Today, partially spurred on my K’s ability to find random cartoons all over the web, I’m going to share with you my favorite childhood cartoons.
10. Belle and Sebastian – I don’t think this one is too popular, but it featured a kid named Sebastian and Belle, his huge, white, Great Pyrenees. It’s like an Alpine Lassie. . . these are still some of my favorite dogs because of this show (and because I love huge dogs.)
9. Fat Albert – My dad always loved this cartoon, and thus, so did I. My favorite character was MushMouth, and I LOVED the Green Hornet clips.
8. Gummi Bears – I am only slightly ashamed to admit that I can sing the whole theme song for this show. “Gummi bears bouncing here and there and everywhere. . . . ” You get the picture.
7. The Littles – These tiny people with tails lived in the walls of a human house, and I think the show was based on a book. I just really liked the Little family.
6. Muppet Babies – This affection may stream from the fact that my mother has called me “Piggy Dawn” (my middle name is Dawn) since I was a kid because I was often as bossy as Miss Piggy. But I really loved Baby Fozzy.
5. Thundercats – “Thundercats – HOOOOOO!” I think this was a show my brother probably loved to watch UNTIL I started loving it too.
4. He-Man and She-Ra – For years I thought that She-Ra was getting the shaft because she wasn’t named “She-Man.” As my friend Jamie pointed out, this would have made for a very different show.
3. The Flintstones – Bam Bam was my personal favorite character, and I really thought Fred was stupid. A kid that hits stuff and a buffoon make for great TV.
2. Transformers Again, here I pilfered from my brother, but still . . . really, who doesn’t love Bumblebee, even before he became a Corvette?
1. Shirt-Tales – A big shout out to Kathy for finding the title of this cartoon for me. For almost twenty years, I was baffled by looking for the name of this show. I loved the show, but honestly I can’t remember why. I do know I had a birthday party with this theme when I was 5 or 6, and for years, I had a big stand-up Pammie the Panda.
So which is your favorite? Pipe in. Offer new suggestions. Rearrange my rankings. What cartoons from your childhood are special to you still? (By the way, I grew up in the 80s, so well, this speaks volumes to my taste in many things, not just cartoons.)
– Shirt Tales