I was visiting some guy’s blog when I saw that he had links to his favourites in various categories. While going through them I saw a link to one of the cartoons that he & I share a liking to – Count Duckula. The Count was an inspiration to the online nickname I have used since 1998 – Count Roshculla – that and well, because I am fascinated by vampires & Dracula. Duckula was a vampire, evil for the most part, who has been resurrected many times over the years by his servants by performing a ritual. However, as narrated by the voice over during the title sequence, this time his loyal servant Igor was handed a bottle of ketchup instead of blood and hence the Count turned out to be vegetarian! Lol, he prefers to eat juicy carrots and persue wealth and fame as an entertainer.
This was a British made cartoon that was popular during its run in the 80s, although I must have seen it around 1992 or so. It’s fun. The show often centres around Duckula’s adventures in search of riches and fame, assisted by the castle’s ability to teleport around the world. Another regular part of the story is Igor and his attempts to turn Duckula into a proper vampire. Some episodes feature Duckula’s nemesis too saved movie download Doctor Von Goosewing (obviously based on Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, the nemesis of Dracula), a vampire hunter who blindly refuses to believe the current incarnation of Duckula is harmless.