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Top 10 cartoons (of all time)
Clarion On-line ^ | 8/05 | Dave Young

Posted on 08/04/2005 9:45:02 AM PDT by pissant

THE INFAMOUS CARTOON Southpark is entering it's fifth season of mayhem. This inspired a heated debate over what is the best cartoon ever. After the dust settled this is the list that survived:

10) Smurfs- The childhood cartoon that was filled with miniture blue uhh... smurfs. Everyone has seen this bizzare yet uplifting show

9) Sponge Bob Square Pants- A small yellow piece of foam that recently exploded in popularity. His face is appearing on everything from boxers to bowling balls. Bob, a character that lives in the sea, experiences crazy adventures with his underwater pals. Even older audiences will find the bizarre humor funny; it seems as if either a genius or mental patient created this cartoon.

8) Batman- We all remember from our younger days the caped crusader who kept Gotham City safe. With an arsenal of cool gadgets, the best being the Batmobile, he kicked bad guy butt. The Batcave is also the coolest hideout in superhero history. This cartoon also spun off into a series of major motion pictures.

7) Scooby Doo- Yet another memorable cartoon from our childhood days. Whocould forget Scooby and Shaggy's antics as they searched for the same evil villain in the same haunted house week after week, only to have Fred unmask the monster at the end of each episode? Their comic capers will go down in history as a model of how to create a great cartoon.

6) Popeye- This little spinach eating man with his stick thin girlfriend Olive Oil is a classic. The old black and white versions have been around since 1929. One of the most unlikely heroes, Popeye has found himself in many a jam, only to pop open a can of spinach and prevail time and time again.

5) Loony Toons- Everything from Bugs Bunny to Wyle E. Coyote falls in this category. Warner Brothers hit the jackpot when they created this slew of characters, which have entertained America for years, as well as being marketed all over the world.

4) Flintstones- As first cartoon to ever be in primetime, the Flintstones set a precedent for a new generation of cartoons. It would not only entertain children, but adults as well, with a new style of comedy. Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, and Dino continue to entertain generation after generation.

3)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- One of the most popular cartoons of the 90's. These pizza loving genetically altered turtles battled the evil Shredder with martial arts taught to them by their leader Splinter, a giant rat. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, the turtles, became an icon producing an action figure line that continues to this day, and three major motion pictures.

2) South Park- The foul mouth foursome known as Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, and Stan has, for better or worse, undoubtedly changed cartoon history. Where else can you watch a towel get high, or Kenny die a hundred different ways? It has been the most controversial cartoon ever, with its nothing's sacred attitude. It launched a movie that was, of course, rated R. Few can't admit this cartoon is hilarious.

1) Simpsons- Who else could crown such a list? This dysfunctional family has entertained America for over a decade and shows no signs of stopping. Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie along with the town of Springfield revolutionized the way cartoons are viewed. With humor geared more toward adults than children the show stormed primetime fox becoming one of the most popular shows ever. The show is everywhere from action figures to classes on college campuses. It is hands down the number one cartoon ever.


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Darn. I'd put Woody Woodpecker and King of the Hill on the list and dump the Simpsons and Batman!!
1 posted on 08/04/2005 9:45:02 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Ah hello?

Jonny Quest?


2 posted on 08/04/2005 9:46:54 AM PDT by mad puppy ( "He's with me!" And I'm with W.)
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To: pissant

Teenage Mutant Toy COmmercial higher than Looney Tunes? Who made this list, Stevie Wonder?


3 posted on 08/04/2005 9:47:25 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they'll be when you kill them."-Wm. Clayton)
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To: mad puppy

Yes, Jonny Quest! And lose the stupid Smurfs too!


4 posted on 08/04/2005 9:47:36 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

What about Hong Kong Phooie?
Pink Panther?
Choco-Bots Adventure Hour?


5 posted on 08/04/2005 9:47:39 AM PDT by Holicheese (Timmy like windmills!)
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To: pissant

Mr. Ant, how could you possibly overlook Rocky and Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Dudley Dooright, and Mr. Peabody and the wayback machine?


6 posted on 08/04/2005 9:48:48 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: pissant

Jonnie Quest rocked. What about Ren And Stimpie?
Beavis and Butthead.


7 posted on 08/04/2005 9:48:51 AM PDT by Holicheese (Timmy like windmills!)
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To: pissant

8 posted on 08/04/2005 9:49:57 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: pissant
Bullwinkle.

Bugs.

9 posted on 08/04/2005 9:50:11 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dashing Dasher; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; MamaTexan; teenyelliott; linkinpunk; colorcountry; ..

PING


10 posted on 08/04/2005 9:51:27 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Um... the Smurfs were Communist propaganda. Even as a kid I had a visceral dislike for it, it wasn't until years later that I learned why.


11 posted on 08/04/2005 9:51:38 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Free Michael Graham!)
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To: pissant

>>(South Park) "Few can't admit this cartoon is hilarious. "<<

Count me among the few.


12 posted on 08/04/2005 9:52:10 AM PDT by SerpentDove
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To: pissant

What about the Animaniacs? "Hellloooo Nurse!!"


13 posted on 08/04/2005 9:52:18 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: pissant
Ahem...


14 posted on 08/04/2005 9:52:20 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Holicheese

Never heard of Choco-bots. But I loved the Pink Panther!


15 posted on 08/04/2005 9:52:27 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Hot Wheels.
Skyhawks.
Kimba the Lion.
Speed Racer.


