Thursday, March 23, 2006
THROWBACK THURSDAYS 13
Mighty, mighty, MIGHTY MAN! and his dog YUKK was a cartoon aired in 1979 on ABC during the Plastic Man hour. I had to dig deep in my animated mental archive for this one. Not many remember this show, but it was one that had me glued to the screen when I was a kid. This show was produce by Ruby-Spears Productions The concept went like this...Mighty Man was really millionaire Brandon Brewster, but when he hit himself with his--umm--Mighty Man Ray, he'd shrink to less than a foot tall and gain super-strength and the ability to fly. Yukk was Mighty Man's dog. He walked around on his back legs and wore a little doghouse over his head because he was the ugliest dog in the world. Anytime he took off his doghouse, sirens and screams would be heard, and anyone within eyeshot would be severely traumatized by the experience. He was so ugly, he could even destroy inanimate objects. That's really damn ugly!
What a great cartoon concept. The voice of Yukk was classic as well. I wish I could get this great cartoon along with the rest of the Plastic Man line up on DVD somehow. My search is on. In the meantime, I'll just add this throwback with the rest of my fav's into my classic cartoon limbo.