The Mighty Heros!
June 25, 2006 10:17 PM   Subscribe

Remember the Mighty Heros? Rope Man, Strong Man, Diaper Man, Tornado Man and Cuckoo Man? Check-out these episodes! The Monsterizer, The Junker, and The Frog.
posted by augustweed (11 comments total)
Good gravy! I feel old now.
posted by retronic at 10:24 PM on June 25, 2006

Yeah . . . and I feel stupid. I mispelled heroes. I need a correction.
posted by augustweed at 10:28 PM on June 25, 2006

I didn't remember them until you named them. I'm still not certain if I should thank you or curse you.
posted by mkhall at 2:12 AM on June 26, 2006

There's probably a reason why I'd forgotten they existed. Thanks augustweed.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 3:10 AM on June 26, 2006

They don't make cartoons like they used to. And that's not always a bad thing.
posted by wendell at 4:47 AM on June 26, 2006

Here guys...I can help you forget the Mighty Heros again. Remember Roger Ramjet?
posted by Thorzdad at 5:07 AM on June 26, 2006

Ha. I spent years trying to find other people who remembered the lovably pathetic Mighty Heroes. Definitely one of those cartoons better in my kiddie memory than in reality, though. The superhero parody element and DiaperMan's voice were probably what made me remember it. Thanks, augustweed.

Btw, this is one of those YouTube posts that could have used a bit more context from other links. There's more info at Toonpedia's entry; the show aired in 1966-67, part of Terrytoons, where Ralph Bakshi started his career. One of the voices for the show also did the voice for Starkist's Charlie the Tuna. There's more, including links to the original Spiderman cartoons, Ren & Stimpy and the famous Mighty Mouse cocaine-sniffing episode, but I'll leave that for you.
posted by mediareport at 7:27 AM on June 26, 2006

I prefer The Impossibles, if I have to choose.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:30 AM on June 26, 2006

I had a vague memory of some "tornado man", Cukoo man", "Diaper man" thing from my childhood. I figured out who they were about 7 years back or so. Almost nobody remembered them.
It's nice to see that I'm not completley crazy and imagined them.
Now if I could just find a copy of that cheesy old battery powered screech owl game I remember from sometime around 1972 or 73.
posted by Dillenger69 at 1:18 PM on June 26, 2006

posted by exhilaration at 8:51 PM on June 26, 2006

I managed to find a complete dvd of all their episodes (looks home made). My favorite episode is "The Rubber Grubber." I've received some strange looks over the years whenever I've mentioned the Mighty Heroes. I wonder if it was only shown to a select group?
posted by augustweed at 9:07 PM on June 26, 2006

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