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BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.

John on the Sunset Coast 24 Jan 08 - 09:56 PM
Rapparee 24 Jan 08 - 08:45 PM
Nick E 24 Jan 08 - 08:36 PM
kendall 24 Jan 08 - 07:23 PM
kendall 24 Jan 08 - 07:20 PM
john f weldon 24 Jan 08 - 05:20 PM
Rapparee 24 Jan 08 - 05:08 PM
GLoux 24 Jan 08 - 04:42 PM
kendall 24 Jan 08 - 03:58 PM
kendall 24 Jan 08 - 12:16 PM
kendall 24 Jan 08 - 12:13 PM
GLoux 24 Jan 08 - 10:25 AM
Rapparee 24 Jan 08 - 09:03 AM
GUEST 24 Jan 08 - 03:19 AM
bobad 23 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM
Donuel 23 Jan 08 - 10:06 PM
Rapparee 23 Jan 08 - 09:48 PM
Amos 23 Jan 08 - 06:56 PM
Rapparee 23 Jan 08 - 05:56 PM
Amos 23 Jan 08 - 04:02 PM
kendall 23 Jan 08 - 03:47 PM
Rapparee 23 Jan 08 - 02:17 PM
SINSULL 23 Jan 08 - 10:46 AM
kendall 23 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM
Rapparee 23 Jan 08 - 09:02 AM
Slag 22 Jan 08 - 09:16 PM
Mrrzy 22 Jan 08 - 05:45 PM
SINSULL 21 Jan 08 - 08:33 PM
GUEST 21 Jan 08 - 02:50 PM
Severn 29 Aug 05 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Mrr 29 Aug 05 - 02:16 PM
Rapparee 29 Aug 05 - 08:59 AM
The Fooles Troupe 29 Aug 05 - 04:59 AM
Severn 28 Aug 05 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Elmer Fudd 28 Aug 05 - 07:47 PM
The Fooles Troupe 28 Aug 05 - 07:27 PM
Cluin 28 Aug 05 - 01:18 PM
Cluin 28 Aug 05 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Ron Davies 28 Aug 05 - 01:14 PM
Cluin 28 Aug 05 - 01:12 PM
Little Hawk 28 Aug 05 - 01:11 PM
Cluin 28 Aug 05 - 01:03 PM
Cluin 28 Aug 05 - 01:01 PM
Little Hawk 28 Aug 05 - 12:54 PM
Tannywheeler 28 Aug 05 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Daisy and Minnie 28 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 09:56 PM

Hey guys and girls, if you visit www.toonpedia.com you can get a      
'biography' of many of the characters mentioned above...and many, many more.
Also there are a couple of sites whence one can download, free, old comic books, of all genres, and read them on-screen...though I suppose someone computer savvy could print them out. Caveat, some of the scans are hard to read; some are quite clear. www.goldenagecomics.co.uk is one site that comes to mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 08:45 PM

Winky Dink was '50s, man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Nick E
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 08:36 PM

I have to say I am running about a 96% recognition rate on these guys. SO many posts, and so many things i want to say to most of them, I'm just going to have to let 99.9% of it go.
So here is the other .1% or less...

Winky Dink was a problem because the kids kept drawing on the screen without the plastic sheet that made the show an interactive experience in the late 60's Early 70's

I have a female co-worker, late 40's who admits to a physical attraction to Mighty Mouse.

Surprised no one I noticed has mentioned these borderline individuals...
Marine Boy, Gigantor, Kimba, the White Lion - for animation, or Thunderbunny for comics.

Not surprised no one mentioned these of my own invention...
Enormouse ( Yup a superhero who was a VERY Large Mouse) or The Elephant Lamb, a misunderstood crime solving Victorian Ovine with a bag over it's head.

I love this thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:23 PM

The Shield and his sidekick, Dusty
Vigilante. (rode a motorcycle)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:20 PM

I remember Clutch Cargo. Used to watch it with my girls when we lived in Rockport Mass.(1962)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: john f weldon
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 05:20 PM

Has anyone mentioned Walt Disney's first character, Oswald Rabbit? Walt"s creation was "ripped off" and given to Walter Lantz, of Woody Woodpecker fame, and fell into obscurity.
Walt's second character, Mickey Mouse, was better protected, and is still alive and kicking.
Or, at least, squealing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 05:08 PM

The Magenta Maggot


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GLoux
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 04:42 PM

Clutch Cargo


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 03:58 PM

Smiling Jack
Sparkey Watts
Ally Oop
Big Chief Wahoo
The Gren Lanturn
Submariner
Plastic Man
Joe Palooka


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:16 PM

Snidely Whiplash
Dudley Dooright
...something Duck, the cockeyed wonder
Sniffles and Mary Jane
Was it Tom Terrific who also had a nemesis called the master cylinder?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:13 PM

Snagglepuss said that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GLoux
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 10:25 AM

remember Oil Can Harry, Mighty Mouse's nemesis...

Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har?

Who said "Heavens to Mergatroid?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 09:03 AM

Don't forget Winky Dink.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 03:19 AM

Cool McCool


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: bobad
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 10:42 PM

There was the shape shifting, funnel hatted Tom Terrific, and his trusty sidekick Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog, and their mortal foil Crabby Appleton. Also Gerald McBoing Boing - I wonder what they're up to today?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 10:06 PM

I had a character named Thin Man
He was a super hero in the 2D world since he could turn on one axis and essentially disappear from his other 2 D associates.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 09:48 PM

Yeah, who has swords.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 06:56 PM

It's really nice having you around, Rapaire. Every home should be equipped with a big strong clever librarian.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 05:56 PM

Krazy Kat.

There was also "our Boarding House With Major Hoople" and the one about Jiggs and Maggie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 04:02 PM

Don't forget the Katzenjammer Kids and that crazy brick-throwing alleycat with stripes whos ename I have forgot....



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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 03:47 PM

The Yellow Kid was the first cartoon character to appear in an American Newspaper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 02:17 PM

Smokey Stover
The Yellow Kid
Buster Brown (who we thought was a pantywaist)
Sergeant Rock of Easy Company
Phoebe Zeitgeist
Barbarella


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 10:46 AM

I remember Farmer Gray - Hungarian Rhapsody with cats and mice chasing each other and only occasional dialogue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: kendall
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 10:11 AM

I remember Horace Horsecollar,
Henry,
The Little King
Stanley (work horse)
Sparkplug, Barney Google's horse.
Smokey Stover
"Riddles Barlow"
Clara the cow. Had huge nostrils
TNT and Dan the dynamite
The Doll man
The Atom. He used to travel by roller skating on the telephone wires.
Captain America
Battle Brady
Combat Kelly

Most were too silly to survive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 09:02 AM

I always thought Mighty Mouse kinda got it in the shorts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Slag
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 09:16 PM

Does anybody remember Leonardo Lion? King of Bongo Kongo? My baby sister loved that one and I 'd always watch it with her. Curse with a memory that retains just about every useless fact I remember the opening song:
   
   Here comes Leonardo, Leonardo Lion
   King of Bongo Kongo, that hero lion of Iron.
   And there's Odio Cologney who's loyal and true blue
   That royal skunk with skill and spunk comes through to save the day

   I say there's the booming Hunter and wiry, witty Fox
   And Tutor who brings fun to you in Wizard's magic box

   There's Biggy with his pistols and Itchy with his fleas
   They plot against the Kingdom to over throw the King
   But Odio Cologney steps in to change the play
   That royal skunk with skill and spunk comes thru to save the day!

Or something like that.
With regards to Licky Louse, Mr. Krabs is now appearing with Spongebob Squarepants and is doing quite well but Licky would definitely be a more interesting character, IMO.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jan 08 - 05:45 PM

Can't believe I just found this... thank you for your dotage!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 08:33 PM

I remember Felix:
Felix the cat
The wonderful wonderful cat.
Whenever he gets in a fix
He reaches into his bag of tricks.
Felix the cat
The wonderful wonderful cat,
You'll laugh so much
Your sides will ache
Your heart will go pitter pat
Watching Felix the wonderful cat.

As for Diver Dan:
He moves among creatures of frightening features...
He protects and he guards his friends under the sea
That's where you'll find Diver Dan.

How about Towlie, the druggy towel? Lame at best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 02:50 PM

Peter Wheat


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Severn
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 05:50 PM

Where have you been Mrrzy? We've been BEGGING for you! We dote on you! ("Mrrzy dotes and dozy dotes and little kids need IVs....." or however that went....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 02:16 PM

Yes, it is I, Mrrzy. Those of you who remember the 8th man, where did you grow up / where do you remember him from?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 08:59 AM

Little known fact: Wile E. Coyote was originally Wile E. Coli, and the Road Runner was originally called Lunch Runner. Photographic difficulties (and good taste) required the change to non-microscopic creatures.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 04:59 AM

We certainly didn't...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Severn
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 08:22 PM

Little known fact:

Poor blacklisted Lickey Louse's last screen appearence before his tragic demise was an uncredited stunt turn in a religious movie called "Sects, Lice & Videotape".

