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Danger Mouse Needs A Remix

Topics: Popular Media | Add A CommentBy admin | April 20, 2010

The coolest Danger Mouse in the world has never jammed as Gnarls Barkley.

No not that Danger Mouse, I’m talking about this Danger Mouse. With production suspended on the next James Bond film, the world may need a stylish, sophisticated spy figure to fill in. And Danger Mouse may be just the ticket. If you were alive and paying attention in the 80′s, you probably caught at least one episode of the animated British series featuring the witty and articulate mouse and his pun-prone hamster sidekick Penfold. Watching the series now, it seems a bit dreary and highbrow, but this is really just a side-effect of the fact that at the time it was playing against a pop culture background colored by the the end of the cold war and the commercialization of punk. You also had to be a bit of an Anglophile to get into it; I remember a girlfriend at the time asking “just what language is he speaking, anyway?”, referring to Penfold. In spite of his relatively cult status, I think a properly revamped Danger Mouse could be absolute genius. It would certainly be more interesting than the reworking of that other, cocaine-sniffing mouse which is apparently already in the works. If you’re a Danger Mouse fan who’d forgotten the series existed, it’s available on DVD. And strangely, most of the episodes are on YouTube as well. I guess Danger Mouse isn’t bound by the same chains as the world’s most indentured mouse.

“Rogue Robots” the episode that started it all in 1981

The world’s most indentured mouse: