Norah’s been watching Cuphead on Netflix and Ben has been playing a number of toon-centric games, so it seems to be fitting that the word is flyswatter. Not really… it’s cartoon! The hosts reminisce about the theater and television cartoons of their youth before moving on to video games. Cartoon oriented video games mentioned include: the Kingdom Hearths franchise, Mane 6’s “Them’s Fightin’ Herds,” and Cuphead.
00:01:00 - This week’s word is one vowel drop away from being a carton 00:02:44 - Bell and Howell was a motion picture machinery company based in Wheeling, IL 00:04:30 - Norah runs off again, Ben misquotes Porky Pig, and Cuphead 00:07:55 - Gin tries to poop, complaining about movie trailers, and possible trailer alternatives 00:12:20 - Movie ratings, the funny papers, Walt Kelly’s Pogo Possum, and Mad TV 00:16:56 - Terry Gilliams’s shorts, the placement of screens, and political cartoons 00:20:07 - The definition segment is delayed by Ben’s National Lampoon’s Vacation reference 00:24:53 - The Family Circus was never funny, and the “make Peanuts funny” game 00:26:06 - The first animated cartoons from the 1900s 00:30:10 - Remembering the flying toaster screensaver, Hardware Wars, and Fantasia 00:34:21 - Disney makes back it’s budget and other facts about the 1969 release of Fantasia 00:39:01 - Ben summarizes the concept behind the Kingdom Hearts franchise for Norah 00:41:51 - Library, Blockbuster, or GameStop? 00:44:07 - Norah starts the great “all games have cartoons in them” debate 00:47:01 - The ungulates fighting game inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 00:51:30 - A “band of bronies” receives Hasbro’s cease and desist notification 00:54:23 - MLP FIM creator Lauren Faust helps Mane6 with character designs and story 00:59:34 - The arcade feel of Cuphead, the Moldenhauer brothers, and the Netflix series 01:06:01 - What’s next for Studio MDHR, Sophomore jinxes, and the boss battle world record 01:08:20 - Norah’s crowd funded potato salad story 01:10:22 - Ben talks about donating to charities with Humble Bundle 01:13:00 - “Don’t eat all of your money and cartoons!”
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