Friday, March 21, 2008

Top 5

A recent conversation between me and Kameron, my 5 year old son...

Kameron- "Daddy, when you were a kid...did you watch SpongeBob on tv?"

Me-"No, Kameron. SpongeBob didn't come on tv when I was a kid. SpongeBob isn't really a cartoon."

Kameron- "Yes it is."

Me- "Not really. It's not like the Superfriends or Scooby Doo. Those were real cartoons."

Kameron- "I don't like Scooby Doo. It's not better than SpongeBob." He looks at me and walks out of the room. Damn! This kid acts JUST like me. He gets the last word in...then he leaves.

Today's topic...your Top 5 Cartoons of All Time

Here's mine (in no particular order)

1. Flintstones (still tryna figure out how Wilma got pregnant but she slept in a separate bed from Fred)
2. Bugs Bunny
3. Fat Albert
4. Tom and Jerry
5. Superfriends

Gimme your Top 5 (or 10 b/c I know somebody is NOT gonna stick to tha

Have a good weekend! Check back into the Planet over the weekend b/c I will have a Off Tha Dome post


Mizrepresent said...

Hey, Hey, Hey...FIRST!

1. Flintstones - u know i loved when Wilma would cook those big ole ribs and would always make me so hungry!

2.Scooby Do

3. Fat Albert - first all black cartoon.

4. Jackson 5 - ahah, bet you forgot about that one.

5. Spiderman/Batman - tie

Mizrepresent said...

Forgot to say have a great weekend, and while away i thought of...

- the one with Tweety Bird

- Roadrunner

okay, that's it for me...for now, lol

L. Renee' said...

My son and I had this same conversation the other day.

1. Jetsons- They had microwaves and dishwashers in the 70's.
2. Flintstones- come to think of it they had dishwasher and a microwave too. LOL Ofcourse it included a mammoth to do the washing.

3. SuperFriends- you couldn't tell me that I wasn't wonderwoman growing up. I think I still have that costume somewhere. LOL

4. Smurfs- I loved them especially smurfette.

5. Ritchie Rich-and all the other saturday morning cartoons.

Rezidl said...

1. Smurfs

2. Speed Racer

3. Tom & Jerry

4. Superfriends & The Legion of Doom

5. Transformers

12kyle said...

@ Miz
Yes! You are first! LOL

Jackson 5 is really old skool. Careful, you're about to tell your age. Haaa

@ LRenee
Isn't it funny how kids are COMPLETELY turned off by our cartoons?

I loved the Jetsons, too.

@ Rezidl
Everybody loved the Transformers...except me.

Speed Racer is a good one, son.

Trish said...

Oh Man your bringing back memories... Yes ! we had the REAL cartoons.

1. Anything Looney Tunes ALL DAY.
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Tweety bird & Sylvester, Daffy Duck, Road Runner.

2. Mighty Mouse

3. Courageous Cat

4. Scooby Doo

5. Hong Kong Fui.

PrettyBlack said...

Wow another good post...let's see:

Hong Kong Fui

Adam Ant

Mighty Mouse

Bugs Bunny


Josie and the Pussycats

Brad said...

1. Tom and Jerry - One episode with Spike the dog had me in tears as a kid.

2. Incredible Hulk/Spiderman - we were huge Marvel comic fans.

3. Justice League - Loved the whole series

4. Speed Racer - It was so rare to catch it. It felt like X-mas everytime I saw it.

5. Fat Albert - Practically grew up with those characters.

Tabu said...

Flintstones was my all time favorite.


Bugs bunny


Scooby doo.

Have a Happy Easter!

Eb the Celeb said...

1. He-man and She-Ra... should i count that as 2 different ones? IDK but they were one in the same for me
2. Carebears
3. Rainbow Brite
4. The Chimpmunks
5. Tazmanian Devil

Eb the Celeb said...

And Kameron toooold u

One Man’s Opinion said...

Liker (is this a word?) cartoons I am....And I agree with the five year old. I no like Scooby Do. Never had never will. Now, all time best cartoons you say....Is this old school or in general?
1. Foster's Home for Imaginary friends (if you ain't seen it, make an appoint to give it a look see).
2. The Boondock
3. Furtureruma
4. King of the Hill
5. The Simpsons
6. Family Guy
7. The Batman
8. Batman Beyond
9. Kim Possible
10. The Justice League
Yeah, I went for ten. You can't tell me what to do. I don't care. Now if we are talking old school.

1. The Flintstones
2. Any thing by Hanna-Barba (who created the Flintstones)
3. Looney Toon
4. Muppetbabies
5. Tom and Jerry
6. Spiderman and his Amazing Friends.
OOhhhh-ohhhh-ohhhh. Add the Xmen to the first list.

I base these on whether or not I would watch reruns of them if they came on TV. That is the only reason that I didn't put Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids or the short lived Jackson Five. I just out grew them for some reason.

