Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sunday Funnies: Dexter meets Dynomutt (1998)

From Dexter's Laboratory:

Genndy Tartatovsky must've been a big Dynomutt fan. Either that, or, after parodying the 60's anime icon, Speed Racer, it was decided that Hanna-Barbera's bionic canine would attempt a comeback, and this episode was meant to be a back-door pilot for a spin-off series. Gary Owens & Frank Welker reprise as Blue Falcon & Dynomutt, respectively, in "Dyno-Might":

After that, it's a biography of Dexter's life, told as an opera, or, in this case, a "Labretto":

Rating: B.


Goldstar said...

Blue Falcon and Dynomutt would later appear in an episode of Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, albeit with a slightly different origin. This time, Radley Crown (Blue Falcon) is a nightwatchman for Quest Industries (yes, Quest as in Dr. Benton Quest) and Dyno is his faithful watchdog. After Dyno is injured foiling an attempted robbery, Dr. Quest fits him with robotic parts, turning him into a cyborg (Dynomutt). Perhaps this episode was another attempt at a new series starring the duo.

hobbyfan said...

Blue Falcon & Dynomutt's 21st century makeover has been covered here, Goldstar. One of these days, I'd like to have the complete episode available at some point. Anyway, I was thinking that had they been able to spin Dyno out of the Dexter episode, maybe the creative staff would've done him justice.