I’ll bet you never thought anyone could connect Comic Con to the Olympics, but around here, I like to do the impossible.
Vinvectrex’s Comic Con post led to VicSage’s Flash post. VicSage’s post got me thinking about the other DC cartoons from the era, which led me to an episode of The Brady Kids cartoon (coincidentally, also by Filmation) titled “It’s All Greek To me”, which features Wonder Woman. Yes, that’s right, Wonder Woman was in a Brady kids cartoon.
In this cartoon, the Brady Kids and Wonder Woman get sent back to ancient Greece, just in time for the Olympics. The fact that I stumbled onto this now, with the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, is quite an interesting coincidence.
If you’ve ever seen any of the Archie cartoons by Filmation, this one will look very familiar to you. It’s clear that they took all the animation models from the Archie cartoons and revamped them slightly for the Brady Kids. Greg’s walk is exactly like Archie’s, the dog is just a recolored copy of Hot Dog. The clearest similarities though occur when they kids do their musical act. The instruments are identical, the layout of the band is identical, the poses & movements of the characters are identical. Compare Greg to Reggie, Peter to Archie, Marsha to Betty, Jan to Veronica, and Bobby to Jughead. The only difference at all is the addition of a sixth member, little Cindy.
Of course, there’s an alternate route to connect Comic Con to the Olympics. Instead of going with Wonder Woman, We could go with Batman. Batman & Robin featured in two episodes of “The New Scooby Movies”, with Scooby Doo. Scooby in turn was featured prominently on Laff-a-Lympics, which are clearly a parody of the Olympics.
…But today’s article is about Wonder Woman and the Brady Kids (because that pairing is just too bizarre for words. At least Batman and Scooby both go around solving mysteries & crimes, so they have something in common), so without further ado, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for: