I’m thankful for…

Now is the time of year when we are forced asked to be thankful for something. Anything. Really, anything at all. Go ahead and think of something, I’ll wait.

A few items topped my list: a girlfriend who talks to me, zero appearances in court, and a library of films and TV shows available for streaming on Netflix.

I decided to zero in on a few of those titles, namely those which I am especially thankful for being available.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus — The entire run of the show is available on Netflix. Hours of entertainment and comedy. If I want to sit around and watch the dead parrot skit over and over, I can.

The Mysterious Cities of Gold — A show which has been unavailable for many years. If you like early 1980s anime with a touch of sci-fi, ancient cultures, and Spaniards searching for gold in South America, then check this one out.

Home Movies — One of my all time favorite shows. I used to watch Home Movies on Adult Swim, and now I can watch the whole dang series from start to finish.

Rocky & Bullwinkle (original TV show) – One of the finest TV shows ever written. Proof:

Rocky: Bullwinkle, do you know what an A-Bomb is?
Bullwinkle: Sure, a bomb is what some people call our show.
Rocky: I don’t think that’s very funny.
Bullwinkle: Neither do they apparently.

Metropolis (1927, Restored) — This film is an important part of science fiction and film history. You can see how it influenced many films, comics, video games and more. This is a new version containing footage which had been lost for years. Worth a watch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924) — Some of these effects by Buster Keaton still blow my mind. No computers here, kids.

Demolition Man (1993) — A biting satire on action films of the ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as Stalone’s oeuvre.

Flash Gordon (1980) – If only for being able to blast the theme song by Queen. “Flash! Ahh-ah!”

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) — There are times I need to watch a film featuring an orangutan, and there are times I need to watch one featuring Clint Eastwood. This film scratches both itches at once.

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) — I don’t need to justify this one. Watch this scene (55 seconds in):

Daniel J. Hogan is the geek half of Ginger and the Geek. He is also thankful Cabin Boy was released on DVD. Follow him on Twitter, @danieljhogan.

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