Saturday, October 15, 2016

From Comics to Toons: The Thing in Circus Stampede (1979)

The Thing has his hands full containing a "Circus Stampede". What he doesn't know is that the Yancy Street Gang caused the stampede, but they should be thankful they don't run into the the Big Orange.

A clip of this has previously been used when we first reviewed Ben's solo series.

The fact that Thing never crossed paths with the Yancy Street clowns in this story actually helped things along. I should note that the Yancy Streeters' designs were recycled from the Bronto Bunch from Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm 8 years earlier. I wonder how many other times Hanna-Barbera recycled designs.

Rating: B-.


Goldstar said...

As you know, I covered Fred and Barney Meet The Thing on Twinsanity! a while back, and I likewise noticed the physical similarities between the Yancy Street Gang and The Bronto Bunch from H-B's Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm. Perhaps Spike, Stretch and Turkey were the modern day descendants of Bronto, Zonk, Noodles and Stubs. Who knows?

hobbyfan said...

Insofar as H-B was concerned, maybe. At least they gave the Yancy Streeters form and voices, something Marvel has never been willing to do on a consistent basis.