Saturday, 11 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...doesn't need a side-kick.

If you watched 'The Flintstones' you're probably familiar with The Great Gazoo, the Martian who caused a never-ending supply of trouble for Fred and Barney. I have to say, I never really got him or liked him, and he had no business being there. Clearly his introduction was to inject new life into stories, but The Flintstones was always at its best when it was more a traditional sitcom dealing with more 'normal' things in a prehistoric setting, like Barney and Betty adopting a baby or Wilma maxing out Fred's credit card. Gazoo was incongruous and annoying and having him in the show was the equivalent of Friends featuring a wise-cracking ghost, or Frasier being friends with a cognac-sipping otter. So it was nice to just tell that smug green alien to 'Shaddap!'. I've been wanting to do it since I was five.

2 comments:

Christopher said...

I kinda wish there was just one episode of Frasier featuring a cognac-sipping otter...

Rob said...

"Why Frasier, after I had brought it out the lake my bottle of Cote du Rhone was more of a Cote du Ruined...!"

Yeah, just one episode :D