A viewer notified media watchdog Reverend Donald Wildmon that, in one episode of this series, it looks like Mighty Mouse reaches into a pocket and snorts cocaine from his hand to regain his strength. Wildmon was disbelieving at first, but after investigating the episode and learning of producer Ralph Bakshi's background (e.g., directing the adult cartoon Fritz The Cat), alerted the media that this may have been intentional. Given the numerous other instances of risque humor and adult jokes in this series, a drug reference wouldn't be out of the question. Bakshi denies it to this day, maintaining that Mighty Mouse was merely smelling some crushed flowers and that the white jet leading from his hand to his nose was merely a cartoon "smell line" moving super-fast from the mighty inhale. The episode was immediately pulled from the rotation so that no one would see it. See more »
[as thousands of ping-pong balls fall from the ceiling... ]
Only one man could have done this!
Yes, but Captain Kangaroo's been in re-runs for years.
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I think that this show was a wonderful new version of the original terry Toon character, combining some elements of the original with others that were new and innovative at the time when it was released. Now the Mighty Mouse have a secret identity, also new friends and new enemies as well (as the Cow, that was my favorite villain) The show frequently parodied other shows, some from 1940's cartoons , Scooby Doo, classic and modern movies, and also the humor of the show was more sophisticated than the other cartoons of the same years, making it good for children and adults as well . The show also involved the collaboration of Bakshi with Canadian John Kricfalusi, creator of "Ren and Stimpy", (Also a good show).
I think that this show deserves more appreciation, it is way better than the horrible cartoons that were made in the recent years.
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