The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show
The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show was a show created for the programming block; Disney Afternoon, in 1995. The show starred a cat and dog named Shnookums and Meat and featured two segments (Pith Possum and Tex Tinstar). The show was much more edgy compared to other Disney shows at the time due to the show being influenced by another popular cartoon at the time; The Ren & Stimpy Show. It is a spin-off of the show Marsupilami.
Why It Sucks
- It’s a shameless Ren and Stimpy rip-off that completely lacks the charm and cleverness that the original Ren & Stimpy had.
- The animation is not so good (even if it's not completely terrible).
- The music & soundtrack is annoying and forgettable.
- The two titular characters are presented and written as obnoxious, stereotypical, bland and irredeemable characters by voice and personality traits.
- Bad voice acting from the titular duo, despite them being voiced by Frank Welker and Jason Marsden.
- The slapstick is incredibly slow paced and unimpactful, which absolutely kills this show’s potential with comedic timing and is even polished as a safe kids cartoon.
- Most of the non-gross-out jokes don't make a lick of sense or don't work by not connecting to the plots occurring in them.
- A large amount of unfunny gross-out that isn't suitable for kids, even coming from a big name corporation such as Disney.
- Ugly colors and poorly drawn backgrounds.
- Most of the episodes don’t establish any logic. In other words the episode's plots don't make any sense, like the infamous "Pain in the Brain".
- Misleading title: The title says Funny Cartoon Show, when the show itself is barely even funny.
- Like the songs mentioned above, the music in the opening sequence is too loud, annoying, and forgettable.
- Countless animation errors, especially with semi-realistic close-ups/etc.
- Several characters have unoriginal designs like Shnookums' character design looking like Sylvester from Looney Tunes and Doris Deer's character design looking very similar to that Hello Nurse from Animaniacs.
- Some of the bits of the animation are acceptable and passable.
- It was one of Disney’s first-ever gross-out shows. which made the show pretty unique for its time.
- Even if the opening sequence is so loud, forgettable and annoying, it's kinda catchy and cool at places.
- The voice acting for stock characters in Shnookums and Meat and of the characters in Pith Possum and Tex Tinstar are decent.
- The Pith Possum and Tex Tinstar sketches are so much better than the Shnookums and Meat sketches themselves.
- Funny moments here and there.
- The music and animation are sometimes passable.
- Fortunately it was the only bad show that was forgotten of the Disney Afternoon.
- The best episode of the series was the Halloween episode, The Night of The Living Shnookums. It shows the perfect way Disney would to do a Ren & Stimpy parody with it's own Saturday morning style by the true potential of Disney absurdity, gross-out, well-done slapstick & a lot of funny moments (there was at least one joke that didn't make sense but was somewhat silly), with a coherent if a pretty bizarre & weird plot.
(Go to 32:16 for Nostalgia Critic's video)
- This show never saw any official home video releases of any kind, and it is one of the few Disney shows that is currently not available on Disney+.