This is the last week of 'Famous People Who Shouldn't Have Had Their Own TV Show' month. We conclude this month with a show that many would argue shouldn't be in this category.
Jackie Chan Adventures
I'll admit that the show was good and the animation style was bold and fun. But I ask, why did it have to be based on Jackie Chan? This show would have been great if it wasn't based on him.
Jackie Chan Adventures debuted on the WB! in 2000 and ran for five whole seasons! It featured Jackie as an Archeologist who lived in San Francisco with his Uncle Chan and niece, Jade. Together they stopped the Black Hand with their magical and ancient artifacts that they have found during their digging.
Jackie Chan appeared before each episode in live action but did not provide the voice for his cartoon counterpart.
Beginning next week is 'Theme Songs by Rock Stars'. And as an introduction I want to share with you the end credits to Jackie Chan Adventures. Warner Brothers originally asked rock group Wheatus (remember Teenage Dirtbag?) to perform one of their songs for the theme for Jackie's show. Wheatus chose one of their more obscure songs, 'Punk Ass Bitch' for the theme but Warner Brothers instead used it as the end credits and used an instrumental track for the theme.
I tried to find a sample of the end credits for you online somewhere but couldn't. If you really want to hear this song you will have to check your local listings or travel to your local video store. Sorry.
Tune in next week for a theme song written by U2's The Edge!