Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Looney TV: Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2th Century (1980)

Duck Dodgers (Daffy Duck) returns to action in the sequel to his original adventure.

"Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2th Century" was originally presented as part of the primetime Daffy Duck's Thanks For Giving special, then re-edited, with more than 3 minutes cut, into a short subject ready for syndicated & cable television.

We know Dodgers is an idiot whose ego is bigger than his IQ. After all this time, you'd think he would remember Marvin the Martian, who again plots to destroy Earth as Dodgers attempts to locate the rank-and-pinion molecule, needed for yo-yo's for some reason.

As silly as it sounds.

23 years later, Dodgers would be granted a weekly series on Cartoon Network, but when this entry aired, NBC had the rights to two space heroes that Dodgers had been spoofing---Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the animated Flash Gordon. The funny thing was, while Daffy also was on NBC on Saturdays, the primetime special aired on CBS. Go figure.

Rating: C.


Goldstar said...

Apologies in advance for going off topic here, but what's currently going on with Blogger and Dailymotion embeds looks somewhat similar to something that happened to us on Wordpress a couple of weeks ago. One day, all of my Dailymotion embeds just displayed a blank page where the video was supposed to be, but only on certain browsers. I mentioned this on the WP forums and it turned out this was because WP had recently switched to a secure server and so all of the embedded videos had to be secured in order to be displayed. I had to switch to HTML mode and change the "http" to "https" in all of the Dailymotion embeds and that did the trick. I don't if that's what's happening here, but you may want to contact Blogger about it, if you haven't done so already.

hobbyfan said...

Thanks for the tip. A little editing could help things along, too.