Sunday, October 21, 2007

Marine Boy

Godlike Genius

13 comments:

kek-w said...

When I was a kid, I thought it was easily the best cartoon ever (apart from maybe the first series of Scooby-Doo, and also the double whammy of The Impossibles and Frankenstein Jnr) - it still looks fucking fantastic!

Dominic Zero said...

I'd love to get hold of some episodes...though it doesn't seem to exsist anywhere.
And yeah, it looks just as good as it always did - usually things you remember being good turn out to be shite.
The Impossibles! Yeah!

DavidER said...

Thank fuck that some other cunts remember the total brilliance of "Marine Boy". It so seemed to disappear without trace that it was something I thought I had imagined as a self-generated form of respite amidst the nightmare that was my childhood. I love this show so much. Was it he that had the chewing gum which he chewed underwater to get oxygen? I really wanted that chewing gum as a kid.
On the subject of "underwater" does anyone here remember those ads in american comics for midget submarines? You could buy a submarine for so many dollars mail order, and from the promises laid out in the ad, could get in it and cruise around under the waves. Were they taking the piss, or was it something else I imagined? I'm no comic buff so maybe you folk know...

Molly Bloom said...

This is just the best thing isn't it? Just so brilliant. I just think Marine Boy is so cute. But not as cute as Lee Majors. BTW they are showing the Six Million Dollar Film round about NOW on TV. Swoon.

Please fetch me the smelling salts...

I also think they should do a night of 'Captain Caaaaaaaaaveman' re-runs. And of course, Watoo, Watoo. I always think of Watoo, Watoo when I think of Marine Boy for some strange reason. Except Marine Boy didn't have those 'wah, wah' duck thingies.

They had some Marine Boy toys in T K Maxx the other day, I wish I'd got you one.

And Davider...I'm afraid to disappoint, but I'm not Domzer's alter-ego, although sometimes I operate in a strange 'other' reality but I think that's due to the massive amounts of Lucozade I've drunk today with Lemsip. Not well. Sigh. Swoon. Lee Majors. Swoon. I think I need to lie down with my Lucozade again.

Sigh.

Molly Bloom said...

Does Lucozade count as a long word?

I hope so, that would be uber-cool.

Molly Bloom said...

*Smiles*

Take care y'all. And get those pics of 'stuff' up soon.

Dominic Zero said...

Davider: I felt the same way about The Impossibles & Lancer...I thought I'd made them up and that I was the only one who remembered them. Found the opening credits to Lancer on youtube - so I know it exists for sure.
I'm gonna try & find an advert for those midget subs...may take a while though.
Molly: Lucozade is far too long a word for this blog...as is 'thingies'.

Molly Bloom said...

You can find him flying through the air here:
http://www.anvari.org/cols/Iranian_TV_Cartoons/Watoo_Watoo.html

No sign of the defiant wah wah duck thingies though.

After I went back to the (long word) Lucoazade, I was really sick. That'll learn me.

Molly Bloom said...

That was supposed to say:

http://www.anvari.org/cols/
Iranian_TV_Cartoons/
Watoo_Watoo.html

Molly Bloom said...

St. Anthony was telling me that he really thought that 'Sea Monkeys' were actually really monkeys when he was a kid. The ones that were advertised on the back of Marvel Comics. I've got some sea monkeys at the moment and they don't look like monkeys. They look like really scary aliens. But pretty cool.

DavidER said...

Now we're gettin' somewhere... best thread ever, love you all. DR.

kek-w said...

yeah, the midget subs w/ the kids sat in 'em...I think they were sposed to be Atomic Subs LOL!

niowulf said...

Oxy-gum, I believe it was called. me and my mates used to pretend that a stick of Wrigleys did the same trick, on land at least.