink Panther cartoons are a collection of animated shorts created by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises and produced between 1964 and 1980. The series was first broadcast on NBC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show in 1969 and ran until 1978. The series was later broadcast on ABC's Saturday morning children's program The Pink Panther Show from 1978 to 1980. All 32 made-for-television entries were also distributed to theaters after initially airing on The Pink Panther Show under the title The All-New Pink Panther Show in 1978 on ABC.

The Pink Panther is yawning as he gets ready for bed. He says to Goldie, “Good night.” 

“Good night, Goldie !!!

"Hey wait a cotton picken minute here" The Pink Panther doesn't talk, Isn't  Henry Mancini’s music the only thing we hear in the Pink Panther cartoons. This is not surprising given the fact that the music was composed for the first Pink Panther movie film. 

The Cartoon Voice Of Panther:

“The Panther's voice was voiced by Matt Frewer 1993 cartoon series, were the Pink Panther talked more.

There are only two Cartoons that The Pink Panther spoke in when it first began, 1963 "Sink Pink "and "Pink Ice". Voice was done by Rich Little 1965. I myself liked the limited-talking ones better. For more in-depth info search Wiki bar at the top of my blog. And of course a "Sink Pink" video below picture of Rich Little. BJ/๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Cartoon That I Bet You Probably Forgot About ! ....Megillah Gorilla 1963-1965

 It was a popular cartoon show from the early 1960s, and by not telling your age, you may have seen it in the original broadcast – Magilla Gorilla.

Magilla Gorilla was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera,Hanna Barbera often used human accessories for their animal characters, a purple bow tie, a red undersized derby hat, and brown dress shoes. 

The cartoon story is built around a gorilla named Magillah that is own by Mr. Peebles Pet Shop, who has owned him since he was a baby. Now all grown up Mr.peebles could never find him an owner, this saddens Magillah and he is always trying to get adopted. Only one customer was interested in owning Magillah. This customer was a little girl named Ogee, but she could never 

convince her parents. The theme song to Magillah was 'We've Got a Gorilla for Sale'. 

The word "megillah" comes from the Hebrew word "Megillat" which means a long narrative or story. The phrase "Such a long story over a gorilla" is a humorous way of saying "Such a long story". 

Megillah Gorilla was a huge success and has appeared many times throughout our history in comics and other cartoon shows. For more detailed information please use my Wiki search bar at the top of my blog. Now I have a Megillah Gorilla cartoon for you, Now try not to tear up while Mr. Peeples tries to sell Magillah !    BJ/๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š listed in Feedspot Top 50 Cartoon Blogs.... Yippie!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Aesop Fables Cartoons ... "Can You Believe It's History Got Started In 600 BC !!!"

Aesop fables have been around for a long time, and they are still being used today. They were created by the Greek philosopher Aesop in 620 BC. He was a slave who worked as a herdsman in what is now modern-day Turkey. He wrote many fables about his experiences in life, which he illustrated with pictures. These stories were told to children and were meant to teach them moral lessons.

Many of these stories are still told today. The most famous is probably "The Tortoise and the Hare". In this story, the hare tries to outrun the tortoise, but ends up getting caught in a trap. The tortoise wins because it is patient. This story is still popular today.

Other fables that are still popular include "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", "The Fox and the Grapes", and "The Ant and the Grasshopper".

Aesop's fables were written down in the 5th century AD by a Greek monk named Synesius of Cyrene. Many people believe that these fables were originally written in Greek, and later translated into Latin. Some people think that Aesop wrote his own fables, and that they were then translated into Greek. However, it is believed that he did not write his own fables. Instead, they were written by other people and then translated into Greek by Synesius.

There are many different versions of Aesop's fables. Some are longer than others. Some are written in rhyme, while others are written in prose.

The series of cartoons are based on fables written by Greek fabulist and storyteller, Aesop. They were first produced in 1921, by a different studio than the one we know today. This series of cartoons began the 8 years before the Terrytoons studio was founded.

A Little History: 

Paul Terry was an early pioneer of the animation industry. He came up with the idea of animating Aesop's Fables and went on to set up a new studio called Fables Studios, Inc. This studio would later get backing from the Keith-Albee Theatre circuit.

