This can't be more true, The Mask has been my idol since I was 9 years old (I'm 15 now) and in that time I've only met 3 people who like him but they weren't big fans like me I'm also probably the only one celebrating his 20th anniversary today as well.
I don't think the only one, but one of the few. Anyway, maybe it's not good that he is underrated, but at least he isn't overrated like MLP so there are idiots everywhere in the fandom. It's a small one, but it's pretty good. : )
This is the character I always think of first when I think about cartoon logic. He's awesome as a cartoon character, as a movie...... No comment. And the fact that there's never telling what kind of another person could be when they put on that mask. Now that I think about the mask would be both a good and a bad thing in real life.... Okay better to just have that thing in the cartoon world. The mask is still awesome no matter what.
He IS. I LOVE the Mask! I mean, the movie had a comic book world, an underdog super hero, gangsters, a musical number, an Abbott and Costello cop duo, guns, explosions, an adorable dog, romance, a guy yelling at his jerk boss and GETTING AWAY WITH IT....need I go on?
And SURE. MAYBE the cartoon didn't have the romance part or gansters. But that doesn't make it any less funny. I think he's right up there with the Joker from Batman the Animated Series and Beetlejuice the Animated Series.....