Category Archives: Obscure Show

1982: Square Pegs debuts

On this night forty years ago, the vanguard of Generation X yelled a collective “FINALLY!” when this show hit the airwaves. Below is the reason why it is this month’s Header Art too. Oddly Square Pegs was on by CBS, the … Continue reading

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Woo hoo! September with Vegas coming!

Normally, I’m not thrilled about this month. Sure we get a three-day weekend with Labor Day but it also means Summer is over. On the upside, Austin gradually starts to cool off, the Renaissance Faire is coming, outdoor shows aren’t … Continue reading

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Meet my Mission Hill avatar or self?

I know what you’re thinking! You’re thinking, “What? How exactly is that you? You also look like a dirty Hippie! Is this some kind of fantasy?” The short answer is, NO. I despise Hippies since the majority were Boomers and … Continue reading

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RIP Anne Beatts

Anne is a name well-known to comedy nerds and maybe she rings a bell if you watched the Netflix movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture; she was portrayed by Natasha Lyonne. As per the movie, Anne got started as a writer … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Cartoon Shirt!

Check it out! A shirt featuring practically every new show Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network produced in the Nineties and Aughts! The only missing shows I can immediately call out are My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, All Grown Up, Evil con Carne and Catscratch. Sad … Continue reading

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Just in time for May the Fourth be with You!

Went with a super deep cut from Star Wars history, the show George Lucas always regrets and tried to destroy every copy he could find…The Wookiee Lifeday Holiday Special which I actually watched the only night it appeared. Hey, anything Star Wars … Continue reading

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1999: Mission Hill debuted today on the (now CW) WB network

A big thank you to Bill Oakley’s Twitter feed to remind us all on this momentous date in adult-orient animation history (and progress!). There’s a fantastic, long piece regarding Mission Hill on Polygon from 2017 here. It goes into the level … Continue reading

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1994: Duckman debuts

This odd cartoon from Klasky-Csupo (most famous for making Rugrats) made its debut on USA alongside Weird Science the Series. I think USA was trying to branch out into what we would call a more general “network/channel” like TNT or (W)TBS and WGN … Continue reading

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