Monster of the Day #1468

For some reason, this was the highest rated episode in Japan.

As we’ve seen, mixing and matching animals is a pretty easy technique to generating an Incidental Monster. Snakes (like the Lion Snake previously featured) with a few other attributes like fur and some horns…and wa-lah, there’s your monster. I kind of like the fact that this one can attack you on land or in the water.

Thundarr is a hilarously straight-forward guy. In one cartoon he jumps off a cliff to attack a monster because it’s the quickest way down. Later he’s riding off to danger and Ariel shouts, “Thundarr, wait!” I believe this is the single most useless sentence in the history of the English language.

  • Gamera977

    ‘What? Wait and take a chance on all that xp getting away!?!’

    You know you can tell if it’s going to be a mild or harsh armageddon by how dark the wooly snake is…

  • Flangepart

    Wooly Snakes…worst breath of the apocalypse.

  • bgbear_rnh

    The fuzzy snake, the carnival classic prize you could not wait to trade up.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I never saw this episode before and now I’m sorry for it.

  • What a terrible thing that fur snakes doing to poor Ariel. It’s trying to viper out. When Thundarr and Ookla beat the tar out it, it’ll have to know it asp fur it.

    Yes, I’m still bitter about yesterday.

  • bgbear_rnh

    He is in love and proposed to her, but he got his diamond back.

  • Acethepug

    Oh, this episode is awesome :) I seem to remember Thundarr using one of these snakes as a lasso to haul himself, and Ariel (who he had tossed over his shoulder — maybe why it was a fave in Japan with that view) out of a pit.

    Now I ask you, where can you see quality cheese like that anymore (or any less)?

  • Yeah, but he didn’t have to rattler that way.

  • Gamera977

    Being the ’80s Thundarr should have made Ariel some furry leg-warmers out of snakey

  • bgbear_rnh

    I’ll cut him some slack since he comes from an underprivileged family. The furry snake family was so poor they did not have a pit to hiss in.

  • Flangepart

    Oh, they try…but that kinda cheese is unaware it’s Fro-mage. The new show…what’s name I can’t remember at the moment, is too aware of it’s own conceptual absurdity.