Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Since I'm on the topic of TV shows, what the flip happened to quality cartoons? Huh? Shoot I remember growing up spending I don't know how many hours watching cartoon greats like the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ducktales (awoo ooh), Thundercats (ho!), The Smurfs, and heck there might have even been the occasional My Little Pony or Care Bears in there as well. Once I got a little older I graduated to the original Nicktoons with classics like Doug, Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life and sadly even the disgusting Ren and Stimpy. I mean honestly can Bugs Bunny and friends even be found on any TV station at any time of the day? Nowadays we have junk (oh yes I said junk) like SpongeBob SquarePants, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Yu-Gi-Oh, and whatever the heck the name of the cartoon is that put Boston in a giant state of Level Orange bomb threat.

I remember my Saturday mornings as a young buck started off with Loony Tunes, then Muppet Babies followed immediately by the non-cartoon-but-funny-as-all-get-out PeeWee's Playhouse. Once TMNT hit the airwaves I was hooked. All thru the three different versions. The first was nice and cute, the second had a little more violence in it and the third had super-mutants ninja turtles and down right scary villains in it. That was it then for me. Coming home from school usually consisted of watching Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck, and/or Count Duckula. Evenings were made up of Doug, Rugrats and maybe a rerun of Inspector Gadget or Heathcliff. Or perhaps that was before school too. Eh I don't really remember when I watched them, just that I did. Want the full rundown of every cartoon series I can ever remember watching? Read on my Memory Lane travelers (preferably to the tune of We Didn't Start the Fire).

Alvin and the Chipmunks, Thundercats, The Smurfs, The Snorks, Loony Tunes, Inspector Gadget, Silverhawk, My Little Pony, Care Bears, Heathcliff, Muppet Babies, Transformers, Doug, Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, Aaahh!! Real Monsters, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin, The World of David the Gnome, The Flinstones, The Jetsons, The Super Mario Bros Super Show, Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Voltron, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Dennis the Menace, Gummi Bears, Jem and the Holograms, Tom and Jerry, The Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Wuzzles, Woody Woodpecker, and Yogi Bear.

If I missed any, please let me know (of course you wouldn't actually know what I watched when I was younger so how about just letting me know of the cartoons you watched as a kid [unless of course you are a kid now then I don't want to hear them because like I said, cartoon these days stink {except maybe The Simpsons but even that show isn't what it used to be}!]).


Janet said...

The World of David the Gnome! I totally forgot about that show! I think you named all my favorites. What a great trip down Memory Lane!

Turner said...

Did you know that Comcast On Demand shows episodes of PeeWee's Playhouse?? If you have access to that, you TOTALLY should watch! It's amazing how different the show is through adult eyes.

Lindsay said...

How could you forget Shirt Tales and Fraggles or Fraggle Rock, whatever it was called?? I also watch Strawberry Shortcake, who seems to be making a comeback these days. Kids today don't really watch as many cartoons as Adults dressed in funny clothes that sing & dance like Doodlebops and The Wiggles. And since cartoons are on 24X7, Saturday morning cartoons no longer exist. This generation of youngsters are definitely deprived!!

Lindsay said...

After I read that the second time, it sounded like I meant adults in funny clothes watch cartoons!!! HA!!! You know what I mean!

Justin said...

Kids television is awful these days. At work they had a cartoon network show on the tv (Camp Lazlo?) and it was pure torture.

Other cartoons I loved that weren't on your list are The real Ghostbusters, Bionic Six, M.A.S.K. and (never liked it though) G.I. Joe.

The greatest aprt about all these classic shows? The awesomely catchy theme songs@