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Muah ha ha Inactive Member30 Apr 2006 6:51 p.m. PST

A friend of mine who does anime also has an interest in older US cartoons, and was watching a DVD of Underdog episodes. I quickly became engrossed.

I had forgotten how much I loved this show. Never really cared for Simon Bar Sinister, for the same reason I don't like Lex Luthor. The mad scientist as villain just doesn't appeal to me.

However, I used to love Riff Raff, as well as a couple of minor villains. Notably underdog's nemesis Overcat, and the cloud creatures who stole silver, because every cloud must have a silver lining.

You?

Muah ha ha Inactive Member30 Apr 2006 6:57 p.m. PST
Chaosforge Inactive Member30 Apr 2006 6:58 p.m. PST

LOL. I had not thought of Underdog in years. Used to love that show. Named a dog after him when I was 6.

Favorite episode?

When Simon Bar Sinister created the Vacuum Gun. I still remember the the tag line…"Simon Says, Come Here!"…to this day. I will have to find copy of the series for my children.

Got the theme song stuck in my head now. Wish I could remember all the words…

White Elks 10 String Guitar Inactive Member30 Apr 2006 7:32 p.m. PST

Stanza 1: Played before any Bar Sinister episode:

when criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

Stanza 2: Played before any RiffRaff episode:

when in this world the headlines read
of those whose hearts are filled with greed
who rob and steal from those who need
to right this wrong with blinding speed
goes Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!

…I think there is a Third Stanza for OverCat, but I can't prove it…

..and of couse, the Chorus:

Speed of Lightning, Roar of Thunder
fighting all who rob or plunder
Underdog. Underdog!

ADC2Davout Inactive Member30 Apr 2006 8:48 p.m. PST

LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL!

Though far too young to barely remember re-runs, love the other famous phrase of Charlie Cox; "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"

Must also get DVD, nwohiogamer . . . estimate wife to crack-up upon request, and might even try to show a few episodes to some of the older gamers to see if get same response.

Now what was that in Underdog's ring?

Tom Bryant Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2006 11:05 p.m. PST

My lord, that's a classic. I loved that show in re-runs and miss it dearly. If it's on DVD I'll have to get it.

The Gray Ghost01 May 2006 3:00 a.m. PST

>Now what was that in Underdog's ring?<

Underdog Super Energy Vitamin Pill

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2006 3:13 a.m. PST

Wally Cox did the voice of Underdog.

Does the DVD also include episodes of Tennessee Tuxedo? Voiced by our favorite Spy and USMC Drill Instructor, Don Adams….

Dave

Doc Perverticus Inactive Member01 May 2006 4:50 a.m. PST

What's in UnderDogs Ring? Dilithium crystals I think…. Oh, and put me down for being partial to the Witch of Piciune

Rich Bliss01 May 2006 5:13 a.m. PST

"When I stand up, I'm as right as rain."
But when I bend over, There's a stabbing pain"

Richdknows Inactive Member01 May 2006 5:16 a.m. PST

I feel ok when sit down
But when I stand up
Things spin around!

jpattern Inactive Member01 May 2006 8:00 a.m. PST

I saw them first-run as a kid, caught the reruns over the years, and bought the DVDs as soon as they became available. Second only to Jonny Quest, to me.

I'm partial to Simon Bar Sinister, for several reasons: Great name, great voice (I did a great impression of him when I was 8; at least the other kids thought so), and some great catch-phrases. Chaosforge, I love the Vacuum Gun episode, too. Like you, I can still hear that evil, "Simon says, come here!"

And Sweet Polly Purebred – grrrrowwwwllll!

I'll have to raise a glass to Wally Cox later today.

chalkboy8 Inactive Member01 May 2006 8:38 a.m. PST

What's the one where the criminal kept saying "Just in Case."

SNTG Wolf Inactive Member01 May 2006 8:42 a.m. PST

Hmmm, good question. I thought he had a "Super Proton Energy Pill" in his ring.

:?)

Fiendish Sock Puppet Inactive Member01 May 2006 2:18 p.m. PST

chalkboy8 "What's the one where the criminal kept saying "Just in Case.""

I don't remember the title, but Riff had brought along this shadowy figure in a cloak. When his allies asked him what the guy was there for, Riff kept saying "He is for just in case."

The guy turned out to be a witch doctor, who used his powers to control Underdog in some way.

Zyphyr01 May 2006 9:04 p.m. PST

"I thought he had a "Super Proton Energy Pill" in his ring."

The Proton Energy Pill was Roger Ramjet's thing.

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