• 3 years 2 months ago
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    pinky & the brain
    that was a dumb cartoon
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      • 3 years 1 month ago
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      Filmation's Ghostbusters

      Just a desperate attempt to compete with The Real (and WAY more popular, and better) Ghostbusters
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        • 3 years 1 month ago
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        It is supposed to be a funny take on older animal cartoons which feature human characters who we only see the legs (and hear the voices) of. What a no brainer! :)

        SuperRainCheck wrote:
        The parents on Cow and Chicken had nothing above the waist... sounds like a cock and bull story if you ask me.
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          • 3 years 1 month ago
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          FYI...Filmation's Ghostbusters started as a live action show in the late 70's..which I never saw but heard about. And also, the cartoon aired before "The REAL Ghostbusters" did, by at least a year or two, which is why the latter added "real" to distinguish the two shows. The only reason Real was so much more popular was because of the movie that proceeded it.

          rirotostichi wrote:
          Filmation's Ghostbusters

          Just a desperate attempt to compete with The Real (and WAY more popular, and better) Ghostbusters
          "It lies in the valley of the vision, where the slain are not slain with the sword. In the darkest shadows of light, there you'll find a door..."
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            • 3 years 1 month ago
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            I would have to vote for "Ren & Stimpy." I know there are a lot of people who loved the show, but I just couldn't get into it. There were a lot of things about it that disgusted me and made me shake my head as a kid. I mean, I still remember Ren & Stimpy's hero called Powdered Toast Man who farted in their faces as he flew away. Ummm........okay.
            "Make a move across the rubicon......future's knocking at your door......take your time and choose the road you want......opportunity is yours."

            - From the 1983 song "Rubicon" by Journey
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              • 3 years 1 month ago
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              My Pet Monster. It wasn't so much that it was a bad concept. It's the way the concept was handled that was bad. Kid has a pet monster. Okay, cool I can get on board with that. They never actually explain how the kid ended up with a monster but lots of cartoons don't really have an origin episode. That's forgiveable. Then we have the villain, a larger monster who for reasons that are never explained is hellbent on dragging the pet monster back to the monster world. The bad monster's name? Beastur. The name of the monster world? Monsterland. It's obvious the writers weren't even trying. Those are two of the most uncreative names I've ever heard in a cartoon. Monsterland? Really? They couldn't have taken a second to think up a better name for the place than that? Look, I know this was a show based on a toy that was nowhere near as popular as things like Transformers or Care Bears but that doesn't give the creators liscense to phone everything in. The concept of a kid who hung out with a monster could probably be done well. But it was pretty obvious that the creators just didn't care. They couldn't even be bothered to think up a reason WHY the big monster was always chasing the other one around and trying to drag him back to Monsterland ( God, that name sucks ). If every episode revolves around this plot ( and it did ) then the least they could do is come up with a plausible reason why. Surely Beastur must have had a good reason for doing it otherwise he probably would have just given up after the first few times he was defeated. But nope, no good reason was ever given. That's just lazy writing. There's just no excuse for that.
              The sad thing is I actually liked this show back in the day. Man I was a dumb kid.
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                • 3 years 1 month ago
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                I am aware of that 70s Ghostbusters TV show.
                Some time after Sony's Ghostbusters movie came along, some legal dispute with Sony and Filmation arose, and after that, Sony proposed a Ghostbusters cartoon, but had to name it so it couldn't be confused with Filmation's Ghostbusters. Filmation offered to collaborate with Sony on the project, but Sony said no, and worked with Dic instead.
                As a result, Filmation made their own Ghostbusters cartoon to try and compete with Sony's, but failed miserabley. It was Sony who came up with a Ghostbusters cartoon first, THEN Filmation made their own to compete with Sony!

                Filmation's Ghostbusters cartoon first aired September 8, 1986
                Sony's (The Real) Ghostbusters cartoon first aired September 13, 1986

                Pinwheel wrote:
                FYI...Filmation's Ghostbusters started as a live action show in the late 70's..which I never saw but heard about. And also, the cartoon aired before "The REAL Ghostbusters" did, by at least a year or two, which is why the latter added "real" to distinguish the two shows. The only reason Real was so much more popular was because of the movie that proceeded it.

                rirotostichi wrote:
                Filmation's Ghostbusters

                Just a desperate attempt to compete with The Real (and WAY more popular, and better) Ghostbusters
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                  • 3 years 1 month ago
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                  King Arthur and the Knights of Justice. So, the real King Arthur and the rest of the Round Table have all been taken out of the picture, so who can save the day? Why, a team of football players sent to the past! Of course! It makes perfect sense!

                  Although it still does have one of the most bad@$$ theme songs ever made, I'll grant it that.

