The Thing and the Absent-Minded Inventor
|The Thing and the Absent-Minded Inventor|
The Thing saves rather ungrateful inventor.
|Premiere date:||December 1, 1979|
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Miss Twilly takes her favorite students to the annual inventors show, where her uncle(?) is poised to win the Eureka prize, if he can pay enough attention in time to get his invention seen by the judge.
Some male dude at Hanna-Barbera was clearly thinking, "Why hasn't the divine Miss Twilly been given her own episode? Spend eleven minutes with her trying to get out a complete sentence. Now that's comedy!"
In order of appearance:
- Ronald's car
Behind the scenes
- Something you don't usually see in a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is two people making out in public.
- Miss Twilly invites the gang out to the annual inventors fair, but Ronald's the one who has to drive her. Since this is the last episode of the series, I must ask: What was Hanna-Barbera thinking when they came up with this series?
- Wouldn't it have just been easier to make the Twillys siblings? No, of course not, why make something in this series actually make sense?
- Why do the other kids call Fenwick Uncle Fenwick, instead of Mr. Twilly? It's not like he insisted on it. Because this is television and a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, and things like that always make sense.
- Why does the Thing need Fenwick's gratitude, when he considers himself the idol of a million other people?
In other languages
- Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.