A cartoon question for boomers.

United States
February 24, 2008 8:42pm CST
I was in another discussion while ago, about woodpeckers, oddly enough, and I was saying that Woody Woodpecker is probably my favorite cartoon character. When that thought occurred to me, I found it surprising, sort of. So I started thinking of other cartoon characters that I loved, and came up with a few. Now, these are from old cartoons, guys, like Looney Tunes, and Merry Melodies, and HannaBarberra. I don't know any of the ones after, say, well never mind when. You know what I mean. I love Casper, friendliest ghost in town, what a sweetie. And Mighty Mouse! I have a little Mighty Mouse figure on my kitchen windowsill. "Here I come to save the day, you know that Mighty Mouse is on his way!" Remember that song? This one is probably really dating me, I'm sure, but remember Little Audrey? Or was she in the comic books? Yup, I think she was in the comic books, so never mind. But Yogi and Booboo? With the picanic basket? Sigh, such nostalgia. So, how about you? Who, as a cartoon character, struck you? Who did you love, or hate?
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• United States
25 Feb 08
Whoa :))) I loved none other then Popeye :))) OH boy a man after me own heart. he just tickled my fancy every Saturday morning. That Dang Olive Oil sure did not know who to treat her man or keep him sasified. Yep I sure loved my Popeye!
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• United States
25 Feb 08
Yay, Angel, I forgot about Popeye! He was a favorite of mine, too! I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam! And Brutus, remember him? Mmmm, loved those bad boys, too!
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@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
25 Feb 08
Angel, my friend, you have pretty well defined pattern of your liking for cartoon characters!:-)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam! Kamran :))))))
• United States
25 Feb 08
Hey, do you remember (Penelope Pitstop), and (Sniddley) the dog? How funny is that? I'm really hoping, that I'm not the only one that remembers that. :o) Hopefully you've been good Novataylor! Marilyn
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• United States
25 Feb 08
Oh, Marilyn, like my favorite Mae West line, when I'm good, I'm good, but when I'm bad, I'm better! Always bad, always! \I do remember Penelope Pitstop, not terribly clearly, but somewhat. Sniddley? Ssssss, I don't think so, but I'm trying! I'm gonna think on it, Marilyn. Thanks so much for responding here, darlin, so nice to see you!!!!
@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
28 Mar 08
my god I'm old I remember all that and more your remember Bullwinkle right? I also remember the snorks which were like the smurfs, ,mylittle pony cartoons, care bears, voltron, thundercats, and I'm going to stop now so that I don't cry. Ok One more Rainbow Brite.
• United States
29 Mar 08
You are so sweet, bella. I'm touched that you feel like crying when you think of your old favorite cartoons like my little pony, care bears and stuff like that. You're so tender. I was a bit old for the ones you mention, except Bullwinkle, of course, and I loved him. Thanks for coming and sharing, darlin, so nice to have you.
• United States
29 Mar 08
thank you my dear.. How are you this lovely day.
• United States
30 Mar 08
Thank you for asking, darlin - I've actually had quite a good day today. I've been inside all day, though, and I would have liked it if it would have been nicer outside and I could have gone out and maybe worked in my yard and garden, but other than that, it was a perfectly lovely day. Thank you again!
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I loved the Jetsons, I thought Judy was the coolest! I hated that Brady bunch cartoon they had for awhile...remember that one! It was the worst as if the regular show wasn't bad enough. I also like Dudley Doright too. Oh wait, now I'm aging myself. Sigh....
• United States
25 Feb 08
Jane, stop this crazy thing! Yup, loved the Jetsons. I never saw the Brady Bunch cartoons, and not that many of the series, either. But Dudley Doright rocks. Clumsy, silly, but stalwart and true. My hero.
• United States
25 Feb 08
LOL mine too sounds a lot like me when you put it that way!
• United States
25 Feb 08
Ha, skinny, thanks for that laugh! :)
@rev1wendy (613)
• United States
1 Apr 08
wasup? Booboo. You gonna get that pick-a-nic basket? Sidley Whiplash, Dudley Do Right, Bullwinkle and Rocky Hour. Was up, sister in time?
• United States
1 Apr 08
Excellent, sister in time! Good imitation of Yogi too! Doncha just love that nostalgia? Makes me feel all dreamy..........
• United States
1 Apr 08
Usually dreamy...sometimes just old. LOL!!!
@kimbers867 (2541)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Bugs Bunny was my favorite and then the Flintstones. I couldn't get into Tom and Jerry because of the no talking, but do like to watch them now if my girls put them on.
• United States
29 Feb 08
Bugs was a champ! Nothing could dissuade him, and I loved that about him. He perservered. The Flintstones were so classic, and funny, and I think I always liked Barney the best - he was so sweet and hapless. I know what you mean about Tom and Jerry and the no-talking thing, but they seemed to make up for it with their zany antics, didn't they? I'm glad you're able to enjoy it with your kids these days.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
I have to agree Barney was so loveable.
