Dirdy Birdy on KaboingTV
My old friend John Dilworth’s classic Dirdy Birdy cartoon short is gracing our indie showcase on KaboingTV. Check it out.
John and I know each from way back in the early nineties when he directed the pilot for the show that was competing with Rocko for the next Nicktoons slot. It was called “Psyched for Snuppa” and I remember being very nervous because I thought it was really funny.
A very strange day came after we both finished our pilots. For some reason we were called to the rented (very large) house of the producers for Nickelodeon in Los Angeles. John and I did not know why we were both there. They put us into a viewing theatre type room ( this house had obviously been previously owned by some entertainment mogul.) They hit the button to close the automatic blinds making it dark. There were two lounge chairs set up, and John and I had to sit and watch both of our pilots together.
For what reason, we are still puzzled.
When it was done, we both looked at each other, and exchanged some weird small talk. We knew the producers were somewhere in this large cavernous house, but we didn’t know where. We sat in the dark not knowing how to work the controls. They finally came around, but I was ready to bolt and write off Hollywood as way too strange for me. Maybe that would have been a good idea.
At any rate, we’ve been friends since, even though Rocko was chosen over his pilot. And I enjoyed his “Courage the Cowardly Dog “ on Cartoon Network and all of his indie films he’s produced. He’s currently in France working on a couple of projects.
He’s a good guy. He’s eccentric and full of odd energy that sitting with him for 10 minutes can only help you understand it.
On another note, I’m very surprised and happy to find out that the viewers voted “Rocko’s Modern Life” onto a special teen block of 90’s programming on Nickelodeon.
Very cool. Thank you for that.