EDIT: Wow, I totally spelled "Noosehead" wrong in the last panel of today's strip. Exciting times, publishing on the intertron without an editor!
Fixing this is going to require editing the actual artwork, so it's going to have to wait until tonight. In the meantime, please imagine that I know how to spell.
Knowing is half the battle
Do children's shows still have segments like these?
When I was a kid, about one in four cartoons would end with something like "Noosehead Says." I guess it made sense with shows like Care Bears, but on most programs these educational moments seemed totally out-of-place and bizarre. Your favourite characters would spend a good 20 minutes trying to convince you to purchase their ancillary toy line, and then about 30 seconds teaching you about handgun safety or used drug needles. It demonstrated a very interesting balance of priorities.
My favourite was the segment at the end of Sailor Moon. Since the original Japanese show did not have these educational tidbits at the end, they had to assemble them by cutting and pasting random footage from throughout the series. I wonder who got paid to scour through the Sailor Moon archives, searching for that one video clip that best said "watch out for child molesters."
(Also, if you were an 11-year-old who'd never seen anime before, you'd have watched Sailor Moon too so shut up!)