Cause for Calamity – Episode 01 – Part 1 – Whiplash

Cause for Calamity
Cause for Calamity
Cause for Calamity - Episode 01 - Part 1 - Whiplash

The Legend of Calamity Jane was a cartoon that debuted on American television in 1997 and disappeared before it finished its first season. Cause for Calamity is a podcast that goes through the show episode by episode; examining the tropes, themes, and topics while placing the show in the context of American western media.

This first episode kicks things off with a talk about the real Calamity Jane and dives into the insane beginning of the cartoon. Saddle up, friends. Let’s ride!

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Raquel Welch as Hannie Caulder

Two images of Raquel Welch as Hannie Caulder, from the movie of the same name. In the left image, she's dressed as she is in the movie, wearing western-style clothes and pointing a gun at the viewer. The right image was a promotional picture where she's wearing only a serape and a gunbelt.

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