Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bad TV: Mega Babies (1999)

Christian & Yvon Tremblay were the masterminds behind Hanna-Barbera's popular 1993 series, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. So, how to explain how they could also come up with something so extremely opposite, it wasn't as funny as it was meant to be?

Mega Babies was a superhero satire that the Tremblays created for the then Fox Family channel in 1999, six years after they'd launched SWAT Kats. To follow the pattern, they were also involved in the 2005 series, Loonatics Unleashed, but, clearly, Mega Babies was their absolute worst.

A superhero in diapers had been done before (Diaper Man of the Mighty Heroes), in the 60's, but three of them? That, folks, is taking a joke too far. To try to compare this to the legitimately funny antics of Nickelodeon's Rugrats would've been an insult to that series.

Ya don't believe me, pilgrims? Then, check out "Dr. Franken Buck":

Rating: D-.

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