ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Pinky and the Brain

What’s the safest way to keep the Brain from taking over the world? Leave him with Pinky as his only backup… or reduce him to alphanumeric characters!

What will they think of next? Tune in next week…

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: The Invisible Man

The last time anyone saw Dr. David Westin, he was being broken down into alphanumeric characters which then disappeared into thin air!

If you have any clues to his whereabouts, contact Pop Culture Retrorama immediately.

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Batman

Meanwhile, back at the Batcave, Batman’s Clearly Labeled Supercomputer has broken his show’s opening titles down into alphanumeric code!

Which TV theme will be the next to get the ASCII treatment? Tune into Pop Culture Retrorama this time next week.

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Ninja Turtles and their classic opening theme are back…and they’ve been reduced to alphanumeric characters!

What did you think? Are you going to try alphanumeric characters as toppings on your next pizza?

What on Earth is ‘Saturday Morning All Star Hits!’?

In what might be better termed as “The Mandela Effect: 80s/90s Edition,” Netflix dropped a trailer for a new show that will premiere on December 10, 2021–Saturday Morning All Star Hits! In a bizarre mashup of parody, animation, and live-action, this new show seems to not only parody the classics of 1980s and 90s Saturday morning cartoons, but also has a bit of a murder mystery. Considering the closest thing I ever had to a murder mystery on Saturday morning was an episode of Scooby-Doo, I must admit that I’m intrigued. 

Sound weird enough to you? Check out the trailer for Saturday Morning All Star Hits to see what I’m talking about! 


Saturday Morning All Star Hits! stars Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as both hosts of a fictional TV show–Skip and Treybor. With some serious comedy chops powering this parody, nostalgia addicts are going to have another Netflix show to scratch that retro itch while waiting for Stranger Things to return. 

There’s not a lot of information available on the show, aside from a sparse IMDB page and the trailer, but you won’t have to wait more than a week to get the full scoop for yourself. 

Do you have any predictions for Saturday Morning All Star Hits? Leave me a comment and let’s discuss!

Saturday Morning All Star Hits will premiere on Netflix on December 10, 2021. 

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Cheers

Kick back and order another drink as we bring you this digital reimagining of the Cheers theme.

What do you think of the latest ASCII-fied classic TV theme? Too much deviation from the Norm…or right over the Cliff?

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Barney Miller

It’s not every day that you get animated ASCII art of TV’s Abe Vigoda as TV’s Fish, complete with a chiptune cover of that bassline, and yet here we are.

Let it never be said that Pop Culture Retrorama doesn’t get funky when the need arises.

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: X-Men

It seems somewhat appropriate that the show open from the 1990s animated X-Men series has itself mutated into a new form – animated ASCII art with chiptunes!

Be back next week as yet another classic TV theme gets mutated (but hopefully not mutilated)!

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Law & Order

In our latest feature, there are two equal branches: a chiptune cover of the Law & Order theme music, and animated ASCII art of the opening titles.

What’s your verdict on this cover of the Law & Order show open?

ASCII and Ye Shall Receive: Star Blazers

We’re off to outer space…and into a computerized rendition of the dynamic opening from the classic ’70s anime Star Blazers!

Be back here next week for another dose of retro chiptune-smothered-with-ASCII-art goodness.