Oh, hell ya! It’s a Flash based Rubik’s Cube! Sweet creamy monkey jesus….I’m so happy. Enjoy!Of course, playing this little gem has gotten me all nostalgic for the carefree days of my youth….ah, solving my Rubik’s Cube, pitting G.I. Joe vs. Star Wars only to watch the winners be decimated by the rampage hordes of He-Man’s gigantor gang. And then there were the cartoons! Pandamonium! Meatball & Spaghetti! And of course, Rubik the Amazing Cube. Does anyone else remember this little partial birth abortion of a cartoon? It came on after the Pac-Man cartoon and was part of the Menudo cartoon show starring, you guessed it, Menudo.
Boy, was that a marketing ploy of the damned. Actually, I suppose I must give them credit for doing a latino themed hour of cartoons and skits a couple of decades before the wave really hit. Rubik’s human pal was a kid named Carlos, and just about every character was Latino. The premise was that Carlos found Rubik and once solved, it became a sentient being of unimaginable power, which was used to fight crime and solve mysteries of course. Unfortunately, that Joycean-esque premise was not enough to save this horrid little waste of korean animation sweatshop trash. Thankfully, The Monchichis were part of this same little double-feature of joy. Oh, wait. That sucked too.
In fact, a goodly number of the cartoons of my youth sucked. That was mostly due to the fact that 90% of the cartoons were product tie-ins. There was a whole slew of video game cartoons like Pole Position, Donkey Kong, the aforementioned Pac-Man, and Space Ace/Dragon’s Lair (Damn, Daphne was HOT). Then of course there were the more nuanced (okay, shitty) shows like Mr. T and the T-Force, Shirt Tales, Kidd Video and so on…but there were standouts. Winners like Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (which I watched solely for the X-Men cameos), Superfriends, Dungeons and Dragons, and last but not least, the Smurfs.
What’s your favorite cartoon memory maker?