80s Saturday Morning Cartoons

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  1. twista

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    I was talking about this with a friend the other. Do y'all (who are old enough) remember how good Saturday morning cartoons used to be back in the day. It was actually something to look forward to, not like today. What were some of your favorite 1980's Saturday morning cartoon, or 1980's cartoon period. My personal favorites: (some of these are were early 80's favorites)

    Old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Shirt Tales
    Alvin and the Chimpmucks
    Garfield (* one of my TOP favorites)
    Smurfs
    The Kaboos(sp) Gang
    Heathcliff (* another TOP favorite)
    Transformers
    G I Joe
    Old He-Man
    Thunder Cats
    She-Ra (* kinda ashamed to admit)

    Add your favorties
     
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    Too bad you've limited the subject so narrowly. Only those in your age group will respond fondly about 1980's TV animation.
     
  3. jonb

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    LOL @ being ashamed to admit She-Ra. He-Man has the honor of being the only cartoon to never be canceled; it became She-Ra. Probably because He-Man was so homoerotic and America wasn't ready for that. LOL
     
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    Personally, I only found a select few of saturday 80's cartoons that ever appealed to me and they were MARVEL COMICS SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS, AND THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Not really an 80's animated selection but the other was The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show. I don't care what anyone says about those looney tunes, they were still classic pieces of animation that have yet to have a successor.
     
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    Oh man .... so many good memories of getting up at 6 in the morning, pouring a huge bowl of cocoa puffs, settling in on the couch and watching cartoons. See, not all my childhood sucked. :D

    Faves:

    Thundercats
    Space Ghost
    GI Joe (HELL YEA)
    Inspector Gadget
     
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    Hey, I forgot about those two, there Ecchi :eek: ! That is to say, Inspector Gadget and Thundercats! Oh yeah, and eating wheaties and drinking coffee .
     
  7. twista

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    Aw man, I forgot about Inspector Gadget and Space Ghost. And MASSIVE, Looney Tunes are classics, they will always be good. Does anybody remember the Laugh Olympics that used to come on USA's Cartoon Express. They used to show cartoons after school for like 3-5 I think. Boy, those were the good ole days.
     
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    I was watching cartoons with my DAUGHTER in the late 80's! For us, it was Space Ghost and old reruns of Scooby Doo, Nickelodeon rocked! Aslo got her hooked on H.R. Puffinstuff, Lidsville, and the Bugaloos! She got me hooked on Ren and Stimpy, Southpark, and Daria so I guess it was a fair trade.
     
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    While I was growing up in Guantánamo, we didn't get a lot of American Saturday morning programmes, but we did get all of the Sid and Marty Krofft shows ... dubbed into Spanish! H.R. Puf'N'Stuf and The Bugaloos were my favourites, but I watched all of them. In addition to those and Lidsville, who remembers Sigmund & the Sea Monsters, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Dr. Shrinker, Wonder Buggy, and, of course, The Land of the Lost? Good stuff! :D

    (BTW ... did anyone else notice that Witchie Poo on Puf'N'Stuf and Hoodoo on Lidsville wore the same make-up except for the foundation colour?! ;) )
     
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    Oh my turn...
    Let's see :
    Far Out Space Nuts (real show i swear)
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Brave Starr
    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
    Visionaries
    Go-Bots
    Saturday Supercade (Kangaroo, Q-Bert, Etc.)
    Rubix
    Turbo Teen (there's nothing funnier then watching some teen guys ass expand
    into the rear of a car... LOL)
    Pirates of Dark Water
    Black Starr
    JEM and the Holograms... (lol, funniest cartoon ever :p)
    Galaxy High
    Kid Video
    Inhumanoids
    M.A.S.K
    Pole Position
    Super Friends & Challenge of the Super Friends
    every damn Scooby-Doo varient known to man :-D
    SilverHawks
    Voltron
    ..... I dould go on and on but you get the point....
    -Cartoons were so much better back then. B)
    Heh-heh.
    Take care all.
    ~manta
     
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    M.A.S.K!!!!

    Hell yea, I WORSHIPPED that show, it was so damn cool.

    Who here remembers Captain N: The Gamemaster though???
     
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    BRMSTN69: I know it was really in the early to mid 90's but for me the last great cartoons made were the Animaniacs & Pinky & The Brain. They were up to date versions of the old Lonney Tunes that adults as well as children could enjoy
     
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    BRMSTN69, those were incredibly funny! Inspecor Gadget had a lot of more grown up references too. But, DMW, I have never met anyone in the real world who remembers the Bugaloos!! You made my day. I actually tracked down several vhs tapes of them, well all of the Sid & Marty stuff I could find. I love the kitchy quality of those shows, and Charles Nelson Riley was a scream! Did you know S&M had an amusement park for a brief time?
     
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    Actually, you'd be amazed, but according to a book I read about original Looney Tunes, they were made for adults as well as children alike, so Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain were just updated for the 90's.
     
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    Really? I think more people remember The Bugaloos than remember Lidsville. I had a huge crush on John Philpott, who played Courage on The Bugaloos. And is it just me, or did Benita Bizarre (played by Martha Raye) come off as an evil drag queen? Sick as this may be, I even remember the lyrics to some of their songs! Fly Away With Us and Castles In The Air I particularly liked. I didn't understand the English words at the time, but I liked the tunes.
     
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    Okay, this is gonna blow my cover as a nerd in hiding, but I used to sing some of the songs around the house when my daughter was little, singing was the only thing that would calm her down. Don't know the titles, but the one starts out "If you need somebody to help you..." Anyway, I know the whole damned thing! As for Liddsville, I had an early crush on Jack Wild (wouldn't Jack Wildly be a great name for a porn star??)
     
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    Javierdude22: Dungeons and Dragons! I almost forgot that one, thanx manta88.

    I remember being at the kids playground and somebody saying 'it's almost 5 pm'. I threw a fit and started running home as though I was being chased by someone from the IRS. Me and my friends could talk for hours about each episode.

    He-man is the first cartoon I can remember watching, back then on Sky Channel. I was app. 5 or 6 years old. It came on right before some kind of superteddybear show. maybe somebody remembers what that was. I always hated that show. Anywayz, I tried collecting the whole shazam of the He-Man dolls and castles, but my folks wouldn't co-operate. 3 dolls alltogether :).

    Thundercats was the 90's already, but great nonetheless. The mummy actually scared me B) .

    I never liked the Ninja Turtles. They are about as 'cool' as Bikermice from Mars. I mean come on. Turtles and mice?

    To wrap things up, I was addicted to Scooby Doo, the Fantastic Four, Niels Holgerson (a swedish gnome on a goose), and the Jetsons.

    There was a Transformers hype on my primary school that I never really understood, never liked that cartoon.
     
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    I liked Jack in Oliver!

    "Consider yourself at home. Consider yourself part of the family..."

    Trouble is, he's another of the child stars whose usefulness to the industry ended after his teens. Tragic.

    Last I heard he was trying to make a comeback playing the Cowardly Lion in a London stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
     
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    That one is named For a Friend.

    I also had a crush on Jack Wild, but he wasn't on Lidsville; he was on H.R. Puf'N'Stuf. The human kid on Lidsville was Butch Patrick, who is better known for playing Eddie Munster.
     
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    I was a big fan of the Hulk Hogan Rock n Wrestling cartoon ....
     
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