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Scary how I find these things when I'm NOT looking for them! 
22nd-Jun-2006 08:07 am
A long-running riff on the general homoerotic implications of spandexed superheroes and the homosocial relationship between Batman and Robin (and bearing disturbing resemblance to The Tick, Saturday Night Live's The Ambiguously Gay Duo series of cartoon shorts makes for some at least briefly amusing entertainment.

With an el cheapo animation style that looks ripped straight off of vintage Cartoon Network and enough lowbrow campy humor to overflow a cesspool, the recurring conceit of the stories is that the villains are always wondering if star duo Ace and Gary are actually gay or not--and, despite all the ridiculous situations, no one can ever be sure.

In any case, it's rather shamefully fun, especially if you "do" superhero cartoons. Check it out!

Oh yes, and does anyone perchance recognize the voice of Ace? No cheating now! (You can bet I was shocked to hell when I realized that...*ahem*)
22nd-Jun-2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
My brother in law thought the one character's name was extremely funny when he first showed me this little series on Saturday Night Live ^^;
22nd-Jun-2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'll bet. Though it does rather bite to be just the sidekick...
22nd-Jun-2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I want to be the big gay superhero ^_^;;
22nd-Jun-2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
*laughs* On the other hand, it IS more responsibility...

Any guesses as to who Ace's voice actor was? ^_^;
22nd-Jun-2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Any guesses as to who Ace's voice actor was?

I don't know, I'm not even going to try to watch it online ^^;;;
22nd-Jun-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'll give you a hint...! ^_~ I quoted him awhile back re: something political.
22nd-Jun-2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Colbert? ^_^;;
22nd-Jun-2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yep. ^__^

Just think. Voice-acting a spandex-clad "superhero" to insulting the president live on national television in under a decade. One must envy the guy.
22nd-Jun-2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yay I got it!! ^__^

Hee, last night he was comparing "small government" (conservative) to "big government" (liberal).. What it came down to in the end was: invoking Jesus in your speeches = small government; doing what Jesus told you to do = big government ^_^ It probably works better if you heard the whole thing ^^
22nd-Jun-2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
It makes you wonder if he's really actually outraged by politics these days or if the spoof is just a job. About the most the guy's on record for is being a Lord of the Rings fanboy... ^^;;;;;

I think my all-time favorite Colbert moment was his FEMA and self-reliance shpeel. Did you see that one? Oh, and his gay porn video with the Congressman was kind of funny, too. XD
23rd-Jun-2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Well it’s very easy to be outraged by politics these days, but I guess it’s also just part of the job ^^;;

I don’t think I’ve seen those ones, I really just kind of miss him most of the time ^_^;;
23rd-Jun-2006 12:14 am (UTC)
His mentor Jon Stewart, at least, is VERY political and easily outraged. One wonders, if, in Colbert's case, that he kinda rose to the challenge as the political climate in the 21st century got increasingly ugly.

I don’t think I’ve seen those ones, I really just kind of miss him most of the time ^_^;;

I, on the other hand, never "catch" him. I just watch him online whenever I need to blow out a few brain cells.
23rd-Jun-2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Stewart is great ^_^
23rd-Jun-2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Stewart definitely has his moments, though sometimes I think he tries too hard. ^_^;
23rd-Jun-2006 12:47 am (UTC)
He has a great way of boiling down things to the cynical truth... I usually just watch the opening commentary though ^^;
23rd-Jun-2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Did you hear about his appearance on Crossfire a couple of years ago? That was one for the ages. ^^;;

I dunno, though...I was really disturbed by that *coughs* fucking Hitler skit he did the other day. Definitely a moment of trying too hard.
23rd-Jun-2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I think I missed those ^_^;;;
23rd-Jun-2006 01:12 am (UTC)
The Crossfire episode was great. He was on the show accusing them of "hurting America" and they started attacking him on HIS journalistic integrity.

He shot back something to the effect of: But the show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls. What's wrong with you!???" *chuckles*
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