Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel
It's Throwback Thursday!
Let's go back in time in the WABAC machine and visit The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman in front of the WABAC machine
(pronounced Way Back for you youngsters out there).
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show was produced from 1959-1961 and later went into syndication and appeared until 1973. The series was the result of the collaboration of Jay Ward and Alex Anderson. The show was for children, but had plenty of clever puns and topical references that also appealed to adults. There were lots of outrageous characters and goofy plots that kept everyone entertained. The name of Bullwinkle came from a car dealership in Berkeley, California that was called Bullwinkel Motors.
Three versions of the Fractured Fairy Tales Intro Theme music.
The fictional town where Bullwinkle lived was called Frostbite Falls Minnesota. Much debate ensued over which real town this was based on. In Minnesota one candidate was the town of International Falls. The Canadians were also included in the show, who could forget Dudley Do-right the love-struck Canadian Mountie! Other favorite skits within the show were Fractured Fairy Tales, Peabody's Improbable History, Mr. Know-It-All and Aesop and Son.
This zany show was created during the cold war and the satirical look at politics was evident in the characters of the no-good-nicks Boris and Natasha. Fortunately for Rocky and Bullwinkle, these spies were incompetent and ended up the victims of there own devilish ways. I still find the show to be quite funny and now as an adult it has a whole new meaning. It was very cleverly written with lots of innuendos thrown in.
This is just a peek into the past, if you would like to know more about the show or just want to refresh your vintage memory, check out this link at FunTrivia.
Next to Rocky and Bullwinkle the Fractured Fairy Tales were my favorite feature.
"And now, here's something we hope you'll really like!" -- Rocky.
"Hey Rocky, watch, me pull a rabbit out of my hat." ---Bullwinkle
Here is a trivia question for you. In the 'Dudley Do-Right' features, Dudley was always trying to gain the affections of the beautiful Nell. She was in love with another. Does anyone remember towards who were Nell's affections directed?