10 Cartoons We Watched As Kids And Miss As Adults.
Hey fellas, happy new month! It’s time for another reminiscing session to go down but I promise you this time I’ll be well behaved. So I spent a couple of days with my little nephew and bore witness to his amazing love for cartoons and how he picks up phrases and concepts from these cartoons. Never let it be said that cartoons aren’t educative. They are. Where do you think I learned how to set rat traps for my amebo neighbor back when I was a kid? Thank you TOM & JERRY.
Anyway, it pains me that the super-duper classic cartoons of the past have been replaced with these new lackluster ones, although they’re quite entertaining and undeniably educative.
Without further ado, here’s a list of ten cartoons we watched as kids and miss as adults.
1) JOHNNY BRAVO
This is one cartoon with the classic ‘Hey mama! Sassy! Man, I’m pretty!’ lines. If there’s one thing Johnny Bravo taught me, it’s how to not get a girl. The crazy douche bag character could never catch a break despite his suave moves, good looks, and witty lines.
It’s time for ANIMANIACS and we’re zany to the max. So just sit back and relax, you’ll laugh till you collapse. We’re Animaniacs! Come join the Warner brothers and the Warner sister Dot, just for fun, we run around the Warner movie lot.
They lock us in a tower but whenever we were caught, but we break loose and then vamoose and now you know the plot! We’re Animaniacs…yes folks I knew the whole damn theme song, even the alternate endings too.
Animaniacs was like a pot of soup with special mede-mede inside it. Filled with numerous characters and stories, the show was unforgettable.
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3) SAMURAI JACK
This list wouldn’t be worthy if it didn’t have SAMURAI JACK in it. My OG. That dude taught me how to be a samurai and also how to get suspended from school thanks to my low budget samurai moves that put my friend in exquisite agony during break time.
Just small back-flip-scissor-kick-katana-slash move, next thing you know the idiot was acting film. Cheap Brad Pitt.
4) DEXTER’S LABORATORY
Cartoons like RUGRATS and DEXTER’S LAB only proves the long-existing theory from time immemorial that sisters are the most annoying creatures on earth. and Angelica, Tommy’s sister in Rugrats. Again, if you doubt me, just google Dee-Dee from Dexter’s Lab and Angelica, Tommy’s sister in Rugrats.
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6) BIKER MICE FROM MARS
8) THE 13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO
Let’s not forget BIKER MICE FROM MARS, VOLTRON, and THE 13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO. Whilst I enjoyed all three of them, the only one I could relate with and re-enact in my adventurous life was the good ole Scooby gang.
I remember how I donned my Freddy white shirt, my Shaggy boots, Velma glasses, Daphne charm, and Scooby snacks to go solve a neighborhood mystery.
I was trying to uncover the identity of the thief that was stealing people’s live Ram they had bought for Sallah.
Sebi if I’d had sense, I would have remained at home jeje and be fantasizing that I was a detective but no, village people will not let me be.
This is a story for another day but just know it ended in premium agony and tears. Who knew a Ram’s horn can penetrate the human skin? The thing dey be like prop for my head that time.
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9) TOM AND JERRY
My darling TOM AND JERRY. I actually snuck out of school on several occasions in a term just to go watch Tom and Jerry and my friend’s house which was close to school. It’s not surprising to note that I failed all my exams that term.
10) THE PINKY AND THE BRAIN
Lastly and most relatable of all is THE PINKY AND THE BRAIN. Two lab rats trying to take over the world every night sounds insane and impossible and therein lies the appeal.
Especially because they never ever succeed. Whenever Brain’s plans come through, Pinky always does shit to mess it up.
In a way that symbolizes how most of us who are bright and intelligent are also really stupid and clueless sometimes. Everyone has a Pinky and The Brain in their Brain and one other reason it’s a personal favorite is because I was nicknamed Snowball, Brain’s arch-enemy in the show, not for my evil machinations and deliciously dangerous plans, no. Na because say I too dey chop.
Dem say I just dey eat hot hot things like say I get winter for my stomach, kon dey call me Snowball. Walahi I’m not crying. Just know that God will judge…God will…*hot tears*
Which of these cartoons did you watch and love as kids and which ones do you miss? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to share and subscribe our weekly newsletters