Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Super Globetrotters

We've done a lot of research for the book, but none has made me go, "I can't believe I'm getting paid for this" like digging up clips of "The Super Globetrotters" cartoon from 1979. Sweet Georgia Brown, this was a weird show -- even by '70s cartoon standards.

Curly Neal turned into a freak with a giant basketball for a head (which really, wasn’t so far off from his regular hair-free scalp), Twiggy Sanders transformed into Spaghetti Man, and "Sweet" Lou Dunbar was able to pull stuff from his massive afro – all to fight a giant gorilla or a super-villain who stole people’s faces.

Did you watch the show? Here's a taste of the craziness:

1 comment:

Deanna said...

This reminds me of the Futurama episode I saw last week with the Globetrotters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wacYm5Z_Mf0