Saturday Morning Cartoon: Beetlejuice
You start to hear the sounds of the morning, the wind rustling the leaves, the chirping of the birds and that’s when you realize what day it is–Saturday! Cartoons! All week long you’ve been starved of cartoons, and now it is your time to feast! You throw off the covers, shove your feet in your slippers and sprint downstairs!
Grab that big bowl of C-3POs, adjust the antennae and plop down on the floor for your weekly dose of animated fun!
This is “Analog Agent Benjamin” coming at you this week with…. Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice was another mid 80’s cartoon based on a hit 80’s movie of the same name, and to me, was much better than the movie it was based on.
Now while the cartoon series was good, they did make some changes from the movie to make this more kid friendly for Saturday Morning TV. For starters, Beetlejuice himself was changed from a pervert into a fun loving trouble maker, Lydia Deetz was changed from a Depressed Goth Teenager into a Happy Goth Girl, and the Maitlands (the most significant characters in the movie) are nowhere to be found in the series. But other than that, it was a very fun show to watch.
Did any of you find it odd when the series moved from ABC to the Fox Network? How much punny-er can one show be?