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) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 ‘Cartoon Characters‘ from Weekly Prompts