Favourite TV Series/Cartoons growing up?

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#1 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

I was a big fan of Rugrats, Scooby-Doo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Power Puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, etc. Pretty much anything that was on Cartoon Network in the late 90's/early 2000's.

That was when Cartoon Network was actually good!

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#2 Posted by Byshop (19275 posts) -

@speeny said:

I was a big fan of Rugrats, Scooby-Doo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Power Puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, etc. Pretty much anything that was on Cartoon Network in the late 90's/early 2000's.

That was when Cartoon Network was actually good!

Pfft. Young people. :)

  • ThunderCats
  • Robotech
  • GI Joe
  • TMNT
  • HE-Man
  • She-Ra
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Transformers (OG)
  • Voltron
  • Silverhawks
  • The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers

-Byshop

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#3 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

@Byshop: You've got a great list there. 80's cartoons were something I wish I grew up with. Especially old-school TMNT was pretty cool from the stuff I've seen. :)

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#4 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

Also, don't hate but just to add. I enjoyed Care Bears. (Pretty sure it was The Care Bears Family. Nelvana version that I watched.)

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#5 Edited by Dakalo (7 posts) -

@speeny: Haha yeah, those were the good time, Courage the Cowardly Dog was my favorite, and of course the Power rangers.

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#6 Edited by Speeny (894 posts) -

@dakalo: Ahhh, I forgot Power Rangers. Back when they used to sell the costumes too. I think my favourite was Red & Black. Pretty sure Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie was my fav growing up. Or the one with the kid as one of the rangers. (Or wanting to be one.) Forgot what that was called.

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#7 Edited by Jackamomo (1438 posts) -

I've got the best one.

All those programs Byshop just listed...

Imagine there was a satirical tv program about all the other programs on kids tv, on kids tv.

By the people who did the puppets for Spitting Image, I present.

Round the Bend

Taking the format of a talk show with a crocodile in a sewer behind a desk presenting sketches. Best thing on kids tv then. Also Maid Marion and her Merry Men had Tony Robinson. What more can you ask for?

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So childish but still genuine satire. I would say it's probably the only ever example of a children's satirical tv show.

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Imagine Battlestar Galactica with animals. Where instead of Cylons constantly attacking them it's stuff like cute hedgehogs getting squished as they freeze in terror.

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#9 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

@jackamomo: I'll check this out. Thanks :)

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#10 Edited by Jackamomo (1438 posts) -

@speeny: I just watched it. Round the Bend is pretty bad really. It's made by the makers of a comic which is interesting and the puppets are made by the Spitting Image puppet makers. It's not as good as Spitting Image though.

It's like fart jokes. But it was very refreshing at the time and quite unique and there are some good jokes in there along with all the bad ones.

Maid Marrion and her Merry Men is arguably a better show.

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#11 Edited by DaVillain- (33688 posts) -

Did somebody said cartoons? Aww man, I was all over the place with cartoons growing up and they are:

  • TMNT
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic SATAM
  • Thundercats
  • Transformers G1
  • Beast Wars
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Beetlejuice cartoon series
  • Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Voltron
  • Mighty Morphan Power Rangers series (Despite it's not cartoon but it was always consider part of a cartoons by many and it was a smashing hit for kids/teens)
  • Scooby-Doo where are you?
  • Swat Kats
  • Captain Planet
  • Mortal Kombat cartoon series
  • Savage Dragon
  • Wild Cats
  • X-Men 90's cartoon series
  • Spider-Man
  • Big Bad Bettleborgs (Power Ranger knockoff)
  • Mighty Max
  • Pirates of Dark Water
  • Gargoyles
  • Duck Tails
  • Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Johnny Quest/Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
  • Street Sharks
  • Batman the Animation series
  • Mainframe
  • Tom & Jerry

All you young kids out their in OT, ya'all don't know about these cartoons lol.

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#12 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

@davillain-: Great list.

