The Mighty Hercules

rewindLesley just left a comment on my entry about Rocket Robin Hood. "Ah, memories! I was actually doing a search for the Barbapapas and came across your blog. Rocket Robin Hood was one of my favorite cartoons, too. And how about the Adventures of Hercules?"

How about The Mighty Hercules! That was another cartoon from the 60s that aired on Global all the time in the 1980s. My brothers and I watched an awful lot of The Mighty Hercules. Herc had this magic ring that gave him super strength and he was always taking on the bad guys, usually Daedalus. He had a hot girlfriend named Helena and was pals with Newton, a boy centaur.

I found a great clip but noticed Newton didn't sound like I remembered him sounding. I remember this high pitched voice, sort of like Mickey Mouse. He was always calling out "Herc, Herc!". It turns out there two sets of voices for the characters, so some episodes have the Newton I remember and some have the Newton you'll hear in this clip.

By the way, the awesome theme song was sung by Johnny Nash. I'm hunting for video of it now...



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Mike Boon

Here are the lyrics to the theme song:

Hercules,
hero of song and story
Hercules,
winner of ancient glory
fighting for the right
fighting with his might
with the strength of ten
ordinary men
Hercules,
people are safe when near him
Hercules,
only the evil fear him
softness in his eyes
iron in his thighs
virtue in his heart
fire in every part
of the mighty
Hercules!

March 6, 2007 @ 12:05 PM

Al

LOL! Iron in his thighs! LOL! I remember watching this. Helena was a hottie. I even remember the song Newton sang:

I'm glad, I'm glad,
To have, to have,
A friend, a freind,
Like Hercules, like Hercules

Whenever, whenever,
There's trouble, there's trouble,
nah nah nah, nah nah... I forget the rest.

March 6, 2007 @ 2:45 PM

Lesley

Hurray!

You and I must have watched the same episodes, because my most vivid memory of this show is 'Herc! Herc!' too.

March 15, 2007 @ 11:36 PM

bobby gee

i rememeber an episode where the lovely Helena falls asleep and Herc and newton try their best to wake her.
In the final scene helena wakes and there it is for all to see her quim between her creamy thighs.

February 22, 2008 @ 4:27 PM

Mike

I'm glad, I'm glad,
To have, to have,
A friend, a friend,
Like Hercules, like Hercules

Whenever, whenever,
There's trouble, there's trouble,
He gets there, he gets there
On the double, on the double

February 17, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

Sarah

I'm glad, I'm glad
To have, to have
A friend, a friend
Like Hercules, like Hercules

I'm not, I'm not
Afraid, afraid
Because, because
Of Hercules, of Hercules

Wherever, wherever
There's trouble, there's trouble
He gets there, he gets there
on the double, on the double

To you, to you
I say, I say
Be good, be good
Like Hercules, like Hercules
Like Hercules

(for the record) ;)

February 17, 2013 @ 3:11 AM

Andrew

Every morning before school on Global TV. Double bill of Hercules and G-Force with my brother Rob.

It was a ritual...a ritual!

I was also a fan of The Adventures of Rocket Robin Hood that came on before it.

Classic!

Cheers,
Andrew

February 17, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Ajax Mike

I was actually in McDonalds the other night, and Teletoon Retro was playing Hercules in the kids area. Totally brought back memories.

February 18, 2013 @ 7:06 PM

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