Nostalgia: Forgotten 80’s/90’s Cartoons
So what does everyone remember when someone mentions 80’s cartoons? Typically you’d hear twentysomethings mention Inspector Gadget, Ninja Turtles, He-Man and Transformers etc etc. But what about all those other weekday afternoon and saturday morning cartoons?? Those ones that you loved at the time, but probably rates so well and have gotten lost as we have gotten older and wiser more jaded.
DEGOURGET’s takes a trip back over the often forgotten animated memories.
We’ve got TEN GLORIOUS VIDEOS after the jump.
I’m not going to bother with a synopsis of each show – since its made pretty clear in all these videos that it was mandatory back then to CLEARY STATE THE PREMISE IN A VOICEOVER of each show in its opening sequence.
1. The Mysterious Cities of Gold
“The opening song to this show brings back wonderfully painful childhood memeories. This show went on for ages, but I often wondered what the hell was the fixation with finding the damn cities of gold. They already have a GIANT CONDOR MADE OF GOLD THAT FLIES THEM ANYWHERE. Greedy freaking bastards.”
2. Gummi Bears
“This was one trippy freaking show, especially from Disney. I mean, c’mon, they drink “Secret Juice” and they start bouncing around like they are on acid.”
“I completely forgot about this show until the other day when my mate was trying to remind me about a cartoon with a guy-like-robocop-except-hes-a-black-man. That was a pretty weird explanation, but it instantly brought back memories.”
“Bravestar was my hero. I wanted his horse. I wanted to be him. I do remember forcing myself to cry in attempt to get my mother to buy me the official Bravestar Gun and Cowboy Hat set. Hey this was pretty original for its time: A Sci-fi western. Cowboys with frickin lazers!”
5. Count Duckula
“I swear Duckula still appears in my dreams sometimes. This was an odd show. I still don’t get why they were all birds. I know someone who is pretty scared of birds. I wonder what she’d think of UNDEAD VAMPIRE BIRDS.”
6. Samurai Pizza Cats
“I loved this show, but I was always confused about its cultural elements. I mean they are cats, who are like ninjas, who have Italian names and serve pizza. But they call them samurais. God it confused me.”
“The older kids used to rave about Thundercats, I do remember watching it. But I remember this Follow up, Silverhawks, much more clearly. The animation still looks good by today’s standards. So shiny.”
8. Bumpety Boo
“This is pretty damn obscure. I’ve only ever met one other person as an adult that remembers this. It was very Japanese. And the car was freakily alive. I mean, what would it feel like to touch him? Like a horse? a fish? a living metal hotdog?”
9. King Arthur & the Knights of Justice
“I specifically remember this show because of King Arthur’s crazy bling gold armour, which has a built-in crown. And the guitar riff in the intro music is just killer.”
10. Pound Puppies
“Based on that toy line of the same name. No, I actually hated this show, but my sister was obsessed. She got my parents to buy the VHS’s and she would watch, rewind, watch, rewind, watch, rewind until the VCR broke. The opening songs are so deeply ingrained into my memory it hurts. Warning: The song is likely to cause you mental stress with all its barking and bopping and shit.”
Here’s a bonus vid for smokers and Flintstones fans alike.
By popular demand. M.A.S.K.
“I personally remember the toys better than the cartoon itself. In case you ever wondered, M.A.S.K stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand. Wow with a K. This was BEFORE the nineties, five years before. They were ahead of their time. The car was definitely the coolest. Anyway, how come they needed to wear power rangers style helmets to transform??. Also interesting anecdote, this was an American directed cartoon for the American market, but animated in Japan, which kinda explains the cool designs.”
If you remember more than five of these, you either have amazing memory or you were a cartoon addict which has now left you with attention span of no than 10mins (between ad breaks). Leave a comment and mention your lost favourites!!