Lost ‘Dial M for Monkey’ Cartoon Surfaces!
Hey there kiddos. We were playing around working hard to find you awesome content the other day when we stumbled across this little gem! For those who recall the most excellent Dexter’s Laboratory cartoon, once shown on Cartoon Network (now being shown on Cartoon Network’s dump for it’s old toons and Hanna-Barbara classics, Boomerang!), had within it several “mini-shows”. While we were huge fans of the “Justice Friends” mock reality cartoon (in which Major Glory, the Infragable Krunk and the mighty Valhallan shared a small apartment…) the real gem of the extras was “Dial M for Monkey”. Monkey, an homage to SHIELD, Dial H for Hero, and several spy/superhero thrillers in the 60s, always spoke to me. Why? Cause super-powered monkeys are hilarious. Even more-so, super-powered monkey’s having to face off against a flamboyantly gay Silver Surfer homage, and his master, the planet eating Barbequor is too funny to pass up.
While the episode ran once in 2002 on Cartoon Network, it’s since been pulled from the run, due in part to the portrayal of said Surfer, but probably more due to the Infragable Krunk getting intoxicated, throwing up, and having to be driven home. Kids these days… so innocent. Don’t want them copying what they see on the the ole’ teevee now do we? But we trust you, loyal ComicMix fan. We’re gonna post up this “lost” episode for your enjoyment anyways. Cause we’re rebels like that. Rebels that love monkeys.