Babs Bunny (brucelynn) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Babs Bunny

13 of the best cartoon shows we watched as kids

As a kid, what better way was there than to unwind than by getting completely absorbed in one of our favorite cartoons? Since we already went over a ton of the best Nickelodeon shows here, let's skip those (though we love them) and talk about some of the other greatest cartoon shows we watched as kids. What was your favorite?

Wind, fire, water, earth, heart! It's hard to hear anything about the elements without thinking back to the much beloved Captain Planet, which cleverly taught us about the environment through the use of greater superhero adventures.

This could have easily been an unnecessary retread of the flawless Looney Tunes, but instead, focused on the adventures of young versions of our favorite Looney Tunes characters as they attended Acme Looniversity was always funny and entertaining.

Saturday mornings watching Bobby's World will always hold a special place in our heart. The great mid-west cartoon family (Generic? JEN-A-RICK!), the amusing live action segments with Howie Mandel and of course, Bobby’s incredible imagination delivered pure entertainment.

The action-packed ThunderCats was colorful, exciting and made us all want to yell out "ThunderCats Ho!" with our ThunderCats action figures, in our ThunderCats underwear on top of our ThunderCats sheet-covered beds.

Though Gargoyles was short-lived, it managed to produce an impressive 78 episodes during its three-season tenure. While gargoyles are typically imagined as evil creatures, these ones were betrayed outcasts just trying to adjust to New York City life. Unique and memorable, there weren’t a lot of other kid’s shows that introduced Shakespearean characters and plot lines and medieval Scottish history into their shows.

It was confusing as a kid to see the Ghostbusters teamed up with Slimer as their mascot and then to see the movies when we were old enough and see that Slimer was actually not their friend. Oh well, I'll always remember Ecto-Cooler fondly, regardless of Slimer's stance on ghost-busting. The only thing that could have made this show better was if the original actors provided the character's voices.

The syndication of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons (with exception of the truly racist ones that are forbidden and buried away in some secret vault somewhere - called the Internet) was a true blessing. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Speedy Gonzalez, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam will forever be hailed as some of the best, funniest and most timeless cartoon characters of all time.

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Slow news day ! Have fun ONTD !!
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