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Boomerang brings back classic '70s Thanksgiving special

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 24th 2009 9:03AM
Boomerang brings back the Thanksgiving special, The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn'tNo Generation X'er can forget the monochrome colors and compromising frame rate of 1970s Hanna-Barbera animation. Take that unmistakable style and some autumnal inking, and you've got The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't.

Boomerang is reaching into the Hanna-Barbera archives to bring back this all-but-forgotten TV special from the 1970s. You can catch it at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. (ET).

According to a network release, The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't "chronicles one dangerously fateful day for Johnny Cooke, a young Pilgrim, and Little Bear, an Indian boy, who are discovered missing. The first Thanksgiving feast cannot start without them, and when their friend Jeremy Squirrel hears they are in peril he goes on a daring rescue mission."

Kids should still enjoy the special as if the decades since its original airing never happened. But adults might enjoy imagining how it might've looked with other Hanna-Barbera characters added to the story.

Could the Pilgrims have dined on Scrappy-Doo? Does Birdman come stuffed with bread crumbs? Did Apache Chief grow to his full super size and scare the crap out of the Puritans? Would Aquaman find something to do with himself -- even on Thanksgiving?

The possibilities boggle the mind.

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Hilarious! I just saw this on YouTube last week - a clip. I thought it was old. It must have been a promo. Long live Gen X!

November 24 2009 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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