Sunday, January 22, 2006

Whatever Happened to.....The Beets?

In the fall of 1991, Nickelodeon launched its first three Nicktoons: Doug, Rugrats, and Ren & Stimpy. Doug somehow found a way to carve out its own loyal following, even though Rugrats and Ren & Stimpy seemed to grab a lot of the attention.

Doug had its memorable moments, and most of them seemed to involve the songs that were written for the show. Doug's "Bangin' on a Trashcan" can still be heard in the humming of wayward college students from time to time: "Bangin on a trashcan, drummin on a streetlight, strummin on my banjo, one little voice is calling me calling me"

Doug and his best friend, Skeeter Valentine ("honk honk!"), were hardcore fans of a Beatlesque/The Who-type band that appeared from time to time on the show called The Beets. (Interestingly, their final album was appropriately entitled "Let it Beet"). This was just one of many abnormal references to the vegetable on the show. Anyways, whatever happened to The Beets?

Well, it turns out they're alive and well! They have their own myspace account and believe it or don't, they have three of their hit songs available to listen to: "Killer Tofu" "I Need More Allowance" and "Shout Your Lungs Out"

Check them out, and let them know you're still a fan. If you're not a fan, you probably will be. Even Doug's archnemesis Roger Klotz was a fan. So round out, you squares.