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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