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Growing Up TV: Earthworm Jim

Posted by on May 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Spawning many successful games, Earthworm Jim also had a cartoon series, debuting September 9, 1995. An ordinary earthworm has a super powered suit dropped on him thus turning him into the hero we all know. Watching this show growing up as a kid was awesome, my mother even laughed, and that’s hard to do, making this one of the most memorable cartoons in my childhood.

Earthworm Jim (Dan Castellaneta) battles numerous villains with ridiculous names like Professor Monkey-for-a-head, Evil-the-Cat, and Queen-Slug-for-a-Butt. Often times Jim is teamed up with his trusty sidekick Peter Puppy and when he gets hurt he turns into a monster often times handicapping Jim’s missions, and Jim himself. Most of the series we find Earthworm Jim doing heroic deeds sometimes saving Princess What’s-her-name from peril.

With tons of satire and non-sequiturs this series even to this day is extremely funny. You can find an episode or two on YouTube, but for the most part it’s hard to find anymore.

 

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