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The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:11 am

Let's discuss our favorite toy-marketing vehicles, errr.. '80s cartoons.

Transformers
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G.I. Joe


Thundercats


Silverhawks


Snorks


Others?
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:20 am

Nothing beats the Transformers. G.I. Joe was close, but the Transformers kill all. Optimus Prime was a bitch though. It was always about Megatron!

Don't forget about Voltron too.
 
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:22 am

Oh yes to name but a few...

Thundercats


He Man


Dungeons & Dragons


Wacky Races


Ulysses 31


Back in the days when cartoons were good, not like the shite the kids nowadays watch.

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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:25 am

When I have kids, they will not watch crap like Sponge Bon etc. I am currently collecting all the classic Cartoons on DVD. I have the first 2 Seasons of the Transformers, all 140 episodes of Tom and Jerry and some of Scooby Doo.
 
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:54 am

What about the Smurfs?


Garfield and Friends

Ghostbusters

Who can forget these guys?


Super Mario Bros. Super Show


Muppet Babies...why couldn't they show Nanny's face??


Richie Rich


Count Duckula


DUCK TALES!


He-Man was also one of my favorites. Seeing these cartoons brings back some memories!

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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 1:57 am

I loved Count Duckula, and lets not forget...



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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 2:06 am

Starblazers, anyone?

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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 2:10 am

My choices:

Smurfs (early)
Scooby Do (early)
He-Man and She-Ra (middle)
Duck Tales (middle)
Ghostbusters (late) SLIMERRRRR!
Thundercats (late)


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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 2:51 am

Roadrunner!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 2:54 am

Roadrunner (and Scooby Doo for that matter) wasn't in the 80's genius'.
 
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 2:55 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 9):
Roadrunner!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Roadrunner first came out in the early '60s. I believe the criteria is for cartoons that first debuted in the '80s.
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 3:14 am

Quoting September11 (Reply 9):
Roadrunner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ummm riiiiiiiiiiight. Why don't you throw in the Flintstones and basically all of the Mickey Mouse cartoons and Looney Toons.

All of the above rocked. Damn we got scammed by the cartoons.
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 3:21 am

The Jetsons!!! hehe

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 4):
Muppet Babies...why couldn't they show Nanny's face??

I have asked myself that question. Probably she was ugly.
 
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RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

Thu May 12, 2005 3:23 am

All of those mentioned, plus:

  • Heathcliffe & the Cadillac Cats

  • Defenders of the Earth


  • She-Ra: Princess of Power


  • Garfield & Friends


  • The Legend of Zelda (part of the already-mentioned SuperMario Bros. Super Show)


  • Slimer & the Real Ghostbusters (the series most people are familiar with)


  • Ghostbusters (totally different series than the above, with the gorilla)
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    Thu May 12, 2005 3:25 am

    http://www.nfmh.is/~atlividar/video/fsp_101.mov
    This is for all you He-Man fans out there (I didn't know he could also sing Silly )

    Just click on the link and the clip should load automatically.
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    Thu May 12, 2005 3:28 am

    Glad to see Garfield and Friends being mentioned... that was always my favorite, except for the U.S. Acres stuff that went with it. I still like that show. I picked it up a while ago (several episodes on dvd), along with my favorite non-cartoon show-- MacGyver.
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    Thu May 12, 2005 3:32 am

    Quoting Greyhound (Reply 15):
    along with my favorite non-cartoon show-- MacGyver

    We like MacGyver too.

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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 4:22 am

    Transformers was good, I also liked Thundercats.

    Speaking of cartoons, is it me or has the whole Saturday morning cartoon thing gone out the window? When I was a kid, almost every major network had nothing but cartoons from 6am-noon every saturday. I'm thinking I might do the same as KROC and start collecting them on DVD. As if my future kids are going to watch trading spaces and extreme makeover every Saturday  Yeah sure

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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 4:27 am

    Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 4):
    why couldn't they show Nanny's face??

    ...same thing with Dr. Claw on Inspector Gadget

    Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 17):
    is it me or has the whole Saturday morning cartoon thing gone out the window?

