31 Days of Monsters: #6, Tenctonese+Bart Simpson+Spongebob+a Block of Cheddar=Creepy!


By Shawn Robare




Welcome to day six of my 31 Days of Monsters Halloween countdown! All through October I’m counting down 31 of my favorite monsters from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.  These animation cels are culled from my personal collection, and my wife and I tried our best to put them in a not-so-scary to really-freaking-creepy kind of order with the creepiest falling on All Hallows Eve. 

Today’s monster is, well, to be honest, I’m not sure what he is.  For the most part the episodes that I remember from the show are those first which aired on Saturday morning during the fall of 1986.  I do remember watching the show for years beyond, but with my insane cartoon watching schedule I think I missed out on a lot of episodes.  I’m dying to relive the entire series but my copy of the complete series just came this past Thursday and I haven’t had a chance to get to this one yet.  I want to say he’s the son in a family of monsters (aliens?) that seek out the Ghostbusters for help, but I’m not positive…

Anyway, this guy is one heck of a cheddar head, who’s one part Spongebob Squarepants, one part Timer (from those crazy PSAs during the 80s), one part Bart Simpson, and one part freaky Alien Nation-esque Newcomer (Tenctonese for the detail oriented researchers out there) weirdo…





I saw what I believe were a couple of other cels that I think are from the same episode that feature a much more sinister female version of this guy and another odd yellow fiend that looked a lot like Homer Simpson mated with a banana.  Like I said, it’s certainly got me burning to watch through the series again.   Unfortunately this cel didn’t have an accompanying pencil under-drawing, so this is a solo in the picture department today.  Aside from this poor sap’s unfortunate head, what really drew me to it was his very disturbing, skull-like teeth.  Creepy!


Hope you’re all enjoying these monsters, I know I’m enjoying posting about them.  If you do, make sure to come back tomorrow for another installment of the 31 Days of Monsters here at Branded in the 80s.  Also, you can head on over to the Countdown to Halloween and check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event.  If you’re so inclined, you can also dig into my Halloween Blogging archives and read through the last few All Hallows Eve seasons…

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  • Becky

    He’s from season five’s “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner”. His whole family was supposed to be a parody of the Simpsons. Cute episode, really.

  • The Pizza

    I’m impressed by how much that looks like Bart. Elephant-Man Bart.

  • Stephen

    Yikes. I love how his eyes are different sizes.