It is a lesser-known fact that, at the height of ‘Happy Days’ popularity, a cartoon spinoff featuring Riche, Fonzie and Malph traveling in time was greenlit.  Thanks to a ditzy future girl named Cupcake, the gang (as well as Fonzie’s never-before-seen anthropomorphic dog, Mr. Cool) were sent spinning though the chronoverse, desperately searching for a way back to 1957.  It was like ‘Quantum Leap’ with more ducktails and leather jackets.  But, it also begs the question of which OTHER unlikely folk would be fun time-travelers, leading to today’s bogus journey query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would kind of love to see Starsky and Hutch in the 23rd Century or, alternately, Bo and Luke Duke escaping the grasp of the Daleks with a hearty “YEEHAH!”, and that’s just the 1970s, asking: What fictional character of any provenance, genre or universe would be most interesting to see traveling in time?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Adrian Monk, of the procedural show Monk. I think that his apoplectic OCD quirks would be wonderfully tweaked with time-traveling hi-jinks.

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