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My Favorite Slapstick Comedies as a Kid

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Well here have been a few of my favorite Slapstick Comedies (which had both live and cartoon formats) as a kid...

Laurel and Hardy was one.  To be honest, I find this MUCH BETTER than Dumb and Dumber.  It was fun to see how Laurel could be so dumb and Hardy while being dumb was less dumb.  It was funny to see their various misadventures together.  I used to really get excited over these guys.

The Three Stooges namely Moe, Larry and Curly.  I did like them a lot as well.  Hmmm and I'm advised to rewatch this series if I want to be better at comedy. :P

Something on B-Fighter...

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While I did enjoy Beetleborgs for awhile but this show totally made me consider Beetleborgs to be a garbage show eventually.  So here's a little bit of B-Fighter- you don't have three typical average kids who free the ghost to make them B-Fighter, no not that!  So here's how it goes- invaders from another world known as Jamahl (Magnavores in Beetleborgs) are about to enter our dimension and three youngsters get chosen to fight them.  So what makes it even cooler is that it's no comic book coming to life enemies but rather REAL LIFE threatening situations, no annoying Flabber but rather we have...

Warning: SPOILERS below...


Insect Elder Guru who granted the B-Fighters their powers.  No they didn't free him from a pipe organ, he was really there.  So he was aware of the threat of Jamahl so he called them.


Professor Kenzou Mukai who worked as the mentor.  He does look like an uncle of mine. :P  He was the mentor at Academia.  I've seen this guy also in other J-Dr…

Zaido's Just Plain Awful

I have to admit that Zaido has to be really an awful, awful Tokusatsu adaptation.  In fact, I just feel like it was a huge knockoff on the three Space Sheriffs that had entertained the children of the 80s-90s with that huge really, awful adaptation which is worse than when Super Sentai got adapted as Power Rangers.  So why do I say Zaido is awful?  While trying to be a Metal Hero adaptation, all it does is drag the plot, destroy the real monster-of-the-week theme and trying to link the Space Sheriffs into that story was just not effective.  In fact, it was so awful it got cancelled overseas.  While some Pinoys dare say, "We should be proud of it because it's Pinoy!" but one thing is for sure, it's AWFUL PINOY not QUALITY PINOY just like Rhodissa Montemayor on Operation OVERDORK wasn't a good thing.  So all I can say is that, I hope that a mistake like Zaido doesn't get conceived again while avoiding horribifucus bad hate fics.  And to be honest, I'd rathe…

Disney's Phoebus Was Too Different

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One of the many things that intrigued me was how different Captain Phoebus was (who was usually portrayed as a jerk in most of the Hunchback of Notre Dame adaptations) to that of Disney.  Now I'll use Jetlag version as his placeholder and to that of the Disney's.


While the Disney's Phoebus was pictured to be heroic, gallant and chivalrous... not so much with most interpretations that were taken from the tragedy or even happy ending versions.  While the Disney's Phoebus did love Esmeralda and even married her, had a son named Zephyr with her... the real Phoebus was a jerk and a seducer.  He was seen cheating on his fiance Fleur de Lys with Esmeralda whom he only wanted to satisfy his perverse fantasies.  In the Jetlag version (which is faithful to the book except Quasimodo and Esmeralda had a happy ending and Jehan never existed or that Frollo's death was made less brutal), he like the book version refused to prove Esmeralda's innocence and had a fiance named Fl…

Disney's Adaptational Villainy

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In Disney there were a few villains who were either villainized or were made more monstrous than their original counterpart.  They are...


Kaa in Disney was made into a villain in contrast to the Rudyard Kipling book where he was a mentor to Mowgli like Baloo and Baghera.  I was pretty surprised to find out that Kaa was a good guy in most of the Jungle Book adaptations I saw!


Claude Frollo in the Disney movie was portrayed to be more maniacal than his book counterpart aside from just changing his position from priest to judge except his character was based on Jehan in the 1939 version.  Compared to the movie, the novel Frollo voluntarily took care of Quasimodo after his mother REALLY abandoned him as an unwanted child, though he later came to "regret" that decision.  Also the novel Frollo though he was intolerant towards gypsies didn't persecute them openly.  He was merely annoyed at their activities and begged them to stay away from the Cathedral though he fell for Esmer…

My Thoughts on Kuuga Part 3: The Grongi

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I just thought that the Grongi are nightmare fuel at best.  Like the Gorgom they are an ancient civilization but they are no cult that controls humans.  What they do is that the HUNT down humans and disguise themselves as humans, treating humans like trash and killing them for a game they call "Gegeru".  Compared to previous Sentai enemies, they don't focus on ridiculous schemes to take over like a goat cult or the use of the Devil's sonata sort of stuff.  Now for the Grongi...


Daguva- The mysterious leader of the Grongi.  He's in fact the most cruel character and pretty sick, bloodthirsty to the point he even kills the inferior Grongi as he believes in the survival of the fittest.  What makes him scary is that he's not always there, so nobody is aware of his activities and the suspense around this guy just gets darker and darker.


Baruba- Although she may seem to be the big bad of the show, she is in reality the underling of Daguva.  SO far the only Grongi w…

My Thoughts on Kuuga Part 2: Forms, Weapons and Vehicles

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I'd like to say that Kuuga really managed to revolutionize what Black RX started with multiple forms.  So here's my thoughts on his forms, weapons and vehicles that he used...


The Arcle felt like the Kingstone WAAAAAAY back in Kamen Rider Black.  The fact that it was from an ancient civilization gave me Kamen Rider Black nostalgia too.


Growing Form happens to be his weakest, which was in episode one.  It wasn't until Yuusuke got whole hearted devotion did he become...


Mighty Form Kuuga which is his default form.  Later on he got the Rising Mighty Form which allowed him to do a stronger version of the Rider Kick.  By episode 46, he finally got his black form which made me want to sing the Kamen Rider Black theme song!


The Dragon Form- Despite it's name I find it funny that while he becomes faster, he does lose some strength and I thought this is a more balanced version of the overrated Bio Rider form back in Black RX.  I love how he can jump high and use that Dragon Rod…

My Thoughts on Kuuga Part 1: Him and His Allies

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Kamen Rider Kuuga- the triumphal return of Kamen Rider after its long hiatus in 1989, after Toei got the rights to Kamen Rider.  So what are my thoughts?  So I'd like to talk about the plot- we have Yuusuke Godai the main character who starts of as just as a "happy go lucky" guy who one day becomes the hero to save the world from the evil of the civilization called the Grongi.  What happens is that he is known as Unidentified Lifeform No. 4 and he was at first, distrusted but along the way aside from learning about his new powers (which took two episodes each for him to learn them, trying the more realistic approach to the what if you had superpowers situation) he also gets help from the police department and his allies...


Kaoru Ichijou- Well he's one professional detective.  Despite not having superpowers, he helps Kuuga in some other way eventually he's managed to kill a few Grongi with new special bullets that were later developed in the series.


Sakurako Sawa…