Monday, March 22, 2004

Fighting in 80’s Cartoons

Can you think of any really all out brawls that happened in the 80’s. He-man would throw stuff and make people fall over, same with Captain Planet. Thundercats, if they didn’t trick the Mutants into buggering up then it was just a lot of jumping about (though admittedly rather good jumping about) then firing lasers out of things that shouldn’t fire lasers such as swords, nun-chucks and shields. To my memory even the NINJA Turtles hardly did any fighting really, especially with their weapons.

Transformers seemed to get it right, not two episodes could pass with out one Decepticon try and take an Autobot apart. Maybe because they were robots they were allowed to beat the shit out of each other.

I can understand the fact that to see He-Man, Lion-o or Leonardo cut the bad guys to pieces fighting their way to Skeletor/Mumm-ra/Shredder is a bit much for a kids program, but maybe all these people needed was one good punch to make them think that this wasn’t the right thing to do, rather than embarrassing them by pushing them over or shining light in their eyes with a mirror.
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