Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders

comedy · big pink dolphin productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: #SkipItLA
#SkipItLA - I love the concept of this show and the pre-show music of TV show theme songs had me singing along while re-living parts of my childhood - who knew I still know all of the words for the Inspector Gadget theme song? However, despite the cast's total commitment - I rather enjoyed Wombatman and Trix the Rabbit - this script doesn't hold up. It is about half an hour too long - a good hunk of that is the unnecessary intermission - misses the mark on the style, can't pick which era it's in - Lucy is dressed like she's in the 70's but the sargeant keeps singing songs from Frozen - and could use a workshop or two to fine-tune the jokes and character arcs. I would love to see this remounted after the script has been given a thorough re-wo... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 17, 2015
You really couldn't ask for a better premise. In this parody of the campy 1960s Batman TV show, Wombat Man investigates a string of cereal icon murders (Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun) at the hand of the Trix Rabbit, who has just about reached his breaking point after decades of being denied a taste of his namesake cereal. Wombat Man, as dumb as he is sincere, bumbles along searching for clues and trying, like so many before him, to stop that rabbit. In this throw-everything-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks production, the execution leaves quite a bit to be desired. Though the show is not without its amusing moments, it too often relies on clammy jokes and pop culture references in place of actual humor. (By the time the third no... full review