Race to Dr. Quest, come in Dr. Quest.  

absolutelynormal 56F
6016 posts
5/14/2006 1:36 pm

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Race to Dr. Quest, come in Dr. Quest.

As I am reading the blogs today, I am filled with a feeling of somberness. I feel like I need to write soemthing that will really touch people here. (snicker!)

I've been thinking about doing this post for a long time. It's a subject that is near and dear to my heart.

I think everyone will probably have an opinion on this topic. Everyone is free to have their own opinion, even if it is wrong

When I was a child, I looked forward to the weekends. Now they hardly matter, just another day, especially for those of us in service industries.

I looked forward to the weekends not because I got to sleep in late. I've never been one of those people who could. If I am awake, I am up.

I got up at the same time on the weekends as I did during the week, much to the chagrin of my parents I am sure.

I got up early on Saturday mornings. My siblings would stil lbe sleeping. You see, I am not like them in anyway, shape or form.

For, I, Mac am a carton fan! I'd get up early and watch cartoons!

I was reminded of all of this because I saw a bumper sticker on a van today. It was a Nissan Quest and just before the Quest on the back door it said, Jonny. It took me a minute but I got it.

Who could forget Jonny Quest??? The old one, not the new one, they ruined it. I mean the old one that looked more like a moving comic strip than it did a cartoon show on TV.

You remember, when it was coming on and they would show clips from other Jonny Quest shows and there was the giant walking machine that looked like a Daddy-long-legs! They had hovercraft and all manner of cool and groovy stuff no one had ever heard of back then.

Jonny, Hadji (sp?) and Bandit to save the day!

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

rm_gerson42 52M
2419 posts
5/14/2006 1:45 pm

I was the youngest of 3 and the pecking order dictated that I rarely got my choice. But, when I did it was Yogi Bear and Scooby Doo. God yes, cartoons and some version of sugar cereal.

eroticcartoonist 37M
50 posts
5/14/2006 2:07 pm

Just wanted to tell you Happy Mother's Day.


absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 2:31 pm:
Thanks E

Jeepidiot 42M

5/14/2006 3:09 pm

Godzilla was probably one of my favorites. There was another one that I can't seem to remember the name of. Had some guy running around in furry underwear with dinosaurs and some gooey looking ghost type guys. Ghostbusters and Dungeons and Dragons were more of my favorites.

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 3:34 pm:
Godzilla was a cartoon? Who knew? Mac

rm_wetfingeraz 53F
3012 posts
5/14/2006 4:21 pm

Always and forever, my favorite cartoon would be Peanuts. In fact, I have not read any of the comics since the day that Charles Schultz died. I feel like I lost a family member. But, since Peanuts was a special and not part of the Saturday morning line-up, I'd have to go with Roadrunner. Used to love all the goofy inventions that the Coyote would think up. Other big favorites was the Flinstones, and the Jetsons.

jdocfunguy 50M

5/14/2006 4:33 pm

With out a doubt, my favorite was the Bugs Bunny / Road Runner show. Especially Road Runner. It was just a comedy of errors. I also liked the Bugs that would highlight certain classical pieces of music. Even now I can here a piece and link it to the cartoon that it was in. I'm glad my son has several DVDs with them on there. No commercial interruptions.

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 5:12 pm:
I say, I say, I say... when it comes to Looney Tunes, it's gotta be Foghorn Leghorn!

mycin62 54F

5/14/2006 5:19 pm

I loved that cartoon

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 5:28 pm:

ProtonicMan 47M

5/14/2006 5:24 pm

I liked Yogi Bear too, but he was on his way out when I was a kid.

Jeep, are you thinking of Captain Caveman? Maybe the Schmoo was the gooey-looking ghost type.

Of course, all the kids in school debated about the different members of the Justice League of America.


absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 7:18 pm:
What's in your picanic basket, TJ?

rm_wetfingeraz 53F
3012 posts
5/14/2006 7:05 pm

I forgot to mention Rocky and Bullwinkle, with Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and Fractured Fairy Tales...

