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05/24/2005 Entry: "Jonny Quest"

At our church, we recently took delivery of a couple of new puppets for the shows that happen from time to time in Sunday School. One of the puppets was a sheep, complete with turban and granny glasses. There was a "name the sheep" contest. During a sketch, the sheep announced he needed a name, and he wanted a "cool, hip, rockin'" name. I entered the contest with a name I thought was pretty hip: Philadelphia T. Jones. My nephew also entered the contest. His choice? Elvis. So there was a compromise. He became Philadelphia E. Jones, with the E. standing for Elvis. Philadelphia Elvis Jones. It does have a nice ring to it. He's going to be called Elvis for short, as Philadelphia seemed too long.

So, for winning the contest, I got a cool prize. A really cool prize. I got the complete first season on the original Jonny Quest! I started looking at the box, and there were all these cool episodes. All my favorites were on here. And so I started doing some digging.

I started watching Jonny Quest when I was a kid in the 70s. I didn't know that those were repeats. In fact, the show was originally on in 1964, and was only on one season! So this box set has all the original episodes! It seems unreal to me that in '64 they cranked out a new show every week for a season for a cartoon! Oh, and it was aired in prime time!

I'm only three episodes in. It rocks! Julia loves it too, which is nice. So we're watching them together! I can't wait to get to some of my favorites, like The Robot Spy, Dragons of Ashida, and House of Seven Gargoyles.

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I remember watching it too. Must have been that first season in '64. What was the relationship with the older guy? Uncle?

Posted by Aunt Ginny @ 05/25/2005 09:21 AM EST

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