August 15, 2008

The Mighty Hercules!

The Mighty Hercules

Remember this show? Many people probably haven't ever seen it, but I used to watch it all the time. I don't know if it was really the greatest cartoon ever, but I still liked it.

Maybe I was into it because it was pretty much the "superhero" twist on the Hercules myth. He had a power ring, a logo emblazoned belt, reccuring arch-villains (that Mask of Vulcan guy was was hilarious!) and a young centaur sidekick Newton.
Herc's galpal Helena wasn't just a damsel in distress, she was downright useless.

Often Hercules would even call down his crazy wild horse Pegasus to aid him. He had to tame that stupid horse every time.


Ah, the memories.

18 comments:

  1. very cool, you should try to do kevin sorbo's hercues as well. maybe even xena. Or if you have time anthony bourdain from travel channel that would be great.

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  2. WATCHMEN!!! YOU SHOULD DO WATCHMEN!!!

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  3. Watchmen sounds great, it's on the list.

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  4. Yes I remember quite fondly of how cheesy and lame it yet good clean fun.

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  5. Your work is incredibly incredible.

    I agree Watchmen would be supercool to do.

    I also think that you could do a bitching Captain Marvel and family (your Hercules head reminds me of the old cartoon look of the character).

    This blog rules! I check it daily now =)

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  6. Awesome. Please keep up the great work!

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  7. Gee Herc!
    Gee Herc!

    Its Troy McClure!
    Its Troy McClure!

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  8. Hercules, hero of song and story,
    Hercules, winner of ancient glory, Fighting for the right,
    Fighting with his might,
    Hercules is here,
    Raise a mighty cheer for the mighty Hercules!

    I loved that stupid cartoon.

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  9. The Official lyrics:

    Hercules, hero of song and story.
    Hercules, winner of ancient glory.
    Fighting for the right,
    Fighting with his might,
    With the strength of ten, ordinary men.

    Hercules, people are safe when near him.
    Hercules, only the evil fear him.
    Softness in his eyes,
    Iron in his thighs,
    Virtue in his heart,
    Fire in every part,
    Of the Mighty Hercules.

    Some of those words seem mighty odd these days.

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  10. The Mighty Hercules theme song!

    http://www.melaman2.com/cartoons/singles/mp3/m-hercules.mp3

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  11. Daedalus returned every second eposode...he must have had a great lawyer.

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  12. That's great!!!!!

    HERCULESSSS
    TA TA TA TÁ TA TAAAAAAAAAAA


    OLIMMMMMMPIAAAAAAAA

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  13. Awesome.
    Do up some ROCKET ROBIN HOOD!!

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  14. That Springfield version of Herc honestly just made my day!

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  15. I'm glad I'm glad
    To have To have
    A friend A friend
    Like Hercules Like Hercules!

    Love it!

    Now, do newton and deadalus!

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  16. I've been very impressed with all your Punx so far, but this one makes me stand up and cheer! It caught me completely off guard. Tremendous work you've done here.

    Now I have to see if I can find Hercules on DVD somehow. . . or maybe I shouldn't. Im my memories, it is one of the greatest shows ever produced.

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  17. Hey Herc! Hey Herc! :)

    Don't forget Rocket! Robin! Hooood!

    Ah, very-early morning cartoons before those PSA-type shorts about lying, laziness, stealing, etc.

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