Friday, August 03, 2012

Dog of the Geek: Buttons!

MindyButtonsBreed: Unknown, possibly some kind of collie mix.

Original Appearances: Mindy and Buttons segments of Animaniacs (Fox Television, 1993 to 1995, WB Network 1995-1998)

Other Appearances: Unknown, possibly in some Animaniacs merchandising.

Biography: What can I say? Remember the Popeye cartoon where Swee'pea wanders off into a zoo/construction site/other dangerous location, and Popeye has to rescue her, usually personally suffering as a result? Yeah, I know, the same plot was used for lots of other cartoon series as well. Well, the entirety of the Mindy and Buttons cartoons are basically the same plot. Mindy's mother (referred to by Mindy as simply “lady”) leaves Mindy in Buttons' charge, and then Mindy starts to wander into dangerous situations, which Buttons has to rescue her from... at his own expense and suffering. Mindy's usual response to Buttons' mishaps is “Silly puppy!”

Powers: Unless you count the ability to still be alive after all he's suffered, none.

Group Affiliation: Mindy's family.

Miscellaneous: Certainly the most formulaic of the various Animaniacs segments!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant, I delete all spam! Thanks.