Friday, July 8, 2011

Toonfomercial: The roots of one man's obsession (1999)

At the end of the 1990's, Cartoon Network embarked on a somewhat ambitious project. What they wanted to do was produce a series of house ads as "editorials" featuring some familiar characters. Only two such ads were produced.

This one features Fred Jones (Frank Welker), the team captain of Mystery, Incorporated. If you've been following the current series, you know by now that Fred has become obsessed with his girlfriend/teammate, Daphne Blake. One can surmise that the roots of this plot point came from this 61 second piece of stupidity, uploaded by WhenWasThatTV.

The ads were written and produced presumably with tongue firmly in cheek, but given the snarky attitudes of certain CN staffers since then, one cannot clearly be so certain anymore.......

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