History WesternAnimation / RogerRamjet

28th Aug '15 5:38:45 PM ultimomant
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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, best known as the announcer on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.

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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, Creator/GaryOwens, best known as the announcer on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.
2nd Aug '15 2:50:05 AM AltoonaMan
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** The only villain to avoid getting a beating was a villainous weatherman because he admitted to his crimes because his mother taught him not to lie and agreed to surrender peacefully.
8th Apr '15 6:07:34 PM SilentStranger
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* TheDreaded: Bernie Miller in the episode ''Hi Noon''.


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* The ending to the episode ''Hi Noon'' is a parody of the ending from {{Shane}}.
8th Apr '15 5:59:21 PM SilentStranger
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* RepeatAfterMe: The off-screen technician doing the countdown for the rocket launch in "The Hole".
--> '''Technician''': 5....4...what was it?
--> '''Other Technician''': 3!
--> '''Technician''': 3...2...
--> '''Other Technician''': Good.
--> '''Technician''': Good.
--> '''Other Technician''': No no, 1!
--> '''Technician''': No no, 1.
19th Mar '15 9:00:16 AM eddurd
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* FiveManBand
** TheLeader - Roger, of course.
** TheLancer - Yank, level-headed contrast to Roger's cluelessness.
** TheBigGuy - Doodle (more fat than big, although he did once take one of Roger's proton pills).
** TheSmartGuy - Dan, with the obligatory coke-bottle glasses.
** TheChick - Dee (see BewareTheNiceOnes, above).
28th Jan '15 2:11:33 PM CorahsUncle
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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to {{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, best known as the announcer on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.

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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to {{Popeye}}.ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, best known as the announcer on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.



Roger's [[SuperSerum proton pill]] gave him the strength of 20 atom bombs for 20 seconds, enabling him to fight assorted spies and criminals. When the pill's effects wore off, the Eagle Squadron was always there to rescue Roger. In his leisure time, Roger competed with Lance Crossfire, playboy and ace test pilot, for the affections of Lotta Love. A couple of shorts have made it into the Internet Archive's Moving Picture Collection. Prior to that however, the show made history as the first ever animated series to ever be given a home video release. It was released in 1972 for the short-lived "Cartrivision" format.[[note]]The first home video format to have pre-recorded video cassettes for rent and purchase, predating both Betamax (also known as simply "Beta") and VHS. The format was discontinued after a year.[[/note]]

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Roger's [[SuperSerum proton pill]] gave him the strength of 20 atom bombs for 20 seconds, enabling him to fight assorted spies and criminals. When the pill's effects wore off, the Eagle Squadron was always there to rescue Roger. In his leisure time, Roger competed with Lance Crossfire, playboy and ace test pilot, for the affections of Lotta Love. A couple of shorts have made it into the Internet Archive's Moving Picture Collection. Prior to that Before that, however, the show made history as the first ever animated series to ever be given a home video release. It was released in 1972 for the short-lived "Cartrivision" format.[[note]]The first home video format to have pre-recorded video cassettes for rent and purchase, predating both Betamax (also known as simply "Beta") and VHS. The format was discontinued after a year.[[/note]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes - Dee, the littlest and youngest of the American Eagles, typically serves as the sweet, happy homemaker. Intellegent and often matching the boys in joke-telling. When an episode focuses on her, she will often be kidnapped or otherwise seized by baddies. Usually Noodles Romanoff. One time she was assisted by a genie, however, she TookALevelInBadass when bound and helpless, her only weapon was an earth-shattering scream that she can hold indefinitely until the No Goods from N.A.S.T.Y. give up. Then there was the show where she sensed a miscarriage of justice when her homemade Cherry Berry pie wasn't even sampled by the spy judge in a contest. So she takes the said pie and proceeds to rapid-fire hammer into the ground the four spies on their heads like nails. Gotta wonder what that pie was really baked with.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes - Dee, the littlest and youngest of the American Eagles, typically serves as the sweet, happy homemaker. Intellegent and often matching the boys in joke-telling. When an episode focuses on her, she will often be kidnapped or otherwise seized by baddies. Usually the kidnapper is Noodles Romanoff. One time she was assisted by a genie, however, she TookALevelInBadass when bound and helpless, her only weapon was being an earth-shattering scream that she can hold indefinitely until the No Goods from N.A.S.T.Y. give up. Then there was the show where she sensed a miscarriage of justice when her homemade Cherry Berry pie wasn't even sampled by the spy judge in a contest. So she takes the said pie and proceeds to rapid-fire hammer into the ground the four spies on their heads like nails. Gotta wonder what that pie was really baked with.



* ForgottenBirthday - The American Eagles kids surprised Roger during a nap that scared him to jump out the window. Everybody came to the surprise party even his arch-rival Lance Crossfire, and his arch-nemeses Noodles Romanoff and the No-Goods [[spoiler: who rigged his birthday cake to explode on Ramjet, harmlessly, because Ramjet's birthday also falls on April Fools' Day.]]

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* ForgottenBirthday - The American Eagles kids surprised Roger during a nap that scared him enough to jump out the window. Everybody came to the surprise party party: even his arch-rival Lance Crossfire, and his arch-nemeses Noodles Romanoff and the No-Goods [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who rigged his birthday cake to explode on Ramjet, harmlessly, because Ramjet's birthday also falls on April Fools' Day.]]



* HourOfPower - Roger Ramjet's proton pills gave him "the strength of twenty atom bombs for a period of twenty seconds".

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* HourOfPower - Roger Ramjet's proton pills gave him "the strength of twenty 20 atom bombs for a period of twenty 20 seconds".



* IncrediblyLamePun: 80% of the shows humor came from the abundance of these, everything from PunnyNames to word puns.

