Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Mighty B reviewed by Peter Bernard
The Mighty B (above) is about Amy Poehler doing her girl scout character from the UCB, imagining that she can be a superhero with a man's body.
This show has actually I guess been on the air since last year but I've never seen it before, so I'm just writing about it now.
I was over helping Horus Cat pack (he's moving into a luxury Trump building soon), and Horus' 4-year-old human sister Cait was watching tv. Suddenly The Mighty B came on, co-created by Amy Poehler. Cait started bouncing up and down, saying, "THIS show is on! I love THIS show!" She didn't react like that to any other program all day.
Basically, this is a female Ren and Stimpy meets Dexter's Laboratory. One of the stories I saw was storyboarded by Lynne Naylor from Ren and Stimpy and Bill Wray from Ren and Stimpy is one of the background artists. They do everything in tribute to R&S or Dexter on the show in terms of the visuals and the timing and the sight gags. The voices are good-- besides Amy, The Tonight Show's Andy Richter is in it playing Amy's brother (perhaps a tribute to when Amy would play Andy's sister on the old Conan O'Brien show?) and Matt Besser from the UCB is on hand to play a myriad of supporting roles. I don't immediately recognize the other cast members, maybe Angel knows who they are if they're UCB people.
I think it's kind of sick that all these shows hire John K's assistants but none of them just freaking hire John K!!! But this one is better than Spongebob, at least. And since the main demo for the show is 4-year-old girls like Cait, it's her review that matters more than mine. Cait LOVES this show!