Sometimes it's good to leave your childhood memories in the past. I'm not talking about the scarring effects of mean schoolmates, the insensitive remarks made by teachers or parents, bouts with chicken pox or other childhood diseases.
I'm talking about favorite childhood cartoons.
In the past month or so, Mike has brought home DVD's of some of his favorite cartoons. Now he's a little bit older than me, so believe it or not he watched some shows that I never even heard of. Or if I heard of them, I never watched them.
I'll admit, Top Kat was slightly amusing. But I didn't get Felix the Cat at all. Milton the Monster failed to impress. I was slightly amused that a secret agent type guy named Cool McCool looked more like Robert Goulet than a spy, and the show was only mildly entertaining.
So now I'm wondering..if I put in a DVD of Hong Kong Phooey or Inch High Private Eye would I be bored to tears? Would the wacky hijinks of Tennessee Tuxedo and his pal Chumley leave me emotionally vacant? And would I no longer laugh when the Go Go Gophers got the best of Col. Kit Coyote and the rest of his army?
I know I could look them up on youtube, but I'm frightened. I think I'll stick to the Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Those are classics, and I don't think I'll find any one anywhere of any age that will disagree with me!
For those of you who are pressed for time, here is a one minute condensed version of a classic Flintstones episode.