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Question of the Week - Childhood Cartoons

It's amazing how much better one feels when one is on the correct dosage of medicine (and light therapy), plus a weekend of sleep and rest. I was having a tough week, but I'm doing better now. Hopefully I can get back into the bloggy swing of things.


People on Facebook have been changing their profile pics to cartoon characters from when they were kids. I'm not going to get into urban legends about why this trend started or what changing your profile picture will do or won't do. I personally just thought it was a fun way to remember the cartoons from our childhoods. I especially enjoyed seeing who picked which cartoon. (I'm not alone in my love of Jem!)

Man, I loved cartoons when I was a kid. I was really into the action cartoons, although I also loved me some girlie girl cartoons as well. I wished that everyone had changed their profile pic, because there weren't nearly enough of my favorites represented. So I though this week's Question of the Week should be:

What were some of your favorite cartoons when you were a kid?

My absolute favorite was probably Voltron. In fact, I had changed my profile pic to be Princess Allura. A princess wearing pink and kicking butt with the boys? She was awesome. Along those lines, I also LOVED She-Ra, Jem, and Wonder Woman from Super Friends. I was also a big fan of G.I. Joe (Scarlet, Duke and Snake Eyes were my favs), Spiderman and Friends, Batman, He-Man and Thundercats. In the more tame areas, I liked Shirt Tails, The Warner Brothers (with Yakko, Wakko and Dot), Tail Spin and Smurfs (who didn't like the Smurfs?).

I told you I watched and liked a lot of cartoons! I have more, but I'm going to leave it off there.

What about you? What did you wake up for on Saturday mornings? What did you hurry home for after school? Did you go for the adventurous or the humorous cartoons?


hush said…
On Satruday mornings, I used to love The Smurfs, He-Man, Looney Tunes, and The Flintstones. After school, I would watch live-action TV programs in syndication, like Star Trek and Gilligan's Island.
Jac. said…
Smurfs and Looney Tunes on weekend mornings. After school was Animaniacs (I can still sing the entire opening song) and Inspector Gadget. I used to love the Muppets too, though that's not really a cartoon. And I LOVED Disney on Sunday nights.
mom2boy said…
I changed my fb pic to Shirt Tales. There was one with Mr. T and some gymnastics kids if I am remembering correctly that I loved as a kid.
Cloud said…
Wondertwin powers.... activate!

My parents used to let us get up and get our own breakfast on Saturday mornings while they slept in. We made instant breakfast and/or cold cereal and watched our cartoons.
Becoming Mommy said…
Firestorm. When I was 6 she was my fave. So much so, that When Frank Miller came to my school, l asked him to draw me a picture of her. After much protestation, I managed to get a Spiderman out of him. Still have it.
geeks in rome said…
Loved Wonder Twins, too!
We impersonated G-Force in middle school for a whole year. it was one of the first Japanese cartoons to come over I think.
I loved Captain Kangaroo in the mornings.
Saturdays were Scooby-Doo, Land of the Lost, and ... Looney Tunes. That's all I remember liking.
Muppets ruled!!

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