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One of my favorite cartoons from the TV was always The Mighty Heroes. I wont lie, back in the day diaper man was the beez knees, but recently it occurred to me that the entire time, the worlds greatest superhero was right there the whole time, ROPEMAN!
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If you missed ROPEMAN and the Mighty Heroes, growing up they were a featured segment on the Mighty Mouse Playhouse cartoon show.
The mighty heroes were a rag tag group of unlikely super heroes.
is a red-headed, diapered, yet fully articulate baby as well as the leader of the group, who sounds a lot like Popeye the Sailor Man. His main weapon is his bottle, which by holding on to the rubber nipple, he can swing around (or shoot like a slingshot) forcefully. The bottle can also shoot high pressure streams of baby formula. In emergencies, Diaper Man (and often Strong Man) will drink some formula from the bottle when extra strength is needed.
has super strength. He speaks with a friendly farm-boy type of accent and holds a civilian job as a mechanic. His favorite fighting move is his "jet-propelled blow" by which he flies into a villain fist-first.
is a television weather forecaster who can spin himself into a tornado. He often sucks the villains into his vortex, then shoots them out toward the nearest wall. He speaks in a wheezy voice.
is a bird-shop owner whose powers are the most limited of the group. Unlike the other heroes, who can fly with no effort, Cuckoo Man has to flap his arms almost constantly in order to keep aloft (the conclusion of every episode always shows him lagging behind the pack as they fly off into the distance). Cuckoo Man changes into his costume by jumping up through the bottom of his store's cuckoo clock and popping out through the little door. While the other heroes' flying is accompanied by a "jet" sound effect similar to Mighty Mouse's, Cuckoo Man's is represented by a chugging jalopy-engine sound.
and The greatest of them all
Rope Man is a sailor who works at the docks. Erudite with a British accent, he can transform into a seemingly unending length of rope. He can use his hands like lassos, and can even weave himself into a net. The drawbacks to his powers are that he frequently gets tangled up or knotted, more often than not around his own teammates.
One of the greatest crimes of the past century, has been the great hemp hoax and reefer madness campaign. This policy has enabled, and is responsible for the greatest pollutant of our time, PlasticPollution. It is very interesting that the first episode of the Mighty Heroes was titled the plastic blaster. The title of this first episode is interesting to me, because, for proper planet stewardship, some of the most exciting products hemp can be made into are biodegradable plastics and If you were hoping I was going discuss CO2, I'd like to point out the mighty Ropeman eats CO2 for breakfast.
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