Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday morning cartoon


Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

Lutherans. Thought Davy and Goliath was put out by the Mormans. Guess I lumped them in with those other PSA commercials I used to see as a kid.
Also remember something called Insight (I think) that reminded me of a religious Twilight Zone. Dunno who put that out, but it was on Sunday mornings, of course.

Undercover Black Man said...

Also remember something called Insight (I think) that reminded me of a religious Twilight Zone.

Dude, I loved "Insight"! Right down to the theme song. I saw many episodes, and remember one quite vividly to this day... a game show called "Tell a Little Lie About Yourself." Creepy.

As a moral lesson on how people will debase themselves to win a little money, that ep. is more relevant than ever.

"Insight" was produced by the Paulist Fathers, a Catholic group. The priest who did the Rod Serling thing on camera was Father Bud Kieser... who also founded the Humanitas Prize, which is a coveted award for screenwriters. Father Bud's goal was to encourage writers to explore the human spirit.

chachabowl said...

"Insight" was that Sunday morning show that was like a half-hour Catholic "Playhouse 90." I'm sure that I saw Martin Sheen on it a couple of times. Now I gotta go find out if they've got dvds out there! And speaking of PSAs, do you remember one from the Ad Council in the mid-to-late sixties that was for Radio Free Europe? It was in black and white and started off with this young twenty-ish guy walking through the streets of a European city, up and down stairs and ending up in a cramped radio studio where he puts on a headphone set and introduces a record in rapid-fire German, tagging it with the words "Awnn Brawd-Vey..." just as the Drifters start singing, "They say the neon lights are bright...." It made me, a little kid, want to get into radio.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Hey chacha. I don't remember that Radio Free Europe PSA... or even this one, the full-color update. But it's cool to think about all the TV marginalia from childhood.

Like tourist ads. I grew up in D.C., and I remember the tourist ads for Pennsylvania... with a distinctive jazzy walking-bass-line theme song that went "Penn-syl-vaaa-nia."

I sure hope that one's on YouTube.

chachabowl said...

UBM, that's good knowledge. Thanks for the youtube link to the Radio Free Europe psa!

reina19139 said...

That was ultra cute.