Maybe someone can help me figure out what has been bugging the crap out of me for so many years…
My memory of it is really fuzzy (I was only about 4 or 5 years old) but I’ll tell you every detail I can remember. It was a short animation, possibly on Nickelodeon, possibly LIQUID TELEVISION? Simple black and white, of a short, caricature of Einstein-looking guy as a narrator. The background was completely white and he was naming the days of the week in sequence really quickly and telling us what a “man” did on those days. Like, “blah blah on Monday, blah blah on Tuesday, etc… and died on Sunday.”
He went through all the days of the week a few times always going faster, but it always ended on “and died on Sunday” with a picture of a tombstone and flowers. It was really only a minute or 2 long, and it was probably aired somewhere between ’90-’93. This was thrown in between all my happy child-friendly cartoons but I liked it, or thought I liked it. Then I went to bed that night and my mind was just completely disturbed by it. I couldn’t stop replaying it over and over in my head even though it was scaring the crap out of me. It was like being tortured.
Also, you know in the show MYSTERY!, in the intro there’s the tall chick in the beginning next to the tombstone and drinking a glass of wine? I have a vague memory of an animation that looked exactly like that, with a woman next to a tombstone but it was the focus of the whole story (or at least was a main part of something). I can’t remember the story, but this lady gave me nightmares. I think she was holding a flower (or maybe it was a handkerchief.) The background was completely white also, and since it was about death it might have something to do with the “died on Sunday” animation, but I can’t remember.
Do any of these grim images ring a bell to anyone?
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