Sunday, 2 January 2011
Hong Kong Phooey
So, in the Jones household, me and the girls are watching Hong Kong Phooey. One of my favourite programmes from when I was a kid. :)
For the uninitiated, Hong Kong Phooey started in 1974, at the height of the blaxploitation / kung fu crazes in the US, which of course led to the great mixture of Scatman Crothers and the hellafied funky background music, and the kung-fu theme.
Here's the opening sequence.... "Who is this superhero? Sarge? Rosemary, the telephone operator? Penry, the mild-mannered janitor?"
Man I love this programme. It's not long enough to get boring, it's got stupid jokes in it, Spot is great, the villains are hissable, the soundtrack is amazing, and Scatman Crothers (as Jones family friend Guy pointed out) is the best cartoon voice ever.
Both volumes of the series are available in certain high street shops.... ah the hell with it, HMV sell it nice and cheap. All the episodes on two DVDs? Yes please.
For the younger viewers out there, this following clip is NOT Hong Kong Phooey.
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? ^
Anyway. Here's a proper bit of the PROPER TV show.