Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Favorite Fictional Character --- Flipper
How could you not fall head over heels in love Flipper or want to be those two boys who got to grow up around a dolphin that was not only highly intelligent but a lot of fun.
This was one of my favorite show growing up eventhough it only lasted for 3 seasons, it has left a lasting impression on me. For those of you who aren't familiar with the show, the basic premise was a single father who was a game warden raised his two sons by himself. Flipper was a cross between friend, pet, and mascot. He helped them out with their adventures and was always there to lend a helping flipper (yes the pun was bad, sorry).
I always wanted to join in on the adventures and swim with this amazing animal who almost seemed human at times. I find myself wishing they made more shows where an animal was the central character. There was an innocence about them that is missing in today's television, and it's sorely missed.