1989-1991 a series ran which was very near and dear to that little part of my heart that will always be decorated by lacy black gothic mesh, it is largely one of the major influences I would attribute the current and past 'mall goth' craze to as well as stores such as Hot Topic and their 'brand' of fashion. The reason why? Many kids today that are into the 'gothic' look grew up watching shows such as this one, this show? The late, the great and the based off a movie show for the Ghost with the Most; Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
And surprisingly this film was before Keaton played his most famous role as Bruce Wayne AKA Batman in the 1989 film Batman by the same director, Tim Burton.. Unsurprisingly I saw Batman before I saw Beetlejuice so I was already endeared by the actor, the fact that he was playing this character was a little weird to me because I kept seeing a moldy Bruce Wayne every time I looked at Beetlejuice.. Very odd.. Nevertheless.. Beetlejuice was of course a successful movie and in no way is bad, it's in fact quite good if I do voice my personal opinion on it but I prefer the animated series and there's a reason I prefer the animated series. The animated series of course focused on the two main characters;
Although unlike the movie, the details and relationships were changed quite a bit and quite a bit for the better if you ask me. Unlike in the movie, Beetlejuice is not an unwanted part of Lydia's life, he is in fact her best friend and he's very cool (although gross. That much hasn't changed, it adds a certain charm I guess.), the Neitherworld (yes, it's called Neitherworld) is not the festering hole of boring bureaucracy it was in the film and boasts a larger expansive cast of secondary characters (not mentioning the humans and all in the series who make regular appearances. Honestly, I was always more interested in the Neither-inhabitants.)
There's a tap-dancing spider..