It's saddening to discover that every show I once liked is off air, deeply hated by others, or never to be released
on DVD. It's even worse when I discovered that my little sister doesn't enjoy toons like I once did, but instead is
watching tripe like "That's So Raven" or "Zoey 101". I watched "Full House" and "Clarissa Explains It All" a few times, but
they were in reruns by 1999, and at least they had SOME plot.
I forget what episode this was from, but Danny kept drinking coffee and was going a tad crazy, Joey had hurt
his neck and sat in this bar and it seemed he was staring at this tough guy, and Stephanie did something. This taught a generation
of kids to say, "How Rude!" like Steph.
Well, the most that "Zoey 101"'s taught my sister is how to say "OmiGAWD", "Stanky" and how to complain and
be a total biotch. My sister's five, you know. This isn't good for her.
Here are my childhood picks, or as many I could put up without breaking the 'Net:
Anybody who was alive in the 90's and had a soul watched this. I won't explain any of it, as everyone I know
is familiar with it, but it ran when I was 4 and went to the YMCA for daycare. I still remember a full episode, "Blue Collar
Scrooge", that one where Scrooge has a head injury and thinks he's a factory worker, and he sees what his workers go through.
Also in that, he dated Fenton Crackshell's mother. Don't ask.
This ran on Family, a Canadian network, 1995-1996. I'll be bringing them up later.
This is the 2nd longest running Disney Afternoon show, and it had one of the catchiest theme songs on Earth.
I did watch this, but I don't remember much. I remember Honker and Gosalyn spying, two frames from that futuristic episode,
and remembering how I despized Gosalyn a little because of how I though she sounded too much like a boy.
Stop looking at me like that. I was three.
In 2005, I bought two old Disney Adventure mags from 1992 and 1993. They had DW comics. I went all wacky-tobaccy
fan-ey. I recovered three months later.
Again, ran on Family 1994-1996.
Stop laughing, you insensitive buttholes. I actually LIKED this show when I was 5 or 6. Yes, it had Urkel doing
the voices of the three hedgehogs. [We kids thought they were three DIFFERENT people! We were fooled! Or really dumb.] Yes,
it has nothing to do with the SEGA games. [So what?] The show was originally a French cartoon, but DiC of America saw it and
said, "OO LOOK AT TEH SONIC TOON! WE DUB IT WIF URKEL AN GET LOTS O THE MONEY!" SatAM was a breadwinner, you know. Anyhow,
being a child, your idea of "older" is "five years". I though Sonic, Sonia and Manik were 9. They qualified as "big kids".
This is similar to when I though my parents were 20 and my grandparents 40. I was off by a yard, but I did make them feel
The triplet hedgehogs were constantly trying to find their mother, the queen of Mobius. They were all royalty.
Robotnik was there, too. He didn't sound like the psycho in SatAM, or the Brit in AoSTH. He had a normal-but-sorta-crazy voice.
Instead of Snively, Scratch or Grounder, there were Sleet and Dingo. Sleet was this tall wolf who sounded like The Brain with
a nose problem, and Dingo was an orange THING that "looked like he popped steroids" [According to Gianni, one of my old friends.]
and digged Sonia. Knuckles was there, too, but he didn't sound like he did in the games. He sounded like a 13-year-old, which
didn't matter back then. [Oh, his great-grandfather Athair was there, too, but they drew him as a beatnik.]
Little story: This was tops at a daycare I went to, "Lorna's". Lorna was a psycho who wouldn't give us our drinks
at lunch until we finished every BLASTED PIECE OF HER BLOODY DRY MACARONI, and kept the TV locked on Teletoon, because it
was 'safe'. Sonic Underground was the one show we all agreed on. While the little kids slept, Becky, Colton, Gianni, Ramona
and her sister [Whose name I sadly forget] and I would sit in that tiny TV room and watch the show. But one day the worst
Sonia kissed Knuckles.
Do you KNOW what that sort of thing was to a group of 3-7 year olds? PURE HORROR. We could sit through the songs,
we could handle anything but that. So anyway, the entire romance scene [Including diologue] was probably 4 seconds
long, and it was at the end of the episode. Gianni and Colton screamed "NOOOOOO". I joined in. Becky joined in. The twins
started. My brother and Brodie woke up. Now you have a room fulla screamin' kids. Lorna came in and yelled at us.
"Stop screaming, dammit, all of you!!"