Have you seen The Legend of Zelda animated series? I recently discovered these on Hulu and watched the first episode, “The Ringer.” It opens on Link in bed, complaining about his life. He gets up and whines about how he has to sleep on a bed and live in a castle instead of adventuring across Hyrule like he used to. He looks out his window to see a buxom Princess Zelda below on her balcony, and calls out, “Lookin’ good princess! Especially from THIS angle!” Wow. Smooth one. Did I mention he’s wearing a short nightgown? Then some orcs (they’re orcs, right?) attack him in his bedchamber and the little adventure for the episode begins. Zelda tags along and calls Link on his crap, to which he usually responds, “Excuuuuuuuuuuse me!” It’s cringeworthy and certainly isn’t representative of my idea of Link from the cherished video games. Doesn’t look like it lasted very long; it ran for a few months in the fall of 1989. The fact that this was even made is astonishing to me, so I just had to make a post about it. Excuuuuuuse me!