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  • Whatever happened to....

    I STILL catch myself singing the tunes from Schoolhouse Rock:

    I'm just a bill, on Cap-i-tal Hill, I'm just a bill...

    Take your gun, take your son, report to Gen-er-al Washington...
    People have more fun than anybody.

  • #2
    I once saw a program on the writers of the bugs bunny cartoons. He stated that he would write the cartoons for adults, not children. Think about all the sexual undertones and adult situations you see in those old toons. Kids can't pick them up but adults can. Think about it, why do so many adults enjoy daffy duck, bugs bunny, elmer fud, etc. Because it's humourous on a totally different level than modern day cartoons.


    • #3
      Whatever happened to....

      Before there was Cartoon Network, there use to be a morning set aside for cartoons (Saturaday).

      I remember the days of Scooby Doo, Mr. Magoo, Space Ghost, Speed Buggy, Hong Kong Phoey, etc.

      Now on Sat. Mornings, it seems the Cartoons have disappeared. What Happened? The cartoons that are on the networks now are terrible, or is it I have just grown up too much?

      I miss the "good Ole Days". Wish we could bring part of them back for our kids.


      • #4
        Um, Cartoon network is owned by Time-Warner which owns Turner, which means the Jetsons, Flinstones, Scooby-Doo, and all the rest are on Cartoon Network.

        NOW! The best thing about Cartoon Network is Adult Swim on during the late evenings, they are hilarious, they take the cartoon characters from the 70's mostly, and just put in a whole lot of mature content... Race Bannon and Dr. Quest having a custody battle of the kids was a good one...
        Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein


        • #5
          Oh man!

          (A moment of silence for Mel Blanc)

          Okay! I will always laugh at:

          Bugs Bunny (about all of them)
          Yosemite Sam (who can not like a guy who said "Alright, varmint…I got ya outnumbered-one to one!")
          Daffy Duck ("I'm a fiddler crab!!!! Ain't you going to shoot me? IT'S FIDDLER CRAB SEASON!!!" and "TheLittleGiantVacuumCleanerCompanyofWallaWallaWash ington!")
          Foghorn Leghorn ("No, I better not look-I just MIGHT be in there", and "Fortunately, I keep my feathers number, for…for just such an emuuurgency.")

          To this day, I will laugh myself into tears at some of the classics. Even MY longwinded posts are not enough to cover all my favorites.

          I too loved Scooby Doo. Ironically, Scooby Doo is still popular. There's a girl I have taken reports from here who is BEAUTIFUL (not one of those that you just look at and say "You know that's a beautiful lady" and keep going-one you pass, and she smiles and waves, and you forget where you're going, you purpose for going there, and the stop sign at the next intersection) who has a Scooby Doo plate on her front car (?) BTW, did I mention I like Scooby Doo?

          It's funny-the irony of growing up and still loving cartoons. When I was still allowed to clean guns in the house (i.e., when I was single!) I was cleaning an AR one morning to take to a show to trade, while they were on. A friend (who was going with me) showed up and made the statement "Now there's a picture: a policeman cleaning an AR15 while watching Bugs Bunny!"

          Almost deviant!
          People have more fun than anybody.


          • #6
            I miss em to man, I used to love getting up in the morning and watching ABC when they showed good cartoons like the Bugs Bunny and Daffy show that was on for like three hours every Saturday morning. Foghorn Leghorn and the little chicken hawk were my favorites.

            I still watch cartoons to this day, the wife thinks I have issues!


            • #7
              I saw one the other day on Cartoon Network I haven't seen in a loooooooong time! It was one of those WWII era, propaganda type cartoons called "Gremlins from the Kremlin". Kids can see the humor in the animation, but the adults see the humour in the topic.

              Yeah, whatever happened to the good stuff? We lost all of those Warner Brothers and Hanna Barbera cartoons and got what, Power Rangers, Digimon, Pokemon, and their ilk.

              I do have to say, though, I LOVE the Animaniacs! Them and Pinky and the Brain. I actually thought they would have started a new revolution in cartoons, but they didn't.


              • #8
                I actually think that for a time the Animaniacs did inspire a revolution. There were several shows after them which obviously were inspired by what the Animaniacs did. I'll post the names when I remember them.
                Don't Fight Fair!
                Fight To Win!


                • #9
                  Whatever happened to Superman and the rest at the Hall of Justice? I loved that cartoon. It's fun to see my kids growing up and loving the cartoons that I watched as a kid, their age. Like Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, and Scooby Doo.


                  • #10
                    Casper the Friendly Ghost, Baby Huey the Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Sylvester and Tweety, RoadRunner...(love the Simpsons!)

                    Add on....Thought of a couple more... Huckleberry Hound and Yogi bear....

                    [ 11-05-2001: Message edited by: wonderwoman ]


                    • #11
                      Am I only one that lives for South Park. Ok Ok, so maybe it's not quite the same. This Adult Swim thing sounds like something I need to catch. If anbody happens to have an exact time for that one I would appreciate a heads up.


                      • #12
                        SouthPark is hilarious, the Chicken F****R episode was the funniest of them all, little Cartman running around on his big wheel hollering "Respect my Authoritie" and knee capping everybody with the PR-24, it was an instant classic!

                        Anybody else besides me miss The Tick.......I still want to go around hollering SPOON everytime I have to don the oven mitts of justice and reach down deep into this hot oven we call society to save the innnocent people of The City!



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                          • #14
                            Yeah, I miss The Tick. Haven't seen the new show on Fox but the previews look funny. Johnny Bravo is funny but I can't stand those stupid looking dog, cat, chicken, cow cartoons. Yeah, I miss the good ol' days of Saturday morning cartoons & western heroes.


                            • #15
                              Sadly, The Tick is off the air. However the new live action Tick is coming out on FOX tomorrow or next Thursday. Also if you use Kazaa file transfer software) there are a whole bunch of Tick episodes available if you do a couple of searchs at various times. The only problem is that I dont have all of the codecs to get audio on some (if anyone knows a good codec site now is the time to chime in).
                              I also miss Eek the Cat. It used to be on FOX too. Eek the Cat had a sub series called The Terrible Thunder Lizards which was a cool show.
                              Earthworm Jim IMHO was by far the greatest cartoon show ever. It used the same type of humor as The Tick but it was funnier.
                              Don't Fight Fair!
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