                  Additionally, all those cartoons they made to cash in on the Ninja Turtles craze: Street Sharks, Stone Protectors, Creepy Crawlers, etc.
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                    I know I will probably get slammed for this..and do not get me wrong..I love Nick cartoons for the most part..Rugrats..genius...Doug...fantastic...Hey Arnold...adorable..I could go on..but the stuuuuuupidest one was Ahhh! Real Monsters...and I tried to love it..but it was so absolutely pointless to me..like,weird for the sake of being weird..and sometimes that's a good thing...but this one just didn't work for me....now I know I am in the minority here,my friends all did and still do love this cartoon..but I just couldn't get into it..and the one that carried his eyeballs in his hands creeped me out!
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                      There were some good 90s toons, and a few weird ones. I never found a single one stupid, but CatDog was a rather odd concept for not only a comedic cartoon, but an oddball yet unique character design as well.
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                        Pokemon.
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                          Shazbot wrote:
                          Pokemon.


                          Yep, one doesn't need to "look back" to see this. Everyway you look, in all directions, the ooze of stupidity is unbearable.
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                            i agree i hated attack of the killer tomatos
                            signature you think just because a guy reads comics he can't start some shit
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                              beccalamb wrote:
                              I know I will probably get slammed for this..and do not get me wrong..I love Nick cartoons for the most part..Rugrats..genius...Doug...fantastic...Hey Arnold...adorable..I could go on..but the stuuuuuupidest one was Ahhh! Real Monsters...and I tried to love it..but it was so absolutely pointless to me..like,weird for the sake of being weird..and sometimes that's a good thing...but this one just didn't work for me....now I know I am in the minority here,my friends all did and still do love this cartoon..but I just couldn't get into it..and the one that carried his eyeballs in his hands creeped me out!


                              Oh, I agree. I liked it at the time, but looking back, the animation was horrid and the storylines were odd. I liked Ickis and The Gromble, but otherwise, it was just weird weird weird. Watching the show any day other than Halloween felt somehow wrong. And on top of it all, of all the Nicktoons of that era, it was treated like the black sheep of them all, more or less.
                              Garfield: "My car is so old, that it's insured against theft, flood, fire and dinosaur stampedes!"

                              Garfield: "The local bus transit is doing their part to help with the weight loss program: each year, they stop further and further away from the curb!
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                                I just realized another one: Widget the World Watcher. The concept alone is odd enough, but what does it for me is the animation and character rendering. Yikes.
                                Garfield: "My car is so old, that it's insured against theft, flood, fire and dinosaur stampedes!"

                                Garfield: "The local bus transit is doing their part to help with the weight loss program: each year, they stop further and further away from the curb!
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                                  Wow ok I know this was more of a baby show, but I can't believe no one has named this yet:

                                  Teletubbies

                                  Just watch the intro to that show and it really just poses more questions than can be answered. There's a giant sun baby....they break into random dancing whenever they feel like it. I mean what the hell was this show? I used to watch this show and laugh at it, it was like being high on helium.

                                  Did this show ever have a plot? Or a point?


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                                    Chester50 wrote:
                                    Wow ok I know this was more of a baby show, but I can't believe no one has named this yet:

                                    Teletubbies

                                    Just watch the intro to that show and it really just poses more questions than can be answered. There's a giant sun baby....they break into random dancing whenever they feel like it. I mean what the hell was this show? I used to watch this show and laugh at it, it was like being high on helium.

                                    Did this show ever have a plot? Or a point?


                                    I guess the point was to entertain toddlers.
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                                      Sunriser wrote:
                                      SSJ_Jup81 wrote:
                                      DCPuppyGirl wrote:
                                      Captain Planet- It was just a stupid PSA cartoon.
                                      So, by your logic, any cartoon that's made for the sole purpose of teaching is a stupid concept? Darn, might as well toss Cro in there too.


                                      I'm late to the party on this reaction, but... Noooo! Not Croooo!
                                      Yeah. I loved Cro. I really liked Captain Planet too. I don't find shows that teach stuff a stupid concept. In all honesty, as long as it's entertaining and also teaching, I find nothing wrong with it. It's like Muppet Babies that focused on children learning how wonderful it is to use your imagination or Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beakman's World and Mr. Wizard's World which made science really fun for me. Reading Rainbow's concept taught children how reading can be fun, etc. Oh, and I still love Schoolhouse Rock, even though the concept was to teach. I have nothing against educational programming, as long as it's done in a fun way to keep the child's interest. I learned a lot from Captain Planet as far as recycling and endangered species went.
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                                        Ned's Newt. A show about overfeeding your fish and somehow makes him turn big. Yeah......
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                                          princess_of_power wrote:
                                          I just realized another one: Widget the World Watcher. The concept alone is odd enough, but what does it for me is the animation and character rendering. Yikes.

                                          Hmm... I don't think it was such a bad show (it even was my favorite show in the world back when I was nine years old), even if the environmentalist propganda, no matter how well-meant it might have been, got old very fast. An alien coming to Earth to help us saving our planet doesn't sound like an odd concept for a cartoon though, and I don't think there was anything wrong with the animation or the character rendering.
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