my favorite part is that his grip on reality is clearly in gradual decay from scene to scene; he increasingly ignores how little interest the world would even have in a singing frog show in pursuit of his narrow, ridiculous dream of wealth and fame
Single most important cartoon of my childhood. Because my dad used to always tell us about it, and we all thought he was making it up since it was so rarely aired on like TNT and TBS etc.
that’s beautiful, it genuinely is. it seems like something your dad would make up to fuck with you, or the product of his frenzied imagination, but no. it’s real
its time to watch One Froggy Evening again and recall a childhood where i knew every one of these songs by heart and would amuse adults with them
In Red Dwarf we see family of organisms called Polymorphs, shape-shifters which feed off the mental energy of humans, and can hibernate for long periods of time. They use their shape shifting abilities to force their prey in to states of intense emotion- fear, lust, joy, anger, and then they sap the emotion out. I’d like to offer that “Michigan J. Frog” is an advanced species of Polymorph which slowly drives their prey mad, providing a steady source of heightened emotional distress off which to feed. Once sated they go in to hibernation until encountered again.
Additional: This is my mom’s all time favorite Looney Toons, and possibly cartoon. It was very influential in my early development.