This post stems from a short conversation I was having in a blog I follow, Beaten Into Submission. He had posted about insomnia and threw some Ren and Stimpy in there.
I *squee’d* silently inside.
Ren and Stimpy = Happy Happy Joy Joy
I was instantly thrown on the time machine and I was a teenager again. I remember I used to wait and stay up to watch me some Ren and Stimpy. I even named my hamster Stimpy because I loved them so much. The humor of these guys were so unique, sometimes gross and included a lot of bodily functions but man….it was hilarious!
And of course who could ever forget when something…came out of Stimpy’s butt….
Ren and Stimpy aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to about 1996, the exact years I was a teen. Now, they are only on YouTube and I will neither confirm nor deny I have a Playlist that consists of just Ren and Stimpy cartoons.
However, my hair conditioner is rightly named Happy Happy Joy Joy…No Joke
Those who simply read that, know exactly the kind of humor I’m talking about. I actually didn’t watch it as much as others but I still appreciated the humor. They really don’t make cartoons like this anymore. Also, around my teen years, Beavis and Butthead were exactly what the average teen was thought to be.
My favorite is when Butthead starts choking on a piece of chicken and Beavis thinks he needs to lick his…ahem…well see for yourself.
Beavis and Butthead originally aired from 1993-1997
Ah…the Warner Brothers….and Sister!
I couldn’t even BEGIN to pick a favorite. I loved these guys so much I would record them on my parents VCR every afternoon. I had about 5 video tapes of just about all the shows. That was back in 1993. I made the mistake of lending those tapes to my aunt to let her son watch. I never saw them again 😦
Animaniacs originally aired from 1993-1998
Bugs Bunny and company
Now we are dead set in the 80’s. I was raised on Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the whole Looney Tunes gang. I used to quote their crazy sayings as a kid. My parents thought I was nuts because I would say these random things but I was really quoting from a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
I can still do Marvin the Martian’s voice…..
The antics of Wiley E. Coyote were always good for a laugh. How many times can he botch up a kidnapping? Well, just about over a thousand times!
And by the way, I hate that Road Runner….
I believe my favorite movie of all time features both Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse along with a whole array of other cartoon characters from all across the cartoon board.
And there you have it. A look at the cartoons that made me the smart assed, crazy, Happy Happy Joy Joy person I am today.
Did any of those bring back memories for you?