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05/14/2018

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Sean Martin

The rebooted Rocky and Bullwinkle just makes me cringe. It's not even a good copy of Ren and Stimpy, which appears to be the obvious styling source. And with luck, we wont be seeing new versions of the Wayback Machine or Dudley Doright or Fractured Fairy Tales. Hopefully, anyway.

Oh well, I still have all the old ones on DVD and can thrill to the saga of the Kirwood Derby.....

As for Cheeto, I've been saying for years that the man's no where near as rich as he claims, which is why he wont release his tax forms. People Paid to Know Such Things estimate his wealth at low three digit millions, which is a lot, to be sure, but not the billionaire status he claims. I eman, Christ, he doesnt even own the condo at Trump Tower: he was given it in exchange for putting his *father*'s name on the building — and after all these decades, it still has yet to turn a profit. Go figure that one out. Why people think he's this mad success (with six — or is it seven? — bankruptcies?) just confirms PT Barnum's take on never underestimating the stupidity of the American public.....

Kip W

I agree about Rocky & Bullwinkle. I can't say it's a disappointment, because I had no expectations. Natasha's voice is good. Rocky's isn't too bad. All the rest are awful, and it's frenetic, and everybody is stupid, and it goes on forever.

I also agree that it's just as well they didn't take on the other Jay Ward properties at the same time.

Trump… well, as a businessman, he seems to have been a good money launderer for the Russian mob. Apparently that's what some people want in a President. Who knew they used to hate Russia only because they thought liberals liked the place?

Craig L Wittler

It must be noted that Peabody & Sherman have already been re-animated by the same company that does the 'New'R&B as an instantly forgotten CGI feature and as a show on Netflix. I held out some hope for 'New'R&B after reading the current producers declare their respect for Ward/Scott & Co., but it fell short on multiple counts. In addition, the original format with its short episodes interrupted by multiple other 'show elements' worked so much better than the new one-long-23-minute-episode format. Bullwinkle's design and voice are OK for me; Rocky's design with the enormous head and tendency to hover like a flying squirrel should NOT fly is annoying, but Tara Strong is this century's June Foray and does the voice well. The one positive change is redefining the Boris/Natasha relationship - Natasha is defined as more competent and less tolerant of Boris' incompetence... imagine Natasha Fatale as a feminist icon. But it kinda works; better than most of what's on the screen. The narrator's okay but needs to be used better - only one "next episode" gag per long episode? Ugh. When I was a kid I followed R&B devotedly and made my own Episode Guides with the "next episode" titles; those were the days. Recommended: The Moose That Roared by Keith Scott (no relation to Bill Scott), meticulously researched but very entertaining on its own; https://www.amazon.com/Moose-That-Roared-Squirrel-Talking-ebook/dp/B00IHCJ51I/ Spend some time with that book instead of the new show.

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