    Makes sense though.... in the days of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toon Disney, and the like; what's the point of filling Saturday morning programming with cartoons when you can be advertising to adults?
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    Thu May 12, 2005 4:33 am

    Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 17):
    almost every major network had nothing but cartoons from 6am-noon every saturday

    Ah, those were the days! Saturday morning cartoons were the best. Sitting on the couch, big bowl of Capt'n Crunch and hours of cartoons.

    There were so many that I loved watching, can't list them all, but check this out...

    http://www.80scartoons.net/
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    Thu May 12, 2005 4:51 am

    Danger Mouse
    Inspector Gadget
    Hulk Hogan's Rockin' Wrestling
     
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 4:55 am

    Not a cartoon, but who remembers Trapdoor?



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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 4:58 am

    Truth be told, the cartoons of the '80s were dirt in comparison to ones of the '70s and earlier.  stirthepot 
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    Thu May 12, 2005 5:03 am

    Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
    Truth be told, the cartoons of the '80s were dirt in comparison to ones of the '70s and earlier.

    Right you are! I started watching cartoons about 1966...
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    Thu May 12, 2005 5:06 am

    Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
    Truth be told, the cartoons of the '80s were dirt in comparison to ones of the '70s and earlier.

     old 

    Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 23):
    Right you are! I started watching cartoons about 1966...

     old  old 

    So did I.  Wink
     old  old  old 

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    Thu May 12, 2005 5:09 am

    Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
    Truth be told, the cartoons of the '80s were dirt in comparison to ones of the '70s and earlier.

    Right you are! I started watching cartoons about 1966...
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 5:22 am

    Hey TriStar: Boy you are getting  old . You just double posted six minutes apart. What, did you get a phone call at work just as you posted the first time, and then you couldn't remember whether you posted? Wink

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    Thu May 12, 2005 5:22 am

    ....also have something of a physical-fitness theory on this, hear me out:

  • ITEM 1:
    In the 70s/80s, cartoons (for boys) centered around built-ass MoFos who didn't take crap from no one, shot the crap out of their enemies, and at the end of the day learned a valuable lesson.

    E.g.: Thundercats, GI Joe, He-Man, etc

    Pretty much every weekday afternoon and Saturday morning after these shows aired; my cousins, friends, and I would go outside, grab our weapons, and act out the plot for hours on end. Lotta exercise, and kept us busy with fresh air.



  • ITEM 2:
    In the 90s/00s, cartoons centered around these odd not-even-human-looking thingies, guns/fighting/combat were taboo, and the plots basically revolved around fart jokes, random gross-outs, and character stupidity. (E.g., SpongeBob Squarepants; Ed, Edd, and Eddy; etc)



    ....point is, they wonder why children of the 90s+ are fat as f^ck and toting guns to school? Heck, they never got to get all of that stuff outta themselves during Saturday mornings!

    Crazy, I know-- but I do often wonder if it doesn't bear some heavy validity.
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 5:39 am

    I think no one has mentioned this one.... Mighty Mouse!! And dont forget Tom and Jerry.
     
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 5:40 am

    Eh? What was that Logan? Where am I?!?!?

    Wait? Isn't it time for Johny Quest? Where the hell is my Quisp and Quake cereal?!??!?
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    Thu May 12, 2005 5:59 am

    This one may have been started in the 70s, but I watched it as a young child on my friend's cable TV ... FAT ALBERT!
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 6:19 am

    Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 28):
    And dont forget Tom and Jerry.

    ...you're nearly a half-century too late on that one.

    Tom & Jerry have been chasing each other around since 1939.
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    Thu May 12, 2005 7:48 pm

    Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 17):
    Speaking of cartoons, is it me or has the whole Saturday morning cartoon thing gone out the window? When I was a kid, almost every major network had nothing but cartoons from 6am-noon every saturday. I'm thinking I might do the same as KROC and start collecting them on DVD. As if my future kids are going to watch trading spaces and extreme makeover every Saturday

    I agree. Saturday morning cartoon's are a joke these days. You can't even sit down and catch Looney Tunes anywhere. My kids will get to enjoy real cartoons no matter what it costs me.  Wink

    Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 28):
    I think no one has mentioned this one.... Mighty Mouse!! And dont forget Tom and Jerry



    Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 31):
    Tom & Jerry have been chasing each other around since 1939.

