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Hi Bryan Here….
I am so delighted to be seeing this on DVD for the first time. I love watching old cartoons from the 60’s. And ‘Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles’ was so much fun. There were only two seasons with less than 20 episodes in all, but the rock music/action hero cartoon packed each episode with tons of great fun. It reminds me of ‘Fraggle Rock’ meets ‘Partridge Family’ in the vein of Hanna-Barbera. This cartoon series also made for some of the most bizarre animated sequences I might have ever seen. I witnessed a giraffe running upright on two legs with a gun and jumps into an art easel to disappear. No, I was not on that acid you gave me last year. Just loads of Dr. Pepper.
So part of the Frankenstein JR. and the Impossibles team is Professor and Buzz Conroy who are a father son duo of scientists who use their intellect to defeat evil. The villains are fucking great. An origami villain, a gun toting giraffe, and a crazy artist are just some of the hilarious villains that are conjured up in this brilliant 60’s television series. Well, the father son team create this giant robot they call Frankenstein Jr. or Frankie for short. Frankie flies around kicking ass and taking names while he rids the city of evil and crime.
The other part of the team are the Impossibles which are a trio of guys who disguise themselves as a rock band, but are actually super heroes. The Impossibles were originally called The Incredibles in the pre-production of this series. Cool huh? There is Multi-Man, Coil-Man, and Fluid- Man. Multi-Man can multiply himself many times. Coil-Man turns into some sort of bed spring or slinky. Fluid-Man as you can guess can transform into liquid. Sounds awesome right? Well yes. Yes it is.
This show is a whole lot of fun. The music from the 60’s is actually pretty great to listen to and the heroes and villains are so out there, that it makes it so amazing to watch. It’s got that nostalgic feel that makes you all warm inside. The animation is so groovy and like you are on an acid trip from the 60’s and the voices of all the characters, you will recognize from shows like ‘Scooby Doo’, ‘Dragnet’, ‘Addams Family’, and ‘The Andy Griffith Show’.
“Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles is one half-hour packed with the adventures of two of the most unusual animation creations of the legendary Hanna-Barbera studio. Buzz Conroy is a heroic boy-genius who builds the powerful robot Frankenstein Jr. When the Ghastly Genie, the Junk Man and other evildoers get up to their old tricks, “Frankie” and his young creator crank into action. The crime fighting coalition continues with the Impossibles, a group of superheroes disguised as a beatnik rock group. At the direction of “Big D,” Multi Man, Coil Man and Fluid Man make hot-rockin’ musical justice thwarting thieves and corralling crooks with their transformative powers. All-family classic cartoon fun isn’t just possible – it’s guaranteed with this 2-Disc, 18-Episode Collection.”
|1||The Shocking Electrical Monster||Dr. Shock uses his Master Mix Monster Machine to turn his assistant Igor into an electricity-absorbing monster.|
|2||The Spyder Man||Professor Conroy and Buzz unveil the blueprints for the Spy Detector XK-00-7 at a Maximum Security Building. Unfortunately, the blueprints are targeted by Spyder Man.|
|3||Menace from the Wax Museum||Upon an encounter with Buzz at the wax museum, Mr. Menace uses his monsters Gadzonka, Gorillis, and Cyclaws in an attack upon San Francisco.|
|4||Alien Brain from Outer Space||A giant alien brain arrives on Earth and captures Buzz and Professor Conroy.|
|5||The Unknown Shock|
|6||UFO: Unidentified Fiendish Object||The alien Zargon unleashes his warrior Destructo in his plans to conquer Earth.|
|7||Unearthly Plant Creatures||Plant Man thaws the last three prehistoric plant creatures (Carnivorous Chewer, Creeping Crusher, and Fire-Breathing Snapdragon) from a glacier and then sprays them with his Obedience Ray in a plot to eliminate Buzz and Frankenstein Jr.|
|8||Deadly Living Images||The Mad Inventor has invented the Double Identity Duplicator Projector to make copies of whatever pictures he inserts in it.|
|9||Colossal Junk Monster||Junk Man creates the Colossal Junk Monster in a plot to eliminate Frankenstein Jr.|
|10||The Incredible Aqua-Monsters||Buzz and Frankenstein Jr. guard the Navy’s new Hydrotomic Submarine to prevent Dr. Hook and his aquatic monsters from stealing it.|
|11||Gigantic Ghastly Genie||Zorbo the Great creates a genie and plans to use its three wishes in order to defeat Frankenstein Jr. and conquer the world.|
|12||The Birdman||Birdman and his robotic birds Vulturo, Rodantus, and King Condor abduct two astronauts and holds them for a ransom of $1,000,000.|
|13||Invasion of the Robot Creatures||Sertano the Satellite King, an alien from Galaxy X, uses a gravity ray in order to get Earth to surrender. Buzz and Frankenstein Jr. must defeat Sertano’s robots in order to defeat him.|
|14||The Manchurian Menace||Manchurian Menace steals a Space Camera Capsule that has just returned with photos from Mars.|
|15||The Mad Monster Maker||To perform a crimewave in London, Baron Von Ghoul creates robotic versions of horror movie monsters Electroflying Firefly, Menacing Mummy, and the Wicked Werewolf.|
|16||The Monstermobile||The Mad Inventor has invented the Monstermobile and uses its many gadgets to commit crimes.|
|17||Pilfering Putty Monster||Mr. Menace uses his putty monster to steal a $1,000,000 coin collection and even kidnaps Buzz. It is up to Frankenstein Jr. to rescue Buzz and defeat Mr. Menace.|
|18||The Spooktaculars||Dr. Spectro creates three giant ghoulish ghosts in order to take over Penciltrainia.|
I definitely recommend this blast from the past to add to your collection. This is an exclusive DVD only to the WB Shop and made to order so there is collectibility in this. Plus it is just a whole lot of fun.