Hilarious Captain America Video Celebrates the Insanity of 1966 Cartoon

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The 1960s were a strange time for a lot of people, including Captain America. For proof, look no further than this fan compilation of bizarre moments from the character's segments in the 1966 animated series The Marvel Super Heroes.

Airing for 65 episodes, the series was the first animated adaptation of Marvel Comics characters. Each episode was comprised of three segments of about seven minutes, featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk or the Sub-Mariner in recreations of stories from the comics.

The show's low budget meant photocopies of comic pages by such legendary artists as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck were used to reduce animation costs, resulting in unintentionally funny action sequences as Captain America cartwheels around gunfire and seemingly teleports in awkwardly rendered transitions.

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"Once again, I feel a wave of depression surging over me!" laments Captain America, voiced by children's TV show host Sandy Becker. "All day I've had Bucky on my mind!"

In another moment, the Star-Spangled Avenger exclaims that he is falling as he awkwardly tumbles into an obvious trap.

With its ham-fisted Silver Age line delivery and action so comically clunky it has to seen to be believed, the hilarious montage shows how far Steve Rogers has come from his animated debut to Chris Evans' most recent portrayal of the Sentinel of Liberty in Avengers: Infinity War.

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