Monday, September 24, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Welcome to The Bleeping Dungeon! I've got a great little Saturday Night Special for you called "Man Hunt On The Moon!
"Colonel Bleep" was only on for one bleeping season, but that season consisted of 104 episodes, and as far as I can tell, that season ran from 1956 to 1959! That means they were really cranking these puppies out!
I was thinking this was Captain Gleep! When I was a kid the word Gleep was used as a disparaging remark like 'Dip!' Actually "Colonel Bleep" kind of looks like a fart in a bubble! That's him in the middle, and those are his two pals Squeak and Scratch with him! I used to have a bleeping monkey named Scratch, and a rubber rat called Squeak!
Squeak is a cowboy puppet and Scratch is a cave man! How this is all supposed to bleeping work, I have no idea. As far as I can tell, the creators, Robert D Buchanan and Jack Schleh made up their own rules as they went along!
I was going to present you the very first episode called "Building An Island Base," but it was about as bleeping exciting as the title, so I decided to do episode number eight titled "Man Hunt On The Moon" instead!
This whole series of cartoons is a weird amalgam of cartoons and science thrown together in a blender like a bleeping fruity frozen Margarita!
The bleeping episodes don't necessarily end or continue, it's more like they just are!
So, the trio are floating around on the bleeping moon when they find an Eiffel like tower with a large parabolic lens on the top! Scratch goes to explore it!
Scratch then scares himself when he sees his own shadow and thinks it's a bleeping monster!
While Scratch is not real bleeping bright, this Eiffel Tower lighthouse sure is!
Most of the drawings are fairly bleeping simple, but are very effective at times!
The boys are on some kind of bleeping mission to find an evil guy named Dr. Destructo. They never make contact with him in this episode!
The novelty song by The Playmates called "Beep Beep" came out in 1958!
"Beep Beep!" - I almost forgot the bleeping Roadrunner who first appeared in 1949!
Today the word "Bleep" is used as a synonym for censor! It was probably used in that sense for the first time in the early 50's, but has absolutely nothing to do with the Colonel or fried chicken!
Kinda bleeping krazy!!
If you'd like to know more about "Colonel Bleep" and his bleeping buddies, you can find a whole bunch of episodes right here at the Internet Archive, and thank Mr. Oldbones for it!
Some of the episode titles are really crazy like "The Wicked Web," "War In Robotland, "Tunnel In Space," and "The Invisible Gorilla!" So what are you bleeping waiting for??