Saturday, April 25, 2009

TV: A look back at 'Young Indiana Jones'

*Posted May 20, 2008*

The 'edutainment' series that ran in the early 90's, the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones drew on the Indy character as a kid and a teenager and used him to go on interesting historical adventures. PROS: It taught kids about history, developed the relationship between Indy and his dad, featured a Harrison Ford cameo as Indy in his 50's (with a beard, thanks to the Fugitive). CONS: Old Indy from present day (1992) had an eye patch and a daughter, and it is kind of laughable how Indy was the original Forrest Gump. As a kid, he encountered Elliot Ness, Al Capone, Laurence of Arabia, Picasso, Tolstoy, Panco Villa, Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, and many others. Still, critics liked it, and if you are a huge fan of the Indy universe, check it out.

Indy: How did you know she was a Nazi?

Henry: She talks in her sleep.

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