This cartoon was one of the most well written animated series’ of its time. The adventures of Baloo the bear and his orphan kid sidekick, Kit Cloudkicker were always entertaining – so much so that I considered joining the Air Force to fly planes until I was informed that it was nothing like TaleSpin. There was the all work, no play Rebecca Cunningham who was constantly up Baloo’s ass because of his laidback (by laidback, I mean LAZY) work ethic. However, Rebecca’s daughter, Molly Cunningham was a six year old thrill seeker who joined Baloo and Kit on their adventures and provided a good amount of humor. The show really was fantastic, offering interesting storylines combined with great action scenes in the sky. In addition, TaleSpin had one of the greatest intros of all time. That theme song is still embedded in the mind of many 90s kids to this day. There was a compilation of cool clips combined with an extremely catchy tune which made it a classic. The best part of the song is when they break it down and spit hot fire with the following lyrics:
Spin it, let’s begin it, bear and grin it, when you’re in it. You can win it, in a minute, when you spin it, spin it, spin it!
SIDE NOTE: Am I the only one who found it odd that Baloo wore a shirt but no pants, just leaving his bare bear ass out there for the world to see? I mean, c’mon dude, surely you can afford a pair of Wranglers.