Since I am not privileged enough to run with the Big Dogs over at the Peevery, I’m going to post my own miniature version of a Peeve here.
It has come to my attention that Disney has a new cartoon called The Replacements. If you know me well, you know that my very favorite band is The Replacements (no connection WHATSOEVER) and I’m irritated, to say the least. Now when I try to google something about my band, I not only have to muddle through and past things like that movie, now there is cartoon crap clogging up my list of sites to click on.
Now I realize that the (band) Replacements are hardly a household name. And that is only because such a large percentage of the population has never been exposed to their music. Otherwise, they would be way more famouser and no one would ever think to steal their name for a lame cartoon. Who would name a cartoon The Beatles, or The Cure or Death Cab for Cutie unless the cartoon was actually about the Beatles, the Cure or Deathcab?
I actually watched about 5 minutes of this cartoon out of curiosity. Wow. Yuck. Disney has lowered it’s standards by a few
gazillion points, I think. The characters seem to be a huge, bloated Elvis-wanna-be, an overly-made up blonde with a broom something up her butt and a couple of obnoxious kids with red hair and hyperactivity issues. The animation is sub-standard and the cartoon has that loud/ugly quality that so many of them do these days. Not that I’m a good one to ask, but I do have grandkids.
The least they (Disney) could have done is not name the cartoon after my heroes or maybe make it a watchable cartoon.
Now that I think of it though, a cartoon about the band might have been pretty damn cool. I’m not going to describe how I would imagine it though, because it would be lost on anyone who isn’t a fan.
K. I’m done whining. Er, I mean peeving. There are way bigger issues in this world to be addressed. But I chose a cartoon.