Monday, March 9, 2009
Brilliance in television animation: Wacky Delly (1996)
Opinions about anything are subjective. No one can't agree on what's the best book ever are. Same thing with what's the best film, song, etc. You probably don't agree with me on this very sentence.
But we all have ideas on what's the best thing ever are in our heads. It's no exception for me.
So what do I find to be the best cartoon to ever air on television? The answer may surprise you...well, maybe not. The "Wacky Delly" episode of Rocko's Modern Life.
Everything about the episode is perfect, from the behind the scenes look at the making of Rocko's show, the actual result of the film, and Ralph's attempts to sabotage the show. And the ending, of course.
In another words, this is a perfect satire on the television animation business. And it's actually pretty relevent today, too, in more ways than another.
So here's the episode for your viewing.
If only they release the entire Rocko series on DVD. (you reading this, Viacom?)