Thread: Shows that rocked when you were a kid, but not so much now

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    • 5 years 7 months ago
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    The Sid & Marty Kroft shows.
    The Batman series with Adam West (a little before my time, but I watched it in syndication from about grades K-2).
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    • 5 years 7 months ago
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    Quote by TheEducator

    Yeah, see, I think the longer cartoon stories usually include a lot of action sequences to fill the time.

    Dragonball Z is prime at this. Every episode is ten minutes of traveling and talking about traveling and fighting, then ten minutes of fighting and talking about fighting.
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    [quote I want to look at Danger Mouse again but I'm afraid it will be much the same.

    Danger Mouse is actually a lot better than I remember it. I just remembered it as another cartoon, but watching it now I think it’s the funniest cartoon ever. Its good natured 100% of the time, not cruel like Looney Tunes can be. But if you ever check it out just recommend that you start with the DVD set Seasons 3 & 4, or better yet Seasons 5 & 6. I like the first 2 seasons, but they are not as good as the later seasons. Seasons 6-10 are the best in my opinion. My family agrees with me on this. Here's some cartoons that haven't help up as well. Nickoons like Doug, Rugrats, Catdog, and Ren & Stimpy. They are all lame, except for Ren & Stimpy which is disgusting. I can’t believe I ever watched such garbage, though I do have to admit parts of it are funny (like Jimminey Lummox, the conscience who beats you when you get angry). Angry Beavers, Rocko’s Modern Life and Kablam! are still great. I also loved some of the shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons as well as enjoyed their spinoff shows. For Disney cartoons, believe it or not the first one that comes to mind is Ducktales. Don’t get me wrong it’s still a great show; it’s just not quite the masterpiece I remember it being. I find it strange that the one DA show most people claim doesn’t hold up, Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, is now my favorite next to Gargoyles. It just seems more fun than Ducktales, thanks to heroes who are more sympathetic in their quest to help people as opposed to Scrooge McDuck just trying to get richer, guest characters who are so much more interesting than the ones on Ducktales (is there any one shot character from DT that can compare to the likes of the Foxglove or Sewernose de Bergerac?) and funnier comedy. I also prefer Gummi Bears, Aladdin (personally, I thought it was easily one of the best Disney shows, with some very creative plots and hilarious humor; I hurt myself laughing at any episode with the villain Mechanicles in it), Darkwing Duck & even Mighty Ducks (for me, cartoons about superhero animal groups are for western animation what giant robot shows are for anime: abundant & always awesome) for the same reasons. Goof Troop has not held up well at all for me, though Bonkers & Talespin are lesser favorites that are just as good as I remember them to be. I also like Timon & Pumbaa. Although it’s spottier than a leopard, it’s worth it for the good ones (if you only watch one episode make it French Fried, trust me you’ll be glad you did). And I know this will sound crazy, but I like most of them better than the classic Disney shorts. GASP! I know, I have no taste, but I think with the exception of the Humphrey Bear shorts & some of the Goofy ones they’re a bit too cutesy for me to enjoy. For other cartoons, I used to like the first seasons for the 90s cartoons of Iron Man & Fantastic Four, but I always thought the second seasons were way better & cannot watch those episodes now, but the second seasons are still excellent. Inspector Gadget is okay, but not great like I remember it being. The theme song is still awesome though. Care Bears & Smurfs are way too kiddy for me now. Pokemon was the worst. I can’t believe I wasted so much time & money on it. Apart from that, my least favorites are cartoons like Arthur, Bobby’s World, & especially Muppet Babies (so much time wasted on it, time that I’ll never have back); you know, the kind where the most exciting things that happen to characters happens in their imagination. Allow me to quote the Nostalgia Critic. "Now imagine that I am changing the channel. Oh, wait. I don’t. (holds up remote) That’s why we have concrete matter. (deep, demonic voice) USE IT!!" I know they’re kids but c’mon. The likes of Jonny Quest were going off on awesome adventures, & even Rupert the Bear had better adventures simply because they actually happened (BTW that was a good cartoon; it’s the only program shown on Nick Jr. that I can still watch today without throwing up).
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    Definatly fraggle rock.just dosnt pack as much of a punch now.used to be when i heard tjat theme as a kid id drop what im doing and rush to watch it lol
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    On the plus side, a lot of my favorite cartoons still hold up. Aside from half of Iron Man & Fantastic Four, other Marvel favorites include X-Men, Incredible Hulk (just the first season, even as a kid the second season was too stupid for me), Spider-Man TAS (though I have to admit it’s a bit spotty at times the best episodes more than make up for it) & Spider-Man Unlimited (I’m probably the only one who really enjoyed this show for trying to be different). I happen to love both the 1987 & the 2003 Ninja Turtles cartoons. The former is hilarious, fun & nostalgic while the latter is intelligent, well-animated & really cool. Super Mario Bros. Super Show is still pretty fun. The live-action sketches are often genuinely funny, and the cartoons are hilariously cheesy. I also still love most of what I saw on Toonami (Voltron, Thundercats, Robotech, Dragonball Z, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Sailor Moon albeit only in its original language). ReBoot & War Planets rock as well, and Transformers is still the best cartoon ever for me. It started with me renting a few episodes of the original series, then watching Beast Wars & later Beast Machines on TV. After Beast Wars I started getting the Rhino VHS tapes, & to this day I find over half of season 1, nearly all of season 2 & most of season 3 (until they brought Optimus Prime back) to be the high point of 80s animation, like I find Beast Wars & the second season of Beast Machines (the first was good but not as good as Beast Wars, the second was my favorite season of any Transformers cartoon) to be the high point of 90s animation.
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