Friday, March 17, 2017

Toons After Dark: The Magic Shillelah (The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1968)

Begorrah! Top o' the evenin' to ye! 'Tis St. Patrick's Day, after all.

To mark the occasion, let us travel back in time. The year is 1968. The setting is the series premiere of The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck, Tom Sawyer, and fair Becky Thatcher have gotten themselves lost in a myriad of alternate dimensions while eluding Injun Joe (Ted Cassidy). Och, what do we have here? Some leprechauns have espied Becky, napping and unaware of "The Magic Shillelah". Dennis Day is among the guest voices heard in this tale.

'Tis a sorrowful pity the journey was not ended before public eyes. That is to say, the series was cancelled a'fore it could reach its proper conclusion. Perhaps another day, someone can adapt these humble efforts to expand upon Mark Twain's original concepts.......

Rating: B.

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