For majority of my younger years, home was a house in a 10-unit staff quarters with quite the number of friends, mostly age mates to play with and enough open play areas. Back then, our young lives revolved around very few events such as playing ‘Cha Mama na Cha Baba’ and other games, WWE and Tuesday night RAW, exploring the woods around the quarters among other activities but when Cartoon Network was on, nothing else mattered. The moment a Cartoon Network show was being aired on one of the local television stations, we would rush to the nearest house, bundle up on the floor dirty as we were from playing in the dirt and sit so still eyes glued to the screen.
If this is the only Cartoon Network logo you know and remember, your childhood was awesome.
To most it might have been a form of entertainment but to the young me it was so much more. It was a view of the world in so many angles. It was a spectacular escape with so many different lives to chose from.It was the young inventor genius who achieved a great deal in Dexter’s Laboratory, along with his meddling sister Dee Dee whose specialty was ruining it all. It was the art of daily adventures of Scooby Doo and the gang riding along in the Mystery Machine that I now almost always associate with a VW van for the adventure thrill seekers. It was the never-ending world of Looney Tunes. It was the Beep Beep to make way for the Road Runner ,the Wille E. Coyote and their love-hate relationship. It was for the everyday heroes of Townsville and the awesome villain Mojo Jojo in The Power Puff Girls especially the tomboy Buttercup. It was for the one eyed vegan, Popeye, and the spinach gospel . It was the womanizer with both great and terrible luck in his life and very colorful hair, Johnny Bravo. It was for the early stone age residents, Fred and Barney with very good-looking wives and the elephant vacuum in The Flintstones. It was living in space in The Jetsons. It was for the cunning 3 strand haired Eddy, the smart double d and …Ed in Ed, Edd and Eddy. It was for the high achiever weasel in I am Weasel,. It was for Fat Dog Mendoza the obese dog fighting crime in Neighborhood X, for Codename: Kids Next Door, Cow and Chicken, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Camp Lazlo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Samurai Jack who never gave up to evil. It was for Courage, the talking dog with the most mysteriously powerful computer, who always put his life in danger to save anyone and everyone else in the middle of nowhere, Courage the Cowardly Dog. It was for the best friends and sworn enemies Tom and Jerry.
These were some of favorites and thinking back I now better understand them in a greater and different perspective and detail. My life would be different without these shows.Thank you, Cartoon Network.
The Clash of the Classics and the current Cartoon Network.