Comics Coast To Coast #210 – The Weekday Cartoon Episode

Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme wax nostalgic about Weekday cartoons from our childhood.

Brian’s Notes
LatchKey Kid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latchkey_kid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlzldaQKIQ8
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-Man_and_the_Masters_of_the_Universe
He-man and the Masters of The Universe. I am Adam, Prince of Eternia, Defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull.This is Cringer, my fearless friend.Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said “By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!”Cringer became the mighty BattleCat and I became He-man, the most powerful man in the universe.Only three others share this secret: our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms and Orko. Together we defend Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.
Transformers
http://www.tvacres.com/robots_cartoons_transformers.htm
Opening Narration
Many millions of years ago, on the planet Cybertron, life existed. But, not life as we know it today. Intelligent robots, that could think and feel inhabited the cities. They were called Autobots and Decepticons. But, the brutal Decepticons were driven by a single goal, total domination. They set out to destroy the peace-loving Autobots, and a war between the forces of good and evil raged across Cybertron. Devastating all in it’s path. Draining the planet’s once rich sources of energy. The Autobots, on the verge of extinction, battle valiantly to survive.
Theme Song
The Transformers! More than meets the eye!
Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons!
The Transformers! Robots in disguise!
The Transformers! More than meets the eye!
The Transformers
Gobots
http://www.tvacres.com/robots_cartoons_gobots.htm
Joel’s Notes
Gummie Bears
Muppet Babies
He-Man
He-Man and Battle Cat were my VERY first action figures. I think I may still have them.
Transformers
Inspector Gadget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JHfXVlkik Inspector Gadget Intro
Batman The Animated Series (Lunchtime syndication.) – Great theme song. Still gets me excited. Great animation (for the most part). Backgrounds drawn on black paper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A71i0a5x-qA Batman (TAS) Intro
Superman The Animated Series (Later in college. GREAT show.)
I remember thinking “YES! They finally drew superman like a friggin HOUSE.” Tim Daly is a perfect voice for Superman/Clark as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcKJflBG8Q Superman (TAS) Intro
Funny/Odd note… I HATED (still do) Scooby Doo. I thought it was the dumbest cartoon EVER.
Dark Wing Duck
Chip And Dale Rescue Rangers
Tailspin
Duck Tales
The Snorks
From Twitter:
Adam Huber @BugMartini
Ren & Stimpy, Transformers, & GI Joe. If you went early 2000s I’d also add Samurai Jack.
Chris Mountjoy @mountjoycomics
@joelduggan (in no particular order) The Visionaries, Roger Ramjet, Thundercats, Super Chicken… *spends remainder of evening on YouTube*
my sister watched carbears
Matt’s Notes
X-men cartoon
Galaxy Rangers
Star Trek TOS and Next Gen
Danger Mouse