Thursday, September 24, 2015

Toon Rock: Street Frogs (1987)

Street Frogs is the 3rd of 4 segments from the 1987 Rankin-Bass anthology series, The Comic Strip. We'll be taking a look at Mini-Monsters during "Spooktober" next month.

The 80's were the golden age of hip-hop. MTV jumped on the bandwagon with the emergence of Run-DMC, Doug E. Fresh, and Public Enemy, among others. So, the folks at Rankin-Bass figured, why not try humanoid frogs as rappers?

I never got to see the show, so there won't be a rating. Let's leave you with a sample episode.


Goldstar said...

"Street Frogs" was probably the weakest entry out of the 4 segments on "The Comic Strip". Rankin-Bass basically tried to string as much juice as they could from a single joke; that being the main characters are frogs who do hip-hop, which is not to say that the show didn't provide some amusing moments, but it was basically a one-joke premise. Once you got past that, "Street Frogs" was pretty generic. Not bad, just not the best.

hobbyfan said...

Probably a good reason why the show lasted 1 season only. The others could've been saved and spun off.....!