Between the ages of 9-12 I was a huge obsession with Gary Larson’s comic The Far Side.
I would get the books and beg my parents to subscribe to the newspaper just so I can read the comics section every day. Just so I can be caught up with the latest of my favorite comic strips such as Peanuts, Cathy, Garfield and of course The Far Side!
So you can imagine my excite when I saw an ad in the style section about Gary Larson’s Tales from the Far Side TV Special:
Of course I set my mental clock to watch it on October 26, 1994 and when I watched it. It was literally all I ever wanted from the comic! It had dark humor, sarcasm and just to see it come to life rather then just seeing once a day in the newspaper was amazing!
Also the fact that it was Halloween theme made it so much more special for me. Since my favorite month of the year has always been October. I believe that the special was only aired once on TV so I am happy that I was able to experience back then.
I am also glad that it is available to watch on Youtube (it is also the first video in this blog post. If you want to see it Part One in it’s entirety. )
In 1997 Gary Larson followed up his Tales from the Far Side Part One with Tales from the Far Side II. That was never shown on American TV however it was broadcast on the BBC and shown in a lot of film festivals. However thanks to Youtube you can watch it below:!!
Until Next time!!!
Source: Wikipedia, Youtube