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OT: favorite childhood cartoons???
scrappy fuckin doo.
1. original jonny quest
2. gi joe
4. swat cats
of swat cats...when was it on???
i'm embarrassed to notice i was apparently 9 when that show was on. and not, you know, with a full time job, beard and a wife. why did i just feel embarrassed for shit i did at the age of 9?
Calvin and Hobbes!
No love for print cartoons?
hmmm...sounds like a different thread. But we could throw Peanuts in there? What's a holiday without a Peanuts cartoon?
Of course, that might be yet another thread for closer to the holidays...great holiday cartoon/stop motion animation.
Duck Tales, Fraggle Rock, Darkwing Duck or Bonkers (I think that was the name).
Oh and Chip & Dales Rescue Rangers
"whenever there's trouble just call dw"
VETO. fraggle rock doesn't count. it was not a cartoon. it was puppet theatre like Eureka's Castle.
strike it from the record!
Yeah, if we're counting Fraggle Rock, we're going to have to open it up to stuff like Ultraman. Animation is a big enough category.
Also the Flintstones, Tailspin, Popeye, & Bobby's World
clearly younger than you folks...
2. gi joe
my list continues to suck when i forget x-men and tmnt. i nearly dropped 70 at best buy the other day to buy the entire x-men cartoon series.
Was a slot receiver they added late and drew a penalty. Totally unnecessary comic relief.
But all good cartoons on your list. Though I'd have Joe and Gadget higher.
Anyway, thinking I'm a little older -
Battle of the Planets (father of Voltron)
Godzilla (yes, the Hanna Barbera cartoon)
Original Spiderman cartoon, with the unmatched theme (though the Marvel Super Heroes with it's bad animation had some catchy themes - Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Sub-Marnier and Iron Man).
Superfriends ("Challenge of" being the best, with the Legion of Doom).
Edit: Oh, and there were some great cartoons after...maybe better. Even Brian is referencing the incomparable Batman: The Animated Series. But I can't say that's really a childhood memory. ;-)
Because I watched Battle of the Planets, Laff-A-Lympics, and Challenge of the Superfriends religiously when I was a kid.
I still maintain that Challenge of the Superfriends is one of the great cartoons of all time. I still laugh at the incompetence of the Legion of Doom, who never wavered in their conviction that to gain dominance over the world, all they had to do was eliminate Superman, yet they could never find a way to do it.
I loved all the whack animal/monster machines they had on Battle of the Planets.
And as incompetent as the Legion was, compared to all the other "bad guys" the Superfriends faced in other incarnation (Marvin and Wendy? Shudder...at least the Wonder Twins could do something) were so lame Robin could have handled them all on his own. (Maybe not the Super Powers later, with Darkseid...but that just didn't have the variety that the Doom guys had.)
Man, did the board cut off that subject line at the worst possible time. LOL
In no particular order:
David the Gnome anyone? I loved starting school days watching that show.
Also, Doug, because that's where I got my Halloween costume idea from.
Ren and Stimpy was also fantastic - WAY before it's time.
The next two I'm listing aren't Nick Toons, but Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures were amazing as well.
+1 for Animaniacs and Tiny Toons!!!
oh man! You just blew my mind with animaniacs and tiny toon adventures.
David the Gnome FTW!
I think that, more than any other cartoon, really plays to the male childhood fanatsy of awesome tree forts.
Inspector Gadget by far.
1:) Simpson's 20 years and still the best!
2:) Close second Captain Caaaaaaaveeeemaaaaaan! (and son)
5:) G.I. Joe (not that movie abomination)
I don't know about still the best. Simpsons has been limping for years, other than the movie. But you make up for it big time with making me remember #2, putting He-Man out there, and pissing all over the Joe movie.
Tranzor Z: the Bo-Bo Bot ruled
Dungeons and Dragons
***Someone needs to man up and put the Smurfs in there
I didn't get that one...was that like the Shogun Warriors toys animated?
Clutch Cargo was just too weird not to like.
Thunderbirds and Fireball XL-5 (I know, not a cartoon but it's SuperMarionation!)
Classic Donald Duck and Daffy Duck
on the flip side, everything by Hanna/Barbera sucked balls
who can overlook Moose and Squirrel battling Boris and Natasha at the height of the Cold War.
Hanna/Barbera did suck in general, except for Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy, IMHO.
You deserve plus 2 for 2 excellent suggestions.
Yogi was pretty good too though.
