I was flipping around on my DVR last night, trying to make sure that I set it to record all the cool shows I couldn’t miss, when I happened by Cartoon Network’s spin-off channel, Boomerang. I like Boomerang because there you can find a lot of the old cartoons that Cartoon Network now eschews for more original fare. And since I don’t really give a fig about Total Drama Island I may tune into the Banana Splits or Justice League Unlimited for nostalgia sake. So when I clicked on Boomerang I noticed they were showing Popeye, a cartoon I enjoyed as a kid, especially the old Fleischer ones. So I looked at the description to see if it was worth taping. Here’s what my Timer-Warner DVR said about this particular Popeye episode:
The sailor courts Olive Oyl and gains strength through spinach.
Seriously. That is the complete write up for this particular Popeye episode. Hmmm. I’m not sure – have I seen that one? It sounds familiar but I can’t say. I’d best tape it just to be certain. Oh come on! That’s like saying “Hey, have you seen that episode of Gilligan’s Island where they try to get off the island?” or “Did you catch that Three’s Company where they had the wacky misunderstanding?” Hey, Time-Warner, you just raised my cable bill – again! – is it too much to hope for a little more freakin’ description on your DVR listings? At least tell me if Popeye fights Brutus or Bluto!