Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends (1960) from Tuna

... and now for something completely different.

"Boris, Moose and Squirrel have new DVD set. I hate those Goodnicks Moose and Squirrel."

Sure enough, our heroes have released their entire first season on digitally remastered DVDs. All of their friends are there, including Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman, Fractured Fairy Tales, and Dudley, Nell, Snidley and the gang. The set contains 4 DVDs, and includes some special features, as well as the original 26 episodes from the first season.

Beany and Cecil and Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends were the Simpsons and South Park of my generation, and are just as entertaining for me today as they were 43 years ago. June Foray, the voice of Natasha (and Rocky) was an accomplished voice actress with 154 credits at IMDB, including The Bugs Bunny Show, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, George of the Jungle, Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons and Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo. Those my age will enjoy this trip in the Wayback machine, and those who have never seen an episode might want to give this a try. 


Natasha, as usual, shows a little bit of cleavage in her tight slinky dresses.

Scoop's notes:

When Scoopy Junior and his brother were 12 and 14, we went to New York together, for the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty as well as the attendant festivities. (Greatest fireworks show ever!) With New York City's greatest attractions being more for adults than kids, I was hustling to find enough activities to fill our days and nights without boring the kids with too many stuffy museums. In the process, we stumbled on the Museum of Radio and Television (25 West 52 Street), which we have ever since called The Bullwinkle Museum because the current exhibition was then a tribute to Jay Ward and his characters.

In addition to Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, Ward and his crew created Super Chicken, George of the Jungle, Hoppity Hooper, and many more. (Even Captain Crunch.)

DVD info from Amazon

  • All 26 episodes on 4 discs

  • 4 "Dear Bullwinkle" segments (show bumpers)

  • Classic commercials and promos

  • "Rocky & Bullwinkle Savings Stamp Club" special episode

  • The Many Faces of Boris Badenov

  • Sneak peek at "Complete Season 2"

  • 16-page booklet

  • Number of discs: 4

After all these years, I can still remember all the words to the Super Chicken theme song. And who can forget Super Chicken's battle against The Giant Living Toupee? He defeated it by making threatening phone calls and sending it a draft notice, thus worrying it so much that all its hair fell out.

How many cartoons swiped material from Dorothy Parker?

Super Chicken: Prepare to land in Providence, Fred

Fred: Super Chicken, there's nothing down there.

Super Chicken: That's Providence!

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, B-. The appeal is wider than most 43 year old cartoon shows.

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