Like most pseudo-intellectuals with bad taste CINEMA INSOMNIA host MR. LOBO loves cartoons and animation–And apparently that love is felt and reciprocated!
When we asked you to nominate your fellow SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS OF INSOMNIA for FAN OF THE WEEK–we were sort of expecting non-celebrity humans from the real world!
You have asked that we also spotlight our famous fans and in this case–a famous cartoon squirrel! Of course, we speak of none other than that angry foul mouthed voice of reason FOAMY SQUIRREL–Created by JIM MATHERS of iLL WiLL PReSS.
It’s likely that at some point, you shared this Internet sensation around the office or ogled his T-shirt at the Hot Topic in the mall! 90’s kids especially identify with this li’l guy–a feverish chipmunk-pitched voice pleading with fans on the Heavy Metal band POISON fans to break the “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” CD in half and slice their own wrists with it…
We first became aware of the possibility that FOAMY was a CINSOMNIAC when a FOAMY THE SQUIRREL video Published on Oct 16, 2012 called called AN ARTHOUSE HALLOWEEN caught fire on the internet. In this cartoon Art Films are cleverly and hilariously satirized as being pretentious filth that doesn’t make sense…“Cream Cheese on Demon Boobs!”
In the middle of random NSFW images and cinematic oddities at
1:22…a quick sketch of MR. LOBO appeared on lined paper, complete with Hypnotic Eye and Miss Mittens on his back.
The voice over mystically chants
one word “CINSOMNIACS”!
We assumed it was a one time incident and were grateful to the nod in a Halloween episode of a well know web series. However, it did not end there. We got an email from FOAMY’s creator JIM MATHERS that MR. LOBO and CINEMA INSOMNIA would be a topic of discussion for FOAMY in the raunchy but commentary rich cartoon entitled PROGRAMMING CONFLICT.
JIM explains How C.I. got into a FOAMY cartoon:
“Well, how couldn’t it? I usually have a CI episode on in the background while I animate the cartoons. It allows me to focus on my work during the movie and take a break when Mr. Lobo makes an appearance. So in a way making an episode about CI, was just a small way for me to thank Mr. Lobo for creating something that in turn, allows me to create. I’ve always been a fan of old b-movies, and at this point it’s fairly essential that these well worn classics are accompanied by some sort of horror host. I’ve seen Bucket of Blood around 30 times, but having a horror host add information, comedy skits, or just plain silliness to a long-time favorite enriches the experience, breathing new life into something that would have been long forgotten. Horror hosts are essential, damn it!
The whole concept for the Foamy episode “Programming Conflict” was basically about Foamy trying to take over the TV to watch a Cinema Insomnia marathon and turning off Germaine’s porn. What? Who would watch Cinema Insomnia instead of porn!? I would, and so would Foamy. Why? Because we all know how porn ends. Porn doesn’t even make an effort any more! Where’s the plot? Where’s the special effects? Where’s the humor? Ok, fine… with the exception of some laughable breast sizes, porn generally doesn’t make me snicker.”
For those who need proof that Cinema Insomnia is better than porn… BEHOLD!
FOAMY’S LIST OF WHY CINEMA INSOMNIA IS BETTER THAN PORN:
1: Cinema Insomnia gives me awesome interviews with people I actually give a crap about.
Seriously… when was the last time Christy Mack had her mouth empty long enough to ask a question?
(Though admittedly, she could probably play Germaine in a live action Foamy movie better than Mr. Lobo, but who really knows.)
2: House plants are less trouble than porn stars.
I would rather live with Miss Mittens than deal with some annoying porn star. Why? Less upkeep. I can water a plant once a week, but dealing with some high-maintenance porn star for the rest of my life? Hell no. Besides, if the plant dies, I can just toss it out the window. If the porn star dies, yeah, you can toss her out the window, but then there’s the police, fingerprinting, news reporters, funeral arrangements, identity changes and all sorts of human idiocy that I’d rather not be apart of.
Plants for the win!
3: Mr. Lobo knows more about the stuff I like than your average porn star.
I am so tired of talking to porn stars and dropping names like “Walter Paisley” and having them think it’s the name of some hand-bag designer from Ireland.
4: Porn Stars DID NOT expose me to Bob Wilkins, John Stanley or Creature Features. Not to mention the 70 other horror hosts roaming the cinematic graveyards. You let me down porn!
5: I’d rather date a “Reel 7 Girl” than a porn star. Madness you say? You try talking to a porn star about “Eegah!”
You: “Hey, you ever see that movie ‘Eegah?’”
Porn Star: “I think I was in that one.”
You: *Heartbroken sigh*
6: “Hardware Wars” means something completely different in the porn industry.
7: Porn did not teach me how to make fog from soda & sorbet!
8: Blood-O-Vision! Porn doesn’t have it. (Unless you’re into those “period pieces.”)
9: Secret Decoder Rings & Messages : I never get any secret messages at the end of porn. Cinema Insomnia on the other hand…well, it’s a secret.
10: Having Cinema Insomnia DVDs looks better on your movie shelf than “Bubble Butts vol. 1-56.” Besides, you don’t have to hide them when company comes over. Like I would even allow that.
11: Mr. Lobo’s autographed photos are not sticky. ‘Nuff said.
12: I have BOTH hands available to me while watching Cinema Insomnia. Again, ’nuff said.
13: Mr. Lobo uses his tie for good, not evil. (Tie porn is not a pretty thing. Don’t look it up.)
14 : Cinema Insomnia’s Non-Stop Zombie Party episode is more educational than 100% of zombie-based porn. I need to learn about zombies in order to prepare for any possible zombie apocalypse. All I’ve learned from zombie-based porn is how to lose my clothes and trip over things that aren’t there in order to become an easy meal for questionable looking zombies that apparently have no interest in a woman’s brain. On a side note, zombies have taught me that when looking for a relationship, it’s best to focus on BRAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNSSSSSSSS. It’s zombie dating! Try it now!
FOAMY HAS SPOKEN!
FOAMY BE WITH YOU!!!
Foamy and his nutty antics are copyrighted by J.I.M. and appear here with is gracious permission!
Below is FOAMY MR.LOBO as WALLPAPER to download for your computer, or paste up in your study, or game room!–An eight hundred dollar value for FREE!
Thank you, Thank you, FOAMY SQUIRREL, valued Sleepless Knight, for ALL of your support, for subversively inserting CINEMA INSOMNIA into his already subversive cartoons, and for watching all those Misunderstood Movies! Here is your FAN OF THE WEEK certificate that your handler JIM MATHERS can download and print or hang on the wall in one of your animations. Congratulations, FOAMY SQUIRREL–THE SLEEPLESS KNIGHT OF THE WEEK–for October 3rd through the 9th!You now stand alongside your human “FAN OF THE WEEK” siblings and like them, you are eligible to become the FAN OF THE YEAR and receive a prize package that will include a framed certificate, official Lobo Necktie, Lobo Badge and other goodies to be announced later this year!