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The other night we were watching this show about the "100 best cartoons" (or something similar). Also recently, I received a random PM from a VBer, noting the awesomeness of my avatar. So, as I think back to the TV fun of my childhood, share your thoughts here too.<br><br><br><br>
and...<br><br>
(it's okay if you still watch them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> )<br><br><br><br>
Faves for me:<br><br>
Sesame Street, of course - the paragon of children's programming <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
The Letter People - ran mostly in the Midwest I think, had a bitchin' theme song<br><br>
Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings - a BBC import that played on PBS<br><br>
Underdog - now I gag at the misogyny inherent in the show, but I was a kid...<br><br><br><br>
A bit later, it was:<br><br>
Schoolhouse Rock - I have a CD even now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
Superfriends - all the flavors, even the stupid Marvin and Wendy episodes<br><br>
Johnny Quest - oh, the political incorrectness, heh, but there were great monsters<br><br><br><br>
As a grownup, I still watched Sesame Street sometimes on the hard days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> One of my nanny charges got me hooked on Pinky and the Brain too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
I tried to watch some kids TV a couple of Saturdays ago, here in the UK...it wasn't pretty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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Thundarr The Barbarian! Ookla the Mok is da man!<br><br><br><br>
G-Force (aka Battle of the Planets.) Keyop was the real hero of that show.<br><br><br><br>
Does Land of the Lost count?<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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Rocky and Bullwinkle<br><br>
George of the Jungle<br><br><br><br>
That's pretty much it, really.<br><br><br><br>
BTW, how many of you get to drive by and see this thing in person? I do!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.seeing-stars.com/imagepages/BullwinklePhoto1.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.seeing-stars.com/imagepag...lePhoto1.shtml</a>
 
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we didn't have a tv much when i was a kid in the UK.... but i remember liking Willow The Wisp, The Wombles, Rhubarb and Custard, and Pigeon Street. When i was older i liked The Racoons (i actually had a big crush on Bert Raccoon - oh the embaressment of it!) and Round the Twist- an australian non-cartoon import which was very good!<br><br><br><br>
my little bro liked more tv than me, he'd avidly watch Thundercats, He-Man, She-Ra, Banana man, Count Duckula, Inspector Gadget, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Defenders of the Earth, Dungeons and Dragons (which even now petrifies me and makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it- such a scary show, they'd always have to choose between going home, and saving a friend- ohhhhhhh!!!! trauma!!!!!!) Stop it and Tidy Up, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ghost Busters- pretty much anything.<br><br><br><br>
Found this pretty cool site: <a href="http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/index.php</a><br><br>
and this one for the older folks: <a href="http://70scartoons.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://70scartoons.co.uk/</a><br><br><br><br>
now i have the theme music to the Mysterious Cities of Gold stuck in my head.... arrgggghhhh!!!
 

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Rocky and Bullwinkle<br><br>
George of the Jungle<br><br><br><br>
That's pretty much it, really.<br><br><br><br>
BTW, how many of you get to drive by and see this thing in person? I do!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.seeing-stars.com/imagepages/BullwinklePhoto1.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.seeing-stars.com/imagepag...lePhoto1.shtml</a></div>
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That statue is very cool.<br><br>
<<<marks down another thing to see when visiting CA <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
When I was little, I thought Rocky and Bullwinkle was stupid (except I liked Boris and Natasha). As I got older though, I realized that it was funny as hell. Just a few weeks ago, I was talking to IS about something and randomly (in Rocky voice) said "and now here's something you'll really like". Of course, he had no idea wth I was doing. We're going to have to rent some DVDs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
SJ: I've not heard of Time Warp Trio, but I'm not as up on kids' TV as I used to be :p. I've been working primarily with very little ones (under 3) for a good while now. The common faves there seem to be Barney (blech) and Maisy. For awhile, when I was working with older kiddos, I watched Blue's Clues, as we incorporated it into our lesson plans one term. I think though, I mostly watched because I had a crush on Steve. Heh.
 

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As a kid growing up in Norway in the 80s, it was the tragedy of my childhood that my parents never realized that we needed a satelite dish. So I was stuck with the one TV channel that everybody else had, which really wasn't that bad, but it never quite managed to satisfy my great hunger for all those cool US cartoons.<br><br><br><br>
These were some of the shows that I watched:<br><br><a href="http://home.online.no/~groennsl/lekestue/" target="_blank">Lekestue</a> (which was the Norwegian version of the British show Playschool)<br><br>
The Muppet Show<br><br>
Fraggle Rock<br><br>
Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (A French series)<br><br>
Flintstones<br><br>
Alf<br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077083/" target="_blank">Majka, the girl from outer space</a> ("Spadla z oblakov" or "She Came Out of the Blue Sky"), a series from Czechoslovakia.<br><br>
Countless other Eastern European stuff of very varying quality...
 

