When: 7:00 AM, June 1999
Where: The TV Room
Children’s television was and continues to be the last refuge of television’s old ways. Just Nick and Disney have harshly-lit, videotaped sitcoms, Pokémon had a minute-long opening theme.
I came to Pokémon late, when it was at its peak as a phenomenon that inexplicably enveloped all aspects of life, like Batman in the late sixties. I caught up that summer on early morning reruns on UPN and I was hooked. I can still do a perfect imitation of Jigglypuff, which is really just my Morrissey on helium.
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