After graduating high school, Carrie needs something to do for the summer. She goes to lifeguard try-outs and gets the job. In this hot Los Angeles summer, she will fall desperately in love... See full summary »
Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.
I remember taping this off TV when it ran in 1991; I think I must have watched it a bout a million times. I think that this was meant to be a pilot for an ongoing television show, but it doesn't seem to have ever taken off. It's a pity, because the outlandish plot would have helped it to stand out from the sit-com white noise of the age. The plot is, A ball of glop from outer space crashes into the studio of an artist. For some reason, he forms the glop into little cartoonish figures that (unbeknownst to him) come to life. It really is a shame that the show did not take off, because it left many openings for future plots in the pilot.
Hilarious claymation (at least, it's hilarious for a pubescent boy), though the high point is definitely the stream of consciousness 'auto-safety' sequence. I think the entire show could have been done in this manner, and it would have taken off enormously. Alas, the human characters kind of detract from the humor, but I think it's worth it. June Foray (Rocky the Flying Squirrel) makes up the celebrity addition, playing the non-verbal Nit.
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