Friday, June 19, 2009

Show and Tell--Perverted Cartoon?

Those who know me well know that I am a HUGE Scooby-Doo fan. I've loved the show since I was a young girl...

Part of my Scooby love carries over to its creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. I spent many a morning back in the 80's watching cartoons. Part of what made weekends special, was because the cartoons were ONLY available on Saturday mornings.

A few years ago I read, My Life In Toons: From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century, an autobiography by Joe Barbera. I loved reading the story of how he and William Hanna teamed together to create a plethora of cartoons. I enjoyed the trivia (They chose the name "Scooby-Doo" after hearing Frank Sinatra's scat "scooby-dooby-doo" during his "Strangers in the Night" song. Neat!)

I loved reading about the amazing quantity of cartoons that the Hanna/Barbera team created: Tom& Jerry, The Flintstones, Captain Caveman, The Shirttales, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, Johnny Quest, Richie Rich, Yogi Bear, Hong Kong Phooey, etc. Including my beloved Scooby-Doo, this amazing team spearheaded over 50 original cartoons.

One of my joys as a mother has been watching my daughter grow to love some of the cartoons I loved as a child. Em loves my Scooby-Doo boxed-set as much as I do! She has recently been VERY into "Cartoon Network" and many of the 1980's cartoons I mentioned above. One of her recent favorites is Wacky Races, (wherein 11 characters race across land and sea for the coveted "World's Wackiest Racer" title. )

I HAD to "pause" and take a photo when she was watching Wacky Races this week. Good ole Hanna-Barbera...I wonder how many other perverted things are contained within their cartoons and went completely over my head as a child. The pics below say it all....they had humor. And I love them for it!




Picture of the character Penelope Pitstop, driving her car in Wacky Races.

Upon being chased, by "Dick Dasterdly," she had to use a gadget within her car in an attempt to out-race her opponents...




Photo is of the dial on Penelope Pitstop's dashboard.

ROFL. After selecting the "vibrator" option, a large strap popped out of her seat, and surrounded her as an extra seatbelt, while her entire car then bounced up and down vigorously. TOO funny. I never knew there was "adult humor" within Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I'll be keeping an eye out now... :)

7 comments:

Danifred said...

That is AWESOME!!!! (In an adult humor kind of way!) I love it when cartoonists and movie makers sneak in a little adult humor, the sneakier the better :)

Beautiful Mess said...

AHAHAHAHA!!! I love it! This is one of the reasons why I love watching cartoons. I have the dirtiest mind and can ALWAYS pick out something adult orientated.
*HUGS*

Sunny said...

he he he

I wouldn't have caught that!! LOL

GeekByMarriage said...

Holy crap that's awesome!


I did get your mini-van email. Sorry I didn't get back to you but I fainted dead away when I saw all those numbers. LMAO

Parenthood For Me said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting. I too long for a sibling for my child to have a companion.

Lorza said...

I want that car, but the adult version. I might enjoy driving the 5 hours to my mother's!! LOL!!!! I love adult humor- LOTS in the old Bugs Bunny Cartoons too!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's an actual clip of that scene mentioned (if it works). I hosted this on Photobucket. http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x48/JDinFL/General%20stuff/?action=view&current=PenelopePitstop.flv