Friday, October 29, 2010

Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle in mourning

Where's Rocky?A national TV show on Sunday mornings always has an In Memoriam segment. Everyone from celebrities to scientists to authors are featured. I’ll be watching this Sunday for a mention of Alexander Anderson Jr. He was the creator of “Rocky and His Friends” featuring Rocky and Bullwinkle, a staple cartoon of my childhood.

Who could not enjoy the antics of the Rocky and Bullwinkle duo or Dudley Do-Right and of course, Boris and Natasha. They were irreverant and political in many of their adventures. Once when NBC was going to censor part of their show, Rocky and Bullwinkle put together a Thanksgiving dinner which got past the censors. They roasted a peacock for Thanksgiving dinner; nothing controversial there. Of course it was too late when the NBC brass realized that they were roasting THE NBC peacock.

You can catch many of the programs on Youtube. Don’t miss them.

by PCH @Main

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