Seven different cartoon stars appear in their own series of animated shorts each week. "Milton the Monster": Professor Weirdo, the mad scientist, and his assistant, Count Kook, live on Horror Hill with the three monsters they created: Heebie (a skull-faced monster with long hair and formal dress), Jeebie (a green-furred creature with one eye and one sharp tooth) and the uselessly kind and gentle Milton the Monster. "Fearless Fly": Hiram is a meek, mild and passive little fly until he dons a special pair of eyeglasses that give him super-powers. The inscrutable Tibetan wizard, Doctor Goo Fee, and his faithful servant, Gung Ho, make every effort to destroy the super-insect. "Flukey Luke": The cowboy private eye, Flukey Luke, fights the mobster, Spider Webb, with the help of his trusty horse, Pronto, and his faithful friend, Two Feathers, the American Indian with an Irish accent. "Muggy-Do, Boy Fox": The wily boy fox has an endless number of schemes to make a dishonest buck. "Penny ... Written by
The introductory theme music for the Fearless Fly segment was previously used as incidental music in Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954). See more »
["Milton the Monster" title sequence]
On top of old Horror Hill, in a secret laboratory, Professor Weirdo and Count Kook were in their monstrous glory.
# Six drops of The Essence of Terror, / Five drops of Sinister Sauce. #
# When the stirring's done, may I lick the spoon? #
# Of course! A-ha! Of course! / Now for the tincture of tenderness, / But I must use only a touch. / For without a touch of tenderness, / It might destroy me! #
[Kook accidentally knocks Weirdo's arm]
# Oops! Too much! / ...
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This "Milton the Monster" cartoon entry was enough for my curiosity...
Being a frequent seeker on the Saturday Morning Blog, I discovered this '60s television cartoon series there in their Halloween sites. The episode shown was called "The Hearse Thief" which concerns Prof. Weirdo and Count Kook's searching for the one who stole their funeral car. Milton is the chief suspect since they found him driving it without permission. With the standard limited animation of this era, the movements were very stilted so that's one minus here. Then there's the lame jokes so another minus. And finally, the characterizations were beyond dull for me so that's one more strike for me. They're out concerning whatever interest I initially had in seeing this rare showing of this forgotten cartoon series. So with that, I'm giving "Milton the Monster" 1 star...
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