Vintage Classics

4th March 2020

“When someone tells you to “Expect the Unexpected”, slap them in the face and ask them if they Expected it!! – Tweety 

Over on Weekly Prompts my partner GC has chosen Cartoon Characters as our Midweek Challenge. It’s a fun challenge and gives our readers a chance to share old favourites or even create their own.

Gerry talks about Captain Kangaroo and watching Tom Terrific before school. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with either so cannot comment.

I’m not even confident that cartoons were shown on U.K. television when I was a child.  For several years we only had two channels, and I’m uncertain whether we had daytime TV beyond ‘Watch with Mother’.

Maybe we could class those TV puppet shows as cartoons – Noddy, Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men!

Oh, those were the days when Noddy would go to bed with ‘Big Ears’ and Teddy and Andy Pandy would cuddle up, and no one judged or thought anything about it.

That was of course before we became politically correct, and could no longer show two male toys in bed or snuggled together. Now they’ve done a complete turnaround. 

They take toys into schools to explain 21st-century life. They go against parents’ wishes and deliberately spoil the innocence of young children. They believe they are enlightened, they say they know best, but we know they are politically insane!

Hey ho let’s get back to the fun stuff – In my teen years, I was occupied with other interests and watching TV cartoons was not a priority, but as an adult, with children of my own, I developed a liking for those vintage classics.

(C) 2020Cartoon Characters from Weekly Prompts

21 thoughts on “Vintage Classics

  1. Yes I’m an old Cartoon watcher from way back…. I won’t be doing a post here Sue, i’ve worn myself ragged again, and overdone everything… I’m ok… I just get mentally exhausted every now and then….. I absently mindedly forget how tired I get from my strokes…… and then all of a sudden “POW !!”, “CRASH” “BANG”… Batman stuff… I have to take a little break…… I’ll attach a couple of my fav’ comic pieces for you….

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Gosh! So many! Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Heckle & Jeckle. Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Elmer Fudd, The Flintstones, and so many more.

    We really took a wrong turn when we became so “politically correct”. Our loss. These cartoons were so funny because they were meant to be ‘funny’ and nothing else.

    Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. You are so welcome, though seeing as it was Gerry’s choice, I can’t really claim the responsibility!

      I’ve never been much a fan of cartoons, but the early ones were just wonderful. Thank you, Ginger πŸ™‚


  3. gc

    Classic cartoons like fine wine needs to be appreciated . Cheers. Today the majority of cartoons are high tech but aim at low level themes. In those days the cartoons were a great baby sitter for busy moms. I am glad you now like them with the grandchildren. Good for you. πŸ™‚

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  4. OH! Great choices! πŸ˜€ That last one is a fav of mine!
    I enjoy the older cartoons the mostest! πŸ™‚
    That first quote is great…and that is Henery Hawk from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series that I loved watching when I was a little girl! He’s funny! πŸ™‚
    The Tweety quote is great, too! πŸ˜€
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. I loved the quotes too. I don’t remember Henry Hawk, and I have no childhood memories of cartoons.

      My late husband loved watching them and would think of it as a great treat if cartoons were on the TV, whereas I found them annoying and loud, but because of his love of them I grew to enjoy the older ones from the thirties, just the tone of the music alone was something special.
      The ugly duckling is a favourite of mine too, brings out my maternal need to protect!
      I read and loved all the Hans Christian Andersen tales. Thank you, Carolyn πŸ™‚

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      1. Growing up, we spent a lot of time outdoors. My parent’s controlled the TV. We only got to see a few cartoons on Saturday afternoons if the weather was bad outside (too cold or too hot). I guess with 8 kids, my mom preferred us to be outside. πŸ™‚

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      2. TV came much later to the U.K. and we didn’t get one until I was about ten or eleven. I cannot remember cartoons on the two channels the U.K. had and neither can I remember daytime TV. Maybe if I’d grown up with cartoons I might have enjoyed them more.
        Gosh eight kids! Not surprised your mother wanted you all out of the house! Thank you, Carolyn πŸ™‚

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      3. I’m glad I grew up pre-computer, etc. And looking back now I’m glad my parents controlled the TV. It was mostly watched for news and for my dad to watch sports. My parents liked music shows and old movies, too. πŸ™‚

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      4. We always understood you had lots of channels to choose from but that didn’t happen here until Sky TV arrived around thirty years ago

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    1. Haha, and now I can almost here little weed in her high pitched voice announcing herself… Wee eeed! I had forgotten about Popeye, yes, that was one cartoon I liked. Thank you, Sylvia πŸ™‚

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