Imagine a beloved 1980s cartoon with a Cajun twist.
And in just under a month’s time, “TundaMinous” is gaining attention, its pilot drawing nearly 15,000 views.
So far, the series has tackled plots like villain Mum-Roux wanting his Magna-Lite pot back from the hero, Lyoneaux. Another running joke is Lyoneaux constantly losing his knife, then Ol Papaw Chaton coming to teach some wisdom.
“TundaMinous” started as a meme. Then Reese started editing his voices and jokes into the show.
“All these comparisons between Cajun culture and this weird funky ’80s cartoon that isn’t any good popped up,” Reese said. “The more I thought about it, the more I saw it.”
The 40-year-old grew up in Church Point and now calls Lafayette home.
“I used to spend every weekend in Gueydan,” he said. “(Church Point and Gueydan) — that’s where all the voices come from.”
Reese considers himself father of the brand CajuNerd and a social media humorist. He said he has plans to do more than 20 episodes of “TundaMinous.”
“I want to keep everything current,” he said. “I want it to be as relevant as ‘South Park’ or ‘Saturday Night Live.’”
Reese’s goal is to get the series to spread, but, so far, he’s been amazed by the support.
“It’s shocking,” he said. “I knew it would do well, that it would be funny and get a lot of views. But now, people are using lines from the show in their everyday lives. That’s something I get anxiety from because it touches me so deeply. It’s beyond me now.”
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