Monday, May 12, 2014

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Supercape (The Tom & Jerry Show, 1975)

Tom & Jerry get mixed up with a washed-up superhero, Supercape (Don Messick), in this 1975 short. Supercape, of course, is a parody of Superman. John Stephenson narrates and voices the police chief. The narrative, ironically, is another parody, this one of Dragnet, which Stephenson served as an announcer for a few years prior.

Edit, 1/6/16: Unfortunately, the video was pulled by YouTube. Dailymotion has a foreign language version that we can't use, so we'll settle for this sample clip from Cartoon Network UK.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

As an adult I get the jokes a bit better. This is far from the genius of the Jay Ward stable, but a better T&J ep than most.

hobbyfan said...

If they did more of these satires, then maybe the series lasts longer.