Mr. Magoo is a powder keg.  Bet you didn’t expect to read that today.

I remember The Mr. Magoo Show as a comical chronicle of the daily adventures of a myopic kindly old man; however, as with many cartoons of the mid-20th Century, the creators really didn’t hide — or even try to — stereotypes or racism.  It’s laid on thick, as you will see in the first short cartoon, “Ten Strike Magoo,” which features Charlie, an Asian character based on stereotypes.  You could get away with a lot more in the 1940s and 1950s.

And though the content is cringe-worthy at times, we urge you to join us for this week, as we watch The Mr. Magoo Show.

You will need a Netflix Watch Instantly subscription to view the episode we discuss. If you already have an account, then click the link that we provide, and you are ready to watch the show with us! We will be watching episode two of season one.

Here is the link for this week: The Mr. Magoo Show

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