Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Worst Cartoon Ever?

I was reading a little MSN article about the worst cartoons ever made. Granted, I knew before I even clicked on the link there were going to be some of my favorites on the list. When they listed Transformers, I was only marginally surprised. Pokemon did not surprise me one bit. Then I scrolled down and saw the one cartoon that ruled my Saturday mornings. The people who wrote the article claimed that Jem and the Holograms belongs on the list of worst cartoons ever. WTF? That cartoon RULED! I own(ed) practically every single doll they ever made. I had the stage, the car, Synergy, the works! I spent days on end being Jem. She was by far the coolest rock star of my youth!

Then they go so far as to say that My Little Pony and She-ra weren't any better. I'm sorry, but I look at cartoons today compared to the ones that I grew up with and I'm sad. Sad that they seem to need to stick such mature themes in them (like the wizardry and the destroying of everything and everyone) I miss the days of Muppet Babies and He-Man and She-ra. When cartoons were strictly entertainment for little ones on Saturday mornings. Granted there are some good ones today too, but nothing seems to come close to the stuff that we grew up with.

Maybe that's just part of growing up. I'm sure that Glamorous Mom would say that her cartoons were way better than mine were. So what do you think? Check the whole list out here and see if your favorite is on the list. Do you agree? Disagree? Discuss. . .

In other news, the spawn have redeemed themselves thoroughly. I went to get my haircut this morning and they played so nicely whilst we were there that I didn't hear a peep out of them. So, maybe I'll go pick them up on Saturday like I'm supposed to. Because the truth of the matter is that once it gets to be about 10:00 on the morning after they've left me, I'm kind of wandering around aimlessly and am lost without them. I almost feel guilty for needing to be away from them, but I remind myself that it's best for everyone's sanity if we all get a break every now and then. Because I do love my kids with all my heart and they are my whole world. Just sometimes need to unplug from the world on occasion.

And just when I finished typing that sentimental little tidbit they started fighting again with the classic "He's touching me!" "I'm not doing anything to her, Mommy."

Ahhh, the joys of summer.


Mommy the Maid said...

Whatever. Jem and the Holagrams rocked my socks. As did She-ra, My Little Pony, and those weird Smurfs.

Molly said...

Growing up in England we didn't have all of your cartoons so I have no idea what Jem and the Holograms is!! But I agree and get a bit nostalgic sometimes about my childhood programs, so I went on to YouTube recently and watched them. It was fantastic! Please go and check my fave when you get chance, Willow the Wisp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6b32YuBT8k
Yes, I am a dork for watching these, I know!

Jennifer McK said...

Oh I like all KINDS of "bad" cartoons. I make my kids watch "Xiolin Showdown". They watch it because I like it. LOL.
Not a big pokemon fan.
But Transformers? I love them. Sorry.
Worst guilty secret cartoon I watched? "Thundar the Barbarian"

Monique said...

Why are they picking on the girl cartoons?!?!? Sheesh.

Glamorous Redneck said...

Mommy - Amen on the smurfs! Love those little blue guys (and Lady Smurf. She was totally HOT!)

Molly - I'll have to check out your cartoon. Jem is on You Tube as well. Just do a search for Jem and the Holograms.

Jennifer - See, that's my point! There are so many shows that appeal to the adults, but some of the stuff in some of them is completely retarded. Like Pokemon. But I've never watched Xiolin Showdown, so I probably shouldn't judge. :)

Monique - I know! I should have realized it was a MAN that did the picking. Sheesh. :)

Ricey said...

the worst cartoon are: Rambo, Spongebob(good but not the best), Elfen Lean and a show with more blood. pokemon is my top favourite show.