Monday, February 21, 2011

Ten Good Things on a Monday (9)

Ten Good Things on a Monday is a weekly meme by Noteworthy Nina @ Brush Up on Your Reading!

This week, I'm listing ten of my favorite Cartoons:

1. The Snorks- The Snorks are a race of small, colorful, fictional beings that live happily in the underwater world of Snorkland. They have snorkels on their heads, which are used to propel them swiftly through the water. The theme song to this cartoon makes me SO happy. Like, even now, as an adult.

2. The Smurfs- there was a time when I couldn't leave the house without watching this awesome cartoon. I had no idea it came out all the way in the early eighties however!

3. A Pup Named Scooby Doo - There's a mystery in town! So call the coolest pup around, go Scoooooby a pup named Scooby, Scoooooby, a PUP NAMED SCOOBY DOOO.

4. Tiny Toon Advetures-  Remember this one?! They had a lot of pop culture jokes and adult humor in the cartoon. I'm only realizing that now that I'm thinking about it. Here's an interesting sentence I just read: "The cartoon was the first animated series produced by the collaboration of Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation during the animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s." Animation Renaissance whaaat? Proof that 80s babies had the BEST cartoons.

5. Duck Tales- DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Based on Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge comic book series, it premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of 4 seasons and 100 episodes. I also can't believe it only lasted 3 seasons. That almost makes me sad.

6. Muppet Babies- Jim Henson's Muppet Babies (also known as simply Muppet Babies) is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS. It was spun off from a dream sequence in The Muppets Take Manhattan, released two months earlier, where Miss Piggy imagined what it would be like if she and Kermit the Frog grew up together. The show portrayed childhood versions of the Muppets living together in a large nursery in the care of a human woman called Nanny (the whereabouts of their parents are never addressed). Nanny appears in almost every episode, but viewers never see her face, only the babies' view of her pink skirt as well as her distinctive green and white striped socks.

7. Inspector Gadget - One of my absolute favorite cartoons which I now have discovered, had a main character voiced by Cree Summer! She did all the cartoon voices!! (Elmira, the other girl from Rugrats, some other thing too) Note: This message will self destruct.

8. The Simpsons - this cartoon needs absolutely no introduction. One of my all time favorites and still makes me laugh as though I'm 8 years old.

9. Gummi Bears - best.theme song. ever. And I've always wondered what Gummi Berry Juice tasted like. I would often taste things and imagine that it was gummi berry flavored.

10. TaleSpin - TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series based in the fictional city of Cape Suzette, that first aired in 1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon, with characters adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book. While this wasn't as much of a favorite as all the others I listed, it made me appreciate good stories with excellent twists! This was definitely a mature cartoon.

Hope I gave you guys a little nostalgia and didn't age myself too much hehe! What were your fav cartoons??


  1. I don't know if they all had their own spin shows or not but my favorites would have been:

    1) Tom & Jerey
    2) Scooby Doo
    3) Road Runner/Wild-E Coyote
    4) Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck
    5) Elmer Fud
    6) Yo Samminy Sam
    7) Marvin the martian
    8) Dragon ball Z
    9) Sailor Moon
    10) Tenchi Muyo

    That's all I can think of really. I never really did watch a lot of tv as a kid. Kinda funny looking at my list now at how simple to random it seems - to me at least. :)

  2. Haha, I love your list! I bet it didn't even take you that long to think of it either!!

  3. Ha, your right. Took only six minutes, maybe. ;)

  4. I love cartoons from the good ol' days!

    I used to watch Tiny Toons Adventures every evening after I got home from my babysitters house. Loved that show! I also enjoyed Darkwing Duck, Pink Panther, Garfield and Friends, and Woody the Woodpecker!

  5. Oooh I love Smurfs!
    And I still remember Jem (and the Holograms), Carebears, Jetsons..

  6. What a really cool list! I loved all those cartoons too! And also add The Jetsons, Rainbow Brite, She-Ra, Carebears... '80s babies rock!

    And those videos made me sing :D I actually got LSS (last song syndrome, where you tend to sing the last song you heard throughout the day) over the Scooby theme LOL!

    And about that early book review, I do agree with you that after reading a particular book, you tend to retain a bit of the book's tone when writing. Really amazing.

    Thank you for sharing your AWESOME things Lovely Lah!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  7. I miss a pup named scooby doo soooooo much! I use to love the way they would play the music before they started running after the monster! And scooby was so cute as a puppy!

  8. Great list! I loved all of those and recently watched A Pup Named Scooby Doo with my 4 year old when he was going through his Scooby Doo phase. I always loved Scooby Doo.

    I would have to have Sailor Moon on my list too like the above comment. Still one of my favorite shows.

  9. Oh what a lovely way to start the week... I feel like a kid again!!! And to see Snorks at the top of your list, followed by the Smurfs - ah a girl after my own heart!

    PS: Love Ducktails & the Muppets too. Our first wedding dance was to 'Over the Rainbow' by Kermit the Frog!

  10. Are we the same age or something? These are MY cartoons too! (Now that I'm old I assume everyone is decades younger than me.)

  11. Ah, you just brought back so many great memories! 80's kids totally lucked out in the cartoon department.

    I also loved:

    My Little Pony (like, obsessed)
    Pirates of Darkwater (I'll love whoever actually remembers this show!)
    Dink the Dinosaur

    Oh my god, so many more! I must have spent half my childhood watching tv!


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