Ep 163: Captain Planet and the Planeteers

July 24, 2017

"By your powers combined, WE ARE Saturday Mourning Cartoons." - Captain Planet, probably.  We have a huge episode this week.  It's so big and beef that we had to release all 100+ minutes of it at the same time.  Why?  Because Captain Planet is amazing and still part of our zeitgeist today.  Sean is joined by artist Melanie Harker and Dr. Shannon Mancus for this week's episode as we summon the great powers that Gaia has bestowed upon us.  Oh, and we have a drug episode this week too?  

Will Melanie be able overcome "mind pollution?"  Will Shannon be able to summon the powers of Heart?  Will Sean understand the Gaia hypothesis?  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 162: ALF

July 17, 2017

Melmak is a place that Sean, Dave, and special guest Jamal Newman want to visit.  After watching ALF, the three of us have attended several time share meetings to see if we can purchase a place on Melmak so we can visit ALF, or Gordon Shumway, on a more regular basis.  For a DIC entertainment show, this one had everyone impressed with the animation and also the jazzy theme music.  Also, we have ALF himself in the studio to chat about his show and experiences during the live action segments of the cartoon.  

Will Jamal be able to sober up ALF?  Will Sean get cursed and be able to grow hair again?  Will Dave try the local Melmak food?  (Answers no, nope, and yes)   All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 161: My Little Pony Tales

July 10, 2017

This is the week we all knew was going to happen at some point when the guys would finally discuss My Little Pony.  It's not that they hate the show or have any problems with it, in fact, Sean even owned a MLP when he was growing up; we have no problem with the cartoon.  Instead, we're curious about the fan base.  We get fan bases and we love them, but Sean had to overcome his preconcieved notions of modern day MLP fans.  GUESS WHAT?  We're only talking about the cartoon MPL Tales today, which is actually the second animated series for these horses that have had a storied franchise over 3+ decades.  Get your saddle and other horse puns ready becase the guys are joined by Allison Keene from Collider.com this week!    

Will Sean every overcome his fear of horses?  Will Dave ever understand the mark on the back of the MLP Patches?  Will Allison be able to explain horse eating habit to Sean?  (answers no, nah, and nope)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 160: Berserk

July 3, 2017

"Take Frank Castle, the Punisher, and multiply him by 1000," is Evan Valentine's assessment of our the hero in Berserk, named Guts.  Guts is beaten and betrayed by those close to him, and then to further add insult to injury, he's haunted by evil spirits that prevent him from sleeping.  The psychological makeup of this hero, really an anti-hero, is fascinating when you realize that Guts is seriously driven.  Driven by vengeance, love, and hate of his enemies and the singlular goal to crush them with a sword that is taller than him.  

Will Evan become a Blacksmith in order to forge Sean a massive sword?  Will Dave ever obtain the "egg of the king" and become a God Hand?  (answer yes and yes)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 159: Cartoon Fancast

June 26, 2017

This week's episode is a total departure from anything we have every done before; we did some fancasts.  We revisited a bunch of cartoons we have discussed and cast them with real actors.  Sounds easy, right?  Well, Dave loves doing fancasts but Sean has never done one until now.  With over 160+ cartoons to pick from, what will the guys decide should be on the big screen?  What cartoon would you pick? 

Will Dave ever get a live action Gargoyles movie?  Will Sean cast himself as actor Paul Dano?  (answers yes and definitely)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 158: Dragon Ball Super and Samurai Jack

June 19, 2017

June casual conversation means that every day is a "casual Friday" where we talk about cartoons around the SMC office.  This week we are getting into two similar yet very different cartoons; Dragon Ball Super and Samurai Jack.  One show really puts the emphasis on battle and doing with it takes to beat your opponent, and then other has a constantly grumpy Vegeta.     So, grab your favorite flip flops, tank top, and shorts, cuz we're getting extremely casual.  Wait. That was too casual.  Come on, really?  Please, there are other people around!  No?  I'm calling HR. 

Will Dave ever charge up his Ki to unleash a Turtle Destruction Wave?  Will Sean travel into the future only to have a leaf make him feel guilty? (answers yes and definitely)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 157: Steven Universe and Attack on Titan

June 12, 2017

Continuing with our different format for June, Sean and Dave are talking about current cartoons that they've been watching; Steven Universe and Attack on Titan.  These two shows actually have a lot in common - 1) strong coming of age story, 2) a hero learning to use new powers, 3)  and story with a lot of foreshadowing.  Yes, Steven Universe and Attack on Titan are almost the same thing, despite the gruesome nature of AoT and the fun loving emotional tone of Steven Universe.  You could almost do a mash up and have Attack on Universe?  Steven Titan?  All of this and what's inside Eren's dad's basement are discussed and revealed (jk, it's probably a VHS tape like in SU's Lion 3 - Straight to Video).  

Is Dave a Titan with noodley arms?  Is Sean really a Crystal Gem like a Spinel?  (answers probably and he only wishes!)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast!

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Ep 156: History of SMC

June 5, 2017

What have Sean and Dave gone back to watch?  Over 3+ years, are there shows that clicked with our co-hosts so much that they have dedicated time and energy to enjoy them even after it's been revisited, reviewed, and ridiculed?  This week Sean and Dave take a walk down memory lane and discuss some highlights and also why it's hard to review material, even when it's been out for a couple decades. 

Will Dave have to write a review about this particular episode?  Will Sean be able to able to say "remember" instead of "'member?"  (answers: no, and yes)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast.

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Ep 155: Spider-Man (1967)

May 29, 2017

We are back with more radioactive spider blood this week and a catchy theme song to boot!  *twap* We are finishing up Marvel May with the original animated series of the wall-crawler in all of his psychedelic glory.  A couple confusing things - 1) Peter Parker sounds A LOT older than a teenager, 2) Some of these villains are not canon, 3) season three was considered to be "too influenced by drugs" thanks to Ralph Bakshi.  This original cartoon spider-man has some high points when the villains are relatable but what does the SMC gang think of the ice men from Pluto?  or the footage taken from Rocket Robin Hood?  *twap* 

Will Dave have the next part of his life directed by Ralph Bakshi?  Will Sean be able to understand when things are not canon?  (answers yes, and absolutel not)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast.   

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Ep 154: Ultraforce

May 22, 2017

What if you were to rip off both Marvel and DC comics in an attempt to do something interesting and new?  But instead of new and interesting, all of your designs ended up looking like it came from a super hero recycling program?  AND then Marvel purchased all of you IP, attempted to merge it into their universe, and then lit your trash up in a dumpster fire?  The end product?  Well, it's Ultraforce, of course.  The fact that the title has "force" in it really hits home how "forced" this entire series actually feels.  It's essentially "Ultra-copy-paste."  Thankfully, our guest, Evan Valentine, joins us in the pain!   (The only bonus is that there is a drug episode.) 

Will Dave kick his "gook" habit?  Will Evan be able to remove his liquid flesh?  Will Sean become the new spokesperson for Ultra tech?  (answers no, no, and no)  All of this and more on this week's episode of the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast. 

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