Cartoons Make You Smarter: Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends

Cartoons Make You Smarter: Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends

– [Narrator] What can we
learn from a horny Dracula, a superhero gymnastics routine, and an angry Russian guy in tights? Let’s check out the ’80s cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing
Friends to find out. (upbeat music) In this classic cartoon,
Spider-Man lives in an apartment with his college classmates
Iceman and Firestar. With their combined
powers of fire and ice, they can make your coffee literally any temperature you want. Together, they fight killer bees, video game characters, and even an Australian Wolverine. – Want a piece of fruit? – [Narrator] But these
Saturday morning cartoons weren’t just entertaining,
they were also educational. We learn our first lesson
when Captain America visits their college to perform a
gymnastics show for some reason. Even though he’s a founding
member of The Avengers, the stands are about half full. Captain America begins his show by saying to the dozens
of people in the crowd. – Today you will see
what years of training and exercise have done for me. – [Narrator] But as we
learned in Captain America, the first Avenger, the real
reason he’s buff as hell is that he received a supersoldier
serum from US government. Which brings us to lesson number one, people who tell you you
just have to work hard are probably hiding the unfair advantages that led to their success. This also leads into lesson 1A, Captain America is kind of a dick. After the performance, nobody notices that this weird creep is
standing in the bushes, and he shoots a mind control
dart into Cap’s neck. It takes the Amazing
Friends most of the episode to figure out that something is up. Even though his eyes have
gone completely white, he assaults multiple troops
and then shoots some people with a giant ray gun. Spider-Man finds a random hose and shoots water in his
face until he wakes up. – I’ve been under a diabolical
mind control device. – [Narrator] Yeah, duh, this
brings us to lesson number two. If someone you know is being
annoying because they’re under the influence of a
mind-altering substance, spray some water in their face. Cap leaves town, but New York gets a visit from Craven the Hunter. For those who don’t know,
Craven is an angry Russian man in capri leggings who drinks green juice and keeps a picture of Firestar in the creepiest place possible. He wants to steal a ruby to
power a growth energizer laser to hatch dinosaur eggs so
he can train the dinosaurs to take over Manhattan. This teaches kids an important lesson. Growth energizers are powered by rubies and can be used to hatch dinosaur eggs, and then the dinosaurs can be trained to take over Manhattan. Obviously, the Amazing Friends
stop this diabolical plan by throwing him into some tar. They celebrate by going to the Empire State
University’s spring dance. Everyone is doing their best
limited animation dance cycle as Spider-Man and Iceman argue over who gets to hook up with Firestar. She leaves both of them because they’re being extremely creepy and meets a big pale
guy with jet black hair and a Transylvanian
accent, clearly a vampire. They do a dance where they
just walk in a straight line right past Spider-Man and
Iceman and then leave. Spider-Man says his
spider sense is tingling, even though you don’t need a spider sense to be alarmed that a strange
man has taken your friend away into the night moments after meeting her. He hypnotizes Firestar and flies her out to his Transylvanian
castle where surprise, he reveals he is Dracula. Lesson number four, don’t follow strangers into dark, secluded areas. Spider-Man tells Iceman. – Hang onto your ice cubes, old buddy. – [Narrator] Which is a
code word for his testicles, and lets him know they’re
going to Transylvania. They follow her to Dracula’s castle, but instead of spraying water in her face, they ask her to remember
Spider-Man’s aunt and a dog. All the friends fight
Dracula and his friends, Wolfman and Frankenstein, and somehow the gang flies back in time for the end of their dance. It’s a nonstop thrill ride of a season, and we didn’t even get to the frost giant who wants to fuck Iceman, or Prince Neymour’s bright green Speedo, but we can still recap what we’ve learned. One, successful people are liars. Two, if your friend is high,
throw a drink in their face. Three, the thing about
rubies and dinosaurs. And four, strangers are Draculas. So remember, with great power
comes great responsibility, so use this knowledge well.

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  1. "which brings us to our first lesson: people who tell you you have to work hard are probably hiding the unfair advantages that lead to their success" 🤣



  3. "Captain America is kind of a dick"… no sh*t, in one storyline where Peggy Carter lost her memories, she thought she was still together with Cap, so to keep appearances, Steve became her boyfriend while still dating Sharon, who was on board with it. Transylvanian accent, as in local Saxon, Szekler dialect, or even Romanian?

  4. Dude that was so funny, cant wait to see the next video where that giant ice girl wants to f#$k Iceman, his "ice cubes" will be crushed!!!….and why tf that creepy dude grew facial hair when he became Dracula!!?? and i dont even want to know why Spiderman was pulling a dog in the sky????

  5. The ruby is a nod to the fact that the LASER was first discovered using light pulses pumped into a ruby rod.
    You’re welcome.

  6. I loved the episode where Dr Doom attempted to gain an amulet that would give him Infinity Gaunlet-esque powers, and an old man accidentally got it instead and did some crazy stuff such as replacing a storm with rainbows and pretty clouds

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