What’s another word you can think of that’s synonymous with cartoons? Childhood.
Let’s face it, none of us can imagine living the first years of our lives without our asses stuck in front of the television waiting for our favorite 9 P.M. cartoon show. Or probably, we would always look back to rainy Tuesday afternoons after kindergarten class with a bottle of milk in our hands drawn to the world of animated characters that always made us giggle.
Looking back to the good old days, what nostalgia it brings! Are you up to reminisce the kind of entertainment that completed and satisfied the 5-year old you?
Here are the top 10 cartoon shows that made your childhood.
1. Powerpuff girls
Made of sugar, spice, and everything nice! Who could ever forget the three girls who always saved the day? Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup were always ready to kick some ass just to save the world before bedtime!
Well, what else can we say? We always had that love and hate relationship with Mojojojo that made us extra addicted to this show even more.
2. Spongebob Squarepants
Pineapples weren’t just made to feast on the dining table because it was also made to be a house under the sea!
Spongebob Squarepants never failed to always bring out that childhood humor in us. Paired with Patrick Star, we always had fun watching their crazy adventures in Bikini Bottom. And on top of that, how could we ever forget the sarcastic Squidward and the money-faced Mr. Krabs?
Have you finally figured out the secret ingredient to the Krabby Patty? Quick! Hide if before Plankton does.
3. Johnny Bravo
Always up and about to flaunt his perfect hair and chase after girls, yes you got that right- It’s Johnny Bravo!
But even with his firm muscles and ever-awesome black shirt and shades, Johnny Bravo still needed a little help with the ladies.
I bet this is where the 90’s little boys learned first about fitness and masculinity!
4. Tom and Jerry
They always say that when the cat’s away, the mice will play. I don’t think so!
Tom and Jerry was always the perfect duo! Despite running around, chasing each other, and outsmarting the other, Tom and Jerry always had the power to make our 5-year old selves go nuts with laughter through their quirky battles.
Maybe this is where we all learned about the common philosophy- the more you hate, the more you love.
5. Courage the cowardly dog
Well, how ironic it is for a dog named Courage be the most fearful of them all!
With all the eerie scenes and scary monsters that courage always had to face at night time living with an old couple, the show Courage the cowardly dog gave us our first taste of jump scares.
Have you caught them all yet?
Before turning into one of the most famous games, Pokemon was a show that showed us with a little determination, we can be a Pokemaster. With Ash and Pikachu side by side, how they always beat the gym leaders.
How’s your Pokedex coming right up?
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Lala, Po. Who just sung these names in their heads?
Roaming around green fields, these Teletubbies were too adorable to resist. Teaching all about goodness, nursery rhymes, and probably all the fundamentals of childhood learning- Teletubbies will always be the core of happiness and fun for every child.
8. Popeye the Sailor Man
Popeye the Sailor Man has got the bad guys all figured out!
Just with a spoonful of spinach, Popeye gets super strength that helps him save the day as always.
Who remembers loving Spinach just because Popeye ate it? (I bet this is where all kids learned how to eat vegetables)
Other than Courage the Cowardly Dog, here’s another dog who was top 1 with characters getting eaten by fear!
Who could ever forget adventures to the mystic realms and fighting monsters traveling in a truck? Of course not you, Velma.
10. The Wild Thornberrys
Lastly, how about the traveling family that first gave us a taste of the wild in the jungle?
I guess Eliza Thornberry would always be the first one on our list who made us wish we could actually converse with animals. Alongside Donnie the Monkey, Eliza and the rest of the Thornberrys would non-stop penetrate the jungle like the world was their little Safari.
These shows just didn’t make your childhood. They actually made you, YOU.