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#13 Edited by Sevenizz (2505 posts) -

Never was a huge cartoon fan, but growing up I watched a hell of a lot of Three’s Company sitcom reruns.

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#14 Posted by Archangel3371 (26693 posts) -

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ‘80’s cartoon

- G.I. Joe ‘80’s cartoon

- Voltron

- Thundercats

- X-Men ‘90’s cartoon

- Spider-Man ‘90’s cartoon

- Gargoyles

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#15 Posted by mrbojangles25 (42738 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: WTF dude

"Don't curl up. Don't curl up"

*squish*

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#16 Edited by Dakalo (7 posts) -

@speeny: Yep, The Power ranger blue in Power rangers Turbo was the Kid. Fun times.

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#17 Posted by So_Carrieous (44 posts) -

Tv never got into it. What did I miss?

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#18 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15580 posts) -

All of these cartoons, and no mention of cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation?! Sacrilege!

While I do love the cartoons from the '80s, the classic cartoon shorts from MGM and Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes shorts was--and still are awesome. Where else were you gonna see cartoons where it was perfectly fine to crack someone upside their head repeatedly?

Or how to take a 12 gague straight to the face?

You won't see this on an episode of SpongeBob, that's for damn sure!

"Is Bugs Bunny gonna hafta cut a bitch?!"

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#19 Posted by double_decker (146078 posts) -

Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, Gargoyles, South Park, King of the Hill, The Simpsons.

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#20 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

@hallenbeck77: Yeah the classic Looney Tunes stuff is great. Surprised nobody has mentioned The Smurfs yet?

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#21 Posted by johnd13 (9542 posts) -

Thundercats, DragonBall Z, Power Rangers, Pokemon, Yu Gi Oh, Justice League.

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#22 Posted by Speeny (894 posts) -

I forgot to mention Batman The Animated Series was a big favourite of mine. Poison Ivy was hot as hell in that.

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#23 Posted by goodzorr (430 posts) -

@uninspiredcup dude, my feelings! Animals of Farthing Wood was awesome!

And they were waaaay before my time, but me and my brother used to watch Tom & Jerry alllll the time.

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#24 Edited by hugoadan (168 posts) -

ufff, let's see here...

anime: captain tsubasa, saint seiya, sailor moon, dragon ball, zoids, rurouni kenshin.

superhero: teenage mutant ninja turtles, x-men, spider man, batman the animated series, justice league.

other: looney tunes, ducktales, jhonny bravo, hey arnold, talespin, powerpuff girls, spongebob, the simpsons, futurama.

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#25 Posted by DaVillain- (33688 posts) -

@speeny said:

@davillain-: Great list.

Thanks. In short, Saturday Morning Cartoons was the best thing before other networks started showing other cartoons and this was before we had Cartoon Network here in the U.S.

Also, I updated my list with Batman the Animation, Mainframe, and Tom & Jerry original cartoon.

@hallenbeck77 said:

All of these cartoons, and no mention of cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation?! Sacrilege!

While I do love the cartoons from the '80s, the classic cartoon shorts from MGM and Warner Bros.' Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes shorts was--and still are awesome. Where else were you gonna see cartoons where it was perfectly fine to crack someone upside their head repeatedly?

Or how to take a 12 gague straight to the face?

You won't see this on an episode of SpongeBob, that's for damn sure!

"Is Bugs Bunny gonna hafta cut a bitch?!"

To be honest, I wasn't all interest in Looney Tunes at all. But I did like Tiny Toons Adventures though & I was presently surprise I actually like Space Jam despite I wasn't into Looney Tunes.

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#26 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15580 posts) -
@davillain- said:

To be honest, I wasn't all interest in Looney Tunes at all. But I did like Tiny Toons Adventures though & I was presently surprise I actually like Space Jam despite I wasn't into Looney Tunes.

YOU GODLESS HEATHEN! BEGONE!!!

