Peel Here #94: A lone Snork…

By Shawn Robare

I still have a small stack of stickers that are in desperate need of scanning, so to buy myself another week I present a lone Snorks foil vending sticker from 1984…

Though I’ve had this sticker for awhile, it didn’t really dawn on me until I was putting together this post that Allstar here is rocking out to a video game that looks like it involves blowing up other Snorks.  On the one hand, it’s not all that disturbing, I mean it’s not like we don’t have six trillion games that involve hunting down and killing other people.  But there’s something a little off about a cartoon character playing Grand Theft Snork.

I never really got into the Snorks all that much, though I do remember watching some episodes here and there on the USA Cartoon Express.   I think they always sort of felt like a low-rent version of the Smurfs to me.  I’m kind of curious to revisit the cartoon though since I really dig the underwater environment.

I also wanted to take a second and let everyone know that my posting schedule might slow down for a bit during the next 10 days as I gear up for the insanity of this years Countdown to Halloween event.   I hope to get everything in order before Friday, which is when I’m going to reveal my theme for 2009.  If you’re curious about all the community Halloween blogging that’s going to start up on October 1st, then you might want to head on over to the Countdown to Halloween blog and see what’s up.

  • HooveR

    I felt the same as you about the Snorks. What really puzzled me was that they were both on NBC, right? I guess they wanted to corner the market on little cute creatures. But I guess the show can’t be too bad, since it has Duke, Scarlett, and Megatron on it! (And Kickback!) And all species destroy each other, so Snorks should be no different. Although maybe the goal of that game is to collect the shiny objects (red “”explosions””)!

  • PhillyRadioGeek

    I was pretty big on the Snoorks, preferring them to the Smurfs by the time the Snorks debuted. They were certainly a rip-off of the Smurfs, however. If you come across them, give them a try.

  • Puppatoons

    “”I think they always sort of felt like a low-rent version of the Smurfs to me.”” Ditto. I could never even get through a whole episode. I also love how this artwork is recycled: the way this snork is standing is in no way how an artist would draw someone playing a video game. It appears that a generic image of a snork standing there, holding something in his hand,was just integrated into this pic.

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