Friday, October 10, 2008
Oh My God! Duckman! Finally
Oh man am I happy this is finally out on DVD. I never thought I'd see the day come when this was finally released officially. I didn't think anyone else watched or remembered this but me.
I was getting close to going to one of those DVD bootleg sites and buying it. I still may have to do that with Eek The Cat & Ahhh! Real Monsters.
But not for good ol' Duckman. Official DVD...after all these years. I liked this show so much I even bought this on bootleg VCD at eBay about 8 years ago. Anybody remember VCD's? Came on about 25 discs. Nice.
Anyway this was an underground classic. It aired for 4 seasons on the USA Network from 1994 to 1997. 70 episodes.
The plot? Simple and everyday. As Duckman sums up better than I ever could: "I'm just one more duck detective who works with a pig and lives with the twin sister of his dead wife, three sons on two bodies and a comatose mother-in-law who's got so much gas she's a fire hazard."
Awesome. I'm always amazed when a show like this even gets produced. It is surreal and crazy and funny.
Fantastically weird design too. Half animals, anthropomorphic animals and human characters. Weird color and exaggerated humor.
Great voice acting from Jason Alexander, Dweezil Zappa and Tim Curry and Nancy Travis.
And it has 2 of my all time favorite characters ever in animation, Fluffy and Uranus. Duckman's syrupy sweet, sickeningly P.C., cloth-stuffed Care Bear-esque office assistants who die a horrible (and deserving) death in nearly every episode. Check the video. No death but you'll get a pretty good vibe for the show in under 50 seconds,
Oh, and Season 3&4 are due to be released in January. Sweet! And complete!