#20: Smoke Guy: Cartoon All-Stars To the Rescuewww.youtube.com/watch?v=8P_qjL…
My friends... I have learned of something recently. I have learned of an evil that exists right under our very noses that very mat well threaten our very way of life. Yes, the wool has been pulled from my eyes ladies and gentlemen, too long have I thought that the old 80's special "Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue" was the worst thing in the history of anything ever (and it is!) but I was a blinded fool. Blind to the evil that is biding it's time right here in the good ole' U S of A. Evil has a name my friends... and that name is... REEFER!
It's true, I once thought to add in this bloke here as one of the bottom rungs on the Halloween Countdown ladder, but after learning just how vile and malicious this marijuana fiend is well... I knew I had to give it a higher placing as a warning to all the naive innocence out there, to protect them from it's grasp. Yes, I very well should have put this as the winner of this year's countdown, for nothing is as terrifying as the power of "Mary Jane" but well, again, Cartoon All-Starts To the Rescue IS the worst thing in the history of anything ever!
This did originate as a joke and intended to place him at no. 2, but I recently learned of the Reefer Madness musical, much in the vain of Little Shop of Horrors, it's an over-the-top farce of the original source material and absolutely hilarious (also I couldn't resist a 4/20 joke for a character that is literal personified pot smoke!) I always remembered this guy, but Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue had a very opposite effect on me, that being that this was the only cartoon I liked. It was sort of novel in a way, it was almost like this thing was specifically made for me to despise it because somehow out of ALL the cartoons available in that era, the creators of this crappy short managed to utilize almost exclusively the cartoons I couldn't stand as a kid, that or ones that made no sense giving an anti-drug message. Like, why the hell would Slimer, an undead being of gluttony care if you got wasted? And why of all the ninja turtles did the choose Mikey? I'm pretty sure that guy wakes and bakes every day!
But as for the smoke guy? I always thought he looked cool! Like, really, look at him! Way more effort was put into animating him then any of the other characters in this, it's pretty comedic! Otherwise, this was, as stated twice already "the worst thing in the history of anything ever" and I have always hated it, it's one of the cringiest things put to animation. I mean I can sort of commend what it was trying to do, but Christ, could they have presented it any better? Oh well. Enjoy my inappropriate drug humor!