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YouTube Can Be Good – 4/28

Another pair of neat comic-related YouTube videos! Enjoy!

SanctumSanctorumComix suggested this one, which I originally was going to use awhile back, but I thought the video quality was just too poor. Thinking back, I think the kitsch value is strong enough to outweigh the poor video quality.

So, please, enjoy the 1989 Marvel Comics float during the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Pretty funny, huh?

Next, here’s an old Electric Company clip featuring Spider-Man that Zack suggested.

Featuring Morgan Freeman!!!!

Pretty darn cool, huh?

If you have any suggestions for future clips, let me know!


Rohan Williams

April 28, 2007 at 7:59 pm

That Electric Company video is, hands down, one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Thank you!

I wonder if Ang Lee and his editing people had seen any of those when they came up with the ‘comic book panel’ technique for the Hulk?

Man, it’s been 30 years since I’ve seen Spider-Man on the Electric Company. And I still get the theme song stuck in my head occasionally. Good stuff!

So how many reviews of Batman Begins mention it wasn’t Morgan Freeman’s first appearance in a Superhero story?

Who plays The Blowhard? I know that voice from somewhere and yet I can’t place it.

The Mad Monkey

April 29, 2007 at 5:27 am

The Blowhard is actor Rene Enriquez.
I hope I spelled his name right.

Incidentally, The Electric Company also (aside from Morgan Freeman) featured Rita Moreno, who is better known these days as Sister Mary Peter from the prison drama Oz. She was the one who yelled “HEY, YOU GUYS!” at the beginning of every episode.

I am given to understand that Freeman narrated The Origin of Spider-Man on the Electric Company record.

Which is pretty bloody cool, whichever way you cut it.


Apparently, Matthew, he narrated one of the Electric Company clips up on YouTube!! I went through a bunch without finding one, though, sadly.

Silver Surfer´s face is priceless!

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