In no order:
Bugs Bunny will always be the best cartoon ever made.
1). Cops (Late 80's - Buttons Mc BoomBoom)
2). GI Joe
3). Beavis and Butthead
4). Looney Toons
5). Scooby Doo
Adulthood - South Park and Family Guy
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Scooby Doo
on prostars!!! i totally forgot about that one...
David and the Knome
you spelled that word wronk
OSUMC Wolv, I'll admit it...the top five in no particular order:
Smurfette had it goin' on... +1
One girl, and all those guys? A Smurf-bang, I think.
not gonna lie.
i smurfed her.
The problem is, who hasn't? Smurfy seconds.
I had no idea that this would go down hill so quickly. I dont think she gave it to anyone, that's why they all had BLUE BALLS
Anyone ever see Clutch Cargo? Here's a link:
I see. It's been mentioned! Sorry.
Anyone who doesn't have Transformers at #1 is a communist. It was the Sopranos mixed with Seinfeld mixed with Citizen Kane, but you know... a cartoon.
Smurfs (that's right, I said Smurfs)
There was one other one that must have been real early on in my cartoon watching days, which explains why I can't recall the title. It involved people zipping around in outer space doing hero stuff. The one episode that really sticks out in my mind involved one of the lead characters getting entangled in some sort of viney alien thing. The only way to extract him was to remove his arms and legs (! for a 5 or who knows how old). Apparently this lead character was a half-droid or something that could be taken apart. I remember just his torso with his head on it sitting in the front seat of his rescuer's spacecraft. Heady stuff for a young pup. Anyone got anything on what the hell that show was called? We watched the damn thing all the time.
Black and white Popeyes are great too. This animator is named Willard Bowsky.
only one show served as a constant reminder that life is like a hurricane, full of racecars, lasers and airplanes. To me, it will always reign supreme.
it's a Duck-blur!
...usually drinking, in college...but Speed Racer was hilarious.
#2 GI Joe
I was a huge fan of Doug, X-Men and Rocko's Modern Life.
Awesome shows, especially X-Men. You can find just about all the episodes cut up into 3 parts on youtube (recently watched 3.5 seasons that way--I was bored, but X-Men is fucking awesome) and the Marvel website should have a bunch by now; they add a new one each week.
Recently seeing X-Men, it really was a great show.
I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!!
And in the same vein, for G.I. Joe "Body Massage!"
1 GI Joe
4 Any Looney Tunes
underdog was my favorite back when I was 6. Looks as if the team will be underdogs the next two game. I hope like hell we can beat OSU!
Oh, extra point for you. You're going back to the little kid days... Underdog was the bomb!
What, no love for Thundar the Barbarian?
Batman: The Animated Series holds up as one of the great action cartoons of all time. Buying the first three seasons on DVD was definitely one of my better ideas. Kevin Conroy as the voice of batman was phenomenal, and Luke Skywalker as the voice of the joker inspired.
Kevin Conroy is the best Batman, in any non-comic medium, anywhere. And Hammill isn't far off.
Animaniacs is such the best. I can't believe there was like one mention of it and then a couple replies in agreeance.
(Except for the Buttons and Mindy sketches. Those were horrible.)
So, Animaniacs, and by the way, Pinky and the Brain being a spinoff, that counts.
Others, in no real order:
Tiny Toon Adventures
Then there was the X-Men cartoon. I really liked it. I wanted to get into it. But you could never just jump right in. Batman episodes stood pretty well alone, but X-Men, you always had to have a pretty good library of prior knowledge of either the comics or previous episodes in your head to get what was going on. It drove me crazy.
maybe not your thing, but I loved that show. I agree that Animaniacs is the best kids' cartoon show ever. The production quality of each episode just boggles my mind... top-quality animation, live orchestra with a different score for each ep., man, really impressive stuff.
RUNS AROUND IN UNDERWEAR!
1) Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
2) Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
3) Woody Woodpecker
4) Muppet Babies (WOO MUPPETS! Woo?)
6) Care Bears/Get Along Gang/Shirt Tales (apparently on purpose)
That's in rough order of "I will bitch if you pre-empt these for Live Aid, gas/oil spills or nuclear accidents."
In no particular order
I know it said five but there were so many.
