Friday, January 27, 2006

Bustin' th' Lid Offa Kidvid, Yo

An old friend of mine---WE'LL CALL HIM "JOHNNY Y."--- recently expressed concern over the fact that I might soon be involved in television animation geared towards children. "i [sic] don't think that [the networks] would be interested in your brand of humor if it were for the kiddies," he said, and I quote. Where this concern came from I can only speculate, as Johnny fancies himself a swingin' bachelor, and has no young 'ens of his own. In fact, I have always found children to be a key source of inspiration in my work, if not the primary one. Kids are great, and I enjoy figuring out what makes them tick, which would only naturally lead to wanting to figure out what they might want to be entertained by.

The biggest mistake in the history of children's entertainment has been the repeated insistence from those in charge to deliberately
condescend and
pander to their target audience. Of course, kids should be looked after and protected in every regard, and entertainment should never have negative repercussions on any viewer. But kids like conflict, and scary things, and a good story they've never seen before, just like us grown ups. They're smarter than most of us give them credit for, and deserve to be challenged now and again.

With this in mind, please have a look at my latest Family Friendly show idea,

By the way...for REAL hard-boiled hijinks, go to
Cartoon Retro and seek out "Flint Michigan".


Johnny Y said...

I take it all back. All the little kiddies are going to love that Gretchen.

Marc Crisafulli said...

I want the theme song to be the same as "Benson", only with power chords and lots of screaming and car crashes.

Anonymous said...

you should get Einstuerzende Neubauten on the scene for this one. all the neighborhood kids would watch your show Marc!