....As for Sucky Tick, I always kinda liked his sidekicks Looney & Spazz and his Country Cousin Russ. And his girlfriend "Lips" was pretty hot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 07:47 PM

My bwother Thaddeus could never catch a bweak. The bwacklisting duwing the McCawthy ewa weawy hurt his caweer. All because he once scwewed Wonald Weagan's girlfwiend back in the twenties.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 07:27 PM

My favourite is Wile E. I collect his stuff, and it is very hard to get her in Australia. He is the continual underdog with a superiority complex - always having to prove just oho clever he is, but he ain't all that bright. A true anti-intellectual. Once read an article in Playboy (see!) about him suing ACME Co. He lost - he wasn't using their gadgets for their intended purposes... just love him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:18 PM

I dunno. Fritz the Cat got laid a lot. And Top Cat got away with a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:17 PM

There was one cartoon where old Wile E. talked and was after Bugs Bunny. He got his ass kicked there too, after proclaiming himself "Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius".

Basically, America (et al) dislikes intellect and loves to see them get their comeuppance. They prefer their bumbling loveable morons. Hence their Comm-in-Chief (minus the loveable part).


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST,Ron Davies
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:14 PM

LH--

You're dead right about the anti-cat prejudice then in cartoons and comics. It was pretty blatant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:12 PM

...I'd like to see the coyote eat the road runner
And I'd like to see Knievel blown to bits
I'd like to see Rex Humbard lay his hands upon Maude Aimee
But I'd love to see that Dolly Parton's tits...


    ~McLean & McLean


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:11 PM

In the case of the Roadrunner, whose only real purpose was to endlessly tantalize, torture, and frustrate Wile E. Coyote, using any weapon on the little bastard would have been justifiable, including nuclear devices. If Wile E. had decided to just retire to Florida and forget all about the Roadrunner, I'm sure the wretched thing would have gone there after him and started buzzing past his front porch 85 times a day until he snapped. What a stupid cartoon it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:03 PM

Then sit back and wait for the West Nile virus or that new Avian Flu thingy to knock off the roadrunner...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:01 PM

I could never figure that Roadrunner cartoon out. By the time the Coyote had finished squashing, lasering or blowing-up his intended prey, there'd be fuck-all left to eat. With his credit limit for devices from ACME, why didn't he just order some take-out KFC?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 12:54 PM

I detested Mighty Mouse, for some reason. Well, I'll tell you what is was. I had noticed that there was, for some reason, a conspiracy of prejudice against cats in the cartoons and comics. Cats were being unfairly picked on, abused, and depicted as bad guys by a host of ridiculous, self-righteous, wisecracking mouse characters. I hate that sort of thing. Accordingly, I hated Mighty Mouse with a passion.

But not as much as I hated the fecking ROAD RUNNER!!!!   ARRGH! I wanted to see him die hideously, after being subjected to ever torture and indignity the coyote mind could devise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 10:21 AM

Ebbie, I remembered Mighty Mouse, too, coming to save the day. It was operatic, all sung.

Back in the early '50s there was a bakery that delivered in Rockville Center, out on Long Island outside of NYC. Great 7-layer cake and eclairs. In each delivery there was a "comic book" of stories about a prince of something or other who rode around on?/in? a swan(boat). Everything was pretty. Memory's pretty faint. Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: GUEST,Daisy and Minnie
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 09:33 AM

Yes, it's us. Donald and Mickey's long-suffering girlfriends. We're posting this together to let you know the truth about these bastards.

This is Daisy. I gotta tell ya, that Donald is one sex-crazy sonofabitch. If I hadn't had my oviduct tied years ago I'd be the mother of who know how many little Donnies. And do you know why he talks like that? Because he's drunk all the time, that's why! Crazy duck wears that sailor suit, do you know how many times I've tryied to get him to wear a shirt and tie, but only to be tossed aside for that thing he wears? And it gets sooooooooo filthy, what with the slobber he spits out when he's mad.

Honey, you got it easy! (This is Minnie.) You know why Mickey's voice is so high? You ever hear of "mouse balls?" Well, he ain't got any. And don't come around to me about those "nephews" of his, because they're really a couple of guys he picked up at one of "those" bars. No, in that first film he made, "Steamboat Willie" it was called, he got his willie caught in the, well, it's not nice to talk about it. Anyway, it should have been called "Steamboat Unwilly."

Come on, girlfriend, let's have another beer and go see Pluto and Horace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 01:25 AM

Whatever that means.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 08:34 PM

The Simpsons never would have made it either...back when North American society was still more or less sane and half-reasonable. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 06:58 PM

The Simsons did a show about many of the old cartoon characters that didn't make it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cartoon Characters who didn't make it.
From: gnu
Date: 27 Aug 05 - 06:46 PM

Originally, it was Mickey Moose, but, back then, production costs for the extensive artwork reduced the character to a mouse.


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