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blueluigi


Not really sure what to think of this.

So, The Jetsons are reappearing for the first time since 1990 in a crossover with WWE in the third Hanna-Barbara/WWE crossover. They did one on Scooby-Doo a few years ago, and another on The Flintstones. Now, they're doing one with The Jetsons. I don't really follow WWE, so I'm not sure what to expect.

One thing I will say is that I kind of wish this was being made when Janet Waldo was still alive, mainly to help patch things up after being screwed over by Universal by having her replaced by Tiffany as the voice of Judy Jetson in Jetsons: The Movie.

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eddstarr
My mind is going in circles Dylan, I just don't know what to say here.

I like Hanna-Barbera brand characters, and I like WWE wrestling. But something about the combo just doesn't feel right to me. Everything looks good and sounds good so go ahead and make a new Jetsons video, or make an animated wrestling video - but don't put them together in the same video.

It's like, "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy". You can mash them all together - but why?


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jkatz
Hey! Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein was good!

And I dunno about this one..it seems like they're struggling to keep these Hanna Barbera characters relevant..most kids probably have no idea who they are. At the same time, this reminds of that one Scooby Doo show where they'd team up with random 60s/70s celebrities each episode, and that show was awesome in its campiness.
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Benjanime
our old buddy TMNT would love this.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
The PG Era really has ruined WWE. They really need to stop trying to appeal solely to children and the "family friendly" crowd and go back to making more mature content. Peddling entirely to children has just completely brought the company down.
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eddstarr
Benjanime wrote :

our old buddy TMNT would love this.
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OMG Ben - Yes!  He'd be all over this topic - LOL.

Rick Ace Rhodes made an excellent point. Cleaning up wrestling to make it "family friendly" has killed the '80's/'90's edginess that made WWF so much fun to watch. "Wrestling for Kids" can be handled as a separate product, if done so skillfully.
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Not a big Wrestling fan, but  come on.
It's silly to pretend it wasn't always childish. 
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eddstarr


jkatz wrote :

Not a big Wrestling fan, but  come on.
It's silly to pretend it wasn't always childish. 
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You're correct, of course.

Pro wrestling moved away from its seedy past by having stars that were fit and attractive, (with exceptions), clean surroundings and a more friendly atmosphere - '80's style.

But by removing all the edginess leaves the sport wanting. Take actual wrestling away and what's left is something bordering on comedy.

Remember the, "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling - GLOW" - from 1986 to 1989?


They never even tried to be serious, acting as a variety show including music numbers and comedy skits. 



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Also, if you think WWF didn't market to kids in the 80s and 90s, then perhaps you should look at some of their toy commercials. Like these for instance.

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jkatz wrote :

Not a big Wrestling fan, but  come on.
It's silly to pretend it wasn't always childish. 
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Wrestling is childish for sure, but there was a time when you could ignore the childish aspects of wrestling because the content you were receiving was actually pretty entertaining and enjoyable.
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blueluigi wrote :

Also, if you think WWF didn't market to kids in the 80s and 90s, then perhaps you should look at some of their toy commercials. Like these for instance.

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I get that, but people grew out of the 80's. They wanted something darker and more mature. Trying to market it solely to kids and the "family friendly" crowd is ridiculous. Go back to a TV-14 rating. Kids will watch it regardless of the rating and you'll also start to see new demographics coming back to it.
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