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
25 Feb 08
The cartoon characters you have mentioned were from the days when cartoons really were just that! I have sat and watched some of the latest and cannot believe that the younger generation are actually watching some of the rubbish. I loved Casper (have a bird named after him!) and also Tweetie was another one but the one that made me laugh the most was Elmer Fudd. (think that is the correct spelling!)
• United States
25 Feb 08
That is exactly the correct spelling, caramello. I love Elmer Fudd so much too! I used to have a boyfriend who could do the best imitation of him. Made me laugh so hard all the time, and that was also one sure way to get me in the sack! Hmmm, strange that the voice of Elmer Fudd, of all things, could get that started..........
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
26 Feb 08
Can never imagine Elmer Fudd's voice getting me into the sack....lol think I would be quickly booted out as I would not be able to contain my laughter, and that is serious business that would be happening. lol
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
25 Feb 08
my favorite cartoon - Tom and Jerry
I was in love with Tom and Jerry. I wouldn't mind to watch Yogi and Booboo... Oh, you get me beck to my childhood... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlwamWwZzQY
• United States
25 Feb 08
Tom and Jerry were great, Pola. I watched them all the time. I liked how they always stuck together when things got sticky, but fought like crazy the rest of the time. A bit like siblings, yes?
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
25 Feb 08
like me and by brother...lol
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
1 Apr 08
well nova what comes to mind would be tom and jerry,the road runner,mr magoo,the flinstones would have to be my favourite and the jetsons.gosh its hard to think way back then.i probably think of a few more later cheers sue
• United States
1 Apr 08
We share many favorites, to be sure, suehan. And feel free to come back with more. All are welcome here!!!!!
@AD11RGUY (1268)
• United States
2 Mar 08
Droopy! - My Hero!
Ahh, for me it was Droopy...my hero! Some of the most insane antics I've ever seen were here. Long live the unflappable, totally fearless, underwhelmingly vocal, party like it's 1999 Droopy!
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
How about Snaglepuss..."Eit - stage left"/ lol. Or Depty Dawg with the muskrat saying "it's possibule". Speedy Gonzales..."hondelez hondelez". . I liked Topcat too. And then there was Archie and Betty and Veronica. They were great. And of course Peanuts and the gang. Cartoons were a big part of our life weren't they?
• United States
1 Mar 08
Yes, cartoons WERE a big part of our lives, MsTickle. And I forgot about Snagglepuss, thank you so much for reminding me. Speedy was a favorite of mine too, I must say. Exit, Stage Left.............
• United States
29 Feb 08
My hubby rmembers coming home from school to Speed Racer and Gigantor. When we older, how cool was Bloome County or Calvin & Hobbes!!
• United States
1 Mar 08
I rememer Speed Racer fondly, cbr. And yes, Calvin and Hobbes were infinitely cool and I've enjoyed them immensely. Bloome County was so unique and so odd and I really did look forward to reading it each day in the paper. Nice memories, thank you.
@sallysue (326)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
I remember when I was a kid watching the Flinstones with my parents. Sometimes even the neighbours would come over everything had to stop for the Flinstones. Do you remember the Archie and Veronica comic books? Those were the good old days
• United States
29 Feb 08
Oh yes, I remember Archie and Veronica! And Betty, Jughead, and what was his name, Reggie? The snooty one? I loved those comic books - they provided many hours of fun for me and I even used to use my Barbie dolls as their characters in my play. Thanks for stopping in, sallysue, and welcome to Mylot! It's a very fun place and you'll find some wonderful people here, believe me. Be safe, and have fun!
@michelyn (717)
• United States
26 Feb 08
My favorites would have to be Grape Ape, Gary Gnu along with almost any of the characters from the Great Space Coaster and then later, Marvin the Martian! I love him the most! I would elaborate more, but I have to rush my daughter to her track meet that is only going to be canceled once I drive the 20 miles to get there. So maybe I can elaborate and remember more upon my return. Have a good evening :)
• United States
29 Feb 08
You've got me, michelyn! The only character that I know is Marvin the Martian! How about that!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
25 Feb 08
When I was young(er) we used to sit down and watch Tom and Jerry. But it had to be a version that was directed by Fred Quimby. Now I have no idea who Fred Quimby was, but after he finished with the cartoons they were just never the same. My other great hero was Top Cat. In this country we had a cartoon character called Captain Pugwash. He was a pirate and after about five years they took the sow off air when they realised that the whole thing was full of double entendres. Seaman Staines, Master Bates. We were so innocent then. What happened?
