"Flint the Time Let's Player" - One Shot Wonders S1E01 Mar 23, 2018 22:10:57 GMT
Post by Inna on Mar 23, 2018 22:10:57 GMT
When cavemen are introduced to modern technology.
This video was not originally not a part of Voodoo Moose per se, it was sort of retroactively branded to fit in with the One Shot Wonders series. I made it myself without the involvement of Ben or Tyler. It was originally created to be an entry to TeamFourStar's Tenkaichi Ironman Budokai Abridgathon contest. Ben had his own entry Discount Paranoia Agent, which I really liked.
I used to watch Flint the Time Detective as a kid. I don't remember how old I was, but I know I was in elementary school because I used to pretend the animal crackers were those stupid time cards they used in the show to specify which time period they would travel. Anyway, for some reason this dumb show stuck with me in my memory and years later I found DVDs for sale and I bought them.
So being the type that thinks about shows in terms of how easy they are to parody, this show was always in the back of my mind. The concept of characters starting Let's Play channels was something that I had come up with as an episode of Metabridged. So, in a way, Flint the Time Let's Player is a sort-of spin-off of Metabridged. At least in tone.
Flint the Time Detective was always connected to Medabots in my mind. The show came on TV so early in the morning that I programmed the VCR timer to record them so I could watch them later. One day, the TV station stopped playing Flint the Time Detective, and played Medabots in that same time slot instead. So that's how I discovered Medabots. It was a surprise on my after school VHS tape. I do miss being excited to see new episodes of these cartoons. It was pretty captivating for me as a young lad.
The show is total bullshit though. Flint the Time Detective really sucks. Another brainless copycat show that was designed by a committee who's first goal was to cash in on that "Pokemon craze." The problem was whoever they hired as a character designer is a total weirdo. Seriously.. What the hell is with the dominatrix stuff? At first, I seriously didn't know how to approach that writing-wise for the parody. A hot teacher who secretly dresses up in leather and whips her subordinates... Yeah, if that's not some Freudian shit right there, I don't know what is. It was too kinky for me to feel comfortable asking a real world woman to voice act in my strange parody. So I did it. To me it's funny that she has a male voice, at worse it could come across as uncomfortable or maybe insensitive for some viewers.
I read online that Petra Fina is basically a rip off of Doronjo from Yatterman. I can definitely see the resemblance. This stuff in a kids show to me sort of strikes me as fan service for the parents that are forced to watch brain-dead kids shows with their children. It gives those lonely, sex-starved parents something interesting to look at too. But ya gotta wonder what kind of reaction kids have from being exposed to such kinky clothing early in life. I mean we all know what happened with the furries... It's probably no big deal. Anyway *zips up gimp suit* if it means more members of the club in 18 years, then I'm all for it.
On another note, here's Ben's entry to the contest, Discount Paranoia Agent. It's really fun and I'd love to mess around with some other Satoshi Kon stuff in the future.