Black Cat Detective
March 3, 2011 12:33 PM Subscribe
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Have you ever wished Tom (of Tom and Jerry) was more like Dirty Harry? Maybe just shoot Jerry once in a while? Then you're in luck! 黑猫警长
(Hei Mao Jing Zhang, literally Black Cat Police Chief, more commonly translated as Black Cat Detective) was a hugely popular children's cartoon that ran from 1984 to 1987 in mainland China. Episodes featured the eponymous police chief taking down criminals any way he could, whether it's shooting fleeing mice in the back, burning locusts with exploding arrows, or administering beatdowns with shock batons. Beyond the police brutality, children also got to see baby animals eaten by giant eagles and learn about sexual cannibalism in praying mantises. And it's on Youtube
Or at least the first five episodes are. Audio is in Mandarin, but you don't really need to understand Mandarin to follow most of the plotlines.
Episode 1 (Part 1
, Part 2
): The police cats go up against a horde of mice that try to steal from a warehouse full of food. At the end, the leader of the mice, who will be the primary antagonist for the rest of the episodes, earns his nickname of "One Ear".
Episode 2 (Part 1
, Part 2
): One Ear enlists a giant eagle to get revenge on the police cats and other friendly animals.
Episode 3 (Part 1 Part 2
): A rhino, a hippo, and an elephant steal and eat red clay. Yeah, I don't understand either.
Episode 4 (Part 1 Part 2
): A giant battle between locusts on one side and praying mantises/bees/police cats on the other starts off the episode. Things take a turn when two of the praying mantises fall in love, get married, and then the groom is found dead and eaten the next day.
Episode 5 (Part 1 Part 2
): One Ear goes to Africa (?!) to enlist his uncle and his uncle's friends in trying to get back at the police cats.
The catchy theme song
. Also available on iTunes
along with Hei Mao Jing Zhang audiobooks.