Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dangermouse The Complete Series|
Actor: Danger Mouse
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
DangerMouse is the smallest secret agent in the world, not to mention the funniest. Now, from the famed animation studios of Cosgrove Hall Productions, all ten seasons of his groundbreaking, side-splitting, globetrotting c... more »
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Please don't hate me...
Clyde | Austin, TX | 05/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was in college watching these cartoons on Nickelodeon I found a way to get my friends interested in them as well. It's a variation of the drinking game "Hi Bob" from the old Bob Newhart show. I called it "Penfold, shush". Everytime someone says "Penfold" you take a sip of your drink. If they say "Penfold, shush" or some variation of that, you finish the drink. There are episodes that will kill you if you play by the rules. Seems wrong but it kept me from looking like the creepy old guy watching kids shows after class. And lets face it, beer is good.
I have always loved British comedy. I started with Monty Python and The Goodies on PBS and have never looked back. Dangermouse incorporated much of the same dry, British wit and also had an element of Bullwinkle to it as well. For years, the only versions I could find were on VHS, and even that was a chore. They were okay, but lacked much of the narrators commentary between episodes and had the more politically correct version of Stilletto (without the bad Italian accent. The DVD sets are fantastic. It's the original material in all it's glory. And now that my 4 year old has discovered them, I've got someone to watch Dangermouse and Penfold save the world from the nefarious Baron Greenback without having to get them drunk."
He's the Best, He's FANTASTIC!!!!
Robert Wallace | Granite, IL USA | 01/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This program was and still is an all-time favorite of mine. Clever British humor accompany your standard issue "Looney-Toons" slapstick bits throughout the Dangermouse Series. A nice collection here of every episode along with the Bonus episode on Disc 1. The orginal pilot which I do not believe aired in the U.S. 80 plus episodes of DM and Penfold, well worth the price, I cannot wait to share these with my daughter."
Revisiting my childhood!
Missy Hoppe | Cincinnati, Ohio; USA | 11/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think there are enough words to express how much I loved watching Danger Mouse when I was little. The last year my sister and I were allowed to dress up for haloween, I simply had to dress up as Danger Mouse, even though I'm a girl. I actually won a costume contest at Chucky Cheese that year. :)
I hold this show, along with The Tomorrow people, entirely responsible for my life-long obsession with British TV shows, and was thrilled beyond belief when I found this box set.
I Actually had the UK 12-disc set first, but my problem with that set was that the episodes were in totally random order, and I could never remember where to find the episodes I wanted to watch.
So, I went ahead and invested in the US set. I'm so glad I did! the episodes seem to be in chronological order, there are lots more navigation options and best of all, there are more funny bits of narration to enjoy. I am, in fact, finding a ton of episodes that I never saw when I was little, so am having a ball watching this set.
The jokes, some of which even I have to admit are pretty bad, absolutely never get old for me. As an adult, however, I think I most appreciate the spectacular voice talent, especially that of David Jason, that was a part of this show.
The only flaw I can think of with this set, and it holds true with the UK set as well, is that on the ancient Danger Mouse VHS tapes I used to have, there were some really great narrator segments in between the episodes. The one with the studio fly immediately springs to mind. I've got a friend who has a DVD recorder/vcr, and am hoping that he can transfer the VHS tapes onto a DVD for me, just for those little extra segments that are sadly missing from the DVDs.
In spite of this one mild disappointment, I would rate this DVD set 10 stars if I could. It is so wonderful to have Danger Mouse back in my life."
Great adventure for young and old
ceebeebie | australia | 10/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this, aiming to relive my youth of the 1980s, and I wasn't disappointed. The animation is as exciting as it was 20 years ago, and the humour is top notch. My 3 year old also loves it, and can be heard saying 'crikey' all the time, which is hilarious!"