Sunday, January 30, 2005


I've been remiss in keeping track of the TV crossovers for these last few weeks (not that we've had that many).

I guess the last update was the celebration of the musical link between 'Lost' and 'Alias', with DriveShaft's "You All Everybody" playing in the background at Sydney Bristow's party.

Before that, it was a commercial link in which 7-Up Plus had half a reunion of the 'Sex And The City' pretties - Miranda Hobbes and Charlotte York.

For these last couple of weeks, we also turn to the world of advertising.

First up was a blipvert for Dove Imaging which featured crosstime testimonials from three of Hanna-Barbera's leading ladies of cartoons:

Meet Jane Jetson, from the far-flung Future of 2001 ('The Jetsons'), Wilma Flintstone from a place right out of History ('The Flintstones'), and Velma Dinkley of the stuck-in-the-70s Now ('Scooby Doo, Where Are You?').

In magazine print ads, they are joined by Marge Simpson of 'The Simpsons', and it looks like only Wilma was chosen for the subway posters. (But then who better represents that cave-like ambience in order to proclaim that a little yabba dab'll do ya?)

Unfortunately, they are all "interviewed" separately about the product. It would have been great to get them all together; to hear them kvell about various topics.... sort of a toon 'View'.

I suppose all three women will eventually enter the TV Crossover Hall of Fame. (Wilma's daughter Pebbles Flintstone Rubble is already a member.)

Besides the various TV movies, spin-offs, and specials evolved from 'The Flintstones', Wilma has also done a few commercials. Most infamous would be the old Winston cigarettes blipvert.

Jane Jetson has been quite the darling of the ad planet in recent years, mostly for Radio Shack.

And all three ladies have even crossed over to theatrical releases, with Wilma and Velma being portrayed in flesh and blood rather than just pen and ink.

Wilma and Jane have crossed paths before in a special toon..... Perhaps someday the Mystery Machine might be transported into some temporal vortex where these three Hanna-Barberellas can let their hair down and diss the men - and dogs/dinos - in their lives.


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