Hello. I'm DangerMouseFan1981 and these are my thoughts on the Danger Mouse reboot. But before I get into that, I'm going to talk about the original Danger Mouse .
Now, for those of you who don't know, Danger Mouse was a British cartoon that aired in the 1980s. And it was a HUGE hit! While Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 weren't too bad (although I didn't like "The Good, the Bad, and the Motionless"), Seasons 7, 9, and 10 were really boring. The plots dragged on a little too long and the some of the jokes were reused once or twice. But it was still a fun show . Anyway, those are my thoughts on the original DM. Now, onto the DM reboot.
I started watching the new DM show not long ago and it's actually pretty good. The animation is awesome, some of the voice actors are good, and the idea of setting the DM reboot in a world of anthropomorphic animals is pretty cool. Although, the pacing is a little fast and some of the episodes are pretty hit-and-miss. Like that "Sinister Mouse" episode. Boy, I am sick and tired of the old "Criminal Doppelganger" trope where they confuse a good guy for a bad guy who looks and sounds exactly like the good guy. I mean, how could they confuse Sinister Mouse for Danger Mouse ? SM's eyepatch was on the wrong side and his left eye is red! I also don't like Mirror Universe episodes where heroes are villains and vice versa.
But there are a few good episodes as well. Like "Happy Boom Day" where DM and Penfold throw a surprise birthday party for Professor Professor Squawkencluck (And yes, her first name is Professor. So, I'm just gonna call her Squawks. Also, not to be confused with Professor Heinrich Von Squawkencluck from the old show.). I didn't really like her at first due to her being a jerk to DM and the fact that she has a bit of a temper. But, after watching a few more episodes, I've grown to like her . She became a bit more likable and a bit more adorkable. Anyway, in "Happy Boom Day", Squawks was mad at DM and Penfold for "ruining" her party despite the fact that they were trying to stop Baron Greenback from ruining every birthday in the world using robot presents, killer cards, and exploding birthday cakes (Wouldn't it be easier to just ruin Christmas instead?). But she eventually realized that even the daring duo wouldn't mess up her birthday that badly without a good reason. Another good episode is "Frankensquawk's Monster". In it, we meet Squawks' parents and, uh...DM almost died while inside a massive methane monster . I have to admit. I was shocked...in a good way. That was pretty intense. Even by the show's standards. But that's not surprising since the old DM show was originally intended to have a more serious tone as shown in the pilot episode "The Mystery of the Lost Chord". I guess we're all thankful that they decided to make the show more silly than serious.
Also, there are a few characters that I dislike. Like the new Quark (The purple, three-eyed alien with the belly mouth) and the Snowman (even though I feel a little sorry for the guy). But the one character I despise the most is Jeopardy Mouse, a no-nonsense secret agent from America who's also the world's greatest secret agent...even though DM claimed that title WAY before she did. While I will admit she looks kinda cool, she's overbearing, contemptuous, hubristic, supercilious, takes herself way too seriously, is rather dull both in voice and personality, and has no redeeming qualities. She also lives in an "apartment" that's, in reality, a giant tower in the middle of New York that sticks out more than Mojo Jojo's volcano lair in the middle of Townsville! Worst of all, she firmly believes that Danger Mouse is "irresponsible, immature, unprofessional, unfocused, and only interested in having fun". That...is...ridiculous ! She has no right to badmouth DM like that. I've seen him do incredible things in the old show from riding a comet like a bucking bronco in "Custard" to using some Himalayan yoga against a mechanical, mind-reading cat in "Cat-astrophe" to hitting every target at a shooting gallery in one shot using a bent shotgun in "The Duel". Plus, he took his job seriously. And Jeopardy Mouse isn't as great as she claims to be. In "Hail Hydrant", she didn't even bother to tell DM and Penfold that she was going to infiltrate the evil society "Hydrant" by disguising herself as a criminal before she left and locked the duo in her "apartment". In a way, she's the idiot. Not DM. I hate this character so much that I refused to watch any future episodes starring her . To quote Penfold from the "Where There's a Well, There's a Way" episode (from Season 7, I might add), here's what I would like to say to Jeopardy Mouse (aka the world's worst secret agent): "How dare you! DM's a hero! And he's got a certificate to prove it! Went to night classes for it, he did!" I would've preferred if she was known as America's greatest CIA agent and was an easy-going, tomboyish kind of woman. But that's just my opinion.
I know I've said that the voice acting is good but some of the voices feel a bit off. If it were up to me, I would have Harry Shearer voice Stiletto, Kevin Michael Richardson voice Megahurtz, and Richard Steven Horvitz voice Count Duckula. Again, just another opinion.
With that said, I like the Danger Mouse reboot. It's not perfect but it's still fun to watch.
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