Throwback: 12 Cartoon Shows That Made Our Childhood Awesome

I grew up in the 90s and these are the cartoons I used to watch!
posted on: Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Back when the Internet wasn’t mainstream yet, we used to sit down and watch TV. We used to love Saturdays so much since we had all day to watch our favorite cartoon shows (after finishing our homeworks).

Lucky kids (like me!) had access to cable TV and binge-watching was the best thing to happen!

To avoid much confusion, I’ll just define cartoon as any 2D animation shows that originate from US and not Japan (anime).

1. The Powerpuff Girls (1998 – 2005)

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup! Though I was a boy I would still watch these girls as they save the city of Townsville against evil villains (especially Mojo Jojo)! The demon ‘Him’ was really creepy!


2. Dexter’s Laboratory (1996 – 2003)

One of my favorites since I have a sister so I can relate with Dexter!


3. Johnny Bravo (1997 – 2004)

Cartoon Network

This cartoon character taught me the important lesson of NOT chasing girls!


4. Rugrats (1991 – 2004)

At first I found it strange that babies and toddlers could talk but I was hooked up after a few episodes! Angelica was sooo annoying!


5. X-Men (1992 – 1997)

Before the mutants had a movie, there was a TV series which ran from 1992 to 1997! I don’t read comics so watching this show was the only to know about the Marvel mutants.


6. Batman: The Animated Series (1992 – 1995)

One of my favorites! Used to watch this on Studio 23 back then! Sad to say, both the show and the are now gone :(


7. The Flintstones (1960 – 1966)

Cavemen doing what cavemen do! YABBA DABBA DOO! I still remember their automobile, it’s powered by legs!


8. Looney Tunes (1930 – 1969, Wow!)

Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester & Tweety, Coyote & Roadrunner… There are just too many characters in Looney Tunes that made us smile and laugh!

That’s all folks!


9. The Transformers (1984 – 1987)

Robots transforming into automobiles and other objects? Why not?

Because of the popularity of this Japanese/American cartoon show (and the original toys), it spawned a movie franchise that earned  worldwide!


10. Tom and Jerry (1940 and still ongoing, counting the newer incarnations)

Ahhh, the lovable mouse, Jerry. Just joking! I actually hate Jerry, he keeps on hurting poor Tom! I don’t care if Tom wants to eat Jerry!


11. Scooby-Doo (1969 and still ongoing, counting the newer incarnations)

Cartoon Network

The first mystery-genre TV show I’d watch before ! Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and of course, Scooby-Doo! Really spooky at times but funny all the time! I just find it strange that Shaggy also loves dog food.

Fun Fact: Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane, one of the largest breed of dog!


12. Spongebob Squarepants


Arguably one of the most popular TV shows on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob Squarepants has been on TV since 1999. I really enjoyed this show in its earlier days, because of how unique each main characters are.

There are rumors that each of the main characters represent the 7 deadly sins:

Pride – Sandy, Anger – Squidward, Lust – SpongeBob (lust could stand for any desire, not just sexual), Envy – Plankton, Gluttony – Gary, Avarice – Mr. Krabs and Sloth – Patrick.

Well, this list isn’t enough to cover every awesome childhood cartoons we used to watch, so feel free to add more!