Thread: anyone else ever notice this when they re-watch old favs?

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    • 14 years 9 months ago
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    Some just don't seem the same anymore.

    I can't even watch the last unicorn anymore, its too depressing and I used to watch it almost daily.

    mickeys christmas carol is SOOOOOOO much shorter than I realized LOL maybe commercials drug it out longer?

    Unico is actually kind o ANNOYING LOL i could barely sit through him again with that voice ugh..after i used to LOVE him.
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    I know what you mean. When Yahooligans had the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, I tried watching it, and couln't get through a whole episode. It just wasn't as good as I remembered. I guess it's easy to entertain little kids--their standards are low.
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    I noticed that when I watched the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VHS tapes that are still sitting around my house. I think I watched the episode called "Sky Turtles" that had Shredder messing with gravity. The show just seem kind of dumb now. Of course, I may have been spoiled by the new TMNT show.
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    I was also dissapointed when I watched old TMNT episodes. It was suprisingly childish. One episode I have has this one jewl theif threatening to harm some kids by tickling them with a feather.

    I actually enjoyed the Last Unicorn now that I'm older. I first saw it in school in the third grade. My classmates and I were bored out of are minds. It can be a little hard to comprehend for younger kids.
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    It all comes down to your state of mind. A lot of stuff we watched when we were younger we can't stand now beacuse it's so childish, and a lot of stuff we couldn't watch when we were younger we can now because we have a better understanding of what's happening. Sometimes I think education is a two-way street. We get a better understanding of the world, but at the cost of our sense of wonder. I managed to keep mine, (mostly by letting my inner child be a permenant part of who I am), so I can still enjoy the childish stuff while keeping in mind that it's still silly.
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    Yeah, I see what you mean. I recalled highly enjoying the Super Mario Bros 3 cartoons. But after looking back at them some time ago, they just seemed... well bleh. Mistakes and plot holes were up to the brim. Yet, I didn't seem to notice (or care) anything bout that when I was younger. I assume this is the result of getting older as you do get a better sense out of your environment.
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    I know I watched the Smurfs and it just didn't impress me like it did when I was three. Heathcliff did still hold up for me though. I still like the Comic Strip because I kept watching it for all these years.
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    I've seen Captain N: The Game Master and every episode thereof so many times I have almost the whole series memorized. It's frightening.

    Super Mario Bros. Super Show was great because it was so cheesy. The sheer wacky and zanyness of the show was one of it's finer points to me.
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    As funny as it sounds I watchd heman...and today that just looks gay LOL
    Who in there right mind would watch that show today ? A Grown man in a cloth and his pet tiger Its to weird but...lucky I didnt know that back then
    cause it was a cool show and I liked to watch it in the years and yeah it was cool...didnt stay cool but back then it was
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    It is rather hard to look back at old cartoons you used to enjoy and try to re-watch them....especially when you're expecting it to be as good as it was when you were little.

    I think the hardest thing for ME to deal with is the voice acting. I remember my parents telling me that it sounded horrible as a kid and I'd get EXTREMELY insulted.

    Sadly, looking back....I realized they were right. xD

    Ninja Turtles WOULD be an example.
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    The dated animation kinda bugs me the most when rewatching shows like He-man, GI Joe, and Transformers. A few years ago I rented some old He-man tapes and couldn't help but laugh at how ridiculous the animation looked at times.

    Maybe i've been spoiled by watching to much higher quality anime shows.
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    Personally it didn't matter to me.

    We need more super mario
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    I knew Turtles was childish and goofy the FIRST time around. MLP and The Last Unicorn are exactly what I remember, though. I hope Rhino releases MLP Season 2/And Friends. I sure wish there were more shows getting dvd releases...
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    I would have to say that they made turtles worst this time around
    back in the 80's it was great now this year 2006 they remake the show and WOW you know ? they keep making all the changes no-one is going to watch a re-make enless its better then the first...anyone ?
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    See, it's a big risk, watching tv shows from when we were younger. There's a big chance you're going to find it childish or just annoying, and then all those memories become tainted. However, for me at least, when I watch any of the Peanuts holiday specials, there's never a single instant where I feel like I'm wasting my time on some kid's nonsense. I think, rather than go back and watch TMNT or Ghostbusters or Transformers or any of the shows i saw as a kid, I'll just stick it out with the memories I do have of them.
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    Quote by Sneakers00
    I would have to say that they made turtles worst this time around
    back in the 80's it was great now this year 2006 they remake the show and WOW you know ? they keep making all the changes no-one is going to watch a re-make enless its better then the first...anyone ?


    I don't know. I like the new version better. Shredder and Krang both come across as really whiny and I can't stand to watch Bebop and Rocksteady bumbling about anymore. As nice as some of the little fourth-wall breaking jokes and asides are, it's just not funny enough to get me to sit through all the other stuff on the show.
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    When I watched He-Man I did have a few WTF moments. Some of that stuff was a bit questionable but I remember me and my sister enjoying it when we were little. Other than that I can enjoy the stuff I used to watch. I watch my Jem and Jonny Quest dvds on the regular. Old animation doesn't bother me either cause I don't like too much of the new animation these days.
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    Only sometimes. But most of the time they're just as fun as I remember or even better (The Last Unicorn and Rainbow Brite were very enjoyable for me, and I love the animation now.) I did notice lots of silly things about Ducktales and such (like plotholes that I missed when I was young), but I realize how great of a cartoon it is for kids. Interesting plots. I also didn't like the fact that Garfield and Friends sang so many songs about sharing and morals, which I didn't remember. The jokes aren't as funny either, but still nice to watch (especially the holiday specials.)

    But I seem to remember the really good stuff better than the cheesier stuff (I guess it was more forgetable), so that's probably why I'm usually not disappointed.
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    Oh I dont know if too many shows get worse the more we age. I'm watching the old nick show "Mysterious Cities of Gold" on Youtube and Im totally into it just like I was years ago. I also watched some Ducktales and was entertained.

    On the other hand I dont know how I watched Kidd Video. That is just a bad show.
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