Tiny Toons, Animanics, and Freakazoid were also great. A good amount of shows from Warner Bros. Animation in the '90s was good.

But Space Jam was absolute trash, and I will go to my grave speaking the truth on that. Jordan can't act--or even emote to save his life, and the whole thing felt like nothing more than an 90 minute Nike commercial. It felt so cynical and corporate, it wasn't even funny.

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#27 Posted by HEATHEN75 (542 posts) -

@Byshop said:
@speeny said:

I was a big fan of Rugrats, Scooby-Doo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Power Puff Girls, Johnny Bravo, etc. Pretty much anything that was on Cartoon Network in the late 90's/early 2000's.

That was when Cartoon Network was actually good!

Pfft. Young people. :)

  • ThunderCats
  • Robotech
  • GI Joe
  • TMNT
  • HE-Man
  • She-Ra
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Transformers (OG)
  • Voltron
  • Silverhawks
  • The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers

-Byshop

Byshop just nailed my childhood. I would just like to add

M.A.S.K.

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

Superfriends

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.

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#28 Edited by HEATHEN75 (542 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:
@davillain- said:

To be honest, I wasn't all interest in Looney Tunes at all. But I did like Tiny Toons Adventures though & I was presently surprise I actually like Space Jam despite I wasn't into Looney Tunes.

YOU GODLESS HEATHEN! BEGONE!!!

What did I do?

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#29 Posted by DaVillain- (33688 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:
@davillain- said:

To be honest, I wasn't all interest in Looney Tunes at all. But I did like Tiny Toons Adventures though & I was presently surprise I actually like Space Jam despite I wasn't into Looney Tunes.

YOU GODLESS HEATHEN! BEGONE!!!

Tiny Toons, Animanics, and Freakazoid were also great. A good amount of shows from Warner Bros. Animation in the '90s was good.

But Space Jam was absolute trash, and I will go to my grave speaking the truth on that. Jordan can't act--or even emote to save his life, and the whole thing felt like nothing more than an 90 minute Nike commercial. It felt so cynical and corporate, it wasn't even funny.

But but it had Bill Murray though :)

But yeah, I was only a brat when it came out who didn't know better, but after re-watching it again in my 19 years, I can see why some people said it's bad and it shows. I thought that Back in Action was the much better movie, although it bombed at the box office.

Fun fact: WB was about to make another Looney Tune live action movie called Skate Jam starring Tony Hawks. When Back in Action flop, WB back away from making Skate Jam.

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#30 Posted by warmblur (1283 posts) -
  • TMNT
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • The Simpsons
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#31 Posted by uninspiredcup (29934 posts) -

@jackamomo said:

Maid Marrion and her Merry Men is arguably a better show.

I remember this, felt like a Blackadder spinoff.

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#32 Posted by Jackamomo (1438 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: The Jamaican guy was also Cat from Red Dwarf.

It;s pancake day p-p-pancake day. Maid Marrion herself is extremely annoying.

There are lots of innuendos for the mums and dads.

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#33 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15580 posts) -
@heathen75 said:
@hallenbeck77 said:
@davillain- said:

To be honest, I wasn't all interest in Looney Tunes at all. But I did like Tiny Toons Adventures though & I was presently surprise I actually like Space Jam despite I wasn't into Looney Tunes.

YOU GODLESS HEATHEN! BEGONE!!!

What did I do?

Playing all innocent with me! I'm not even gonna put you on blast. But rest assured...

And I'm watching you...

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#34 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15580 posts) -
@davillain- said:

But but it had Bill Murray though :)

But yeah, I was only a brat when it came out who didn't know better, but after re-watching it again in my 19 years, I can see why some people said it's bad and it shows. I thought that Back in Action was the much better movie, although it bombed at the box office.

Fun fact: WB was about to make another Looney Tune live action movie called Skate Jam starring Tony Hawks. When Back in Action flop, WB back away from making Skate Jam.

