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January 25, 2022 7:44 PM   Subscribe

What happens when cartoons try to make cartoons and fail? This. I Like Pink (1994). Wacky Delly (1996). Dedede: Comin' At Ya! (2002/2003). Handsome Keroro (2004 - skip to 48:53). Mint's Hints (2011).
posted by BiggerJ (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I loved that Rocko cartoon. I wanted to be an animator but it was the 90s and that was just not in the cards for me.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:55 PM on January 25 [1 favorite]

(to this day, when I am making a hash of something, I think of Heffer saying “Ah, we’ll fix it in post”)
posted by Countess Elena at 7:58 PM on January 25 [1 favorite]

I'm having trouble finding the TVTropes entry for this. Or maybe this can be a new category?
posted by credulous at 7:59 PM on January 25

eeee! (In non-animated relatedness, have you ever see Juzo Itami’s The Funeral? It has such a sweet, short home movie in the middle.)
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 8:33 PM on January 25

Also, get ready to look SO GOOD
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 8:34 PM on January 25 [2 favorites]

Long-time member here. Best post title I've seen.
posted by No Robots at 9:17 PM on January 25

The Talking Simpsons guys did an episode about Wacky Deli on their sister show, What a Cartoon. They talk about how the episode was made near the end of the season production run and everyone on the show was exhausted, and all they could think about was working so that's what they ended up making an episode about.

Episode link.

I bet if you looked at the place in the season of a lot of these you'd get a similar result.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:12 AM on January 26 [1 favorite]

It’s really bittersweet watching Kricfalusi being clever, knowing about Kricfalusi now.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:07 AM on January 26

Fiasco, he was already off the show when Stimpy’s Cartoon was made.

I’ll get the both of you…blblblblblblblblb-ha ha! Mmmm ha
posted by overeducated_alligator at 4:40 AM on January 26

posted by chavenet at 5:13 AM on January 27 [1 favorite]

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