The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs was the first of the series to be released. This series was to be based on a series of Fables that were written by Ted Osborne. Each of these stories would follow a different character. The story of Farmer Al Falfa was the first of the series to be released and it was released on May 13, 1921. The original series was a collection of stories about the character Farmer Al Falfa. Each of these stories would follow a different character and they would be loosely based on the original stories. This series concluded on June 9, 1922. Each short concluded with a so called "moral" that usually had nothing to do with the cartoon itself. The series was meant to be humorous. 

Terry and his crew would often create entire shorts in a week, always cranking out large numbers of cartoons on record time.

In 1954-1964 The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle Show had a Aesop Fable series called Aesop and Son. The opening titles for the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show were a variation on a fable, where Aesop was carving his name in marble, but was interrupted by his son, who used a jackhammer to carve the name Aesop and Son, which was intended to sound like the fable's conclusion. This was an excellent example of a pun, where the name Aesop and Son is also the name of a famous American folk tale, so the audience would recognize it as a reference. These cartoons shorts were a hit and kinda korney to me but entertaining. / BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

The Villian In Disguise 1922 By Paul Terry
The Turtle And The Hare 1976 by Gamma Productions / The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

King Kong Animated Cartoon Series 1966...." are you kidding me ! "

 Here is a little history behind the 1966 cartoon series that I didn't never know anything about.... "Was I under a rock at that time- age 13 ?" I loved King Kong movies and even had a model of him and poster in my bedroom. Well without further ado here is some brief history on the animated cartoon, not very much though.

King Kong: The Animated Series was a Japanese animated series produced by Toei Animation and Videocraft International. The series was an American anime influenced series that aired on ABC in the United States in the late 1960s. It is the first anime series produced in Japan for an American company.

This animated adaptation of the King Kong movie tells the story of a huge gorilla who befriends a family. The gorilla goes on various adventures with the family, fighting monsters, robots, aliens, mad scientists and other threats.

This was a huge success and resulted in two movies: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep and King Kong Escapes. The King Kong vs. Godzilla series had been a success and the King Kong Escapes movie was based on the original King Kong show.

The cast who supplied voices... Billie Mae Richards 

                    Alfie Scopp

Carl Banas                       


              Paul Soles


Now a King Kong Cartoon below: 

For more in-depth information about the King Kong animated cartoon series, use the Wikki Search on my site above./ BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Remember MC Hammer ? ..."But Did You Know About The Cartoon Series !!"


In a strange twist of fate, the character of Hammerman, the star of this animated series, is the real-life name of the rapper. The show's title   character is a young black man, Stanley Burrell ( MC Hammer), who works in a youth center and has a pair of magical dancing shoes. Whenever Stanley puts on his magical shoes, he transforms into a superhero called Hammerman. 

The hero of the series was a young, black, dancin' crimefighter, known as The Hammer. His arch-nemesis was a sadistic, middle-aged, super-powered crimefighter who did his damage from behind bars. He used his henchmen to spread his negative image of crime.

Hammerman was created in 1991 and only lasted one season. ABC executives cancelled the show because they thought it would be a waste of money and resources. 

  • Hammerman Television Cartoon Series
  • DiC Entertainment, Bustin' Productions
  • Cartoon Characters: 
  • Stanley Burrell/Hammerman,
  •  Hammerman's Would-Be Girlfriend,
  •  Nigel Neatnik.
  • Vocal Talent:
  • M. C. Hammer (Stanley Burrell/Hammerman), Susan
  •  Roman (Hammerman's Would-Be
  •  Girlfriend), Michael Williams-Stark
  •  (Nigel Neatnik), Philip Akin, Jason
  •  Burke, George Buza, Len Carlson, Rob
  •  Cowan, Michelyn Emelle, Dan
  •  Hennessey, Clark Johnson, Jeff Jones,
  •  Marc Marut, Greg Morton, Jackie
  •  Richardson, Judith Scott, John Stocker, Carmen Twillie, Louise Vallance,
  •  Maurice Dean Wint, Richard Yearwood.
  • Directed B: Mike Maliani.
  • Produced B: Kevin O'Donnell.
    Executive Producers: Andy Heyward, Louis Burrell
  • Written By Robert Askin
  • Music By The Music Team: Stephen C. Marston.
  • Foley Artist: Doug Madick.....BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š
  • Now It's Hammer Time !!!