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Old School Cartoons
Topic by: whitetigre2001
Posted: June 27, 2004 - 8:25 PM PDT
Last Reply: February 19, 2005 - 10:10 PM PST

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author topic: Old School Cartoons
whitetigre2001
post #1  on June 27, 2004 - 8:25 PM PDT  
Don't you miss the old cartoons that came on in the 80's or early 90's, such as THUNDERCATS, HE-MAN, etc? What cartoons do you miss?
kohnfused1
post #2  on June 28, 2004 - 10:11 AM PDT  
> On June 27, 2004 - 8:25 PM PDT whitetigre2001 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Don't you miss the old cartoons that came on in the 80's or early 90's, such as THUNDERCATS, HE-MAN, etc? What cartoons do you miss?
> ---------------------------------

Silverhawks, Blackstar, Thundar (the Barbarian), Ritchie Rich, old school Tom & Jerry (when they were cute and chubby), Spaceghost, The Herculoids, The Wuzzles, Tiger Sharks, Go Bots (chessy rip-off of Transformers), Transformers (all re-incarnations/versions), Gummi Bears, G.I. Joe, Muppet Babies, She-Ra, Space Monkeys (i think), Bionic Six, Ghostbursters, Visionaries, King Arthur...late 80's, Smurfs, the New Smurfs (with smurf kids), Garfield, C.O.P.S., Mighty Max (great stories and very educational), the Tick, Gargoyles, Inspector Gadget, Ducktales, Heathcliff, Bugs and Friends (classics), Scooby-Doo, The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and Friends, Justice League (80's),Iron Man (90's) Exosuit or something - - this one's an American toon with a very good story. I just can't remember the title. Oh, there's probably a couple more I could rattle off, but those are the one's I used to watch in Asia.
sinisterguffaw
post #3  on June 28, 2004 - 1:51 PM PDT  
...wow...

How about Karate Kat? And what was that one that you had to buy the gun for and you'd shot the laser at your tv?

I also miss Where's Waldo. And Back to the Future and Teen Wolf. Those Michael J. Fox movies made GREAT cartoons!

My favorites were Transformers, Go-bots, GI Joe, Mask, and... yes... the carebears. HEY! I was YOUNG, alright?!!
kohnfused1
post #4  on June 28, 2004 - 2:06 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 1:51 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...wow...
>
> How about Karate Kat? And what was that one that you had to buy the gun for and you'd shot the laser at your tv?
>
> I also miss Where's Waldo. And Back to the Future and Teen Wolf. Those Michael J. Fox movies made GREAT cartoons!
>
> My favorites were Transformers, Go-bots, GI Joe, Mask, and... yes... the carebears. HEY! I was YOUNG, alright?!!
> ---------------------------------

Hey, I watched Shirt Tales, Monchichi's, and Beverly Hills Teens. I figured, there all toons, it didn't matter the genre. Oh yeah, Masks, I forgot about that. Did you ever watch Plastic Man, Smoo, Captain Caveman (Flinstones)?
dh22
post #5  on June 28, 2004 - 2:08 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 1:51 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>And what was that one that you had to buy the gun for and you'd shot the laser at your tv?
>
>
> ---------------------------------

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! I remember that!

I also miss Shirt Tales, and The Wuzzles.
sinisterguffaw
post #6  on June 28, 2004 - 3:30 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 2:06 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey, I watched Shirt Tales, Monchichi's, and Beverly Hills Teens. I figured, there all toons, it didn't matter the genre. Oh yeah, Masks, I forgot about that. Did you ever watch Plastic Man, Smoo, Captain Caveman (Flinstones)?
>
> ---------------------------------

You've stumped me! I don't remember Monchichi's or Beverly Hills Teens. And I remember Captain Caveman, and I think I remember Smoo, but I don't remember Plastic Man...

I feel sorry for kids today. Saturday mornings just ain't what they used to be.
IronS
post #7  on June 28, 2004 - 3:40 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 3:30 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You've stumped me! I don't remember Monchichi's or Beverly Hills Teens. And I remember Captain Caveman, and I think I remember Smoo, but I don't remember Plastic Man...
>

Oh, yeah, Plastic Man.. with Penny who showed some cleavage and had a Southern accent and Hula-Hula. Plas was kind of a doofus. Then Baby Plas showed up (without a mom). Egad.

I remember an episode of Super Friends in which Plastic Man helped out. This was not the same Plastic Man; this one was more serious and way cooler.
underdog
post #8  on June 28, 2004 - 3:41 PM PDT  
How about Hong-Kong Phoeey?

(voiced by Scatman Crothers)

He was no Underdog, but kinda amusing to me as a tot.


I didn't really watch much on Sat Mornings other than the Bugs Bunny show, but there were plenty on at other times that I liked. Hey, does anybody remember an early version of "Family Guy": "Wait til Your Father Gets Home?" It probably doesn't hold up at all today but it was kinda cool 20 years ago or whenever it was.

