Thursday, March 8, 2012

Obnoxious Cartoons

Years ago I expressed my concerns about ugly cartoons in a post. Last week I was at Jiffy Lube having my oil changed and, while I was in the waiting room, they had the Cartoon Network playing. After a few short minutes, I not only reaffirmed my stance on today's cartoon characters being ugly, but also realized how obnoxious these programs are.

I'm pretty sure this pink dog was the cartoon they were showing. I don't know what the name of the character or show was, and I don't care to find out. I could have sworn the sole purpose of the show was to get on my nerves.

Sure, back in my day we had Captain Caveman yelling and Scooby Dumb and other dark spots in cartoon history, but the sloppy garbage I see the Cartoon Network put out these days just makes me sick. The animation looks so bad that even I could have drawn it. I'm not saying I expect cartoon programs to be directed by Roman Polanski, but it would be nice if there were more requirements to air an animated show on TV besides just movement and noise.

As soon as I noticed the remote control in the lobby, I quickly changed channels. I came across a program that featured vintage NBA games from the early 80's. I was surprised to find out that there are channels that can make a living with reruns of games from 30 years ago. I was actually having a good time reminiscing about the players I grew up watching until an older lady came in, saw that I was watching old basketball re-runs, and looked at me with an expression that said, "You can't be serious!"

My car was finished by this time, so I left, but I learned a valuable lesson. I had been critical of cartoons and felt they were beneath me, only to have someone else come in and give off the same negative vibes towards my program choice. I guess one man's treasure is another man's, or rather older woman's, trash.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Remember when the Harlem Globetrotters were animated on Scooby Doo? I'll bet if you had found that, the lady would have been ok with it.