Okay, I'm through, I guess. By the way. Nice conversation with the five year old. I'm glad he was big enough to walk away from an argument that no one would win. Says a lot about him. LOL

Don said...

Have a good weekend, bruh. I can't even remember watching cartoons.

I do remember watching What's Happening, Good Times, Happy Day, Laverne & Shirley, and That's My Momma.


Don said...

@ prettyblack: oh, yeah, Mighty Mouse was a mofo!

The Jaded NYer said...

Well, my knowledge of cartoons is somewhat limited because I wasn't really allowed to watch them in my house, only at my cousin's or grandma's place.

1. Tom and Jerry- "Can't play gui-tar without a gui-tar string!"
2. The Jetsons
3. Thundercats- "HOOOOOOOOOOO!"
4. He-Man (but not that wack-ass She-Ra)
5. Tiny Toons Adventures- "What are gonna do today, Brain?" "Same thing we do everyday, Pinkie. Try and take over the WORLD!"

Still_Pocahontaz said...


1. Jem
2. Smurfs
3. Flinstones
4. Care Bears
5. Thundercats

Have a good weekend!!

Brad said...

I wanna take Speed Racer off mines and put Thundercats. Oh and I LOVED He-Man. Dang. This was too hard. Was this a test? Did I fail?

PRO said...

*I promise I don't look @ other comments until after I post mine* In the event of redundancy I have placed the above disclaimer for pardon. Surely you don't want to be bored by repeat offenders. LOL

1. Josie & the Pussycats
2. Jetsons
3. Scooby Do
4. Yogi Bear 'nem
5. Tom & Jerry
Bonus: Rocky & Bullwinkle; especially since they would come on hella early before the actual cartoon lineup came on TV.

Cute post; prolly feel this way because my 6yo kid of late has been asking me stuff about what I liked/watched/etc. when I was her age. I think this is in part to the fact that I've been Tivo'ing old school shows for them to watch because I KNOW what was on TV back in our day was safe, clean, predictable yet funny and relatable. They heavy into the Diff'rent Strokes series I record for them. And I get a kick out of my youngest being as inquisitive as I about certain show quirks. She was like, "Mommy, when you were a kid my age and watched this show did they show inside of Kimberly's room?" Her lil nosey ass! I always was curious on all things girly too (I wonder what's inside that big girls purse? She looks all grown up. I bet she got some lip gloss in there.) ROTFL

I can definitely relate. Having a 10, 7 and 6 yo has me wide open for enough questions. K, enough of me blogging in your comments. Peace, bruh.

12kyle said...

@ Trish
Mighty Mouse! Loved that dude

@ PrettyBlack
I vaguely remember Adam Ant. Josey and the Pussycats was a good one

@ Brad
Seemed like everybody that I know was into Marvel Comics...myself included

@ Tabu
Jem? Don't remember that one. I remember the name but I can't remember much more. Maybe I'm gettin old. LOL

@ Eb the Celeb
Rainbow Brite? LOL. Strictly a girl cartoon but a good one.

whuteva eb! haaaa

@ One Man’s Opinion
Thanks for coming thru to the 12th Planet. Come back

The Boondocks is the shyt!! I haven't missed an episode.

btw...he knew that he had to leave the room b/c i'm GONNA win and get the last word. lmao

@ Don
No cartoons??? That's not fair. Shame on ya peeps. lol

@ Jaded NYer
Maybe you and I are the only ones that remember that episode of Tom and Jerry but that was FUNNNNNEEEEE

@ Poca
Another vote for Jem. Maybe I need to youTube it. Good list Poca

@ Brad
lmao @ u

@ Pro
Rocky & Bullwinkle came on at like 4 or 5 am when i was a kid in SC. LOL. I never knew why. LOL. Good list

Tv back then was REALLY safe. I remember when they'd run a disclaimer about "adult themes and viewer discretion was advised" and they'd only be talking about sex or pregnancy. That's the stuff that's on tv 24/7 right now.

"Can it be that it was all so simple then."-Raekwon the Chef (Wu-Tang)

Anonymous said...

My Top 5
1. Hung kun foo
2. Jetson
3. Fat Albert
4.Super heros
5. X-men


Lisa said...

First time here. . . like your spot, and will def return!!! Love your list, but how's about some POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN. . . strong to the finish, cause. . .(say it with me yall!)

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...


1. fat albert
2. fraggle rock (even tho technically they aren't cartoons, but later became cartoons and then were wack)
3. gem
4. smurfs
5. alvin & the chipmunks


PRO said...

[[Rocky & Bullwinkle came on at like 4 or 5 am when i was a kid in SC. LOL. I never knew why.]]