I read about that the other day...ugh. The whole idea behind Space Jam and that proposed movie with Tony Hawk sounds like something that's nothing more than bad ideas that either comes from a studio's advertising division, or an exec who is trying to be "EXTREME!"

Back in Action was definitely better than Space Jam, but still came off as a half-baked idea. I think it works better with a straight-out animated project, there's no need to mix in live-action. But with the announced revival of Looney Tunes in their original short subject format, MAYBE they can get it right.

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#35 Edited by tocool340 (21293 posts) -

@davillain- said:

Did somebody said cartoons? Aww man, I was all over the place with cartoons growing up and they are:

  • TMNT
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic SATAM
  • Thundercats
  • Transformers G1
  • Beast Wars
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Beetlejuice cartoon series
  • Where on earth is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Voltron
  • Mighty Morphan Power Rangers series (Despite it's not cartoon but it was always consider part of a cartoons by many and it was a smashing hit for kids/teens)
  • Scooby-Doo where are you?
  • Swat Kats
  • Captain Planet
  • Mortal Kombat cartoon series
  • Savage Dragon
  • Wild Cats
  • X-Men 90's cartoon series
  • Spider-Man
  • Big Bad Bettleborgs (Power Ranger knockoff)
  • Mighty Max
  • Pirates of Dark Water
  • Gargoyles
  • Duck Tails
  • Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Johnny Quest/Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
  • Street Sharks
  • Batman the Animation series
  • Mainframe
  • Tom & Jerry

All you young kids out their in OT, ya'all don't know about these cartoons lol.

Pretty much most of this list, but I'll add on a few:

  • Johnny Bravo
  • Ed, Edd, & Eddy
  • Catdog
  • Doug
  • Recess
  • Batman/Superman Adventures
  • Samurai Jack
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Rocket Power
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Digimon (1st 2 seasons)
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Eek! The Cat
  • The Terrible Thunderlizards
  • Felix The Cat
  • Looney Tunes
  • Medabots
  • Big Guy and Rusty
  • Popeye
  • Two Stupid Dogs
  • Angry Beavers
  • Speed Racer (Original Series not the American Remake, which wasn't bad, but wasn't good either)
  • Freakazoid
  • Tiny Toons
  • Animaniacs
  • The Tick
  • Pinky and The Brain
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Mighty Ducks
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Crashbox (Not exactly a cartoon but still one of my favorite shows growing up)
  • Aladdin
  • Men in Black
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • TaleSpin

....that's about all I can think of....

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#36 Posted by MirkoS77 (13630 posts) -

The only one I watched was Thundercats and Duck Tales. Former had an awesome opening.

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#37 Posted by fireman64 (35 posts) -

Popeye . Roadrunner. Jetsons

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#38 Posted by shellcase86 (4171 posts) -

Pretty much anything on Boomerang. Really loved Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes.

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#39 Posted by X_Karen_x (116 posts) -

I like YouTube!!!

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#40 Edited by robert_sparkes (1997 posts) -

Old school Turtles.

MIghty max was favourite as well.

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#41 Edited by jeezers (2096 posts) -

Looney tunes

Hey Arnold

Dragon ball Z

Gargoyes

Street sharks

Xmen

Courage the cowardly dog

Johnny bravo

2 stupid dogs

Cow &amp; chicken

Dextars labatory

Kablam

South Park

Ren &amp; Stimpy

Pinky &amp; the brain

Ed edd and eddy

I'm sure I'm missing several

Ive got a tattoo of foghorn leghorn on my back, got it while i was wasted in NO durring a close friends bachlors party outing

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#42 Posted by Gwynbleidd_91 (77 posts) -

-Avatar: The Last Airbender

-Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z

- The Boondocks

-Danny Phantom

-Codename: Kids Next Door

-Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends

-Jackie Chan: Adventures

-American Dragon Jake Long

- Jimmy Neutron

-Invader Zim

-Kim Possible

Just off the top of my head.