Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I often told my children when they were growing up, about the cartoons I watched as a child. I often said to them that the cartoons they watched were too violent and that we had nice cartoons. A few weeks ago my sister and I were having the same conversation. We took a walk down memory lane and came up with quite a few nice cartoons that we use to watch. I surfed the Internet to find photos of them. My post was to be how much different cartoons were in my day in relation to how the are now. Much to my surprise they were nothing like I'd said they were and probably worse!. LOL!!! I found only two Worthy of that praise.

These two, Mr. Peabody and his side kick Sherman, I can't remember a time when these two ran into a fight, or right me if I'm wrong.

Or this guy, but he's started a lot of Road Rage opportunities, but fortunately he was so blind he knew nothing about it and escaped unharmed.

Take this nice family, the Jetsons. I can remember that George's boss Mr. Spacely was quite a meanie and there were also a few unpleasant moments between George and Jane.

This group of friends also had their share of fights among each other. Fred and Barnie and sometimes Betty and Wilma. Fred also had a meanie of a boss. I forget his name.

Popeye had more than a few fights over a woman! My Goodness!, what were they feeding us!
Can't recall any fights with this guy, but he looks as though he's having a fight with the piano. And in the back of my mind I slightly recall him with his fist balled up. All in all I think he was a pretty nice guy. But there was a girl in his life, a fight could have broken out but, I guess I really can't remember too much about them.
MIGHTY MOUSE the beginning of the super heroes, this picture shows that he thought a lot of himself.

Even an ant can get in on the game, Atom Ant!. He had quite a bit of fight in him.

Under Dog, I can't remember what made him the underdog, I think it was that he was like Superman\Clark Kent had and mild side before he turned Super Hero to rescue Miss Sweet Polly Purebread. Oh what a man will do for a woman! LOL!!!

This guy, Porky Pig, he also had quite a bit of fight in him, I can remember him in a fight or two

Speedy Gonzales, he was always annoyingly running around town playing cat and mouse.

Well, well, well, the Hillbilly Bears! I'm still not convinced that there wasn't the insinuation of a little profanity.

Tom and Jerry! The fight was on, all day long. Thinking back I get kinda tired, all the running around. I remember once Jerry hit Tom in the face with a skillet and his whole face was in the shape of the skillet and the skillet was in the shape of his face. I remember as a child wanting to do that to someone. I know, Shameful!

Top Cat! I can remember he was sort of a crook, and a slick. Always in trouble with the police.

Last but not least! The Roadrunner, main purpose to just be an annoyance. He sneaks up behind Wally Coyote and just goes Beep! Beep! He scares the crap out of the guy and so begins a continuous mission to kill, judging by all the deadly weapons he uses in order to catch him.

Wally Coyote and all of his ACME products, being shot out of a bow

He never could come up with one that worked

Hi-Powered Skates?


Bow again

Tied himself to a rocket
And shot himself into the side of a mountain, okay persistence has got to deliver something huh? I often found myself wishing that one day he would catch him LOL!!! I mean he worked so hard! I couldn't be the only one, could I? Let me know if you ever wanted the Coyote to catch the road runner. Well this concludes my show of niceness, I guess there nothing new under the sun.
UPDATE!! My friend Sharon informed me that the award celebrates how lovely someone is! That's a pretty nice award and I'm sure it means inside.
Mrs. B also found a translation of the award on the post below to be. THIS BLOG INVEST AND BELIEVES IN THE PROXIMITY ( proximity> noun nearness in space, time, or relationship).


Raxx - A day in the life said...

Fun post Deb!! I for sure wanted the road runner to be caught!! I guess it was the Libra in me crying out for justice and fair play!! and yes he really did work hard!! LOL!!

You know I never did like Olive!! (popeye's girl) I thought she was silly and peabrained! Now I call her something else!! lol!!

Looooved Atom Ant! he could do no wrong for me!

Speedy Gonzales. major annoying!!

See you later, thanks for the trip down cartoon memory lane!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

LOL!! What a funny post. And what great memories of watch cartoons on Saturday mornings with all of my sisters.

I love your tribute to our soldiers and country!!
Hugs, Terrie

Anonymous said...

Hey Dear Deb!!!! I enjoyed your post!!!! I wanted that darn Road Runner to get caught too! Ha! He was a smug little rascal! (LOL)

I loved Mr. Magoo, that's what I call my sister... she drives just like him! (hahahaha)


nikkicrumpet said...

