Sunday, November 6, 2016

From Comics to Toons: Josie and the Pussycats in Swap Plot Flop (1970)

Josie & The Pussycats are in the Middle East, where Valerie is recruited to impersonate a lookalike princess and foil the plans of the Evil Eye in "Swap Plot Flop":

As we've noted over at The Land of Whatever, the Pussycats are back in an all-new comic book that reboots the band's origins. Alan is now a producer. Val is a vet before turning to music, and Josie & Melody are roommates.

However, when the band appears on Riverdale this winter, Josie has been rebooted as an African-American (with her mother played by Robin Givens). Well, when you consider that Hanna-Barbera originally wanted Valerie to be rebooted as a white girl in the 1970 cartoon.......!

"Swap Plot Flop" gets an A-.

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