Please God let this be real: Hanna-Barbera to reboot Snagglepuss as "Gay Southern Gothic Playwright"


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/31/please-god-let-this-be-real-h.html


#2

Hmm. Pink. Dreams of being an actor. Dons fancy collar and cuffs. A teensy bit effete. Contemporary to pretty much the time being portrayed. Sure. That would work. I like it.


#3

Russell’s first Snagglepuss story will appear in the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits annual, which hits shelves March 29. Dale Eaglesham provides the art for that story, which brings Snagglepuss before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Is… is this real life? Because as awesome as this project sounds, it’s like something produced by a bizarre comicbook hipster Markov Chain text generator.


#4

They could have Ian McKellen play his catty ex-lover, the Pink Panther.


#5

I was more of a Squiddly Diddly guy, but – hey – why the hell not?


#6

Will there be a “Top Cat” crossover?


#7

ZOMG! That would be the ZOMG!iest ZOMG! that evar ZOMG!ed a ZOGM!!!1111eleventy-one!!!


#8

Hanna-Barbera to reboot Snagglepuss as “Gay Southern Gothic Playwright”

I never thought about it before but it sounds like they’re just going back to the original inspiration.


#9

Oh, what a joyful day to frolic and play. Whaddya say to that? Whaddya say to thaaaaat?

Why do I hear this in Imperator Joe’s voice?


#10

And he’s wearing assless air chaps.


#11

Strangley enough there was a point (quite a few years ago now) at which I worked on a pitch which featured Snagglepuss and Jana of the Jungle co-hosting a weird internet talk show. It never saw the light of day.


#12

When I first saw this headline, I thought it was Bagpuss.

Snagglepuss makes more sense.


#13

I don’t mind him being gay, pretty much because snagglepuss always struck me as more than a bit fabulous anyway.

What I fear is constant one note ‘hey did you know I’m gay? Here is my boyfriend showing you I’m gay. Guess what guys? I like doing these things because i’m gay. ETC…’

It is that one note ham fisted ‘there is nothing else to the character’ portrayal I fear.


#14

I always group Snagglepuss and Uncle Arthur in the same boat. Guys that I knew were gay before I knew what gay meant.


#15

All chaps are assless. Otherwise they’re just pants.


#16

Please, God, get Scott Thompson cast in this if it’s good.


#17

Looks like it’s a comic book. Which makes sense given the recent Flintstones reboot.


#18

yep, they were definitely key to me figuring out my identity in my formative years. i’m so on board with this.


#19

Snagglepuss gave me funny feelings I couldn’t explain when I was very young. I am SO on board with this.

I mean, if they can reboot Wacky Racers as Mad Max, why not?


#20

Snagglepuss/Top Cat