The Saturday-morning cartoons your kid will be watching this fall are rife with cross-pollination. Look for such sources as Off Broadway theater (Fox’s Little Shop), movies (CBS’ Back to the Future, ABC’s Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters, Fox’s Beetlejuice), and books (CBS’ Where’s Waldo?). There are also a few personality-driven spin-offs, including ABC’s Hammerman, with , rapper M.C. Hammer, and NBC’s WishKid Starring Macaulay Culkin. In the spirit of this new trend, here are some other cartoon candidates that cry out for network consideration:
The Rocky Horror Show
The forthright squirrel branches out without Bullwinkle to play a lovable transvestite.
Synthesized musical cartoon version of the Good Book, developed by Jesus Jones, with Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Homer Simpson as the prophets.
Angst, convolution, and ennui among the diaper set.
Pee-wee Herman resurfaces as a Rastafarian with talking hair.
Oprah the Rainbow
A fun-loving talk show host desperately tries to get back to a size 8; along the way she helps Bob Dylan find his voice, Elvis Costello his razor, and Sinéad O’Connor her sense of humor.