Apr 4, 2009

Memory Lane

I was reading Dive's blog (thanks Petrea for letting me know about it), about the scary children's programs he grew up with. Which made me wonder how mines would hold up. Wouldn't you know, they are all on YouTube.

By the way, what did we do before the internet? Will the children who grow up without memories of a world before computers and the internet, facebooks, text messaging, etc... will they think of us as dinosaurs? For goodness sake, I remember the days of type writer ribbons and white-outs.

Aanyway... Here are a couple of shows from my childhood. Maybe it's just the nostalgia talking but they are really not bad, some quite enjoyable, actually. You, my dear reader, won't be able to fully enjoy it of course, because of the language, but some of the visuals and music might come through. It's a pity though, some of these have pretty funny songs and dialogues. It's a little know fact that The Flintstones are much funnier in the Hungarian dubbed version - that also happens to be entirely in rhyme.

This is Dr. Bubó, General practitioner of a strange forest. His assitant is nurse Ursula the bear, who has romantic aspirations towards the good doctor. The visuals are slightly Yellow Submarine-ish.

This episode tackles the subject of alcoholism and domestic violence, with a fair sprinkling of cursing. At the end Mr. Boar gets cured of his abusiveness via a concussion, but Mrs. Boar is not happy. Crazy Hungarians.

Mézga Család (The Mezgás) is a a little bit like the Simpsons. Less topical - unless there was some subtext I missed -, but a bit more scifi. It's about a disfunctional family who is in radio contact with a relative from the future.


Cafe Pasadena said...

My main memory now, when I think of you chef Vanda, is your delicious Berry Pie you brot to the AD picnic.
By the way, what did we eat before your very berry Hungarian dessert??

Can't help it.

Vanda said...

Cherry is no berry, but who counts. I'm glad you liked it. I'll make it next time too.

dive said...

Wonderful stuff, Vanda! Doctor Bubo is truly trippy. Beautifully drawn, too.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Oh? Sorry. Who,well, hell said it was berry? It's all over de web!

altadenahiker said...

I love Doctor Bubo -- I think I understood every word. Must have been from hanging out with all those Finns. The graphics on the third one creeps me out. Like the really cheesy ones from the 70's.


pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I had the upper two cartoons playing at the same time. With music, language and valium, I'm pretty convinced I was singing along fluently in Hungarian.


altadenahiker said...

Haha, would like to hear that PA. Free-range Vanda, ribbe is crown pork roast with scored crackling on top. Why, exactly the thing I screwed up at Christmas.