Ladies and gentleman, happy labor day weekend! I am sure that you are greatly looking forward to a three day weekend! I’m desperately in need of some down-time to continue getting ahead in school work and staying on top of life! With that said I have one other thing to get out of the way.
What does that mean? Well, it means that the weekend is indeed upon us but it also means that it’s time for another one of my Top Ten Confessions! I was sitting in the library yesterday doing some reading while trying to think of a topic to cover this week. Amidst the boredom I was feeling while reading the book my mind caught on to something that filled me with joy! I do believe that it is a universal item that brings us all happiness and that topic is cartoons! In my personal opinion, cartoons of today are nothing like they used to be. I fully believe that some of the older, more simple cartoons are among some of the best ever made.
Can we take a trip down memory lane?
Let’s get started!
10.) Courage the Cowardly Dog:
Honestly, this was a terrifying TV show. I couldn’t help but find myself incredibly creeped out by the antics of Courage and the various monsters that would show up each episode. What made this cartoon special in my heart was it’s variety and the courage that was shown by a purple dog willing to risk his life to save Murriell.
9.) The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius:
This is a TV show that aired on Nickelodeon and I watched it (almost) religiously. I mean who didn’t want to follow along on the adventures of a boy genius with an ice cream shaped haircut and his pet robot, Goddard? Who could also forget the three eyed monkey named Paul making a guest appearance during the credits?! I also believe my obsession with Llamas came from Carl.
8.) The Wild Thornberrys:
This show was most definitely the bomb.com when it was on air. I mean who didn’t want to be able to talk to animals? They traveled the world on many adventures, rode in the coolest adventure van ever made, and had a dad who sported the most amazing mustache in the business. This show was simply “Smashing!”
7.) Spongebob Squarepants:
This show is so incredibly familiar to us all that I wasn’t all too keen on putting it on the list. Regardless of its familiarity I couldn’t help but putting our favorite sponge in the top ten. While this show had its quirks (and isn’t that great today) it still stands as one of the most entertainingly annoying cartoons ever produced.
6.) The Rugrats:
A visionary staple in the animated universe, Rugrats was the second longest running Nick TV show behind Spongebob Squarepants. A show about the
adventures of Tommy, Chucky, Angela, and the twins certainly opened a wide door to the imagination of the child. I would also have
to say that some of the parents in this show fail at monitoring their kids. I do have to say that if they had paid more attention it wouldn’t have been as entertaining! As Tommy always said, “A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!”
5.) Rocket Power:
As I entered my teenage years I became fascinated with skateboarding because I wanted to be like my friends. I never did adapt to the sport but it was always an extreme kid’s dream to be like the pre-teens in Rocket Power. Being able to freely shred up the boardwalk with your friends still sounds like the ideal way to spend any summer days. Who could forget Uncle Tito and Otto’s cool dad “Raymundo”? This was most definitely one of the gnarliest shows on air.
4.) Looney Tunes:
Honestly there are no other words to describe this timeless cartoon other than “Classic”. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, and Elmer Fudd are staples of the 90’s era kids imagination. This is certainly one of those shows that will never grow old on any generation. The antics and the humor have allowed it to become a piece of the American nostalgia.
3.) The Jetsons:
I don’t think there was anything better (other than the next two cartoons) on TV than the lovable space family, The Jetsons. This is one of those old cartoons that didn’t have much too it other than the simplicity cartoons so desperately need. This show followed the adventures of George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, and Astro as they lived in the futuristic world of Hanna Barbera.
2.) The Flinstones:
Yet another classic from the mind of Hanna Barbera comes the pre-historic sitcom featuring Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty. Working in the quarry of “Bedrock” can get tiring but the antics provided by the Flinstones truly never has. This cartoon has been placed as the second best cartoon ever produced right behind the Simpsons. It goes without saying that I’ve always wanted a pet dinosaur.
The number one cartoon (in my word) is…
This is one of the most classic pieces of entertainment ever made. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby are a bunch of rag-tag friends who keep finding their way into heinous mysteries! Each episode was full of suspense, humor, and the usual victory over the bad guys. America’s favorite pup Scooby Doo always found a way to help out his friends and somehow manage to steal his best bud’s sandwich! There really isn’t anything much better than this folks!
Well that does it for my top ten! What are some of your favorite cartoons from growing up? Answer down below in the comments and let’s reminisce! Have a great weekend!