This weekend finds the world of King Arthur coming to the modern day in The Kid Who Would Be King but back in 1992, a 90s football team was sucked back in time by Merlin to take over for the captured Knights of the Round Table in King Arthur and the Knights of Justice.
Taking it’s inspiration from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Weird Al’s own brand of humor that we saw in things like the classic comedy UHF, The Weird Al Show aired on CBS in 1997 for one season as Al learned life lessons, watched fake TV shows and interacted with an insane group of guest stars.
Setting the tone for incredible action and masterful visual storytelling right off the bat, the first episode of Samurai Jack features the return of the evil demon wizard Aku, Jack’s lifelong training around the world and what was supposed to be the first and final battle between the two foes.
In our new semi-regular feature, we check out the first episodes of various shows to see where things started and how much they reflect the rest of the series. To kick things off, we look at the first episode of the 1995 animated series, Skeleton Warriors.