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Monty Python meets DC, ("It's The Arts...)
on Mon Feb 10 08:51:47 2020
I'm watching the Monty Python's Flying Circus episode 6,
aired 23 November 1969, which BC America reran last night.
They show a character played by Eric Idle reading a cimic
called "Thrills and Adventure." It's actually CAPTAIN ACTION #5,
the final issue.
The "Superman - DC- National Comics" roundel is plainly
in the upper left corner, and the Comics Code seal in the
right. It had a great Gil Kane cover, which was instantly
The BBC had rules against promoting commercial products on air.
They (in)famously made the Kinks change a reference to Coca-Cola
in their song, "Lola," to "cherry cola."
One wonders if the paste-up of the faux-logo was due to that
policy. If you are unfamiliar with the "action figure" toy the
comic was based on, see:
Cap had a kick-ass theme song on his TV commercials.
Of course, there was also the "Bicycle Repairman" skit.
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