C
IronS
post #9  on June 28, 2004 - 3:49 PM PDT  
I am reminded of this thread.
sinisterguffaw
post #10  on June 28, 2004 - 4:17 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 3:40 PM PDT IronS wrote:
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... Then Baby Plas showed up (without a mom). Egad.
>
> ---------------------------------

According to TVTome.com, Baby Plas was the lovechild of Plastic Man and Penny, which means they Got... It... On!
sinisterguffaw
post #11  on June 28, 2004 - 4:20 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 3:41 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> How about Hong-Kong Phoeey?
>
> ---------------------------------

That was some good stuff! And then there was Grape Ape. Never really liked Grape Ape, but it brings back some memories.

I also remember some other favorites that I mentioned a few months ago on Hamano's old thread, which IronS has so kindly provided a link to!
kohnfused1
post #12  on June 28, 2004 - 4:45 PM PDT  
>
> You've stumped me! I don't remember Monchichi's or Beverly Hills Teens. And I remember Captain Caveman, and I think I remember Smoo, but I don't remember Plastic Man...
>
> I feel sorry for kids today. Saturday mornings just ain't what they used to be.
> ---------------------------------

You're right sinny, Saturday Mornings have been going down the drain for the past 10 to 12 years now (if not longer), and it's not getting better.

Monchichi's were like little fat, cute, monkey-like doll that had its own cartoon.

Smoo was this white jelly blob that could mimic any shape, animal, etc...he's kinda like those two blob thingy's on the Herculoid. (if that helps).
sinisterguffaw
post #13  on June 28, 2004 - 4:57 PM PDT  
The steady decline of good saturday morning programming hit it's lowest plateau when two of the major networks decided to stop showing catoons on Sat Morn entirely, and the other network decided to cut back. At that time, Fox didn't have much of a saturday morning lineup to speak of except for the Ninja Turtles. Now Fox is the frontrunner with their FoxBox (which still mostly sucks) and the other networks, while trying to catch up, will never be the same.

Maybe that was just here in Utah, but I thought that was a network decision, not just a local choice (besides, everyone is utah has babies every 5 seconds, so there is a high demand for kids programming).
woozy
post #14  on June 28, 2004 - 5:38 PM PDT  
> I feel sorry for kids today. Saturday mornings just ain't what they used to be.
> ---------------------------------

Funny. That's what I thought back in the eighties and early 90's.

"He-man? Thundercats? Dungeons and Dragons? How can kids watch this crap? Why in my day we had The cartoon adams family, second generation scooby-doo, funky phantom, gilligan's island in outer space, only third-incarnation of the flintstones, and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters." Of course, I was too young for the *real* classics of HR Puffenstuff, cartoon lassie, Johny Quest, Sea City 2020, King Kong and Moby Dick, the original Scooby-Doo and second-incarnation of the Flintstones.

Gee, compared to me and even you guys, kids must have it *really* tough now.

woozy
post #15  on June 28, 2004 - 5:41 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 4:57 PM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The steady decline of good saturday morning programming hit it's lowest plateau when two of the major networks decided to stop showing catoons on Sat Morn entirely,...


Radical thought: Maybe our mothers just might not have been entirely wrong when they would say, "Why don't you go outside rather than rotting your minds"

woozy
post #16  on June 28, 2004 - 5:51 PM PDT  
> Smoo was this white jelly blob that could mimic any shape, animal, etc...he's kinda like those two blob thingy's on the Herculoid. (if that helps).
> ---------------------------------

Not Smoo. Schmoo. It's the new schmoo. New as opposed to old, which was from Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" comic strip. The Schmoo in the strip originally appeared in the 40s and 50s (before I was born so obsessive nerdlike precision for the exact date isn't needed as anything outside my frame of reference isn't life or deathly importatn). The schmoo were a miracle food source. The had no bones, were tender, resembled every form of meat and diary, laid eggs, their whiskers made brushes of every purpose, they loved you and made great pets, if you looked at them hungrily they'd die of sheer happiness so they were easy and harmless to butcher. They were the source of everything the impoverished citizens of Dogpatch needed for survival and/or hapiness. So naturally they were declared a natural disaster by the government and wiped out. The Dogpatchians were told shmoos were unpatriotic. Every now and then the schmoos would reappear (their shape changing ability came later) and would always leave with some ironic rational about why schmoos were bad for humanity (and vice versa).
woozy
post #17  on June 28, 2004 - 5:59 PM PDT  
Old Shmoo and New Shmoo
SonjaBlue
post #18  on June 28, 2004 - 8:08 PM PDT  
(It occurs to Sonja that there is quite possibly no way of saving face to what one once watched without dating oneself or -- even worse -- admitting in present day that one watched/watches something cute, fuzzy, or hokie...

Don't worry...much. Surely, whitetigre2001 will keep your secrets safe.)
woozy
post #19  on June 28, 2004 - 10:15 PM PDT  
> On June 28, 2004 - 8:08 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> (It occurs to Sonja that there is quite possibly no way of saving face to what one once watched without dating oneself or -- even worse -- admitting in present day that one watched/watches something cute, fuzzy, or hokie...
>



Does this mean you won't tell what you watched?

I have no shame in my age or any of the stupid things I have or having done in my life.
SonjaBlue
post #20  on June 28, 2004 - 11:05 PM PDT  
There is no shame in admitting that I've watched Looney Tunes/Warner Bros Shorts, The Flintstones, or Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. Some things do have a timeless quality about them...yes?
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