Boy Meets Cult: Quick Religion on Boy Meets World (#TBT)
ReRuns / Television

Boy Meets Cult: Quick Religion on Boy Meets World (#TBT)

With the Disney Channel reviving the popular ABC sitcom-darling Boy Meets World through its much-anticipated sequel Girl Meets World, the original show (currently in rerun syndication) has nostalgically regained a bit of its social cachet.  In one episode of interest, “Cult Fiction” from ‘97 (online HERE; stream it on Amazon), a lonely and belief-less Shawn Hunter … Continue reading

This Isn’t ‘Six Flags Over Flushing’: Spielberg’s Animaniacs and Mocking the Devil
ReRuns / Television

This Isn’t ‘Six Flags Over Flushing’: Spielberg’s Animaniacs and Mocking the Devil

The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) did a good deal to chart what it means to be irreverently funny in television animation.  Before Comedy Central’s “South Park” and FOX’s “Family Guy” took the post-Al Bundy television cue of crudeness and sacrilege to new heights (er, depths?), the Animaniacs gave viewers a full helping of … Continue reading