Here’s a challenge for you — list as many cartoons as you can that you’ve watched in your childhood years under 3 minutes.
Chances are you listed down the still-frequently-talked-about shows like Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and so on. But there are some, if not a lot, of cartoons that we did watch, only our memories failed us when it came to remembering what those shows were actually about.
Here are just some of them.
2 Stupid Dogs
Nope, it isn’t the Ren & Stimpy show, nor is it a carbon copy of it. 2 Stupid Dogs was a milder, more kid-friendly and definitely cuter version that tells of the daily misadventures of a Big Dog and a Little Dog in the city. They often found themselves either in common or in strange situations — like being at a shopping mall or getting stuck in a space shuttle—and their idiocy always led to disastrous results.
Fillmore! was a cartoon parody of police dramas in the 70s and revolved around a Middle School delinquent-turned-safety patroller. Cornelius Fillmore, together with his partner-in-crime Ingrid Third, solved PG-rated crimes like school mascot kidnapping and scooter theft.
Sheep in the Big City
It entertained mature audiences with its sophisticated humor, puns, and fourth-wall violations, so it’s no surprise if you don’t remember anything about this cartoon (you wouldn’t have understood any of the jokes). Sheep in the Big City followed an anthropomorphic sheep that was forced to leave its farm for the city to escape the hands of General Specific and his Sheep-powered ray gun.
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
In the advent of the rising popularity of anime and Japanese culture in Western countries, Cartoon Network took a leap of faith with Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, an American cartoon based on real-life J-Pop duo PUFFY AmiYumi, and was successful with its target audience of kids aged 6 to 11. The whole show had just been about two pop stars with opposing personalities taking the world by storm with their musical talent, humor, and style. PUFFY AmiYumi — known also for singing the opening of Teen Titans — were actively involved in the production, often making appearances during the start or end of the show.
This show ran for just one season, but its weirdness definitely grew on people. Catscratch follows the story of three anthropomorphic feline brothers Mr. Bilk, Waffle, and Gordon Quid who are left with the wealth and inheritance of their deceased owner. The cartoon usually chronicles their daily mishaps — often action-packed and sometimes paranormal — brought about by their wealthy lifestyle.
I think everyone deserves to be reminded of the well-loved and well-made superhero cartoon about Mexicans that aired on an American television channel. El Tigre was the superhero identity of a boy named Manny Rivera — son of superhero White Pantera and grandson of supervillain Puma Loco — who, despite often battling villains, struggled with his own conscience in distinguishing right from wrong.
My Dad the Rock Star
You probably had no idea (or an ounce of care) but there’s a reason why My Dad the Rock Star had a main character that looked like he plays for KISS. Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons created the cartoon based on the experiences of his own kids having a rock star for a father, and it was the first of its kind in children’s television that people instantly loved it!
The Mighty B!
Aside from the annoying opening song, you might remember The Mighty B! for its high energy, nonsense, and unique approach toward a female-centered show. Created by famed comedian Amy Poehler, The Mighty B! was about a girl scout named Bessie Higgenbottom who believed she would turn into a superhero if she earned every single girl scout badge.
What other cartoon shows did you watch but don’t remember anything about? Tell us all about them below!