03 January 2006

Mer-Man = Drama?

Thanks to the voice work of Alan Oppenheimer, Mer-Man was a highly memorable character in Filmation's He-Man series. The season two episode "Jacob and the Widgets" features one of my favorite pieces of dialogue from the evil ocean warlord. It's not supposed to be funny, but it is delivered in such an over-the-top and excessively dramatic fashion by one of the most comical-looking villains, that it's hard not to laugh! :)

For your listening pleasure, Mer-Man's theatrical entrance!


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

4 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

It's hilarious to hear how Mer-Man introduces himself ... It's a moment that could have taken place in the first Season of the series. This episode actually feels like one of the Season 1 episodes to me, without any of the newer characters from Season 2 around.

Another moment in the episode where I find myself in stitches is earlier on, when Mer-Man orders Trap-Jaw, who is teasing him, to "Be Quiet!" :)

Finally, I get a kick out of how easily Mer-Man is defeated when He-Man takes him on, underwater, grabs the Coridite from Mer-Man, kicks him in the butt, and sends him swimming out to sea! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Robert said...

Yep, this was one of my storyboards. Skeletor's goons were sometimes the equivalent of Star Trek's red shirts: just there to get creamed. :)

ToonJukka said...

hahahaa love this clip! Alan does a great job here and Thank you Robert for chiming in with your comment too. Skeletor's lackies did seem a bit red-shirts in certain episodes. One that comes to mind is "Evil-Lyn's Plot" :)

Go Green at Battin said...

I can't stop laughing how the Widgets want a meeting to talk about the mine filling with water...

Kelly

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