Saturday Morning Cartoons: Big Guy And Rusty
In 1995 Geoff Darrow and Frank Miller brought us a wonderful comic. It starred an “Astro-Boy-esque” boy robot, Rusty, and his American counterpart… the metal capped, gun filled beast know as the Bug Guy. Four years later, in an attempt to fill their waning Saturday morning block, then chocked to the gills with “Goosebumps” reruns and “Big Bad Beetle Borgs”… fox ordered up 2 seasons worth of goodness. The show had it all. Skeezy businessmen with talking monkeys, even scientists, giant robots, even gianter monster, and enough explosions to rattle the brain of any good-hearted sugar-coated kid looking for his next fix of boom-booms.
In addition, the series boasted some heavy hitting voice talent, including Clancy Brown, R. Lee Ermey, Kathy Kinny, Steven Root, and Nancy Cartwright. While the show obviously ended in 2000, thanks to the internet, we can bring you the amazingly patriotic theme song below, as well as graciously link you to the entire series, which you can watch for free over at Hulu (better do it soon, you never know when they’ll take that away…). So folks, without any further explanation, enjoy a big ole’ dose of the good stuff. Now take yer’ medicine.