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I miss the real Cartoons.

January 4, 2012 20 comments

We all love cartoons, most of us still do. I remember coming back from school and getting a nice cup of hot chocolate and just anxiously waiting to go sit in front of the box shaped television so I could spend the rest of my day watching colorful characters entertaining me. “Ah, Those were the days” I tell myself everyday as I click past the TV channels aimlessly. “We have still got cartoons you silly boy” is what I’ve been often told. Yes we certainly do have cartoons but not even one of them is commendable or provides the same sort of amusement that the 90’s shows did.

All you see now on the television are 65 different cartoon channels but all repeating the same old boring shows, The cartoons do not have a plot, they do not have continuous prose. Who would want to see a boy becoming into ugly aliens? What’s the fun in watching weirdly shaped Japanese anime’s playing with cards that throw out creatures from another world? What is the point of watching a talking weasel that saves the day when he doesn’t even look like a weasel? I am a 90’s kid who grew up watching¬†phenomenal shows like Ed, Edd and Eddy, Dexter’s Laboratory, Animaniacs, Cow and Chicken, Gargoyles, Duck Tales, Captain Planet, Pokemon (The originals), Dragon Ball Z, Inspector Gadget, Kenan and Kel, The Amanda Show, Johnny Bravo, 2 stupid dogs, Yogi Bear, The Flintstones,¬†¬†Scooby Doo, Jimmy Neutron, The Weekenders, Kim Possible, Courage the cowardly dog, Recess, X men and who can forgot the big daddy of them all – TOM AND JERRY? I could go on with my list forever but my basic point is, any kid from the 90’s would agree that these were without a doubt the best mix of cartoons and probably the best there will ever be. These were the only things we used to talk about in primary school, we used to watch them when our friends came over instead of offering them a free playstation like the kids of today. I don’t have anything against the modern cartoons but I see no charm, no learning, no fun in watching them. Yes there are surely some good ones like Spongebob Square Pants and Phineas & Ferb but they are nothing compared to all those legends a few lines above.

You see, as times progress, we as humans think that we are advancing in every possible way but what we really are doing is going a step back, missing the simple way of living and complicating things for ourselves. The other day, I decided to sit down with my little brother and watch shows like Good Luck Charlie, iCarly, Wizards of Waverly Place etc. I’ll be very honest, by the next 10 minutes, I was so pissed off that I decided to actually curse the people making that crap. Nothing in any of those shows was even close to being funny, Adding a laugh behind lame punch lines does not make something funny. What are these shows teaching the upcoming generation? How to dance with cake all over your face? How to answer back to your parents? How to get into the latest fashions and spend thousands on worthless things? It all just seems so wrong and will someone please tell me why all these new teenage Disney actors think they can sing? All of them have the same kind of voice and every time they just get up in the morning, move their faces around like a brainless monkey and scream out a few words. Wayheeeeyyy, There you have your next number one hit of the year, Congratulations you utter fool.

You might think I’m being a little too harsh but fairly, I die a little inside every time I don’t see what I used to see on my favorite cartoon channels 10 years ago. Yes I might be almost 18 now but you are never too old for cartoons and sketches, as a faithful fan to the best era that was the 90’s, I actually feel sorry for the children out there today who have to deal with all these new pointless excuses of a cartoon. I miss Johnny trying to get all the girls and failing miserably, I miss Eddy and his scams to get money, I miss the real Scooby Doo and his crew, I miss when Bulbasaur and Charmander were still by the side of Pikachu, I miss T.J and his events during recess, I miss Carl and his love for Llama’s, I miss Kel and his love for Orange Soda, I miss Josh and his fat belly, I miss Dee Dee pushing the “Do not touch” buttons, I miss Courage saying “Things I do for love”, I miss Fred and Bam Bam, I miss the woman without a face on Tom and Jerry, Heck I miss everything, I miss the real cartoons. Please bring them back, I’ll take back everything I said.

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