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 8:27 pm:
Ohhhh, who could forget Tom Terrific?? I miss Captain Kangaroo

RogueAgent000 50M

5/14/2006 7:05 pm

Wow...what memories everyone has...Johnny Quest rocked, and Race Bannon was a complete badass! I was addited to Saturday mornings...had a complete ritual. Get up start watching Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner hour, fix 2 bowles of Captain Crunch and a glass of orange juice. Watch the Hurculoids and then Sampson and Goliath, then go play basketball at the gym. Come on, who wants to go back with me? How about The Groovie Goolies, Hong Kong Phooey, Wacky Races with Penolope Pitsop and Dick Dastardly, Josie & The Pussycats, keep comming back with me...H.R. Puffenstuff, Sigmund the Sea Monster, The Great Grape Ape, Inch High Private Eye, Thundarr The Barbarian, Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch...

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 7:17 pm:
You could NOT remember HR PUffenstuff or Sigmund, you are NOT old enough! You've been watching reruns!

RogueAgent000 50M

5/14/2006 7:12 pm

How could I forget SpaceGhoooost!

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 7:18 pm:
I like the new one better Space Ghost Coast to Coast, I like SouthPark too and a lot of Adult Swim

Jeepidiot 42M

5/14/2006 8:06 pm

    Quoting ProtonicMan:
    I liked Yogi Bear too, but he was on his way out when I was a kid.

    Jeep, are you thinking of Captain Caveman? Maybe the Schmoo was the gooey-looking ghost type.

    Of course, all the kids in school debated about the different members of the Justice League of America.

RogueAgent000 mentioned the one I was thinking of. Herculoids. But I remember Captain Caveman. I also just remember watching Jabberjaw which I remember because I was called Jabberjaw a good bit.

Cartoons these days just don't compare. Most of them are just way too stupid or way too crude. I do sometimes get a laugh out of the crude ones though. Drawn Together amazes me sometimes at some of the things they say.

Oh and I use to LOVE The Animaniacs. It was great because it had silly kid humor yet would throw in adult humor.

absolutelynormal replies on 5/14/2006 8:29 pm:
My son, who is MUCH, MUCH younger than you are loved He-Man. I wrote a paper for school about watching him watch He-Man, who knew his behavior was indicitive of ADD, wonder where he got that from???

docdirk 47M

5/14/2006 9:11 pm

I used to arise every Saturday at 7:00 for the cartoons. I'd watch them all morning. I remember Johnny Quest. I was a fan of the Looney Tunes hour - Bugs, Daffy, etc. I watched Superfriends, but knew way back then how lame the Wonder Twins were. I then got into Abbott and Costello movies in the afternoon.

Today, I'll sleep until noon on the weekends if left alone. Only the NFL pre-game shows get me up on Sundays.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

absolutelynormal replies on 5/15/2006 7:32 am:

Lautreamont 50M

5/14/2006 11:35 pm

Tom and Jerry and Pink Panther as kid, Pinky and Brain nowadays

absolutelynormal replies on 5/15/2006 7:34 am:
Oh great, now I'm going to have the pink pnther theme song stuck in my head and have to do the dance that goes with it that we made up as lil kids. Mac

ilsuconu 56M

5/15/2006 5:15 am

Then and now: Bugs Bunny! He kinda reminds me of me! (except for the long ears and teeth, that is!)

absolutelynormal replies on 5/15/2006 7:35 am:
DO you have a fuzzy tail, like Bugs does?

ilsuconu 56M

5/15/2006 8:00 am

Don't know! Never looked back there!

Helper874 45M

5/16/2006 9:34 pm

I used to love Johny Quest. Shame they don't make cartoons that good anymore. With a youngster at home, I get to watch some cartoons still. Think all adults should. Good for You...My dear Mac....Bring back the cartoon generation....

absolutelynormal replies on 5/17/2006 6:12 am:
There are enough "adult" cartoons out there to keep it going. I love South Park because it's just so retarded and irreverant.

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