Friday, December 19, 2008


Thank you for bringing "He-Man" back to me! Video by

It's the holiday season and we TV addicts know what that means: Yep. Bad TV specials, bad reality shows and of course really bad reruns.

Thankfully, we won't have to sit through reruns this year because of It was just named Web site of the year by the folks of the Associated Press. It's well deserved.

I know some people hate Hulu because of it's inconsistent nature and the commercials, but when it's on, it's on. This week, I squealed when "He-Man" and "Fat Albert" were unveiled. I grinned from ear to ear for a good 10 minutes.

If you don't know the story of "He-Man" here it is: Prince of a far away world discovers that a sword given to him has magic powers and transforms him to the muscle bound He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. His pet talking cat is transformed and adventures ensue. Sounds corny but I LOVED it. Each show had some sort of moral and He-Man or one of the cast always explained what the moral was in case you were too dense to get it.

"Fat Albert" was about black teen-ager who was fat but had a heart of gold. He always did the right thing and hung out with a group of kids: Bill, the normal one, Russell, Bill's younger brother, Bucky, a teen with bucked teeth, Weird Harold, self explanatory, Mushmouth, a teen who spoke gibberish and Rudy, the cool cat with the bad hat. Together, they were the Cosby kids. It aired late Saturday mornings and I loved it because there were black kids like me on TV. I never understood how we could have pink panthers but not black kids on TV.

So while you're watching the dreadful "Momma's Boys," I'll be enjoying my


Mrs. Wong said...

I too loved those cartoons! I once had the He-Man: Master of the Universe movie on VHS...and that Fat Albert movie a few years ago was ok/funny.

Jumpthesnark said...

I can't say I watched He-Man but Saturday wasn't Saturday without Fat Albert. If I remember correctly it was followed by Kukla, Fran & Ollie and then Soul Train. So my Saturday mornings were: black people, puppets hosting movies, black people.

Mrs. Wong said...

Jumpthesnark: who could ask for anything better than that kind of Saturday morning. You must also remember Isis and Shazam!

Jumpthesnark said...

I LOVED Isis and Shazam. Even though I knew they were cheesy at the time, i still loved 'em.