Deep in post marathon(s) sloth I had but one mission. To indulge in a lazy weekend: sleeping in, eating bonbons, and watching Saturday morning cartoons. One problem. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? My options seemed limited to 27 slightly different versions of Scooby Doo. I survived, thanks to my Animaniacs DVDs. Close one.
In an effort to feel young again I started youtubing (yes, I turn nouns into verbs) childhood favourites. How I managed to watch so many shows with only three channels is a mystery. I’m very determined. Captain Caveman. The Ewoks. Inspector Gadget. Astroboy. Jem. Gummi Bears. The Smurfs. Alvin and The Chipmunks. Beetlejuice. The Real Ghostbusters. The Smoggies. Tiny Toon Adventures. Post-race nostalgia is the best medicine.
But even I have a retro cartoon limit. A very high limit, but one nonetheless. Growing bored I youtubed “cartoons + running” and discovered (i) in the 60s there was a cartoon series based on The Beatles that, unlike every other show from the 60s, never seemed to make it to the nonstop rerun circuit and (ii) each episode centred around a hit song, including one based on Run for Your Life. The song-skit intergration is a bit of a stretch, but this is a blog about running and I’m not running much this week …. so you’re stuck with a video. I learned this trick from my 4th grade teacher. She would show a video on Hangover Monday. The Beatles clip doesn’t compare to The Sweater, but the dialogue is cartoon classic: The peasants are revolting. You are not so hot yourself. But enough of politics. Without further ado …
Reference: The Beatles TV Series. I’m Down/Run For Your Life. Episode 29. 1966.
Title Reference: The Beatles – Run For Your Life. From the album Rubber Soul. 1965.