Episode 196 - The Sidekick-cast

Nov 30, 2014

The topic of the Quackcast was inspired by Kawaiidaigakusei's Thoughtful newspost article "An Ode to Sidekicks" that examined the varied subject of The Sidekick. She was inspired by Geoff Peterson, the much loved animated skeleton on the Craig Ferguson show and she went on to examine some sidekick types using DD comics as examples. In our Sidekick-cast we cast the net a bit wider. We try and have a chat about all the different types of sidekicks we can think about (and there are a LOT); sidekicks in books, films, comics, talkshows... Heroic sidekicks, villain sidekicks, lackeys, lieutenants, backups, stand-ins, partners and all the various types in between and beyond! We mentions such obvious luminaries such as Dynomutt, Scoobydoo, Scrappy Doo, Dr Watson, Robin, a swathe of Dr Who Companions, and more! Banes is hilarious, Kawaii is insightful, Ozoneocean is opinionated ad boorish.



Ozoneocean at 8:13PM, Dec. 11, 2014

Side kicks are something I don't often think about. It's interesting how useful and important they can be when used properly, i.e. they can add another dimension to the story when used well, or when used badly they can take dilute the interest of the reader.

ejb at 8:57AM, Dec. 9, 2014

Great Quackcast. I agree that Typical Strange is hard to peg in terms of hero and sidekick. Oscar is certainly the main character, but he is also sort of a floating sidekick to whoever is having the adventure in that storyline. It's like the others initiate story, and Oscar has story happen TO him, in a way.

usedbooks at 7:18AM, Dec. 9, 2014

The UB theme song is awesome! Thanks, Gunwallace!

Banes at 5:49AM, Dec. 9, 2014

Hey now! Great sidekick poster, there. Loved doing this one!

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