The title of this piece is strictly tongue-in-cheek (as is the entire post).
Of course anyone with too much time on their hands can probably find "evidence" to prove what the title says.
Hanna Barbera is probably the most prolific creators of cartoons, so much so that I can honestly say that every child from my generation grew up watching a Hanna-Barbera cartoon from The Flintstones to Yogi Bear to Scooby Doo.
But have you ever wondered:
Just what was the relationship between Yogi Bear and Boo Bear,
What's the deal with Snagglepuss, a pink lion who makes theatre references,
What was the deal with Johnny Quest, a show that featured a young boy, his male friend Hadji, his father Dr. Benton Quest, and Race Bannon; the bodyguard and companion traveling the world together in the absence of any females. Hell, even the pet dog, Bandit, was male.
But even if you could find a satisfactory answer to these questions, nothing can prepare you for Dino Boy in the Lost Valley.
Dino Boy was a cartoon that premiered in the late 60s. The premise is simple: a young boy is forced to parachute out of a crashing plane onto unchartered land. Just when he is about to be attacked by a sabretooth tiger, a huge butch looking caveman saves him. Subsequently, the two proceed to have "amazing adventures" together.
Now if that doesn't set off your gay alarm, check out the intro for the cartoon:
Maybe I'm reading too much into this intro (particularly the part with the ride on the back of the dinosaur). One of my friends says that I tend to overanalyze things. "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," he says.
That may be, but the Dino Boy intro is a pretty damn big cigar, don't you think?