8. Tooter Turtle
This 1960s cartoon series, which ran as part of King Leonard and His Short Subjects, has been referenced in Lost, as well as in The Matrix and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tooter is a talking turtle with a straw hat who always wants to travel to another time and place, and then always desperately wants to come back home. He yells Help me, Mr. Wizard from the middle of a crisis set in the past, and Wizard the Lizard chants the magical incantation -- Drizzle, drazzle, drozzle, drome, time for this one to come home -- that brings the little guy back to the present. The moral of the story is the moral of many time-travel stories: Theres no place like home.
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