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Thundarr The Barbarian! Ookla the Mok is da man!<br><br><br><br>
G-Force (aka Battle of the Planets.) Keyop was the real hero of that show.<br><br><br><br>
Does Land of the Lost count?<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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Wow. I would have sworn we had nothing in common. But damn, anyone who liked Thundarr has some redeeming qualities.<br><br><br><br>
I think "Land of the Lost" qualifies.
 

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The Letter People - ran mostly in the Midwest I think, had a bitchin' theme song</div>
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Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings - a BBC import that played on PBS</div>
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"Well you know my name is Simon..."<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Underdog - now I gag at the misogyny inherent in the show, but I was a kid...</div>
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awesome, awesome cartoon. I spent many a day running around the house in my undies with a blanket tied around my neck singing that theme song.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Superfriends - all the flavors, even the stupid Marvin and Wendy episodes</div>
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Wonder Twin Powers, activate!<br><br>
Form of, an eagle!<br><br>
Shape of, a bucket of water!<br><br><br><br>
I always figured any super villain vanquished by a bird, water, and a space monkey wasn't much of a bad ass.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I tried to watch some kids TV a couple of Saturdays ago, here in the UK...it wasn't pretty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"></div>
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They are on the decline here as well. A couple of decent ones left, but too much live action crap. I warned the Tame children that if that "Suite Life of Cody and Zack" is ever on in my presence again, my foot may go through the TV.
 

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But damn, anyone who liked Thundarr has some redeeming qualities.</div>
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I've always maintained that Thundarr The Barbarian is the Rodney King of the cartoon world. I hope this marks the start of a beautiful friendship for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kiss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":kiss:"><br><br><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I think the Sleestak made me crap bricks as a child.<br><br><br><br>
I've got all three seasons on DVD. Some of the more science fictony episodes of the first two seasons are actually pretty cool to watch as an adult three decades later. Season three is just awful.<br><br><br><br>
Does Planet of the Apes count as a kids show?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oh, and two more things:<br><br><br><br>
Thudercats, go!<br><br><br><br>
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By the power of Greyskull!<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ the Mok
 

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I've always maintained that Thundarr The Barbarian is the Rodney King of the cartoon world. I hope this marks the start of a beautiful friendship for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kiss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":kiss:"></div>
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This must go down in the "best things said on VB" records.<br><br><br><br>
<<laughing so hard, I think my neighbors think I've been hitting the sauce
 

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I love <b>Sesame Street</b>. Not Elmo. I think he is the Scrappy-Do of sesame Street.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"><br><br><br><br>
I also really like <b>Captain Kangaroo</b>, but hated Mr Rogers.<br><br><br><br>
I grew up in the 1970's watching all those Saturday morning shows in the US.<br><br><br><br>
I loved <b>Land of the lost</b> (Marshal, Will and Holly....") The sleestacks used to scare the pee out of me.<br><br><br><br><b>Superfriends</b> (I was nuts over Aquaman--I even had Aquaman under-roos--("Under-roos are fun to wear yeah, something super new in underwear")--who remembers those?<br><br><br><br>
I remember watching <b>Space Giants</b> after school (that Japanese badly dubbed thing with the robots Goldar, Silvar and ????)<br><br><br><br>
Oh--I really like anything by Kroft. I was crazy about <b>Puffinstuff</b>.<br><br><br><br>
The <b>Banana Splits</b> (tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la )<br><br><br><br>
And I still am mad for <b>School House Rock</b>. I've got the CDs and the DVDs. ha ha We even played 3 is a magic number at my dad's funeral (at his request--because it so perfectly described my family--"a man and a woman had a little baby, yes they did, there were 3 in the family, and that's a magic number") awww....<br><br><br><br>
Since moving to the UK I have discovered <b>Bagpus</b>. He is so lovley and gentle. I really dig those mice "heave! heave!" I have a giant Bagpus hot water bottle cover with Charleymouse who sings when you press his paw.<br><br><br><br>
And I like <b>Postman Pat</b> (and his black and white cat) I would have liked these growing up.<br><br><br><br>
Our new favourite is <b>Jakers!</b> Check this out if you can--it is clever and funny and so like the Irish people we know.<br><br><br><br>
Lastly, you can get this CD with all your favourite kid's show themes sung by popular artists. The Underdog theme by the Butthole Surfers kicks ass.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSaturday-Morning-Cartoons-Greatest-Hits%2Fdp%2FB000002OYG" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Saturday-Morni.../dp/B000002OYG</a>
 

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Oops! How could I have forgotten <b>Hong Kong Phooey</b>? My husband laughs like that cat.
 

