Monday, November 24, 2008

Spaceballs: The Animated Series

Spaceballs: The Animated Series
Airing on G4 television for some ungodly reason

Anyone ever have the experience of watching a stand-up comic who thinks they are hilarious but are anything but? That's about the experience of watching Spaceballs: The Animated Series, but is about a thousand times worse.

Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers and Daphne Zuniga have absolutely nothing to do as they reprise their roles in this absolutely shitty show. Mel Brooks sounds every bit of 82, Joan Rivers sounds every bit of terrible at any age, and Daphne Zuniga sounds okay but who cares.

The animation is terrible, like watching flash animation done by someone who just doesn't care about doing flash animation, except when breasts are on the screen. Then those bounce a lot.

The actual writing is by far the most horrifying thing about this show. It's like the murder of all that is funny since time began.

Take for example "The Lord of the Onion Rings." This is an episode in which Barf must take an evil union ring and throw it into a giant deep fryer in Frydor. On the way he gets taken in by the spell of the ring and actually has a conversation with himself not unlike Gollum from Lord of the Rings, complete with annoying voice, and a "Dork Army" is created by Dark Helmet due to a misspelling of the word "Dark."

There's another episode "Revenge of the Sithee" which has a villain named "Outlet Maul" and has about five breast jokes a minute, from a podracer with breasts to a customizable stripper whose breasts get larger with each button press.

Then there's errrrggghhhhhhgggggrrrrrggghhhhhhhhh

Sorry, my head hurts just thinking about how horribly unfunny this is. I think it may be an impending cerebral hemorrhage.

To sum up, never watch this show. It is the worst thing ever put on television since Two and A Half Men and makes me want to die. Especially since it's coming from Mel Brooks, someone who has done so much better in the past. Well, the 1970's.

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