    Actually ConcordeSlater. Tom and Jerry have been chasing each other since the late '40's. I have the entire collection including years made on DVD.
     
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    Thu May 12, 2005 8:02 pm

    Quoting KROC (Reply 32):
    agree. Saturday morning cartoon's are a joke these days. You can't even sit down and catch Looney Tunes anywhere. My kids will get to enjoy real cartoons no matter what it costs me.

    Same problem in the UK - unfortunately all those great Loony Toons and Tom and Jerry cartoons seem to have disappeared as they are deemed to be far too violent for today's kids - ridiculous if you ask me, didn't do my generation any harm.
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    Thu May 12, 2005 8:08 pm

    Indeed, instead of He Man and the likes in the UK, we now have Dick and Dom and MOM or whatever it is.
    Even Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a classic compared to this trash
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    Thu May 12, 2005 8:31 pm

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    Thu May 12, 2005 10:58 pm

    Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 29):
    Wait? Isn't it time for Johny Quest? Where the hell is my Quisp and Quake cereal?!??!?

    Served with a Tang chaser.  Wink
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 11:23 pm

    And some of those Pillsbury "Space Snack" sticks....
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 11:28 pm

    Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 21):
    Not a cartoon, but who remembers Trapdoor?

    Trapdoor is pure genius - really really funny. Willie Rushton is hilarious.
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Thu May 12, 2005 11:59 pm

    What about the cartoon series "Mask Crusaders".
    That show was pretty famous afaik. I had alot of Mask toys when I was younger.
     
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    Fri May 13, 2005 12:00 am

    Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 37):
    And some of those Pillsbury "Space Snack" sticks....

    So that's who made them. I thought they were called Space Food Sticks. Who knows, maybe that's what my older brother refered to them as.
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 1:01 am

    Was I the only person who watched:

    David The Gnome



    and...

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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 1:08 am

    I remember mask. They had a motorcycle that turned into a helicopter.
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 1:43 am

    Not a cartoon, but Thomas the Tank Engine was great.

    I loved all those real object animation shows like Wallace and Gromit, Morph etc.

    Must have taken ages to film them.

    http://tv.cream.org/

    Click on themes - there are loads of classic 80's TV show themes on there (mainly for shows that aired in the Uk tho). Even got the Trapdoor theme !!. I have loads of them on my mobile phone as ring tones !!.

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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 1:56 am

    Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 43):
    Not a cartoon, but Thomas the Tank Engine was great.

    I think so! My Mom's friend Karen (who lives in Manchester) would send me Thomas the Tank Engine books when I was little, before it ever got big here in the states.
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 3:18 am

    Quoting KROC (Reply 32):
    Actually ConcordeSlater. Tom and Jerry have been chasing each other since the late '40's

    *buzz* WRONG!

    Tom & Jerry first appeared in a short animation mini-clip on October 12, 1939; and appeared in their first feature cartoon on February 20, 1940 on CBS.

    *smacks Kroc*  Silly

    Quoting TUNisia (Reply 41):
    Was I the only person who watched:
    David The Gnome

    Apparently not, as that's no-doubt CaptainGomes' personal hero.

    That, and I used to refer to my three closely-aged cousins as Pit, Pat, & Holler for the longest time.  Big grin

    Quoting TUNisia (Reply 41):
    Maya The Bee

    ...yeah yeah, I'll admit to all of that.

    Used to watch that, plus The Noozles, The Adventures of the Little Koala, the Lil' Bits, and especially Grimm's Fairy Tales, all the time--- until NickJunior started getting all educational, in the early 90s.  Sad
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 3:20 am

    My fault Fruitcake, they did make their debut in 1940. I had my dates mixed with another.
     
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 3:23 am

    he he he, stupid box-mucher  Big grin
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 3:31 am

    Funny, you munch box too. I remember you telling me about it. Especially since you threw ceran wrap over it first.....
     
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    RE: The Official A.net '80s Cartoon Thread

    Fri May 13, 2005 3:39 am

    ...yeah, but 'least I learned from that mistake-- what's your excuse?  Silly  Yeah sure
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