Cartoon Miscellany

A few quick notes that all happen to be related to cartoons.

  • The Simpsons quiz went well. We were trailing one of the other teams by a single point half of the way through. One of the memebrs of that team was clearly involved in the organisation of the quiz; he even sold us our raffle tickets. Predictably this led to accusations of cheating.

    By the end of the last round we had caught that team (despite their cheating) and were tied on 57 points out of 64. The tie-break round was six questions on Groundskeeper Willie, all of which we got right. I have to say I was quite impressed by the prizes. We got a copy of season six on DVD each, leading me to wonder what I’m going to do with the one I already ordered from CD-Wow. We also took two of the raffle prizes. I just missed out on the Simpsons scrabble, so I chose instead The Yellow Album.

  • South Park is now in a regular slot on MTV on Sunday at 10pm. This is the first time in years that I’ve known when that show is on. I usually just stumble onto it in the middle of the night at some random time. It started on MTV last week. It really is worth watching.

  • Family Guy started on BBC TWO yesterday, but for some reason they decided it would be a good idea to show season three, which everyone already has on DVD, instead of the new season four, for which they have the rights. Apparently they intend to show season four next year.

  • Immediately after Family Guy is American Dad, made by the same people. Dad hasn’t been shown on UK terestrial television before. It’s quite good; the characters aren’t as immediately likeable as Guy‘s, but it’s such a similar style that it’s pretty much guaranteed to be good.