I just experienced an odd sensation which I’ve felt before, but never really put a name for. I have decided to call it “flashback whiplash”.
Flashback whiplash is that disoriented feeling you get from being reminded of something that you once knew quite well but had so thoroughly forgotten that your mind has difficulty processing to reminder. In this case, perusing a list of “Things that ought to be on DVD but aren’t” in doctorpop‘s LJ, I came across the following words:
that weird Thing cartoon where the kid had a ring that turned him into The Thing
Oh, dear lord, I hadn’t thought about *that* in…..quite possibly since it aired in 1979. The show was Fred and Barney Meet The Thing, which also later featured Al Capp’s Shmoos, which explains where I remembered a Shmoo cartoon I really liked but could not recall.
Goodness gracious. That’s just something….
A shmoo cartoon?
I’d love to find a copy of that. I love the Shmoos (or, more properly, Shmoon).
I remember that show. It’s a shame that Fred and Barney never acutally met the Thing, expect in those sill intestitials.
And let’s all say it together…
“Thing Ring, do your thing!”
Somewhere out there, Johnny is having a good laugh at Ben, as always.
o/~Thing, thing in thong
To be human he yearns for all day long
He worries if he’s not one of us
What people will say he hears
He’s just Thing
Thing in thong