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* IncrediblyLamePun: About 80% of the shows show's humor came from the abundance of these, everything from PunnyNames to word puns.



-->'''Shelia:''' We missed them! \\

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-->'''Shelia:''' -->'''Sheila:''' We missed them! \\



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - In "The Shaft", Roger accidentally drills a hole through the Earth, creating a whistling noise as the planet rotates. Several people are shown complaining about the noise, including a stereotypical Texan shouting "Yahoo! Heck of a noise, ain't it Hubert?" (Think about who the [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson President]] was in the mid-1960's.)

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - In "The Shaft", Roger accidentally drills a hole through the Earth, creating a whistling noise as the planet rotates. Several people are shown complaining about the noise, including a stereotypical Texan shouting "Yahoo! Heck of a noise, ain't it it, Hubert?" (Think about who the [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson President]] president]] was in the mid-1960's.mid-1960s.)



* PokeThePoodle: Some of the villains plots, like Dr Ivan Evilkissers machine that burns out tiny little lightbulbs, or Jack The Nippers pinching spree. Its still treated like a big deal by the characters.

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* PokeThePoodle: Some of the villains villains' plots, like Dr Ivan Evilkissers Evilkisser's machine that burns out tiny little lightbulbs, or Jack The Nippers Nipper's pinching spree. Its It's still treated like a big deal by the characters.



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The theme song is sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle, a good 27 years before [[{{Barney}} a certain purple dinosaur]] would use it for [[BarneyAndFriends his show's]] theme song.
* PunnyName - Jaqueline Hyde, Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee, Lotta Love, the list goes on.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The theme song is sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle, a good 27 years before [[{{Barney}} a certain purple dinosaur]] would use it for [[BarneyAndFriends his show's]] theme song.
"Yankee Doodle".
* PunnyName - Jaqueline Hyde, Hyde; Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee, Dee; Lotta Love, Love; the list goes on.



-->'''Ramjet:''' Say, General. You do a wonderful impression of me. Can you do Lionel Barrymore?

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-->'''Ramjet:''' --->'''Ramjet:''' Say, General. You do a wonderful impression of me. Can you do Lionel Barrymore?



-->'''Ramjet:''' I don't get it. How can a teddy bear walk and talk?
** The recurring bit with the President of San Domino and his Cabinet is a shout out to a routine by the [[{{Ventriloquism}} ventriloquist]] Señor Wences.
** In the Miss America episode, when Roger is undercover as a beauty contest, one of the girls tries to guess who he is, and guesses [[TheShadow Lamont Cranston]] or [[{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]]

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-->'''Ramjet:''' --->'''Ramjet:''' I don't get it. How can a teddy bear walk and talk?
** The recurring bit with the President of San Domino and his Cabinet is a shout out shout-out to a routine by the [[{{Ventriloquism}} ventriloquist]] Señor Wences.
** In the Miss America episode, when Roger is undercover as at a beauty contest, one of the girls tries to guess who he is, and is. She guesses [[TheShadow [[Radio/TheShadow Lamont Cranston]] or [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]]Batson]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Dee is the only girl in the American Eagle Squadron.
28th Jan '15 1:48:51 PM StFan
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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to {{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, best known as the announcer on ''{{Rowan and Martins Laugh-In}}'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.

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This animated ComedicHero from the mid-1960s was the Air Force's answer to {{Popeye}}. Roger Ramjet (voiced by Gary Owens, best known as the announcer on ''{{Rowan and Martins Laugh-In}}'') ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'') led the American Eagle Squadron (comprising Yank, Doodle, Dan and Dee) in defense of truth and justice. Ahead of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' by one year, episodes of ''Roger Ramjet'' displayed sound effects, and sometimes dialog, on the screen.
15th Dec '14 3:01:49 PM tropower
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Roger's [[SuperSerum proton pill]] gave him the strength of 20 atom bombs for 20 seconds, enabling him to fight assorted spies and criminals. When the pill's effects wore off, the Eagle Squadron was always there to rescue Roger. In his leisure time, Roger competed with Lance Crossfire, playboy and ace test pilot, for the affections of Lotta Love. A couple of shorts have made it into the Internet Archive's Moving Picture Collection.

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Roger's [[SuperSerum proton pill]] gave him the strength of 20 atom bombs for 20 seconds, enabling him to fight assorted spies and criminals. When the pill's effects wore off, the Eagle Squadron was always there to rescue Roger. In his leisure time, Roger competed with Lance Crossfire, playboy and ace test pilot, for the affections of Lotta Love. A couple of shorts have made it into the Internet Archive's Moving Picture Collection.
Collection. Prior to that however, the show made history as the first ever animated series to ever be given a home video release. It was released in 1972 for the short-lived "Cartrivision" format.[[note]]The first home video format to have pre-recorded video cassettes for rent and purchase, predating both Betamax (also known as simply "Beta") and VHS. The format was discontinued after a year.[[/note]]
3rd May '14 9:20:00 AM LongLiveHumour
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - In "The Shaft", Roger accidentally drills a hole through the Earth, creating a whistling noise as the planet rotates. Several people are shown complaining about the noise, including a stereotypical Texan shouting "Yahoo! Heck of a noise, ain't it Hubert?" (Think about who the [[LyndonJohnson President]] was in the mid-1960's.)

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - In "The Shaft", Roger accidentally drills a hole through the Earth, creating a whistling noise as the planet rotates. Several people are shown complaining about the noise, including a stereotypical Texan shouting "Yahoo! Heck of a noise, ain't it Hubert?" (Think about who the [[LyndonJohnson [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson President]] was in the mid-1960's.)
1st Jan '14 7:15:14 AM PaulA
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* OneWheeledWonder: The Solenoid robots.
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