One of the big names of my youth, and, I think, the youth of a lot of young men my age, was G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero. While I never had any of the toys, Brother Eric and I watched the show religiously. It used to bother us that no one died. You always saw the pilots escaping just before the jet exploded, and no one seemed to ever get shot. Never stopped us from watching it, though.
I’m bring this up because at the time of this writing, Adult Swim is running a short of serial called G.I Joe: Resolute. I’ve been watching it the past couple of days and intend to speak about it later, once the serial is finished.
But between this and the upcoming movie, Ive grown nostalgic for the old cartoon. So guess what Cullen does? He hunts down a clip from YouTube.
Yikes! You never can go home again, can you?
Oh, I’d watch this. Really. But not with the rapture my younger self had. And that’s too bad. It makes me wish the quality standards were a bit higher.
But between you and me? I missed hearing Cobra Commander and Sgt. Slaughter’s voices. Never quite realized how much.