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Rocky and Bullwinkle<br><br>
George of the Jungle<br></div>
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Although I enjoyed those shows as a kid, I never really considered them kid's shows. To me they're cartoons with broad appeal.<br><br><br><br>
My favorites as a kid were:<br><br><br><br>
Romper Room - I wanted to be on that show so much and meet Miss Maryanne. It really confused me when we moved to a different city and Miss Maryanne wasn't on anymore. Evidently the show was produced locally in different markets.<br><br><br><br>
Captain Kangaroo - Used to watch it as often as I could. Lots of fun, but I don't remember a whole lot about it.<br><br><br><br>
Gumby - I used to love the way Gumby could scoot along the ground and could go into different worlds by going into books. I also loved the way he was able to use real toys to help him out. When my kids were growing up I had no problem renting Gumby videos for them. There were so many good messages in Gumby.<br><br><br><br>
Davey and Goliath - It was a stop animation show, but I don't remember if it was claymation or animated dolls. I really enjoyed the show but only saw it from time to time.<br><br><br><br>
Cartoons - I loved both the Hanna Barberra characters (Limpy The Lion, the character who used to always say "Exit Stage Left", Quickdraw McGraw, etc...) and the Warner Brothers characters (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Mac and Tosh (the gophers), etc...)<br><br><br><br>
Johnny Quest - One of the first prime time cartoons, my friends and I used to love this show and play Johnny Quest on the playground.<br><br><br><br>
Felix The Cat - This was shown as part of an afternoon show down in Los Angeles when I lived there as a kid.<br><br><br><br>
Mr. Science - I don't know if this was the name of the show, but I loved the science show where the scientist would help the kids with experiments. I had a book about physics for kids when I was young that was written by one of the professors I had when I was at San Francisco State. Unfortunately I didn't find that out until I was going through my old books when moving out of my folks place after college.<br><br><br><br>
Sesame Street - I never watched this as a kid because it didn't start until I was a teenager. I thought it was annoying when I was a teenager, but as a parent I loved the show. I used to love watching it with my kids. I got pretty good at immitating The Count, Snuffy, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie. I would laugh out loud on a regular basis with the kids.<br><br><br><br>
The Magic Schoolbus - I liked watching this with the kids as well. It was great to have Lily Tomlin doing the voice of the teacher.<br><br><br><br>
Bill Nye The Science Guy - What a great show. This was one of my favorites to watch with the kids.
 

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How could I have forgotten Scooby Do? My husband even looks a lot like Shaggy and I bear a passing resemblence to Velma (without the orange polo neck jumper)<br><br><br><br>
I HATED Scrappy do--he is the equivelent to the cousin Oliver character (from another secret fave of mine Brady Bunch)
 

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U.S. in the 90s<br><br><br><br>
Captain Planet<br><br>
Pete and Pete<br><br>
Recess<br><br>
Are you Afraid of the Dark<br><br>
Doug<br><br>
Action League Now<br><br>
Kablaam<br><br>
Salute Your Shorts<br><br>
Clarissa Explains it All<br><br>
The Secret World of Alex Mac<br><br><br><br>
I could go on FOREVER. I miss Nickelodeon.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: Oh yeah! I almost forgot - <span><b>Rocko's Modern Life</b></span>. And Guts. And CatDog. And All That.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I'm a cartoon fanatic!<br><br><br><br>
My favorite cartoons as a kid were:<br><br>
Robotech<br><br>
Voltron<br><br>
All of the bugs bunny cartoons (especially the roadrunner and coyote ones)<br><br>
Tom & Jerry<br><br>
Rocky & Bullwinkle<br><br>
Super Friends<br><br><br><br>
My favorite cartoons as an adult are:<br><br>
Animaniacs<br><br>
Pinky & the Brain<br><br>
the Powerpuff Girls<br><br>
Invader Zim<br><br>
Freakazoid<br><br>
The Tick<br><br><br><br>
Favorite cartoons that aren't for children:<br><br>
South Park<br><br>
The Simpsons<br><br>
Futurama<br><br><br><br>
I also love the Muppet Show. It's not really a cartoon though.
 

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Oops! How could I have forgotten <b>Hong Kong Phooey</b>? My husband laughs like that cat.</div>
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Oh yeah! I was just forcing my love to watch the intro on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. Number One Super Guy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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And I like <b>Postman Pat</b> (and his black and white cat) I would have liked these growing up.</div>
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Ah, of course! That was one of my favourites, actually. The crazy postman and his loyal cat driving much too fast on those narrow and winding English country roads!
 

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My new favourite cartoon (not made for kids) is <b>Bromwell High</b>. Has anyone seen this???? it was so wild. When we first moved to the UK we worked at the "worst school in Britain" because of their pass rate of GCSEs (less than 5% of all students passing graduate exams) This school could be Bromwell High.<br><br><br><br>
"No, I is like it."
 
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there was always something untangable that i found a bit weird about postman pat... i just got a sense that all was not well in greendale, hmmm.<br><br><br><br>
maybe it was everybodys weird matching nose (inbreeding?) and how pat always ended up bending over strangely (flaunting his bottom), and running oddly to chase after and pick up letters that blew out of his hand in the wind. a good postman should not loose his letters as much as that man did. and why were those two twins wandering aimlessly round the dales?... with snowstorms always on the horizon... what was their parent thinking? and what was he doing driving around with a cat in his van? its going to wander off, isnt it? madness.<br><br><br><br>
yes, i was a deeply troubled child.<br><br><br><br>
even more so when kids in my school discovered, and sang repeatedly, the more dis-tasteful and gore-filled version of the postman pat theme song.
 
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