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Series cast summary:
 Widget (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Mega Brain / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Brian / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Kevin (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Elder #2 / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Mega-Slank / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Bob the Poacher / ... (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
(9 episodes, 1990-1991)
(8 episodes, 1991)
(8 episodes, 1991)
(8 episodes, 1991)


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An obscure cartoon, but one that at least some remember fondly
28 October 2007 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was eight years old when I first saw this cartoon, and think I was ten when I last saw it. I'm 21 now, so it's been a while, but about three years ago, while looking through the credits of voice actor Jim Cummings on IMDb, I came across "Widget, the World Watcher", which brought back memories! As a Canadian, the only station I ever saw this show on was TVO, and if it wasn't aired on that station, I would have never heard of it, but they did air it, and I liked it a lot!

Widget was a little purple shape-shifting alien who lived in a cave on Earth, and was known as a "World Watcher". Each episode would show him on a mission to fight evil and pollution, and help protect the planet, whether it was aliens or humans causing the trouble! To help him on his missions, there was the intelligent but goofy MegaBrain, a being with only a floating head and a pair of hands. The top of MegaBrain's head was see-through, so you could see his brain. Also accompanying Widget on his missions were two young Earthling brothers named Brian and Kevin.

This show could entertain kids with its exciting adventures, interesting characters, humour, etc. From what I remember, most of the humour was provided by MegaBrain, a very funny character. The show also had a catchy theme song, one which I recently got to hear again on Youtube. Unfortunately, it appears the cartoon was always pretty obscure, and at one point back in elementary school, I remember some of my peers were familiar with it, but I don't think too many of them were. I guess episodes of "Widget, the World Watcher" are very rare now, and I doubt it will ever be shown of TV again, but at least some people who were kids in the '90s still have fond memories of it, including me.

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