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Wednesday, September 21, 2022


And we're back!  Again!  September marches on and things are really starting to get spooky outside!  Halloween ain't too far off and already decorations are starting to go up in yards, my yard being among them!  But there will be plenty of time to talk about mashing monsters next month as we got completely unknown fairytale characters left to cover in this current month!  So scroll down and see what we scraped up this week!  Enjoy...

It's the Young King and Dr. X!  The Young King is from Scottish mythology.  I tried to look up the story, but it just wasn't grabbing me.  Early on in the run, Animal Alphabets had asked some of us who should be used for X as there just wasn't a whole of characters to choose from.  Since human characters were being used, I jokingly suggested Dr. X, a character Bob Odenkirk played on Mr. Show.  For a moment, they ACTUALLY considered it before going with Xerxes instead, a character possibly even MORE obscure!  Dr. X was from a skit on the hilarious sketch comedy show Mr. Show With Bob & David.  It ran for four season on HBO between 1995 and 1998.  It took irreverent humor to a new level and still stands as a benchmark of comedy.  In one skit, an evil mad scientist named Dr. X successfully launches a laser into space capable of destroying the Earth.  However, being a fair evil scientist, he agrees not to destroy the planet on the provision that he be paid $30,000,000 a year, every year.  So he holds a star studded telethon every year to raise the money.  It was completely absurd and outrageous, but still insanely funny.  Since I just wasn't getting the Young King story, I decided to add Dr. X to the art, suggesting the Young King's age might've been the result of an experiment gone wrong!

And that's all she wrote for this week!  We'll be back for one more round of obscurity to close September 2022 out the proper way, so be sure to come back and check it out!  Until then, take care, stay safe and I'll catch y'all later!

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