This animated series is actually about three different cartoon scenarios. The first, "Schnookums and Meat!" involves a dumb pair of animals, Schnookums the cat and Meat the dog. The next, "... See full summary »
This animated series is actually about three different cartoon scenarios. The first, "Schnookums and Meat!" involves a dumb pair of animals, Schnookums the cat and Meat the dog. The next, "Pith Possum: Super Dynamic Possum of Tomorrow" is a spoof of the 1966 Batman TV series, with Pith Possum and Obediah fighting crime in Possum City. Finally, "Tex Tinstar: The Best in the West" is a parody of Western serials, involving the title character, a cowboy, and his team. The end of each episode ends in a cliffhanger for next week, not unlike the serials or "Rocky and Bullwinkle". Written by
A canned SpaghettiOs pasta meal from Franco-American (a division of Campbell's) featuring pasta modeled after the characters Shnookums and Meat was produced as a tie-in product. In a surreal note, the label had a disclaimer stating that the product itself contained no meat, but the "meat" referred to on the label was the character "Meat" (although it was also available with meatballs, which did, obviously, contain meat). See more »
I'm sure everyone's aware that the Itchy & Scratchy show in The Simpsons is intended as a parody of Tom & Jerry (and similar cartoons). It makes fun of how these cartoons portrayed violence, and expands on that by adding grotesque gore.
Shnookums and Meat was a real, sincere version of Itchy & Scratchy. It was a gory Tom & Jerry (only with a dog and cat instead of a cat an mouse), and that's what Disney sold it as. But in this context, it's not funny, it's just disturbing. Hence why Shnookums & Meat was cancelled after only a few weeks.
Bottom line: Even if there's anywhere where you can still see this show, avoid it.
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