16 posted on 08/04/2005 9:52:35 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: pissant

I was always partial to Underdog.

I have on vhs the episode where he meets The Flaming Groovies.


17 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:12 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("For the day of the Lord is great and very awesome, who can endure it?" Joel2:11)
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To: Enterprise

Excellent. I loved all of those.!!!

Don't forget El Kabong!


18 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:21 AM PDT by pissant
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To: eyespysomething

This, combined with the card-carrying southerner thread have me wondering if maybe it's Friday.

Pop-eye should be higher on the list. South Park should be higher on the list. Bullwinkle should be there. TMNT doesn't belong, neither does Smurfs. IMHO.


19 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:42 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Mathews

20 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:42 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Holicheese

I never liked Ren & Stimpy. But Beavis and Butthead were VERY funny!


21 posted on 08/04/2005 9:54:00 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant; Holicheese

22 posted on 08/04/2005 9:55:28 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: pissant

Any thing from Jay Ward Studios has to be right up there. Simple animation, boffo writing!


23 posted on 08/04/2005 9:55:51 AM PDT by llevrok (Semper Conservitatus)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Tom & Jerry to me were a rip off of Sylvester and Tweety. But I still sat glued to the TV watching 'em! BTW, this is the best character of all time!


24 posted on 08/04/2005 9:56:18 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Mr. Mojo

Should have been the top 2!!


25 posted on 08/04/2005 9:56:36 AM PDT by pissant
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To: thoughtomator

Fortunately, I was too old to watch the Smurfs. The little I did see sucked!


26 posted on 08/04/2005 9:57:15 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant; peacebaby
Thinks for the ping sweetie... I'm with you on Scooby Doo..loved them as a kid

also loved School House Rock!!!!
27 posted on 08/04/2005 9:57:49 AM PDT by PaulaB (GRITS = Girls Raised In The South <; ))
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To: SerpentDove

LOL. I've only seen a couple episodes of Southpark. It was funny, but not to my tastes.


28 posted on 08/04/2005 9:57:59 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Mathews

You win, Animaniacs were great! I also used to love Mighty Mouse and I miss the Speedy Gonzalez cartoons.


29 posted on 08/04/2005 9:58:44 AM PDT by Millee (Earth First! We'll log the other planets later!)
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To: PaulaB

Conjunction, junction, what's your function? ;)


30 posted on 08/04/2005 9:58:46 AM PDT by EX52D
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To: Mathews
The what??? Now this is a classic!


31 posted on 08/04/2005 9:59:05 AM PDT by pissant
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To: darkwing104

I think Daffy is included in the Looney Toons group!


32 posted on 08/04/2005 9:59:42 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Star Blazers


33 posted on 08/04/2005 9:59:43 AM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: pissant

"Well Mr. Ant, I'm a cartoon, and I'm definitely a 10."

34 posted on 08/04/2005 9:59:45 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: Millee
I miss the Speedy Gonzalez cartoons.

You can see them on DVD and on Boomerang, the companion network to Cartoon Network.

35 posted on 08/04/2005 10:00:11 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: baltodog

I only recognize Speed Racer. The others are a mystery to me!


36 posted on 08/04/2005 10:00:17 AM PDT by pissant
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To: EX52D
Exactly...

I'm just a bill..yes I'm only a bill

This is why all of us turned out so well...School House Rock
37 posted on 08/04/2005 10:00:37 AM PDT by PaulaB (GRITS = Girls Raised In The South <; ))
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

I forgot about Underdog. Sweet Polly Purebread was a hottie!!!


38 posted on 08/04/2005 10:00:45 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Pyro7480

The great Cornholio!!!


39 posted on 08/04/2005 10:01:17 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

How 'bout Felix the Cat (and his bag of tricks)?


40 posted on 08/04/2005 10:03:09 AM PDT by EX52D
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To: pissant

41 posted on 08/04/2005 10:03:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's code and found a terrorist message.)
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To: PaulaB

Roadrunner.

BEEP BEEP!


42 posted on 08/04/2005 10:04:36 AM PDT by peacebaby (Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty.)
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To: pissant
The Simpsons is PLAYED OUT

my 2 favs are

1.) Well, I mean, you know 2.) King of the Hill

Bump for you eventhough you have the Simpsons ahead of my beloved South Park

43 posted on 08/04/2005 10:04:44 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Darkwolf377

ROFL. Not me!!!


44 posted on 08/04/2005 10:04:47 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Let us not forget the animated Star Trek series.


45 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:19 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (Fatiser Visus)
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To: llevrok
Any thing from Jay Ward Studios has to be right up there. Simple animation, boffo writing!

Amen! And where's Roger Ramjet, King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead, anything from the Van Buren studios (esp. "Sunshine Makers") and Ub Iwerks, the Fleischer Superman cartoons, etc. , etc.?
46 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:22 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: llevrok

What is Jay Ward Studios?


47 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:37 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Mathews
Animaniacs was one of the most creative cartoons of all time.

What about Family Guy, Futurama, and King of the Hill

48 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:46 AM PDT by Military family member (Colts are in camp)
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To: pissant
I liked Tom and Jerry better than Sylvester and Tweety :)

I liked the Wonder Twins too.

WONDER TWIN POWERS...ACTIVATE!

49 posted on 08/04/2005 10:06:18 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: PaulaB; peacebaby

I'm sure Peacebaby had a crush on Shaggy! ;o)


50 posted on 08/04/2005 10:06:27 AM PDT by pissant
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