Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary!
Television

Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary!

The following post contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be read by anyone. The four boys of South Park—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and the one and only Eric Cartman—originated in two animated short films, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) and Jesus vs. Santa (1995). Having met in film … Continue reading

Television

What Are You Doing Here?: A Look at the Existential Themes of BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman is a show about an anthropomorphic horse who struggles with many inner demons, self-created or otherwise, including depression, narcissism, self-loathing and addiction. Among the biggest questions BoJack tries to come to terms with are: Am I a good person? Is it too late for me to change? Will I ever be happy? His desire to … Continue reading

Memories / Television

Move it, Football Head!: Celebrating Hey Arnold!’s 20th Anniversary

The character of Arnold originated in a comic strip as well as a trilogy of claymation shorts: “Arnold Escapes From Church,” “The Arnold Waltz” and “Arnold Rides His Chair,” the last of which aired during an episode of Sesame Street. In the shorts, Arnold is a 5-year-old boy with a hyperactive imagination who doesn’t say a word … Continue reading

Memories / Television

Hang on to Your Diapies, Babies: It’s Rugrats’ 25th Anniversary

Rugrats is one of the original three Nicktoons to premiere on Nickelodeon on August 11, 1991. It ran until 2004 with a total of nine seasons, three movies (The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris and Rugrats Go Wild) and two spin-off series, All Grown Up! and the lesser known, short-lived Rugrats Pre-School Daze. Although I’ve watched plenty of cartoons growing up, Rugrats is … Continue reading