Sunday, July 10, 2005

All Your Toad Are Belong to Us

I'm wearing my new Hypnotoad t-shirt today. For those of you who aren't familiar with the amazing Hypnotoad-- i.e., you don't watch endless reruns of the late, lamented Futurama--he's one of the few cartoon characters of the last decade to rival SpongeBob's pet snail Gary for sheer awesomeness. (Why, Fox Network? Why? How can you bring back Family Guy but not the underappreciated Futurama?)

Part of Hypnotoad's greatness is that he only appeared in two or three episodes, including, of course, the one where he becomes the star of his own show, "Everybody Loves Hypnotoad." He maintains an air of mystery by not being overexposed, thereby demonstrating true star power. (Are you listening, Tom Cruise?) To get a feeling for the mind-bending abilities of Hypnotoad, click here and stare at the screen for a while.

(And props to the website for acting as a storefront to thousands of small-scale artists and designers who would find it cost-prohibitive to set up their own professional-looking electronic storefronts. If you're looking for an oddball coffee cup, t-shirt, or stuffed animal, check it out. For other Futurama collectibles, check out "Futurama Collectorama.")


Anonymous pepperbro said...

Look, I enjoy Hypnotoad as much as the next guy with a truly warped sense of humor/reality. But don't go crossing the line and dissing Peter (so many jokes, so little....), today's Archie Bunker. Humor needs self-righteousness!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Peter can stand the dissing--his show was revived! Sadly, not even the power of the Hypnotoad has been able to bring back Futurama.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Hey! I know this a really old post, but I was searching for an "Everybody Loves Hypnotoad" T-shirt and came across your blog. The link to cafe press where you got yours is down...Do you happen to know anywhere else where I could find such a t-shirt? If you do please leave a comment on my blog! Thanks!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Hi, I'll leave this comment here, too--I couldn't find the same shirt, but CafePress still has tons of Futurama stuff, including a different shirt. It's pretty cool, too!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

Oh, and another thing--Futurama is coming back in 2008 with all-new episodes. Yay!

1:10 PM  

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