When I was about 11 years old I thought it was really cool to stay up late on school nights, and watch TV. I had a thought in my head that all the cool forbidden shows were shown after the ten ‘o’ clock news. The kind of shows that I thought were extra special that they could not fit into the regular evening time slots. One channel that always seemed to delivered that promised for me was FOX. At first I was a huge fan of this show called “STUDS”. I am not really sure why my 11 year old self was fascinated by a dating game show with a bunch of cartoon hearts but I was and was always pumped up to watch it. Until one night I turned on the TV and saw this:
And then I was introduced to this guy:
I was confused for a second because I was thinking what happen to STUDS?! I was about to turn off the TV until I decided to give this show a chance. I mean I was up late anyways and gulped down two cans of cherry coke so sleeping at that point was not an option…
My first thoughts about the show was that the Cryptkeeper was no Mark DeCarlo (the host of STUDS) but after watching the first two minutes of the show I felt like he had the same wit and humor as him. By the end of the show I was hooked! This show had everything to offer a great host, scary elements, dark humor and most of all it gave me another reason to stay up later at night! Which I thought was super cool! I quickly forgot about STUDS after the first week of watching this show and started to looked forward to spending my nights with the Cryptkeeper instead.
However I did not learn until years later that they had a short run cartoon series and most importantly that a line of toys from the cartoon was out in stores to buy.
I am slowly in the process of collecting most of the action figures from the cartoon show because even though I never watched it when I was little I still had nostalgic feelings about the HBO series. I am not sure how many kids would say that they spend a chunk of their nights with a funny and witty skeleton but I did!
Until next time!