Proof That Your Parents' Cartoons Were Stupid: Herculoids!
Somewhere, out in space, live The Herculoids! Sometimes you hear them mentioned on Venture Brothers, Harvey Birdman or during sex with me, but most people don't actually know what a Herculoid is. The Herculoids were a group of sort of superheroes who lived on the planet Amzot in the late 60s. For reasons that are never made clear, anyone passing by this planet had to land and try to kill them. And it never went well for them. Normally when you fight a superhero, you capture them or take away their powers or something before they come back and triumph. You might have seen this basic structure in literally every television show and movie that has ever been. But "Herculoid" is Space for "one who doesn't give a fuck." Most times, the villain barely gets introduced before the Herculoids hit it with 2000 lasers and then unmolestedly murder his henchmen for nine more minutes. Tundro the Tremendous! Tundro is an armored rhino-dinosaur that launches exploding meteors out of its head, which can also turn into a drill if the occasion calls for it. Depending on how tired the animators got, he also had up to 30 legs. It was all the cartoon ideas they had for the next 40 years in one creature. Tundro is what happens when everything that can kill you has a baby with everything that wants to.