For those of you not paying meticulous attention, this particular day should be said with the emphasis of Five Golden Rings. I know it's a little harder to keep track when the number stays the same every day. I also know this means I am not done until Boxing Day... I might even finish the 27th, just to be contrary... see, I had a guest the day I should have started and I didn't want to be rude by demanding he put his post in Twelvsies...
Now cartoons weren't on my original list, but Jennee at Cheap Therapy is having a blogfest, and because it fit with the cadence of what I am doing... *shifty* Seriously though... I was a latch-key kid and watched HOURS AND HOURS of cartoons... I KNOW cartoons! (and have strong opinions, if you can imagine...)
So first, let me recap where we are in the song, so you don't lose track again.
On the Twelve Days of Twelvsies, her Tartness gave to you....
12 Twelving Twelvsies
12 Things Amusing
12 Lovely Man Butts
12 Lame Excuses
12 TBR Books
12 True Confessions
…... 12 Fab Car-toons!
Okay... not lost anymore, right?
Now TO IT! (mostly, the closer to the bottom, the more I loved them)
Loony Tunes Dog, Cat, Bird stuff... Tweetie, Sylvester... but especially that big bulldog and the worlds cutest big-eyed kitten...
I know it was only seasonal, but I am going to start off with Peanuts. There were things I didn't like (Lucy was always mean, Sally was always annoying, Charlie Brown always was picked on—yes, I was a sensitive kid) but could you BEAT Snoopy? Not really. And I love both Linus and Peppermint Patty.
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show: Mostly I just like Moose. Squirrel is bossy and make nice hat. [said in best Natasha voice] and now, let me pull a rabbit out of my hat... And oh, for the days to not recognize the anti-Russian propaganda for what it was.
Winnie the Pooh!: Oddly, I think this was on too early to watch as a kid, but when Mr. Tart was still only Sirius Black and we were first living together, we used to watch this on Saturday morning sometimes... And then when I had kids I bought a video... I ADORE Poo... though actually, it is Tigger I love... and Eeyore and his gloomy ways...
Jetson's: I think what sold me on this one was Judy... the TEENAGER.
Pink Panther: I'm not sure why I loved this so much... mighta been the music... maybe it was just that the Pink Panther seemed to have so much style...
Flintstones: This was my favorite REALLY early! In fact when I was 4 and my friend Gary's mom used to babysit me after nursery school we used to want to PLAY Flintstones, but Gary and I inevitably fought over who got to be Pebbles... I claimed it as the GIRL. He claimed it as the RED HEAD. (notice nobody wanted to be Wilma—also a girl red head). But this remained an after school favorite clear up until I had sports after school, so MANY years.
Land of the Lost: now this wasn't, strictly speaking, a cartoon, but in the definition of Saturday morning children's programming it fits, so I am including it, as, other than Scooby, it was my FAVORITE
ALSO not a cartoon, but watched before school with the cartoons: Little Rascals/Our Gang. Sure, it was OLD, but I adored the love triangle with Darla, Spanky and Alfalfa. (are you mocking me?) Seriously, I loved this.
Scooby Doo: Now I am talking BEFORE all that Scrappy nonsense... And I admit to wanting to be DAPHNE, not Velma... yes, I was a shallow child... I loved the mix of mystery and silliness (hello, future Cozy mystery writer)... and that Shaggy and Scooby were always hungry...
Not just Bugs Bunny... Bugs Bunny in DRAG!: Oh, I admit I get endless chuckles out of missing the left turn at Albuquerque and I love Bugs tricking Daffy into telling Elmer, “I INSIST that you shoot me now,” but what I REALLY like is Bugs in a dress... in fact my favorite episode ever is the Bugs Bunny Opera. (honorable Loony Tunes mention for Ralph and Sam—LOVE that set-up... that it's only a job. The sheep disappearing into a hole in the ground is just icing.) But the innuendo in Bugs... the stuff you didn't get until you were older... I ADORE Bugs...
You may notice my lack of superfriends... not my thing... I was a girlie girl who liked furry animals...
What were your favorite cartoons as a kid? Now?