Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bigfoot and Wildboy and Why the 80s Sucked

As a child of the 80s, I can't help but feel as though I got screwed over a bit.  Saturday morning television consisted of shows like "The Care Bears," and "The Get Along Gang" and "The Smurfs" which were about caring and getting along... and the redistribution of wealth and stuff.

In hindsight, this seems odd.  Reagan was president, the Cold War was still on, and yet we were fed a socialist doctrine every Saturday morning - not that there's anything wrong with democratic socialism.  I do now live in Canada, after all. - But I grew up in 'Murica, dammit!  It seems like we should have had shows like "Ayn Rand's Animated Adventures" or "Jesus Fights the Unions" or something

Which leads me to Bigfoot and Wildboy.  If this is the kind of kids show that they had in the 1970s, I'm freakin' jealous.  They fought aliens and shit!


4 comments:

D4 said...

Sure, you're jealous now, but had you actually grown up with this kind of thing you'd probably be into low budget indie movies and creepy porn and. You know. The stuff you like now anyway.

I see your point.

Banacek said...

What?! My taste in porn is perfectly normal! It's just that everybody else is weird.

Bill Oberst Jr. said...

Banacek, I am prepping for a movie right now in which I am abducted by Bigfoot, and now all I will be able to think of is this intro during the whole damned thing. I want the whole DVD box set of the series. And I think Bigfoot would approve of your taste in porn.

Banacek said...

That's awesome. And how exactly does one prep for such a movie? Will you join forces with Bigfoot to fight evil and corruption? So many questions!

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