Friday, November 10, 2006

The One With Diaper Man

♪*trumpet flourish*♪

I found Diaper Man and his buds! I hadn't actually thought to look online before I guess.

Apparently they were known as
The Mighty Heroes and are from way back in 1966, three years before I was hatched.

I feel less crazy now.

I was talking to my friend at TKD tonight and she didn't remember Diaper Man of course. Instead, she had
Mr. Canoehead.

Uh huh. Who's crazy NOW?

Of course, I also had
Fables of the Green Forest

And I remember drawing lots of pictures of this guy:

and this guy:

And loving robot guys like this:

Strangely, my mom didn't like any of the Tyew Yan (superheroes.)

Oh, and who could forget Akko chan?

I can still sing the whole theme song (in Japanese) and say the curse that will turn you into a big blue snake (in Cantonese.) How very useful.

What do you remember?


josh williams said...

Who the hell are these people? Why did I miss out?

cindra said...

I was born in 65' and don't know any of these people. And how do you say the curse?

I remember:

Land of the Lost
Bionic Man
WOnder Woman
H R Puffenstuff

oh, just forget it.

I don't remember any super heroes. I was to busy being one, I guess.

Remind me to tell you about when I tried to fly...

Candace said...

Josh - They are my heroes! Actually, that's not true. Cindra's my hero. But they're characters I grew up with, strangely enough.

Cindra - I'll do the best I can in romanisation:

Beena beena been joa sea
Gat lay-ge leui sai been joa sea
Gow gaeng been joa mut-yea sea
Yuen loi been jo ga dai lam sea

Hmm, come to think of it, it doesn't turn you into a big blue snake, it turns your daughter (lay-ge leui) into one. :-P

OOh, I used to be the Bionic person (loved both of those) and Wonder Woman, too! Also Isis. (Oh mighty Isis, Isis, Isis)

I don't know Puffenstuff, but GuTTer MuNKi does. And I never saw a Land of the Lost but always wanted to. I think it must've come on on Sat mornings.

I do want to hear about the time you tried to fly. I bet it was good! My sis and I used to tie on blanket capes and leap off of the ledge over the garage door.

Logophile said...

OK, how sad is my life.
I grew up without TV
I don't remember any of those.
Cry for me

Candace said...

I'm so sorry. :-( I never got to see Sat morning cartoons if that helps.

I still don't get the love of Bugs Bunny et al that many have.

But I bet you can relate to hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books. Huh? Huh?

Your parents were smart. Mine debated getting TV and decided that it would help us stay in contact with Am culture while living overseas. They didn't want us to be culturally clueless when we moved back. I'm not sure it worked. ^_^

tshsmom said...

Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred,the Wonder Dog....Lariat Sam..these were on Capt Kangaroo.

"Here I come to save the daaayyyy; that means that MIGHTY MOUSE is on the waaayyyy!"

WHY does THIS STUFF stay in my brain, and all the important facts, that I need, leak out?

Jaichan said...

'Once a mild-mannered insurance salesman, who while portaging his canoe through Algonquin Park, was suddenly hit by a giant bolt of lightning and had the canoe welded to his head.("You were hit by lightning!") Thus he became Mr. Canoehead, Canada's greatest aluminum crime fighter. Brother of Ted'
Oh. My. God.
This was on a show on CBC called Four on the Floor, a comedy troup called the Frantics. It was on a few years before the Kids in the Hall and while not as risque, still funny as hell.
I loved this show.
You just made my whole year.

Jaichan said...

I got so excited that I didn't actually click on the Mr. Canoehead link, which pretty much said everything I wrote in my last comment.
Carry on.

ARM said...

No Saturday morning cartoons? How sad! I had He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Dungeons & Dragons (when it was actually cool to like the cartoon - now the people who do that role play stuff are a little scary to me), Pound Puppies, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Fraggle Rock, Transformers....ah. They just don't make cartoons like they used to.

cindra said...

I want some of the drugs these cartoonists are taking to come up with this stuff.

Trundling Grunt said...

"three years before I was hatched."

Ok, that was uncalled for and cruel. I remember when the world was black-and-white. Come to think of it, is still is for many people.

Slade said...

I remember Thunder...Thunder...Thunder Cats...hoooooooo!

tshsmom said...

Me too TG! How about test pattern?

Candace said...

Tshsmom - I rememeber a little bit of Mighty Mouse. Well, just what he looked like. I, too, wonder why the valuable stuff flees at the first opportunity.

Jaichan - wait til I tell my friend she's not alone. That's pretty impressive recitiation, too. :) We're really close to Windsor, so some people get CBC.

Arm - Tragic, isn't it? I didn't know that D&D was a cartoon. I always tease my sis that she is She-Ra, Mistress of the Universe. (her name is Sheila)

Cindra - it kinda does make you wonder, doesn't it?

TG - my apologies. You're not that much older than me, you know. And remember in -- what country was that again? -- you're still a youth.

Slade - I remember ThunderBirds but not Thunder Cats. Wait - were they giant, colourful puma-looking things?

Tshsmom - Wow - they don't go off the air anymore, do they? :) I remember Test Pattern. I hated Test Pattern. Anyone remember in the Young Ones when Vyvyan stays up to "watch the dot"?

Egan said...

You're forty?

Egan said...

Janice - what about the Canoeheads on Kids in the Hall? Didn't they do something cool other than crushing people's heads?

Candace said...

Egan - I see your mouth hanging open in shock. So thanks, I think. I'm 37. May as well be 40, no? I mean, with rounding and all.

I'm interested to hear what Janice has to say about that, because I have no clue. I did get to see a few of those (Kids in the Hall) when we were in -- I dunno, some other state playing war.

Egan said...

Candace - you're one fine mamacita. I kid because I adore.

Candace said...

That's right. Keep sucking up. It will get you everywhere.

Egan said...

You must know I do truly adore you or why else would I come back for the abuse?

Candace said...

I'm sorry, did you come here for an argument? This is abuse. (I was just showing that to the kids last night. Then today they re-enacted the argument thing at top volume over, and over, and over, and over. . . What was I thinking?!?!? Oh yeah, I was getting to the "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch.

"There were 150 of us living in a shoebox in the middle of the road."

manymlfa HAHAHAHA!!!

Egan said...

Very cute. I see you have a new post, but I want to comment on this one still.

Candace said...

Go for it, Egan!!

Egan said...

Okay, I will stick to the new post. It has more links than this one.

Candace said...

And we all know how much you love links! :)