HEATHCLIFF: THE COMPLETE SERIES REVIEWED
“Heathcliff” is quite the odd show. Hell, it only lasted two seasons and managed to generate 86 episodes and a movie. You want to know what’s crazier about the movie? It was nothing but a compilation of 7 other episodes and it still made 2.6 million at the box office. The mid 1980s were the last time that a studio could pull that off before Cable and VHS killed that trend dead. But, what about the cartoon itself?
The show is mainly remembered for being the last big outside of Looney Tunes headlining project for Mel Blanc. While it’s not that different from cartoons of the day, it had an underlying oddity about it. Basically, the show was about a streetwise cat that was seducing and trying to mate with a much taller female cat. Her owners didn’t necessarily approve of this, but loved Heathcliff’s affections of their Sonja. A local street gang of cats also gave our hero some trouble, but honestly it was a show about a little fat guy trying to make a relationship work. A relationship that was primarily about cat boning, but still a relationship.
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The Plot Thus Far
Heathcliff knows he is the best cat around! Never have we seen such self-confidence topped off with a heavy dose of vanity, cunning, ruthlessness and a mischievous love of gags. He cruises and struts down the street and watch out any person, cat or dog who gets in his way! Although he may terrorize the neighborhood, let an outsider try to push anyone around and he is a veritable tiger of defense. His love for the fancy feline Sonja is true-blue and though he regularly pummels Spike, the neighborhood bulldog, he is not without affection for him. Grandpa’s brusque tolerance for Heathcliff is sometimes stretched to the breaking point, but Grandma usually intervenes and Iggy’s pride in Heathcliff brings out his better nature. When Heathcliff is not grabbing fish from the market or teasing Spike, he is full of love and good will for others, despite himself.
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