February 18th, 2005

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This Is The Funny, and You Are The Joke.


Loonatics Promo Film


Am I the only one who sees this as deliberate satire? Not just the usual lame superhero parody, but a satire of exactly the sort of trends everyone is railing against?

I mean, come on. They're color-coded like the Power Rangers. They're sleek and stylized like the Justice League or Samurai Jack. They're Grim and Gritty like the new TMNT cartoon (a "desecration" of the goofy '80s toon that was in turn a "desecration" of the original Grim and Gritty comic).

Does anyone else remember that the idea of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was also a deliberate parody of then-current comic book trends? Does anyone else remember that the original Looney Tune characters were parodies of the sweet, saccharine fuzzy animals of Harmen and Ising?

Yes, sure, it might suck. But if it does, it won't be because it's "desecrating beloved childhood icons".

Everyone's talking about how they miss The Funny -- and nobody's getting the joke.

Which is the funniest part of the whole thing.
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