You should do a Frozen parody with Lanolin as Elsa and Bo as Anna!
So...does that make Roy his "mother"?
I see the Craven name, and I can't help but think of a take on Kraven the Hunter, and the likeliness of meeting up with Spider-Man.
Wade: Suh-suh-suh...Sp-Sp-Sp-SPIDER-Man??? OOOOHHHHHH help!
I'm always going to miss the old Garfield show, if only because the new one makes no mention of the US Acres characters like I hoped they would. But I'm still happy with my dvd's and the awesome fanart.
Y'know, Bill Waterson (creator of Calvin & Hobbes) made some nasty remarks about the comic strip version of U.S. Acres, which I thought was a li'l mean, considering Jim Davis (creator of Garfield & U.S. Acres) is a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes.
Bill Watterson pretty much hates anything mainstream and over-merchandised, such as Garfield, so don't take his hate personally. Retiring Calvin and Hobbes was basically his way of saying "Screw you!" to all the greedy corporate suits who wanted him to sell out.
Also Bill Waterson actually is a big "Peanuts" fan, which is very heavily merchandised to. So he isn't against all mainstream or merchandised comics.
I can understand Bill's points in the "C&H 10th Anniversary" book, overly merchandising can cheapen something if it's done to much, (and it gave "Poke'mon" a bad rep' so Nintendo eased up on that a bit) but a li'l merchandising isn't to bad.
Though, I think Jim Davis said they did turn down some merchandise that they felt went against Garfield's character, and stuff. So at least they weren't just rubber-stamping every merch proposal.
I liked the U.S. Acres strip, but it took Mark Evanier's manic, crazy writing style to make the cartoon as fun as it was. I mean, the dialogue alone. Ever see the Pig Ball episode? Where they play a game where they toss a baked potato, and if it landed sour cream side down, everyone had to change their name to Murray?
That's why U.S. Acres was amazing.
Mark Evanier really did the "Garfield & Friends" show justice. They even had some jokes for the "parents," and older Garfield fans watching it seemed to me.
I especially liked the show's subtle parodies of those "politically-correct, always get along, always agree with each other" cartoons at the time.
(Like with the Buddy Bears, and such whom Garfield can't stand.)
But yeah. I think Mark has done more justice to Garfield than Jim Davis himself. Too bad Mark doesn't write the strip currently as well.
I wish they'd bring back that "Clopman diamond" gag they would always reference.
Maybe it's the "nostalgia" talking, but somehow the new "Garfield Show" just doesn't seem the same to me as "Garfield & Friends" did. (Though it does have it's moments to. It's also nice to see they finally made Arlene a main character. She was oddly absent from all the previous Garfield TV show, and TV "specials.")
About Arlene, the reason she never appeared in G&F is because Jim Davis insisted that only he knew how to write for her character, and it was decided that the writers were better off not trying.
But later episodes are much closer to that Garfield. Even references it being a show and everything.
I kinda miss that "2 cartoons in one show" format some late-'80s and early '90s shows had. Like Heathcliff/Cats & Co., 2 Stupid Dogs/Secret Squirrel, and such.)