Ah....Grape Ape... God, are all these things on the internet by now? :-)
1. The Centurions
2. Double Dragon
3. Count Duckula (those jokes are still funny at 22 yrs old)
5. Bionic Six
One of the best ever made, imo
80s - early 90s:
2) M.A.S.K. - JHS knows what I'm talking about. +eleventy billion points if you do too
GI Joe? Transformers? Didn't really follow them. I'm trying to remember more, but the above 3 were my definite favorites. I remember watching Bionix Six, but I don't necessarily remember liking it. Inspector Gadget was decent.
2) Batman animated series
3) Ren & Stimpy
4) Rocko's Modern Life
5) Doug - Killer Tofuuuuuuu!!!!!
6) Rugrats - it actually had some pretty funny moments
7) Looney Tunes, Animaniacs
Let me know if this brings back any memories.
You give us a link with Jem....and one of the lamer of the lame video game cartoons of the era? lol M.A.S.K. WAS the best of the bunch!
I didn't watch the whole thing. I figured 10 80s cartoon openings can't be a bad thing. I guess I figured wrong. GI Jooooooeeeee!!!!
I don't remember learning the F word before I was about 5 (just didn't watch enough Scorcese as a kid), but I'm pretty sure I knew how to say that M.A.S.K. was fucking awesome. Apparently GI Joe has been making action figures recently as part of a reissue, tribute or anniversary, and they made a GI Joe Matt Trakker.
I almost forgot how creepy the GI Joe PSA's were http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVRBBy65IYQ&feature=related
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Now as an older guy, I can't STAND cartoons. Well, porn cartoons are kind of cool.
If your going old school don't forget about Fat Albert!
1 - Rocko's Modern Life
2 - The Tick
3 - Gummi Bears
4 - Dino The Last Dinosaur
5 - Reboot
was named Denver
maybe the show you watched was, but the one I remember was dino the last dinosaur, he's our friend and a whole lot more
show was fucking terrible. I still loved it.
Reboot had the best parodies and oh so much humor. Love those crafty Canadiens.
2) My Little Pony
3) Care Bears
4) Muppet Babies
5) Gummy Bears
but in all seriousness.... being a major geek well-versed in cartoon euphoria I can't really list a top five but here are some of my favorite shows that, I believe, have evaded prior discussion:
Dungeons and Dragons, The Tick, Pirates of Darkwater, Space Ghost Coast to Coast + Cartoon Planet, Super Mario Brothers' Super Show (RIP, Lou Albano) + Super Mario Brothers 3 (only marginally better), Legend of Zelda, any of the Sonic the Hedgehog series (Sonic Underground being the best), Bucky O'Hare, EEK! The Cat + The Terrible Thunderlizards
also: Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, Maxx, The Head
Rocko's Modern Life and Doug.
I'm all growed up now but I still relate to Doug.
1. Kimba the White Lion
2. Speed Racer
4. Johnny Quest
5. HR Puffin-stuff (Saturday morning but not a cartoon)
7. School House Rocks
8. Scooby Doo
9. Wacky Racers
10. Groovy Ghoulies
These are all from 1972 to 1978. I spent WAY too much time in front of the tube when I was a kid. Maybe if I would have dedicated myself to something worthwhile and substanative(sp?) I'd be a better person today -- NAHHH!!!
But School House Rocks...uh...rocks...!
2. *cough* Smurfs *cough*
3. Scooby Doo (Die Scrappy Die) That's not German for "the Scrappy the".
4. Looney Tunes
5. Fat Albert
Honorable mention: That cartoon with the genie who would say "Yapple Dapple!"
cave in France that had great cartoons.
I don't remember what they were called, though.
Bugs Bunny / Looney Tunes
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Marvel: Spiderman, Hulk, FF4, Thor, Iron Man
Batman Superman Hour
Hong Kong Phooey
Tom & Jerry
Danger Mouse (that was college)
#1 super guy...
We actually read an article sometime ago on the why and how Saturday morning cartoons barely exist these days.
A brief list of favorites from M4M, in no particular order:
2) The Snorks
3) M.A.S.K. (the theme song from this cartoon could not have been more '80s)
6) Gummi Bears
7) Shirt-Tales (Shh-shh-shirt tales!)
8) Inspector Gadget
9) The Get-Along-Gang
10) Alvine & The Chimpmunks, New Adventures
12) Denver The Last Dinosaur
Give me sight beyond sight!
THUNDER CATS, HO!
Old school Looney Tunes
David the Gnome
Beavis and butthead
has remained relatively consistent for 40 years.
original Marvel Superheroes
Batman The Animated Series