OK, so today I was on ebay while I was... uh, working on my lesson plans for the Worcester Public Schools, yeah, uh, and I was looking for vintage lunchboxes because although I am not a collector, if I were, that is something I would like to collect. BUT, somehow I ended up in a whole section of late 70s-early 80s toys which was just a severe trip down memory lane and I was compelled to actually copy the images of some of these things and comment on them on the website. Its so funny how at the time that these things were disposed of I thought they were total crap and I was done with them but now that I see them on ebay I am thinking like, MAN, those things were cool, and if I ever have kids they MUST have these toys because I want to play with them again. So anyway, you know how you follow all these links and end up places you didn't mean to go? Somehow I ended up at the Hanna-Barbera cartoon website and I was immersed in the land of Saturday morning cartoons that have long been buried in the depths of my brain. What I was actually looking for was information on a cartoon called "Devlin" about a motorcycle circus-performing family that nobody believes ever existed (it did, look on Hanna-barbera.com, and actually the Monkees Mickey Dolenz was the voice of one of the characters) but I ended up remembering all these other cartoon characters I had forgotten about. SO, here is my top ten for this day:
Top Ten 70's-80's cartoon Characters that I had Forgotten about but were totally cool!:
10: Dastardly & Muttley (They may not sound familiar but you will remember them if you look them up!)
9: Huckleberry Hound & Deputy Dawg
7: Top Cat
5: Hong Kong Phooey
4: the Barbapapas
3: the Great Gazoo (remember him, he was the alien guy who used to hover over Fred Flintstone's shoulder sometimes...)
2: Snagglepuss (Heavens to Barishnakov...Exit, stage right...)
1: The Superfriends (Superman, Aquaman, Batman, Robin, Wonderwoman, the Wondertwins (and Gleep, the monkey), and who else?) Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice...
AND also #1: (tie) the Laff-a-Lympics - remember, all the hanna barbera cartoons would have a showdown with the Scooby-doobies, the Yogi-Yahooies, and the Really Rottens... you never knew how it would turn out...
Those were the days. Man, as tempted as I was to tune into Davey and Goliath and follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Saturday Morning Cartoon Express usually won out.
On that note, Heavens to Murgatroid, I gotta go to bed.