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Michael Bay: If You Approach Rainbow Brite I Will Bite You

Posted by Sunday on May 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm in TV

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Despite all snark, and in deference to all criticism, some aspects of childhood remain sacrosanct. Wise elders of all societies have sent the young ones off on dreamquests, an unknown path into the wild to find an unknown truth – and here, today, I have found myself suddenly 6 years old, sitting on the pea-green carpet of our 1985 living room floor, face a healthy 12 inches from the TV screen, the end of my internet dreamquest I didn’t know I was taking.

With no memory of having gotten there, I was looking at one of the most comprehensive fan pages I’d ever seen – and it was for Rainbow Brite. I linked to an mp3 of a song, mistakenly thinking it was just the Rainbow Brite theme song – no, it was Katy Cartee singing a sincere, loving techno remix. And it made me cry.

It’s complicated, of course, because I don’t want to come across looking like a commoner weeping at greeting card commercials (which is basically what Rainbow Brite was: it was a Hallmark endeavor). I had forgotten the song, to start, and hearing it was all it took for me to be sucked two decades back in time, for the feel of the carpet under my knees, the taste of Kix in my mouth. Secondly – and this will be a topic we pursue further this week at GalacticMu – non-ironic fan art makes me swoon. We’re geeks, nerds and losers. Admitting to love comes naturally to us.

Turns out that Katy Cartee doesn’t just sing the song, she’s the fan site’s webmistress as well. To you, Ms. Cartee, a GalacticMu honorable 16 lo-gee plasma rifle salute.

Katy Cartee, showing you how a proper fan site is done at

Katy Cartee singing Rainbow Brite theme song (mp3).

Much lower quality version of her song at YouTube.

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May 13th, 2008 | TV

2 Responses to “Michael Bay: If You Approach Rainbow Brite I Will Bite You”

  1. Padawan Valdez Says:

    Hey, Space!

    I know it’s off-topic from your post, but check this shiz out:

    From the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew my ol’ buddy Space would be over the moon. Wocka wocka wocka.

    Speaking of Outer Space, apparently Ahmet Zappa is working towards a Fraggle Rock feature. The Fraggles are extremely dear to me, so I’m more than a little torn.

    Oop. Gotta go. Beckon, my diminutive Master does.

  2. Katy Cartee Haile Says:

    Thank you so much for the kind comments. I’m so very glad that you enjoyed the song and that it was able to help reconnect you with your childhood. I could ask for nothing more :) Have a rainbow day!


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