So, I happened to stumble upon this one cartoon not long ago, that I had completely forgotten about … Pole Position. I think I saw a video about it YouTube or something, I don’t remember. 80s cartoons is a popular subject in #uphpu.
Watching the video though, I was like, “meh, another old-school Japanese-styled animation show” until I saw the little computer face in the dashboard … then all kinds of memories came back to me and I was like, “dude, I totally remember this show!”
I managed to snag a copy on Amazon, even though it’s been out of print. I didn’t even know it was on DVD. Since then, I’ve been totally obsessed with this show. The theme song, in particular. I can’t get it out of my head. Probably because I sing it to myself every 30 seconds.
Sadly enough, there were only 13 cartoons produced. It looks like it could have done well. I don’t know why this one triggered such a response in me — especially since I didn’t even remember the title — but I think I may have clued in on it a bit. It features cool cars with electronic devices. As a little kid, I’m sure I was totally enchanted by that. Heck, I’ve always found computers extremely fascinating. Just that they work how they do amazes me.
I don’t remember the show, but I do remember the old Atari video game. It was fun. I also remember playing E.T. though, and wondering what the heck the point of the game was.
I’ve been watching the show since I got it last week, and I love it. It’s really cool, actually. The first few I’ve seen so far start out with them (whatever their names are, on the secret Pole Position team) doing a live stunt show, and, it seems like, with totally random moves made up on the fly. It’s pretty hilarious now. But man I love how old cartoons just do random stuff and don’t even bother trying to explain it. Good times. I really miss shows like that.