So basically I TOLD on myself. I'm a hella early riser! When most parents hate having their kid wake them up tal'bout, "Mommy/daddy I'm honegree..." I wake them up with the rattling of pots and pans and the smell of breakfast, coffee and tea kettle whistlin'. *Wishes my own momma would'a gota clue* I guess the lesson did stick cause she taught me how to cook eggs and ... drum roll "Sizzlean" bacon when I was five (5). Real. Talk. And how bout that old school brand. You-on know nann...

Old school PROversed in alota thangs! You-on wanna take it to the lyric-quoting cause we can go toe-to-toe. But I'ma be nice seeing I'm all new to your digs. LOL

Happy Easter.

TravelDiva said...

Love the post.

1. The Simpsons
2. Jem
3. Transformers
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks
5. Animaniacs/Tiny Toons

TravelDiva said...

How could I forget X-Men? That's what I get for posting before reading all of the other posts. Bugger.

12kyle said...

@ Marie
Hey stranger! Thanks for coming thru today

I forgot about the XMEN. Good one!

@ Lisa
Thanks for coming thru to the 12th Planet. Come back. We're here everyday like the school bully. LOL

Popeye was the ONLY reason that I ate spinach as kid.

Alvin and The Chipmonks were good. Fraggle Rock used to scare the hell outta me! LOL

@ Pro
I see that you are PROversed. We can go toe-to-toe. Especially when it comes to hip hop. Like Q-Tip said..."I got lyrics to go!" lmao!

@ TravelDiva
Tiny Toons were pretty good. I could get into those.

Boogie said...

Wzup y'all.......gotta go back........back.......back n the dayz on this one. Guess I'm showing my age here, but so be it. Here are my Top 5 Ol' Skool Cartoonz that I CAN'T forget.....

1. Thundarr The Barbarian
2. The Hanna-Barberra All-Stars
3. Space Ghost (dude is a NUT)
4. The Tick
5. G-Force (can't remember the name, but it a knockoff of the Voltron joint.....)

MsPuddin said...

Ok I’m mad because that made ME feel old! Lol

Your son is cute. Spongebob, really? Wow.

I don’t know what Superfriends is though…I used to watch Looney Tunes, Annimaniacs, Superman, Xmen, I remember I used to love love love that movie Space Jam lol

12kyle said...

@ Boogie
The Tick? Neva heard of that one, bruh. Is that a new cartoon?

@ MsP
You don't remember Superfriends? You must be under 25. lol

And this lil dude is off the chain. I dunno what we're gonna do with him! Haaaa

~Ms. Moore~ said...

Poor Sharice, the boys look and act like you---no rest for the weary---LMAO
Son you better recognize that you forgot the greatest cartoon of all time the Boondocks!!!!!!!
Bugs Bunny
Fat Albert
Super Fiends (tied with Top Cat)

Don I hope you just don’t remember or just haven’t thought about those old cartoons because it would be cruel if your parents banned cartoons from the crib like The Jaded Nyer’s parents did. At least she was allowed some cartoon viewing pleasures outside her home.

Hadassah said...

Dang! Flinstones was the Bomb!

1. Flinstones

2. Captain Planet

3. Batman

4. Jem and the Holograms

5. Care Bears

Babs said...

Jem (she IS truly outrageous)

i.can't.complain. said...

1. bugs bunny
2. the jetsons
3. scooby doo
4. the flinstones
5. the smurfs

**bonus- spongebob, the simpsons, south park and king of the hill**


CapCity said...

What about those BRILLIANT KIDS like me who didn't really DO cartoons (or not many;-) - cuz we were busy living LIFE, playing outside & ticking boys OFF!? I, too was a LAST word KID (so, i AM LOVING your BABY BOY!)! Git that brilliant mind AWAY from the TV before they RUIN HIM! LOLOL! okay - so, i've enjoyed a bit of red wine tonite - best TV EVER (cartoons/sitcoms... all fell into same category - no order;-):
*I love LUCY
*Ben & Jerry (was that the mouse & cat or the ice cream moguls? i can't keep up - but i love BOTH! ... oh, TOM & JERRY = cartoon - knew i'd get it;-)
*Popeye - cartoon was hilarious!
*Jerry Lewis & Dean martin - actually anything jerry lewis whether dean was with him or not;-).

okay - going to bed now...oh, nice place u got here 12kyle - even if my first time is after a polishing OFF a bottle of wine. lemme go to kiki's = where i usually go after a nite of gallivanting - how'd i get here anyway? LOL!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

what about road runner, secret squirral, space ghost and frankenstien Jr.

Jackie Edwards said...

My top 5: Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Batman and Robin, Jackson 5, Josie & the Pussycats. Happy Easter!

dejanae said...


Urban Thought said...

Wilma got pregnant in the kitchen. They did it over the sink. She was standing at the time. You get the idea.

1. Thundercats
2. Transformers
3. Gummy Bears
4. Bonic 6
5. Roadrunner