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Ecce Romani - the Series!

A bit after the Flintstones, and long before the Simpsons...
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An animated cartoon sitcom featuring a family in ancient Rome.

It occurred to me that the title of my daughter's Latin book, "ECCE ROMANI" basically means "Hey Look, It's The Romans!" - which struck me as a good title for a TV sitcom.

In keeping with the Flintstones/Jetsons/Simpsons tradition, this show would focus on a working-class family, rather than the Caesars and Ciceros - although occasional walkons by a Virgil or Ovid would be a nice touch. Maybe to make it more relevant to today, it should be placed in the Later Empire, when things were starting to fall apart a bit... and everybody was getting worried about those nasty barbarians...

smendler, Oct 02 2009

Up Pompeii! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Pompeii
[DrBob, Oct 02 2009]

Ever read the Marco Falco novels? http://www.lindseyd...uk/publications.htm
This is the author's official website. [Aristotle, Oct 04 2009]

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       (btw: no Animation or Cartoon categories? Or did I miss one?)
smendler, Oct 02 2009
  

       Categories get created when there's ideas to put in them - if we have a whole bunch of cartoon sitcom ideas, it'll show up.
jutta, Oct 02 2009
  

       neat concept, maybe a sketch of an episode to give us an idea of the realizac'ion.
WcW, Oct 02 2009
  

       Could be useful for teaching Latin
hippo, Oct 02 2009
  

       I could use this in about twenty minutes. Could you have it done by then or estne nixor horribile manis pictororum?
nineteenthly, Oct 02 2009
  

       [Lurkio] "The prologue..." [/Lurkio]
DrBob, Oct 02 2009
  

       <Kenneth Williams>   

       "Infamy ! Infamy !"   

       </Kenneth Williams>
8th of 7, Oct 02 2009
  

       Yes, as one who has used Ecce Romani! to try and learn Latin, I would watch this. English subtitles I presume?
pocmloc, Oct 02 2009
  

       "ROMANI ITE DOMUM" ?
8th of 7, Oct 02 2009
  

       I much prefer the somewhat less accurate:
"ROMANES EUNT DOMUS".
("People called Romanes they go the house.")
Jinbish, Oct 02 2009
  

       I can totally see this as a cartoon.
kevinthenerd, Oct 04 2009
  

       The only thing I can think of offhand that would approach it is the Emperor's New School.
RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2009
  

       // Carry On Cleo. // Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?
tatterdemalion, Oct 04 2009
  

       "placet", shirley?
pertinax, Oct 05 2009
  

       Verbatim.
tatterdemalion, Oct 05 2009
  

       I have a whiff of a memory of something resembling this, featuring an eternally bored and sarcastic talking lion.
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 10 2009
  

       "Mr.Peabody" was the dog, who with his pet boy <name> wandered through time to provide history lessons to kids who weren't paying attention in school.
FlyingToaster, Oct 11 2009
  

       Sherman
dentworth, Oct 12 2009
  

       Ah, no, I'm well aware of Sherman and Peabody's adventures with the (original) Wayback Machine. What I'm dimly recalling definitely had a bored, cynical (and somewhat camp?) talking lion, and may or may not have been set in classical Rome. No time travel.
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 27 2009
  
      
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