FELIX THE CAT / Venus And The Master Cylinder - 1959
It's Friday and time for some laffs... Here's a classic Felix The Cat cartoon from 1959, Eegah!! and I grew up watching the many adventures of our little hero. The story's simple, this time the Professor sends Poindexter to help the Master Cylinder with an experiment on Venus. Felix flies Poindexter's saucer to the planet to save him.
Jack Mercer was amazing! We know him as Popeye's voice, but, in this cartoon, he does all the voices.. Felix, The Professor, Poindexter and Master Cylinder!!!
I have a fun sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Felix The Cat coin bank, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's... VENUS AND THE MASTER CYLINDER!
It's a quiet night at the Professor's lab, Felix is ready to babysit Poindexter when the Professor gets a message on his interplanetary teletype. It's Master Cylinder.
After the Professor blasts off for Venus with Poindexter, Felix decides to follow them in Poindexter's saucer, just in case there's a problem. I love the simplicity of the top still.
The Professor's spaceship is a funny looking thing and was used in a number of other adventures. Poindexter is a busy little navigator.
Wouldn't you know it, Master Cylinder has no intentions of paying the Professor any money!
Instead, he straps him to a rocket and shoots him into space. Luckily, Felix happens by and saves the Professor from a horrible fate.
Poindexter is forced (with a ball and chain) to work on a rocket fuel for Master Cylinder, but, as always, he blows the place sky high.
The chain breaks, the ball comes down and hits the Professor in the head, knocking him out.
You'll notice that Felix doesn't have his magic bag of tricks, so, he grabs the ball, swings it over his head and knocks the crap out of Master Cylinder, bringing the episode to its end.
The gang heads back to Earth, all is well except for the Professor's head injury from the ball.
Now, all that's left for us is to wonder what Eegah!! will have for us tomorrow... Be there, or we'll stick you in a beehive!