Monday, April 18, 2016
O is for the Owl doctor
Kérem a következőt! (Next!), more commonly known to everyone as "Dr. Bubó," is a 3 season, 39 episode cartoon TV show that was made and aired between 1974-1983. It follows the adventures of Dr. Bubó, the owl doctor of the forest, and other supporting characters, such as Ursula the bear-nurse, Officer Hawk, the chief of the forest police, and the Messenger, who just happens to be a tortoise.
rector. It is a mish-mash of botched medical statements, such as:
"Foot salts for snakes, dentures for birds,
The patient dictates, and the doctor scribbles"
"The squirrel is rheumatic, it can only be helped by the psychologist"
"The reptile lied, the old fool, he is as much a rector as I am a doctor."
Who wouldn't trust a guy like this with their life?
The entire show is fairly trippy, as much from the puns as for the general visual aesthetic. And talking about trippy, as promised: here is the most infamous episode:
(YES, THIS IS A CHILDREN'S SHOW)
While they are investigating the boat that brought the bales, the sailors toss packets of heroin into the water, where the Messenger mistakes them for sugar, and eats a large amount. Since they can't catch whoever is causing the drug epidemic in the forest, Dr. Bubó comes up with an idea: They themselves make heroin, distribute it, and lure out the cartel trying to eliminate the competition. In order to test if the heroin is high enough quality to compete, Ursula takes a dose and gets incredibly high. Once she sobers up, Bubó sends her to sell the drugs, as bait. Sadly, they forget to tell the Officer, who immediately concludes that Dr. Bubó and Ursula were the dealers to begin with, and arrests her. Meanwhile, Dr. Bubó is kidnapped by the Jackal, the real drug kingpin, who wants him to make high quality drugs for him. Ursula and the Officer beat information out of the Kangaroo, who is a henchman to the Jackal, and arrive just in time to save Dr. Bubó from his fate.
I would just like to point out that this cartoon pre-dates Breaking Bad.
If you don't believe any of this, you can find the episode here.