Yes, They Did Make A Movie Starring Robert Guillaume & Another Bad Creation

You want to know how much of a “Batman” fan I was when I was fourteen? I seriously considered asking my mom to take me to see Meteor Man, the 1993 Robert Townsend superhero goof, because it featured Frank “The Riddler” Gorshin as the evil old white guy. That’s right; I was willing to endure the mild comedy of some mustachioed eighties relic just to view the gnarly visage of the Gorsh some non-mustachioed sixties relic on the big screen. Sadly, I never got up the courage to mention Meteor Man in front of Ma Greene (I was kind of a shy kid).

Flash forward to last night. As is often the case with Monday nights, I was bored and thinking about Frank Gorshin. So I dialed up the Meteor Man trailer on YouTube. Um, I think I want to see this movie more now than I did at fourteen:

Did you SEE what James Earl Jones was wearing (not to mention how he was dancing) in that clip? My waffle is beyond ROFL’d. Also, Another Bad Creation? I forgot they ever existed. What do you think those kids are doing today? Cleaning Diddy’s pool? Selling insurance at the funkiest State Farm in all of Boise? I wish I knew. At any rate, Meteor Man looks like an awesome cavalcade of rapping, dancing, meteors, and extremely dated pop culture references.

Waitaminute, waitaminute—wasn’t one of the kids in Another Bad Creation nicknamed Batman?

[CHECKS WIKIPEDIA]

No, I’m wrong. That “Batman” kid was in Immature. Immature! Man, I miss the nineties.

You know what the sad thing is? I’m sure Meteor Man in its entirety won’t even be anywhere near as funny as the two minute trailer for Blankman, the absolutely classic Damon Wayans/David Allen Grier crime-fighting spoof that came one year later:

J5! Now there’s a robot I can get behind.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

2 responses to “Yes, They Did Make A Movie Starring Robert Guillaume & Another Bad Creation”

  1. Fembot says :

    “At any rate, Meteor Man looks like an awesome cavalcade of rapping, dancing, meteors, and extremely dated pop culture references.”

    Pretty much like this blog. Except replace awesome with really fucking lame.

  2. jamesgreenejr says :

    Thanks, Fembot, but really fucking lame? That does not Fempute.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: