Rainbow Brite
May 22, 2005 9:35 PM   Subscribe

Rainbow Brite's fans are apparently more legion than I had known. Don't miss the fanfic or the gallery! With the help of her sidekick Twink, Rainbow Brite struggles on to defend Colorland from the forces of darkness.
posted by mwhybark (15 comments total)
When I was a little kid, I dreamt that I got into a fistfight with rainbow brite on the lip of a volcano, and we both got thrown in as a result.
I think that's why I'm gay.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 10:12 PM on May 22, 2005

The Rainbow Brite story sounds like almost every videogame console role-playing game before the Playstation.

They found all 7 one by one and set them free from their imprisonment. Then Rainbow was met with the biggest challenge - the Dark One himself. But with the help of the rainbow, she was able to defeat him and restore color and happiness to the land!
posted by Joybooth at 11:03 PM on May 22, 2005

"Hi! I'm Lala Orange! It is so very nice to make your acquaintance! I am the ruler of Orange Meadows here in Rainbowland. People say I'm a sweet French madame who's always willing to help out in times of trouble. And I hope they're right! I just try to be a good friend to all....and that means you too! ;) Have you met Red Butler yet? I think he's just the most charming guy I've ever met!"

I know what they meant, but perhaps it was not the best choice of words. Also, shouldn't she be mademoiselle?
posted by jb at 11:05 PM on May 22, 2005

Accept Rainbow Brite before she destroys you.
posted by deusdiabolus at 12:27 AM on May 23, 2005

I once saw a Rainbow Brite doll towed on clothesline behind a BMX bike (which was the style at the time). I don't think it was racially motivated.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:38 AM on May 23, 2005

Rainbow Brite Saves the Jedi.

Oh, and her sidekick Twink? That's brilliant. I'd like one too please.
posted by moonbird at 4:45 AM on May 23, 2005

Joybooth : " The Rainbow Brite story sounds like almost every videogame console role-playing game before the Playstation."

Before the Playstation? Methinks you haven't played an RPG in a while. They still pretty much all work that way.
I would totally play a Rainbow Brite RPG.
posted by graventy at 7:14 AM on May 23, 2005

Rainbow Brite is responsible for most clubber/raver fashion. For that alone she will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.
posted by jonmc at 9:14 AM on May 23, 2005

I have decided I need me those arm warmers (from the costume). Mostly because my softball team has taken to calling me Rainbow Brite recently - I think something to do with my multicolored hair. However, it's a gay softball league, and those arm warmers happen to have the appropriate color scheme to them, so it would be most fitting.
posted by evilangela at 10:44 AM on May 23, 2005

I curse Rainbow Brite and her evil cereal. I was in the 4th grade and completely out of Cookie Crisp. In desperation for corn cereal with sugar I ate a bowl of my little sister's Rainbow Brite cereal. I head to school as as I'm approaching the classroom I get a rumble in my stomach and proceed to vomit Part of a Complete Breakfast into a garbage can. PINK VOMIT, horrible pink vomit...The Yard Duty on grounds who saw me toss my cookies asked what I ate. I lied and said strawberrys because I was way to embarrassed to admit to eating Rainbow Brite Cereal. I mean come on, to admit to eating that cereal makes you gay, gay, gay... might as well trade in the G.I. Joes for Strawberry Shortcake and quit the BLF to join the Barblie Liberation Front because you're hetro days are over little Milton.

posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:09 PM on May 23, 2005

You may be gay BuddhaInABucket because her sidekick is named Twink.
Seriously though, who thinks of this garbage? Why must childish things be hyper-saccrine sweet.
Hell, I love the teletubbies, but Rainbow Bright makes bizzare angry thoughts emote from my R-brain.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:22 PM on May 23, 2005

There's a techno version of the themesong on demonoidthat's pretty awesome. Really speedy & fun
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:53 PM on May 23, 2005

One of the villains is Count Blogg. If you know what's good for you, you'll leave now.
I liked that some of the characters were shy.
posted by PY at 11:11 PM on May 23, 2005

My Little Pony can kick Rainbow Brite's ass!
posted by doctor_negative at 2:02 PM on May 24, 2005

They strike me as complementary cartoons, what with the ponies coming in all those colors and both prominently featuring rainbows in their storylines or iconography.
posted by PY at 3:48 PM on May 24, 2005

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