Culture, what were the purpose of childhood cartoons?
In my other favorite forum, what were your favorite cartoons and what were the purpose of the cartoons. Cartoons now are shit, but I think in the past a lot them seemed like there was always a hidden message.
Ren and Stimpy (didnt like but watched)
Hmmm...I can scarely remember. Let me see:
Tom and Jerry
Stop The Pigeon
Roobarb and Custard
I guess that dates me, huh?
July 24th, 2007 8:54pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Super Mario Super Show
There's a few tugging at my mind that I just can't remember.
it is amazing how everybody is on the same page.
Indoctrination I tell you.
July 24th, 2007 9:57pm
I've never watched much cartoons as a kid, I was outside on Saturdays.
As an adult, I liked the 6 Ren & Stimpy cartoons that John Z. did, and I was crazy about Aeon Flux, and I liked the Robotech TV series with Rick and Minmae.
I also used to read graphic novels, the Dark Knight stuff, also the original vintage batmans from the 1930s it was based on, ElfQuest.
July 24th, 2007 10:05pm
based on, and also ElfQuest.
July 24th, 2007 10:06pm
Oh and recently (in the last 10 years) I've watched Cow & Chicken, which seems ok, and PowerPuff Girls, which is the most fucking awesome thing ever, and I even have a pink PowerPuff girls towel and a PP backpack that I take around with me sometimes.
July 24th, 2007 10:07pm
Also Simpsons of course, but not lately (heard it's no good), and what's that other one, eh, oh Southpark is very interesting to me.
July 24th, 2007 10:08pm
It took me a LONG time to appreciate South Park, and sometimes they offend me and I quit watching for awhile.
As a child:
- Gulliver's Travels (came on during The Banana Splits hour)
- Ricochet Rabbit (mindless drivel, I know but I loved it -- "Sheriff - Bing bing BINGGGG!!! -- Richo-chayyyyyy RABBIT!"
- Secret Squirrel
- The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
later in life
- Ren and Stimpy
- Pinky and the Brain
and of course, early Simpsons.
How could I forget Rocko's Modern Life!!!!! The bullfrog dude and his wife working in corporate America were PRICELESS. They lampooned big corporations before it was in style.
There was this one freakish adult cartoon on HBO or ShoTime--had an old lady who liked to fuck anything that moved, and her son was some kind of lazy mofo who just ogled the next door neighbor chick. It was super wierd but fun and I can't remember the name....
and Daria on MTV. I loved that. Daria reminds me of me.
Strangely, I can't stand watching the Cartoon Channel.
Winnie the Pooh:)
All Miyadzaki's films
Lots of other Japanese stuff
Ghost in the Shell - original and Stand Alone Complex
PowerPuff Girls were funny. And Samurai Jack from the same author.
July 24th, 2007 11:33pm
I liked cartoons better as an adult - most of which have already been mentioned here.
Ren & Stimpy
Beavis & Butt-head
Daria (lesser known feminist-themed Beavis and Butt-head spinoff that played on MTV)
Animaniacs were pretty good too. The episode "Drive-insane" was a classic. The humor was lost on my kids at the time.
July 24th, 2007 11:39pm
God, you guys are all practically babies. Dana's probably the only one who remembers (and she implies she didn't watch cartoons much as a kid):
Rocket Robin Hood
Spiderman (when it first aired)
George of the Jungle
Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour
July 24th, 2007 11:50pm
South Park (but lost track after the first few seasons)
Duckman. "You thrust your pelvis: Huh! You thrust your pelvis: Huh!"
July 24th, 2007 11:52pm
Free For All: "Grandma slips Clay a roofie, and the next thing he knows, he wakes up after having had a threesome with Grandma and Eminem. In retaliation, Clay has some computer geeks hack into the Pentagon defense system and make a satellite laser melt Grandma's cherished car. Meanwhile, Johnny and Paula try hypnotizing Angus to rid him of his drug habit, which seems to work at first, until Dougie shoots him because the ferret was pouring his liquor down the toilet. In the ambulance ride to the hospital, the EMTs give Angus a Vicadin drip, which hooks him on drugs again."
OK, shark, I am going to have to find that one on torrent.
Regarding South Park, I always find it to be offensive. It makes me cringe, but the guys have some important social commentary during the raging drug trips they do to do those episodes (they've discussed the drugs in interviews).
July 25th, 2007 12:00am
Aw Ward. I remember most of those. I'm just soooo ooooold, that I forgot them.
Road-Runner: A painted tunnel opening is not the same as the real thing. At least for coyotes.
July 25th, 2007 8:37am
Drawn Together was too gay even for me. I laughed heartily at it, however. But damn every episode had a gay coupling and mini-drama surrounding it.