Even as a kid cartoons made me nuts. I could never sit and watch them. I think the only cartoon I could ever watch from start to finish was the one my son got me hooked on called "The Tick" that blue guy and his bunny pal made me laugh! Great post!

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh I love all those old cartoons. Boomerang used to show them on Cable, but now they have all that other crap on there. I love Tom and Jerry...and Scooby Doo.


Brown-Eyes said...

Golly...I am OLD... the only cartoon I remember was in Black & white called "Gumby"...it was pretty pathetic as I recall...LOL
LOVE your GORGEOUS new blog banner.
;-) Bo

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I totallllllly agree with you. Actually, it's so crazy you posted this because this past weekend my hubby was switching the channel and put it on the old school cartoons....we were both shocked at how bad they were...and sexual, too. I guess at the time we were kids not much of it made sense, but wowsers...not for little ones for sure.


PAT said...

Great post, Deb!

This is a little off the cartoon topic but does have something to do with what I watched as a youngster. Jackie Gleason is a legend. The Honeymooners so popular, it's shown even now. But when I think about it...Ralph was an abusive spouse, verbally. I don't watch the show now, but we watched every week when I was growing up and never gave it a thought. I might be one of only a few who thinks this way about the Honeymooners. But it's the way I feel.

Jan Parrish said...

I love Elmer Fudd. I wish he would come out here and get the rabbits that are eating our lawn.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Rofl, you are sure right about how violent some of them were! The coyoter really was trying to kill the roadrunner, but we just thought it was funny. The strange thing is that I don't think viewing any of that led to violence. We all knew it wasn't real! Wonder what happened over the years?


sheila from life @ #17 said...

I'm so sorry but even as a child, Mr Magoo just drove me crazy!!!!!! honestly...just makes me twitch thinkin' about it now...

and I didn't actually want Coyote to catch the Road Runner...I just wanted Coyote to stop being so stupid...

...my favs were Scooby Doo and Josie and the Pussy Cats :)

This Country Girl said...

Oh my goodness, you're right, Deb! I guess we did have some violet, not-so-good ones, didn't we? Thanks for the memories and the pics!


Kathi said...

Oh thanks for the trip down memory lane, Deb. I loved Flintstones and Speedy Gonzales. I watched all of those over and over again on Sat. mornings. Still would if I could. Hugs, Kathi

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Deb, Great post! I, like you, would have thought "our" cartoons were so much friendly & better than the ones today! Told our kids that too! LOL! ~Rhonda

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-great translation, good of you to look this up!! these cartoons take me back, I loved topcat, the flintstones and tom and jerry!!

Anonymous said...

Boy do those bring back memories. I used to love Top Cat and The Jetsons. Cartoons certainly aren't like they used to be. They used to funny and silly. So much for that.

LeAnn :)

Rue said...

LOL Deb .... It's the same argument our parents had with us about music. Ours had no meaning, but theirs did.... Can you find meaning in Inagodadevida?? LOL


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Hi Deb ~ boy this post sure brings back memories. I think I was in love with Mighty Mouse when I 3! LOL

I am no online much these days at all. My poor blog sits neglected but I do miss your sweet spirit. So I just had to take a moment and let you know.

Colton is doing VERY well. And I know the Lord has him in His hands.

Smiles & blessings,

Sharon said...

That is so funny! I often say that to my kids too. What I don't like about today's cartoons is the animation is not quality and they are just stupid and silly. When my kids were little I let them watch Little Bear and Franklin because they were so sweet and they had a tradition loving nuclear family. A good role model.

hugs, Sharon

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Nnairda's said...

Ha ha! Thanks for taking me back down memory lane. Although I still think the cartoons today are much more violent. I stopped my son from watching Batman because he hit a woman. The Batman would NEVER hit a woman. Maybe shove her and tie her up, but a fist in the face. I'm not so sure.

Good post!


French said...

Just popping in to say thanks;) French

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! I used to love the Jetsons and Flinstones! My kids love those older cartoons, especially the old Hannah Barberra cartoons like Top Cat and Loopy de Loop.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have a Fashion Friday post this week set to post at 6:00 a.m.! I think Fashion Friday is a lot of fun!


Mrs. B said...

Hi again! I just wanted to let you know that I have a fashion post up, so if you want participants for Fashion Friday, let me know and I'll link back to your post. Hope you have a great Friday!

Anonymous said...

I really liked reading this post and remembering saturday mornings eating sugary cereal and watching real cartoons that were funny, not like todays. My favorite was the Coyote, everything he tried would fail, yet he would never give up. Wasn't his name Wile E. by the way?