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Captain CAAAAAVEMAAAAAAANNNN. . . and Kristin Stewart?

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Captain CavemanI grew up in the 80s, back when you could only watch cartoons on Saturday mornings and before and after school on weekdays. “Captain Caveman and Son” is a show I have seen because it was a show that existed and was on TV during one of those times.

I remember three things about the program

  1. The character would yell “Captain CAAAAAVEMAAAAAAANNNN!”
  2. He had a son.
  3. His catch phrase was “unga-bunga.”

Bunga 1These things came to mind when I was flipping through the free movie magazine provided by UGC, a big French cinema chain. A regular feature (right) connects two seemingly unrelated people through a series of past relationships, former co-stars or some well known incident. (Here it’s actor Benoît Poelvoorde and Osama Ben Laden since they’re both famous “Bens.”)

And here is what triggered my memoryBunga 2 Kristin StewartYou may be a person who reads the front pages of newspapers, so you might know that bunga bunga became a popular phrase in 2010 after former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi used it to describe what he and an underage nightclub dancer did together in private. I don’t read the front pages but I know too much about what happened between KStew and her director because I read all the other pages of the paper. I was amused by the phrasing but admit to being really disappointed that the mag wasn’t making a really weird Captain Caveman joke.

Another caveman

caveman

He’s frightened and confused.

I suspect that the legendary Phil Hartman‘s great “Unfrozen Cave Man Lawyer” was inspired by Captain Caveman. He had to have been, right?

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Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

4 thoughts on “Captain CAAAAAVEMAAAAAAANNNN. . . and Kristin Stewart?

  1. There were caveman opponents that said “UNGA-BUNGA” over and over again in the mid-90s Mac game “Power Pete,” too, as I recall. Not that games made for Mac OS in the 90s had a huge cultural reach…

    • My parents didn’t love me so I didn’t have a Mac growing up, but it sounds like these characters of which you speak must have been created by programmers who were fans of the Captain’s. Otherwise, it’s too random, right?

  2. Ha! I loved Captain Caveman when I was a child too :-)

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