Davey and Goliath

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  1. rsr

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    I see FamilyNet has brought back "Davey and Goliath." That really brings back memories for those us who are, shall we say, of a certain age. For me, it was a Sunday morning ritual before Sunday school. And a totally cool theme song.

    Too bad the Lutherans licensed the characters for a TV ad that's opposed to the original show's theme.
     
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    Vaguely remember that. Could you refresh me on how the Lutherans have twisted the show/characters to give a different message.
     
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    I probably overreacted to the commercial when I first saw it because I loved the show so much and didn't understand what they were up to -- licensing the characters to build an image for a revival.

    It was basically "Leave It to Beaver" in stop-action animation, with Davey and his talking dog Goliath as the stars. The stories took on moral problems with a gentle Biblical spirit.

    In the commercial, Davey and his friend are fighting over the last Mountain Dew when Dad walks up and asks what's going on. Dad ends up lecturing Davey and taking the Mountain Dew, through subterfuge, and drinking it. Davey turns to his friend and says "We got hosed, Tommy. We got hosed."

    I guess it was pretty funny, after all. Maybe. But if the new version doesn't have "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," it just won't be the same.

    Christianity Today
    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2002/007/31.13.html

    ELCA
    http://www.daveyandgoliath.org/index.html

    Fan site
    http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/memories/show_mem.php?ID=SA1033
     

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