Reflections

Top 5 toons

February 6, 2014

This week at The Lounge we are discussing cartoons. Given my love for cartoons {which as an adult has transformed into love for animated movies}, I figured I’d write about my top 5 cartoons when I was growing up:

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Tom and Jerry: I absolutely loved the cat and mouse! I don’t think I ever got tired of watching Tom trying to outdo Jerry and never really winning. Having Spike in some of the cartoons as Tom’s nemesis just added to the fun. I think what was also entertaining was that they never really spoken in this cartoon and yet, it would crack me up. {It still does if I manage to somehow catch it on telly!} One of my all time favourites is the episode with Jerry’s nephew {who is as cute as a button!}. Oh…and just to highlight how much I loved Tom and Jerry, my parents had a Tom and Jerry cake for my 6th and my sister’s 1st birthday {we had a joint party}. I remember being quite annoyed that she got Jerry and I got Tom though! 😛

 

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 Looney Tunes: Bugs, Daffy, Wile Coyote, Roadrunner, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety…oh how I love the gang! I still long for the day when Daffy gets the better of Bugs but more importantly, where Wile Coyote actually catches the Roadrunner. Do you reckon that will ever happen in our lifetime?? Statistically, you would think he would have by now! I love that on some of the newer free-to-air digital channels, you can occasionally catch Looney Tunes if you are lucky and happen to have the TV on at the right time in the morning on a weekend. Laughs galore!

 

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: My grandfather recorded all the He-Man cartoons for me on video so that I could re-watch them as many times as I wanted. And I loved He-Man. I thought this was one of the coolest cartoons and how the evil Skeletor needed to be defeated. I also liked that he needed the Sorceress’ help more often than not and couldn’t do everything on his own! Having said that, one of the villains in one episode {he was a dude in green} ended up being the person kidnapping me in my separation anxiety nightmares. I would love to watch this cartoon again only because unlike the first two, I don’t think I’ve seen it since my teenage years. Having said that, I can still remember the opening sequence word for word. And that’s not a joke!

 

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Jetsons: Who didn’t love the Jetsons?! I mean living in a time where you can fly to work? Where you have robots for maids? Where you live in a world where you can see people while talking to them over the phone? {So, one out of three by 2014 isn’t so bad!} I always wanted to live with the Jetsons and be part of their world and their family. They were amazing! :)

 

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The Jungle Book: Apparently when I was a kid, for some years, I would refuse to eat unless I was watching the Jungle Book. I loved Mowgli and Baloo and was scared of Sher Khan and Kaa the snake. I still remember the vultures constantly asking each “So, what do you want to do today?” “I don’t know…what do you want to do today?” and continuing on in this fashion. It would make me laugh as a child and I would try it out on family.

So that’s it folks!

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What were your top 5 cartoons?

Do share!

***Linking up with Tegan who is hosting The Lounge this week and Grace for FYBF***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply ME-er February 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    I never watched He-man but I loved the other cartoons too.. Now the cartoons which are aired are not at all good. I switched on the cartoon channel one day and saw a cartoon about hundreds of cockroaches. I loved flinstones too and aladdin and X-men cartoons :) :) felt good reading this post :) :)

    • Reply Psych Babbler February 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Cartoons certainly have changed these days huh? I liked Spongebob, X-Men and a few others as a teenager but had to admit the ones we watched as kids, especially the Hanna-Barbara ones were brilliant! :)

  • Reply Tegan February 6, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    The Looney Tunes are on Go! on Saturday and Sunday mornings but they aren’t like I remember them. They almost seem like a sitcom now instead of the random tidbits that it used to be. I loved Rugrats when I was a kid (hell I still love them now!) too.

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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 11, 2014 at 6:50 AM

      Yeah I think they now have longer versions of the Looney Tunes…almost like a movie or something. I occasionally catch them if I’m home on the weekend…but that’s quite rare.

  • Reply Mi February 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Tom and Jerry is my one and only fav cartoon. I don’t want cartoons much.. but T n J is always amazing!

    I don’t even know the other ones! Ya, jungle book, I know, but I hardly remember! 😛
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:56 AM

      Never gets old does it? Still funny as an adult!

  • Reply chai a cup of life February 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Ah i loved he-man and she-ra, astro boy, scooby doo and the snorkels! I still watch some of them with my son :-) I like Disney animated movies now.
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

      Hmm…don’t know the snorkels…but yeah I love some of the animated movies nowadays. Ice age, Monster’s inc & despicable me are some favs!

  • Reply Titaxy February 7, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes is absolute favs. I also used to watch/like Popeye.
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:53 AM

      Oh yeah…I used to watch Popeye but maybe the spinach thing and Olive Oyl put me off it…

  • Reply Viji Venu February 7, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    He-Man and Tom n Jerry had been the best of my favourites. Still would love watching em!!!
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  • Reply Jody at Six Little Hearts February 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    I loved Tom and Jerry too and Road Runner.
    Does anyone remember Kimba The White Lion?
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      Hmm…I don’t seem to remember Kimba… Guessing it was before Lion King’s time?

  • Reply R's Mom February 7, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Tom & Jerry and Jungle book are ever favorites..even my Appa watches them every time they are on TV :)
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      They were awesome huh? Haven’t seen Jungle book in ages though!

  • Reply Deb - An Inspirational Journey February 7, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    I loved Road Runner hehe!
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  • Reply Robo February 7, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    He-Man and She-Ra… Great minds think alike!
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    • Reply Psych Babbler February 8, 2014 at 5:47 AM

      Haha…I concur! Welcome to this space… :)

  • Reply Avada Kedavra February 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    I loved all the cartoons that you have mentioned. I also loved Aladdin, Alice in wonderland and many more. Sundays were usually dedicated for cartoon watching :)

    • Reply Psych Babbler February 11, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      I remember weekends being dedicated to cartoons as well…particularly when I was in Oman — Friday mornings were always Duck Tales time! :)

  • Reply Vivienne February 11, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    I never watched much TV growing up, but my parents let us kids watch one Disney movie from our (big!) video cassette collection every Sunday. That was always eagerly anticipated!

    • Reply Psych Babbler February 11, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      Oh I did enjoy some Disney movies growing up but cartoons were a whole lot more fun for me! :)

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