When the Thundercats’ characters came to our TV screens in 1985, they quickly earned the adoration of many children, who couldn’t help but sing along with its unique theme song. Those were the good old days, but now we realize that there were a lot of things about the whole show that could have been viewed from a different angle. Here are some bizarre things about it that we recognize now only as adults.
March Of The Toys
We know now that the Thundercats action figures were already out in the market two years before the show even graced our TV screens. The people behind the show had tried to really push their products so kids wouldn’t stop nagging their parents to purchase them. Animators made the Thundercats attractive to its kiddie viewers, and toy manufacturers strived to come up with many variations too.
Underneath Your Clothes
The Thundercats had to save themselves quickly before Thundera’s destruction, and perhaps that’s why most of them are without clothes. Save for a few that managed to pick up their belts and a pair of boots, the rest of the group are denuded. But we must not forget that these characters are aliens, and that’s just how they roll in their land. Strange to us, but it means nothing to them.
End of the Road?
Kids assumed the Thundercats would always show up to the rescue when something’s the matter, to save the day, and the shows proved, somehow, that they did. But kids never dared question how their species could always provide protection for posterity. There were only 9 of them, some of them different breeds. How could their family expand from that? They were doomed to be the last of their kind.
The Earth is Their Turf
The Thundercats roamed and operated on the Third Earth. That’s not something you’ll find away from our planet. In fact, it pertains to the earth, when humanity has long been wiped out. Various aliens come to call it home. Prior to being known as Third Earth, it was originally called First Earth. So whatever happened to the First and Second Earth?
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lion-O may look terrifying, a large combatant, but he’s actually the most adorable of all characters. For he’s just a 12-year-old kid whose bodily structure transformed into an adult’s body rapidly as he journeyed to the Third Earth. This is manifested, too, as he fights to protect the world, adapting to his sudden bodily changes. Indeed, looks can be deceiving.
Some things about the Thundercats become clear to us as we age, but it shall never change how we feel about them. We love the Thundercats just the same.