Ah, Cartoon Network
studios. Up until 2006, they had a pretty consistent track record in terms of quality - whether it was TV-Y7-rated Dead Baby Comedies
, cleverly-written shows about rebellious kids fighting their adult adversaries in spoofs of classic sci-fi, fantasy, spy and adventure movies
, a show about a boy genius and his stupeed seester
, or an epic about a time lost samurai
... Then they made this show.
, however, is not actively wretched. No, it commits a far greater sin - it's boring
. Despite having the always
-hilarious Richard Horvitz
voicing the titular rodent, it wastes his talent for outright insanity. The show apes the ugly Klasky Csupo
look, but lacks any of the charm of Klasky-Csupo's shows. The show is just terminally bland, and was one of four shows introduced by CN in 2006 - the unexpectedly good superhero show Ben 10
, the decently funny My Gym Partners A Monkey
, and the sadly Too Good To Last Class Of 3000
. Not only does it fail at being as funny as even Gym Partner
or the disappointing yet decent Camp Lazlo
, it wasted the talents of one of the funniest voice actors in doing so.
I don't mourn this show, but it still wasn't the worst thing Cartoon Network
has ever aired. As I've stated, it isn't actually bad
- it's just boring. You'd expect a lot more from the studio who gave the world the oft-hilarious escapades of the Grim Reaper
and his Enfante Terrible
and Ralph Wiggum
masters, or the misadventures of three misfits in their quest for jawbreakers
, and the story of a nervous pooch, his kindly Scottish owner, and her Jerkass husband
. These shows, and many more by CN studios, all had a certain spark to their humor - CN's censors have always been noticably lax, so why was this show so lacking in comedy? Maybe Everett Peck just doesn't know how to do more "kid-friendly" humor, or maybe he was just never all that funny to begin with.