Friday, August 2, 2013

The Brown Hornet, Spaceman Spiff and Marvin the Martian



I was a big Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids fan growing up, I even remember having a Fat Albert lunch box for a while.  I loved Bill Cosby's stand up comedy records and it was cool for me to see his childhood in animated form.  Of course, I thought it was cool when they introduced the show-within-a-show The Brown Hornet, adding a superhero element to the program.  I always thought that he could have had a life beyond the series, but I never saw anything from him after it went away.

3 comments:

AirDave said...

Cool cover!
I bet The Brown Hornet would have been a better concept than Leonard: Part VI...

Anonymous said...

lol so true AirDave so true lol

Scrapwood said...

Absolutely Airdave, Cosby really missed the boat by overlooking the potential of rebooting The Brown Hornet! But the prime-time animation renaissance of Adult Swim/Family Guy/American Dad had not yet happened so I think NOW would be a great time to revive him. Many current comedians/actors have turned imitating Cosby's voice & mannerisms into thier bread and butter, so if Cosby himself couldn't provide the voiceover, there are plenty who can. Even a live-action Brown Hornet film is possible (using the Live-Action Scooby-Doo movies as a model). But as they say, its a miracle when a movie gets made in Hollywood, so who knows all the behind-the-scenes obstacles that exist preventing such a project from being made?

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