Rank #1: Episode 158: Scary Cartoons
Bottom left corner. Someone made a weird Garfield cartoon.After I take a moment to tell off other podcasters for being a bunch of thankless douches, Ben and I sink our teeth into some scary cartoons. It’s not our most organized show. We basically ramble on about a whole lotta nuthin’.
But we make each other laugh, and that’s what’s important.
May 12 2015
Rank #2: Episode 157: Webcomics
Dasien: Girl Of Goo Where Are You?Today, we’re joined by Comic Connoisseur co-host JT from Saskatoon as we talk about webcomics.
Hey, we talk about cartoons a little bit.
Jan 24 2015
Rank #3: Episode 156: The Worst of Tom & Jerry
The Worst of Tom & JerryHappy Halloween!
Nothing says Halloween like terrible Tom & Jerry cartoons!(???)
Yes, we’ll be talking about the Filmation Tom & Jerry Comedy Hour as well as Hanna Barbera’s Tom & Jerry Show. We’ll also mention Gene Deitch and “The Karate Guard”.
Strangely, we never mentioned the movie. Perhaps that’s for the best.
Oct 31 2014
Rank #4: Episode 155: Sailor Moon Crystal
New Sailor Moon vs original Sailor MoonBetter late than never, right? This episode was recorded all the way back in July and got delayed for reasons that are no longer clear.
As such, a lot of what we say may no longer be relevant. We had a lot of criticisms of early episodes, and I can’t say if any of our criticism have been addressed, because I haven’t watched it since then.
That said, joining us for this episode is Abby Lehrke and Kittyhawk!
And now, the cavalcade of derp faces!
Oct 14 2014
Rank #5: Episode 154: Saturday Morning is Dead
Confession time. With episode 122 of Animation Aficionados, we jumped the gun. We mourned the loss of Saturday morning, but we didn’t actually realize that this year would mark its official death. This past Saturday, there were no major networks running cartoon blocks. It’s dead. It’s finally dead! You maniacs! You blew it all up!
So join Ben and myself as we retread this topic. It’s truly a sad time to be a child of the 80s. We’ll miss you Saturday morning.
We had some good times. Waking up at the ass crack of dawn. Setting the VCR. Eating shitty cereal. Oogling at the toy commercials. And most importantly, consuming the very worst that Hanna-Barbara, Ruby-Spears, and Dic had to offer.
Oct 09 2014
Rank #6: Video Game Reviewers Who Are Awesome!
This is not your regularly-scheduled Animation Aficionados. This is a relief for anyone who’s been following the gaming press drama that’s been going on since late August. We’re not going to talk about that. Instead, we’re going to shift focus to video game reviewers that we like.
These are all YouTube guys. I might provide links later, if anyone is interested. For now, most of the noteworthy ones can be seen in the videos below.
Sep 09 2014
Rank #7: Episode 153: The Simpsons Meet Family Guy
Simpsons Meet Family GuyYou knew we had to talk about this. Joining us is Kittyhawk. This was recorded shortly after watching the 5-minute teaser for the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover. We were kinda hard on it, but then again, Ben and I aren’t big Family Guy fans.
After the show, Ben and I sit down and talk about things we’ve seen. He saw the new TMNT movie. I saw some whiny Robotech fan crying about Happy Console Gamer. We discuss both.
Below are some videos of content discussed in the show:
Aug 19 2014
Rank #8: Episode 152: Homestar Runner
The Homestar Runner CastThis week, we talk about the Homestar Runner! Joining us is Kittyhawk of SGVY.com! We talk about kicking the Cheat and dropping heavy lourdes on Homsar.
We also discuss other early internet phenomena, such as Camp Chaos, the Fic Bitches, Cat Man, Regurge, Twisted Wire, Odd Todd, and other weird things we used to look up on the internet ten or more years ago.
Jul 30 2014
Rank #9: Episode 151: The REAL Ghostbusters (…and a long distance dedication to Casey Kasem)
GhostbustersHey, it’s been a while!
Today’s episode of Animation Aficionados is a dual treat. First, we have a special dedication to Casey Kasem, which, fortunately for us, will not be coming off of an up-tempo record.
Then strap on your particle accelerators, because Kittyhawk and Red Ink join us for some Ghostbusters.
The REAL Ghostbusters!
Jul 05 2014
Rank #10: Episode 150: Food Fight!
Lies. All lies.Wow. Just…wow.
Folks, I am depressed. Here it is, episode 150, and we watched a movie so foul that it pushes both Robin & Dreamweavers and Eight Crazy Nights off the tip top of my top movie shit list and claims the number one spot. Holy shit, folks. It’s Food Fight!. And no, that exclamation point doesn’t mean I’m excited. That’s actually part of the title.
Words just cannot describe my disappoint. What a way to celebrate our sesquicentennial podcast.
Joining us this week is the constantly awesome Kittyhawk, who radiated sunshine to pierce the dark cloud cast by this movie.
Extra reading: “The Long Strange Odyssey of Foodfight”
Here is the original trailer for the film:
Not great, but it’s passable.
Now here’s what it ultimately ended up looking like:
And here’s the only Food Fight that will ever be near and dear to my heart:
May 21 2014