The Mighty Hercules (1963–1966)

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The adventures of the heroic demigod of Greek mythology.

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The original animated adventures of Hercules, "hero of song and story". Gifted "with the strength of ten ordinary men" courtesy of his magic ring Hercules routinely saves ancient Greece from assorted baddies, accompanied by several (generally unhelpful) sidekicks. Written by Derek Chong <derekchong@hotmail.com>

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Strangely enough, this cartoon has a cast album that features the famous theme song as well as songs written specifically for the album itself. Also called 'The Mighty Hercules', the album first came out as a record in 1963. See more »


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The Mighty Hercules
Theme by Winston Sharples and Win Singelton
Sung by Johnny Nash
Scroll Productions (ASCAP)
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This show made me what I am today.
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So, a few years back, I was watching an Hercules-movie-a-thon on AMC before they became totally crappy. In between films (and, yes, Mickey Hargitay is my favorite) they showed AMC cultural filler. At one point, I was suddenly gobsmacked by the theme song from The Mighty Hercules, a 1963 cartoon offering which I watched regularly. You know, the one with the lyrics, "softness in his eyes, iron in his thighs." The one where Daedalus, the villain, has a big, fluffy cat. Where Hercules transform by the power of his jewelry. The one where Herc can't spend time with his beard, I mean girlfriend Helena, because he's gallivanting around Greece with a gay, jailbait centaur with echolalia. At any rate, I had a very demanding physical reaction within seconds. I felt like Data meeting Dr. Soong. I found the source of my programming. How many members of my tribe have this show as their first erotic memory?


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