I remember a time when Canadian TV had only 13 channels. It reduced your choices so your tolerance for anything animated was much highter than it may be today when there are dozens of good animated programs on the satellite. Then there were few and they were all pretty crappy. This one however was a favorite. The opening theme is terrific and memorable and the entire caste of characters have no clue how ridiculous they are.
Hercules hangs out with these two gay centaurs and a boy prince who clearly is in love with him. How this show every got by the television censors at the time is beyond me. The whole situation is perverse
He himself is gay but has his beard, Helena, who he was forced to save on a regular basis, clearly does not interest him as a companion.
The MASK is the greatest bad bad guy this show produced. He wears a metal helmet on his head that he calls the MASK OF VULCAN. It's not a maskn it's a bucket with eye holes. The masks makes him invulnerable or like he would proclaim - "Nothing can harm me while I wear the MASK OF VULCAN".
Of course, this genius neglets to put a simple strap on his bucket that would prevent Hercules from using a stick to pop it off his melon.
The Mask once made a hundred or so Masks of Vulcan to put on a heard of cows. I wish I could remember why he did that or what he hoped to achieve from cows who were immune to injury. I guess you could stampede them through the kingdom of Calydon.
Okay, this is cool. I Googled The Mighty Hercules and my little post was on the first page on the Google. That never happens to me. How rare and ridiculous a moment.
You can read that post by going HERE.