I remember watching this after school with my brother for what must have been two or three consecutive years. 65 episodes, all part of an enormous serialized story arc. The animation wasn't much to write home about (especially since it was up against the smoother Disney Afternoon stuff), but it had a real charm to it that definitely grew on you. And its medieval setting gradually gave way over time to a more Pony-like arbitrarily mixed context, with surfing, movie cameras, and modern-world jokes woven into the dialogue (which often, as in the above episode, incorporated gags that were more aimed at the adults in the audience than the kids). I particularly liked how Tweeg (the main villain) gradually changed over time from an evil and feared force to someone the protagonists just sort of tolerated and indulged once they realized how feckless he was, and by the end of the storyline he was more or less just one of the gang.
I'm not sure why this show has stuck in my brain for so long, but I found myself recalling that I'd seen the above episode only once, 25 years ago ( ), and I found I could remember the songs and the voices as clearly as if I'd seen it today.
- Joined: May 23, 2011