Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

By Tom Eames and Morgan Jeffery

Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Heart... Beer!

For this episode, Morgan teaches Tom all about the history of the classic '90s cartoon series, environmental heroes and pop culture icons, Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

From its incredible theme tune, and insanely impressive voice cast roster, to how it genuinely changed the world for the better, we delve into a true '90s legend.

We also discuss:

The oft-forgotten theme tune rapHow were the Planeteers selected by Captain Planet?Why Heart was the one power you didn't want at schoolThe excellence of Kath SoucieScooby Doo was in the same universe??Why Tom Cruse wasn't good enough for Captain PlanetIs The Return of Jafar superior to Aladdin?Why you don't hire the bloke from the B-52s to rescue your franchise

Clips used:

Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TBS/Syndication)Levar Burton in 1994 NBA 'Stay in School' Jam (YouTube)Captain Planet with Don Cheadle (Funny or Die)OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (Cartoon Network)

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