Daily Cartoon: GI Joe Ep. 1: “The M.A.S.S. Device, Part 1: The Cobra Strikes”

I know we’ve been watching TMNT for the past few weeks, but I’ve been on a major GI Joe nostalgia kick of late with all the awesome new toys they’ve been releasing so I couldn’t help but want to revisit the series that sucked me in as a kid. And if I’m going to do that, I may as well blog about it, right? Right.

GI Joe as a brand has obviously been around since what feels like the dawn of time, but it’s the 1980s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic book, cartoon and all the subsequent licensing and marketing that went along with it that made it a real phenomenon. There have been plenty of DVDs produced over the years, but modern technology is a wonderful thing and we now have access to the full original series streaming whether that’s on YouTube – where many complete episodes have been uploaded by Hasbro – or on Tubi – a free streaming app that has the full 85 episode run available.

Eighty-five episodes is good, but you know what’s better? More episodes. Although, the actual syndicated series did clock in at 85, it was actually preceded by two separate five-episode mini-series which became necessary after a series of commercials produced by Marvel Productions to promote the toyline became super popular with kids of all ages craving to know more about this new world they were seeing.

Honestly, if I were seeing these commercials for the first time, I’d be soiling my pants for anything I could possibly get of GI Joe. Give me whatever you’ve got.

Which brings us to today. This week we’ll be watching the initial mini-series which is the “true” beginning to the classic series we all hold near and dear. I hope you’re as excited as I am since it’s been a very long time since I’ve gone back and watched these. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S03E15: “Take Me to Your Leader”

Here we go. Another day, another episode.

S03E15 (Ep. 33):  Take Me to Your Leader

Original Air Date: October 13, 1989

The Plot:

Shredder is getting his new plot ready: to steal all the cheese danishes from the surface since it’s so difficult to get good snacks underground, but the Turtles crash the party and temporarily hold him up. I say “temporarily” because they’re waiting for Leonardo to give them direction, but he’s got nothing. Turns out he’s having a dream and he wakes up shook that his judgment is failing and his instincts are shot. After a sparring session with Donatello where he gets his wig split, Leonardo decides he’s not qualified to be a part of this team right now and leaves the Turtles. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S03E11: “April Fool”

What’s up everyone and welcome back to another retro TMNT episode recap! Big stuff going down in Turtle Town…OK, that’s a lie, but, on the bright side, only 164 episodes to go after today! We can do it!

Before we get started, thanks all the traffic on this blog the past couple of days. I don’t know where y’all are finding this, but I appreciate it! Also, if you haven’t already, please check out and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! That would make me a very happy boy.

For now, however, we’re diving back into retro cartoons. They can’t all be bad, right? At some point there’s got to be some episodes that are absolute bangers. I guess we’re about to find out in real-time. Let’s go. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S03E10: “Turtles At The Earth’s Core”

Welcome back to another brand new TMNT episode recap! Don’t get your hopes up with this becoming a regular thing, but I do have another recap blog here for you today despite yesterday’s snoozefest being a battle to watch.

Real talk, do all these “classic” cartoon series suck? Like, I grew up on this shit, it all holds a very big place in my heart, but man this is terrible. Big blessings to the parents who had to put up with this shit playing nonstop in their houses just to appease kids like me.

Some episodes have to be good, right? We’ll keep hoping for that. Like today! With a title like “Turtles At The Earth’s Core” you just know that gaggles of characters are going to be boiled in hot, liquid magma! Exciting!

If that doesn’t make you want to keep reading, nothing will. But you should still do so anyway just to be sure. Continue reading