View Full Version : most. awesome. cartoon. evar! [Invader Zim]
01-03-2012, 01:06 AM
Well, okay. Samurai Jack is the mostest awesome.
But let me back up just a bit, if you will.
I was having a happy evening, filled with gumbo and elves. All was particularly well with the world. I was watching "The Addams Family" on YouTube, because that always makes me happy too. (I think they have the most perfect relationship of any couple on television. It gives me hope.)
Anyway, I happened to glance down at the comments. And I saw that someone had written, "if it weren't for The Addams Family and InvaderZIM, [some sad personal fate which I do not recall would have taken place.]"
I could not resist. I looked it up on wikipedia, and after a paragraph or two, I abandoned that for YouTube, and there you have it. I honestly cannot imagine how I missed this one. It freakin' rocks!
The Hamster King
01-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Invader Zim was indeed amazing, and it's run was tragically short. If you go in a store like Hot Topic you'll discover they're still selling Invader Zim merch. My daughter has a couple of Gir tee-shirts!
01-03-2012, 12:21 PM
Edited the thread title.
01-03-2012, 01:06 PM
It's perfectly subversive. I happen to have a Gir tattoo, myself.
Zim: Once I have tainted the human's meat supply with filth, the planet will be ripe for the taking. Soon the name of Invader Zim will be synonymous with... DOOKIE! GIR! Bring me cows.
GIR: [in duty mode] Yes sir! [out of duty mode] I like dookie!
Zim: [voiceover] Sometimes I'm scared to think of what goes on in that insane head of yours...
[In GIR's mind, the cows on the field turn into hot dogs wearing tuxedos and top-hats]
Dapper Weenies: [in GIR's mind] Dance with us, GIR! Dance with us into oblivion!
01-03-2012, 01:24 PM
GIR is all kinds of awesome, and highly quotable.
"HI FLOOR! Make me a sammich!"
"Aww, I wanted to explode..."
"It's me! I was the turkey all along!"
"I love this show!"
Zim: "Something's broken and it's not your fault?" GIR: "I know. I'm scared too."
"There's WAFFLE in 'em!"
There's an SDMB member I haven't seen in a while, whose handle comes from the "Tak: The Hideous New Girl" episode: Filthy Beast of Meat and Hair. I love that name.
Gotta go. I have head pigeons.
01-03-2012, 02:17 PM
I often catch myself responding to questions with Gir's exaggerated "I.... DOOOOOOOON'T knowwww." Completely by reflex.
And that damned Doom Song still gets stuck in my head all the time. Fortunately it's one of those rare earworms I don't mind. :D
The Hamster King
01-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Zim: I put the fires out.
Tallest: You made them WORSE!
Zim: Worse ... or BETTER?
I'll still occasionally throw "Worse ... or BETTER?" into a conversation where appropriate.
01-03-2012, 02:51 PM
It's no Metalocalypse or Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but it does indeed totally fuckin' rock.
01-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Gir may have been my favorite cartoon character ever for a long while, either Gir or Gaz, I go back and forth. The episode where Gaz is fighting the random boy over the new gaming device is one of my favorites. The show was brilliant, funny and really out of place on Nickelodeon.
Jhonen Vasquez is a cool guy, and if you like Zim Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_the_Homicidal_Maniac) is well worth checking out as is the spin off Squee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squee!)!
01-03-2012, 04:33 PM
"Oh what plentiful organs you have!"
"Where's my mouth?!?! Where's my MOUTH!?!?!?!"
01-03-2012, 05:36 PM
I went to bed last night after the OP thinking, alas, another one of my too-obscure delights, no one is with me!
---And returned this afternoon to BLIIIIISS! I love how Zim is ALWAYS SHOUTING on RANDOM WORDS!
Woooooow ... a GIR tattoo ... any chance of a picture? Pretty please?
(P.S.: Thanks, Marley23.)
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