I 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
- The character would yell “Captain CAAAAAVEMAAAAAAANNNN!”
- He had a son.
- His catch phrase was “unga-bunga.”
These 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 memoryYou 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.