Monday, April 28, 2008

Korgoth, We Hardly Knew Ye!

When I first saw ads for this upcoming series on Cartoon Network, I almost passed out with glee. I wanted the power of barbarian awesomeness to fall out of heaven like a thunderbolt and blow garbage like Tom Goes to the Mayor into oblivion. I'm not a huge CN fan, but every so often I'll find myself there, watching Robot Chicken before bed or catching an episode of Metalocalypse.

Sadly, Korgoth of Barbaria was no more than a pilot episode. And despite all the fans out there who loved it and "got the joke", a lot of people howled about how stupid it was (yeah, like Tom Goes to the Mayor isn't stupid...), and for whatever reason, Adult Swim decided to pass on making Korgoth a full series, and encourage such "genius" as Assy McGee. That's right, a cartoon satire of all of the Sword & Sorcery / Metal / Gaming shticks you can mine from is a no-go, but a cartoon about a private detective who's nothing more than a pair of buttcheeks? Yeah, that needs to have multiple seasons. Or the television gold that is 12 oz. Mouse. Yeah, that show really was worth it.

Anyhow, Korgoth at least lives on in the land of YouTube. It's a fun, irreverent, and definitely not PC satire of many wonderful things, and I hope anyone who watches it can appreciate at least some of the humor in it. Here's the show, in all it's low-def glory:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Bonus points for those people who get the "Golden Goblin" without having to Google it.

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