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December 22, 2016 11:46 PM   Subscribe

The members of the Lost Media Wiki have been relentless in their pursuit of lost TV show episodes and the like... for better or for worse. The entirety of the infamous 1950's TV animated series Paddy the Pelican (although there is no evidence that this incarnation of the show, previously a puppet show, ever actually aired) has been rediscovered and put up on YouTube, including better versions of the previously YouTubed Piggy Bank Robbery and Two Wet Bears. posted by BiggerJ (20 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is there an entry for Shazam?
posted by I-baLL at 12:02 AM on December 23, 2016 [12 favorites]


I'd like to remind everyone, THERE IS NO BOTTOM TO THE HOLE OF CARTOON BADNESS.
posted by JHarris at 12:53 AM on December 23, 2016 [10 favorites]


Yeah, there's a reason PoeTV (the registration function got fixed, by the way) has such-and-such weeks but a Horrible Cartoon Infinity.
posted by BiggerJ at 1:27 AM on December 23, 2016


JHarris, I choose to believe that you are a creative genius rather than acknowledge the existence of any of thoseā€¦ concepts
posted by DoctorFedora at 1:38 AM on December 23, 2016


Oh how I loved Shazzan (slyt). 10 year-old me, that is. Creaky old me thinks about how the other is exoticized and subserviant. But Saturday mornings in general? I lived for those cartoons: good, bad, and everything in between.
posted by datawrangler at 2:56 AM on December 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


datawrangler: I-baLL was, in the context of lost media, referring to this.
posted by BiggerJ at 3:25 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


In re the non-existent Sinbad movie: I would love to know how many of the people who remember it are Black. I would venture to guess whatever the actual number, the percentage would round down to 0.
posted by OmieWise at 5:21 AM on December 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


I think Paddy had a budget problem. At least we know where Space Ghost got inspiration.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:50 AM on December 23, 2016


I don't see any traces of Hank, the sitcom about a guy who pulled all kinds of shenanigans to get an un-credited higher education without paying tuition. That show somehow became my life a few decades later, and I was only able to go back and find the name of it through the services of AskMe.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:34 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


How about the cartoon clips show hosted by Carrot Top they showed on early-era Cartoon Network, A.M. Mayhem?

Cartoon Network also had a one-time live-action special (long before the network experimented with live action programming) about a boozy kid's show host named "Uncle Paul," who I think was based on a comedian's character. I remember the theme song was... odd.

Or, what I regard as something of a holy grail for these things, there's Limboland, a Comedy Central show hosted by a computer generated skeleton years before Craig Ferguson, a collection of Laugh-In style sketches all shown in front of a blank white void. There is amazingly little on Limboland online. IMDB mentions that Tosh.0 referenced it, a fact that makes me feel dirty, and reminds us, as if I needed more reminding, that there just ain't no justice.
posted by JHarris at 7:04 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Or for that matter, Cartoon Network's The Moxy Show, their first original programming, predating even Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
posted by JHarris at 7:07 AM on December 23, 2016


That's not a cartoon, it's a radio show with its own coloring book.
posted by darksasami at 7:17 AM on December 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wow, that Wiki is a serious rabbit hole.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


BiggerJ: yep I recognize the difference. Just trying to show a little love to Shazzan.
posted by datawrangler at 7:30 AM on December 23, 2016


Him (lost gay pornographic Jesus film; 1974)

I love the internet.
posted by Melismata at 7:37 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


a boozy kid's show host named "Uncle Paul," who I think was based on a comedian's character

That sounds like it might've been a take on Alan Sues' kids' show host "Uncle Al the kiddies' pal" from Laugh-In. Uncle Al was always hungover from having had too much "medicine" the night before. A favorite bit of mine on that show.
posted by the sobsister at 8:03 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think Paddy had a budget problem. At least we know where Space Ghost got inspiration.


Exactly. This cartoon is... lord, it isn't GOOD but the line art is charming in a primitive way, and they put in at least $1.98 in funding and a bit of effort. I've seen worse episodes of modern "watch this cartoon then buy the toy" shows or formulaic Harvey crap.
posted by delfin at 8:20 AM on December 23, 2016


Can't believe it doesn't have Hardwicke House
posted by memebake at 9:35 AM on December 23, 2016


These are not improved by playing at 1.5 or 2x speed. But at least one discovers sooner that there is nothing at the end of the cartoon worth watching it for.
posted by egypturnash at 12:21 PM on December 23, 2016


No wonder this show got its own SCP entry. With the awfulness and the patchy faint memories of it, it's nature's own Candle Cove (although that story was inspired by Lidsville, I believe).

If you want something else as weird, sad and locally produced as this, I just got Santa's Christmas Circus and it does not disappoint.
posted by Countess Elena at 2:05 PM on December 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


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