Thursday, November 19, 2009
50th Anniversary of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Fifty years ago today, "Rocky and his Friends" made it's debut on ABC and introduced us to two of the Greatest TV 'toon stars of all, Rocky and Bullwinkle.
One of the greatest written shows ever, Jay Ward and Bill Scott (and the other creators) parodied everything from world politics to fairy tales.
The show also introduced us to the genius Mr. Peabody and his pet boy, Sherman. Mr. Peabody invented a time machine to show Sherman history's greatest figures and help them set the course of history right.
We also got to meet Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties and his bumbling adventures in the Great White North battling the evil Snidely Whiplash.
We got great twisted and hilarious versions of "Fractured Fairy Tales" and "Aesop's Fables".
"Bullwinkles Corner" parodied the written classics and "Mr. Know-it-All" showed us how NOT fix things. These segments helped make Bullwinkle a star.
Nothing was sacred in the hilarious world of Moose & Squirrel!
So Happy Birthday to Rocky and Bullwinkle! One of the greatest TV shows EVER!
"And now, here's something we hope you really like!"