The award calls for me to create my own Top 10 List. I don’t know why, but cartoons came to mind.
1. Wonder Twins
My brother and I used to play “Wonder Twins” all of the time. Out of all of the Super Friends, we always chose them. We liked being able to turn into things in order to save the day. I will have to say that we never kept our own powers. I mean, Zan was always supposed to change into something water based while his sister Jayna could change into any animal. Never seemed quite fair, so we’d mix it up.
2. She-Ra “Princess of Power”
Fred, my best friend and roommate in college, is to blame for She-Ra. Sure, I had seen her on He-Man when the kid I babysat in high school would watch it, but I never paid attention to it. Anytime a woman needed to do something extraordinary, Fred would announce they were “She-Ra! Princess of Power!”
Standing in at three-apples high, we have Smurfs. There is at least one parent of a child I babysat that hated me because of the Smurfs. After being forced to watch the Little Mermaid eight million times, I introduced the Smurfs to the little girl. She became obsessed with them. Isn’t that what babysitting was all about?
Yakko, Wacko, and Dot – the Warner brothers and sister. We watched this religiously in college. The story lines were funny, but the songs were fucking brilliant. Some of the songs had a fun educational twist. A fun way to learn the states and the capitals, or countries of the world (circa 1993).
5. School House Rock!
This was, by far, one of my favorite parts of Saturday Morning Cartoons. Waiting for the School House Rock episode. Unlike most people who liked Conjunction Junction, I liked “I’m Just a Bill” and “Three is a Magic Number”.
6. The Flintstones
Every day after school, I would come home and watch the hour long Flintstone marathon. I think I saw every episode ever made. And, our family still sings “Happy Birthday” like they do in one of the episodes. It’s more annoying that way.
7. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
This is one of my favorite Cartoon Network shows (when it is on). For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it s a foster home for Imaginary Friends who are given up by the kids who have created them. Madam Foster finds them new homes. The characters are hilarious. Anytime we hear the kids watching it, we will go in and watch it with them.
8. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Another Cartoon Network favorite. Basically, Mandy beats the Grim Reaper at a game. Her prize – he will be her and Billy’s friend forever. Billy is an idiot. Mandy is a dark, smart, and fearless child who intimidates everyone around her despite her blond hair and pink dress. She is my favorite part of the show. Plus the show is quite twisted, which is another reason I love it..
9. Powerpuff Girls
DJ was Powerpuff girl obsessed. There was just something about these three sweet innocent little girls kicking the ass of bad guys that amused me greatly. I’m a sick and twisted person, what can I say?
10. Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo – where are you?
I watched way too much Scooby Doo as a child. Our whole family did. Even my cousin, who in the end, earned himself the nickname Scooby. We still call him that to this day. And, the show was such a farce. It was always the old guy who should have “gotten those crazy kids” – and he always wore a crazy mask. But, we always watched them. To be honest, I laughed my ass off when the gang made a cameo of sorts in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. And, if you have seen that movie, make sure you watch the deleted scenes for more crazy and perverted stuff from that gang.
And as is the usual, I must now nominate a few people for this award. So, I would like to nominate Cheeks whose humor I love and who I recently discovered shares my obsession for certain types of pens, Roaring Lion of Two Fisted Cool who I also love reading…both blog and Tweets, Jennybean because we need to hear more from her so this should give her something to write about, and Grace because, well, I just want to hear what kind of sexy list she could come up with when she returns.