Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Classic Jeff Tue, 21 Mar 2000 14:44:50 -0800 (PST)
In the early 80's there was a saturday morning cartoon called "Saturday
Supercade" that had several segments, all of which were cartoon based on
popular video games. Because the games at the time were all too simple to
serve as the plot for even a kids cartoon, they had to come up with new
situations to put the characters in.

- Kangaroo: every week the monkey characters try some hairbrained scheme
(either to escape from the zoo or to get rich, etc.) and the baby kangaroo
always ends up in the middle of it.

- Pitfall: the title character is stuck taking care of a precocious niece and
an annoying dog. Kind of a cross between Inspector Gadget and Johnny Quest.

- Donkey Kong: Kong has escaped from the circus, and Mario tries to catch
him every week. Sort of like the Fugitive, in the same way that what Krystal
serves is sort of like a burger.

- Frogger: several frogs are either detectives or reporters. I can't remember

I think the whole thing was cooked to compete against the Pacman cartoon.