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Old 10-20-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Talking Favorite kids' cartoon

Here's a fun one ...

It's not as if I've ever needed an excuse to watch cartoons, but now that my son is 17 months old, I've got one.

One of our favorites is "Recess," a Disney Channel production (although I think Gareth just likes the theme song, which sounds like the "Hogan's Heroes" theme. When it comes on, he runs to the TV and starts marching in time to the song).

The kids' cartoons nowadays have hidden themes that appeal to either artistic or nostalgic sensibilities in adults. "Recess," for instance, is sort of a cross between "Stand By Me" and "Stalag 17." The cartoon deals with six kids and their efforts to outsmart the other kids on the playground (fellow inmates) and the teachers (guards). It also features stories that stand as homages to classic themes such as film noir. The episode that aired today was a takeoff on "The Ten Commandments."

Another good one is "Fillmore," which chronicles the adventures of an elementary-school detective on the safety patrol, which is a great theme to start with. But the show also is structured like one of those early '70s Quinn-Martin detective shows like "The FBI" and "Barnaby Jones."

When the show comes out of commercial, you hear the stentorian announcer say something like "Act III: The Past has a Long Memory," just like on "The FBI."

So, the question is, What's your favorite kids cartoon, the operative word being "kids"? No Simpsons, Futurama, Adult Swim or Stripperella.

"The Simpsons" is my favorite show, but we're talking about purely kids shows here.
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:51 AM   #2
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Currently showing?

They show old episodes of Tom & Jerry on Cartoon Network sometimes. The real old ones, when Jerry used to smoke cigarettes and stuff lol. Well, maybe that's not for kids after all.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:05 AM   #3
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When I was young, my favorite cartoon show was DuckTales.

That was a sweet show.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:45 AM   #4
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I love recess..

spongebob was a funny one because of the subliminal messages

the funniest one right now is fairly oddparents..its the only cartoon that actually makes me laugh. Cosmo and his obsession with poop and other funny things that only little kids say is hilarious
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:55 AM   #5
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Does it get any better than old Loony Tunes? Bugs Bunny as the famous conductor (Leopold!) who keeps his glove up in the air so the tenor he's conducting can't take a breath (so he starts turning red, blue, purple, bizarre colors, and pounding the floor, all while holding the high note).

Or Wile E. Coyote turning into an accordion when he falls off a cliff? Or back to Bugs, as a sadistic square-dance caller, shouting out commands to make Yosemite Sam and his brother injure each other ("Swing your partner, out and in! Shove him in the head, and kick him in the shin!")

Great stuff. I hope I'm not the only one here who remembers Leopold.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:43 AM   #6
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No, KB, you aren't alone in the Leopold memory, and no, it doesn't get any better than Looney Tunes.

That said, we've done some amount of work to keep Catherine from a certain large amount of cartoons. She was two before I turned on Barney, in fact. She'd been seeing it at daycare on rainy days, but not at home.

I suppose there are a couple cartoons she watches, but really, really rarely. And all of them, with one exception, are PBSKids cartoons.
She likes Arthur, which I actually like. She likes to watch Berenstain Bears, and LOVES DragonTales. She doesn't have much exposure to Nickelodeon stuff, or Disney channel stuff, and I haven't watch Saturday morning in I don't know how long, so neither has she.

She has the normal affinity for cartoons, though, so whenever we accidentally (or not accidentally, depending on the mood) watch a Simpsons episode, she usually glues herself to the TV.

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Old 10-20-2004, 05:57 AM   #7
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Looney Tunes and Ren & Stimpy
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:44 AM   #8
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Looney Tunes or Animaniacs.
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Dexter's Laboratory is pretty good.

And I know this doesn't count, but the Adult Swim stuff on Cartoon Network is pure gold.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:53 AM   #10
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Are you ready KIDDDDSSSS!

OHHHHHHHH, who lives in a pineapple under the seaaaaaaaa!

Mine is Spongebob, guilty as charged, but interestingly enough, my youngest who is 3 1/2, she does love the looney tunes, Dora and Scooby Doooooooo.

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Old 10-20-2004, 12:46 PM   #11
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Ghostbusters were my generation's cartoons. Or at least mine anyways.

Now I'm not a fan of any cartoons reallys. Except some of the Adult Swim stuff and Simpsons.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Ghostbusters were my generation's cartoons.
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:16 PM   #13
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Just wanted to illustrate my last post, but more than that, test attaching images...
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Does anyone remember that show VR Troopers. It was like Power Rangers but a much better storyline and a little more realistic. That show was da bomb! i got up at 6:30 everymourning to watch. I was a big power rangers fan too. But now the power rangers are weird stuff like Dino Thunder. (why do I know this?)
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I watched Tom and Jerry, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Looney Tunes, but also Rugrats and Garfield. One show I always hated was "Beetle Juice."
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