• United States
27 Feb 08
Technology happened, I think. The Viet Nam war happened. Watergate. Tony Blair, for cryin out loud! lol Who knows, but you're right, things certainly did change. Our innocence went the way of the dinosaurs. Top Cat was great, but I've of course never heard of Captain Pugwash. He sounds like a barrel of laughs, though. I love double entendres and can be easily entertained by them. Well, I have to go pet my kitty now.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Feb 08
I have always loved the Pink Panther he is my all time favourite character, I love him, he is sooooooooo funny, yet I actually feel very sad for him, sometimes he gets a raw deal and the things that happen to him, bless him! I had a couple of videos years ago full of episodes, every episode was Pink..... Pink.... Pink.... I also liked Droopy that dog, you can't help but love him bless! Did you hear me howling on the 20th? I done ya proud xxx
• United States
25 Feb 08
Oh, honey, I did hear you!!! Did you hear me, 'cause I was howling all the way down my street, on my bicycle! That was such an incredible night, Wolfie! What a moon. Almost as lovely as yours.............. I'm a huge fan of the Pink Panther too, Wolfie, always have been. And Droopy Dog, someone else mentioned him, but I can't think of who. It might have been in "real"life, actually, I was talking about this a day ago or so. Hmmmmmmm.
• United States
25 Feb 08
My #1 guy of all time is none other than Goofy. Rafiki (the baboon from Lion King) comes a close second, tied equally with the Grinch. I love the Smurfs, Daffy Duck is awesome, G.I. Joe was great in his prime, and the Transformers came along at the perfect time in my life. There were plenty of cartoons and characters that I've loved through my life, some very early and some only recently, but they are all great for their own reasons.
• United States
26 Feb 08
jessigirl, I have to say, you have mighty good taste when it comes to cartoon characters. There is no one like Goofy, you've just gotta love him. My favorite thing about him is his voice, I think. Millions of voice parodies have been modeled on him. Well, maybe not millions, but a whole lot. I love that you mention the Grinch, too. Dr. Seuss is, well, pffft, you clearly know. And that particular character is pretty compelling to me. Love that tiny but malleable heart.... Ha! GI Joe! Loved playing with him and Barbie. Ken was there sometimes, but they usually kicked him out. No balls. You've given me quite a few laughs with your comment, jessi and I'm so glad you stopped in. Come around anytime, darlin.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I love all the ones you mentioned. I always tell my boys that we only has Saturday morning for cartoons, but ours were WAY better than the junk they watch now. I even got them hooked on Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry. My favorite character of all time would be Taz.. he is sooo cute. I also loved Captain Caveman, Jabber Jaws, Mighty Mouse, Popeye, and so many more..lol. I am pretty sure the "animal" you remember guarding sheep is Sam Sheepdog with Ralph Wolf.. lol it was from Looney Tunes I think.. here's a link ..let me know if it's the one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Sheepdog_and_Ralph_Wolf
• United States
26 Feb 08
That was a great link, Mishe! I tried so hard to think of him, but I couldn't come up with it. Until I talked with a friend last night, who gifted me with the answer, I was going a little crazier. I really liked that Sam. So big, so quiet, calm, collected. But, WHAM, when he needed to make a point. Hmmm, wish my fist was that big.......... You know, I think you're the first one to mention Taz. Strange, I would have thought he might be one of the first ones named, but, guess not. Hmmm, wonder what that means? Maybe Bugs will put us on his couch.
@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Whoa quite a few responses already! (smile) Well I'm not really a baby boomer, (I'm still a "young 'un", but I did grow up with all the cartoons mentioned. Don't really have a fav off the top of my head. Always loved Bugs tho. It's kind of a shame to compare today's cartoons with the old classics. Nothing alike at all! Thank goodness for cable and satellite though, my kids can watch the good ole classics on Boomerang (a side channel of Cartoon Network - may have to pay extra to get it - we do). And thankfully they LIKE the old cartoons too. So it's nice to know they're getting a dose of the good stuff in amongst the new stuff. -Tink
• United States
25 Feb 08
I agree. It is nice that they are able to watch some of the old stuff as well as the new. The new stuff certainly has it's place, and I'm sure it makes more sense to them, in this technological world, but it leaves me cold. I'm too old-school, I guess. Ah, well, such is life. :) And although you are indeed a youngun, you have made a lovely place here in my discussion and I'm tickled that you decided to come here. Thank you, you've given me yet another smile!
• United States
25 Feb 08
"Here I come to save the Day!" -- Mighty Mouse. Nostalgia, when it sets in, you know you're old. :)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Oh yeah, so true, my fellow Mouse lover. But, see, only the oldies would be drawn to this one, darlin, it was my intention, not to discriminate, no, not at all, but I wanted the boomers, my generation, and their memories. It can really take you back, and if you let yourself go ahead and float into it, it's a lot of fun, dreamy, and leaves you feeling good. .....rather nice place to be, yes?