It’s Meme Time ™ Y’all!
What were your top 5 favorite cartoons when you were a child? They can be shows that you find entirely unwatchable now; you only had to like them when you were a child.
Here are mine, in random order.
Of course, as a child of the eighties, and as a boy, I thought that the Transformers were the shiznit. However, the word “shiznit” didn’t come along until later, so I didn’t have the vocabulary to discuss them. Now I do. Shiznit. Anyway, great cartoon, awkward toys. The show should have ended when Optimus died.
Yo Joe! Again, if you were a boy in the eighties and this is not on your top 5, you must be a communist (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!). This show was great, and the toys were better! The one thing I hated, though, were the PSAs at the end. I used to watch for a character to say, “And knowing is half the battle!”, then I would take the figure of that character and freeze him in ice or hang him with a little twine noose.
3. Robotech: Macross
This show was basically a soap opera for kids. Lots of action, lots of robots, and it was the 1st time I ever saw a main character die. Roy Fokker’s death still haunts me to this day!
I recently rewatched part of this series, and besides some corney elements, this one actually holds up to my somewhat adult sensibilities.
4. Galaxy Rangers.
I wish I could remember more of this show! I remember that the stories seemed more mature than most shows, and even my Dad liked it! Basically, a galactic squad of rangers maintained peace and fought biologically engineered soldiers. Good stuff. There was no toy line in the US because the producers thought it would cheapen the show! Classy.
Bit of trivia: Lorenzo Music, the voice of Garfield in his own cartoons, played Peter Venkman on this cartoon. In the Garfield movie, Bill Murray, who played Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters movie, voices Garfield. Weird.
So, go on…what were your favorite shows?