Growing up in rural NB, a big part of a lot of kid’s childhood was TV. And in rural NB there ain’t that many options. We had 5 channels in Jemseg, two of which were the same (one with better reception) and another was French. Which I do not speak. Sacrebleu! So 3 options basically. And any cartoon that was on was the obvious winner.
One such winner was the Animated Program The Raccoons. Maybe you remember it. Bunch of animals in the forest. Environmental lessons. Cyril Sneer. If you remember anything about this cartoon it’s probably Cyril Sneers nose.
This show, and in particular the shows ending credit’s music, has made a resurgence in my life thanks to the ending credit’s of another soon to be Canadian Classic. The Halifax Produced Exploitation Film, Hobo with a Shotgun.
Run With Us by Lisa Lougheed is 80’s-Tastic and the Song is Catchy as Hell. She even voiced Lisa on The Raccoons. This Song will stay with me until the Day I Die. Here is the Hobo Mash-Up Version.